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Power Girl
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Real name: Kara Zor-L
Species: Kryptonian
Homeworld: Krypton
Universe: Earth-2A
Hair: blonde
Relatives: Zor-L (father, deceased)
Alura In-Z (mother, deceased)
Jor-L (uncle, deceased)
Lora (aunt, deceased)
Kal-L (first cousin)
Affiliations: Justice Society of America; Infinity, Inc.

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Kara Zor-L, aka Power Girl, is the Kryptonian, Earth-2A counterpart of the Earth-1A Supergirl. Kara Zor-L is also the first cousin to Kal-L, the Superman of Earth-2A; and a member of the Justice Society of America.[1]

Background Information

On the parallel-universe of Earth-Two, 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 was launched. However, Kara's ship took a much longer journey, resulting in her arriving on Earth decades after her cousin. According to Kara, the trip took 60 years to finish.[2]

Unlike Kal-L's ship which was designed for fast travel, Kara's "Symbioship" was designed to hold Kara in stasis during her development through the prolonged voyage. In addition, the ship's artificial intelligence had the life experiences and education of a Kryptonian in the form of a virtual reality program wherein she could interact with life-like copies of her parents and fellow Kryptonians.

When she landed on Earth, Kara was the age of an adult woman in her early twenties.

Powers and Abilities


Kryptonian Physiology: Power Girl's cellular structure is more dense, resilient and biologically more effective than Earth human tissue. She does possess several additional organs, the function of which are not yet disclosed or understood. Her powers were attributed to her Kryptonian physiology, and not the radiation of a yellow sun, as all Kryptonians native to this reality did have superpowers in their original red sun system. Hence, Power Girl's powers did not fluctuate under the presence or lack of yellow sun light. This was the primary rationale used for his lower superpower levels to his other dimensional counterparts and his aging.

  • Solar Energy Absorption: Her powers originally were based on her own internally generated energies, as Kryptonians native to the original Earth-Two dimension possessed superpowers on their red sun planet. Over the years this basis has changed.
  • Superhuman Strength: Her strength did not compare to her Earth-One counterpart or other other-dimensional Kryptonians.
  • Invulnerability
  • Healing: Kara heals faster than a human being.
  • Super Immunity: Kara's immune system protects her from most toxins and diseases.


  • Master Combatant
  • Genius-Level Intellect


  • Magic
  • Psionics: Kara-L is subject to mental domination attacks from those whose mental powers are superior to her.
  • Vision Limitation
  • Kryptonite: Since the destruction of Krypton, its remains (rendered radioactive by the explosion) have been spreading throughout the universe as Kryptonite, a crystalline substance whose specific radiation is lethal to Kryptonians. In the Earth-Two dimension, there was only one type of Kryptonite: Green. Its effect was directly poisonous to Earth-Two Kryptonians. The long term effects of other races being in close or direct contact with Earth-Two Kryptonite is unknown.
  • Other-Dimensional Kryptonians: Kara-L was shown to be far weaker in scope to so called "infinite powered" other dimensional Kryptonians such as Supergirl (Earth-One), but Kara-L would never retreat from battle with them when she had to despite the large differences in their strength levels to Kal-L.
  • Lead: Power Girl could not see through lead with her vision powers.

Justice Society Team Members

Members of the Justice Society of America

Superman (Kal-L)Wonder Woman (Diana Prince) • Power Girl (Kara Zor-L) • Hawkman (Carter Hall) • Flash (Jay Garrick)
Green Lantern (Alan Scott) • Doctor Fate (Kent Nelson) • Wildcat (Theodore 'Ted' Grant) • Star-Spangled Kid (Sylvester Pemberton)
Robin (Richard Grayson) • Hourman (Rex Tyler) • Batman (Bruce Wayne) • Huntress (Helena Wayne)
Starman (Astronomer Ted Knight) • Johnny Thunder and his ThunderboltAtom (Al Pratt)
Doctor Mid-Nite (Dr. Charles McNider) • Spectre (Jim Corrigan) • Sandman (Wesley Dodds)


SuperFriends Comic Book:


  • Power Girl was created by Gerry Conway, Ric Estrada and Wally Wood.
  • Her first appearance was in All Star Comics, vol. 1 #58 (January/February 1976).[3]
  • Power Girl is the Earth-Two counterpart of Supergirl.


Power Girl as seen in Come on Down!! (1990).
This image was taken from a Super Amigos card from Cromy.

External Links


  1. This is obviously true of the Earth-Two and Earth-One characters as well.
  2. As revealed in ecret Origins, Vol. 2 #11 (February, 1987), which can be found at the DC Database.
  3. Go to DC Database for more on All Star Comics, vol. 1 #58 (January/February 1976).