Supergirl has already gifted us its spin on a few classic Superman tales, and now another memorable mischief-maker is targeting Kara’s return to National City. Prepare to copy and paste the name “Mister Mxyzptlk” a lot, as the infamously impish villain will make an appearance in Season 2. confirmed as much, noting that while neither description nor actor has yet been released, the character will appear in a full two episodes. in the comics, at least, Mxyzptlk hails from the fifth dimension, and often annoys the Man of Steel with his all-powerful pranks until such time as he can be tricked into saying (or writing) his name backwards.

The character has made live-action appearances in the original Superboy, as well as Lois & Clark (played by Howie Mandel), and was most most recently re-imagined in Smallville as a foreign exchange student who could influence the actions of those around him. Given Supergirl’s tendency to embrace comic mythology head-on, we wouldn’t be surprised by a more straight-forward Mister Mxyzptlk.

And hmm … two episodes of Mxyzptlk, you say? Why, that’s oddly reminiscent of a certain two-part musical in store for the back half of Supergirl Season 2. Curiouser, and curiouser.

In any case, Supergirl will return in 2017 after last night’s four-way crossover conclusion, so stay tuned for the latest.

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