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 are played by the same actor, doesn't mean that they are the same character. For example:
Meryl Streep plays Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady, and the witch ...
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.
Note that pretty much any fictional city that exists in DC Comics has been referenced in passing throughout the Arrowverse shows. For instance, Caitlin Snow once says offhand that Ronnie Raymond lived in Midway City. For ...
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 had to cast a different actress. In-universe, the totem is a family heirloom, passed from mother to daughter. According to the official character description ...
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's noted for drinking alcohol and getting drunk in order to dull the pain of an internal cancer that won't kill him because of his healing factor. While it's ...
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 location, shrinking himself down to the (subatomic) size of an electron, and hitching a ride on an electron to his destination.
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 first episode:
Rip: I chose you all because, a hundred years from now, your lives have minimal effect on the recorded timeline. I needed your help without ...
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, Wells was brought to Dakota by his mother partly to satisfy the boy's "bucket list" dream of seeing the American West, partly on the advice of his ...
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
Arrow, “The Climb”
Yes, this does seem a bit sillier than merely naming it after the physics concept, but then again, people love funny names like this, even scientists.
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 most likely the trailers for Legends of Tomorrow were shot with the costumes they had on hand at the time.
However, given there may be some time travel or ...
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 Sumer, Egypt, and Europe. He claimed to have ruled hundreds of civilizations under hundreds of names: Khafre, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Genghis Khan, ...
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-experimental flamethrower from the same location. Their partnership falls under the "opposites attract" trope, with Snart being brilliant, plotting and insightful, ...
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 extra-terrestrials from the planet Thanagar. Without Savage to unite the world under a singular rule, [fire and destruction appears on a screen] this is what ...
The numbers actually fit, depending on how generous you are with the variance.
Hawkgirl and Hawkman have been doing this reincarnating thing for exactly 4000 years.
They have been reborn 205 times.
Their lifespan follows a normal distribution (think bell curve).
Based on these assumptions, the average lifespan is 4000/205=19.51 years, as you ...
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 not be reborn till Kendra dies too.(I know.. SO grim)
This would probably explain why they are the same age(Same as in, the same age that they were when the ...
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 comments Rip Hunter made, both about the team he selected, plus the one civilian he chose to interact with, as well as the comments from Chronos, it seems like the ...
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 Tornado helmet (on the table at the extreme left of the photo)
We also have...
A lantern from Green Lantern Corps on the top shelf at the back of the room:
Jesse Quick (Jesse Wells)
Jay Garrick Earth-3 (likely this image based on building in background)
Zoom (Hunter Solomon)
The Rival (likely this image based on building in background)
Kid Flash (Wally West)
I captured this from Netflix
And tried to find the closest example of each character to overlay.
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, the experienced crime fighter The Atom. He reveals his secret identity to his friend and apprentice Ryan Choi, and enlists him for tech support during his ...
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 they experience inside the particle accelerator explosion. - Flash S1E13
This device basically can cause or reverse the results of the particle accelerator ...
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 to happen for events to transpire as they did in the past.
(so basicly "stuff has to happen so whatever has happened can still have happened).
The Reverse ...
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, Eobard was close to panic at the time and may not have noticed their absence.
If the walls, floor, and ceiling of the vault are made of metal like the door, ...
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 the professor (Hawkgirl's son) just one day before he is supposed to die, so that meeting people from the future will have little to no effect on the 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't return them to 2016. Damien Darhk can now take over Star City with no opposition and Zoom has free reign to conquer Central City, both of which will have far-...
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 Savage's rise to power. Per Degaton was mentioned with Ceaser and Hitler because they are all ruthless, genocidal maniacs.
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 that time wants to happen, and such a world-changing event like Savage's rise to power can't be stopped merely by kidnapping his young pawn.
Legends of Tomorrow ...
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; there's a reason Snart is the brains of their partnership. When he makes this decision, Mick is angry and hurt, so he lashes out.
However, there's another, more ...
Since Legends of tomorrow is part of DC universe and he is a time traveler AND since legends already met Kara Zor-el, its safe to assume that meeting Kara's brother, superman and his frenemy Batman at some point in time is a possibility. Anything is possible when multiverse exists. Even though Rip was not present during the invasion episode, he has a whole ...
I’ve seen all of the Arrowverse shows featuring Constantine, and so far there has been no significant mention of Chas.
This could mean he’s off doing adventures with Zed Martin (Angélica Celaya), that he’s finally dead, or - the idea I lean towards - that the Arrowverse Constantine is from
a different universe to Constantine’s Constantine.
The latter would ...