know, I keep seeing posts talking about what a horrible liar Kara is. But the
fact of the matter is Kara is probably one of the best liars I’ve ever seen on TV.
wait. The entirety of National City knows Kara’s Supergirl, you may be
thinking. How can she be a good liar? But that’s the thing—her secret isn’t
that Kara Danvers is Supergirl.
only been Supergirl for the past year or so. But still, she’s been lying for
well over a decade about who she is—and
successfully. The thing about Clark—and they’ve addressed this in season 1—is he
may as well be human. They’ve talked about this with Astra, and then they’ve
shown this Myriad. Because in Clark’s head, he’s
not Kryptonian. His powers make him stand apart, but when he solar flares,
his most likely thought process is I’m
human now. To Kara, it would be I’m
now powerless. And there is a difference. Krypton is much more
technologically advanced, yes, but that is not the only difference between
Earth and Krypton.
cannot emphasize enough Kara is not
human. Kara’s alienness isn’t contingent upon her abilities—superpowers or
no superpowers, she’s always Kryptonian.
plenty of people probably have figured out that Kara is Supergirl—but that’s
pretty much it. What people know about Kara’s past is that she’s Superman’s
cousin, and that’s it. And clearly, Kara is younger than Superman—most people
aren’t going to think “yup. She was probably put in suspended animation in some
way.” I mean the conspiracy theorists might, but not really the overwhelming
people on Earth. (listen. You gotta draw a line somewhere)
people are going to think ‘Occam’s Razor’—that Kara’s mom, or dad, or both, got
off Krypton at the same time as Superman, and a decade later had Kara, and that
there’s a very good chance that Supergirl is half human, or at the very least
born on Earth and raised as a human. It’s what’s logical, isn’t it? The simplest answer is usually the correct one.
not. English isn’t her first
language, and she grew up with a very different culture, undergone a host of
different experiences that most humans couldn’t even imagine. Hell, she wasn’t
even born the same way—Clark was the first natural Kryptonian birth in years. That means Kara was not. Kara was born via the Codex—really,
if James was surprised at the depths of Kara’s anger over losing Krypton (back
in season 1—you know, where Kara got to have more than 3 emotions), or how
surprised he was to find out what Kara’s family crest really meant, how surprised
would they be at everything she’d decide to just stop hiding?
Kara is so very good at hiding. Kara
Danvers is real, yeah, but it’s someone she had to build. One of the very
subtle, but telling moments happened in the first episode of season two, when
Kara and Clark were getting off the elevator, and Clark had a clumsy moment
where he ran into someone and knocked all their things to the ground. After he
apologized and helped the person pick up their things, Kara asked him “wow, you
really have the whole clumsy thing down, don’t you?” “Oh no, that was real.” Key
word here is thing. As in, I
have a routine I go through to distract people and to seem harmless.
And this is just the tip of the iceberg, of routines and acts Kara must go
through to make herself seem human. Kara Danvers is real, but part of that identity is a persona she constantly embodies–clumsy, absentminded, horrible at math and science, cute but not drop dead gorgeous, a bit quirky always happy, harmless, invisible, human.
And so it’s not surprising that all of these people are figuring out her identity, but that’s not really what Kara’s held close to her chest, not like Clark. Kara’s anger and loss and just general alienness–that is her secret. This is what she’d confide, this is what she’d have to truly trust someone to reveal. This is what the culmination of trust would look like, trust in Cat or Lena or Maggie (or hell even Barry, who sure knows Kara is an alien but. He doesn’t really seem to grasp the implications of that–oh i didn’t realize Kara got mad).
years, Kara kept herself hidden, keep herself secret. But Kara’s secret isn’t
that she’s Supergirl, a human with powers.Kara’s secret is that she is angry and mad and hurting. But most of all, Kara’s secret is that she is not human.
u wanna talk about how Mike Wheeler brought Eleven home BEFORE he knew that she had powers or knew about Will??? u wanna talk about how he let her stay in his basement even after she told him people were threatening her (and possibily his) life??? u wanna talk about how he skipped school to stay with her even though she admitted that she was a dangerous person to be around??? u wanna talk about how he scolded Dustin for trying to use her powers for his own entertainment??? u wanna talk about how Mike Wheeler never once asked Eleven to use her powers for him??? u wanna talk about how pure and good hearted Mike Wheeler is because goddamn that boy is amazing
Jane Eyre Moodboard - “I remembered that the real world was wide, and that a varied field of hopes and fears, of sensations and excitements, awaited those who had the courage to go forth into its expanse, to seek real knowledge of life amid its perils.”
**That show is THE SHIT and if you haven’t seen it yet, you should before reading this post b/c spoilers
Aries: Toph- she’s confident (but also kind of insecure), impulsive, never backs down from a challenge, stubborn, selfish, and innovative (metalbending, hello?)
Taurus: Iroh- he’s a super chill dude, wise, comes off as lazy but is actually super competent, stands by his principles, and enjoys the sensual side of life
Gemini: Aang- he has issues with confrontation, is curious to a fault, addicted to pranks, uses deception/manipulation to resolve conflict (remember The Great Divide?) and is THE epitome of an evolved, self-realized gemini
Cancer: Appathe cabbage merchant- cries a lot, is really attached to his cabbages, just a super sad dude all around
Leo: Roku- (in his younger days) he was kind of a show off, maintained his honor and reputation while striving to do the right thing, was loyal to a fault (which is why he didn’t kill sozin when he should have) overall a good guy
Virgo: Sokka- he’s intelligent, analytical, self-critical, hard-working, gets anxious when he’s in the spotlight, and has a bit of an inferiority complex
Libra: Katara- she has a strong sense of justice, can easily see both sides of an issue (which is why she was the first to reach out to zuko), is both logical and romantic, and basically “balances” relationships in the group, holding everyone together
Scorpio: Zuko- the poster-child for Suffering™, constantly tries to reconcile his inner darkness with his natural propensity to be good, experienced pain, humiliation, and betrayel, but comes out of the ashes as a better person
Sagittarius: Ty Lee- literally just out here to have a good time; she’s a little flighty and unpredictable, comes off as silly/vapid though she’s actually pretty smart and a little scared deep down, and she will take impulsive risks when she has to (turning on Azula in season 3)
Capricorn: Azula- she’s cold, ruthless, cynical, efficient, and will use any means to accomplish her goals; she plays on people’s insecurities to manipulate them- Azual’s a great example of the darker expression of Capricorn
Aquarius: Suki- says “fuck you” to gender roles, is capable and independent, very unique but prides herself in belonging a group (the kyoshi warriors)
Pisces: Princess Yue- comes off as sweet, vulnerable, and otherworldly, but has unshakable principles and inner strength; not afraid to sacrifice herself for the greater good- Yue is one of the higher expressions of the Piscean martyr archetype