|Girl of Steel
Author: Datonman PM
A great battle took place on Earth and 'Luthorcorp' originally Lexcorp is now controlled by Supergirl. She, along with her team are determined to make Metropolis a better place. But her actions have been proven too extreme. A great war will soon happen. COMPLETE.Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 24 - Words: 70,030 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 07-29-12 - Published: 11-19-11 - Status: Complete - id: 7565821
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The End Part 1
"I want everybody to not just listen, but to see what I'm truly capable of. Too long I've been subdued. Countless times I have been defeated and yet no one sees nor understands the darkness. They're too blind to see it. I laugh at that. How could anyone refuse to see nature's purest form?"
Darkseid got up from his throne now and went over to the window where a certain blue planet lay suspended in the black heavens of space. His hands were at his back now and thus began to contemplate out loud. "My plan is one no can stop nor deviate. I am amazed why I hadn't thought of it sooner."
His eyes began to glow excitedly redder. "Man has come along a rather unusual way thanks to Anderson's ancestors. Now…he is gone. Oh well, he did what he should. He was one of several lines that had to be intersected in order for the true events to come forth."
Small footsteps began to approach him as he continued to talk.
"Man are on the road to failure…thanks to Supergirl's own dark nature. Ironic, this time, a woman led man to-"
"Please my lord…"
Darkseid hissed. He hated being interrupted by one of his cohorts.
"Haven't you gloated long enough?" the voice said.
Darkseid turned around to see the woman walking toward him in a sort of strut. The woman wore a style of dark skimpy clothing with a warrior motif to it. Her hardened body meant strength indeed but her unique appeal was what was trying to be shown to him. Darkseid almost scoffed in annoyance. "Mad Harriet…I thought we agreed no contact until after my victory over this world." He then went to his throne to sit down.
"I just couldn't help but hear your interesting... aphorism." Mad Harriet chuckled as she tried to make her way toward him.
"You are ludicrous, I'm merely discussing my thoughts out loud." he said turning away while putting a stony hand to his temple. Darkseid needed all his followers accounted for. He had recently released the Female Furies from prison including Mad Harriet. He had told them several hours ago that they wait until such a time has passed when all was won. No one came to him unless he said so. But for some reason, Mad Harriet always came to him. Yet, Darkseid could not seem to get rid of her. She had a beauty that was parallel only to her wildness. It showed off her in volumes. Now, she came to him again. Darkseid waited for what she really wanted.
"Well you did free me from prison, I just hoped that once we do gain control of the universe, I would be…an equal partner to you." She said with a smile.
In a soft, yet sinister tone, Darkseid responded. "You're not worthy to me. You are here because you have been a useful tool in spite of your unique mental state and don't ever say...'we'." he stood up now towering over Mad Harriet.
"This is all my doing. Not you, you're a pawn to me. Do you understand that?"
"As long as I'm your pawn." she gave a mischievous smile to him. As she turned to go away, she gave Darkseid a certain glance over shoulder before she truly went off.
'She is very delusional. She thinks I want her. If she will not leave me alone, I'll find a way to make her. She's not even a true asset. My real asset is already on the ground.' he thought and went back to look out the window where the Earth stood in place.
"The weapon is almost ready."
"So you're it? You're the challenge that's supposedly going to stop me?" Kara asked Cir-El with eyebrows raised. Her skepticism was enough to make her smile. The crowd of people stayed back to the walls of the buildings. They could not help but be fixated by the sight of an army going up against the most powerful woman in the world.
"Don't be so relaxed. I had every reason to believe that you are the threat! Ever since I came back, I knew something was wrong. But eventually I learned it wasn't something, it was someone. You! That was why we took down Luthorcorp and that is why we will bring your downfall to light." Cir-El boldly stated.
"I would take that as a bruise to my ego...if not for the fact that all you really are is a carbon copy of me!" Kara hissed. "You're not even a real Kryptonian!"
"I don't even want to begin with how you came back so wrong. I only want you to understand that we, the people will not bow to your wishes!" Cit-El shouted. Several of her army including a few spectators shouted with joy.
Kara had to chuckle. "'We the people?' What do you know about that particular concept? Unity? Is that what you're thinking of? All of you are just spoiled children begging for more trouble. I have this new attitude because being 'nice' did not help restoring peace to this world. My cousin is gone! I'm the one in charge of this planet. You humans...are animals when you don't listen. Do you have any idea what I would do to all of you...by myself?" she asked looking around. "If you continue to go on with your savage ways?"
"Someone who is physically powerful than everyone else will always be considered a threat and always grow rebellion." Cir-El stated and took a step forward to Kara. "Why are you asking for war?" Cir-El said a bit quietly.
"You asked it first. But I am still...not without compassion, I will give you all one hour and one hour only to decide amongst yourselves where you all stand." Kara then began to hover a few inches from the ground, giving Cir-El a stern expression before she sped leaving a streak in the sky.
Cir-El ran a hand to her hair, frustrated beyond measure. "I was sure hoping she would get to see that what she is doing is beyond wrong."
Derek, who stood right next to her gave a heavy sigh. "Dictators don't go down overnight."
Back at the rubble that used to be Luthorcorp, the team all gathered together to watch a special announcement from a still-working billboard a substantial amount of feet away. Everyone looked on in shock and surprise when they saw Kara on the screen. She was back but with a different attitude. The news reporter had gone on saying that several people had taken a siege route and demanded freedom from Supergirl.
"She's back? How?" Dinah gasped.
"And she's evil?" Drake shook his head in disbelief.
"Who is she?" Linda asked innocently. "She looks familiar."
Olsen, who up until now considered Linda capable of knowing certain truths, was unsure of what to tell her about this.
Sighing, Drake went ahead and told her. "Let's just say she's a great menace now."
Jade looked at Olsen. "Tim…" she warned him.
"This is a dramatic change. She has grown powerful. It is reasonable to assume that she finally knows what it is like to truly be a conqueror." Devyra said a bit proudly. She then started to grimace and merely tried to put it off by walking away from the group.
Jade frowned at Devyra's reaction.
"We have no choice..." Olsen said and immediately went to a portion of the building which was barely standing. Olsen knew exactly what the room consisted of however and wasted no time and trying to power up the computer. "It still has very limited power though."
"What are you doing?" Jade asked him.
"We're going to call in the big brass." Dinah said. Apparently she knew what Timmy was doing.
"You really think we can reach any of them? We tried already!" Jade said.
"We're going to keep trying to contact any of them. This is serious. Supergirl's been compromised. We got only one hour before she does anything crazy."
Jade could not help but take a glance ahead. A figure was leaning behind a wall of ripped mortar but judging by the hair, Jade knew who it was. The scene was confusing. She walked over to Devyra, who was panting fast and clutching a hand to her chest.
"Is there a problem?" Jade asked as she came to her side.
"Is this your attempt at being a concerned Green Lantern?" she bit out.
Jade frowned and suggested a test. "I'm just surprised to see you in such a state. It isn't like you to be worn out. You're the Annihilator, destroyer of galaxies, remember?"
The comment was enough to send Devyra angry and began to send a punch to Jade, who merely blocked it with ease by putting up a small wall of green energy to her face. Devyra's fist bounced off the wall.
Devyra saying nothing, just glared at Jade with annoyance.
"Don't worry…" she shook her head at the annihilator with reassurance. "I won't tell anyone about this." Jade began to turn but by her left shoulder, she gave another response. "And yes, that was an attempt of trust." Jade walked away.
Olsen and the others were busy trying to send out a signal to the original Justice League members and Justice Society ones.
"No one is responding." Olsen said as he tried many combinations on the computer. "Only Kara had the password to get in touch with the major league members."
Drake grew exasperated. "What a surprise."
"Calm down, Drake. We're Knights, remember? We don't bitch."
Linda, who seemed out of place, started to drift off.
A figure stood out on a balcony of a tall building. Her cape was flowing behind her. In the darkest of nights, the young woman looked as if she was waiting for something. Just then, she felt uneasy.
"You're tough to get in touch with." A gruff voice said behind her.
Unfazed and yet disappointed she was meeting the mysterious, black-suited man, Kara responded with a sigh. "You wanted to see me?"
The black suited man stood in the same position. "I'm sure you are well aware with the council's decision. I hope you put much thought into that very decision. Take into account that you are not a spoiled child and you are not a God. Your actions are one that we, the league have an issue with. We cannot force you to change your attitude. Much as I want to…"
Kara wanted so much to roll her eyes at the Bat dressed Man.
"This is the only alternative that your cousin suggested." The man with the bat symbol produced a small box from his utility belt. He held it out to her. "Open it."
Kara took it slowly and reconsidered opening it. Once she did, she felt as if a load of weight was put on her shoulders.
Inside the box was a small blue gem, fit with a necklace. The blue shard glowed brightly. Kara felt as if everything in her was sapped entirely.
"You are hereby suspended from the league until you prove yourself."
End of flashback
Gasping for air, Linda looked shocked by what she saw in her mind. She had experienced another small memory which gave her a lot of information. Overwhelmed, she walked away from the group for a moment. As she got down from the hill of plaster and rubble where she couldn't be seen, Linda picked up a piece of brick. She began to squeeze it as hard as she could. A few hours ago, Linda drew out a blast of heat vision from her eyes and ever since then, she couldn't do it anymore. Looking at her fist clenching the piece of brick, it did not break as she squeezed it. She opened her fist, the piece laid on her hand, unaltered.
"What's happened to me?" Linda began to cry. "What am I now?" she shook her head.
"A walking, talking contradiction with no meaning." A voice replied.
In front of her, Linda saw to her surprise, a young woman who looked so familiar. Linda could somehow feel who she was. The young woman had a cold look to her. Her suit made her look majestic and even more intimidating.
"W-W-Who are you?" Linda stammered.
"Someone who has already fulfilled her purpose and yet…looking for more." Kara then approached her.
Linda wanted badly to move back but found herself frozen with fear.
"I'll save you the 'research'. You don't have your powers anymore because the real, true Supergirl, me!" she then grabbed Linda by her neck who gave a small 'yelp.' Linda closed her eyes fearfully. Kara then began to hiss. "is supposed to be the only one to have them. There must always be a Supergirl in a world. Only pathetic hybrids and alternate counterparts can keep their abilities. You, on the other hand...should be worried, very...worried." she growled.
"I'm not worried." A voice simply said.
Kara turned away from Linda and saw the Annihilator standing. Devyra then gave her a hook to her face which sent her several feet away. Linda who was finally free from Kara's grasp, looked stunned.
"Go!" she shouted to Linda.
By the time Linda went away, Devyra was already looking at Kara. "Hi." she had said before she planted a fist to the Annihilator's chin. Devyra was sent flying away to the wall of the rubble hill. Devyra looked astounded at the hit and felt a bit disorientated from it. "You're more powerful now, how?"
"I work out." She simply said with a grin.
She then grabbed the machine by the neck now. Kara then felt a surge of excitement and anger. "I'm finally going to get my revenge!"
Kara then gave a massive hit to Devyra who was now planted on the wall of the hill. Kara then began to hit her again and again in the face and in the stomach. The force was enough to make a hole in the hill. Kara didn't stop however and continued her assault.
"I could keep this up forever, Devy!" She giggled. The punches went faster and faster.
Devyra was becoming weaker and weaker and her body and face were soon mangled. She was actually pouring out her artificial blood now.
"I'm different now and I'm a destroyer now." Kara stated.
"So...d-d-destroy me then." she coughed.
"Thought you never asked." Kara grinned. She was about to let out another punch.
Kara discontinued when Olsen came out. "Stop!"
Kara stopped and looked at him. "Timmy! Long time no see!" she smiled.
"You wanna let her go now?" Drake said holding a gun with both hands.
"Why is it that whenever I'm having fun somebody always ruins it?" Kara asked shaking her head. Devyra slid down to the ground, looking defeated.
As she approached the group, they steered back a bit.
"Now what is up with the caution route? Is that any way to welcome back a friend?" she asked smiling. "I expected to be back at the office but I'm guessing..." she looked around at the surroundings. "you're not renovating aren't you?"
"We caught your show on TV." Dinah said.
"Not exactly a hit." Drake agreed.
"That's good." she chuckled. "Well let's just say I've turned over a new leaf. I had my eyes opened people. I have no more inhibitions. Hence, I have nothing holding me back now."
Jade spoke up now. "So now you're playing the role of the bad guy. It does tear me up. But before you tend to do anything considered rash-"
"Who said I'm the bad guy? I'm just the boss of this planet now. There's still a threat out there you know and first..." Kara then went over to where Devyra's body laid. She planted her boot on the Annihilator's abdomen. "We gotta kick out the potential ones. This...thing was always a threat."
"She's not! She's just-" Olsen said but then got interrupted by a half-destroyed Devyra.
"I am." She said barely. Devyra began to stutter. "I always was a threat. It's my nature. I cannot change it. No matter of my reprogramming."
"You're a hero!" Olsen cried.
"I'm not." she said before coughing violently.
"See?" Kara asked and looked down at the Annihilator. "So now it's bye-bye for you." she then readied her foot in a kicking position.
"You were always a pain in my ass." Kara had said and then planted a foot to Devyra's midsection. The kick was strong enough to send Devyra into several buildings in the city as well as several blocks. A few of the buildings collapsed.
"Now where were we?" Kara said looking back at the group.
"Sire, the chosen ones have just found the weapon." Mad Harriet said. She was on a viewing screen that overlooked a certain portion of Metropolis.
Darkseid went over to where Mad Harriet sat. "It's going exactly as planned." He looked on as two people on the screen dragged someone out of wreckage.
Cir-El went to the woman who was sprawled on the floor.
"She looks wrecked." Derek pointed out.
"She looks like she put up a fight as well." Cir-El said as he surveyed the woman.
Cir-El and Derek managed to sit her up. As they did, they noticed several wires sticking out in several areas of her body. "She's a machine!" Derek cried in surprise.
"Can you fix her?" Cir-El said.
"I could but for what purpose?"
"We have to find out what she's all about."
Back on Darkseid's flagship, Mad Harriet and Darkseid continued to watch the viewing screen.
"So let me get this straight? The Annihilator is a malfunctioning machine. It was built with a fail-safe. As soon as those two attempt to fix her-" Mad Harriet began but was cut off.
"They will inadvertently destroy the entire world." Darkseid nodded. He then gave a sinister chuckle. "Consider the prophecy about to be fulfilled."
The hour was up. Kara knew it.
"Are you all with me or against me?" Kara said to the team forcefully.
"What's happened to you, Kara?" Timmy asked disappointedly. "I tried to do whatever I could to bring you back and now that you are, this is what we get? Why?"
"I'm not going to go over that reason. I just told Cir-El that either the citizens of this city be with me or against me."
"If you want us to join you…" Linda began to say. Everyone looked at her now. "do you think…Jim would have?"
Everyone stood silent.
Kara growled. "How do you know that name?"
"I have all your memories." Linda said. "Everything you've ever done. Everything you've ever said. I know. You could have been a great hero. You were so close."
"What I'm saying is Jim would be disappointed seeing you like this. You loved him, remember? He loved you!"
"Shut up!" Kara shouted as her hands were on her hair as if she was going insane.
As Kara was about to go ballistic, the ground shook and the sky had turned red once again. What was truly terrifying was the entire team looking at the clouds which formed the silhouette of Darkseid's face. It gave a sadistic grin.