Superman and a forgotten version of Supergirl from another world may give birth to arguably the strongest Kryptonian in comic book history.
In the long history of the DC Universe, one of the most powerful beings that has ever existed is, of course, the daughter of superman and super girl. But since the two heroes are Kryptonian cousins, their superpowered offspring owes their creation to a forgotten surrogate of the Superman family.
After the events of the epic Crisis on Infinite Earths, the traditional Supergirl Kara Zor-El was deleted from DC’s main continuity, making Superman the sole survivor of Krypton. To replace her, a dying New Earth girl named Linda Danvers was introduced, destined to be fused with a matrix that could mimic Superman’s form and powers. This is how the new Supergirl was born. And from there, the story only gets weirder.
When New Earth’s Supergirl tries to take the place of Kara, Earth-One’s Supergirl, Linda accidentally creates a split timeline where Superman falls madly in love with her. The duo are soon married and give birth to a daughter: Ariella Kent, the Supergirl of the 853rd Century.
The future Supergirl has more than Kryptonian superpowers
Ariella is naturally gifted with all the classic Kryptonian powers, with the added abilities of both teleporting and time travel at will. Her power is in full bloom super girl Vol 4 #100000 by Peter David and Dusty Abell, where Ariella is shown to have grown into this godson, capable of dominating entire universes without even trying (referred to as “playing”). While the conception of both Ariella Kent and her mother is complicated enough to urge most readers to forget this chapter, this future Kent’s godlike ability is another time Supergirl shouldn’t be overlooked.
Audiences begin to see how Superman’s canon son Jonathan Kent (who is remarkably semi-human on his mother’s side) has risen in the limelight in recent years, slowly realizing his potential as one of the most powerful beings on the planet. But even he has yet to show the next level skills and achievement levels that Ariella is able to reach purely by accident as a child. It might be easy to brush aside this comparison given that the two Kent children exist in different continuities, but it raises an interesting point about Kryptonian strength that DC has rarely (if ever) addressed. The scope of Ariella’s power shows the possible potential of a child born to two Kryptonians… even if one of those Kryptonians is no longer canon in the current DC Universe continuity.
superman himself is one of the strongest heroes on planet earth while this super girl is just as powerful thanks to her Matrix origins. So it’s no surprise that the combination of their bloodlines makes Ariella Kent the strongest Kryptonian ever portrayed in comics.
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