Huge spoilers for the season two finale of Legends of Tomorrow, 'Aruba', below!
The season finale of Legends of Tomorrow brought a series of bombshells that (quite literally) sent shockwaves throughout the DCTV/Arrowverse.
While the episode was full of characters meeting their demise, many of them were retconned due to the show's time travel nature. One death, however, is certainly going to stick for the rest of the Arrowverse - and with very good reason.
After outsmarting the rest of the Legion of Doom, the team was face-to-face with Eobard Thawne/Reverse Flash (Matt Letscher). The former The Flash villain, and leader of the Legion throughout Legends' second season, had left the fight to get reinforcements, and he most certainly succeeded in that front. Thawne brought a series of his duplicates from different points in time, creating a seemingly unstoppable army to face off against the Legends.
As Thawne and his duplicates began taking out the Legends, Sara Lance (Caity Lotz) got hold of the Spear of Destiny, and used it to make one big change in Eobard's plan.
When Eobard eventually got the Spear back, it no longer worked. This created just enough of a window of time for Black Flash - the monsterous version of another former Flash villain, Hunter Zolomon/Zoom (Teddy Sears) - to locate Thawne and kill him.
As Legends fans will remember, Black Flash has been on the hunt for Thawne throughout the back half of the season, due to the nature of him being a speedster out of the general order of time.
Eobard was able to outsmart this by constantly moving about in time, so as to not catch Black Flash's attention. But needless to say, bringing on an army of his duplicates seems to have done just that.0comments
Even though Eobard met his end in tonight's finale, it certainly was a perfect way for him to have done so. Having his final battle against the Legends be of such an impressive and epic scale felt like a fitting conclusion, especially given his significance to Flash and Legends, as well as his long history of comic book appearances. In a way, it arguably helped establish Eobard as the most impressive and ruthless villain the Arrowverse has seen yet.
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