Seemingly Insane CW Superhero Universe Fan Theories That Actually Make The Most Sense

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Vote up the Arrowverse theories you think are true, and vote down the ones you think are not.

The Arrowverse is chock-full of craziness, opening up all kinds of doors for CW superhero fan theories to run rampant. Fan theories about Arrow generally revolve around the Season 5 finale, whereas fan theories about Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow look ahead to future seasons, speculating on what’s to come.

Weirdly, The Flash fan theories are the only ones really focused on the present. Well, kinda. At least focused on the not-too-distant future, in the case of Savitar’s identity. Actually, not-too-distant in the real world, not The Flash timeline where the Savitar showdown actually takes place in 2024, and you know what, forget it. There are a lot of theories. And with so much lazy writing crazy stuff going on in each universe, any number of things could happen.

Let’s take a look at some interesting speculation about the future of the Arrowverse. Some are likely to come to fruition, and others are sheer lunacy. You be the judge.


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    136 VOTES

    Ra's Al Ghul Coveted Oliver As A Replacement

    Ra's Al Ghul Coveted Oliver As A Replacement
    Photo: The CW

    Convincingly, /u/ doctormisterio19 via Reddit argues that Ra's al Ghul actually wanted Oliver to kill and replace him as head of the League of Assassins. His argument mostly revolves around al Ghul's blurry motivations for destroying Star City, and a line about Oliver reforming the League in his own image, changing their definition of justice and swearing off killing.

    The best part of /u/doctormisterio19's argument, however, are the many voice-to-text typos within it. Really good stuff. And maybe he's right. He may also be right that, alternatively, al Ghul's questionable motivations are simply a result of bad writing. 

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    195 VOTES

    The Holy Trinity Has Fallen In Legends Of Tomorrow

    The Holy Trinity Has Fallen In Legends Of Tomorrow
    Photo: Warner Bros

    One fan thinks Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman are all dead (on Earth-1, at least). From /u/JoshJBell via Reddit

    “The most concrete reference to the existence on the trinity on Earth One is Rip Hunter’s line “I’ve seen Men of Steel die & Dark Knight’s fall”. So what if the team we’ve been following weren’t the first Legends? What if this was the second time Rip had gathered a team to take on Vandal Savage? What if Rip recruited Batman, Superman, & Wonder Woman to go fight Savage through time, but he killed all of them, so Rip had to resort to the B-team?”

    This theory is super compelling, but also very bleak. If Diana, Clark, and Bruce all fell to Savage, Superman-flunkee-turned-Atom Brandon Routh is unlikely to fare better.

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    126 VOTES

    The Legends Are In Their Own Flashpoint... Kinda

    The Legends Are In Their Own Flashpoint... Kinda
    Video: YouTube

    YouTuber Jawiin theorizes in the above video that at the end of Season 2, the Legends are outside the timeline of the rest of the Arrowverse, stuck in their own equivalent of Flashpoint. That's why the 2017 Los Angeles they end up in has a ton of weird buildings. Oh yeah, and dinosaurs. He also hypothesizes that they'll fix the timeline, making the whole thing moot. In other words, what else is new. 

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    96 VOTES

    A Final Showdown For The Ages

    A Final Showdown For The Ages
    Photo: The CW

    On a consistent basis, /u/12as3d offers plot prediction via Reddit for every episode of Arrow through the end of Season 5, but most interesting one is the finale prediction: "Oliver, Slade, Malcolm, Nyssa and Captain Boomerang fight Prometheus, Black Siren, Talia, Artemis and Derek Sampson," on Lian Yu.

    Hopefully, 12as3d is right because that would be super cool. If so, Ollie better watch his back. Slade is one dangerous dude. Manu Bennett (the guy who plays him) is as well, for that matter. Stephen Amell may need to tread lightly. 

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    88 VOTES

    Speculating On The Future Of Ollie's Flashbacks

    Speculating On The Future Of Ollie's Flashbacks
    Photo: The CW

    The Arrow flashback sequences are nearing their conclusion, as the end of Season 5 marks the point where our time with Oliver Queen began. /u/Danishroyalty hypothesizes via Reddit what we'll see in the flashback finale: a showdown between Ollie and Kovar's men on Lian Yu. Yep. This seems exceedingly likely.

    Ollie's going to win that fight and then get off the island. End of show. Or, more likely, they'll keep going until they run the ship (even further) into the ground.

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    124 VOTES

    Mick's A New Man. Literally.

    Mick's A New Man. Literally.
    Photo: The CW

    In the Season 2 finale of DC's Legends of Tomorrow, the Legends join forces with a version of themselves from Doomworld to fight the Legion. It seems all of the "new" legends are killed, meaning that the remaining team consists of the same Legends we had from the outset.

    /u/Kazoology, however, argues via Reddit that Mick is actually the Doomworld version of himself, not the pre-existing one. As evidence, they cite his newfound antagonism towards Snart. That definitely seems cool enough to be true.