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As far as Arrow-verse heroes go, it's hard to deny that the Legends are the sloppiest of the bunch. Legends of Tomorrow's central ensemble of badasses and bad guys consistently makes a mess of things during the many time-traveling adventures, and the Season 2 finale saw them hit rock bottom when they broke time itself. With Season 3 set to debut this fall, the Legends are going to encounter their craziest challenge yet by facing off against a new organization of time traveling bureaucrats, all while putting their own mess back together. The Season 3 synopsis states:

After the defeat of Eobard Thawne and his equally nefarious Legion of Doom, the Legends face a new threat created by their actions at the end of last season. In revisiting a moment in time that they had already participated in, they have essentially fractured the timeline and created anachronisms -- a scattering of people, animals, and objects all across time! Our team must find a way to return all the anachronisms to their original timelines before the time stream falls apart. But before our Legends can jump back into action, Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) and his newly established Time Bureau call their methods into question. With the Time Bureau effectively the new sheriffs in town, the Legends disband -- until Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell) discovers one of them in the middle of his well-deserved vacation in Aruba. Seeing this as an opportunity to continue their time travelling heroics, Sara (Caity Lotz) wastes no time in getting the Legends back together.

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So yeah, this sounds like it's going to be one of The CW's most ambitious seasons of Legends of Tomorrow (or any series, for that matter) to date. The team disbanded at the end of last season, and dinosaurs happened, but their harmful effect on the timeline will soon draw them back together into conflict with the newly formed Time Bureau -- led by none other than the team's former mentor Rip Hunter. What follows is a battle of ideology as the Time Bureau goes head to head against Sara Lance's team of Legends to determine who will properly protect history itself. It's a classic story of rebels versus structure, and the Legends represent a less organized (but arguably more effective) form of order.

Of course, while this season of Legends of Tomorrow sounds like it's going to be one of the weirdest story arcs that we have seen from the Arrow-verse thus far, it still maintains the tenets of a solid DC series on The CW. We see a strong sense of continuity from season to season on Legends of Tomorrow, and the team's actions in previous seasons will inform how others react to them during the upcoming year. This is not unlike how Barry Allen's creation of Flashpoint in Season 2 of The Flash eventually led to the arrival of future Barry/Savitar (and death of Iris?) on his series, or how Oliver Queen's Season 1 murder spree on Arrow resulted in the birth of Prometheus. These series build their stories off of the previous series, and that has created a rich sense of mythology from show to show.

Legends of Tomorrow will return to The CW's lineup this fall. For now, make sure to take a look at our summer premiere guide for more information related to all of the most highly anticipated small screen debuts slated for the next few months.

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