With Season 3 of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow underway, a new promo for the show has revealed the arrival of DC Comics’ hero, Zari.
It was revealed in June that Tala Ashe (American Odyssey) joined the cast of the time-traveling series as Zari aka Adrianna Tomaz, though the character is better known as Isis. Understandably, The CW has opted to lean away from the latter superhero identity, opting for the character to be called Zari instead.
In Legends of Tomorrow, Zari is a Muslim-American woman from 2030 who lives in a world of contradictions. The character’s official description reads:
Technology has brought about incredible change in her future — too bad human nature hasn’t kept pace. Fear, prejudice and a lack of care for the planet have forced Zari to become a “’grey hat hacktivist.’ A computer nerd with a wry, combative attitude. A woman living a double life who doesn’t realize that she has secret, latent powers derived from an ancient, mystical source.
The character debuted in 1975 on the live-action series The Secrets of Isis, as a parallel to Captain Marvel, aka Shazam. She was a high school science teacher who could summon the powers of goddess Isis, which included flight, enhanced strength and super-speed. The character also had a limited run in DC Comics from 1976 to 1978.
The character was reintroduced to the DC Universe in 2002 as a goddess, then again in 2006 as Egyptian woman Adrianna Tomaz. In her New 52 run, she was given the Amulet of Isis by Shazam and Black Adam, gifting her new fantastical abilities.
Airing Tuesdays at 9 pm EST/PT on The CW, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow stars Victor Garber as Martin Stein, Arthur Darvill as Rip Hunter, Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory/Heat Wave, Caity Lotz as Sara Lance/White Canary, Franz Drameh as Jefferson “Jax” Jackson/Firestorm, Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer/Atom, Maisie Richardson-Sellers as Amaya Jiwe/Vixen, and Nick Zano as Nate Heywood/Steel.
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