Actual Title: 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 referred to 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 obtained unconditional love and assist from her household, who embraced her id as a transgender lady, and went on to inherit her mom’s precognitive skills. Now, Nia honor her mom’s legacy as this era’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 Talents
- Astral Projection
- Vitality Manipulation
Contained in the Character with Nicole Maines
What excites you about enjoying Dreamer?
Apart from simply attending to be a superhero? I’m excited by all of her potential. She has these superb powers, the true extent of which I don’t imagine 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 power to contact on crucial real-world points in a manner that’s generally lighthearted and enjoyable and different instances extra darkish and dramatic. Briefly, she has the vary!
What’s your favourite second your character has had within the Arrowverse thus far?
My favourite second thus far has been throughout our a centesimal 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 once we have been filming that scene, we had the wind blowing and particles was flying in all places 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 position 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 manner Nia would when she didn’t perceive her powers. I actually associated to the strain she put herself below to get all the pieces proper the primary time.
Are you able to inform us about among the optimistic suggestions you’ve obtained in portraying a queer superhero onscreen?
Simply that there are quite a lot of tears and quite a lot of hugs. Trans people didn’t suppose that we might get to see ourselves as a superhero once we have been rising up, so to have Dreamer is so significant to us, and everybody I’ve spoken to feels the identical manner I do. We’re simply so pleased with her and so pleased to have her.
Artwork by Rachael Stott and Enrica Eren Angiolini
What are you trying ahead to in introducing Dreamer to the comics?
Getting to point out her as a completely 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 essentially the most Dreamer she’s ever been. I’m enthusiastic about introducing her to people who aren’t aware of 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 an enormous splash, together with just a few new issues to shock longtime Dreamer followers whereas we’re at it! 😉
“Date Evening,” an eight-page story introducing Dreamer to the DC Universe and written by Nicole Maines, may be discovered on this month’s DC Pleasure, now available in shops and as a digital comic book.
Supergirl returns for the rest of its last season on Tuesday, August 24th on The CW.
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