Supergirl is far stronger than Captain Marvel and could defeat her in a fight. While Captain Marvel is strong, her powers are limited, while Supergirl has nearly unlimited powers which she’d use to defeat Captain Marvel.
Speaking of Captain Marvel vs. Supergirl, there’s still a lot to be said. Throughout the rest of this article, we will look at their powers and abilities in more detail and see how the fight between Captain Marvel and Supergirl would play out.
Supergirl vs. Captain Marvel: Who is stronger?
Carol Danvers, as Captain Marvel, is considered to be a very strong Marvel superhero, but as we are going to see, her powers are very limited.
Captain Marvel has several superhuman traits (strength, stamina, durability, speed) and can even fly. She has regenerative abilities and can harness and use different types of energy for both offense and defense.
Her real powers are unlocked when she manages to activate her Binary Powers, but this form lasts only for a short while, after which she reverts to her basic form. On the other hand, Supergirl was introduced as having “all of [Superman’s] powers”, which makes her exceptionally strong.
We all know Superman is one of the strongest DC Comics characters so Kara having his power makes her very, very powerful. She has practically unlimited superhuman powers (strength, stamina, durability, speed), she can likewise fly and although she cannot harness energy or shift into a different form, she can shoot lasers from her eyes, blow the ice out of her mouth and has regenerative abilities.
This comparison seems pretty straightforward, doesn’t it? Although Captain Marvel is undoubtedly powerful, her powers are very limited. Her superhuman abilities have their limits, as do her other powers.
As for her energy harnessing ability, it also has its limits – Carol can absorb only so much energy before being overwhelmed and knocked out by it. As for her Binary Form, she might be stronger than Kara in it, but since that form only lasts for a limited (and short) time, Kara would certainly endure facing Binary Carol and then use her powers to defeat her once he’s back to normal.
On the other hand, Kara Zor-El doesn’t have any such limitations. Her general power levels are probably higher than Captain Marvel’s and she would easily beat her in her basic form. She could also easily endure her energy blasts and counter them with her own laser eyes, meaning that Carol doesn’t really have the upper hand in any of the considered elements.
So, now that we’ve made it obvious that Supergirl could easily defeat Captain Marvel, let us see why people would even think otherwise! Namely, the confusion about their powers probably has two chief sources.
The first one is the MCU. Namely, the MCU version of Captain Marvel is ridiculously overpowered and far stronger than her comic book counterpart. This was an intentional move on the side of the writers and the producers but it’s actually a lie, as Captain Marvel was never that strong. Even when compared to some characters from her own universe, like Thor or Thanos, Captain Marvel is significantly weaker.
As far as the other source of confusion goes – it is quite probably DC’s own fault. Namely, due to her age and the setting of a lot of her stories, Kara Zor-El has usually been portrayed like a teen movie star, which resulted in people not taking her seriously. The “high school teenage girl” setting of her stories and the resulting interpretation of her character from such a point of view led to people never fully considering her full potential, subsequently belittling her powers and abilities.
But, luckily for you, we have cleared everything up for you and you now know just how powerful Supergirl really is!