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How did this person become a metahuman?

The metahuman Cisco nicknamed DeathBolt wasn't in Central City when the Accelerator went boom- so how did he mutate/gain his powers? Was this ever explained?
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What are the limits to meeting your self in the past?

In DC's Legends of Tomorrow, it was said in one of the episodes (I can't remember or find the correct episode) by Rip that making contact with your younger self can jeopardize your entire existence. ...
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Where is the temporal zone located of DC's Legends of Tomorrow?

In DC's Legends of Tomorrow, the place which seems to be the 'neutral' place of time is where the legends tend to set the Waverider in when they are not somewhere on a mission. Where is this located ...
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Does Gideon have cameras to see what goes on in DC's Legends of Tomorrow?

In Season 3 Episode 7 of Legends of Tomorrow somebody steals Jefferson Jackson's pecan pie from the fridge, and he asked Gideon who on the ship the thief was. This got me thinking and remembering that ...
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Why did Eobard Thawne will his properties to Barry Allen?

As the title says, why did Eobard Thawne (AKA Reverse Flash) will his properties to Barry Allen, despite Allen being the arch nemesis of Reverse Flash...?
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What happened to Chay-Ara at the end of season 1 of DC's Legends of Tomorrow?

At the end of season one after defeating Vandal Savage we never really heard from Chay-Ara anymore. In season two, she ended up just being gone. What happened to her or where did she go?
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Why is Amanda Waller not aggressively pursuing the metahumans in The Flash?

I'm about three seasons into The Arrow and about two seasons into The Flash. In the second season of Arrow, Amanda Waller's reaction to Slade unleashing an army of Mirakuru-enhanced soldiers was to ...
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Is there a method of killing that seems to be universally effective in the Arrowverse?

Effectiveness is defined as a character dying or temporarily dying. Universal is defined as it has been used against all types of characters effectively. All types of characters is defined as species ...
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What did Jen do to the Glaze double?

In the final episode of Black Lightning, She lights herself up with radioactive energy and zooms at the doppelganger, and when the energy dissipates, the doppelganger is gone. What did she do to her? ...
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Was the ionosphere plotline motivated by real-world considerations?

In the fourth season, Jen is replaced by an evil double that hijacked her DNA and memories in order to pretend that it was actually her. Rather than having the same person play both characters, as ...
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What were Odell and Maya up to?

In the episode "Painkiller," it is revealed that Odell and his daughter, Maya, have been kidnapping people and using their brainpower to mine cryotocurrency. However, Khalil's crew seems to ...
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Are meta boosters physiologically addictive?

After Lynn creates the meta boosters in the third season, they are used as a metaphor for drug addiction. However, more than that, many characters treat them as an actual drug. Jefferson says that ...
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Why did Astra transform the legends into particular objects?

In the new episode of DC's Legends of Tomorrow S06E05, Astra turns the legends into different objects using magic. These objects include a fork, a candlestick, a cheese slice, a flip phone, and a ...
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How old is Kal-EL/Superman?

I was watching the Flash TV series, and I was wondering how old Superman/Kal El is supposed to be in that series.
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What does "If you can’t kill your enemy, weaken him. If you can’t cut off his head, take his heart" mean?

This quote is from Legends of Tomorrow Season 1, episode 3 "Blood Ties": If you can’t kill your enemy, weaken him. If you can’t cut off his head, take his heart. What does this mean? I ...
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Has there ever been an instance of Kara using excessive force in Supergirl (2015)? [closed]

Excessive force is when more force is used than reasonably necessary. Kara Zor-el (Supergirl) has a whole slew of powers, so has she ever abused them?
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Is it a coincidence that Supergirl's original name in the comics was Linda Lee and Red Daughter posed as "Linda lee?"

If you look on the Arrowverse Fandom page Red Daughter, Linda Lee is one of the "codenames" for Red Daughter. You see Red Daughter using the alias "Linda Lee" in episode 4x16 of ...
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How does John Constantine earn a living?

As far as I can tell, we don’t see John Constantine earn any money for his work as a “master of the dark arts”, but he somehow supports a lifestyle with a large home, an extensive collection of rare ...
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Why doesn't The DEO (Supergirl-2015) actually instruct recruits?

In the 17th episode of season 1, Alex asks J'onn Jonzz When will I be ready? to which he responds When you can beat me. This is also shown in the first episode of the 4th season when Alex is ...
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Is there a reason why Zoom didn't just kill Barry outright?

In "The Flash" Season 2 Episode 6, Zoom hits Barry 700 times and then parades him around Central City. When Zoom killed everyone at Jitters, he simply broke their necks. Why would Zoom waste ...
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What are the different coloured forces in "The Flash" (2014)...?

In Season 7 Episode 3 ("Mother") of The Flash TV series, we see that In the process of doing so, we see that there are four different colors of lightning generated, which I assume are some ...
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Why does the Flash always return to the exact time he left when travelling in time?

A question has been in my mind since I watched The Flash. Whenever he travels in time, he returns to the exact same moment he left. Why is it so? Could he return to any timeline but chooses to return ...
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Is Purity's fighting style inspired by real world martial arts?

I've just finished watching season 3 of The CW version of Supergirl (not the 1984 version), and I'm very interested as to how the characters, specifically Purity, apply technique to their fights, ...
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How did Reign defeat Kara in the "Supergirl" season 3 episode of the same name (s3ep09)? [closed]

The episode is titled "Reign." The fight happens at the end of the ninth episode of season 3 of Supergirl. Note: please answer in terms of tactics/techniques.
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What are the Earths present in the modern Arrowverse?

In the modern Arrowverse, what are the Earths which are present in 2021. I would like to know about the number of known Earths present in the present timeline of Arrowverse.
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How is Eobard Thawne still alive? [duplicate]

I am still trying to figure out how Eobard Thawne is still alive. As seen in season one of The Flash, to stop Thawne from going back to his time. But how does Eobard Thawne come back?
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How did Lex Luthor know what Barry Allen and others called themselves in DCEU?

It is mostly common knowledge that Barry Allen has never been called by `The Flash' in BvS. However, when Bruce Wayne explores the META_HUMAN files of Lex Luthor, he comes across videos of these four ...
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Which character in the Arrowverse has been killed the most times?

There's a running joke among fans of Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow about how many times Sara Lance dies, but is she actually the character with the most deaths? For purposes of this question, I'm ...
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What episode or season does Oliver tell someone to “Go to hell” and then the person fires back “Can’t. Already here”

I was just thinking about Oliver telling people to go to hell but someone says they are already there. Who is it?
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In the Swan Thong episode of Legends of Tomorrow, who were all those Hall of Villain members that were not named specifically?

In the season finale episode for Season 5 of Legends of Tomorrow, several villains from Hell were recalled to fight the heroes. Who were the ones that weren't named? The ones that were named were ...
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Is Alex Danvers' superhero suit intended to represent a comic book hero?

In the fifth season of Supergirl, Alex Danvers leaves her position as the head of the D.E.O. and takes up vigilantism. Towards the end of the season, she is given a superhero outfit by Martian ...
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Why were there other stable metahumans?

Near the end of the third season of Black Lightning, Lynn hypothesizes that all the stable metahumans descend from a subject zero, This would explain why the Pierces are stable, but none of the other ...
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How did the Earth survive Overgirl's supernova?

In the Arrowverse cross-over event Crisis on Earth-X, when Overgirl went supernova she was dangerously close to the Earth. A supernova at that point could obliterate ...
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What is this creature/character and what are its powers?

In Legends of Tomorrow season 5 episode 5 titled 'The Mortal Khanbat', Constantine calls a mysterious creature to heal him from lung cancer. What is this creature (character) and what are the powers ...
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What is the advantage of Justice League Flash suit over the TV series suit?

In the Crisis on Infinite Earths of CW Arrowverse, the DCEU Flash meets the Flash of Arrowverse and they have fun banter. They discuss about their respective costumes. I want to know, what are the ...
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Is there official confirmation that Crisis on Infinite Earths affected DCEU?

As it is well know in the arrowverse Crisis on Infinite Earths: Has there been any official or unofficial comments as to whether this will be explicitly acknowledged to justify any creative changes ...
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What is a metahuman?

While doing a rewatch of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, I watched Season 3: Episode 3, titled “Zari.” In the episode, the Legends travel to a future where ARGUS has outlawed metahumans. After being ...
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How did this character exist in the new universe created in Crisis?

In the final part of "Crisis on Infinite Earths", in the beginning of the episode, when Barry and Kara first found out that when the guy asked for an autograph, he mentioned that Barry and Kara were ...
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Is the Smallville universe seen in the CW "Crisis" crossover an alternate reality from the Smallville universe we know?

I understand that many people consider the Smallville world the heroes in CW Crisis crossover event to be a "true end" to the series... but there is a lot of evidence against that. Smallville ended ...
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Where does Elsewords fit in the Batwoman timeline?

Generally the Arrowverse shows take place in roughly airdate order, but that doesn't make sense for Batwoman and I'm having trouble placing it. In "Elseworlds", Batwoman has a red wig and full bat ...
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Who are the daughters of Superman?

In Batwoman S01E09 aka "Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Two", we see old Clark Kent (From Smallville) without powers talking to Lois about daughters. Who are these daughters? I only know about one ...
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Who is in The Flash's prison?

In The Flash TV series the basement of Star Labs is used as an off-the-books black site prison. No trial, no appeals, no windows, just a bare cell with transparent door. Who is in the this prison? ...
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In Arrow, how did Oliver Queen leave Prison?

In the sixth season of Arrow, Oliver Queen was in prison. Laurel Lance found a way of getting him out by way of a loophole, what was the loophole that enabled Oliver to walk free?
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In Supergirl, does Alex have telekinesis?

In The CW network's Supergirl TV series, Season 4 Episode 17 is entitle "All About Eve" and originally aired 2019-03-31. In an action scene about two thirds of the way through, it appeared to me that ...
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What shows/episodes are related to the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover?

It was announced at the end of the 2018 crossover that this year's annual crossover of the Arrowverse would be Crisis on Infinite Earths This crossover will go beyond the usual habit of ...
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Is Jamillah Olsen on "Black Lightning" a reference to Jimmy Olsen?

In the season three premiere of Black Lightning, the audience is introduced to the character of Jamillah Olsen, a journalist investigating the goings-on of Freeland. I may be grasping at straws here, ...
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Which comic series are the Arrowverse TV shows most inspired by?

I'm a big fan of the current DC Arrowverse television shows (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Black Lightning, and soon Batwoman). Every comic book series is going to have some ...
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Is the story arc on "Supergirl" season 4 influenced by current political issues?

Given some of the stuff going on, specially regarding immigration, has there been any comments by producers, writers or actors linking the show to the current political issues? Reason I ask is while ...
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Why do some speedsters have glowing red eyes?

It is shown that the eyes of Nora West-Allen the daughter of Barry and Iris in The Flash, Season 5 Episodes 19 & 20, glow red. It is also seen that the Reverse Flash has glowing red eyes. We know ...
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How/When did Lex Luthor find out Supergirl's secret identity?

My question is based on the characters form the CW show Supergirl only. In Season 4: Episode 16 "The House of L", Lex Luthor is revealed to be behind the training and control of The Red Daughter (...
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