In Season 2 of Legends of Tomorrow, we were introduced to Amaya Jiwe (Maisie Richardson-Sellers), a member of the Justice Society of America. Using a special totem, she can channel the power of any animal on earth. It’s an ability her future granddaughter Mari McCabe (Megalyn E.K.) will also possess.
When it comes to the Arrowverse, everything and everyone is connected. This season, Legends will dive into Amaya’s family tree causing her to cross paths with a relative – a woman called Kuasa. It was previously confirmed that Tracy Ifeachor (The Originals) had been cast in the role of Amaya’s more volatile granddaughter.
Kuasa previously appeared in Vixen’s self-titled animated series and was voiced by Anika Noni Rose. Her relentless quest to obtain the Anansi Totem pitted her and her sister Mari against one another, quickly turning family into foes.
Legends of Tomorrow executive producer Marc Guggenheim says Kuasa's introduction will test new moral ground for Amaya. Not only as a Legend but as a grandmother. “If you’re going to go back in time and you’re going to fix history, what’s wrong with tweaking a little bit and improving it a little bit?”
He continued, “With Amaya having a granddaughter who is ‘evil,’ that really personalizes that question, because it really dramatizes what could be a rather heady debate in a very, very grounded personal way, which is it’s not about just fixing time, which is this esoteric concept, it’s about fixing one specific person.”
Will the events that occurred in Vixen be acknowledged on Legends? Most notably, Kuasa’s previous interaction with Ray Palmer/The Atom (Brandon Routh) and her untimely death. Guggenheim explained, “We’re very much beholden to the stories that were told in Vixen Season 2, and our approach is very similar to the Marvel movies, where you didn’t have to watch Civil War to appreciate Spider-Man: Homecoming. You get a little bit extra, but they give you all the information that you need to watch that movie.”
Legends of Tomorrow returns Oct. 10 on The CW.