World’s Fastest – Flash Meets Supergirl

Coming up on March 28, a very special episode of Supergirl will bring together Kara Zor-El and a visitor from another universe, Barry Allen aka The Flash.  Melissa Benoist and Grant Gustin have been teasing us on social media ever since the crossover episode was announced. Barry Allen will somehow end up in National City and help Supergirl take on Livewire and Silver Banshee. A recent episode of The Flash showed that Supergirl and the world she lives in is a part of the multiverse of The CW show as Supergirl airs on CBS. A recent promo video showed Flash and Supergirl lining up to race and that spurs the obvious question – who is faster? Let’s look at the tale of tape.

Supergirl – Hero Of National City

Supergirl (Melissa Benoist)
photo: CBS

Hometown: National City


Powers: Super strength and speed, super hearing, X-ray vision, heat vision, and ice breath, invulnerability

Weaknesses: Kryptonite

Kara Zor-El, cousin of Kal-El, whom we all know as Superman, is relatively new to the hero game and how powerful she really is. Like her cousin, Earth’s yellow sun gives her extraordinary strength and speed. She can lift a jumbo jet, put out a fire in 10 seconds flat, and hear trouble coming but is she fast enough on foot? She can outrun gunfire, sonic blasts, and even electricity so her capabilities for super speed are not known as of yet, even to her. She is definitely the stronger in this matchup, but that doesn’t help much in a straight up race.


The Flash – The Scarlet Speedster

The Flash Supergirl crossover
The Flash (Grant Gustin)
photo: The CW

Hometown: Central City

Powers: Super speed, accelerated healing

Weaknesses: Extreme cold, can burn out quickly due to lack of snacks

Barry Allen was a normal forensic scientist with the Central City PD until a lightning bolt struck him, throwing him into a batch of chemicals. Waking up after a 9 month coma, Barry discovered he could run fast…very fast. Barry’s other abilities also include accelerated healing and he can vibrate through solid objects. While he is considered “The Fastest Man Alive”, Flash has to stay extremely focused while on the move and while he does not have super strength, he has traveled through time, although not on purpose.


Not that it matters who wins, “World’s Finest” should be a great episode as both shows have been runaway hits for their respective networks.


Supergirl airs Mondays at 8pm EST on CBS

The Flash airs Tuesday at 8pm EST on The CW




Mat Douglas
Mat Douglas
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