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Supergirl (DC)(Post Crisis)(01 - Matrix)
Real Name: Matrix (Disembodied Protoplasm)
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Artificial. Disembodied. Protoplasm. From a pocket universe. Say it together now. It won't make any more sense. Letting the Supergirl name go fallow for only about a year, Byrne brings back the name--and completely guts not only the name, but the reason Supergirl of Earth 1 died.

Basically, her backstory goes like this: Lex Luthor of a pocket universe creates a protoplasmic entity to go to the DCU and retrieve Superman to defeat some escaped Kryptonian criminals. But this artificial life-form, this "matrix"--found a home in the DCU, at least after a period of time when it was seeking an identity. In the earliest appearances, it was transforming itself with some regularity, taking on male and female forms. Eventually, though, it settled on Supergirl as a superhero persona and "Mae" (presumably short for "Matrix") as a secret identiy. As Mae, she explored a romantic relationship with the DCU Lex Luthor and briefly served with the Teen Titans.


First Appearance: Superman (1987) #16

Other Identities:
Clark Kent (DC)(Matrix)
Matrix (DC) (01 - Protoplasm/Supergirl)
Supergirl (DC)(Post Crisis)(02 - Linda Danvers)
Superman (DC)(Post Crisis)(02 - Matrix)

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Issue Appearances:
52 (2006)
Action Comics (1938)
Adventures of Superman (1987)
Art Fantastix (2000)
Batman And Superman: World's Finest (1999)
Blood Pack (1995)
Convergence Green Lantern/Parallax (2015)
Convergence Supergirl: Matrix (2015)
Convergence: Zero Hour (2015)
Cover Run: The DC Comics Art of Adam Hughes (2010)
Damage (1994)
Darkstars (1992)
DC Universe Special: Reign in Hell (2008)
DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC (1996)
DCU: Legacies (2010)
Deathstroke (1995)
Eradicator (1996)
Green Lantern (1990)
Guy Gardner: Warrior (1994)
JLA - Die neue Gerechtigkeitsliga Sonderband (1997)
JLA in Crisis Secret Files (1998)
JLA Secret Files (1997)
Lex Luthor: A Celebration of 75 Years (2015)
Lobo (1993)
Outsiders (1993)
Showcase '95 (1995)
Showcase '96 (1996)
Steel (1994)
Superboy (1994)
Supergirl (1994)
Supergirl (1996)
Supergirl/Lex Luthor Special (1993)
Superheroes: The Heroic Visions of Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell (2000)
Superman (1987)
Superman: The Man of Steel (1991)
Superman: The Man of Steel Gallery (1995)
Superman: The Man of Tomorrow (1995)
Team Superman Secret Files (1998)
Teen Titans (2003)
The Batman Chronicles (1995)
The Death and Return of Superman Omnibus (2007)
The Death and Return of Superman Omnibus (2013)
The New Titans (1988)
Titans Secret Files (1999)
Valor (1992)
Who's Who in the DC Universe (1990)
Who's Who: Update '88 (1988)
Wonder Woman (1987)
Zero Hour: Crisis in Time (1994)

Group Affiliation(s):
LexCorp (DC)
New Titans
Team Luthor

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