POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT: This article contains mild SPOILERS from the latest episode of ‘Supergirl’, ‘Supergirl Lives’so if you haven’t seen it yet, you may want to check back later.
Such a small word, but does it have major implications for Supergirl? Or more accurately Mon-El, the REALLY strange visitor from another planet?
The mystery man (played by Chris Wood) uttered this word last night and readers of DC Comics, specifically ‘Legion of Super Heroes’ should recognize it as a mild futuristic expletive, sort of like saying “Crap!”
We’ve already seen one hint of the Legion of Super Heroes on ‘Supergirl’. In the Season One episode ‘Fortress’, viewers were teased with the appearance of an LSH Flight Ring, the standard issue device given to every member of that futuristic team, even the ones that can fly on their own, since it provides communication ability and works as a universal translator.
Back when Superman was Superboy, he became an honorary member of the team which was actually based in 30th Century Metropolis. Thanks to the wonders of time travel, Superboy frequently visited his fellow teenage super pals to embark on fantastic adventures.
And he wasn’t the only one, as Supergirl also joined the team for exploits and even developed a star-crossed romance with one of their members, Brainiac-5, a descendant of the galactic super foe Brainiac, who depending on the story, either was or was not connected to the destruction of Krypton.
In another classic Silver Age story, Superboy encountered Mon-El, a fellow super teen that had nearly identical powers but hailed from a different planet, Daxam. But Mon-El discovered he had lead poisoning, which is as deadly to Daxamites as Kryptonite is to Kryptonians. Superboy placed him into suspended animation and in the 30th century, Mon-El was freed and cured by the Legion, who welcomed him as their newest member.
The Flight Ring would seemingly tease that the TV Superman (Tyler Hoechlin) was at one time a member of the team. Anything is possible since we really haven’t learned much about his background on the show.
Mon-El has already shown a weakness to lead, having taken a bullet, something that would never hurt Supergirl. Will time travel play a part in upcoming ‘Supergirl’ episodes? If so, that would be a great opportunity to reunite Supergirl with the ‘Legends of Tomorrow’.
In another new development, Mon-El was saved from a Maaldorian by a Dominator who then bows before him. Mon-El’s sketchy backstory is that he was a loyal guard to the Prince of Daxam when the planet was being destroyed. He told Supergirl that the Prince tricked him into getting inside of the escape pod and sent him to Earth rather than allow himself to be saved.
Fans have long felt that Mon-El’s story seemed questionable. Is he really the ruler of Daxam?
What do you think? Would you like to see the Legion factor into ‘Supergirl’?
‘Supergirl’ airs on Monday night on The CW at 7 pm EST.