As “DC’s Stargirl” gets its third season ready to go, there are many questions people have. What part will Starman play? Will Eclipso be revived? Does Cindy have another plan up her sleeve? The second season of the show was full of twists and turns, so there’s no telling what the new season will have in store.
“DC’s Stargirl” was created by writer Geoff Johns in the late 2010s and premiered in early 2020. After defeating the Injustice Society at the end of the first season, Stargirl and her friends suspected there was more to do. Not much time passed until they were proven right.
The Dark Side
The second season of Stargirl really honed in on humanity’s flaws. For one, popular girl Cindy Brauman found ways to manipulate some of her peers into joining her new villainous faction, Injustice Unlimited. She even used her Black Diamond’s powers in some cases to control people’s minds. While Cindy’s tactics seemed to be working at first, she eventually released an evil spirit (Eclipso) from the Black Diamond by mistake, trapping her inside.
Eclipso proved to be a monster that even other villains couldn’t handle. A person’s weakness is Eclipso’s strength, as he thrives on the darkest aspects of the human psyche. As Eclipso shapeshifted, caused hallucinations, and coerced people into doing his bidding, it soon became apparent that he was after Stargirl’s Cosmic Staff.
Duality was a major theme throughout the second season of “DC’s Stargirl.” Cindy Berman had the intent to take advantage of others, but she was unknowingly the victim of someone worse than her. Stargirl’s staff gave her the powers she needed to fight crime, but it also attracted interest from evil forces. Yolanda gave up on being a superheroine because she didn’t want to hurt people, but this led her to stop helping her friends.
At the climax of the second season, Eclipso tested Stargirl to see if he could bring out the worst in her. While he was able to provoke her and get hold of her staff, he underestimated the fact that others had her back, including Starman. Ultimately, the Justice Society blasted Eclipso until he turned to toast.
The second season of “DC’s Stargirl” was a roller coaster ride for many of the characters, including those who weren’t superheroes. With the line between normalcy and miracle continuing to thin, the third season will likely be even more extravagant.