Star City: Team Arrow (Oliver Queen / Dinah Laurel Lance) | Family Members | Citizens | Criminal Groups (Malcolm Merlyn / Slade Wilson / Prometheus) | Independent Criminals
Central City: West-Allen Family (Barry Allen / Iris West-Allen) | Team Flash (Caitlin Snow & (Killer) Frost) | Citizens | Criminal Groups (Rogues) | Independent Criminals
National City: Citizens (Kara Zor-El) | Luthor Family & Associates (Lena Luthor / Lex Luthor) | Criminals
Freeland: Pierce Family | Citizens | Criminals
Gotham City: Bat-Family | Citizens | Criminals
Smallville & Metropolis: Smallville Citizens | Metropolis Citizens | Metropolis Criminals
The Legends: The Team | Current Members (Sara Lance) | Former Members (Leonard Snart / Mick Rory)
Organizations: U.S. Government | U.S. Military | A.R.G.U.S. | The D.E.O. | The J.S.A. | The League of Assassins | Criminal Groups (H.I.V.E. / Savage & His Followers)
Time Travel: Time Travelers (The Legion / Eobard Thawne / Damien Darhk / Savitar) | The Past | The Future
Miscellaneous: Other Locales | Metahumans (Firestorm / The Hawks) | Aliens | Mystics | Other Entities
The Multiverse (Pre-Crisis): Other Earths | Earth-2 (Hunter Zolomon / Zoom) | Earth-38 | Earth-90 | Earth-X
Vandal Savage & Followers
- Armor Is Useless: Despite being mostly Heavily Armored Mooks, The Legends do not have any problems in taking them down.
- Cult: They are dedicated followers of Vandal Savage who worship him like a God, especially because he share his immortality with them.
- For the Evulz: All they care about is to Take Over the World at all cost.
- Heavily Armored Mook: They have plenty of budget to buy proper protective gear. It hardly helps them, though.
- Lack of Empathy: They do not care about the people they will step into just so they can serve Savage in doing what the hell he wants.
- Life Drinker: In addition to Savage himself, a normal human who drinks the blood of Kendra or Carter will have their lifespan increased by a hundred years.
- A Nazi by Any Other Name: The 22nd incarnations are obviously Expies of the real Nazi. Ironically, Savage himself kills actual Nazis during the Season 1 finale.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: Their Color Motif tend to be either red or black, if not both.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue Oni to the Time Masters' Red Oni. Of the two Big Bad Ensemble, Savage and his group tend to execute their plans discreetly if necessarily compared to the Time Masters who directly clashes with Rip's team.
- Revolving Door Casting: Different set of members accompany Savage every decade.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: They mostly are Savage's said connections, as they themselves are influential people.
- Take Over the World: Their main motivation in a nutshell.
- Undying Loyalty: They are extremely loyal to Savage. The undying part literally counts for some members too, given that Savage share parts of his own immortality with them.
- Zerg Rush: They attack in numbers. Good thing they are plenty of them.
Known Aliases: Vandal Savage, Dr. Curtis Knox (1958), Sasha Mahnovski (1975)
Played By: Casper Crump
First Appearance: "Legends of Today" (The Flash 2x8)
Appearances: Heroes Join Forcesnote | Legends of Tomorrow
An immortal super-villain whose evil plans threaten history itself.
- Aborted Arc: Malcolm is seen collecting his ashes, heavily suggesting a future alliance between them. Nothing came of it.
- Actually Pretty Funny: He can't help but laugh at Flash's joke about if his speech was rehearsed or improvised, though he quickly becomes serious again.
- Adaptational Name Change: His real name in the comics is Vandar Adg. Here it's Hath-Set, a separate character in the comics.
- Adaptational Nice Guy: Not that much, but still applied; the crimes of this version of Vandal Savage don't hold a candle to the atrocities of his comics counterpart. Show!Savage associated with a number of despicable people, whereas Comics!Savage was a number of despicable people (he claims to have been Genghis Khan, Blackbeard, and Jack the Ripper). This Savage also doesn't subject his daughter to anywhere near the abuse that Scandal suffered in the comics, and there's no indication that this Savage is a cannibal (in the comics, it's believed that Savage may have invented cannibalism). Though having said that..
- Adaptational Jerkass: While he commits less heinous deeds throughout most of his life, his comics self never tried anything like blowing up the Earth three times throughout history.
- Adaptation Origin Connection: The comic version of Vandal Savage was born over ten thousand years before Khufu and Chay-Ara were born, and was tied to the Immortal Man instead.
- Adaptational Wimp: Compared to his comic counterpart, this Savage can get beaten down by individuals with no super powers. Though this may be more of a case of The Worf Effect as when he appeared during the crossover for The Flash and Arrow he could take on Oliver, Barry, the Hawks, and several members of Team Arrow with no difficulty.
- Age Lift: As a result of being a Composite Character with Hath-Set and having his origin tied to the Hawks' origin, Savage is from Middle Kingdom Egypt (about four millennia ago) as opposed to being a Stone Age caveman (different numbers place his origin as anywhere between two million and thirty-one thousand years ago). This gets a Mythology Gag when he says learning about time travel was like a caveman being shown fire.
- Always Someone Better:
- Played with. Savage is an immortal who's lived for thousands of years and has plenty of martial arts skills and fighting experience...but he's no match for a pissed-off Mick, who thoroughly curbstomps him.
- However, given that he was weakened by the Meteorite and a few decades behind in experience, it's not that surprising.
- Arc Villain: Of the second crossover between The Flash and Arrow. While Savage's guest appearances in the crossover has no effects on the current Story Arcs, he's still considered a serious enough threat for them to take a detour and fight him.
- Arch-Enemy: He has some serious history with Hawkman and Hawkgirl, as well as a personal grudge with Rip Hunter.
- Asshole Victim: All of Savage's deaths in the first season finale are very well-deserved.
- Badass Boast:
- He brags to Rip as he is held prisoner aboard the Waverider:Savage: You may be a Time Master, but I am a master of time.
- A suitably hammy boast as he fights the Legends. Snart has a decent comeback.Savage: Who are you to stand against Vandal Savage, destroyer of empires?!
Snart: Leonard Snart, robber of ATMs!
- He brags to Rip as he is held prisoner aboard the Waverider:
- Badass Longcoat: His others clothes are kind of plain and workman-like, but he wears an absolutely glorious Twelfth Doctor-like black coat with red lining. It's also full of knives.
- Badass Preacher: He was an Egyptian high priest in his original life.
- Bad Boss: He gives his science team 24 hours to reverse-engineer The Atom's blaster. When one scientist tells Vandal that it'll take days or even weeks, Vandal takes the blaster and shoots him with it.
- The Bad Guy Wins: Technically speaking, Savage already won in the Bad Future where he has conquered the Earth and killed Rip's wife and son. The entirely of the first season is dedicated to preventing these events, in which the Rip and the Legends actually fail. They do however stop his later Evil Plan which was to destroy the Earth at three different points in history, thus resetting time and bringing history back to Ancient Egypt.
- The Beard: Savage, as "Dr. Knox", was seemingly married in the 50s. It does nothing to stop him from coming on to Kendra, implying that the marriage is solely for appearances' sake.
- Beard of Evil: Sports a beard and is the show's Big Bad.
- Been There, Shaped History:
- He apparently taught Robin Hood how to use a bow, Harry Houdini how to escape cuffs, and caused the Yellow River to flood in the XIXth century, killing two million people. Prof. Boardman says he's been doing this for practically all of history. So far, he's been confirmed to (at least) have been high enough in the Nazi regime to get a spot next to Hitler, was present at JFK's assassination, and convinced Gavrilo Princip to assassinate Archduke Franz Ferdinand.
- He also has been influenced by history: Robin Hood teaching him pain resistance and he learned about the "virtues of cutting the carotid artery" from Jack the Ripper.
- Big Bad: He is the "immortal threat" the Legends must stop from destroying the time stream throughout Season 1.
- Big Bad Ensemble: Savage is a threat throughout history, but they are also opposed by the Time Masters, who are secretly in league with Savage. Savage resumes the role of sole Big Bad after the Time Masters have been crippled.
- Break Out the Museum Piece: He has a holster for a gun and some modern knives but other weapons he uses are very primitive knives.
- Brought Down to Normal: Loses his immortality in the finale due to the radiation he needs for his endgame.
- The Bus Came Back: The "Legends" Season 4 finale reveals he was (predictably) sent to Hell after his death; he's sent to torment Ray but turns out he's mellowed out a lot so they just play board games instead.
- Composite Character: His origin is that of Hath-Set, who in the main DC universe was the Egyptian priest who killed Khufu and Chay-Ara and became fated to slay all their future incarnations throughout history (albeit through reincarnation and not immortality). As Vandal Savage was briefly Hawkman's arch-enemy in the Post-Zero Hour: Crisis in Time! continuity before he was temporarily exiled, this does have some logic to it.
- Conqueror from the Future: After he gains the technology to time travel, he tries to reset the timeline so that he had conquered the world in Ancient a Egypt as opposed to Rips future. He does so by recruiting his past selves to reset time in three key periods in time to destroy the planet Earth, with such a massive scale event pushing time back to Ancient Egypt.
- The Corrupter: Only heavily hinted in the first episodes, but seen in action in Episode 10, when he compels young Per Degaton to kill his own father.
- Creepy Monotone: Savage usually speaks in a calm, creepy voice, although he does have his moments of Chewing the Scenery.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Three versions of himself from different time periods consecutively die horrible deaths. His 1950s self gets immolated, his 1970s self gets beaten to a pulp before getting his neck snapped, and his 2021 self gets stabbed in the chest and then chucked into an electrical breaker.
- Deadpan Snarker: Savage occasionally demonstrates some dry humor.Caleb: The group that disrupted the arms auction. Any idea who they were?
Savage: A man in a robotic suit, weapons that shoot ice and fire, suffice it to say, they're not from around here. I would assume the future.
Caleb: That's impossible.
Savage: So is immortality.
- Devious Daggers: A mass-murderer who has a penchant for throwing knives, with a multitude of them stashed in his coat.
- Despotism Justifies the Means: He causes atrocity after atrocity over the course of 4000 years in order to take his place as brutal tyrannical dictator of the entire world, which he finally succeeds at doing by 2166.
- The Dreaded: He is the reason why the Bad Future is a Bad Future in the first place.
- Early-Bird Cameo: First appears on the crossover between The Flash and Arrow.
- Earth-Shattering Kaboom: His final Evil Plan is to recruit past versions of himself to use the meteorite that empowered him to blow up the Earth at three different points in history, causing time to reset itself back to Ancient Egypt so that he can take over the world back then.
- Emperor Scientist: He's a brutal conqueror who has taken leadership over countless empires, including his eventual conquering of the whole world by 2166, but in his downtime he's also a Mad Scientist who has experimented on test subjects.
- Entitled to Have You: Like any Stalker with a Crush, Savage's "love" for Kendra has more to do with his desire to possess her than with Kendra herself.
- Escape Artist: He taught Harry Houdini everything he knew.
- Establishing Character Moment: He gets one on both The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow:
- On The Flash, Savage is introduced having stowed away undetected on a cargo ship, thanks the crew for the ride, then kills them all with ease.
- On Legends of Tomorrow, we first see Savage, having already conquered the world, taking the time to personally gun down an unarmed woman and her young son. Even before we learn the context of this killing, this scene immediately establishes what kind of monster Savage really is.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Subverted. He claims to be in love with Kendra, and may even believe it, but he places no value on her as a person and has no problem killing her if she rejects him. His relationship with his daughter in 2166 seems benevolent, but he has no problem risking her life by sending the Leviathan to attack with her close by and effectively disowns her when she turns on him.
- Evil Genius: Due to his millennia long lifespan, Savage has accumulated extensive skills and knowledge enough to rival the brightest minds in history. He consider Martin Stein the only one who matches him in intelligence.
- Evil Is Petty:
- He threatens to destroy all of Central City (and later Star City) if Hawkman and Hawkgirl aren't surrendered to him to be killed. He later successfully kills the two, but because both Green Arrow and The Flash keep on fighting him after that, he still destroys Central City anyway out of spite.
- His first scene in Legends of Tomorrow has Savage gun down a young boy for spitting in his face. A Subverted Trope in this case, as he's been waiting a long time to do that, meaning it was likely unrelated.
- Evil Is Not a Toy: The Time Masters wanted him in charge of the Earth to stop an Alien Invasion that's coming. It turns out his endgame is to destroy time all the way back to when he got his powers to let him take over then rather than in the present, something far far worse.
- Evil Mentor: In the 2140's, Savage manipulates Per Degaton into becoming an evil tyrant. Once he has no further use for him, Savage kills Degaton and takes over.
- Evil Overlord: By 2166, he's totally conquered the world. The team's mission statement is to stop this future from coming to be.
- Fake Guest Star: He plays the Big Bad and yet he's only credited under the (regular) guest stars line-up.
- Faux Affably Evil: He often acts polite. Emphasis on acts.
- Fights Like a Normal: Aside from his immortality, Savage's abilities are that of a normal human with a lot of combat skill. Though this seems to be a case of The Worf Effect, as his debut appearance in the crossover depicted him as being well beyond the levels of an average human, having exceptional reflexes that allowed him to catch arrows or deflect gunfire, throw knives at supersonic speed, as well as being strong enough to overpower Ray Palmer in his A.T.O.M. suit.
- From a Single Cell: He can regenerate from a single cell, unless Hawkgirl delivers a fatal blow to him. He loses this due to the radiation of the meteors needed for his endgame.
- Genius Bruiser: Having lived for centuries, he has amassed a vast wealth of skills and knowledge, putting his intellect at levels comparable to Professor Stein. He's also a master combatant and one of the most dangerous beings to walk the Earth.
- Glass Cannon: Of a sort. Savage is normally at basic human tier in terms of durability and combat, but he can use mystical abilities through the aid of certain artifacts which lets him hit way above his weight class.
- A God Am I: The reason why he built a cult in the first place. He also comments to Kendra that he considers himself, as an immortal, to be above mortal people.Vandal Savage: Everyone here is sworn to live and die at my command. Why? Because to them I am a god!
- Godzilla Threshold: He's such a monster that the only idea about dealing with him is to kill him, nothing else suffices. It's bad enough that when the Flash and Green Arrow disintegrate him before this series, neither hero feels a shred of remorse. Ironically, the only reason the Time Masters are helping him is because of a coming Alien Invasion that can only be stopped by a world united under Savage's banner.
- HeelFace Turn: Subverted. After his death, he doesn't exactly become heroic, but his time spent in hell appears to have mellowed him out and now he's become an Affably Evil chap who views Ray Palmer as an old friend and fondly remembers the Legends as "those groovy guys". He also no longer cares about his past Evil Plans, dismissing it as "fighting over a girl"
- Hero Killer: He's a very powerful immortal with Barry, Oliver, and Malcolm, all being aware of how much of a threat he is. He even ends up as a literal example, killing all members of Teams Arrow and Flash sans Barry, the Hawks and the entire Central City (possibly also including Sara, since she mentioned last time that she'll be staying there with her mother for a while) until Barry resets the timeline to a day via his uncontrollable Time Travel powers. He then killed the Carter Hall incarnation of Hawkman permanently, and presumably many heroes throughout history.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: His endgame involves detonating three meteors at three different time periods. However, the radiation of them 'going critical' strips him of his immortality, allowing the Legends to kill him. Three times.
- If I Can't Have You : Has no problem killing Kendra and her previous incarnations even if he openly lusts for her.
- Immortality: Which forces the team to fight him in all kinds of different time periods.
- It's All About Me: At the end of the day, all Savage truly cares about is himself and his own ambitions. He's willing to commit any number of atrocities for the sake of carrying out his plans.
- Jerkass: Beneath his affable façade, Savage is a cruel, sadistic bastard who takes pleasure in taunting his enemies and abusing the trust of others. His remarks to Rip about murdering his family are among Savage's most pettily nasty moments.
- Kick the Dog:
- Ends up killing Per Degaton in the future just as he claims the world, after having spent the boy's formulative years tutoring him and watching him grow.
- His time as a prisoner on the Waverider has Savage do little but Kick the Dog; he subtly taunts Sara about Laurel's death, repeatedly needles Ray about his relationship with Kendra, and he stabs Carter in the stomach the minute that the latter breaks through Savage's brainwashing.
- Killed Off for Real: Three of them after being rendered mortal in the first season finale: he gets burned alive by Mick in 1958, a Neck Snap from Sara in 1975, and a knife to the chest followed by electrocution from Kendra and Rip in 2021.
- Kryptonite Factor: Items present at the time of Carter and Kendra's original death can be used to kill Savage, and large amounts of Nth metal radiation can cancel out his immortality.
- Life Drinker: Savage's immortality is maintained by him absorbing the life force of Kendra and Carter every time he kills them. How frequently he needs to do this or what exactly happens if he ceases to do this is not specified.
- Mad Scientist: As "Dr. Knox" in the 1950's, Savage uses an Nth metal meteor to experiment on people.
- Magic Staff: The staff of Horus, which fires energy beams.
- The Man Behind the Man: He loves being one, as stated by Prof. Boardman. We see him at work in this role in his manipulations of Per Degaton.Prof. Boardman: He hides in the shadows, never drawing too much attention. In every lifetime, he places himself near the seat of power, sewing seeds of destruction.
- Manipulative Bastard: His many stints as The Man Behind the Man demonstrate this, as does his grooming of Per Degaton.
- Moral Myopia: Savage has the gall to consider Carter the bad guy for constantly ruining his attempts to get Kendra to fall in love with him.
- Murder the Hypotenuse: Has killed Carter multiple times, including his Carter Hall incarnation, but not his Scythian Torvil incarnation.
- Near-Villain Victory: Had Barry not reset the timeline, Savage would have successfully killed all of Teams Arrow and Flash sans the former, the Hawks and the entire Central City (possibly including Sara).
- Neck Snap: How Sara kills him in 1975.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: His plan to do a Grand Rewind and rule history as a god by detonating three Thanagar meteors is what also gave the Legends the ability to kill him.
- Nigh-Invulnerability: Thanks to his immortality, Savage can regenerate from almost any damage. Unless every atom in his physical being is destroyed or a descendant of Chay-Ara kills him with the same materials that granted Savage his powers.
- Noodle Incident: After his defeat in the crossover and getting incinerated, Malcolm Merlyn is later seen collecting the ashes, though it's not shown what Merlyn does with it and how Savage got restored to life later on.
- "Not So Different" Remark: Savage makes this comparison to Ray, in that they are both men who loved Kendra/Chay-Ara, but were always second-place to Carter/Khufu. While Savage's remark was merely to get inside Ray's head, Ray ends up realizing there is a degree of truth to his words. While initially bitter that he could never take the place of Carter, Ray does eventually accept this and is grateful that he is capable of finding love after the death of his fiancee.
- Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: Savage frequently claims to be making the world a better place. Given his extreme and horrifying methods, it's a difficult claim to swallow. All told, Savage's claims of altruism are, at most, propaganda; all he cares about is world domination.
- Old Master: This ancient Egyptian is the most unparalleled martial artist so far in the Arrowverse. When he overpowers Mick, he mentions that he is the master of every pressure point and joint-locking technique.
- Omnicidal Maniac: Played with. His final Evil Plan consists of attempting to blow up the Earth three times throughout history. Though interestingly his intent isn't to kill everyone, but to cause such a great temporal disturbance it resets history back to Ancient Egypt, so that he could take over the world even back then.
- Omnidisciplinary Scientist: In The '50s. Aside from being a Mad Scientist, he also happens to be a psychiatrist. Given that he's immortal and has a lot of time on his hands as a result, this is likely a Justified Trope.
- One-Man Army: Savage has been shown to easily slaughter large groups.
- In his debut in the Heroes Join Forces crossover, he is able to stomp Green Arrow and the Flash simultaneously, then later with the Hawks thrown in too. It actually takes all of Team Arrow to fight him at once (during which he's able to fend all of them off simultaneously) just to keep him distracted long enough for Oliver and Barry to finish him off with a Legendary Weapon.
- In the first season finale, he butchers a Nazi convoy with contemptuous ease.
- Outliving One's Offspring: In his "Not So Different" Remark to Rip, he brings the fact he had several children who died of old ages while he's immortal. It's however likely that he doesn't care much about them.
- Out of Continues: His endgame plan results in the radiation from the three meteors needed for it rendering him mortal. The Legends take advantage of this and kill him three times over.
- Outside-Context Problem: When he first appears in Central City, Barry discerns that Savage's abilities seemed "mystical" in nature and that this was outside Team Flash's capabilities, leading to the events of the crossover between The Flash and Arrow where Barry seeks out Oliver Queen's expertise for help.
- Race Lift: The comics' version of Savage is either a Neanderthal or a Cro-Magnon man. This version is an ancient Egyptian.
- Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: He wanted to know Shayera as Khufu did, and was close to raping her before Khufu attacked him. He later committed rape by deception when he became involved with one of her reincarnations who didn't yet remember him.
- Real Men Cook: As Ray discovers in the fifties, Savage can make one hell of a casserole. Of course, he's had thousands of years to learn.
- Really 700 Years Old: Even more so than Carter and Kendra; Savage actually lived through over 4000 years of history, rather than reincarnating as the Hawks did.
- Rogues' Gallery Transplant:
- Played with. Savage is typically an enemy of Immortal Man, Green Lantern, or the Justice League. While he did fight against Rip Hunter, when he was a member of the Forgotten Heroes (a team assembled to stop Savage), Savage's Arch-Enemy is Immortal Man, whose character was integrated into that of Rip's. The Legends are also partly based off the Forgotten Heroes, but the roster was completely different, with all of the Legends sans Rip never having fought against Savage in the comics.
- It technically counts in-universe too, since he was up against Team Flash and Team Arrow, before he had to deal with the Legends.
- Saved by Canon: Teams Flash and Arrow, along with Hawkman and Hawgirl, successfully defeat him by reducing him to ashes. But between Malcolm collecting his ashes, the fact that he's immortal, and being announced as the Big Bad of the upcoming Spin-Off long before the previous seasons of Arrow and Flash even ended, the audience knew that he's Not Quite Dead.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: He loves befriending powerful and influential people.
- Sinister Minister: He was a Priest of Horus in Ancient Egypt, and evil.
- Small Role, Big Impact: Played with. His appearance in Arrow and The Flash is only an Early-Bird Cameo, but in his single appearance he did the one thing that the villains of the shows failed to do in all four seasons; kill the entire Team Arrow. Granted, Barry resets it via Time Travel, but still...
- The Social Darwinist: He shows some inclinations towards this; in the 1970s, he claims to be making the world a better place "one war at a time", and in 2147, he proposes using the Armageddon virus to thin out the overpopulated Earth and follows through once Tor Degaton is dead.
- The Sociopath: Sees nothing wrong with murdering and/or experimenting on anyone for the sake of getting the power to rule the world.
- Stealth Hi/Bye: Repeatedly in the initial Arrow/Flash crossover that introduced him. Unlike Batman or Oliver, though, he appears to do it with some form of magic.
- Stalker with a Crush: He tries to get Shayera to fall in love with him in every single incarnation, and the fact that he's yet to succeed after 206 tries just makes her even more enticing to him.
- The Starscream: To Per Degaton. According to history, Savage pretends to be his friend and ally for as long as he needs to, then betrays and kills him to take over the world in his own right.
- Take Over the World: Savage's goal (besides killing Hawkman and Hawkgirl over and over) is world domination, a feat that he is set to achieve in 2166.
- Tall, Dark, and Snarky: He stands 6'1 and is definitely a very sinister individual with a few snarky lines here and there.
- Terms of Endangerment: Always calls Kendra "my love". She turns it back on him when she kills him at the end of Season 1.
- There Is No Kill Like Overkill: Gets no less than three deaths in the Season 1 finale.
- Too Powerful to Live: It is made clear that the one and only way to put an end to his reign of terror is to permanently kill him. Anything less and he would always return to cause more trouble.
- Tyrant Takes the Helm: After manipulating Per Degaton into killing his father, Savage takes over the Kasnian Conglomerate. He does it again once Per Degaton has outlived his usefulness.
- Wake-Up Call Boss: While the Flash vs. Arrow villains were no harder to defeat than other episodic villains, Vandal Savage easily manages to destroy Central City and the heroes can only beat him due to Barry's time travel. This establishes him as the first serious Crisis Crossover antagonist.
- We Can Rule Together: He badly wants to do this with Chay-Ara, but doesn't seem to have much issue with alternate plans.
- What the Hell Is That Accent?: Despite the character being from Ancient Egypt, Casper Crump just uses his natural Danish accent. Possibly justified given that during his long life, he has roamed the world and has presumably stayed in individual locations for extended periods of time, making his accent "evolve". Except, he still had a Danish accent even back in his first incarnation in Egypt.
- Wicked Culture: Ray notes that he makes a pretty tasty casserole when they run into him as "Dr. Knox" in the 1950s.
- Would Hit a Girl: He's introduced killing a woman in front of her child.
- Would Hurt a Child: He immediately killed the boy Jonas afterwards.
- The Worf Effect: Savage goes up and down a lot in terms of being a physical threat, where at times he Fights Like a Normal while other times his physical abilities are in superhuman tier.
- In his first appearance during the crossover, he stomped Oliver, Barry, and the Hawks simultaneously. Savage had a Near-Villain Victory where he succeeded in killing all of Team Arrow and Team Flash as well as the entirety of Central City, which was only undone by Barry resetting the timeline. It later took all of Team Arrow to keep Savage distracted long enough for Oliver and Barry to use the Staff of Horus to take Savage down.
- His appearance in Legends of Tomorrow depicts him as a fair bit weaker than in the crossover. He lost badly in a fight against Rip Hunter and Kendra, and in the final episode of Season 1 he gets curb-stomped by Mick and Sara. However, he's always kicked the crap out of Carter whenever he goes up against him as well as beating Mick and Sara. Could be justified in some cases, where they fought an earlier, weaker incarnation of him.
- Wowing Cthulhu: He states he had never encountered the likes of heroes such as Green Arrow or The Flash, having given him far more resistance than anyone in years.
Played By: Nikolai Witschll
First Appearance: "Pilot, Part 2" (Legends of Tomorrow 1x2)
Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow
A man working for Vandal Savage.
- Arbitrary Skepticism: He describes time travel as "impossible". To his immortal boss. Savage dryly lampshades it.
- Canon Foreigner: Doesn't exist in the comics.
- The Dragon: He is Savage's main ally in The '70s.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: He's very, very pale and very, very creepy.
- Non-Action Guy: He doesn't seem to be combat proficient.
- Second Episode Introduction: He was introduced during Pilot part II, which is technically the second episode.
- Uncertain Doom: It's not clear if he's one of the casualties when The Legends crash his Cult's gathering to reclaim Carter's body.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Even if he averts the above mentioned Uncertain Doom, he is nowhere to be seen when The Team travels to The '80s.
Known Aliases: Firestorm III, Soviet Firestorm
Played By: Stephanie Corneliussen
First Appearance: "White Knights" (Legends of Tomorrow 1x4)
Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow
An exceptional and vivacious Soviet physicist, who plays a crucial role in determining the fate of the Cold War.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: She's a brunette instead of blonde like in the comics.
- Adaptation Origin Connection: In the comics, her origin as Negative Woman was due to accidentally absorbing the energies of the previous Negative Man. In this universe, she will become Negative Woman (according to Word Of God) due to the botched fusion with Stein to become a Firestorm.
- Adaptational Villainy: Her comic namesake is generally Negative Woman of the Doom Patrol, a hero.
- Alliterative Name: Valentina Vostok.
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She's not very fond of strangers, as Ray finds out.
- Berserk Button: Insulting Vandal Savage, she hits Stein hard for dissing Savage.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Gorgeous exterior and cultured but she's every bit as nasty as Vandal Savage, she's working to create a Soviet version of Firestorm and each attempt kills every human guinea pig she's used.
- Brainy Brunette: And a Hot Scientist to boot.
- Celebrity Paradox: Felicity name drops Mr. Robot during Arrow Season 7. Her actress is a main cast member of the show.
- Composite Character: Her ally Mikhail Arkadin's role as the Soviet Firestorm in the comics was fused into her.
- The Dragon: She is Savage's main ally in The '80s.
- Drunk on the Dark Side: Quite enjoys herself after becoming Firestorm after forcing Stein to merge with her.
- Evil All Along: She willingly works for Savage.
- Evil Counterpart:
- She's a brilliant nuclear scientist much like Martin Stein, except she's working under an evil tyrant keen on world domination.
- She quite literally becomes an evil Firestorm, dubbed Soviet Firestorm.
- Evil Genius: A Hot Scientist working for Vandal Savage.
- Evil Is Burning Hot: After she forces Stein to fuse with her as Firestorm.
- Fusion Dance: She becomes Firestorm with Martin Stein.
- Good Cannot Comprehend Evil: It takes both Ray and Stein a while to realize that instead of an innocent woman forced into helping Savage, Valentina is just as ruthless and twisted as he is, willing to kill hundreds of innocent people to create a new Firestorm. Stein especially is appalled a woman so intelligent could follow a monster like Savage before realizing she wants the power.
- Hell-Bent for Leather: She wears a leather outfit when she fuses with Prof. Stein.
- Hot Scientist: A stunningly hot physicist. And literally too, after her forced Fusion Dance with Stein.
- Lady in Red: She first appears in person in a stunning red dress.
- Mad Scientist: She's happy to be working with Vandal Savage, as they intend to create their own version of Firestorm to counter the heroes. All the deaths caused by the experiments and the potential casualties if Project Svarog works is a moot point.
- Ms. Fanservice: A really hot chick who was wearing a Sexy Backless Outfit in her first appearance and all her subsequent dresses show that She's Got Legs.
- No Body Left Behind: She explodes after Jax defuses Stein from her without the Quantum Splicer.
- Not Quite Dead: While she seems to be Killed Off for Real after Jax successfully pulls Stein out of her which causes her Firestorm body to destabilize and explode in a nuclear explosion, Word Of God says she became Negative Woman. However, this plot may have been dropped.
- Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Pale skin, dark-brown hair and Ray was immediately smitten by her.
- Sensual Slavs: A stunningly hot Soviet scientist.
- The Social Darwinist: She wants to usher in the apocalypse and create a new world order that would wipe out the weak.
- Statuesque Stunner: Her actress stands 5'11, making her one of the two second tallest woman in the Arrowverse so far and one of the two tallest on Earth-1note .
- Tall, Dark, and Snarky: She's very smug and hostile and also the tallest (5'11) woman on Earth-1 to date.
- Too Dumb to Live: Despite Stein warning her that forcefully absorbing him into herself in order to become Firestorm is a poor choice, she does it anyway. The minute they separate, she suffers the consequences of her mistake.
- Villain of the Week: For Season 1 Episodes 4 and 5.
Played By: Voytek Skrzeta
First Appearance: "White Knights" (Legends of Tomorrow 1x4)
Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow
A Soviet officer in cahoots with Savage.
- Adaptational Villainy: Pozhar in the comics was a superhero; here, he's working for Savage.
- Adaptational Wimp: Downplayed. In the comics, he was a superhero; here, he isn't but he's still a trained soldier.
- Asshole Victim: He is locked up with the Alpha prisoner at the end of the episode.
- Cold-Blooded Torture: Mercilessly tortures Ray and Rory.
- Death by Adaptation: He either dies when Vostok explodes or killed by the inmate he was stuck with.
- Decomposite Character: In the comics, he's the Soviet Firestorm. Here, it was Valentina Vostok.
- Dirty Commies: An evil guard working for both the Soviets and Vandal Savage.
- Friend on the Force: He is Savage's inside man in the Russian military.
- Husky Russkie: He's a huge, bulky Russian.
- Sociopathic Soldier: He gleefully tortures Mick and Ray.
- Torture Technician: He tortures Ray and Mick at Savage's command.
- Uncertain Doom: It's unclear if he survives Vostok's explosion, but last time we see him was imprisoned with an angry inmate.
Played By: Daryl Shuttleworth
First Appearance: "Night of the Hawk" (Legends of Tomorrow 1x8)
Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow
The corrupt sheriff of Harmony Falls, Oregon.
- Canon Foreigner: Doesn't exist in the comics.
- Dirty Cop: He is The Sheriff of his town but is a member of Vandal Savage's Cult.
- The Dragon: He is Savage's main ally in The '50s.
- Friend on the Force: He is Savage's inside man in the Oregon Police Force.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Killed by the mutated hawk creatures he helped create.
- The Sheriff: Of Harmony Falls, Oregon.
Played By: Cory Gruter-Andrew (young)
First Appearance: "Progeny" (Legends of Tomorrow 1x10)
Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow
One of historys greatest monsters and a key ally in Vandal Savage's rise to power in the 22nd century.
- Adaptational Distillation: His backstory and history with Booster Gold rogue got whittled down to being a Creepy Child mentored by Vandal Savage, and eventually helps him to conquer the world.
- Adapted Out: His "time vision" powers and his time travelling time disc don't make it into the show.
- Adaptational Wimp: In the comics he's a Time Master supervillain, here he's just a pawn to Vandal Savage who was a means of Savage's rise to power before he was betrayed.
- Age Lift: He's usually an adult from the 1940s, as opposed to a child from 22nd century.
- Creepy Child: He looks up to Savage, and takes on a number of his less admirable traits even as a child.
- Death by Adaptation: Unlike his comic version, this version of Degaton doesn't make it to adulthood.
- The Dragon: Rip acknowledged him as Savage's most important ally.
- Early-Bird Cameo: He's mentioned in the first episode, but doesn't become important to the story until the tenth.
- Evil Overlord: He eventually becomes a tyrant considered the 22nd century's equivalent to Adolf Hitler.
- Evil Redhead: This little bastard sports a red buzz cut.
- Expy: As Rip points out, he is Rip's future's equivalent to Adolf Hitler. Despite this, he lacks some of the more blatant Nazi imagery of his comic counterpart. Justified, as we only see this version of Per Degaton as a child.
- Foregone Conclusion: According to history, Per Degaton is eventually betrayed and murdered by Savage after conquering most of the world. The Legends' attempt to avert this future, :but ultimately changes nothing.
- Hitler's Time Travel Exemption Act: Due to his role in releasing the Armageddon Virus, the team repeatedly compares him to Hitler and argues about the morality of killing a child to prevent the actions of his future self. Eventually, Hunter chooses not to kill him and sends him back to his father, hoping he can overcome Savage's influence. This doesn't work and only speeds up his rise to power.
- Horrible Judge of Character: He whole-heartedly trusts Vandal Savage. It ends about as well you might think. Then again, he was a kid...
- Intergenerational Friendship: An evil version with Savage. Unfortunately, Savage is a False Friend.
- Momma's Boy: He has a dream where he is baking cookies with his mother.
- Patricide: At Savage's behest, he murders his own father.
- Rogues' Gallery Transplant: Per Degaton is usually a Booster Gold or Justice Society of America villain.
- The Scapegoat: Savage ultimately uses his murder of him as a means to paint himself as a Villain with Good Publicity.
- Self-Made Orphan: Vandal encourages him to off his father.
- "Shaggy Dog" Story: Rip kidnaps him, hoping to kill him and stop the Armageddon virus from spreading. He couldn't and the Armageddon virus ends up appearing five years before it even spreads.
- Social Darwinist: Even as a teenager, he firmly believes the world belongs to the strong and the weak should be eliminated.
- Tyke-Bomb: Vandal Savage mentors him from infancy to become a ruthless dictator.
- Ungrateful Bastard: His father was willing to let the Legends escape to save his life. Per Degaton still murders his father with little more than a whispered apology.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Savage ultimately betrays and kills him once he has no further use for Degaton.
Played By: Jessica Sipos
First Appearance: "Leviathan" (Legends of Tomorrow 1x13)
Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow
Vandal Savage's daughter, and his right hand in 2166.
- Action Girl: Establishes herself as a badass when she stands toe to toe with fellow Action Girl Sara in a fight and later on effortlessly defeats four soldiers during a training session.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: From Evil Redhead in the comics, blonde.
- Adaptation Name Change: In the comics, Vandal Savage's daughters are Scandal Savage and Kassandra Sage. The Composite Character goes with the more traditional spelling of Cassandra.
- Anti-Villain: She genuinely believes that Savage is making the world a better place, and pulls a HeelFace Turn when she realises what a monster her father truly is.
- Badass Longcoat: She's wearing a trenchcoat similar to her father's.
- Composite Character: Seems to be a mix of two of Vandal Savage's daughters, Kassandra Sage and Scandal Savage. Her name is closer to the former while her entire characterization lines in more with the latter.
- Daddy's Little Villain: Again, she's Vandal Savage's daughter.
- The Dragon: For her father during 2166.
- Emotionless Girl: She's really calm and unfettered.
- Establishing Character Moment: She makes out Snart in the crowd, but just smirks and doesn't say anything, allowing him to carry out his plan—demonstrating her confidence. Later, her duel with her subordinates demonstrates both her skill and her mercy.
- HeelFace Turn: After her Heel Realization, Cassandra sides with the resistance to help bring down her father's regime.
- Heel Realization: Delibarately invoked by Snart. After he shows her that her father was behind Per Degaton, a man responsible for Armageddon Virus that killed her mother she realises he's not the man she thought he is and changes sides. Snart even informs Savage it didn't take much effort to convince her, as he'd provided plenty of evidence on his own.
- Ice Queen: Spends most of her episode as an Emotionless Girl.
- Ironic Name: Cassandra note is a prophet in Greek mythology who is shunned by the people despite her prophecies being accurate.
- Missing Mom: Her mother was killed during the Armageddon Virus outbreak.
- Race Lift: From South American and Cro-Magnon to white and Egyptian.
- Ship Tease: She and Snart got lots of Foe Romance Subtext during her introduction.
- Tyke-Bomb: The events of Cassandra's entire life, including the death of her mother, were engineered by Vandal to ensure she would become his Dragon.
First Appearance: "Leviathan" (Legends of Tomorrow 1x13)
Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: It stands about 100 feet.
- The Brute: It was specifically made to act and serve as Savage's muscle and is a Humongous Mecha to boot.
- Chest Insignia: It has an Atom symbol on its chest, suggesting that it was developed by Palmer Tech.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Unclear, but most likely had an appearance in the Legends of Tomorrow teaser, smashing its foot through the ceiling of a warehouse.
- Expy: May be one for the Captain Marvel giant robot enemy Mister Atom with an Adaptation Name Change thrown in.
- Giant Mook: It is a literal Humongous Mecha.
- Humongous Mecha: It is a 100 feet tall Killer Robot.
- Instant Awesome: Just Add Mecha!: This series is already a Sci-Fi heavy, but its introduction is the icing in the cake.
- Killer Robot: It is literally designed to kill Savage's opposition.
- Mighty Glacier: It's big, durable, and strong but very, very slow.
- Off with His Head!: Ray literally smashes its head into pieces with a haymaker.
- Tron Lines: It has emerald accents all over its body which glows.