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'Supergirl' to feature transphobic villain in an upcoming episode

The episode will see transgender hero Dreamer fight against transphobia

2020-03-04

Words: Steve Brown

Supergirl and Nia Nal – aka Dreamer – will fight against a transphobic villain in a new episode.

Dream – played by Nicole Maines – became the first transgender superhero on TV after joining the Supergirl series last year.

And in a new episode, Dream will fight back after her roommate is attacked by a villain who ‘doesn’t like that Dream is transgender’.

The CW’s official synopsis reads: “Dreamer steps up to protect her community after her roommate is viciously attacked – Nia's roommate, Yvette (guest star Roxy Wood), is attacked by a man targeting Dreamer because he doesn't like that Dreamer is transgender and wants her to quit being a superhero.#

"Determined to protect her community from additional harm, Dreamer refuses to give into his threats and puts herself in the line of fire to stop him.

“Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) stands by Dreamer and enlists additional help from Brainy (Jesse Rath).

“Meanwhile, Alex (Chyler Leigh), J'onn (David Harewood) and Kelly (Azie Tesfai) attempt to rescue a man stuck inside a virtual reality escape room."