‘Supergirl’ (Season 2): The Evolution of Mon-El

Mon-El

Since the beginning of the second season of Supergirl, viewers have been learning about Mon-El, the alien who ended up on Earth via a Kryptonian ship that brought him to the planet.

We have learned that he was a palace guard for the royal family on the planet Daxam; not a favored planet by those on Krypton, according to Kara; and once he came to after his crash-landing on Earth, we discovered that he has powers much like Kara.

In the beginning, Mon-El was cocky and pig-headed. He was extremely opposed to following the rules as set down by Kara/Supergirl and the DEO. His adjustment to life on Earth was rocky at best. Kara got him a job at CatCo Worldwide Media, but that failed miserably. He then became a short-term loan enforcer, beating up aliens for his less than reputable boss until Kara caught him in the act.

Eventually he landed a bartender job at the local bar that caters to aliens and after some hazardous experiences with Kara – including being imprisoned and tortured by Cadmus, contracting the deadly Medusa Virus and nearly dying and helping kidnapped victims escape Maaldoria aka The Slaver’s Moon – Mon-El started “hero training” alongside Kara/Supergirl. Soon enough he began working alongside not only the other agents at the DEO but also out on the streets alongside Supergirl – sans a super suit like Supergirl or Guardian.

In more personal affairs, Kara and Mon-El started out disliking each other because Kryptonians and Daxamites are prone to dislike – even distrust – the other. But over time, and due to their shared experiences – they slowly came to accept the other. Mon-El, though, began to develop feelings for Kara that he kept hidden at first, let slip inadvertently when he was dying from the Medusa Virus, and then he came right out and told her how he felt. Kudos to him for taking the leap even if it didn’t work out…at first.

As we saw in last night’s latest Valentine’s Day themed episode, Kara finally revealed she has feelings for Mon-El, but just as they were ready to kiss the 5th dimensional, magical imp Mr. Mxyzptlk showed up to wreak havoc on their lives.

Obviously, Mon-El was jealous of “Mxy” – who threatened the lives of everyone on Earth if Kara didn’t marry him – and while Kara tricked both of them into believing that she would marry the magic man – she, once again, saved the day and ended up with the guy. The right guy this time around: Mon-El.

What are your thoughts about Mon-El? Do you like his addition to the show? Do you like that he and Kara are starting a relationship? Do you want to see him in a superhero suit, fighting battles alongside Supergirl, Alex and the rest of the members of the DEO as opposed to the more conspicuous black apparel he has been sporting? Please share your thoughts on Mon-El in our comments section below.

The next new episode of the second season of ‘Supergirl’ will air on The CW on Monday, February 27 at 8/7c.

  • bigref

    I am not sure at which point this show lost it’s bearings, but it has. It is rapidly devolving into a just so politically correct. All of the Caucasian males are essentially effeminate wimps sifting through their emotional wreckage. Calista Flockhart was great and a decent foil and role model for Supergirl. Since her departure Melissa Benoist seems to be channeling Gloria Steinem, a wordsmith. Why not women of real courage, Anne Frank or Harriet Tubman or any of the thousands of other women who have displayed heroism in deeds and actions? If it must be wordsmith, why not Malala Yousafzai, who uses her pen and words to try and empower the truly powerless instead of uptown princesses.

  • disqus_NipPlNDcEe

    The entire Mon-El storyline is trash.