The Legends of Tomorrow season 2 premiere episode did not feature Rip Hunter as a leader after he vanished. It can be remembered that he led season 1’s voyage to change the past, avoiding his wife and son’s demise.
According to Screen Rant, Rip Hunter is not really the most humble leader of all. At times, he would lie if it benefits him. Also, he never hides his disappointment to his untrained and inexperience team.
Despite all of these, he serves as a leader who cares and someone who molded the Legends to what they are now. Without Rip, the team had a tough time which has been obvious in season 2 episode 1.
Consequently, Sara Lance’s leadership brought them all together and became much stronger than before. She has been more patient than Rip Hunter ever was.
In addition, Sara has been less reluctant following her heart than what is in her head. But with this, whatever were Rip Hunter and Sarah Lance’s differences, they have been equally good as team leaders.
Rip Hunter Is Not Rip Anymore in Legends of Tomorrow Season 2
Meanwhile, the previous episode titled Chicago Way seems to show that Rip is not him anymore. The last scenes of the episode implied that their former leader is now a man named Phil and apparently living as a student filmmaker.
Moreover, his life will be in danger because he is set to be captured by Legion of Doom. As per Comic Book, here is the upcoming episode synopsis titled Raiders of the Lost Art:
LOST MEMORIES – When Damien Darhk and Malcolm Merlyn try to capture Rip Hunter in 1967, they create an Aberration big enough to draw the attention of the Legends. However, when the team arrives they discover that Rip has no memories of his past due to “time drift” and is just a graduate film student.
Because of this, the Legends convinced him of who he really is. Thereafter, his former group unexpectedly discovered that he possesses the Spear of Destiny. It is an ultimate powerful artifact that the Legion of Doom is after.
Find our what happens to Rip when Legends of Tomorrow season 2 returns on January 24. The show will occupy a new time slot.
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