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Are Rory Williams And Rip Hunter the same person?

Probably not There are a few reasons that Rory and Rip are unlikely to be the same person. Rory Williams is from Doctor Who, whereas Rip Hunter is from the Arrowverse. Just because two characters ...
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Are the dates and places you see when freeze framing actually easter eggs referencing DC lore?

There are quite a few easter eggs in the city names, but I wasn't able to spot any easter eggs with the city-year pairing. Easter Eggs Note that pretty much any fictional city that exists in DC Comics ...
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How are the Vixens related?

According to an article on comicbook.com, the current Vixen is the granddaughter of the Legends Vixen. Out of universe, the actress who played Mari McCabe was unavailable for filming Legends, so they ...
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What is the full form of “A.T.O.M.”?

Advanced Technology Operating Mechanism. From the companion show, Arrow: RAY PALMER: But I’m kind of partial to A.T.O.M. Advanced Technology Operating Mechanism. Arrow, “The Climb” Yes, this does ...
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Why not just imprison Vandal Savage?

In the comics, Vandal Savage needs sustenance to retain his immortality He drinks food, alcohol, and the blood of his enemies In the comics, Vandal Savage regularly eats and drinks food. In fact, he'...
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Has the Atom ever gone atomic?

Ray Palmer was the first incarnation of The Atom with shrinking powers. As you can see from this page from Superman #302, August 1976, Ray used to routinely travel by calling someone at his target ...
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Why didn't Rip Hunter recruit The Flash and Green Arrow on the team?

Other than Kendra and Carter, who are needed on the team for self-evident reasons, the only indication we're given for how Rip chose the rest of the Legends is in his confession near the end of the ...
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How did this notable figure end up in the Old West?

This is a change introduced by the Legends of Tomorrow writers. To my knowledge, H.G. Wells never appeared in the American West in any other version of the DC universe. Within the context of the show, ...
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Why are Barry and Oliver wearing their old Flash/Arrow suits in the Legends of Tomorrow trailer?

Given the relatively rapid pace of change with both Flash and Arrow as well as DC trying to get it's other projects off the ground, (Suicide Squad, Batman v. Superman, Supergirl to name a few) it is ...
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Was Vandal Savage friends with historical figures or was he them?

Yes, Savage has claimed to be other historical figures in other continuities. Over the centuries, Savage's name appeared over and over again in Western history, as advisor to kings and pharaohs in ...
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Who are these speedsters in The Legion of Doom (Season 2 Episode 10)?

Top Row Jesse Quick (Jesse Wells) Jay Garrick Earth-3 (likely this image based on building in background) Barry Allen Zoom (Hunter Solomon) The Rival (likely this image based on building in ...
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What makes Captain Cold and Heatwave teammates?

The two were former criminals that worked together. First seen in the Flash episode "Going Rogue", Snart stole the cold gun from STAR Labs and recruited his pyromaniac friend Rory to use the also-...
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How do Hawkgirl and Hawkman reincarnate?

The numbers actually fit, depending on how generous you are with the variance. Assumptions: Hawkgirl and Hawkman have been doing this reincarnating thing for exactly 4000 years. They have been ...
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Why are the Time Masters the villains?

Because they think Savage is the only hope for the world Kind of funny, actually: Druce: In 2175, less than ten years from when Savage conquers the world, the Earth is attacked by a warlike race of ...
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Why don't they jump forward in time to find this character

I don't have the source for this right now, but from what I remember, they can reincarnate only after both of them are dead in a particular reincarnation. Thus, in the current time-frame, Carter will ...
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Why can Rip Hunter only choose people with a minimal effect on the 22nd Century timeline?

The exact nature of Time Masters and what they can, cannot, will, and will not do was left pretty fuzzy so far. (The comparisons to Doctor Who here are practically inevitable). But, based on the ...
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What are the artifacts in the Waverider timeship?

You have already identified: Sgt. Rock's helmet (on the first person from the left) Pied Piper's flute (being played by the person in the middle with the leather trench coat) Ma Hunkel's Old Red ...
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Has the Atom ever gone atomic?

In DC Rebirth, Ray Palmer goes below subatomic into the Microverse. Subsequently, in the DC Rebirth reboot, on Earth-0, Ray Palmer is by day, a professor at an Ivy League college , and by night, ...
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How do Stein and Jax merge to become Firestorm?

Paulie_D called it. Quantum Splicing. As Caitlin explains it to Stein: A quantum splicer, a fission device designed to bombard your atoms with as much energy as ...
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Is Reverse Flash from a different timeline than Rip Hunter?

This can be explained by none other than Harrison Wells. In the eleventh episode of the second season of The Flash, he explains that while the future has been altered, the much later future still has ...
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Why didn't Eobard Thawne phase through the Swiss bank vault walls?

Before the vault door fully closed on Black Flash, a grid of orange beams appeared, seemingly preventing his escape. Although the beams did not appear when Malcolm closed the door on Eobard earlier, ...
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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?

If you can’t kill your enemy, weaken him. If you can’t cut off his head, take his heart. The sentence is from Sara Lance, aka White Canary, one of the heroes of the show. The plot of Season 1 is to ...
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Does Gideon have cameras to see what goes on in DC's Legends of Tomorrow?

I think it's reasonable to assume that Gideon, the AI of the ship, has access to the electronics on the ship. And since the Waverider was designed for 1 person but has 36 compartments, a lot of these ...
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Why can't Rip Hunter take the team back in time back to where it all started?

We don't have a definitive answer so far but as you mention it, it would cause a lot of changes in the timeline. Rip takes a lot of precautions around his mission: He travel back in time to meet ...
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Why can Rip Hunter only choose people with a minimal effect on the 22nd Century timeline?

They're expendable if they die or otherwise can't return to 2016 Let's say that Rip chose someone like Oliver Queen (Arrow) or Barry Allen (The Flash). Now let's say that they get killed, so Rip can'...
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Has Per Degaton appeared in any of the current DC comics adaptations?

A new episode of Legends of Tomorrow recently came out talking about Per Degaton. He came to power and killed many people during his reign and he was betrayed by Vandall Savage. This ultimately led to ...
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Why did Rip not dump the future dictator into another timeline?

This is admittedly not well-explained in the show. From Rip's comments, it seems as though they need to make a big change to the timeline to prevent Savage's rise1 (emphasis mine): Rip: I also said ...
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Why would Mick betray the team?

Part of it is because, in Snart's own words: Snart: Mick runs hot. He always has. Legends of Tomorrow Season 1 Episode 7: "Marooned" Mick isn't known for his sound decision-making skills; ...

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