DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow have announced a new Super Hero who is a female Muslim named Isis and will appear in Season Three of the show
In the show, Isis role would be played by Tala Ashe and her nonsuper hero name is Zari Adrianna Tomaz an American Muslim from the year 2030 who has got tired of destruction and fear in the human world and to change it she has become a hacker with inhuman abilities.
In comics, she was a slave brought as a gift to Black Adam who was the king of Khandaq. Adam found her to be highly independent and vocal and after spending some time with her it changed his views of the world and instilled kindness in him.
Later Adam retrieved the Amulet of Isis from the tomb of his wife and children and asks Captain Marvel to sends its power to Adrianna. and so she became Isis with powers of Egyptian gods.
According to variety During a press announcement Executive producer of the series, Marc Guggenheim said that the addition of a Muslim character in the series is a response to Trump becoming President of USA.
“You might have heard there was this election,”
“Not to get political, but something that we all gravitated toward in the writers room was making this character Muslim.”
He further adds that they didn’t want to define any characters by it Race, Religion or Gender. but hearing the situation of her sister in law in the country who is a Muslim inspired him to take this decision.
“She was talking about how difficult it is to be a Muslim-American in the current political climate. Having a character who’s a computer hacker and is from the future but also happens to be Muslim, it’s a nice, important aspect of her character.”
Tala Ashe said that representation is important because as a child she never saw anyone who looks like her. the implement of other races and religion will help broaden perspective.
“Representation is a really powerful thing”
“When I was growing up watching television, I didn’t see anyone who looked like me. When I think of the kid version of myself, I think it broadens your perspective. What I think is so lovely about this show is that the Legends are this tapestry that represent America today.”
Honestly, I am not a fan of political agendas in any entertainment media. I get it that there are religion and race based discrimination but if you want to raise awareness about it, do it in through a medium is which dedicated for such issues like a new series which address it, not through DC’s Legends of Tomorrow a SuperHero TV series.
And also through out my childhood, I have seen enough cartoons and comics which represented plenty of diversity in it like the Recess, Rugart, Captain America and more.
Anyways it’s always exciting to see new characters and soon you will be able to see gorgeous Tala Ashe in DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.