Supergirl season 2 Episode 13 will be getting a new Superman villain. It is not a Kryponite powered villain but, instead, is a reality warping imp Mr. Mxyzptlk. In the Superman comics he pops up once in a while to annoy the superhero, but he seems to have different plans in the live action series.
The DC comics have a lot of material to work with and a lot of interesting villains to choose from. While fans would prefer to see the more celebrated baddies, other “villains” are worth seeing as well. Mr. Mxyzptlk is one of those bad guys that are interesting to watch.
Annoying And Dangerous Villain on Supergirl Season 2 Episode 13
As seen in the official teaser for the upcoming episode, Mr. Mxyzptlk, played by guest star Peter Gadiot, shows up on earth and declares his love for Kara, played by Melissa Benoist. She initially thinks he is harmless, but upon getting rejected he wrecks havoc on National city. Mon El, played by Chris Wood, has seen imps like Mr. Mxyzptlk on Daxam and knows how dangerous they can be. His relationship with Kara gets strained as they try to figure out how to get rid of him.
The title of Supergirl season 2 Episode 13 is “Mr. and Mrs. Mxyzptlk.” This is probably a foreshadowing of the events to come in the episode. Fingers are crossed that Kara and Mon-El can figure out how to get rid of him before its too late.
Mr. Mxyzptlk Appeared in Superman Before Supergirl Season 2 Episode 13
The magical imp “villain” was created by Jerry Siegel in 1944 and is considered more of a pain-in-the-ass trickster more than anything else. His name is pronounced as “mix-yez-pitel-ick” and is a mouthful to say. However, how to beat him is even more difficult. [SPOILER ALERT] One must say his name backwards in order to defeat him.
This is not the first time that the imp appeared in a Superman series. According to Den Of Geek, he appeared on the Superboy TV series back in the eighties. Michael J. Pollard played him at the time. The character also appeared on Lois and Clark: The New Adventures Of Superman and Smallville as well.
In effect, the addition of Mr. Mxyzptlk is a good break from the real baddies in the series. As compared to the comic, it seems the Supergirl version of the imp has no previous history with Superman. With the 5th dimensional imp around for 2 episodes, there will definitely be a lot of trickery in the upcoming episodes.
The Supergirl season 2 episode 13 “Mr. and Mrs. Mxyzptlk” will air on Monday February 20 at 8pm ET/PT. Stefan Pleszczynski directed the episode. The script is written by Strerling Gates and Jessica Queller.
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