Legends of Tomorrow
|Name:||Legends of Tomorrow |
DC's Legends of Tomorrow
|Creator:||Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Marc Guggenheim|
|Date(s):||January 21, 2016 – present|
|Medium:||live-action TV series|
|Country of Origin:||United States|
|External Links:||Wikipedia, IMDB, official Tumblr|
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|Victor Garber||Professor Martin Stein/Firestorm||Season 1-present|
|Brandon Routh||Dr. Ray Palmer/The Atom||Season 1-present|
|Arthur Darvill||Captain Rip Hunter||Season 1-2 main, Season 3-present recurring|
|Caity Lotz||Sara Lance/White Canary||Season 1-present|
|Franz Drameh||Jefferson Jackson/Firestorm||Season 1-present|
|Ciara Renée||Kendra Saunders/Hawkgirl||Season 1|
|Falk Hentschel||Carter Hall/Hawkman||Season 1|
|Amy Pemberton||Gideon||Season 1-present|
|Dominic Purcell||Mick Rory/Heatwave/"Cronus"||Season 1-present|
|Wentworth Miller||Leonard Snart/Captain Cold||Season 1, season 2-present recurring|
|Nick Zano||Dr. Nate Heywood/Steel||Season 2-present|
|Maisie Richardson-Sellers||Amaya Jiwe/Vixen||Season 2-present|
|Neal McDonough||Damien Darhk||Season 1-2 recurring, Season 3 main|
|Matt Letscher||Eobard Thawne/Reverse Flash||Season 2|
|Tala Ashe||Zari Adrianna Tomaz/Isis||Season 3-present|
|Matt Ryan||John Constantine||Season 3 recurring, Season 4 main|
|Jes Macallan||Ava Sharpe||Season 3 recurring, Season 4 main|
|Courtney Ford||Nora Darhk||Season 3 recurring, Season 4 main|
- Hath-Set/Vandal Savage, Season 1 main antagonist
- Zaman Druce, Season 1
- Jonah Hex
- Lily Stein
- Malcolm Merlyn/Dark Archer, Season 2 recurring antagonist
- Justice Society of America team: Rex Tyler/Hourman, Henry Heywood, Sr./Commander Steel, Todd Rice/Obsidian, Courtney Whitmore/Stargirl, Charles McNider/Doctor Midnight, and Amaya/Vixen
- Gary Green
Various main and recurring characters from the other Arrowverse shows have appeared within Legends of Tomorrow - often as a guest or fairly recurring role. To name a few: Oliver Queen/Green Arrow, Laurel Lance/Black Canary, Quentin Lance, Felicity Smoak, Nyssa al Ghul, Ra's al Ghul, Talia al Ghul, Cisco Ramon, Caitlin Snow, Barry Allen/Flash, Kara Danvers/Supergirl, Wally West/Kid Flash and John Diggle/Spartan.
Before the show aired, many speculated on how they were bringing Sara Lance back and on how the characters would interact with each other. However, it wasn't until the First Look/Trailer  was released that Tumblr exploded with gifs, picspams and some fans even started shipping characters already (see #Shipping section for information) which even led to some fanfics being created around those pairings. A few Tumblr blogs were created around the series, and even more were created after the series aired.
Beebo was introduced in season 3 as part of the fictional "Cuddle Me Beebo" toy brand. The toy ended up as an anachronism, creating a time aberration of New Valhalla, where he was worshiped by the Vikings and replaced Christmas with "Beebo Day". Beebo quickly became popular within the fandom and had many editing him into history photos, wishing each other a happy Beebo Day on December 25 and generally using the phrase "Praise Beebo" as a positive affirmation. On April 1, 2018 the Arrowverse Wiki changed to the "Beebo Wiki" for its April Fools joke and Legends of Tomorrow did an official Instagram Takeover with Beebo.
Since all of the characters (besides Rip Hunter) already appeared on Arrow and/or The Flash, many fans already shipped the LoT main characters with those characters, for example Leonard/Barry, Leonard/Mick, Ray/Oliver, Sara/Nyssa and Kendra/Cisco; interest in those pairings continued through the airing of LoT's first season. Carter/Kendra, had the comicverse canon background and star-crossed lovers/soulmates history, thus already had a following. Fanworks on AO3 often used the Legends of Tomorrow tag on the above ships since the First Look/Trailer was released.
The new ships with the First Look/Trailer release were: Kendra/Sara/Nyssa, Kendra/Sara, Ray/Kendra, Rip/Kendra, Kendra/Barry (at the time Kendra had yet to appear on The Flash), Sara/Leonard, Leonard/Ray, and Ray/Sara.
Since the pilot episode first aired, the pairings Leonard/Ray and Leonard/Sara took off, as well as the threesome or brot3 of Leonard/Mick/Sara. A couple other ships also later surfaced: Mick/Jax, Mick/Sara, Sara/Jax, Jax/Betty, Martin/Sara, Mick/Martin, Jax/Kendra, Sara/Lindsay, and Mick/Ray. By the end of the first season Rip/Miranda, Carter/Kendra, Kendra/Ray, Sara/Lindsay, and Leonard/Sara were canonized.
Season 2 added Nate Heywood and Amaya Jiwe to the Legends team which brought several new ships, including Ray/Nate, Amaya/Sara, Mick/Amaya and Amaya/Nate. Rip/Gideon also surfaced thanks to the appearance of Gideon's human form.
After the mid-season finale of season 3, Sara/Ava became very popular. Amaya/Zari, Sara/Constantine, Ray/Nora, and Constantine/Gary also gained traction.The crossover event highlighted Sara/Alex and Leonard/Ray Terrill.
- Lack of main female characters and characters of color - Sara Lance and Kendra Saunders are the only women on the team besides the female A.I., Gideon, and only Kendra Saunders and Jefferson Jackson are the POC on the team.
- Lack of Sara/Nyssa - many fans wishing for Nyssa to return or Sara to visit Nyssa - and having Sara have a new love interest (Lindsay Carlisle) in a future episode.
- Martin Stein drugging Jefferson in the first episode.
- Failing the Bechdel Test in its second episode, although it managed to pass in the first
- Major Character death in the second episode
- While not only contained to LoT, the crossover event "Crisis on Earth X" was criticized for being set on a Nazi Earth and having Nazi doppelgänger characters.
Connections with other Fandoms
Arthur Darvill played Rory Williams in Doctor Who, who played a human that traveled through time with the Doctor, in LoT he portrays Rip Hunter which is a character that can be described sort of like Captain Jack Harkness - a time traveler from the future. He's actually the third DW actor to appear in the Arrowverse - after Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman, portrayed Jack Harkness in both DW & Torchwood) and Dinah Lance (Alex Kingston, portrayed River Song in DW).
Dominic Purcell (Heat Wave) and Wentworth Miller (Captain Cold) are both originally from Prison Break, and Legends of Tomorrow often references it. Or some fans interconnect them. Victor Garber's previous role in Titanic was referenced in the series as was Brandon Routh's Superman Returns and Caity Lotz dancing ability (started her career as a professional dancer).
On December 25, 2015, Entertainment Weekly announced that Ali Liebert (actress known from starring roles in Bomb Girls, Harper's Island, and Lost Girl) will portray Lindsay Carlisle - a "intelligent lady who is the ideal picture of 1950s womanhood... she harbors a dark secret: she’s a lesbian" and a love interest to Sara Lance. Many fans compare it to her Bomb Girls character Betty McRae who was also a lesbian and from a similar time.
Jewel Staite, actress known for her portrayal of Kaylee Frye on Firefly/Serenity & Dr. Jennifer Keller on Stargate Atlantis, appeared on the series as Rachel Turner - "a tech genius and roboticist in the future".
- Arrowverse is the official term that represents the shared universe between LoT, Flash, Vixen, Constantine and Arrow.
- For a list of pairing names, see List of Arrowverse Relationship Names
- Soar by enkiindlethis, Sara wants to try flying, if only for a second (Kendra/Sara)
- fooled around and fell in love (well, sort of) by thebicanary, we’re superheroes and got drunk last night oh god what did we do au (Sara/Kendra & Teamfic as well as Leonard & Sara brotp)
- When Cold Can't Stand the Cold by Crimson1, Len hates being cold. Seriously. Hates it. But he can't ADMIT that. The fact that he and Sara are alone on Rip's spaceship, and Sara has the softest, warmest looking blanket ever known to man is just plain unfair. (Captain Canary brotp, possibly pre-relationship)
- this scene ends badly, as you might imagine, it's like one of those sex pollen fics, except it's the aftermath. the team tries to put together who banged. it's a mess. (Team Legends)
- A girl with wings and a past lives complex. by prettypurpleflower (Kendra)
- AU. HawkWest picspams by joeswes (Kendra/Iris)
- Mick is always the one to carry the unconscious members. So my theory if Mick is ever unconscious. by thecottoncandyzombie (Mick & Sara)
- Vandal Savage, Rip Hunter by vclauart
- Legends of Tomorrow by reeeena
- Legends Of Tomorrow by jonathanserrot
- New White Canary piece for Heroes and Villains Fan Fest! by leannkimhill
- We'll Go Down In History by daniyalive
- Bad Guy Wins by Cantrous (Leonard Snart)
- Shadow Preachers by Sophia4jjdt (Carter/Kendra)
- You're worth the wait by nathawk (Carter/Kendra)
- Just Wanna Dance With You by daniyalive (Rip/Sara)
- The Last time by SayaxSama (Rip/Sara)
- Closer To Me by danniyalive (Rip/Sara)
- darkstar by Nuntucket Maybe (Kendra/Sara & Leonard/Ray)
Archives & Fannish Links
- Legends of Tomorrow works at AO3
- Legends of Tomorrow works at FFN
- DC Legends TV.com
- Legends of Tomorrow Fans, a LJ community
- The Flarrowverse Shipyard at Discord
- Incorrect Legends of Tommorow Quotes! - "dedicated to posting quotes from other media that LoT characters would say"
- lotships (any and all ships)
- dailycaptaincanary (Captain Canary)
- captainvcanary (Captain Canary)
- dailywhiteatom (White Atom)
- heatatom (Heatatom)
- acoldatom (Coldatom)
- dailyhawk (Hawkmates)
- DCTVPolyamShipWeek, a DCTV poly week challenge blog which includes LoT & Arrowverse
- 'Legends of Tomorrow': The Best Beebo Memes
- 'Legends of Tomorrow’ Fans React to Beebo’s Instagram Takeover
- Sara/Nyssa/Kendra: "I'm just saying the only love triangle I will tolerate is Sara/Nyssa/Kendra"
- Sara/Kendra: bisexualshaws said: LOVEBIRDS??? that's the cutest fricken thing i've heard all day., Fair warning, I am going to ship the unholy hell out of Sara/Kendra (Canary/Hawkgirl) because oh god they are so damn *CUTE*.
- Ray/Kendra: "Ray and KEndra are totally gonna be either BFFs or be romantic okay, i’m just there shipping them. KEndra catched ray while he was faling. Already in too deep.", I'm already shipping Ray and Kendra and no one can stop me.
- Rip/Kendra: "Already shipping Rip and Kendra"
- Kendra/Barry: "I’ll go down with this ship ... Kendra Saunders with Barry Allen"
- Sara/Leonard: Sara/Leonard... (Wow. I should not be getting attached to a relationship before the show even starts.)
- Len/Ray: "The Legends of Tomorrow had me shipping Len/Ray something fierce."
- Ray/Sara: White Atom: (gif of a person drumming with the words "Fuck Yeah" on it), "okay I’m just going to come right out and say it… I ship ray and sara, yes that’s right, I ship them! ..."
- Some reactions to Stein & Jax in the first episode: You know I always liked Dr. Stein, but drugging..., Jax and Martin, “I can’t believe you kidnapped me!”, Copy of a Twitter post, Addressing a Major Problem with the Legends of Tomorrow pilot, I hope Jax punches Stein in the face when...
- Bechdel test for Legends of Tomorrow: S1,E2
- Bechdel test results for Legends of Tomorrow Premier
- Some reactions: Dear Legends of Tomorrow, i cannot beleive they just fucking killed carter, What is with the CW this week!!?, I don’t believe they just killed Carter off...., Can’t freaking believe it!!, Am I going to miss Carter?
- How the ‘Arrow’-verse Mishandled Nazis, But DC Comics Didn’t
- EW. "DC's Legends of Tomorrow". Published December 25, 2015. Accessed December 27, 2015.