|I can only assume that "The Gang" and John Ostrander were unavailable.|
Now, not that the Lumberjack can't be exciting. He certainly is in this clip (even though a strong Virginian accent--"Ah inTEEND to!"-- doesn't really scream Brother from Another Planet); shivers my timbers, for sure!
Actually, he's being played by this guy, Rory McCann, who's some gigantic actor from Some Other Show I Don't Watch.
|That is NOT a 'lumbersexual'.|
If you've never heard of the Lumberjack, well... you're perfectly normal. He only appeared once, and not very memorably They can't all be the Human Flame, you know.
He's probably just a 'getting up to speed' villain. I mean, it's not like you'd expect them right out of the box to start with some big, classic Supergirl villain like...
That IS a potential problem for the Supergirl showrunners, isn't it? Not only does Supergirl have zero recognizable villains of her own, she pretty much has zero villains of her own at all. Or even somebody else's villains whom she's been know to fight. In fact--hey, what they heck HAS Supergirl been doing all these years?
You can just "her foes" for yourself, but most of the ones with even a little substances are from elsewhere (such as the Superman or LSH or Batman or Aquaman or the JLA)
Of course this problem can also be viewed as an opportunity to create a mythos around Supergirl, one that will help solidify her in the comics. Expect to see:
Repurposed secondary supporting characters (such as Jimmy Olsen and Cat Grant: I'd bet dollars to donuts Cat Grant is there). Flash and Arrow do this a lot (e.g. Felicity Smoak, Cisco Ramone, and Caitlin Snow, all of whom are lesser-known comic characters NOT associated with Flash or Arrow).
Cast-off secondary villains. Just as Batman offloaded Ra's Al-Ghul to TVArrow and Starman bequeathed the Mist to TVFlash, so too some secondary villains from someone else's rogues gallery will be appear as hand-me-downs for Supergirl. Most likely candidates are lesser Superman villains, since there's no Superman tv show to save them for and they won't rise to silver screen. Female villains would be especially useful, so expect to see Livewire and Silver Banshee.
Reimagined native villains. What few villains that are really Supergirl's are likely to be spruced up for teevee. Simon Tycho, for example, is a recent villain native to the Supergirl stories. I would expect him to appear in some form. Perhaps Satan Girl? Oh, and Bizarrogirl, because there is no way they will pass that up.
What do YOU imagine they will do for Supergirl foes?