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"Rock On!": Nightwing and Captain Boomerang apprehend a couple of purse-snatchers in lower Manhattan as discussing Supergirl. Nightwing is worried about her, thinking she must feel lonely and lacking dire


Quote1 Put her down or I'll make you eat your tail. Seriously, I can do it. Quote2
-- Supergirl



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  • Empathosaur (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for "Rock On!"

Nightwing and Captain Boomerang apprehend a couple of purse-snatchers in lower Manhattan as discussing Supergirl. Nightwing is worried about her, thinking she must feel lonely and lacking direction. Captain Boomerang argues she's just behaving like a typical teenager.

Meanwhile, Kara is dancing the night away at a trendy New York club. After the disastrous mission on Kandor II[1] and her failed attempt to have a secret identity,[2] Kara feels uncomfortable trying to live up to everyone else's expectations. Suffering from a mild identity crisis, she's pondering giving up her Supergirl identity for good.

Suddenly, a giant, dinosaur-like monster begins terrorizing the street outside. Kara sees New York's newest hero, Terra, engaging the creature, and as complaining all she wanted was a quiet night, flies out of the club to join the fight.

Both girls try to fight the monster coordinately, but the beast hold them back as ranting about greedy humans digging too deep and invading his underlands. In the meantime he brings a building down. Terra evacuates the endangered bystanders as Supergirl fights on, but the monster grabs her and tells he can feel all of her conflicting emotions: doubt, fear, vulnerability, anger... as projecting an image of Superman's face, he says she doesn't belong there.

Supergirl wonders for one instant if he can be right before unleashing her optic blasts. The monster endures her attack easily and swats her away. Terra engages the monster again, calling him "Empathosaur", as Kara rescues people from a crumbling rooftop. As pondering she's not cut for hero life she can't help but to admiring Terra's spirit and determination.

After taking people to safety, Supergirl confronts the monster, telling him to put Terra down or she'll make him eat his own tail. The Empathosaur ignores Supergirl's warning and tries to get her confused with images of her father's face. Supergirl punches him anyway, but the Empathosaur has the upper hand yet.

Finally, Terra comes up with a plan. The Empathosaur's powers are rooted to the Earth, so Supergirl lifts him as Terra creates a massive crater in the Earth. Supergirl throws him deep into the crevice and Terra seals up the hole. She comments that Empathosaurs thrive in lava, so the creature will come to no harm.

Later, a morose Kara returns home where she has a talk with Captain Boomerang. She doesn't know if she can or wants to be a hero, and her meeting with Terra has only increased her doubts. Owen manages to get her to shake off her blues and the two go out into the night to have some fun.



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