The CBS First Look Supergirl Trailer has been widely bashed on YouTube and the interwebs. CBS has chosen to make a superhero show for teenage girls and this has upset the comic book fanboys.
The Supergirl Trailer came out, well, more of like a first look. Its over six minutes long. It gave us a lot to work off of. It gave us kind of the idea of what the show is going to be like. Understandably, a lot of people have responded negatively. Some people have responded positvely. If Im being totally honest, I dont hate it. Um, because, I feel like, of anybody, Supergirl is a great vessel for a show thats aimed at younger girls. Its going to be in that sort of a style, Dodger of The Daily Byte [Twitter: @dexbonus].
Yeah, it some points well, and it hit some points not so well. But overall, I dont know. I think the approach theyre going for is kind of bizarre. Uh, especially, their music choice was really weird. It felt like a weird teen drama on the CW. But, I mean, I have to give it more of a shot than just a Although I felt like I have given it a shot after six and a half minutes, Octopimp of The Daily Byte [Twitter: @TheRealOctoPimp].
Six and a half minutes is a pretty good shot, Dodger of The Daily Byte [Twitter: @dexbonus].
Its what, like a third of an episode almost of an actual show. Like I feel like Ive watched, I feel like I have most of the whole show already, Octopimp of The Daily Byte [Twitter: @TheRealOctoPimp].
Im honestly totally ok with having a superhero show thats like a super-girly superhero show. You know, I, I feel like theres room in the market for that. I feel like theres room in the market for all sorts of super lady shows, Dodger of The Daily Byte [Twitter: @dexbonus].
The original Supergirl was presented as being a genius by Kryptonian standards (that being enhanced under Earths yellow sun (even though our star is actually closer to white light).
And Supergirl has been shown to be stronger, faster, and more agile than her cousin, Superman. She has even been shown to have more advanced versions of Supermans abilities. For example, she was depicted as being able to use her super speed to to vibrate through solid objects, in the style of the Flash, while Superman lacked that level of control over his super speed.
Supergirl is also depicted with additional abilities beyond those of Superman, such as telepathy and invulnerability to green kryptonite.
Given the number of Kryptonian supervillians and non-Kryptonian villians with deity-like powers, a clear need for super hero success is either heightened skill and/or intelligence (to outmatch those who get the standard Kryptonian power set) or very powerful supplemental powers (such as magic or telepathy).
This fan story assumes that after Wonder Woman has taught young Supergirl as much as an Amazonian princess can, that Supergirl continues her training in a magical realm in the Amazon River basin.
Supergirl learns Brazilian capoeira, a martial art form that looks like dancing and acrobatics, but was designed to allow unarmed escaped slaves to successfully fight and defeat the capitães-do-mato, the heavily armed and mounted colonial agents who were charged with finding and capturing escapees. Capoeira combines dance, acrobatics, and music, and is known for quick and complex moves, mainly power, speed, and leverage for a wide variety of kicks, spins, and highly mobile techniques.
In this story, Supergirls goal is to gain mastery of her mental, physical, spiritual, telepathic, magical, and warrior abilities.
This presents her learning from the basic fantasy RPG classes, including ranger, mage, cleric, monk, and telepath.
Supergirl science fiction fantasy comic book story
Supergirl, like Superman, was a survivor of Kryton.
Kara had survived the destruction of planet Krytpn because the section of Krypton where she lived had broken cleanly away from the planets debris.
The ground of this section transformed into harmful kryptonite, forcing the inhabitants to cover it in lead.
When Kara reached her teenage years, a meteor strike caused the shielding that protected her home to fail. Her scientist father created a rocker in hopes of sending her to another world before the atmosphere became completely lethal.
After meeting Superman on earth, the two Kryptonians discovered that they were in fact cousins, since their respective fathers, Jor-El and Zor-El were brothers.
Rather than take her home with him, Superman dressed Kara in earth clothes and took her to an orphanage in the town of Midvale, Illinois.
Living under the earth name of Linda Lee, she was instructed to keep a low profile and to live as an ordinary earth girl until she was ready for greater things.
Kara (Supergirl) grows up with a human step-sister.
Kara (Supergirl) finishes school and moves to National City, taking a job as an administrative assistant.
She is, you know, that girl, who wants to just have fun, and be like normal and, you know, whatever, but shes also Supergirl, right, Dodger of The Daily Byte [Twitter: @dexbonus].
Experimenting with her superpowers, Supergirl experiments with her new flying power, then discovers that she can use her super-strength to crack rocks into dust and her heat-ray vision to help flowers grow.
Quickly tiring of keeping her powers hidden, she began going on secret patrols at night, acting as the towns guardian angel.
Kara (Supergirl) is captured by Wonder Woman, who takes Kara back to her island to be trained in how to use her super powers.
The trailer, unfortunately, depicts the show as being just a romantic comedy with sometimes superheros, Dodger of The Daily Byte [Twitter: @dexbonus].
Thats a very bizarre dichotomy. Its like you have what skirt am I going to wear? and then I have to save this plane. Octopimp of The Daily Byte [Twitter: @TheRealOctoPimp].
But at the same time, Smallville was sort of in that vein. Just it took a different tone because it wasnt focused on a female, Dodger of The Daily Byte [Twitter: @dexbonus].
I just dont like that in the trailer, right away, its like Ive got a date with a boy, but I also have to save the world. Octopimp of The Daily Byte [Twitter: @TheRealOctoPimp].
Yeah, I just want to be a normal girl, doing my job, doing my thing, but then she like saves a plane, right and then shes like but I dont want to be in hiding, I want to be Supergirl, except I dont want to be Supergirl., I want to be Superwoman. Which I totally got, but it was ham-fisted a little too hard, Dodger of The Daily Byte [Twitter: @dexbonus].