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Crisis on Infinite Earths is possibly the greatest comic-book crossover of all time.

And this coming fall, it’s coming to The CW’s Arrowverse. Here’s what to expect from it.

(At least almost) Every hero from each show

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You can’t have a Crisis without having literally everyone. That means Team Flash, Team Arrow, Supergirl, Superman, Martian Manhunter, The Legends and Batwoman are givens. And since, in a Crisis, time ceases to matter, we could easily see Supergirl’s Legion of Super-Heroes and possibly even Legends’ JSA. We could also see plenty of heroes who haven’t been seen in a while, such as the Hawks, Huntress, Wildcat and even present-day Vixen. On top of that, dead characters like Martin Stein and even Earth-1’s Laurel Lance could return. We’re also bound to see any new heroes that join the shows.

The Anti-Monitor

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If you don’t know who the Anti-Monitor is, here’s the basic fact: he makes Thanos look about as threatening as Michael Cera on Estrogen Pills. Because while Thanos’ actions can be stopped and even reversed, The Anti-Monitor will have a lasting impact on the multiverse, whether you remember it or not.

Heroes (and villains) from across the multiverse

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This means we’ll likely see Jay Garrick again, as well as Gypsy, Breacher and other heroes from other worlds. (And hopefully, we’ll see 90s Flash again, even though having Jay would likely defeat the purpose.) In addition to that, we could see alternate heroes like Power Girl, Diggle’s Green Lantern (assuming he’s not dead), or even Tom Welling’s Superman from Smallville. Black Lightning, whose adventures take place on an earth separate from Earth-1, could also show up. It’s also possible we might see other “Elseworlds” characters like Red Son’s Superman or even the Crime Syndicate, the evil mirror-image of the Justice League. Speaking of which…

The Justice League

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The Arrowverse has gone without a Justice League for far too long. It's possible DC will let them use even more characters, such as Batman, Green Lantern and even possibly Wonder Woman and Aquaman. That way, we can get a full JLA for Crisis.

At least one major character death

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In the comics, “Crisis on Infinite Earths” had quite a body count. Supergirl and Barry Allen, who just so happen to have their own shows, were among the dead, although they later returned. Supergirl was replaced with her Earth-2 counterpart Power Girl, and Wally West took up Barry’s mantle. Wally as The Flash would be great to see, as he’s actually responsible for a lot of key “Flash” storylines in the comics. Maybe that could be what finally convinces Keiynan Lonsdale to reprise his role. Green Arrow’s death, sadly, seems likely, and it’s possible the “deal” he made with The Monitor in Elseworlds was in exchange for his own life. It’d be sad to see him go, but it’s possible we may see the last of Oliver Queen in “Crisis”.

The multiverse is merged, and continuity is greatly altered

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“Worlds will live. Worlds will die. And nothing will ever be the same.”

Ain’t that the truth.

The only way to stop earths from dying in a Crisis is by having them merged into a prime earth - an event that few will ever remember. This means that Supergirl, Smallville, Black Lightning and possibly even Titans could all be at least partially canon from here on out. It’ll be crowded, but the more the merrier, amirite?

As for the continuity, we could see big changes in characters’ backstories. Maybe Diggle could become Green Lantern. Maybe the Justice League could have formed a while back in the new reality. Who knows?

What do you think of this? What do you hope to see or not see? Comment!

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#1 Edited by Eobard21 (4611 posts) - - Show Bio

I just wonder How is this going to affect the incoming seasons for every show

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#2 Posted by solar_nerd (2625 posts) - - Show Bio

@eobard21 said:

I just wonder How is this going to affect the incoming seasons for every show

Probably a lot more than any other crossover.

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#3 Edited by rem (2518 posts) - - Show Bio

I don’t think WB will let them use characters like Wonder Woman and Shazam And especially not Aquaman and this point. They put deathstroke on hold because he made a small cameo in justice league.

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#4 Posted by Eobard21 (4611 posts) - - Show Bio

@solar_nerd: Yeah i feel like this is going to get far more épisodes than just 4

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#5 Posted by solar_nerd (2625 posts) - - Show Bio

@eobard21 said:

@solar_nerd: Yeah i feel like this is going to get far more épisodes than just 4

Hopefully.

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#6 Posted by the_stegman (40136 posts) - - Show Bio

I personally want a big status quo change. Things I'd love:

1. All Earths merge to Earth Prime, so SG and Black Lightning will be on the same Earth as Flash, Arrow, etc.

2. A formation of the Justice League, roster including: Flash, Superman, J'onn, Black Canary, Elongated Man, the Hawks and Firestorm(reborn).

3. Death of Green Arrow. I still think Oliver made a deal to trade his life for Barry's on the Crisis. Him sacrificing everything would be awesome to see and a good way to send off the show.

4. Legion of Superheroes. It would be cool to see the Legion and to have Supergirl join it with Mon-EL, and Brainy. With guest appearances of the Legends.

5. Outsiders. A team of Black Lightning, Roy Harper, Thunder/Lightning, Cisco, Diggle and Alex would be cool. They could do the street level, espionage stuff.

This is all a pipe dream though, lol

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#7 Edited by solar_nerd (2625 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_stegman said:

I personally want a big status quo change. Things I'd love:

1. All Earths merge to Earth Prime, so SG and Black Lightning will be on the same Earth as Flash, Arrow, etc.

2. A formation of the Justice League, roster including: Flash, Superman, J'onn, Black Canary, Elongated Man, the Hawks and Firestorm(reborn).

3. Death of Green Arrow. I still think Oliver made a deal to trade his life for Barry's on the Crisis. Him sacrificing everything would be awesome to see and a good way to send off the show.

4. Legion of Superheroes. It would be cool to see the Legion and to have Supergirl join it with Mon-EL, and Brainy. With guest appearances of the Legends.

5. Outsiders. A team of Black Lightning, Roy Harper, Thunder/Lightning, Cisco, Diggle and Alex would be cool. They could do the street level, espionage stuff.

This is all a pipe dream though, lol

I like all this except Green Arrow's death, even though it'll probably happen. Black Lightning and Batwoman should form the Outsiders instead of joining the JL. I could see the Outsiders team having Batwoman, Black Lightning, Mister Terrific, Vixen, Killer Frost, Roy Harper and Vibe.

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#8 Posted by the_stegman (40136 posts) - - Show Bio

@solar_nerd: oh yeah, I keep forgetting about Batwoman, lol. Yeah, she'd be a good fit.

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#9 Posted by Eobard21 (4611 posts) - - Show Bio

How are they going to adapt the anti monitor tho ? You need a lot of budget for that

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#10 Posted by solar_nerd (2625 posts) - - Show Bio

@eobard21 said:

How are they going to adapt the anti monitor tho ? You need a lot of budget for that

They'll probably humanize him like The Monitor, which I think is a smart movie anyhow.

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#11 Posted by solar_nerd (2625 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_stegman: Also I think Wild Dog would fit on the team pretty well.

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#12 Edited by the_stegman (40136 posts) - - Show Bio

@solar_nerd: Thanks to Arrow, they have tons of street levelers to choose from! Heck, I wouldn't be mad if they brought Huntress back to appear on the Batwoman show.

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#13 Posted by solar_nerd (2625 posts) - - Show Bio

@solar_nerd: Thanks to Arrow, they have tons of street levelers to choose from! Heck, I wouldn't be mad if they brought Huntress back to appear on the Batwoman show.

That would be epic AF. Huntress had more potential than was actually used during the first two Arrow seasons. The only time we've seen her since is among the dead on Earth-90.

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woo hoo

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#15 Posted by IndomitableRegal (15651 posts) - - Show Bio

@solar_nerd: I'm not gonna read the OP because I personally hate reading theories before watching something (lessens the impact if it turns out to be true). My working theory though? Oliver dies and next season is possibly Arrow's last. Maybe that's the purpose of introducing Emiko (who moves and works just like Ollie) and doing "flash-forwards" instead of flashbacks. Maybe this is establishing how they'll ultimately move on.

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#16 Posted by Thorthunder98 (6606 posts) - - Show Bio

Is this going to be a mid-season crossover because how can Oliver die in a mid-season finale? If they're going to kill him it should be an end of season crossover

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#17 Posted by Magian (151214 posts) - - Show Bio

I can see them merging the Earths, it would make a lot of things easier, a few doubts about Black Lightning though. Don't think any of of the Major Three are going to die since their shows are still on-going unless they replace any of them.

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#18 Posted by Mister_Surreal (9069 posts) - - Show Bio

What is to come sounds great, but Barry already saved the multiverse from Zoom in a single episode of a season finale. Him doing that partially takes away from the suspense.

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#19 Posted by Supermanthor (16144 posts) - - Show Bio

What is to come sounds great, but Barry already saved the multiverse from Zoom in a single episode of a season finale. Him doing that partially takes away from the suspense.

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#20 Posted by Supermanthor (16144 posts) - - Show Bio

featssssssssssss

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#21 Posted by Alavanka (2403 posts) - - Show Bio

Please, just kill Felicity and let Arrow be good again.

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#22 Posted by solar_nerd (2625 posts) - - Show Bio

@alavanka said:

Please, just kill Felicity and let Arrow be good again.

LOL. Felicity was great before the fans demanded she become Oliver's significant other...

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#23 Posted by solar_nerd (2625 posts) - - Show Bio

featssssssssssss

You can expect a whole lot of that!

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#24 Posted by Eobard21 (4611 posts) - - Show Bio

Are thé heroes going to be as powerful as their comic book counter parts ?

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#26 Posted by Eobard21 (4611 posts) - - Show Bio

@supermanthor: I expect the heroes to be as strong as their comic book counter parts in thé coie especially if they're facing the anti monitor

Also we're Likely going to get a ew 52 version of the arrowverse

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#28 Posted by Ready_4_Madness (15381 posts) - - Show Bio

If the JL isn’t formed after this, then I give up on that.

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#29 Edited by Magian (151214 posts) - - Show Bio

How about some actual story this time?

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#30 Posted by solar_nerd (2625 posts) - - Show Bio

If the JL isn’t formed after this, then I give up on that.

I'm kinda with you. The team should at least have a name. (As long as it isn't Super-Friends!)

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#31 Posted by Ready_4_Madness (15381 posts) - - Show Bio

@solar_nerd: knowing CW they might actually call it Super Friends

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#32 Posted by solar_nerd (2625 posts) - - Show Bio

@solar_nerd: knowing CW they might actually call it Super Friends

The CW is the kind of network that would make a live-action adaptation of the Super Friends cartoon.

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Definitely not good writing.

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#34 Posted by DayWalker98 (159 posts) - - Show Bio

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#36 Edited by Matthew660 (1580 posts) - - Show Bio

I want Barry to do the infinite mass punch, or what the cw will call it. “Mach 7 punch”.

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#37 Posted by thatduderox (979 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm just hoping for a merger of the earths and the official formation of the Justice league.