As if the lines between DC and Marvel weren't blurred enough every time an actor jumps from one side of the fence to the other, new ammunition has been presented in the battle of the comic titans. But now with the revelation that Adrianne Palicki, better known as Bobbi Morse / Mockingbird on Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., has a secret Supergirl tattoo, those lines are about to get a little harder to see.
During Palicki's recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, she mentioned that she had a tattoo referencing the DC Comics for about a decade – all to prove that she is a real comic fan. We can't say where the tattoo is, as it's much more fun to watch the bashful revelation in the video below.
It's funny that Jimmy Kimmel would ask Palicki if she's a real comic fan, because while most actors can simply lie about being fans of the world of magic and superheroes, you'd think that someone who's played multiple roles in the comic realm would at least have a passing interest. Let's not forget that before she landed as Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Mockingbird, she was once set to play the lead role in David E. Kelley's proposed Wonder Woman series for NBC. Her further comic book credentials include an un-aired pilot for an Aquaman series, as well as the role of Lindsay / Kara on the WB's long running hit Smallville.
What's interesting is that, much like a true fan of the comic genre, Adrianne Palicki realizes that neither faction of the comic wars matters – what matters is the material. Though, to be fair, Marvel does seem to be treating her much better that her history with DC ever did. With two failed pilots underneath the banner that built Batman and Superman, Palicki's current total of 40 episodes with Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. is a far cry from her previous efforts to be involved with a steady comic project. Not to mention, her upcoming spinoff - Marvel's Most Wanted - will see her take center stage of a series on her own.
Still, it would be pretty awesome if, through some sort of magic or contractual loophole, Palicki could nab a guest starring role / walk-on part in CBS' Supergirl show – seeing as she's such a fan. But even we know that while that idea sounds awesome, it's never going to happen. Marvel and DC are such polarized entities that they wouldn't even dare think of sharing talent. It's a nice dream, but that's more than likely where it's going to stay. Much like the location of the tattoo that started this whole conversation, Adrianne Palicki taking part in a DC project is in the ether of human consciousness.
What you can see is Palicki kicking ass sorts of ass on Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., which airs Tuesday nights on ABC, at 9 PM EST.