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"He's everything you want him to be, and more."
—James Olsen to Kara Danvers describing Kal-El[src]

Kal-El is the cousin of Kara Zor-El and the famous hero known as Superman.

BiographyEdit

Arrival to EarthEdit

Kal-El was rocked to Earth alongside his cousin Kara, from the doomed planet of Krypton. Making it to Earth safely, twenty four years later Kara's pod crash landed on Earth, and he left her with the Danvers family, scientists who had helped him understand his own powers.

Sending James to National CityEdit

He later asked James Olsen who he knew wanted to broaden his own horizons, to go to National City to keep an eye on Kara, and to deliver the blanket he was wrapped in as a baby, so she could use it as a cape. [1]

PersonalityEdit

Kal-El was described by James to Kara as "everything you want him to be, and more".[1]

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

PowersEdit

  • Kryptonian Physiology: Like all Kryptonians, Kal-El possesses the power to absorb the light and radiation of stars, specifically those in the yellow spectrum. Her body is constantly absorbing and storing energy from Earth's yellow sun, which in turn grants them incredible powers, such as superhuman strength, senses, impenetrable skin, and even the power to defy gravity.
    • Solar Battery:
    • Super strength: Due to his Kryptonian heritage, Kal-El is much stronger than a normal human.
    • Super speed: Due to his Kryptonian heritage, Kal-El is able to move much faster than a normal human.
    • Flight: Due to his Kryptonian heritage, Kal-El is able to fly.
    • Invulnerability: Due to her Kryptonian heritage, Kal-El is able to withstand more damage than a normal human.
    • Accelerated healing factor: Due to his Kryptonian heritage, Kal-El is able to heal much faster than a normal human.
    • Super hearing: Due to her Kryptonian heritage, Kal-El has super hearing.
    • X-ray vision: Due to his Kryptonian heritage, Kal-El is able to see through all solid objects; except for lead.
    • Heat vision: Due to his Kryptonian heritage, Kal-El is able to shoot concentrated heat beams out of her eyes when exposed to a yellow sun.

AppearancesEdit

Season 1Edit

NotesEdit

  • Kal-El debuted in Action Comics #1 (June, 1938) as the last son of Krypton, rocketed from the doomed planet of Krypton before it's destruction and later becoming the hero known as Superman.
  • Supergirl marks Kal-El's eighth live action television appearance; previously appearing in Adventures of Superman, I Love Lucy, The Adventures of Superboy, It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's Superman, Superboy, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, and most notably, Smallville.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Heller, Bruno (writer) & Cannon, Danny (director) ( September 22, 2014). "Pilot". Gotham. Season 1. Episode 1. FOX.

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