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    Default Linda Danvers: Supergirl Appreciation 2020

    New thread for Linda Danvers!



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    Currently re-reading "Many Happy Returns" and Linda was full of personality and character. Man I miss her

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    "Earth Angel"? Is that Matrix?
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    Short answer, she's both.

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    I actually had the pleasure of reading Linda run last year and despite it taking a while to get past everything that comes with her convulted origins and the general weirdness of the series I'm glad I did as it was unique and engaging run with a suprising amount to say about faith, forgivness, redemption and just religion role in general in our modern society (despite it now being almost two decades old).

    I was just bummed when I finished because not only does it end on a rather dower note to Linda's journey but I knew this character I had become attached to and her world have been stuck in limbo for years with little chance of ever returning.

    I think the image above is a prime example of why Linda been completely forgotten, most people today simply aren't aware she ever existed, it's likely the artist themselves solely had DCAU Kara in mind when drawing that pic, if only they'd simply let her fly around in her natural brunnette bob she might at least get a mention in the occasional comic trivia related vid on Youtube as the other Supergirl.

    I had an idea of how they could revamp and streamline her origin if they ever brought her back, keep her as a tearaway youth who fell in with the wrong crowd but instead of Matrix have it be the Kryptonian spirit of Flamebird that merges with her and revives her granting her powers. It lets her keeps her unique ablities of flame-wings, flame vision and teleportation without having to go into a bunch of Earth-Born Angel nonsense, gives her a more direct link to the Superman mythos and still ties into the relgious/supernatural elements of her original series.

    I'd even be open to them changing her race to someone of possibly Islamic faith, Peter David already explored all the angles of Christianity pretty throughly and the goal should be to make her as visually distinct form Kara as possible so she can finally stand on her own.
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    That would essentially make her a new character, thought.
    I love the Earth angel thing, as it's a very different concept when compared to the rest of the Superman family.
    I really think Linda could have a solid niche as the Super character that's more connected to the supernatural. That's usually one of Superman's biggest weaknesses and currently there are no characters in his supporting cast that fill that role.
    I hope Linda's time as Supergirl gets reinstated into continuity and that she gets a solid new identity and role in the future.

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