|Family|| Zor-El (father, deceased), |
Jor-El (uncle, deceased, Lara-El (aunt, deceased), Kal-El (cousin), Conner Kent (partial clone of cousin).
|Occupation||Former Talon Employee, Former Waitress (Fracture)|
| Powers and|
|All Kryptonian powers under a yellow sun|
|Played By||Laura Vandervoort|
Chloe Sullivan created a false backstory for the authorities to cover Kara's sudden appearance in Smallville, explaining that she was Clark's cousin on his adoptive father's side, raised in Minnesota for the past 19 years until she was able to track down her one remaining blood relative.
Kara became a target for Brainiac, who forced her to follow him into space. Brainiac trapped her on Krypton in 1986 after traveling through time. Kara appeared to return to Earth with Clark but in reality, Brainiac had put Kara in the Phantom Zone and was posing as her on Earth. Chloe rescued eventually both Clark and Kara from the Phantom Zone.
In 2010, Kara returned to Metropolis, publicly revealing her powers and becoming a hero to look after the city as "The Maiden of Might", keeping it safe from the "Darkness" that Jor-El warned Clark about. When the Vigilante Registration Act was put into effect, many heroes were put on a most wanted list, among them was Kara, who seems to have successfully managed to escape from her pursuers.
After Clark was ready to face the darkness, Jor-El coldly informed Kara that her destiny was elsewhere. Tearfully, Kara bid Clark an unheard goodbye before putting on a Legion ring and disappearing, presumably to the future, to fulfill her own destiny.
Kara is a medium-tall woman with blonde hair and blue eyes and has stayed the same age since she was stuck in suspended animation for 18 years and has an attractive appearance of a teenage girl. She, like her cousin Clark, wears primary colors of red, blue, and yellow in all of her clothing. When she lost her memories, she wore white most of the time until her memories and powers were restored.
When she was trapped in the Phantom Zone, she wore black, tattered clothing and her hair were arranged differently in order to combat the Zoners.
When Kara returned, she wore a blue, leather jacket with yellow stripes on the wrists, with a yellow shirt underneath, and a pair of red jeans. As a super-hero, her costume is a light blue, long sleeved shirt, with a red skirt, and red boots with yellow stripes. When in disguise as a "civilian", she wears a brunette wig with glasses to keep herself undercover from the public.
Kara was born and raised on the planet Krypton. As a result of having spent time with her actual biological family, Kara was very close to her Aunt Lara and fiercely loyal to her father. However, Kara had a bit of a rebellious side to her, and admitted to sneaking away from Zor-El's watchful eye to have fun; on one particular occasion, this involved a journey to Earth with Aunt Lara.
Kara is open-minded, assertive, outspoken, stubborn, has a strong sense of responsibility and duty, and is interested in understanding and helping people. She supposedly was sent to Earth to watch over Kal-El, a job which she takes seriously and which has put her at odds with her cousin on multiple occasions, due to the fact that Clark turned out to be an adult and not the baby she expected to find. She is eager to learn, although often she would rather do things her own way than follow the directions of others, including her cousin Clark. (Fierce)
Despite Kara being the new arrival to Earth, she often comes off as more mature than Clark in some occasions, particularly after she returned to Earth following her search for the city of Kandor.
Kara has quickly embraced American popular culture, but still sometimes finds human customs strange.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
- "I guess the humans are right, Kal-El. Girls do mature faster than boys." - Kara Kent, to Clark Kent, Kara
As a Kryptonian, Kara has many powers and abilities, like her cousin Clark Kent under a yellow sun.
- Solar battery: This ability is the primary core from which all of Kara's superhuman powers and abilities manifest from. The interior of her body stores vast amounts of sunlight that gets emitted Earth's yellow sun inside her cells, and seems to operate like a battery.
- Super strength: Kara is extremely, almost astronomically physically powerful, being strong enough to pick up vehicles and trees without any effort. She is strong enough to fight Clark. She later destroyed a impenetrable wall. She held up a billboard with one hand while in flight. (Kara, Fierce, Lara, Supergirl)
- Super speed: Kara can move and or react at alarming speeds that far exceed the sound barrier.
- Super stamina: Kara can take part in extensive strenuous physical action for long periods of time before tiring.(Kara)
- Invulnerability: Kara is is virtually indestructible, as she is resistant to all forms of physical and mental types of harm unless kryptonite is involved.
- Flight: Kara can easily defy gravity, as she has already mastered this ability, even though she has fewer years of experience than Clark. Also, Kara can fly into space in a matter of seconds. She can fly fast enough to grab a falling billboard, then quickly speed away in flight. She can also hover in mid-air. (Bizarro, Kara, Veritas, Supergirl, Prophecy)
- Telescopic vision: Kara can see objects and people from far away; she can even focus on particular earthly objects from space. (Kara)
- Super hearing: Kara can hear, whispers, frequencies, pitches, and other sounds that the human ear can't detect. She was able to recognize the sound of her distant ship's beacon. She was also able to hear that Gordon Godfrey was being possessed by Darkseid. (Kara, Supergirl)
- X-ray vision: Kara can see through any matter and material unless it is covered in lead. She first used her x-ray vision to analyze the inside of a mysterious time capsule. (Fierce)
- Heat vision: Kara has shown more significant mastery and skill with Heat Vision over some of her other powers. However, at first she couldn't control this ability, sending out large pulses of heat. She later learned how to control it when she used it to save Clark. (Fierce) She later used it to destroy the control panel to Clark's kryptonite cage. (Traveler)
- Longevity: In an alternate reality Jor-El transported Clark to, Kara hadn't been kept in suspended animation for 18 years, and she still looked much younger than a woman in her early 40's. (Apocalypse)
- Omnilingualism: Like any Kryptonian, Kara can read and speak many different languages like Kryptonian, English, alien and even Apokoliptian (Prophecy).
Through this ability she can learn, speak, understand and read any language on Earth and most alien ones.
Kara has yet to demonstrate usage of microscopic vision. She has also yet to demonstrate full mastery of her ability to telescope her vision into deep interstellar space.
Born into the noble family, the House of El, Kara was the daughter of Zor-El and an unknown Kryptonian mother. She is of relation to Jor-El, Lara-El, and Kal-El.
In 1986, Kara followed her aunt Lara to Earth, to visit the family Jor-El had chosen for their unborn son Kal-El if Krypton was destroyed by the war with General Zod. Kara watched as her crooked father Zor-El told Lara how he desired her, and that if he couldn't have her in the real world, how he would possess her through science. Zor-El then altered Kara's memory to forget what she had seen.
Later, back on Krypton, Kara was on her way to school when Augo stopped her from going and told her that he had a bad feeling about going. She rejected his idea and turned to go into school as it blew up, trapping her under a crystal column. After Augo lifted up the column, Kara ran to find her father, only to walk in on him having a conversation with Aethyr and Nam-Ek; she was shocked at his association with Zod and his advanced knowledge of the attacks on Kandor. Zor-El then told Kara that he was doing it all for Rao's prophecy that had predicted the creation of Brainiac, Zod's war, and Krypton's end. Augo then appeared and told Kara he was Zor-El's disciple, and that she was never in danger. Kara ran away and hid, but was soon found by Zor-El and Augo, who took her away.
Augo stayed with Kara while she was locked away by her father, and he tried to make her realize that Rao's prophecy was meant to be and that Zor-El would rule Earth and she would become a god. Kara pretended to believe in the prophecy, then pushed Augo into a chamber, locking him inside and sending the chamber down towards Krypton's core. She then went to the holographic communicator and contacted Lara, telling her about Zor-El's plans. Zor-El came in and tried to stop Kara, who pushed him onto the crystals, stabbing his back. Zor-El then pretended to be sincere, but pulled out a Crystal of El and wiped Kara's memory once again.
Later, Kara awoke as Zor-El was escorting her to the ship that would take her to Earth. Before she left the dying Krypton, she was given the blue crystal, which Zor-El told her contained instructions as to what to do when she found and rescued Kal-El. After bidding her father farewell, Kara entered the Red Ship and went into suspended animation.
- "I might have not been here long, but I learned one thing: Everything you told me about humans is wrong. They're good people and they are worth defending." - Kara Kent, to Zor-El, Blue
When Reeves Dam was destroyed during Clark's battle with Bizarro, Kara's ship was released. Kara awoke from her 18-year slumber, and she saved Lex Luthor from drowning. Later, she changed into Earth clothing and flew away from the Smallville Water Tower into the sky.
While investigating the area near the destroyed dam, Clark and Lois came across Kara's ship and when Lois approached it, she was knocked out by Kara. After a brief battle with Clark, Kara flew into space and started searching for young boys, hoping to find the baby Kal-El. After Clark found her himself and revealed that he was Kal-El, Kara was shocked and surprised to discover that her infant cousin was now physically older than she was. When Kara learned that their home planet exploded, Kara was devastated but Clark consoled her saying that they were family and allowed her to stay with him on the Kent Farm.
After her ship goes missing, Kara and Clark went in search of it before it can explode and find the ship just in time. However, when Kara stops the explosion, the ship disappeared and the blue crystal that her father warned her to protect with her life was also feared lost.
Clark began to help Kara to adapt to her new life on earth but was worried since Kara still didn't know how to control her powers and especially because she focused more on finding her lost crystal. On the Smallville Harvest Festival, Kara tried to fit in and entered the Miss Sweet Corn beauty pageant, much to Clark's regret, and was involved in a problem when other contestants tricked her to help them steal a Smallville treasure (which happened to contain a Kryptonian object that Kara saw), and was arrested for breaking into the treasure just when she won. After saving Clark from the girls, proving she has learned to control her abilities, Clark and Chloe proved her innocence and Kara was free again. Then she was hired at the Talon and began to call the attention of Lex, who accussed her of being the one responsible for saving his life.
One morning Kara was abruptly confronted by Martian Manhunter, who accused her from being a traitor and revealed that her family was forced into exile by Jor-El. Kara spied on a conversation between Clark and the Martian where he instructed Clark to find her crystal before she did and then she went in search of her crystal for her own and asked Jimmy Olsen to help her. Later, she was disappointed in Clark for not trusting her, and flew out into the night, leaving the farm.
On her search for her missing crystal, Kara flew to Washington, D.C., only to discover that it was missing. After learning that Lex may have some connection to the whereabouts of the crystal, she went to the Luthor Mansion but was subdued by Agent Carter and later taken to a lab where she was experimented on and forced to relive a memory that her father Zor-El had erased, learning that Zor-El did try to assassinate Jor-El and wanted Lara for his own.
Kara apologizes for everything she had done and then returned to live with Clark and Lana to the farm, leaving behind her search of the crystal not knowing that Clark had already found it.
Finally, after Clark started to hear the voice of his biological mother calling for help from Kara's crystal and decided to release her, Kara was happy to see Lara again for the first time in years, but was upset to learn that Clark had hidden her crystal. Thanks to Clark's action, a clone of Zor-El was also released and Kara was able to saw her father again but was upset by what he had done to her and her loved ones. Zor-El claimed he had changed and convinced her to trust him again. After learning that her father wanted to conquer Earth by causing an eclipse that would wipe out all of humanity, Kara tries to stop him but failed and was almost killed by her own father.
After Clark saved Kara and destroyed the crystal, Kara disappeared and woke up in Detroit, with total amnesia and no powers. Kara wandered into a local diner, and was given a job (as well as a place to sleep) by the kindly owner.
For weeks and adopting the name "Linda," Kara worked as a waitress and became close to a busboy named Finley. However, when Lex tracked her down and offered her treatment to restore her memory, Finley became obsessive and abducted her and Lois, who was following Lex. Lois told Kara about her name and some of her past, and when Clark rescued them, Kara returned to Smallville, but was disconcerted by Clark, believing that he was hiding something from her.
After a meeting with Lex at the Talon, Kara's trust in him grew closer and Lex promised her a treatment that would restore her memories completely.
After Kara demanded the truth from Lana about what Clark has been hiding from her and Lana refused to admit anything, Kara declared that she would uncover the truth, and realized that she could not trust Clark or Lana anymore. She turned to Lex and he allowed her to stay at the mansion with him. After a while, Kara became very close to Lex and really happy staying with him.
Kara looked through her "alleged biography" and could not find any clue to her past and after Chloe and Lana kidnapped her from the mansion and took her to the Fortress of Solitude, Chloe pleaded with Jor-El to restore Kara's memory and powers so she can save Clark, who was in danger. Jor-El returned Kara to normal and she was able to save Clark.
Kara never met Lex again after that.
After Kara was approached by Brainiac at the farm and was threatened by him for unknown reasons, she suggests that it would be helpful if Clark could fly to defeat the machine and started teaching him how to fly. When Brainiac attacked Lana to deliver a message to the cousins, Kara went to the Daily Planet and accepted Brainiac's proposal of leaving with him to save Lana. Kara then flies with Brainiac out into the darkness of space and disappeared completely.
While Clark was trying to find a way to locate Brainiac and Kara, he looked through Dr. Virgil Swann's journal, only to find a new message had appeared from Kara on how to save Lana through the Fortress of Solitude. Clark went to the Fortress, only to hear transmissions of Kara from Krypton which suggested that she went back in time with Brainiac through the vortex, and that Brainiac was planning to kill baby Kal-El so he wouldn't grow up on Earth.
Back in 1989, Kara was on Krypton fighting Brainiac to save infant Kal-El so he could safely travel to Earth like he was meant to do. Clark was able to come and assist her in defeating Brainiac despite having no powers on their homeworld and they went back to their own time, and returned to the Kent Farm. Brainiac however, had anticipated such an outcome, and was able to subdue Kara before she could strike the final blow on Krypton, and imprisoned her in the Phantom Zone, and then posed as her.
She was last seen floating in the Phantom Zone. Posing as Kara, Brainiac had killed Edwad Teague and revealed Clark Kent's identity as the Traveler to Lex Luthor. Clark managed to find out about Brainiac, and demanded to know about Kara, but Brainiac replied "she's somewhere much worse. (Phantom Zone)"
- "Your path is on Earth, living amongst the humans and inspiring mankind." - Kara Kent to Clark Kent, Bloodline
Kara was trapped in the Phantom Zone fighting off Zoners for months until Clark and Lois arrived due to the Crystal of Knowledge. She attacked them at first but after discovering who they were, she refused to open the portal because she didn't want to make the same mistake Clark made when he was in the Phantom Zone. Eventually Clark convinced her to open the portal for Lois and then Kara open the portal and pushed her into it. Then a phantom wraith, Faora, attacked Kara, injuring her and escaped through the portal before it closed, possessing Lois in the process.
Mortally wounded, Clark attempted to help her but Kara tried to make Clark leave without her. Chloe activated the Crystal of Knowledge opening a portal back to Earth and then Kara and Clark returned to earth safe and sound.
Kara found John Jones under Clark's instructions to get his phantom crystal in order to stop Faora and extracted her from Lois's body just before she could kill Clark.
At Kent Farm, Kara told Clark that she was leaving Smallville to find Kandor, the capital city of Krypton which is rumored to still exist out there somewhere in space and could possibly contain more survivors of their bloodline, believing it's her destiny to find and save them. Clark offered to go with her to help find it but Kara told Clark his destiny is on Earth and that he gives mankind hope for the future. She then flew away into space to begin her quest.
Search for KandorEdit
- " I've searched so long for my mother, and I never found her. You and I are the last survivors of the House of El. And after everything that we've been through together, I had to come back to the one place in the universe that I had family." Kara (Supergirl)
After leaving Smallville, Kara went to find the only possible living members from the bloodline of the House of El – her mother. However, unable to find her after two years of searching, Kara came to realize that she and Kal-El were the only survivors of the House of El as well as the only surviving Kryptonians left in the universe.
At some point after her search was over, Jor-El summoned Kara back to Earth, giving her a mission, to save the world instead of Kal-El, for he was disowned by his father as a protection measure to prevent "the Dark Force" from possessing Clark and using him as a pawn to destroy Earth.
- "You have grown strong. Your will is no longer at the mercy of my command. You will need that strength to forge your own path. It is in your hands to choose." - Jor-El to Kara, Prophecy
When a billboard that supported Gordon Godfrey’s views of heroes was falling, Kara flew and caught it, revealing herself to the public in the process. Catching up with her cousin, Kara told him about her adventures since escaping the Phantom Zone and why she was back in town.
Kara decided to help Clark fly again despite Jor-El's wishes and ultimately failed in this task as he cannot understand all of his powers, as he still has doubt and darkness in his heart. Clark showed Kara the crow's nest where he used the Book of Rao and realized that was when the "Darkness" arrived on Earth, and the two planned to find a way of sending the "Darkness" back using her bracelet.
Clark and Kara used the computers of Watchtower to track the "Darkness", which they discovered was inhabiting Godfrey and the computers showed that Lois followed him, realizing that she was in danger. The two Kryptonians went to Club Desaad in search of them. As the "Darkness" tried to take on Clark and possess his body, Kara used her Kryptonian bracelet to deflect it and later saved Lois. Kara decided to live in secret, under a disguise, and was going to find the "Darkness" and defeat it herself, telling Clark that this isn't his fight anymore.
Kara then began to get on top of all the newspapers and magazines and began to be recognized as a superhero by everyone.
When the Vigilante Registration Act was issued, Clark began to meet secretly with Kara around the globe for a few weeks, which he'd assumed had gone unnoticed until Dr. Emil Hamilton mentioned it to him when he returned to Metropolis.
At some time, Kara was affiliated with Watchtower as she would do some check-ins from time to time.
When Slade Wilson began to take a more active approach in promoting the VRA and in taking down the heroes, all the currently known heroes were listed in the Daily Star newspaper. Amongst them was a photo of Kara, who has been officially dubbed by the press as "Supergirl".
While in search of the mythical Bow of Orion, Kara found herself trapped in an energy force field where she was later found by Oliver Queen. He managed to release her and the two continued on the search together. Kara wondered why Oliver was looking for the bow and if Clark knew that he was, but Oliver was reluctant to give a straight answer. Eventually, the duo found the chamber of the bow just as Kara was called away by Jor-El to the Fortress, leaving Oliver to finish the quest.
At the fortress, Jor-El told her that she had already completed her mission and it was time for her to move on and start her own journey or continue to be in Clark’s life and disrupt his future. Considering her options, she wanted Clark to be happy and fulfill the role that Jor-El had in store for her. To that end, she chose to leave to another time.
Kara tearfully watched Clark and Lois through Watchtower's window and bid Clark an unheard goodbye, wishing him luck, before slipping on a Legion ring and traveling to the future to embark on her own destiny.
Season ElevenEditKara is transported to the 31st century, where she finds herself in the middle of Earth's war with New Krypton. Sometime during the war she is caught and held a prisoner by Minister Kirt Niedrigh inside an EarthGov holding facility. After Clark, who has embraced his destiny as Superman, is transported to the future too, he is informed of Kara's capture by Brainiac 5 and Lighting Lad. He breaks into the facility and finds Kara in a weakened state.
- Season Seven
In an alternate universe Jor-El sent Clark to, Kara was known as Linda Danvers; she was raised by the Luthors who, in this reality, knew of her Kryptonian lineage, and worked for Lex as an agent for the Department of Domestic Security.
Kara was sent to arrest Lois. Fearing that she would betray him, Lex armed himself with kryptonite bullets to stop her. When Clark convinced Kara of his identity, the two confronted Lex, who shot them both. Lex then had Kara detained and taken away for medical treatment.
- Season Seven: Bizarro, Kara, Fierce, Cure, Lara, Blue, Fracture, Hero, Traveler, Veritas, Apocalypse, Arctic
- Season Eight: Bloodline
- Season Ten: Supergirl, Prophecy, Finale, Part 2 (flashback only)
- Season Eleven: Argo
In the ComicsEdit
Kara has been a regular character in the source material as far back as 1959 and there have been many versions of Supergirl throughout the years. However, in the 1980's, due to a rule made that only Clark was to be the only surviving Kryptonian, Kara was killed and Supergirl was no longer a regular character during that period. In fact, her entire continuity was erased due to the events of Crisis on Infinite Earths.
Over the years that followed however, several other Supergirls appeared. The first was an alien pink blob-like metamorph called "Matrix" who took on the appearance of the iconic Supergirl. She would later go through a bizzare metamorphis, in which she merged with a human girl named "Linda Danvers" and then became an Earthborn Angel. This version of Supergirl would later fade away. Another Supergirl was supposedly from the future claiming to be Clark's daughter. Again, this one would fade away.Recently however, the one, true Supergirl Kara Zor-El was reintroduced into Superman's history. In the most recent origin for Kara, she was already a teenager at the time of Krypton's twilight and Kal-El's birth. Kara was the daughter of the scientist Zor-El, Jor-El's brother. Zor-El agreed with his brother's prediction that Krypton was doomed and, anticipating this, asked Kara to be placed in suspended animation and sent to Earth ahead of her infant cousin so that he could have a guardian on their new world. Unfortunately, her rocket was just behind Kal-El's and was caught in the explosion of Krypton. The rocket was then encased in a kryptonite asteroid and, unable to activate its faster-than-light drive, arrived on Earth years late.
Upon her arrival, and still with the mind and body of a 16-year old due to her suspended animation, Kara proceeded to act violently. She was highly confused after being awakened long after she was scheduled to. Fortunately, almost instantly from the time she crash-landed, Kara was tracked by Batman. After anesthetizing her with green kryptonite and examining her in the Batcave, Kara awoke in a rage. Luckily, Batman brought along Superman as "an insurance policy," and he calmed her down. Kara then explained her origins to the Man of Steel, who was overcome with joy. Superman turned to Batman with a smile and said, "This is Kara Zor-El... my cousin from Krypton."
After learning English and spending time with her cousin, as well as training under the tutelage of Wonder Woman and the Amazons, Kara was captured by Darkseid. After overcoming the temptations he had placed upon her, Kara showed new resolve that made her cousin proud. Not long afterward, she introduced herself to the heroes of the DCU as Supergirl.
For much of the modern Supergirl's history, there has been question as to the reason for why she arrived on Earth. Originally stated to be sent to take care of Kal-El, Kara's history began to come into question when she started to have memories of her father telling her that she was sent to Earth to kill her cousin. This was sometimes said to be because of Jor-El's hatred of his brother, or in order to stop the 'Curse of El'. In the end however, it was realized that these memories and vision were falsely created by the Monitors of the Universe to decipher whether or not Kara deserved to exist in the current continuity.
Unlike previous incarnations, Kara is directly tied to the three members of the DC Universe Trinity (Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman). Viewing each of them as parents almost, Kara has been trained and educated and supported by all three. Kara has also had a great deal of interactions in the DC Universe as a member of teams, most notably with Nightwing's Outsiders and the Teen Titans. She also became affiliated with a splinter group of the Justice League led by Green Lantern to avenge the deaths of Martian Manhunter and apparently Batman. However, this group's actions failed to accomplish what they wanted, resulting in Star City being destroyed by Prometheus, Red Arrow's arm being cut off, and Lian Harper to be murdered. After this, Kara was asked by the new Batman (Dick Grayson) to join the newly formed Justice League, alongside himself, Donna Troy, Starman, Congo Bill, Jade, and Jessie Quick.
After conversations with other heroes who maintain secret identities, Supergirl realizes how badly she needs to get a deeper connection with human beings. She accepts Lana Lang's proposal to present her to the Daily Planet staff as Linda Lang, her teenaged niece. Recently however, Kara discovered that both her parents were alive, as Kandor was ripped from Krypton and held captive by Brainiac. Superman and Supergirl managed to free Kandor. Unfortunately due to human prejudice against Kryptonians and the death of Zor-El, Kandor left Earth and was transformed into a full-sized planet, named New Krypton. With Kara's mother now the leader of New Krypton, Kara and Clark are both torn between their resurrected home world and their adopted world.
Smallville's interpretation of Kara features aspects of all the Supergirl incarnations, from yesteryear to present. Her origin in the series, however, is influenced by the false origin, from Kara's most recent incarnation, which involved Zor-El being evil and trying to use Kara to kill Clark.
- Supergirl first appeared in Action Comics #252 (May, 1959). The character died during a 12-issue limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths in 1985. Afterwards, DC Comics introduced several non-Kryptonian Supergirls. In 2004, Kara Zor-El was finally re-introduced into the DC continuity in issue #8 of the Superman/Batman series.
- A passing of the Torch is made by Helen Slater (who had previous played the role of Kara Zor-El/Supergirl in the 1984 Supergirl movie,) to Laura Vandervoort's Kara by playing aunt Lara.
- In the episode Fracture, Kara named "Say It Again" by Marié Digby as her favorite song.
- Kara suggested her cousin's name: "Kal-El." (Lara)
- Kara almost always referred to Jimmy as "James", his middle name and the source of his nickname Jimmy.
- Kara is almost always seen wearing red, white or blue, along with a silver cuff bracelet.
- Kara exhibits a fondness for going barefoot, perhaps due to being uncomfortable in Earth clothing.
- Kara very frequently shows her belly with the clothes she uses.
- When Kara lost her memory, she wore mostly white, symbolic of her blank memory. (Fracture, Hero, Traveler)
- Kara's past is featured in "Smallville Legends: Kara and the Chronicles of Krypton."
- Kara is the second Smallville female main character to have blonde hair behind Chloe.
- Even though she looks and acts like someone in her late teens, Kara is technically in her early 40's, because she was in suspended animation for at least eighteen years.
- In the comics, Kara's mother's name is Allura but in Smallville Kara's mother never appeared, nor was named.
- A kara is a bracelet, usually made of steel, signifying the unity of God, traditionally worn by Sikhs (in some ways similar to Kara's own silver cuff bracelet).
- Kara's origin contains an homage to the DCU superheroine Power Girl's Symbioship in the form of her diamond-shaped vessel being distinctively colored red and keeping her in suspended animation while training her to assimilate into Earth culture en-route via a form of mental interface. Power Girl is Kara Zor-L (AKA Karen Starr, CEO of Starrware Industries), a Kryptonian survivor from another universe.Also both Power Girl and Kara's hometown is Kandor instead of the comic book Kara's hometown of Argo City(which in Smallville is known as Argo Valley). In Supergirl, Lois even suggests the name "Power Girl" as a possible codename for Kara. Furthermore, the age of this incarnation of Kara Zor-El, upon arriving on Earth, is the same as Power Girl's (18-20), whereas the comic book Kara Zor-El was 15–16 years old, upon arriving on Earth.
- In Season 10's Supergirl, The Daily Planet headline article refers to Kara as the "Maiden of Might". This is similar to The "Maid of Might" which is one of her nicknames in the comics.
- Lois refers to Kara as Übergirl, twice, which directly translated means 'Supergirl'.
- Kara is the only main character to have never been featured in a mid-season finale.
- Kara seems to suffer an unlucky habit of being abruptly removed from Clark's life either because of others or by her own decision. She has left a total of six times:
- After first entering Clark's life, she left Clark for over a month because he relied more on John Jones. (Cure)
- Later Kara disappeared for a period, having lost her memory and ending up in Detroit, thanks to Jor-El. (Blue, Fracture)
- Kara returning back to Smallville, but later disappeared again due to be being trapped in the Phantom Zone by Brainiac. (Veritas, Apocalypse, Arctic)
- After being freed from the Phantom Zone, she immediately left Earth to search for the missing city of Kandor. (Bloodline)
- Kara abruptly returned to, as Supergirl, only to again leave abruptly to search the world for a means to defeat Darksied. (Supergirl)
- Finally, Kara returned one last time, only to be ordered by Jor-El to leave Clark to his own fate, resulting in her disappearing into the future. (Prophecy)
- Kara is the only main female character (besides Lana) to not appear in Season Nine, but she was mentioned in Savior.
- Kara was also prominently featured in six animated episodes broadcast during Season Seven as part of Kara and the Chronicles of Krypton.
- Kara's appearances in chronological order can be seen here. Additionally, her voice is heard in Sleeper. Her appearance in Bizarro is a non-speaking role. Laura Vandervoort appears in Arctic as Brainiac disguised as Kara, and the real Kara is briefly shown trapped in the Phantom Zone.
- At the age of 19, Kara would have had to have been fluent in both Kryptonian and English to have immediately been able to communicate on Earth.
- Chloe and Kara never got along, partly because of her attraction to Jimmy and Kara's rudeness when the two first met in the episode Kara.
- Her full Kryptonian name is never mentioned in the series. In the comics it is Kara Zor-El but her aunt is referred to as Lara-El instead of Lara Jor-El. This could be because Kara is Zor-El's daughter, while Lara married into the House of El.
- Kara's physical age is a bit shakey to determine. Under the assumption she very recently turned 19 prior to Krypton's destruction, she would still technically be 19 when she leaves Earth in Bloodline. She didn't age in her suspended animation, took only a one day trip back in time to Krypton while weeks (or possibly months) passed before Clark also went back, and wouldn't have aged in the Phantom Zone by the time she's brought back to Earth over a year after her first appearance. In her return two years later, she would physically be 21 in Supergirl and 22 when she leaves for the future in Prophecy.
- Kara's alternate name of Linda (used during her bout of amnesia and in the alternate universe that Jor-El takes Clark to) is from her Supergirl incarnation. The name she chooses to cover her Kara identity is Linda Lee Danvers.
- In the movie Superman/Batman: Apocalypse during the fashion montage of Kara adapting to Earth's customs by trying on clothes, Kara can be seen sporting the Smallville attire of the character; she also wears them again when she and Clark head to the Kent Farm to meet Jonathan and Martha Kent. In the Superman 80-Page Giant 2011, Kara is seen sporting the Smallville clothing attire of the character as well.
- Kara Kent was targeted for death by John Corben, who was part of Toyman's Marionette Ventures. (Prophecy)
- Clark never told Kara about Kandor, which she had been searching for since Bloodline.
- It is unknown why Kara couldn't find Kandor, considering Clark had sent the Kandorians there in Salvation.
- Out of all the main female characters, Kara has appeared in the least amount of episodes throughout the series.
- It is unknown if Kara knew about Jimmy's death since her return in Supergirl and Prophecy.
- Kara has met Lex, Clark, Chloe, Lana, Jimmy, Pete, Lois and Oliver, but was never shown meeting a number of other major characters on the show, including Lionel, Martha, Davis, Tess and Zod.
- Kara was one of the many characters to never attend Clark and Lois' wedding, but she time traveled to embark on her own destiny.
- It is unknown if Clark told Kara about Lex knowing his secret and his death.
- In the comics Superman & Batman: Generation, Kara Kent is the name of Clark and Lois Kent's biological daughter.
- In the animated movie Superman: Unbound while in Smallville on the Kent farm with Jonathan and Martha Kent, Kara temporarily wore a dark wig and glasses like she did on the show. She had also appeared many times with similar appearance in Superman: The animated series.
- Even though Kara does not appear in the 2013's film Man of Steel, she appears in the comic book tie-in of the film which serves as a prequel.
- Clark and Kara - Details on the cousins' sibling-like relationship.
- Jimmy and Kara - Her first romance with a human.
- Lex and Kara - Details on their relationship and Lex's strange obsession with her.
- Chloe, Jimmy and Kara - Details on the love triangle that Kara experienced with Jimmy and Chloe during her short stay in Smallville.
- Episodes featuring Kara Kent
- Gallery/Kara Kent
- Kara Kent's near-death experiences - a list of Kara's near-death experiences.
- Kara's ship
- Blue crystal
- Kara and the Chronicles of Krypton
- For the girl who believed herself to be "Kara from Krypton," see Lindsey Harrison.
- ↑ In a deleted scene in Kara, Kara and Chloe are in the maternity ward when Kara uses super breath to blow Chloe into the wall.
- Supergirl on Wikipedia
- Laura Vandervoort as Kara on Wikipedia
- Supergirl on Wikia DC Animated Universe
- Supergirl on DC Database
- Supergirl: Maid of Might