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1As Kendra still recovers from the shock of Carter's death, Rip and Sara decide to hunt down Savage's finances in an attempt to cripple him. Meanwhile Snart and Rory decide to take a little joy ride.---- !!Tropes:* TheSeventies: TheTeam is stuck in 1975, though they're heading to [[TheEighties 1986]] at the end of the episode.* ActorAllusion: When Stein tells Ray he can't miss the fragments in Kendra's bloodstream as they are "as big as icebergs", Ray jokes "tell that to the Titanic." Victor Garber played Thomas Andrews, the designer of the Titanic, in the most famous [[Film/Titanic1997 film]] about the disaster.* AndThisIsFor: Rip [[NiceJobBreakingItHero accidentally reveals the names of his wife and son]] when he's about to kill Savage.* ArtisticLicenseLaw: Ray cites the Scout Motto as "Be helpful to others." This is somewhat askew; the Scout Motto is, of course "Be Prepared." A portion of the Scout ''Oath'' states " help other people at all times...", and Point Three of the Scout ''Law'' is "[A Scout is] Helpful."* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: Savage gave Rip the monicker "Garib", which means strange, outlandish, or foreign, when the latter {{Time Travel}}ed to AncientEgypt. Thing is, "Garib" is an ''Arabic'' word, and Savage was ''not yet'' immortal at that time to be WalkingTheEarth and learning different cultures (unless he's already an {{Omniglot}}).* BadassBoast: Vandal gives a pretty good one during his AGodAmI speech, then Rip turns it on him.-->'''Vandal Savage:''' [[BloodMagic This]] is the [[TheAgeless power]] [[YouHaveNoChanceToSurvive you have no]] ''hope'' of ''defeating''. [[{{Cult}} Everyone here]] is sworn to live and ''die'' at my command. Why? 'Cause to them ''I'' am a ''god''! I ''pity'' you. You have no idea what it's like to have people ''willing'' to ''follow you up to the gates. '''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis Of Hell!]]'''''\'''Rip Hunter:''' Actually, [[SuperTeam I have]] a ''little'' [[ThePowerOfFriendship bit of an idea]].* BadassInANiceSuit: Rip and several {{Mook}}s are wearing suits in this episode's fight scenes.* BadassNormal: Jax fights well without fusing with Prof. Stein.* BelatedBackstory: This episode technically serves as one to Lewis Snart, who [[AssholeVictim was killed]] by his own son on an early episode of ''Series/TheFlash2014'' Season 2.* BigDamnHeroes: Snart, Mick and Jax save Rip and Sara as well as Carter's corpse from Savage and his {{Cult}} during the climactic scene.* BloodMagic: Carter's blood, as well as Kendra's, can extend longevity; Savage comments that a little drink is enough for at least an extra century of life.* ButForMeItWasTuesday: ** [[JustifiedTrope Justified.]] Savage can't recall killing Rip's family because this version of him hasn't done it yet. Doesn't stop Vandal from bragging about it.** In a lighter sense, Stein says that he had so many exceptional students that there's no way he could possibly remember any particular one.* CantKillYouStillNeedYou: The ''only'' thing stopping Cold from killing his dad, [[Recap/TheFlash2014S2E3FamilyOfRogues again]], is the fact Lisa hasn't been born yet.* CreateYourOwnVillain: Thanks to StableTimeLoop, Rip himself causes the reason why Savage guns for his family in the first place.* {{Cult}}: Vandal has one. They worship him like a god and are the true source of his economic power. In return for their devotion, Vandal gives them some of his immortality by using the blood of Carter and Kendra after he has slain them in their latest incarnation.* DancesAndBalls: Savage's {{Cult}} ceremony has this as a front.* DecompositeCharacter: Ray reveals his late fiancee's full name as Anna Loring. In the comics it's Jean Loring, but that character already appeared on ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' Season 2 as the Queen family's attorney [[AgeLift and was closer in age to Oliver and Thea's mother, Moira]]. Whether Anna and Jean (or [[Recap/TheFlash2014S6E12AGirlNamedSue John]]) are related is not yet stated by WordOfGod.* DoubleMeaningTitle: [[StockEpisodeTitles "Blood Ties"]] refers to Cold's relationship with his father or Vandal Savage sharing [[BloodMagic Carter's blood]] with his cult to extend their longevity.* DueToTheDead: The Legends recover Carter's corpse to give him (and Prof. Boardman) a proper burial.* EquivalentExchange: Lewis Snart first went to prison when he tried to steal an emerald from a museum which turned him into an AbusiveParent, so Cold steals the emerald and gives it to him to prevent that from happening. Unfortunately for Cold, the way time travel works means that if you change something from happening, time will merely fill in the gap. So his old man gets arrested for trying to sell the emerald to an undercover cop.* FakeOutOpening: The intro suggests a HowWeGotHere plot, but it's actually a flashback.* FakeShemp: It's obvious that Carter's corpse is not played by Creator/FalkHentschel.* FantasticVoyagePlot: Ray shrinks himself to enter Kendra's veins and destroy the dagger shards.* AGodAmI: Vandal Savage declares this (after a fashion) in a particularly [[ChewingTheScenery scenery-chewing]] moment.-->'''Vandal Savage:''' [[{{Cult}} Everyone here]] is sworn to live and ''die'' at my command. Why? Because to them ''I'' am a ''god''!* IAmAMonster: Sara says this verbatim after she explains where her blood lust comes from.* InSpiteOfANail: Despite his efforts to stop it, Snart discovers his father goes to jail for five years after all, seeming to indicate Snart was destined to become a criminal. * KickingAssInAllHerFinery: Sara spends this episode wearing gowns and kicking ass.* MoneyIsNotPower: Played with. While there isn't a direct mention of this, there is mention of how rather than money being the source of Vandal Savage's rise to power, it's the belief of his {{cult}}.* MyFutureSelfAndMe: Leonard Snart visits his old house and sees his past self.* MythologyGag: ** Rip mentions he's seen "[[Franchise/{{Superman}} men of steel]] [[ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman die]] and [[Franchise/{{Batman}} dark knights]] [[ComicBook/{{Knightfall}} fall]]."** [[ComicBook/TheAtom The Atom]] doing a FantasticVoyagePlot is relatively common.** The emerald that Snart steals looks a lot like [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Kryptonite]].* {{Nerf}}: Savage uses the very same technique with the Staff of Horus [[Recap/ArrowS4E8LegendsOfYesterday that killed the rest of Teams Arrow and Flash sans Barry]] to the Legends, but it didn't obliterate them. Justified, as he has incomplete powers due to not being able to absorb Kendra's life force like last time.** More likely that Savage can vary the power of the technique, as nuking the room/building/city would be inadvisable when the cult making up his power base is in said room/building/city.* NotSoAboveItAll: Jax really tries to stop Snart and Mick from stealing the jump ship, until Snart points out how really cool it would be to fly it.* OminousLatinChanting: Savage's {{Cult}} do it literally.* OneSteveLimit: Younger Snart goes by "Leo".* PrettyInMink: Sara is wearing a fur trimmed coat in the bank fight scene, which doubles as BadassLongcoat.** When infiltrating the party, she wears a black coat with a white fur collar.* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: The scene during Savage's {{Cult}} ceremony is shot in red sepia, invoking this trope.* TheReveal: Turns out Rip tried to kill Savage before he became immortal, but he hesitated and was caught by the guards.* SherlockScan: Sara uses one to determine that the "bank employees" A) are {{Professional Killer}}s and B) are onto her and Rip and are planning to kill them.* ShootTheShaggyDog: Snart stealing the emerald so that his father won't go to jail ends in vain BecauseDestinySaysSo that he will go to jail.* ShoutOut: ** Ray compares his mission to save Kendra to playing ''VideoGame/{{Asteroids}}''.** Stein (Victor Garber) tells Ray that a fragment in Kendra's blood is the size of an iceberg and can't be missed and Ray wonders if that is how they felt on the Titanic. Victor Garber appeared in ''Film/Titanic1997'' as Thomas Andrews. ** Mick compares Savage's {{Cult}} to the ones shown in ''Film/EyesWideShut''.* TheSmurfettePrinciple: There's only one female {{Mook}} in the bank fight scene. Likewise, Sara is the only active female member for the heroes as Kendra is still injured.* StartOfDarkness: While Lewis Snart was never a great parent, he was still somewhat decent until he went to prison. Then everything went to hell after that. Snart tries to prevent this, [[YouCantFightFate but history isn't having any]].* StableTimeLoop: Savage figures out that he kills Rip Hunter's wife and child in the future and is now looking forward to doing it. Also, Rip lets their names slip during an AndThisIsFor moment, so now he knows who to kill.* TimeShiftedActor: Leonard Snart sees his child self (see above) and a much younger Lewis.* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: Played with. The main trailer shows the graveyard scene at the end, but it didn't specify ''who'' was buried, thus not spoiling that it was Carter (and Prof. Boardman).* TheUnreveal: How Rip escaped from Savage's men in Egypt is not revealed.* WillNotBeAVictim: Snart tells his younger self to have this mentality.* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Rip to Sara and Stein to Palmer. Sara also gives this to Rip when he tells her how he had a chance to kill Savage in the past and failed:-->'''Sara:''' Killing is never easy. Especially for a good man.* YouAreNotAlone: At the end, the team resolves not sneak off anymore and be more open with each other.* YouCantFightFate: Snart's father became an abusive asshole after spending five years in Iron Heights for stealing a precious emerald. Snart tries to change this by stealing the emerald and giving it to his dad, but according to Gideon, his dad gets arrested trying to sell it to an undercover cop and does five years in Iron Heights anyway.----


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