The Hope Speech staff was browsing around looking at different fan art pieces and gifs from the show and one gif really stood out to us. Its that smile Melissa gives when she hears that her speech from the finale was enough to break National City from Myriad. We went back and rewatched the speech several times paying close attention to each word. It really was a highlight from the season. We've transcribed the speech below. For you artists out there, perhaps there is something creative you can do with this.

People of National City, this is Supergirl and... I hope you can hear me. We have been attacked. Mothers and Fathers, Friends and Neighbors, Children ... everyone, suddenly stopped by a force of evil, as great as this world has ever known. Your attacker has sought to take your free will, your individuality, your spirit, everything that makes you who you are. When facing an attack like this its easy to feel hopeless, we retreat, we lose our strength, lose ourselves. I know. I lost everything when I was young. When I first landed on this planet I was sad and alone. But I found out, that there is so much love in this world, out there for the taking. And you, the people of National City, you helped me, you lead me be who I'm meant to be. You gave me back to myself, you made me stronger than I ever thought possible, and I love you for that. Now, in each and everyone of you there is a light, a spirit that can not be snuffed out, that won't give up. I need your help again. I need you to hope. Hope, that you will remember that you can all be heroes. Hope, that when faced with an enemy determined to destroy your spirit, you will fight back and thrive. Hope, that those who once may have shunned you, will in a moment of crisis come to your aid. Hope, and you will see again the faces of those you've love, and perhaps even those you've lost.

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We still think this is the very thing that was missing from the DC movie universe. This is why we need more Supergirl. Comics are not just stories of dark heroes working in the shadows. Our comic book heroes should be able to bring light to the darkness. They need to inspire. This is why Supergirl stands taller than anything else in the DC live-action-verse, movie or TV.

Just a reminder to why we all love this show. Comments are below, forum is a go, and support page is aglow. Thanks all

Eric Johnston
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Eric is the primary author for He has been covering the Supergirl show since 2014, but been a fan for decades. "Hope, Help, and Compassion for All, El May Arah!"

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