- For the episode, see Sara.
- For other people who used the "Canary" identity, see Canary.
- For other uses, see Sara (disambiguation).
- "Look. I don't know what you've heard about me, but basically, I had an affair with my sister's boyfriend, I allowed my entire family to think that I was dead, and then I became a league-trained assassin."
"Wow. That's impressive."
"My point is, even someone with a past as checkered as mine can still turn their life around, can be a hero."
- —Sara Lance and Earth-2 Laurel Lance[src]
Sara Lance (December 25, 1987 – October 8, 2014; November 2015 – 2021) was the daughter of Quentin and Dinah Lance, the younger sister of the late Laurel Lance, and the leader of the Legends following the departure of the team's founder, Rip Hunter. She was the captain of the Waverider and a member of the Crisis team, as well as a former member of the League of Assassins and Team Arrow. Sara was the fiancée of Ava Sharpe, the ex-girlfriend/close friend of the late Oliver Queen, and the ex-lover of Nyssa al Ghul. She was also the close friend/sister-figure of Cindy Simone and a good friend of Felicity Smoak, John Diggle, Thea Queen, Kendra Saunders, Ray Palmer, Jefferson Jackson, Mick Rory, Nate Heywood, Amaya Jiwe, Barry Allen, Zari Tomaz, Zari Tarazi, Kara Danvers, Nora Darhk, and the late Martin Stein.
After the Queen's Gambit went down in 2007, Sara was presumed dead but in reality, had been found by Anthony Ivo and spent time on the Amazo and Lian Yu. A year after the sinking of the Amazo, Sara was rescued by the League of Assassins, whom she then joined and trained with for five years, after which she left the organization and returned to Starling City under the vigilante moniker the Canary, a translation of her League name, Ta-er al-Sahfer (Arabic: الطائر الأصفر; for "the Yellow Bird"). Sara stayed to protect her sister, Laurel, before she was forced to leave due to the League following her, trying to bring her back. She was eventually released from the League of Assassins by her lover, Nyssa. Following this, Sara joined Team Arrow and rekindled her past relationship with Oliver. She soon rejoined the League as her part of a deal for their help in defeating Slade Wilson. Sara eventually returned to Starling while following Malcolm Merlyn but was killed by Thea Queen's hand, manipulated and drugged by Merlyn. Over a year after her death, Sara was resurrected by the powers of the Lazarus Pit, and with the help of John Constantine, her soul was restored when Laurel and Oliver risked their own to bring hers back. When she was recruited to Rip Hunter's team, the Legends, she became known as White Canary. Sara became the leader of the Legends when Rip was presumed dead and eventually left the team.
During the Anti-Monitor Crisis, Sara was revealed to be the Paragon of Destiny. She was one of the only surviving individuals from Earth-1 after the destruction of the original multiverse in the Anti-Monitor Crisis. However, thanks to Oliver's sacrifice, she and the other Paragons were able to defeat the Anti-Monitor after Earth-Prime was created.
Sara survived seeing the goddess Atropos' true form and gained the ability to see visions of the near future, though losing her eyesight in the process. Sara was killed again during the England Zombie Apocalypse while protecting her team, but revived by Charlie with the Loom of Fate. After killing Atropos, Sara lost her new-found powers and her eyesight was restored. Not long after, Sara was abducted by aliens and after escaping and crash-landing on an unknown planet, she was poisoned by an alien and found by Bishop who after she succumbed to the poison, created a Sara Lance clone, who retained all the memories of the original Sara.
- 1 Biography
- 1.1 Original multiverse
- 1.1.1 Early life
- 1.1.2 6 years in the darkness
- 1.1.3 Rise of the Canary
- 1.1.4 Return of the Church of Blood
- 1.1.5 Hunting Malcolm Merlyn and death
- 1.1.6 Resurrection
- 1.1.7 Original timeline
- 1.1.8 Current timeline
- 184.108.40.206 Aiding Rip Hunter
- 220.127.116.11 Traveling to the Cold War
- 18.104.22.168 Adrift in time and space
- 22.214.171.124 The Hawks at Harmony Falls
- 126.96.36.199 Return to the League of Assassins
- 188.8.131.52 The Kasnia Conglomerate
- 184.108.40.206 Hunted by the Time Masters
- 220.127.116.11 2166 Reign of the Monster
- 18.104.22.168 Towards the Vanishing Point
- 22.214.171.124 Retrieving free-will
- 126.96.36.199 Killing the immortal
- 1.1.9 Guarding the timeline
- 188.8.131.52 Becoming the new Captain
- 184.108.40.206 High tech shogun
- 220.127.116.11 Zombies in the Civil War
- 18.104.22.168 Summit at the White House
- 22.214.171.124 Back in the West
- 126.96.36.199 Invasion of the Dominators
- 188.8.131.52 The Legion of Doom
- 184.108.40.206 Retrieving Rip Hunter
- 220.127.116.11 One spear to rule them all
- 18.104.22.168 Doomworld and restoring reality
- 1.1.10 Returning to normal life
- 1.1.11 Back in action
- 1.1.12 Another death in the family
- 1.1.13 Hunting magical creatures
- 1.1.14 Lost Canary
- 1.1.15 Anti-Monitor Crisis
- 1.2 New multiverse
- 1.2.1 A new Earth
- 1.2.2 Final battle against the Anti-Monitor
- 1.2.3 Memorial for Oliver Queen
- 1.2.4 Facing goddesses
- 1.2.5 Alien abduction and death
- 1.3 Erased future
- 1.1 Original multiverse
- 2 Legacy
- 3 Personality
- 4 Powers and abilities
- 5 Equipment
- 6 Appearances
- 6.1 Arrow
- 6.2 The Flash
- 6.3 DC's Legends of Tomorrow
- 6.4 Supergirl
- 6.5 Batwoman
- 6.6 Comics
- 6.7 Novels
- 7 Gallery
- 8 Trivia
- 9 Behind the scenes
- 10 References
Sara Lance was born on December 25, 1987, Christmas Day, to Quentin and Dinah Lance in Starling City and had an older sister, Laurel. When she was little, Sara would play dress up with her sister. One time, she and Laurel pretended to be all grown up as a doctor and police officer, respectively. The two would also race to see who could climb to the top of a tree first and Sara won every time. Years later however, she suspected that Laurel deliberately lost their races, knowing Sara was a sore loser.
When Sara was 10 years old, her father bought her a pet canary which she loved, but it drove everyone else crazy. At one point, Sara visited Starling City Aquarium and got a stuffed shark, which was her favorite childhood toy. She would hold the shark close to her chest anytime something bad happened to her. Sara attended Starling City Elementary, where she once starred as Peter Pan in the school play. When it was time for her to come onstage, Sara suddenly blanked and forgot her lines so she spontaneously did a tap dance before running off in embarrassment, crying.
During her high school years, Sara faced bullying from a classmate, Gwen, and the latter's two friends because she was making a move on Gwen's boyfriend, who was her lab partner. The frequent occurrences of harassment created behavioral issues in Sara and caused her grades to drop, worrying her parents. When Quentin tried confronting her, Sara refused to tell him, and later Laurel, anything, determined to deal with the problem herself. However, when she returned home with a black eye, Quentin decided to teach Sara and Laurel how to defend themselves. Afterwards, the sisters worked together to fight off Gwen and her friends.
As a teenager, Sara was rebellious and a troublemaker, which often got her into tricky situations, subsequently putting her at odds with her father. One such incident had her being arrested for shoplifting but Quentin made the charges go away. Thus, Sara was closer to her mother growing up due to her and Dinah's shared free-spirited natures. In her teens, Sara dated many delinquents, much to her father's chagrin, from whom she learned skills such as hot-wiring a car. Sara's dates also tried getting her drunk in hopes of coercing her into having sex. However, she proved to have an abnormally strong tolerance for alcohol and always drank the guys under the table.
Sara soon developed a crush on Oliver and in 2005, she snuck out of the house to go to a party held at Tommy's home to see him. However, Oliver was too drunk to acknowledge her and ended up spilling his beer on Sara, much to her embarrassment. She was then pulled in by the cops and grounded by her father for a month. Sara later believed that Laurel had called the cops to ruin her chances with Oliver, since he and her sister got together not long after.
6 years in the darkness
In late 2007, Oliver started pursuing Sara after having second thoughts about moving in with Laurel. Excited that her teenhood crush was paying attention to her and wanting to get back at Laurel for what happened at Tommy's party, Sara quickly began sleeping with him. Later, she returned home from college to spend time with her family during a three-day weekend but was secretly texting Oliver; he had invited Sara to come with him on the Queen's Gambit voyage, though she was initially hesitant. That night, Sara attempted to caution Laurel against her expectations of getting engaged to Oliver, a known playboy, since he wasn't the type to take such a big step yet. However, an outraged Laurel perceived this as her sister being a "bitch", upsetting Sara and spurring her into accepting Oliver's offer.
On the day of the Queen's Gambit trip as Sara was preparing to leave, her mother unexpectedly arrived home early and caught the former in the process of packing her clothes, including her Starling Rockets baseball cap. Dinah initially objected to Sara going, but Sara managed to convince her mother otherwise by claiming that she was in love with Oliver, needing to follow her heart and do what she felt was right. Dinah then let her go and kept this encounter a secret.
During their sail at sea, Sara and Oliver were in bed together in his cabin. While Sara was somewhat nervous about the storm and Laurel finding out of their affair, Oliver assured her they would be fine. Suddenly, the yacht (which had been sabotaged on the orders of Malcolm Merlyn) sank and Sara was pulled underwater, causing Oliver to believe that she had drowned. However, Sara managed to swim to the surface on the other side of the wreck and was marooned on a piece of the ship for days.
Sara's apparent death had multiple effects on the Lance family. For Laurel, she couldn't properly grieve her sister after Sara betrayed her by sleeping with Oliver, but couldn't be angry either because she had died, and thus struggled to come to terms with her death. Quentin fell into a deep state of depression, becoming an alcoholic, and buried himself in his work in an attempt to ignore his pain, taking every case that passed his desk without pause. Sara was also the first and last thought of Quentin's mind every day and it took him years to get past that point. His drinking and work obsession eventually lead to Dinah divorcing him. Dinah harbored great guilt and remorse for not stopping Sara from going on the Gambit. Unable to face her family with this, she left for Central City after divorcing Quentin. However, Dinah (correctly) believed that Sara was still alive and spent years searching for her daughter. It wasn't until over five years later that she was able to begin making amends with Quentin and Laurel after admitting the truth.
A few days after the Gambit sank, Sara was found by a ship called the Amazo, who took her on board but they imprisoned her in a cell. Later, the crew dragged Sara out of her cell and were going to take her away, but were stopped by a grey-haired man, who brought Sara to his quarters. This man introduced himself as Dr. Anthony Ivo. He claimed that he was going to save the human race, and asked if Sara would join him. Ivo explained that he was looking for a serum created by the Japanese in World War II called Mirakuru (Japanese for Miracle), which could increase muscle strength, enhanced senses, and regenerate cells, but the submarine sank somewhere in the chain of islands nearby.
For the next year, Ivo protected Sara from the cruelty of his men and taught her many skills in the fields of biology, chemistry, and technology. Sara assisted Ivo in his work and participated in torturing his prisoners through his experiments, though only because she was secretly terrified she would be the next test subject. Sara still felt a sense of loyalty towards Ivo for saving her life, no matter how cruel he became.
A year later, Sara reunited with Oliver when he was brought aboard the Amazo. Confused, Oliver tried to talk to her but Sara, who was scared of Ivo and his men, wanted to protect Oliver by not disclosing their friendship. She kicked Oliver in the stomach, knocking him down, and acted cold when she saw Ivo approaching. Later, Sara let Oliver out of his cell and took him to a radio to contact his friends, Slade Wilson and Shado who were still on Lian Yu. However, just when they made contact, Ivo and his men appeared, revealing it was a set-up to figure out if his friends were still alive. When the captain tried to kill Oliver, Sara instead suggested keeping him alive to find the gravesite, which Ivo agreed to.
Time on Lian Yu
Sara went with Oliver, Ivo, and the crew of the Amazo onto the island and towards the crashed plane where Oliver and his friends had resided. She watched as Ivo ordered his men to shoot the place up after Oliver screamed for Slade and Shado to run. When they found the place empty, Ivo left a bomb in the plane and had Oliver lead them to the gravesite. When they arrived at the cave, the guards started questioning Oliver for the hōzen, an arrowhead which should have been buried with the bodies. Soon, Shado and Slade ambushed the crew at arrow and gun point and demanded Oliver back. When Ivo released him, Oliver punched the captain in the face, grabbed Sara, and escaped.
After they got away Shado revealed she had the hōzen which they discovered had coordinates on it, leading to the location of the submarine which housed the Mirakuru which Ivo believed to be the cure to save all of mankind. After Sara revealed this to them, Oliver asked if it could cure Slade. They used the hōzen to locate the submarine, in which they quickly found the Mirakuru. Oliver injected Slade, even after Sara told him that Slade would likely not survive it without a sedative. Slade began to react badly, with eradic screaming and blood pouring from his eyes. Eventually, he turned quiet and Sara confirmed he had no heartbeat. Before they could begin to mourn, Ivo and his men barged in, taking the three of them captive.
Anthony took Sara and Shado hostage and held them in front of Oliver, telling him to pick who would die between Shado and Sara, threatening to kill them both if Oliver didn't decide within 30 seconds. After the time had passed, Ivo aimed his gun at Sara, only for Oliver to run in front of her in a desperate attempt to stop him from killing her. Taking that as his choice, Ivo quickly turned his gun over to Shado and shot her in the head. Just then, the newly-empowered Slade with Mirakuru appeared and saw Shado dead. That made him rage and kill Ivo's men and stealing the rest of the Mirakuru, but Ivo managed to escape. When Slade asked who killed Shado, Sara quickly answered that Ivo just shot Shado for no apparent reason.
They buried Shado next to her father's grave and Sara warned Oliver not to tell Slade why Shado died, because now that he had the Mirakuru inside of him he could be unpredictable and dangerous. As they were walking, Sara and Oliver asked Slade where they were going and he responded that they were heading back to the plane in order to get geared up to kill Ivo and his men. Sara told him he couldn't as Ivy had too many dangerous people working for him. This angered Slade who accused Sara of still working for Ivy but Oliver stepped between them. Slade lifted Oliver a foot off the ground, choking him. Sara promptly hit Slade with a branch, making him let go of Oliver and causing him to realize what he'd done.
Later that night, Ivo contacted them through Sara's radio, telling them they had ten days to deliver the Mirakuru to him and in turn he would give them safe passage off of the island. And if they didn't comply, he would send his men in to take it by force and take them in to be experimented on. They turned to consult with Slade, only to realize that he had disappeared and taken the Mirakuru with him. Sara suggested they should consider Ivo's offer which angered Oliver. At night they had a heart-to-heart but after Oliver fell asleep, she took the radio and contacted Ivo. He asked if she was okay but she questioned if he even cared as not long ago he was close to shooting her. He claimed he would never have done that but she was upset that he killed Shado. He tried to win her sympathy, saying the darkness had taken over and that he needed her but Sara told him she would rather die than help him again.
Oliver and Sara tracked Slade down to the cave with the gravesite but when they got there he was nowhere to be found. Oliver spotted some calculations on a wall which he recognized as identical to the ones on Edward Fyers' missile launcher, and therefore deduced that Slade was going to destroy the Amazo with the missiles. They rushed to the missile launchers as quick as they could and found Slade inputting the calculations. Oliver managed to talk him down and they decided to take the Amazo for themselves.
The three of them surveyed the freighter and brainstormed ideas on how to board it when they heard a plane. They tried to signal it, though it was quickly shot down with a missile. They ran to find it and discovered its dying pilot. Sara attempted to save him, but he was fatally injured. As he lay dying, the man asked Sara to find his daughter, Cindy, and take care of her. Sara promised to do so. The man gave Sara a picture of Cindy before succumbing to his wounds. In the midst of this, however, Oliver noticed a bagged parachute, remarking how it could get them on to the freighter.
Preparing for battle, Sara concocted some cocculus indicus to counteract sodium pentathol, which Sara with all her knowledge of Ivo's tactics assumed he would use on Oliver. They agreed to destroy the Mirakuru to make sure that even if their plan went south, Ivo would never get his hands on it. Later that night, Slade produced some alcohol, one of the few things that survived the plane's crash, for them all to drink to commemorate their last night on the island. Sara later asked Oliver that if she would not make it, he'd tell her family that she died on the Queen's Gambit so they could remember her as she was then.
The next day, they prepared for battle. Oliver purposefully got himself captured while Sara and Slade kept watch from a highpoint on the island. Like Sara had predicted, Ivo had Oliver injected with sodium pentathol or truth serum. As per Sara's instructions, Oliver acted dazed and began answering Ivo's questions, claiming Sara and Slade had built a raft and were in the engine room of the ship. Ivo sent all his men there to find them and Oliver was taken back to his cell, but along the way he knocked the guards out and took their keys.
Sara and Slade watched from the island and after seeing them clearing the deck they jumped of the cliff with the parachute, landing on the top deck. They split up and Sara went to free the other prisoners. However, one of the prisoners, Hendrick Von Arnim, who despised her for working with Ivo, jumped on her and started choking her. She was saved by another prisoner, Thomas Flynn, who knocked him out and followed Sara to the top deck. As gunfire broke out between the crew and the prisoners, Sara took cover and was soon joined by Oliver who informed her that Ivo had told Slade the truth about Shado's death and he had now turned on them. Realizing the battle was lost, Sara told Oliver they had to retreat, so they along with some of the prisoners, one of whom was Anatoly Knyazev, jumped the ship and swam to the shore although Oliver was caught by Slade at the last minute and taken captive.
Sara took the prisoners with her to their old base where she was contacted by Slade on the radio. He told her that the engine had broke and he was willing to free Oliver if she gave him Hendrick, who was an engineer. Sara lied that Hendrick hadn't made it to the island but Slade called her bluff and gave her one hour to deliver Hendrick to him or he would kill Oliver. Hendrick started pointing his gun at Anatoly Knyazev but Sara knocked him out from behind and then agreed to Slade's terms. Knowing handing him over would be a death sentence regardless, Sara got the idea to use Hendrick as a way to kill Slade. She had Anatoly extract the explosives out of a landmine and planted them on Hendrick before handing him over. However, once they made the trade, Slade found the explosives and pulled his gun on Sara but he soon concluded that dying would be too good for them and they deserved to suffer on the island until their deaths.
Anatoly attempted to torture Ivo, only to be stopped before he could when Ivo told them there was, in fact, a cure to the Mirakuru and a possible way to stop Slade. Ivo offered to help them find it if they could provide him with a quick death due to the gangrene traveling in his system due to his arm stump. They agreed to the deal and after being told where the cure was, Sara prepared to shoot him but Oliver stopped her, shooting him himself as to spare Sara of the heaviness of having to take a life.
They went back to the Japanese submarine where Oliver convinced Anatoly to pilot it, having been in the Russian Navy. However, after realizing it was stuck, they concocted a use the ships torpedoes to blast themselves out. Oliver asked Sara to wait outside for safety but she was found by Slade who took her captive at the Amazo. Oliver came after her and freed her from her cell. He told her leave while he would try to cure Slade of the Mirakuru, though she refused to leave without him and they both made their way to Ivo's quarters. However, there they were ambushed by Slade who revealed that he had the cure.
Slade took Sara and Oliver to watch him inject numerous prisoners with Mirakuru and see it fail as the prisoners died. Anatoly then fired another torpedo at the Amazo and the ship began to flood. Oliver grabbed an arrow, killing Slade's men where he could. Before Slade could grab the Mirakuru, Oliver was able to, however, he was able to grab Sara. Slade threw Sara down the hole in the ship, leaving Oliver to again believe that Sara had drowned.
League of Assassins
Sara survived the sinking of the Amazo and managed to make it back to shore on the island. Unable to find any trace of Oliver or Slade, Sara believed them to be dead. Sometime later, she was discovered by Nyssa al Ghul on Lian Yu, nearly starved to death and having lost the will to live. Nyssa nursed Sara back to health and took her in. Nyssa was part of the League of Assassins and took Sara to Nanda Parbat where Sara trained with the League and became an assassin herself by swearing her allegiance to them. She was also acquainted with Maseo Yamashiro, who joined the League the same time as Sara and admired her as a warrior.
At some point during her time with the League, Sara and Nyssa fell in love and began a relationship. As part of her induction, Sara was told to "choose a new name" and picked "Ta-er al-Sahfer" (in Arabic: الطائر الأصفر), Arabic for Canary ("yellow bird"), reminiscent of the canary she had as a child. Sara was also trained by Ra's al Ghul as part of her League training. On one mission, she was sent to Guyana to kill local diplomat Suarez. She slit his throat in his bed and left his body to be found by his children the next morning.
Rise of the Canary
In late 2012, Sara began to hear stories of the Starling City vigilante, codenamed the Hood/Arrow, wearing a green hood and immediately realized that it was Oliver wearing Shado's hood. After the Undertaking, Sara left Nanda Parbat to check on her family. However, she ended up staying in Starling City (in the shadows), unwilling to return to the League. Sara became a vigilante, mainly targeting men who attacked women.
One night in The Glades, The Canary saved Cindy Simone, also known as "Sin", from a gang of would-be rapists. Honoring the promise she made to the girl's father five years prior, Sara took Sin under her wing (but kept her meeting with Sin's father secret). Shortly after while Roy Harper was fighting a gang harassing a woman outside Big Belly Burger, the Canary swooped in and fought off the attackers before they could hurt Roy. She then swiftly vanished.
When the Arrow was cornered by an SCPD S.W.A.T. team led by Laurel at the D.A.'s office, the Canary swooped in and used a sonic device to disorient the policemen and shatter the windows. The two vigilantes used the chaos to quickly escape the scene. Sometime later when Roy was lured into her hideout by Sin, The Canary knocked him out with her staff. She asked why he was looking for her, but was interrupted by a message on Roy's phone from Thea Queen, telling him that Laurel and Quentin had been kidnapped. The Canary immediately took off to save her family, letting Roy go.
The Canary arrived at the abandoned Metamorpho Chemical, where she fought the kidnapper, Barton Mathis/The Dollmaker. The Canary easily subdued him but Mathis managed to drop a load of pipes on her, pinning her to the ground. Before he could harm her, The Arrow came in and shot Mathis with two arrows. Despite the Arrow's intentions to take the serial killer back to prison, The Canary killed him by hurling her baton through his chest before vanishing. Upon returning to her hideout, The Canary was confronted by a member of the League, who informed her that Ra's al Ghul wanted her to return. The Canary tried to persuade the assassin to lie to Ra's that he couldn't find her, but he refused. She then killed the man to protect her whereabouts.
After realizing that The Canary was following Laurel, Oliver tracked her down near Laurel's apartment building and unmasked her. Upon seeing her face, Oliver was shocked that Sara was still alive. Although she soon made her escape. The next day, Sara had breakfast with Sin, during which she revealed her run-in with the Arrow. The two discussed their families, with Sara talking about Quentin and Laurel. That night, Sara followed Oliver to Verdant, where he confirmed that he kept her existence a secret from her family. Quentin then arrived to talk to Oliver. Sara listened as Quentin revealed Laurel's depression and alcoholism in the wake of Tommy Merlyn's death and was saddened as her father recounted how much Sara's death affected them.
After Sin was injured by the gang-lord calling himself The Mayor and taken to hospital, Sara and Oliver teamed up to take him down. Working together hand-in-hand, they defeated The Mayor with Sara showing off her fighting skills. Sara tried to kill him but Oliver convinced her to spare him to be arrested. Later, Sara secretly watched over Sin at the hospital, where she ran into Oliver. Oliver tried to persuade Sara to tell her family the truth and return home permanently.
Sara began staying with Oliver at the Queen Mansion, though she struggled with nightmares of the Queen's Gambit sinking. Oliver again tried to convince her to tell her family but she dismissed it, not sure they would be so happy to see her as he thought. One day, they were attacked by Al-Owal, a member of the League of Assassins. Sara tried to fight back, but was overpowered. However, Oliver managed to fend Al-Owal off. Afterwards, they went to the Arrowcave, where Sara formally met Oliver's teammates, John Diggle and Felicity Smoak. Sara revealed to the team that she was once part of the League of Assassins and now, they are on the hunt to bring her back to their leader, Ra's al Ghul.
Oliver and Sara then tracked down Al-Owal, only to learn he had reinforcements. After a heated battle, the two narrowly escaped with their lives. Fearing retaliation against Sara, Oliver decided to protect the whole Lance family, but when Quentin refused to listen to Felicity's warnings of danger, Sara decided that it was time to reveal herself to her father. He was rejoiced upon realizing Sara was alive. He soon realized she was the new vigilante and had been back in town for weeks and was hurt when she admitted she wouldn't have let them known of her return if it wasn't for the assassins.
Sara brings Quentin to her hideout where they are attacked by Al-Owal and his two companions. They start fighting them off and are joined by Oliver who helps them defeat the assassins. Sara kills Al-Owal and leaves one alive to run to Ra's to tell him that her family is off limits. She was afraid of what her father would think of her after seeing that but he assured her that she was a his daughter and this wouldn't change that. Sara then left Starling City to draw the League away from her family. She bid goodbye to her father and made him promise not to tell Laurel and Dinah that she was alive.
A couple months later, after Laurel's unraveling lead to her facing disbarment and she started drinking too much and pushing the people around her away, Oliver contacted Sara, explaining that her sister needed her. Later that night, Sara paid a visit to Laurel at her apartment, but Laurel suddenly passed out. Concerned, Sara immediately called for help. While Laurel recovered at the hospital, Sara dealt with her frustrations by working out in the Arrowcave. She considered leaving again despite Oliver's protests. Then, the Arrow got a call from Quentin asking for Sara, who he knew was back.
Sara later met up with her father who pleaded with her to stay but she insisted that as long as the League was still after her, they were all in danger. When Sara walked down a street, Nyssa al Ghul arrived, holding a knife. She approaches Sara and the two kiss. Sara and Nyssa went for a walk, and Nyssa begged Sara to come back but Sara told her she couldn't go back to killing and asked Nyssa to release her. After sharing another close moment, Sara told Nyssa she wouldn't go back, and to do what she had to. Sara stood waiting as Nyssa drew her dagger from her thigh but then pulled away, not being able to go through with it.
Sara returns to the Arrowcave where she discovers that Laurel didn't have an overdose but was poisoned by Nyssa as a way to draw her back to the city. Sara and Oliver goes after her, but Sara is horrified to discover Nyssa has taken her, mom Dinah Lance, giving Sara only 24 hours to rejoin the League or her mother dies. They get away and Sara returns to tell Quentin what has happened, also filling him in on her and Nyssa's past relationship, giving him a slight shock. She asks him if this upsets him but he tells her he's just glad she had someone to care for her during all those hard years she spent away. Oliver, Sara, and Quentin track down an assassin for information, but he kills himself before he can tell them anything.
Sara then decides to give herself over, but poisons herself with Tibetan pit viper venom as Nyssa returns Dinah to Quentin. The venom begins to take effect, weakening Sara and causing her to collapse. Nyssa holds Sara in her arms and cries upon realizing what she did. Once Oliver arrives he and Nyssa began to fight. Sara pulls herself up from the floor just as Oliver gets the upper hand and begs him not to kill Nyssa. She weakly walks over to them before collapsing and passing out. Oliver runs over to her and manages to counter the poison causing her to wake up and gasp for air. Sara turns to Nyssa and begs her - no more killing, then Nyssa tearfully releases her from the League. Soon after, Quentin and Dinah arrive with Laurel who is shocked.
At Laurel's apartment, Sara shared a happy reunion with her parents. However, Laurel rejected Sara's attempts to reconnect, bitter with her sister over the past, blaming her for everything going wrong in their lives and hurt that she had not told them she was still alive. A guilt-ridden Sara tried to apologize, only for Laurel to throw her out. Heartbroken, Sara later returned to the Arrowcave and encountered Oliver, both of them feeling betrayed by their families. Sara expressed that at least she is home now. The two of them began kissing passionately and slept together.
Sara officially joins Team Arrow and quickly bonds with Diggle over battle scars. She is reluctant to go to her homecoming party and tells Oliver their relationship a secret for Laurel's sake. She attends the party is disappointed that Laurel didn't come. At the party, she is greeted by Sin who runs to hug her, raising suspicion in Oliver's sister Thea so she lies that they don't know each other with Sin saying she just loves when people came back from the dead. When one of William Tockman's victims are found, Sara and Oliver leave the party early to investigate.
Sara finds Felicity, feeling left out in the Arrowcave, and punching a sparring dummy so she helps her with her stance. She tries to to ask her if she was okay but was interrupted by Diggle and Oliver arriving. Afterward, at the scene of another bank robbery, the Canary is able to injure William, collecting a sample of his blood. Sara later analyzes it and is able to determine that William is suffering from MacGregor's Syndrome a rare terminal illness which they could use to identify him. The Arrow and the Canary go to the address of William's sister, only to find a device that destroys the Arrowcave's computer system.
Felicity tells Sara that she shouldn't miss her family dinner for the sake of the mission. Nervous about seeing Laurel again, Sara asks Oliver to come with her. At the dinner, Laurel realizes that Sara and Oliver are in a relationship and gets extremely angry, berating everyone at the table before storming off.
When Oliver and Sara return to the Arrowcave, they learned that Felicity has broken into Starling National Bank, hoping to use their computer system to track William. The Arrow, Canary, and Diggle meet Felicity there to help her. In the final showdown, Felicity saves the Canary's life, takes a bullet for her and manages to take William down by blowing up his cell phone. In the Arrowcave, Sara patches Felicity up while thanking her for saving her life.
After getting a job as a bartender at Verdant, Laurel showed up to make amends. She told her how she had been drowning ever since Sara disappeared on that boat. Laurel tearfully begged Sara not to hate her. Sara simply embraced her and the sisters reconciled.
While in the Arrowcave with the rest of Team Arrow, Sara recognized Slade Wilson's voice from the phone call from Oliver to Felicity. She is shocked and tells the rest of the team who he is. She brings Roy Harper and Diggle to the Queen mansion, believing Oliver and his family to be in danger. Sara climbed the house and went in through a window on the second floor while Diggle was positioned outside with a gun. She descended the stairs as if she had been there all along, confronting Slade, who was pretending to be a normal houseguest to Oliver's mom and sister, while he shook hands with Roy. Faced with all these people, Slade made his excuses and left, with the promise to return.
After this incident, Oliver started having nightmares and Sara tried to get Oliver to talk about his problems, commenting on his lack of sleep, but she had no success. Later while bartending, Sara confided in Laurel while helping her sister fill a job application form at Verdant. After Oliver collected information on Slade from the Bratva, Sara confronted him again, telling him he needed help and that Shado's death was not his fault. Oliver instead told Sara to stay away from him, not wanting her to be a target of Slade's vendetta. Eventually, though, Oliver came back to Sara, confessing that he could not get Slade on his own, and the two promised each other to do so together.
The Canary and Arrow watched over Quentin and his men as they were trying to detain some criminals, including Frank Bertinelli and quickly intervened. Quentin was injured during the fight, enraging Sara and causing her to force a criminal off the rooftop. Alarmed, Quentin told Sara to show restraint next time. The team realized Frank's daughter, Helena Bertinelli aka the Huntress, was back in town and would be trying to kill her father. Sara was slightly amused when Felicity and Diggle revealed Helena was Oliver's "psycho ex-girlfriend". The Arrow, Canary, and Roy intercepted Helena's car but found it to be a decoy. When Adam Donner rehired Laurel and assigned her to prosecute Frank, Sara tried to convince her sister to drop the case, knowing that it would make her a target of the Huntress. When Laurel remained on the case, Sara was scared for her sister's safety and upset when Oliver planned a non-lethal way to take Helena down.
When Helena took hostages at the Courthouse, Laurel got into a fight with one of her henchmen, forcing Sara, as the Canary, to intervene and take him down. She led Laurel through the building and they hid from Helena's men in and empty office. When Laurel reaches for a bottle, the Canary reminds her of her sobriety. Laurel questions how she knew about that, after which she points out the 30 days chip on her key chains. Laurel opens up about not feeling she is strong enough for Sara, unaware Sara is the one she's talking to. The Canary encourages her to show her she's strong now and so Laurel puts down the bottle.
As they made there way towards the exit, Laurel refused to leave without helping to rescue the hostages first. Just as Helena was about to kill her first hostage, Sara intervened, throwing in her sonic device which shattered all the windows. Laurel started helping all the hostages flee while Sara battled the Huntress. She tried to non-lethally incapacitate Helena, but the latter eventually disarmed Sara of her bo-staff, using it to beat Sara up and throw her out a window. Sara managed to avoid falling to death and Oliver saved her when Helena tried to shoot her. Although Sara was horrified as Laurel was still inside.
Later, Helena offered to release Laurel in exchange for her father. Oliver and Sara managed to kidnap Frank from police custody with Quentin's help and arrived at a meeting place with Helena and Laurel. However, Police Captain Stein opened fire on them, killing Frank and separating Oliver from Sara. The Canary then faced The Huntress again and this time vowed to not hold back. She managed to overpower her. A furious Sara almost choked Helena to death for harming her sister. However, Laurel begged her not to so Sara agreed to spare her.
After Slade kidnapped Thea, Sara provided Tibetan pit viper venom for Team Arrow to use when against him. She was present at the confrontation with Wilson, donning her Canary suit, where Oliver decided to call the police on him and have him arrested. After Slade's release by the police due to lack of evidence, Sara partook in the attempt to follow him, driving a motorcycle and following Felicity's directions. However, Slade managed to escape. When Roy, who blamed Oliver for Thea's capture, started lashing out and attacked Biggle, Sara aimed her bow at him, threatening to kill him unless he let Dig go. Oliver interrupted them and the still furious Roy left the team. She was also present at the police station when Thea was released, and watched as her father was arrested for working with the vigilante.
Sara joined Team Arrow in breaking into Queen Consolidated's applied sciences division and blowing it up after Isabel Rochev took control of the company and used its resources to aide Slade in mass-producing Mirakuru to build an army. She also visited her father in prison while Laurel was trying to get him to give up the Arrow's identity. When Slade infiltrated the Arrowcave, Sara, Oliver, and Diggle attempted to fight him, but they were all easily taken out. During the subsequent visit to the hospital, Laurel saw Sara's scars, leading her to figure out that Sara was the Canary.
Later, the Arrow and Canary tried to stop Deathstroke from breaking into S.T.A.R. Labs, but arrived too late. They returned to their base where they found out he had stolen an invention which he could use to deliver blood from one person into multiple others at ones, thus delivering his blood to multiple people and creating his Mirakuru-induced army. Sara and Laurel both visited their father after he was attacked in prison, and Laurel managed to bail him out after he convinced her not to pursue the vigilantes anymore. Meanwhile, Oliver had attempted to stop Slade from using his blood on a group of prisoners only to find he had kidnapped Roy and used his blood instead. Back at the Arrowcave, Sara took care of Roy who had fallen unconscious.
Sara and Oliver are informed by Felicity that Roy has woken up and has become unrecognizable and filled with violent rage. Team Arrow patrol the city, trying to track him down. Sara is worried when Sin appears, telling her she was attacked by Roy but Sin insists that Roy's her friend and needs help as opposed to getting beat up. Later, the Arrow and Canary confronts Roy at Sara's hideout but he beats them up, leaving Oliver with a broken knee before fleeing and killing a police officer in the process. Sara was convinced that Roy was too far gone and they had no other option than killing him so she armed up to do so, against Oliver's wishes.
When Roy comes to Verdant and starts strangling Thea, Sara almost shoots him, but is prevented from doing so by Sin, who stands between them until Oliver showed up and put Roy down with poisoned arrows. Later, Sara confesses that she had wanted to kill Roy and would have so him if Oliver didn't intervene. Sara stated that because of all those years spent in the darkness as an assassin that was the person she had turned into. She breaks up with Oliver, stating that he deserves someone better and she cares too much for him to be with him. As Sara gets on her motorcycle, Sin arrives to ask how she is doing. Sara replies that she has had a rough day and hugs Sin goodbye. She drove away from Starling City, telling Sin that she was going to see "an old friend".
Sara arrived back in Starling City just in time to save Laurel from one of Slade Wilson's masked soldiers, after which Laurel revealed she knew about her secret identity. Afterwards Sara fell apart, telling Laurel she was not the hero she believed her to be and that she was irredeemable. Laurel managed to get Sara out of her identity-crisis, by commenting on the fact that the innocence and beauty in her were not all gone yet. As the Canary, she saved a little girl from a burning building, causing citizens to comment on her as a hero which she overheard.
Willing to do whatever it took to defeat Slade and protect her family, Sara had gotten back in contact with Nyssa who agreed to help fight Slade and his army after Sara promised to go back to Nanda Parbat with her. At the police station, Sara watched as the League of Assassins sedated Laurel. Afterwards, Sara brought Nyssa and six other assassins to the Arrowcave. Oliver was reluctant to accept the League's help, insisting they did not need to resort to killing to win this fight. Together, they assaulted the Queen Consolidated building and took down Slade's bodyguards while Slade managed to escape out of a window. Quentin Lance joined them after one of Wilson's men managed to abduct Laurel.
Sara, Oliver, Roy, and the assassins made their way to the Giordano Tunnel, via where Slade's army was trying to escape the city. After they neutralized the army using the Mirakuru cure, Sara and Oliver made their way to Wilson's hideout, where Felicity injected Wilson with the cure. Sara took Laurel and Felicity to safety while Oliver battled Wilson. Once the city was safe, Sara said her goodbyes to Laurel and Quentin, giving her sister her jacket as a parting gift and assuring them she was leaving out of her own volition. She then boarded a ship with Nyssa and the League.
Return of the Church of Blood
On the way to her next job, Sara stopped off in Starling City to pay a visit to her friends. Outside of Verdant, Sara came across Diggle, who'd been beaten by an intoxicated Oliver. She brought Diggle to the Arrowcave and shared a hug with Felicity, who was happy to see her again. Felicity attempted to find out about Sara's next job, though she was unable to reveal. Sara offered to bring Oliver in and found him on a rooftop. They fought for a bit, until Sara knocked him out and took him back to the Arrowcave.
Believing him to be dosed with something, Felicity took a blood sample, finding traces of mushrooms. As Oliver woke up, he wished to go back to find Brother Blood, though Sara would only allow Oliver to go once he'd had some rest, promising to accompany him if he did so. Meanwhile, Sara headed to the hospital to see her father, where she was greeted by Laurel. Just then, after weeks in a coma, Quentin then woke up to see both of his daughters, much to their joy.
Hunting Malcolm Merlyn and death
After five months away, Sara finally returned to Starling City to confirm the rumors of Malcolm Merlyn's presence there. While searching for Malcolm, Sara paid her father a visit and asked about a monk named Ken Zhi Jansen, who was connected to Malcolm. Before leaving, she planned to visit Laurel but overheard Felicity's communications and helped Oliver take down Werner Zytle's thugs, as well as Zytle himself. As she and Oliver caught up, Sara advised him to keep his family and friends close.
Sara later met up with Laurel, asking that she not tell Quentin that she was back home. After Laurel left, Sara was confronted by a hooded Thea, much to her confusion. Before she could react, Thea suddenly shot three arrows into Sara's chest, causing the latter to fall off the building and collapse into the alley, dying instantly from the impact. Laurel immediately found Sara's body and broke down in grief.
Laurel took Sara's body to the Arrowcave and Team Arrow vowed to use all their resources to track down Sara's killer. Sara's body was kept in a freezer in the Arrowcave before being buried in her previously empty grave from 2007 in a mini-funeral at Starling City Cemetery, attended by Laurel, Oliver, Felicity, John, and Roy. John and Lyla decided to name their daughter after Sara in honor of her.
In the wake of Sara's death, Laurel went mad with grief, wanting to find her sister's killer and bring them to justice no matter what. She also refrained from telling Quentin, not wanting to hurt him before they knew who had done it. Laurel was filled with rage which she struggled to channel and started acting reckless as she wanted to follow in her sister's footsteps. After getting herself beat up, she asked Oliver to train her so she could get justice outside of a courtroom but Oliver flatly refused, saying Sara would never forgive him for it. She instead started training with Ted Grant and asked him to teach her the tools to avenge Sara's death.
After her death, Roy began having nightmares about him killing Sara and believed to have done so under a Mirakuru-induced rage. Oliver used a meditation technique to help Roy confront the issue. Roy discovered that he had actually killed a police officer under the Mirakuru but believed it to be Sara, as he saw her at the time. A few months after her death, Thea was eventually revealed to have killed Sara due to being drugged by Malcolm with Vitura. Rather than have his sister hunted by the League of Assassins, Oliver took the fall for Sara's murder as part of Malcolm's manipulations.
After Oliver was believed dead, Laurel took Sara's old Canary gear from the Arrowcave and took up Sara's mantle. Dressing up in Sara's old wig and mask, she started fighting crime in her honor as the Black Canary. After being injected with Vertigo, which makes its users hallucinate their worst fears, Laurel hallucinated fighting Sara who denounced Laurel as a fraud, addict, and unworthy of "replacing" her. In another fight, Laurel hallucinated Sara again and overcame her issues with running from Sara's death. She then saw a vision of Sara smiling proudly at her and afterwards she finally revealed the truth to Quentin who was devastated to have lost his daughter once more.
Over a year after her death, Sara's corpse was dug up by her sister and Thea after Laurel learned of how Thea was brought back from near-death. They brought Sara to Nanda Parbat, where Laurel requested that Malcolm resurrect her. Though reluctant at first, Malcolm agreed and Sara's body was submerged in the Lazarus Pit. As soon as she was resurrected, Sara went after Thea but was restrained. Sara was then chained up to prevent her from causing any harm to Thea. Nyssa, however, was furious that they were willing to put Sara through this, and destroyed the Lazarus Pits resulting in her imprisonment at the hands of the League.
When Laurel brought Sara home, she was forced to chain her sister up in her apartment's basement, as Sara had not gotten over the effects of the Pit. When Quentin found out, he was thrilled to see his daughter, yet worried about her condition. When Laurel showed Sara some family photos, Sara seemed to be responding and even spoke for the first time since her resurrection but suddenly, she attacked Laurel. Quentin saved her and Laurel insisted Sara just needed more time to remember who she was. Later, Quentin came to shoot Sara but was talked down by Laurel and couldn't bring himself to do it. Later, Sara was able to break free from her chains and escape into the city.
Sara started roaming around the city killing muggers with no recognizable pattern and encountered Team Arrow when attacking a nightclub. Oliver and Felicity later realized that Sara was trying to find Thea, as she was the one who killed her originally. Meanwhile, Sara attacked Thea in Laurel's apartment and attempted to strangle her, but Thea managed to cut her with a piece of glass and escaped but was left hospitalized. Hours later, Sara tracked Thea to Starling General and tried to strangle her but Oliver and Laurel intervened. She threw Thea at the two and escaped by jumping out the window.
Sara was later lured to Verdant, where she single-handedly overpowered both Green Arrow and Black Canary until Laurel pulled a gun on her and Oliver tranquilized her from behind. Having realized Sara no longer possessed her old soul, Laurel almost pulled the trigger on her sister but was stopped by Oliver who claimed they could get her soul back. In the Arrowcave, Oliver had John Constantine perform a ritual with him and Laurel that returned Sara's soul to her body. Sara was then happily reunited with her family and friends.
Over an emotional conversation on the phone, Sara informed her mother she was now alive. She later rejoined Team Arrow in her original identity as the Canary to help save Ray Palmer. Sara accompanied the team as they broke into Kord Industries, but began beating a security guard in a rage until Laurel and Thea stopped her. Later when the team went to rescue Ray from the Latin Building, Sara joined them again and fought alongside Black Canary and Speedy, but she once again lost control and ended up killing one of the Ghosts. Back home, Sara talked with Laurel and Thea about the situation, thanking Laurel for gifting her another chance at life but deciding she needed to seek solitude away from the city to battle her bloodlust and start fresh. She bid a tearful farewell to Laurel, promising to make good on the "gift" Laurel gave her.
At some point afterwards, Sara travelled to Nanda Parbat where she was reunited with Nyssa. Having learned the circumstances of Nyssa's imprisonment, Sara wanted to help free her. However, Nyssa maintained that this was her battle and instead urged Sara to use her second chance to live a life free from the burdens of her past. Sara agreed to try and the couple hugged goodbye.
Some time later, Sara returned to Star City to help Team Arrow in their fight against Damien Darhk. However, Damien killed Sara, along with Laurel and Quentin. Due to Rip Hunter recruiting Sara into the Legends though, she and Quentin were spared from their fates, though Laurel wasn't.
Aiding Rip Hunter
In January 2016, Sara was in a bar in Tibet. She helped a woman who was being assaulted by a drunk patron, easily overpowering and defeating the two perpetrators. Sara was then intercepted by Rip Hunter, who claimed he had "come a long way to meet [her]". He knocked her out and she awoke on a roof-top with six other individuals. From here, they were all offered the chance to join Rip's new team and help him prevent Vandal Savage's rule over the world in the year 2166. He showed them how Savage would destroy the world as they knew it unless they agreed and that by joining him, they would be remembered as legends.
Sara returned home to Star City and visited her sister. After a sparring session, Laurel encouraged Sara to take up Rip's offer. Sara was reluctant, citing her still dealing with her recent death and subsequent struggle with bloodlust, but her sister pointed out that this could be an opportunity for her to become a hero in the light. Laurel gave Sara the identity of White Canary, along with a suit designed by Cisco Ramon. Sara questioned the lack of a mask but Laurel told her she didn't need it anymore as she would no longer live in the shadows.
Sara then joined the team and was taken aboard their time-ship, the Waverider which Rip used to take them all back to 1975 to get a lead on where to find Vandal Savage. When Sara, Leonard Snart, and Mick Rory were forced to sit out on a mission, as Rip deemed their particular skills not important in this instance, they decided to go out for drinks. As Sara began dancing, a biker tried to hit on her and wouldn't take no for an answer, prompting Sara to beat up him and his friends. Leonard and Mick joined the fray, starting a bar fight.
As the trio returned, they were just in time helping the team fight off Chronos, a bounty hunter working for the Time Masters. The team was confused at this, to which Rip revealed that he had lied to them. He no longer worked for the Time Masters and the members were not selected because they were legends; the group was in fact meaningless for history, which would aid in his personal mission of avenging his wife and son, whom Savage murdered while the Time Masters turned a blind eye.
- "Rip said that in his future, we're nobodies. But this mission is about changing the future. If we have the power to change the world, don't you think we have the power to change our own fates?"
- —Sara Lance to Ray Palmer[src]
The team was shocked but after exchanging thoughts, they decided to keep going. They would stop Savage and become legends of the future, or die trying. Still in 1975, Sara and the team traveled to Norway and attempted to intercept a black market arms bazaar, where Savage was likely to participate. The team managed to infiltrate the place and wanted to kidnap Savage. To avoid suspicion, they began to bid as well, which resulted in them accidentally buying the nuclear warhead. Damien Darhk who doubted their legitimacy confronted them and things escalated quickly. In a massive brawl, the team managed to defeat the buyers and everyone present. Unfortunately, Savage escaped and activated the warhead, though the team managed to contain the blast before leaving.
They returned to the ship, where Rip lectured them for exposing their powers to Savage. On top of that, during the fight, a piece of tech from Ray Palmer's suit was cut loose, and Savage found it. With it, Savage could now build a greater weapon than a nuclear bomb, which changed the course of history for the worse. They deducted a plan to track down the piece before Savage got to it by enlisting the help of a younger Martin Stein to get his tracker. Sara then accompanied the older Martin Stein and Jefferson Jackson to Ivy Town, where they met a 25-year-old Martin. The older Martin was largely annoyed when Sara started to shamelessly flirt with his younger self to get into his good graces. Martin explained he could not have "a sexy assassin from the future" distracting his younger self, as he was about to meet his future wife at a faculty mixer. Sara was amused at Martin calling her "sexy". As they tried to steal the device, young Martin walked in and confronted them. As he threatened to call the cops, Sara knocked him out which shocked older Martin.
The group tracked the piece to Savage's lab and Sara easily defeated all the guards and retrieved the piece. Later, they then learned Leonard, Ray, and Rory were in trouble. The group went to Savage's mansion where they fought his troops while the hawks, Carter Hall and Kendra Saunders faced Savage. Carter managed to stab Savage with the Amon Dagger, but he revealed that the dagger had to be wielded by Kendra and stabbed Carter in the chest, killing him. He then injured Kendra and was about to kill her when the rest of the team saved her and retreated. The group conversed as they expressed doubt in their abilities to do anything useful. Rip told them Savage was still at play and the group agreed to help him and promised to take down Savage for Carter.
The group traveled to Leipzig, Germany. Rip explained to the group that Kendra had fragments of the knife in her arteries which had to be removed to save her but they could not time jump as Kendra would not survive that in her state. The team were skeptical but Rip told them his idea was still to stop Savage in the past and thus save the future. Sara spoke with Rip in private and told him that she knew he did not have a plan and that his rousing speech was only to convince himself. Sara opted that since they could not kill Savage they could perhaps slow him down. Quoting Ra's al Ghul, Sara informed Rip that they could cripple Savage's financial resources to slow him down for decades. They found out Savage stored his assets at the Bruemberg Group. Rip initially wanted to go alone, as he did not want more people to die on his mission but Sara insisted to go with him.
At the bank, Rip and Sara met Mr. Blake and handed him valuable doubloons to deposit in an account. As Blake left, Rip checked the computer. However, Sara had realized the bank's employees were Savage's followers, noting to Rip that Blake was a Kuroda-trained swordsman, his secretary armed, and his guards were South African mercenaries. Rip doubted her judgement but just then, the group confronted the duo. Sara drew out her hidden stash of knives and she and Rip engaged the group in a fight. Sara killed all of them but Rip stopped her down just in time before she murdered Blake as well. They took Blake to the Waverider, where Rip questioned Sara on her murderous rage. Sara revealed she was suffering from bloodlust since being resurrected, sadly believing herself to be a monster.
Rip and Sara then started to interrogate Blake and offered to let him leave unharmed if he helped them. Blake mentioned that Rip was known to Savage and his followers as "the Gareeb" (the stranger) and had tried to kill Savage once before 4,000 years ago in Egypt. Sara confronted Rip and he told her that he had tried to kill Savage before but failed as he hesitated, insisting she was not a monster for killing people but him not being able to kill a murderer like Savage when he had the chance made him one. Sara and Rip continued questioning Blake who told them they could find Savage his treasure at a gathering this evening. Rip asked about the most prized treasure of Savage which Blake revealed was actually Carter's body.
Rip was bound on going to the meeting to retrieve Carter's remains. Sara then insisted they should bring the entire team but as they were all gone or helping Kendra, they were forced to go by themselves. Sara posed as the lover of Blake as they infiltrated the gathering while leaving Black tied up in their trunk. Sara and Rip danced as they checked out their surroundings. Rip mentioned he did not consider her a monster but that she was just a person haunted by a past. He told her that just like him she would get better and her drive to improve herself would allow her to better herself. Sara noticed two men with the same markings as the South African mercenaries from the bank. Sara easily took them both out and they entered the hidden room they had been guarding where they found Carter's body displayed.
As they wanted to move the body they got cornered by Blake and his men and were quickly overpowered and tied up. Brought before Savage and his followers, he revealed that by using the blood of Khufu and Kendra he could share it with his followers to expanded their lifespan with hundreds of years. Savage questioned Rip's hatred for him and soon realized it stemmed from what he would one day do to his family. As Savage boasted, the rest of the team suddenly burst in and engaged the followers of Savage. While Rip fought Savage, Sara faced Blake again and managed restrain herself from violently killing him. Having reclaimed Carter's body, the team held a funeral for him after which Rip apologized for keeping things from the group and they all vowed to work together as a team.
Traveling to the Cold War
The group traveled to Washington, D.C. in 1986. Rip explained they needed steal information from The Pentagon regarding Vandal Savage. Splitting up, Ray and Snart managed to steal a keycard which allowed Sara and Kendra, disguised up as soldiers, access to the secret files while Mick provided a distraction. However, as Firestorm accidentally set of the alarms, Sara and Kendra were confronted by security and forced to fight them off. Kendra lost control of her powers and tried to kill the security personnel, but the team managed to retrieve her and busted their way out of the Pentagon. Back at the ship, the team began to argue about what went wrong and whose fault that was. Rip told them he had managed to wipe the video footage from the Pentagon. From the stolen file, the team learned Savage had gone to the Soviet Union.
As the team traveled to the USSR, where they learned that Savage was involved in a project building some kind of weapon. As Snart and Ray went to infiltrate the project, Sara revealed to Rip that Kendra was becoming uncontrollable. Rip tasked Sara to talk to her, as she had experience in getting her warrior side under control. Sara was hesitant but agreed to try. She talked to Kendra and invited her for a training match. As they sparred, Sara pushed Kendra too far and she turned into her Hawk form and knocked Sara down. Sara's bloodlust surfaced and she nearly choked Kendra before coming to her senses. Horrified, she ran off.
Sara was sharpening her knives when Kendra arrived, wanting to train again. Kendra explained that as opposed to herself who needed to control her warrior side she believed Sara needed to regain control of her human side. Sara expressed her concern of that side of her being gone to which Kendra urged her to find out, baiting her into agreeing to fight by asking if she was scared. The two started sparring again. Sara and Kendra later learned that Ray, Stein, and Mick had been captured while trying to stop Savage's project, which was called Operation Svarog. Rip explained that if Stein divulged his secrets to the USSR, they would create an army of Firestorms and destroy the world.
The team learned that their friends had been captured in a gulag. While Snart and Rip argued, Sara claimed the best way to break into a prison was with the help of someone who had been in and out of prison most of their life, suggesting contacting Bratva, the Russian mafia. Rip, Snart and Sara confronted a high-ranking member of the Bratva. He distrusted them and ordered his men to attack but Sara single-handedly defeated all his men and they managed to convince him to help them. Using their information, the team made a plan to infiltrate the prison.
Rip later talked to Sara and showed her that Star City as well as the rest of the world would get destroyed by Project Firestorm if Savage would succeed. Rip told her that if they could not get Stein back, she would have to kill him. After, Snart had figured out what Rip had asked of her and told her that Rip considered them as expendable pawns, however Sara told him she would kill Stein if necessary to save the future. Snart and Sara infiltrated the prison, however, Snart diverged from the plan, telling her he would save Mick and she could get Stein. Sara managed to take down multiple guards but Stein got moved into the lab out of her reach and Rip told her she would have to kill Stein.
Sara took down took out a sniper and prepared to use his rifle to kill Stein. However, she was interrupted by Jefferson and Kendra arriving on the scene to save Stein. Realizing the Russians were about to use Stein to create a Soviet Firestorm, Sara lined up the shot to take him out, however, Snart convinced her not to do it. Jefferson managed to save Stein, and the entire team made it out alive. The team shared a bottle of stolen vodka and they celebrated their first victory as a team. Sara mentioned to Rip that when serving the League of Assassins, it was unthinkable to not take out a target. Rip complimented her and said that it was her humanity getting on top again.
Adrift in time and space
After the ship was attacked by Chronos, they got knocked out of the time stream and found themselves stranded in Star City of 2046 and noticed the city was heavily damaged. The Green Arrow appeared but he did not seem to recognize Sara or Ray and started attacking them. Sara quickly realized this version of Green Arrow was not Oliver Queen. The team was forced to retreat to the ship where Rip assured them this bleak future could be avoided once they defeat Savage and return to their own timeline. The team deduced that they can use some of Ray's technology to get the ship flying again. Rip told Sara to stay on the ship as she was too connected to the city but she insisted on going, threatening to fight him if he tried to stop her.
Rip, Rory, Snart, and Sara made their way through the ravaged town when a massive firefight between two gangs broke out. The team hid away in the bus and saw the Green Arrow engage the gangs. As the Green Arrow got shot, Sara ran out to help him. Finding the Green Arrow, she learned that he was in fact Connor Hawke; Oliver Queen had been killed and he had assumed his mantle. The two got confronted by Deathstroke, who Sara assumed to be Slade Wilson but soon learned was his son, Grant Wilson who had destroyed the city with his army, turning it into ruins. Rip, Connor, and Sara were forced to retreat as his gang closed in on them. Connor brought them to the Arrowcave where they were shocked to be greeted by an aged Oliver. He revealed all of Team Arrow, including Sara's sister and father, had left or died and told them that 30 years ago, Ray and Sara had left and that there's a possibility the city could have been saved if they had been present.
At Smoak Technologies, Rip tried to convince Sara that this future would be avoided as after they take down Savage, she and Ray could return to 2016 and help prevent Grant Wilson's uprising. They found the technology but got attacked by Deathstroke's forces. As they were outnumbered, Snart and Rory showed up and helped them but Conner was captured in the turmoil. Sara wanted to save him, but Rip told her that this future would not happen. Sara, however, insisted that due to their dangerous line of work, their safe return could not be guaranteed and thus this future was still a possibility. When Rip still refused, Sara called out his hypocrisy in being willing to risk the timeline to save his family but not hers. Rip angrily told her that she could go if she wanted but the ship would leave in one hour with or without her.
Sara went to Oliver and despite his initial protests, convinced him to life his spirits and help her save Connor. As Grant was about to publicly execute Connor, Sara and Oliver attacked him and his gang. During the fight the rest of the team showed up and helped Sara and Oliver. Oliver and Connor managed to defeat and kill Grant while his army fled. Sara said goodbye to Oliver and Connor as they would fight to save the city while she would work on stopping Savage. Back at the Waverider, Sara thanked Rip for sending the team in to help her and Oliver. He admitted that she had been right, and said she had taught him that every future is worth fighting for.
As the ship needed a software update, they got stuck in space where the team received a distress signal from another ship. Martin, Jefferson, Rip and Rory checked out the ship but ended up captured by time pirates. Back at the Waverider, the rest of the team got contacted by the pirates who demanded they handed over their ship or they would kill Rip. However, Rip activated the Waverider's safe-protocol which made it start shooting the pirates' ship.
After the pirates fired back at them, Sara and Snart tried to fix a hole in the ship but got locked up in the engine room. Unable to open the security doors Snart and Sara started to suffer from hypothermia. They talked about how Sara experienced her death when she got killed by Thea. Snart told her how Rory saved his life in prison. Sara warned Snart that Rory was stuck in a dark place and Snart realized that without him, Rory could be highly dangerous to anyone around him. As they were about to freeze to death, Ray saved them by sealing the hole from the outside, allowing the doors to open.
They learned that Rory had escaped capture and was on his way to the Waverider. However, Rory had betrayed them and brought a band of pirates to take the ship. As Rory demanded them to surrender, the team fought back and engaged the pirates. Sara confronted Rory as he wanted to activate the timedrive. Rory told her back off and when she refused he tried to kill her with his Heat Gun. Sara was able to disarm him and engaged him in a fight though Rory managed to disarm her and threw her to the floor. As he was about to shoot her, Snart showed up and incapacitated Rory. After defeating the pirates and getting the software needed for the Waverider, the team discussed how to deal with Rory after he had betrayed them but Snart told them he would handle it.
The Hawks at Harmony Falls
The team traveled to Harmony Falls 1958 to investigate an appearance of Savage and discovered several people had been murdered by someone who appeared to be an expert at knives. The team decided to split up with Sara and Stein posing as a nurse and doctor at the psychiatric hospital. While Stein was getting nostalgic, Jefferson and Sara noted the time was less than idyllic for anyone not white, male or straight. While Sara was hesitant about the use of posing as medical personnel, Stein liked his position and ordered her around since he posed as her superior which Sara was less than thrilled by.
Sara helped a nurse, Lindsay Carlisle, who was being bothered by a doctor by making him spill his coffee. Sara's interest was peaked when she mentioned not wanting a husband and she asked the nurse to show her around. Sara learned that there were some restricted treatment rooms for certain patients and realized Savage was working as a doctor in the hospital. Later, Sara was caught searching through Savage's office by Lindsay who assumed she was looking for alcohol and offered her a drink. As the two talked, Lindsay was impressed by how well-traveled Sara was and Sara urged her to leave this town and see the world as well. Sara then asked if she had a girlfriend, noting that the nurse was obviously not into guys. As the nurse was a bit uncertain and denied knowing what she was talking about, Sara told her she was good at keeping secrets and tried to comfort her about her sexuality.
Stein interrupted Sara and told her she should not be seducing young nurses as in this time homosexuality is not accepted and it would only harm her to seduce her. Sara considered it to more like liberating her. Sara talked to the nurse again and the two ended up kissing. Sara got overwhelmed by emotion and left. Sara later spoke with Stein about it and told him that she freaked out when Lindsay kissed her as it was the first time she had let herself experience feelings since her resurrection and it had felt like being kissed for first time which made her realize how much she could hurt someone or get hurt herself.
The team learned that a meteorite had landed in town similar to the one that gave Savage his powers. As Ray had stolen the dagger, the team prepared to kill Savage. Sara noted that an all-out attack would not work against Savage and they decided Kendra would try to seduce Savage and then kill him with the dagger. As the plan to kill Savage failed, Sara was just in time to save the nurse from the patients injected with Hawk powers. The team managed to save the situation by working together. Sara met with the nurse. They kissed, and the nurse thanked her for helping her. They said goodbye, and Sara told her they might meet again sometime.
Return to the League of Assassins
As Sara, Kendra, and Ray returned to the Waverider, the ship suddenly took off and vanished, leaving the three of them stranded in 1958. Realizing that Chronos had taken the Waverider, the three decided to leave. Sara told them to move out of Harmony Falls, or Savage could track them down. The three stayed in an apartment in Hub City but after ten weeks, Sara insisted the team was not coming back for them as they must all dead. She told them to accept that they were stuck in this time before wishing them good luck as she had decided to leave to find someplace where she belonged.
Sara made her way to Nanda Parbat and returned to the League of Assassins. Ra's al Ghul was impressed by her progress and Sara learned how to control her bloodlust through herbs and meditations. Ra's often told his daughter, Talia al Ghul, to take example from the progress Sara had made. Due to time drift, Sara gradually began to forget her past and identity.
Two years later in 1960, Rip entered Sara's bedroom and told her he had come back for her. However, Sara quickly overpowered him and alerted the guards, who captured the rest of the team. Bringing them to Ra's al Ghul, Sara mentioned she had found peace here and as trespassers, they were all to be executed. The team was brought before Ra's al Ghul, who mentioned Sara had chosen the League. As Rip demanded a trial by combat, and when Ra's chose Sara to represent him, Rip chose Kendra to fight Sara, certain she could remind Sara of her humanity like she had done once before. Sara and Kendra dueled each other using swords.
During the fight, Kendra tried to remind Sara of who she was and knocked her down with a move she learned from the former. Sara managed to disarm Kendra, causing her to turn into her hawk form and fly her up into the air and pin her against the wall. However, Sara managed to stab Kendra's wings, defeating her. As Sara had Kendra at her mercy she pleaded with her one more time, reminding her who she truly was so Sara lowered her weapon. Just then, Nanda Parbat was invaded by Chronos, who fought his way past the assassins. Sara requested Ra's al Ghul to free the team to fight Chronos which he eventually did. Working together, the team managed to overpower Chronos. As they were about to kill him, Snart burst in and revealed Chronos was in fact Mick Rory who had been taken in by the Time Masters.
Ra's deduced Sara was from the future as she had clearly already undergone the training of the League. Sara explained she had believed the League was the only place where she could truly belong. Ra's al Ghul pointed out her soul was divided between the ability to kill and desire to show mercy, and the League was thus not for her. He then released Sara from the League, giving back her past life. Before leaving, Sara told Ra's to send his daughter to Lian Yu in October 2008. When Ra's wondered why he would send Talia to that island, Sara revealed she meant Nyssa, his daughter who was yet to be born.
Back at the ship, the team had imprisoned Rory and discussed what to do with him. Rip told them this was an opportunity to reform Rory. Sara agreed, citing her own experience of being trained by an organization with the one purpose to kill, saying she needed to know they could reach him for her own sake.
The Kasnia Conglomerate
The team set off to 2147 to the Kasnia Conglomerate, 20 years before Savage's rise to power. In the potential future of 2080, governments would turn more into corporations and outside the Conglomerate, the world was full of poverty. The team looked around and Rip informed them that over five years a ruthless dictator known as Per Degaton would rise to power. The team saw robots flying around similar to the Atom suits killed a mugger as he tried to run off. Snart mentioned that executing criminals on the spot did not seem like a lot of progress. The team split up with Sara, Rip, and Snart infiltrating a meeting where Savage would attend.
Rip attended the meeting but Sara and Snart was forced to wait outside as they posed as his accountant and bodyguard. After the meeting Rip informed the rest of the team that Per Degaton would unleash the Armageddon virus which would decimate the planets population which would perfectly prime the world for dictatorship which Savage would use as a springboard by then killing Degaton and take control. Rip and Snart mentioned that if they kill Per Degaton, who at this time was just a young boy, now to stop the rise of Savage in the future. The team argued the ethics of killing a child even though he would grow up to be a monster and agreed instead to just abduct Degaton.
Snart, Sara and Rip ambushed Degaton and his bodyguards as he was on his way to gymnastics and put him to sleep at the Waverider. When Gideon informed that that the abduction had ben insufficient in changing the timeline, the team discussed what to do with the kid as killing him now seemed to be the only option. Sara mentioned that Degaton might still be able to change. She later spoke to the captured Rory about the situation and if they should kill the kid. She told Rory that Snart had spared him and reminded him of how they used to be friends. Unable to find Rip the team realized he had taken Degaton with him on the jumpship and left to kill him. As they waited, Sara talked to Snart and encouraged him to speak to Rory and sort out the guilt he obviously felt after marooning him.
The Waverider then got attacked by armed forces led by Tor Degaton and Vandal Savage. The team engaged the troops and Ray managed to take out the robots. During the fight Sara got overpowered and captured by Savage who demanded they turned over Rip Hunter or he would kill her. Rip showed up with Per Degaton and offered to trade Per for Sara. Per Degaton and Savage wanted to kill Sara and the team though Tor declined and agreed to the trade. The team retreated with the Waverider, and Snart managed to make Rory remember who he was and he rejoined their team. Rory warned them that since he had failed to take them out, the Time Masters would now send highly ruthless mercenaries called the Hunters after the team to have them killed.
Hunted by the Time Masters
To avoid the hunters coming for them, the team went to Salvation in the year of 1871 which Rip was in a temporary blind spot, meaning the Time Masters could not track them there until time had hardened. As the team were excited to look around the Wild West, Rip reluctantly agreed that the group could spend some time sightseeing. The Waverider created clothing for the group to blend in this time period. They also got provided with sixshooter guns as they would be unable to use their own tech to avoid changes in the timeline. Rip mentioned he would stay on the ship and put his time to good use to avoid the hunters. The group assured him they would not get in trouble, but Rip had a hard time believing that.
The group went to the town and visited the saloon. Sara and Rory talked at the bar where Sara asked about his time as Chronos as she believed it had made quite an impression on him and had changed him. He commented she could handle her liquor and Sara mentioned she had outdrunk any guy that had tried to get her wasted during her college years. Rory challenged her for a drinking game. The team were soon brought into a massive brawl after Stein got into an agreement with a local leading to Snart having to shoot him down. The fight got broken up by Jonah Hex, an old friend of Rip who revealed he knew they were from the future. Back at the ship, Sara talked to Kendra who told her she wanted to talk to a woman she had met in town and had given her flashes of her past lives. Sara wanted to accompany her and the two talked as they traveled by horseback. Sara mentioned she enjoyed the nature in this time as it was so pure and simple. They tracked the woman to her home where Kendra soon realized this was a former incarnation of her having grown old.
They found a home and were greeted at gunpoint by the woman. Kendra and Sara tried to calm her down and they realized the woman was a former incarnation of Kendra. The woman later told Kendra to stop fighting destiny as they could not avoid getting born, meeting Carter, and end up murdered by Savage. She explained that after Carter had been killed she had tried a relationship with another man but it failed because Carter was her soulmate and the same would happen to Kendra's relationships. Back at the ship, Sara comforted Kendra and told her that things might have gone wrong for her former incarnation but Kendra should live for herself and decide for herself if she wanted a future with Ray.
They joined the group as Rip was about to duel the leader of the Steelwater gang. Rip beat him on the draw and killed him with a single shot to the chest. After the death of the leader, the gang fled. However, at that moment the hunters sent by the Time Masters showed up and attacked them with their modern weaponry. A massive fight erupted which resulted in the team killing all the hunters.
Back at the ship, the team talked about their new destination. However, Rip and Rory told them that the Time Masters had activated an order which resulted in a certain agent called The Pilgrim would kill them. Snart mentioned they could take her out, however, Rory told him that the Pilgrim would not come after them but would try to kill their younger selves in order to erase them from the timeline. Gideon predicted The Pilgrim would target a young Mick Rory in 1990 and the team manage to save him just in time. They brought the young Rory on the ship and made up a story that they worked for the secret agency A.R.G.U.S..
The team learned from Gideon that The Pilgrim had now traveled to Starling City in 2007 to kill Sara. Sara and Rory went to the police station where The Pilgrim took out Quentin Lance and the other officer, and was about to kill the younger version of Sara. Older Sara intervened and engaged The Pilgrim in a brutal fight at close range. During the fight, Sara managed to disarm The Pilgrim from her gun, however, she deprived Sara of her batons and began to overpower her. Sara was able to throw the Pilgrim to the floor despite the latter's powers, with the Pilgrim recovering her lost firearm. However, Mick was able to blast the Pilgrim before she could shoot Sara. Older Sara put younger Sara in the cargo with younger Rory. As the team discussed how to deal with The Pilgrim, Rip mentioned only Kendra and he were safe and The Pilgrim had now concealed her ship, which made all of them vulnerable as they did not know when or where The Pilgrim would try to kill them. Sara noticed younger Sara and Rory fighting and broke it up. She told younger Sara that she should trust her as she tried to keep her safe.
The team was barely able to save Ray as The Pilgrim tried to kill him in 2014. They then discussed that their best option was to keep themselves safe was to abduct themselves as babies. Rip mentioned that the risk was that if they did not bring their younger selves back in time, their timeline would be damaged beyond repair. Sara and Kendra worked together and abducted baby Snart in 1972, while they both were amazed at how cute baby Snart was. Rip brought the team and their younger selves to The Refuge for their younger selves to be cares for by his adopted mother. The team was doubtful but Rip explained that this place was a refuge, hidden in an unknown part of history where the Time Masters would not be able to find them. Rip explained that the Time Masters fill their ranks with orphans and that his mother would be able to take care of the children.
The team got contacted by The Pilgrim, who demanded that they surrendered themselves to her or she would kill their loved ones and everyone they ever cared about, including Quintin from 2007 whom she had kidnapped. Rip countered her offer by offering his younger self so that if she killed him the team would never exist in the first place. The team went to an outpost to make the trade. The adopted mom brought the younger self of Rip to him. The Pilgrim showed up and told her she would kill as many people as needed to complete her mission. During the trade, the team attacked her. However, The Pilgrim was able to stop all of their energy attacks with her hands and freeze them all in time. But the younger Rip stabbed her which distracted her and she got reduced to dust by the combined energy attacks of the team. Sara talked to Quentin on the ship. He mentioned that he would always knew that she would end up caring for people and protecting them. He then swallowed a pill that made him lose memory of the events that had happened.
Rip explained that the timeline of their younger selves being removed was beginning to cement so they had to act quickly in finding Vandal Savage to restore their lives. With not enough time to determine a new location for Savage, they set course for the only time they knew for certain they could find him, in 2166 when Savage was at the height of his powers.
2166 Reign of the Monster
The team traveled to London in 2166, three days before Savage would murder the family of Rip Hunter. After they avoided the artillery shooting at the Waverider, they landed and Rip selected Sara, Rory and Snart to assist him as Savage would be giving a speech in front of his army that evening. The team listened to his rousing speech and then followed him. A female associate of Savage spotted Snart but the team was still able to ambush Savage and his team of bodyguards. During the fight Sara fought the woman and Kendra told her to get the bracelet she was wearing, although as more bodyguards showed up, the team was forced to retreat.
At the ship, Sara and Kendra told the team about the bracelet and that since it was worn during the first death of Kendra, it could be used as a weapon against Savage. Rip ordered Sara to help Kendra figure out how to kill Savage with the bracelet while he made contact with the nearby resistance against Savage. Sara and Kendra decided to check the research on Savage. Kendra remembered Carter teaching her how to use his mace in a past life and told Sara that she might know how to kill Savage. Snart and Rory kidnapped the woman with the bracelet who revealed she was the daughter of Savage, Cassandra Savage. The group argued about what to do with her and Sara mentioned she could also have vital information about Savage so Snart offered to talk to her.
Melting the bracelet, the team was able to weaponize Carter's mace so it could harm Savage when wielded by Kendra. However they soon realized the Leviathan (an enormous robot) was coming for them and the refugees. The team took in as much refugees as they could but they then got attacked by the robot, who hurled them through the air and forced them to crash. As the Waverider needed time to recover, Rip suggested they should escape with the jumpship before the robot would kill them. However Stein refused to leave the refugees and then went in shock. Palmer managed to make himself and the suit bigger and engaged the Leviathan and killed him after a long fight. Meanwhile, Snart managed to convince Cassandra that Savage was a monster and had caused the deaths of thousands.
Cassandra led Rip, Sara, Kendra, Rory, and Snart in the bunker of Savage and talked to her father. However he quickly saw through her lies and realized she had turned on him. Cassandra told her father that he was a monster but a squad of his bodyguards came in. Kendra attacked Savage while the team engaged the bodyguards. The team learned Carter was one of the soldiers of Savage and was loyal to him. Kendra was unable to kill Savage and the team took Savage prisoner and locked him up in the Waverider. Cassandra joined the resistance to aid them against Savage's forces.
Towards the Vanishing Point
At the Waverider, the team discussed how to deal with Savage. Sara, Snart, and Rory all voted to kill him as had been the plan since the start though Stein and Kendra opposed it. Ray and Jefferson informed the team an analysis of the tech of Savage's robot had revealed technology far more advanced than that of 2166, meaning Savage had been engaging in manipulation of the timeline. Since this was forbidden, they would bring him to the Time Masters and he would be convicted for illegal time traveling, justifying the actions of Rip and his team.
Sara checked with Gideon who informed her that bringing Savage onto the ship had not changed the timeline and Rip's family was still dead. After Rip set the ship's Time Drive to maximum capacity, Sara questioned the speed the Waverider was moving and asked if Rip was not pushing it too hard. As Rip mentioned Savage was a threat and as soon as they reached the Vanishing Point, all would be well. However, just as Rip was assuring her the Waverider could handle it, the ship started malfunctioning as the time drive had failed. Rip told Sara to check on Savage while he would restore the time drive.
Sara talked with Savage, who asked if she had spoken to her sister, Laurel lately, revealing that he had spent years studying the team and their lives. Vandal told her Rip would lead them to their deaths as he had chosen them because they could be manipulated by him. Sara told him she did not believe his lies and then left. Later, Sara told Rip what Savage had said about him and Rip admitted he might be right about him, telling her that Jefferson got badly injured by radiation which only happened because Rip sent him to fix the Time Drive instead of doing it himself. Sara angrily left as she mentioned Rip cared more about himself than his crew.
Angry at his handling of Savage and risking Jefferson, Snart and Rory told Rip they had lost faith in him and Rip offered them to take the jumpship back to 2016. As Snart and Rory said goodbye, he questioned if Sara wanted to leave as well but she told him she wasn't one back down from a fight. As Stein had used the jumpship to send Jefferson away in an attempt to save his life, they were unable to leave. The team were then informed that Savage and Carter had escaped and were now roaming the ship. As Gideon stopped working, Rip told Sara and Stein to help him navigate through the timestream while sending the rest to take out Carter and Savage. As Savage was winning the fight, Rip came to their aid and left Sara to pilot the Waverider. With Carter regaining his memories and turning on Savage, they managed to knock out Savage and capture him.
As they arrived near the Vanishing Point, the team were contacted by the Time Masters. Rip left to bring Savage to the council which would exempt them all from their actions, which were considered crimes by the Time Masters. Left at the Waverider, Sara played cards with Snart, who suddenly realized there was something wrong and told her they had to hide.
Snart and Sara hid in the Waverider to avoid the soldiers looking for them. Snart told her they should leave with the Waverider and fight their way out of it. When Sara refused to abandon the team, Snart aimed his gun at her and told her he would kill her if she would not help him. However, Sara did not believe him, citing that he was the one who had stopped her from killing Stein in Russia. Snart mentioned he only did that because she did not seem like a killer like him. As Sara dared him to shoot her, Snart was reluctant but they were interrupted by the phone ringing. Picking up, Sara found out it was Gideon, who had avoided getting deleted by the Time Masters. Gideon told her the team was alive for the moment.
Sara and Snart put electronic devices on the other ships as part of a plan of Gideon. Snart was highly skeptical, but kept helping her. At the Waverider, Sara got annoyed with Snart as he played with his ring. He told her it was a reminder of his first job he had done with Mick. He told her he kept it as a reminder that the best plans can fail because at their first job after weeks of planning they had been forced to abandon the job and he had only managed to snag this ring. With the time drive back online, Sara and Snart flew away in the Waverider. As the Time Masters tried to follow them, the devices sabotaged their ships and they were unable to take off. Splitting up, Sara fired the Waverider at the team's prison, allowing Snart to burst in and save them.
With the team reunited at the Waverider, they tried to take off, but the Time Masters used remote control and tried to force the Waverider to land. Rip told Sara to keep piloting the ship, as she was doing a great job. Mick was able to use his Chronos suit to override the Time Masters' order and the team took off. Rip informed the team that the Time Masters used the Oculus to seeing the future and that every action of the team so far had played exactly what the Time masters wanted them to do. All their attempts at killing Savage and the death of Rip's family had all been part of the plan. He also mentioned that he watched in the Oculus and saw Ray getting killed. The team talked about what to do now and mentioned that each action could get anticipated by the Time masters. The team decided that their best move might be to try to destroy the Oculus and destroy the ability of the Time masters to manipulate them. Rip agreed and told them they would try to get their destinies back.
Snart came to Sara's quarters and apologized for pointing a gun at her but she told him he was a jerk. He asked her what she thought of the plan of Rip but she mentioned it all seemed pre-determined already. Snart told her he always considered himself like a guy that did not play by the rules, but each of his steps had been manipulated by the Time Masters. Sara told him she felt responsible for all the things she had done. Snart mentioned it were the things he had not done that kept him awake at night. He flirted with Sara and asked about their future together. Sara coldly replied that he had to be a really good thief to be able to steal a kiss from her.
As the team arrived at the Oculus, Stein explained the Oculus took his energy from a supernova. As the team made their way to the Oculus they got ambushed by the soldiers of the Time Masters and Time Master Druce. Rip told them what the Time Masters did was just cold blooded murder. As the soldiers were about to kill them Jefferson showed up and shot them with the jump ship. Jefferson and Stein merged and the group made their way to the Oculus. Ray, Mick and Rip prepared to blow it up while Sara and the others held off the soldiers.
While preparing to blow it up, they realized someone had to keep a safe switch-pressed to make sure the Oculus would explode meaning whoever kept it pressed would die in the blast. Mick sacrificed himself while Rip left with Ray, meeting up with Sara and Snart outside. Snart, however, refused to let Mick died and ran back in with Sara in toe. Snart knocked Mick out and took his place, ordering Sara to leave with Mick. Realizing his intentions and knowing she couldn't dissuade him, Sara passionately kissed Snart farewell and then took off with Mick.
The Waverider took off as the Oculus exploded behind them, taking Snart and many of the Time Masters with it. Aboard the ship, the team grieved over Snart's death, with Sara even shedding a tear and affirming that he died a hero.
Killing the immortal
Rip brought the team back to Star City in 2016. He explained that the timeline was now unclear and with no leads on Savage he decided to leave them in May 2016, five months after they departed with him. The team refused to let him go alone, but Rip revealed he deceived them with a hologram and was already on the ship. Rip flew away and the team was left behind. Sara went to the Arrowcave and reunited with her father. Quentin explained that the rest of Team Arrow was working to take down Damien Darhk. When Sara asked about Laurel, Quentin sadly revealed Laurel had been killed by Darhk, much to Sara's shock and disbelief. Her father comforted her as she broke down in tears.
Sara met the rest of the team after Ray and Martin used a beacon to signal Rip to get back. Rip showed up in the Waverider and despite the team's anger at him for leaving them behind, they want to join him again to take down Savage. Once on board, Sara furiously attacked Rip and held a knife to his throat. She blamed Rip for bringing her back too late, which caused Laurel's death, and demanded that he take her back in time so she could save her sister. As the team tried to calm her down, Rip stunned Sara and had Mick take her to her quarters to sleep it off.
Later, Rip talked to Sara who pleaded with him to help her save Laurel but revealed that by taking her with him on his mission, he had actually saved her; if she had been present with the confrontation against Damien Darhk, then Laurel, Sara, and their father would have all been killed by him. Laurel's death was inevitable, as well as Sara's if she would be present during that time. Sara was devastated, feeling she could not do this without her sister. Rip comforted Sara, stating she was one of the strongest persons he knew and that Kendra and Carter could still be saved.
Through a clue left by Kendra from back in time, the team was able to track Savage to France in 1944. The team attacked him and his forces as he was intercepting a German convoy transporting a meteorite. A massive fight ensued between the team, Savage's forces, and the Nazi soldiers. Jax managed to free Kendra and Carter but as they escaped, Kendra was shot and captured by Savage's soldiers. Outnumbered, Rip ordered the team to retreat as they would try to save Kendra later. At the ship, Scythian Torvil, the reincarnation of Carter Hall revealed that Savage was collecting three meteorites, which contained technology from the Thanagarians. The team learned that Savage wanted to use Kendra and Carter's blood in a ritual to erase time and bring the entire world back to 1700 BC.
Stein figured out that Savage wanted to explode the meteorites in three different time periods in which the Earth was aligned with Thanagar. Due to his immortality as well as time travel, Savage contacted himself in the other times, then traveled to 2021 to cause the explosions at the same moment in all the three time periods. Stein explained to the team that the meteorites had given him immortality but his exposure to them would also render him practically mortal. Thus, they could split up in three teams and kill all three versions of Savage at once: Ray and Rory in 1958, Sara, Stein, and Jefferson in 1975 and Rip, Kendra, and Scythian in 2021.
Sara, Stein, and Jefferson watched themselves as they fought at the auction and Stein and Jefferson flew away with the armed nuclear bomb and absorb the explosion. As Savage activated the meteorite Jefferson, Stein and Sara revealed themselves. Savage tried to shoot at Sara with a rocket launcher, but Jefferson and Stein blocked the shot. Sara blocked Savage's throwing knives and engaged him in close combat. Using her staff against the knife-wielding Savage, Sara managed to gain the upper hand. After disarming him, Sara killed Savage by snapping his neck with her staff. The meteorite was about to explode, but Jefferson and Stein managed to use their newfound transmutation power and changed the meteorite into water.
The team regrouped in 2021 but the meteorite there had advanced too far in the radiation. Ray was unable to shrink it and Firestorm could not transform it. Rip decided to transport the meteorite on the Waverider and throw it in the sun. Rip returned with a time jump and explained what he had just done. The team talked about the situation and Rip informed them his work was far from done, as he would now have to protect the timeline since the Time Masters were disbanded. Rip asked the team if they wanted to join him in this mission.
Back in Star City, Sara and her father visited Laurel's grave, with Sara bringing flowers. Sara wanted to help Team Arrow take down Darhk, but Quentin pointed out that her work with Rip was important as well. Remembering it was Laurel who convinced her to take up Rip's offer of time travel in the first place, Sara decided to continue her work on the team to honor her sister's memory.
The team met back up with Rip, only for Kendra and Scythian to reveal they would not rejoin them, wanting a fresh start now that Savage was finally dead. As the remaining team prepared to leave, another version of the Waverider suddenly arrived and crashed nearby. A man stepped out of the ship and confirmed it was May 2016. He then told them that if they left in the Waverider, they would all die, and revealed he was sent by Rory. When Rip asked who he was, the man identified himself as Rex Tyler, a member of the Justice Society of America. He told them to stay away from 1942 before vanishing into thin air.
Guarding the timeline
Replacing the Time Masters, the team began calling themselves the Legends and spent the following six months taking on several missions in order to keep the timeline secure. Sara began secretly tracking Damien Darhk throughout history, planning on killing him in the past in order to stop him from murdering Laurel in 2016.
They went to France in 1637 to prevent King Louis XIII from being assassinated by Cardinal Richelieu's men, armed with laser guns supplied by time pirates. Posing as a handmaiden, Sara helped Queen Anne prepare to consummate her marriage with the king that day, which would produce his heir. If failed, the timeline would get disturbed. The queen began flirting with Sara after complimenting her necklace, a gift from her late sister. Giving in to Anne's advances, the two slept together while the team fought Richelieu's assassins. After the assassins were defeated, Sara rejoined the team, telling a confused King Louis that the Anne was waiting for him. Jax, realizing what happened, teasingly remarked that Anne was "all warmed up", much to Sara's annoyance. At the Waverider, the team evaluated their situation and Rip mentioned that Sara should not have seduced Anne, to which Sara replied that it was Anne who seduced her.
As they argued, a time quake suddenly occurred. Gideon reported that a drastic change in the timeline had been caused in 1942, where an atomic bomb had destroyed New York during World War II. As the causes of the change still had to move through, the team discussed stopping the event. Rip mentioned Rex Tyler had warned them they should not go to 1942. However, Sara and the others pointed out that if they didn't intervene, New York would get destroyed. Rip was skeptical and worried that things could perhaps go even worse if they interfered. Sara stated they had it under control. Later, Sara talked privately with Gideon, who informed her Damien Darhk was in New York during 1942. Ray then showed up and Sara quickly hid the information. Mentioning how he had lost his fiancée, Ray assured Sara he was there for her if she ever wanted to talk about her sister, to which Sara thanked him.
The team learned Albert Einstein had gone missing just before the attack in New York and deduced he had been abducted into helping the Nazis in building the bomb. As the others were looking for Einstein, Sara sneaked off to hunt for Damien Darhk. When she found him she was prepared to shoot him with a gun but got interrupted by Ray. They then saw that Darhk was meeting with Nazi's and was supplying them Uranium to build their atomic bomb. Sara was ready to kill him, explaining her reasons to Ray but he insisted it was better to first track the uranium. Sara reluctantly agreed and the two headed back to the ship. Having taken Einstein to safety the team learned that the timeline had not changed and New York was still about to get destroyed as Einstein's ex-wife Mileva Maric who also was a nuclear expert, had been abducted. Ray told the team about Darhk's involvement and revealed that Sara was secretly trying to kill him. Ray accused Sara for being irresponsible in trying to change the timeline. Sara in turn shot back that he was just a rich boy in a suit and without it was nothing more than a boy scout. Their argument was put on hold as Ray revealed his suit could track the uranium.
The team tracked Darhk and the Nazis as they were about to board the ship with Mileva Maric and they moved to stop them. Sara attacked Damien with her bo-staff, however, he easily fended her off and mentioned he recognized her technique as taught by the League of Assassins. Sara kept trying to fight Damien but was outmatched by the superior fighter who disarmed her and knocked her down. Rip ordered the team to retreat and Sara obeyed and escaped the scene. Using the Waverider the team chased Darhk in his submarine containing the nuclear bomb. Darhk was able to fire the torpedo containing the bomb towards New York. Without any other options Rip decided to use the Waverider as a shield to stop the torpedo. Realizing this might kill them Rip transported the team out of the Waverider to different periods in history.
Sara ended up in Salem in 1693 where she shamelessly flirted and began sexual relationships with several of the women which got her accused of witchcraft. A rioting mob captured her and prepared to hang her. However Sara broke free and prepared to fight them. The then team showed up and picked her up, introducing her to their newest recruit Nate Heywood. Back at the ship the team were unable to find Rip anywhere in history. Gideon gave them Rip's final message in which he complimented them as the best crew despite their individual flaws. He gave them the responsibility to now guard the timeline by themselves. The team then convinced Einstein to contribute part of his discoveries to his ex-wife which would keep them both safe from the Nazis, after which Sara apologized to Ray, stating he was more than just a boy scout. Ray in turn assured Sara they would get justice for Laurel.
Becoming the new Captain
As the team prepared to leave, they were confronted by the Justice Society of America. Nate tried to reason with them but was knocked down by Commander Steel, prompting a battle between the two teams. Sara engaged Vixen in a hand-to-hand battle and Sara seemed to have the edge but she got blindsided by Stargirl who attacked her with her staff. This allowed Vixen to recover after which she used the spirit of the Gorilla to swiftly defeat Sara. Overpowered and captured, the Legends got taken back to their headquarters where they argued, showing their disorganization to the JSA who still didn't believe their story about being time travelers. However, Nate proved it when he revealed that he was the grandson of Commander Steel as he had his dog tags on him. The team then met Rex Tyler again though he claimed to not know them. Rex then got called by the President and the JSA received the order to go to Paris to take out Krieger. The Legends offered to help but the JSA told them they didn't need their help.
Back on the ship, the Legends were amazed at the JSA's teamwork and efficiency and they deduced it was because they had an actual leader, unlike them now. Stein mentioned he would be a fine leader and Sara agreed since they could use some adult supervision. Sara talked to Nate who was impressed that he had met his grandfather. Sara told him it was time to get him home as their work was far too dangerous for an untrained historian without any powers. Nate then noticed the dog tags were gone and the team learned that history had been changed and the JSA would get killed during their mission in Paris. Sara noticed an injury on Nate's chest as he changed but he shrugged that he must have sustained it during the mission. With Stein pretending to be Max Lorenz the team infiltrated the Nazi nightclub in Paris. Though, after they found Vixen, their cover was quickly blown and a fight broke out just as the rest of the JSA arrived. Revealing that history had changed, the JSA decided to work with them.
The teams learned that Krieger would go to a certain exchange point to retrieve the amulet which would have some sort of powers. Martin suggested they survey all military activity in the area but Sara claimed they didn't have the time for that which Rex agreed with, telling both teams to gear up. Sara then noticed that Nate was still bleeding from a cut he got hours ago and realized he was a hemophiliac and would be vulnerable to minor wounds. She ordered him to stay back during the missions, not wanting any more deaths on her conscience. The teams ambushed the Nazis at the extraction point but during the fight Krieger took something that transformed him into a creature and enabled him to take down the team and capture Ray and Amaya. As the mission went south and Stein struggled to lead, Sara told the team to fall back with Mick providing cover with his heat gun.
Back on the ship, the teams argued about what to do next about their captured teammates even though they managed to get the amulet. Rex turned to Stein as the team leader but her told them to give him time to collect his thoughts. Rex and Sara argued the course of action as she insisted on saving Ray and Amaya while he wanted to prioritize stopping the Nazis. Stein then said that the decision should be with Sara as she was the only one keeping a level head and was the right choice to be their captain. She decided to lead a rescue mission against the Nazi base and they managed to save their friends as well as defeat Krieger and stop his production of the super serum but Nate was injured. Ray, who had stolen the serum and made adjustments to it to give himself powers gave it to Nate instead and saved him. The Legends left the amulet with the JSA and left 1942.
High tech shogun
Vixen managed to sneak on board the Waverider and began to systematically subdue the Legends, including knocking Sara out with a surprise attack. She fought Rory, intending on killing him but was stopped by Nate, using his newly found ability to turn himself into steel. Sara questioned Vixen who told her Rex got murdered by a time traveller who she believed to be Rory. However, Sara convinced her this was not the case and explained that they had been tracking someone altering history which could be the culprit. After agreeing to lay off Rory, Sara let Vixen out and promised her that they would find Rex's killer. As they were testing Nate's new abilities, he and Ray accidentally knocked the door open and got pulled overboard into the timeline.
Sara took back control of the ship and ordered Gideon to find out where Ray and Nate went. The ship turned out to be heavily damaged and Stein and Jax stayed on the ship to repair it while Sara, Vixen and Rory began to track Ray and Nate down to Feudal Japan. Vixen was hostile towards Rory and the two got into an argument about the existence of Ninjas. Sara told them both to stop talking or she would maroon them somewhere in time together. The group entered a castle where they were met by someone they first though was Ray. However, it was the local Shogun who had donned Ray's suit. The Shogun's right-hand man introduced himself and challenged them to single combat. Sara accepted and fought him using her batons against his sword but when she was nearly overpowered, Vixen saved her by knocking the man away. The Shogun replied by using the blasters from Ray's suit and the Legends retreated, running into Ray on their way out.
The Legends found Nate who explained that history was at risk now that the murderous Shogun had the Atom's suit. Sara made a plan to defend the village while ordering Ray to train Nate in summoning his metal form when he needed it. Sara and Vixen helped take the villagers to safety before the Shogun and his troops attacked. The Legends engaged them in battle and Sara confronted the right-hand man and his warriors. He asked her who her master was and she claimed she did not have one. As his warriors attacked, Sara quickly killed them using their own swords against them. A new wave of warriors surrounded Sara but Vixen helped her and both women fought side by side. During the fight Sara saved Vixen and Rory showed up wearing a Ninja suit, exclaiming that Ninjas did exist. Sara ended up fighting the right-hand man again, this time armed with a sword as well as a knife and was able to kill him in a single stroke. The other Legends managed to defeat the Shogun but blew up the Atom suit in the process before they all headed back to the ship.
Zombies in the Civil War
The Legends received a distress signal from a time pirate who had been stranded in Mississippi 1863. Realizing him or his technology could cause massive changes to the timeline, Sara ordered the team on a mission with the objective to secure the target and destroy the ship. After finding the ship Rory set it on fire and destroyed it. As the team wanted to leave, they saw an Afro-American man getting chased by Southern soldiers and Vixen wanted to interfere. Sara ordered Stein and Jax to take out the soldiers. The man introduced himself as Henry Scott, a former slave who was now providing information for the Union army. The Southern soldiers rose back up like zombies and charged the Legends.
A massive fight ensued in which the Legends managed to kill the zombies but Henry Scott ended up fatally wounded. With his last words he gave them his message to deliver to the Union troops. Back at the ship the team informed Ray about the zombies and learned that this originated from a bio weapon from the ship of the pirate. The team then learned that Rory had been bitten during the fight and was now infected. Sara and the team learned that following the death of Henry Scott who was supposed to deliver vital information that would help the Union army to tip the war in their favor, the timeline had changed and the Union army had surrendered against the South. Sara agreed to let Jax go in his place, taking Amaya with him, while Sara and Nate would go to warn the Union army about the infected soldiers.
Nate told Sara that since gender equality was still hundreds of years away it would be best if he took the lead. Just then they got ambushed by Union soldiers and were brought before General Grant who accused them of being confederate spies. Nate tried to tell him he was a colonel which he didn't buy so Sara quickly took over and attempted to tell him of the horde of zombies preparing to attack the Union army. However, the General was skeptical so Sara left to show him, finding a group of zombies outside the camp and brought the still growling head of one of them to the General who was convinced of the threat. As the camp got attacked, Sara advised the General while the soldiers kept the zombies at bay. She tried to get help from Stein and Ray but they were busy with Rory who had turned into a zombie.
Nate, General Grant, and Sara tried to come up with a plan as the ammunition was running low and the zombies would overrun their defenses. Sara noticed a large amount of nitroglycerin and came up with a plan. Sara ordered the soldiers to cover the lights and Nate used a torch to lure the horde of zombies towards the nitroglycerin. Turning into his metal form Nate ignited the explosives and killed all the zombies in the explosion. The Legends reunited and Jax gave General Grant the information that would help him win the war, telling him his name was Henry Scott to restore history. Sara spoke with General Grant who had been told by Nate that she had some trouble putting her people in harm's way. He gave her some advice and advised her that if she believed in her crew and their mission, she shouldn't regret making tough decisions.
Summit at the White House
At the ship Stein and Jax argued as Jax believed they could reshape history for the better. Sara told them she agreed with Jax on principle but that their job was to protect history not change it. Using a device of Nate, the team found out a change in history was about to occur in at the White House in 1987, one day before the signing of the INF treaty was signed which would end the cold war. Sara, Rory, Stein and Jax infiltrated the White House. As they realized Damien Darhk was there as the President's advisor, Sara shut off her com wanting to assassinate him. As she pulled out a knife she got caught by a secret service agent who wanted to detain her. Rory knocked the agent out and Ray tried to persuade her that this would be unwise. As more secret service agents showed up, Ray and Rory engaged them in a firefight. The team was forced to retreat and went back to the ship.
Back at the ship, the team deduced that Darhk must be working with the other time traveller that had been changing history. Stein and Jax criticized Sara for trying to kill Darhk which would have massive changes in history. Stain told her to stay focused on the mission but Sara insisted her sister had done everything for her so she needed to do the same in turn. As they tracked down Darhk, Sara sent Mick and Ray to intercept his meeting, opting to stay back herself to avoid clashing with Darhk. They found him meeting with a Russian in the park, plotting a plan to blow up the treaty. A young Stein stumbled into their meeting and realized Damien was conspiring with the Russian KGB agent. Darhk stabbed the young Stein, causing the older version to collapse as well. The team put both Stein's under treatment from Gideon who restored their injuries.
An now aged Obsidian helped them to infiltrate the state diner where Damien would be present. Sara spoke to Martin who told her remember that she had now become their captain and was not just an assassin anymore. The team found out Damien was meeting in the basements of the White House. As Darhk made the deal, the Legends confronted him, ending up in a fight with the KGB agents and the H.I.V.E. soldiers. As they realized Damien had planted explosives, Sara ordered Ray to detonate them. Sara chased Darhk but got stopped by a massive Russian. Sara was able to topple the Russian and found Darhk who had been cornered by Vixen and Obsidian.
Darhk shot at Vixen forcing Todd to shield her and ending up injured while doing so. Sara disarmed Darhk with a shuriken and confronted him. He recognized her from New York 1942 and noted she had not aged, questioning if it was because of the Lazarus Pit. A fascinated Darhk wondered how she could be so angry since he could not remember having done anything to her. Sara told him she would spare killing him, instead tormenting him by revealing she was from the future and knew all his schemes about the Ark and his operation Genesis would fail and he would suffer as his wife would die and he would lose his senses. As she spoke, a speedster suddenly picked up Darhk and raced away but not before Sara managed to swipe the item Darhk got for the Russians which was an amulet, similar to the one from the Nazis. They tried to research it but found no reference of it throughout history.
Back in the West
Nate's machine detected another time-quake in Arizona 1874. As the Legends investigated they found several outlaws preparing to hang Jonah Hex. Nate confronted the outlaws and as Hex hung on the rope, Sara used a rifle to shoot the rope and avoid him getting choked to death. They brought Hex aboard the ship and informed him that Rip was missing and Sara was now acting captain, which Hex questioned as she was a woman. Nate informed them that history had been disrupted as Hex's nemesis Quentin Turnbull was now controlling large amounts of land. The team went to the town and Sara sent Rory to the saloon, knowing he would cause massive amounts of problems which would lure out Turnbull to the street for a fight. She then ordered Nate, Jax and Ray to infiltrate the base of Turnbull as tax collectors.
Sara talked with Hex and learned that he had a personal problem with Turnbull. Vixen told Sara that Rory and Turnbull had become friends and were now drinking together. An enraged Hex went to the saloon to take him down. Turnbull wanted to shoot him but Sara disarmed him with a whip and a massive brawl ensued between the Legends and the patrons. Sara wanted to retreat as Turnbull used ammunition made of Dwarf star ammunition which created massive energy blasts. During the fight, Nate got badly wounded as he got hit with one of the bullets which unlike normal once could pierce his metal skin.
The Legends brought Nate back to the ship where Gideon began to nurse him. Sara was angry at Hex for having started a fight and not following her plan. He explained to her that Turnbull burned his entire village and Hex had been the only survivor. Sara told him that she had a vendetta as well but that she would help him take down Turnbull, she mentioned that screwing up is an essential part of survival. Ray explained that Turnbull is using the railroad to transport Dwarfstar material and that Turnbull wanted to blow up a pass to avoid the army invading his country.
Sara was skeptical about their changes but Ray told them that courage was the mastery of fear. Sara told Nate, Jax and Ray to block the train and they would take down Turnbull. Covering her face Sara infiltrated the camp of Turnbull having pretended she had captured Hex. Turnbull explained to Hex that him killing innocent people was long time ago and he had a large purpose now. As the mine got blown up Hex violently beat down Turnbull however he decided to spare him to face justice. At the ship, Sara and Hex shared a drink as he told her Turnbull would got to jail. Hex told her to stay out of trouble but Sara told him that was unlikely.
Invasion of the Dominators
The Legends received a message from Felicity in 2016, asking for their help. Nate and Amaya stayed in the Waverider while the rest met with Team Arrow and Team Flash at S.T.A.R. Labs in Central City. Barry introduced them all to Kara Danvers, an alien superheroine from Earth-38 known as Supergirl. The group exchanged names and they learned that an alien species called the Dominators had landed on Earth. The heroes took a vote on who should be in charge and Cisco suggested Oliver, but he preferred that Barry should be the leader on this one. The team sparred against Kara to prepare themselves against the Dominators. Kara easily defeated them, turning Sara on.
Barry later confessed to the teams that he made a mistake, having travelled back in time in an attempt to save his mother. Undoing it caused changes in the timeline which affected all their lives, including the erasure of Sara Diggle, Diggle's daughter named after Sara who was replaced with John Diggle, Jr. in the new timeline. Sara became angry and pointed out that changing the past, even with good intentions, had consequences, reflecting on how she herself had refrained from killing Darhk even though it could save Laurel.
The heroes learned the President had been abducted by the Dominators. Because of his teammates' distrust, Barry did not want to go and he and Oliver stayed at the base while the others prepared to track the president. They traced the signal to a building but walked right into a trap as a Dominator was waiting for them. He communicated with them through telepathy and then killed the president in front of them. Before the team could react he activated a device which rendered them helpless and allowed the Dominator to take control of their minds. They were then sent to take out Oliver and Barry. They found them at S.T.A.R. Laboratories and attacked them. Barry ran off and was chased by Stein, Jax, Kara and Ray while Sara and the others attacked Oliver. As they were about to kill them, Wally interfered and saved them but was quickly incapacitated by Kara. Oliver fled while trying to bring Wally to safety. Sara chased him and as his arrows ran out, she engaged him in one-on-one combat. However, Flash was able to make Kara destroy the device, freeing them from the Dominators' control.
The teams evaluated what had happened and forgave Barry for what he had done. Suddenly a Dominator ship beamed Sara, Oliver, Diggle, Ray, and Thea up and captured them. Strapped into a series of connected machines, Sara and the others were placed into a shared hallucination of a fake reality. In this reality, the Queen’s Gambit didn't sink and none of the other events that transpired from it had occurred. Oliver was engaged to the still alive Laurel, Sara and Oliver never had their affair, and Sara shared a strong bond with her sister.
Sara met with Laurel the night before her wedding. As the sisters caught up, Sara had an unexpected reaction to Laurel's new canary medallion, much to her confusion. At the rehearsal dinner, Sara and Laurel had drinks together while Laurel expressed her worry about Oliver's commitment in light of his recent behavior. Sara assured Laurel that Oliver loved her and joked he never got together with the former since she preferred women. Sara was then introduced to Ray, triggering memories of their time together with the Legends. Thrown off, Ray wondered if they met before but Sara brushed it off and denied it. She later comforted Laurel as Oliver never showed up at the dinner and only sent a text to apologize.
The next day, Sara helped Laurel get dressed for the wedding ceremony when Oliver barged in, wanting to speak with Laurel. Sara angrily warned Oliver he was lucky that she was "not a trained assassin or anything" as she left the room. Shortly after, Sara noticed Oliver and Diggle being attacked by Deathstroke outside in the garden. She intervened and disarmed Deathstroke of his sword before killing him with it. Sara then expressed shock about the fighting skills she possessed. Oliver and Diggle explained they were trapped in some illusion. Initially in disbelief, Sara remembered their fight against the Dominators, realizing the three of them, along with Ray and Thea, were kidnapped. They realized the exit was most likely at Smoak Technologies, a place that should not exist in this world. That evening, Sara spoke with Ray and helped him begin to regain his memories. Sara then tried to talk to Thea, only to realize she already knew about the fake reality and didn't want to abandon it, despite Oliver's pleas. The group then prepared to leave without Thea.
In the garden, they were suddenly confronted by enemies from their pasts: Malcolm Merlyn, Damien Darhk, Deathstroke, a H.I.V.E. Ghost, and a Mirakuru-enhanced soldier. Thea then joined the group, having changed her mind. They attacked their former foes and Sara engaged Damien in combat as he taunted her about killing Laurel. After killing Malcolm, Thea shot one of his arrows towards Sara, who used it to stab Damien through the stomach, killing him. Once the heroes won the battle, Laurel ventured outside and asked Sara what was going on. Sara sadly explained she needed to leave. Laurel tried to plead with her to stay but Sara refused, admitting they couldn't fix this. She hugged Laurel one last time before departing in tears.
The heroes arrived at Smoak Technologies, where they discovered a glowing portal. Upon escaping the hallucination, they found themselves on the Dominators' mothership. Oliver used a weapon to fend off some approaching Dominators while the team fled. They were able to hijack a ship with Thea's help and flew away. A multitude of Dominator ships attempted to recapture them but the Waverider showed up and brought them to safety. Sara took Diggle to the medical bay to heal his gunshot wound. Gideon translated some Dominator speech Ray heard and the heroes realized the extraterrestrials were building a weapon in preparation of their attack on Earth.
Back at the base, the teams recuperated and decided to capture one of the Dominators to get intel, sending a group on the Waverider to a previous attack on the United States Army at Redmond, Oregon in 1951. Meanwhile, Sara stayed back with Oliver, Ray, Diggle, and Barry to meet with the president, Susan Brayden. However, several government agents showed up instead. As the agents drew their weapons Barry disarmed them. After a quick fight the team defeated them and they questioned the leader. He mentioned that the aliens considered Meta-humans like Barry as a future threat and revealed that the Dominators had left willingly in 1951 but Barry's interference with time he had broken the truce. If Barry would surrender himself to the Dominators they would leave the world in peace.
The team learned from the Dominator captured by the others that they would use a weapon that would kill all meta-humans if Barry would not surrender himself. A large group of Dominator ships began to appear on different places on the Earth. The group stopped Barry from leaving and inspired him to stay with them. Sara and Cisco used the Waverider to intercept the Dominators ship carrying the bomb that would kill all meta-humans. The other teams engaged the Dominators on the ground and Barry and Kara began planting devices on them that would incapacitate them. Sara and Cisco stopped the bomb and Firestorm was able to transform it into water. The teams were then able to defeat the Dominators and chase them away.
In a secret meeting, the president gave a speech honoring the heroes in front of a secluded audience. Sara and Mick commented on Susan's attractiveness. Afterward, the heroes celebrated with a party, for which Sara brought her own alcohol. Afterwards, Oliver and Sara talked about how all of this had started with the two of them. Sara asked Oliver if perhaps it would've been better if they had not boarded the Queen’s Gambit. Oliver noted that in a certain way, the Dominators' reality was a gift since it probably showed how their lives would have been like. The two embraced and parted ways.
The Legion of Doom
Gideon informed the team of a time disturbance in Chicago 1927. Realizing their enemy had tipped of Al Capone of the threat of Eliot Ness, Sara ordered Jax and Stein to intercept Ness who was being escorted by two corrupt officers wanting to kill him. However, Stein got distracted and the officer got away, leading to a change in the timeline; instead of getting arrested, Al Capone would become a politician. The team raced to the dock where Capone dropped his enemies in the river. Confronting Capone and his gangster squad the team swiftly sent them on the run and Vixen saved Ness from drowning. They took Ness aboard the Waverider to be healed by Gideon, deciding with him still passed out, Nate and Ray would go in his place to restore history.
Sara, Jax and Stein went undercover in the club of Capone but were confronted by Damien Darhk. Before Sara was able to do anything, the speedster overpowered her and took her away in just a split second. Sara woke up tied to a chair alongside with Stein and they were approached by Malcolm Merlyn. He offered them a way out, explaining how he had been responsible for the sinking off Queen's Gambit which had set everything bad in her life in motion. In exchange for the amulet, he offered to change the past so she could live a normal life and all the events on Lian Yu, League of Assassins and the death of Laurel would be avoided. Sara told him she was never meant for a simple life and that changing time would not be an option for her as the timeline was sacred, telling him she would rather live in a real nightmare than a fake dream.
Stein was impressed by her discipline and she credited him for teaching her the importance of not changing time. However, Sara questioned Stein about his strange behavior and he admitted that he had accidentally changed the timeline himself, resulting in his younger self fathering a daughter. Angry, Sara told him it was he who had convinced her to not change history to save Laurel. Darhk came in and told them he was going to torture them. Sara expected to be tortured but instead he took Stein away. The Legends came in and saved Sara. As they attempted to leave, they were stopped by Capone and his crew. Capone tried to shoot them but Nate blocked the shots and Rory knocked him out. The Legends returned to the ship where Sara talked with Stein who was now acting strange. Nate tried to get her away but Stein stopped them. Revealing himself to be the speedster he knocked them down and then ran off. Opening the door the speedster allowed Al Capones's goons to enter the ship.
Sara confronted Malcolm on the bridge who demanded her to give him the amulet. The two ended up in a fight. Malcolm pinned Sara against the central console and scolded her for not taking his offer. As he was about to kill her Sara rallied and knocked him down. Having him at her mercy, Malcolm offered to give her the location of the real Stein if she would not kill him. Accepting his offer Sara learned the location and appeared just in time to save Stein, taking out Capone and his goons. At the ship, Sara told Stein that some things were more important than the timeline, telling him they were a family and she would always protect her family, including his daughter.
With help from Amaya, Nate realized the two amulets where actually two pieces of one artifact: the Longinus Medallion which would work as a compass to the Spear of Destiny. They realized Darhk, Merlyn and the speedster, nicknamed the Legion of Doom by Nate, wanted the Spear as it had the power to change reality. They tracked Darhk and Merlyn to Hollywood 1967 after a small time aberration was caused by two bikers getting murdered in a way consistent with someone trained by League of Assassins. The team came across Rip Hunter, who had lost his memories and enrolled as a film student, being confronted by Darhk and Merlyn. The Legends engaged them in combat and tried to rescue Rip but he did not seemed to recognize them and refused to follow them. As the cops showed up the team retreated back to the ship while Rip was arrested.
The Legends realized the Legion must have been led to Rip by the medallion, meaning he most likely had the Spear of Destiny and they had to bust him out of jail before the Legion got to him. Stein posed as a psychiatrist while Rory and Sara acted as nurses while they infiltrated the police station. Rip panicked as he saw them and did not recognized them. Sara tried to calm him down but as he kept screaming Rory knocked him out and they transported him away. The group was forced to escape through the backdoor as Merlyn and Darhk entered the police station. Rip woke up and freaked out. As Rip did not believed them he was stunned when the Waverider disappeared in front of him. Merlyn and Darhk caught up to them but the Legends were able to escape with the Waverider.
At the ship, the Legends learned that Rip's neurological system had been reprogrammed and he now had another identity. Gideon told them Rip had retrieved a piece of wood before his disappearance and the team realized this could be a piece of the spear. They also soon realized the attack of the film set had caused another aberration as the incident scared a young George Lucas away from a career in film, meaning Star Wars and Indiana Jones no longer existed, causing problems since these movies had inspired Ray and Nate respectively to pursue their fields in science and history. While Nate, Ray and Amaya went to try to convince Lucas to stay in film school, Sara talked to Rip who told her she sounded just like a character from his screenplay. Jax then mentioned how the screenplay seemed to be based on their lives and gave hints of where the spear could be. Meanwhile, Darhk and Merlyn had tracked the spear to George Lucas and captured him along with Nate, Ray and Amaya, forcing them to search for the spear at the garbage dump after Lucas threw it away.
Sara and Jax showed up just in time as Darhk was about to shoot one of the captured Legends. Sara engaged Darhk in single combat, though he had the upper hand. As she was about to get defeated the other Legends retrieved their abilities and came to their aid. Together, they were able to turn the tide of the battle. The speedster showed up and knocked them down. As they were about to get killed Rip showed up and seemed to remember who he was again. He tried to shoot them but his gun jammed. Rip ordered the Waverider to shoot at the Legion of Doom while the Legends retreated. Sara and the others went on board but Rip got captured by the Legion. Without a choice, the Legends flew away. Later, Sara was blaming herself for not having been able to save Rip. Jax told her that she was capable of doing everything she put her mind to and that they would find a way to retrieve Rip.
Discussing their next course of action, the Legends decided to head to Central City 2017 where Stein's daughter helped them figure out how to use the medallion while the rest tried to figure out the speedster's identity. They deduced the he was from the future and Nate then suggested he could be a temporal time aberration which would explain why there were no records of him and why he wanted to rewrite reality. Stein then identified him as most likely being Eobard Thawne an enemy of The Flash who ceased to exist when his ancestor killed himself in order stop him, theorizing he had kept himself from being erased due to his connection to the Speed Force. Nate then suggested he had to keep moving in order to not have time catch up with him, meaning if they could trap him in one place he would cease to exist.
As the team waited for Gideon to find another piece of the spear they noticed another time aberration, caused by George Washington being murdered on Christmas 1776, causing the American revolution to fail. Sara realized it was a trap but they had no choice but to intervene. They infiltrated the Christmas party Washington was attending where Redcoats wielding modern weaponry suddenly attacked. While Sara and Mick escorted Washington out of the house an EMP like blast shot down all their weapons, including Gideon and Ray's suit. They were confronted by Rip Hunter who shot Sara in the stomach and captured Rory and Washington while leaving her to die as she fell to the ground and began to bleed out. Jax brought Sara to the ship and tried to stop the bleeding but without Gideon they couldn't give her proper care. Sara explained Rip had turned on them and told Jax he was now in charge before she lost consciousness.
Stein was later able to remove the bullet and stitch her up after which Sara regained consciousness, however, Rip had managed to break into the ship and attacked them. He began to strangle Sara in an attempt to force Jax to tell him where the piece of the spear was. Jax tried to remind him of who he was and what Sara meant to him but he seemed surprised he expected him to care about her and tightened his hand around her neck, crushing Sara's windpipe and killing her. Once Stein woke up, he realized that Sara could still be saved. As the power went back on, Gideon was able to recuperate and revive Sara as her brain cells were still functioning.
Sara then chased an enraged Jax who had just cornered Rip and was about to shoot him. Sara told Jax not to kill him as it was Christmas and they should try to be their best selves. Jax lowered the gun and Rip walked off with the spear. After restoring the timeline, the team celebrated Christmas together at the Waverider. Sara gave a rousing speech and told them they were not just a team but a family and no one can fight like family.
Retrieving Rip Hunter
Gideon tracked a piece of the spear to Detroit 3000 but found Rip had already retrieved the piece and murdered Dr. Mid-Nite from the JSA who had been guarding the piece. Back at the ship, Amaya blamed Sara for letting Rip escape, claiming this was perhaps why they lose so much. Gideon found out the other fragment of the spear was in England 507. As they went through the forest they got surrounded by knights led by Queen Guinevere. Using his knowledge of King Arthur stories, Ray identified the knights as belonging to Camelot. The group were brought before King Arthur who was suspicious of their intentions and summoned "Merlyn" to identify if they were speaking the truth. Merlyn was revealed to be Stargirl who later told them she along with the rest of the JSA had been tasked by Rip guard different piece of the Spear of Destiny and then been placed throughout time.
During a banquet, Sara got close to Guinevere and complimented her on how she had ambushed them in the forest to which she revealed she used to be a warrior. As King Arthur returned he suddenly took Stargirl hostage. Darhk and Rip then revealed themselves and explained that they had used a device to keep Arthur under control. They demanded the fragment of the spear. Guinevere broke free and a massive fight ensued but Damien threatened to make Arthur kill himself which stopped the fight. He told them to hand over the spear soon or he would come at them with an army of knights under his control. In the king's absence, Guinevere was told to take the lead but she doubted her abilities. However, Sara comforted her and assured her she could do it.
Amaya got the fragment of the spear from Stargirl and Sara ordered the team to return and was ready to leave when they learned Ray had stayed to aid the queen in battle. Having taken Amaya's words to heart, Sara was firm in her orders of leaving despite her teammates disagreements. However, Amaya told her to listen to her gut and not abandon Ray. She agreed and told them to get ready for battle. Sara, Nate and Amaya joined the massive battle and fought the army of knights led by Rip and Darhk. As Rory managed to dismantle the mind controlling devices, Arthur returned to normal and turned on Rip, leaving him severely injured on the ground. As Rip was close to dying Sara stood over him and he asked if she would kill him but she retorted she would save him and brought him aboard the Waverider. Sara said goodbye to the queen who said they owed Sara Lance a lot. Sara kissed the queen goodbye and the team left.
At the ship, Rip managed to override Gideon's systems and ordered her to lock down the ship. The team managed to once again capture Rip regain control of the ship but crashed in the Cathasius period since it had been the oldest destination the ship had ever visited. In order to leave the team would have to find the delineator that had been lost during the crash. Sara sent Ray, Nate and Amaya to retrieve it while she wanted to regain the old Rip. Rory told them that the Time Masters used a cognitive intrusion method to brainwash people and they could use it to reverse the effects on Rip by someone entering his mind and find his old self. Sara decided she would go alone but Jax insisted he would join her. The two entered the mind of Rip which turned out to be a darker version of the Waverider, filled with Rip's past enemies.
Sara then got confronted by a duplicate of herself that knocked down Jax. Sara fought her duplicate in an intense fight however the duplicate managed to defeat her. As the duplicate was about to deliver a finishing blow Jax shot the duplicate with his blaster and knocked her out. The two continued their search through the ship and encountered evil versions of Ray and Rory. Sara told Jax to keep going while she would hold them off. She tried to fight them, managing to briefly fend of Ray before quickly beating Rory, knocking him to the ground with a kick. She then turned her attention back to the evil version of Ray, though he used the strength of his Atom armor to detain her. Sara told Ray that it was all just a hallucination and not real.
Ray knocked her out and locked her up in a cell with the real Rip whose brain was ruled by an evil version of himself. She managed to convince him that he was able to control his brain and fight back. He broke them out of the cell and they found Jax and Gideon in her human form who Sara remarked looked hot. The group were then confronted by the evil Jax and Sara and the two fought their duplicates again. Sara was soon outmatched as the duplicate used the same techniques as her and nearly got her neck snapped but was able to escape her hold. As the two kept fighting, her duplicate told her it was hopeless but Sara was able to beat her and said that they were real.
Jax and Sara then found Rip but were again confronted by their duplicates. Rip was able to regain control of his mind and forced the duplicates away. The team managed to safely escape Rip's mind. In the ship they managed to repair everything and reflected on what had happened. Rip thanked Sara and apologized for what had done while under the Legion's influence. The team met on the bridge and prepared to find the next piece of the spear.
Rip informed the group that he had left Commander Steel with the last piece of the spear in 1965. Traveling there, they were unable to find him and returned to the Waverider to discuss how to track his exact location down. The team deduced that he would most likely aim for a job that allowed him to be adventurous as well as patriotic. With Stein's intel they figured he might have joined NASA to become an astronaut. Sara ordered Gideon to pull up news article from around the time out of which they found him in a photo working on Apollo 13 in Houston 1970. At that moment Rip walked in, trying to tell them he found a possible way to track him down but the team informed him that they had already found him and while Rip told them they needed to figure out a way to contact him, Sara said they'd simply infiltrate NASA.
Arriving in 1965, the team soon found Commander Steel who explained that he had hidden his piece of the spear on the moon. After learning that Apollo 13 had not exploded and was moving towards the moon, they realized history had changed and went after it with the Waverider. While Sara piloted the Waverider, Ray infiltrated Apollo 13 and realized Thawne was onboard and had sedated the other astronauts. They engaged in a fight in which the ship was damaged and crashed on the moon. Sara ordered Jax to cut the feed or NASA would see what was happening on the ship. Ray managed to overpower Thawne with his suit and recovered the piece of the spear. The Waverider got hit by a rain of meteoroids as they shielded the Apollo 13. Sara and Rip got in a heated argument about past decisions but then the meteorites damaged the ship. Ray worked together with Thawne and was able to restore the ship and they boarded the Waverider where Sara and the team locked Thawne up.
The Waverider's launch system went offline and as the team had a hard time solving the problem themselves, Ray turned to Thawne who offered a solution. The team was distrustful of Thawne but Rip asked Sara to make the decision as she was the captain of the Waverider now and she eventually decided to follow his advice. They realized that to prevent the ship from crashing as they entered the atmosphere, one of them had to open the cargo-bay door manually, sacrificing themselves in the process. Sara wanted to do it but Rip insisted he would do it himself. However, Commander Steel had already moved to the door and got sucked out as the Waverider was able to safely land. Thawne then used his super speed to escape the ship. Afterward, Sara talked to Rip who admitted it was hard to see that she had become a much better captain than he ever was. He realized he now had to find out who he was and Sara replied he sounded like an outcast, much like a Legend. The two shared a drink together.
One spear to rule them all
Rip informed the team that the Legion of Doom had their base of operations at the Vanishing Point. The team infiltrated the Vanishing Point and used the pieces of the spear to find the remaining pieces in the Legion's possession. Rory had a moment of emotion as he was reminded of Snart, who had sacrificed himself for the others. Sara comforted him and told him he had died to save them all and wouldn't want him wallowing. Jax and Rip managed to find the piece and the team escaped before Thawne realized they were even there.
At the ship, the spear's pieces reunited itself and Rip explained cautioned them to not touch the spear as it would draw on their weaknesses, desires and regrets in order to tempt them to use it. Rory asked them what was wrong on it as they all desired this. Rip told them absolute power corrupts and that is why they tried to destroy it. Rory burned the spear but it remained unscathed, however, a message in latin appeared. An inscription on the spear revealed it could be undone by the blood of Christ like it had been born from. Rip told them they could not interfere with the life of Jesus, as it was one of the crucial moments in history which should not be interfered with. Nate suggested another option and told them that J.R.R. Tolkien had knowledge of a knight Gwain who had obtained the blood of Jesus Christ and had been buried with it in Northern France.
The Legends traveled to Northern France 1916, in the middle of World War I. Nate and Rip found Tolkien who was suffering from a fever and brought him to the ship to heal. Nate and Rip told them that their group was on a journey to destroy an object that threatened everyone. Sara talked with Vixen who was shocked by learning that her village would get burned to the ground and her daughter would turn in a refugee. Sara explained that her granddaughter would become a hero. Rory became angry as he had seen Snart and the spear was calling him to change destiny. Sara stopped him and told the team they would go to a church where the knight was buried. However they got confronted by Damien and Snart who had been brought back from the past.
Jax was angry at Rory who had spoke to Snart earlier about their plan to destroy the spear as he had believed he was an illusion. The team expressed concern that Rory would switch sides to the legion because of his friend Snart. Tolkien had took a map from the grave which revealed the location of the blood. However, there was a massive battle on the location. Vixen came in with the spear and said she wanted to use the spear to change reality. Rory supports her but Sara explained that the spear was just too much power to wield and that is why they had to destroy it. Rory, Rip, Jax, Stein and Ray supporter her and Vixen hesitantly agreed. The Legends tried to agree a truce between the Germans and British however it was not working. As the British charged at the German trenches Sara, Vixen, Rory, and Nate moved as well.
With an impressive speech Stein was able to create a temporary truce and make the fighting stop. As they found the blood Damien and Snart showed up and Rory was in doubt what to do. Sara wanted to take the spear and fight Damien however Rory refused to give it to her. Rory changed sides and gave the spear to Snart. He offered Vixen to join him but she refused. As the Legends wanted to attack Snart threw a grenade which caused the fight to continue. As Snart, Damien and Rory were moved away Rory mentioned he was sorry. The team fled and Vixen was angry at Sara that they had not used the spear. The team realized they had never truly trusted Rory and this might have caused him to betray them.
Doomworld and restoring reality
The Legion used the spear to change reality, resulting in Damian Darhk now being the mayor of Star City with Sara and Amaya working as his personal enforcers. They tarcked down and killed vigilantes, including Green Arrow, Spartan, Wild Dog, The Flash, Black Canary and Ragman. Capturing Felicity Smoak, now a vigilante, after a lengthy chase they brought her before Darhk and executed her. Later, Darhk ordered the couple to find Mick Rory who had a change of heart and had turned against the Legion. Tracking Rory down they fought him, Nate and Ray. During the fight Nate tried to convince them of the truth but Amaya and Sara were not impressed and kept trying to kill them. Amaya fled the scene and Sara got shot with an energy gun that restored the effects of the spear.
Turning back to normal the group talked about how they could get Amaya back. As they did not yet know Sara had regained her memories, Sara feigned to still side with the Legion of Doom and made her way to City Hall. With Leonard, Merlyn, and Damien present Sara tried to leave with Amaya. However, a suspicious Damien decided to test Sara by asking her which of the heroes were her favorite kill. Damien gloated about how he had enjoyed killing Laurel, just as he did in the original reality. Sara lost control and angrily attacked him but Damien used his magic to restrain Sara and ordered Amaya to kill her. However, Sara was able to shoot Amaya with the memory gun, restoring her memory. The two fled the office and regrouped with the other Legends.
The team retrieved Jax and found out Thawne was working on some technology at S.T.A.R. Labs with Stein which would burn hotter than the sun. Sara realized Thawne was attempting to destroy the spear in order to make sure this reality could not be changed. Sara offered her apologies to Amaya, as her reluctance to use the spear had caused this situation but Amaya told her she might have been too tempted to change her own future. As the team set out to destroy the reactor and retrieve the spear, Sara ordered Mick to stay back, not willing to trusting him anymore since their trust in him was what led to the Legion getting the spear in the first place.
They snuck into the lab to restore Stein's memory but failed as he alerted security. Thawne was alarmed and prepared to destroy the spear in front of them. However, he was stopped by Snart, Rory, Merlyn and Darhk who had turned on him, wanting the change reality more in their favor. As Thawne got knocked out and dropped the spear a massive fight ensued. Sara eventually caught the spear and fought evenly with Malcolm. During the fight, Sara dropped the spear causing Mick to catch it. Leonard tried to convince him to give over the spear but realizing he was treating him like his underling, Rory threw the spear to Amaya. As Amaya tried to use the spear to fix reality, Leonard froze her with his cold gun and smashed her body to pieces, much to the team's devastation.
A recovered Thawne took the spear from Leonard and threw it into the reactor, destroying it. Thawne gloated that this reality was now permanent but that he would not kill the Legends, as he enjoyed leaving them trapped in this world without them having any change of doing something about it. Thawne then allowed them to leave the facility. Back at Nate's mother's house, Sara suggested the only way to fix this was by traveling back to 1916 and stop the Legion from getting the spear in the first place. Although the team was skeptical as they were not supposed to interfere with events in time that they participated in and even if they would they had no idea where the Waverider was.
The team made contact with Rip and the Waverider, who were revealed to have been shrunk down to function as a paperweight on a desk. The team broke into Thawne's lab in order to retrieve Ray's A.T.O.M. exosuit in order to un-shrink them. They were confronted by Damien, but Rory knocked him out. Using Ray's suit the team were able to resize the Waverider. The team returned to France in 1916 in order to stop the Legion from defeating their past selves. Rip was skeptical and warned that if the team interacted with the past versions of themselves, they could risk destroying the timeline itself. Jax wondered what would happen if their former selves managed to destroy the spear to avoid the rewritten reality. Rip revealed their current selves would no longer exist anymore and they would wipe themselves out.
On the battlefield, Ray was able to retrieve the blood of Christ, only to be confronted by Thawne, who stole and destroyed the vial of blood. Sara urged Ray to run but Thawne killed him by ripping his heart out, much to Sara's horror. She angrily tried to move in but Rip stopped her, reiterating that Ray was dead. At the Waverider, Rory calmed the team down and pointed that Ray was just an aberration as his past self is still alive in 1916. Sara then ordered the Legends to steal the spear from their past selves.
Trying to avoid contact with their former selves, Sara sent Rip, Nate, and Rory into the past Waverider. The former Sara confronted the three of them as they boarded the ship, but the trio made up an excuse and went for the spear. When Rip, Nate, and Rory's former selves arrived at the ship, Sara tried to stop them from entering. However, former Sara found the future Sara and ordered the three to attack her, thinking she was an imposter. The future Legends then revealed themselves and explained to their past selves what had gone wrong and that they had decided to stop themselves in order to prevent the Legion of Doom's rewritten reality from happening. Sara then spoke to her past self, who was angry that she would let this happen. Past Sara wondered if she regretted not using the spear when she had the chance but future Sara told her it would be too dangerous for them to wield.
The Waverider was attacked by Leonard, Malcolm, and Damien and as they tried to make a time jump, they created a timestorm that caused the ship to crash. The future Legends prepared to fight the Legion of Doom so the past Legends could escape towards the other Waverider. During the confrontation, future, Rory, Jax, and Nate were all killed. Sara battled Damien in a sword duel and was eventually able to knock him out. As they got to the ship, Thawne suddenly arrived with an army of time remnants of himself. As the Legends were attacked by the speedsters, Rip encouraged Sara to wield the spear, as he knew she was strong enough.
Using the spear, Sara received a vision of Laurel at the latter's apartment, where they just had a movie night. Quickly realizing this wasn't real, Sara expressed her belief of being "damaged", realizing that her experiences with the Queen's Gambit, Lian Yu, League of Assassins, and Laurel's death could all be undone with the spear's powers. However, Laurel affirmed that Sara wouldn't change reality, with her past suffering having led to this moment. She explained that the spear needed someone who would to do the right thing. Sara tearfully pointed out that doing the right thing meant she will never get her sister back, but Laurel promised she's "never too far away". The two embraced and Sara returned to reality.
Thawne took the spear from Sara and prepared to erase the Legends from existence, but the incantation didn't work; Sara was revealed to have de-powered the spear, negating its magic. Thawne then prepared to impale Sara with the weapon but was interrupted by Black Flash, whom Sara had set free upon de-powering the spear since the rewritten reality was now erased. Black Flash attacked Thawne, wiping the villainous speedster, the spear, and all the time remnants from existence. Black Flash then roared at Sara in warning before running off. Future Sara commended her past self and began to fade from existence as well. She stated that "legends never die" before disappearing. Sara and the team then worked to deal with the remaining Legion members.
As the Legends returned the Legion of Doom's members to their time periods, Sara personally brought Damien back to Florida in 1987, where Thawne had plucked him from. Damien pointed out to Sara that if he were to follow his original path, then it would lead to him killing her sister. However, Sara was unfazed by his words and knew she made the right choice, explaining that she and Laurel have both accepted the latter's death. When Damien wondered how she could possibly know that, Sara just smiled in response as she used a memory flasher to wipe his memories of the future. After returning to the Waverider, Sara caught Rip trying to sneak off the ship. Rip explained he is planning to take a leave since the team is working just fine without him and he is unable to teach them anything more. Sara gave him permission to depart.
Returning to normal life
With the Legion of Doom defeated, Rory suggested the team go to Aruba to celebrate. As they made to jump, the Waverider suddenly flew around uncontrollably in the timestream before crashing in Los Angeles in 2017. Seeing futuristic buildings and dinosaurs, a shocked Sara realized they "broke time". As the Legends tried to figure out how to fix the now disheveled timeline, they were nearly attacked by a T-Rex only for it to run into a portal leading back to its own time period. Various portals soon opened up with Rip himself stepping out of one. He explained that after his departure, which for them had been just a few minutes ago, he had spent the last five years establishing the Time Bureau, a more organized and professional team able to fix time anachronisms without the extra damage the Legends usually caused. Thus, he relieved them of their duties along with taking the Waverider.
Six months later, Sara had gotten herself declared legally alive again and was working at a store by the name of Sink Shower & Stuff in Star City where she found herself despising both her boring and routine job and her unbearable manager who she fantasized about killing constantly. At some point she ran into one of the Time Bureau agent whom she slept with before stealing his badge the next morning.
Back in action
One day at work, Sara was called by Rory who and had just ran into Julius Caesar while in Aruba. Sara instantly quit her job, throwing a knife close to her manager's head before walking out. She met up with Nate and Ray who were also unhappy with their lives and the three decided to hunt the time anachronisms down in order to prove themselves to Rip. Sara used the stolen badge to find the base of the Time Bureau and gain access to their elevator. As they entered, they immediately got surrounded by time agents, including agent Ava Sharpe. Sara taunted Ava her hostile attitude and then disarmed her from her gun. Rip was able to calm everyone down and the Legends explained they had found a time anachronism. Ava doubted their story but Rip said they would look into it and then gave them a tour of the Time Bureau and revealed that the Waverider was now used as a simulator to train new agents.
The group were then taken to the control room where the Time Bureau had tracked down Rory and retrieved him along with a guest dressed like Caesar instead of the real one. Rip expressed his disappointment towards Sara and mentioned that the Legends were no longer useful, comparing them to using a chainsaw during brain surgery. Sara and the Legends found out that the real Caesar still was in Aruba and stole the Waverider from the Bureau. They got Stein and Jax back and decided they wanted to restore the timeline again, mostly because they were bored with their normal lives. They then tracked Caesar to a party. Sara fought Caesar in single combat and was able to easily beat him despite being unarmed and him wielding a sword.
At the ship the Legends debated wether they should bring Caesar back to his place in history themselves or bring him to the Time Bureau. Sara had a talk with Caesar who was humiliated by his defeat at her hands. She asked advice and he gave her an inspiring speech about chasing greatness. Sara changed her mind and the Legends brought Caesar back to the place where he had gone missing after erasing his mind. Back at the ship they found at the timeline had drastically changed as Caesar had now conquered the entire world. Nate realized Caesar had stolen his history book and had used it to his advantage to rule the world. Rip, Ava Sharpe and several agents entered the ship and told them they would fix it. Rip scolded her for trying to solve it herself and told her the Time Bureau was better than them.
Ava Sharpe and several agents tried to remove the history book but Sara recognized it as a trap and Ava got captured by Caesar. The Legends performed a rescue mission and Sara fought side by side with Ava against the Roman legions. After they solved the situation and restored history, Ava replied that she still thought them to be incompetent. Rip agreed to let the Legends keep the Waverider and continue to hunt anachronisms. Rory showed he had managed to steal some of the Bureau's technology, including Rip's time courier. Sara and Rory then shared a drink as they celebrated that the team were back together.
Ray found out an application to his suit that allowed him to shrink objects and organisms. The Legends looked at several anachronism, Sara wanted an easy one because Ava Sharpe would want to see them fail so they took an anachronism in Wisconsin 1870 in the circus. They explored the circus and found out the anachronism was a sabertooth tiger. As Ray tried to shrink it he accidentally enlarged it and the now massive tiger broke free and escaped in the woods. As a result, the anachronism grew worse. Sara decided to retrieve Amaya from 1942 so she could help them take down the sabertooth. The Legends welcomed Amaya back but there was still tension between her and Heywood. Sara ordered the others to stay back while she and Amaya tracked down the sabertooth, shrunk it and brought it back to the ship.
When they returned they found Nate sleeping while Ray and Jax were nowhere to be found. They went back to the circus where Sara spotted someone watching them. Sara took him down and it was revealed to be Gary Green, an agent of the Time Bureau. Sara questioned Gary at the Waverider and he admitted agent Ava Sharpe had send him to spy on them. Sara pointed a gun at Gary and forced him to tell Sharpe that the Legends had the situation handled, however, she did not believed him. As Gideon informed Sara that agent Sharpe had boarded the ship, Sara sent Stein and Rory to aide to save the other Legends and fix the anachronisms while she confronted Sharpe. Ava told her she was there to arrest Sara and her team. Sara antagonized Ava but she was not be impressed by her tactics, mentioning that she knew all about Sara and the messes her team had caused.
Ava drew a baton and demanded Sara to surrender. Sara pulled out her twin batons and both women engaged in a stick fight. Sara nearly ended up overpowered by the highly skilled agent but was able to evenly match her. After a lengthy fight both women ended up hitting each other at the same time and collapsing in exhaustion. They agreed to take a break and shared a drink of water while they recovered. The sabertooth tiger attacked Ava but Sara saved her using a time courier. Angry Ava had a slip of the tongue as she said it was stupid for Rip to think the Legends could help them fight a certain enemy, but stopped herself before revealing who.
After the other Legends succeeded in resolving the anachronisms, Sara pulled agent Share aside and she reluctantly admitted they had done well. Sara questioned Ava about what the Time Bureau was fighting against however Ava refused to tell her. Amaya told the Legends she was no longer in control of her powers and decided to stay with the team until she could resolve it. Sara then informed the team of that there was something the Time Bureau was afraid of impending but they all laughed it off as not possibly being worse than Vandal Savage or Reverse Flash.
The Waverider picked up a distress signal from agent Gary Green in 2042, which Sara decided to find and rescue him. Upon meeting him, he was distressed to find out that it was the Legends but ultimately agreed to work with them, revealing that he was sent to arrest an unauthorized time traveler, but found himself way over his head when that person turned out to be a meta-human assassin. Sara, Ray, Nate and Mick located the assassin's target, Zari Tomaz and tried to convince her to come with the for safety but she evaded them setting a drone to attack them. They ultimately defeated the drone and the A.R.G.U.S. agents that followed after it. Back at the ship, the team looked Zari up and were impressed with her criminal background. Sara asked Mick where he thought she would go and he correctly guessed at his old bar. They encountered Zari again and this time were able to convince her to leave with them as the assassin had caught up to them. Sara engaged her in a fight but was outmatched by the assassin and had Mick cause a bar fight to escape.
Sara and the team returned to the Waverider with Zari, but Gary was not pleased by the new arrival and accidentally revealed to her that they were time travelers. Zari though agreed to help them catch the assassin if they first helped her get her brother out of the A.R.G.U.S. prison. They agreed, and helped her break in but they soon realized it had been a ruse as Zari used it to get her family totem before using it to escape. Ray was sent after her while the rest returned to the ship. After being faced with the assassin, Ray called for back-up but before Sara could do anything they were approached by a Time Bureau timeship, captained by Agent Sharpe. Sara correctly guessed that it was Gary who told her after which he opened a portal and rejoined Sharpe on her ship. Sara sends Amaya, Jax and Mick to the jump ship to help Zari and Ray, while she distracted Agent Sharpe.
Sharpe demand Sara give her the location of Zari and the assassin, firing a warning shot of at the Waverider and threatening to destroy it if she didn't comply. Jax begged Sara not to do it as he had seen how inhumanly the meta humans were treated at the A.R.G.U.S. facilities and insisted they couldn't let the Bureau to Zari back there. Sara agrees to give up the coordinates but flies the ship away at the last second only to be closely pursued by the Time Bureau. In a last effort to loose them, Sara turns the ship around in a collision towards Sharpe's ship, forcing Sharpe to time-jump away at the last second to avoid impact. After the rescue of Zari and Ray, Sara was contacted by Agent Sharpe who told her the leniency Rip had given them were over and if she ever came across them again they would be arrested and sent to the outskirts of time.
After Zari agreed to join the team, Ray attempts to do a team building exercise much to the chagrin of the rest of the crew, when he suddenly disappears. They find out that Ray was killed when he was eight and travel back to 1988, causing Ray to return. The team attempt to find out what happened to little Ray and discover that he had found a baby Dominator, who named Gumball. When another ship entered 1988, Sara went to investigate, believing it was the Time Bureau, she was attacked by the mother Dominator who wrapped her in a cocoon. She tried to convince her to let her go so she could help her find her baby but she instead read her mind and left her.
Sara awakens and frees herself and sends Amaya and Nate to protect Ray's mother while she gets back to the Waverider, unfortunately Mick, Jax and Stein had taken the it to 2017 so Stein could witness the birth of his grandson. Sara waits for the team and is prepared to fight the mother Dominator when both Rays and Zari arrive and reunite Gumball with his mother. Sara tears up as the team watches little Ray say goodbye to Gumball. Later, Sara and the team gathered with little Ray for Halloween in their outfits.
The threat of Mallus
The Legends track an anachronism in the form of bodies turning up drained from blood in 1895 London, hinting to a vampire. As they tried to get clues by digging up one of the bodies, they instead run into Rip again who then informed them about the threat of Mallus, an ancient evil who he noew believed was recruiting allies throughout time. He begged for their help but they were reluctant to trust him again. Rip offered to get the Time Bureau of their backs to which she agrees to work together. Believing finding the vampire is key to tracking Mallus, they attampt to use Nate as bait but the plan goes awry and Nate is kidnapped.
They track Nate's location and Sara and Rip work together to take down the guards and free Nate. There, they are shocked to find the body of Damien Darhk, realizing that the vampire attacks are really the workings of a cult in hopes to bring Darhk back to life. Sara insists they have to destroy Darhk's body to stop his resurrection but Rip tries to convince her that letting his resurrection ceremony go according to plan is their chance to get Mallus. When Sara refuses, Rip pretends to agree and then locks the team in the Waverider. Sara has the ship's missiles target the cargo bay doors, so they can escape. They arrive too late as Darhk has already been resurrected in is killing Rip's Time Bureau agents one after one. Although they save Rip from being killed by Darhk and Sara tries to fight Darhk but due to his magical powers, she can't get near him and he soon escapes with is daughter. Back at the Waverider Sara secretly contacts Agent Sharpe and the Time Bureau and tells them where to find Rip. Meanwhile, Sara confronts Rip about his plan causing the deaths of many of his own agents and betraying them after begging for their help. After cutting all ties with him, the Time Bureau enter and arrest Rip. Agent Sharpe thanks Sara and tells her that the Legends are free to fly the skies. Before he is taken away Rip tells Sara that Mallus is getting stronger and that the Legends need to be ready to fight him.
After Rip's arrest, Sara made it her mission not to become like him, making sure Nate took a break from his research to take a shower. After detecting an anachronism, she and the other Legends discovered that Jax and Stein had accidentally switched bodies. Sara then explained to the team that a time displaced woman has caused Hollywood Studios to start an out right war with each other in 1937. Sara sent Nate, Amaya and Zari to do recon, where they discover that the time displaced woman is in fact Helen of Troy whose beauty drew men mad. Sara and the team attempted to get her to get her out of the studios' grasps when they encounter Damien Darhk. Before Sara and Zari could attack, he used his magic to stop them and disarmed Sara only to reveal that he was there to parlay. He and Sara talked, where he told her to stop fixing the anachronisms and return to 2017 or he would kill every member of her team leaving her for last. A fight between Mick, Nate and Ray began due to the allure of Helen that lead to the team going back to the Waverider. Realizing the effect that Helen has on the male members of the team, Sara decided that her, Amaya and Zari would remove her from the studio. She was initially reluctant to come with them but eventually convinced after she was joyed and impressed by three women being powerful warriors.
After returning her to the Waverider, they are dismayed to discover that Helen's interference in the 1930's caused the technologies in the Waverider to disappear as actress Hedy Lamarr's never invented some of the essential technology. Stein (in Jax's body) is attacked by Damien and Nora Darhk, but Sara and the others save him. Sara challenges Damien to a sword fight league rules, with no magic. Damien agrees and the two are evenly matched, but Sara proves the better and defeats Damian, but before she can kill him, Nora uses her magic on Sara. She chastises Damien who reveals that Nora is his daughter. Nora drains most of Sara's energy and life-force from her body but Firestorm (in Stein's body) managed to fend them off, causing them to retreat. Sara though is left unconscious and extremely weak and is taken back to the Waverider where Gideon is forced to put her in a medical coma for a few days so she can heal.
A few days later Gideon had taken Sara of all medication that was keeping her unconscious but she still hadn't woken up. While the team were on a mission at Vietnam in 1967, they encounter Gorilla Grodd who after realizing they are time travelers, manages to get on the outside of the ship and uses his powers to control Sara's body. He tries to use Sara to hurt Stein but she is knocked out with a frying pan by Isaac Newton. She wakes up awhile later and is back to herself, and is reunited with the team who are having thanksgiving pie.
Crisis on Earth-X
While in England 1183 A.D., Sara, Jax, Stein and Mick are dealing with soldiers, when Sara asks if they have RSVP'd for Barry and Iris's wedding, they deal with the soldiers and then leave for Central City. At the rehearsal dinner, Sara meets Kara's sister Alex Danvers, and they bond over drinks. Soon enough the two end up kissing passionately, missing Joe West's heartfelt speech. They go to a hotel room where they have sex at least three times. The following morning, Alex realizes what she has done tries to sneak out but falls out of bed, while Sara doesn't wake up but she is aware of what happened as she asks Alex how she was, pretty much revealing what happened between her and Alex to Kara. Sara attends the wedding when it is crashed by Nazi soldiers led by Dark Arrow, Overgirl and Prometheus. Sara and Alex team up to take down several Nazis and they have a fight with Prometheus. Ultimately Sara and Alex overpower Prometheus, and take him prisoner.
After taking Prometheus to S.T.A.R. Labs, they discover that Prometheus is an alternate version of Tommy Merlyn. It is here they discover that they are not dealing with anachronisms but alternative versions of people they know from Earth-X, a world where the Nazis won World War II. After discovering the location of Overgirl, due to her poisoned immune system, Sara along with Green Arrow, Flash, Firestorm, Supergirl, and Alex attack the location where they come face to face with an army of Nazis along with Reverse Flash and Overgirl. The team have the battle won until Metallo arrives and uses his power to knock out Supergirl which allows Overgirl and Reverse Flash to knock out the rest of the team. The group find out that Overgirl is dying and they plan to extract Supergirl's heart to cure her, Metallo then knocks them out again.
They wake up finding themselves in the yard of a concentration camp and realize that they are on Earth-X. There they are faced with the Sturmbannführer who Sara is shocked to see is the Earth-X version of her father. He approaches Sara and questions why she would align herself with the prisoners and she exclaims she is bisexual to which he reveals he had a daughter who looked just like her with the same inclinations which he killed her for. He then had the team along with Ray Terrill taken to be executed. They tried to escape, but the collars they were wearing were subdued them by givem them electric shocks. Just as the team were about to be executed, Leo Snart, the Earth-X version of Sara's former teammate/enemy Leonard Snart, arrived to save them.
The team made it to the Rebellion base, where they learnt their only way back to Earth-1 was in the Nazi's base but the rebellion were planning to blow it up before they would have a chance to make it home. Alex tried to convince their leader, Winn Schott to let them infiltrate the base and get to the gateway before they assaulted it but he refused. Sara finds Alex desperate to find a weapon to fight her way back to save Kara. The two talk and Sara tells her she can't save Kara alone. She then mentions that she knows what it is like in her shoes, telling Alex about the death of Laurel and the guilt she felt for not being able to save her. Sara tells Alex that she is on her team and she always protects her team, also assuring her that they will not let Kara meet the same fate as Laurel.
After Ray and Snart convinces Winn to allow them to assault the base, Sara and Alex team up and face off against the Nazis. They are successful in taking the base, but Martin is left badly wounded. They return to Earth-1 and save Kara and the rest before regrouping on the Waverider. Unfortunately, Martin succumbs to his wounds and Sara walks in to the med bay to find Jax crying over his dead body. Sara goes to Martin's body and kisses his forehead. With no time to properly grieve, Sara and Oliver rally the team to face off with Dark Arrow and his Nazi army. Sara exclaims "for the professor" in Martin's honor. Once again Sara and Alex work together to face off with the Nazis, and they are successful in defeating them. After the death of Dark Arrow and Overgirl, the team goes to Martin's funeral and say their goodbyes to him. Sara thanks him for believing in her. Afterwards, Sara says her final goodbye to Alex before leaving with Mick, who questions her if she had sex with Alex. She responds by slapping the back of his head.
Meeting Mallus and an old acquaintance
After Martin Stein's death, the whole Legends team fell distraught, with the newly joining member Leo Snart trying to counsel the team members, with little progress. When the ship was suddenly hit by a time quake, Sara told the crew to put away their grief aside to tackle the Level 12 anachronism caused by Vikings conquering North America, creating "New Valhalla". The Legends found its location at a Viking settlement in 1000 AD's Vinland, where they discovered a young Martin Stein, trapped by the Vikings. Jax rushed to save Stein and the group escaped, but it turned out that, along with Martin, the anachronism brought the Beebo toy that he had gotten for Lily which the Vikings believed to be a god. Freydis, the sister of Leif Eriksson and the co-leader of their clan, would interpret the toy's words as a way to start a war of conquest in North America. Sara was then contacted by Ava Sharpe, easily deducing that she is calling to lecture the Legends on their handling of a level 12 anachronism, but it turned out that Ava has also called to give her condolences over Martin's death. Sara became concerned when Ava called Christmas "Beebo Day", showing that the anachronism was swiftly altering the timeline, and admitted they could use her help.
Ava joined the team and they entered the Viking settlement undercover dressed as an adventuring Viking clan. On Leif Eriksson's Yuletide feast, Sara and Ava entered a drinking contest against two Viking men, asking for a chance to see Beebo if they win. After they won, the Viking men were greatly impressed, asking whom the two women are married to, joking about killing off their supposed husbands. Ava, however, told the Vikings that she's "not a husband type", piquing Sara's interest. Before anything else could happen, Freydis brought out Mick who got caught trying to steal Beebo's offering of booze, and demanded for Mick to be executed on a pyre as a sacrifice to Beebo. During the execution, Sara ordered Leo to use his cold gun to douse the flames, which Ava then tried to play out as "Beebo's mercy" to distract the Vikings.
Unfortunately, Amaya accidentally hugged Beebo enough for the toy to speak, which caused the Vikings to attack the team. Sara and Ava teamed up against Freydis, only to get outmatched and disarmed by the Viking lady. However, they managed to stop her when Freydis got distracted by Beebo. Angered at the whole situation, Mick burned Beebo, allowing Leif to convince Freydis to believe that Beebo was a false god. Just as the anachronism seemed to be over, Ava mentioned Odin Day, showing that Christmas wasn't saved yet. Suddenly, Damien and Nora Darhk arrived, pretending to be Odin and a Valkyrie, demanding worship with a mighty show of lightning bolts. The Vikings bowed down to their "old gods", after which Sara ordered to team to retreat. Ava complimented Sara's decision to retreat, after which Sara admitted that facing the Dahrks is suicide without careful planning, asking Ava to contact the Time Bureau for back-up.
Sara met up with Ava, who revealed to her that the Time Bureau wouldn't sanction the mission and ordered Ava to return. Ava then revealed to Sara that Rip has been incarcerated by the Bureau and that Grodd had been recruited by Darhk. Sara tried to convince her to stay and help but she apologized and left. Afterwards, Sara gathered the team and offered to deal with the Darhks alone, but the team refused to leave Sara and tried to work out a plan to defeat the Dahrks together. Sara confronted Damien Darhk, with Nate and Zari pretending to be her Viking captors, allowing the team to attack Damien, with Sara trying to shoot him with a crossbow, but Darhk managing to catch the crossbow bolt. Before he could do any further harm to the Legends, he sensed Nora being hurt and left to attend to his daughter. As Damien tried to teleport himself and Nora away Sara grabbed onto him, allowing the teleportation to take her along with them. She arrived in a desolated area with no sign of the Darhks but she heard the voice of Mallus. As she turned, a hand was seen in the reflection of her eyes grabbing for her, but before it could reach her she was pulled out by Ava, who had returned to save her.
After returning to the Waverider, Sara told Ava how she felt the threat of Mallus, which Ava decided to report to the Time Bureau, not caring if her disregard for orders would land her in trouble. She and Sara then parted ways on amicable terms. Later, Sara worked out that Jax tried to prevent Martin's death but it had failed as young Martin refused to change his future. Sara was upset when Jax then told her he needed to leave the team to move on from Stein's death. He asked her not to tell the others about his leave of absence, to which Sara pretended to listen, but in actuality gathered the team decide to surprise Jax with a Christmas party. Jax thanked the team and they celebrated with each other, with Sara calling Jax her little brother. The two returned to 2017 where they bid each other goodbyes.
As Sara returned to the ship, she found John Constantine on the ship. John reminded Sara how he restored her soul and asked Sara for a favor, as he encountered a young girl possessed by a demon who knew Sara's name. Sara introduced Constantine to the rest of the Legends before she and Nate informed Constantine of the name of the demon he was dealing with, Mallus. Sara insisted that the Legends help Constantine, while he was unhappy about this he begrudging agreed to it. Sara was then contacted by Ava Sharpe who informed her that she had yet to get a meeting with Director Bennett and had been barred from seeing Rip in prison. Sara joked about both needing a glass of wine which made Ava laugh before ending the conversation, unknowing this conversation was witnessed by Leo who pointed out to Sara how Ava has a crush on Sara although Sara denied it.
The team went to Sumner Asylum where Sara, Leo and Constantine rescued the little girl, Emily, who was possessed by Mallus from the doctors. Upon getting her to a secluded room and prepared for the exorcism, they found out she was actually a young Nora Darhk who had been taken into care and given a new name after Damien's death in 2016. Constantine successfully brought out Mallus but found his spells ineffective against Mallus who transported the three to 1969.
Sara found herself being plagued with visions and voices courtesy of Mallus. Constantine was able to banish them away and the two found themselves talking about their pasts and sins committed which lead to them flirting and then sleeping together. After their encounter they saved Leo from being lobotomized, and Sara suggested using the same time travel spell as Nora did but when Constantine told her they weren't powerful enough without the power of Mallus she asked him to summon Mallus through her. She was transported to the spirt real where she encountered Nora, who was currently being possessed by Mallus and was able to convince her to fight him, allowing Nora to free herself. Sara then completed the spell and transported herself, Leo and Constantine back to the present.
The trio returned to the Waverider where they were informed Zari had discovered Mallus seemed afraid of her totem, mentioning there were six of them which the Legends figured could be the key to defeat him. Sara and Constantine then parted ways, thanking each other. Later, Sara contacted Ava in hopes of meeting up but Ava informed her that she had found out that Rip Hunter has escaped from prison.
Romance in the air
Sara and the Legends went fixed an anachronism in which Napoleon got his hands on a piece of music "Waterloo" while Zari stayed back on the ship. As they returned, Gideon informed Sara their mission had succeeded but she started malfunctioning. Sara questioned Zari who revealed she had added a simulation software to Gideon's programming in order to find loop-hole's in history to exploit. Angry at this, Sara ordered Zari to fix it, but Zari talked back which led to the two butting heads. After their argument Zari nevertheless did what she was told but ended up spilling volatile time fluid onto her which almost killed her. She was placed in the med-bay where Gideon put her into a simulation where she would repeat the same hour over and over, always ending with the Waverider blowing up.
In one do-over, Zari had Ray shrink her to spy on Sara and the two discovered her sneaking into the jump ship to call Ava. The two talked about Sara's struggles with Zari and she admitted that the reason she was so against looking for loop-holes was that she would likely drive herself crazy trying to save Laurel. The two flirted and Ava offered to come over, Sara attempted to back track when she heard Zari and Ray whispered, believed them to be a fly and swatted them with her paper killing them. Eventually, due to the number of times she has been looping, Zari attempted to kill herself with a gun, worrying Sara who tried to stop her but it failed as there were no bullets. Worried, Sara told Zari it was okay and asked her to talk about it although Zari claimed she never believed her. Relenting, Zari told her about the loop and Sara believed her.
Sara rallied the team as they attempted to find out where the bomb was and discovered Gary Green who was stuck in the trash compactor. When Mick destroyed the looping device, Gary revealed that he had tracked the bomb to the ship and put them in a loop in order to give them time to disarm it but with his device broken, they now only had five minutes to do so or they would die for good. They soon found bomb and with no options left, Zari took it and sealed herself into the captain's cabin to shield the others from the explosion. Sara and the team tried to stop her but to no avail. Zari thanked all the Legends and told them what she had observed. She told Sara that she was fierce as captain and should apply that to her own life and ask out Ava. The bomb reached zero in which Zari discovered the truth about the simulation.
Sara and Ray were with Zari when she awoke in the med bay and she informed them of what happened to her. They initially didn't believe her but she was able to convince them when she had Ray reveal to Sara what John Constantine told him about her which was that if Mallus took over her they should kill her. Sara agreed that they should and then offered Zari to a coffee. The two conversed, in which they reached an understanding and Sara told Zari that she would help her find a way to save her brother. Zari then pushed Sara to ask out Ava, while Sara mentioned how her past romances have never gone well, Zari mentioned how when there is a chance at love to take it. This leads to Sara calling Ava and the two talked and laughed with one another.
Sara decided to take Zari's advice and asked Ava out on a date, telling the team she had business in Star City, unware they already knew of her plans. Sara arrived first and waited for Ava who eventually arrived. The two complemented one another and began discussing work before Ava suggested avoiding the topic in an attempt at normalcy, which Sara agreed to. They eventually got a table and while Sara told Ava about her and Laurel's relationship, she realized that Ava already knew about them which prompted Ava to admit she had read Sara's file. In an attempt to know more about Sara, Ava asked her when in her life she was the most embarrassed. During the story, Ava noticed that Sara was getting a call and allowed her to answer it. Even after listening to the voicemail from Gideon relaying the Legends mission to retrieve the earth totem, Sara chose to ignore the situation and continue with the date.
Inevitably their date was derailed when Gary showed up, forcing Ava to "go to the bathroom", and Sara witnessing the Waverider falling out of the sky through the restaurant window. After learning of her team's current situation, Sara left leaving only money on the table for dinner. Sara sadly returned to the Waverider and began preparing to retrieve the rest of her team in 1717 when Ava came onto the ship and confronted her for standing her up. The two began to argue until Sara exclaimed that this had all been pointless as she was not and never could be normal. Ava then told her that she didn't want Sara to be normal, causing the two to kiss passionately.
The kiss was cut short however, when Blackbeard and his pirates appeared on the bridge. A fight immediately broke out with Sara and Ava easily defeating Blackbeard's men and the man himself surrendering quickly. Sara and Ava shared a drink from a bottle whose label changed to a picture of Amaya as a pirate right before their eyes, something both women decided to leave alone. After talking through the issues brought up before, both agreed to another date involving Genghis Khan instead of a boring restaurant. Ava then asked if Sara had a room where the two had sex and spend the night together.
The next morning Sara and Ava shared breakfast together when called them and showed them a message that revealed Ray had been kidnapped by the Darhks. Sara, Ava and the Legends searched for Ray when Rip and Wally West suddenly showed up and they were immediately defensive. When Rip questioned Ava's presence, Sara almost said they were together but Ava stopped her and said they were working together. Rip apologized for his mistakes and the Legends agreed to work with him and Wally. Sara ordered the Legends to track down Ray but when all their leads came up empty, Sara spent her time throwing knives at pictures of Darhk when Ava came in. The two discussed their efforts of finding Ray and then shared a kiss which was witnessed by Rip.
The Legends detected a timequake in East Berlin 1962 and realized Ray was there. The group retrieved Ray who had managed to retrieve the secret to cold fusion which was needed to ignite the fire totem which in turn Wally revealed he had managed to swipe. The Legends contacted director Bennett about that the fabric of time was about to get destroyed and Mallus would escape. However, as they called him, Grodd suddenly appeared and killed him, making Ava Sharpe the highest official at the Bureau and thus the new director. Later, Sara complimented Wally on his contributions during the mission and asked if he wanted to stick around but he mentioned he did not feel at ease there, as he had made a wrong first impression. Sara explained that they all had made multiple mistakes and were known for making the wrong impressions which made him a perfect fit.
The team discovered a change to the timeline when several things in their life changed or disappeared, including Nate's hair and the name of Rory's rat Axl. They realized a timeline change in Memphis, Tennessee 1954 involving Elvis Presley had occurred causing rock to never hit mainstream. They tracked Elvis' location to a local church where Elvis's father was preaching. There, they witnessed Elvis play but Zari's totem started reacting to his guitar, making her float and forcing the Legends flee. Zari informed them that the guitar had glowed like her totem, meaning Elvis had the sixth totem. Wally used his super speed to quickly retrieve the guitar but to ensure the anachronism was fixed, Amaya and Nate went to deliver a new guitar to Elvis. Meanwhile, when Sara and Ray tried to extract the totem from the guitar, the guitar started floating and a ghost appeared and attacked them and fled with the guitar. Nate informed Sara that the guitar was possessed by Elvis' deceased twin brother, Jesse and Sara managed to calm him by mentioning they knew Elvis.
Sara learned from Constantine that it was the death toten, the most volatile of the totems and whose wielder has domain over the dead. Nate mentioned that Elvis needed it to keep his connection with Jesse intact and make his breakthrough and Sara reluctantly allowed Nate to return the guitar temporarily. Meanwhile, Ray forced Sara and Mick to attend as he performed a memorial for the rat Axl which Sara only agreed to so she could drink. Sara then held a half-hearted speech. They heard Elvis on the radio which, due to being performed with the death totem, began raising the dead including the ghost of Axl. Elvis accepted the loss of his brother and managed to give the ghosts peace. Back at the ship Nate's haircut was back as history was restored. Ray revealed that he had made boxes to store the totems so they could not cause harm.
While sleeping with Ava, Sara experienced nightmares. As she woke up Ava comforted her and told her she had been saying John's name in her sleep. Sara told Ava who John was and admitted she had slept with him once during their travel to the sixties. As she told Ava it was three weeks ago Ava was shocked but Sara told her it was before Ava was her girlfriend which both surprised and delighted her. Sara told Ava that John was not like her and the two began to kiss but were interrupted by Gideon who said Sara was needed on the bridge.
With the tears in the timestream getting worse as the anachronisms were stacking up, Sara decided the Legends would split up in teams of two, with Sara going by herself to retrieve Einstein from the ice age. Though Sara never left as she started experiencing headaches and found herself drawn to the death totem. She opened the box and was confronted by a version of herself as The Canary after she died. The version of herself told her to take the totem as it would allow her to defeat Mallus and bring her sister back to life. Sara eventually took the totem and was taken over by Mallus. Her appearance changed, getting white hair, dark eyes and using a variety of mystical powers. She then attacked Ray and badly injured him.
Sara was then confronted by Amaya and Rory whom she engaged in a fight. As Amaya tried to get through to her, Sara could hear her pleas from Mallus' realm and called her name but Mallus told her she couldn't hear her. She dislocated Amaya's knee and knocked them both out. As she was about to kill them, they were saved by Wally who transported them away. Sara commanded the Waverider lock itself down to avoid the Legends escaping and was called by Ava who was surprised by Sara's appearance. Sara ignored her and walked off while the Waverider shut down. Wally attempted to apprehend her but Sara created an illusion of his ex-girlfriend to distract him and make him feel guilty. As Wally mentioned how he had got over their relationship, Sara revealed herself and used the anti-speedster gun and telekinesis to swiftly knock him out and capture him.
As Zari tried to get to the jumpship, Sara took the form of her little brother but when Zari managed to ignore the illusion and Sara attacked her and started choking her. As Sara was about to kill her Zari managed to get through to Sara's inner self and Sara was able to fight off Mallus long enough to stop herself from killing Zari. In Mallus' realm Sara was confronted by Nora Darhk who told her that despite her resistance Malus would control her eventually. Malus then regained control of Sara's body dislocated Zari's wrist and knocked her out.
Sara talked to Nora who told her that Oliver killing her father made her become like this. Nora told Sara that they were alike as darkness had always been a part of both of them. Sara was showed a vision from her time with the League of Assassins where she killed a man begging for mercy in front of his daughter. Nora told Sara that she could not erase her path and that she should just embrace it, telling her she was born to wield the death totem for Mallus. On the ship, Sara confronted Nate while posing as his grandfather and made him feel guilty for his death. She then proceeded by brutally beating him up.
Sara was confronted by Ava, Gary and Constantine and Malus attempted to trick Constantine but when it failed, Sara used telekinesis to almost kill him before she was interrupted by Rory who was now wielding the fire totem. Rory used the power of his totem to knock Sara down. Inside the realm, Sara could hear Ava calling for her. Nora again tried to tempt her to join them but Sara could hear Ava talking to her and felt Ava putting her hand on her heart. Sara declined Nora's offer of a life without pain and regret and said that she would not be a demon's lackey and bring more death into the world. She then woke up and recovered. After, she talked to Constantine, offering him a place on the ship. Constantine told her he preferred this path alone but that she was not alone and that she should be grateful for having Ava. Sara told the Legends she was sorry and that Mallus had tried to recruit her using her deepest fears. Sara spoke with Ava and told her that the dark version was actually her and that there is a dark side in her and deep down she is death. Sara told Ava she was wonderful and that she did not deserve anyone like Ava. Sara broke up with Ava as she did not want to hurt her.
Sara decided to take a few days away from the Waverider and promoted Amaya to interim Captain. Ray attempted to convince her to stay, but when Gary arrived and asked about Ava, Sara admitted to them that she and Ava broke up much to the chagrin of Gary. When he then told them that Ava had been missing for the last few days, Sara decided to help him look for her and they looked for clues at her office where they found a postcard from her parents in Fresno. They decided to see Ava's parents but when they told them about a story of Ava, which Sara knew to be false, she threatened them. They then revealed they were just actors, having been paid by someone unknown to pretend to be Ava's parents when she came to visit. Sara, Ray and Gary returned to the Time Bureau where they encountered Ava, who remained cold towards Sara and when questioned where she had been lied that she had visited her parents. Unknown to Ava, Sara snatched her time courier and they searched through Ava's history for outliers, finding her first mission in Vancouver, 2213 which had been declared a no fly zone, meaning only the director could override it.
Sara and the others hijacked the Bureau's mothership, which was the only way to override the no-fly zone without Ava, and went to Vancouver, 2213 to find out what Ava was hiding from them. Arriving there, they were shocked to be see Ava there, only for her to walk past them causing them to notice the place was full of people looking just like her. Ray discovered a sign which revealed that Ava was a clone and they decided to break into the AVA Corporation. There, they discovered all about the clones but accidentally woke one of them up who then attacked them but they easily subdued her. Suddenly, the real Ava arrived and confronted them about stealing the mothership and her time courier. She questioned where they were and why, but Sara told her that she knew her secret, but Ava still acted confused and when she saw one of the clones, she fainted in pure shock which revealed to Sara that Ava had no knowledge of the clones.
After Ava awakened, she had forgotten what she had seen Sara and the others decided to leave but found a group of Ava clones awaiting them. Ava was shocked and started questioning herself in which Sara talked to her, telling her that she was her own person. This made Ava pull herself together and she then dressed up as one of the clones in order to sneak them out. However, the clone from before revealed their ruse and a fighted ensured with Sara and Ava teaming up to defeat the clones. They escaped to the Waverider where Sara correctly guessed that the reason why Ava has no knowledge of her origin was that it had been wiped from her memories by Rip as he was the one who recruited her for the Bureau. Sara then told Ava she would help her discover the whole truth.
Confrontation with Mallus
Nate alerted the team that Amaya hed taken the jumpship to 1998 in order save her home from destruction. At the same time, the team received a distress call from Rip that Grodd was going after Barack Obama in 1979 so Sara led Rory and Ray to save Obama while sending Nate and Wally to stop Amaya from changing history. The team shrunk Grodd and captured him in a glass jar when suddenly they were confronted by Darhk who told them he wanted to work with them. The team took him back to the Waverider where they used a spell and a magic circle to keep Darhk trapped but Ray had some trouble applying the spell. Darhk gave them the water totem as a gesture of trust and then activated the magic circle. Darhk explained that he wanted to save his daughter and that he would help them take down Mallus. Sara ordered Rory to kill him as she did not trust his intentions. However, Rip and Ava told them to remain calm and think things through.
Ava spoke to Sara who told her that she had not killed Darhk because the mission was more important. Sara asked why she was not angry about Rip deceiving her. Ava told her that she was prioritizing the mission but Sara replied that she was just denying her own personal problems and urged her to talk to Rip. Sara soon walked off and spoke to Barack Obama in 1979 and explained everything that had happened to her. Obama told her that her response to the situation is human and that Ava was sticking to rules and regulations but he thought the Legends were better equipped to handle this than the Bureau. Sara thanked him before wiping his memory again. Sara then talked to Darhk and told him she did not believe him and did not trust him and she would kill him after this mission, however she was willing to work with him and after that she would kill him. Darhk agreed to these terms. Darhk and the team went through the situation. Ray made a plan to fly into Nora's ear and they could try to imitate Mallus and give her orders. The team heard Rory watch Lord of the Rings and saw John Noble portraying Denethor. Ray managed to make John say the lines to command Nora and they recorded it. Ray used this to deceive Nora and Darhk led her to the Waverider. Nora got trapped in a magic circle and Darhk apologized to her because his ambitions had made Nora a victim.
Sara spoke to Darhk and she asked where his heart was when he killed Laurel. Darhk explained that his actions were unforgivable but at the moment he never had been aware of the pain he caused. Sara said that they could not make their deeds undone. Darhk told her that even the worst could become whole again and complimented her on how she had turned from an assassin to a Legend. Sara told him it was not enough but Darhk told her that she should stop blaming herself for having been taken over by the Death totem because she had resisted its power because of love. The team looked for loopholes to save Amaya's village but realized there were non. Sara suggested they perhaps should Mallus out and kill him. The team was against it but Darhk suggested he could also wield the totem as he also had been brought to the death. Sara gave Darhk the totem. Ava was against it and walked away. Sara tried to persuade Ava but she said that since she was a clone she had a hard time trusting her feelings. Sara kissed Ava and told her she loved her, however, Ava walked away saying there was no her to love.
The team assembled in Zambesi and armed themselves with the totems, ready for Mallus to be released after Zambesi was saved. However, as Amaya's daughter Esi defended the village from the warlords, the timeline didn't change as the Legends found out Darhk had betrayed them and had released Grodd to destroy the village instead. The Legends engaged Darhk in a fight but he used his totem to fend them off. Darhk explained that he just wanted to save his daughter and allowed Nora to escape. Darhk then attacked Ray but Sara stabbed him in the back and they took his totem. The team then watched as Nora transformed fully into Mallus.
The team attacked Mallus but were unable to defeat it and were forced to retreat. Rip took the time drive and made it unstable, he lured Mallus towards him as he prepared to blow himself and Mallus up to slow him down, sacrificing himself in the process. Sara used comms to contact Rip who told her he was proud on them and that he hoped that they would all live up to the name Legends. As they said goodbye, Rip blew himself up when Mallus moved towards him. The team mourned and reconsidered their options and Sara decided to take them to a place where Mallus could not find, Salvation in the old west in 1874 as it was a temporal blind spot. Sara confronted the captive Darhk and told him he had messed up and that he should not be killed but live the rest of his life knowing that he destroyed Nora. The team went to the local salon where they again met Jonah Hex who now had became the sheriff. Sara told him they were there to avoid trouble at which point, the town was invaded by their old enemies Blackbeard, Julius Caesar and Freydís who were all controlled by Mallus while he himself was still recovering from Rip's attack. Caesar told them they had 24 hours to hand over all totems or they would invade the town.
Amaya found out that the totem bearers should work together to defeat Mallus by creating a being of light that would fight the time demon. The team made a circle and attempted to create the being of light. Amaya told Sara she would have to use the death totem or the being would not be complete, although she was reluctant due to what happened last time. Rory comforted her that he would kill her if she got possessed again and she agreed to put it on, this time with no side effects. The team tried to create the warrior but because of their doubt or failure to be in sync, they created a failure. Ava showed up with Helen of Troy, Kuasa and Jax to aid them. As they recouped Sara told their allies to get ready to wear the totems but Ava convinced Sara that the Legends were the perfect people to wield them as they had helped so many people. Having traveled in the past, Ray and Darhk saved Nora and Darhk took Nora's place to save her and sacrifice himself. The team prepared for the final confrontation as pirates, romans and Vikings marched into the town. Sara gave a rousing speech and then confronted Mallus's troops. A massive fight ensued between the Legends and the troops.
As their allies continued fighting the troops, the Legends used their totems to make their creature of light. However, with the instruction of picturing something pure, Nate started thinking about Beebo, making all the other Legends think of him as well, resulting in them forming a giant Beebo. Beebo then engaged Mallus in a brutal back and forth fight. Beebo eventually destroyed Mallus with a bodyslam and as Beebo exploded with Mallus, the Legends walked out of the dust. The team celebrated and Sara noted that Rip would have been proud. They handed the totems to Kuasa and Sara said goodbye to Ava, affirming they would see each other again. After, Sara and Zari bid farewell to Amaya who had decided it was time for her return to 1942 though Sara told her she would always have a home on the Waverider.
The team went to Aruba for a break and relaxed on the beach. Soon, Gary and Constantine showed up and Constantine told them that a new danger was looming - the creatures that were released from Mallus's realm throughout time.
Another death in the family
Sara was contacted by Laurel's Earth-Two counterpart (whom had recently become Quentin's surrogate daughter), who told her that her father had been shot and was currently in the hospital. She traveled to the Starling General Hospital and met Laurel face to face for the first time. She asked her how her father was, and Laurel told her that he was in surgery. When Sara asked her if she is like her Laurel, Laurel said that she's hardly at all, visibly disappointed at herself.
The two were headed to Quentin's room and noticed Oliver being taken by FBI agents into custody after admitting that he was the Green Arrow. Suddenly, Dr. Elisa Schwartz entered the scene and told the crew that the surgery failed and Quentin died. Both Sara and Laurel started to cry, and Oliver told them that he was sorry before he left with the agents. As Oliver left the scene, Sara hugged Felicity. Sara and Laurel later cried and mourned over Quentin's body.
Hunting magical creatures
The Legends removed an anachronism interfering with a tour of The Beatles. After the mission, Sara tried to cheer the Legends up as they were a bit demotivated after facing the same problems as usual while Constantine had mentioned they would battle magical creatures. The Legends then received a message from Ava, who summoned them at the headquarters of the Time Bureau. Sara was suspicious someone had told Ava about the dragon but when they arrived, a surprise party was thrown in their honor for having fixed the final anachronism. They were even given medals for their accomplishments. Ava apologized to Sara as she knew her girlfriend did not like surprises. However, a delighted Sara declared she liked this one and both women sought some privacy.
After they spend the night together at Ava's apartment, Sara was about to leave but Ava asked that she stay, stumbling through asking Sara to move in with her. After some awkwardness, Sara happily agreed, stating she was ready to live together with Ava. Sara went downstairs to get them another bottle of wine and found Constantine. He again warned Sara about the various magical creatures that had escaped when she had released Mallus and were now running loose throughout the timeline. Sara protested that her team had not found anything but Constantine then left bones of a saint that would reveal when a magical creature would be around. As Ava came downstairs, Sara informed her that Constantine was just leaving. Ava asked if she should be worried but Sara assured her there was nothing going on between them. The two got the bottle and returned to bed. However, Sara noticed the bones moving.
The Legends went to Woodstock in 1969, where a time aberration had caused the Woodstock massacre, killing thousands and ending the hippie movement. Eventually, they found the murders were committed by a unicorn so Sara went to Constantine and told him he was right. After some arguing, Constantine agreed to help her. There, he advised Sara to inform Ava about the magical creatures but Sara said she wanted to keep it secret as their relationship was great right now and she did not want to create tension. Constantine told her they were alike and their relationships only caused pain and destruction but Sara insisted she was not ready to turn her back on life and isolate herself like he did. Constantine found out that they had to lure the unicorn using a virgin and contacted Gary Green to act as bait. As the unicorn showed up, Constantine used magic to send the unicorn back to hell. The unicorn was able to bite Gary's nipple off, but Constantine managed to send it away.
When Sara returned, she saw Ava had hung her medals up on the wall. Sara confessed to Ava that she had released monsters into the world and was afraid to tell her because Ava was so proud of her. Ava told her she already knew about this from Gary and Sara was confused why she wasn't mad. Ava told Sara that she thought she was amazing and that she loved her no matter what. Sara told her that right now she should wait with moving in together as her team needed her right now. However, she agreed with Ava that they should let their relationship evolve.
Sara later visited Constantine and tried to convince him to join the Legends. However, he refused. Before leaving, Sara noted Constantine was more pessimistic than usual and something must have happened to him.
As Sara had Ray use the bones from Constantine to build a device which could track magical interference in the timeline, Constantine suddenly arrived. Having changed his mind, he agreed to join them as a magic consultant although refused to officially join the team and resenting their use of costumes. As they talked, the device suddenly alerted them to Salem, Massachusetts 1692, during the witch trials. Sara, Ray and Zari entered Salem where they witnessed Jane Hawthorne being accused of witch craft and ruthlessly getting arrested in front of her daughter. As they watched her being taken away, a sworm of crows suddenly appeared and started attacking the villagers. Back at the Waverider, they learnt from Gideon that the magic had resulted in a change to history where all people of Salem suddenly combusted into flames and the town got burnt down after Jane's , convincing the public that witches were real. Constantine told them that since Jane was gaged at the time and spells were often spoken, she likely wasn't the witch, leading the team to suspect her daughter, Prudence.
Following Prudence into the woods, the team had Constantine perform a spell to trap her and force the magical creature to reveal itself, causing a woman wearing a long dress and sporting a wand to appear, revealing herself as Prudence's Fairy Godmother. Constantine began casting a spell to send her to Hell but was stopped by the Fairy Godmother telling him that if he did so Prudence would be sent there as well as they were linked. She told Prudence the team wanted to send them to Hell and asked if she wanted her to get rid of them. When she agreed, the Fairy Godmother used her magic to trap them in roots and summon birds to attack them. After Zari told Prudence they were there to help her mother, she asked the Fairy Godmother to release them.
They brought Prudence to the Waverider where Sara, Zari and Constantine researched Fairy Godmothers and learnt that the only way to stop her was for Prudence to give her up willingly. Zari suggested that all they had to do was help Prudence save her mother and she would give up her Fairy Godmother but Sara told her Jane's execution was part of history and they couldn't change that, much to the dismay of Zari. Later, Sara realized Zari had secretly left the ship and went to find her. She found Zari, having gotten herself captured and accused of being a witch, tied up with Jane to be burnt. Sara stopped it and engaged the villagers in a fight but was eventually held back by multiple men. However, just as Jane and Zari were about to be burned, Prudence arrived and had her Fairy Godmother release them. Zari managed to convince Prudence to not extract revenge on the town and she released her Godmother, allowing Constantine to banish her to Hell.
With help from the Time Bureau, the Legends track a time aberration when Queen Elizabeth of 1977 makes a scene performing with the punk-rock band The Smell. This caused the to be institutionalized and the British monarchy to fail while also launching The Smell's rise to stardom. Sara, Zari, Mick and Constantine went to infiltrate the band but Mick and Constantine's arguing accidentally caused a huge brawl to break out at the gig. And the members of the band fled the scene after police arrived, ending up finding Ray and having him drive them. After letting them off at their hideout, Sara ordered him to stay with them despite his protests that the punk rock setting wasn't his scene. While, Ray was getting involved with the band's schemes, Sara assisted him via comms back at the Waverider. The Smell tasked him to steal one of the Queen's dogs so Sara beat up the guards, easily allowing Ray to take one of them from the dog walker, unaware Sara was threatening him to do so.
Having earned The Smell's trust, Ray talked to lead member Charlie and found out she was a shape-shifter. Having sympathized with Charlie's predicament, Ray tried to convince the others to just talk to her and not send her to Hell as she wasn't hurting anyone but they were unconvinced. Sara, Mick, Constantine and Zari went after Charlie who had shape-shifted into Ray and stolen his suit which she used to attack them. After Ray dismantled the suit Zari was able to capture her with her powers and Constantine readied the spell to send her to Hell although Ray tried to convince them not to. Charlie used her powers to turn into each of them, telling them they were the real monsters for sending someone innocent to Hell. She then shifted into Amaya's form, having heard from Ray she was the team's moral compass. Not willing to go through with sending her to Hell, they instead took her captive on the Waverider where they discussed what to do with her.
The Legends tracked down a magical creature, a Shtriga who feeds of children, to a summer camp in 1995 and went undercover as camp counselors to investigate. Sara and Ava got assigned a cabin together and at night, despite guarding their cabin, one of the girls snuck out and disappeared alongside a boy from another cabin. After struggling to get the girls to talk to them, Sara asked Constantine for a potion which turned her and Ava into kids. They pretended to be campers and got close to the other girls who revealed where in the woods the missing campers had gone before they disappeared.
Sara and Ava followed the lead and came face-to-face with the camp executive, who they assumed was the creature, and took her down. However, with information given to them from Charlie they soon learnt that the real Shtriga should be a young attractive man. At that point, the lead camp guide ventured out into the opening and started fighting Sara and Ava who were at a disadvantage until Ray and Constantine used a spell which debilitated the beast. Sara and Ava fought him off together, eventually managing to kill him with a wooden stick. Ava thanked Sara for giving her real childhood memories and they shared a kiss as they are turned back to their normal selves. After, Sara and the Legends welcomed Charlie to the team.
Unfortunately, after Legends suspect traitors in the Time Bureau and discover Hank Heywood's machinations when a fugitive escaped and later died. After Sara refuses to bring the fugitive to the Time Bureau, she and Ava start fighting, ending with Ava breaking up with her, leaving Sara devastated.
During her confrontation with Sunjay, a fugitive who used Kamadeva's ashes to cause love, Sara always loves Ava during her sex dream caused by Sunjay. She is captivated along with Charlie by Zari using the ashes but Mona stops Zari's wedding with Sunjay, saving them all.
Soon after, Ava is kidnapped by Neron because he wants to possess her body to Tabitha and takes over the Time Bureau. With help from Constantine, Sara enters Ava's purgatory and saves her after which the couple reconciled.
Sara survives at the final battle against Neron and Tabitha, then continue her relationship with Ava.
While Dinah aims to bring Earth-2 Laurel in, Felicity refuses to give up on her and tries everything to get through to her, even summoning Sara for help. Sara and Dinah face Shadow Thief and eventually manage to make Laurel regret it and try to be good again.
Going to Earth-16
On December 10, 2019, Sara and Ray Palmer were at a bar in Star City, where they participated in a game night. In the last question of the night, which was "what was the last song recorded by Janis Joplin", Sara and Ray were convinced that their answer ("Mercedes Benz") would be the correct one, but the presenter announced that the Legends lost. Ray revealed that when they went to Woodstock in 2018, the late singer noticed Ray in his suit, causing the story to be changed and the song "Little Robot Man", Janis' nickname for Ray, to be his last composition. At that moment, Lyla Michaels, wearing a blue suit, appeared on a table. Although Sara questioned her about her dress, Lyla did not answer and covered her and Ray in white light. Lyla, now called the Harbinger, revealed to Sara and Ray about the Anti-Monitor Crisis, an event that would destroy all the Earths in the multiverse. She and Ray, alongside Barry Allen, were dispatched to reconnoiter.
Upon being taken to Earth-38, Sara, Ray and Barry prevented Supergirl from destroying a quantum tower that had emerged in the center of National City. The Harbinger explained that this was the Monitor's plan as a "last line of defense", where the tower would delay antimatter and prevent it from reaching Earth, while also finding out about the existence of the Anti-Monitor and its goal of destroying the towers. Brainiac-5 located the capsule of Superman's son and Lois Lane, revealing that the baby was in Star City 2046 on Earth-16, making Sara and Ray realize that they traveled to an alternate universe on their first adventures. Sara volunteered to accompany Lois, saying she knew the terrain. Before leaving, she talked to Oliver, saying that she had seen many forms of Oliver, but that she would never think to see "Oliver the father too". They both agreed that this was strange, but said that it matched their friend.
On Earth-16, the trio arrived at the former Green Arrow base, where Brainiac-5 had found Jonathan's signatures. Although Brainy did not understand why Oliver "kidnapped a baby", Sara explained that the man believed he was saving him. Suddenly, Brainy was taken by surprise and a rope was tied around his body. Sara drew her staff and Earth-16 Oliver revealed himself. Although he tried to talk to the man, Oliver kept attacking her repeatedly until he realized that this was Sara. When asked how she was alive, Sara responded by saying that this was a "long story", and Lois, carrying her son, thanked Oliver for saving her son. When Oliver said he blamed himself for taking her doppelganger to Gambit, Sara made a speech explaining that "it was her choice", and that on her Earth this journey "triggered endless events" and was happy to be traveling through time, explaining that entering Queen's Gambit with Oliver "was destiny". The meeting was shortened by Brainy, warning her that they should return. He opened a gap with an interdimensional extrapolator, where before leaving Sara reminded him that he was "a good man in all Earths" and jumped through the portal.
Back on Earth-1, Sara, Brainy and Lois went through a breach. Seeing Oliver lying on a seriously injured stretcher, she ran towards him. Although he was lying, Oliver assured him that "everything was fine". Sara watched Oliver say goodbye to his daughter on his last breaths. After his death, the Monitor revealed that this was not the death he had predicted for Queen. Pariah added that things were changing, and everything was doomed.
Trying to resurrect Oliver
After Oliver's death, the heroes went to the S.T.A.R. Labs in Central City. Sara, Kara and Kate Kane were drinking in honor of the deceased hero. When Kara said that Oliver sacrificing herself for her and Barry was a mistake, Sara pointed out that her sacrifice had saved "a billion more people", and that this was not a mistake, saying that Oliver died the way he lived: one hero. At this moment, the Harbinger appeared in a flash of light and Sara greeted her. She heard Ray and the Monitor discuss "kidnapping" Waverider, even though the rest of the Legends were still on the ship. Sara then revealed that she had promised her team that they would never again "participate in another crossover". The Harbinger said the team was not needed, and that there was a multiverse all over with several Waveriders for them to use. She then left for another Earth in a flash of light.
After discovering to be a Paragon, specifically the "Paragon of Destiny", Sara discovered that Mia and Barry planned to use a Lazarus Pit to resurrect Oliver. Sara tried to warn Mia about the consequences after using a Pit, but she ignored Lance's message and revealed that Nyssa had said everything necessary about the Pit, as well as everything she "needed to know" about Lance. Looking for a sure way to do this, Sara looked for John Constantine to help them find an existing Lazarus Pit in the multiverse, since all of Earth-1 had been destroyed by Thea and Nyssa. After Constantine created a map of the multiverse, they found a single Earth with a functioning Pit. Before they left, Sara made Constantine promise to bring Oliver back.
In North Dakota of Earth-18, the group found the Lazarus Pit in a cave. While Constantine and Barry returned to Waverider to bring Oliver's body, Sara and Mia remained in the cave to clean it up. Sara tried to persuade Mia to give up on the plan, albeit to no avail, and said that the daughter was very similar to her father in taking no for an answer, but she inherited her mother's intelligence. Suddenly, the two women were confronted by the Jonah Hex doppelganger. After a match, Sara and Mia managed to beat him in teamwork. After Barry and Constantine arrived with Oliver's body, Sara ordered them to put it in the water of the Pit. After waiting for severe minutes, Oliver jumps out of the Pit. Although Mia tried to talk to her newly resurrected father, the man was without his soul. When he stepped forward to attack her, Sara knocked him out with a tranquilizer. After erasing it, the group tried to bring Oliver's soul back, but due to antimatter, Constantine was unable to perform the necessary spell.
Although they were unable to bring Oliver's soul back, Sara took her body back to the Waverider. While in the infirmary next to him, John Diggle confronted her about her mistake. She then revealed that they intended to bring her soul the same way they did with her: go to Purgatory. She also revealed that Lyla was missing. She saw Diggle confront the Monitor about his wife's disappearance, and was also saddened to hear that she could be with her opponent. After hearing the Monitor's plan, Sara promised to take care of Oliver's body as well as update Diggle about the Harbinger while he went to Purgatory to bring Oliver's soul. Still in the infirmary, but now dressed in her suit, Sara heard Leonard call everyone to the bridge. Although she tried to go, she was surrounded by a flash of light. She revealed to the other Paragons that they were at the Vanishing Point, discovering that the Waverider, like the people on board, was destroyed by the Harbinger, controlled by the Anti-Monitor, and caught by antimatter. After that, she watched Earth-96's Superman body shine and be replaced by Lex Luthor, who had used the Book of Destiny to become the "Paragon of Truth" instead of the hero. He then asked the heroes what they would do next.
Recreating the multiverse
After being teleported to the Vanishing Point, Sara and the rest of the Paragons were trapped in the place with nowhere to go. In the months that followed, Sara lost her hopes of tomorrow. Upon spotting Ryan Choi and Lex, she questioned them what they were doing, discovering that the men were trying to build a teleportation machine with the debris on the spot. When Lex tested it, the device failed. Suddenly, Barry, who had disappeared, resurfaced, and Kate pulled her out of the sprinter's path. The Paragons found that Barry had gone to the Speed Force, hoping to find a way out of the scene, but found nothing. Sara and the others tried to calm him down, who wanted to return to the Speed Force. Suddenly, Oliver, dressed in a green suit, appeared saying that the Speed Force was the key to saving everyone. Although it was Oliver, he confirmed that it was something more, a "spectre". He revealed that the heroes would have to go to the Dawn of Time to defeat the Anti-Monitor and prevent their antimatter universe from becoming permanent, while others would go to the planet Maltus to prevent Novu from creating his antimatter look-alike.
While taking the Paragons to the beginning of time, Barry was attacked by the Anti-Monitor and lost them by the Speed Force. Oliver used his essence to keep his friends connected, preventing them from falling from the Speed Force. Sara returned to the time when she was killed by Thea, where her body was in the Arrowcave. She "resurrected" when Barry touched her, passing electricity to her body. Upon awakening, she was surprised to see him and where he is. Before she could talk to Laurel Lance, Barry took her back to the Dawn of time. There, they discovered that the Anti-Monitor still exists even though Ryan convinced Novu of Earth-1 not to carry out the experiment. However, the doppelganger says that although they had convinced only one Novu,
there were several other universes where this did not give up its arrogance. She and the other Paragons found that they were going to recreate the universe, and that they would have to wait for the right time to do so. The heroes then set off towards the confrontation and faced several shadow demons that appeared to stop them. When asked if it was "common to save the world", Sara said that she and her team "generally make things better". After the arduous confrontation, the shadow demons disappeared and the Paragons noticed a light being emitted towards the sky. They realized that Oliver had lit the spark, and now they should spread the flame. They came to the conclusion of using the last page of the Book of Destiny to "spread the flame", focusing on "Humanity, Truth, Love, Destiny, Honor, Courage and Hope".
When the mountain exploded, Sara demanded that Barry take them there. When they arrived, they found Oliver's body lying on the floor. Barely able to speak, Oliver made them promise to take care of their family. When congratulating them for having succeeded, Sara and Barry looked up and saw a new universe being created. Sara tried to get her friend to stay with him, even though he is ready to go. Weak, Oliver said "the end is a beginning" and told Barry to remember what he had said to him, "dying is the easy part". He revealed to his companions that he was at peace, saying that "the true heroes are the ones who must continue to live", and begged them to continue saving the world and being the heroes they are, and never to stop. In his last breath, Oliver said that the new world will need both. After that, Sara and Barry cried over the corpse of their former companion. They looked up and saw the universe still being created, and both embraced when a flash of light covered them.
A new Earth
After her battle at the dawn of time, Sara woke up in an alley in Star City, confused and wondering how she got back there. She walked to the street, while at the same time receiving flashes of events during the Crisis. She took out her cell phone and called Ray, questioning him where he was. She met him at a bar and hugged him, happy to see him alive, but leaving Ray confused. She asked him if he remembered everything that had happened, but he did not understand what she was saying and asked if there was a crossover and if they were invited. J'onn used his psychic powers to communicate with both, and as Ray approached, he was happy to see him, leaving Sara confused because her friend had not met Supergirl's Earth Martian previously. Sara then discovered that the universes (Earth-1, Earth-38 and Earth-TUD5) were combined and that only the Paragons remembered everything as it was before, and saw J'onn return Ray's memory of the events of the Crisis . Sara then left to find Oliver, believing that he had risen and returned to the universe.
She went to Arrow Bunker, hoping to find him there. Upon entering, she found her mannequin, but her suit. She was approached by Diggle, Dinah Drake and Rene Ramirez, where the three said that J'onn had stopped by and restored his memories. She tried to comfort Diggle, saying that although they died before and were now back, believing that Oliver may have returned with them. Rene revealed that they asked for Felicity's help to find him, but got no results. Still hopeful, Sara said that she couldn't find him because he was in the form of Spectre. After realizing that Oliver was gone for good, she hugged Diggle. Then Barry and Kara appeared at the scene happy that their universes were unified, saying that the entire National City and Argo were in the same universe. They then discovered that a giant Beebo was attacking the city, and wondered how this was possible.
She contacted Ava and Nate, who were at Waverider, asking them about Behrad. They confirmed that he and the totem were still on the ship, and asked her if she needed help, in which she denied claiming that she didn't want anyone "involved in this mess", but was warned that one of them was already there. While commanding the mission, she was surprised to see that Mick Rory was also there. After discovering that Beebo's attack was just a distraction, White Canary and Flash went to confront Sargon the Sorcerer, who was robbing a jewelry store. Despite praising him for the distraction, Sara said that Beebo "was off limits" and punched him, knocking him out and melting the giant Beebo.
Final battle against the Anti-Monitor
Believing that the threat of the Anti-Monitor was over, Sara has a talk with Barry Allen. She confesses to him that she is saddened that all of her family is gone; she felt that Oliver was her last connection to her past, to before her being a costumed hero. Barry helps her by explaining that family is not necessarily biological and that the other heroes will always be there for her.
Later, Sara and Barry were attacked by a shadow demon. Sara remembered that Ryan Choi could be next, so she was saved. Sara immediately went on Central City to join the final battle alongside Wild Dog, Dreamer, Spartan, The Flash, Martian Manhunter, Superman, Batwoman, Supergirl, and Alex Danvers, to stop the resurfaced Anti-Monitor from destroying everything once more.
Memorial for Oliver Queen
Sometime later, Sara, together with the Flash, Supergirl, Martian Manhunter, Batwoman, Superman and Black Lightning took part at a memorial for Oliver Queen at a S.T.A.R. Labs building, after which Barry proposed the others to officially create a pact between the seven of them in order to work side-by-side more often now that they live in the same universe, so that they would be able to prevent and face any future crisis.
Sara went to the future and brought Mia Queen from 2040 to the present. Sara learns later, at the funeral of Oliver, that he resurrected her father Quentin, but not her sister; instead Oliver revived the former Black Siren. Sara is happy nonetheless. At the funeral, she saw Nyssa al Ghul; though Nyssa introduced Sara to her sister as her "beloved", Sara stayed quiet and smiled.
Fighting the Encores
After the crisis, Sara, Mick and Ray arrived at the Waverider and the other Legends welcomed them. Sara finds out that Ava has allowed a guy named Kevin Harris to record a documentary called Meet the Legends in order to secure funding for the Legends and gets mad at Ava. After a temporal quake in Saint Petersburg, Russia in 1917 hit the timeline, the Legends went to investigate and found that Grigori Rasputin was resuscitated. Then the Legends went back to the ship and planned a way to kill Rasputin. Sara went with Behrad Tarazi to fix Gideon who was failing and take the documentary guys back to 2020. While fixing Gideon, Behrad gave Sara a drawing of her with Oliver and Laurel, in honor of Oliver's recent passing.
Sara and Behrad were going to drink when they received a video call from Constantine and Gary Green, saying that Astra released the worst souls from Hell, and Rasputin was one of them. Sara and Behrad also received a video call from Rasputin who said he was going to kill the Romanov family and steal the throne, so she and Behrad decided to stop him. They disbanded Rasputin's servants and prevented the Romanovs from killing, so Rasputin hypnotized Behrad and ordered him to kill Sara. During the fight, Sara found Ava and they reconciled after Ava apologized for not talking to her properly about Oliver's death and told her she wanted to be there for her. Then Sara threw the small atom into Rasputin and asked him to enlarge, blowing his body up from the inside. Afterwards, she and the Legends gave an interview to their fans, where they said that all this was a lie. They went back to the ship and Sara and Ava met John, he drank some of Rasputin's blood to perform a spell to get into hell, Sara told him to be careful.
- "At least, I have you to protect me."
"John, I'm blind."
"But you're not deaf."
- —John Constantine and Sara Lance[src]
After her fight against Atropos, Sara becomes blind. Sara began to realize that she could envision the future and resisted the temptation made by Marchosias to kill Gary Green. When Marchosias attacked her and Constantine, Sara used her hearing to hurt the hellhound. As Ava takes care of her girlfriend, Gideon informs them that Sara has no anomaly and she is blind for unknown reasons.
In order to gain immortality so that she would be able to work the Loom, Sara helped to create Delta Chi Sigma; though blind, Sara challenged Dionysus to beer-pong and won, giving the Legends the opportunity to drink from the Chalice of Dionysus.
Zombie apocalypse and reality change
Later, Lachesis and Atropos steal the Waverider and cause the England Zombie Apocalypse, to kill the Legends. In order to get the ship back, the Legends travel from John Constantine's house to London to get a time courier; however, they learn that they must wait for it to recharge. Knowing they have failed, the team sits down for a last drink and discusses what they would want if they had the ability to control fate. Sara reveals she's happy as things are, just travelling with her team with her girlfriend by her side.
As they wait, Ava confronts Sara about keeping something from her and Sara reveals she had a vision of herself dying but assures her she trust they will find a way to bring her back. Soon, Zombies attack and knowing that they can not win this battle, Sara and Ava kiss a last time. Even blinded, Sara fights valiantly, destroying many Zombies but unfortunately she was killed protecting her team and her girlfriend.
Reality is remade into Loomworld and as a way of saving the Legends from death, Charlie convinced her sisters to put them all on TV. Sara and Ava became the co-captain of the USS Faterider on the television show Star Trip, battling Dahn and the Gromulans. Thanks to Mona Wu and Gary Green in the real world and Zari Tomaz in the television crossover, Sara and the team rebelled against the script given to them by Clotho and returned to the real world where Sara continued to lead the Legends against the Fates.
Killing a god
The Legends separated into two groups and Sara led the group that sought to destroy the Loom and restore reality to Earth-Prime. Sara found the Loom but was challenged in battle against Atropos. Sara used her precognition to survive the lethal blows from the death goddess. Suddenly, Behrad and Zari Tarazi used the air totem in tandem and blasted Atropos into the Loom. Since Atropos bragged that Sara got her powers from her, Sara realized that she too could pull life strings; Sara pulled the string of Atropos and mixed it with the strings that the Loom was already manipulating, causing an explosion and the defeat of the goddess.
Final battle with the Encores
Sara, regaining her vision, and Legends were forced to time-jump to four months into the future where they realize things still aren't in order as everyone is controlled by their watches which tell them what they should do, eliminating free will. To learn more of what happened they go to the history museum where they find Clotho who has been brainwashed by Lachesis into thinking that free will was detrimental and suffering from depression. Sara and Ava tried to use their love to prove that free will was good, but Clotho was not impressed. Sara and the Legends left Clotho aboard the ship as they went to fight Lachesis who used Soul tokens to get Encores to aid her as she fled. When the Legends began to lose the battle, Clotho arrived with hell weapons and turned the tide.
Alien abduction and death
After the Legends defeated the Fates, they attended a concert featuring Charlie's band The Smell in 1970's London. During the concert, Sara used a time courier to retrieve her mother's engagement ring from her mother in the present. Returning she was met by Behrad who she excitedly told she planned to propose to Ava that night. However, Sara was nervous, worried that if Ava said yes, Sara would not be able to give her what she needed or deserved. At the bar, Sara drank with and advised a young lady who was scared that her friends would not accept her. Later, Sara met a young David Bowie and told him that she planned to ask Ava to marry her.
Upon leaving the concert, Sara and the Legends said goodbye to Charlie who had chosen to leave the team and rejoin The Smell. Sara was then suddenly beamed up into the shy, which was not noticed by the rest of the team due to their drunkenness. Sometime later, she woke to find herself in a cryochamber onboard an alien ship. After exiting her chamber, she opened another, freeing Spartacus. The two argued about how to go about gaining their freedom, but the conflict was cut short when Spartacus attacked one of the aliens, who quickly ate him. Sara, taking more caution, waited for the first alien to leave before confront the second one, only to learn that the alien was actually Gary Green.
After learning that Gary abducted Sara because she was regarded as the "quintessential human" by his employer, Sara began formulating a plan to return to the Waverider. She managed to convince Gary to opening a wormhole to the Temporal zone, but while doing so Sara is confronted by the other alien, and the two fight, resulting in Sara being locked in another cryochamber. Although initially unable to escape, after receiving a message from Ava, who agreed to marry her, Sara thought to use the engagement ring to break the chamber's door. Once out of the chamber, she engaged the alien again, eventually sealing the alien in a cryochamber. The chambers were then released into space and quickly pulled into the temporal zone, where they were scattered across time. However, before Sara and Gary reached the wormhole, it closed, leaving them drifting through space.
Sometime later, the spaceship exhausted its fuel and fell onto a strange planet. After crash-landing, the two disagreed on their next actions, with Sara wanting to refuel the ship and Gary instead suggesting they send a distress signal and wait for help. After decided to go search for fuel, Gary warned Sara that the planet's atmosphere may not be breathable, but after seeing a dog outside the ship, she calculated that it would be safe. The two followed the dog until it led them to Amelia Earhart's shelter, who provided them with something to eat and offered for them to rest there. After discussing how Amelia had ended up on the planet, Sara offered to help Amelia return to Earth in exchange for help refueling the ship. However, when Amelia seems to keep forgetting what was happening, the two became concerned and attempted to leave. Suddenly, in an attempt to prevent them from leaving, Amelia became part alien and attacked Sara, poisoning her. The two then managed to escape after Gary knocked Amelia out
While poisoned, Sara convinced Gary to turn into his alien form to defend her against their pursuers. She then saw what appeared to be Ava, who she followed until she discovered that it was actually an AVA clone. The two fought, but Sara was too weak, and was soon taken to Bishop, who offered her a cure to her poisoning. Instead of being cured of the poison, Sara instead succumbed to it and died. However, Bishop, not wanting to lose his "quintessential human", created a Sara Lance clone with the memories of the original Sara, who was unaware that she was a clone until she found Sara's corpse.
In an erased potential future, Sara wearing her White Canary uniform and a shorter white jacket, was seen fighting alongside the Flash, the Atom, and Captain Cold (though it is also possibly Captain Cold's Earth-X doppelgänger) against a large metallic adversary. Barry caught a glimpse of this when traveling through the Speed Force.
Sara Lance's clone told Nurse Ava that she did not want to see the Legends being a copy of the original with alien DNA, so they worked together to create another clone of Sara that was purely human; however, they had to abandon the project to stop Bishop from digitizing his consciousness and spreading throughout the galaxy.
Meanwhile, Behrad Tarazi had the idea to stop Sara from being kidnapped in the first place by traveling back to London, 1977. While there, Esperanza Cruz met Sara for the first time. Behrad ultimately learns that because he was trying to talk to Sara, she became separated from the others, giving her kidnapper the opportunity to have Sara isolated.
- "I wasn't trying to be a bitch."
- "The title of your autobiography."
- —Sara Lance and Laurel Lance[src]
- "When you first found me, I felt like you were my savior. And letting me into your work, I felt like I was a part of something bigger."
"You are, Sara."
- "It was only because I didn't want to see what you were really doing. I mean, what you did to those people on the boat, and how you tortured them for science... how I was glad that I wasn't one of them. But now... I'd rather be dead than keep being a part of this."
- —Sara Lance and Anthony Ivo[src]
- "And what I am is irredeemable."
"What was that word you said before?"
"What does that mean?"
"It means 'The Canary'."
"If you're so far gone and so irredeemable... then why would they know you by such a beautiful name?"
- —Sara Lance and Laurel Lance[src]
Soon after being recruited into the League of Assassins and trained to become a warrior, Sara grew more independent, headstrong, and confident. Despite this, she never forgot her identity, still remembering and loving her family. However, Sara was afraid to reveal to them that she was alive, fearing they would reject who she had become.
Sara has a quiet, reserved demeanor, being rather haunted and burdened by her traumatic experiences and warrior lifestyle. Upon becoming the vigilante "the Canary", Sara has displayed a sense of honor as well as guilt and remorse for her past actions. She labeled herself a "murderer" for one particular assassination where she slit a beloved father's throat, which was one of the reasons she came to leave the League. During her crusade to take down men who attacked women, Sara restrained from killing the perpetrators in an attempt to atone. In spite of her past regrets though, Sara occasionally lacks a moral compass in her moments of vengeance, as she is perfectly willing to kill people who have harmed those she holds dear, such as Barton Mathis, Xavier Reed, and Helena Bertinelli, only sparing the latter two because Oliver and Laurel convinced her to.
Even over six years after the sinking of the Gambit, Sara still deeply loved Oliver and they soon rekindled their relationship once Sara was released from the League. Even after leaving the League though, Sara never stopped loving Nyssa al Ghul despite the violent cause she serves, to the point where she refused to harm Nyssa even when the latter kidnapped Sara's mother, Dinah. After returning to Starling City, Sara took in and cared for Sin like a little sister, partially because of a promise she made to Sin's father before his death on the island. Upon becoming a member of Team Arrow, Sara grew very close with John Diggle, whom she called by his nickname "Dig", and Felicity Smoak. She was often amused by Felicity's socially-awkward babbles and bubbly nature, affectionately referring to her as "cute".
After Roy Harper went on a Mirakuru-inducted rage, injuring Sin and endangering Thea Queen, Sara was determined to kill him despite Oliver and Thea's protests. However, after Team Arrow worked to cure Roy instead, she came to regret her choice, as her reasons for wanting to Roy dead were not justified. Sara came to the conclusion a killer is what she is because the League made her to be one. As a result, she ended her relationship with Oliver, citing she cares about him too much to be with him. Sara felt that while Oliver still had a light inside him, she was lost in the shadows and couldn't come back from it, prompting her to leave Team Arrow and rejoin the League in exchange for their help in The Siege.
When Laurel discovered Sara's identity and called her a hero, Sara refuted her sister's claim, believing she was the farthest thing from it. However, when Laurel voiced her belief that Sara couldn't be known by a name as beautiful as "The Canary" if she was so irredeemable, Sara was finally inspired to try and be someone better. After saving a child from a burning building, Sara found comfort in that she was praised as a hero. Despite rejoining the League, Sara embodied a more hopeful nature, vowing not to get lost in the darkness again. She began adjusting to and accepting a new mindset in becoming a hero, joining Oliver in taking down Werner Zytle and preventing his bombing strike without killing or attempting to kill any enemies involved.Upon being resurrected by the Lazarus Pit, Sara was separated from her soul and plagued with a feral aggression and bloodlust similar to a rabid animal. Sara immediately began trying to brutally kill Thea upon her revival since it was by the latter's unwitting hand that she died. Sara has also been shown to be aggressive towards Laurel, Quentin, and Team Arrow despite their relationship, looking at them with strong hatred. All of these traits were because of the Lazarus Pit affecting her.
- "I've lost a lot, most recently, my dad. The world needs a protector, someone to keep it safe. And it doesn't matter if someone's wearing a mask. All that matters is no one should have to lose their family or anyone they love."
- —Sara Lance[src]
Even after Sara's soul was restored to her body by John Constantine, the side-effects of the Lazarus Pit remained; whenever triggered in battle, she exhibited psychological urges to murder, to the point of being unstable and unpredictable. However, Sara was horrified when she nearly beat a Kord Industries security guard to death and immediately felt guilt and remorse for killing a Ghost. Although Sara had previously displayed willingness to harm those who endangered her loved ones, she was haunted over the fact that she needed to kill the Ghost and couldn't restrain herself, whereas she did still know restraint even before. Sara has become seemingly against killing her enemies in general, ultimately deciding to start a new life away from Star City to cope with her bloodlust.
When Rip Hunter offered Sara a chance to join the Legends, she agreed with Nyssa and Laurel's encouragement to use her second chance at life to be a hero in the light. Sara is shown to have become far more humane, optimistic, and moral, though she often struggled with her psychological bloodlust, feeling ashamed of her desire to kill. Despite this, she persevered in trying to regain her humanity. Sara got caught up in the timeline as she retrained with the League for two years, but remembered her identity while battling Kendra Saunders. After this, Sara became even more confident in herself. She was also kind and empathetic to her teammates, offering guidance as they faced their own individual strifes. Sara developed a particularly close relationship with Leonard Snart, as they spent a lot of time talking about their lives and playing cards together. She grew to develop romantic feelings for Leonard, sharing a kiss with the latter before his sacrifice.
Over the course of her time-traveling adventures, Sara has evolved into a capable leader and was arguably Rip's right-hand woman, to the point that he even entrusted her to command the Waverider. After Rip's disappearance, Sara became the Legends' new leader, a choice acknowledged and respected by her team. Sara initially struggled somewhat with the weight of potentially putting their lives at risk, but eventually grew to trust her instincts and teammates.
After Laurel was murdered by Damien Darhk, Sara was devastated over her death, feeling unable to cope without her sister's guidance. Sara resolved to bring her sister back through any means necessary, feeling she owed Laurel for resurrecting her. Sara's pursuit of revenge led her to try and force Rip into bringing her back in time to prevent her sister's death and later kill Damien's younger self, regardless of the damage to the timeline. Sara even bitterly lashed out at her teammates when they attempted to talk her out of her vendetta. However, after Martin Stein reminded Sara that she isn't an assassin anymore and her soul is at stake just as much as the timeline, she ultimately chose to spare Damien in their next encounter, instead taunting him with vague facts about his future. Upon reuniting with Laurel's spirit while using the Spear of Destiny, Sara was able to make peace with her sister's death and accept she was worthy to wield the spear.
Since embracing her role as a Legend, Sara takes pride the group's status as "outcasts and misfits", regaining her rebellious, playful, and witty disposition from her youth. While practical and serious-minded in battle, she also enjoyed indulging in the various pleasures of time-traveling to different eras. Sara frequently employs a sense of "pizazz" when instructing her team in their next mission. While dedicated to the job of maintaining the timeline, she became more willing change history for the better if possible (or required).
Sara has developed a distaste for authority, particularly that which obstructs her goals; she opposed the Time Bureau's attempts to fix the anachronisms the Legends accidentally created, insisting her team was more than capable of handling the challenge. As a result, Sara quickly generated a rivalry with Agent Ava Sharpe, due to the latter's dismissal for the Legends' methods. Sara has also shown to be very protective of her team, especially when it comes to betrayal; when Rip risked the Legends' safety in an attempt to take out Mallus, Sara immediately turned him in to the Bureau. Following this, she and Ava soon found common ground and became allies, which soon led to a mutual spark between the two.Throughout Sara's life, she displayed traits of promiscuous behavior; she often engages in sexual activities at inappropriate times and with questionable people, due to her "go with the flow" attitude. By her own admission, Sara doesn't see herself as the type to settle down and have a normal relationship with someone. However, while she is capable of doing so, Sara often allows her personal feelings of self-loathing due to her difficult past cause her to believe that she does not deserve to be with the person she is with, causing her to abruptly end her said relationship with them, as seen with Oliver and Ava. However, as Sara continues to work on moving on, she began slowly taking positive steps forward in her personal life when dating Ava. Even after discovering Ava was a genetically-engineered clone, Sara ultimately did not allow this to influence her feelings for Ava, allowing the couple to reconcile.
Powers and abilities
- Enhanced physical conditioning: Upon her resurrection by a Lazarus Pit, Sara became stronger than a normal human; she was capable of overpowering Laurel Lance and Oliver Queen simultaneously with pure brute strength. Sara even withstood being stabbed in the face with a piece of glass and jumping out of a glass window, completely shattering it with the force of her body while barely slowing down. Sara lost these powers after her restitution.
- Immortality: After drinking from the Chalice of Dionysus, Sara became immortal for 24 hours.
- Abilities via Death Totem: When Mallus successfully attempted to get Sara to wield the Death Totem, she became under full control of the monstrous behemoth and gained special powers from it, until John Constantine and Ava Sharpe managed to free Sara from his realm.
- Necromancy: The Totem allows the user to raise the spirits of the dead, although Sara never used this ability.
- Teleportation: With the ability to teleport, Sara was able to catch some of the Legends off-guard while fighting them.
- Telekinesis: Like Damien Darhk and Nora Darhk, Sara gained the ability to lift or attack any victim on target with dark magic.
- Levitation: Sara gained the ability to levitate herself with no difficulties.
- Apparitions creation: Sara managed to easily overpower Wally West, Nate Heywood, Zari Tomaz, and John Constantine through hallucinations of loved ones and relatives, in this case Jesse Quick, Henry Heywood, Behrad Tarazi, and Astra Logue respectively.
- "You've lost one kind of vision, and you've gained another. Sara, you're seeing the future."
- —Charlie to Sara Lance[src]
- Link to Atropos: After seeing Atropos' true form, which should have killed her, but didn't, Sara was linked to the Fate's essence, providing her with several abilities but also rendering her blind. The link was severed once Atropos died, restoring Sara's eyesight.
- Precognition: After surviving seeing Atropos' true form, Sara gained the ability to see into the near future of those she touched, such as seeing that she was going to pour a drink before she actually poured it, and when the Legends attempted to retrieve Lachesis' ring, she was able to see that it would fail before it actually happened. When she awoke from her coma blind, she saw the potential deaths of her teammates at the hands of the Marchosias, however, she only received these visions when she made tactile contact with those who could have died. She used her foresight to defeat Dionysus at beer pong, despite the latter being undefeated, after she shook his hand. Before her death, yet again, Sara had a vision about her untimely demise; after she witnessed her death, she was unable to see any future past it due to her not participating in future events (because she would already have been dead). After Sara killed Atropos, Sara lost her ability to see the future as her link to Atropos was severed once the latter died.
- Death inducement: Sara was able to pull Atropos' life string and entangled it with the many strings of the Loom. She lost this ability as her link to Atropos was severed once the latter died.
- "You are the strongest, most fearless person I've ever met, and you never back down."
- —Ava Sharpe[src]
- Peak of human physical condition: As a former assassin turned vigilante, Sara is in peak human condition. Despite her small frame, she is strong enough to easily break Al-Owal's neck and lift her own body weight while using the salmon ladder. Sara is able to throw a shot glass with enough force to knock a grown man to the ground and an arrow to kill a medieval soldier. She has also demonstrated excellent reflexes, being able to catch an arrow from the air on multiple occasions, catch the Spear of Destiny when thrown towards her, and dodge attacks from several types of weapons such as bullets, lasers, and flamethrowers.
- Acrobatics/Free-running: Sara regularly includes acrobatics in her fighting style; she is capable of scaling buildings, running from rooftop to rooftop with ease and has been known to use a scarf to quickly descend from ceilings. During her time in Feudal Japan, Sara performed an aerial maneuver in order to dodge a samurai's sword strike and kill her opponent. She also utilized another aerial maneuver when fighting the Earth-X Nazis, demonstrating the ability to grapple onto her enemies.
- Honed senses: Sara is able to instantly notice danger in her environment, able to pick up minute details of the Bruemberg Group employees and realize in Camelot that the team was being followed.
- Master hand-to-hand combatant/Martial artist: Sara is an exceptional combatant due to her experience with the League of Assassins, having gone through all the training that members of the League do. She has demonstrated the ability to defeat multiple enemies both armed and unarmed, take down a Russian mobster twice her size, outclass the highly skilled Helena Bertinelli, and subdue Oliver Queen while he was in a weakened state from being drugged. After being retrained by the League, Sara's combat skills have increased to the point where she was able to go head-on against the deadly assassin known as The Pilgrim and fight her to a stalemate. She also managed to overpower Vandal Savage and kill him in 1975, albeit Savage was weakened by the meteorite, and best Malcolm Merlyn after considerable effort. Sara was briefly able to hold her own against Overgirl, but was ultimately overpowered due to the latter's Kryptonian powers. Sara was also able to fight on par against Earth-2 Laurel Lance with her batons as the latter wielded two combat knives and briefly overpowered her until Laurel managed to knock the former down long enough to escape, though it's possible Sara was holding back. Sara was able to best the elderly Oliver Queen of Earth-16. Sara's fighting style consists of Aikido, Boxing, Bojutsu, Kickboxing, Capoeira, Escrima, Wrestling, Kung Fu, Karate, Hapkido, Judo, Jiu-jitsu, Jeet Kune Do, Krav Maga, Muay Thai, Ninjutsu, Savate, Tae Kwon Do and Wing Chun. On several occasions, Sara proved able to learn from earlier fights and defeats to make remarkable improvements when facing those same opponents again, as evident when she faced off against Oliver, Damien Darhk, Head Samurai, and even the goddess Atropos.
- Weapons proficiency: As an experienced ex-League member, Sara is masterful in a variety of weapons. She is also skilled with identifying and using improvised weapons, such as part of a ceiling frame in the Queen Mansion to battle Al-Owal, an incense burner to combat Earth-X Prometheus, and a flute to fend off the crew of Edward Teach. Sara has even noted that she knows ten different ways of killing someone with just a piece of wood. She was also able to skillfully disarm Quentin Turnbull of his gun using a whip.
- Master bo-staff/stick-fighter: Sara's weapon of choice is a pair of extendable batons that combine to form into a bo-staff and she has demonstrated great skill in both stick-fighting and bo-staff fighting. Using her staff, Sara has defeated multiple armed enemies in quick succession and has competed against other very skilled combatants such as Savage, Damien, and Oliver. Sara can also throw her batons with great accuracy, as demonstrated when she killed Barton Mathis.
- Master swordswoman: Sara was trained in the use of swords during her time with the League. When she rejoined the organization from 1958-1960, her swordsmanship skills improved considerably. During her duel with Kendra Saunders, Sara was able to defeat her despite the latter's greater strength and having her pinned to a wall in mid-air. Sara was also able to stand up to Mick Rory, a master of combat, when he was Chronos, being able to land several killing blows on him, which were only saved by his armor at the time. In Feudal Japan, Sara was able to wield two swords at once in battle and defeat a squadron of elite samurai, one of whom was skilled enough with a blade to use it to deflect one of her knives, unscathed. Sara was also able to battle evenly with Damien, a former candidate to the title of Ra's al Ghul, twice in a sword duel and defeated him both times.
- Master knife wielder/Knife thrower: Sara is very skilled at using knives in combat, as she used a small knife to disarm and easily defeat Blake, a trained swordsman. Sara is also an excellent knife thrower, as she was able to throw a knife straight into an armed woman's chest from across the room before the latter could fire at her and deprived Damien of his handgun with a shuriken before he could react. Sara has also demonstrated the ability to throw several knives in quick succession, as seen by her encounters with the Bratva, when mind-controlled by the Dominators, and in the alternate reality created by the Legion of Doom.
- Expert markswoman: Presumably taught by her father and later the League, Sara is accomplished in the use of firearms, ranging from handguns to sniper rifles. Sara has also demonstrated proficient use of a crossbow.
- Skilled archer: While rarely demonstrated, Sara is a proficient archer, as seen when she used Oliver's compound bow to shoot an arrow into the shoulder of one of Xavier Reed's goons.
- Weapons proficiency: As an experienced ex-League member, Sara is masterful in a variety of weapons. She is also skilled with identifying and using improvised weapons, such as part of a ceiling frame in the Queen Mansion to battle Al-Owal, an incense burner to combat Earth-X Prometheus, and a flute to fend off the crew of Edward Teach. Sara has even noted that she knows ten different ways of killing someone with just a piece of wood. She was also able to skillfully disarm Quentin Turnbull of his gun using a whip.
- "Miss Lance speaks for all of us. I have watched her become the beating heart and steady hand of this team. She is the proper person to lead us."
- —Martin Stein[src]
- High-level intellect/Expert tactician/Leader: Sara is a highly trained tactician, as she set a trap for Al-Owal and his men when they ambushed her. While a member of Team Arrow, the team often looked towards her for guidance when Oliver wasn't available. She is also very observant, able to deduce that the employees of the Bruemberg Group weren't what they claimed to be by picking up on small signs. After Rip Hunter disappeared, Sara was elected to the lead the Legends by Martin Stein, who realized that she was the team's best tactician and the only one able to keep a leveled head in times of crisis. Even Rip himself acknowledged Sara was the better leader.
- Expert driver/Pilot: Sara is highly trained driving multiple vehicles, such as cars and motorcycles. During her time with the Legends, she became capable of navigating and piloting the futuristic Waverider, she was the first on the team Rip left in charge of piloting the ship and he complimented her piloting abilities.
- Expert thief: Due to her dating experiences with juvenile delinquents, Sara knows how to hot-wire a car. She even successfully swiped a piece of the Askaran Amulet from Damien Darhk and a Time Bureau agent's badge after their fling.
- Master interrogator/Torturer: During her time with the League, Sara learned how to extract information out of her targets in many ways, including torture. She was even personally taught by Ra's al Ghul how to kill a man slowly over a matter of days.
- Medical knowledge: During her time with Anthony Ivo, Sara was trained in forensics, chemistry, and first aid. She is capable of treating injuries and performing minor surgeries. Sara was also able to successfully identify the diseases of William Tockman and Nate Heywood.
- Toxicology: Due to Sara's time in the League, she is familiar with various poisons, specifically Tibetan pit viper venom.
- Multilingual: Sara is capable of fluently speaking English, Mandarin, Arabic, and Tibetan.
- Stealth/Infiltration/Escape artist: Sara is highly capable of entering and leaving buildings without being seen, regardless of their security. She was able to swiftly leave without Oliver being able to follow after the two fought the Dollmaker and she was even able to sneak up on Malcolm, a master of stealth, who commented her skill. Sara is also able to conceal her weapons easily on her person, such as knives and batons.
- Singing: Sara seems to be a decent singer, as she sang frequently with Ray Palmer and Nate as the Puppets of Tomorrow in an alternate timeline.
- Dancing: Sara is a talented dancer, as seen when she performed in a Bollywood dance number with Zari Tomaz and Charlie.
- "Pain and I came to a little understanding a few years back."
- —Sara Lance[src]
- Indomitable will/High tolerance for pain: Like most members of the League, Sara has an incredible tolerance to pain; for example, when Oliver was stitching a wound on her back, she didn't even flinch. Damien even acknowledged that torture would prove fruitless on her. Similarly, Sara has shown a very high tolerance for alcohol, having regularly out-drunk men who attempted to intoxicate her enough to have their way with her and was able to easily defeat multiple Earth-X Nazis despite being slightly hungover. She even fought efficiently while high on marijuana. Sara embodied a strong mental drive, able to resist giving into her bloodlust urges with her friends' support and overcome the demon Mallus' possession on several occasions. During the Anti-Monitor Crisis, Sara was revealed to be the Paragon of Destiny.
- Bloodlust: After her resurrection by the Lazarus Pit, Sara was plagued with a bloodlust that compels her to kill, making her occasionally aggressive and violent. However, since John Constantine restored her soul, Sara not killing anyone does not deteriorate her physical condition, as her bloodlust is purely psychological. After rejoining the League for two years, she was able to gain full control over her bloodlust using herbs and meditation. By the time of Damien Darhk's resurrection, Sara's bloodlust seems to have completely calmed as Nora Darhk was able to use the life-siphoning dark magic spell on her, a spell not normally applicable on people affected by the Lazarus Pit bloodlust, as seen with Thea Queen.
- Blindness: Shortly after Sara started having visions, she collapsed and when she woke up she was blind. Charlie referred to it as "losing one kind of sight and gaining another". This was a side effect of her link to Atropos, and once Atropos died and the link was severed, Sara's sight was restored.
- Expandable batons: As the Canary, and later White Canary, Sara uses a pair of expandable batons which could combine into a bo-staff in battle as her main weapon. Sara has also demonstrated the use of smaller batons, as seen when she killed Barton Mathis.
- Shurikens: As the White Canary, Sara carries an unknown number of shurikens on her person to use in long-distance battle or as distractions.
- Guns: After her resurrection, Sara utilized a handgun in the rescue of Ray Palmer from the Latin Building. She has since used a multitude of guns in her time with the Legends, including sniper rifles, handguns, and even at one point, stealing a Time Master's energy blaster.
- Knives: Sara has used a variety of different knives, such as daggers. Knives have become a staple in Sara's equipment, with her mostly using them in undercover work.
- White Canary suits: Sara wears a white leather protective suit as the White Canary. The suit was designed for her by Cisco Ramon on Laurel Lance's request. Unlike Sara's Canary suit, the White Canary suits do not have a mask. The suit was later modified to include a white jacket. Eventually, it became a collared suit with no jacket.
- Waverider: After Rip Hunter went missing, Sara became the new captain of the Waverider.
- Time courier: Sara will occasionally use a time courier to travel through time when she doesn't have access to the Waverider or needs to time travel somewhere without her teammates noticing.
- The Canary suit: Sara wore a black leather suit, the pants being reminiscent of fishnet stockings, when she fought crime as her former vigilante alter-ego, the Canary. Along with this, she wore a mask to hide her identity from enemies (and also from friends and family, at first). Sara wore the Canary suit a couple more times after having her soul returned to her until joining the Legends, for which Laurel gave her the White Canary suit.
- Sonic device: As the Canary, Sara used a handheld non-lethal sonic weapon to incapacitate large groups of people. The device overwhelmed the hearing of everyone in its immediate vicinity, and was also capable of shattering glass. It can also be use as an improvised explosion device; when the light on the device switches from light blue to light red, the device immediately detonates for the purpose of distraction or escape. After Sara's death, Laurel had Cisco modify the device into the Canary Cry.
- Sonic bracelet: When Sara briefly returned to Team Arrow to help Felicity Smoak, she used a sonic bracelet (an upgraded version of the Canary Cry) that emitted sound waves. Sara later passed on the weapon to Dinah Drake.
- Voice filter: Sara used a voice filter to disguise her voice; whenever she was talking to individuals who do not know her true identity. She stopped using this device after becoming White Canary.
- Blonde wig: As the Canary, Sara wore a beach-blonde wig to hide her identity.
- Mask: To further conceal her identity, she also wore a black mask as the Canary. When becoming the White Canary, she ditched the mask, as Laurel insisted she no longer had to live in the shadows.
- Death Totem: When Mallus successfully attempted to get Sara to wield the Death Totem, she was possessed by the monstrous behemoth and gained special powers from it, until freed from Mallus's realm. Sara used the totem again to help create a version of Beebo to defeat Mallus, this time in control of herself. Afterwards, the totem was given to Kuasa to protect.
- Motorcycle: Sara used a motorcycle to get around Starling City when out on patrol as the Canary.
- League of Assassins suit: As a member of the League, Sara wore protective suit which concealed her identity. It is unknown (although likely) if she wore a suit during her first tenure at the League although she is shown bearing one after rejoining them in 1958.
- Scarf: Like her ex-lover, Nyssa al Ghul, Sara used a scarf to descend from ceilings in an acrobatic manner.
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- Sara is the first openly bisexual character in the Arrowverse.
- Sara had nine known love interests in the following order: Oliver Queen, Nyssa al Ghul, Lindsay Carlisle, Leonard Snart, Queen Anne, Queen Guinevere, Alex Danvers, John Constantine, and Ava Sharpe.
- Interestingly, two of Sara's former lovers, Oliver and Nyssa, were forcibly married to each other, though Nyssa later annulled the marriage.
- In "", Sara is shown to still be in love with Nyssa. In "", Sara even admits to Alex that she thinks about returning to Nyssa all the time.
- Additionally, Sara appears to have a crush on Kara Danvers and President Susan Brayden. She also displayed an attraction to Gideon while in her human form and had some friendly affection for Felicity Smoak.
- Sara had romantic flings with several women in a pilgrim community during the Salem Witch Trials after winding up in that era due to a time-scatter. She also briefly mentioned having had a one-night-stand with an unidentified male Time Bureau agent.
- By her own admission to Laurel, Sara prefers women over men despite her attraction to both sexes.
- Sara had nine known love interests in the following order: Oliver Queen, Nyssa al Ghul, Lindsay Carlisle, Leonard Snart, Queen Anne, Queen Guinevere, Alex Danvers, John Constantine, and Ava Sharpe.
- Sara has double piercings in each ear and an auricle piercing in her left ear. She also wears silver signet rings on the pinky, ring, and middle fingers of her right hand and the pinky finger of her left hand.
- Additionally, since Laurel's death, Sara always wears a necklace that her sister gifted to her.
- Sara was a fan of the Starling City Rockets growing up.
- Laurel would call Sara "Sar-Bear" when they were young.
- As a child, Sara had aspirations of being a doctor.
- Sara prefers dogs over cats, since she "likes 'em dumb and loyal."
- She loves horror movies, having watched them a lot as a kid.
- Sara is the first Canary vigilante.
- Sara is the ninth person to directly discover Oliver's secret identity, the Arrow, though she had long before realized this after hearing of a hooded vigilante in Star City. Thus, Sara is chronologically likely the first known person to know of the Arrow's identity.
- Sara is the second person to be released from the League of Assassins, following Malcolm Merlyn.
- Due to a time paradox, Sara could instead be considered the first person to be released from the League as after she rejoined them in 1958, fifty years before she would join them the first time, she was released by Ra's al Ghul in 1960.
- So far, Sara has been considered dead eleven times and has actually died six times:
- The first time was in "", when Sara was considered dead after the Queen's Gambit sank. In a flashback from "", Oliver realized that she was alive.
- The second time was in a flashback from "" when Sara was thought to be dead by Oliver and Slade Wilson after Slade tossed her aside during a fight and she fell from the Amazo into the ocean. Oliver found out Sara survived in "" and Quentin found out in "" that she survived the Gambit (he, along with the rest of her family, didn't know about her surviving the Queen's Gambit). Laurel and Dinah found out in "" after which her return was officially made public in "".
- The third time was when Sara got killed by Thea (under the control of Malcolm) in "". She was later resurrected by the Lazarus Pit in "" and her soul was returned to her body by John Constantine in "".
- The fourth time was in an erased timeline where Sara, Laurel, and Quentin were all killed by Damien Darhk. Since Rip Hunter recruited Sara months prior to this, she and Quentin were both saved from their fates.
- The fifth time was in an erased timeline where Sara and the rest of the Legends were killed under unclear circumstances instigated by Eobard Thawne, but since Rex Tyler traveled back to warn them of this, their deaths have been erased.
- The sixth time was in "" when Sara was "killed" by Rip (brainwashed by the Legion of Doom) snapping her neck and was thought to be dead by him and Jefferson Jackson. However, Sara's brain cells were still functioning and thus Gideon was able to revive her.
- The seventh time was in "" when in a rewritten reality created by the Legion of Doom using the Spear of Destiny, Sara was thought to be dead by Amaya Jiwe after they were separated in a fight against Mick, Nate, and Ray. However, as Amaya reported her apparent death to Darhk (who they worked for in the reality), Sara arrived, prompting Darhk to reply that she "never stays dead for very long".
- The eighth time was in "", where Constantine created several erased timelines while trying to save his boyfriend. In one notable timeline, Sara had been killed by a unicorn.
- The ninth time was in "" when Atropos revealed her true form to Sara, leaving the latter for dead. Atropos learned a short time later that Sara had somehow survived.
- The tenth time was in "" where Sara was killed by attacking zombies in an attempt to buy time for the Legends to get the Loom of Fate. Charlie revived Sara using the Loom between the events of "I Am Legends" and "".
- The eleventh time was in "" when Sara was killed by the poison injected by Amelia Earhart just to get cloned along with all her memories by Bishop, thinking she survived. Her death was confirmed in "" when clone Sara discovers her lifeless infected body.
- From "" to "", Dinah believed Sara was still alive due to a photo she found of a woman with a physical resemblance to Sara wearing a Starling Rockets cap on one of the islands surrounding Lian Yu. Laurel disproved Dinah's suspicions when she discovered the woman in question, Jenn, who claimed she was on a six-month trip at the time. Interestingly however, in "", Sara is seen wearing the same cap, making it possible that the woman in the photo was in fact her all along and perhaps Jenn was sent to take responsibility so Sara's family would stop looking for her.
- Sara is the first person to be resurrected by the Lazarus Pit, a feat which both Malcolm and Darhk claim was a miracle to have even occurred at all.
- Mick Rory's nicknames for her are "Boss" and "Blondie".
- Via a bootstrap paradox, Sara was the cause of her own first encounter with Nyssa and even gave Nyssa her name. When Sara from 2016 was stranded in 1958-1960 and released from the League of Assassins by Ra's al Ghul, she instructed him to send his yet-to-be-born daughter, whom Sara suggested he would call "Nyssa", to Lian Yu in 2008, where Nyssa would meet the 2008 Sara and repeat the cycle.
- Sara's biological age is actually about a year older than her official age; her biological age fell behind by about a year due to her death, but Sara added two years to it after being resurrected, thanks to her time drift in 1958-1960.
- In the Pre-Flashpoint timeline, John Diggle and Lyla Michaels' daughter, Sara Diggle, was named in honor of Sara after her death. In the Post-Flashpoint timeline though, Sara Diggle was erased and replaced by John Diggle, Jr.. Sara herself would later learn of this, which caused her to be angry with Barry Allen. However, Sara Diggle was restored to existence in Earth-Prime.
- Sara's precognitive powers are similar to those of Dinah Redmond, the daughter of Carolyn Lance/Black Canary of Earth-203.
- Sara's death in the England Zombie Apocalypse is similar to Oliver's death in the Evacuation of Earth-38; both heroes sacrificed themselves for their friends and fought to the end before getting overwhelmed by a large horde.
- Sara had been abducted by aliens twice in her life.
- Sara is the third main hero to die in the Arrowverse. The first was her sister, Laurel, and the second was Oliver Queen.
- Sara is the first of the Paragons to die.
Behind the scenes
- Sara's name was initially spelt as "Sarah" in "" but in the rest of the series, it's "Sara".
- Sara is the first character in the Arrowverse to have her civilian name in an episode title ("") and to have an episode title be solely her name.
- Sara is an original character created for but is heavily inspired by Black Canary from the comics and has many personality features and Black Canary stories incorporated in her.
- Although Sara has been referred to as "Black Canary" in toy lines and media outlets, the character never identified herself as such, only as "The Canary".
- In the DC Comics, White Canary is a villainous character, an enemy of the Black Canary. Although Sara's alter-ego and garments in are based on said comic character's, there's little to no similarities between them otherwise. Sara's character continues to more closely resemble Black Canary.
- Additionally in the DC Comics, Sin was the adopted daughter of Black Canary and hunted by the White Canary. On however, Cindy "Sin" Simone is a friend of Sara, who is both the Canary and White Canary later on.
- Interestingly, Caity Lotz portrayed an adaptation of both the Black Canary and her antagonist, all in scope of one character.
- Although Sara has been referred to as "Black Canary" in toy lines and media outlets, the character never identified herself as such, only as "The Canary".
- During the first season of Arrow, Sara Lance was originally portrayed by Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, whose likeness was also used for any photos and tie-in comics featuring the character. However, Sara was recast as Caity Lotz for the second season, who later re-filmed scenes originally filmed with Wood in the first season's "".
- When Caity Lotz auditioned, she was under the impression that she was auditioning for a character named Lisa.
- Despite being credited as a guest star rather than a regular, Caity Lotz appeared in every episode as Sara of the second season of Arrow in either flashbacks or present day, with the sole exception of "".
- During her fight with Al-Owal, Sara tells him, "You should be mindful of your surroundings". This is a reference to the film, Batman Begins, where Ra's al Ghul trains a young Bruce Wayne.
- The pet canary Sara owned as a child is a reference to her DC comic book alter-ego and Sara's vigilante identity, as well as serving the inspiration for her League name.
- In the Injustice 2 mobile game Caity Lotz's character is playable as "Multiverse White Canary", along with the Arrowverse versions of Oliver Queen, Barry Allen,