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I might be wrong about the term, but I'm talking about the thing that goes like this: "When I was a child, my planet Krypton was dying. I was sent to Earth to protect my cousin". Towards the end, she says "...to protect my city from aliens and anyone that means to cause a harm". Obviously, she is an alien herself and again obviously, there are nice aliens and there are not-so-nice aliens. Why would she say that and generalize all aliens despite she is one?

  • I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's based on a false premise due to misunderstanding what the character said. – madmada Nov 9 '17 at 6:35
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The actual quote is

But in secret, I work with my adoptive sister for the DEO to protect my city from alien life and anyone else that means to cause it harm. I am Supergirl.

So she doesn't generalise ALL aliens she's referring to aliens that mean to cause harm.

The emphasis is on mean to cause harm ...not on who/what is causing the harm.

Arguably, this could come down to punctuation...add a couple of commas and the emphasis becomes clearer.

But in secret, I work with my adoptive sister for the DEO to protect my city from alien life, and anyone else, that means to cause it harm. I am Supergirl.

Additionally, it's not certain that her city (D.E.O. notwithstanding) has the capacity to deal with aliens at all.

Even well-meaning aliens can cause difficulties and she is, perhaps, better equipped to deal with them that a normal human.

  • It still doesn't explain why she needs to protect the city from alien life. To my knowledge, alien life and everyone else are separate. – Tolga Ozses May 5 '17 at 8:28
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    The way I read it, she mentions her job as part of the DEO. It's a major theme of the show that she works for this organization that primarily monitors aliens. She's saying the DEO does that and she works for them. So, I think Paulie_D has answered the question, but I suppose it's up to how you interpret the sentence. – userLTK May 5 '17 at 8:38
  • It is also not unreasonable to have her consider herself an alien, thus part of her job is to make sure she doesn't do harm to the city either. – Cort Ammon Jan 25 '18 at 4:58

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