Star City: Team Arrow (Oliver Queen / Dinah Laurel Lance) | Team Arrow Family Members | Citizens | Criminal Groups (Malcolm Merlyn / Slade Wilson / Prometheus) | Independent Criminals
Central City: West-Allen Family (Barry Allen) | Team Flash (Caitlin Snow & (Killer) Frost) | Citizens | Criminal Groups (Rogues) | Independent Criminals
National City: Citizens (Kara Zor-El / James Olsen) | Luthor Family & Associates | Criminals
Freeland: Pierce Family | Citizens | Criminals
Gotham City: Bat-Family | Citizens | Criminals
Organizations: U.S. Government | U.S. Military | A.R.G.U.S. | The D.E.O. | Justice Society of America | The League of Assassins | H.I.V.E. | Savage and His Followers | Criminal Groups
Time Travel: The Legends (Sara Lance / Ray Palmer / Leonard Snart / Mick Rory / John Constantine) | Time Masters & Time Bureau | The Legion | Time Criminals (Eobard Thawne / Damien Darhk) | The Past | The Future
Miscellaneous: Other Locales | Metahumans (Firestorm / The Hawks / Grodd) | Aliens | Mystics | Other Entities
The Multiverse: Other Earths | Earth-2 (Hunter Zolomon) | Earth-38 | Earth-90 | Earth-X
- Adaptation Species Change: Waverider is a human superhero in the comics. Here, he becomes the heroes' Cool Ship.
- Alternate Company Equivalent: They can be seen as the Arrowverse version of the Guardians of the Galaxy, being misfit heroes who band together under unlikely circumstances and step up to the call, travel around in a Cool Ship, and end up being a team as close as family. Unlike the Guardians, who protect the galaxy, the Legends protect the timeline.
- Animal Themed Super Being: Three members are named after birds; White Canary and both Hawkman and Hawkgirl. Taken Up to Eleven with Vixen who has animal superpowers.
- Anti-Hero Team: Much more lax on killing than Team Arrow or Team Flash. In fact, they were first brought together for the express purpose of killing Vandal Savage.
- Arc Hero: While the Legends are an Ensemble Cast, every season has the overall importance and focus revolving around one or two Legends.
- Rip Hunter and Kendra for Season One. Rip assembled The Team and sets them with the mission objective of stopping Vandal Savage throughout history, while Kendra is a Living MacGuffin who is key to Savage's defeat.
- Nate for Season Two. He's the historian who detects aberrations and has the closest ties to the Justice Society of America.
- Amaya and Zari for Season Three. Due to both being in possession of the Totems of Zambezi and these being the MacGuffins needed to defeat Mallus, the Big Bad of the season.
- John Constantine for Season Four. The entire season revolves around his conflict with Neron. He joins the Legends due to the protection they offer and he drives the plot.
- Charlie for Season Five. With the revelation that she is Clotho, one of the Fates, are the Big Bads of the season. In addition, she is the one who scattered the Loom of Fate, the MacGuffin for the season.
- Badass Crew: They're a group consisting of some of the renowned badasses from the different shows of the Arrowverse.
- Badass Normal: Several members possess no powers, like Rip Hunter, Sara Lance, Leonard Snart, Mick Rory, Ava Sharpe, and Gary Green. Though a few of the members who do have powers are equally capable of fighting like normals such as Jax, Ray, Nate, and Amaya.
- The Big Guy: The team is full of combat capable warriors.
- For fists fights and martial arts: Sara, Rip, Leonard Snart, Mick Rory, Jax, Ray (to an extent), Amaya, and Ava.
- For Super Strength and other enhanced physical abilities: Atom, Hawkgirl, Hawkman, Steel, Vixen, and Kid Flash.
- For more destructive superpowers and technology: Atom, Captain Cold, Heat Wave, Firestorm, Zari, John Constantine, Nora Darhk, and Behrad.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: They are prone to it Once a Season.
- In Season One, it's Hawkman's 22nd Century incarnation, he gets better though. Subverted by Mick as Chronos, where the team original believed him to be brainwashed before he reveals it was actually More Than Mind Control.
- In Season Two, the entire team sans Nate and Amaya are brainwashed by aliens in the Crossover. They get better. However, Rip is captured and brainwashed by the Legion to be their wet works agent. He gets better.
- In Season Three, this happens to Sara twice. First by Grodd's telepathy, then when she gets possessed by Mallus via the Death Totem.
- In Season Four, Ray gets possessed by Neron and sent to hell, which necessitates Constantine to rescue him.
- Breakout Character: The series was developed in the first place after certain characters from the other shows proved to be very popular and needed their own place to play. Specifically from the original lineup were Sara, Ray, Snart, Rory, Firestormnote , and later Constantine. Additional members who were transplanted are Wally and Constantine. The other team members either made their debut on Legendsnote or had Early-Bird Cameo explicity to set up their transition note .
- Canon Foreigner: While it takes inspiration from two teams in the comics (the Forgotten Heroes and the Time Masters), the Legends are a completely original team created for the Arrowverse with its own unique roster of members.
- Cast Full of Crazy: By far the wackiest and most illogical of the Arrowverse shows. Since Season Two, the show has abandoned all common sense and have all cast members behaving ludicrously as they mess around in the many historical periods.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: Much to Rip's frustration, the team insists on being heroes even when it's in their best interests to lay low.
- Civvie Spandex: Many of them often wear civilian clothes on missions in historical periods to remain discreet. Really on Atom and Firestorm are the only ones who have to wear costumes while accessing their powers, while the rest only do so when it tickles their fancy.
- Comic Book Movies Dont Use Code Names: Downplayed. While they are addressed by their codenames at times, they are mostly referred by their given names. Justified in that as time travelers they don't have a fixed residence and don't really need to worry about hiding their secret identities.
- Composite Character: They combine The Team that Rip Hunter assembled in the comics to act as Time Police (called the Time Mastersnote ), with the team created to fight Vandal Savage (called The Forgotten Heroes). Both teams have different rosters sans from Rip himself.
- Cool Ship: The Waverider, which is their means of transport.
- Destructive Savior: Things have a tendency to get chaotic while they're doing their heroics.
- Faction Motto: "We screw up things for the better."
- Failure Hero: Their primary successes in stopping or delaying Savage's rise to power are in preventing their own mistakes from speeding up or otherwise altering the Bad Future for the worse. This is because the Time Masters' Council are manipulating everything to make sure Savage succeeds. After they figure this out, they start doing much better.
- Fights Like a Normal: Most members, even those who have powers, often choose to engage in more traditional combat involving melee or guns, as required to be more discreet in historical moments.
- Elemental Powers: Several of the team have elemental based powers:
- Playing with Fire (Firestorm, Heatwave, Constantine), An Ice Person (Captain Cold and Citizen Cold), Blow You Away (Zari, Belgrade), Chrome Champion (Steel), Light 'em Up (Atom; via his hard lightbeams).
- Taken Up to Eleven in Season Three where the Legends hunt down the Totems of Zambezi, with each possessing an elemental powers, acquiring the totems for: Air, Fire, Earth, and Water, along with Animal spirit and Death.
- The Engineer: Jax was primarily the ship's mechanic from Season 1-3, though after he departed Zari picks up this role.
- Fire-Forged Friends: The Legends really don't get along at first, but grow to become True Companions after the Vandal Savage crisis and eventually even consider each other family. Lampshaded by Sara to Wally saying they're the "all-stars of bad first impressions."
- Flying Firepower: Atom and Firestorm were two of the key members of the "sky team" heroes during team ups with the rest of the heroes. Zari could qualify as this too.
- Guardian of the Multiverse: While the Legends mostly operate within Earth-1's timeline, Crisis on Infinite Earths, Part One reveals that the Waverider is capable of crossing through the multiverse, because the events happening in "Star City, 2040" are revealed to be set in Earth-16. While this is obviously a retconnote , it does put some interesting implications about the scope of places the Legends are able to explore in future seasons.
- Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: Inverted. The guys sans Carter/Scythian, Nate, and Wally (all whom play the "smash" part straight) are the ones equipped with long-ranged weapons or powers, while the girls are mainly equipped for melee combat (aside from Zari).
- Home Base: Starting from Invasion!, the Waverider has typically served as this during crossovers to all of the Arrowverse heroes present, with the exception of Elseworlds where the Legends stayed out of the crossover. In Crisis On Infinite Earths acquiring a Waverider from an Alternate Universe even becomes a priority.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: The guys (5'11 Rip, Carter and Jax, 6' Nate, 6'1 Snart, 6'2 Mick, 6'0 Prof. Stein, and 6'3 Ray) tower over the girls (5'6 Sara and Amaya, and 5'8 Kendra).
- Hypocrite: Several members of The Team are prone to giving lectures about the dangers of changing the timeline despite them doing exactly the same (if not, worse). Eventually lampshaded as being a rite of passage, particularly for newcomers.
- Iconic Sequel Characters: All of them except Saranote were introduced starting at least during the Arrowverse's third year.
- Idiot Houdini: Downplayed. Despite all of their extensive meddling in the timeline (even breaking time itself on a few occasions), they rarely have to face any lasting personal consequences for their actions, compared to Barry whose tampering with the timeline is treated much worse. To their defense, they always try to revert any time mess-up eventually and that it's their job to make changes. As opposed to speedsters who not only change history differently compared to the Legends, but are expected to be responsible with their time travel - Thawne's paradox-proof traveling notwithstanding.
- Invisibility: Their Cool Ship, The Waverider, is capable of turning invisible.
- It's Personal: The reason the team chooses to stick together at the end of "Pilot, Part 2" is because Savage killed Carter and they want to avenge him.
- Janitor Impersonation Infiltration: One of the disguises the Legends use on missions.
- The Lancer:
- Season 1: The Atom, Captain Cold and White Canary take turns with the position.
- Season 2: Atom and both halves of Firestorm fill the role.
- Season 3-4: After Firestorm disbands, Atom and Heat Wave share the role as the last of the original members.
- Season 5: After Ava Sharpe joins due to the Bureau being shut down, she fills the spot.
- Leaning on the Fourth Wall:
- In Season Four, the fact that the Legends weren't in the Elseworlds is constantly referenced too. The Legends keep referring to it as "the (annual) crossover" on several occasions while also poking fun at it.
- They do it all again in Crisis on Infinite Earths. Nate in particular accuses heroes of the other series of forcing the Legends to participate in the crossover, which they unanimously agreed not to do again. And he's kinda right: Sara and Ray were essentially abducted by the Harbinger to help the Crisis, though since the multiverse is at stake, they really don't have much choice in the matter.
- Lighter and Softer: Despite consisting of a bunch of antiheroes, the Legends are by far the silliest team-up of the Arrowverse, especially compared to Team Arrow.
- Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: The Legends are composed of a team of outcasts and misfits, B-List superheroes and villains who find they don't fit in anywhere else.
- Prof. Stein is highly skeptical that such a disparate group of damaged heroes and villains can actually function as a team.Prof. Stein: You call this a team? A girl with wings and a past lives complex? A deceased assassin? A pair of criminals? And a billionaire with more tech than he clearly knows what to do with! And I'm half a hero... and my other half is combustible!
- Played far more dramatically in the show itself, as Rip admits that he lied about them all being legends in the future, and actually chose them because they're completely meaningless to history and their deaths wouldn't have any impact if the mission failed. They decide to keep going, and possibly make their lives have meaning.
- Prof. Stein is highly skeptical that such a disparate group of damaged heroes and villains can actually function as a team.
- Redeeming Replacement: Despite their shenanigans, the Legends at least act more moral as Time Police than the Time Masters do.
- Revolving Door Casting: Heroes come and go with each season, some retire, some join on a temporary basis, some die in the line of service. By Season 5 only two of the original lineup — Sara and Mick are left, with Ray leaving halfway through the season.
- Rotating Protagonist: The nature of the Ensemble Cast show, where none of the Legends is the definite hero, but each of them take turns in having the main focus depending on the episode.
- Screw Destiny: Even after The Reveal mentioned above, the rest decided to go along with the mission and become legends on their time. Likewise, Rip's main objective is to stop Savage from becoming the powerful conqueror he will become.
- Set Right What Once Went Wrong:
- Their original objective is to correct the Bad Future that Vandal Savage will create.
- After Savage's defeat, the Legends are tasked with correcting the future from being changed by rogue time travelers.
- Shapes and Symbols Tropes: Each of them have their own character sigil.
- Sleeves Are for Wimps: White Canary's, Hawkman's, and Steel's costumes are sleeveless.
- The Smart Guy: Half of them can fill the role if needed be, depending on specialization.
- Professor Stein, Jax, Ray, and Zari are the go-to guys when it comes to technology.
- Rip Hunter, Hawkman, and later Nate are the go-to guys when it comes to history (future knowledge for Rip, past knowledge for both Carter and Nate). Rip and Carter were also the experts on Vandal Savage.
- Captain Cold was the go-to guy when it came to being The Strategist and street-smarts.
- Gideon is a computer who is stacked with all of the above, though she'll only stick to what she is programmed for since she's an A.I.
- Amaya, Zari, John Constantine and later Nora Darhk become the mystical experts, especially Constantine who is lacking in physical fighting ability.
- Superhero Speciation:
- Played with. Aside from Atom, White Canary, and Captain Cold, there are actually several overlaps for the team's power sets. The team includes both Firestorm and Heat Wave, two fire-based characters, along with Hawkman and Hawkgirl. From a non-superhero standpoint, there are two scientists on the team: Dr. Martin Stein and Dr. Ray Palmer, as well as two criminals Leonard Snart and Mick Rory. However, given Hawkman is killed in the second episode, this makes Hawkgirl the only one with their power-set.
- The team gets even more speciation with the addition of Steel and Vixen.
- By the time of the mid-season finale of Season Three, there is a lot of speciation. Zari is the first wind-based hero. Since Firestorm departed, this leaves Heatwave as the only fire-based member, while Ray Palmer is left as the only scientist and engineer (which both halves of Firestorm previously filled). The team also regains an ice-based member in the form of Captain Cold's Earth-X counterpart, while Kid Flash joins the roster as the first speedster.
- In Season Four, John Constantine joins as the team's first warlock, while Charlie serves as the first Token Non-Human.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome: All the guys stand 5'11 and above. Snart, Mick, and Carter are also Tall, Dark, and Snarky (and Rip is Tall, Blond and Snarky).
- The Team: One of the main points of the series is for them to become one.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: They have a hard time dealing with each other just as they are dealing with Savage and the Time Masters.
- Time Police: They take over this role after blowing up the previous Time Police, the Time Masters.
- Time Travel: Their mission is to fight Vandal Savage in different points in history.
- Token Evil Teammate:
- They have two, Captain Cold and Heat Wave, until Cold sacrifices himself so it's just Heat Wave. He undergoes a HeelFace Turn in the later seasons, though.
- Zari is also introduced as a fugitive with a long history of lawbreaking, though she's a lot less morally ambiguous than the Rogues were.
- Charlie began as the Legends' enemy and remains in the team in exchange for some degree of freedom.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: In Season 3, justified due to them being bitter about Rip tossing them aside in favor of the Time Bureau.
- Sara, Ray, Earth-1 Snart, Rory, and Stein were major recurring or/and key characters on both Arrow and The Flash (2014) before starring in this series.
- Wally and Constantine joining marks the first time former main cast members of another show (or in Constantine's case the main character of his show) joined the Legends.
- Trapped in the Past: Due to their constant Time Travel adventures, it happens from time to time. But the most notable instance is Rip's time scattering of the team during the Season Two premiere.
- True Companions: Ultimately the Legends come to see themselves as one big (dysfunctional) family.
- Two First Names: Rip Hunter, Sara Lance, Jefferson Jackson, and Mick Rory.
- Two Girls to a Team: Excluding Gideon, who is an A.I., there are two women in the team in Seasons 1 and 2. Averted from Season 3 onward, which features at least three women at any time.
Species: Artificial intelligence program
Known Aliases: Hard Drive (erased timeline)
Affiliations: The Time Masters, the Legends
Played By: Amy Louise Pembertonnote
Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow | Invasion!note | Crisis on Earth-X note
A variant of the artificially intelligent construct that was created by Barry Allen in the future. Unlike the one in the Time Vault, this model of Gideon comes with her own personality, often serving as the Legends' color commentator in addition to their loyal digital database.
- Artificial Intelligence: She was/will be created by Barry Allen at some point in the future.
- Bald Woman: She has this appearance as a hologram, but has full locks of brown hair in her human form in Rip's mind and in the dating avatar image she later concocts.
- Benevolent A.I.: The Waverider's helpful AI assistant.
- The Big Damn Kiss: Her human avatar shares one with Rip in "Land of the Lost".
- Cheerful A.I.: Gideon's voice pretty much only has one cadence, which can be best described as "mildly cheery". Less about her responses to things that happen and more the way she says them. When she starts sounding serious it's usually a case of OOC Is Serious Business.
- Covert Pervert: She's kept track of Nate and Amaya's sexual exploits, and can completely recreate Mick's smutty romance novel. Zari calls her out on it.
- Deadpan Snarker: Gideon makes comments implying a snarky sense of humor. One suspects she's picking it up given the crew she's carrying around on the Waverider.Sara: I'm beginning to think our super computer is not so super.Gideon: I heard that. You try processing 1.2 zettabytes of data.
- Foreign Remake: She's not so subtly implied to be a British version of Gideon, with the "original American version" being voiced by Morena Baccarin.
- Funny Foreigner: She speaks with a British accent and has a snarky sense of humor compared to Eobard Thawne's Gideon.
- Gender-Blender Name: Though she technically has no gender since she's an AI, she has a traditionally male name but a female voice. In "Land of the Lost", she appears in human form and is very feminine, to the point that both Jax and Sara find her attractive and reveals that she apparently has feelings for Rip.
- I Am Very British: This version of Gideon speaks with a RP accent.
- Inexplicably Identical Individuals: It is likely that this is just a different version of Gideon, rather than the original.
- Job-Stealing Robot: Played with. Hank asks why, if there's a fully autonomous AI who can do anything on the ship, she needs a crew at all. He doesn't get an answer, but it's been demonstrated several times that she needs people for repairs and maintenance, not to mention any excursions off the ship.
- Last-Name Basis: Always addresses others by a formal title filtered by their surname such as "Captain Hunter" or "Dr. Palmer".
- Mama Bear: To the Legends, on occasion. In particular when Ray is nearly killed in "Necromancing the Stone" after suffering multiple severe injuries.Gideon: If I was capable of rage, I would feel it. The saboteur must be punished.
- Nice Girl: She's unflappably polite, even when she's being snarky, and is fiercely loyal to her Captain and, eventually, the rest of the team in their mission to protect the timeline.
- Non-Human Sidekick: For Rip Hunter, and eventually the entire Legends.
- Not So Above It All: She at times demonstrates amusement at the Legends antics, while throwing in the occasional snark herself. She can even use slang if promoted.
- Precision F-Strike: She calls Ava (pre-character development) a "bitch" when she chews out Sara and tells her the Time Bureau will arrest the Legends next time they meet.
- Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Her physical avatar in Rip's mind depicts her as a hot chick with really dark hair. It's likely intentional, given that Rip's late wife also had these features.
- Replacement Goldfish: Her physical avatar in Rip's mind has her overall appearance being similar to his late wife, Miranda.
- Ridiculously Human Robots: This Gideon acts a lot more human than Eobard's Gideon, who was more mechanical and robotic. She's benevolent and doesn't show much sign of autonomy, but she demonstrates a lot of loyalty to Rip and the Legends, and during Rip's attempted Heroic Sacrifice, she admits that she doesn't want to die. By Season Two, it's clear she's developed genuine feelings for Rip.
- Robot Girl: The possibility of her obtaining a robotic body has been hinted at repeatedly. In addition to having a human avatar in Rip's dreamscape, she manifests a holographic face in season 4, a full-body holographic avatar in one timeline of "Legends of To-Meow-Meow," and gains a full robot body in another timeline in the same episode.
- Shipper on Deck: For Sara and Ava. She picks up a habit of teasing Sara whenever they call each other, and she even intentionally frames Zari's simulation dream in a way that will ensure she finds out about their attraction to each other, too.
- Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Trailer: She was absent in the teaser trailer, while only her voice was heard on the main ones.
- Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Has shades of this dynamic with Zari unsurprisingly, given that one is computer hacker and the other is a sentient computer. Later evolves into Vitriolic Best Buds after Gideon subjects Zari to a "Groundhog Day" Loop simulation to show her the importance of staying with the Legends.
- The Smart Gal: Being an Artificial Intelligence, she's the group's main encyclopedia.
- Spaceship Girl: A Benevolent A.I. built into the Waverrider capable of piloting the ship, putting it into lockdown, serving as Auto Doc, and providing Info Dumps such as information about historical periods the Legends visit or timeline changes.
- Theme Naming: For Time Master A.I.s. Gideon and Gilbert. Even their voice actors have the same initials (Amy Pemberton and Andrew Pifko).
- Token Non-Human: She was one for the Legends until Charlie joins the team in Season 4.
- True Companions: With Rip to the point that she comforts him when he pulls his Heroic Sacrifice in the Season Two premiere and later becomes his only reliable/non-corrupted companion in his virtual reality prison.
- Undying Loyalty: To Rip and only Rip, which is helpful as, apart from him and her, nobody else can run the ship, which helps keeps the team in line. Unfortunately, she's loyal to Rip even when he's turned Brainwashed and Crazy by the Legion of Doom, but only because he invokes her override protocol. However in Season 3, Sara is able to subvert this via Loophole Abuse since Rip is no longer Captain she is, so Gideon is no longer honor bound to follow any of Rip's overrides. But "No Country for Old Dad", still proves that Gideon will do whatever Rip asks, as she deletes a secret file about Ava he doesn't want Sara to see without question. Her loyalty over time extends to the rest of the Legends.
- You Are Not Alone: While he's brainwashed by the Legion and trapped within his own subconscious, Rip has only one trustworthy companion with him — Gideon. The only thing holding him back from returning to the real world after Sara and Jax enter his mind to get him back is her, as he doesn't want to leave her human avatar behind. She pushes him to go, since it isn't the real her, and even then, he can't leave her anyway — she will always be with him regardless. Back in the real world, Gideon reveals that not only does she remember kissing Rip in his subconscious, she enjoyed it.
- You Called Me "X"; It Must Be Serious: When Rip is about to perform a Heroic Sacrifice and tells Gideon he would miss her, Gideon says she would miss him too, before she calls him "Rip" for the first time.
Known Aliases: Steel, "Colonel Sanders", "Eliot Ness"
Affiliations: The Legends, Time Bureau
Played By: Nick Zano
Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow | Invasion!note | Crisis on Earth-X note | Crisis on Infinite Earths
Dr. Nate Heywood is a historian, specializing in deductive historical reconstruction. Due to his skills, he was able to deduce that an aberration-created reality, one in which the Nazis bombed New York City in 1942, due to the machinations of Damien Darhk and Eobard Thawne, was starting to cement in timeline, supplanting the previous reality. With the help of Oliver Queen, he was able to locate the submerged Waverider in 2016, Dr. Heywood traveled through time, using his skills as a historian to find the locations and time periods in which different members of the Legends team were stranded. For his support and later being given the ability to transform into steel, Nate was made a new member of the team.
After two years on the team, Nate eventually left to join the Time Bureau as wanted to mature and move away from his old memories of Amaya. Eventually he develops a relationship with his former teammate Zari after the two fake being a couple for a mission, until circumstances caused her future to be permanently rewritten and replaced by her brother. Having rejoined the Legends for good after the Time Bureau was dissolved, Nate begins having visions of Zari, even though they technically never met in the new timeline. The Legends eventually reunite with Zari, but she has become a much different person, dashing Nate's hope to rekindle their relationship.
- Abusive Parents: He and his father do not have the best relationship. According to Nate, it stems from his old man's Freudian Excuse for growing up with a Disappeared Dad. Downplayed in that his father is strict and demanding, but not outright abusive.
- Adaptational Intelligence: In the comics he's a football star, while here he's a renowned historian with a doctorate.
- Adaptational Job Change: In accordance with his Adaptational Intelligence, the comics version of Nathan Heywood is a former college football star, while here he's a historian and holds a doctorate.
- Adaptation Name Change: From Nathan to Nathaniel. Also "Citizen Steel" to "Steel". However, see Composite Character below.
- Adventurer Archaeologist: Well he's actually a historian, but he gets a lot more involved in on the action than anyone else in his career field.
- Ambiguously Bi: Nate is definitely attracted to Amaya and Zari, but he frequently makes comments about the attractiveness of other men, especially Ray. At Hank's funeral, they even give each other a kiss on the cheek without thinking. He then also seems to have a crush on Dion, which Lita even points out.Lita: Do you have a man crush?
Nate: No. It's unrequited. Shh.
- And Starring: In the series OBB starting Season Two of Legends of Tomorrow.
- Ascended Fanboy: A historian getting to travel through time.
- Badass Bookworm: For a hemophiliac historian who claims that he couldn't do athletic activities when he was young, he is quite buff.
- Birds of a Feather: Becomes best friends with Ray, the other nerdy Genius Bruiser on the team.
- Brainy Brunette: He's a brilliant historian.
- With Ray, who he is best friends with. The two are often seen hanging out, broing it up, and generally getting along like good mates.
- Also has one with Wally, having apparently formed a friendship offscreen during the six months the Legends were forcibly retired by the Time Bureau.
- As of Season 5, he also has this with Behrad.
- Bullet Catch: Accomplished this using his teeth, while steeled on of course.
- Butt-Monkey: In the first episode alone he is tackled by Oliver's security and and knocked out by Sara.
- Calling Parents by Their Name: He calls his father "Hank" because of their strained relationship.
- Chrome Champion: After being injected with a Super Serum, Nate gains the ability to turn his skin into steel, which also grants him Super Strength and cures his hemophilia. He starts calling himself "Steel", since his grandfather's hero name was "Commander Steel".
- Commuting on a Bus: In Season 4, he leaves the Legends for good as one of the reasons he joined was because he was running away from his problems at home - but now that he and his dad have buried the hatchet he doesn't feel the need to stay anymore. However he still shows up quite often as a Time Bureau agent, just not with the Legends. He returns to the Legends proper after his father is killed by Neron and the Time Bureau is shut down.
- Composite Character: His backstory as the grandson of the first (Commander) Steel and him using the Steel superhero identity belongs to Hank Heywood III, but his civilian first name and powers belong to Citizen Steel.
- Cunning Linguist: When Sara offers Nate one of the translating pills, Nate explains that he's fluent in English, German, French, Japanese, Italian, and Latin. He demonstrates this in the next episode by speaking Edo-period Japanese without a translator.
- Daddy Issues: Nate and his father, Hank, never got along, although they make a lot of progress towards repairing their relationship in Season 4.
- Did Not Get the Girl: His romance with Amaya ends on a bittersweet note. She leaves the team to go back to her village and marries somebody else, but chooses to preserve the memories of their relationship.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Becomes the wielder of the Earth Totem in the Legends' final plan to stop Mallus.
- Ditzy Genius: Almost as bad as Ray in this regard though in Nate's case, it's less of naivete and more of chronic Did Not Think This Through.
- Emergency Transformation: After receiving a fatal injury, Ray has to inject him with a Super Serum with hopes that it will turn him into a metahuman with a Healing Factor. It worked, even gaining a bonus power.
- Forgot About His Powers: Constantly. The longer the series went on, the lesser he transforms.
- Genius Bruiser: He's a skilled historian, often recognizing important historical events just as fast or before GIDEON, and thanks to the powers he gains after joining the Legends he's also able to throw down just as well as everyone else.
- Has a Type: As he bitterly notes, he seems to have a thing for time-displaced women who eventually have to leave.
- Healing Factor: Any injury he suffers before he "metalize" will automatically heal once he "powers down".
- Heartbroken Badass:
- Suffers this in the beginning of Season Three after Amaya left him to return to her time period to preserve her family's timeline. Even after she rejoins the team, he's clearly still bitter about she dumped him. Naturally suffers this again when Amaya leaves the team at the end of the season.
- And then with Zari, when she has to return inside the Air Totem after she just got her and all the memories of her back.
- Helmets Are Hardly Heroic: He barely wears his helmet when he's fighting crime while wearing his costume. Then again, he doesn't really need one with his powerset.
- Heroic Sacrifice: He has John put a Glamour spell on him, making him look like the man, and tricks Neron into killing him, which causes the demon to lose control of Ray's body. However, he is quickly brought back to life by The Power of Love.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners:
- With Ray, who has been stated to be his best friend.
- Also with Wally, with the two becoming bros after Nate's stay in Central City.
- After Behrad takes Zari's place in the timeline, Nate's unrequited romance with her was retconned into a bromance with her brother.
- Honorary Uncle: He quickly takes a liking to Mick's daughter Lita, and the feeling is mutual.
- Hot Librarian: A Tall, Dark, and Handsome historian who is always seen with books.
- How Do I Shot Web?: It takes a while for him to be able to metalize at will. This bites him when he picks a fight with the Shogun's mooks and his powers don't activate.
- Hyper-Awareness: Nate figures out that history is being changed just from small differences in artifacts, and without knowing about time travel ahead of time.
- I Choose to Stay: Joins the Time Bureau in Season 4, first to deal with getting over Amaya and then he chooses to stay for good since he no longer feels a need to hide from his problems by living on the Waverider.
- Iconic Sequel Character: Does not join the Legends until Season 2.
- Ill Boy: Nate suffers from hemophilia, which is why he could not be a soldier like his grandfather.
- Immune to Bullets: When steeled on, bullets just ricochet off him. Unless the bullets are made from dwarf star alloy.
- Informed Ability: Nate states he is fluent in English, German, French, Japanese, Italian, and Latin. Except unlike Oliver Queen, we never actually see Nate speak the foreign languages, since all the natives speak in "translated" English for the benefit of the viewers.
- Informed Flaw: He mentions that his hemophilia prevented him from doing athletic activities. Yet for some reason, he is quite buff and even managed to repeatedly dodge Oliver Queen's security team during his introduction.
- In Harm's Way:
- He objects to accompanying Mick on a time-traveling rescue mission for the other Legends, but Oliver sees right through him.Oliver: Who are you kidding? You've been waiting your whole life for a chance like this.
- In a more literal version of this trope, he itches to be on the front-lines with the rest of the team despite the risks his hemophilia brings. He later reveals that it comes from the cloistered upbringing forced on him by his condition, spending half his childhood in hospitals and forbidden by his parents to even go outside.
- He objects to accompanying Mick on a time-traveling rescue mission for the other Legends, but Oliver sees right through him.
- Lantern Jaw of Justice: He mentions that the Heywood men are known for their jawlines. That and the fact that he and his grandfather are superheroes.
- Legacy Character: His codename Steel is derived from his grandfather's codename, Commander Steel.
- Logical Weakness: Since metals are good heat conductors, steeling up won't protect him from hypothermia, as he learned the hard way when he fell into a cold river.
- Made of Iron: Very literally. Bullets and blades barely tickle him when he's steeled on.
- Military Brat: His father is a colonel (later posthumously promoted to brigadier general) in the U.S. Army working in the Pentagon and serves as a military liaison for the Time Bureau. His grandfather was a legendary soldier during World War II.
- Mythology Gag: While thinking up a codename for himself, "Citizen Steel" is one of the names Nate contemplates, but ends up settling on "Steel".
- Nerds Are Sexy: A Tall, Dark, and Handsome historian.
- Nice Guy: The nicest member of the team next to Ray and likely why they get along so well.
- Noodle Incident: Apparently became good friends with Wally West between the events of ''Aruba" and "Aruba-Con," the development of which happened entirely offscreen.
- Odd Name Out: He is notably the only Heywood male who doesn't have an Alliterative Name.
- Opposites Attract: He and Amaya develop feelings for each other, despite being polar opposites in personality. Amaya is an expert wilderness survivor who loves the outdoors and is strict on being professional in her hero duty. Nate is by his own admission, an indoors guy, has no formal training, and is more in it for the adventure of a lifetime.
- Pop-Cultured Badass: Nate is the most versed in pop-culture out of all of the Legends, constantly referencing movies and TV shows.
- Primary-Color Champion: His Steel costume adorned with the colors of the American Flag predominantly features red and blue.
- Second Hour Superpower: Nate gains his steel powers after being injected with Ray's serum at the end of Episode 2x02, first displaying them in 2x03.
- Second Love: For Amaya, with Rex being her first.
- Sleeves Are for Wimps: His superhero costume is sleeveless. Justified in that, with his powers, he doesn't need to worry about his arms getting hurt.
- The Smart Guy: Nate is a genius historian.
- Stone Wall: Being Immune to Bullets, Nate often stays on the front lines to shield his team.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome: He stands 6 feet tall.
- Time-Travel Romance: In his first season alone, he fell in love with women outside of his time, twice. First with Masako Yamashiro who is from the 17th Century, then with Amaya who is a contemporary of his grandfather during World War II. In Season 4 this becomes inverted, with Nate becoming romantically involved with Zari, who is from 2042 and still a child in his time. There was also a gag for an episode of Nate being attracted to Ray's mom when he meets her in a time period where she's around his age.
- Token Super: As of Season 4, he is the only known metahuman working as an agent in the Time Bureau.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: In Season 3, he's very bitter about Amaya breaking up with him as in — she left without saying goodbye. Even after they reconcile and she explains she only left to ensure Mari's existence, he's noticeably terse and goes out of his to flirt with women while Amaya's present just to make her jealous.
- Unskilled, but Strong: Unlike the majority of the team, he has no combat training or prior vigilante experience, but the Super Strength and durability from his steel powers more than makes up for it.
- Wearing a Flag on Your Head: Mick makes fun of his costume, calling him "the Star-Spangled Idiot".
- Wound That Will Not Heal: Truth in Television for a hemophiliac.
Species: Human (Empowered via Air Totem; former timeline)
Nicknames: Z, Khaahar (original timeline)
Affiliations: Resistance against A.R.G.U.S. (former timeline); Z Nation (current timeline), The Legends
Played By: Tala Ashe, Gracelyn Awad Rinke (young)
Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow | Crisis on Earth-X note
A hacker from 2042 who happens to wield one of the Zambesi totems, the Air Totem. Her entire family were killed by A.R.G.U.S., who had taken over the United States sometime in the future and imposed a totalitarian regime. As a result, Zari joins the Legends to prevent her family's tragic fate. The Air Totem originally belonged to her younger brother Behrad.
After she significantly alters her future, memories of her two-year stay aboard the Waverider are erased and given to Behrad, who is instead the one joining the Legends. Several months after she "disappeared", the Legends meet Zari, now a preppy internet superstar masking a haughty personality. Despite being tricked on board the Waverider, she quickly makes herself at home and is allowed to stay for a while. As time goes on, Zari experiences flashbacks of her original self and eventually meets her in person. When Behrad dies in a tragic turn of events, Zari makes it her goal to bring him back and becomes a more active member of the Legends, regaining her skill in using the Air Totem.
- Action Girl: Another female Legend who's more than capable of kicking ass.
- Adaptation Origin Connection: In the comics, her power-granting amulet is part of the same line as the Captain Marvel family; here, her powers stem from the same source as Vixen's.
- Adaptation Name Change: The name "Zari" is an invention of the show. Every other incarnation outside of the Andrea Thomas incarnation used Adrianna as her given name.
- Ancient Artifact: Her powers stem from the Air Totem, bestowing the user with the ability to manipulate air.
- Blow You Away: She possesses the Air Totem, enabling her to manipulate air for flight and blasts of wind for offense.
- Comic-Book Movies Don't Use Codenames: An Enforced Trope in which Real Life Writes the Plot. In the comics and original Secrets of Isis TV series, her moniker is "Isis" — named after the Egyptian Goddess of Magic. Unfortunately, in 2017 most people associate the name with the terror group ISIS, therefore the producers of the series chose to not give her a superhero name (especially given this version of the character is Muslim-American).
- Elemental Powers: The mystical Totems of Zambezi grants its user control over a different element of nature, with Zari's being the Air Totem.
- Hidden Depths: Both Zaris each have one:
- The old Zari relaxes by listening to heavy metal.
- The new Zari is a genuinely talented actress and can recite Shakespeare by heart, which she shows off in "Romeo v. Juliet: Dawn of Justness".
- Finally, both Zaris have an absolutely beautiful singing voice, which she shows off a few times.
- In Name Only: Rather than having the powers of an Egyptian goddess as is the case with the original 1970s character and later 2000s reboot, Zari Adrianna Tomaz wields one of the totems common to most Arrowverse magic and doesn't go by Isis. As a result, the character is nearly completely unrecognizable beyond the name.
- Odd Friendship:
- The old Zari has one with Ray, the perpetual optimist. Mainly because they both have similar interests and hints that Ray is not nearly as naive as he seems. She later develops another one with Jonah Hex in ''The Good, the Bad, and the Cuddly," despite Zari being initially uncomfortable around an ex-Confederate solider, but he eventually wins her over with his unflinching politeness and respect towards her. It's strongly implied that he has a crush on her and by the end of the episode, possibly mutual.
- Meanwhile, the new Zari develops one with Ava in season 5.
- Race Lift: The original version of the character, created for the 1970s series The Secrets of Isis and later featured in a comic book spin-off, was Caucasian and of Anglo-Saxon ancestry with the surname Thomas and played by Colorado-born actress Joanna Cameron. The Legends version is Muslim, has the surname Tomaz, and is portrayed by Iranian-born actress Tala Ashe.
- Rebellious Spirit: Though all of the Legends qualify to varying degrees, Zari really stands out when she joins with her general disregard with the team's duty to protect the timeline and issues accepting Sara's authority. It makes sense, considering she's grown up under fascist, authoritarian regime that's outlawed all religion and imprisons metahumans. The trait carries on even after the Heyworld incident, suggesting how much it is a part of her personality.
- Ship Tease:
- The old Zari has one with Jonah Hex of all people, then with Nate, which quickly turns official.
- The new Zari seems to be matched up with Constantine. Notably, it's treated as something more serious than Constantine's usual promiscuity.
- Taking Up the Mantle: In both pre-Heyworld and post-Heyworld timelines, both Zari end up taking the mantle of her brother, Behrad.
- In the first timeline, Behrad was killed by A.R.G.U.S. sometime before the events of Season 3, leaving Zari to take his Air Totem and time travel to the present day.
- In the second timeline, Behrad is killed by Atropos in "Zari, Not Zari". This prompts Zari, who by this point is a Unfazed Everyman, into action, (re)using the Air Totem once more. Interestingly, Behrad is later resurrected, paving the way for a BrotherSister Team.
- Token Religious Teammate: Is explicitly Muslim and adheres to practices like not consuming pork or alcohol and observing Ramadan.
As Zari Tomaz
- A Day in the Limelight: "Here I Go Again" is entirely dedicated to her and bonding with the rest of the Legends.
- Adaptational Modesty: The Mythology Gag superhero costume she wears in Legends 3x04 is far more modest than her midriff baring outfit she had in the comics.
- Age-Gap Romance: As with Ray and Nora, she and Nate are far apart in age enough to be father and daughter if not for time travel.
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Cynical and used to keeping people at arm's length as a result of growing up in a dystopian future version of America.
- Ambiguously Bi: Is attracted to Nate and Jonah Hex, but also stated that Amaya was hot. When Charlie asks if she's straight, she doesn't give an answer.
- The Atoner: For not being able to save her brother.
- Bad Future: She comes from one where A.R.G.U.S. has taken over and turned America into a Police State.
- Back from the Dead: In "The One Where We're Trapped On TV", by splitting Zari's chain of fate into two, the original Zari is brought back from nonexistence by Charlie and allowed to exist with the new Zari. However, it's later revealed that the longer she exists, the closer to death Behrad will be. Deciding to save her brother, she chooses to return to the Air Totem.
- Big Eater: Likely due to how she grew up after joining the Legends if it's not a fight. Z is more often than not chowing down on something (usually junk food).
- Civvie Spandex: Doesn't wear a costume, opting for a series of simple jackets instead. The first time she does wear an outfit that resembles the original Isis superhero costume from the comics and 1970s TV series is on Halloween in the 80's ... and she finds it both stupid and impractical to wear. In Crisis on Earth-X, however, she gets a gold and black uniform that's similar to Amaya's.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Has quite the rap sheet, which impresses Mick. However, since she lives in a Police State, we can assume that either most of those crimes are exaggerations or done fighting against ARGUS.
- Deadpan Snarker: Like Mick, she tends to resort to sarcasm and blunt honesty to communicate feelings.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Coming from a dystopia time period, she's naturally quite frosty, but eventually mellows out revealing an extremely adorable personality.
- Driven to Suicide: In "Here I Go Again", she breaks down from watching the Legends die over and over again in a "Groundhog Day" Loop and tries to shoot herself. Fortunately, the gun isn't loaded and even if it was, there was no chance of her dying, since she was just in a simulation.
- The Engineer: Shares this role on the Waverider with Jax due to her technical expertise and later inherits it entirely after his departure from the team.
- Fish out of Temporal Water: Not to the same degree as Amaya, but a fair amount of 20th century pop culture icons like Billy Joel and Groundhog Day are unfamiliar to her.
- Gamer Chick: Likes to play video games in her downtime. She also once brought a copy of "Legend of Zelda" off the black market.
- Genre Refugee: In-Universe. When the fates trap the Legends in TV shows, she escapes from the Air Totem, and does not fit into the Friends-esque TV world she emerges into.
- "Groundhog Day" Loop: Gets put into one in "Here We Go Again" thanks to Gideon as part of a Secret Test of Character to make her bond with the Legends.
- Head Butting Heroes: Really doesn't get along with Sara at first, due to chafing under her authority and Zari's insistence on changing history to help people instead of preserving the timeline. It becomes bad enough to eventually drive Zari off the team, but luckily, she gets over this after Gideon's endless time loop simulation shows her that she and the Legends need each other.
- Heroic Sacrifice: In "Swan Thong", she learns that she and Behrad can't exist at the same time without harming the latter. As a result, the old Zari decides to return to the Air Totem, content with being an eternal prisoner if it means her brother will be able to stay alive.
- Hollywood Hacking: The resident hacker of the team and previously used it to fight ARGUS.
- Informed Attribute: Her hacking skills were heavily promoted but weren't started to be put to use until several episodes after she debuted.
- In-Series Nickname: Several of her teammates call her "Z".
- Knight in Sour Armor: Zari's a legitimately good person, but she's also very cynical and snarky, with little faith in or patience for sentiment.
- Leaning on the Fourth Wall: While stuck in the Ground Hog Day Loop and under too much stress, Nate suggests she take a break and have some fun. A montage is then shown of Zari goofing off and enjoying herself with no consequences. She later goes back to Nate and tells him she already did the "fun montage".
- Leeroy Jenkins: She was often chastised for being reckless and not following orders, at least until "Here I Go Again" where she had a Heel Realization thanks to Gideon.
- Living MacGuffin: Her first episode is about the Legends trying to save her from Kuasa — she joins the Waverider because she's safer there then in 2042.
- Loophole Abuse: Her speciality. She always tries to find possible ways of changing history for the better without breaking time.
- The Mentor: Becomes the reluctant totem mentor to Mick when he is to be trained in using the Fire Totem.
- My Greatest Failure: Her failure to prevent her brother's death, revealing that when A.R.G.U.S. agents came for her family, she ran away in fear.
- Mythology Gag: At one point, she's reluctantly persuaded to wear an outfit resembling her costume in the comics, though she dislikes it and prefers civilian clothes.
- Not Wearing Tights: Only wears a superhero costume once for the Crisis on Earth-X crossover.
- Other Me Annoys Me: She is pretty annoyed by her post-Heyworld self, who is (or used to be) shallow, internet celebrity who prioritizes fame over family.
- La Résistance: Was a member of a group of rebels fighting the now fascist-minded A.R.G.U.S.; she joins the Legends after she discovers what remained of her family were slaughtered.
- Ret-Gone: Her fate at the end of Season 4. Due to the Legends altering the timeline, causing her Bad Future to be prevented, she never joined the Wave Rider crew and is somehow replaced by her brother. It's later revealed that the original Zari didn't actually disappear, but rather became trapped inside the Air Totem. Eventually undone in "The One Where We're Trapped On TV", when everyone remembers her.
- Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Is less committed than the other Legends about preserving history and exploits loopholes in history to help people. Notable examples include dropping Helen off in Themyscira instead of returning her to Troy and encourages Jax to use such a loophole to warn 1992!Stein about his future death.
- Sealed Good in a Can: Her ultimate fate following the Heyworld incident is this, as she's "trapped" inside the Air Totem that is now used by the revived Behrad and ultimately her alternate timeline counterpart, Zari Tarazi. While certain dire situations can cause her to reappear in the real world or communicate with the Legends, she needs to stay inside or her native timeline in which her brother died will gradually creep over into reality, thus slowly killing Behrad.
- Second Love: For Nate, with Amaya being his first.
- Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Has shades of this dynamic with Gideon unsurprisingly, given that one is computer hacker and the other is a sentient computer. Later evolves into Vitriolic Best Buds after Gideon subjects Zari to a "Groundhog Day" Loop simulation to show her the importance of staying with the Legends.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: Her relationship with Nate turns to this when it becomes clear that the only way to stop Neron is for them to alter history to such an extent that she never joined the Legends, ergo never meeting Nate.
- Time-Shifted Actor: Her young version appears during Season 4 and she finds the dragon egg.
- Time-Travel Romance: In Legends Season 4 she becomes romantically involved with Nate, who is from the mid 2010s and is old enough to be her father in her own time.
- Unresolved Sexual Tension: With Jonah Hex.
As Zari Tarazi
- Accidental Misnaming: She refers to Gideon as "Gidget".
- Adaptational Name Change: In-universe example, as she now goes by the surname Tarazi instead of Tomaz. Word of God is that the name change is a result of the events of "Hey, World" making the future more tolerant to religion and religious names, so the family was never forced to change it to Tomaz.
- Amnesiac Lover: Of a sort. Even though he doesn't remember his relationship with the original Zari, Nate is initially interested to "continue" his relationship because of the message from Zari he found in the Waverider. Unfortunately, because the new Zari is so much different from the original and has no interest in him whatsoever, the sparks never fly. The possibility of them getting together is further dashed when Zari starts eyeing Constantine and vice versa.
- Aloof Big Brother: In contrast to their relationship in the old timeline, which was implied to be loving, she is now this to Behrad.
- Alpha Bitch: At least in personality, she's not exactly the most friendly socialite when introduced.
- Amnesiac Resonance: She experiences brief visions of her past life when doing similar things, like wearing flannel or eating donuts.
- BrotherSister Team:
- Initially subverted. Though she and Behrad are part of the Legends in the first half of Season 5, Zari stays on the Waverider as an Action Survivor, since she can't use the Air Totem and has no self-defense skills. The same episode she regains her ability to use the totem, Behrad is killed off, rendering any sibling teamup impossible.
- Played straight after Behrad is resurrected in "The One Where We're Trapped On TV", as by that time, Zari is sufficiently skilled with the Air Totem.
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: She dyes her hair light brown, contrasting her with both Behrad's and her old self's jet black hair. It becomes useful when the old Zari starts appearing back in the show.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: While it certainly beats her whole family being dead and living in a dystopia her "improved" timeline isn't quite the perfect life her old self thought it would be either. Her relationship with her family is strained due to her Influencer lifestyle, it's implied various people tried to take advantage of her fame growing up, most of her relationships in the "Z Nation" are shallow at best and she feels an empty void in her life that was filled in the original timeline by being a Legend.
- Desperately Seeking A Purpose In Life: The reason she's staying on the Waverider is because she wants to do something more meaningful with her life.
- The Fashionista: She has her own line of clothing products and perfume.
- For Want of a Nail: Befriending a dragon at a young age and going to Heyworld when it started completely altered her future, resulting in pretty much a new character twenty-something years later.
- Foreshadowing: In "Meet the Legends" one of the headlines on the news-crawl is "#Dragongirl is trending". Later Behrad says "Fame changes people. Trust me, I know."
- Girliness Upgrade: Zari Tomaz was a rebellious Big Eater Gamer Girl hacker. Zari Tarazi is a fashionable Rich Bitch internet celebrity. Zari Tarazi even refers to her brief moments of Amnesiac Resonance as "being haunted by... someone who dresses like a teenage boy and makes me do awful things like eat donuts."
- Jerk-to-Nice-Guy Plot: Season 5 of Legends is basically a chronicle of how the new Zari transforms from a shallow celebrity into the caring hero like she was before the Heyworld incident.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite her animosity toward Behrad in this timeline, she still cares for him.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: As the rite of passage all Legends (even temporary ones) go through sooner or later, she causes problems with her own future. After discovering her perfume is slated to be a colossal failure, she takes Marie Antoinette's magic charm perfume to an expo and accidentally spills it, causing the nearby vicinity to be mesmerized by her presence.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Nate seems to think so underneath her new bubbly internet celebrity attitude, which is proven by her realizing she remembered him from a video of Heyworld back in 2019. She's also fully aware that Behrad is not in business school and that he took their family totem.
- Official Couple: She and John eventually get together, despite bickering a lot when first meeting.
- Rich Bitch: She fits the stereotype quite well.
- Same Character, but Different: She's still Zari, but due to the timeline changes is effectively a completely different character with a completely different personality from her old self with virtually no knowledge of her past life aside from brief flashes; see the other tropes here to see the differences between Zari Tomaz and Zari Tarazi.
- Socialite: Deconstructed when she tells Ava that she spends her time at galas and fundraisers because she doesn't know where she belongs.
- Took a Level in Badass: Slowly trains herself with the Air Totem, until she grows as skilled as her original self.
- Unfazed Everyman: She is one upon joining the Legends, as she is unable to use the Air Totem. This continues until she takes a level in badass after "Zari, Not Zari".
- Womanchild: She's in her late 20s-early 30s but acts like a preppy teenager.
- Your Makeup Is Running: In "Zari, Not Zari", she mourns Behrad's death so hard that her makeup is visibly running when she confronts Constantine.
(Agent) Gary Green
Species: Human (Empowered via magic)
Played by: Adam Tsekhman
Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow | Elseworlds note
A rather nebbish and bumbling former time agent who kept getting mixed up with the Legends. After a brief turn to the dark side for all his misfortunes, he requests his new fairy godmother, Nora Darhk, to become Constantine's apprentice in exchange for her freedom and becomes a member of the Legends.
- Alliterative Name: Gary Green.
- Anti-Villain: The only reason he turns on everyone is out of a desire to be appreciated.
- The Apprentice: Before releasing Nora, he wishes to become Constantine's magical apprentice, which the latter begrudingly has to accept.
- Butt-Monkey: Might be the biggest one in the entire Arrowverse. Things never go right for him, no one holds any respect for him, and his only purpose seems to be the writer's punching bag.
- Gideon even puts him in the trash compactor of Zari's simulation just because she thought it would be funny.
- This gets a brutal Deconstruction in "Egg MacGuffin", where it's revealed he's well aware of his status and thoroughly hates it. Neron uses this - and his lost nipple - to tempt him over to his side.
- Canon Foreigner: Does not exist in any other DC continuity, and was created solely for the show.
- Cool and Unusual Punishment: He abducts his friends and coworkers... in order to let him into their book club that they halfheartedly even organize in the first place.
- Dogged Nice Guy: To Ava, Mona, but apparently not Constantine.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: A significant reason for him making a deal with Neron to get his nipple back.
- Easily Forgiven: He seems to get off the hook fairly easily, though likely due to his reasons for what he did and that he'd already been punished enough.
- Failure Is the Only Option: He's unable to do anything right.
- FaceHeel Turn: Neron is able to use his resentment of being the Butt-Monkey and the return of his nipple to seduce him to his side.
- Fake Guest Star: He starts as a recurring character in season three, then appears in three quarters of the episodes of season four (after already appearing in half of the episodes of season three)note , yet still receives guest billing. Even a number of the regular actors have around the same number of appearances per season. This again similarly happens the following year in season five. Finally averted for season six, when Adam Tsekhman gets promoted to main character.
- Geek: Is a huge geek, who wears Nerd Glasses and plays Dungeons & Dragons.
- Guest-Star Party Member: Hes the Time Agent who most frequently finds himself getting tangled with the Legends adventures. Then later when the Time Bureau gets disbanded, he becomes a Legend himself.
- HeelFace Turn: After the Legends and Ava apologize for their crappy treatment of him, and him realizing that he just wants to have some respect and is bad at being evil, he returns to the right side again.
- Heroic Wannabe: He's pretty ineffective in his field assignments; the Legends either have to bail him out or notice him when he's trying to be incognito.
- Jewish and Nerdy: He's scrawny, he wears glasses, gets no respect and is also Jewish.
- Minion with an F in Evil: Aside from a few petty things, he is absolutely unable to do genuinely bad things, which leads to him pulling a HeelFace Turn very shortly after his FaceHeel Turn again.
- Nice Guy: Annoying as he might be at times, the guy doesn't have a single bad bone in himself, which is also a big reason on why he fails so spectacularly as a villain.
- Odd Friendship: With John Constantine all of people, possibly because of Strange Minds Think Alike. He even uses his Fairy Godmother to make him his apprentice, much to John's chagrin.
- Plucky Comic Relief: In an already silly show, he's there to be the butt of every joke.
- Poke the Poodle: A majority of his actions when evil aren't exactly the most devious. The worst he does is hypnotize the entire Bureau... into liking him.
- Professional Butt-Kisser: For Constantine after he joins him.
- Promotion to Opening Titles: For season six.
- Rule of Funny: If Rip Hunter created the Time Bureau because he was tired of the Legends' constant screw-ups, one must wonder why he would ever hire this guy.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: He is usually seen wearing a nice suit in seasons 3 and 4, a foil to his personality. After the Time Bureau is disbanded in season 5 he stops wearing the suit jacket but still wears a business casual dress shirt and a tie.
- Shipper on Deck: For Sara and Ava, as revealed in "I, Ava".
- Took a Level in Badass: Downplayed example, but in season 5 he is training as a sorcerer under John Constantine, meaning he's one of the Legends' go-to characters on magic after Constantine, particularly after Nora leaves. While one might expect a comic-relief character like him to screw up often, his spells do surprisingly work correctly most of the time. He even dares to seal the rings from two very angry Fates, doesn't crack under the threat of torture and manages to make Astra reconsider going back to the dark side.
- Trauma Button: He has a PTS-like reaction to the word "high school."
- Weak-Willed: What does Neron use to turn Gary over to side? His lost nipple! That, and the promise of respect, but it was the sight of the nipple that sweetened the deal.
Species: Human (Clone)
Known Aliases: Agent/Director/Interim Captain Sharpe, Roundhouse (erased timeline), "Captain Pantsuit"
Affiliations: Time Bureau, the Legends
Played By: Jes Macallan, Vanessa Przada (young)
Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow | Crisis on Infinite Earths
A genetically engineered clone from the future. She's recruited by Rip to serve as the "perfect" agent, as well as his right-hand woman in the Time Bureau, who is exasperated by both the Legends' antics and Rip's belief that they still have a role to play in protecting time. She eventually and ironically winds up falling in love with Sara and befriending her crew, becoming a frequent ally on their crazy endeavors. Her boss' rather gruesome death at the hands of Grodd allowed her to take over as Director of the Time Bureau from then on. Later they become entrusted with the containment and safekeeping of Fugitives, magical creatures that emerged after the Legends released Mallus to destroy him once and for all.
Unfortunately, due to events in 2019 where the demon Neron's plan nearly caused widespread panic, the Bureau is indefinitely closed. So now Ava has taken refuge upon her girlfriend's timeship as she adjusts to her new life as a full-time Legend.
- Action Girl: Can hold her own against Sara in hand-to-hand combat.
- In one of the screwed-up timelines that Constantine and Charlie created, Sara Lance was killed by the Unicorn. In her grief, she turned into a goth. Complete with black hair, black clothes, and listening to depressing shitty music curled up in a ball and brooding.
- Artificial Human: She's of a series of mass produced clones from the 23rd century engineered from desired traits sampled across the globe.
- Badass Normal: Not just a Badass Normal, she's the Badass Normal. Being an Artificial Human genetically designed to be the peak of human perfection.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: She can kick some serious ass, though the Legends have some questions about her fashion tastes.
- Bad Boss: It's glossed over pretty quickly, but she mentions that she made Gary work overtime with no extra pay at least once. As she notes, that's illegal.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: She initially had an extremely antagonistic relationship with the Legends, and with Sara in particular. Even after Sara saves her life, the two of them make no secret of their hatred for each other and even have an intense one-on-one fight. Then they start making out.
- The Big Damn Kiss: With Sara, on various occasions.
- Birds of a Feather: With Sara. Both are strict but commendable leaders of organizations dedicated to protect the timestream. Both are awkward as all hell in normal dating settings, but come alive during combat. Indeed, The Big Damn Kiss comes when both of them realize they want the other to just be themselves.
- Boobs of Steel: Ava is a formidable Action Girl, and while it's not obvious from her modest attires, Jes Macallan is well-endowed.
- Butt-Monkey: She's constantly on the short end of the stick due to how no one takes her straight-laced and strict attitude seriously.
- Cannot Spit It Out: Towards Sara, even something that Gideon uses as a element for a simulation to combat Zari being in a coma.
- Canon Foreigner: Does not exist in any other DC continuity, and was created solely for the show.
- The Chains of Commanding: Every time she is put in charge of the Legends, she has a hard time being taken seriously.
- Characterization Marches On: The unlikable Hero Antagonist who clashed with Sara and the Legends multiple times is all but gone midway through Season Three, once she and Sara get over their Belligerent Sexual Tension and start dating for real. From then on she becomes a Friend on the Force for the Legends to the Time Bureau. As of Season 5, she becomes a downright Butt-Monkey due to how socially awkward she can be.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Admits to being jealous when John Constantine mentions his past history with Sara. She also writes a nasty condolence card in regards to Oliver's death (Sara was once his mistress when he was dating Laurel). The only reason she doesn't give it to Sara is because she overhears how much Sara dislikes them.Ava: I didn't think my card was awkward.
- Cloning Blues: Once she finds out she's a clone and all her memories are false she begin to doubt every sense of individuality she has. Being Ava #12 according to Rip doesn't make it any better.
- Contralto of Danger: She's one of the deeper voiced women on the show and a forced to be reckoned with.
- Dark Secret: Rip is determined that Sara never finds out the "truth" about her. Turns out she's a clone from 2213 who's been given false memories.
- Dating Catwoman: Downplayed, but it's there. Ava works for the Time Bureau and thus prefers to do things by the book. The woman she's in love with tends to toss that book out, ignore the rules and do whatever she needs to get the job done.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: In the first half of Season 3, she is completely frosty and aloof to pretty much everyone around her. She shows hints of defrosting in the mid-finale of season 3 and mellows out completely by the time she starts a relationship with Sara.
- Dreadful Musician: If "Miss Me, Kiss Me, Love Me" is any indication, at the very least when she's had plenty of drinks in her.
- Et Tu, Brute?: She stands by and does nothing as Bennett arrests Rip. However, she comes to regret this when she hears proof from Sara that Rip was absolutely right to worry about Mallus, especially since his minions led by Darhk begin wreaking havoc.
- Even the Girls Want Her: Or rather, even the gays want her. When Leo Snart calls her and Sara Lance both super hot, he responds to Sara's confusion by saying that he's "gay, not blind."
- Expendable Clone: She's an Artificial Human that Rip purchased from the future, due to needing a top agent who was replaceable. Multiple Avas have already perished in the past, to which Rip brings in another Ava to replace her. The current Ava is the twelfth one.
- Expository Hairstyle Change: As time goes on, she literally lets her hair down more often and starts acting a lot friendlier around the Legends.
- Expy: Has a lot of similarities to Olivia Dunham from Fringe. The blonde hair, pants suit (in dour black with white shirt), and emotional distance (at least at first) are all comparable to Olivia.
- Fair Cop: Especially when she lets her hair down.
- Foe Romance Subtext: With Sara. It rather quickly stops being subtext and starts being just "text."
- Foil: To Sara. Both are blonde LGBTQ Action Girls recruited by Rip Hunter, and both ended up replacing Rip Hunter as leaders of their respective groups. But where Sara subscribes to the Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right! mentality that drove Rip to create the Legends in the first place, Ava believes in the Lawful Good ethics on which Rip built the Time Bureau.
- Good Is Not Nice: Off the job, Ava is capable of being personable to the Legends, even if she doesn't agree with their methods of restoring the timeline. On the job, she is just as dismissive of the Legends as all the other Time Bureau agents, if not more so; even after Rip allows them to keep their ship, she's determined to get him to change his mind or, failing that, take them down herself. Though she agrees to leave them alone after they turn Rip over, she still calls them "a bunch of idiots". Things don't truly improve until she helps them until partway rhough season 3.
- Green-Eyed Monster: She gets incredibly jealous when she finds out John Constantine shagged Sara once. In a mental institution. She already hated him before, but that clinches it. Sara even has to outright keep her partnership with Constantine in tracking magical creatures a secret from her, though it doesn't last long.
- Heroic BSoD: By season 5, she loses her job, her home, and her purpose in life. The best she can hope to do is help Sara and the Legends with whatever they ask of her.
- Inspector Javert: Even after Rip allows the Legends to do their thing, she makes no secret of how much she wants to put an end to their hijinks.
- The Lancer: Once she joins the Legends, she often serves as Sara's second-in-command, even filling in as Captain in a few episodes.
- Lipstick Lesbian: Sure she wears a suit, but she also wears heels and (most of the time) has a feminine hairstyle.
- Married to the Job: She is more concerned in stopping problems affecting the timestream than dealing with her own problems. This causes her problems when she falls in love with and starts to date Sara, though the two eventually agree to sort things out and not let work get in their way.
- Mean Boss: Her condescending treatment of Gary is one of the reasons he briefly joins Neron. She eventually apologizes for it.
- Meaningful Name: AVA stands for Advanced Variant Automation.
- No Social Skills: Being a clone recruited to be the perfect agent doesn't do her people skills any favors.
- Not So Above It All: The essence of her Character Development over the course of the seasons. When introduced in season 3, she's a no-nonsense government agent that is disdainful towards the Legends' wacky and somewhat lackadaisical approach to "fixing" the timeline, though she will work with them on occasion. In season 4 she's a Friend on the Force, and by season 5 she's a full blown Legend that barely shows any aspects of her former straight-laced demeanor.
- Not Quite Human: While A.V.A.s have human DNA, they are made in a lab and already adults from the moment they are constructed.
- Number Two: Rip's right-hand woman at the Bureau, at least until she allows Director Bennett to arrest him. Then after the Bureau is shut down, she becomes Sara's co-leader, though she has a hard time adjusting to the zany team dynamic of the Legends.
- Odd Friendship: She develops one with Zari in season 5.
- Otaku: Ava has a very strong fascination with serial killers. Not only does she display encyclopedic knowledge of the killers and their victims, she also has a podcast where she discusses her favorites.
- Pet the Dog: Despite her hostilities toward Sara, she does give the Waverider's captain her condolences upon hearing about Martin Stein's death. Later, she defies her own orders to go back and save Sara, and even says it was worth the risk, showing that she's becoming less hostile.
- Promotion to Opening Titles: She's joined the regular cast list for season four.
- Replacement Goldfish: She's actually the twelfth Ava to work for Rip. When one Ava dies, Rip just picks up another clone from the future.
- The Rival: Quickly establishes herself as one for Sara — despite looking down on her and the team, she feels a need to outclass them in general and prove herself better than Sara in combat. She is actually able to fight her to a complete draw. A dynamic that ends up becoming very interesting once she and Sara develop an attraction for each other.
- Second Love: She is this for Sara, as the second person she genuinely falls in love with and dates, after Nyssa al Ghul.
- Servant Race: A.V.A.s are mass produced in the future to fulfill a multitude of roles.
- She Cleans Up Nicely: Not that she was unattractive before, but after she lets her hair down, she looks downright beautiful.
- Smug Snake: Despite her extremely condescending and downright cruel attitude toward the Legends, she keeps getting in over her head with situations they end up resolving. She seems to get served a slice of humble pie in "Beebo the God of War", to the point of helping Sara against her own orders.
- Tomato in the Mirror: She's actually a clone from the future, but she has no idea she's one. When she finds out, she promptly faints and subsequently flips out.
- Took a Level in Kindness: She seems to have become less hostile in "Beebo the God of War", and sincerely tries to help the Legends, even defying her orders to go back and save Sara from Mallus. She keeps slowly defrosting from there.
- Ungrateful Bastard: Being saved by Sara does not improve her opinion about the Legends. If anything, it makes it worse. This goes away as Season 3 goes on, though.Ava: "I've got to say, Ms. Lance, now that I've seen your team in action with my own eyes, you are even worse than I imagined."
- Vitriolic Best Buds: She has a very vitriolic friendship with Mick Rory. One episode has them insult each other in the most offensive way possible, yet they still manage to work as a team in the end.
- What Measure Is a Non-Human?: When she finds out she's just a clone designed to be the peak of human perfection, she starts questioning whether she real since her entire life has been a lie. Sara manages to convince her that clone or not, she's still the same Ava Sharpe, the badass Director of the Time Bureau.
- You Are in Command Now:
- With Bennett killed by Grodd, she becomes Director.
- She's been occasionally given the reins as captain of the Waverider while Sara is away, notably in "A Head of Her Time", when Sara goes on leave to visit Star City.
Species: Human (Empowered via Air Totem; current timeline)
Known Aliases: B
Affiliations: Resistance against A.R.G.U.S. (former timeline), The Legends (current timeline)
Played By: Shayan Sobhian, Bodi Sabonghui (young)
Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow
Zari's younger brother, brought back to life after the Bad Future the two originally lived in got changed. In this new timeline, he took his sister's place as a member of the Legends.
- 11th-Hour Ranger: He joins the Legends literally minutes before the fourth season concludes.
- Adaptation Origin Connection: In the comics, his power-granting amulet is part of the same line as the Captain Marvel family; here, his powers stem from the same source as Vixen's.
- Adaptation Name Change: Named Amon in the comic books instead of Behrad. Also in-universe, as the Tomaz family name is now Tarazi in the new timeline.
- Back from the Dead:
- He was originally introduced as a Posthumous Character, but the Bad Future in which he was killed was negated, resulting in his revival and taking his sister's place as a member of the Legends.
- Happens a second time in Legends Season 5. He is killed by Atropos in "Zari, Not Zari", then brought back by Charlie in "The One Where We're Trapped On TV".
- Backstory Invader: Thanks to negating the Bad Future in which he was killed, he's the one who joins the Legends instead of his sister Zari. As the subsequent episodes show, it seems that Zari's status in the team has also been passed to him, e.g. Sara's nickname for Behrad is "B", recalling how she tended to call Zari "Z".
- Badass Beard: Sports a beard and the wielder of the Air Totem.
- Blow You Away: He was the original possessor of the Air Totem before Zari took it after his death. In the new timeline, he is seen possessing it.
- Can't Hold His Liquor: He doesn't drink both because of his religion (it's seen as haram, or sinful, by most Muslims) and because he simply can't handle it. Thankfully, the Quran doesn't mention any specifics on weed, acid, mushrooms, lyoga root, etc.
- Character Death: In "Zari, Not Zari", he gets killed by Atropos while trying to stop her from taking a part of the Loom of Fate. Zari makes Constantine swear to bring him back once the Loom is reassembled. Ultimately, however, it's Charlie who does the deed.
- Comic-Book Movies Don't Use Codenames: In the comic books he goes by Osiris, but he is yet to be addressed as that.
- The Engineer: Possibly not to the extent of his sister, but at least enough of one to understand Gideon enough to figure out what's wrong with her.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Nate, as a nod to Zari being his love interest at the moment he replaced her in the new timeline.
- In-Series Nickname: Echoing Zari, he is sometimes called "B" by his fellow Legends.
- Last Episode, New Character: Played With. He's originally a Posthumous Character who's been mentioned, seen in photographs, and once appeared as a hallucination, but his official appearance is in the Legends Season 4 finale.
- Nice Guy: He's a pretty friendly and fun guy.
- Posthumous Character: In the old timeline, he died sometime before Zari's recruitment.
- La Résistance: Was a member of a group of rebels fighting the now fascist-minded A.R.G.U.S. in the previous timeline; he joins the Legends after a Cosmic Retcon.
- Promoted to Opening Titles: Shayan Sobhian gets upped to series regular starting with season 6.
- Ship Tease: By "The One Where We're Trapped On TV", he is given a few with Astra.
- Sibling Rivalry: In the new timeline, his relationship with Zari isn't healthy at all, due to how she is a self-absorbed online celebrity who always prioritizes social media over family.
- The Stoner: Is seen with various drug paraphernalia (using his wind powers to clear away the smoke surrounding him) and asks Sara if she wants to get baked.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome: 6'3, raven-haired, and quite a good-looking man.
- Unresolved Sexual Tension: With Charlie after they sleep together, due to her personal issues and MayflyDecember Romance being in play.
- Walking Spoiler: The fact that he's a member of the Legends gives away the negation of the Bad Future in which he was originally killed which results in him replacing his sister as a Legend.
Species: Human (Corrupted by demonic forces)
Played by: Olivia Swann, Bailey Tippen (child; Constantine), Melody Niemann (child; Legends of Tomorrow)
Appearances: Constantine | Legends of Tomorrow
A girl who was the unfortunate victim of exorcism conducted by John Constantine that went horribly wrong before the start of his solo show sometime in 2014 resulting in her wrongful damnation in Hell by the demon Nergal. Constantine was forever haunted by that act, desperately wishing for a chance to go into Hell and rescue her. He finally got his chance in 2019.
However, her time in Hell took a toll on her. Whatever happened she was corrupted thanks to her fear and anger at John Constantine for failing to save her and prematurely aged into a grown woman who was allowed to enter the demon hierarchy rather than be tormented. And she has ambitions to rise up in the ranks.
In early 2020, Astra sets the resurrected souls of the dead to torment the Legends and get back at Constantine, whom she blames for her time in Hell and her mother's death. After a while, however, Astra realizes that she has been manipulated by one of the Fates, Lachesis, who merely uses her so she can get close to the Legends and therefore the Loom of Fate. As a result, she has an internal conflict regarding her allegiance and goals. When one of the Fates finds out about this and severely punishes her for it, though, she settles to side with the Legends for good.
- Aborted Arc: When she is outed as a villain near the end of Legends Season 4, we're told that Astra refuses to leave Hell because she wants to rise up through its ranks, setting the Encores to hunt the Legends to do just that. By Season 5, however, with the introduction of the Fates, who upstage her as the main antagonists of the season, her story shifts from her trying to become the ruler of Hell to her trying to take revenge against John for damning her and letting her mother die, and later tries to find a way to bring her mother back, which makes her more sympathetic to the audience (since it appears that Astra is being groomed to become a Legend, this seems deliberate). There's a handy justification for this complete turnaround of her story, however: the Crisis changed it.
- Adaptational Badass: Comics Astra never became a villain and hence never acquired the powers that come with it.
- Adaptational Villainy: In the comics, Astra was never corrupted by her time in Hell and indeed stayed a child until John finally rescued her. Here she's been corrupted and gladly rejects a chance at Salvation just to spite John.
- Ambition Is Evil: Literally, she wants to rise in the demon hierarchy in Hell and with Neron out of the picture, she's free to do just that.
- Ascended Extra: Astra only served as a motivational part in John's backstory, while here she gets upgraded to a major villain and later (unlikely) hero in Season 5.
- Back from the Dead: She is killed by Atropos in "I Am Legends". "The One Where We're Trapped On TV" reveals that, alongside Behrad, Gary, and Sara, she is resurrected using the Loom of Fate.
- Bad Boss: In "The Great British Fake-Off", she stabs her demon assistant upon finding out that he failed to protect her coins. Though she claims that he will heal eventually.
- Break the Cutie: She had the misfortune to be possessed by a demon. And then John had the bright idea to summon Nergal to order the lesser demon away. Nergal did ...then took her soul to Hell as payment. And all that time down there turned her into a demon with ambitions to rise in the hierarchy.
- The Cameo: Bailey Tippen returns in the third season of Legends of Tomorrow for a brief voice cameo, when Mallus (while possessing Sara) glamours his voice to be that of Astra's in an attempt to manipulate Constantine.
- Chekhov's Gunman: She was originally just part of John's backstory the girl he couldn't save because of his own arrogance and the guilt driving him to redemption. Who would've thought she'd come back five years later as the main villain?
- Continuity Snarl: Crisis alters the events of her being vanished to Hell. Rather than John summoning a demon as an attempt to show off, he summoned a demon in a bid to bring Astras mother Natalie back to life. However the demon ended up snatching Astra once the deed was done.
- Disc-One Final Boss: She is the Arc Villain for a few episodes of Season 5, before being Put on a Bus whereby Constantine and Gary go to deal with her away from the other Legends. Later its revealed she was never the one running the show to begin with, as Lachesis had been pulling her strings from behind the scenes.
- Dragged Off to Hell: John's solution to cast out the demon possessing her was to summon Nergal to order it away. After Nergal did that, he then violently killed Astra and took her soul with him back to Hell.
- Enemy Mine: She helps John and Nora free Ray's soul from Neron's vault, because she needs Neron out of the way to further her own ambitions.
- Fate Worse than Death: Legends seems to suggest she technically never died before being sent to Hell, which might make her time before being corrupted fit this category.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: Since she started out as a villain hunting them down, Astra obviously has difficulty fitting in with the Legends when she joins the group midway through season 5.
- The Heavy: At first she seems like the Big Bad for Season 5 of Legends, due to her bringing back the damned souls she's restored to life. Later we find out shes manipulated by Lachesis.
- HeelFace Door-Slam: Briefly, in "I Am Legends". After being forced to work with Lachesis and Atropos again, Gary manages to make her reconsider....only for Atropos to kill her. "The One Where We're Trapped On TV" reveals that she is resurrected by Charlie using the Loom of Fate and, like the Legends, put inside a TV show to prevent Lachesis and Atropos from harming her again, giving her a second chance to atone for her past actions.
- HeelFace Turn: After a few episodes being conflicted about her ideals and goals, she sides with the Legends for good in "The One Where We're Trapped On TV".
- I Let Gwen Stacy Die: John blames himself for her eternal damnation. Interestingly, everybody else involved in the New Castle incident also had similar responses, from Gary turning to heavier drugs to others being absolutely horrified at the idea of working with Constantine again.
- Manchild: She's prone to anger and engages in petty but deadly revenge against Constantine so he will be persuaded to resurrect her mother (i.e. a temper tantrum). Fridge Brilliance when you realize that Astra is a child; she's a girl who happens to have the appearance of a young woman.
- Murder Is the Best Solution: Thanks to being corrupted by Hell, Astra always prioritizes violence before everything else when it comes to conflict resolution. In "Freaks and Greeks", she attempts to gain control of a sorority by disabling their carbon monoxide detectors.Astra: I have an ideaAva: No. One that doesn't involve any maiming.
- Not His Sled: In the comics, John did manage to rescue her and send her to Heaven. Here she's been corrupted by Hell and refuses the chance to leave as spite for John failing her all those years ago.
- Not Me This Time: Since Astra is a villain for some time, when she joins the Legends she is naturally a suspect whenever things go worse for the heroes.
- In "The Great British Fake-Off", everyone suspects that Astra renegades her deal with Constantine when Encores start hunting him and Zari. Turns out it was Lachesis stealing the coins without her knowing.
- And in "Ship Broken", she is the first suspect when the Waverider got sabotaged and fragments of the Loom went missing. Both are the results of Marchosias the hellhound being aboard the ship.
- Race Lift: Astra is white in the comics but black in the show.
- Reality Ensues: After five years in Hell (literally in her case), she became twisted by its environment.
- Redemption Equals Death: After being forced to work with Lachesis and Atropos again, Gary manages to make her reconsider....only for Atropos to kill her. Though it doesn't stick.
- Ship Tease: In "The One Where We're Trapped On TV", there's a bit with Behrad, who is arranged to be married to her in a Hightown Abbey production. She brushes him off, though.
- A Sinister Clue: She's a villain and is presumably left-handed based on the way she holds a knife and fork in "Miss Me, Kiss Me, Love Me".
- Token Evil Teammate: Joins forces with the Legends after the first half of Season 5, but has obviously a very hard time fitting in. After Atropos kills her and Charlie brings her back using the Loom, however, she seems to have made up her mind to side with the Legends.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: No innocent child is bound to do well in Hell; we don't know the specifics but she now aspires to climb up the demon hierarchy.
- Walking Spoiler: A character from John's backstory who not only becomes evil, but the Disc-One Final Boss of Legends Season 5.
- Younger Than They Look: Nergal took her to Hell when she was only a little girl. But during her time there, she was corrupted and aged at least two decades in five years time.
Known Aliases: Michael (original name), "The Garib", "Phil Gasmer"
Affiliations: The Time Masters, The Legends, The Time Bureau
Played By: Arthur Darvill, Aiden Longworth (young)
Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow
A time traveling member of the Time Masters, who comes to the present to assemble a group of heroes and villains to fight against Vandal Savage, the man who murdered his wife and child and took over the future.
6 months after finishing this quest, Rip got lost in a time aberration caused by Eobard Thawne, which led to Rip losing his memories and later being captured and brainwashed by Thawne and his new-found Legion of Doom.
After his original self was finally restored and with the Legion defeated, Rip decided to leave the Captain's duties to Sara Lance and started the Time Bureau, in an effort to fix the broken timeline in a better way than his former Time Master compatriots.
Sadly, it all ended with Rip losing control of the Bureau and him finally sacrificing himself against the demon Mallus.
- Adaptational Angst Upgrade: This version gave him a dead family that he's trying to avenge, and the guilt of bringing along people for him to do it.
- Adaptational Curves: Inverted. In the comics, Rip is more muscular, while in the show he's more lean.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: He's strawberry or sandy blonde in the comics. Here, he's dirty blonde.
- Adult Fear: Having your family killed by a powerful madman.
- Alternate Company Equivalent: It's very difficult for him to not be compared with The Doctor, even though his comic counterpart actually predates said character. This Rip Hunter incorporates a lot more elements from the Doctor than his namesake, such as a fondness for trenchcoats, being part of a "Time-" organization before he went rogue, and stealing a time traveling Cool Ship. It certainly helps the comparison that his actor is fairly well known for playing one of the Doctor's companions.
- The Antichrist: Feared as "the Garib" by Vandal Savage's cult for his (unsuccessful) attempt to assassinate Savage shortly before his ascension to immortality. This is another similarity to the Doctor, actually, who is known by various epithets such as "the Oncoming Storm" to his enemies.Every myth has its monster, and for those of our order, it's him. The Garib.
- Rip has a deeply personal grudge against Vandal Savage, who murdered his wife and child. His attempts to stop Savage's rise to power end up making the feeling quite mutual (it even convinces Savage to kill Rip's family in the first place).
- To Mallus. Rip has dedicated a large portion of his life to uncovering the truth about Mallus and stopping him from returning.
- The Atoner: After burning his bridges with the Legends and Ava, he wants to make things up to them.
- Authority in Name Only:
- Has some shades of this. He frequently tells members of his team not to mess with the timeline, but they tend to ignore him if they feel it's justified and he has no real way to make them stop. He's quite well aware that they tend not to listen to him and complains about it frequently. Even after his return in late Season Two, Sara, who's been acting captain of the Waverider in his absence, still gives orders to the team, which gives the two of them moments of butting heads about who should command what.
- Averted with the Time Bureau, where he is very much in charge, until "Return of the Mack" where they turn against him for going on a mission to stop Mallus behind their back that ended with several agents dead.
- Awesome McCoolname: What isn't badass about the name 'Rip Hunter'?
- Badass Beard: Had some pretty nice facial hair to go with his trenchcoat in Season One. Come Season Two, it has become Perma-Stubble at best; come Season Three, he's shaved it almost completely off.
- Badass Family: His wife and son were both Defiant to the End when Savage came to kill them.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: He has a few moments of dressing formally, but really hits this trope in Season Three, where he starts dressing in a sharp blue suit as leader of the Time Bureau.
- Badass Longcoat: He sports a brown trenchcoat, eventually revealed to be a gift from Jonah Hex. He goes without it for a time after forming the Time Bureau, but he retrieves it with Wally's help in "The Curse of the Earth Totem".
- Badass Normal: He has no powers, only equipped with a high tech, futuristic revolver. Also, while not quite to the level of Sara, he is still quite an exceptional fighter and is able to beat Vandal in a straight up fight. He was also able to escape from a Time Bureau prison.
- Battle Couple: It is revealed that his wife Miranda was a member of the Time Masters.
- Beleaguered Boss: The Legends are initially led by the long suffering Rip, who is Authority in Name Only, as no one listens to his orders. Many instances suggest he regrets assembling them as they do more damage to the timeline than the repairs they make.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: It is revealed that he and Miranda were prone to squabbling before their marriage.
- Blatant Lies: Rip manages to recruit the team by telling them how they all are regarded as a Legendary Team in the future. He later reveals that it was a lie all along and he only recruited them because of their relative lack of impact on the future.
- Big Good:
- One of the core forces of good in the Arrowverse, assembling a team of heroes and leading them into battle to stop a threat to the future.
- Becomes even more apparent in Season 3 where he leads the Time Bureau, the true Time Police that safeguards all of history. Until he's thrown out for doing a mission behind their back.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: The Legion brainwashed him during the middle of Season Two, and tasked him to kill George Washington among other evil deeds.
- But Now I Must Go: After he realizes that he's taught the Legends all he can about time and that they function better under Sara's leadership than his own, he decides to leave the team at the end of Season Two.
- The Captain: Gideon addresses him with this rank. Of course, Captain Cold has issues with it, and in Season Two, it leads to some confusion when he returns to the ship during Sara's time as captain, he eventually secedes the title over to Sara and it's made very clear that in Season 3 the Legends consider Sara their captain. Just before he dies, Sara addresses him as Captain, one final time.
- Cassandra Truth: Nobody believes his fears about Mallus and his attempts to prove them end up blowing up in his face. But Agent Sharpe is forced to admit he was right, as without him leading the Bureau Damien Darhk is running rings about the Time Bureau.
- Career Versus Family: It is not so subtly implied that the reason he fell out of favor with the Time Masters is because he started a family despite them discouraging the idea, and him clearly prioritizing them over the organization doesn't help.
- Celebrity Paradox: Ray is a fan of Doctor Who and the show itself was referenced a couple of times in the shows. Rip's actor played Rory Williams, a companion of the Eleventh Doctor.
- Character Tics: Has a habit of, when talking to someone, leaning and looking down, while still conversing with them.
- Chekhov M.I.A.: After protecting 1942 New York, scattering the team and putting Mick in stasis to protect them, he stays on the Waverider while it takes the nuke to where it can harm nobody else. After this he goes missing, with the team having no indication of whether he is dead or alive. It's later revealed he's in 1967 Los Angeles, severely suffering from Loss of Identity.
- Chekhov's Gunman: His name is mentioned in passing in The Flash Season One finale regarding a Time Sphere that would apparently impress him.
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: One of his defining character traits, unfortunately. Virtually every organization and team he's work with, he has betrayed: The Time Masters, the Legends, the Legion of Doom, the Legends again, and even the very organization he founded to clean up the Time Masters' corruption, the Time Bureau. After he backstabs both the Legends and the Bureau in his personal crusade against Mallus's cult, Sara has finally had enough and sells him out to Ava Sharpe and Director Bennett in exchange for free reign.
- Composite Character: His animosity with Vandal Savage, and him summoning a team to fight him, is incorporated from the character called The Immortal Man.
- His real first name, Michael, is that of his father in the comics, Booster Gold.
- Crazy-Prepared: He took DNA samples from each of the team just in case one of them lost a limb during the mission.
- Create Your Own Villain: Thanks to a Stable Time Loop, him travelling back in time to try and kill Savage becomes the main reason why Savage targeted his family in the first place.
- Crusading Widower: Savage killed his wife along with their son. This is what pushes him to relentlessly stop Savage.
- Dark and Troubled Past: He was a street urchin and thief until the Time Masters picked him up for training.
- Deadpan Snarker: Big time. To wit, his first words to the Legends when they're gathered on a rooftop: "I'm from East London. Oh, and the future."
- Death Equals Redemption: For all his immoral actions in Season Three, Rip firmly proves he's one of the good guys by performing a Heroic Sacrifice to delay Mallus.
- Defector from Decadence: He leaves the Time Masters since they're content to let Savage conquer the world and do nothing.
- Demoted to Extra: He was a main member of the cast in Season One, but becomes a recurring character in Seasons Two and Three.
- The Determinator: Once Rip has a goal in mind, nothing will stop him from achieving it. In Season Three, the Time Bureau arrests him, impeding his crusade against Mallus. His response? Break out of prison and track down Wally West to help him in his fight.
- Doctor Whomage: While the comics version of Rip Hunter and the Time Masters debuted in DC comics years before years before Doctor Who debuted on TV and more than a decade before the British series introduced the Time Lords to its narrative. The Arrowverse version of Rip Hunter borrows heavily from The Doctor more than his namesake did. Aside from being played by a former actor from the series, Rip shares the Doctor's British accent, love of Badass Longcoats, having a Cool Ship that travels through time (bonus points of having a female AI who he has a Ship Tease with), and being a Badass Normal who mostly relies on gadgets and wits.
- Do Not Call Me "Paul": As Phil Gasmer, he keeps insisting others call him Phil instead of Rip.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: After Barry and Oliver, he's probably done more to protect the world from evil than anyone else, and gets zero respect for it. He was nothing but a pawn to the Time Masters, the Legends never listened to him, and even the Time Bureau showed little interest in his fears about Mallus and promptly remove him from command once he's proven right]
- Early-Bird Cameo: Eobard Thawne gives a passing mention of him in The Flash (2014) Season One finale.
- Everyone Has Standards: Despite his willingness to travel to multiple different time eras, he's absolutely unwilling to return to the time of Jesus Christ's Crucifixion out of fear of the potential consequences for meddling in such a crucial event in history.
- Evil Brit: After he was brainwashed by the Legion. Things he did under that time were kill George Washington (he gets better) and nearly killing Sara.
- Evil Costume Switch: While brainwashed, Rip wears black versions of his old outfits.
- Expecting Someone Taller: The Time Pirate Jon Valor was expecting Rip Hunter to be taller.
- "Facing the Bullets" One-Liner: Gives one to Mallus in the Season Three finale:Rip: Ironic isn't it? A time demon who's run out of time.
- Fatal Flaw: Rip is used to working on his own initiative and having the final say on what actions needs to be taken. Fitting, as he was trained as a Time Master, usually working solo to resolve situations. Unfortunately this leads to the side-effect of Rip being used to missions and objectives being resolved according to his intent. Not suitable for someone who is leading a team, which is why he left at the end of Season Two as Sara had easily taken over the role. Unfortunately this came back to bite him in the ass hard in Season Three. When Sara refused to risk Damien Dahrks resurrection in order to trap Mallus, he betrayed her trust, locking down the Waverider and allowing Darhk to be resurrected to draw Mallus out. End result, multiple Time Bureau Agents are dead, Darhk escapes alongside his daughter, and Mallus gains a valuable asset. Thus, despite Rip being right regarding the threat of Mallus, he's destroyed any trust or goodwill he had from both the Legends and the Time Bureau, causing ''neither'' to act on it.
- Faux Affably Evil: After being brainwashed by the Legion, he continues to act like his polite, snarky self, but there's a definite air of menace in everything he does, and he doesn't hesitate to attack or even coldly murder his former friends.
- Forbidden Romance: He fell in love and started a family against Time Master rules. Savage killing them is what drives him to undo their deaths.
- Going Native: After spending too much time in the Old West, Rip became too attached to the era and had to force himself to leave. As we can see from his modern attire (his Badass Longcoat, a gift from Jonah Hex, and his revolver-styled gun), he hasn't completely shed his fondness for that time. This occurred again due to his extended stay in 1967 Los Angeles, believing himself to be an American film director working on a science fiction film about his own life.
- The Good Captain: His main Character Development is to show that despite how badly he wants to permanently kill Savage and protect history, he tries to think about the well-being of the people he brought in first.
- Good Is Not Soft: He's dedicated to protecting history and fighting evil, but he will unashamedly lie and manipulate people to achieve whatever goal he has his mind; Sara loses faith in because of it.
- Gosh Dang It to Heck!: The closest he has ever come to cursing are "bloody hell" and "bullocks."
- Heartbroken Badass: Savage killed his family and he spends all of Season One in mourning over them.
- Hero of Another Story: In Season Three as Director of the Time Bureau, especially in his solo quest to take down Mallus. He later escapes prison and recruits Wally West to his cause.
- Hero Antagonist: In Season Three, he's formed the Time Bureau to be the official successors of the Time Masters due to the Legends' penchant for causing chaos on even the simplest missions. Downplayed, though; unlike the Bureau, he is not antagonistic toward the Legends, treating them civilly and willing to ally with them every now and then.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Sacrifices himself to stall Mallus to give the Legends a fighting chance.
- Hero Killer: Post-brainwashing, he's killed George Washington, Dr. Mid-Nite, and nearly Sara. Washington's death was averted thanks to time travel and Sara was saved by Gideon, but Mid-Nite wasn't so lucky.
- Heroic BSoD: When he discovers that the Time Masters have been manipulating the team all along to help Savage conquer Earth.
- He's Back: After a lengthy absence in Season Two, Rip returns to the series, having ended up in 1967 Los Angeles where he has forgotten his true self and believes himself to be an American director. Not long after, he gets captured and brainwashed by the Legion of Doom and becomes their killing machine. The Legends finally manage to restore him to his true self and the real Rip makes his formal return to the crew proper in "Land of the Lost", Badass Longcoat and all.
- He keeps warning his team about the dangers of changing the timeline despite the whole mission being to do just that. This is something the team calls him out on numerous times.
- In Season Three, he fires the Legends for causing a paradox, accusing them of causing too much damage to the time stream as rank amateurs. However, they caused the paradox to save reality due to Rip not destroying the Spear of Destiny when he had the chance. Basically, he used their actions against them when they were just cleaning up a mess he helped make.
- Iconic Sequel Character: While he's the first main protagonist of Legends of Tomorrow introduced within that show, he does not appear in the Arrowverse until its fourth year.
- Informed Ability: Eobard mentioned in the Season One finale of The Flash that Rip can create time machines. He never displayed any signs of that skill throughout Legends's run. This could be a result of Thawne having changed the timeline by killing Barry's mother.
- Intergenerational Friendship: Technically, as he is centuries younger than the other Legends and Jonah Hex. Or so it seems. When the team first visit the Refuge he was raised in, he tells them that the Time Masters fill their ranks with "orphans pulled from throughout the course of history" and later in the episode he describes his younger self as "a cut-purse since the age of five". "Cut-purse" seems quite an anachronistic term for a native of the 22nd Century to use, and it's used in Shakespeare. So it's more than possible that Rip (or rather Michael) was born centuries before the other legends or even Jonah Hex.
- Interspecies Romance: Shares a kiss with Gideon in "Land of the Lost".
- It's Personal: Again, he's understandably got issues with someone who personally murders his family.
- Kid from the Future: He's from the future. If the show follows the comics' canon, then he's the son of Booster Gold.
- Knife Nut: His younger self is good in handling knives.
- Knight of Cerebus: After being brainwashed into joining the Legion, Rip is one of the darkest villains seen on Legends. His personal connection to the team coupled with a newfound sadism and Lack of Empathy makes every scene he's in very threatening, which is driven home when he snaps Sara's neck in "Turncoat" (she gets better).
- The Leader: He is the one who formed the team.
- Loss of Identity: Being stuck in 1967 Los Angeles has turned Rip into an American-sounding film director.
- Magnetic Hero: Averted; unlike Barry or Oliver he really can't inspire loyalty in his team, nor get them to respect his authority as leader. It's why Sara eventually ends up as Captain.
- Meaningful Name: Time Travel in the show can be fairly described as going through "rips" in the fabric of time. He's also on a personal "hunt" for Savage.
- My Greatest Failure:
- He traveled back to before Savage became immortal and had a chance to kill him, but he failed.
- The events of "Return of the Mack", since his botched attempt to use Darhk as bait to catch Mallus results with good Time Agents dead and both the Bureau and the Legends no longer trusting him. He acknowledges as much to Wally.
- Named by the Adaptation: His real name is never revealed in the comics. Here, it's Michael.
- Never Got to Say Goodbye: Miranda and Jonas are already corpses when he finds them.
- Never Trust a Trailer: The teaser trailer suggests that Barry and Oliver helped him in forming the Legends. He did all the work.
- Nice Guy: For all of his frustration with the team when they don't listen to him, Rip is very well-mannered and well-meaning and comes to care deeply about them, though events in Seasons Two and Three throw a big wrench into their bonding.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: An ill-timed "The Reason You Suck" Speech to Mick drives him to betray the team.
- He decides to go over Sara's head in "Return of the Mack", and tries to use Damien Darhk's resurrection as bait instead of taking him out once and for all. Not only does Damien come back fully powered, he massacres a sizable group of time agents, weakening the Bureau. His arrogance and obsession leads to one of historys most dangerous mass murderers back into play. His betraying of the Legends leads to not only them severing ties with him, but also adds a valuable pawn to Mallus's cult.
- Never Found the Body: Just like Cold before him, is body isn't recovered after his sacrifice.
- Noodle Incident:
- According to the Season One finale of The Flash, at some point, Rip had an encounter with (or at least was known by) Eobard Thawne. In Season Two of Legends, Thawne greets him in a familiar manner, but there are still no clues as to how they know one another (at the time, Rip was in no condition to give any answers and Thawne didn't seem interested in elaborating).
- Future!Barry is quite acquainted with him, even leaving a message for Rip on the Waverider; yet so far Barry and Rip have never met on screen.
- No Respect Guy: After the team's initial lost of trust in him, they will often ignore any of his warnings not to interfere with the time stream.
- The Oath-Breaker: Time Masters are not supposed to have families, but he fell in love and started one. Later, he reveals that he's a Rogue Agent out on a personal mission against Savage.
- Outliving One's Offspring: Savage killed his son along with his wife. This is what pushes him to relentlessly hunt Savage.
- Out of Focus: He goes missing in the Season Two premiere. The midseason finale shows he wound up in 1967 Los Angeles.
- Papa Wolf: Part of the reason why he goes after Savage is to undo his family's deaths at his hands.
- Prima Donna Director: He becomes a mean and demanding film student in 1967 Los Angeles.
- Properly Paranoid:
- He was the one who found the Spear of Destiny and hid it through time. He did this of his own initiative as he believed the Time Masters or anyone else could not be trusted with it.
- He let the Legends have the Waverider, because he didn't trust the Time Bureau to stop Mallus. Considering they don't believe his fears and mutiny against him for going behind their backs to stop Mallus, he was right. However the reason they don't believe him has nothing to do with his paranoia, but with him screwing up and costing multiple agent's lives. However,once Darhk and his cronies start causing chaos at such a scale that the Bureau are overwhelmed they're forced to admit his point.
- Pursued Protagonist: The Time Masters are after him.
- Reformed Criminal: He was a Street Urchin before the Time Masters took him in.
- Revenge: His main motive in opposing Savage is to avenge his wife and son.
- Revolvers Are Just Better: His weapon of choice is a futuristic gun that resembles a revolver.
- Rogue Agent: No matter what, he will inevitably turn on whatever team he belongs to when they refuse to address his fears about whatever evil he's discovered. The Time Bureau arrests him for doing so.
- Sacrificial Lion: He meets his end in the first few minutes of the season 3 finale.
- Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!:
- He disobeys the Time Masters and goes back in time to stop Savage.
- He also goes behind the back of the Time Bureau to stop Mallus. They remove him from control.
- Sherlock Scan: He engages in this in "The Return of Mack".
- The Snark Knight: He's a protector of time. He's also essentially a babysitter for eight incredibly difficult personalities. Dealing with them in addition to constantly being in danger from his former employers doesn't put him in the best of moods.
- Start My Own: After the team cripples the Time Masters and kills Savage, Rip decides they should take up the duty of protecting the timeline. After he leaves the Waverider, he rebuilds the Time Masters organization in Season Three, though they're now christened the Time Bureau.
- Tranquil Fury: His attitude towards Savage, considering what Savage did to him.
- Team Dad: He is a rather begrudging one. He's essentially taking care of group of nine-year-olds who won't listen to him.
- Temporarily a Villain: While Brainwashed and Crazy courtesy of the Legion, he carried out their dirty work of killing. Fortunately, the Legends manage to save him.
- Time Master: Puns aside, he has access to a Time Grenade which is able to freeze time temporarily.
- Time Police: The organization he belongs to, the Time Masters, is tasked with protecting history itself. He later makes another organisation called the Time Bureau that serves this purpose and is loyal to the cause.
- Time Stands Still: In Season Three, he's shown to have some sort of Time Grenade which can freeze his immediate vicinity. He uses it during "The Return of the Mack" during the fight with Mallus' cult.
- Together in Death: He's very calm before his sacrifice to stop Mallus, noting how he'll finally be reunited with Miranda and Jonas.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: In Season Three, once he forms the Time Bureau. He doesn't even bother to tell the Legends what he's been doing and sends them out to pasture without so much as asking them to join his new organization. Though unlike the rest of his agents, he still treats them with civility, if not quite respect. He eventually lets them do their thing on the Waverider because he knows he has no way to stop them and they are the best hope of stopping Mallus.
- Took a Level in Kindness: After his actions cause Sara to turn on him and call Ava Sharpe and the Time Bureau to arrest him, even though he was completely right about the danger Mallus poses, he realizes he went too far and vows during a conversation with Wally (who bluntly notes how much of a douche he was) to make amends.
- Trapped in the Past: After time-scattering the team in the Season Two premiere, he undergoes a "self-induced amnesia" and sends himself to The '60s.
- Two First Names: Per the DC Comics norm.
- Tyke-Bomb: As a young Street Urchin, Rip was placed in a secret children's home whose purpose is to groom children to join the Time Masters' ranks. Unlike most examples of this trope however, he is very well adjusted because it was an Orphanage of Love with a firm but caring matron.
- Voice with an Internet Connection: Nobody surpasses his authority over Gideon. Even while Rip was Brainwashed and Crazy and Gideon was instructed to ignore Rip, he managed to use Override Commands to take control of Gideon and cause havoc on the Waverider while he escaped.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: The man will do anything to protect the world from evil. Unfortunately it means both the Legends and the Time Bureau turn against him because his measures are too extreme.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Every time one of the previous Ava clones died, he got another one from the future. Even compared to some of his morally questionable decisions, thats blatantly unethical. It's somehow worse that he admits it to the current Ava's face, and doesn't seem sorry about it.
- Wouldn't Hurt a Child: After some internal strife, Rip finds that he doesn't have it in him to kill the young Per Degaton, even knowing what the boy will grow up to be.
- Write Who You Know: Played with In-Universe. It is made clear that the main character of the movie he's making in 1967 is supposed to be himself in his Dark and Troubled Past, but he's unaware of this.
Species: Human (Empowered via Spirit Totem)
Known Aliases: Vixen I
Affiliations: The Justice Society of America, The Legends
Played By: Maisie Richardson-Sellers
Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow | Invasion!note | Crisis on Earth-X note
A woman from the African village of Zambesi who inherited one of the village's six magical amulets, the Spirit Totem, which enables her to tap into the spirits of animals and wield their abilities. With the totem, she became the guardian of the village and later eventually recruited into the Justice Society of America. After the JSA leader Rex Tyler is killed by Eobard Thawne, Amaya joins the Legends to take revenge against Eobard. The name "Vixen" is a Legacy Character; while Amaya is the Vixen of The '40s, the title is currently held by Mari McCabe, one of her granddaughters.
A year later, she discovers that the villainous Cult of Mallus is searching for the other five Zambesi Totems. She works with the Legends to recover the Totems and prevent the Cult from misusing them, but is disheartened when she finds out that a member of the Cult, Kuasa, is also her granddaughter. She realizes that as long as she remains aboard the Waverider, Mari and Kuasa will never be born. After Mallus is defeated, she parts ways with the Legends to return back to 1940s Zambesi.
- Action Girl: She's much more polished as a hand-to-hand fighter than her eventual successor Mari.
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She's also a lot more hostile compared to the similarly rigid Mari.
- Ancient Artifact: Her powers stem from the Anansi Totem, a magical amulet passed down her family line. The necklace allows her to harness the life force of animals, in essence harnessing their abilities.
- Animal-Themed Superbeing: A vixen is a female fox, and she has the ability to take on the abilities of any animal she can think of, such as the strength of an elephant or the flight of a bird.
- Battle Aura: Whenever a user taps into the totem's power, the animal chosen briefly appears as an incorporeal or astral projection; it is blue for Amaya, purple for Mari.
- Battle Couple: She and Hourman were this, though we never get to see them (let alone him) in action. She later forms one onscreen with Nate.
- The Beastmaster: Her experience with the Anansi Totem has given Amaya a special empathy with animals, enabling her to understand and communicate with even a T-Rex.
- Berserk Button: The Totems of Zambesi are meant to be used to protect people, so when she finds Kuasa using the Water Totem for evil, she's furious — to her it's sacrilege. This is also seen briefly when Nora corrupts the Anansi totem.
- Breakout Character: In a similar way to Tom Cavanagh's Harrison Wells/Eobard Thawne, Maisie Richardson-Sellers's performance as Amaya became exceptionally popular among both the viewers and the cast members. So despite Amaya being Put on a Bus, Maisie was allowed to remain on set by being given a new character in the form of Charlie / Clotho in Season 4.
- Broken Pedestal: Amaya is one to Kuasa, her granddaughter. As a child, Kuasa idolized Amaya and dreamed of being just like her when she would inherit the Anansi totem. Learning her grandmother's younger self was a time traveler who did nothing to save Zambesi from Eshu the warlord sours Kuasa opinion of her hero. It later becomes a Re Built Pedestal, when Amaya makes Kuasa see that her ruthlessness and selfishness make her unworthy of her birth right.
- Brought Down to Badass: Even without her totem, she is a very skilled martial artist, as the Nazis quickly discovered.
- But Now I Must Go: After the Legends defeat Mallus, she leaves the team to go back to her village to have her daughter and ensure Mari and Kuasa's existence.
- Canon Foreigner: While Vixen exists in the main DCU, Amaya Jiwe is an original character created for the show. See Decomposite Character below.
- Celebrity Paradox: Star Wars has been mentioned several times in all the Arrowverse shows. Her actress plays a Sacrificial Lamb character in The Force Awakens. Appropriately enough, Amaya is integral during a Season Two Story Arc where the creation of Star Wars must be ensured.
- Character Death: Amaya is killed by Snart in the altered reality in "Doomworld", where she is frozen by the Cold Gun, then shattered. She gets better thanks to time travel.
- The Chick: She is the most sensible of the Legends thus far.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: Being a member of the Justice Society of America, she has the tendency to jump into action when she sees wrongdoing despite knowing that she could end up changing the timeline.
- The Comically Serious: Noticeably loosens up in Season Three after spending so much time with the Legends.
- Decomposite Character: In the comics, there is only one Vixen, Amaya's granddaughter Mari, who previously appeared in Arrow. Due to scheduling conflicts with Megalyn Echikunwoke, they couldn't use Mari, so Amaya was created as a previous Vixen that joins the Legends.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Initially dismissive of the Legends, she eventually warms up to them — especially Nate and Mick.
- Doomed by Canon: According to Kuasa, she was killed by Eshu when he raided the village for the Anansi totem. However this is undone when the Legends stop Eshu's raid meaning she survives.
- Fights Like a Normal: She does not need to rely on her totem powers to fight, being a skilled martial artist who can kick ass the old fashioned way if need be.
- Fish out of Temporal Water: She's from the year 1942, a time where history hasn't been completely documented as well where technology is still developing. She often has to ask the other Legends about several facts on the time they go to and didn't believe ninjas existed (unless she was just trolling Mick).
- Friend to All Living Things: Being an Animal-Themed Superbeing, she has a natural way with animals, being able to understand and communicate with them. She's even able to calm down a T-Rex and, briefly, a giant telepathic gorilla.
- Good Is Not Soft: She has no mercy in the field, or when it comes to protecting her people and her village. Some Belgian Imperialists who tried to loot her village found that out the hard way.
- Iconic Sequel Character: Does not join the Legends until Season 2.
- It's Personal: Her primary motive for joining the Legends. She wants revenge on Rex's killer, the Reverse-Flash.
- Kung-Fu Wizard: Downplayed since her magic is centered on enhancing her physical abilities, but she still fits this trope being the only magic-user on the team. Her familiarity with using mystical artifacts is why the team goes to her first with handling the Spear of Destiny.
- The Lancer: She is essentially Rex Tyler's second-in-command in the JSA.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: She has her memories wiped when she leaves the Waverider so her feelings for Nate won't stop her from starting her own family. However, this is altered when she goes home in The Good, the Bad and the Cuddly and she stops Nate from erasing her memories.
- Legacy Character: Mari McCabe is one to her in Vixen.
- Literally Shattered Lives: In "Doomworld", Snart kills her by freezing her with the Cold Gun, then taps her frozen body and shattering it to pieces. But thanks to time travel, she is saved.
- Living Legend: In "The Curse of the Earth Totem" she becomes known as "Dread Pirate Jiwe", a great pirate with the same fearsome reputation as Blackbeard.
- Nerves of Steel: In Land of the Lost, Gertrude, an angry T-Rex, roars in Amaya's face, and she doesn't so much as flinch.
- Nice Girl: If you can get past her stern professionalism, she's actually quite kind and compassionate, as Mick finds out.
- Not So Above It All: She initially has a very poor opinion of the Legends given their sometimes dysfunctional team, and especially a low opinion of unapologetic criminal Mick. When she gets to play the bad girl in 1927 Chicago and hijacks a load of booze, she admits that being the bad guy for a change can be fun.
- She also decides to continue traveling though time rather than remain in the past. This puts her own granddaughter at risk and shows that she isn't that different from the Legends in the long run. However, she eventually realizes the danger to Mari and returns to 1942, only to encounter new problems that drive her to rejoin the team.
- Not So Stoic: She breaks down crying after Hourman is killed.
- Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: On occasion, Maisie Richardson-Sellers' natural British accent slips out; this is particularly noticeable during the Crisis on Earth-X crossover.
- Only Sane Woman: In Stein's absence, Amaya is probably the closest thing the Legends has to adult supervision. She's calm, professional, rational, and almost always thinks things through before charging in.
- Opposites Attract: She and Nate develop feelings for each other, despite being polar opposites in personality. Amaya is an expert wilderness survivor who loves the outdoors and is strict on being professional in her hero duty. Nate is by his own admission, an indoors guy, has no formal training, and is more in it for the adventure of a lifetime.
- Paradox Person: At the end of Season Two, she opts to stay with the Legends rather than go back to 1942 — even though she knows that, by doing so, she's putting her future granddaughter's existence at risk.
- Plot Armor: At least where Kuasa is concerned. Justified as she is her grandmother and if Kuasa kills her, she'll end up dying as well.
- Put on a Bus: She returns to Zambesi at the end of Season 3.
- Sassy Black Woman: Of African decent and always finds time to make smartass remarks.
- Screw Destiny: Late into Season Two, she finds out about the eventual fate of her village and Mari's existence; in the finale, she opts not to go back to 1942, wanting to keep helping the team for as long as she is able.
- The Stoic: She's generally very serious and straightforward, but she proves capable of loosening up.
- Time-Travel Romance: Pretty much her and Nate's Story Arc. As much as they love each other, they both know they can't be together since they're from different eras. Amaya's younger granddaughter especially is an important hero in The Present Day.
- Took a Level in Badass: By Season Three, she can uses the totem to summon multiple animal spirits at once, and not even have to fight.
- Unknown Rival: For her, It's Personal that she finds Hourman's murderer. Said murderer, Eobard Thawne, doesn't give a crap about her or anyone else.
- What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: She mocks Ray for not having any real superpowers and for needing to rely on his ATOM suit. However, she takes it back after he sacrifices his chance to gain said powers in order to save Nate.
Charlie / Clotho
Species: Shapeshifter / Deity
Known Aliases: "Queen Elizabeth II", "Marilyn Monroe", "Richard Nixon", "Rebecca Silver"
Affiliations: The Legends
Played By: Maisie Richardson-Sellers (as Amaya Jiwe, default after Shapeshifter Mode Lock), Anjli Mohindra (debut form)
Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow
Mick: No, but I do like her!
A punk-rock shapeshifter recently freed from a mystical prison who finds herself joining the Legends and taking the likeness of one of their departed members, Amaya Jiwe. She is at first a reluctant member, as she has a grudge against humans for hunting magical creatures like her. However, she comes to realize that the Legends are more than the average hunters she was accustomed to. As part of the Legends, she makes it her goal to free entrapped magical creatures and turn humans' opinion around.
It is later revealed that Charlie is actually Clotho, one of the three Fates who used to control humans' destiny. She scattered the Loom of Fate, the device used by the trio, across the multiverse after she decided that humans deserve to carve their own fate. She informs the Legends that, thanks to the Crisis, pieces of the Loom are now rounded up in Earth-Prime and her sisters are coming for her. The Legends eventually succeed in stopping the Fates from changing history, destroying the Loom in the process. Charlie attends a final music concert with the Legends before parting ways with them, choosing to settle down as a punk-rocker.
- Ascended Extra: Clotho is a very minor character in the DC Universe first debuting in the obscure DC comic Arak, Son of Thunder in 1982. She also always appears with her sisters, usually to give prophecy to humans and is generally a neutral force (though the Fates served as villains in The New 52 crossover Forever Evil: A.R.G.U.S.).
- Birds of a Feather: With Mick, naturally as they both bond over their love of booze and their time in the lockup.
- Boxed Crook: Her arrangement with the Legends; she gives them intel about the magic creatures who were freed as long as they don't keep her locked up in a cell on the ship.
- Brought Down to Normal: In a particularly cruel move even for him, Constantine stripped her of her powers permanently — basically the mystical equivalent of a lobotomy simply, because he hates her kind that much. The spell seems to be wearing off as the season goes on, as Charlie's shapeshifting powers seem to be slowly returning, although they're less than reliable at times.
- Brown Note: Apparently hearing her real voice would destroy a mortals ears, and seeing her true form would cause their eyes to explore.
- But Now I Must Go: After the defeat and depowering of the Fates, including herself, she decides to rejoin her punk rock band and bids farewell to the Legends.
- Cain and Abel: She's the Abel to two Cains: Atropos and Lachesis.
- Canon Character All Along: She was originally thought to have no comic counterpart until it was revealed that she is really Clotho, the spinner, one of the Fates, who debuted in the DC Universe back in The '80s.
- Damsel in Distress: Very briefly during the Season 4 finale, being forced by Neron and Tabitha to transform into Tagumo to strike fear into peoples hearts.
- Freaky Fashion, Mild Mind: The "mild" part is buried beneath her punk attitude, but deep down, the oddly dressed Charlie proves to be a good person who only seeks to improve society, albeit in her own unique way.
- God Was My Copilot: Season 5 reveals that she is a Greek deity adventuring with the Legends; specifically, the Greek Fate Clotho.
- Good Thing You Can Heal: She can use her shapeshifting to remove any damage, allowing her to extend her life indefinitely.
- Humans Are Bastards: Has a low opinion of humans due to some of them locking her up because they were scared of her abilities and often chastises the Legends for always assuming that magical fugitive is evil and locking them up.
- Hypocrite: Charlie's Humans Are Bastards attitude makes her prone to assuming the worst of any humans involved in the Legends' latest misadventure while chastising her crewmates for making similar assumptions about magical creatures. Thankfully, Character Development on all sides is helping to moderate the views of everyone involved.
- Irony: Despite being a shapeshifter, Charlie's a rather poor actor.
- It's All About Me: Charlie helps Constantine shatter the timestream to get her powers back, and is willing to stop Constantine and Zari from returning the resulting cuckoo stew back to normal to keep them. After realizing she can't have her powers and her friendship with the Legends at the same time, she gives up the former.
- MayflyDecember Romance: She and Behrad have a one-night stand and it's implied she's trying to avoid falling in love for this reason, in addition to now having to worry about the Loom being reformed and her sisters coming after her.
- Morality Chain: A big part of why she decides to give up her powers over her friendship with the Legends is that without her they all become zealous, monstrous hunters that kill magical fugitives on sight.
- Nerf: She eventually does regain her shapeshifting powers after they're taken, but they're not as powerful as before, requiring her to keep focus to maintain shape.
- Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: She's not actually malicious, she was just locked up by fearful humans who didn't quite understand her. When she's freed she uses her powers to engage in a little punk anarchy in the UK, not realizing the exact consequences when she goes too far by impersonating the bloody Queen (luckily the Legends stopped this).
- Odd Friendship: Despite being an anarchist punk rocker, she hits off pretty well with the rule-abiding "Boy Scout" Ray.
- Real Life Writes the Plot: The real life reason she was permanently given the form of Amaya is because the crew loved working with Maisie so much they wanted her to stay on the show, even though Amaya had to be Put on a Bus so that Mari McCabe's existence wasn't threatened.
- Shapeshifter: Her powers. Until Constantine got his hands on her and had her Brought Down to Normal.
- Screw Destiny: Millennia ago, she scattered the Loom of Fate because she came to believe that humans deserve to carve their own fate.
- Shapeshifter Identity Crisis: She's changed forms so many times she's forgotten her true form — she picked her current one (before the mode lock) based on a toothpaste ad. "Mortal Khanbat" reveals that she was lying; she still remembers her true form, but it will make mortals' heads explode.
- Shapeshifter Mode Lock: She's stuck looking as Amaya because she took that form to guilt the Legends into not banishing her to Hell, but a pissed off Constantine took the moment to strip her of her powers permanently, out of sheer spite anyway.Charlie: What did you do to me, you arse!?
Constantine: It's a lobotomy of sorts. Your shapeshifting days are over, sweetheart.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Her relationship with the Legends is extremely turbulent to say the least and completely justified. They wanted to banish her to Hell, but when they came to their senses, Constantine stripped go her powers out of sheer spite, and then they kept her locked in a cell for days until they realized she had valuable intel and gave her some freedom in exchange for that intel. Needless to say she's very unhappy with her current situation and is very vocal about it.
- Time Abyss: As a Fate, Charie was responsible for the fate of the multiverse. As a result, she's probably as old as it.
- Token Good Teammate: To the other magical beings who are either dangerous monsters like the Unicorn or sadistic beings like the Fairy Godmother. Charlie is just somebody who is rebellious and free-spirited. This is ultimately subverted over time though as the rest of the magical creatures introduced are revealed to be Not Evil, Just Misunderstood like her and the Unicorn and Fairy Godmother are outliers.
- Token Minority: A justified example. Charlie is played by a black actress, while Lachesis and Atropos are played by white actresses. However, all of them are shapeshifters; they simply took the form of a human (in the case of Charlie, she took Amaya Jiwe's). Their real form is a bright light that destroys the brain of mortals who see it.
- Token Non-Human: Notwithstanding Gideon, who doesn't do field work, Charlie is the first non-human Legend.
- Unresolved Sexual Tension: After sleeping with Behrad, the two become awkward when confronting one another. Although for Charlie, the idea of starting a relationship could prove difficult given her immortality.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: In "The One Where We're Trapped On TV", she traps the Legends inside TV shows and forces them to follow her script. Not because she's being mean to them, but to keep them in her clutches so her sisters will not be able to harm them again. Nevertheless, upon learning about their predicament, the Legends call her out on this and decide to leave the TV.
- White Sheep: The only genuinely heroic member of the three Moirai.
- You Cannot Grasp the True Form: She reveals in "Mortal Khanbat" that her original form as a Fate would make one's head explode. Hearing her original voice falls under the same category, a la Dogma.
Species: Human/Kaupe Hybrid
Known Aliases: Wolfie, "Rebecca Silver"
Affiliations: Time Bureau, The Legends
Played by: Ramona Young, Sisa Grey (as Wolfie)
Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow
A former food delivery girl who got promoted to being the Bureau's offical creature handler. Through a number of tragic events, she later finds herself joining the Legends.
After Mick Rory, AKA Rebecca Silver, takes a sabbatical from his novel writing, he passes the mantle onto Mona due to her passion for romance. She then leaves the Legends, hoping to prove herself.
- Berserk Button: Anything that tarnishes her perception of her favorite authors. When she met Jane Austen she was depressed that her romantic optimism was dismissed by her as unrealistic foolishness and outraged when the notion was agreed with by Zari. Mona wolfed out and almost mauled Jane until she talked her down with an optimistic but still realistic compromise. When she felt that Charlie was impersonating her other favorite author Rebecca Silver (and possibly doing it for the money) she was on the verge of wolfing out again as she demanded to know where the real Rebecca was.
- Break the Cutie: Poor Mona suffers a horrible ordeal when Konane gets murdered and she in turn transforms and kills the agent responsible for it.
- But Now I Must Go: She decides to leave the Legends after Mick entrusts her to be his successor.
- Canon Foreigner: She has no comics counterpart and was created specifically for the show.
- Commuting on a Bus: In Legends Season 5, despite officially leaving the Waverider, she occasionally revisits the team. She appears in three out of the season's fifteen episodes, each in the beginning, middle, and end.
- Genki Girl: She is quite lively and very easily excited, even in the face of potential dangerous creatures.
- Hidden Depths:
- She doesn't have the best relationship with her parents, who disapproved of her career choice. Her mother, in particular, seems to have a tendency of talking about Mona as if she's not even in the room.
- If Wolfie's aggression is anything to go by, Mona has some deep-seated anger issues that she normally keeps very well hidden.
- Hulking Out: After getting scratched by Konane, she is shown transforming into a very Kaupe-like creature in a fit of rage, after Konane is murdered. She ends up dubbing her Kaupe self "Wolfie", and the two eventually start to develop distinct personalities.
- Interspecies Romance: With Konane, though they sadly end up as Starcrossed Lovers and then Konane gets murdered.
- Legacy Character: To Konane, as he passes on his Kaupe abilities to her before escaping the Bureau. Also to Mick when she takes up the "Rebecca Silver" pen name to continue his work when he retires from writing.
- Nice Girl: Mona may as well be an angel with how openhearted, gentle, and upbeat she is. The only time she isn't sugary sweet is when she's standing up against the mistreatment of someone.
- Orwellian Retcon: In "The One Where We're Trapped On TV", she's given a desk job rewriting history books so they conform to the Fates' standards.
- Our Werewolves Are Different: She's not technically a werewolf, but her abilities as a Kaupe are largely consistent with traditional werewolf lore. When the Legends are briefly featured on a reality show in the Season 5 premiere, her self-introduction consists of her telling the audience that she is "basically like a werewolf".
- Passing the Torch: After deciding to focus on his duties as a Legend, Mick lets her become the next Rebecca Silver.
- Shipper on Deck: Is very giddy on trying to get Ray and Nora together.
- Ship Tease: With Gary, but more prominently with Konane the Kaupe.
- Thinks Like a Romance Novel: Mona is a firm believer in The Power of Love as spelled out by the works of Jane Austen, often to the point of unrealistic expectations or naivety.
- You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Encourages both Nora and Ava, telling them what great women they are and that they shouldn't be so hard on themselves.
Species: Human (Empowered via magic)
Known Aliases: Madame Eleanor, Emily, Fairy Godmother
Affliations: The H.I.V.E., The Cult of Mallus, Time Bureau, The Legends
Played by: Courtney Ford, Tuesday Hofmann (child, Arrow), Madeleine Arthur (teenager, Legends of Tomorrow),
Appearances: Arrow | Legends of Tomorrow
Damien Darhk's daughter, who was with him in Star City when he tried to bring his "Genesis" Plan to fruition. That ended in failure and her parents being killed, leaving her an orphan.
Being shipped to a foster home and becoming a host for Mallus, she was recruited into his cult and became skilled in dark magic, which proved handy when her master wanted her to bring back her dear old dad.
But after going through the horrors that came with being Mallus' vessel and losing her dad once again, Nora decided to repent for her sins, ultimately being asked to join the Time Bureau by Ava. After being tricked into becoming a Fairy Godmother by Tabitha, Nora spends most of her time with children in need, if not needing a well-deserved nap on the Waverider.
After marrying Ray, she and her husband decide to leave the Legends on behalf of her father, to live a somewhat normal life.
- Actor Allusion: The fact that adult Nora and Ray fall in love and marry is a reference to the fact that their actors are married in real life.
- Age-Gap Romance: Nora ends up with Ray, who is chronologically 22 years her senior. Her present-day self, as seen in Arrow, is still a young teenager. Since time travel is involved, however, Squick is averted (adult Nora is from 2039, so she is 36 years old when she debuts in Legends Season 3, the same age as Ray's).
- Affectionate Nickname: Her father calls her "Nora-doll".
- Ascended Extra: A very minor character in Arrow Season Four, she becomes a major villain in Legends of Tomorrow Season Three and a main character in Season Four.
- The Atoner: Genuinely wants to make up for her evil deeds during Legends Season 4.
- Badly Battered Babysitter: Her Fairy Godmother shifts often result in these.
- Becoming the Genie: The Fairy Godmother tricks her into carrying her curse when she tries to save Mona.
- Bratty Teenage Daughter: Despite being an adult, her arguments with her resurrected father in "No Country For Old Dads" are rife with this dynamic.
- Canon Foreigner: Given Darhk's Adaptation Expansion in Arrow, Nora was created to flesh out that Damien had a family that he loved. By the time she appears on Legends of Tomorrow she seems to have elements of Raven integrated into her.
- Children Are Innocent: It seems she knows nothing about what her parents actually are or what they want for the world, and for the most part acts as a normal little girl. As an adult, she is not so innocent.
- Create Your Own Villain: It is the actions of Oliver Queen and Anarky in Season 4 which lead her to become a villain when she grows up. Then again, her dad surely wouldn't have been a positive influence either way.
- Daddy's Little Villain: In Legends Season Three, where she resurrects her father and works besides him in their mutual service of Mallus.
- Dark Is Not Evil: After her HeelFace Turn.
- Dark Magical Girl: As an adult, where she specializes in necromancy and communicating with the dead.
- Dating What Daddy Hates: At first, she thinks her father will think this about her relationship with Ray, to the point she tries to hide it from him.
- Evil Counterpart: To Sara Lance, which she actually invokes in a Not So Different speech. Both girls have an inner darkness and experienced heavy death in life, as well as being involved with resurrection of someone from death. It's no wonder Mallus chose to prey on both of them.
- Exorcist Head: Mallus does this to her younger self in "Daddy Darhkest".
- Expy: Her connection to Mallus and demonic Black Magic paints her as one to Raven.
- FaceHeel Turn: She appeared unaware of the evil her parents did as a child, not so much as an adult.
- Freudian Excuse: Seeing her mother killed by Anarky and her father by Oliver is what set her down the wrong path.Damien Darhk: That's the thing about daughters. When they see you die at the hands of one self-righteous hero, they really don't want to see it happen again.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: From a seemingly innocent and helpless child to a chilling villain in her own right.
- Good Feels Good: Spending time with children as the fairy godmother and helping them makes her admit this.
- Happiness in Slavery: Despite being tricked into the job, she actually likes being a fairy godmother. Mainly because helping needy kids helps her work through her own issues.
- HeelFace Turn: After her father sacrifices himself for her, she comes to the Legend's aid when it is most needed. She later even joins the Time Bureau.
- I See Dead People: She can do this as an adult.
- Kid from the Future: To Damien in Legends Season 3. Downplayed in that Damien already knew that he had a daughter, since he was around until Nora was a teen. She merely grew older.
- Lady of Black Magic: A sadistic, smug woman with a calm and composed air, and thanks to being the vessel of Mallus she can perform great feats of Black Magic, including siphoning life-forces, telekinesis, and casting dark energy.
- Last Girl Wins She's the last of Ray's love interrests after Anna, Felicity and Kendra and the one who eventually marries him.
- Living Prop: In the same vein as Oliver's son William, before her transfer to Legends.
- Loss of Identity: Nora loses herself as Mallus takes more control of her. In fact, when Mallus escapes his prison, she disappears and Mallus takes her place in the physical plane.
- Love Redeems: Falling for Ray's kindness ultimately sets her on the path of redemption.
- Morality Pet: Subverted, at first. Damien was fully prepared to nuke the world and her along with it, which he rationalized as an act of fatherly love to spare her the pain of growing up without her mom. That being said, when she's an adult in Legends of Tomorrow, Damien will do anything to keep her alive.
- Mouth of Sauron: Mallus uses her as a medium to speak to others, in the same way Savitar spoke through Alchemy.
- Necromancer: Bringing people back to life seems to be a specialty of hers. She brought back Damien and is implied to be the one who brought Kuasa back as well.
- Not So Different: Tells this to Sara due to both having to deal with inner darkness through vast portions of their lives and both being preyed upon by Mallus.
- One Steve Limit: As a child, she shared the same given name as Barry Allen's mother, Nora Allen.
- Plot-Relevant Age-Up: Is an adult by the time of Legends Season 3 because she time traveled from the future.
- Pragmatic Villainy: Stops her father from killing a captive Ray in "No Country for Old Dads," but only because they have to get a German scientist's cold fusion formula and the quickest and most efficient way to earn his trust is give him someone who can "speak nerd."
- Put on a Bus: Leaves the Waverider to settle down with Ray.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Whenever Mallus speaks through her, her eyes turn a very creepy shade of red and black.
- She Is All Grown Up: After growing up in Legends Season Three.
- Ship Tease: With Ray Palmer, who is played by her real-life husband. They later hook up under the spell of Kamadeva.
- Soap Opera Rapid Aging Syndrome: Ages significantly between her last appearance on Arrow and the appearance of her younger self on Legends despite not even 2 years having passed (although it should be noted that time travel played a part in the events depicted, to say nothing of the possible justification of Flashpoint changing things so Damien had a child earlier).
- Tainted Veins: When Mallus' control of her grows stronger, she gets some seriously creepy black veins.
- Time-Shifted Actor: A child in Arrow, a grown woman in Legends.
- Time-Travel Romance: With Ray. Her adult self is from 2039 and time traveled to the "past", as in the present day. Unlike most examples, the romance sticks and the two settle down in the present.
- Took a Level in Badass: From innocent child to full-fledged sorceress.
- Tragic Villain: Not only does she lose both her parents as a child, but the resulting grief and loneliness also made her a prime target to be possessed by an evil demon, and then only continued to be his servant in order to resurrect her father.
- Transplant: From Arrow to Legends.
- Ungrateful Bastard: After Ray saves her from death from his own anti-magic weapon because his conscience wouldn't allow it, she thanks him by draining the life force out of him.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Especially in Legends 3x10, where the tragedy of her situation is laid bare.
- Womanchild: She's well into her 30s, but her time as a pawn in Mallus' plans and having Damien Darhk as a father did her maturity no favors.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: We don't know what became of her after her parents died...until Legends Season Three, where she resurfaces as an adult. "Daddy Darhkest" reveals that she was placed in the foster care system, but then landed in an insane asylum when Mallus came after her and was subsequently obtained by the Order to be raised as a monster.
Species: Stuffed toynote
Played By: Ben Diskin (voice)
Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow | The Flash | Supergirl | Arrow | Crisis on Infinite Earths
A popular toy in the 1990's.
- All Your Powers Combined: In "The Good, the Bad, and the Cuddly", a giant Beebo is created by combining the power of all of the Totems of Zambesi.
- Blue Is Heroic: All Beebos are given blue fur, and are meant to delight children. The Beebo conjured by the Totems manages to save the world by killing Mallus.
- Bring It: The giant avatar Beebo does this before wiping the floor with Mallus.
- The Cameo:
- Captain Ersatz: Beebo is a cross between a Furby and a Tickle Me Elmo.
- Cuddle Bug: The selling point of the toy and spouts programmed lines like "Beebo wants cuddles!" It becomes the giant Beebo's Finishing Move in its fight with Mallus.
- Evil Knockoff: In Crisis on Infinite Earths, on the Post-Crisis Earth-Prime, a giant Beebo runs rampant in Star City created by Sargon the Sorcerer. Amusingly the act of making a Beebo turn evil gets treated as an irredeemable act, given how pure Beebo is.
- Fusion Dance: Amaya, Zari, Sara, Wally, Nate, and Mick turn into Beebo after combining the Totems powers.
- Iconic Sequel Character: Doesn't appear in the Arrowverse until the sixth year, but has appeared on every show (barring Black Lightning) and gets treated like a Series Mascot at times.
- Incorruptible Pure Pureness:
- Beebo's image of being a lovable, huggable, docile creature, asking for cuddles, love, food and drinks, is what prompts Nate to accidentally envision it into becoming the pure avatar the Legends conjure to defeat Mallus.
- Played for Laughs in Crisis on Infinite Earths, Part Five, when Beebo is used by Sargon to rampage through Star City. Barry is disgusted and calls Sargon out for his blasphemous usage of Beebo, while Sara says that "[Beebo] is off-limits" before she knocks him out.
- The Beebo summoned by the Totems dwarfs Mallus.
- In Crisis on Infinite Earths, Part Five, a Godzilla-sized Beebo is created by Sargon as a distraction while he robs a bank in Star City.
- Kid-Appeal Character: The fact that Beebo is a freaking toy makes it this Trope personified.
- Lethal Joke Character: Beebo is a cute toy that is able to not only defeat the Season 3 Big Bad, but effortlessly curbstomp him.
- Meteor Move: Beebo finishes off Mallus with this with a resulting giant, blue heart-shaped explosion.
- Series Mascot:
- Since his debut, Beebo has been used in some Legends of Tomorrow branding, including at least one promotional pic. In pop culture, he also symbolizes the Legends and, specifically, their wackiness compared to other Arrowverse shows.
- Some fans have also began to refer to the Arrowverse (which itself is a fan nickname) as the "Beeboverse", due to the fact that Beebo has appeared in four out of the six live-action shows set in the Arrowverse.
- Took a Level in Badass: Beebo goes from being a simple toy to a giant that singlehandedly manhandles and defeats Mallus.
- War God: He's not known as "Beebo, the God of War" for nothing, as the toy was worshipped by the Vikings at one point.
Garima, Queen of Thanzanon
Species: Thanzanon (fictional creation brought to life)
Played By: Vesna Ennis
Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow
The secondary protagonist of Mick Rory's novel Heatwaves: An Erotic Space Odyssey.
- Action Girl: She is extremely skilled in combat, taking down the monster Tagumo in short fashion. In an alternate timeline, she is also a member of the Custodians of the Chronology, a '90s Anti-Hero version of the Legends.
- Art Initiates Life: Mick brings her to life with the help of Brigid's diary.
- Green-Skinned Space Babe: Violet skinned, in this case.
- Multiboobage: Has an extra breast, possibly as a homage towards a certain movie.
- The Voiceless: Has had no speaking lines during any of her short appearances.
Species: Human (television character)
Played By: Erik Gow, Brandon Routh
Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow
A popular fictional character within the Arrowverse, who is famous for over 4000 hours in children's television. He is a recurring element in the 5th Season.
- Art Imitates Life: Twice, somewhat.
- After Pippa wishes the Legends to be on his show during Mr. Parker's Cul-De-Sac, Ray becomes Mr. Parker.
- In The One Where Were Trapped On TV, he (like most of the Legends) becomes trapped within his show, which seems like the real world to him.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Charlie at one point mind-controls him to trick the Legends.
- Character Signature Song: "Welcome to my Cul-De-Sac", which get's a punk rock rendition by The Smell in the Season 5 finale.
- Expy: To Mr. Rogers from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, obviously.
- I Need a Freaking Drink: After over 4000 hours of being on air, he popped open a beer can, while on air.
- Nice Guy: As befits a children's TV host.
- The Other Darrin: In-Universe. His actor gets replaced with Ray Palmer in Loomworld.
- Perpetual Smiler: There is something offsetting about his overly cheery demeanour.
- Renaissance Man: As expected for a children's television host. He teaches, he sings, he dances, he paints....
- Series Mascot: Not to the same extent of Beebo, but he becomes this for the 5th Season of Legends.
Gary Jr. II
Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow
Gary's second support animal, after "Gary Jr." turned out to be a hellhound.
- Artistic License Animal Care: Keeping one rabbit by itself is not very appropriate to the species.
- Loyal Animal Companion: Seems to be genuinely good in supporting Gary and even helps him distract Atropos when the Fates board the Waverider.
- Redeeming Replacement: Becomes Gary's genuine support animal after his predecessor turned out to be a Hell Hound.
- Shout-Out: Gary bought him from a mysterious carnie who warned him to never feed him after midnight.
Custodians of the ChronologyA version of the Legends (consisting of Nate, Ray, Mick, and Garima) that came to be after Sara was killed by a Unicorn, resulting in the boys vowing to avenge her death by murdering every magical fugitive.
- Anti-Hero Team: Less heroes and more brutal executioners of all magical fugitives in existence.
- Fantastic Racism: They are Hunter of Monsters of all magical fugitives, whom they will viciously execute without hestiation.
- Hero Antagonist: They aren't evil, per se, just really hellbent on revenge for Sara's death.
- Hunter of Monsters: Specifically the Magical fugitives that were released from Mallus' realm.
- The Smurfette Principle: Garima, the warrior princess from Mick's book is the sole female of the team.
- You Are in Command Now: With Sara gone, this team is led by Nate.
Sirens of Space TimeAn all female squadron (consisting of Sara, Ava, and Gideon) formed after the Fairy Godmother killed all the male Legends. They work for the Time Bureau and are tasked with assassinating all of the magical fugitives.
- Action Girl: All three of them are kick-ass girls.
- Amazon Brigade: An all female team of Action Girls.
- Ambiguous Situation: For reasons unknown, Gideon in her human form is also a member of this team.
- Anti-Hero Team: While downplayed compared to the Custodians, their objective is still to kill all magical fugitives.
- Badass Normal: None of them have powers, they're just that good.
- Captain Ersatz: A Shout-Out to Charlie's Angels even with a remake of their opening credits. Hank Heywood takes the place of Charlie.
- Hunter of Monsters: While the Custodians were hunters, the Sirens are more akin to assassins.
Puppets of TomorrowA version of the Legends (consisting of Sara, Ray, Nate, and even Zari) who came to be after Mick Rory became the Fairy Godmother's new host and called the Legends a bunch of "Time Bureau puppets", causing the Fairy Godmother to take it literally.
- Baleful Polymorph: This version of the Legends were transformed into living puppets by the Fairy Godmothers interpretation of Mick Rorys wish.
- Lighter and Softer: In contrast to the other two vicious Anti Hero Teams, the Puppets of Tomorrow are a lighthearted take on the Legends, engaging in Jim Henson style musical numbers.
- Muppet Cameo: They are all Muppet style puppet versions of the Legends.