Supergirl wrote this weekend's San Diego Comic-Con story announcing that Nicole Maines is the first transgender superhero of television to be included in the cast of the CW series.
According to the official character description, Maine's & # 39; Character will be Nia Nal, a superhero named Dreamer. As the newest addition to the CatCo reporting team, Nal is a soulful young transgendered woman committed to protecting others. Her journey this season means fulfilling her fate as a hero dreamer, much like Kara appeared as a supergirl.
While it was reported a few months ago Supergirl embodied a transgender character Yesterday's announcement made these reports a reality and helped make the show even more devastated by Maines, who is herself trans-actress, cast in the role. Casting and character are important, especially for Maines, who told the audience on the SDCC panel that it's "fitting" that Trans-Kids finally have their own superhero.
"It just seems fitting that we have one trans-superhero for trans-kids to look up to," Maines said. "She's the superhero we need now."
In Comics, Nura Nal is a member of the Legion of Superheroes, known as Dreamer. An alien with precognitive abilities, the character was created by Edmond Hamilton and John Forte in 1
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