SPOILER WARNING: This article contains major spoilers for tonight’s episode of “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” “Pilot, Part 2,” which has not aired on the west coast as of publication.
If you’re reading this, we’re guessing (or at least hoping) you’ve already watched tonight’s episode of “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. If you haven’t, now would be an ideal time to stop reading.
But if you have, soldier on! As you now know, tonight saw the death of Hawkman (played on the series by Falk Hentschel) at the hands (or blade, rather) of Vandal Savage (Casper Crump), who used his prized Egyptian knife that Khufu (one of Hawkman’s former lives) once gifted to Chay-Ara (one of Hawkgirl’s former lives) to stab the hero through the chest.
Of course, death is a relative term when it comes to Hawkman, as he famously possesses the ability to be reincarnated. But Hentschel’s face may not pop up again on the series as soon as you’d think. As Executive Producer Marc Guggenheim told TV Line in a freshly published interview, reincarnation can only take place once both Hawkman and Hawkgirl die. “That’s when the clock gets reset for them,” he said, “and that’s when two babies are born.”
However, Guggenheim also points out that the death took place out of time, so it’s still possible for the Legends to encounter another version of Carter Hall while hopping to the past or future. In other words, anything’s possible.