Just to stoke the hype fire, following the reveal of Ruby Rose in her Batwoman costume, Arrow star Stephen Amell revealed to his followers online how the Elseworlds event will begin. Batwoman was originally introduced in the DC Universe in 1956 as a love interest for Batman, but she was phased out of the comics a few years later. Along with the her lesbian identity, The Hollywood Reporter points out, Kate Kane comes "armed with a passion for social justice and flair for speaking her mind".
In the broader history of the character there have been two versions of the character; Rose is playing the Kate Kane version in both the crossover event and the planned TV series. "But don't call her a hero yet". The character will make her debut in December, on a special three-show crossover episode of "Arrow", "The Flash", and "Supergirl".
The newest caped crusader will rise this winter.
But LGBT and other leftist activists weren't happy; Rose is gender fluid, they complained, and Batwoman's alter ego, Kate Kane, is a self-declared lesbian which means Rose isn't gay enough. "The second motto [I lived by] when I came into the industry was, 'Be the person that you needed when you were younger'".
"When women and when minorities join forces we are unstoppable...when we tear each other down it's much more hurtful than from any group". I like the little touches here, though.
She ended her clapback with: "If you need me, I'll be on my Bat Phone" before deleting her Twitter account. "I go all the way back to 'Dawson's Creek, '" he said.