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Jupiter’s Legacy wrapped up season 1 with a cliffhanger, a few major reveals, and a surprising death. The series, which is based on the comic book by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely, establishes a sprawling world filled with intriguing characters, multigenerational storytelling, and conflicts that center the superheroes in their interactions with the world at large.
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The Union of Justice was not in a great place by the end of Jupiter’s Legacy season 1. Grace (aka, Lady Liberty) was starting to doubt the code — which stipulated first and foremost that no Union member could kill — as was her and Sheldon Sampson’s (aka, The Utopian) son Brandon. Walter Sampson (aka, Brainwave) was up to no good. Not only did he plan to break up the Union to establish his own policies and vision, but he killed his daughter Raikou to make sure no one got in his way. His actions were brutal and that’s an understatement.
Of course, there was a whole lot more going on in the season 1 finale of Jupiter’s Legacy and much of it sets up the future of the show (which hasn’t officially been renewed for season 2 yet). Will Brandon become The Utopian’s enemy? Will Walter succeed in breaking up the Union for good? Will Hutch find Skyfox? With so much plot and character developments bubbling to the surface, there is much to explore. Here’s an explainer breaking down every major thing that happened in the season 1 finale.
Walter Twist & Blackstar Clone Explained
The fact that Walter Sampson was the big bad all along was quite shocking. While he and Sheldon weren’t always on the same page, that he would betray his brother completely was quite the twist. Throughout Jupiter’s Legacy season 1, Brandon’s murder of Blackstar’s clone plagued the Union. However, it’s exactly what Walter planned all along. He knowingly created the clone to distract from his scheming and to pit the Utopian against Brandon and the Union against Skyfox once more. Divide and conquer was essentially what Walter was going for. He knew the Union would attempt to get to the bottom of who created the clone, which would lead them to send Walter into the villain’s mind.
Additionally, Walter brought Skyfox into the clone’s mind, engaging him in battle that Grace later joined. Unbeknownst to Skyfox, Walterwas using him so that hecould pin the blame on his old teammate and thereafter lie to Grace about Skyfox’s vision for the future. Can't have anyone thinking Walter is the bad guy after all this time. The setup was clever and only worked becauseBrainwave knew his brother and teammates so well. This distraction gave Brainwave time to further the wedge between The Utopian and Brandon, whose relationship was already strained. Walter knew that breaking the real Blackstar out of prison would be the final strawfor Sheldon and Brandon, who was being primed as the next leader of the Union.
What Walter's Villain Plan Is
Walter Sampson has longlived in the shadow of his brother Sheldon, someone others listened to and whose advice they heeded. Walter’s bitterness towards his brother didn’t crop up after the Union got their powers in the 1930s, though. It was something that was brewing between them like a storm for far longer. Attaining their powers only exacerbated Walter’s negative feelings toward Sheldon. Ultimately, Brainwave wanted to overthrow Sheldon as the leader of the Union, throw away the strict moral code governing their actions, and implement his own rules regarding how the Union can improve the world.
Walter also wants to put a wedge between Sheldon and Brandon in Jupiter's Legacyseason 1, which would effectively split the Union apart from the inside. Walter doesn’t want to sit on the sidelines or just protect humanity; he wants to use his power to lead, to meddle in affairs that go well beyond their current roles. Walter thinks they could and should do better and the only person standing in the way of progress is Sheldon and his code. While the team was busy with Walter’s foray into the clone’s mind, Walter let the real Blackstar go, effectively ensuring the rift between father and son would hold. Blaming Skyfox, who was already considered a villain who held a grudge against Brainwave, was simply the icing on top of the cake.
How The Union Got Their Powers Explained
Following his dad’s funeral, Sheldon begins hearing and seeing visions of his dead father and of the future — the six founding members of the Union seated together at the table in suits and capes. These visions ultimately see Sheldon recruiting Walter, George, Grace, Fitz, and Richard to drop their lives and head to a remote and mysterious island in search for answers. The implication is that the group must work together to attain the powers they have in the future, with the island essentially designed to break them apart to test them. They argue and struggle to survive the island's brutal conditions.
Their responsibilities, however, were towork together as a united front, which effectively proved their worth to the mysteriousaliens of the island. The aliens don't seem to care whether they live or die, waiting for whether they'll pass the test or not. Many came before and failed to acquire powers, dying before they could get them. Oncecompleting the “ordeal” set forth by aliens,the six emerge through a portal to another planet where they aregiftedsuperpowers and new suits to go along with them, each of which is etched with a specific design. The team’s trial culminates with each member seeing a loved one, solidifying their worthiness and futures as superheroes. The island itself remains an enigma.
Would Utopian Have Broken The Code To Save Brandon?
The Utopian is the most loyal to the Union’s code, which makes sense since he was the one who implemented the rules and expected everyone else to follow them. Anyone who chooses to debate him over the code ends up in a heated argument, since thethecode was set up to ensure the Union never robs the people of their free will. While Sheldon spends most of Jupiter’s Legacy season 1 upset about Brandon killing Blackstar, the Utopian does come very close to killingthe villain in the second round battle (with the real version of Blackstar) and breaking his own code. However, the fight is interrupted before Sheldon could use his heat vision on Blackstar. He reveals he wouldn’t have let Brandon die andhis words at the momentseemed genuine and true, though he hesitated.
Between the code and his family, Sheldon probably would’ve chosen Brandon over Blackstar in the end, however, especially since he was gearing up to use his heat vision on the villain. It’s hard to imagine Sheldon would have gone against the very code he went to such great lengths to uphold for nearly a century. However, his kids were never in harm’s way the way Brandon obviously was in the season 1 finale. What’s more, the moment of Sheldon nearly breaking the Union’s code comes directly after his confrontation with Grace about the code holding Brandon, Chloe, and the new generation of superheroes back. Prior to this particular conversation, the Utopian was a lot less lenient about it, but it seems that's changed.
Skyfox & Richard's Whereabouts In Jupiter's Legacy
Skyfox has been missing for a long time, with his disappearance presumably happening at some point after his falling out with the Union of Justice 40 years prior. Skyfox finally appears in the present day inside the mind of Blackstar’s clone, where he battles Brainwave. There’s a sense of betrayal in their heated exchange and it seems Skyfox may have been framed for his turn against the Union. Knowing Brainwave created Blackstar’s clone, it’s likely Skyfox was called to meet with him inside the villain’s mind so that Walter could blame Skyfox for the whole thing.
It’s unlikely Skyfox was inside Blackstar’s mind for that long and his true whereabouts remain unknown. Jupiter’s Legacy teases that Hutch will find Skyfox in a potential season 2, so fans will have to wait and see where Skyfox will emerge in the present day. Richard is more of the enigma of the six founding Union members. In the season 1 finale, he’s seen for a final time with the group after getting their powers in the past. However, he’s completely absent in the present day and it’s unclear where he is — that is, assuming he’s still alive.
How Jupiter's Legacy's Ending Sets Up Season 2
Jupiter’s Legacy’s season 1 finale reveals most everything about Walter’s plan, which essentially sets up the crux of the story for season 2. With The Utopian now worried that he could lose Brandon the same way he lost Chloe, Walter is holding all of the cards in his hands. He’s now successfully manipulated not just his brother, but all of his teammates in the Union of Justice. No one knows he’s behind Blackstar’s clone and Walter has killed the only person — daughter Raikou — who knows about his schemes. With Walter putting his chess pieces in their final position by the end of the season 1 finale, it confirms Walter will be Jupiter’s Legacy season 2’s primary villain.
He’s more than ready to go all-out with his plans and has already gone so far as to point the blame of season 1’s events on Skyfox, which will keep the Union distracted and keeps him in the clear for a while. Brainwave’s next steps will probably include recruiting Brandon, who’s disillusioned about the Union’s rules and sounded very unconvinced that his dad would have actually saved him. Elsewhere, Hutch has the final device needed to find Skyfox and that could set up a future confrontation between the absent villain and his former teammates.
Biggest Comic Differences In Jupiter's Legacy Season 1's Ending
Jupiter’s Legacy season 1 ends with hints that the superhero series is only just getting started. However, certain things play out differently in the comics. While Chloe and Hutch have only just begun their relationship on the show and end in a place where it’s clear they’ll be working together in future, the comics see Chloe and Hutch already dating, with Chloe pregnant with the couple’s first child andthe couple on the run. Walter is still working on his evil plan in secret in the series, but he is more openly pushing the new generation of superheroes and his teammates to overthrow The Utopian as leader in the comics.
What’s more, it isn’t until the season 1 finale that Brandon begins to truly distrust his father and becomes disillusioned with the Union, whereas he’s already at that point in the comics’ timeline. Raikou’s death in the series is also very different from what happens to her in the comics. Walter kills her in the season 1 finale of Jupiter’s Legacy after she uncovers his plans for The Utopian and the Union’s future. However, in the comics, she’s still very much alive. Blackstar also has a much bigger role to play in the show than he does in the comics (where he’s only a minor villain), which changes the trajectory of Jupiter’s Legacy and its characters.
In the comics, Skyfox leaves the Union in the early 1960s, following his girlfriend Sunny rejecting his proposal and leaving him to be with Walter instead. He abandons the superhero life completely and moves to Kentucky.Why did Walter create Blackstar clone? ›
Walter Sampson was the mastermind behind the entire Blackstar clone plot, and framed Skyfox in the process. He wants to split Brandon and Sheldon apart, so he can eventually take over the Union.Why was season 2 of Jupiter's Legacy Cancelled? ›
The show was quickly cancelled after these changes, despite the ratings being pretty decent, so it's likely that a combination of changing hands at Netflix, the production woes and audience's less than excited response to the show are behind the decision not to bring Jupiter's Legacy back.Who is the real villain in Jupiter's Legacy? ›
HistoryEdit. The interplanetary villain known as Blackstar has a anti-matter battery buried into his chest and is responsible for the genocide of an entire alien species. Blackstar later attacked Earth but was fought off by the combined forces of the superheroes of the planet, led by Utopian.How does Hutch have the power rod? ›
In the comics, George made a Power Rod for his son Hutch modeled after Blue Bolt's device, because the child said that was his favorite superhero.Who kills Utopian in Jupiter's legacy? ›
Suffice it to say that Paragon murders The Utopian in cold blood, blasting through his dad's flesh with the power of his laser eyes.Is George a bad guy in Jupiter's Legacy? ›
He is portrayed by Matt Lanter. He was Sheldon's closest friend and ally before turning against him and the rest of his teammates in the Union. Now considered the greatest supervillain in the world, George plots his revenge on the teammates he believes betrayed him.Is Blackstar a villain? ›
Blackstar is a supporting anti-villain in the Warriors book franchise.Who becomes Blackstar? ›
William Henry Bendal, known as Blackstar, is a character on Netflix's Jupiter's Legacy. He is portrayed by Tyler Mane.Is Jupiter's Legacy getting a sequel? ›
NEW JUPITER'S LEGACY: REQUIEM WILL CONTINUE STORYLINE BEGUN IN NETFLIX ADAPTATION. PORTLAND, Ore. 3.8. 2021 — The next chapter in 2021's Netflix global phenomenon begins with Mark Millar's return to Jupiter's Legacy for a 12-issue sequel titled, Jupiter's Legacy: Requiem with artist Tommy Lee Edwards.
If a show's plot is outstanding but it poorly paced, then the audience will get distracted and lose interest. This is exactly what happened to Jupiter's Legacy. The show spent time focusing on irrelevant narration instead of quickening the pace and keeping the audience attentive and on their toes.Will there be a sequel to Jupiter's Legacy? ›
As far as the actual Jupiter's Legacy series and title goes, there will not. Millar announced in a statement that he's asked often what's next, and that the answer to that is to see what's going on with the supervillains in the Jupiter's Legacy world.Is Skyfox good or bad? ›
Every superhero needs a villain, someone who would stand against them. In Utopian's case, the villain is Skyfox. He and Sheldon used to be friends and after Sheldon's father died, George, aka Skyfox, tried to help his friend. However, he later switched sides and became a supervillain.What is Skyfox superpower? ›
His powers include telekinesis, super strength, flight, and invulnerability. Although other superheroes are blessed with telekinesis, Skyfox's powers become unbeatable because of the other three additional superpowers. The other cast of the show includes Ben Daniels as Walter Sampson aka Brainwave.Who is Skyfox son? ›
Hutch, his son, is also on the lookout for him. However, every time he wants to use the power rod George gave him to get him anywhere he wants to go, it transports him to a strip joint.Why does Hutch have no powers? ›
Unlike the rest of the superheroes in the series, Hutch didn't inherit the abilities of his father, who could fly, had superhuman strength, invulnerability, and telekinesis. To aid him, however, Hutch uses a device called the power rod that seems to be a replacement for having abilities.What are hutches powers? ›
WHO IS HUTCH? NAME: “Hutch” Hutchence. ALTER EGO: None. POWERS AND ABILITIES: Possesses the Power Rod which allows Hutch to teleport himself and others anywhere simply by naming the location. It also emits energy blasts.What is the teleportation rod in Jupiter's legacy? ›
In Netflix's Jupiter's Legacy, Hutch (Ian Quinlan) -- much like his comic book counterpart -- uses the Power Rod to teleport himself all over the world to commit crimes. It was given to Blue-Bolt in the original Union by ethereal beings nearly a century before, and somehow it's in Hutch's hands in the present.What is wrong with Chloe in Jupiter's Legacy? ›
Apparently, Chloe was the only one who almost died from snorting the crystals, but she also clearly overdid it. Chloe also overdosed in the Jupiter's Legacy comics and the drugs she snorted were extraterrestrial.Who is Hutch's father in Jupiter's legacy? ›
Hutch's father, George Hutchence, was once one of six original superheroes granted powers on the island, and the one-time best friend of Sheldon, but after they suffered a falling out, George became the greatest supervillain of all time, one whom Hutch says was thought of as a monster.
With her psychic powers, she discovers George was fabricated inside Blackstar's mind, and the real culprit is her dad. Walt cloned Blackstar so he could have the copy attack the Union and sow dissent between the new guard and the older heads.Is Skyfox bad in Jupiter's Legacy? ›
This all led to Walt using mind control to steal George's girl in the prequel, Jupiter's Circle, angering Skyfox right after he returned to the team and saved them from another dimension. This transitioned Skyfox into a full-fledged villain, waiting for his chance at revenge.Are there any Lgbtq characters in Jupiter's Legacy? ›
1 Richard Conrad (Blue-Bolt)
A neonatal surgeon by profession, Richard is a gay character in hiding who struggles with the nature of his identity. His arc is explored in the spinoff comic, Jupiter's Circle, and is one of the more fascinating stories in the series.
Atsushi Ōkubo revealed in a Twitter Q&A session that Black☆Star is indeed stronger than Death the Kid by the end of the series.Why is Blackstar so powerful? ›
His anti-matter battery allows him to release waves of explosive energy. It also powers his exo-suit, strengthing his abilities. The character has vengeance against the Sampsons.Does black star become a god? ›
However, in the manga, by the time the end of the manga comes around, his power levels and abilities have increased enough that he becomes the strongest at DWMA, and Stein does outright declare Black Star to have surpassed him as strongest, and has declared him to be a Bushin, Warrior God, so technically, yes, he is.How does Jupiter's Legacy end? ›
He uses his mind powers to distract her while he slits her throat, meaning no one knew about his schemes to manipulate his brother and turn the family against each other. The season ends with Walt offering reassurance to a troubled Sheldon, but we know he has devious schemes in store... Alas poor Raikou (Ana Akana).Is Supercrooks connected to Jupiter's Legacy? ›
Super Crooks spin-offs
At its premiere, director Motonobu Hori revealed that the series would be set in the same fictional universe as the live-action series Jupiter's Legacy.
In the first chapter of the book, labeled Lust, all those that entered a certain area got turned into the opposite sex. Black Star was among them, his body shifting into an attractive woman— which ended up causing Tsubaki to blush and leading to a few comical scenes between the pair.Why is it called Jupiter's Legacy? ›
The title of Jupiter's Legacy evokes the idea that superheroes are modern-day gods, and that the Utopian is king among them. Taking into consideration Jupiter's defeat of Saturn, the title also carries themes of children defying their fathers, which certainly fits with both the show and the comics that it's based on.
The main reason that appears to be behind Netflix cancelling so many shows is down to audience metrics. Unlike traditional TV, Netflix can take a much more detailed look at their users' behaviour. While shows may appear popular due to a big online presence, all may not be quite what it seems.How does Super Crooks tie into Jupiter's legacy? ›
Supercrooks is described as a return to the world of Jupiter's Legacy with a ragtag gang of supervillains, con artists, petty thieves and leg-breakers who band together for the heist of the century and the most outrageous crime story you've ever seen in your life.What happens to Utopian Jupiter's legacy? ›
In fact, the Utopian dies as early as issue #3 of the comic, with his death proving the catalyst for the villain's master plan to take hold, which sends the rest of the heroes into a crisis and defines the rest of the story. Without it, nothing much else happens.What is the future of Jupiter's legacy? ›
Netflix isn't moving forward with a second season of its big-budget superhero series "Jupiter's Legacy." The show, which was the first product of the streamer's acquisition of comic-book company Millarworld, debuted on May 7.How many books are in Jupiter's legacy? ›
There are 9 volumes in this series. Select the number of items you want to purchase. There are 9 volumes in this series.Who is the most powerful character in Jupiter's Legacy? ›
Blackstar – the Darkseid/Doomsday of this show. His episode 1 fight (though technically that was his clone) is pretty evidence how powerful he is when he's fully geared up and everything. Sheldon/Utopian – Pretty much the reknown world's mightiest hero.How old is grace in Jupiter's legacy? ›
She is 120 years old, yet she looks like a woman in her 60s, and is still fit.Who is Barnabas Jupiter's legacy? ›
Jupiter's Legacy (TV Series 2021) - Paul Amos as Barnabas Wolfe - IMDb.What super powers does Aurora have? ›
Aurora has the powers of flight and superhuman speed and reflexes (theoretically able to approach light-speed.How strong is Utopian Jupiter's legacy? ›
The Utopian's powers are fundamentally similar to Superman's: he has super-strength, super-speed, super-durability, can fly into space and shoot lasers out of his eyes. He also has extremely enhanced senses that allow him to hear disasters happening halfway around the planet, or a comet approaching Earth from space.
In the comics series "Jupiter's Legacy," the other heroes in the series gain their powers through a variety of methods. The original members of the Union in the comics (and even the series) they got their powers from alien beings. The one we know as Utopian (aka Sheldon Sampson) began having visions about an island.How did Skyfox get the power rod? ›
Skyfox built the power rod from a flashlight for his son because his favourite hero was Blue-Bolt. Flashback scene in JL Book 2.How did the union get their powers? ›
The kids' powers were inherited genetically, but the original six members of the Union of Justice had to go through a gruelling series of trials to prove themselves worthy.Is The Utopian dead? ›
In fact, the Utopian dies as early as issue #3 of the comic, with his death proving the catalyst for the villain's master plan to take hold, which sends the rest of the heroes into a crisis and defines the rest of the story. Without it, nothing much else happens.Who is Skyfox's son in Jupiter's legacy? ›
He also has a son, Hutch (Ian Quinlan), who is trying to find him. But every time he tries to use the power rod George gave him that can transport him wherever he needs to go, it takes him to a strip club.Why did people not like Jupiter's legacy? ›
1 The Show Had Too Much Drama
The creators put too much focus on the drama between the characters and neglected the other parts of the plot. As a result, the viewers who started watching this for the superhero genre lost their interest quickly.
Walter himself caused her to have a brain aneurysm, which killed her.What happened to Jane in Jupiter's Legacy? ›
As the years wore on, Jane became increasingly frustrated with her perfect marriage, due to being telepathically manipulated by her brother-in-law, Walter. She began to long for a man with faults and bad habits in order to feel like a normal woman. Eventually she asked Sheldon for a divorce and moved away from him.What happens to Walter in Jupiter's Legacy? ›
Years later Walter used his telepathic abilities to push his nephew, Brandon into killing his own father and then taking leadership of the superhero population of the world and then taking control of the planet. Walter was killed by Hutch Hutchence in battle to liberate the American government.