3Novices : Supergirl: Why Superhero Jimmy Olsen Doesn’t Work

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Melissa Benoist Supergirl Mehcad Brooks Guardian

In this week?s Supergirl episode ?We Can Be Heroes?, Supergirl finally unmasks the mysterious vigilante Guardian and learns National City?s newest superhero is one of her closest friends and confidants, James Olsen. ?That thing that you feel, that thing that makes you want to make everything better? I feel that too,? is how James explained to Kara why he?s spent much of Supergirl season 2 riding around in a drab grey armored suit playing superhero. Ultimately, Kara couldn?t accept or support James? new heroic identity, and this echos the sentiment of many in Supergirl?s fandom. Try as Supergirl might to justify this creative direction, James Olsen as the Guardian doesn?t …

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