Raymond "Ray" Terrill was a reporter who discovered a group of government scientists working on a secret project to turn light into a weapon of mass destruction. But before he could report on his findings, the project head exposed Ray to a "genetic light bomb." The bomb failed to kill him and instead gifted Ray with light-based powers. With these abilities, Ray realized he could go beyond reporting on injustice – he could take action to help stop it. Calling himself The Ray, he was recruited by Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters to fight violence and oppression wherever it exists. The animated "Freedom Fighters: The Ray", which comes from Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim, will introduce the first gay superhero to lead a show. The series will premiere on the digital platform in 2017. Like with Vixen, the idea is to have the character cross over in a live-action form to the CW's Flash-Arrow universe.
Status: In Development
Runtime: 30 minutes
Freedom Fighters: The Ray - Ray (Ray Terrill) - Netflix
The Ray (real name Raymond C. “Ray” Terrill) is a fictional character, a superhero in the DC Comics Universe. He is the second character to use the codename The Ray. Ray Terrill first appeared in The Ray #1 (February 1992), and was created by Jack C. Harris and Joe Quesada. Ray Terrill appeared in The CW's fourth annual Arrowverse crossover event with Arrow, The Flash, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl titled “Crisis on Earth-X.” He was played by Russell Tovey who is also voicing the same character in the CW Seed series Freedom Fighters: The Ray.
Freedom Fighters: The Ray - One Year LaterEdit - Netflix
At the beginning of DC's One Year Later event, Ray Terrill's whereabouts are unknown. In the Superman storyline “Up Up and Away”, Ray tries to repower a weakened Superman along with the heroic Dr. Light, unsuccessfully. Ray finally returns to action in Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters #7. Wearing a new costume, he encounters and soundly defeats the traitorous Stan Silver, who has taken the name “Ray” for himself. Ray Terrill then joins the new Freedom Fighters. Though captured by the villainous Red Bee, Ray and the rest of the Fighters eventually manage to turn the tables on the insect alien invaders, defeating them. In order to accomplish this, Ray's father Happy drank from the desert oasis of Neon the Unknown, vastly increasing his own powers and leading Happy to take the name Neon for himself. Ray and Happy are later shown at a baseball game, attempting to reconcile their rocky relationship.
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