Each month our team of dedicated writers and DC fanatics will be nominating one person to enter the DCWorld Hall of Fame Monthly Semi Final. We will be each posting an article, to put to you the people, why our nominee should go into the HOF Final in December. Here is the sixth entry into the DCWorld Hall of Fame August semi-final.
The DC world is not just about valiant heroes and iconic villains. There are people in the background, on the side lines, in Metropolis, Gotham, Star City or National City, wearing open wounds and fighting their own battles. Supergirl’s Maggie Sawyer is one of them.
She’s a tough cookie, this Sawyer. NCPD cop, going undercover, finding out about aliens in the city, fighting alongside them. Falling in love with a DEO agent, Alex Danvers, risking her life for her, but also being incredibly guarded, and incredibly human at the same time. Maggie Sawyer embodies Supergirl, not only because she is a strong woman on her own right, but also because her feelings are there, in plain sight. There is no false irony, no cynicism, in the way she carries her love for Danvers, her love for her city and her wish for justice. Floriana Lima’s portrayal of Maggie is one of the show’s main strengths; she’s never always right, she makes mistakes, she learns to forgive, and to be forgiven. She gives a voice to everyone who has been crushed at some point in their lives, and continued to carry on, somehow. And for this, she deserves a place on our hall of fame.