Kara/Cat

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Pairing
Pairing: Kara Danvers/Cat Grant
Alternative name(s): Supercat
Gender category: Femslash (F/F)
Fandom: Supergirl (TV series)
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Prevalence: popular
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Kara/Cat is a popular femslash of Kara Danvers (Supergirl) and Cat Grant of the television series Supergirl.

Fandom

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[1].

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[2].

It remains the third most popular pairing in the Supergirl (TV series) fandom, and the second most popular pairing for Kara[3] It has remained in the Top 20 Femslash pairings on Ao3 from 2016 - 2019.

Common Tropes & Fanon

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  • 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.

Fanworks

Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.

Fanfiction

  • 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.

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References

  1. 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)
  2. As of April 21, 2018, Kara/Cat has 2459 works on AO3 while Kara/Lena has 6116
  3. 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