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Ikarus

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mykle1616

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Subj: Re: Did Power Girl deserve to survive Original Crisis?
Posted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 at 01:30:45 pm EDT (Viewed 360 times)
Reply Subj: Did Power Girl deserve to survive Original Crisis?
Posted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 at 12:07:35 am EDT (Viewed 365 times)

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The title of the post is a little misleading, but I know it's been questioned over and over why PG survived. I reread the original series, the Legends Of the DCU #4, and IC, and I think it becomes fairly obvious if you play it by DC's own established rules. If I understand correctly, the fabric of time and space combined the essences of the remaining 5 earths into one. Earth-1 was dominant while facets of the remaining earths showed up here and there. When the universe reformed, based on these 5 earths, any exact dopplegangers were merged into one. Hence, E2 Luthor and Joker didn't die, they just never existed. Jay Garrick and Alan Scott (my main examples) were not dopplegangled with any counterparts because none were known to have existed. Ok, some flaws here....the whole Dawn of Time thing...I think if one was present at the dawn of time without a counterpart, that person automatically became the dominant person. Those who did, well, the older versions had fates already working for them. Cheesey exit, I know, but hey, I can't cover all the bases yet.

By this time, Supergirl was already dead. Power Girl existed, so in my head since the dominant trait (Supergirl of Earth 1) was already dead, Power Girl, being the second dominant, maintained her existence.

(This made a lot more sense in my head)

THe only thing that nags me is after PG's compelling speechin COIE 11, were we still meant to assume that everyone remembered her at that time as (a) Superman's cousin?

Argh, every time I think I have it figured out, a little detail slipd by me.

Still, does anyone follow what I'm saying? Does it make sense? Does anyone care at this point?

Feedback would be appreciated. It's just giving me something to think about and do to pass away the time now that I don't have comics to read.

You actually have some good ideas there. I can buy the explaination that anyone who was at the Dawn of Time survived if they didn't have a duplicate but..

The Earth 2 Superman was seen on the merged earths with the Earth 1 Superman.

At any rate, since Supergirl was dead then realistically Kara Zor-l could have been the merged Earth's cousin of Superman. Except John Byrne wanted Superman to be the last survivor of Krypton..so Power Girl couldn't be his cousin any longer.

If Byrne hadn't done such a radical remake of Superman then possibly it would have been established that Power Girl was Superman's official cousin. But DC policy really forced all the confusion onto the Power Girl character due to this.

It was also established at the end of COIE that Robin and Huntress of Earth 2 were on the merged earth and a newspaper reported on their death. However, DC tends to say now that they were never there, probably due to the history of the merged earth finally settling in (they used this same excuse for the revamp of Superman which came AFTER COIE).


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