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Why Do I think DC Comics Should Make A Movie Out Of The Fictional Female Hero Vixen?

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By IamSORELLEPublished 2 years ago 3 min read
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If you want to go up against someone with a wild but adventurous side there is always Vixen. Vixen is one of my top favorite characters from the DC universe overall and I think she deserves her own movie. Why? Well in regards to the African American society, she will be another black inspiration just like Black Panther. She has the looks and the brains and is someone who doesn't back down from a fight using her connections with the animals of her world. Vixen will be the first African female character to have her own movie based on the DC comics if this ever came to pass. Here is some background information...

Vixen is a fictional character that was created by Gerry Conway and Bob Oksner. She made her first debut appearance in Action Comic #521 which was published by DC comics. She is a superheroine in possession of the Tantu Totem, which allows her to harness the spirit of animals. Vixen can conjure the power and abilities of any animal past or present. She was intended to be the first African female superhero to star in her own series but the first issue was canceled in the DC Implosion in 1978 and was never to be released. Since her debut in Action Comics, she appeared in various incarnations of the Justice League and Suicide Squad.

Character Bio: In West Africa on the ancient land of Ghana, the warrior Tantu asked Anansi the Spider to create a totem that would give all of the powers of the animal kingdom, only if someone uses the power to protect the innocent. Tantu used the totem in order to become Africa's first legendary hero. The totem was later passed on to Tantu's descendants until it reached the McCabes. Born and raised in a small village in the fictional nation of Zambesi, M'Changa province, Mari Jiwe McCabe heard of the legend "Tantu Totem" from her mother. Later on, her mother was killed by poachers and was then raised by her father Reverend Richard Jiwe, the village priest. Her father was also killed by his half-brother (Mari's uncle) General Maksai. Maksai wanted the totem in which Jiwe had possessed. Mari moved to America where she established her new identity as Mari McCabe and worked as a model in New York City. She used her wealth to travel the world. On arriving back in Africa, she took back the totem from her uncle, using the powers to become Vixen.

In my opinion, her story should be put on the big screens. She is one of the most powerful women in the DC universe and still continues to be. During her time of fighting crime, she also worked with other superheroes such as Birds of Prey, Justice League Taskforce, and the Ultramarine Corps. Vixen is the representation of African American women overall. She demonstrates a woman who can be a hero and still have beauty and fashion at the same time. Rumors were surfacing back in 2020 that Warner Bros was developing a movie that starred her as the lead. Lastly, I hope it does come to pass because this will be another great way to introduce Vixen to a whole new generation. I've seen her in animation but I also want to see her in a real action movie maybe her own series that will last. Also, if you want to see her on the real screen, here are some suggestions: DC's Legends Of Tomorrow, and the Arrow series on the CW channel. Lastly, do you think she deserves her own movie or show? :)


About the Creator


Hi, my name is Sorelle and I'm studying to get my BA in English. I have always wanted to write because it makes me feel more confident in continuing my education as a future writer.

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