It looks like things are going to get even more complicated for Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist) on CBS’ latest foray into the world of comic book TV shows, “Supergirl.” It’s been revealed that, in addition to the already healthy crop of villains plucked from the pages of DC Comics, Supergirl will battle a villain before the Season 1 finale that can only be described as “bizarre.”
According to TVLine, the series’ executive producer, Andrew Kreisberg, revealed that Kara and her intrepid group of friends will soon face a Bizarro character. He mentioned it very off-handedly during an episode of Kevin Smith’s “Fatman on Batman” podcast and didn’t give details as to how the infamous opposite universe will be introduced on the show. While Kreisberg couldn't explicitly say that Supergirl would be battling her Bizarro counterpart, many believe that Season 1 of the new series won’t finish without a showdown between Danvers and her negative self.
For those that are unfamiliar with what the Bizarro World is in the DC Comics canon, it is an entire planet that was designed to be a mirror image of Earth, complete with equal-yet-opposite versions of all of its DC Comics superheroes. Also known as Htrae, the Bizarro people’s home world was created by a failed clone of Superman that ended up having equal but opposite versions of the hero’s powers. For example, instead of heat vision, Bizarro Superman had frost vision in the comics. Eventually, the clone broke away from Earth and built Htrae as a celebration of everything that’s opposite to what humanity would love. Unfortunately, that particular explanation might not translate too well to the non-Superman-centric CBS series, so it’s possible the origins of Htrae will be revisited before a Bizarro Supergirl makes her way on screen.
However, with HitFix reporting that Superman will become more than a background presence on the show starting in episode 13 (Jan. 18), it’s entirely possible that the Metropolis-local superhero will appear to set the stage for Bizarro World. Unfortunately, with Kreisberg remaining lax on the details and “Supergirl” on holiday break until Jan. 4, there’s precious little information about the Bizarro introduction coming to National City. Fans will just have to wait to see what’s in store for Danvers when the show returns in 2016.