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Quote1.png In the end, there was only one, a single black infinitude. Then the infinitude found release. And finally, the darkness broke, filling it with life. With the multiverse. Every existence multiplied by possibility. And spread out before space and time in infinite measure. Civilizations rose and fell. And rose again across reality's grasping expanse. Life, a precious gift, persevering in the face of every obstacle. Until, finally, the age of heroes was born. Quote2.png
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Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Five is an episode of season 5 of DC's Legends of Tomorrow. It premiered on January 14, 2020.

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  • Crisis on Infinite Earths



  • It is revealed that the energies of the Spectre and the Paragons caused a second Big Bang which rebuilt the Multiverse, restoring most of the Pre-Crisis realities but it also replaced some Earths with others and created whole new universes.
  • Earth-Prime is created as he amalgamation of Earth-1, Earth 38 and Black Lightning's Earth. Its history is a mix of the backgrounds of the three realities and its residents are not aware of their Pre-Crisis origins.
    • It is revealed that the Paragons are the only Earth-Prime residents who remember the Crisis, except for Lena Luthor whose memories are preserved as a part of the past deal between Lex Luthor and the Monitor.
    • Using his telepathic abilities, J'onn J'onnz restores the memories of everyone of the survivors' friends.
  • Oliver Queen was not shown to be still on Earth in the new reality and he is considered dead by everyone, having sacrificed himself during the Crisis.
    • At the end of the episode, Oliver's voice can be heard, describing the rebirth of every realities, so it may imply that he is somehow still existing as The Spectre, now in synch with the Multiverse.
  • The Anti-Monitor survived the battle at the Dawn of Time and arrived on the new reality to finally defeat its enemies. As the Multiversal entity was too strong to be killed once and for all, the heroes banished him into the Microverse after using a device which was built by Ryan Choi and Ray Palmer.
    • The all-out battle between the heroes of Earth-Prime and the Anti-Monitor's forces is a callback to the ending of the original Crisis on Infinite Earths.
    • The Anti-Monitor also became a giant version of himself which is also a callback to his Pre-Crisis counterpart's appearance and, more recently, the Anti-Life version of Rebirth Mobius.
  • Oliver Queen's sacrifice inspires his friends to create a new team, composed by Flash, Superman, White Canary, Supergirl, Martian Manhunter, Black Lightning and Batwoman, in order to defend Earth from future menaces.
    • Oliver Queen is considered an honorary member as his sacrifice granted the formation of the team.
  • Roger Hayden's prophecy that Worlds will live. Worlds will die. And the universe will never be the same[2] is finally fulfilled as some Earths were destroyed while a new Earth rose in their places.
  • This episode also confirmed that the Doom Patrol from Titans is a different incarnation of the titual superhero team of Doom Patrol as the two shows are set on different realities.
  • This episode also follows the pattern of naming realities after important years:
    • Earth-19's designation of Swamp Thing is a reference on 2019 which is its year of release.
  • Stargirl's Earth-2 designation is a reference to the presence of the Justice Society of America that appeared for the first time on Earth-Two in the comics.
  • Earth-9 and Earth-96 are shown to still be the settings of Titans and Superman Returns.
    • As Earth-2 references Season 2 events and the Post-Crisis scene of Earth-96 shows that Superman still wears his original suit, this suggests that the events of Titans and Superman Returns strictly happened in the Post-Crisis continuities while their Pre-Crisis versions were only partially based on them.
  • It is implied that the Joker didn't destroy the Daily Planet on Earth-96, like before the Crisis, so Clark never lost Lois and his friends.
  • It is revealed that, on Earth-Prime, Clark and Lois has two sons instead of one.
  • Lex Luthor is referred as a hero and he has become D.E.O.'s boss in the new reality.
  • Lyla Michaels seems to have lost her Monitor-granted powers while her son J.J. Diggle and her daughter Sara Diggle are both shown to be alive in the new reality, mixing the Pre-Flashpoint and Post-Flashpoint Earth-1 continuities.
    • Nash Wells lost his Pariah's powers in the same way after the Crisis.
  • Marv Wolfman cameos in the episode as a fictional version of himself.

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