As some of us (if not all) know, Kara Zor-El and Mon-El are from close planets (are they?) hence the super powers. In the Supergirl episode where Supergirl breaks into the mother-ship to save Mon-El and Lena, she was able to defeat the guards easily. To my understanding, she shouldn't have been able to, since they are also Daxamites, having super-strength. Rhea has it. Why is that? Is it because they were on the ship all the time, thus not being exposed to the sunlight, or is there another explanation?

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    Because had that power form years and we are not sure how long those guards have that power. And Dexamite appear weaker then Kryptonian to me.
    – Ankit Sharma
    Commented May 17, 2017 at 10:00
  • However, Rhea was able to beat Supergirl. Commented May 17, 2017 at 10:33
  • Didn't she used green kryptonite
    – Ankit Sharma
    Commented May 17, 2017 at 12:22
  • Did she? I didn't know that. Let me watch the episode again. Commented May 18, 2017 at 6:44
  • In the last fight she did I think
    – Ankit Sharma
    Commented May 18, 2017 at 6:46

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Kara has super strength. So do the Daxamites, but as is shown when Mon-El is being tested by Winn at the DEO, the Daxamite level of strength is less than the Kryptonian equivalent. They are also missing a number of the powers Kara exhibits, including flight and freeze breath.

So Kara is stronger, and she has also trained with her sister Alex in a variety of fighting styles (in a room using small amounts of Kryptonite radiation to bring Kara down to a more human level of strength). These facts combine to make her suitably dangerous even to (presumably) well trained soldiers/guards with a level of super strength.

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