Alias











Supergirl III
Nick Name

Angel of Fire

Girl of Steel

Maid of Might


Civilian ID

Linda Danvers


Note: Linda Danvers was originally bonded to an extra-dimensional shape-shifting entity known as the Matrix which had powers similar to Superman.


Occupation

Adventurer

Art Teacher

Sculptor


Legal Status

Matrix

Artificial being created in the Time Trapper pocket universe.


Linda Danvers

Citizen of the United States with a criminal record.


Nation or Planet of Origin

Matrix

Metropolis of the Time Trapper pocket universe.


Linda Danvers

Leesburg, Virginia


Group Affiliation

Strike Force Superman

Teen Titans


Base of Operations
Leesburg, Virginia
Height
5' 11"
Weight
140 lbs.
Eye Color
Blue
Hair Color

Supergirl: Blonde


Linda Danvers: Brown


Known Powers

Merging with an artificial being enabling super-strength, speed, agility, stamina, invulnerability, super-sonic flight, telepathy, telekinesis, invisibility, intangibility, fire vision, manifest wings of fire, acute senses, ability to change shape and mass, ability to live without nutrition, liquid, air or rest for long periods of time.


Artificially long life expectancy.


Note: Danvers eventually became separated from the artificial being known as Matrix, but retained many of her abilities.


Accessories
Blonde Wig: Hairpiece used as a disguise.
Common Enemies

Buzz

Carnivore

Chemo

Despero

Etrigan

Gorilla Grodd

Lex Luthor


Regularly Appearing

Action Comics

Adventures of Superman

Supergirl Vol. 3 & 4

Superman Vol. 2


First Appearance

Matrix

Superman Vol. 2 #16 (April, 1988)


Supergirl III

Action Comics #674 (Feb. 1992)


Creator

Matrix

John Byrne


Supergirl III

Roger Stern & Bob McLeod


Origin

The Earth in the Time Trapper universe was being threatened by three Kryptonian criminals accidentally released from the Phantom Zone by that dimensions Lex Luthor. In a desperate fight to stop these murderous invaders the benevolent Luthor created a protoplasmic shape-shifting being from the genetic matrix of his deceased wife Lana Lang and modeled it's powers after that of the long missing Superboy.


Unable to oppose the Kryptonians on her own Matrix traveled to Earth Prime to enlist the aid of Superman. In the ensuing war the planet was decimated leaving a badly injured Matrix the sole survivor. Superman left Matrix in the care of his adopted parents, the Kents.


After healing, Matrix assumed the identity of Superman more out of confusion than any malevolent motivation. Convinced it was not Superman, Matrix went into exile in space wandering without purpose until returning to Earth and encountering Linda Danvers.


The emotionally damaged Danvers had become associated with a cult leader whose purpose for her was to become a human sacrifice. Matrix rescued Danvers before the sacrifice could be completed, but she was severely wounded and dying. At the moment of her death Matrix merged with Danvers restoring her life. The merging gave the directionless Matrix a soul and human identity while Danvers regained her sense of hope and purpose as Supergirl.