Kara Zor-El, who is not a man at all (being, in fact, a young woman), but is nonetheless a version of Superman, as portrayed by Melissa Benoist, on the 2015 CBS show Supergirl, up until perhaps the first 2 episodes of her CW run.
Last survivor of Kypton.
Come to Earth in a rocket ship.
Raised by a kindly couple.
Gains extraordinary powers from the sun.
Uses said powers to help other people, secretly at first, then as a costumed hero. Works for a newspaper. Pal of Jimmy Olsen, who sometimes assists on adventures or when fighting aliens. After internship under a demanding boss, becomes a reporter, who clashes with Lexcorp, and tries to aid people through journalism as well as direct physical intervention. Visits a Kryptonian modeled technical haven called the Fortress of Solitude when answers concerning original home planet are sought. First hero to befriend Mon-El, a Daxamite who came to Earth in a Kryptonian styled ship. Works with Mon-el, Martian Manhunter, Arrow, The Guardian, The Flash, and other vigilante heroes when encountering problems too big for a lone Kryptonian to handle.
Them copying his story for herself doesn't really qualify her as a version.
That's like saying Arrow is a version of Batman, imo.
Also, iirc she knew from the start that she wasn't the last survivor of Krypton. For starters at least.
“Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today, but the core of science fiction -- its essence -- has become crucial to our salvation, if we are to be saved at all.”
You'd disagree with those who call her a female version of Superman, then? Said view is quite common, or at least asserted to be, by many on the 'Net.
Here you might be right; I was taking that from the perspective that Kara was the last person to make it off the planet Krypton alive.
Technically, Superman can't be the last survivor of Krypton, either. Besides Kara, there are numerous Phantom Zone criminals from Krypton that survive to this day on that show.
Speaking of Krypton, if you consider that an essential part of the Superman Mythos, I'm genuinely curious as to whether you'd consider Red Son to be a version of Superman, and, if so, why.
Ditto for the Justice League 3000 Superman featured a year or so ago, though not quite to the same extent.
This is silly. Supergirl is her own character, to say she is simply a different version of Superman is a disservice. Are you trying to degrade her character here blue? Wouldn't you agree that she is a character that deserves her own identity besides "another version of Superman?"
Or is your goal here to degrade Superman by saying that the best version of him is someone who is a totally different character? By the way, I'd say the same thing if you said Gladiator was the best version of Superman.
Simply having the same powers and being from Krypton don't make her the same character. She is a family member of his and totally different character. She also isn't an alternate version of him from a different reality. She exists alongside him in his own reality. Doesn't she deserve to be recognized for that, as her own independent being?
I mean, I'm not even that big of a fan of hers, but I totally think she deserves to be recognized as separate entity in her own right. Kinda wondering why you don't Blue. I mean, isn't one of the themes of her show that you seem to like that she is breaking away from Superman's shadow and establishing her own identity as something separate from Superman, and not just his little cousin?
Also, from a logical standpoint, she obviously isn't the same person. To say otherwise is being purposely obtuse.
Last edited by emporerpants on Dec 15th, 2016 at 05:10 PM
She's not a female version of Superman. She is a female member of his same species. She's not Superman and unfortunately never will be.
That's not a knock on her, but the chick just doesn't inspire people like Superman does(I mean people within the comic universe).
Superman hasn't been the "last son" of Krypton for a long time, these f*ckers just keep popping up left and right. He's more likely the last male ever born on Krypton. Well wait I'm sure as the planet was exploding some women were giving birth, so the last surviving male born on Krypton. Be glad your mom banged your dad when she did Kal.
__________________ Chicken Boo, what's the matter with you? You don't act like the other chickens do. You wear a disguise to look like human guys, but you're not a man you're a Chicken Boo.
Last edited by Surtur on Dec 17th, 2016 at 03:15 PM