Real Name: Linda Danvers / Matrix
Base of Operations: Leesburg
Marital Status: Single
Race: Extradimensional synthetic proplasmic entity bonded with ordinary human
Advantages: Attractive Appearance -2D, Charismatic -3D, Contact (Team Superman) -6D, Courage -2D
Disadvantages: Dark Secret (merging with Linda) +2D, Enemy (Buzz, Gorilla Grodd, Parasite) +2D each, Secret Identity +3D
Reflexes: 4D Brawling 6D, dodge 7D, melee weapons 5D (wings +2D), piloting 5D (self +2D)
Coordination: 4D Marksmanship (flame vision) 6D
Physique: 4D Flying 7D, lifting 5D (15D with Telekinesis), resistance 6D
Knowledge: 3D Arcane lore 5D, research 4D
Perception: 2D Artist (sculpting) 7D, streetwise 3D
Presence: 2D Charm 6D, willpower 7D
PDV: 4 (8 with Speed Manipulation)
Unarmed BDV: 4D
P/l Bonus: +2 (+7)
Hero Points: 4
Villain Points: 1
Body Points: 40
Character Points: 40
Powers: Shapechanging (Linda Danvers) 2D, Telekinesis 10D (improves lifting skill – use superhuman column of Lifting difficulties and modifiers chart), Teleportation 10D (limited: Linked to Flame Manipulation), Healing 8D, Invulnerability 8D (limitation: linked to Telekinesis), Flame Manipulation (flame vision [eyes], flame wings) 13D each (limitation: ineffectiveness against those who don’t consider themselves guilty), Speed Manipulation (supermobility) 4D (limitation: linked to Telekinesis). All powers have the limitation: superhero form.
Linda Danvers was originally an ordinary young girl in Leesburg. Raised in a Christian household, she grew up in church, and became good friends with her pastor’s wife. While dropping by the reverend’s home one day, she witnesses him abusing his wife, and was too afraid to confront him. Some time later, Linda hears that the reverend told his congregation that his wife left him for another man, so she works up the nerve to confront him. Going to his house, she spots a moving crew taking a bloody rug out of the house, and, pieces together that the pastor killed his wife and covered it up, a truth that turned her worldview inside out. Linda kept her knowledge about her pastor secret and began drifting from her faith, unable to tolerate being near her pastor.
Her downward spiral was escalated upon meeting Buzz, who preys on her wavering faith to lure her into his demonic cult. She eventually begins dating Buzz, who leads her to a life of illicit and illegal activities. After several years of living this way, Linda’s spiral worsens when Buzz and his cult kidnap her former pastor and his mistress, then participates in their murder.
Little did she know, Buzz intended to use Danvers as a sacrifice for the demonic cult that he had worked for. After kidnapping her and taking her into the woods, Buzz slit her with a dagger to use her blood to release a demon into the world. However, Matrix intervened, stopping the ritual midway, which mortally injures Linda. Using her shape-shifting powers to try to plug the gaping wounds on Linda, she instead became fused with Linda. Linda and Matrix became a new Supergirl. Armed with superhuman strength, speed, flight, invulnerability, telekinesis, and the power to change from ordinary, brunette Linda Danvers into tall, blonde (and self-admittedly bustier) Supergirl, Danvers began to fight crime and demonic activity, and to redeem her darkened soul. Initially, the Matrix was the dominant personality, with Linda being all but submerged.
Becoming merged with Linda had some unexpected side effects for Matrix. She lost her ability to turn invisible or to change her shape into any other form but between Linda and Matrix. For the first time, she began to feel truly human, a point that was made when Gorilla Grodd attempted to take over Leesburg. She settled into Leesburg to be its defender, battling initially against Chemo and an enraged Barrage.
Matrix grappled with her dual identity, especially given the past of Linda, and the jumbled memories that came with their joining. She was harassed by Buzz, who was under in his orders to “bring her to the dark side” so to speak by having her kill someone. Buzz hinted at her angelic nature, and hinted that he himself was a demon, an agent of chaos. Buzz got her fight a demon called Tempus Fugit, but Matrix refused to kill him, even after Tempus had apparently killed the Danvers. Her failure to kill Tempus resulted in Buzz being “reclaimed” by his demonic overseers.
About this time, Supergirl also met a young man named Dick Malverne and the two instantly became attracted to each other. Dick had been used by Buzz, but afterwards he had no memory of the event.
Supergirl next battled the likes of the Silver Banshee, who proved to her that she truly was human now and even, a demonic incubus. She revealed what she had become to the Kents, who took the new Supergirl in stride.
Later, Supergirl revealed herself as both Matrix and Linda to Linda’s parents. At first, they were not accepting, thinking that their daughter was gone forever and Matrix was just pretending to be her. Linda’s mother took it especially hard, temporarily losing her faith that had been such an important part of her life.
Supergirl had to join with Power Girl to fight a resurrected band of the Extremists being led by Twilight. After fighting the Extremists, Supergirl fought Despero where she manifested the new abilities of flame wings and flame vision. Her father came to accept her–but her mother fell off the wagon, losing her faith and turning to alcohol. Sylvia was almost killed during the battle with Despero, and Fred contemplated leaving her over her drinking problem.
Supergirl began to question what it was she was turning into. After talking with a young boy named Wally (who claimed to be God Himself), she learned that she was the Earth Born Angel of Fire, one of three Earth angels created when two beings are merged at the point of death when one is “beyond all hope”, here being Linda. This was the explanation for her wings of flame, and flame vision. She also discovered that she could teleport in a S-shaped burst of flame.