Legends of Tomorrow introduced its second season in a big way. Rex Tyler aka Hourman appeared aboard the Waverider and said that he was a member of the Justice Society of America. The JSA is one of the most important superhero team in the DC Universe and possesses some of the most significant heroes in comics' history.
Besides Hourman, let's take a look at six of the most expected characters for the show next year.
Jay Garrick has been present throughout the second season of The Flash. But ironically, it isn't until the finale that we finally got to meet the real Jay Garrick, who was no other that Henry Allen's Earth-3 doppelganger. Jay Garrick is the first Flash but also one of the founding members of The Justice Society Of America.
Garrick lives two Earths away, but John Wesley Shipp's teased a possible involvement in Legends' second season. And honestly, it would be a waste not to use one the most iconic speedster in the DC Universe.
Spectre is a former angel named Aztar and unlike any other members of the JSA. He is the embodiment of God's wraith, a spirit whose unique goal is to punish evil in the world and who possesses almost unlimited magical powers (flight, teleportation, etc). His first host is James Corrigan, an NYPD detective dedicated to enforcing the law. Corrigan was captured by a criminal named Gats Benson, who shoved him in a barrel of cement and threw him in the river.
Overflowed with anger, Corrigan's spirit was allowed to merge with the Spectre entity and thus carried out his vengeance. He was later convinced to use his powers for good and joined the JSA.
A character as important as Spectre could appear on Legends Of Tomorrow, but his powers should probably be toned down in order to work on the show.
Kent Nelson is an archaeologist who during an expedition in the Valley Of Ur discovered an underground pyramid. In that pyramid, Nelson met an ancient immortal named Nabu, who had been held in suspended animation for centuries. Nabu taught Nelson everything he knew and made him an agent of the Lords of Order, in their fight against the Lords Of Chaos.
Using Nabu's amulet, cloak, and helmet, Nelson became Doctor Fate. Fate is a powerful sorcerer who possesses infinite magical powers (teleportation, astral projection, etc). Alongside Jay Garrick or Hourman, Fate is one of the founding members of the Justice Society Of America.
As with Spectre, Dr. Fate's powers should also be toned down for Legends. Given Constantine appearance on Arrow, Fate could be considered canon, as we saw his helmet on NBC's short-lived series.
As a child, Wesley Dodds lost his mother while his father was fighting during The Great War. He spent years traveling around Orient with his father and learned martial arts, herbalism, and origami. When his father died, Dodds had to take care of his family's business and became an investor.
Around 1938, Dream, a member of the Endless and personification of dreams for every lifeforms in the universe was imprisoned on Earth and prevented from doing his duty. In order to balance the scale, the Universe divided Dream's powers and gifted it to many humans. Wesley Dodds find himself troubled by vivid dreams of murder and other crimes and decided to put them to good use.
Equipped with hypnotic gasses and a gas mask, Dodds don the mask of Sandman and used his premonitory dreams to stop crime before it happened.
Kara Zor-L is a character very likely to appear in the Arrowverse someday. She is basically the Earth-2 version of Supergirl, and except for her suit and looks, possesses the exact same backstory as her Earth-1 doppelganger. On Earth-2, Power Girl goes by the name of Karen Starr, a computer programmer and became the leader of The Justice Society.
If Power Girl were to appear on Legends, we can safely say that Melissa Benoist would play the role, just slightly differently that the one she is used to.
I have very little hope that a Green Lantern will one day make it to TV, but hey, the sky's the limit. Alan Scott is the first Green Lantern and rather than being powered by the Guardians of the Universe, his abilities originate from the Starheart. The Starheart was created by those same Guardians but was banished to Earth-2 and contains an infinite amount of magical energy from Earth-1.
The artifact saved Alan from a train wreck who then made a ring out of the orb and assumed the identity of Green Lantern.
Hal Jordan and the Green Lanterns have been referenced countless time on the Arrowverse, and while I don't think we'll see one of them appear anytime soon, I would be pumped to see one of them adapted on the small screen even for a one-off.
Legends Of Tomorrow returns this fall on The CW.