We know the ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ will be zipping through time, popping up in various tine periods and interacting with people from various eras in their mission to stop immortal villain Vandal Savage (Casper Crump). Some of the figures they interact with will be characters from DC Comics’ varied catalog, while others will be original creations.
Genre favorite Jewel Staite (‘Firefly‘/’Serenity’, ‘Stargate: Atlantis’) has been cast as Rachel Turner, a dweller of the far future who will debut in Episode 10, entitled ‘Progeny’. But who is this mysterious character? Rachel Turner is not an alter ego of an existing DC character, that I know of. But executive producer Phil Klemmer revealed that she is connected “biologically” to one of the main cast members due to an action they took before being recruited to Rip Hunter’s time travelling force and it seems her existence may have dire consequences!
“She’s related to one of our heroes. We will find that she’s not a person off the street. We are going into the most distant future that we will be visiting, and we will find that she is the biological result of something that one of our characters either directly or indirectly did before their recruitment in the pilot, in 2016. As we know, when we pull our characters out of the timeline, they cease to have an effect on the future, but this will be a sort of Ghost of Christmas Future where somebody will realize that something that they did before they left had a butterfly effect on the future that will effectively — they will have aided and abetted Vandal Savage’s rise to power.”
Does this mean that Rachel is a villain? That seems to be the implication.
Klemmer shot down speculation that Staite was playing Scandal Savage, the daughter of Vandal who played a leading role in DC’s ‘Secret Six’ comic.
That indicates that she is connected to one of the Legends. Klemmer used the odd phrasing “she is the biological result of something that one of our characters either directly or indirectly did,” which implies that the connection isn’t as simple as her being a direct descendant of one of them. This is the DC Universe, where clones and androids and Bizarros and all kinds of alternate life exists.
And since Klemmer indicated that she exists in “the most distant future we will be visiting,” that means 2166, a loooooooong way from now. A lot can happen in a hundred+ years.
Any guesses as to who the mysterious Rachel Turner could be? Sound off with your theories below!
‘Legends of Tomorrow’ kicks off on January 21.
Source: Cinema Blend