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Powergirl, Kara Rao, once known as Kara Zor-L, has discovered a supervillian's lair. Unknown to her, the evildoer was skilled in magicks, a Kryptonian weakness. She battled bravely at first, but he soon had her on her knees, weakened, while he delivered the knockout punch. Bleeding from her lip, she had collapsed unconscious onto the floor of the the lair's dungeon.

He clamped her into green Kryptonite manacles and chained her to the wall. Some time later, she awoke slowly, still groggy with the Green-K rays disorienting her.

"Heh, heh, heh. Not so tough now, are you, girlie?"

She spat blood at her captor and growled through clenched teeth. "Bite me."

Her tormentor smiled evilly. "Not a bad idea, sweetie. Maybe later? Surrender to me now! There's no way out for you."

She was damned if she was going to let this cretin see any fear from her. "Make no mistake, I will get out of this. That's why I have friends and you have minions!"

"But I happen to know for a fact that you didn't tell anyone, not even your friend Terra Atlee that you were going after me. Oh, and by the way...she's next, you know" And with that, he turned to go.

Kara pulled at her chains, but weakened from the Green K, could not break them. "Leave her alone, you bastard!"



My use of the name Kara Rao was inspired by my friend, :iconadamantis:, who recently premiered the Kara Rao name for Powergirl in his alternate universe version of Powergirl in his "Quantum Quest" series here on dA. A magnificent storyline and artwork, stop by his page and enjoy his talent: [link]

Original lineart on this commission done by :icondlimaart:. Thank you, sir for allowing me to have it colored!

Colored by another friend here on dA, :iconfreshsqueezedletters:. Another nice job, Alex.
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Shulkie Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Gorgeous collaboration to really bring this picture to life. I love the coloring and shading work. Her face and body look great as does her torn uniform and ample bosom:love:
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riverine69 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
:iconthankyouscript1::iconthankyouscript2::iconthankyouscript3: for the fave!:+fav:  
Original line art by :icondlimaart: I was just the color commissioner on this piece, with coloring by :iconfreshsequeezedletters:  All credit should go to them.

And thank you again for the very fine commentary on the work.  Not everyone takes the time to put down their specific likes and dislikes (I'm guilty of doing this as well!) , and it's nice to hear the individual points you found interesting.  Take the time to visit the artist who did the lineart as well as the colorist (Alex Roth, who no longer has a page on dA), without their talent, Id be lost as a commissioner.  Sorry for the late reply, i had a massive pile of deviations to go through!
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Shulkie Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
You took the time. That's all that matters to me.
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riverine69 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
:blushes:
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ares12 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Student Writer
Hang in there PG!
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andrewr255 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Superheroine... chains... costume damage... I love it!
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riverine69 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Coming from you and all the great works you commission, that's high praise. Thanks, and as I said the original art was done by :icondlimaart: and :iconfreshsqueezedletters: colored it for my commission.
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DarkKnight129 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Dang she's messed up bad...heh heh Oooo right! :) lol
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riverine69 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
:mwahaha:

Yeah, she got punched and beaten down pretty badly.

Whatever supervillian she tried to take on managed to cut her Kryptonian (nearly) invulnerable skin and punch her unconscious. While she was down and knocked out, he clamped on the Kryptonite manacles and chains. While she normally could have pulled the chains from the wall, the Green-K rays have weakened her to the point where she is unable to break free.

She is in big trouble....
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DarkKnight129 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Ooh wow, well I'm sure Power girl could get herself out of that crazy situation she is in. lol I can't help, but feel sorry for her and yet find that her costume is all torn up to pieces like I'm all heh heh ooo right ^_^ lol
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riverine69 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
What she needs right now is the bad guy's elderly dungeon janitor to come in (that would be you, right?), see her struggling helplessly and walk over, grumbling "Dag nab it, that jerk boss of mine left me another mess to clean up. Everytime he wants to conquer the world, I gotta go through this horse-puckey. There you go, missy" He reaches up and unhooks the chains.

Powergirl drops to the floor, weakened. "Now, just a minute, girlie, Ill get the key to those cuffs..."

She smiled weakly up at her rescuer, her strength returning slowly. "T..Thanks....mister".

"Call me Pop, honey. Say, you better take my jacket, you look like you need to visit your seamstress."

"I won't forget this Pop," Kara said gratefully and gently kissed the old geezer on his beard stubbled face as she turned to go.
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DarkKnight129 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Ha! I love that piece of story right there! :) You just made the picture even more alive!
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riverine69 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Glad you enjoyed it!
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papalabas Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Heroes this beautiful are a Villains most beloved Prey
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riverine69 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
They certainly are!
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Kaizer617 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
VERY NICE!!!!!
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riverine69 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Thank you.

I found this on dA :icondlimaart: and really felt it needed a colorized version. I checked with the artist for his approval on getting it colored, then contacted :iconfreshsqueezedletters: The original artist gave permission (nice guy, by the way!) and you can see the final result.
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Kaizer617 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, you both did a great job!!;) She looks EXTREAMLY SEXY!!!!!
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riverine69 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Thanks,glad you liked it.
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Kaizer617 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I did!;)
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adamantis Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist
It looks as though Kara is once more in an inescapable situation :O And to make matters worse, once more she'll need to contact her tailor :D

It's an excellent picture you commissioned, and the colouring is great.
I also liked that line you wrote about her having friends as opposed to minions ( who have a tendency to back stab their abusive masters ), and Atlee is also a friend who the villain will most likely underestimate as a mere "sidekick" who can throw some rocks.

It's nice to have an idea appreciated :bow: it just seems an easy way to end the confusion of Powergirl's and Supergirl's near exact identities.
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riverine69 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
I'm honored you liked the commission.

And glad you liked the friends/minions line, I tried to do a little backstory to go with it, and it just seemed to flow.

Atlee will never be just a sidekick, it would seem to me that as she matures, her powers will increase. I'm thinking that if she has the power to move rock, it would seem to me that in time, she could be able to displace rock to make a hole in a planet and be able to release magma, liquid rock from a planet's core and direct it against an enemy attacker. Enough to bring down an evildoer, and reseal the hole with her power. That would also set up a possibility that she could direct magma from the core of the sun or a star for a real punch against an alien enemy, the only thing restricting her now is, unlike Kara, she still has to wear an environmental suit in space.
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adamantis Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist
I've said this before and i'll probably say it again, but DC really should bring Atlee back and team her with Powergirl :).
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riverine69 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Agreed, Kara still needs a female friend who loves her when she's happy and loves her even more when she's sad, angry or just cranky. Someone she can talk to and vent her feelings.

For too long, and too many times we've seen PeeGee brooding on top of a building, waiting for Superman to have someone to talk to about her life on a Planet that really isn't her home. But Kal is a man, not a woman and Atlee has the unique position of being not only being mentored by Kara, but is as close to a baby sister as Kara will ever have.

Krypton exists no longer and with the memories they implanted in her on her voyage, she must suffer a terrible sense of grief for all the lost millions of fellow Kryptonians. As a Vietnam vet, I often think, why did I survive and 58,000 of my brothers didn't. Many vets experience survivor guilt, and Kara must have the same thoughts..."Why me? Why was I spared?"

Atlee gives Kara her a friend who will listen to and encourage her, to have a shoulder to cry on when she's blue and be goofy enough to make Kara laugh with glee. And she helps to give Kara focus on her mission.
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