Power Woman is the Earth-Two counterpart of the Kryptonian Supergirl and cousin to Kal-L, the Superman of Earth-Two. Possessing her cousin’s superhuman power and capability to fly, she took his place within the the Justice Society of America after he entered into semi-retirement to give attention to his personal life. Kara-L has since been recognized as an vital member of the JSA. After the occasions of the Crisis on Infinite Earths and the merging of Earth-Two into New Earth, Energy Girl was led to consider that she was a descendant of the Atlantean sorcerer Arion. This was later revealed to be a deception, and Kara’s true Earth-Two heritage was revealed to her during the “Infinite Disaster”.
Journey from Krypton
After discovering Krypton was about to explode, Kara’s father Zor-L launched her as an infant to Earth in a ship at the same time that Kal-L’s ship T-shirt was launched. However, Kara’s ship took a for much longer journey, leading to her arriving on Earth decades after her cousin. Unlike Kal-L’s ship, Kara’s “Symbioship” was designed to hold Kara in stasis by means of the extended voyage. In addition, the ship’s artificial intelligence had the life experiences and schooling of a Kryptonian within the type of a digital actuality program whereby she could interact with life-like copies of her mother and father and fellow Kryptonians. When she landed on Earth, Kara was the age of an adult lady in her early twenties.
Debut of Energy Girl
Energy Lady’s existence was not revealed to the general public until years after her arrival on Earth-Two. Her cousin Clark and his wife Lois supplied her a household atmosphere to help her transition in direction of actual life relationships. In her first recorded case, Kara assisted Justice Society members Flash and Wildcat in containing an artificially induced volcano which had erupted in Peking, China. She then joined them and different younger heroes Robin and Star-Spangled Child to form an excellent Squad together with lively members of the Justice Society to defeat Brain Wave and Per Degaton’s scheme for world domination. Later, she was granted full membership when she took over Superman’s vacated spot on the groups roster. Having been raised by the Symbioship with artificial Kryptonian life experiences, Power Woman had hassle fitting into life on Earth, however with the help of reporter Andrew Vinson, she ultimately adopted the key identity of computer programmer Karen Starr. She developed her knowledge on this field from treatment underneath Marvel Lady’s purple ray on Paradise Island. She never wore a mask or different disguise between her two identities and, and at some point, her id could be revealed to the public. Throughout this time, Kara developed an in depth friendship with Helena Wayne, the daughter of the Earth-Two Batman and Catwoman.
Following the occasions of the original Disaster, Kara’s background was fully altered. The truth wave that eradicated the Krypton of the Earth-Two dimension modified Kara into the descendant of the Atlantean sorcerer Arion, having been frozen in suspended animation for millennia until the current day. After the Justice Society disbanded, Energy Girl joined the Justice League. Later, whereas a member of Justice League Europe, she was badly injured by a mystical being. Superman assisted in her medical remedy, using his heat-imaginative and prescient to perform surgery on her in any other case-invulnerable tissues. Though she recovered, she was significantly weaker, lost all of her vision powers, and quickly lost her means to fly. Throughout Zero Hour, she was mysteriously impregnated. She gave start to a son, Equinox, who aged quickly through artificial means. He later disappeared, never to be heard from once more. Power Lady was recruited to be certainly one of Oracle’s first area agents. Their quick-lived partnership ended in failure after a disastrous mission that resulted in a large lack of life. Energy Woman believed that dangerous orders from Oracle had been to blame for the tragedy and disliked Oracle intensely in consequence (though she has labored with her again on a number of occasions when needed).
Throughout the occasions of Infinite Disaster, Energy Woman was shocked to learn from Arion that her Atlantean origin was a lie. The story was crafted for her own safety, and was created by her foster mom, Lois Lane. The Psycho-Pirate showed Kara a number of origins in an effort to drive her insane, but eventually revealed that her Kryptonian origin was her true origin: Power Woman was not solely a survivor of Krypton, she was additionally a survivor of the entire Earth-Two universe. It is still unclear why she survived the Crisis retaining her pre-Disaster origin, when other Earth-Two figures, resembling Jay Garrick and Alan Scott, did not.
The opposite Survivors
Kal-L himself returned to the mainstream universe after breaking down the walls of the paradise dimension through which he, Lois Lane-Kent, Alexander Luthor, Jr., and Superboy-Prime had been residing since the top of Disaster on Infinite Earths. Appalled by the quickly-deteriorating state of affairs on the contemporary Earth, their goal was to replace the publish-Disaster planet with a recreated Earth-Two. Kal-L’s first order of enterprise was to trace down Energy Woman and explain the events of the original Crisis to her. He additionally reiterated her pre-Crisis historical past as his cousin. A touch from the ailing Lois Lane-Kent inexplicably restored Power Lady’s memories of Earth-Two. Quickly after this revelation, she was confronted by Superboy-Prime, who rendered her unconscious. In her sleep, she was hooked up to a “tuning fork”, a device managed by Alex Luthor whose objective was to carry again the multiple Earths. Alexander Luthor, Jr. and Psycho Pirate coerced Black Adam (who was additionally connected to the machine) into saying “SHAZAM!,” and used the now-raw magical energy to energy the tower. After the recreation of a duplicate Earth-Two, everybody related to that Earth was subsequently transported to it. However, Energy Woman would remain on the core Earth actuality because of her proximity to the tower. After arriving on the recreated Earth-Two, Lois Kent collapsed and dies. This led to a violent confrontation between the two Supermen, at the tip of which Kal-L came to the realization that the recreated Earth-Two had not been a “good world” since “a perfect earth would not want a Superman.” Kara was freed by Marvel Girl and Kon-El and joined them in fighting Superboy-Prime and Alexander Luthor, Jr.. During the savage battle on Mogo between Superboy-Prime and the two Supermen, Kal-L was killed. Power Lady arrived on Mogo with the Green Lantern Corps simply in time to bid a tearful farewell to her dying cousin.
One 12 months Later
Kara’s acknowledged historical past as an Earth-Two being was re-established as her pure state, however how she continued as an Earth-Two dimensional being regardless of everybody else from the identical unique Earth-Two dimension including Alan Scott and Jay Garrick and each other dimensional surviving being such Captain Marvel (Earth-S) who have been all destroyed and reformatted to be native to the current Earth and its history corresponding to Captain Marvel (Billy Batson), has NOT been particularly clarified. Nor is the truth that she is now powered by yellow sun radiation while the only other identified surviving Earth-Two dimension Kryptonian, Kal-L, is not effected by purple solar radiation and possessed superhuman powers while on Krypton. As but, these conditions haven’t been addressed. To additional complicate the matter of her foundation and identity, Kara is now (as of Justice Society (Vol 3) #9) to have been raised as the cousin of the current Superman and dwelling with the present Kents and impressed by him to hitch the Justice Society as carried out by Kal-L within the Earth-Two dimension (as proven most not too long ago in fifty two challenge 36) the place her cousin Kal-L was coaching her and introduced her superhero look. Currently Kara remembers dwelling by means of both histories.
Power Woman was shown to have been working under the guise of Nightwing within the dimensionally separated Kryptonian city of new Kandor. Kara-L was working alongside her dimensional counterpart, Supergirl, who had adopted the alias of Flamebird whereas on New Kandor. They left New Kandor, Kara-L and Supergirl had revealed that the supporter of the cult of the Saturn Queen was not the primary Earth Superman however Ultraman utilizing Superman’s identification. After exposing Ultraman, Kara-L decided to depart New Kandor who was proven to accept Saturn Queen as a professional entity. Supergirl needed to remain and overthrow them fully. Sensing the pointlessness in fighting those that accepted the villains as their selection, Kara-L dragged Supergirl out of recent Kandor which led to a strain between the 2. Energy Lady went on to help re-type the present roster of the Justice Society of America, where she was elected Chairperson of the reformed staff. Presently she helps the Earth-22 Superman adjust to life on New Earth and coming to grips with the demise of her cousin Kal-L. When confronting the super-being generally known as Gog, Power Woman was despatched to the parallel Earth known as Earth-2 as part of Gog’s understanding of “sending her house”. Pondering she had somehow returned to her dwelling actuality of Earth-Two, she sought to adapt to life there with the counterparts to her lengthy lifeless (and traditionally erased) friends. However she observed a number of major differences to her own actuality in the type of Helena Wayne, who was intentionally going to homicide the Earth-2 Joker. Kara took the brunt of the Joker’s electrical assault, preventing Helena from actually doing the deed and saving Helena from a horrible mistake. Nevertheless, Helena immediately sided with the lengthy lacking Earth-2 Energy Girl who brutalized Kara Zor-L after showing a far better power degree than Kara herself. Energy Girl was making an attempt to avoid combating her unbalanced Earth-2 counterpart and her associates of the Justice Society Infinity as she sought to return to her adopted reality and associates. As soon as again in the brand new Earth actuality, Power Girl resumed her position as leader of the JSA. She also began devoting extra time to her previous R&D agency, Starrware Labs.
Energy Girl’s history was heavily altered after the occasions of Flashpoint. In the new timeline, Earth-Two Kara was erased off existence, and the Kara Zor-L of Earth-2 took her place. Kara was the Supergirl of Earth-2 and the cousin of Superman. She was also greatest buddies with Helena Wayne, the Earth-2 Robin and Batman’s daughter. Supergirl was one of many heroes who defended Earth from Darkseid’s invading forces. She didn’t get directly concerned within the struggle; as a substitute, she guarded the nuclear units that the world’s governments had decided to keep to the very last. Superman, Batman and Wonder Lady were killed, but they managed to destroy Darkseid’s towers, disabling the Parademons and saving Earth. As Supergirl caught up with Robin, and with none time to grieve their lost mentors and household, their consideration was caught by a Increase Tube portal with a lone figure showing within it. The Earth’s final two remaining heroes plunged into the portal. The portal led them to Earth-zero. Karen and Helena established new identities to blend in, but additionally they sought a solution to return house. Karen used her powers quietly, working to purchase or “borrow” as much advanced technology as potential. She had since turn into a public determine and fairly rich. Also, she assumed the identification of Power Lady to proceed her superhero duties.
Power Girl exhibits most of the classic Kryptonian powers of Superman on Earth: super-strength, flight, invulnerability, X-ray imaginative and prescient, heat vision, and tremendous-hearing. The particular scope of these skills have changed drastically over the years, typically in time with a change in her personal history.
Kryptonian Physiology: Energy Woman’s cellular construction is extra dense, resilient and biologically simpler than Earth human tissue. She does possess a number of additional organs, the operate of which aren’t yet disclosed or understood. Energy Lady has manifested a variety of metahuman abilities and is taken into account to be some of the highly effective metahumans alive. Energy Woman’s body additionally actively shops vitality inside her bio-cellular matrix as an vitality sample that’s linked to her physique’s electromagnetic discipline. This power powers most of Energy Woman’s electromagnetic capabilities such as flight and heat imaginative and prescient.
Healing: Kara heals quicker than a human being.
Tremendous Immunity: In addition, her immune system protects her from most toxins and diseases.
Telescopic Vision: Kara-L can understand objects at great distances. The vary of her telescopic imaginative and prescient is unknown, however she will see objects from several hundred miles away. This potential operates independently of regular vision and could be activated or deactivated by an act of will.
X-Ray Imaginative and prescient: By means of an act of will, Kara-L can understand objects in the electromagnetic spectrum through stable objects of varying depths and thickness. The precise range and mechanism of Kara’s X-ray vision is unknown. She also can’t look via massively dense objects or supplies, together with lead.
Microscopic Vision: The flexibility to see extraordinarily small objects and images right down to the atomic degree.
Electro-magnetic Spectrum Imaginative and prescient: Kara can see properly into a lot of the EM spectrum. She will be able to see and identify radio/tv and any and all broadcast/transmitted frequencies, allowing her to avoid detection by radar or satellite monitoring strategies.
Heat Imaginative and prescient: Kara-L has the power to generate concentrated strains of pressure from her body alongside her line of sight. This act is a conscious act of power manipulation from all observed occasions and not an expulsion of energy from her retinas. She focuses gentle along numerous frequencies in a steady release that she is ready to contain mentally as she has been shown with the energy actively contained round her eyes earlier than releasing it or permitting it to disperse. Power Lady can management her heat imaginative and prescient and direct it wherever she will look. She can not use the facility without opening her eyes to direct the power, nor has she been observed to be able to undertaking this vitality from any other a part of her physique on this manner. The heat beams are mentally managed and that control is apparently reflexive, so she can shut it off with out by chance damaging something that she doesn’t need to.
Superhuman Listening to: Kara has the flexibility to hear any sound at any volume or pitch from huge distances. Presently Kara-L has not been ready to make use of this power over mediums where sound waves are unable to travel reminiscent of outer space, suggesting that her energy is based on her bodily ability to listen to and not a form of mental telepathy that corresponds to sound.
Master Combatant Kara has skilled with several notable teachers together with her teammate Wildcat, who’s a world renowned boxer and hand to hand combatant. She was additionally skilled in Karate by martial arts instructor Mongo Krebs.
Genius-Stage Intellect: Energy Woman has proven enhanced memorization, intelligence and computational abilities; her thoughts works sharply and with extreme speed.
– Class one hundred+. Power lady is well sturdy enough to elevate a hundred tons with minimal effort
Magic: Energy Lady is susceptible to magic and magic methods. Kara’s Kryptonian biology is open to certain radiations, notably magical energies whose chaotic electromagnetic or further-dimensional signatures disrupt her physique’s stability. Power Lady’s vulnerability to magic varies on the special results of the magic. She will be injured and worn down by magical entities. Magic can have highly effective and unpredictable results and her magical enemies have usually proven to be probably the most dangerous.
Psionics Kara-L is as weak to psionic attacks as a standard human being. She is topic to psychological domination attacks Star Wars towards her. Those whose mental powers are superior to her personal have been able to rendered her unconscious or disrupt her pure thought processes.
Imaginative and prescient Limitation: Kara’s x-ray imaginative and prescient can not penetrate lead or lead-lined walls or object of dense enough construction. Sure energies also can be utilized to block her from visually analyzing them.
Kryptonite: Because the destruction of Krypton, its remains (rendered radioactive by the explosion) have been spreading all through the universe as Kryptonite, a crystalline substance whose specific radiation is lethal to Kryptonians. Within the Earth-Two dimension, there was only one kind of Kryptonite, Green, and its effect was instantly poisonous to Earth-Two Kryptonians. The long run effects of other races being in shut or direct contact with Earth-Two Kryptonite is unknown.
Solar Energy: Originally Energy Lady as an Earth-Two Kryptonian did not operate on solar energy, however her own physique generated energies. Nevertheless, based mostly on current occasions Kara operates in a similar approach to the new Earth universe Kryptonians whereby she requires solar power to operate at peak capacity, or her powers fade to greatly reduced levels, some disappearing totally if her photo voltaic reserves are empty. Power Girl can not absorb vitality from the decrease frequency orange O-class stars and cannot process the upper-frequency White Okay or blue F classes; blue B and yellow G kind stars are ideally suited.
Energy Woman can survive circumstances in deep house, but she does need to breathe, eat, sleep, and excrete. Kara is able to hold her breath for long intervals of time, the precise length of which is unknown. Kara requires sleep on a regular basis so as to perform at her peak mental effectivity, as nicely needing to dream, or she is going to expertise the psychological effects of sleep deprivation as would some other particular person.