Supergirl and Spider-Woman are both the female counterparts of iconic heroes who wear blue-and-red costumes, but that isn't the only similarities these two superheros share.
Psychic replacements: When Kara died and Jessica was de-powered, each was replaced by a new hero using the Supergirl and Spider-Woman names. Both women used psionic energy to mimic having Kryptonian and spider-based powers. Linda Danvers became Supergirl when she merged with a protoplasmic lifeform called Matrix. After the merge, Linda found that she had telekinesis; a power she used to fly, surround herself with a protective shield that mimicked invulnerability, boost her strength, and fire psionic force blasts. Julia Carpenter was tricked into being part of a government experiment to create superheroes. An injection of spider venom mixed with plant extracts turned Julia into the the new Spider-Woman with the power to create webs of solid psychokinetic energy. Her psionic powers also allowed her to cling to walls by psychokinetically bonding her fingers and toes to any surface.
Third try was not the charm: Cir-El and Mattie Franklin were the third Supergirl/Spider-Woman iterations. Cir-El was the genetically engineered daughter of Superman created by an evil organization to be their own Supergirl, and Mattie gained super-strength and flight from a evil magic ritual and used those powers to assume the mantle of Spider-Woman. Both Cir-El and Mattie had unusual powers. Cir-El could fire a blast of red solar radiation from her entire body, while Matte gained the power to sprout psychically powered spider-legs from her back after fighting an evil version of Spider-Woman. However they weren't popular with the fans and both were quickly gotten rid of.
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