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For other uses of "Dreamer", see Dreamer (disambiguation).

Isabel Nal, (before 1979[1]-2019[1]; briefly resurrected 2020) formerly known as Dreamer, was a Naltorian, the wife of Paul Nal, and the mother of Maeve and Nia Nal.

When Isabel died, she passed her Dreamer mantle to Nia. Years later, Isabel was temporarily resurrected by Nyxlygsptlnz and used this time to train her daughter.

Biography

Original multiverse

Early life

Isabel was born on Naltor to the planet's hero Dreamer and was raised by her. Some point before turning 18, Isabel came into her powers. After she turned 18, it was no longer safe to live on Naltor for her so Isabel fled to Earth. She got a vision of Parthas and her future husband, so she plugged in coordinates and landed there.

Her future in-laws helped her get on her feet while Isabel adjusted to Earth. Afterwards, she and Paul developed a relationship and got married. During her pregnancy with her first daughter, Isabel came to believe that her daughter would be the next Dreamer, although she never saw her face. Her next pregnancy was with Nia, but, due to Nia originally being born a boy, Isabel naturally dismissed the possibility of Nia becoming the next Dreamer even when she started transiting young with Isabel's love and support. Over the years she became well established in Parthas with her paintings.[1]

Death

The Nal family.

Parthas' annual Harvest Festival on the day of Isabel's sudden unexpected death was turned into an impromptu memorial service, but soon the Children of Liberty attacked. This exposed Nia to her first taste of being a hero. Nia initially declined to take up the Dreamer mantel when she came back to National City; she quickly changed her mind after a dream of Kara Danvers in danger and the urge to honor her mother took over.[1]

New multiverse

In 2009, Isabel's phone was called by a time-displaced Nia, who missed her mother and wanted her help in interpreting a dream, but Isabel did not answer and the call went to voice-mail.[2]

Training Nia

Isabel was present in Nia's dreams, in the form of an owl. She tried to advise Nia not to listen to Nyxlygsptlnz, but the Imp tricked her and Nia destroyed the owl and freed Nyxly, with her promising to bring Isabel back.[3] When Nyxly returned to the real world, she brought Isabel back to life (but only for 24 hours) and locked Nia in her apartment with her. Isabel then used her time to train Nia to use her powers, until her time was up and she disappeared.[4]

Legacy

New multiverse

Nia repeated feels that she is untrained in the use of her powers because Isabel died before educating her.[5] The feeling is so deeply ingrained that it is one of her greatest fears.[6]

Personality

Isabel was a loving and devoted wife and mother, when she learned that Nia inherited the precognition power, she spoke to her husband in his dream and told him to hand over a box to Nia, containing her Dreamer suit.

Powers and abilities

Powers

  • Naltorian physiology: Isabel's alien powers are only accessible to the some of the women on her planet of Naltor, allowing her powerful abilities.
    • Oneiromancy:

      Isabel and Nia.

      Isabel had the ability to see the future through her dreams, though she is unable to control and know exactly what's happening and where it is happening.
    • Precognition: Isabel's power allows her to see attacks yet to come and to prepare for it. She had a dream that one of her daughters would inherit the Naltorian power.[1]

Abilities

  • Artistry: Isabel was a brilliant artist, able to vividly paint the precognitive dreams she envisioned.[1]

Equipment

Former equipment

  • Dreamer suit: Isabel used a suit when operating as the superheroine Dreamer.[1]

Appearances

Supergirl

Season 4

Season 5

Season 6


Behind the scenes

  • Isabel Nal has no DC comics counterpart, but shares a lot of similarities with the pre-zero hour character Kiwa Nal, who was the High Seer of Naltor. Kiwa is the mother of Nura Nal, the future descendant of Nia in the Arrowverse.

References

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