It came as a shock to most fans when it was announced at this summer’s 2016 San Diego Comic-Con that the iconic supervillain team, the Legion of Doom, would be the main antagonists in the CW’s second season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. It makes sense that a team of heroes would need a team of villains to rival them, but what was even more shocking were the members as the team is made up of a collection of past Arrow and The Flash villains.
Last seen midway through season two of The Flash, Eobard Thawne is Barry Allen’s greatest nemesis and will even play a role in next season’s rendition of the Flashpoint Paradox. When Reverse-Flash was announced as a member of the Legion of Doom, my first thought was that the Legends were screwed. How in the heck would a fire gun and a bow-staff take down a speedster? Could this mean Barry might play a role during Legends of Tomorrow‘s second season? Let’s hope so, for the team’s sake.
Malcolm Merlyn has been swapping sides between good and bad season after season, ultimately landing somewhere in the middle. I was surprised to hear Malcolm would be joining the Legion, because it means that he is officially back to his old evil ways. What would Thea think?
Captain Cold would be easier to swallow if he wasn’t one of the Legends last season. Since his “hero” version died last season, that means only his old school villain self remains. Snart will cause a lot of conflict going up against the Legends, considering he had a ‘thing’ with Sara Lance and his whole BFF situation with Heat Wave. It will be hard to have to fight someone who was once a trusted member of their team. And I cannot wait to see his reaction to finding out Mick is now a fixture on the side of good.
Lastly, we have Damien Darhk from Arrow season four. My personal gripes with Arrow‘s fourth season aside, the character of Darhk himself was not bad at all, single-handedly saving the season from being completely forgettable. Darhk has magical abilities, which proved to be too much for Oliver and Co., ultimately leading to Black Canaries death. It will be very interesting to see how Sara Lance responds to finding out she’s up against the man who killed her sister.
Now that we are more acquainted with the members of the CW’s Legion of Doom, we can move on to the first image featuring a couple members of the team together. Actors Matt Letscher (Eobard Thawne) and Neal McDonough (Damien Darhk) are shown posing together, Letscher wielding his ring and Darhk a gun. The caption reads:
Check out the image below:
Letscher gives us a look at half of the Legion together, with Malcolm and Captain Cold apparently off doing something else evil, I’m sure. Does it mean something that Darhk is wielding a gun, when he should have magical abilities? Does this mean we may see a de-powered Damien Darhk? Just a hunch, it’s still way too early to tell.
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