By G. P. Avants
I thought my daughter would be the one to gravitate to the D.C. Series, Supergirl. She is s strong female character that seems like a good role model for teen girls. Kara Danvers is an individual who is very relatable and casts new insights to what it means to be a displaced Kryptonian living among humans.
Funny thing is that I was the one that sat up and tuned into this show. Yes, Kara’s life often falls under the shadow of her cousin Superman. She is often, compared, calculated, criticized, or some how connected with her East Coast counterpart which comforts, but often causes her food for thought.
What really caught my attention was something Supergirl does that is not associated with her out-of-this world abilities. It is the company she keeps. Kara has a sister who has grown up alongside Kara. They are able to confide on each other inside and out of her red & blue super suit.
When Kara reveals her abilities to the world, she confides in a co-worker who has a secret crush on her. He becomes the designer of her suit and her computer network team player.
As all crossovers do, there is a character who has travelled the land of superheroes acquiring wisdom along the way. This would be non other than, James “Jimmy” Olsen who was one of Superman’s closest confidants.
These three become Kara’s Superfriends. None of them have super abilities. Yet, the power of being a friend is nothing to be taken for granted. They all push, encourage, and become more then the sum of their collective parts. If Kara didn’t have people who believed in her and supported her from the ground up, Supergirl might not been able to soar to greater heights.
I guess I am along for the ride as well. For me, what makes a hero show great there has to be meat and bones to their character. At first glance, Kara may not appear to have that substance to be a superhero. But I encourage you to look at her actions, day in and out, and look at he her friends she has chosen. I think it might surprise you to see a real solid person behind that pretty face.
What kinds of friends do you have? Do they make you a better friend?