Legends of Tomorrow: Let’s Have an Awesome (Alternate) Time(line)

Full disclosure: while I tend to complain about some things that DC does, I’m still a fan of their superhero stories when I feel like they’re doing most of it right. With the upcoming (here, at least) finale of “The Flash” and “Legends of Tomorrow”, I totally see myself loving their TV stuff all over again.

(I’m reserving judgment re: “Batman vs Superman” until I see it.)

I saw the official trailer for “Legends of Tomorrow” on Friday, Manila time, and spent most of the weekend geeking out over it (with my father and sister, naturally).

Wait, you haven’t watched it yet? HOW DARE YOU. Watch it first:

Done? Okay, cool.

Let’s start with the obvious, shall we? THIS SHOW WILL HAVE CRAPLOADS OF TIME TRAVEL IN IT, with the adventures apparently being led by a former Time Lord companion (brilliant piece of casting, by the way—good job, CW!). You know what Time Travel does? It gives us alternate timelines. We’ve already had a glimpse of how that works in episodes 15 and 16 of “The Flash”, in which Barry goes back 24 hours to stop horrible things from happening—including a horrifyingly contrived confession of love from Iris.

I know she’s end game, but that doesn’t make her any less annoying. (Image from http://arrow.wikia.com)

PS: Don’t complain about that whole “confession” thing being a spoiler. It happened weeks ago and you should have at least heard about it by now.

But let’s get back to the point: we KNOW that time travel and alternate timelines are a thing in the DC-CW universe thanks to “The Flash”, and “Legends of Tomorrow” will have time adventures galore. This, in turn, opens up possibilities for other potential realities…

One of which might actually be the freaking LoT timeline itself.

Of course I’ll explain my convoluted theories/fannish wishes; but this might contain spoilers. Do some plotty catching up for “Arrow” and “The Flash” before continuing to read.

If you’re caught up (or don’t mind spoilers), then read on, my friend!

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