December 6, 2023

Real Name – Kendra Muñoz Saunders

The original Kendra Saunders gains her Hawkgirl powers after the spirit of the original superhero, Shiera Hall, enters her body. During DC’s “New 52” reboot, however, the character is reimagined as a half-Latina treasure hunter known as Kendra Muñoz Saunders from Earth 2. During a job in Egypt an unexplained situation occurred and wings were found to be mysteriously grafted onto Saunders’ back. She would later use her newfound powers and enhanced hand-to-hand combat skills to fight alongside The Flash and other heroes. In the TV series, The Flash, Kendra (played by Ciara Renée) is introduced as a coffee house barista who later discovers that she is the modern-day reincarnation of the original Hawkgirl, an Egyptian warrior princess named Chay-Ara. Now, she is a lead character on the spin-off show, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.

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