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An organization tasked with protecting the timeline from Time Criminals, who have an extreme apathy to humanity.


  • Alternate Company Equivalent: Nope, they have nothing to do with Time Lords. Though you could be forgiven for thinking that.
  • Adaptational Villainy: In the comics, the Time Masters is actually the name for the superhero team assembled by Rip Hunter to serve as Time Police, rather than the corrupt version who is hunting him down in the show. This turns out to be a case of Decomposite Character as such a team do later appear in the Arrowverse as the Time Bureau.
  • Badass Longcoat: They wear brown longcoats as part of their uniform.
  • Big-Bad Ensemble: They cause problems for the Legends just as Savage does, because they don't approve of Rip going AWOL to stop Savage. As it turns out in "River of Time", however, the real reason is because they've been in league with Savage the entire time.
  • Celibate Hero: Invoked and enforced. Time Masters discourage their members from starting families. They probably consider Rip Hunter's rebellion an example of what that rule is meant to avert.
  • Composite Character: The name they are given in the comics is the Linear Men, who are an organization of heroes who reside at the Vanishing Point acting as Time Police. The name "Time Masters" actually comes from a team that Rip Hunter assembled.
  • Cool Ship: They are assigned with their own ships for Time Travel.
  • Evil All Along: Probably to no one's great surprise, they were working with Savage the whole time.
  • A God Am I: They literally play God with people's timelines.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Vandal Savage may have been the immediate threat that the Legends have been trying to stop, but it was the Time Masters that enabled Savage's rise of power to begin with, and they were responsible for the Legends' failures at every turn.
  • Hate Sink: While Vandal Savage is badass and funny, the Time Masters are unpleasant, hypocritical Knight Templars who cause far more trouble for the team than he does.
  • The Heavy: They directly oppose Rip and cause problems for him and his crew even more than Savage and his followers do.
  • Hypocrite: They chide Rip for abandoning his duty to protect the Timeline by stopping Savage, and yet they have an assassin who specializes in erasing people from history. And as it turns out they've been helping Savage manipulate time all along..
  • Informed Ability: They are supposed to protect history. Given how The Flash (2014) shows how easily time can be changed, it makes you wonder just how effective they are in their job. Turns out they aren't interested in that in the least. It's just a pretext for helping Savage rise to power.
  • Judge, Jury, and Executioner: If they find you guilty of time crimes, don't expect an impartial hearing.
  • Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: They found Mick Rory after Snart stranded him, and then brainwashed him into becoming Chronos, then they decide to Ret Gone the team.
  • Kangaroo Court: They order the Legends to be Ret Gone from history even though all of them sans Rip are from time periods before the Time Masters even exist.
  • Knight Templar: They take their job of protecting the timeline - very seriously to the point that all outside worldly concerns are of no importance to them.
  • Lack of Empathy: Given their job, emotional detachment is a necessity, but they take it to the point of sociopathy, seeing no reason to stop an immortal despot who has just conquered the world. As it turns out, they are in league with said immortal despot in the first place, so refusing to stop him isn't exactly a issue of morality.
  • A Lighter Shade of Black: They see Vandal Savage of all people as the lesser evil compared to a Thanagarian invasion. Given the damage Savage inflicted on the world by 2166, this is a dubious prospect at best.
  • The Master: An organization of "Masters". Most of them seen to viewers are decidedly evil.
  • Meaningful Name: The Council in particular (and likely at least some beneath them) do not actually act as Time Police; rather, they use the Oculus as a means of controlling time to their own ends to protect "humanity" over individual humans or their free will. As such, they are effectively "masters" of time.
  • Misplaced Retribution: Originally they merely wanted to stop just Rip, but then they widen their scope to take out everyone else out on the team out of spite rather than return them to their proper place in time.
  • Obstructive Bureaucracy: They continue to turn a blind eye on Vandal Savage's world conquest despite the fact that it can cause the end of history and the timeline they have sworn to protect.
  • Omniscient Morality License: They protect time, including all the horrors of history. Their justification is simply that it's the way things were meant to be. In truth, they are guiding time (including Savage's rise to power) to their own ends, including to defeat an alien invasion that will otherwise wipe out the human race.
    Druce: The only place in the universe where free will exists is here, at the Vanishing Point.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red Oni to Savage and his followers' Blue Oni. Of the two players in the Big-Bad Ensemble, the Time Masters directly clash with Rip's team far more than Savage's group, who tend to execute their plans discreetly if necessary.
  • Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: In worst case scenarios such as dealing with formidable criminals, they willingly bend/disregard their own rules by erasing them from existence.
  • That Man Is Dead: Members are required to relinquish their birth names not only to protect their families, but also to devote their lives to the organization.
  • Time Master: Yes, really. They have all the means for Time Travel such as ships and devices. The Occulus is their main source of this.
  • Time Police: Their main job is to protect the timeline. They don't seem to be very good at it.
  • Tyke-Bomb: Most of them were still children when recruited and trained by the organization.
  • Unwitting Pawn: It's implied that only those on the Council know that they're manipulating the Time Line on Savage's behalf, and that the rank and file are being hoodwinked.
  • Villainous Breakdown: They seem rather irritated that the Legends' meddling in time proves rather hard to stop to the point that they decide to try to have them Ret Gone as a last resort...
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: They believe that only Savage can save the world from a Thanagarian invasion in 2174, so they help him rise to power. Rip calls them out on how utterly insane this is.
  • While Rome Burns: Vandal Savage has literally conquered the entire world right before their eyes. Their reaction? Not our problem.
    Time Master: Our responsibility is to protect the timeline, not humanity.
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Council

     In General 

Time Masters Council

Species: Humans

Played By: Martin Donovan, Peter Bryant, Mackenzie Gray, Simone Bailly, Christopher Logan

Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow

The authority figures of the the organization.


  • Bad Boss: After Chronos/Mick fails to capture the Legends, the Time Masters have the Hunters target him as well.
  • Non-Action Guy: None of them seem to be combat proficient.
  • Obstructive Code of Conduct: They make sure that the members follow the organization's rules.
  • Powers That Be: They are in charge of the organization that has near unlimited resources for Time Travel.
  • Stern Teacher: They are very strict in implementing the rules.

     Zaman Druce 

Zaman Druce

Species: Human

Played By: Martin Donovan

Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow

Rip Hunter's old friend and mentor and a member of the Council.


  • Celebrity Paradox: The Marvel Cinematic Universe is acknowledged to exist in his universe. His actor appeared in Ant-Man before appearing here.
  • Character Death: Killed in the destruction of the Oculus.
  • Evil Former Friend: Is willing to execute Rip.
  • Evil Mentor: Uses his fatherly relationship with Rip so he can lead him to his executioner, and later betrays him to Vandal Savage.
  • Meaningful Name: "Zaman" is Hebrew for "Time", and he is a time traveler.
  • Non-Action Guy: He's not a fighter. When Heat Wave and Firestorm intervene in Rip's execution, he immediately flees the scene.
  • Powers That Be: A member of the Time Masters council.
  • Smug Snake: Thinks he can't possibly lose, despite the Oculus (the thing that allows him to manipulate history) having a blind spot.
  • Time Police: As part of the Time Masters, his main job is to protect the timeline.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He believes that Vandal Savage's rule is the only way to save Earth from a Thanagarian invasion.

     Declan 

Declan

Species: Human

Played By: Peter Bryant

Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow

A member of the Time Masters council.


Rank and File

    Cap. Rip Hunter 
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    Cap. Eve Baxter 

Captain Eve Baxter

Species: Human

Played By: Stephanie Cleough

Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow

A Time Master and captain of the Time Ship Acheron.


    LTJG. Miranda Couburn 

Enforcers

     Chronos 

Chronos

A time traveling bounty hunter who is intent on capturing Rip Hunter. He has a personal motive for this, however...

     The Hunters 

The Hunters

Species: Robots

Played By: TBA

Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow

A group of robots built to bring in the Legends, should Chronos fail to do so.


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     The Pilgrim 

The Pilgrim

Species: Enhanced human

Played By: Faye Kingsley

Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow

A metahuman who has the ability to freeze motion and the Time Masters' most feared agent. She is sent out on their most desperate missions.


  • Adaptational Villainy: In the comics, The Pilgrim is a hero.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Has dark hair, a dark outfit, and a very dark and unpleasant personality.
  • Asshole Victim: Her death was truly something to be celebrated.
  • Badass Longcoat: Wears a black trenchcoat.
  • Dark Action Girl: The most feared assassin of the Time Masters, capable of fighting Sara to a standstill.
  • Determinator: She will complete her mission no matter what; an especially fitting trope, given that she's basically the Arrowverse equivalent of The Terminator.
  • The Dreaded: Even more than the Hunters. And unlike them, she proves she's worth the hype.
  • 11th-Hour Superpower: The Time Masters' go-to person in their most desperate missions.
  • Evil Is Petty: When she can't kill the Legends younger selves she resorts to holding their loved ones hostage to get them to comply.
  • Evil Wears Black: Clad mostly in a black outfit.
  • Fights Like a Normal: Despite having Time Freezing powers, she prefers hand-to-hand and tactical combat.
  • Godzilla Threshold: She gets sent out when absolutely every other option is exhausted.
  • I Have Your Wife: Since she couldn't kill the younger selves of the Legends, she kidnaps their loved ones instead.
  • Karmic Death: She frequently Ret Gone people by killing their younger selves. She met her end literally by the hands of young Rip Hunter.
  • Knight of Cerebus: The first villain to make use of the Time Travel aspect of the show to dispatch her enemies. Her actions also push the Legends to attack Savage at his strongest in fear of being erased from their own personal timelines.
  • Made of Iron: She's extremely tough. Sara got a few staff whacks on her that she completely ignored. Cops' bullets bounce off of her. Rip blasts her out the window of a Palmer Tech top-floor office and she comes back without a scratch. Later, Rip's younger self stabbed her]] a few times, which just ended up pissing her off and distracting her.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Easily overpowers cops, Sara, and Jax's soldier dad despite looking like a normal woman.
  • No Body Left Behind: She gets distracted after Kid Rip repeatedly stabs her, causing her to lose focus on using her Time Master powers. This allows the Legends to regain their movement and simultaneously blast her until she literally turns to dust.
  • One-Man Army: Capable of fighting the Legends by herself.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Her outfit is black with red accents and is the Time Masters' most feared agent
  • Ret Gone: Her main MO is to erase troublemakers from existence.
  • The Sociopath: She shows no humanity whatsoever and is downright eager to murder her targets as children.
  • There's No Kill Like Overkill: After young Rip stabs her, the team proceeds to destroy her until she's nothing but dust.
  • Time Stands Still: Able to manipulate time within her immediate vicinity.
  • Underestimating Badassery: She really shouldn't have underestimated Rip's younger self.
  • Villain of the Week: For Episode 1x12.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Her MO is taking out troublemakers in their childhoods. And if that doesn't work, she'll just hold your loved ones hostage instead.

Other Members

    Gideon II 

     Gilbert 

Gilbert

Species: Artificial Intelligence

Played By: Andrew Pifko

Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow

An artificially intelligent construct from the future similar to the Gideons.


     Mary Xavier 

Mary Xavier

Species: Human

Played By: Celia Imrie

Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow

A member of the Time Masters and caretaker of their recruits.


The Time Bureau

     In General 
The Time Masters' successors, formed by Rip Hunter after he came to believe he no longer had any place on the Waverider. They try to take the Legends' place as protectors of time, which causes the two groups to butt heads.
  • Always Someone Better: They are depicted as being far more competent than the Legends at being Time Police, even running a simulation of one of the Legend's past missions and mocking the Legends' stupid decision at that time. However, by the mid-point of Season Three, it's obvious they are way out of their depth, as Darhk and Mallus are running rings around them, creating chaos on a massive scale.
  • Badass Normal: Unlike the Legends, the Bureau rely on training and gadgets, and not recruiting any superpowered members.
  • By-the-Book Cop: In sharp contrast to the Legends, they strictly adhere to rules and order, being very careful to not damage the timeline. They even turn against Rip for doing a mission behind their back, even though it technically wasn't.
  • Foil:
    • To the Time Masters. Both act as Time Police; however, the Time Masters trained Rip Hunter and are opposed to him, while the Time Bureau were trained by Rip and fully (at first) back him. Also, the Time Masters are corrupt manipulators, while the Time Bureau are dedicated to protecting the timeline. This is also reflected in the Time Masters' traditional Time Lord-esque garbs, while the Bureau dress sharply in suits.
    • To the Legends. Both are teams formed by Rip Hunter to be successors to the Time Masters. However, the Legends are reckless and a bit incompetent, messing up history just as often as they fix it, while the Time Bureau are strict By The Book Cops. Furthermore, the Legends treat each other like a big (dysfunctional) family, while the Time Bureau remain strictly professional like a government-run organization. The Legends, while keen to fix mistakes and generally maintain stability, are not above pulling a Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right! if the circumstances warrant it — Jax and Amaya freed an entire plantation of slaves during the Civil War, and later kept Zari from landing in A.R.G.U.S. custody; by contrast, Agent Sharpe wanted to throw her under the bus.
  • Hero Antagonist: They butt heads with the Legends in Season Three, but aren't villains.
  • Jerkass: With the exception of Rip, they all look down on the Legends and see no reason to disguise it; at least originally.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: They don't approve of the Legends in part because of how sloppy and indiscreet they are, not to mention they cause as many problems as they fix.
  • Lawful Stupid:
    • In "Zari", they were more concerned about making sure Zari ended up in a prison run by a fascist-minded A.R.G.U.S. than about exactly why a time-traveling water witch was hunting her down.
    • They refuse to believe in Rip's theories about Mallus. When he's proven right, they arrest him for going rogue, even though Bennett approved the use of agents for the mission. This comes back to bite them; without Rip's leadership, the Cult of Mallus is able to run amuck with impunity.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Arresting Rip was the worst possible thing they could've done — without his leadership, Damien Darhk is able to run rings around them.
  • Not So Different: From the Time Masters. When Rip finds evidence of a great evil throughout time, they refuse to believe him in fact, they arrest him, even though he's their leader and founder, for actually doing something about it.
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: Rip describes them as "lacking imagination", which means they are unequipped to deal with Mallus, unlike the Legends.
  • Time Police: They act as proper Time Police, which both the Time Masters and the Legends failed at.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: After the events of Season 3 brought them down a peg or two, they're much nicer to the Legends in Season 4 complete with throwing them an award ceremony for taking down Mallus and fixing the last anachronism.
  • Undying Loyalty: Averted, they are loyal to their rules not their leaders; they mutiny against Rip for going behind their backs to stop Mallus since they refused to take his fears seriously.
  • Weak, but Skilled: They're good at wiping memories and putting things back where they belong, but they have no combat experience or imagination and aren't good with dealing with the unexpected. This is why Rip relents to let the Legends do their thing.

Leadership

     Director Rip Hunter 

     Director Wilbur Bennett 

Director Wilbur Bennett

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Species: Human

Played By: Hiro Kanagawa

Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow

Rip's co-director in running the Bureau. Despite this, the two often clash.


  • Asshole Victim: He spends his last moments berating Ava for not arresting Rip, unaware that Grodd is behind him. Guess how well that ends for him.
  • Big Good: Runs the Bureau with Rip. He becomes sole director after he arrests Rip for doing a mission behind his back. Turns out he's completely inept at his role, since without Rip's leadership, the Cult of Mallus are running wild and claiming many agents' lives.
  • Canon Foreigner: Does not exist in any other DC continuity, and was created solely for the show.
  • Jerkass: In addition to his condescending treatment of the Legends, he refuses to believe Rip about Mallus, then mutinies against him for going behind his back...even though Bennett actually approved the mission in the first place.
  • Lawful Stupid: Arrests Rip for going rogue, even though he himself approved agents for Rip's mission to stop Mallus.
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: By far the worst offender yet seen in the Bureau. His sheer arrogance and pigheaded stupidity wind up getting him killed when he's too busy chewing out Ava to realize a pissed-off Grodd is heading straight for him.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Dismisses Rip's fears about Mallus. Even after Rip is proven right, he promptly removes the man from his position as Director and has him locked in prison.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: He gets zero development before being killed by Grodd.

     Director Ava Sharpe 

Agent Ava Sharpe

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"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."

Species: Human clone

Played By: Jes Macallan/Vanessa Przada (young)

Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow

Rip's 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.


  • Action Girl: Can hold her own against Sara in hand-to-hand combat.
  • Adorkable: During her romance with Sara.
  • Artificial Human: She's of a series of mass produced clones engineered from desired traits sampled across the globe.
  • Badass Adorable: Around Sara.
  • Badass Gay: She's as good a fighter as Sara is and tells two viking men "[she's] not really the husband kind."
  • 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.
  • 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 in 3x12.
  • Birds of a Feather: With Sara. Both are in command 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Admits to being jealous when John Constantine mentions his past history with Sara.
  • 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.
  • 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: Gradually starts acting nicer to the Legends, especially towards Sara.
  • 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, die 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: In 3x09, she literally lets her hair down 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 in 3x09.
  • 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.
  • Ice Queen: Completely frosty and aloof to pretty much everyone around her. She shows hints of defrosting in 3x09.
  • 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.
  • 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 concern in stopping problems affecting the timestream than dealing with her own problems.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 3x09, to the point of helping Sara against her own orders.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: She seems to have become less hostile in 3x09, "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 Bitch: Being saved by Sara does not improve her opinion about the Legends. If anything, it makes it worse. This goes away as the season 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."
  • 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.

Agents

     Agent Gary Green 

Agent Gary Green

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Species: Human

Played by: Adam Tsekhman

Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow | Elseworlds note 

A rather nebbish and bumbling time agent who keeps getting mixed up with the Legends.


  • Alliterative Name: Gary Green.
  • Bi the Way: He had a crush on Ava and had a brief fling with John Constantine between seasons 3 and 4.
  • 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.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: He's unable to do anything right.
  • Face–Heel 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 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.
  • Geek: Is a huge geek, who wears Nerd Glasses and plays Dungeons & Dragons.
  • Heel–Face 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 Heel–Face Turn very shortly after his Face–Heel Turn again.
  • Odd Friendship: With John Constantine all of people, possibly because of Strange Minds Think Alike.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: In an already silly show, he's there to be the butt of every joke.
  • 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.
  • Shipper on Deck: For Sara and Ava, as revealed in "I, Ava".
  • 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! OK and the promise of respect but it was the sight of the nipple that sweetened the deal.

     Agent Nate Heywood 

     Mona Wu 

     Nora Darhk 

Nora Darhk

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"I can't keep running. You want me to be free? Repentance is my path to freedom."
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Click here to see her as the Fairy Godmother 

Species: Empowered Human

Known Aliases: Madame Eleanor, Emily

Affliations: The H.I.V.E., The Cult of Mallus, Time Bureau

Played by: Tuesday Hofmann (child), Madeleine Arthur (teenager), Courtney Ford (adult)

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.

As an adult, she entered the service of Mallus 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.


  • Actor Allusion: The fact that adult Nora and Ray get some Ship Tease is a reference to the fact that their actors are married in real life.
  • 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.
  • The Atoner: Genuinely wants to make up for her evil deeds during Legends Season 4.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Heel–Face Turn.
  • Dark Magical Girl: As an adult, where she specializes in necromancy and communicating with the dead.
  • 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.
  • Face–Heel 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.
  • Heel–Face 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • 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 apperance on Arrow and the appearance of her younger self on Legends despite not even 2 years having passed.
  • 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.
  • 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, the resulting grief and loneliness 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.
  • 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. 3x10, "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.

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