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As to the argument that Teri shouldn't have had a chance, Supergirl was kicking her butt until she brought in green kryptonite. Also, Daxamites absorb solar power just like kryptonians, maybe not quite to the level, but pretty high and they had already suggested that Teri's character could fight. I actually had more of a problem with Supergirl beating Superman going full out.

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From the way it was depicted the fight between the two Supers looked extremely close -- like victory would go to whichever of them landed a critical hit first. That happened to be Kara.

 

On the relative experience of the two of them, I think it depends on their history in this world. If Superman is more along the lines of the classic version, he would have had little to no formal fight training, just picking things up as he goes along. Supergirl hasn't been at this game nearly as long, but she's had the benefit of intensive training by experienced professionals like Alex in hand-to-hand, and J'onn in the use of super powers.

 

But I have to say, it goes to the credit of this version of Superman that he acknowledged her beating him without rancor or ego. Just as he asserted that her giving up her love for the greater good was something he himself might not be capable of. That degree of both humility and security has been missing from most interpretations of Superman recently, and I find it refreshing.

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As it's Supergirl's show, Supergirl beats Superman.

 

I wouldn't have any problem with this if they hadn't pounded our heads with anvils about Supergirl being stronger than Superman. Winning a particular fight, fine. (I certainly didn't object to Faora Ul handing him his butt in Man of Steel...) But after Kara spent the whole season getting her ass kicked by foes that shouldn't be anywhere near Kryptonian weight class, suddenly having her get declared Earth's most powerful hero was cringeworthy.

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To be fair, comic books have long done the same thing. A character's power level varies depending on who in a particular issue the writer wants said character to have a challenging fight with. I'm not saying it's any less cringe-worthy when it happens in comics, just that there's a venerable tradition.

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They probably should've broken Lex out of prison to handle the aliens, because

 

 

he might be the only Luthor smart enough to realize that lead poisoning is cumulative...

 

 

We watched the final two episodes tonight.

 

This show really needs smarter writers.

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To be fair, comic books have long done the same thing. A character's power level varies depending on who in a particular issue the writer wants said character to have a challenging fight with. I'm not saying it's any less cringe-worthy when it happens in comics, just that there's a venerable tradition.

Good point.

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So George R R Martin?

 

:D

 

George R. R. Martin is actually a really competent writer. If he had a very strong editor that kept reminding him that Alex, Wynn, James, etc. couldn't get killed off each season, he might be able to pull off some good stories.

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About the lead thing. This is a comic-book universe, yeah? Once a scientist/engineer declares something to be harmless, then it is harmless no matter what Real World science has to say on the matter.

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IIRC, in the comics at one point they stopped a daxamite invasion by firestorm doing the exact same thing, changing 1 billionth of every air atom to lead or something.

I believe that was Element Lad, but yeah, he was the Legion's ace in the hole when Darkseid brainwashed all the Daxamites into being his army.

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I believe that was Element Lad, but yeah, he was the Legion's ace in the hole when Darkseid brainwashed all the Daxamites into being his army.

 

It's still stupid, but I'm glad to hear that they at least had the awareness to use a comics-derived bit of stupidity.

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To think, getting rid of leaded gas made us vulnerable to Daxamites!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(It also raised average IQs, and lowered violent crime)

 

 

"Well I heat my pool twenty four hours a day and I don't even swim.  And when I put gas I put leaded gas, a man's gas.  What am I going to do with the future, leave it to my kids?  I don't even leave them my forwarding address."  

 

Jerry Gold (Jay Tarsas) on  Murphy Brown.

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