At the end of last week’s DC’s Legends of Tomorrow we saw the… let’s say resurrection for lack of a better word… of Kuasa, the possessor of the Water Anansi Totem. It is one of five Anansi Totems in the DC Universe, another being the Animal Spirit Anansi Totem used by Amaya Jiwe with the Legends and Mari Macabe in current day Detroit. We met Mari (Megalynn Echikunwoke) in the Vixen animated series along with her sister Kuasa who was voiced by Anika Noni Rose. Echikunwoke also made a live-action appearance in the fourth season of Arrow.
In the following season on Legends of Tomorrow we were introduced to Amaya (Maisie Richardson-Sellers), the Vixen who was part of the Justice Society and the grandmother of Mari and Kuasa. Mari is the reason why Amaya left Nate (Nick Zano), to make sure that her grandchild would exist… but she might not be aware of Kuasa. Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh) is as he worked with her to stop Benato Eshu (Hakeem Kae-Kazim) when he possessed the Fire Anansi Totem. That particular totem was destroyed, leaving Earth and Air as the two unclaimed Anansi Totems.
We got to see a brief appearance of Echikunwoke as Vixen last week before seeing Kuasa at the end. Rose is now a regular on the series Power, so the live-action version of Kuasa is being played by Tracy Ifeachor. Kuasa has been recruited by Mallus, the unknown big bad for the season, as part of his team and sent to kill Zari Tomaz (Tala Ashe). We get to see her use her water powers as she attacks a few ARGUS soldiers.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow airs tonight at 9 PM on the CW.