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Hawkgirl

     In General 
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Species: Enhanced Human

Played By: Ciara Renee, Anna Deavere Smith (1870, and presumably every other older versions)


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     Chay-Ara 

Chay-Ara

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Appearances: Arrow | Legends of Tomorrow

An Egyptian warrior priestess and lover of Prince Khufu. She is Hawkgirl's original incarnation.


  • Badass Preacher: Promotional materials dubs her as a "Warrior Priestess", though her subsequent Reincarnations are unquestionably far more competent than her.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Of all the Hawkgirl incarnations, she shows the most skin.
  • My Death Is Just the Beginning: After she and Khufu die, they will repeatedly be reincarnated and start an eternal battle with the now-immortal Hath-Set.
  • Posthumous Character: Naturally since she's Hawkgirl's original incarnation.
  • Sexy Priestess: An Egyptian high priestess who was wearing a toga that shows her back and cleavage. She's (mutually) desired by Prince Khufu and Vandal Savagee (as Hath-Set).
  • Together in Death: Killed by Hath-Set with Khufu.
  • Ur-Example: Due to being the original incarnation of Hawkgirl.

     Unnamed early 19th Century incarnation 

Unnamed early 19th Century incarnation

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Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow

Hawkgirl's incarnation during the early 19th Century, encountered by Kendra Saunders and Sara Lance in the late 19th century (1870) through Time Travel.


     Unnamed late 19th Century incarnation 

Unnamed late 19th Century incarnation

Hawkgirl's incarnation during the Victorian Era.


     Edith Boardman 

Edith Boardman

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Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow

Hawkgirl's incarnation during the early 20th Century. In this life, she is married to Joe Boardman, Hawkman's incarnation, where they had a son named Aldus.


     Kendra 

Kendra

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Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow

Hawkgirl's incarnation during mid 20th Century.


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     Kendra Saunders 

Kendra Saunders

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Known Aliases: Hawkgirl

Appearances: The Flash | Arrow | Legends of Tomorrow

Hawkgirl's current incarnation, who initially had no idea about her past life as the once priestess. She's first introduced as a barista before being recruited by Rip Hunter.


  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: The trailer implies that she and Carter have a volatile relationship.
  • Bling-Bling-BANG!: She gets her trademark mace from the comics due to covering the business end in her melted down gold bracelet from her first life, as anything that was with her back then can kill Savage.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Her Hawkgirl alias can be seen in the future newspaper, helping the Arrow, Atom and Flash fight the Reverse-Flash, and she is briefly seen in The Flash Season Finale before her first full length appearance on this show.
  • The Chick: She's the one who is still adjusting to her superhero life at the start of the series.
  • Composite Character: She shares traits of different characters that took up the Hawk mask in the past - she is part of a heroic couple as she was during her original appearance, she uses a mace and is the reincarnation of an Egyptian character like JLA's Shayera Hol and she is Hispanic and goes by Kendra Saunders as she does in Earth-2.
  • The Dog Bites Back: After over 200 lifetimes of being relentlessly stalked and murdered by Savage, Kendra gets the last word between them by stabbing Savage in the chest and taunting him with his own pet name for her.
  • Dude Magnet: Not only Carter and Savage, but she has gained the attention of Cisco in The Flash and now of both Jax and Ray.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: As pointed out below (and Puns aside), her appearance in first season finale of The Flash basically amounted to this. Her appearance in subsequent episodes of Season 2 of The Flash amount to much the same thing.
  • Forgotten Fallen Friend: Not actually dead, but when Barry gathers everyone to fight the Dominators in the "Invasion!" crossover, he makes no inquiries about the whereabouts of her or Carter. It especially stands out since he *did* notice that Snart wasn't among the Legends and Ray Palmer had to catch Barry up on his Heroic Sacrifice.
  • Hidden Depths: She turns out to be a Star Trek fan, even flirting with Ray by comparing him to Captain Picard.
  • Hot Librarian: Worked as a college librarian when she, Sara and Ray were stuck in The '60s.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: Unlike Carter, Kendra is just learning how to emerge and awaken her innate powers. Includes an insane Fly Or Die sequence.
  • Iconic Sequel Character: She does not appear in the Arrowverse until it's third year, being the Last Episode, New Character during The Flash (2014) Season 1.
  • Last Episode, New Character: She made her debut in the Season 1 finale of The Flash (2014). Of course it's just a quick shot at the end and if you didn't see the Legends Of Tomorrow trailer you wouldn't know who she is.
  • Leitmotif: Has a grand uplifting piece.
  • Long Bus Trip: She has not returned ever since her exit, not even in the Crisis Crossovers.
  • Love Makes You Stupid: She couldn't bring herself to kill Savage in 2166, as doing so would leave the brainwashed Carter trapped in Savage's conditioning. Ignoring the fact that Carter can reincarnate if killed, keeping Savage alive is a majorly bad idea which has severe consequences for the team not long afterwards.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She is very attractive.
  • One Steve Limit: Her 1940s incarnation is also named Kendra, though her surname then is unknown.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: Played with. Prof. Boardman was hers and Carter's son from their previous life, but those incarnation of them died long before they see Boardman die.
  • Protectorate: She was guarded by both Teams Arrow and Flash, and eventually Carter Hall, from Vandal Savage's clutches.
  • Put on a Bus: She and Carter leave the team at the end of Season 1 of Legends of Tomorrow.
  • Race Lift: Most versions of Hawkgirl have been Caucasian in the comics (although her voice actress in Justice League was Hispanic, and the character had an Ambiguously Brown Dark-Skinned Redhead appearance). The comics version of Kendra Saunders that this character is based on is half-Hispanic.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: When her warrior side takes over.
  • Reluctant Hero: Initially unwilling to join the Legends out of fear of Vandal Savage, resorting to Carter having to issue a personal challenge of combat where the winner gets to decide to if they go with Rip or not. Kendra loses.
  • Sadistic Choice: Gets handed one in "Leviathan" courtesy of Savage. Since Savage has had Carter's mind erased in order to prevent him from remembering his past Savage tells Kendra that she can either kill him and risk Carter forever loosing his memories or allow him to live in order to get said memories back. Kendra decides to choose the latter.
  • Skunk Stripe: She has a white strand in her front hair.
  • Supernaturally Young Parent: She and Carter meet the now elderly orphaned child of their early 20th Century incarnations.
  • Super-Powered Evil Side: She seems to have one, complete with Red Eyes Takewarning. Possibly one of her previous incarnations.
  • Super Strength: She is able to tear off Ray's chestpiece barehanded.
  • Took a Level in Badass: After spending countless lifetimes and most of her on screen battles with Savage, either dead or near fatally wounded, Kendra, with the help of Carter's mace imbued with the bracelet she wore on the night of her first death, almost manages to kill Savage singlehandedly. He only survives thanks to the Sadistic Choice mentioned above.
  • Transplant: Played with. While she was designed to be a main character in this show from the get-go, she was a Recurring Character on The Flash (2014) before this show airs.
  • Trapped in the Past: She,Sara, and Ray were trapped in the late 50s to the very beginning of The '60s during mid Season 1.


Hawkman

     In General 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hawkman_9.jpg

Species: Enhanced Human

Played By: Falk Hentschel


     Khufu 

Khufu

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Appearances: Arrow | Legends of Tomorrow

An Egyptian Prince Khufu and the lover of Chay-ara. He is Hawkman's original incarnation.


     Hannibal Hawkes 

Hannibal Hawkes

Hawkman's incarnation during the early 19th Century.


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     Unnamed late 19th Century incarnation 

Unnamed late 19th Century incarnation

Hawkman's incarnation during late 19th Century.


     Joe Boardman 

Joseph "Joe" Boardman

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Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow

Hawkman's incarnation during early 20th Century. In this life, he is married to Edith Boardman, Hawkgirl's incarnation, where they had a son named Aldus.


     Unnamed mid 20th Century incarnation 

Unnamed mid 20th Century incarnation

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Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow

Hawkman's incarnation during mid 20th Century.


     Carter Hall 

Carter Hall

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Known Aliases: Hawkman

Appearances: The Flash | Arrow | Legends of Tomorrow

Hawkman's incarnation by 2016. By that time, Vandal Savage has killed him and Hawkgirl 206 times. As such, Carter tries to stop him from making 207.


  • Advertised Extra: In virtue of being a Sacrificial Lion who bites it only after the second episode.
  • Badass Baritone: He has a very deep voice, and a stoic personality to go with it.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: The trailer implies that he and Kendra have a volatile relationship.
  • Betty and Veronica: He is the Veronica to both Cisco and Ray's Betty for Kendra.
  • Big Guy Fatality Syndrome: He's one of the team's go-to guys when it comes to fighting and also the very first casualty.
  • Carry a Big Stick: His Weapon of Choice is a Morning Star.
  • The Casanova: He's described as being a "confident, charismatic leader"...
  • Casanova Wannabe: ...but Kendra obviously finds his comeons too much. Indeed fans have nicknamed him Stalkman (Granted, he gets major development between the crossover episodes and his finale episode and his assholish behavior is nothing compared to what Vandal Savage has done to Kendra. At least Carter can take no for an answer... eventually).
  • Character Death: He is killed by Vandal Savage in the second episode of Legends.
  • Death by Adaptation: Following the footsteps of his Smallville incarnation, he gets himself fatally stabbed.
  • Decoy Protagonist: He's credited as one of the main members of the Legends cast and has a lot of relevance to Savage due to his history of killing Carter's previous incarnations, and then he ends up dying at the end of the pilot.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: He only starts helping Teams Flash and Arrow after Barry and Oliver kicked his ass.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: He dies in Kendra's arms.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Puns aside, he made his first appearance in the second annual The Flash and Arrow Crossover.
  • Forgotten Fallen Friend: When Barry gathers everyone to fight the Dominators in the "Invasion!" crossover, he makes no inquiries about the whereabouts of him or Kendra. It especially stands out since he *did* notice that Snart wasn't among the Legends and Ray Palmer had to catch Barry up on his Heroic Sacrifice.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Carter can be impatient, sullen, and temperamental, but he's also passionate and loving about Kendra and her well being. He'll do anything to keep her safe and always puts her needs in front of his own.
  • The Mentor: He teaches Hawkgirl on how to use her powers and fight as well as to adjust on the circumstances regarding their situation. Like most mentors, he also bites it.
  • Not What It Looks Like: He very well knows that he'll look like Kendra's Stalker with a Crush when he just grabbed her and told her that only he can protect her from Savage.
  • One-Man Army: Downplayed. He still loses, but he was at least able to fight both Barry and Oliver on equal footing.
  • Out of Focus: The rest of the team gets a lot more focus and Character Development than Carter. It's justified for most of Season One of Legends of Tomorrow, because he's dead.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: Played with. Prof. Boardman was his and Kendra's son from their previous life, but those incarnation of them died long before they see Boardman die.
  • Sacrificial Lion: A significant and badass character that was killed to establish that Savage isn't going to go down easy.
  • Screaming Warrior: In his fight with Oliver, his response to seeing Barry speeding towards him is to charge him head on with a frenzied yell.
  • Sexy Mentor: He acts as the mentor for Hawkgirl and hits on her at the same time. She's not a fan.
  • Sink-or-Swim Mentor: He casually pushes Kendra off from the top of a building so that her powers can be revealed. Partly justified, since it is a case of Here We Go Again! for him - his memories have already returned.
  • Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Trailer: Has not appeared in the teaser trailer. He does on the main ones though.
  • The Smart Guy: While Rip has better knowledge of the future (particularly everything post-21st century), Carter has expertise for the past due to being reincarnated several times and having better memories of them than Kendra.
  • The Stoic: He shows even less expression than Oliver.
  • Stuffed in the Fridge: His death is what really banded The Legends together against Savage. Possibly counts as a literal example too, as Savage possessed his remains for a while.
  • Supernaturally Young Parent: He and Kendra meet the now elderly orphaned child of their early 20th Century incarnations.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: Stands 5'11 and has an aloof demeanor.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: After only an episode each on The Flash (2014) and Arrow, and two episodes on this series, Carter is killed by Vandal Savage.
  • You Can't Fight Fate: He still dies at the hands of Vandal Savage, except this time Barry is not there to push the Reset Button.

     Scythian Torvil 

Scythian Torvil

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Known Aliases: Hawkman, Carter Hall (late 20th Century-Early 21st Century incarnation)

Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow

Hawkman's incarnation by 2166. In this lifetime, he is brainwashed by Vandal Savage to be part of his Praetorian Guard.


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