The presence of super powers does not an instant hero make. Sure, special abilities make fighting back against the darkness in the world a little easier. When you punch or fly your way through a problem, you have a bit more effectiveness on your side. But those with powers don't always want to be heroes, and sometimes those without powers are willing to step up. Like, for example, James Olsen.
Supergirl has a nemesis. The radio jockey turned electrifying villain Livewire is a regular thorn in Kara's side. In the newest Supergirl, "We Can Be Heroes," Kara says her cousin Clark makes having a nemesis sound kind of fun, like "having a deadly pen pal once a year."
Well, she's not on board. Learning Livewire is loose and causing problems in National City again makes Kara angry and irritable. She snaps at her co-workers and friends. Guys, she scowls
So, she wasn't in the best of moods when she learned the identity of Guardian. Uh-oh.
Cadmus has been lurking in the background of Supergirl for months, and Kara finally got a firsthand taste of the organization's nefarious activity in tonight’s episode, "The Darkest Places." She went into their facility to extract Mon-El, but she ran into a couple of faces she didn't expect, including Hank Henshaw, a.k.a. Cyborg Superman.
What is it about heroes that make them want to fight? What is the spark inspiring people to help others? The quality isn't something we can throw a scientific label on and dose humanity with (though, boy, wouldn't that be great?). "Changing" looks at both sides of the coin.
You can only be a sidekick for so long.
Supergirl is about to get a new vigilante this season, that is likely familiar to DC Comics readers—Guardian. However, the man behind the mask and famous shield may not be who you might expect. As Supergirl Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg revealed yesterday, it’s James Olsen. (Or Jimmy, if you’re the Man of Steel.)
Here’s your first look at the one-time photographer (as embodied by actor Mehcad Brooks) in his new digs…