Supergirl (Pre-Crisis)
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Characteristics
Real name Kara Zor-El
Alias Supergirl; the Girl of Steel; the Maid of Might; Linda Lee; Linda Danvers; Satan Girl; Unknown Boy (Kara Zor-El); Baby Supergirl; Mighty Maid (Kara Zor-El); Carole Zorelle
Alignment Good
Family Kal-El aka Superman/Clark Kent (cousin); Fred Danvers (adopted father); Edna Danvers (adopted mother); Zor-El (father); Allura In-Ze (mother); Jor-El (uncle, deceased); Lar Lor-Van (aunt, deceased); Nim-El (uncle, deceased); Don-El (cousin)
Affiliation Earth (adopted homeworld); Legion of Super-Heroes (Pre-Zero Hour); Krypton (former homeworld); Argo City (former home city)
First appearance Action Comics vol 1 #252 (May 1959)
Appearance of death Crisis on Infinite Earths vol 1 #7 (Oct 1985)
Universe Pre-Crisis; Earth-One; Pre-Zero Hour
Alternate versions see Supergirl disambiguation
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History

Kara Zor-El was the daughter of Kryptonian scientist Zor-El and Allura In-Ze. She was born on Argo City, a part of Krypton that had been flung free when the planet exploded. However, the city's land slowly transformed into the poisonous radioactive green isotope called Kryptonite. Zor-El used his scientific expertise to cover the planetoid with lead sheeting to protect the people.

Later, a meteor shower punched holes in the city's protective bubble and the lead sheeting. Poeple began dying. To save Kara, Zor-El constructed a rocket to send her to Earth, where, he had discovered, his brother's son, Kal-El, had grown up to become Superman.

When Kara's rocket landed on Earth, Superman found her. He created a secret identity for her, Linda Lee and placed her in Midvale Orphanage, but allowed her to aid him secretly as Supergirl. After a few years, she convinced him to allow her to operate publicly. She was also adopted by kind foster parents, Fred and Edna Danvers. Later, her real parents were found to have survived, by entering another dimension called the 'Survival Zone', similar to the Phantom Zone, where they had been trapped. They were freed and went to live in the Bottle City of Kandor.

Like her cousin before her, Kara joined the Legion of Super-Heroes in the 30th Century.

After years as a successful heroine, Kara sacrificed her life to save Superman during the Crisis on Infinite Earths event.

Pre-Crisis/Earth-One/Classic LSH (Adventure Comics/Action Comics)

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Other disguises and alternate identities (no separate page)

Supergirl with others

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