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A pod was used by Kara Zor-El to escape Krypton. Years later, Mon-El also used it to escape Earth's lead-tainted atmosphere.

History

The pod was used by Kara Zor-El to escape the dying planet of Krypton, its coordinates being interlocked with Kal-El's pod. The pod was later knocked off-course into the Phantom Zone due to a shockwave caused by Krypton's destruction. After being stuck there in stasis for 24 years, Indigo sensed the pod and used her powers to re-activate its engines, causing Kara to awaken. The pod then escaped the Phantom Zone, dragging Fort Rozz along with it. It crash-landed on Earth, where it was discovered by Superman. The pod was later taken by the D.E.O., who stored it in their base.[1][2]

When Kara saved the Earth by launching Fort Rozz into space, Alex Danvers piloted the pod into space to save her.[3]

After releasing a trace amount of lead into the Earth's atmosphere to fight off the Daxamite invasion, Kara sent Mon-El into space in this pod.[4] The pod soon entered a wormhole, bringing Mon-El to the 31st century.[5]

Appearances

Supergirl

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

Season 4


Comics

Adventures of Supergirl

Behind the scenes

  • The pod's design is referenced in Supergirl: Rebirth #1, which incorporated many elements from the TV series into the DC Comics' world. Inside a pod created based on "Kryptonian files", a powerless Kara is sent right towards the Sun as a desperate attempt by the D.E.O. to fully restore her powers, which ultimately works.

Trivia:

  • Kryptonian spacecraft use antimatter to propel themselves through space. The engine from even a small one, Like the pod that carried Superman, Supergirl and Mon-el to Earth as a baby, Can be transformed into a bomb with the proper resources and knowledge. Such a bomb could destroy three whole solar systems.
  • A Kryptonian anti-matter engine could also be used to build a make-shift Phantom Zone projector.

References


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