Power Girl
Nick Name

Girl of Steel

Mistress of Might

Civilian ID

Kara Zor-L


Kara Karerr "Karen" Starr



Software Engineer

Legal Status
Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin

Pre-Crisis Krypton

Note: Kara Zor-L's Krypton existed in the same dimension as the pre-crisis Earth-2.

Group Affiliation

Birds of Prey

Infinity Inc.

Justice League

Justice Society

Sovereign Seven

Super Squad

Base of Operations


5' 7"
160 lbs.
Eye Color
Hair Color
Known Powers

Solar enhanced biologically typical Kryptonian possessing super-strength, speed, agility, stamina, invulnerability, super-sonic flight, laser vision, x-ray vision, macroscopic and microscopic vision, acute senses, hurricane force and super-cooled breath, ability to live without nutrition, liquid, air or rest for long periods of time and an extremely long life expectancy.

Above average intelligence.

Note: Power Girl is unable to see through the element Lead.

Only known weaknesses are to Kryptonite radiation and magic.

Kryptonite is a radioactive element native to the extinct planet Krypton, and depending on its color qualities, effects Power Girl in different ways. Green Kryptonite is deadly.

Common Enemies
Brain Wave I
Regularly Appearing

All-Star Comics Vol. 2

Birds of Prey

Infinity Inc.


Justice League Europe

Justice League International

Power Girl

First Appearance
All-Star Comics Vol. 2 #58 (Jan-Feb, 1976)
Gerry Conway & Ric Estrada

Kara was the only daughter of Zor-L, a Kryptonian expert in sciences of the mind. Heeding his brother Jor-L's prediction of the impending destruction of Krypton, Zor-L hastily constructed a spaceship to carry his daughter to Earth.

While Jor-L's son, Kal-L (Superman) was rocketed directly to Earth, Kara's ship to a less direct route. Conserving fuel and concentration on the mental development of Kara the so-called symbioship kept her alive in suspended animation and crafted an artificial reality educating her in the ways of Krypton.

Arriving on Earth, Kara's ship was discovered by a now adult Superman, who helped his cousin adjust to human society. Shortly thereafter she joined the Justice Society of America as Power Girl.