“Isn’t it funny how some men are up-to-the-minute in practically everything except their notion of the dramatic role girls and women play in the modern world—and especially our present perilous world at war?”
laverne cox as elizabeth "libby" lawrence/liberty belle
Note: I realize that this might be seen as a controversial casting choice, but for once I wanted a trans woman to have her own storyline and complex backstory: things like how she was both a former Olympic athlete and MMA fighter, she’s divorced but still gets along with her ex-husband, and is opening her own costume shop while raising her teenage daughter. I mean, is it so bad that I want to see a trans woman play a superhero?
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. (Declaration of Independence, 1776)
In 1996, as a April Fool’s Day prank, the Taco Bell Corporation took out a full-page ad that appeared in six major newspapers saying that it had bought the Liberty Bell and was renaming it the Taco Liberty Bell. The National Historic Park in Philadelphia received hundreds of outraged calls.
DC MEME - [4/?] favorite female characters (in no particular order)
Jessica Belle Chambers / Jesse Quick / Liberty Belle / The Flash
“My name is Jesse Chambers a.k.a. Jesse Quick, the fastest woman alive. (…) I’ve an international corporation to run… New story of my life: way much too do, way too few hours in a day. (…) In times like that there’s only one thing to say… 3x2(9YZ)4A”. - Jesse in Showcase ‘96 #12
“Keep moving. Running. Moving people. Crazy shell game, with every life in D.C. at stake.”
amandla stenberg and jessica sula as jesse chambers/jesse quick/liberty belle ii
Note: Mixed race characters are becoming a thing in the Flash spinoff and I regret nothing! In all seriousness though, I’ve noticed that many of Amandla and Jessica’s roles don’t reflect their mixed heritage so I wanted to rectify that with Jesse Quick, who’s explicitly of black, Asian, and indigenous descent in this continuity.
Laverne Cox as Elizabeth "Libby" Lawrence/Liberty Belle Amandla Stenberg as Jesse Chambers/Jesse Quick/Liberty Belle II Sara Arjun as Irey Allen-West/Impulse* Yara Shahidi as Jenni Ognats/XS
Note: This is an appreciation post for the amazing lady speedsters of The Flash. WOC superhero ladies are becoming a thing in the Flash spinoff and I regret nothing!
* Normally I don't racebend characters who are already POC since Irey is half Korean in the comics. But I made a few changes in this continuity, including making Wally West South Asian so I needed to cast accordingly.