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For her Earth Thirty-Eight equivalent, see Kara Danvers.
"Peace is overrated!"
—Kara[src]

Kara, nicknamed Overgirl, was a Kryptonian Nazi SS General from Earth-X and the leader of the New Reichsmen. She was also the wife of Führer Oliver and a de-facto co-leader of the New Reich. Together with her husband, they ruled over Earth-X.[1]

Biography

Background

Kara landed on Earth-X from her planet in a space pod and got adopted by a family that's presumed doctrines her Nazism beliefs and being the ideal Nordic perfection also her status as an alien helped her move up through the ranks. Oliver and Kara at some point became generals and married each other. Allegedly, her sister tried to kill her, but was clearly unsuccessful. At some point, Kara became severely affected by solar radiation and needed to retrieve a new heart for her body. She set her sights on the heart of her Earth Thirty-Eight counterpart, Supergirl.

War with Earth One

Kara and her husband, now in an alliance with Eobard Thawne of Earth One, launched an attack on the wedding of Barry Allen and Iris West, which her counterpart was attending. She used her heat vision to incinerate their priest and proclaimed that peace was overrated as their attack force stormed in underneath her. After battling with her counterpart, she was subdued and her husband took her and called off the attack. They return to Earth-X where Kara is still recovering from her fight with her Earth Thirty-Eight counterpart and met with Eobard who scolded them for attacking too soon, and costing them Prometheus. As Thawne and her husband argued, she told them to save their anger for the heroes and reassured them that they will win.[2]

They returned to Earth One when Oliver learned that Tommy Merlyn of Earth-X died. Kara comforted her husband who got angry when Eobard insulted his death, resulting in Thawne threatening him. Kara then went over and told him that if he didn't release Oliver then she would break every bone in his body. They calmed themselves down and Thawne left them alone where Kara told him that she was sorry about Tommy. He said that he died for her and they would make his death worth it. They then moved to share a kiss.

The three then went to a lab and stole a device called The Prism right before they were confronted by Supergirl, Green Arrow and The Flash. The three of them then removed their masks to reveal to the heroes just who they were, which shocked them. Supergirl called them perverse but Kara told her that she (Earth Thirty-Eight Kara) was the perversion as she let herself be weak with sentiment and that unlike her, her pod had crashed to a place that made her strong. When the speedsters took off, Green Arrow aimed an arrow at her which she laughed off as bullets bounced off her but he told her that his arrow won't. He shot it at her and revealed that it was a kryptonite arrow. Supergirl then blew her aside and Oliver went to check on her. She told him that she was pissed and he told her to use her heat vision on a building to give them cover to escape with the Prism.

Eobard began working on the device and Kara asked if it would be ready and he assured her that it would. However, he said that they would need a major power source for it and she told him that Oliver was working on that right now. Thawne then spoke his worries about her husband being conflicted and blinded by his affection for her that he would forsake the goal of conquering Earth One in favor of saving her life. He told her that Hitler had been equally distracted and short-sighted which led to his downfall but Kara said that won't happen to Oliver and if it came down to it, he would choose the Reich over her. Thawne asked her how she was so sure and she told him that if it was necessary, she would take the choice out of his hands herself.

Their staging area was then attacked by Supergirl, Green Arrow, The Flash, Firestorm, Sara Lance and Alex Danvers. Kara and Thawne had been in wait along with their soldiers to occupy them while Oliver moved to S.T.A.R. Labs to secure it. It seemed that things were going the heroes way before Metallo showed up who helped knock them all out. Kara arrived to find all the heroes bound and Eobard taunting them which she told him to stop. Oliver then arrived and Kara collapsed and told him that the pain was getting worse. He told her to bare it just a little longer as they had succeeded and now had Supergirl. When Alex asked what they wanted with her sister, Kara told her that she wanted her to save her life. They then revealed that she was dying and needed a new heart, Supergirl's. The Prism had been stolen to create synthetic red sunlight to weaken Kara so that they could cut into her and take it.

Kara took Supergirl to S.T.A.R. Labs where she laughed in amusement as her doppelganger became helpless under the red sunlight. She scolded Kara about all the people that she killed just to get her but Kara simply laughed and said that those people should feel honored that they died to save her life. She began to taunt Supergirl for devoting her time in protecting the weak as it made her weaker in turn when she could've been a god. She also told her that she noticed that she had been alone at the wedding and shouldn't feel so bad about her taking her heart as she wasn't using it but Supergirl told her that unlike her, she at least had one.

When Supergirl was rendered totally invulnerable, Kara was put under anesthesia so that she could have the procedure after Thawne took her heart. Her husband gave her one last kiss and told her that when she woke she would be stronger than ever. However, when she woke up, she had learned that Iris West, Felicity Smoak, and Ray Palmer had interfered and freed her counterpart and escaped with her. Still weakened, she was taken by the Green Arrow and held as a hostage to prevent her husband from killing Felicity. She yelled at her husband to kill Felicity even with an arrow to her throat and told him to do it for the Fatherland, but both of them were then taken away by Thawne.

Death

Angered by the Heroes' refusal to hand over Supergirl, the villains launched an attack on the city, which Overgirl watched from their Wellenreiter. However, the heroes were not willing to give up so easily and fought back against the Nazis. Supergirl flew into the path of their ship and Overgirl flew out window to battle her. The doppelgängers fight in the sky until the energy of the Yellow Sun became too much for Overgirl and Supergirl flew her into space, where she exploded.[3][4] Her beloved husband quickly followed through in death also.

Personality

In stark contrast to her Earth Thirty-Eight counterpart, who is compassionate, kind, merciful, and humble, Earth-X Kara was a dedicated Nazi fanatic: cruel, sadistic, homicidal, smug and arrogant. She clearly revels in violence and in hurting others (to the point of gleefully opening fire on Central City civilians on the Nazi Waverider and wanting to turn the city "into a mausoleum"). She also enjoys smugly mocking and taunting her foes, such as noting that she'd "hate" to hurt Green Arrow's "handsome face" due to his resemblance to her husband, or her mockingly noting that, since her counterpart Supergirl is all about saving lives, she should "logically" want to give up her life to save Overgirl's, and then taunting her again when the latter was being prepared for the heart-transplant Earth-X Kara needed to survive.

Like her husband, Kara was vocally contemptuous and derisive in her regard for her counterpart and her friend's commitment to heroism and heroic ideals and never passed up an opportunity to rip into and mock her counterpart in particular, essentially acknowledging that she was evil and seemed to be by all appearances proud of it.

In yet another difference between herself and her Earth Thirty Eight counterpart, Kara considered herself inherently superior to humans based on her alien physiology, even going as far as to claim that she and Earth-Thirty Eight Kara were "gods" and so ought to dominate and control others rather than waste energy protecting the "weak". She also noted that, as a blonde, light-skinned superhuman, she did technically fit the Nazi's notions of the "Master Race", which she attempted to use as an argument to her counterpart for embracing Nazi despotism and tyranny. Above all, Kara despised any show of weakness, apologizing to her husband for appearing weak whilst dying from her condition, but also earlier berating him for showing any hesitation against their enemies when her own life was on the line, arguing that he should kill their enemies anyway "for the Fatherland".

Despite all negative features, Kara possesses some good traits, including love and affection, but they are directed solely on her husband. She cares about no one except for him and passionately comforts Oliver after the death of Prometheus. She also fiercely defends him after Reverse-Flash tries to kill Oliver (albeit with no result). Kara is shown to have unbreakable faith in her husband and his plans and they are absolutely loyal to each other, even more loyal than to ideals of the political party they rule.

Powers and abilities

Powers

  • Kryptonian physiology: Normally, like all Kryptonians, Kara's capabilities were no greater than a normal human of her physical conditioning. However, once charged by the energy of a blue or yellow sun and metabolized into her body, she became able to perform various inhuman feats.
    • Solar energy absorption: While Kara's powers were dependent on the energy spectrum from a blue or yellow sun, her body was able to constantly and passively absorb such energy while exposed to it, essentially keeping her reserves fully charged near-constantly. Direct exposure to sunlight will also accelerate her recovery from any injuries she does manage to sustain.
      • Accelerated healing factor: Kara's solar charged metabolism accelerated her healing and allowed her to burn calories at a fast rate, making her resilient to weight gain.
        • Contaminant immunity: Kara had an immunity to all forms of disease and contaminants on Earth. This immunity extended to similar contaminants or chemicals from most other worlds.
      • Flight: Kara was able to manipulate her own gravitational field to generate thrust and propel herself through the air, often at supersonic speeds, much faster than she can travel by foot. As such, she was able to levitate and fly past Earth's atmosphere and near the planet's orbit.
        • Super leaping: Kara was able to jump several stories in a single bound without having to fly.
      • Heat vision: By concentrating every solar energy reserve she has in her body, Kara can emit blue energy beams of variable intensity from her eyes. Due to her control over the beams, she has demonstrated being capable of burning through stone and welding metal, causing small explosions and fires, and physically repelling or potentially damaging enemies with similar durability, making it useful in combat. Notably, Kara was able to instantly burn a priest into dust and smoke.
      • Invulnerability: Kara was essentially invulnerable to all Earthly weapons, with bullets simply ricocheting whenever they came into contact with her skin.
        • Atmospheric adaption: While Kryptonians do require oxygen, their physicality allows them to survive while inhaling more harsh forms of it.
      • Longevity: As a Kryptonian, Kara's life span was considerably longer than a normal human and likewise aged much slower.
      • Super breath: Kara was able to exhale powerful gusts of air from her mouth which are similar to force winds. She could also cause the temperature of her breath to drop, therefore able to freeze nearly anything.
      • Super hearing: Kara had super-sensitive ears that can perfectly pick up sounds from miles away and even through structures.
      • Super speed: Kara possessed the ability to move at incredible speeds, far greater than that of any normal human.
      • Super strength: Kara's strength was enhanced under a yellow sun, enough to easily kill a normal human if she were to attack them directly.
      • Telepathy immunity: Kara was immune to most forms of telepathic powers.
      • X-ray vision: Kara had the ability to see through objects, except for lead.

Abilities

  • Expert hand-to-hand combatant: As a member of the New Reich, Kara was a highly trained combatant, allowing her to not only rely on her powers in a fight. This allowed her to fight a similarly skilled Supergirl and gain the upper hand in their first fight.
  • Skilled leader: As a general of the New Reich, Kara was a skilled military leader.
  • High tolerance for pain: As seen when confronting the captive Green Arrow, Flash, White Canary, Firestorm, and Alex Danvers, Kara was able to withstand the pain caused by the radiation in her blood due to the will of continuing her mission and support from her husband up until her death. When shot with a kryptonite arrow from Green Arrow, she pulled it out without any sign of pain.

Weaknesses

  • Extreme energy: Extreme amounts of energy could be enough to kill Kara.
    • Solar energy overload: If Kara absorbed too much solar energy from her Earth's Sun. Because of this, her body was deteriorating slowly and needed a heart transplant from a doppelgänger in order to offset the solar radiation in Kara's blood. Eventually, it killed her due to Kara not being able to make the transplant in time.
    • Electricity: Despite her invulnerability, Kara seemed relatively vulnerable to large amounts of electricity.
  • Kryptonite: Like all Kryptonians, even while empowered, Kara was vulnerable to the exposure of Kryptonite, a radioactive mineral from her home planet Krypton. Depending on the nature of the said Kryptonite, it would cause a different adverse affect on her.
    • Green Kryptonite: Green Kryptonite could not only physically hurt Kara and weaken her physical attributes, leaving her vulnerable to weapons and anything in general that can kill a normal human, but if she is exposed to it for too long, it would kill her. However, it did not seem to effect her to the same extent as her Earth-38 counterpart, since having absorbed extensive amounts of empowering sun radiation from Earth X's own sun seemed to have mitigated the substance's weakening effect on her, as she wasn't particularly weakened after getting struck by a Green Kryptonite-tipped arrow beyond the fact that it merely penetrated her through her outfit and caused very shallow superficial bleeding; she even demonstrated safely holding up such an arrow close to herself on two separate occasions without faltering in the slightest.
    • Red Kryptonite: If exposed to Red Kryptonite, it would gradually destroy Kara's inhibitions and turns her into a corrupt version of herself. Left without morality, compassion, rationality, or any cares whatsoever, Kara would have become malevolent and prone to hostility and aggression, making her a danger to everyone around her.
    • Silver Kryptonite: If exposed to Silver Kryptonite, it would cause Kara to go in a deep and frightful hallucination where nothing from the outside world could stir her out of it until it left her system.
  • Red sun energy: Like all Kryptonians, exposure to the Red Sun made Kara the equivalent of a human being on Earth.
  • Solar energy depletion: Using her powers to their maximum for an extended period could significantly drain her solar energy to the point where could Kara lose all of her powers and be rendered more human-like for at least a day or more. This would render her as weak as a human, allowing Kara to get injured and killed as easily as normal humans.
  • Lead: Kara could not see through lead, even with her X-ray vision.
  • Magic: Like all Kryptonians and humans, Kara could be affected by supernatural forces or powers. This is because her powers were due to her natural physiology and not from the supernatural.
  • High-frequencies: Though considered a strength, Kara's hearing did have disadvantages. Since her hearing was more sensitive than a normal human's, higher pitch noises (sonic screams, etc.) could disorient her and cause pain in her ears, leaving her vulnerable in a fight. This allowed Supergirl to disorient her with ease using a sonic clap, which knocked her to the floor and rendered her unable to fight, forcing her husband to carry her off and retreat with their forces.
  • Sound-dampening technology: The D.E.O. designed frequencies to block super-hearing and cause Kara slight pain when trying to use it in areas protected by the technology.
  • Oxygen dependency: Kara required a regular influx of oxygen into her system in order to function. As such, she could not breathe underwater or survive in space for long.

Equipment

  • Overgirl suit: Kara wore a protective suit as her alter-ego, Overgirl.

Appearances

Supergirl

Season 3

Arrow

Season 6

The Flash

Season 4

DC's Legends of Tomorrow

Season 3

Freedom Fighters: The Ray

Season 1

Behind the scenes

  • In DC Comics continuity Overgirl was a girl from a parallel Earth where the Nazis won World War II. She was given genetic material from Overman, who came to consider her his cousin, and gained superpowers. She was created by Grant Morrison, first appearing in Final Crisis #3 (September, 2008).

References

  1. "Crisis on Earth-X, Part 2"
  2. "Crisis on Earth-X, Part 1"
  3. "Crisis on Earth-X, Part 3"
  4. "Crisis on Earth-X, Part 4"