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> I think it was a total accident. They had her survive and planned to give her
> a new background and origin but everytime some writer attempted to make a new
> storyline it was so stupid or humorous (hence the retarded Atlantean background)
> that they just scrapped it.
> After two tries at recreating Powergirl's background and falling flat on their face
> it was too late to kill her off because Powergirl gained such a big fanbase.
> You see a lot of these PG fans at comic cons with their stuffed bras and skin
> tight outfits. I know a guy with a custom mego figure of Powergirl he bought
> off eBay. The fanbase is there.
> Powergirl is hip! Maybe it is because she is an "adult" version of Supergirl. I won't
> give details what "adult" means I am sure you know.
Actually what made me a Power Girl fan wasn't the "adult" elelment so much as the original "not Supergirl" element.
Kara Zor-El was a meek Superman-wannabe. Cousin Kal puts her in an orphanage and tells her not to use her powers and Kara just goes along with it. She became a background member of the Legion (except for dating Brainiac 5 name one memorable thing about her Legion career).
Kara Zor-L on the other hand refused to be "Superman's backup"- she had her own name and identity and never let anyone forget it. Power Girl seemed to resent Superman's presence on the same team as her when both were in the JSA as opposed to simply fading into his shadow like Supergirl did in the Legion. And at least pre-JLI she did this without being just a beligerent b**ch with a knockout figure.