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Posted By Mercy_

The difference between the two is that she is much more ruthless. She doesn't hold back the way that he does. I'm also fairly certain that this has been done before.

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Posted By RLAAMJR

Superman is still stronger and more powerful

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Posted By ENGLENTINE

Superman said in that story line that no one knows how powerfull he really is because he always held back. 
  I would bet on Kal.  
Besides he has been on Earth longer soaking that power giving sun
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Posted By Mercy_
@ENGLENTINE said:
" Superman said in that story line that no one knows how powerfull he really is because he always held back.   I would bet on Kal.  Besides he has been on Earth longer soaking that power giving sun "
If I'm not mistaken, there were yellow sun batteries or some such thing in her rocket, so she's been soaking up yellow sun the entire time. 
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Posted By Magian
@The Dark Huntress said:
" @ENGLENTINE said:
" Superman said in that story line that no one knows how powerfull he really is because he always held back.   I would bet on Kal.  Besides he has been on Earth longer soaking that power giving sun "
If I'm not mistaken, there were yellow sun batteries or some such thing in her rocket, so she's been soaking up yellow sun the entire time.  "
True, there were.
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Posted By Shanana
@ENGLENTINE said:
" Superman said in that story line that no one knows how powerfull he really is because he always held back.   I would bet on Kal.  Besides he has been on Earth longer soaking that power giving sun "
Kara's had a longer exposure to the yellow sun rays.
 
but as you said previously. Kal always, held back so it's not known how strong he is.
 

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 Kara has never done anything like this
 Kara has never done anything like this
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Posted By Illyana Rasputin

I don't think Supergirl is stronger than Superman, but I could be wrong.

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Posted By Mercy_
@Illyana Rasputin said:
" I don't think Supergirl is stronger than Superman, but I could be wrong. "
An argument could be made for it, but frankly, feats and other evidence support him. The big difference is that she doesn't hold herself back in the manner that Clark does, giving the appearance that she has more strength than him. 
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Posted By FadeToBlackBolt
Solar Batteries are vastly different from the real deal. On top of that, it's a 16 year borderline anorexic girl vs an insanely buff 35 year old male. No matter what drugs Loeb does to try and say otherwise, Supes is tougher.
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Posted By Mercy_
@FadeToBlackBolt said:
" Solar Batteries are vastly different from the real deal. On top of that, it's a 16 year borderline anorexic girl vs an insanely buff 35 year old male. No matter what drugs Loeb does to try and say otherwise, Supes is tougher. "
Totally agree.
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Posted By FadeToBlackBolt
@The Dark Huntress said:
" @FadeToBlackBolt said:
" Solar Batteries are vastly different from the real deal. On top of that, it's a 16 year borderline anorexic girl vs an insanely buff 35 year old male. No matter what drugs Loeb does to try and say otherwise, Supes is tougher. "
Totally agree. "
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Posted By Final Arrow

It is said in a Superman/Batman issue that she could be stronger then Clark, Clark later explains that the only reason she is stronger, faster... blah blah is because he has learnt to hold back to control his powers, If he needed to he could do what she did, but living on earth has taught him to be more then just strength. Supergirl has never had the need to hold back to have the level of control that Kal has needed to use so she always goes in using everything she can. I think it was something like that.

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Edited By Final Arrow

My bad it was   Supergirl's new series, issue #5

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Posted By Magian
@Final Arrow said:
" It is said in a Superman/Batman issue that she could be stronger then Clark, Clark later explains that the only reason she is stronger, faster... blah blah is because he has learnt to hold back to control his powers, If he needed to he could do what she did, but living on earth has taught him to be more then just strength. Supergirl has never had the need to hold back to have the level of control that Kal has needed to use so she always goes in using everything she can. I think it was something like that. "
Yeah, that was.
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Posted By Final Arrow
@ComicMan24 said:
" @Final Arrow said:
" It is said in a Superman/Batman issue that she could be stronger then Clark, Clark later explains that the only reason she is stronger, faster... blah blah is because he has learnt to hold back to control his powers, If he needed to he could do what she did, but living on earth has taught him to be more then just strength. Supergirl has never had the need to hold back to have the level of control that Kal has needed to use so she always goes in using everything she can. I think it was something like that. "
Yeah, that was. "
Im sure it happened in Batman/Superman as well just can't recall the issue.
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Posted By Magian
@Final Arrow said:
" @ComicMan24 said:
" @Final Arrow said:
" It is said in a Superman/Batman issue that she could be stronger then Clark, Clark later explains that the only reason she is stronger, faster... blah blah is because he has learnt to hold back to control his powers, If he needed to he could do what she did, but living on earth has taught him to be more then just strength. Supergirl has never had the need to hold back to have the level of control that Kal has needed to use so she always goes in using everything she can. I think it was something like that. "
Yeah, that was. "
Im sure it happened in Batman/Superman as well just can't recall the issue. "
I have both issues you are referring to. The first happened in Superman/Batman 12 when they were fighting in the fire pits of Apokolips and the second happened in Supergirl 5.
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Posted By Final Arrow
@ComicMan24 said:
" @Final Arrow said:
" @ComicMan24 said:
" @Final Arrow said:
" It is said in a Superman/Batman issue that she could be stronger then Clark, Clark later explains that the only reason she is stronger, faster... blah blah is because he has learnt to hold back to control his powers, If he needed to he could do what she did, but living on earth has taught him to be more then just strength. Supergirl has never had the need to hold back to have the level of control that Kal has needed to use so she always goes in using everything she can. I think it was something like that. "
Yeah, that was. "
Im sure it happened in Batman/Superman as well just can't recall the issue. "
I have both issues you are referring to. The first happened in Superman/Batman 12 when they were fighting in the fire pits of Apokolips and the second happened in Supergirl 5. "
Knew it was in there somewhere, I wanted to say ten so I was just off XD
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Posted By Magian
@Final Arrow said:
" @ComicMan24 said:
" @Final Arrow said:
" @ComicMan24 said:
" @Final Arrow said:
" It is said in a Superman/Batman issue that she could be stronger then Clark, Clark later explains that the only reason she is stronger, faster... blah blah is because he has learnt to hold back to control his powers, If he needed to he could do what she did, but living on earth has taught him to be more then just strength. Supergirl has never had the need to hold back to have the level of control that Kal has needed to use so she always goes in using everything she can. I think it was something like that. "
Yeah, that was. "
Im sure it happened in Batman/Superman as well just can't recall the issue. "
I have both issues you are referring to. The first happened in Superman/Batman 12 when they were fighting in the fire pits of Apokolips and the second happened in Supergirl 5. "
Knew it was in there somewhere, I wanted to say ten so I was just off XD "
I wasn't sure at first because although I have the issues, the numbering here was different but I check the covers in the wiki.
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Posted By Baddamdog

I want Supergirl to be stronger, but I just think Superman is, I think it's true about the holding back thing

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Posted By haydenclaireheroes

In my opinion I think they are probably both equal. 

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Posted By ENGLENTINE

He would also know how to use the powers better because of experience.
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Posted By PowerHerc
@The Dark Huntress said:
" @FadeToBlackBolt said:
" Solar Batteries are vastly different from the real deal. On top of that, it's a 16 year borderline anorexic girl vs an insanely buff 35 year old male. No matter what drugs Loeb does to try and say otherwise, Supes is tougher. "
Totally agree. "

And stronger!  Yea, Verily.
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superman stated hes more powerful than her he just holds back     

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Posted By Hamz

It's like asking who wins in a fight. An adult male body builder or a teenage girl. I think the answer is fairly obvious!
 
Because that's frankly what any fight between Superman and Supergirl is, basically ;)

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Posted By Primmaster64

No. Superman is way stronger.

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Posted By Magian

Superman.

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Posted By Primmaster64
@Hamz said:
" It's like asking who wins in a fight. An adult male body builder or a teenage girl. I think the answer is fairly obvious! Because that's frankly what any fight between Superman and Supergirl is, basically ;) "
indeed
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Posted By Inevitable
Superman is stronger.
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Posted By Lvenger

I agree with what other people are saying that Kara is more ruthless and less willing to hold back than Clark and that the fight would be between a male body builder and a teenage girl. However, there is other evidence to support this. Wonder Woman was shown as being able to overpower Supergirl and has been acknowledged as the strongest superheroine in the DC Universe. However, Superman is stated as being stronger than her and has won in multiple fights between the 2 so this is further evidence that Superman is stronger than Supergirl

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Edited By Valtot

what we need is superman to go crazy and start destoying planets (which he has many ways of doing) so we can put this arguement away

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Posted By PowerHerc
@FadeToBlackBolt said:
" Solar Batteries are vastly different from the real deal. On top of that, it's a 16 year borderline anorexic girl vs an insanely buff 35 year old male. No matter what drugs Loeb does to try and say otherwise, Supes is tougher. "

Damn straight!
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Posted By FadeToBlackBolt
@PowerHerc said:
" @FadeToBlackBolt said:
" Solar Batteries are vastly different from the real deal. On top of that, it's a 16 year borderline anorexic girl vs an insanely buff 35 year old male. No matter what drugs Loeb does to try and say otherwise, Supes is tougher. "
Damn straight! "
Haha, thank you, glad you agree :)
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Posted By Primmaster64
@FadeToBlackBolt: Hamz explained it too
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Posted By karrob

Kal

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Posted By PowerHerc
@FadeToBlackBolt said:
" @PowerHerc said:
" @FadeToBlackBolt said:
" Solar Batteries are vastly different from the real deal. On top of that, it's a 16 year borderline anorexic girl vs an insanely buff 35 year old male. No matter what drugs Loeb does to try and say otherwise, Supes is tougher. "
Damn straight! "
Haha, thank you, glad you agree :) "

Of course I agree.  There's nothing not to agree with.  Your post says it all.  Cheers.
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Posted By Mercy_
@haydenclaireheroes said:
" In my opinion I think they are probably both equal.  "
They're not. 
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Posted By Donnieman v5.1

Superman > Supergirl

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Posted By Valtot

they have the strength difference of a buff adult male to a skinny teenage girl

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Posted By Chesapeake

In the Batman/Superman Apocalypse movie, the author explains that  she is stronger due to be younger than Superman. Her cells work better to absorb the sun light or something like that.
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Edited By IrishxTaco

i havent read the comics but watching the show i was always curious which of the two were stronger or if they were pretty much equal. superman always held back except for the one time he fought darkside and showed power that was never seen before from him or supergirl for that matter and i never really thought she ever held back so idk. id love to know the answer but other than that one time i always figured they were about the same

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Posted By randell1985

@fadetoblackbolt: supermans physical appearance is irrelevant as thats not an important factor in Kyrptonian physiology every Kyrptonian is in perfect physical condition. the difference is that its been said in various comics that kara was scientifically augmented above other Kyrptonians also when Clark came to earth he wasn't super strong or super powerful his abilities developed over years as such when he was younger he actually worked on a farm and developed a human like physical appearance if you notice none of the other Kyrptonians have such a massive physical appearance and thats because non of them had to develop one they were already perfect on there home planet but he developed his body via hard work before his Kyrptonian strength kicked in

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Posted By hyperion234

Superman is a little bit stronger because he's been on earth longer and Absorbed more sun radiation

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Posted By Irrevenant

To the people saying Clark is stronger because he's a muscular man while Kara is a slender teenage girl, we have no reason to assume it works that way.

Kryptonians don't get their enhanced strength, toughness etc. from their physique, they get their superpowers from exposure to Earth's yellow sun. All it would take for Kara to be more powerful is for her to be able to store and utilise more solar energy to fuel her abilities. For all we know Kryptonian women could be better at that than the men - or it could just vary between individuals. Either way, Kara could easily be stronger than Superman, regardless of build.