New images of Reign in Supergirl have been reported in the ‘Hollywood Reporter.’ Reign is the Big Bad of the series’ third season, but she already a departure from the comic book characters off which she is based.
In the comics, the Worldkillers are genetically engineered biological weapons from Krypton. Created with the help of Kara’s father, they were deemed too dangerous and were cast out. After the planet’s destruction, they awoke knowing only their names and purpose. Wanting to know the reason for their existence, Reign and the remaining Worldkillers tried to invade Earth but Supergirl successfully fended them off.
It seems unlikely that any of this origin will play into Samantha’s story. Samantha in the show is a single mother, who seems to have no knowledge of her true nature. Were it not for the existence of Ruby, I would think that the Reign of Supergirl might have more of the comic character’s origin than it would currently seem. However, giving a genetically engineered biological weapon a child seems overly complicated, even for DCTV.
It is not yet clear what be the impetus for Reign’s transformation. Still, the show is setting up quite the emotional impact – on the audience and (it seems likely from this week’s episode) Supergirl when it happens.
Supergirl airs Mondays at 8:00 pm on the CW.