"Secret Identities": Kara decides that she wants to fit in with normal society. She adopts the alias Claire Connors and enrolls at Guggenheim High School. Owen Mercer tries to teach her how to deal with high school politics by making her wa
- Eating is primal, Kara. That's why people make such a big deal out of where they sit, who with, and what they eat. It defines you, in a lizard brain way.
- -- Owen Mercer
Appearing in "Secret Identities"
- Streaky the cat
- Kryptonians (Flashback only)
- Zor-El (Flashback only)
- Becky (high school student)
- Drew (high school student)
- Sarah (high school student)
- Guggenheim High School (Single appearance)
- Sunstone (Cameo)
Synopsis for "Secret Identities"
Kara decides that she wants to fit in with normal society. She adopts the alias Claire Connors and enrolls at Guggenheim High School. Owen Mercer tries to teach her how to deal with high school politics by making her watch prison films.
Kara goes to school and quickly becomes friends with a girl named Becky. She unfortunately, also cultivates a relationship with Becky's "former" boyfriend, Drew. Becky doesn't seem to mind, and she even invites Kara to her house for a sleepover party.
Later, Kara visits her friend Wonder Girl (who happens to be in the midst of battle with Monsieur Mallah) and discusses her social concerns. Wonder Girl gives her some sage advice about the rigors of high school life, and that everything is not a party.
At the sleepover, the girls invite a portly student named Sarah. Sarah's purpose at being at the party is for the sake of ridicule, and Kara perceptions of her supposed "friends" begins to change. She recalls how she felt being tormented by bullies back in Argo City.
The following day at school, Becky shows her true colors and plays a cruel prank on Kara. She tells her how angry she is for getting close with Drew. Kara decides that she can no longer continue with such a façade. She removes her wig and school clothes, revealing herself as Supergirl. Before flying off, she tells the other students, "Be yourself. It makes life a hell of a lot easier".
- This issue is reprinted in the Supergirl: Identity trade paperback.
- Supergirl adopts the alias of Claire Connors in this issue. This is the only time that she ever uses this name. In future issues, she begins using the alias Linda Lang.
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Links and References
- Supergirl article at Wikipedia
- Supergirl (Volume 5) series index at DCU Guide
- Supergirl (Volume 5) series index at Comicbookdb.com
- Supergirl (Volume 5) series index at the Grand Comics Database Project