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Ted Kord, the second pre-New 52 Blue Beetle, is alive.Ted Kord, a dead superhero pre-New 52, has yet to be seen or mentioned in the New 52. However, in the beginning of Forever Evil #1, Lex Luthor is talking to a man named Thomas Kord, who was Ted Kord's father pre-New 52. Luthor mentions Thomas having a son and is the owner of Kord Industries. Could this mean Ted Kord is alive, but not a superhero?
One of the fictional cities of the DC Universe will be wiped off the mapThe Flash 23.1 has already established that Grodd has taken Central City in the Flash's absence, and Forever Evil 1 ends with Ultraman pushing the moon out of orbit, which logically would screw up the sea levels. With the exceptions of Gotham City & Metropolis, every city is on the chopping block - and with the past examples of Coast City, Bludhaven & Star City, a very real possibility.
The Crime Syndicate will not be the Final Boss of Forever Evil — the Legion of Doom will.Forever Evil is said to be a love letter to the classic DC villains, so it will probably go as follow: Lex Luthor founds the Legion of Doom (with Catwoman, Captain Cold, Sinestro, Black Manta, Black Adam and his creation Bizarro joining him); against all odds, they'll wind up successfully defeating the Crime Syndicate and banishing them back to Earth 3 (symbolically defeating their archnemeses at last, just not the ones from this world)... and then they'll take over from them; the Justice League will somehow come back, but the war isn't over yet — they still have to take the world back, from the Legion of Doom. Therefore, the Final Battle for Forever Evil will be the Justice League facing against some of their most classic, iconic rogues. Obviously, the Justice League will win, but the Legion of Doom will probably escape. The good guys will notice that, even though the Legion of Doom technically saved the day first, they didn't change at all — because they don't want to, because this is who they are and will always be. Forever evil.
Power Ring won't make it to the end of the series.Because Volthoom, having escaped death at the hands of Nekron during Wrath of the First Lantern by hiding his consciousness inside his ring, will have completely consumed the ring bearer. The ring's parasitic hold on Power Ring, as noted by the large, corroded, veins going up his arm have been said to get worse with every large scale use of his powers. Since Lex Luthor's Legion of Doom, along with the other teams of resistance, will be stirring up trouble he will no doubt be forced to take action within these various fights. Until, finally, his mind is wrested from him and he is utterly under Volthoom's control.
Nightwing's status quo post-Forever EvilWith the Crime Syndicate outing him as Dick Grayson to the public, Nightwing will wind up distancing himself from the rest of the Bat Family to avoid people connecting the dots and figuring out who Batman, Red Hood, Batgirl and Red Robin are, eventually forced into adopting a new civilian identity, abandoning his Nightwing identity and becoming Red X instead.
The Legion of Doom's Batman is...
Deathstorm is more than just a referenceThe Crime Syndicate's Deathstorm is clearly a reference to the Black Lantern Firestorm who took the same name (in both name and face). But what if it's not just a reference, and the original Deathstorm has somehow returned and joined the Crime Syndicate? This might be related to the latest resurrection of Black Hand (and possibly also Hal Jordan's actions in Wrath of the First Lantern).
The Crime Syndicate's differences will lead to their downfall.While they're powerful, it's pretty clear that the Crime Syndicate is not one big happy family. Johnny Quick and Atomica are unpredictable, Owlman has a soft spot for Nightwing, Superwoman is cheating on Ultraman with Owlman behind his back, Power Ring is a coward, and Ultraman sees his teammates as tools in his quest for power. With such tension, the whole team is a powder keg ready for detonation if someone lights the fuse of discord.
Arkham War is gonna come down to Pyg vs. RagdollAnd there won't be enough Brain Bleach in the world...
The Syndicate, and especially Owlman, is defeated by a returning JokerMaybe they get closer to killing Batman and it's a only Joker gets him situation, or maybe they're about to conquer the universe and the clown just drops in. Either way I'm guessing that the Joker returns, his face inexplicably restored, and deliberately destroys the Syndicate, with Owlman dying of Joker venom.
The Creature that destroyed the world of Crime Synicate will be revealed to be...Darkseid. Either the true one (in which case his reach extends across alternative universes) or a reverse aligned "good" Darkseid that destroys evil planets like Ultraman's Krypton and Earth-3.
Jessica Cruz is going to receive the Earth-3 Power Ring.They labeled that she would appear in Forever Evil and now that Power Ring is dead it seems likely that she is going to be the new candidate.
The father of Superwoman's baby isn't Ultraman or Owlman...It's Alexander Luthor/Mazahs, and the baby will be Alexander Luthor Jr. (of Infinite Crisis fame).