In the previous season of Supergirl, we saw the real power of her when she took down her own cousin Superman mind-controlled by Mon-El’s mother from Daxam. Man of Steel is considered to be the most powerful DC superhero and has much more experience in the field fighting against some of the deadly villains and saving Metropolis many times. But the ease with which she prevailed over him was mind-blowing.
But now Kara aka Supergirl is literally in deep shit. With the Worldkiller Reign almost breaking her pride to pieces, it was getting bleaker and bleaker for the National City Resident to hope for a brighter future.
Reign has already defeated the woman who has defeated the strongest man of the Arrowverse herself. So that, be default makes Reign the strongest being on the planet, maybe in the entire universe, in terms of raw strength alone. How will Kara deal with a foe she knows she cannot beat?
As if she already didn’t have enough on her plate, more trouble finds its way to National City. Super Girl has already tasted a humiliating defeat at the hands of Reign. She is about to taste more.
The Season 3 of Super Girl pit the Worldkiller Reign against herself again. Kara lost the previous one but with the help of the Legion of Superheroes and a kryptonite injection, she finally got the upper hand.
Reign tasted the bitterness of defeat for the first time in her life. But as she lamented over her failure to best Super Girl, she comes to a startling revelation.
Reign is not the only one of her kind. There exist more World-killers. And one of them is about to make her official debut into the Arrowverse in the next episode of Super Girl. Krys Marshall is about to portray the second Worldkiller on screen in Season 3 of Super Girl. And she looks deadly!!
A photo recently revealed via EW shows something really interesting. The Second Worldkiller and Super Girl are seen locked in battle. Krys Marshall will portray the Worldkiller that goes by the name of Purity.
The scene will make its way into the small screens on the February 5 episode of Super Girl. After that, the TV show is set to go on a long hiatus of 9 weeks. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will take up that time slot for now until Super Girl returns to wow the audiences again.
Although there is just one episode left for Super Girl before the hiatus happens, showrunners Jessica Queller and Robert Rovner have promised the fans will be treated with massive twists and turns to keep them on the edge of their seats.
The Worldkillers are not just an invention for the Arrowverse. They exist in the DC Comic book universe too. The Worldkillers were created by Kryptonian scientists to act as a form of super-powered shock troops. They were so dangerous that Superman had this to say about them:
“If it is true that you are from Krypton, you will remember the Worldkillers. Weapons of such power that the Council outlawed them forever. The designs and materials were destroyed. The threat was averted”.
They would be placed in other worlds which they would then conquer and add to the ever-growing and expanding Kryptonian Empire. The primary job of the Worldkillers, in the comics, is softening the target planet so that it gets easier for assimilation.
In the Arrowverse, after the demise of Krypton and its government, only five Worldkillers escape the catastrophe. Up until now, we thought the show will only focus on Reign, the only known Worldkiller. But as the episodes progressed, we know that more exist in the universe.
Among the five Worldkillers, each has been signified a symbolic name. Reign is the leader. She signifies Krypton’s authority and is the de facto leader of the five-strong Worldkiller team.
The one played by Krys Marshall is called Purity. She signifies the very essence of executing everything that the Worldkiller sees as ‘sin.’ Reign maybe their leader and the strongest member of the group but there is no proof to support that theory.
The other Worldkillers could be as equally stronger or maybe even more. Judging by the look of the image released, Purity is having no trouble handling Super Girl. So maybe the latter theory is plausible enough.
The TV Show only shows two Worldkillers – Reign and Purity. The other three’s location and identity are still unknown.
The image shows Purity is in civilian garbs. Does this mean the other Worldkillers also have secret identities on Earth just like Reign? In the show, the single greatest weakness for Reign is the love for her daughter. This plot device could very well turn the upcoming Episode of Reign into somewhat of a redemption arc.
Maybe Super Girl will be aided by Reign in her fight to take down the Rogue Kryptonians? Or maybe it is all just for naught and Kara will be left to her own devices, fighting not one or two but five Worldkillers at the same time.
If you are a DC fan and could not catch up with the entire TV series. Here’s everything that you need to know:
“SUPERGIRL is an action-adventure drama based on the DC character Kara Zor-El, (Melissa Benoist) Superman’s (Kal-El) cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton with her parents’ help at the same time as the infant Kal-El. Protected and raised on Earth by her foster family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex (Chyler Leigh), and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin in order to keep her identity a secret”.
“Years later, Kara was living in National City and still concealing her powers, when a plane crash threatened Alex’s life and Kara took to the sky to save her. Now, Kara balances her work as a reporter for CatCo Worldwide Media with her work for the Department of Extra-Normal Operations (DEO), a super-secret government organization whose mission is to keep National City – and the Earth – safe from sinister threats. At the DEO, Kara works for J’onn J’onzz (David Harewood), the Martian Manhunter, and alongside her sister, Alex, and best friend, Winn Schott (Jeremy Jordan). Also in Kara’s life are media mogul Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart), James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), a photo journalist who moonlights as Guardian, a masked vigilante, Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath), and Mon-El of Daxam (Chris Wood), whose planet was ravaged by Krypton’s destruction. As Kara struggles to navigate her relationships and her burgeoning life as a reporter, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl to fight crime”.
The show is based on characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, created by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, the executive producers include Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Sarah Schechter, Robert Rovner, and Jessica Queller.
Supergirl’s next episode is slated to air on February 5 on The CW.