" Burn Kryptonian " , Starro responded to Powergirls charge by swiftly firing several energy blasts, though it was clear Starro was not yet in full control as Captain Atom's limbs were repeatedly jerking at the last moment.
The concentration to use Its hosts energies and maintain control was proving awkward, and try as it might, Starro could not force the body to create the Kryptonite energies it had been counting on. It instead readied itself for hand to hand.
Kara's first blow sent Starro across the city, to her horror just missing a building, she cursed herself for not thinking about where she was fighting, she had to find somewhere open, or hold It in place for her to render It unconscious.
She noted that under Starro's control Nathaniel was much slower to react, which gave her a considerable advantage. She moved in once more at speed, this time grasping him tightly with her legs around his waist, and proceeded to rain blow after blow on Starro.
The maneuver caught Starro of guard, though It could not fault her initial reasoning. Between each blow It gurgled;
" You're....counting...on his durability...surpassing mine... and preventing.... both my escape... and any...possibility of damage... to this city... clever...girl... "
Kara tried to drown out It's voice.
" But are you... willing to risk... killing this body.. to stop me ? "
Kara faltered for a moment, enough for Starro to force It's host body to begin fighting back. Captain Atom's fist knocked her away and down into the outskirts of the city.
As she lay in the dust it was clear to her that this wasn't working, she couldn't just brawl this threat away, she needed to remember Starro's weaknesses.
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