Potential major spoilers for DC's Arrow/The Flash spin-off series [DC's Legends of Tomorrow](tag:2937021) ahead!
Who Is Jay Jackson?
Okay, go to your search engine immediately and type his name in. Not finding what you're looking for? Keep googling. Yeah, the character never existed in DC lore. Nice try though.
Not to give anyone the run-around, but I needed to prove one point - that literally nothing about the character exists - which leads me to believe one common theme we have seen previously used as a tactic in superhero shows - the name is a THROW-OFF to prevent the big surprise. That's right - I said it. And I'll say it again. It's a fake name. Why? Easy - when you literally have a multiverse of characters you can use, you're not going to write an original character, complete with an origin story, that will fit oh so perfectly into the continuity of the universe you've already created. Not on TV, anyway.
Okay, So Then...Who Is He?
The million dollar question folks. Just who is Jay Jackson if the name is a throw-off? Well, they can use fake names, but they can't use fake character descriptions people. Check out his below:
“Jay Jackson, a former high school athlete whose pro career was derailed by injury. Now making ends meets as an auto mechanic, Jay will come to have a surprising affiliation to the S.T.A.R. Labs crew.”
If you haven't put two and two together by now, I'll spell it out for you.
That's right ladies and gentlemen. Jay Jackson is most likely a cover-up for DC's introduction of the half-man, half-machine hero's entrance into the DC television universe. That's right - I'm talking about Victor Stone a.k.a. Cyborg. Why does this make a lot of sense? Well, think about it.
Aside from this literally being Cyborg's origin story in the comics, let's just take a look at where the Flash left us off: a city being destroyed by a wormhole. We saw buildings being torn apart like pieces of paper, entire city blocks being devoured like appetizers, hell even Captain Cold was alarmed - and it takes some serious heat to make this guy sweat. It really would be an easy way to bring in such an iconic character. And with the creators of the Flash saying in recent interviews that Season 2 will introduce so many new characters, Cyborg could easily be one of them.
Aside from plausibility, in the comics Victor's parents actually study meta-humans. Once Victor has his "accident", his father uses STAR Labs and their tech to save his son - or what's left of him. But with every tragic story comes a hero - and from this one, we get Cyborg.
Cyborg's newest rendition has actually been heavily featured in the Justice League right alongside Barry Allen as the Flash, so his inclusion in the Legends team makes complete sense. And with a back story that basically matches his character description perfectly, it's nearly impossible not to be Cyborg, our mystery character.
The Flash returns October 6, 2015, at 8 pm, and Arrow returns October 7, 2015, at 8 pm, both on the CW.