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NOTE: This article is about the incarnation of Vandal Savage from the Arrowverse. The mainstream version can be found here: Vandal Savage.
Villain Overview
My hate shall be everlasting. My enmity will never die and i'll follow you from this life and the next and to the next and to the next.
~ Vandal Savage first attaining his immortality.
ONWARD TO VICTORY...ONWARD TO IMMORTALITY!
~ Savage to his followers.

Vandal Savage, born Hath-Set, is the main antagonist of the first season of the CW TV series DC's Legends of Tomorrow and the episodes "Legends of Today" and "Legends of Yesterday" of the crossover event of The Flash and Arrow.

Savage is an immortal who hunts both Hawkgirl and Hawkman, being forced to repeatedly kill the incarnations of them throughout history to sustain his eternal life. He also seeks to conquer the world, having amassed a giant secret army throughout history and finally got what he desired in 2166. This causes Rip Hunter to assemble a team of Legends to travel through time in order to prevent Savage from creating this sinister future.

He was portrayed by Casper Crump.

Powers and abilities

Powers

  • Immortality: Due to radiation from a meteor in Ancient Egypt, Vandal acquired immortality, but would have to kill Hawkman and Hawkgirl's incarnations throughout history in order to become more powerful. He has lived for 4000 years, yet retains his physical appearance, conditioning, etc. The only known way to truly destroy him that has been discovered is for Chey-Ara (Hawygirl) to deliver the killing blow upon Savage, with objects also affected by the meteor at the time being able to be used against him, as shown in "Legends of Yesterday" when Arrow and Flash used the Staff of Horus to incinerate Savage.
  • Regeneration: Despite being incinerated as stated above, he can always restore himself to life from but a single cell; the only way to truly destroy him is for Chey-Ara to do it. Objects from the time of their curse can be used to kill him, such as the Amon Dagger or the Staff of Horus.
  • Enhanced speed: When a cop shot at Savage from point-blank range, Savage could dodge the bullet, disarm him and shoot him in seconds.
  • Enhanced reflexes
  • Enhanced senses
  • Magic: Savage is well-versed in magic, as is Damien Darhk, although he seems to be more powerful than Darhk. It was even stated that he was able to give Houdini magic lessons. Also, when Kendra Saunders was about to stab him with the Amon Dagger in 1958, he used some kind of spell to easily summon the dagger to his hand without her knowing, while this may have also been sleight of hand. On his first appearance, he was able to vanish without a trace, such as when Barry knocked him to the floor of CC Jitters and when his back was turned, Vandal had disappeared. He performed this again when he fell from the window of Thea Queen's loft, and when Oliver immediately looked out of it, Vandal had not hit the ground and left no sign of where he went. Lastly, after giving Oliver and Barry the ultimatum of relinquishing Kendra and Carter to him to spare Central City from destruction, he walked halfway across the warehouse before his footsteps stopped and he was nowhere to be seen.

Abilities

  • Genius-level intellect/Master tactician: Savage was able to perceive a situation faster than a normal person could. In addition, he was able to successfully track down and kill Hawkman and Hawkgirl's past lives 206 times over the span of 4000 years, while also raising a secret army until finally conquering the world.

Quotes

I have no desire to kill you. I want you alive. I want you to see the world burn. I have looked so often at your wife and son these last 11 years. Miranda and Jonas their faces etched into my mind and when I finally get to meet them, I will let them know that you and your friends are responsible for their suffering.
~ Vandal to Rip Hunter

Appearances

Appearances for Vandal Savage

The Flash

Season 2

  • "Legends of Today"

Arrow

Season 4

  • "Legends of Yesterday"
  • "A.W.O.L." (mentioned)
  • "Canary Cry" (mentioned)

DC's Legends of Tomorrow

Season 1

  • "Pilot, Part 1"
  • "Pilot, Part 2"
  • "Blood Ties"
  • "White Knights" (mentioned)
  • "Fail-Safe"
  • "Star City 2046" (mentioned)
  • "Marooned" (mentioned)
  • "Night of the Hawk"
  • "Left Behind" (mentioned)
  • "Progeny"
  • "The Magnificent Eight" (flashback)
  • "Last Refuge" (mentioned)
  • "Leviathan"
  • "River of Time"
  • "Destiny"
  • "Legendary"

Season 4

  • "Hey, World!"

Killed Victims

  • Khufu
    • Hannibal Hawkes
    • Joe Boardman
    • Unnamed 1941 incarnation
    • Carter Hall / Hawkman 
    • Plus 203 other lifetimes
  • Chay-Ara
    • Kate Manser 
    • Edith Boardman 
    • Kendra 
    • Plus 204 other lifetimes
  • Tor Degaton (Caused)
  • Per Degaton
  • Miranda Coburn
  • Jonas Hunter 
  • Leonard Snart / Captain Cold (Indirectly Caused)
  • Sgt. Rook
  • 2 million Chineese residents (Caused; Yellow River Flood)
  • Numerous unnamed people (Caused and Direct)

Erased Timeline

  • Carter Hall / Hawkman
  • Kendra Saunders / Hawkgirl
  • Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
  • Laurel Lance / Black Canary 
  • John Diggle / Spartan 
  • Felicity Smoak / Overwatch 
  • Thea Queen / Speedy 
  • Cisco Ramon / Vibe 
  • Caitlin Snow 
  • 2 million Central City residents

Trivia

  • Rip Hunter states that world conquering dictators such as Julius Caesar and even Adolf Hitler are amateurs compared to Vandal Savage which speaks volumes about Vandal's power as a warmonger and as a dictator.
  • His Egyptian name "Hath-Set" is roughly-translated as "maker of evil". Fittingly enough, Savage is one of the most cruel villains in the Arrowverse.
  • He is the second antagonist in the Arrowverse to be fought and defeated by more than two heroes; he was faced in the Arrow/The Flash crossover by Arrow, Flash, Hawkman and Hawkgirl and then again in DC's Legends of Tomorrow by Hawkman, Hawkgirl, Rip Hunter, Captain Cold, Heat Wave, Firestorm and Rip Hunter. The first is Eobard Thawne in The Flash Season 1, as he was defeated in "Rogue Air" by Arrow, Flash and Firestorm.
  • If the statement made by various characters is to believed (that he has killed Chay-Ara's incarnations 206 times and Khufu's 207 times, counting in "Pilot, Part 2"), then that means Savage kills the incarnations during their early 20's.
  • He was the longest-surviving character in the entire Arrowverse, having lived for over 4000 years using energy from a meteorite; this exceeded the life-span of Ra's al Ghul in Arrow Season 3.
  • By "Pilot, Part 1", which showed the world of 2166 during Savage's attack on London, Savage has encountered Rip Hunter numerous times. By killing Miranda and Jonas in the future, Rip is motivated to attack him in the past, leading to a Predestination Paradox, wherein by knowing of a future event unfolding, that event is caused despite any attempts at interference.
  • In "Night of the Hawk", Savage's alias, Dr. Curtis Knox, is taken from the Smallville character of the same name, who in turn was heavily based on Savage (although, at the time of Smallville's broadcast, the series wasn't allowed to use the name Vandal Savage).
  • In the comics, Savage is the ancestor of Roy Harper/Arsenal, who coincidentally appears in Arrow.
  • The creators of Legends of Tomorrow thought this version of Vandal Savage was terribly underwhelming.

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Anti-Villains
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Groups
Royal Flush Gang | League of Assassins | A.S.A. | H.I.V.E | Suicide Squad | Shadowspire | Demolition Team | Rogue Anti-Vigilante Task Force | Jackals | Ninth Circle | Longbow Hunters | Deathstroke Gang | Stillwater Gang | Legion of Doom | Project Cadmus | Children of Liberty | Wonderland Gang | Leviathan | Black Hole | Mirror Clones | The 100 | Shadow Board | Masters of Disaster | Markovian Insurgents

           Flash-Logo Villains

Comics
Abra Kadabra | Angle Man | Barbatos | Black Flash | Black Hand | Bloodwork | Brain | Brother Grimm | Cadre | Calculator | Captain Boomerang | Captain Cold | Cheetah | Chillblaine | Chronos | Cicada | Clive Yorkin | Cobalt Blue | Dark Knights | Deadshot | Deathstroke | Doctor Alchemy | Doctor Light | Doctor Polaris | Eclipso | Fallout | Fiddler | Future Flash | Felix Faust | Giganta | Girder | Godspeed | Goldface | Gorilla Grodd | Hector Hammond | Icicle | Killer Frost | Kobra | Lady Flash | Lex Luthor | Livewire | Magenta | Major Disaster | Merlyn | Mirror Master | Mongul | Monsieur Mallah | Murmur | Neron | Penguin | Pied Piper | President Thawne | Professor Zoom | Queen Bee | Ragdoll | Razer | Red Death | Renegades | Rogues | Savitar | Shade | Shadow-Thief | Solomon Grundy | Speed Demon | Thinker | Thorn | T.O. Morrow | Tobias Whale | Toyman | Trickster | Turtle | Vandal Savage | Warp | Weather Wizard | Zoom

Television
Season 1: Reverse-Flash | Captain Cold | General Wade Eiling | Gorilla Grodd | Caitlin Snow | The Mist | Heat Wave | Weather Wizard | Girder | Rainbow Raider | Pied Piper | Peek-a-Boo | Everyman | Clyde Mardon | Multiplex | Simon Stagg | Blackout | Clock King | Captain Boomerang | Clay Parker | Vincent Santini | The Trickster | Trickster II | Anthony Bellows | Bug-Eyed Bandit | Deathbolt
Season 2: Zoom | Reverse-Flash | Captain Cold | Killer Frost (Earth-2) | Caitlin Snow | King Shark | Dr. Light | Geomancer | The Turtle | Time Wraiths | Tokamak | Heat Wave | Atom-Smasher | Anthony Bellows | Sand Demon | Lewis Snart | Gorilla Grodd | Vandal Savage | Dark Archer | Weather Wizard | The Trickster | Tar Pit | Reverb | Trajectory | Pied Piper | James Zolomon | Griffin Grey | Rupture | Girder | Black Siren
Season 3: Savitar | Dr. Alchemy | Killer Frost | Captain Cold | The Rival | Black Flash | King Shark | Mirror Master | Top | Plunder | Gorilla Grodd | Solovar | Reverse-Flash | Magenta | Shade | Dominators | Trickster (Earth-3) |Clive Yorkin | Time Wraiths | Music Meister | Abra Kadabra | Heat Monger
Season 4: The Thinker | Marlize DeVoe | Samuroid | Kilg%re | Gregory Wolfe | Amunet Black | Matthew Norvock | Killer Frost | Black Bison | Dwarfstar | King Shark | Anthony Bellows | Peek-a-Boo | Black Arrow | Overgirl | Reverse-Flash | Prometheus (Earth-X) | Quentin Lance (Earth-X) | Trickster II | Prank | Jones | Crucifer | Siren-X
Season 5: Cicada (Orlin Dwyer & Grace Gibbons) | Reverse-Flash | Vanessa Ambres | Jones | Icicle | Weather Wizard | Killer Frost | Rag Doll | Monitor | Zoom | Savitar | The Thinker | Clyde Mardon | John Deegan | A.M.A.Z.O. | Psycho-Pirate | Matthew Norvock | Peek-a-Boo | Goldface | King Shark | Gorilla Grodd | Godspeed | Bug-Eyed Bandit
Season 6: Bloodwork | Anti-Monitor | Eva McCulloch | Black Hole (Joseph Carver, Ultraviolet, Kimiyo Hoshi, & Sunshine) | Reverse-Flash | Frost | Mirror Clones | Monitor | Matthew Norvock | Godspeed | Pied Piper | Lex Luthor | Amunet Black | Goldface | Gorilla Grodd | Solovar | Rag Doll

           Green Arrow (2016) logo Villains

Comics
Black Manta | Brick | Bronze Tiger | Brother Blood | Catman | Cheshire | China White | Clock King | Count Vertigo | Constantine Drakon | Crumbler | Cupid | Deadshot | Deathstroke | Dr. Light | Electrocutioner | Joker | Kodiak | Komodo | League of Assassins | Longbow Hunters | Merlyn | Neron | Onomatopoeia | Professor Ojo | Professor Zoom | Prometheus | The Queen | Ra's al Ghul | Red Dart | Richard Dragon | Riddler | Royal Flush Gang | Skylark | Solomon Grundy | Stinger | Wizard

Television
Season 1: Oliver Queen | Malcolm Merlyn | China White | Edward Fyers | Billy Wintergreen | Adam Hunt | Constantine Drakon | Martin Somers | Deadshot | Jason Brodeur | Royal Flush Gang | Huntress | Frank Bertinelli | Firefly | Ted Gaynor | Count Vertigo | Amanda Waller
Season 2: Oliver Queen | Deathstroke | Isabel Rochev | Brother Blood | Anthony Ivo | League of Assassins (Nyssa al Ghul & Al-Owal) | China White | Dollmaker | Mayor | Officer Daily | Amanda Waller | Count Vertigo | Cyrus Gold | H.I.V.E. (Milo Armitage) | William Tockman | Suicide Squad (Bronze Tiger, Deadshot & Shrapnel) | Huntress | Frank Bertinelli | Clinton Hogue
Season 3: Oliver Queen | League of Assassins (Ra's al Ghul, Maseo Yamashiro, Nyssa al Ghul & Chase) | Matthew Shrieve | Amanda Waller | China White | Werner Zytle | Komodo | Cooper Seldon | Captain Boomerang | Roy Bivolo | Danny Brickwell | Deathstroke | Michael Amar | Joseph Cray | Suicide Squad (Deadshot & Cupid) | H.I.V.E. (Mina Fayad) | Jake Simmons
Season 4: Oliver Queen | H.I.V.E. (Damien Darhk, Ruvé Darhk, Malcolm Merlyn, Andrew Diggle, Milo Armitage, Phaedra Nixon, Mina Fayad, Thomas, Demolition Team, Michael Amar, Danny Brickwell & Cooper Seldon) | Shadowspire (Baron Reiter, Conklin & Joyner) | Amanda Waller | Lonnie Machin | Jeremy Tell | Rogue Anti-Vigilante Task Force (Liza Warner) | Vandal Savage | Calculator | Cupid | Brie Larvan | Evelyn Sharp
Season 5: Oliver Queen | Prometheus | Talia al Ghul | Evelyn Sharp | Black Siren | Konstantin Kovar | Ishmael Gregor | Tobias Church | Lonnie Machin | Ragman | Janet Carroll | J.G. Walker | Derek Sampson | Scimitar | Vigilante | Dominators | Laura Washington | Hideo Yamane | Sean Sonus | James Edlund | China White | Liza Warner | Cupid | Anatoly Knyazev | Captain Boomerang | Justin Claybourne
Season 6: Oliver Queen | (Ricardo Diaz, Black Siren, Anatoly Knyazev, Kimberly Hill & Sam Armand) | Cayden James | Sheck | Vigilante | Alex Faust | Jackals (Joe Wilson & Nylander) | Black Arrow | Overgirl | Eobard Thawne | Prometheus (Earth-X) | Quentin Lance (Earth-X) | Athena
Season 7: Oliver Queen | Ninth Circle (Emiko Queen, Dante, Virgil & Beatrice) | Kevin Dale | Ricardo Diaz | Longbow Hunters (Red Dart, Kodiak & Silencer) | Stanley Dover | Danny Brickwell | Derek Sampson | John Deegan | Monitor | A.M.A.Z.O. | Psycho-Pirate | Ghost Initiative (Joe Wilson, China White & Cupid)
Season 8: Oliver Queen | Anti-Monitor | Deathstroke Gang (John Diggle, Jr. & Grant Wilson) | Monitor | Athena | Edward Fyers | Billy Wintergreen | Shadow Demons | Lex Luthor

           DC's Legends of Tomorrow logo Villains

Season 1
Vandal Savage | Zaman Druce | Mick Rory | H.I.V.E. (Damien Darhk) | Mr. Blake | Valentina Vostok | Mikhail Arkadin | Deathstroke Gang (Grant Wilson) | Jon Valor | Hawk-Beasts | Bud Ellison | League of Assassins (Ra's al Ghul) | Per Degaton | Hunters | Stillwater Gang | Pilgrim | Cassandra Savage | Leviathan

Season 2
Legion of Doom (Eobard Thawne, Damien Darhk, Malcolm Merlyn & Leonard Snart) | Black Flash | Baron Krieger | Shogun | Lead Samurai | Quentin Turnbull | Dominators

Season 3
Mallus | Nora Darhk | Damien Darhk | Kuasa | Grodd | Henry Stein | Black Arrow | Overgirl | Eobard Thawne | Prometheus (Earth-X) | Quentin Lance (Earth-X) | Benatu Eshu

Season 4
Neron | Tabitha | Astra Logue | Nora Darhk | Mike the Spike | First of the Fallen | Vandal Savage

Season 5
Lachesis | Anti-Monitor | Atropos | Astra Logue | Nora Darhk | Shadow Demons | Lex Luthor | Grigori Rasputin | Damien Darhk | Jack the Ripper | Caligula | Clyde Barrow | Bonnie Parker | Henry VIII | Joseph Stalin

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