Known for iconic characters such as Spider Man, the Hulk, and Captain America, Marvel has apparently decided screw that what comic book fans need now is, “post-ironic” (their words, not ours) heroes.
The entertainment company unveiled in a new trailer that their ‘New Warriors’ line-up includes psychic twins named Snowflake and Safespace.
Snowflake is obviously non-binary and “goes by they/them,” Marvel noted. The gender-fluid twin vanquishes enemies with “snowflake-shaped projectiles.”
“The connotations of the word ‘snowflake’ in our culture right now are something fragile, and this is a character who is turning it into something sharp,” the comic book company helpfully explained.
I thought this was a parody at first, but Marvel is introducing two social justice characters named Snowflake and Safespace. Snowflake is non-binary. They are part of Marvel’s “The New Warriors.” pic.twitter.com/dYr7iW7ZcT
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) March 18, 2020
Safespace, who identifies as male, is able to create a defensive force field – perhaps to shield people from being mis-gendered, for example.
The magical twins are “hyper aware of modern culture” and see their super powers as a “post-ironic meditation on using violence to combat bullying,” Marvel un-ironically wrote.
A trailer showcasing the pair seemed so unbelievable that many on social media thought at first that it was an elaborate hoax.
Actress and political commentator Mindy Robinson summed up Snowflake & Safespace perfectly:
It’s like the Left will never run out of bad idea…
— Mindy Robinson 🇺🇸 (@iheartmindy) MARCH 18, 2020
At least one user thanked Marvel for their idiocy
“Just when the world needed some levity, here comes 2020 Marvel Comics with their new heroes …SAFESPACE and SNOWFLAKE. THANK YOU MARVEL YOU ARE SAVING LIVES.”
Just when the world needed some levity, here comes 2020 Marvel Comics with their new heroes:
THANK YOU MARVEL YOU ARE SAVING LIVES pic.twitter.com/h8imqeNqoH
— 🌊👑 AKIRA THE DON 🌊👑 (@akirathedon) March 18, 2020