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A top secret organization which began operating in 1942.
- Always Someone Better: They're more competent and less sloppy than the Legends, as demonstrated when the two teams fight. Granted the Legends were reluctant to fight, but still..
- Breaking the Fellowship: After Hourman's murder and Vixen jumping through time to chase after his killer, the team mysteriously disbands with only Obsidian remaining. It is later revealed that each took a piece of the Spear of Destiny and were scattered through time. Star Girl ended up in Camelot, Mid-Nite wound up in the 30th century and Commander Steel ended up in 1960's Manhattan.
- Fish out of Temporal Water: All but two (Rex and Obsidian) members are scattered throughout time. Amaya is Time Travelling with the Legends, Dr. Mid-Nite is on the year 3000, Stargirl is in 507 A.D., and Commander Steel is on the very beginning of The '70s.
- Foil: To the Legends. The JSA are well coordinated, serious, and very competent with their missions. The Legends are sloppy, constantly argue, don't take things seriously, and regularly screw-up. Furthermore, the JSA remained largely secretive and hidden throughout history, while the Legends always create a scene and alert everyone to their presence in the time period they're visiting. Though on a more positive note to the Legends, while while the JSA have a very strict professional relationship, the Legends are more friendlier with each other.
- The Greatest Story Never Told: Despite being very colorful superheroes who fought the Nazis, their adventures were kept so secret that none of the Legends knew about them except Dr. Heywood, the historian. And even then, only because he's Commander Steel's grandson. Likewise their mission to protect the Spear of Destiny which was so secret only Rip had any knowledge about it.
- Guest-Star Party Member: All members except Rex (who was immediately killed), Amaya (who joins full time), and Charles (who was also killed) join the Legends in a one episode basis throughout Season 2.
- Hero of Another Story: Heroes that operated during the 1940s and later on throughout scattered moments across time protecting the Spear of Destiny.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: All of them are extremely hostile to the Legends when they first meet, with Vixen being particularly hard on Ray, but they're still heroes and considering the circumstances they kinda had a good reason to be suspicious. They grow much warmer by the end of the episode though.
- Magical Girl Warrior: Both female members are magic users.
- Men Are the Expendable Gender: Of the our male members, only one (Obsidian) grew up into old age along with the two female members. Both Rex and Dr. Mid-Nite were killed, the former by Eobard Thawne, the latter by a Brainwashed and Crazy Rip Hunter. Commander Steel, on the other hand, dies in a Heroic Sacrifice.
- Remember the New Guy: So Oliver Queen and Barry Allen were the first public superheroes right? Nope, these guys were active as heroes decades before they were born. Yet they were never acknowledged until 5 seasons into the Arrowverse, and only Nate knew of them. Somewhat justified in that the knowledge of their existence was kept extremely classified and the team ended up disbanding not long after the war anyway.
- Smug Super: Most of the members of the JSA look down on the Legends and believe they don't need their help, of course they're proven wrong.
- Super Power Lottery: The Team consist of two metahumans (Obsidian and Dr. Mid-Nite), two magic users (Vixen and Stargirl), a Badass Normal (Commander Steel), and Hourman.
- The Team: A superhero team that preceded all the current Arrowverse teams by over a half century.
- Two Girls to a Team: Amaya and Courtney are the only female members.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: They (or rather, Obsidian and Dr. Mid-Nite) are one of the reasons why the Dominators attacked Earth to destroy all Metahumans.
Rex Tyler / Hourman
Known Aliases: Hourman
Played By: Patrick J. Adams
- Adaptational Wimp: There is no indication of him using Miraclo in this incarnation.
- And Starring: Is given a "Special Guest Star" citation.
- Battle Couple: He and Amaya are in a relationship, but we never got to see them in action together.
- Informed Ability: He is The Leader of the JSA, suggesting his combat and strategic prowess. None of those abilities were demonstrated in the show.
- In the Hood: Wears a black hood as part of his costume.
- Last Episode, New Character: Debuts in the Season 1 finale of Legends of Tomorrow.
- The Leader: Of the Justice Society of America.
- Sacrificial Lamb: We got to know him a bit, but he's promptly killed off to show the threat of Reverse-Flash is still very real.
- Stuffed in the Fridge: Male example. His death motivates Vixin into joining the Legends and finding his killer.
- Two First Names: Per the DC Comics norm.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: He's promptly killed by Reverse Flash to prevent his warning to the Legends.
- White Male Lead: A Caucasian male and The Leader of the JSA.
Amaya Jiwe / Vixen I
see the Arrowverse: The Legends page
Courtney Whitmore / Stargirl
Known Aliases: Stargirl, Merlin
Played By: Sarah Grey
- Action Girl: She's a female superhero.
- Adaptational Modesty: Her outfit is typically midriff baring, which includes her last live action appearance on Smallville, while here her outfit covers her belly.
- Age Lift:
- Courtney Whitmore is typically depicted as a young girl or a teenager, here she's played by 20 year old Sarah Grey.
- Furthermore she's more of a modern day character, and definitely not old enough to be in the Justice Society of America during the 1940s.
- The Baby of the Bunch: Much like Jax, she's a fair bit younger than the rest of her team, and may be underaged.
- Badass Normal: Courtney doesn't have powers herself, with her abilities coming from her staff. However, she's trained in hand-to-hand combat like all the JSA members.
- Composite Character: Merlin is a distinct character in the comics. Courtney ends up becoming the Arrowverse version of Merlin. It also counts as Gender Flip.
- Forbidden Fruit: She's in-love with an already married man.
- Flying Firepower: She can fly and fire energy bolts from her staff.
- Gender Flip: Prior to Courtney, every version of Merlin has always been male.
- Guest-Star Party Member: Courtney temporarily joins the Legends during the episode "Camelot/3000" to fight the Legion and save a mind-controlled King Arthur and his men.
- I Choose to Stay: Willing stays in 507 AD to be with King Arthur.
- Living Legend: She got sent back in time, where she's revealed to be Merlin.
- She's Got Legs: While her outfit is less revealing, it still shows off her legs.
- Ship Tease: With Jax, who quite evidently has a crush on her.
- Sole Survivor: Courtney is the only member of the Spear of Destiny team who wasn't killed protecting her fragment.
- Statuesque Stunner: She's 5'8 1/2 and is definitely attractive as Jax can attest to.
- Subordinate Excuse: Willing stays in 507 AD to be an adviser to King Arthur whom she loves.
- Symbol Motif Clothing: Three stars on each arm and one on her chest.
- Trapped in the Past: Willing stays in 507 AD to be with King Arthur whom she loves.
- Wearing a Flag on Your Head: Her costume is modeled after the American flag.
Hank Heywood / Commander Steel
Known Aliases: Commander Steel
Played By: Matthew MacCaull
- Ace Pilot: Amaya mentions that he was a fighter pilot before being recruited by the JSA.
- Adaptational Species Change: He was turned into a Cyborg in the comics. Here, he remains a Badass Normal.
- Alliterative Name: Henry "Hank" Heywood.
- Badass Normal: His only weapons are his skills and his rifle.
- Batman Gambit: Henry spend the better part of five years rising up the ranks of NASA to ensure that he could place his fragment of the Spear of Destiny into the flagpole that Neil Armstrong would place on the moon.
- Disappeared Dad: According to Nate, Hank was never around in his father's life. Time Travel changed the reasons quite a few times, but it's ultimately because he died in a Heroic Sacrifice.
- Face Death with Dignity: He calmly makes his Heroic Sacrifice and only sheds Manly Tears while giving a final So Proud of You speech to Nate.
- Guest-Star Party Member: Henry temporarily joins the team during the episode "Moonshot" in order to ensure that his fragment of the Spear of Destiny doesn't fall into Eobard Thawne's hands and to save the members of the Apollo 13 launch. Fittingly this is also the episode he dies in.
- The Gunslinger: Rarely seen without his trusty rifle.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Due to the Waverider being damaged due to collision with an asteroid belt the cargo bay door needed to be manually opened in order to adjust for impact upon re-entry to earth. Henry willingly opens up the cargo bay door knowing that he would be sucked out and die.
- Hidden Depths: Amaya reveals that he loves to sing and would often try and make her smile during their missions together.
- Lantern Jaw of Justice: Squared jawlines are a family trait according to his future grandson Nate.
- Married to the Job: Hank is a dedicated soldier, something he himself sees as a fault.
- My God, What Have I Done?: When Nate tells him about how his son become a shitty father to him due to Freudian Excuse of having a Disappeared Dad, Hank is immediately distraught.
- Never My Fault: When Henry sees Rip for the first time in years he punches him out due to blaming him for bringing him along on the Spear of Destiny mission and letting his wife think he was dead despite the fact that he willingly chose to help Rip. He eventually realises this and apologises to Rip by the end of the episode.
- So Proud of You: By the end he has this opinion of Nate.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome: He stands 5'11.
- Tall, Dark, and Snarky: Acts indifferent towards Nate at first although he eventually warms up to him.
- The Team Normal: The only one with no super powers or abilities whatsoever, being completely in the realms of normality.
- White Shirt of Death: Is wearing the white Nasa uniform when he performed his Heroic Sacrifice.
Charles McNider / Dr. Mid-Nite
Charles McNider / Dr. Mid-Nite
Known Aliases: Dr. Mid-Nite
Played By: Kwesi Ameyaw
- Adaptational Intelligence: While his comic counterpart is brilliant, he was a far cry away from inventing mind control.
- Black Dude Dies First: Played With. He is the second JSA member to die, but he is the first (and so far, only) member during the mission to guard the pieces of the Spear of Destiny to be killed off.
- Blessed with Suck: His powers only allow him to see in the darkness. Downplayed in combat since it makes an effective combination with Obsidian's powers.
- Composite Character: He has the costume and gender of Charles McNider and the ethnicity of Beth Chapel, who was his African-American female successor for a short time. He's confirmed to be McNider in Camelot/3000.
- Couldn't Find a Pen: He writes the name of his killer on the floor with his own blood.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: Rip kills him without a fight.
- Dying Alone: Well, if you don't count his murderer Rip, that is.
- Dying Clue: See Couldn't Find a Pen.
- Gender Flip: In the comics, the African-American Dr. Mid-Nite is female (though see Composite Character above).
- Goggles Do Something Unusual: It helps him harness his aforementioned powers.
- Handicapped Badass: He is blind, but is skilled enough to be recruited into the JSA.
- Instant Expert: Despite being from the mid 1940s, he seems to adjust to living in the 3000s really well, to the point of being an acclaimed scientist there with his own lab.
- Never Got to Say Goodbye: None of his comrades are present when he dies.
- Race Lift: A Caucasian man in the comics, is a black man here (though again, see Composite Character above).
- Sacrificial Lamb: He gets even less screentime and character exploration than Rex Tyler, and is unceremoniously killed by Rip in the opening scene of "Camelot/3000".
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Only appeared for three episodes in short scenes before being killed off.
- White Shirt of Death: Murdered while wearing a typical white labcoat.
Todd Rice / Obsidian
Todd Rice / Obsidian
Known Aliases: Obsidian
Played By: Lance Henriksen (older), Dan Payne (younger)
- Age Lift: Usually portrayed as a teenager. Here, he's played by the 76 year old actor. It has since been confirmed that this is a version from the future, and that he'll have a younger version as well via Time-Shifted Actor, though this version is still much older than his comic counterpart.
- And Starring: His older Time-Shifted Actor gets this in the guest stars line-up.
- Badass Gay: Confided this in Vixen in The '40s and is living with a man in The '80s.
- Casting a Shadow: Like his comic counterpart, he's able to conjure and control darkness.
- Celebrity Paradox:
- Combination Attack: Shrouds an area in darkness to hamper opponents' vision, which naturally has no effect on his teammate Dr. Mid-Nite's night vision.
- Dark Is Not Evil: A genuine hero who wears an overall black outfit and has shadow-themed powers.
- Guest-Star Party Member: Todd temporarily joins the team during the episode "Compromised" to help them fight Damien Dahrk.
- Intangible Man: One of his powers is becoming living shadow, where bullets and weapons will pass right through him.
- In the Hood: Wears one as part of his superhero costume.
- Last of His Kind: The only surviving JSA member during The '80s barring Amaya who Time Traveled.
- Locked Out of the Loop: For some reason (implied that it's because the Government took issue with him being gay.) Obsidian is the only member of the JSA (barring the dead Hourman and Time Traveled Amaya) who wasn't recruited by Rip Hunter to protect The Spear of Destiny and thus doesn't know that his team didn't actually die during their mission.
- The Quiet One: Doesn't speak much, if at all, in his introductory episode.