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I know the season started with suggesting that the Colonel wasn't someone to be trusted, but to be honest I kind of like her character...what we've seen so far...and hope that she isn't the baddie they hinted she was at the beginning.

What do you guys think?
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She seems like a heavy in the Amanda Waller mold, but I agree there may be more to her.
Most likely my comic ignorance is keeping me in the dark on this one. Not sure who Amanda Waller is to make the connection?

Amanda Waller is generally an antagonist to the DC heroes but sometimes an ally. In Arrow, she was the head of ARGUS and developed the Arrowverse version of the Suicide Squad. Her tactics may be viewed as morally questionable at best, but her ruthlessness produced results, and in her own mind, she is making the necessary decisions for national security.

Haley strikes me as cut from similar cloth, though not as overtly villainous. At least not yet.
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She seems like a heavy in the Amanda Waller mold, but I agree there may be more to her.
Most likely my comic ignorance is keeping me in the dark on this one. Not sure who Amanda Waller is to make the connection?

Perhaps that same bald head has something over the head of the current el presidente. Perhaps Lex positioned the Vice President to be put into power so the VP could then pardon Lex?
We're assuming that when Lex comes on the show that he will be out of prison and this could be a good possibility.

Or, his entire appearance is with him behind bars, which is not really something that I'm hoping to see.
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I echo everything Sully just said.

And, I still find the new President's shift in behavior from the first convo we saw between him and Supergirl to his latest demands on her a bit odd.

I also haven't forgotten 1.) the fact that the siblings knew the outgoing President's true alien identity, as well as, 2) the scene of Liberty talking to someone on the phone in the car who seemed of importance. Starting to believe a certain bald headed and diabolical villian has been orchestrating things from behind bars. Perhaps that same bald head has something over the head of the current el presidente. Perhaps Lex positioned the Vice President to be put into power so the VP could then pardon Lex?
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From my perspective, the jury is still out regarding the President and the Colonel. I sure as heck don't trust either of them, but they may have good reasons for their actions. I am still trying to reconcile Baker's demeanor before and after he was sworn in. How Haley fits into that is unclear.

She seems like a heavy in the Amanda Waller mold, but I agree there may be more to her.
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Oh, OK - Colonel Haley!
When I first saw the caption, I thought maybe you were talking about this "other Colonel" - who has in fact appeared in DC Comics.
Here he is with Green Lantern:

https://www.dccomics.com/sites/default/files/imce/DC%20KFC%20%233%20Cover%20Art_596d55ac7de6d5.78317235.jpg
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I've said in other threads that I am hoping that the Colonel turns out to be on Kara's side. She's one of those characters who, even though she has said some things that might seem to be anti-Supergirl, I get the impression that it's not about Supergirl being an alien. Instead, I think that the Colonel's own backstory/experience with the rigidness and formality of the military causes her to rely on it to guide her approach to dealing with situations and gives an anti-Supergirl perception. But, I believe that she'll start to loosen up that approach once she figures out who the "bad" guys and "good" guys really are. Really, she reminds me a bit of an Alex who hasn't had an outsider like Kara to help teach her about life outside of the military box. I just have a gut-feeling I guess, that she is going to be used as an instrument to send the message that everyone has the power/choice to make a decision that helps the greater good and that positive change comes from those who are in positions to make that change.

Plus, I would also like to see the Colonel as an ally because there seems to be a lot of anti-government material being laid down this season and I think that it's important to show a balance of good, too, in that area - outside of our main characters of Alex and J'onn.
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Yeah, I think she may turn out to be more of an ally than an enemy, perhaps another gray character. The next episode may tell us a lot. Although she stated the new DEO policy on transparency with stern authority (as a good commander should), she did look a little shell-shocked when Supergirl was terminated. She also looked impressed when Alex stood up for herself in an earlier segment by declaring a willingness to follow her instincts even if it risked court martial. So I think there is more to the colonel than has been revealed so far.
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