|Pairing:||Kara Danvers/Cat Grant|
|Gender category:||Femslash (F/F)|
|Fandom:||Supergirl (TV series)|
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Although the pairing Kara/Cat didn't quite appear before the pilot was released, it quickly gained momentum - surpassing the original three ships: Kara/James, Kara/Alex, and Kara/Winn and quickly became the juggernaut pairing.
During the season 1 hiatus in 2015, the first Supercat Week, a fiction challenge for Kara/Cat shippers took place. This challenge remains active, holding their fourth Supercat Week in October 2019
From season 2 onwards, Cat had a much reduced role on the show. She only appeared in four episodes of the second season. Possibly due to the lack of interaction, this ship's popularity was later surpassed by Kara/Lena.
It remains the third most popular pairing in the Supergirl (TV series) fandom, and the second most popular pairing for Kara It has remained in the Top 20 Femslash pairings on Ao3 from 2016 - 2019.
Common Tropes & Fanon
- Many early fics focused on the Boss/Employee dynamic of their possible relationship.
- Identity porn and secret identity reveal also appeared, as Cat was the only main character unaware of Supergirl's identity for much of season 1.
- Kara on Red Kryptonite can result in PWP or revealing confrontations
- Many AUs where Cat Grant never left, or returned to National City.
- Asking Too Much by fictorium, Cat needs a date to a party, she convinces Kara to go with her ("You're my assistant, nobody will think anything of it"). That's how it began. Only it's not Kara who steps out on the red carpet, but Supergirl.
Archives & Fannish Links
- Kara/Cat works at AO3
- Kara/Cat works at FFN
- cat_x_kara, a LiveJournal community
- CatxKara, a Facebook group
- Supercat-Love, a deviantART group
- As of February 21, 2016: AO3 has 313 works for Kara/Cat & FFN has 74 works. The other ships: Kara/Alex (AO3 - 58, FFN - 8), Astra/Alex (AO3 - 47, FFN - 10), Kara/James (AO3 - 29, FFN - 3) Kara/Winn (AO3 - 9, FFN - 2)
- As of April 21, 2018, Kara/Cat has 2459 works on AO3 while Kara/Lena has 6116
- As of December 2019, Kara Danvers/Lena Luthor has 11016 works, Alex Danvers/Maggie Sawyer has 5431, Kara Danvers/Cat Grant has 2888. The gen pairing of KAra & Cat is also the 10th most popular pairing in this fandom with 706 works on ao3