At this point, Luther has used Black Kryptonite on Supergirl, excorcsing the blackness everyone has been sensing within her out as a dark twin. Last week we discussed the symbolism of Luther as Serpent, Supergirl as Eve/Fallen Mankind. This week we are going to see that Luther didn’t get what he bargained for:
“You realize, of course, that we shouldn’t be fighting. I did this all for you. I freed you from your false self. Darkseid—you remember him don’t you? He told me that your true nature would emerge when exposed to the Black Kryptonite. And in that moment, you would realize, I am not your enemy. I am your friend.”
“Lex, for a very smart man—that’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard.”
Listen, I am not saying the intention of Satan in the Garden was to make Adam & Eve his besties. But there is a bibilacl parallel in this scene with Genesis (and that is what PotterWars is all about, our fav stories and their biblical echoes). When Satan deceived Adam & Eve, allowing evil (sin) to enter them and thus the world, he didn’t become their bestie. Adam and Eve hid from God, but God sought them out, clothed them, and walked with them as they learned how to fend for themselves in the world outside the utopia of the Garden.
If you read through Genesis (a great book), you’ll notice that God doesn’t send Adam and Eve packing and have nothing to do with them. Rather, God keeps an ongoing relationship with Adam and Eve throughout their lives, albeit not within the Garden. After they are decieved by the Serpent (Satan, Lucifer), and God seeks them and finds them, they turn to and lean on Him to get them through the consequences of their actions.
In the next and final installment of the 2005 – 2006 volume of Supergirl, we’ll see what happens when the light and dark within Supergirl (and thus mankind) face off.