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Supergirl’s Mon-El is ‘a Kid in a Candy Shop’ With His New Powers

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Supergirl’s Mon-El is ‘a Kid in a Candy Shop’ With His New Powers

Since his arrival in “Supergirl’s” Season One finale, fans have been waiting to see what Mon-El (played by Chris Wood) would do once he awoke. Thankfully, we won’t have to wait too long, as he’s now conscious and must deal with existence on a new world. Not only that, but he’s also found out that his home planet Daxam was destroyed when Krypton exploded. Thankfully, Earth’s sun gives him the same powers it does Kara and Superman. Sound familiar?

Speaking to TV Guide, Wood teased what’s coming up for Mon-El, whether he’ll join the Department of Extra-Normal Operations, and what might become of Kara and Mon-El after their tricky introduction.

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On the topic of the fallout from Mon-El learning his home planet has been destroyed, Wood said we might see a more “settled” version of the character. “We start to see his quirks and his ticks, and what he’s really like,” he said. “You start to see that when he’s talking to Kara, but there’s still a hint of frustration and animosity because he’s stuck in a prison cell.”

Wood said Mon-El contrasts with Kara and Clark in that he’s more of a “frat-boy type,” and enjoys “fun, and going out and drinking, and goofing around.” Because of that, instead of being serious about his newfound powers, he instead wants to use them to “play.” Wood described the character as “a kid in a candy shop,” although he did say the DEO would be looking to test his powers. Could that mean he’ll be working with the DEO? The actor said the thought has probably ever crossed Mon-El’s mind, but anything could happen.

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The initial encounter between Mon-El and Kara was a bit testy, to say the least. Wood described the relationship as a little hostile, noting that they might not get along right away due to being from different worlds. He does note, however, that the divide is something “they’re going to have to work through in order to get along and become friends,” which gives fans a glimpse of hope that the pair will settle their differences. Although the pair is hostile now, Wood said Kara “has the super sense to put it aside enough to take him under her wing and try to teach him,” which is all you can ask for when dealing with another outer-space threat.

Airing Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW, “Supergirl” stars Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, David Harewood, Chyler Leigh and Jeremy Jordan.

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