Will DC Universe's 'Swamp Thing' reveal the special powers of Abby Arcane?
The comic versions of the 'Swamp Thing' portray Crystal Reed's character in the show, Abby Arcane, as one with psychokinetic powers. But it remains to be seen if DC will give us a glimpse of the same in the series
Spoiler alert for 'Swamp Thing'
'Swamp Thing', the superhero-horror series is the latest show to hit the screens and is already garnering a lot of attention for its dark, gritty and grotesque tone. It follows CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) investigator Abby Arcane (Crystal Reed) as she returns to her hometown, Houma in Lousiana, to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus.
She soon meets Alec Holland, a scientist, and the duo work on the case together, before Holland tragically dies. Or so we think, as we see the character make his return as the Swamp Thing (played by Derek Mears), an elemental superhero fighting to protect his swamp home. While the plot is pretty much straightforward, what sets the series apart is the way it incorporates a sense of horror, be it with the representation of Holland's transformation or the mysterious deaths in the swamp.
Reed's Arcane is shown to be a troubled detective seeking to get over the fact that she couldn't save a loved one in the past. Over the course of the series, while we dig deeper into Swamp Thing as a character, we may also get some details about Arcane, who, according to the comics has a few powers and abilities as well. Just that we don't know if DC will show us what they are.
Some of Arcane's abilities include telekinesis and telepathy and while the origins of these powers are unknown, the comic 'The New 52' gives an insight about her abilities explaining that she was naturally born with these powers and they surfaced after her encounters with the Swamp Thing. The comic version also shows Arcane in white hair with black streaks compared to the all black hair that she sports in the series so far. Again, this is a development that we would know only over the course of the series, assuming that the creators stuck to the comic plotline.
'Swamp Thing' stars Crystal Reed, Andy Bean, Derek Mears, Jennifer Beals, Henderson Wade, Will Patton, Virginia Madsen, Jeryl Prescott, Henderson Wade, and Kevin Durand. The series is executive produced by James Wan, Mark Verheiden, Gary Dauberman, Michael Clear, and Len Wiseman. The show premieres on May 31 on DC Universe.
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