Actual Identify: Nia Nal
Seems on: Supergirl
Performed by: Nicole Maines
Nia Nal is the sweetest badass in Nationwide Metropolis, who serves as each a reporter for CatCo Worldwide Media and the superhero often known as Dreamer. Born to a human father and Naltorian mom, Nia was raised together with her older sister in Parthas, a group the place aliens and people peacefully coexist. She acquired unconditional love and help from her household, who embraced her identification as a transgender lady, and went on to inherit her mom’s precognitive talents. Now, Nia honor her mom’s legacy as this technology’s Dreamer and fights alongside Supergirl to rework the world into a spot of tolerance and acceptance.
Season 4, Episode 1: “American Alien”
Season 4, Episode 11: “Blood Reminiscence” (above)
Season 4, Episode 19: “American Dreamer”
Powers and Skills
- Astral Projection
- Vitality Manipulation
Contained in the Character with Nicole Maines
What excites you about enjoying Dreamer?
Except for simply attending to be a superhero? I’m excited by all of her potential. She has these wonderful powers, the true extent of which I don’t consider we’ve seen but, and there are such a lot of locations that her story may go. And on prime of that, she’s a hero who has the flexibility to contact on crucial real-world points in a means that’s generally lighthearted and enjoyable and different instances extra darkish and dramatic. In brief, she has the vary!
What’s your favourite second your character has had within the Arrowverse up to now?
My favourite second up to now has been throughout our a hundredth episode when Dreamer put up her dream-shield for the primary time. It was an enormous step ahead within the powers division for her, and after we have been filming that scene, we had the wind blowing and particles was flying all over the place and I simply felt like a whole badass. A+ superhero second.
Do you discover you establish with Nia in some methods?
Completely! I feel that Nia’s story has mirrored my very own in that Supergirl is my first recurring function on a tv present, so whereas I used to be studying the ropes of tv performing, Nia was studying the ropes of super-heroics. And generally I’d get down on myself the identical means Nia would when she didn’t perceive her powers. I actually associated to the stress she put herself underneath to get every little thing proper the primary time.
Are you able to inform us about a few of the optimistic suggestions you’ve acquired in portraying a queer superhero onscreen?
Simply that there are a number of tears and a number of hugs. Trans people didn’t assume that we might get to see ourselves as a superhero after we have been rising up, so to have Dreamer is so significant to us, and everybody I’ve spoken to feels the identical means I do. We’re simply so happy with her and so comfortable to have her.
Artwork by Rachael Stott and Enrica Eren Angiolini
What are you wanting ahead to in introducing Dreamer to the comics?
Getting to point out her as a totally realized superhero. Within the present, her journey has been one of many apprentice/superhero-in-training. Within the comedian, although, Dreamer has come into her energy and we’re seeing her at most capability being probably the most Dreamer she’s ever been. I’m enthusiastic about introducing her to people who aren’t conversant in her, too. Individuals who have by no means seen Supergirl are going to be assembly Dreamer for the primary time, so we’re pulling out all of the stops to make a giant splash, together with a couple of new issues to shock longtime Dreamer followers whereas we’re at it! 😉
“Date Night time,” an eight-page story introducing Dreamer to the DC Universe and written by Nicole Maines, may be discovered on this month’s DC Satisfaction, now accessible in outlets and as a digital comedian e book.
Supergirl returns for the rest of its remaining season on Tuesday, August 24th on The CW.
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