DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow Adding SJW Muslim Super Hero To Fight Back Against Trump
DC's Legends of Tomorrow
(Last Updated On: August 4, 2017)

CW’s DC’s Legends of Tomorrow producers have decided to take an intended political stance and conspicuously include a more socially diverse cast member who is both a Muslim and a super hero for season three. The inclusion of the character is designed to work as a form of representation to fight back against United States President, Donald Trump.

It may sound like a joke, but rest assured that the showrunners are serious about embracing Social Justice Warriors and wanting to use the show as a platform to showcase their sociopolitical diversity and inclusivity.

According to NewsaRama, actress Tala Ashe has been cast to play a live-action version of Muslim super hero Isis.

The name is obviously somewhat controversial but the article notes that she will be playing the character via her given name of Zari Adrianna Tomaz.

Variety is reporting that according to DC’s Legends of Tomorrow producer, Marc Guggenheim, the decision to add a Muslim hero to the show was specifically in response to Donald Trump becoming President of the United States, saying…

“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.”

 

[Tala Ashe] 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.”

According to Ashe, representation was apparently important because when growing up she claims no one on television looked liked her, saying…

“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”

Apparently she didn’t watch Captain Planet and obviously wasn’t a fan of the Magic School Bus.

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The articles and Guggenheim state that the point wasn’t just to add a character defined by being a Muslim woman, but they wanted it in there as part of an important aspect of the character. Guggenheim also stated that they wanted to increase the female character quota on the show, saying…

“There weren’t enough women quite frankly, […] It’s something we were looking to address.”

Television shows aren’t the only ones using their platform to make political statements. An upcoming game called Bloom: Memories is also being used as a way to take jabs at the POTUS, along with MachineGames’ Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus. Media has become decidedly more political in recent years, even to the effect of turning off some gamers and audience members, which is what happened recently with Mass Effect: Andromeda, which resulted in BioWare Montreal being downsized and moved into a support role for Motive Studios.

As for Isis and her appearance on the super hero show… you can look for her to appear during the third season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, which airs on the CW Network.

(Thanks for the news tip Alistair)


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  • Gaijin-

    Already Arrow threw in an uncalled for episode about gun control last season. It was completely irrelevant and unrelated to any of the story arcs that were taking place at that point.

    Man, can’t we have some superhero fun free of political agendas? And this comes from someone that is in favor of gun regulation, but that is not the appropriate channel for that message.

  • PizzaWolf

    We’re living Poe’s Law every day. Besides, there’s no way a Muslim woman could go out looking like that, they’d stone her to death.

  • tajlund

    This weeks issue of Champions went full SJW again. The illegal alien “superhero” had a lot of snide remarks and the new kid, Patriot (not the original, another black captain america ripoff teenager), said that Hydra (the nazi terrorist organization that has taken over everything),was the ultimate expression of “White Privilege”. But, then one page later they stressed that Hydra made no distinction between killing rich or poor.

    She can’t be called Isis, one because of the terrorist group and two because in Islam she would be killed because she’s representing a “pagan goddess”. But, you know, they are peaceful and understanding.

  • Daniel Ream

    Here’s a neat bit of information.

    So, none of this virtue signalling is surprising. The CW is a network aimed at California girls in the coveted 16-24 demographic. All these superhero shows only exist because Smallville (a.k.a Can We Get Tom Welling To Take His Shirt Off In Every Episode) was a blockbuster hit. It should not come as a shock that the CW is pandering to their demographic.

    Let’s talk about the Hallmark Channel (no, seriously). It’s a tertiary cable channel. It has a whopping four original shows, all of which are based on horrible sappy romance novels. They’re so cheap they film in Hamilton with all Canadian cast; they can’t even afford Vancouver. Every single one of its original shows has no gay people, no non-white people, no one you couldn’t mistake for a midwestern Christian (they downplay religious specifics, but these people are all clearly generically Christian).

    Hallmark beats CW ratings in every single time slot. Every single one.

    Food for thought.

  • Mr. New Vegas

    And here goes a show that I watched.
    The ruined Supergirl from day one, amde it whiny feminazi, SJW BS with black actor replacing canonical white actor.
    The flash is Ok even thou they replaced white characters too.
    Only Arrow and SHILED is free of SJW, please o god dont let them ruin it.

    • Daniel Ream

      To be honest, I half suspected there was a writer’s revolt on Supergirl,. because in every single episode where they pushed a ridiculous grrl power narrative they also undermined the very message they were pushing by showing the negative consequences.

      They could also have been just completely blind to their own cognitive dissonance, but I still wonder.

  • LurkerJK

    I’m sure pandering to terrorists in that piece of shit show that i only watched an episode of and gave up out of boredom is going to change the fucking world

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    Isn’t ISIS more of an Egyptian Hero? I know, there are many Muslim Egyptians, but was that ever part of her character?

    Also, LoT has gotten worse.There are still some neat episodes, but overall it’s gotten pretty preachy.

  • Feli Aslan

    Isis is a fucking egyptian goddess. These are fucking morons. I mean, I’m sure she probably would be killed in most majority muslim nations simply for styling herself after a heathen goddess.

    This is simply fucking stupid. Not only for the diversity fuckshit, but also because it makes even less sense like they would make Thor a devout christian. Not to forget that the name is currently associated with the most dangerous terrorist organisation in the world. I mean, fuck. Absolutely fuck. If they want to go feminist, can’t they make her at least an ex-muslim who now worships the matriachal goddess Isis whose power is nature and which she can physically observe instead of the patriachal god Allah that is not proven and never helped her? I mean, so she gets the power of an actual goddess of nature and she thanks her by submit herself and this goddesses power to an actual patriachal demon? I mean, if Allah existed, he would be actually an evil patriach who finds joy in the abuse and torture of women, read the quran.

    • tajlund

      Lol, someone else who knows that Isis is not a good thing to name your child in culture that murders pagans. Thank you. They might get away with it in Egypt due to history and culture, but outside, no way does it fly.

      • Feli Aslan

        Its not due to history and culture that they don’t hunt down everything related to their pagan ancestry. Its due to economy. The egyptian economy is dependend on tourism and the tourists don’t care for the egyptian muslim culture. They give a total fuck. They want to visit egypt for the leftovers of the ancient egyptian dynasties, the former greatness of egypt. And this isn’t really only an egypt problem and its kinda sad, because we know that egypt will never again be this great, impressive culture that produces architecture, science, math, sheer greatness to the world that it was before Islam. At least not as long as they don’t re-embrace this cultural heritage completely, just like europe could only rise after they embraced hellenic and roman culture as an ideal.

  • VersVlees

    First IDW with their “trans” formers and now DC. Man are they all having a virtue signalling race with Marvel comics to see who is the most “current year”.

  • Disqusted

    That header image looks so awful. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen that exact pose and exclamation of identity done by a ton of American comic characters, too.

    • Galbador

      Especially Captain Planet 😉

    • VersVlees

      lol I thought it was Wonder Woman

  • Galbador

    “There weren’t enough women quite frankly, […] It’s something we were looking to address.”

    Not enough women? What about Silverhawks? C.O.P.S.? Thundercats? Jayces and the Wheeled Warriors? The freaking Super Mario Brother Super Show?

    Stop lying to yourself, bitch!

    [Tala Ashe] 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.”

    You know, ther is satire, but this is way overboard, into the cold water. And it is difficult to be a Muslim-American? What about the other represented races like Chinese, Japanese, African or Germans in America? I really think, this guy is completely braindead. I know that I’m repeting myself, but WHAT THE FUCK is going on in this damn world? Is this a secret plot against the west?! Slowly but surely, I will think if I buy myself some arms and barricade my place, while putting on my tin foiled hat.

    • Kiryu

      They probably meant;There weren’t enough women wo think like us.

      • Galbador

        They should think before talk, but that would require a brain, which they don’t have in the first place.

  • ParasiteX

    Hahahaha… The show was already fucking awful… I didn’t think they could turn it into even more shit than it already was.

  • SLAMNDAN

    A muslim hero called Isis…
    My brain can’t handle this level of retarded garbage.

  • GuyGuysonEsquire

    This is officially terrorist endorsement and anti-American propaganda at this point…made by an American buissness. Does the US have any laws against that?

  • >muh representation

    How many white people in Japan complain about the lack of white characters in anime and TV productions? How many blacks? Browns? Why is it that a majority white country getting majority representation, simply because of statistics, is such a problem here?

    • James

      Because we gave in. It’s the same principle as “You don’t negotiate with terrorists.” Because the minute you do, 5 more show up making demands. Also, white people are generally more empathetic than other races, making us more susceptible to SJW antics. White empathy will ultimately be their downfall. Not really fair, but it’s already happening.

  • RichardGristle

    “Representation is a really powerful thing,” […] “When I was growing up watching television, I didn’t see anyone who looked like me.”

    That’s because you live in the U.S. and not in a Muslim country, bitch. That retarded argument always pisses me off. If I move to China or India do I get to say “hurr durr not enough White people on TV”?

    If it’s “so hard to live here” then fuck off. I’m willing to bet it’s a hell of a lot easier than living in any of the countries that her kind inhabits as a majority.

  • AR7777

    The comic book industry is destroyed, they want to do the same with our games.

  • Γεώργιος Αρχαιοκαπηλίδης

    Fight back against Trump? More like making him win even easier at next elections. But keep helping him, tools. You do free job for him.

  • totenglocke

    Half of the fucking cast is (was) women, but that’s “not enough women”? Jesus, this guy needs a solid punch in the dick. I’ve enjoyed the CW DC comic shows (though I did message them about the one vehemently anti-gun episode of Arrow), but I might have to skip season 3 of Legends.

  • I guess it does not hurt for me to say that I really hated it when they have their political thoughts cloud their creative efforts. Just because that the person they don’t like and support is now the 45th President.

    If this fails as a result, then maybe the creators will finally learn their lessons and get their heads right out of their asses and not make anything stupid to forward their agendas.

  • Dead Jester

    It seems I’m a little late in saying this but, no the character isn’t named after a terrorist group, she’s named after an ancient Egyptian goddess. Which actually makes it kind of confusing that the character is Muslim and not of a pre-Abrahamic faith. I thought the left was against cultural appropriation.

    • Disqusted

      That’s what I was confused about, too. I wouldn’t be surprised if both Muslims and Egyptians are also facepalming at this whole thing.

    • Mr.Towel

      That’s the excuse they can throw when pressed about it, but it’s very clear they named it just to spite Trump or whatever the hell they think they’re fighting. Isis is an Egyptian pagan goddess, it would be the same as naming a christian hero “Saturn” or “Santa”. Actually it’s even worse since muslims don’t accept female deities all that well.

      • tajlund

        They also murder pagans.

  • Bamf

    “You might have heard there was this election…”

    And you lost, Guggenheim.

  • Bamf

    Of course!

    This will obviously hurt Trump!

    The most powerful man on the planet will obviously be hurt by this piece of shit show that won’t be on in 5 years.

    He’s sure to be impeached now!

  • Bitterbear

    The name is obviously somewhat controversial but the article notes that she will be playing the character via her given name of Zari Adrianna Tomaz.

    I knew it, I knew that if I kept on posting blacktinarab atheist Muslim on social media long enough, they would do it.

    All that’s missing is that she’s going to be bisexual with a strong preference to women.

  • giygas

    What is subtlety?

    • I’ll take “Anything But SJW storylines” for $400.

    • totenglocke

      And it WILL be brought up in EVERY. FUCKING. EPISODE. Just like how Sara being a lesbian is brought up in EVERY SINGLE EPISODE.

      • Fear Me I Am Free

        Yeah, Sara got worse every season sadly. I don’t know why they decided to make her a straight up lesbian when the first season of LoT and in Arrow, she was shown to be bi. She had attractions to Green Arrow and Captain Cold.

        • totenglocke

          Because being bi implies that men aren’t pure evil, so she had to become a lesbian.

          • Fear Me I Am Free

            lol. I don’t know, it was just more interesting when she was bi because she would have romantic moments with both genders. Now she’s just a playgirl who happens to find a lesbian to bang in every part of time they go to. Hell, King Arthur’s wife who was a cheating whore turned out to be a lesbian and Sara was “Lance”alot.

  • Vrenna

    Muslims already have super-heroes.

    They are called terrorists.

    And they kill innocent people.

    • Γεώργιος Αρχαιοκαπηλίδης

      These are anti-heroes. XD And they’re not super at all, with them using cars, knives and bombs.

    • Alistair

      Well thank god for freedom of speech and expression. It because of that you could say that.

      But there could be people that question that statement not the bit “they are called terrorists and they kill innocent people. Because that what they do.

      Freedom of speech is a fickle beast as the term are so vague someone could say “death to the Jews” or someone pointed out that they did “gas the Jews” as a sick joke or whatever.

      However long story short they are some people that want to further diminish freedom of speech and expression even further and they will use any excuse to achieve that.

  • durka durka

    Jihadists blowing up people everywhere.
    Trump says we must stop this so it doesnt happen in USA.
    Trump is the bad guy and muslim woman is the hero for fighting him.

    Fuck the west.

  • Mr.Towel

    What the fuck?! The hell do these fuckers have inside their heads?!

    I mean, even if you want to pander to muslims readers (where?!) about representation or something… why name the character after a violent terrorist group? What happened to “muh muderate maslim!”?! Is she going to have a catholic sidekick called IRA? Why is she scantly dressed? Isn’t she supposed to wear at least a Hijab? Do these fuckers want to be the next Theo Van Gogh?

    None of this shit is making sense anymore. These people have been completely brainwashed by their own ideology, it’s fucking cancer and its inside their brains, they have the IQ of a doorknob.

    • durka durka

      “None of this shit is making sense anymore.”

      No this makes perfect sense. You are a white male, you got priviliged your masculinity is toxic. You cant talk, shut up. The west will be weakened, embrace migration, like the journow said in the lastest whitehouse briefing, they dont even have to speak english to migrate to usa and if you dissagree you are racist and fasscit. You wont be able to talk about this, youtube, facebook, twitter will make everything you say dissapear, diffirent opniions are not allowed.

      Welcome to 1984, where the marxists won.

      You got 2 choices here

      1. Give up and live the rest of your life as a miserable fuck.
      2. Do what the left does take it to the streets, scream loud, use the media, push your ideology everywhere and bet on generation z.

      Your choice, you gonna praise KEK no matter what because chaos is coming,

      • Mr.Towel

        Generation Z it is.

        These brats better be as punk as they look.

    • GuyGuysonEsquire

      They must be entirely funded by welfare and Soros at this point because no amount of brand recognition and established fanbase (that they are ruining so well) can sell THAT.

    • Disqusted

      When I hear “Isis” I always think of the Egyptian snake woman in Ragnarok Online.
      http://ragnarok.wikia.com/wiki/Isis

      It’s also a valid name, as explained by SJW Google:

      The name Isis is an Egyptian baby name. In Egyptian the meaning of the name Isis is: Mythical goddess of magic. Isis is the most powerful of all female goddesses; sister to Osiris.

      They should have known how people would react to the name ISIS though. Especially in relation to Trump.

      I was kinda confused because I thought Egypt was something else, but apparently they were conquered by Muslims a long time ago.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muslim_conquest_of_Egypt

      Fun fact: Capcom Fighting All Stars character Ingrid originally had the code of “ISIS”.
      https://www.fightersgeneration.com/nz4/game/capcom-fighting-allstars-code-holder-scan11.jpg
      From a Wiki page of Ingrid:

      Ingrid’s golden emblem depicts the sun, bull horns, foliage, and the focused Eye of Isis.

      And all of these seem far more interesting than the DC comics character. On top of being, you know, not political. Something the West sorely needs lessons at.

      • tajlund

        Outside of egypt Isis is not an approved girls name because it’s considered pagan and punishable by death.

  • Ben (Broken)

    Ah, I don’t mind there being a female Muslim super heroine,really. (Even if in this case she seems to be aping her style from an Egyptian goddess right down to the way she dresses!) Just wish she’d have her own goals & motivations independent of “Stopping Trump” as if she’s going up against some sort of cartoon Saturday morning super villain. Being DC’s earth is also supposed to be “somewhat different” from our own, was Trump even elected? In the past comic-books would go the smarter/more creative route and make up their own fictional politicians (Like senator Kelly from X-men) so as to be more “subtle” with their narrative. Guess subtlety is dead!

    • Mr.Towel

      Considering she is from the future and a hacker… She probably comes from a dystopian future where Donald Trump became the Fuhrer and he is sending every minority to concentration camps.

      So our hero got in a time-machine to go back in time and use her magical hacking powers to stop Trump before he becomes a totalitarian leader by exposing his Russian overlord to the american nation.

      I’m calling it!

      • I don’t know if this is a joke or not, but you’re probably not far off from what the actual story will be.

      • Disqusted

        Time-travelling Barron Trump will be her arch-rival.

  • How absolutely pathetic. People should attack or/and boycott this crap and I hope it fails.

  • Hawk Hopper
  • Gorgon

    I’m sure that’s what their fans want, not good stories with interesting characters, but propaganda of creators’ own political views.

    It’s funny how Marvel comics is full on SJW when DC comics are actually entertaining stories, while their TV counterparts are reverse of that.