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A group of individuals initially formed to stop Vandal Savage's threat. After his defeat, they took it upon themselves to function as a Time Police.


  • 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 and Amaya for Season Two. He's the historian who detects aberrations and she has the closest ties to the Justice Society of America, with Nate coming in a close second.
    • 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. To a lesser extent, Ava, who finally joins the Legends full time and learns how to effectively leads the team.
  • 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.
  • Destructive Savior: Things have a tendency to get chaotic while they're doing their heroics.
  • 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, Behrad), 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 (the closest to a "main character" is Sara Lance, who doesn't even become leader until season 2), 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 Heel–Face 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.
  • Transplant:
    • 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.

    The Waverider 
The timeship that the Legends use to travel through time.
  • Adaptation Species Change: Waverider is a human superhero in the comics. Here, he becomes the heroes' Cool Ship.
  • Break Out the Museum Piece: The Waverider is actually an outdated form of time travel with the Time Bureau using Time Couriers and Mallus' cult utilizing time stones. However, the Legends are very attached to their ship and stick to it through thick and thin.
  • Cool Ship: The Legends' primary means of transport.
  • Evil Doppelgänger: Earth-X has a version operated by the Nazis called the Wellenreiter, which was built by Eobard Thawne, likely to imitate the Earth-1 version.
  • 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.
  • Invisibility: The Waverider comes with a cloaking device that renders it invisible.
  • Nigh-Invulnerable: It can tank an atomic bomb and a meteorite, with minimal damage.
  • Spaceship Girl: The Waverider comes with an AI in the form of Gideon who has full control of the ship.
  • Tractor Beam: Of course a futuristic spaceship comes with one. It is first used during Invasion! to pull up the metahuman bomb.

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  • Ray Palmer / The Atom
  • Nate Heywood / Steel
  • Amaya Jiwe / Vixen
  • Zari Tomaz
  • John Constantine
  • Charlie / Clotho
  • Mona Wu / Wolfie
  • Nora Darhk / Fairy Godmother

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Miscellaneous

    Axl 

Species: Rat

Known Aliases: Josh Groban (altered timeline)

First Appearance: "Turncoat" (Legends of Tomorrow 2x11)

Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow

A rat that Ray finds on the ship and gifts to Mick as a Christmas gift. He later dies from drinking the contents of one of Ray's lab equipment.


  • Back for the Dead: He's largely absent from Season 3 until "Amazing Grace", where he suddenly dies.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: Mick, who had been upset about the changes with the crew all season, takes his death fairly hard as a result.
  • Due to the Dead: Ray holds a funeral for him, which he requests Sara and Mick - as the remaining three original members - to attend.
  • In Memoriam: In-Universe. The episode where he dies, "Amazing Grace", has a tribute at the end of the episode.
  • Ripple Effect Indicator: His renaming to "Josh Groban" is one of the things affected by Elvis acquiring the Death Totem.
  • Team Pet: Mick's, at least.

    Beebo 
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"I lo-lo-love you!"

Species: Stuffed toynote 

Played By: Ben Diskin (voice)

First Appearance: "Beebo the God of War" (Legends of Tomorrow 3x9)

Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow | The Flash | Supergirl | Arrow | Crisis on Infinite Earths / Beebo Saves Christmas

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.
  • Ascended Extra: Started as a one-off prop but has become a Running Gag and Easter Egg for the Arrowverse, though mostly in Legends.
  • 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:
    • A few Beebos are seen in The Flash, where they get melted by Axel Walker.
    • A Beebo is seen as a carnival prize in an episode of Supergirl, where it gets stepped on by Otis Graves.
    • Curtis Holt gives a Beebo to Rene's daughter on an episode of Arrow.
  • Canon Foreigner: Does not exist in any other DC media and was created explicitly for the Legends of Tomorrow episode "Beebo, the God of War".
  • 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.
  • Kaiju:
    • 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 

Garima, Queen of Thanzanon

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Species: Thanzanon (fictional creation brought to life)

Played By: Vesna Ennis

First Appearance: "Tagumo Attacks!!!" (Legends of Tomorrow 4x5)

Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow

The secondary protagonist of Mick Rory's novel Heatwaves: An Erotic Space Odyssey.


    Mr. Parker 

Mr. Parker

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"Welcome to my Cul-De-Sac friends."
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Species: Human (television character)

Played By: Erik Gow, Brandon Routh

First Appearance: "Mr. Parker's Cul-De-Sac" (Legends of Tomorrow 5x6)

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." 

    Gary Jr. II 

Gary Jr. II

Species: Rabbit

First Appearance: "Ship Broken" (Legends of Tomorrow 5x10)

Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow

Gary's second support animal, after "Gary Jr." turned out to be a hellhound.


    Alternate versions of the Legends 

First Appearance: "Legends of To-Meow-Meow" (Legends of Tomorrow 4x8)

Versions of the Legends which were created due to the result of timeline abuse.

Custodians of the Chronology

A 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.

Sirens of Space Time

An 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.

Puppets of Tomorrow

A 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.

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