‘DC Legends’ Unveils Legendary Forms For Black Canary, Flash, Wonder Woman, And Other Heroes
One of the fun things about Warner Bros. Interactive's new DC Legends mobile game is powering up your heroes, helping them gain new abilities to help in the fight against Nekron and the Manhunters. And once you reach the top, the heroes really become legends.
First you have to level a character to five stars, by progressing through the game and collecting items. Then you collect Legendary Essence, which can only be found by competing in special missions via Batman's computer in the Watchtower. Once you have enough Legendary Essence, you can upgrade the character to their Legendary form, which gives them a more imposing new look and starts the five-star process over again.
Below we have a look at five of the heroes in their Legendary forms: Wonder Woman, the Flash, Raven, Dr. Fate, and Black Canary. I have yet to get far enough in the game to achieve any of this, but looking at these designs has me excited to try.
Wonder Woman's legendary armor is clearly inspired by (though not identical to) the golden eagle armor she wears in Kingdom Come. As far as powered-up Wonder Woman looks go, it's a good one. I'm not wild about her preference for wielding two swords at a time in this game, but then I was never into Wonder Woman with any swords, so I guess I'm just old-fashioned.
I like the way the Legendary Flash's armor crackles with electricity. That's a nice touch. The spiked should pads seem pretty out of character for Barry Allen, but I bet he can perform some really dangerous super-speed shoulder blocks, and maybe that's what you need to defeat the hordes of Nekron.
Legendary Raven has gone full demon. She has the red skin and four eyes as her infernal father Trigon, which she's occasionally displayed during her darkest moments in the comics. I'm not sure if those are real horns or some kind of armor, but the effect is pretty creepy either way. And that glow they share with her armor is somehow unsettling as well as cool-looking. This is not a Raven you want to mess with.
Legendary Dr. Fate pretty much looks like Dr. Fate. It's a great Dr. Fate design though. It hints at his Egyptian origin without going over the top. It's strange that only his chest piece and armbands seem to glow with mystical energy, when it's historically his helmet that wields most of his power. Either way, though, it still looks cool.
Like Dr. Fate, Legendary Black Canary hews pretty close to what we expect the character to look like: Leather jacket, leotard, and fishnets. This version also has two studded belts, a corset, and a rather suggestive collar, because I guess those are the natural elements you add to a character who wears leather and fishnets. The purple streak in her hair is a nice touch, since she's a rock star and all.