Everything you need to know about DC's Legends of Tomorrow

“Suddenly, Legends Of Tomorrow Is DC's Best (And Most Fun) TV Show” – Gizmodo
Time-travelling. Multiple Superheroes. Super Cool Powers. Romance. Action. Laughs. Dudes in Leather. Girls in Spandex... it’s easy to see why Legends of Tomorrow is the complete package and our latest obsession. Hailed as ‘Justice League meets Doctor Who’, there’s a Legend to entice and excite every fan - so we’ve put together the definitive Cheat Sheet that gives you everything you need to know about DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. We’ve got your back!

What’s it about? 

It’s part of the ‘Arrowverse’ that includes Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl.

A group of renegade heroes and rogues, banded together by the time traveller Rip Hunter, take on the near impossible mission to stop Apocalyptic villain, Vandal Savage. 

Using a spaceship called ‘Waverider,’ they travel to different time periods, trying to protect the timeline and stop Vandal Savage from sending the world into chaos and destruction. But when you mess with time, even with good intentions, you’re still bound to mess up the future.

Who are the main characters?

Rip hunter
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Rip Hunter 
The Time Master. Cocky, loaded with confidence, full of swagger and bravado, he’s the team’s leader, guiding force and moral compass.

jefferson jackson
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Jefferson 'Jax' Jackson/Firestorm 
A former athlete who becomes one part of the flaming nuclear hero that’s turned into an instant fan favourite. 

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Professor Martin Stein/Firestorm
The second part of Firestorm’s dual personality. Serious and subdued, he’s a brilliant scientist who learnt how to manipulate subatomic particles. Both sides of Firestorm’s personalities need each other.

Sara Lance 
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Sara Lance/White Canary 
Former League of Assassins member who died and was resurrected. Deeply damaged badass with rage issues, a survivor and an awesome fighter. Real leader potential.

Ray Palmer
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Ray Palmer/The Atom
An Arrow favourite reborn. A quirky, fast talking, hot dude version of Felicity Smoak from Arrow.
An inventor, scientist and superhero whose A.T.O.M. exosuit can actually shrink him down to the subatomic level while still maintaining full-strength powers.

Kendra Saunders
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Kendra Saunders/Hawkgirl
A re-incarnated ancient Egyptian priestess locked in a never-ending cycle of falling in love with her soul-mate Carter Hull. Known for her archaic weaponry, belt/mace made out of Nth metal – and most impressive of all, she grows wings.

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Carter Hull/Hawkman
Also re-incarnated from Ancient Egypt where he was Prince Khufu. Smokin’ hot. Has similar powers to Kendra and the wings he sprouts are even more mind-blowing.

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Leonard Snart/Captain Cold
Ruthless, dark, complex. A reformed bad guy who’s an expert thief. He got control of the cold gun, designed by Cisco Ramon of The Flash, after it was snatched by a rogue arms dealer, Basil Nurblin. 

Mick Rory
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Mick Rory/Heat Wave
With his giant flamethrower, this complicated and calculating pyromaniac brings real heat to the team – not just with his looks, but his hot temper as well.

Vandal Savage
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Vandal Savage
The arch villain we have been waiting for! The immortal Vandal Savage not only wants to bring about the apocalypse but seeks to destroy all of time and the world. A villain so ancient, he worked for Ramses 11, but Egypt was only the beginning of his quest for world domination: “I play a far deeper game than you could ever hope to comprehend." he warns Rip Hunter. 

Get to know some of the cast:

Arthur Darvill (Rip Hunter) is the fourth actor in the DC shared TV universe who was also in Doctor Who, where he played the Doctor’s companion Rory. Other Whovian alumni include John Barrowman (the ever handsome Captain Jack), Alex Kingston (the Doctor’s wife, River Song) and Colin Salmon (Dr Moon). You may also recognise him from the acclaimed series Broadchurch. Arthur’s inner-child geeked out at the role on Legends: “My 8-year-old self is going absolutely, completely nuts! I’m a big Star Wars fan and a fan of lots of action-adventure stuff, from when I was a kid, with things like Back to the Future, and this appeals to my inner child so heavily

Brandon Routh (Ray Palmer/The Atom), from 2006’s Superman Returns movie, traded in the blue spandex and tights for a super awesome robotic suite. He still looks as good as he did when he played Superman, proving that once a hero always a legend. 

The smouldering Prison Break brothers Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell re-unite in Legends as Captain Cold and Heatwave. Their new characters clash and banter at every turn, proving their chemistry is as strong as ever.

Some Easter Eggs Revealed:

Rip Hunter gives good quote: "I've seen Men of Steel die and Dark Knights fall” - A cool DC universe insider cross-reference to the storylines in The Death of Superman and The Dark Knight. We love it when shows give us a wink like that.

In one of the Legends episodes, Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) says: “This isn't my first prison break", a cute reference to his past show Prison Break.

We know DC likes to riff on real historical figures and events – and there are some of our favourites in Legends. In the episode ‘Doomworld’ it would appear Donald Trump is President of the United States, as Arrow cross-over character Damien Darhk promises to go golfing with him and stay at his hotel. In ‘Invasion’, the team take on an alien invasion in Redmond, Oregon – and there was in fact a recorded classified UFO sighting in Redmond, Oregon in 1951.

Our Cheat Sheet gives you just a taste of what’s waiting for you in the full DC Legends of Tomorrow experience – there are even more superheroes and villains to get to know... start making them your Legends today, not tomorrow.


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