After The Flash‘s last episode, “The Curious Case of Bartholomew Allen,” which aired on May 25, 2022, fans are discussing whether or not so many people knowing Barry’s secret identity is wise, now that both Kramer and Chillblaine know about it. Additionally, in Superman & Lois’ episode “Lies That Bind,” from May 31st, Superman ignoring Supergirl’s existence while in need of a Kryptonian makes no sense.
Fans can not help to question these Arrowverse characters’ poor decisions. And although Supergirl is over, it is not an exception. The series deals with many emotional dilemmas, and it’s only natural to wonder what could have changed if the characters had taken different paths. Having superpowers does not mean a character is necessarily going to make better decisions, and even superheroes make mistakes sometimes.
Winn Schott Dating A Villain
When Siobhan Smythe starts working for Cat Grant, she lets her greed take the best of her and starts a rivalry with Kara, even trying to get her fired. Despite this, Winn develops a romantic relationship with her. Later on, Siobhan discovers she has special powers because her family was cursed by a banshee, and tries to kill Kara for allegedly ruining her life.
Even though one of Winn’s best attributes is to see the best in people, it’s safe to say this time he wasn’t the best judge of character. Winn got carried away and dated the girl when he knew the tense relationship that existed between her and his best friend, Kara. Maybe Winn wasn’t the catalyst to Siobhan’s villain origin story, but he certainly didn’t help.
Andrea Rojas Ignoring The Possible Dangers Of Her Technology
Andrea Rojas is responsible for the creation of Obsidian Platinum, a technology that allowed the user to access a virtual reality space. However, it came with psychological complications that Andrea did not want to see. Furthermore, unbeknownst to Andrea, Lex Luthor and Leviathan were plotting behind her back to use the VR for their own interests.
Because of this, a lot of people could have gotten hurt. Andrea’s unbridled ambition is a constant theme in the show, and the consequences of her actions are usually harmful to her and others. Nevertheless, this is certainly her worst decision since a quarter of the population could have gotten killed and Andrea lost her father’s company in the process.
James Olsen Broke Into Lena Luthor’s Labs
After Supergirl discovers that Lena Luthor was using Kryptonite to subjugate Reign, she starts to distrust the scientist for keeping Kryptonite in her possession. Even though Lena tells her she no longer has any Kryptonite, Kara doesn’t fully believe her. The superhero asks James Olsen to use the Guardian to infiltrate Lena’s laboratories and make sure she’s telling the truth.
Yet, at the moment, James was dating Lena, and trespassing onto her property was a clear betrayal of her trust. Even though he confesses to her, he ends up disclosing that he was acting under Supergirl’s orders and created a breach in Kara and Lena’s friendship, which eventually leads up to a series of almost catastrophic events.
Nia Nal Almost Killed A Man
When Dreamer discloses her gender identity as a trans person, a man targets her friend Yvette through a dating app and physically assaults her to get to her. Nia is upset about this hateful attack on her community and, after realizing the police are not making any progress, she decides to take justice into her own hands.
Even though Nia had good reasons to be furious, killing this person would have haunted her for the rest of her life. Not all superheroes are opposed to killing, but cold murder to try to get revenge is never a superhero trait. Nia’s story certainly would have been very different if she had taken this darker path.
Querl Dox Worked With Lex Luthor
After the Anti-Monitor Crisis, the Superfriends have to face Lex Luthor in a new reality where he’s a famous hero. With Leviathan also causing trouble, Brainy has to make the difficult choice of helping Lex to make sure that humanity has the best odds in their favor. The plan backfires when Lex uses Brainy to harm Supergirl and push his evil agenda.
Even though Brainy was trying to save the world, his actions created complications with his allies that could have been prevented. On top of doing some questionable actions, like helping free Toyman from jail, Brainy goes through a heartbreaking separation with Nia and almost dies in the process.
Alex Danvers Used Obsidian Platinum As An Escape Mechanism
When Alex Danvers once again loses her father, Jeremiah, she is unable to deal with it properly. She feels like she has already mourned him enough, and that she does not have to go through that pain again. Attempting to escape reality, she uses Obsidian Platinum to create a universe in which she Supergirl, but soon enough she finds herself trapped in the virtual reality.
In this season, Supergirl reflects on the possible dangers of technology and using it to escape reality. Throughout the show, Alex has difficulty facing and processing her feelings, and on this occasion, she almost loses her life for refusing to mourn her father. She learns the bad way that escaping reality is never the solution to her problems.
Lena Luthor Stole Myriad From Supergirl And Used It Negligently
After killing her brother and finding out that her best friend, Kara Danvers, was Supergirl, Lena canalizes her feelings of betrayal into a project that meant to end violence in the world. She steals myriad from the fortress of solitude and tries to use it so a Q-wave frequency reaches the entire planet to make every human non-violent.
Lena’s desperate need to make humanity better mixed with her negative feelings towards Supergirl did not allow for clear thinking. Even though Lena is one of the most likable characters in the show, by taking away humanity’s instinct to be violent, she broke several ethical boundaries, lost the Superfriend’s trust, and almost became the villain she always tried not to be.
J’onn J’onzz Deleted His Brother From His Community’s Memory
In season 5 of Supergirl, J’onn J’onzz finds out he has a brother, Malefic. With the help of Nia, he unburies memories where he discovers that Malefic was caught off from his community because he was different, which propelled his brother to join the White Martians. Seeing his father in deep agony, J’onn erases his brother from both of their minds.
As J’onn says, there’s nothing worse you can do in Martian culture than erasing someone from the collective because this is more final than even death. He prevented his community from helping Malefic and permanently severed his relationship with his brother. Erasing a memory is their culture’s greatest sin, and therefore, J’onn’s worst decision.
Lex Luthor Opened A Portal To The Phantom Zone At The Wrong Time
In Supergirl‘s finale, Lex is working with Nyxlygsptlnz to defeat the Superfriends. Cornered, Lex uses one last resource: he opens a portal to the Phantom Zone in hopes that the Phantoms will defeat the heroes. However, the Phantoms attack Lex and Nyxlygsptlnz instead.
This decision cost Lex his last chance to finally beat Supergirl and take over the world. Lex is now imprisoned in the Phantom Zone, from which is unlikely he’ll manage to escape. It’s a shame to see John Cryer leave the Arrowverse since he’s one of the best Lex Luthor actors.
Kara Danvers Didn’t Tell Lena About Supergirl Soon Enough
Since the beginning of the show, Kara has struggled to reconcile her normal persona with her superhero identity. She’s always felt that Supergirl was more special than Kara Danvers. For this reason, when she meets a person who loves her as Kara but does not like Supergirl so much, she has a hard time disclosing her superhero persona to her.
Kara’s hesitance to reveal her identity to Lena created an irreparable rift in their friendship when Lena obtained the information from Lex. Feeling betrayed, Lena was consumed by darkness and she turned against Kara and the Superfriends. This led her to put the world and herself in danger more than once.
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