How did Kimiko get her powers back? Why did she want to be a Supe again?

Kimiko has been without her powers for a short period but in episode 7 she decides that she wants them back and eventually gets what she wanted.

Kimiko and Frenchie regroup with M.M. and Kimiko feels that she’s gone through enough and wants her powers back so finds a way to make that happen.

Asking for a favour

Kimiko is still healing from her injuries while Annie is tending to her at M.M.’s place. Kimiko asks Annie to get her a vial of Compound V from Vought tower. Annie tells her that she’s made enemies at Vought and it wouldn’t be safe for her.

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Kimiko makes her request to Annie

She also adds that they don’t know what will happen to Kimiko if she injects herself with Compound V once again. Kimiko shows her a message that she’s typed out on her phone and Annie is convinced.

Annie sneaks into Vought Tower and gets her hand on a vial of Compound V. She even runs into Homelander on her way out but she records him admitting to murder is able to leave unharmed.

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Frenchie injects Kimiko with Compound V

Annie gets back and gives the Compound V to Frenchie who administers it to Kimiko, after which her powers return immediately.

Family above everything else

Kimiko and Frenchie share a dance during the little downtime that they have. Kimiko tells him that without her powers, she can finally feel his arms. Before, they felt like little bendy straws because of her strength.

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Kimiko had written down exactly what she wanted to ask Annie

That’s when she reveals her desire to get her powers back. Frenchie is apprehensive of this but she shows him the message she had written out for Annie. It spoke about actively having a choice to take Compound V, something she didn’t have the first time around.

She also says that she knows more about her identity and that she wishes to use her powers for good and to protect the people that she loves.

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Frenchie learns about Kimiko’s motivation to get her powers back

She finally refers to the incident with Little Nina and says she almost lost Frenchie because of her inability to fight and she cannot bear the thought of that happening again.

She tells Frenchie that he’s her family, and she’ll do whatever it takes to keep her family safe.


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