Nicole Maines made history Sunday night playing television's first transgender superhero.
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The 21-year-old actress, who is also transgender, made her first appearance as Nia Nal -- aka Dreamer -- on The CW Network series "Supergirl."
Maines, who was on the west coast, had to wait to watch the episode on television, so she filled the time by tweeting to fans.
I still have to wait an hour and a half for Nia ?? #westcoastproblems— ???????Nicole Maines??????? (@NicoleAMaines) October 15, 2018
The delay, however, did not diminish her excitement.
After the episode, Maines tweeted again. "I hope you all love Nia as much as I do," she wrote.
I hope you all love Nia as much as I do. More next week!!! ??? #Supergirl— ???????Nicole Maines??????? (@NicoleAMaines) October 15, 2018
Judging from the responses, "Supergirl" fans embraced the new superhero.
she is already my everything. I love her with all of my heart ??— gina. (@dobrevftobrosey) October 15, 2018
You were spectacular! You are changing the world with your talent. Love you Nikki!— Jenn Burleton (@JennBurleton) October 15, 2018
ARE YOU KIDDING? SHE IS ALREADY MY FAVORITE— NIA NAL STAN (@lorelaildanvers) October 15, 2018
On the show, Nia Nal is a young reporter working with Kara Danvers -- aka Supergirl -- at CatCo Worldwide Media.
Nal’s superpower is that she can dream the future -- hence the name “Dreamer” – and her powers will be intertwined with her journey as a trans woman, according to USA TODAY.