Minorities in cartoons: Ian Soo

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Ian Soo, a Marvel comics character. Ian first appeared in “Patsy Walker, AKA Hellcat!” #1 (February 2016). Kate Leth and Brittney Williams created Ian.

Background

Ian is an Inhuman with telekinetic powers. Shortly after gaining his powers, Ian was thrown out of his apartment by his now-ex-girlfriend.

Desperate for funds, Ian decided to try becoming a supervillain and commit a robbery. Ian called himself “Telekinian,” a name even he later admits is lousy. Fortunately, Patsy (as Hellcat) showed up to stop Ian. After hearing his story, Patsy decided to take in Ian as her new roommate and straighten him out (and not press charges).

Patsy soon introduced Ian to her old friend Tom Hale, who runs “Burly Books,” an LGBT bookstore. Ian soon started working at the bookstore, finding his telekinetic abilities useful for moving heavy boxes of books. Ian and Tom also started to grow romantically interested in each other.

Apparently, Ian’s also interested in theater, or at least the musical “Wicked.”

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