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The #DCTV Secrets of SUPERGIRL: Ep. 20 "Better Angels"

The #DCTV Secrets of SUPERGIRL: Ep. 20 "Better Angels...

By Amy Ratcliffe Monday, April 18th, 2016

Supergirl may bring hope to National City but her new series brings along with it secrets from throughout comic book history. We're here to tease you with all the #DCTV Secrets hiding in each episode. If you really want to know some of the answers to these questions, check out the spoiler section for super answers.

Messages of hope aren't about keeping secrets.

To protect the earth and everyone on it, Kara must push herself in the Supergirl season one finale. She fights a mind-controlled Alex, she records a message of hope, and she prepares to sacrifice herself. Happily, that latter action wasn't necessary. She survives thanks to the assistance of J'onn and her sister. Their fight with Non and Indigo put them in contact with these secrets:

  • What is an Omegahedron?
  • Maxwell Lord's mind-bending abilities

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Stop flying forward if you don’t want to know any more. But who are we kidding—of course you do and you will.





It Keeps the Lights On

Non uses the Omegahedron to power his plot, and it's not the first time we've seen the device on Supergirl—it just happened to be in a different version of Supergirl. The Omegahedron appeared in the 1984 Supergirl film starring Helen Slater. In the movie, it's a piece of technology used to help power Argo City. Besides serving as an unlimited source of energy, it could rearrange matter and manipulate all forms of energy. The Omegahedron worked in tandem with the Alphahedron.

With the Power of a Single Thought

Non and Indigo enslave National City citizens with mind control, and Maxwell Lord works with the DEO to stop them. If he seems like he knows a lot about mind control, maybe that’s because he does…in the comics.

In fact, in past comics Maxwell Lord has been able to control minds himself. Lord gained the power when he was the leader of the Justice League International. He has used the skill on Superman and even went so far as to erase himself from the minds of almost everyone on Earth. Whew! Wielding his ability came with a physical price though, and he eventually had to cut back in order not to risk death.

That’s it for Supergirl this season, but be sure to check out our upcoming #DCTV Secrets columns for The Flash, Arrow, Gotham and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow!