Legends of Tomorrow has been one of the wackier shows from the range of shows from DC Comics characters and settings. Still, before it became known for its time-traveling comedy setting, the show was a bit more serious, but as we’ve detailed in Legends of Tomorrow Season 2, some growth in comedy within the show can be noted. While Season 1 of Legends of Tomorrow was probably the most serious the show was overall, Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 was more serious than a comedy, but it leaned more towards the genre mix as Season 2 progressed. Below we’ve detailed Legends of Tomorrow Season 2, such as its overall villains, setting, interesting characters, and more.
Legends of Tomorrow
Legends of Tomorrow started in 2016 as a spinoff of Arrow and The Flash, as well as the third Arrowverse show, Supergirl, while incorporating time travel and other elements of the DC universe, as well as historically accurate settings and events. Overall, throughout each season of Legends of Tomorrow, the changing set of characters travel through time to stop various villains and events against the natural flow of time and events. As Legends of Tomorrow was created within the existing Arrowverse, throughout the series, in and out of crossovers, characters that viewers would be familiar with outside of the show make appearances, but in ways, viewers can never expect.
Legends of Tomorrow Season 1
As stated above, Legends of Tomorrow started as something mostly serious, even with its time travel concept. Still, as the show went on, comedy started to leak more and more into the show until comedy was the most expected tone for the show. However, Legends of Tomorrow Season 1 was among the most serious the show’s ever been. Legends of Tomorrow Season 1 was set directly with the foundation of the Legends by Rip Hunter after his family was killed by Vandal Savage when he conquered Earth. With the formation of the new time-traveling team of heroes and villains, Rip Hunter intended to take down Vandal Savage before his rise to power. However, as the show progressed, viewers learned that the Time Masters had been working with Vandal Savage, as detailed by the end of the Legends of Tomorrow Season 1. Overall, Season 1 of the show mostly set up the general possibilities with time traveling and fighting issues to the timeline. Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 featured the team dealing with the sacrifice made by Captain Cold, and Sara’s new position as the leader as Rip Hunter has disappeared.
Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 Characters
Legends of Tomorrow Season 1 featured nearly all familiar faces, with Sara Lance from Arrow, Captain Cold, Heatwave from The Flash, Firestorm, and The Atom, but also introduced new characters with Hawkman, Hawkgirl, and Rip Hunter, as each of the seven seasons of the show introduced something new. Additional characters were mostly villains, with the Time Hunters, Chronos, and Vandal Savage, as they were all new characters introduced into the Arrowverse through Legends of Tomorrow. However, Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 featured a bit of a different cast, with some new and some familiar, as with Season 1. Season 2 introduced new members of the Legends of Tomorrow with the disappearance of Rip Hunter, such as Vixen and Nate Haywood, and familiar villains. Familiar villains from the Arrowverse that joined Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 include the Reverse-Flash, Malcolm Merlyn, and Damien Darhk.
Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 Detailed
Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 may have been following the events of Captain Cold’s sacrifice, the secret alliance between the Time Masters and Vandal Savage, and the round-up of other events, but Season 2 started to lean more into the comedy setting but was pretty serious with Sara’s jump to leader following the disappearance of Rip Hunter. On top of Rip Hunter missing, the Reverse-Flash learned of the Spear of Destiny, a magical item that can rewrite reality, something Eobard Thawne has been trying to do throughout all of The Flash. Less familiar with magical objects than the other prominent villains of the Arroverse, Thawne informed Malcolm Merlyn and Damien Darhk, each from a different place in time, that he was aware of the spear, and the three worked together, along with Leonard Snart from a different place in time, to create the infamous Legion of Doom.
In the comics, the Legion of Doom has been the strongest and most prominent villain team to cause issues for the Justice Society of America, other iterations of the Justice League, and the general DC universe. Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 also featured the first crossover episode that used an entire Legends of Tomorrow episode to expand the overall event. The CW crossover events have helped introduce comic-favorite and inspired storylines that take up several Arrowverse show programming blocks to tell the grand story.
The Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 crossover was Invasion!, the third Arrowverse crossover but the first to feature the team of the Legends of Tomorrow and not just the original cast members from their respective shows before Legends of Tomorrow. Although we’ve detailed Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 here, Legends of Tomorrow only reached seven seasons this year as it was canceled.