'Black Lightning' Season 3 could use Grace Choi's Amazon comic book origin to introduce the warrior women into the Arrowverse

If the show does decide to reveal that she is an Amazon, like in the comics, it would open the door for more Amazonian heroes like Donna Troy, Artemis and perhaps even Wonder Woman herself to make their way to the Arrowverse


                            'Black Lightning' Season 3 could use Grace Choi's Amazon comic book origin to introduce the warrior women into the Arrowverse

The CW's 'Black Lightning' has stayed away from other corners of the DC universe, choosing to focus on the titular hero and his family instead of exploring his ties to other heroes. However, with Grace Choi (Chantal Thuy) the show has a chance to expand its world beyond the confines of Freeland.

In the comics, Grace is shown as a superstrong bouncer at a club who gets recruited by Roy Harper/Arsenal to join a team of covert heroes called the Outsiders, which is how she meets her girlfriend Anissa Pierce/Thunder (played by Nafessa Williams in 'Black Lightning'). During her time with the Outsiders, Grace discovered she was descended from the Amazons and began to look up to Wonder Woman as a role model. 

On 'Black Lightning', Grace's powers are vastly different. Instead of superhuman strength, she has the ability to take on the form of any person or thing she wants, though she has very limited control over her powers. Although her relationship with Anissa has made Grace a fan-favorite, we haven't really seen much of her past on the show and the true origins of her powers are still a mystery, one that will hopefully be cleared up in season 3.

Chantal Thuy and Nafessa Williams in Black Lightning (The CW)

Stella Smith ('Stargirl') will be playing a teenage version of Grace on the show this season, which could mean that we'll get to see more of the character's past. If the show does decide to reveal that she is an Amazon, like in the comics, it would open the door for more Amazonian heroes like Donna Troy, Artemis and perhaps even Wonder Woman herself to make their way to the Arrowverse. 

‘Black Lightning’ stars Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce, the show’s titular hero, alongside China Anne McClain and Nafessa Williams as his daughters Jennifer and Anissa, Christine Adams as Jefferson’s ex-wife Dr. Lynn Stewart, Marvin Jones III as Tobias Whale, Damon Gupton as Inspector Henderson, James Remar as Peter Gambi and Bill Duke as Agent Odell of the A.S.A.

Season 3 of ‘Black Lightning’ will begin airing on The CW October 6.

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