New Marvel Comics’ Superheroes Snowflake and Safe Space are Non-Binary Twins: WATCH

Marvel Comics’ teen superhero team The New Warriors are back.

Original members Night Thrasher, Firestar, Rage, Speedball, Namorita and Silhouette reunite to mentor a whole new generation of heroes including Screentime, Trailblazer, B-Negative, and non-binary twins Snowflake and Safespace.

Yes, meet the first two non-binary characters in the Marvel Universe.

The announcement was made via YouTube trailer. Safespace is described as a “stereotypical jock,” but with pink hair and a pink costume. His power is creating force fields, but it’s only able to be activated if he’s protecting another person. His twin, Snowflake, is non-binary, and their more proactive power allows them to create crystallized snowflake-shaped shurikens.

OMG Blog reported: Writer Daniel Kibblesmith explained the thought process behind the new character names, saying that they’re about “teens fighting against labels that have been put on them.”

“It’s the idea that these are terms that get thrown around on the internet that they don’t see as derogatory to take those words and kind of wear them as badges of honor.”

Some LGBT readers felt put off by this. Skeptic on Twitter said, “I am not against politics in media, Marvel was always social commentary; but naming your new characters ‘Snowflake’ and ‘Safespace’ shows a level of tone-defness that only modern Marvel comics could acheive. This is not how you reach people. This is pandering to the nth degree.”

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