Tbh I can’t believe I haven’t seen a supergirl avatar Kara au.
Airbending avatar!kara, her entire nation and culture wiped out but instead of 100 years in an iceberg it was 25 years, so things are both more and less screwed than if it was just a hundred years for Kara tbh .
And fire princess!Lena, who was adopted as a child, in part to help with the Luthor’s image bc bloodthirsty and ambitious doesn’t mean stupid– they know they need to soften their image, in the interest of world Trade and continued loyalty (massacres of children don’t really sit well with ANYONE.)
But Lena is a firebending prodigy just like her older brother (some rumors have her even better than lex, but they’re just whispers, said along to crackling flames because regardless of whether or not she’s better, lex is far more dangerous, far more volatile)
(And maybe there’s also talk about Lena’s eerie green eyes–not the eyes of a proper firebender but of one descended from Earth.
and for years people thought that Clark was the avatar, the baby that was spirited away to a friendly earthbending family of farmers and that maybe he’s just a late bloomer bc he’s an El and the Els are infamous for being uber powerful benders but nope it’s Kara, who would def be used as a weapon by some less than virtuous organizations wanting to harness and experiment on the avatar (and not to mention hiding from the fire benders, who killed off the airbenders.)
Except, Kara left the temple because they were going to take her away from her parents and she panicked and left and if you guessed that she was heading in the direction of the fire nation you’d be right and if she happened to be found by a fire nation family, the danvers, you’d also be right
So they train Kara as a firebender, or try to, all the while keeping her other powers a secret and hiding in plain sight. Some days are more successful than others. Or maybe they pretend she’s a non-bender, they can’t quite give her more instruction with firebending other than how to put fires out, or make it look like firebending, not until she masters the other elements but teaching a master bender an element is noticeable , and just. So Much destruction. And they’re TRYING for subtle. And so everyone sees the shining pride of the danvers clan, their brilliant prodigy but most teachers and students just kinda overlook Kara–which is kind of the point. Everyone knows her as Alex’s sister but if they didn’t say that Kara was a distant relation from the colonies there’d be a lot of people scratching their heads as to why the noble Danvers family took in such an ordinary girl
And maybe Kara spends a lot of time in the city, kinda sorta maaaaaaybe sneaking out (she’s an airbender–she’s good at blending in when she wants to, a simple breeze lost in the wind). And maybe she runs into another girl with really pretty green eyes named Lena, who’s kind and so smart and brilliant and has she mentioned pretty and Lena just Loves how to Kara she’s just her friend and she’s judged solely on her own merits (and maybe she also loves how when Kara tells her she loves Lena’s eyes Lena believes her)
But reality sets in and Lena is a fire nation princess and Kara is the avatar and both have are sent away to learn more, and the next time they see each other?
CAN WE FUCKING TALK ABOUT AND APPRECIATE THE FACT OF HOW ERINA PENDLETON LITERALLY HAD TO RAISE HER SON ON HER OWN REMEMBERING THE HORRORS THAT HAPPENED TO JONATHAN
CAN WE TALK ABOUT HOW SHE STILL NAMED HER SON AFTER JONATHAN’S FATHER, LIKE THEY (JONATHAN AND ERINA) HAD ALREADY SPOKEN ABOUT HAVING CHILDREN IN THE FUTURE AND THAT JONATHAN WOULD’VE WANTED TO NAME HIS SON AFTER HIS FATHER AND ERINA HELD UP TO THAT PROMISE EVEN LONG AFTER JONATHAN’S DEATH
CAN WE TALK ABOUT THEN SHE WATCHED HER SON GROW UP TO BE A GREAT (BUT I BET HE WAS A BIT GOOFY AND SLIGHTLY LIKE JOSEPH BUT STILL A LOT LIKE JONATHAN, FUNNY AND SILLY BUT STILL QUITE CHIVALROUS BUT AN ADORABLE DORK WHO PROBABLY NEEDED A LOT OF TIME AND TOOK UP A LOT OF GUTS TO FINALLY ASK ELIZABETH OUT- AND EVEN THEN HE STUMBLED ON HIS WORDS), WATCHED HIM MARRY AND HAVE A SON, SHE WATCHED HIM START TO HAVE THE LIFE JONATHAN WAS SUPPOSED TO, AND THEN SHE HAD TO HEAR ABOUT HOW HE FUCKING DIED THANKS TO THE SAME THING THAT KILLED HER HUSBAND AND HIS FATHER.
CAN WE TALK ABOUT HOW SHE THEN HAD TO RAISE JOSEPH ON HER OWN?? (I MEAN, SPEEDWAGON WAS AROUND, BUT ERINA WAS LIKE THE CLOSEST MOTHER FIGURE JOSEPH HAD.) LIKE, THIS WOMAN HAS LOST SO FUCKING MUCH IN HER LIFE AND SHE WAS STILL A WOMAN TO BE RESPECTED AND LOVED SO DEARLY AND SHE WAS STILL SO KIND.
CAN WE TALK ABOUT HOW SHE THOUGHT JOSEPH HAD DIED??? FOUR JOESTARS. SHE LIVED AS 4 JOESTARS DIED, ALL RELATED TO HER. BUT THEN JOSEPH WAS ALIVE AND SHE WAS FUCKING OVERJOYED.
CAN WE TALK ABOUT HOW SHE WATCHED HER GRANDSON WHO SHE RAISED GET MARRIED (shutupI’mgoingbymyFan-canonhere-) AND HAVE A DAUGHTER AND LIVE A HAPPY LIFE??? THE LIFE NO ONE BEFORE IN HIS FAMILY HAD??? AS SHE HAD SEEN FIRST HAND
ERINA PENDLETON/JOESTAR IS SO FUCKING GREAT AND I LOVE HER SO GODDAMN MUCH