CAUTION: This article contains possible spoilers for Arrow, Flash, and (possibly) the upcoming spin off.
A few weeks ago, the CW announced a fourth DC show to take place in the Flarrow universe. It will star Brandon Routh (Ray Palmer/A.T.O.M.), Victor Garber (Dr. Matin Stein/Half of Firestorm), Wentworth Miller (Leonard Snart/Captain Cold), and Caity Lotz (Sara Lance/Original Black Canary).
But wait a second, wasn't Sara Lance killed off this season?
Then how could she possibly be in a new spin-off? Here are some possible theories:
Theory 1: The Lazarus Pit
This is the most popular theory among fans, since it makes the most sense. If this was how Sara returns, it could possibly be by Nyssa (Katrina Law) wants to bring her love back, and will do so by any means. So, she takes Sara's body from her grave and throws it into the Lazarus Pit. Lucky for her, it works, and Sara is back from the dead. We then get a moment of "Yay my girlfriend is back!"
Unlucky for her, Sara is driven insane by the pit's magic, and as soon as she is back kills Nyssa, causing a dramatic death, some trauma for fans, and a great Season 3 finale.
We can then see Sara as an antagonist in the new show, which would be interesting. I would love to see how exactly she and Snart would team up.
Theory 2: Staged Death
Yes, while this one is a cop-out, it might make sense. Seeing how she's been targeted by Malcolm Merlyn, she might just have faked her own death with some kind of Romeo and Juliet roofie that simulates death, and when no one was looking, replaced her body with a really convincing mannequin, or something.
I guess there's a reason I'm not a writer for Arrow.
While this version wouldn't go over well with fans, if this approach is done right, then it could lead to a great plot for the spin-off. Maybe Ray Palmer finds out she's alive and they team up to stop Captain Cold?
That would make for an interesting first episode, especially if it's revealed that Sara is alive at the end of the episode.
Theory 3: Caity Lotz Plays Someone New
Now, before you hate me, listen to this, because it actually makes sense.
Sara Lance is dead. Sara Lance stays dead. Sara is reincarnated into a completely different bird-themed superhero.
Confusing? That's understandable. But, earlier this week it was announced that a certain winged-warrior and three other heroes would appear on the spin-off...
That's right: Sara Lance is reborn as Kendra Saunders: AKA Hawkgirl.
Now, yes, I know they've already cast Hawkgirl (Ciara Renée), but I never said how she would be reborn.
The character could be portrayed as a normal girl who is suddenly thrust into a world of magic as she is taken over by the Canary, or Sara Lance, after an attempt to revive Sara goes awry. Perhaps this could lead into some more mystic episodes, and possibly even end in a crossover with NBC's Constantine.
Hawkgirl's character has been described in a Hulk-like manor, where the character's powers activate when she is threatened. Perhaps we could see Sara in the mind of Kendra as an inner voice or mentor?
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