DC's Legends of Tomorrow may be coming off of their best season yet. Even with a dark villain and storyline, the show was still able to embrace it's lighthearted and comedic nature. What if they could capture that same vibe in Season 4 with some familiar faces from somewhat recent issues of DC Comics?
Before I start, here is the official synopsis of DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 4 that was released by The CW and Warner Bros. TV:
After defeating the demon Mallus by cuddling him to death with a giant stuffed animal named Beebo, the Legends are ready to ease off the gas. Sara (Caity Lotz) and her team join Ava Sharpe (Jes Macallan) and the Time Bureau to help clean up the last few remaining anachronisms. The job seems straightforward enough until Constantine (Matt Ryan) arrives to inform them that, in solving one major problem, they have created another, much larger one. When the Legends let time crumble in order to release and defeat Mallus, the barrier between worlds softened. History is now infected with “Fugitives” – magical creatures from myths, fairytales, and legends. Having been expelled throughout time by people like Constantine, these Fugitives are now returning to our world in droves and making a real mess of things. As the Time Bureau is distrustful of and ill-equipped to deal with magic, the Legends must team up with everyone’s favorite demonologist to set history back on track.
Sara and Constantine are joined by compassionate inventor Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh), hotheaded ex-con Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell), rebellious totem-bearer Zari (Tala Ashe), and heartbroken historian-turned-superhero Nate (Nick Zano) as they set out to save the world – and their legacy. It’s the familiar fun of the Legends time-travelling across historical events and encountering famous figures with an added shot of magical craziness! Based on the characters from DC, DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl”), Phil Klemmer (“The Tomorrow People,” “Chuck”) and Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” “The Flash”).
When I saw that description, I started thinking about some possibilities for who these "fugitives" and who the centeral figure could be. Recently, we saw Supergirl take a New 52 villain in Reign and create a very successful storyline. What if Legends of Tomorrow does the same thing?
During the Forever Evil story arc, there was a spinoff in the Trinity of Sin storyline that involved John Constantine and a few other familiar faces from Justice League Dark. Forever Evil: Blight introduced a titular villain that writer Ray Fawkes described in an interview as "a monsterous manifestation of all the world's evil."
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Taking the Forever Evil story out of the equation, and the Crime Syndicate, Blight caused a whole heap of trouble for the Trinity of Sin and Justice League Dark. Who better to be the mastermind behind these escaped fugitives of magic and mythology? This would definitely be a step up from Mallus, and would certainly be a good reason for Constantine to stick around with the Legends. As a matter of fact, it could also lead to the introduction of yet another character into the Arrowverse.
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Pandora features prominently in the Trinity War and Forever Evil storylines, along with the Trinity of Sin (herself, The Question and The Phantom Stranger). While the others would also be good additions, Pandora makes sense because it also introduces her immortality and Pandora's Box. She has also had plenty of run-ins with Vandal Savage, who the Legends dealt with in Season 1. Pandora instantly has more ties to the Legends storyline, and her immortality could easily tie in to the time travel adventures of the team. She also has her personal demons to deal with, being convinced that she is evil and being punished for opening that very box. Plus, let's face it, she would add yet another badass female character to an Arrowverse full of them.
There are plenty of options here to go with when it comes to both Pandora and Blight. Maybe Pandora is seen as an adversary at first? Maybe you don't reveal Blight until several episodes into the season? This is a beat that the Arrowverse has taken before, and a storyline that I think could really work for this upcoming season. While there is a lot of heavy stuff in the Forever Evil and Blight comic book arc, these TV adaptations have never been one to make a direct adaptation in the past. This is a story arc that I feel like they could really take and make their own.
What do you think? Would you like to see Blight and Pandora in the next season of DC's Legends of Tomorrow? Do you have another suggestion? I guess we will all have to wait and see what happens when the show returns on October 22nd, 2018