RJDiogenes, on 30 October 2018 - 05:17 PM, said:
Sci-Fi Girl, on 29 October 2018 - 05:51 PM, said:
If you have any specific questions, I could probably answer them.
Well, one thing that springs to mind is how they decide what events they can intercede in? They could save Woodstock, but they couldn't save Zari's mother? Why?
Same rules as most time travel stories -- their job is to prevent changes to history. A Woodstock massacre was an alteration to history that they had to undo. But what happens to Zari's family in the future she comes from is the original, unaltered history. It's the same reason Sara can't go back and save her sister or her father. Or the same reason Kirk couldn't save Edith Keeler, or the same as any of a million other time travel stories about preserving the original timeline.
Maybe the Woodstock Massacre caused the Dystopian future.
No, because the emergence of the unicorn and the other supernatural "Fugitives" happened because of the Legends' action in the third-season finale, and Zari's dystopian future was part of the timeline well before then. Again, it's the standard rules of most time-travel fiction, in this case the way that changes to the timeline never take effect until after the characters and the viewers experience their causative events.
Also, are these characters supposed to vaguely resemble real DC characters like the characters on SHIELD resemble Marvel characters?
Most of the regular characters on Agents of SHIELD
are original to the show, except for Daisy, Mack, and Elena, plus assorted guest characters, villains, etc. Most of the characters on Legends
and the other Arrowverse shows are adapted from comics characters, often quite obscure ones, though Sara and Amaya are Arrowverse-original family members of DC characters (Black Canary and Vixen, respectively), and Zari Tomaz is loosely based on DC's Isis/Adrianna Tomaz, who was loosely based on Isis/Andrea Thomas from the 1970s Filmation TV show The Secrets of Isis
, which spun off from Shazam
I recognized Constantine as a version of Alan Moore's old character from Swamp Thing and Hellblazer (a character I never cared for), but I didn't recognize anyone else.
Ray Palmer is the Atom; Nate Heywood is Steel (a Justice Society of America
character); Mick Rory is Heat Wave (a Flash rogue who's semi-reformed on the show). The Time Bureau characters are original to the show.
Yeah, there was a scene at the end in a playground where all that was implied, and made me wonder if they are all from the future or various points in time.
Only Zari is from the future, though Amaya/Vixen (a team member in the previous two seasons) was from the 1940s and was the grandmother of the modern-day Vixen who appeared in the first Arrowverse animated webseries and one episode of Arrow
. The original Legends team consisted largely of recurring Arrow
and The Flash
supporting characters who were popular enough to warrant a spinoff, plus Hawkgirl, Hawkman, and the time-traveling agent from the future who recruited them, Rip Hunter. Rip chose them because they had a relatively minor impact on history; they're basically C-list superheroes, misfits, and redeemable villains.