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Subj: I am sure it was an accident but now she has fans!!!
Posted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 at 02:38:28 pm EDT (Viewed 372 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.

I think it was a total accident. They had her survive and planned to give her
a new background and origin but everytime some writer attempted to make a new
storyline it was so stupid or humorous (hence the retarded Atlantean background)
that they just scrapped it.

After two tries at recreating Powergirl's background and falling flat on their face
it was too late to kill her off because Powergirl gained such a big fanbase.
You see a lot of these PG fans at comic cons with their stuffed bras and skin
tight outfits. I know a guy with a custom mego figure of Powergirl he bought
off eBay. The fanbase is there.

Powergirl is hip! Maybe it is because she is an "adult" version of Supergirl. I won't
give details what "adult" means I am sure you know.

So, they have this character Powergirl. Two failed attempts to change her background
and make her legit in the new universe.

It only seemed fitting when all this 52 universe stuff and new crisis stuff
surfaced, was to just give her back her heritage.

No one complained...

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