[MUSIC PLAYING] Hi, I’m Sandy. Watch Marvel make me a hero. My name is Sandy Gould. I’m the head of talent, which
involves running recruiting, employee movement
and growth, learning and development,
leadership development, and diversity and inclusion. I started reading
comics when I was eight. I never stopped. And I’ve probably read almost
every Marvel Comic since then. In my youth, I started
out as somebody who was dealing with a lot of illness. And I thought I was going
to be sick all my life. But I read comic books. And comic books taught
me at an early age that people had Super Powers. So because I wasn’t able to
do what other people could do, I was in awe of what
people could do. And what people took as
mundane, I took as super. And so I immediately started
studying how people did what they did, what their Super
Powers were, how they created, how they were different. And I was in love with it. That got me really interested
in talent and understanding how people create and achieve
their creative destiny. And then I realized
maybe my Super Power was to help people unlock their
Super Powers and unleash them. So I would say that my
character would be male, a little bit fluid on gender. He would have long, golden
blond hair, muscular. And I thought,
well, I really want to be an elf because they have
long, beautiful golden hair. They have these
cool pointed ears. They look different. They’re fast. I was a fast sprinter
growing up, fast runner. And so they were quick. And they were really
good with magic. And I named him Simacar. I just blended together some
words that sounded wizardry. And Simacar had a
nice ring to it. I think that Simacar
would probably have some spell
capability, some mystical and magic capabilities. All of those spells
would be around light. Every great wizard has a staff. So it would embolden somebody. It would raise their confidence. It would reveal
their Super Powers. It would potentially put light
around them to protect them. I also think that when Simacar
was in situations that he was unsure of, where he should be
learning instead of knowing, he would use the staff
to go into learning mode and let the staff
remind him that there’s knowledge and information
and perspective outside him. Oh my god. That is amazing. It’s funny. It’s so exactly what
I was imagining. That’s kind of eerie. He’s elven and sprightly. And he’s masculine, but
there is a feminine quality. The ears, the eyes, the
expression, both curious and positive expression,
but also very determined, an “I’m on a mission”
expression and I’ll be fierce about that mission. And then the hair, first of
all, the hair has to be long and it has to flow and
has to be beautiful and has to have
lots of rich color. So the gold to it is amazing. And then the staff is
beautiful because it has the circle at the top. And, you know, at the
center like a candle, it looks like a
light that you can’t even look into because it’s
just too bright to resolve. And I think that sort
of represents the idea of illumination,
right, which is mystery and revelation and newness
and power and connection. Yeah, the staff and
his face and his look and his expression and his
femininity are brilliant. They’re brilliant
like the staff. Thanks, Marvel, for
making me a hero. [MUSIC PLAYING]