One thing that all of the superhero shows have in common is their excellent array of supervillains. Supergirl is no different and the first season was filled to the brim with ass-kicking baddies, resulting in the Girl of Steel having some excellent on-screen battles with her villains.
Revisit the jaw-dropping fight with Astra below:
When it comes to battles, few shows can compete with Supergirl. With that in mind, let's take a look at some of the Supergirl villains that we'd like to see return for the show's second season.
1. Silver Banshee
Silver Banshee was without a doubt one of the best villains from Supergirl's first season. Why? Because not only did she have a badass outfit and an incredibly powerful ability, she had a genuine reason for her becoming a criminal — a vendetta against Kara. What makes this vendetta even better is that we had the opportunity to witness it develop over the course of several episodes.
Siobhan Smythe may have been ambitious, but we all felt sorry for her when Kara, who was under the influence of red kryptonite at the time, got her fired. Moreover, her relationship with Winn was great — they were definitely good for each other. It made it all the more upsetting to watch this character that we'd grown to love end up on such a dark path. Siobhan's arc made her more than just another metahuman or alien with a grudge, it also gave the viewers the opportunity to witness the birth of a supervillain. Italia Ricci is excellent in the role and I would welcome the opportunity to see her return in the second season.
I know Astra met her maker at the hands of Alex, but this is Supergirl we're talking about and we all know that stranger things have happened than resurrections. Astra's arc is similar to Siobhan's in that the viewers got the opportunity to witness her downfall from loving aunt to supervillain. Moreover, she was fighting for what she believed was right and for that she deserves some credit.
We also have no idea who landed in the Kryptonian pod at the end of the first season — Kara did look shocked, so perhaps the unexpected arrival is none other than her late aunt.
Livewire is a famous Supergirl villain — who could forget the memorable episode of Batman: The Animated Series — "Girl's Night Out" — that saw Livewire causing trouble for Supergirl and Batgirl. I grew up re-watching that episode, so you can imagine my delight when I heard that Livewire would be coming to TV's Supergirl. Her debut episode saw the Girl of Steel indirectly become responsible for Leslie Willis becoming Livewire. The fact that Leslie was a former employee of Cat Grant made matters worse as she would target Cat and attempt to kill her.
Brit Morgan is excellent in the role and on one occasion, Livewire teamed up Silver Banshee, and the duo were almost unstoppable. Morgan should definitely return to Supergirl for its second season, and her unfinished business with Grant would be the perfect reason for her to make an appearance. I'd relish another opportunity to see her and Banshee team up again.
4. Maxwell Lord
Maxwell Lord's motives have certainly been questionable throughout Supergirl so far, but the billionaire and his high tech toys have come in handy and helped our favorite heroine solve the deadliest of puzzles, saving humanity in the process. However, the sinister side of Lord cannot be ignored — specifically his attempt to re-create Supergirl with Bizarro. His true motives have yet to be revealed, but with every passing episode Lord becomes more and more like Supergirl's version of Arrow's Damien Darhk — he believes he's doing what is necessary, despite the cost.
Also, let's not forget his chemistry — and implied romance — with Cat Grant. Lord saved Grant from Myriad with a killer pair of earrings, and there is definitely sexual tension between the two characters. Whether it's romantic or merely mutual admiration, this storyline needs to be explored further in the future. Peter Facinelli plays Lord perfectly — a return would be most welcome.
When Winslow Schott Sr — or Toyman as he's commonly known — first appeared on Supergirl, our beloved Winn became rather distressed. That's because Cat's friendly IT assistant is the son of the villainous character. Toyman only appeared in one episode of the series so far, but old wounds were opened up and Jeremy Jordan got the opportunity to show off his magnificent acting chops as Winn was torn between doing the right thing and his feelings for Kara.
Supergirl herself also found Toyman to be trying — for a a mere human being, he kept defeating at every corner. Toyman was definitely one of her hardest villains to defeat.
Defeating the bad guy isn't always as easy task, especially when the baddies are as strong as the Girl of Steel herself. However, you can always count on Supergirl to save the day — but who will she be saving us from in the second season?
Who would like to see Supergirl take on in Season 2? Tell me in the comment section below!