Jimmy Olsen's origin story as the Guardian begins in new Supergirl clip

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Nov 7, 2016, 11:07 AM EST

A new hero is set to debut later this season of The CW’s Supergirl, as James Olsen will be suiting up as the Guardian. Now we have a first look at what sets him on the path.

A new clip from tonight’s episode of Supergirl has debuted, and it shows a bank robbery taking place right in front of Kara (Melissa Benoist) and James Olsen (Mechad Brooks). Kara suits up to take them on as Supergirl, but when she gets sidelined with a powerful new weapon, James jumps in to get a few shots in on the bank robbers himself. It doesn’t go all that well, but it’s the first indication that James can hold his own in a fight.

With the jump over to The CW, Supergirl is already starting on the path to becoming a bit more Flash-esque, and turning a key supporting cast member into a hero in his own right is a page right out of the Arrow-verse playbook. Seeing James get a few swings and kicks in here seems to be a good indication of how he’ll handle things once he suits up as the Guardian.

Supergirl airs Monday nights on The CW.

Check out the clip below: