okay, in this scene, everybody jumps back, flinches, or whips their head around to look.
except for Lena.
she stands there, completely still and unaffected. she doesn’t even flinch.
she keeps her feet planted, because she’s been through much worse.
she says to herself that she has stopped an alien genocide, shot a man to save someone’s life, been in prison and then broken out by her ass of a mother, been through a traumatic childhood that nobody should ever experience, has come close to death multiple times, set a trap to get rid of highly dangerous criminals only by using her smarts, sacrificed someone’s life to save another, been morally challenged her whole life being a Luthor, had her close friend die right in front of her, been emotionally abused by family, has most of National City despise her for her family name, been thrown off a fucking building, and has to wake up and be faced by the world again and again everyday.
she says to herself that she’s Lena Luthor, and that she’s numb to fear.
tl;dr Lena is a badass who deserves the world and more.