Is Supergirl Older Than Superman?


Yes, superwoman Kara Zor-el is older than superman. When Superman traveled from Krypton to Earth. Time froze for her which stopped her aging process. However, Superman was still growing up on earth. They both left their planets at the same time but, Superman at that time was a baby but Superwoman was like 10. The reason why Superman looks bigger is because Superwoman got Knocked off into the phantom zone.

When Superwoman finally escapes the phantom zone time has passed for Superman making him older than Superwoman. Time halts to move in the phantom zone. Because when you enter it you don’t age or can do anything. But time still passes outside the phantom zone so whilst supergirl stayed young in there. Clark had gone to earth and grew up. It’s true that superwoman was born before Superman but, because of this reason, Superman is now older than Superwoman.

Is Supergirl Stronger Than Superman?

Now, this is a question of conflict among the fans. As we know Superman’s cousin is a very powerful character and has almost the same powers as Superman. Some people take it to an extent where they say Superwoman is actually powerful than Superman. Some people might say that Superman was not able to defeat her in one on one battle. But the truth is Superman was holding back so that he does not harm her or kill her. the other reason is when two of the Kryptonian battle it is the property and the people around it that suffers.

The tremendous amount of experience to face many powerful enemies can’t be ignored, no matter how many additional abilities Supergirl has she just can’t be compared with Superman’s experience. There’s also the matter of his greatest amounts of power, which allows him the ability of his super powerful punches which make him win him battles right away.

Is Supergirl Superman’s cousin?

Yes, Superman and Superwoman are cousins in real. When superman was born she was in her teenage but because Superwoman was stuck in the phantom zone, She is now younger than Superman. The character of the superwoman first appeared in Action Comics #252. Superman was put on a space pod to Earth as a tiny little baby for his protection before Krypton blew up! But just before it did blow up, Supergirl was sent after his space pod on the mission to look after her cousin ‘Superman’ and stick together.

Manga script showing Superman's cousin 'Superwoman'. Breifly describes "Is Supergirl Older Than Superman?".

Superman’s real name is Kal-El. His father is Jor-El and mother is Lara Lor-Van. Supergirl’s real name is Zara Zor-El. Sher’s father is Zor-El and his mother is Alura In-Ze. Jor-El and Zor-El were brothers. So Kal and Kara are definitely cousins. At least as we humans see family structures.

Does Superman appear in the Supergirl series?

Yes, he does appear in the Supergirl series but he is not seen often. Because DC wants to keep their TV and Movie franchises unrelated. When this began, the “Trinity”, Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, were put off-limits to the TV shows. At times, there were veiled hints in Arrow that Gotham City existed, but that’s about it. Then Flash began production.

It is because of the fact that WB didn’t allow them to use Superman since he’s one of their most bankable heroes. Putting him on the small screen is a loss of revenue. But since you can’t have Supergirl without Superman, they were allowed to “show” him but they couldn’t have him play any major role or appearance

Then Supergirl became a TV show. You can’t REALLY have Supergirl without mentioning Superman. They apparently came up with some sort of compromise where Superman is not shown at all in season 1. Superwoman mentioned her cousin several times but he was not seen in season 1 at all. In season 2 Superman was finally seen.

The series of Supergirl debuted on CBS in 2015. The series draws more viewers than all of the CW superhero shows, but the numbers were still low for CBS.

Do Superman and Supergirl have the same powers?

There are many powers which they have in common and we can say Supergirl is more or less the gender-swapped version of superman. Supergirl is a slightly problematic character for DC Comics. Although The CW series has rocketed her to the forefront of public awareness in a very thrilling way, she hasn’t always been treated the best. There have been many versions of Supergirl throughout DC’s history. Yet all of them have been viewed like nothing more than reciprocated Superman.

Both Superman and Supergirl are Kryptonians. Like all Kryptonians, they get their strength from Earth’s yellow sun. Superman has spent far more time on earth than Supergirl, so he has absorbed more energy from the sun. That means Superman is stronger than his female counterpart. 

When did supergirl first appear?

Superwoman first appeared in 1959. The story that introduced the character was drawn by Al Plastino and written by Otto Binder. It’s very interesting that she was introduced earlier, the same likeness, the same powers, etc.

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