Wow.

 

Adding to the long list of "D-List DC Comics Characters I Never In a Million Years Thought I'd see in Live Action," we'll be getting Vixen. Mari McCabe's heroine with animal powers is someone I only knew by name until seeing her as a regular on "Justice League Unlimited," and she quickly became a favorite. She's been a member of the Suicide Squad and on at least two different Justice League teams. Most recently, she's been the star of her own limited animated series (very limited, like, six four-minute episodes) on CW Seed -- set within the CW Arrowverse, with cameos by Oliver Queen, Cisco, and the Flash, voiced by those actors. You can binge watch that entire season here; CW just announced a second season of six teeny tiny episodes for later in 2016. Cool. 

 

Now she's making the jump to live-action, with the actress who played her in the animated series reprising her role. Megalyn Echikunwoke will be appearing up in episode 15 of this season, "Taken." And she looks amazing. 

 

Megalyn Echikunwoke as Vixen

 

If these guys can make Vibe someone I care about, I'm excited to see what they're going to do with Vixen. They've only announced her single episode appearance, but hey. They thought Felicity was going to be a one-off too. Bring it on. 

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