The web comic and graphic novel it is based on,
The feeling of "itching inside" described by Nimona in the film corresponds to the experience of gender dysphoria felt by many transgender individuals.
Nimona's writer and film co-producer ND Stevenson is non-binary and transmasculine, adding a personal connection to the representation of trans themes in the story.
Nimona's statement that her shape-shifting would make her feel like she's not really alive.
The web comic version of Nimona gained popularity on Tumblr, where it was released episodically over two years.
The film's portrayal of Ballister and Ambrosius' complicated romance adds emotional depth to the story.
Nimona's release on Netflix provides a platform for the film's fantasy, LGBTQ+ representation compelling story to a wider audience.
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