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Season Two Rewrite is a Legends of Tomorrow fanfic series written by multiple authors that seeks to rewrite its second season, expand character arcs and development while also following the general season arc around the Spear of Destiny.

Can be read here.

Unmarked spoilers ahead.

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  • American Revolution: The Legends visit it to prevent the murder of George Washington
  • America Won World War II: Adverted. Nate is pissed at how American sources severly downplay the role that other nations, especially the French resistance, had in winning the war
  • Artistic License – History: The fic uses the canon version of events regarding the American Revolution with George Washington being concerned with the "rules of war" and give prisioners respect which constrast with the real life Washington who was willing to burn Native villages that sided with the British and was an unrepetant slave owner
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    • Adverted with Episode Ten where the British were already importing opium into China at large quantities and the Chinese Emperor had banned opium trade years ealier
  • Back from the Dead: Laurel Lance is saved from her gruesome death by the Reverse-Flash. She goes to live on Earth 2 to escape the time wraiths.
  • Butterfly of Doom: Played with. The team often realizes that the Butterfly of Doom is often bullshit and the long term effect of temporal changes can be positive
  • Clock Roaches: The Time Wraiths, with the Black Flash being their leader and the most powerful of all
  • Close-Enough Timeline: When Stein's skepticism causes the Holy Lance to not be discovered, it results in the failure of the First Crusade. The effect is such that no more Crusades occur, along with a weakening of the Roman Catholic Church and greater spread of Islam worldwide. However this trope is in full effect as the technological, social and political conditions are very similar to the original timeline
    • The Legends' shenanigans during the First Crusade result in this as, while the Crusaders still win their battle, history now reports the presence of a flaming angel
  • Clothes Make the Superman: Ray suffers from this when his ATOM suit is damaged. He also tries various costumes afterwards which are reminiscent of DC Comics superheroes
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  • Demoted to Extra: Nate Haywood, who in canon became a Chrome Champion is dumped back in 2017 in the third episode, and doesn't return
  • Divine Right of Kings: Discussed when the Legends are visiting 17th century France. Stein realizes that even if they fail to save Louis XIII, the world would be better off as it would result in a Butterfly of Doom that would weaken the trend towards the divine right, by adverting events like the War of the Spanish Succession, the abolishment of the Edict Of Nantes and the destruction of the Huguenots
  • Dressed to Plunder: Ray "disguse" when visiting China, the rest of the team is baffled
  • Flat-Earth Atheist: Martin Stein, who lives in world of magic, superpowers and time travel, is absolutely skeptical about the existence and mystical powers of the Holy Lance
  • Foil: As in canon, the Justice Society of America is this to the Legends
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  • Forgot About His Powers: Ray is hit hard with his, after their Great Escape fails and La Résistance is captured he could have simply shrinked and escape instead of letting the Atom suit being taken by villains again
  • Funny Background Event: Stein and his wife were in West Berlin for a conference on the fallout of Chernobyl when the Wall fell. They just assumed there was some parade going on
  • The Great Politics Mess-Up: Played with. Eobard's time shenanigans prevent the fall of the Berlin Wall, adverting the fall of the Soviet Union however the communist regime would still fall apart ten years later in a more dramatic fashion
  • Guest-Star Party Member: A few, most notably Kendra Saunders, Nathan Heywood, Lisa Snart, John Constantine and others
  • Imperial China: The Legends visit 1809 China to search for a piece of the Spear of Destiny
  • The Infiltration: With Lisa Snart's help, the Legends break into a corporate lab from 2070
  • I Surrender, Suckers: Nancy Wake uses this tactic when she and La Résistance prisioners are trying to break out of prison with help of Ray and Nate.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Mick Rory, much more than in canon
  • Jerkass: The Legends maintain their disdain for Mick that they have for him in canon especially Martin Stein
  • Suddenly SHOUTING!: Nate when something confronted with an aberration
  • La Résistance: The Legends help the Trope Namer when travelling to 1944, where the presence of a shard of the Holy Lance is giving supernatural aid to the Axis
  • Legion of Doom: Damien Darhk, Malcolm Merlyn and Eobard Thawn still join forces like in canon
  • Let's Split Up, Gang: When infiltrating a East India Company harbor, Sara decides to split Firestorm, taking Stein with her while Jefferson goes with Mick and Ray. Obviously, the Legends get into trouble quick enough and the lack of Firestorm proves to be a drawback
  • McGuffin: The Holy Lance/Spear of Destiny, obviously
  • Murphy's Law: Nathan is a firm believer that any change to history will inevitably lead to a dystopian hellscape early on the series
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: At one point, Sara describes herself as a undead ninja assassin time traveler
  • Our Angels Are Different: The Crusaders mistake Firestorm for a flaming angel
  • Occult Detective: John Constantine
  • Paradox Person: Eobard Thawne who is still trying to outrun the Black Flash after a dumb ancestor of his killed himself
  • Real Men Love Jesus: The Crusaders. This is Played for Drama as Stein utterly fails at inspiring the Crusaders who are driven by religious fervor after they lose the Holy Lance
  • Team Dad: Mick is this to the Legends, not that he will ever admit it
  • 20 Minutes into the Future: The Legends travel to 2070 to recover a piece of the Holy Lance
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