The Flash’s Armageddon crossover event also appears to borrow from the Injustice: Gods Among Us games and comics, with some significant changes.
Warning: the following contains SPOILERS for El flash: Armageddon.
The flash season 8 crossover event Armageddon now it seems to be adapting the Flash Injustice history of video games and comics based on them, with some major differences given the Arrowverse’s setup. While there are many classic comic stories involving a hero turning bad, The flash now seems to be lifting more than Injustice that Armageddon 2001, which was believed to be the main inspiration for the Arrowverse event based on the title. This sudden change seems logical, however, given the popularity of the Injustice setting, which was recently adapted into an animated feature film Injustice film.
The main story of El flash: Armageddon focuses on an alien named Despero, who traveled through time since 2031. Despero attacked the Flash, claiming to have witnessed a great evil that destroyed the Earth and that this evil was a crazed Flash. Despero also claimed that Barry Allen’s madness was due to a bad day in which his life fell apart. The flash Season 8 episode 2, “Armageddon, Part 2” details this day, which ended with the closure of STAR Labs for environmental safety violations and Barry Allen facing federal criminal charges. The episode ended when Barry met with Black Lightning in the Hall of Justice and, when asked what was wrong, replied with a single word, “.Injustice. «
The basic idea of a bad day that turns a virtuous hero into a villain was the most famous in Injustice, where The Joker set in motion a chain of events that led to the death of Lois Lane and the destruction of Metropolis. Worse still, the Clown Prince of Crime set him up to hold Superman responsible for the death of his city, his wife, and their unborn child. This led to Superman becoming a tyrant, determined to prevent anyone from suffering as he had, by any means necessary, even if it meant policing the world himself with an iron fist. Weather The flash Season 8’s Armageddon event seems to have taken a similar turn, there are still some considerable differences between it and the original Flash. Injustice history.
Flash reemplaza a Superman en The Arrowverse Injustice
The most obvious difference between Injustice and Armageddon are its main characters. Injustice focused on Superman, who is often seen as the most noble and virtuous of heroes and considered a leader by most heroes. Barry Allen has a similar role in the Arrowverse, so it makes sense for him to be the focal point of an Arrowverse adaptation of Injustice.
Some may wonder why a Injustice The adaptation may not be saved as a story for Superman and Lois. This is a fair question, particularly given reports that Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman was originally planned to be a part of the Armageddon event until scheduling conflicts left him unable to appear. Nevertheless, Superman and Lois season 1 already teased its own adaptation of Injustice, featuring an alternate universe version of Superman killing Lois Lane from his world after betraying the people of Earth. Repeating the same story so closely in Armageddon it would be redundant.
Arrowverse injustice doesn’t start with Joker’s death
Another important change is that The flash season 8 Armageddon The story was not started by the death of the Joker. In the world of InjusticeThe inciting incident that led to Superman’s slow slide down the slippery slope of idealism into villainy was his cold-blooded murder of the Joker, while the Clown Prince of Crime got the last laugh. The Joker is not in the story of Armageddon not at all and, in fact, he couldn’t, as the Arrowverse version of the Joker was supposedly killed by Batman at some point in Earth-Prime’s past history.
The cast of characters is wildly different
Another big difference between Injustice and The flash season 8 Armageddon event is the cast of characters. Comics linked to Injustice The games explored the effects of Superman’s choices throughout the DC Comics universe. Over the course of five years, writer Tom Taylor explored how New Gods, Earth Wizards, Old Gods, and intergalactic peacekeepers like the Green Lantern Corps opposed Superman’s increasingly authoritarian behavior. However, the comics also told a number of deeply personal stories, with Harley Quinn’s redemption and Oliver Queen’s sacrifice among the most notable.
By contrast, the Arrowverse crossover event has a compact set that’s limited to just over a dozen heroes and villains, including series regulars and guest stars. The story so far also focuses heavily on Barry Allen and his actions, with some of the side stories being Injustice included. The main characters are different too, and Harley Quinn has yet to appear in the Arrowverse beyond a brief cameo in Arrow season 2 and Oliver Queen had already sacrificed himself to save the Arrowverse during Crisis on Infinite Earths.
There will probably be no alternate Doppelgangers on Earth
In the world of InjusticeThe Superman regime was finally overthrown after Batman from his world made contact with the Justice League from another Earth, presumably the main DC Comics Earth-0. The first game Injustice: Gods Among Us, detailed how this Justice League fought to free the world from Injustice. They were aided in their mission by that world’s versions of Batman, Superman’s arch nemesis Lex Luthor (who had served as Batman’s mole among Superman’s allies) and Barry Allen, who had come to regret his actions helping Superman to build what he thought would be best. world.
It seems unlikely that a similar group of superheroes from another Earth in the Arrowverse will appear to solve the story of The flash season 8 Armageddon event. The main reason for this is because the current rules of reality after Crisis on Infinite Earths make traveling between dimensions much more difficult and Earth-Prime seems actively hostile to other Earth’s doppelgangers unless their Earth-Prime counterpart already is dead. This was demonstrated in Batwoman season 1, where Beth Kane from another Earth and Alice became ill until Beth Kane’s doppelganger died. Another problem is that it would be anticlimactic and distracting to the guest stars if Armageddon were solved by another team of Arrowverse superheroes from a different world, as in Injustice, instead of The Flash and his allies.