- For the vigilantes known as Vixen, see Mari and Kuasa.
- For the member of the Justice Society of America known as Vixen, see Amaya Jiwe.
Vixen is an animated web series that premiered on CW Seed on August 25, 2015. It is set in the same universe as both Arrow and The Flash. The first season spans six parts, as a sort of origin story for Vixen.
Having always had the potential to make a live-action appearance on Arrow or The Flash, it was announced in December 2015 that Megalyn Echikunwoke, the voice actress of Mari McCabe, would reprise her role in the fifteenth episode of the fourth season of Arrow, "", marking the character's first live-action appearance in the universe.
Originally from Africa, Mari McCabe's parents were killed by local greed, corruption, and wanton violence. But the orphaned Mari refuses to succumb to the terrors surrounding her. Inheriting her family's Tantu Totem, Mari can access the powers of animals-anything from the super-strength of a gorilla to the speed of a cheetah. As Vixen, she fights valiantly to protect the world from threats like those that claimed her family. This six-episode series debuting on CW Seed this fall, featuring the voices of Stephen Amell (Arrow), Grant Gustin (The Flash), Emily Bett Rickards (Arrow), and Carlos Valdes (The Flash). It follows Mari's path as she first learns to embrace her incredible abilities and discovers the source of the mysterious Tantu Totem's power.
- Neil Flynn as Chuck McCabe
- Anika Noni Rose as Kuasa
- Sean Patrick Thomas as Professor Adam Macalester
- Hakeem Kae-Kazim as Benatu Eshu (season 2)
Special guest stars
- Stephen Amell as The Arrow/Green Arrow
- Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/The Flash
- Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak
- Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon
- Kari Wuhrer as Patty McCabe (season 1)
- Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance/Black Canary (season 2)
- Victor Garber as Martin Stein/Firestorm (season 2)
- Brandon Routh as The Atom (season 2)
- Franz Drameh as Jefferson Jackson/Firestorm (season 2)
Marc Guggenheim has definitively stated that the first season takes place circa Arrow's "". Based on contextual clues, the second season takes place somewhere between Arrow's "Lost Souls" and The Flash's "Running to Stand Still" as Ray Palmer is no longer presumed dead (found alive in Arrow's "Lost Souls"), Jefferson Jackson is now Firestorm (The Flash's "The Fury of Firestorm"), Mark Mardon is not in Iron Heights (he was arrested in The Flash's "Running to Stand Still"), and the Legends have not yet been recruited by Rip Hunter. Furthermore, Vixen: The Movie indicates that a year has passed since the events of the first season and Oliver Queen is currently running for mayor of Star City, as seen in Arrow season four.
The events of both seasons are referenced later, confirming their timeline placement. In Arrow's "", Oliver mentions an "animated encounter" with Mari, while Laurel Lance recognizes her (the two having first met in Vixen's second season). In DC's Legends of Tomorrow's "", Ray Palmer makes reference to Mari as the granddaughter of Amaya Jiwe, and that he met her previously (again, in Vixen's second season).
Due to the actions of the Legends in "", Zambesi Village was never destroyed. As a result, Mari and Kuasa were raised by their biological parents, thus erasing the events of this series from the timeline.
- ↑ DC Comics’ Vixen Coming To CW Seed - KSiteTV
- ↑ Marc Guggenheim On VIXEN's Debut In The ARROW-verse - Comic Book Movie
- ↑ Megalyn Echikunwoke Confirmed To Play Live-Action VIXEN On ARROW - Comic Book Movies
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Marc Guggenheim - Tumblr
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Marc Guggenheim Talks Arrow, Vixen, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Overwatch Sequel | Comicbook.com
- ↑ Flash-Arrow animated spin-off Vixen renewed at CW Seed
- ↑ https://www.amazon.com/Vixen-MFV-BD-Blu-ray-Various/dp/B06X9J6J78/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1495679699&sr=8-1&keywords=vixen+the+movie
- ↑ http://collider.com/vixen-movie-bluray/
- ↑ Vixen CW Seed Official Description: Arrow & Flash Characters Confirmed - KSiteTV