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  • Anvilicious: The show has very progressive themes. It is about as subtle as Kara in delivering them.
    • Season 1's tagline was, essentially, "girls can be superheroes too."
    • A lot of Seasons 2 and 4 can be summarized as "Aliens are immigrants." All the aliens in the show came to Earth fleeing war and other strife and the humans who want them out, so they'll stop poisoning and infecting the place, are mostly upper-middle class white people.
  • Broken Base: The show merging onto Earth-Prime. It's great for those who watch all the Arrowverse shows but less so for those who liked that being on Earth-38 meant Supergirl was in a nice, separate bubble.
  • Continuity Lock Out: If you skipped episode 9 of Season 5, then you'll be very confused by all the changes between episode 8 and 10.
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  • Hilarious in Hindsight: When Barry shows up, Cat makes a disparaging remark about how he, Kara, Winn, and James all look like "the non-threatening, racially diverse cast of a CW show." Supergirl would move to the CW for its next season.
  • I Knew It!: Who could have guessed that Earth-38 would merge with Earth-1? Well anyone who'd read Crisis on Infinite Earths or even had a passing knowledge of the ending.
  • It Was His Sled: Hank Henshaw is really J'onn J'onzz.
  • Rooting for the Empire: Quite a lot of people were on Manchester's side instead of Supergirl's in Season 4.
  • Strawman Has a Point:
    • Mon-El in Season 2. Who said that having superpowers is an obligation to help people? With Daxam gone, Mon-El's main concern is setting up a life for himself, and for that, he needs money so why not use his Super Strength to get a job? The only thing wrong with his argument is that he chose to be a mafia enforcer. If he'd chosen a legal job, like say a dock worker, then Kara would have had no leg to stand on.
    • Lena in Season 4. With Puny Earthlings being what it is, why shouldn't humans create technology to defend themselves? After all, changing necessities is literally what drives replacement progress.
    • Both Clark and Kara are very much against anyone having Kryptonite, citing it as unspeakably painful to any Kryptonian and bordering on torture. Thing is though, there are lot of rogue Kryptonians, with a variant of the mineral having caused both Clark and Kara to become threats, and the green stuff is the only sure fire way to take them down. It's really hard to guess whose side the writers are on.
  • Truer to the Spiritual Text: Many have noted that Kara is a far better adaptation of the Superman character than the Superman from the DC Extended Universe.
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