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    Department of Extranormal Operations (Earth-38)

    We live in a world on the cutting edge. And as mankind advances, so too does the danger it faces. For years, we protected America in secret. But now, we want you to know you're in good hands.
    Hope, help, and compassion for all.
    That's our motto here at... the DEO. Call us for all your extranormal needs.
    — DEO promotion[src]

    The Department of Extranormal Operations, abbreviated as the DEO, is a government organization that monitors extranormal and extraterritorial activities.

    History[edit | hide | hide all]

    Creation[edit | hide]

    At some point, the Department of Extranormal Operations was founded and was tasked with monitoring extranormal and extraterritorial activities, including Superman's battles against alien threats. Afterward, the DEO was bought by Luthor Corp and affiliated to the corporation under Hank Henshaw, J'onn J'onzz and Alex Danvers' leadership.[1]

    Girl of Steel[edit | hide]

    When Kara Zor-El revealed her existence to the world in order to save her sister from the crash of DEO Flight 237, she began to work with the DEO against extraterrestrial threats as Supergirl, with her sister serving as her liaison officer.[1][2]

    Leviathan & Lex Luthor[edit | hide]

    Post-Crisis Repercussions[edit | hide]

    After the Crisis, the Super Friends regained their Pre-Crisis memories and remembered Lex Luthor's villainous actions on Earth-38.[1] They were quickly affected by the repercussions of the Crisis, and they confronted multiple Brainiac-5s arriving in the National City headquarters. Brainy and the Super Friends worked together and discovered that one of the "refugees" was attempting to release his bottled Earth. Luckily, the Super Friends were able to convince him to stop and promised to find a way to restore his home world.[3]

    Visit from the Future[edit | hide]

    While Luthor conspired to join Leviathan, he found a version of Winn Schott and gave him the resources to terrorize National City. Tarnishing the reputation of the real Winn Schott, the Computer Lad returned from the 31st century and worked with his former teammates against his villainous self. Winn once again utilized his DEO resources and the assistance of the Super Friends, locating the Toyman and thwarted his attacks, resulting in the latter's death.[4]

    Unbeknownst to the Super Friends, Toyman survived his physical death and attacked the National City headquarters in his digital form. The DEO was barely able to defend themselves from Toyman's gadgets before Winn entered the digital world and destroy the final form of Toyman with the help of his father. Meanwhile, unable to take in any more of Luthor's lies, Alex decided to quit the DEO and Brainy was promoted to be the director of the organization.[5]

    A New Leadership[edit | hide]

    Now in a higher position in the DEO, Brainy worked with Luthor side by side in order to dismantle his plan to work with Leviathan from the inside, while completing Luthor's tasks with precaution.[6] Days later, the Super Friends were called to handle a Dominator in the city, with Dreamer incapacitated the alien. The DEO soon arrived with Brainy thanking Dreamer for her services, bringing the Dominator into custody,[7]

    Reports on the incident

    After Luthor released a baby Sun-Eater and nearly destroyed the Sun,[8] Brainy began to show his concerns over Luthor's plans. On July 15, 2020,[9] Luthor was amused with his concerns and ordered him to continue his tasks. During Lex and Lena's trials on Project Non Nocere, Brainy and the Super Friends took Rama Khan into custody from Portland, only to realize that he intentionally complied and was searching for Kryptonite. Despite their efforts, the Super Friends were unable to stop Khan from destroying the DEO National City Headquarters, with the organization being destroyed as well.[10]

    Reconstruction[edit | hide]

    The new DEO
    By, uh, stopping Lex and Nyxly, we proved that "extranormal" doesn't have to mean "extraterrestrial." They're giving us carte blanche to reimagine the DEO however we see fit.
    — J'onn J'onzz[src]

    A year later, the Department of Extranormal Operations was reinstated by the United States government after the defeat of Lex and Nyxlygsptlnz proved that "extranormal" does not only mean "extraterrestrial", allowing J'onn, Alex and Kara to reimagine the organization however they see fit. The new DEO was soon announced to the public shortly afterward, with the three attending the ceremony.[11]

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    Sister Act Appears
    Pilot Appears
    Stronger Together Appears
    Fight or Flight Appears
    Livewire Appears
    How Does She Do It? Appears
    Red Faced Appears
    Human for a Day Appears
    Hostile Takeover Appears
    Blood Bonds Appears
    Childish Things Appears
    This Is My Life Appears
    Strange Visitor from Another Planet Appears
    Bizarro Appears
    Sistery Mystery Appears
    For the Girl Who Has Everything Appears
    Wake-Up Calls Appears
    Truth, Justice and the American Way Appears
    Solitude Appears
    The Strange Case of the Smiling Computer Mentioned
    Falling Appears
    Attack Edge! Appears
    Manhunter Appears
    Worlds Finest Appears
    Nightmares on El Street Dream
    Myriad Appears
    The Next Dream Mentioned
    Better Angels Appears
    Sistery Mystery (Reprise) Appears
    Our Backs to the Wall Mentioned
    Who Is Facet? Appears
    Pieces Appears
    End Games Appears
    Breaking Point Appears
    The Adventures of Supergirl Appears
    The Last Children of Krypton Appears
    Welcome to Earth Appears
    Survivors Appears
    Crossfire Appears
    Changing Appears
    The Darkest Place Appears
    Medusa Appears
    Invasion! Mentioned
    Supergirl Lives Appears
    We Can Be Heroes Appears
    The Martian Chronicles Appears
    Luthors Appears
    Mr. & Mrs. Mxyzptlk Appears
    Homecoming Appears
    Exodus Appears
    Star-Crossed Appears
    Duet Mentioned
    Distant Sun Appears
    Ace Reporter Appears
    Alex Appears
    City of Lost Children Appears
    Resist Appears
    Nevertheless, She Persisted Appears
    Girl of Steel Appears
    Triggers Appears
    Far from the Tree Mentioned
    The Faithful Appears
    Damage Appears
    Midvale Mentioned
    Wake Up Appears
    Crisis on Earth-X, Part 1 Appears
    Reign Appears
    Legion of Super-Heroes Appears
    Fort Rozz Appears
    For Good Appears
    Both Sides Now Appears
    Schott Through the Heart Appears
    In Search of Lost Time Appears
    Of Two Minds Appears
    Trinity Appears
    Shelter from the Storm Appears
    The Fanatical Appears
    Dark Side of the Moon Appears
    Not Kansas Appears
    Make It Reign Appears
    Battles Lost and Won Appears
    American Alien Appears
    Fallout Appears
    Man of Steel Appears
    Ahimsa Appears
    Parasite Lost Appears
    Call to Action Appears
    Rather the Fallen Angel Appears
    Bunker Hill Appears
    Elseworlds, Part 1 Mentioned
    Elseworlds, Part 3 Mentioned
    Suspicious Minds Appears
    Blood Memory Appears
    Menagerie Appears
    What's So Funny About Truth, Justice, and the American Way? Appears
    Stand and Deliver Appears
    O Brother, Where Art Thou? Mentioned
    The House of L Mentioned
    All About Eve Appears
    Crime and Punishment Appears
    American Dreamer Appears
    Will the Real Miss Tessmacher Please Stand Up? Appears
    Red Dawn Appears
    The Quest for Peace Mentioned
    Event Horizon Appears
    Stranger Beside Me Appears
    Blurred Lines Appears
    In Plain Sight Appears
    Dangerous Liaisons Appears
    Confidence Women Appears
    Tremors Appears
    The Wrath of Rama Khan Appears
    Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part One Appears
    Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Five Appears
    The Bottle Episode Appears
    Back from the Future: Part One Appears
    Marathon Mentioned
    Back from the Future: Part Two Appears
    A Girl Named Sue Indirectly Mentioned
    It's a Super Life Alternate timelines
    The Bodyguard Appears
    Reality Bytes Appears
    Deus Lex Machina Appears
    The Missing Link Appears
    Immortal Kombat Mentioned
    Lost Souls Mentioned
    Prom Night! Database
    Ground Control to Sara Lance Pictured
    Prom Again! Message
    Fear Knot Mentioned
    Welcome Back, Kara! Mentioned
    Still I Rise Mentioned
    Mxy in the Middle Mentioned
    Blind Spots Mentioned
    The Gauntlet Flashback
    Magical Thinking Mentioned
    Hope for Tomorrow Mentioned
    Nightmare in National City Mentioned
    Kara Appears
    Armageddon, Part 2 Mentioned

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