DC has dominated the superhero TV genre for the better part of a decade. It started Arrow and expanded to shows like Gotham, The Flash, and Supergirl. One of the most exciting prospect of being able to watch our favorite heroes on the small screen is the hope that we will get to see them cross paths at some point. The Flash and Arrow have teamed up on more than one occasion. Each time these two super friends (I know, I know… some jokes are too easy not to make) team up their respective ratings skyrocket. The Flash recently ran all the way to National City to help Supergirl battle Livewire and Silver Banshee. The episode was full of highs and lows, but you would never be able to tell that by the ratings. If team-ups equal ratings let’s take a look at a few team-ups that that DC should make happen.
The Flash and Detective Gordon (Gotham)
I know what you are thinking: “How Sway! You don’t have all of the answers!” Well first of all my name is not Sway, and second of all I do, in fact have all the answers. The Flash has accidentally run to other earths in the past, why can’t he do it one more time? If it was the first season of Gotham it would be strange to try to integrate a character like Flash for an episode, but Gotham has totally gone off the rails at this point so having someone show up with super speed isn’t that much of a stretch. Could you imagine Barry using his skills as a forensic scientist to help Gordon and Bullock by day and helping them stop Mr. Freeze or their worlds version of Captain Boomerang by night?
Arrow and The Question
Arrow has recently delved into the supernatural with varied success. Arrow tends to be a bit more interesting when it is grounded in reality. Team Arrow should be dealing with mobsters and their powered henchmen, not freaking M. Bison.
One hero that has been terribly underutilized and could bring Arrow back to it’s roots is The Question. Vic Sage (The Question) doesn’t have any superpowers. He an extremely talented martial artist and a master detective. He also has probably the coolest mask in comics: its just a blank face. Spooky as hell, right? Imagine Sage going to Star City, deducing that Oliver Queen is Green Arrow and working with him to solve whatever major whodunit that is plaguing Star City at the time. He could also help Oliver understand there is always more to whatever you think the narrative is. Everyone looks to Oliver as the elder statesmen of the DC TV universe but he still has a lot to learn.
Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, and The Legends of Tomorrow
The entire premise of Legends of Tomorrow is a team being put together to try to stop Vandal Savage from conquering the world. The Legends have already made the mistake of alerting Savage to their presence. What would happen in Savage took a page out of Rip Hunter’s book and put together a team to combat the Legends? If the Legends are out matched, Rip would have to get help. Enter the rest of the DC TV universe. Could you imagine Rip showing up with Supergirl, Arrow, and the Flash to combat Savage’s Legion of Doom? This would be the closest thing to the Justice league we are ever going to get on TV. Make it a three-part event. Who wouldn’t watch that?
What do you all think? What team ups would you like to see in the future?