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Last night I came to the realization that the scene with Tamatoa in Moana is a better adaptation of the conversation with Smaug than the one in the live action Hobbit movies.  Seriously!  Let me count the ways:

1. vain, materialistic villain that loves talking about himself

2. intelligent, hero is forced to confront the villain by her egotistical ally

3. hero has to outwit the monster, getting him to talk about himself

4. the villain and the hero’s egotistical ally clearly have parallels drawn between them

5. villains is set off into a rage when someone steals on piece of his treasure

6. villain boasts about his impenetrable armor

7. hero devises clever trick that allows them to defeat the villain, proving their worth despite the fact that they aren’t physically strong like their egotistical ally

Tamatoa is our best movie Smaug.

Defining moment

(This fic takes place in episode 8, heroes confronting Corakinus to free their families)

Down the corridor they see a single Shadow Kin guarding the doors to the gym. April runs ahead to confront it. “Bond to me,” she demands. “I am your King!” The Shadow Kin evaporates and envelops her body in smoke. “Return what was stolen,” she commands. After a moment it hides itself in the shadow of her clothing.

As her friends arrive, she lets out a scream, kicking the doors open. Just beyond are their families, held at blade by the Shadow Kin. Corakinus stands in the center of the room, blades unsheathed.

“Release them now!” April yells. The Shadows Kin become conflicted. Their King has returned.

“No.” Corakinus looks at her. “I will reclaim all that is mine. Throne, heart and cabinet.”

Charlie moves beside April, “You will never get the cabinet.” He see’s Matteusz, a blade at his back. He becomes cold; “I will use it before I let it leave my person.” He grips the cabinet, holding it tight.

April looks back to Corakinus, “I will end you.”

He smiles. “How, I have severed the anchor, taken your blades.”

April charges at him, “Now.” A swirl of shadow once more encompasses her, creating an armour round her body. Two blades shoot from her hands. Corakinus swings his blade at her; but she drops to her knees, sliding between his legs blades flailing.

Corakinus screams in pain. “Kill them, kill them all!” April doesn’t wait for him to turn and face her. She twists round dropping her blades and jumps onto his back holding fast. The Shadow kin raise their blades to their hostages.

Time, in the room stands still. Charlie sees April fighting valiantly, but even if she succeeds, she dies. He looks to Matteusz, his love, now seconds from death. A blade rising behind his back, hungry for blood. They have failed; he will lose everything he cares about. Options spent, he drops to his knees, placing the cabinet in front of him, eyes close.

April plunges her hand into Corakinus’s back. She pushes deep into his cavity till she can feel her heart beating in hand. Corakinus gives pause, “You will kill us both.” In one quick movement April pulls her heart from Corakinus. His eyes dim, lifeless, he falls forward. April loses focus rolling off his back, still holding her heart. Ram runs to her, horrified.

Charlie opens his eyes transfixed on Matteusz’s, “I love you.” Matteusz shakes his head, trying to pull free. “Charlie no!”

April watches as her hand raises her heart; but she feels disconnected, like she is watching someone else. The hand plunges down into her chest. She feels energy shoot out through her body. Her subject has fulfilled her final order; he returned to her what was stolen. Ram holds her tight to his chest.

Tears stream from Charlie’s eyes, as he begs Matteusz. “Forgive me.” He slams the orb onto the cabinet and lights pour out. Seeing the cabinet active, the shadow kin flee into the tear. The light grows brighter banishing them from the plane.

“Charlie stop!” Matteusz reaches out to him. “Don’t!”

Charlie forces a weak smile to Matteusz, “Good bye.” The lights descend on Charlie. Matteusz now free runs blind towards his boyfriend, shielding his eyes. The light dissipates into the tear, dimming enough for him to see Charlie slump to the ground, motionless.

Matteusz’s legs falter. “No.” He crawls to Charlie, and pulls his lifeless body towards him.  Grabbing his head he pulls Charlie’s face towards his. “Charlie, no.” He raps his cheeks, “you cannot leave me. I cannot lose you too.”

The group stands around Matteusz, bated breadth. Matteusz looks up at them with tear stained cheeks. “He sacrificed himself.” Despondent, Matteusz begins rocking Charlie back and forth in his arms.

Charlie had been left with only one choice. He had to activate the cabinet. Seeing it active the Shadow Kin would retreat through the tear, their families would be saved. But Matteusz would never forgive him for genocide, so they were not the targets, just a deception that would keep them from returning.

No, as Prince of Rhodia, he sacrificed his life to the cabinet. He did so to protect his friends, the cabinet and to return his people to their home through the tear; lives and culture intact as Rhodians.

Matteusz understood what Charlie had done. But loneliness filled his heart. In the course of just a couple of weeks he had found true happiness and lost everything. The group begins to leave, giving him space. Matteusz still trembling kisses Charlie’s forehead as his body fades to dust.

This is where the story ends. This is life. Choices made cannot always be undone; a life taken freely or against will does not return. There is no do over. In the end we can only survive the pain and loss.

But this isn’t just an ordinary world… A light begins to shimmer in the cabinet, Matteusz strains to look inside. A soul now resides in it. “Charlie?”

This is the world of the Doctor…A hand rests on his shoulder. He looks up to see a woman staring at him, a crown resting upon her brow. “I never combined with my son. That was a mistake. He has been more of a saviour and leader to his people than we deserve.” She helps him to his feet. “In the cabinet we see and hear all. Charlie needed you just as much as you needed him. I am here because you helped him stay the path.”

Some moments cannot be changed… The Queen lifts the orb. “Tell my son I love him, in my heart, the way you do. He is no longer a prince,” she places the orb once more on the cabinet. “He is truly a king. Keep him on the path.” Light returning, Matteusz covers his eyes.

This is not one of those…Lips press against his, hands holding his cheeks. Matteusz once more strains through the light. Charlie is before him. Matteusz with all his strength pulls Charlie in, refusing to let go, kissing him back. From behind them unnoticed is a pulsating blue light quietly fading from the room.

The Doctor is not always able to be there when you need him. But some decisions made by people speak so loudly; even the doctor cannot ignore or leave them unanswered.

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Hero Confrontations

Raimundo Pedrosa (Xiaolin Showdown/Chronicles) VS Zuko (Avatar: the Last Airbender)

Winner: Raimundo Pedrosa

(pictures from xiaolinpedia.wikia.com)


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Katabasis as the main theme in Angel Sanctuary and Bleach

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Katabasis or catabasis (from Greek κατὰ “down” and βαίνω “go”) is the mytheme which refers to the confrontation a hero makes to death in a journey to the underworld.

All stories that develops around a katabasis counts with a hero which can be a mortal or a deity who starts a trip to the afterlife looking for an object, a loved one, or a superior knowledge. The ability to go to a spectral realm, stay alive in it and come back in the same state from it, gives the hero a superior status than an ordinary human. In a similar way, a deity’s return is considered an eschatological theme as is the case of the natural space-time cycle, or the triumph over death and the possibility of immortality.

One of the most famous katabasis is Orpheus’. He, taken advantage of the beauty of his music (a talent he probably inhered from Apolo), went to the underworld to beg Hades to give him back his beloved Eurydice’s soul. An incredibly captivating story as the one of this charismatic character is not easily omitted and, even if millennia have passed since the first time it was told, it stills charming the world.

Who could resist to the idea of a brave hero who face countless difficulties in a world inhabited by immaterial beings with the solely objective of rescuing a beloved one? Not even great manga authors like Kaori Yuki and Tite Kubo have been able to ignore it.

Katabasis in Kaori Yuki and Tite Kubo’s works

In Yuki’s masterpiece (Angel Sanctuary), Setsuna starts a journey to hell in order to rescue the soul of his beloved sister and prevent her to go to a judgement in the court of the angels to be punished because having committed incest in life. Orpheus’ katabasis is explicitly mentioned in the manga, conveying the readers that it was the inspiration to build the main character.

“Eurydice, my beauty, beloved wife! Oh, I have lost you.”

Hades, king of Tartarus, and his queen Persephone took his beloved one. But when they heard Orpheus’ cries and the mournful song of his lyra, it was so sad and so lonely, that all the inhabitants of the underworld (including the king and his queen), gave permisson to Orpheus for his wife to return to the Earth.

But Orpheus disobeyed the order of the gods: not to look at his wife’s face on the long way back. So, Eurydice covered her face and fell in the dephts of darkness with a cry, like a little bird.

She fell.

–Kaori Yuki, Angel Sanctuary, ch. 21.

In Kubo’s case, Ichigo (Bleach’s protagonist) goes to Soul Society to impede Rukia to be executed as a punishment for have given her shinigami powers to him. Even if the manga doesn’t explicitly mention Orpheus’ katabasis, readers can easily see the inspiration was evident: Ichigo shares the Greek heroes’ characteristics, and his determination to save the woman who stopped his rain and changed his world, make us understand in a very poetically way, that Rukia is his Eurydice.

「那由他の刃も越えていく」
“I will pass through even 100 million blades!!”

–Ichigo Kurosaki, Bleach, ch. 85.

When reading both mangas, despite their inherent differences because both of them belong to totally opposite genres (shoujo and shounen), it is inevitable to notice more elements in common they share and which emerge from the katabasis. To delve deeper into them, a list of comparisons between the two stories can be found below.

Parallels between Angel Sanctuary and Bleach

  • Protagonists

Setsuna and Ichigo, despite being very different from each other in terms of personality and maturity (being Setsuna more disrespectful and immature), have in common their romanticism, determination and sense of protection.

Related to the first characteristic of these two protagonists, we have that Kubo has written poems to express the feelings of Ichigo (especially towards Rukia). In the same line, Yuki did it too with Setsuna.

Rest in peace.

In the moment your life whitered
Were you in pain?
Were you frightened?

Your cold palm holds tightly like a blooming flower
Your scarlet lips and hair flowing in the wind 
Make me wonder if all this is a dream…

With your pain
Speak your last words
And my life ends

Please…
Take me with you!

–Setsuna Mudou, Angel Sanctuary, ch. 20.

I wonder if I can keep up with the speed of the world without you.

–Ichigo Kurosaki, Bleach, vol. 49.

On the second point, we can say that neither Setsuna nor Ichigo hesitates to do whatever crosses their minds when there is a good reason behind.

Regarding the third point, they share a huge desire to protect people they treasure by any means, even if that means sacrificing themselves.

Another feature that makes them even more different from the rest, has to do with their hair colours, unusual for the Japanese phenotype. One has light brown hair because his father is English, and the other has orange hair, inherited from her mother. This difference has led people to mistake them with troublemakers. Neither of them have been able to escape from fights, and have had to learn to defend themselves.

It is also important to note, that as Sestuna is not a pure human (in terms of soul), Ichigo is neither. While the former is a being who was created with the energy the organic angel Alexiel acquired after hundreds of reincarnations, Ichigo is the son of a shinigami and Quincy. Both of them have the genetic code of a human, but their souls are very different from those of an ordinary human, allowing them to see things that are not part of the material world.

  • Destined love

Setsuna inherited the love Alexiel feels for her brother (Rosiel), this is why in this reincarnation, Setsuna fell in love with his own sister (Sara), who turns out to be the reincarnation of the angel of wisdom (Gabriel), in charge of protecting Alexiel.

From a certain point of view, it could be considered that the love the Mudou siblings feel is product of the feelings that their angelic souls have, in other words, they were destined to fall for each other because of the feelings they had as angels and prevailed in their hearts.

Ichigo and Rukia’s case is even more explicit. He is the black sun and she the white moon; one is the sand and the other rotator; one is intrinsically Quincy and the other Shinigami; Ichigo is the masculine energy and Rukia the femenine, among others. Their meeting was intended thanks to the Soul King so their energetic opposition they represent gets to create a balance, following the spiritual tradition of the Ying and Yang.

  • Swords

Setsuna has Nanatsusaya and Ichigo Zangetsu. Both swords are special because only they can brandish them, and because they have a spirit that only responds to their owners.

Nanatsusaya and Zangetsu are incredibly powerful. They acquire greater destructive power and adopt new appearances as their masters learn more about them or accept their powers.

  • An unrequited love and a trap

Kurai is the imperial princess of Gehenna, the first hell. Despite being a demon, Kurai has a pure and generous heart, and she falls madly in love with Setsuna despite being aware that he loves Sara. Her heart oscillates a good time with jealousy, resignation and despair.

In Kubo’s manga, Kurai can be compared with Inoue, especially for her role in the Hueco Mundo arc. Inoue has unrequited feelings for Ichigo, and constantly deals with jealousy towards Rukia, the owner of the heart of man she wants.

Kurai’s feelings for Setsuna turn out to be her greatest weakness, and lead her to believe in Mad Hatter’s words, who deceives (and threat) her to accompany him to Lucifer’s kingdom without saying a word to anyone, in exchange of a potion that will resurrect the body of her beloved one.

In the same way that Kurai is deceived by Mad Hatter, Inoue falls into a trap and is threatened by Ulquiorra, the arrancar who forces her to accompany him to Hueco Mundo without telling anyone, to serve Aizen in exchange of Ichigo’s safety.

Both characters have similar farewell panels with their unrequited loves before leaving. Kurai and Inoue try to kiss the men who will never look them way they want (Kurai try to do it while Setsuna’s soul is in Alexiel’s body).

Finally, in Kurai and Inoue’s cases, the protagonists are obligated to go to their rescue, having to go through difficult situations because of their selfishness.

  • Deadly sins

Mad Hatter and Ulquiorra represent a deadly sin. According to the plot, Mad Hatter is pride, but all the time it seems that lust represents him the best because he loves to seduce men and women and take them to a total corruption (that’s how he managed to traumatize Raphael). 

As a parallel, after analyzing Ulquiorra, it can be said that he represents all the seven deadly sins because he felt them all for Inoue. However, thanks to the poem included in Bleach vol. 40, it’s clear that lust is the one that defines him the best:

心在るが故に妬み I envy because of the heart
心在るが故に喰らい I glutton because of the heart
心在るが故に奪い I covet because of the heart
心在るが故に傲り I am prideful because of the heart
心在るが故に惰り(あなどり) I sloth because of the heart
心在るが故に怒り I rage because of the heart
心在るが故に Because of the heart
お前のすべてを欲する I lust for everything about you  

–Ulquiorra Cifer, Bleach, vol. 40.  

  • Protection

In Angel Sanctuary, Kurai steals one of Setsuna’s earrings and keeps it as something which will help her to remember him before leaving with Mad Hatter. The earring has a protective power which repels any attack.

In Bleach, Inoue has pins her brother gave her for one of her birthdays. They have the ability to protect her or anyone she wants.

  • An unfair trial

In Angel Sanctuary, Sara/Gabriel is taken to trial to the angel court for have had incestuous relations with Setsuna when she was alive. The trial would decide if Gabriel’s elemental power of water will be taken to destroy her soul afterwards. Fortunately, thanks to Raphael and Uriel, it is known that the trial is invalid because it has been manipulated by Sevothtarte to steal the powers of the angel.

Homologously in Bleach, Rukia is taken to a trial for have transfered all her shinigami powers to Ichigo. Strangely, the Central 46 decides that her soul has to be destroyed as a punishment for have broken the law. Later, it is discovered that the 46 wise men who are part of the Central were killed by Aizen, and that he himself gave the order to destroy Rukia’s soul so he could get the Hogyouku.

  • Masks and false bodies

Uriel, the angel of elemental earth, is an intelligent man who stands by the invention of masks able to control emotions and also, for have created false bodies made of vegetal fibre.

In his first appearance in the manga, it can be seen how Uriel is controlled against his will by a mask that he himself created.

In Bleach, we see how hollow have masks and act very differently than they did when they were human.

Uriel creates false bodies, as the one he gave Yue. They are comparable to Urahara’s gigai since they act as containers for souls and take their forms.

  • Unscrupulous scientists

Sevothtarte is an angel who has taken his scientific depravity to the limit, and does not think twice when it comes about experimenting with their own kind.

Similar case in Bleach is Mayuri’s. A scientist capable to experiment with hollows, arrancars, quincies, shinigamis, human and whatever he finds interesting and relevant for his researches.

Final thoughts

When a katabasis is written, possibilities may be endless, but undoubtedly, the ones that always catch the readers’ hearts are those that have a direct connection with the strongest feelings people can feel.

Love never cease to be a compelling issue, especially if those who write  stories are people who easily understand emotions and know how to express themselves in an artistic way: full of symbols and figures that analysts enjoy.

After paying attention to the high number of similarities between Angel Sanctuary and Bleach, arguably a story inspired the other, at least that was I thought at first. However, being the Orphic katabasis linked to a particular journey, the creative possibilities are greatly reduced, and Yuki and Kubo’s case might be nothing but a big coincidence. The truth is that, whatever it is, it is indisputable that what these great authors have in common is the fascination they feel for the afterlife.

References

Collins and Fishbane. Death, Ecstasy, and Other Wordly Journeys. State University of New York, 1995.

Dowden and Livingstone. 2011. A Companion to Greek Mythology. Blackwell companions to the ancient world. Literature and culture.

González Serrano P. “Catábasis y resurrección”. Espacio, Tiempo y Forma, Serie II: Historia Antigua. Volume 12, pp. 129–179. Madrid, 1999.

Leeming D. The Oxford Companion to World Mythology (Oxford University Press, 2005), p. 98.

Louden B. “Catabasis, Consultation, and the Vision: Odyssey 11, I Samuel 28, Gilgamesh 12, Aeneid 6, Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, and the Book of Revelation,” in Homer’s Odyssey and the Near East (Cambridge University Press, 2011), pp. 197–221.

Radcliffe G. Edmonds III,Myths of the Underworld Journey: Plato, Aristophanes, and the ‘Orphic’ Gold Tablets (Cambridge University Press, 2004).

Here’s something in Dracula that appeals to me as a man that enjoys RPGs. When the heroes confront Dracula in one of his homes Harker slashes at the vampire with a knife. He misses, but cuts Dracula’s coat, causing a bunch of cash and gold to spill out. Dracula quickly grabs what he can, and takes off while shouting threats. That’s not the great part. The great part is how Van Helsing, while making and discussing plans, POCKETS THE REST OF THE CASH.

How much GP did you get from that battle, Van Helsing? We’re there any other post-boss fight drops? Are you trying to grind for some better gear? Did you remember to do a little victory dance and pose? IT DOESN’T COUNT IF YOU DON’T DO THE VICTORY DANCE.

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everyone who happened to see (and not recognize) scrawny all might in chapter 40…

…is shown watching all might’s battle in chapter 92, right before his true scrawny form gets revealed. (with bonus aoyama and tokoyami) (don’t forget iida is watching too, from the same place deku is right now)

i wonder if they’ll remember that they’ve actually seen all might’s true form once before, wearing a suit and bleeding from the mouth while visiting deku at the nurse’s office

P5MC AND PROBATION

can we just take the time to appreciate the balls P5MC has? according to P5 segment in the most recent famitsu magazine:

The prologue consists of the hero confronting a man who harasses women, and subsequently being detained by the police because of the injuries he inflicts on that man. The hero is then sentenced to probation. He becomes a Phantom Thief afterwards to fight against that.

P5MC did what any respectable and rightful individual would have and hopefully taught that disgusting man a lesson he will never forget. but apart from that, is the fact that he is a phantom thief while on probation.

according to wikipedia:

Probation in criminal law is a period of supervision over an offender, ordered by a court instead of serving time in prison.

[…]

An offender on probation is ordered to follow certain conditions set forth by the court, often under the supervision of a probation officer. During this testing period, an offender faces the threat of being sent back to prison, if found breaking the rules.

Offenders are ordinarily required to refrain from possession of firearms, and may be ordered to remain employed, abide to a curfew, live at a directed place, obey the orders of the probation officer, or not leave the jurisdiction. The probationer might be ordered as well to refrain from contact with the victims (such as a former partner in a domestic violence case), with potential victims of similar crimes (such as minors, if the instant offense involves child sexual abuse), or with known criminals, particularly co-defendants. Additionally, the restrictions can include a ban on possession or use of alcoholic beverages, even if alcohol was not involved in the original criminal charges. Offenders on probation might be fitted with an electronic tag (or monitor), which signals their whereabouts to officials. Also, offenders have been ordered to submit to repeat alcohol/drug testing or to participate in alcohol/drug or psychological treatment, or to perform community service work.

there are a four types of supervision, also according to wikipedia, however i think only this could possibly apply to P5MC:

Standard supervision Offenders under standard supervision are generally required to report to an officer, most commonly between biweekly and quarterly, and are subject to any other conditions as may have been ordered, such as alcohol/drug treatment, community service, and so on.

imagine the balls you need to have to be a secret phantom thief even though you are required by law to regularly report to and obey the orders of an officer.

nico di angelo

I have lived for too long and have felt too much pain.

She was stolen from me in the accident.

He stole my identity and inner thoughts.

I hated him for it for too long.

I was alone, always so alone on this path.

“Name one hero who was happy,” they say.

The problem is that I’m no hero.

All my fears confront me in the dark, attacking me.

Ironic how the dark was always my safe haven.

They clear a path for me when I visit my father’s house.

All the lost souls of eternity waiting for something more.

They don’t dare get in my way, I’m a ticking time bomb .

I wanted to die, I wanted to die so bad.

Even though I knew well enough what the sweet release of death was like,

I wanted to feel it and get away from everything.

I had no one permanent  in my life so why bother living.

Then the sun came out of nowhere and saved me.

So sweet, so golden, my solace, my love.

It seemed like we would have forever.

Frost did warn me and I didn’t listen.

“Nothing gold can stay.” not even golden hair with blue eyes and freckles.

My sun was ripped away from me way too soon.

He cared so much about others, and died saving a little girl from a monster.

I saw echoes of his bright smile everywhere I went.

I may have the angel’s name, but he was truly sent from Heaven above.  

Now there is really nothing up here for me anymore.

So with that, I descended back down to my father’s house.

Not really dead, but dead inside was enough.

“Make way for the Ghost King, he’s claiming his throne.”

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“When heroes alone are not enough… the world needs legends. Having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat — one in which not only is the planet at stake, but all of time itself. Can this ragtag team defeat an immortal threat unlike anything they have ever known?”

Persona 5 Prologue Theory: Is Chair-kun an Accidental Killer?

After watching the official English subbed version of PV4 from this year’s E3, something has been brought to my attention.

In the beginning of the video, when Sae was interrogating Chair-kun, she said “You’ll most likely be given life imprisonment or the death penalty. Unless you accept my proposal. That’s why you need to answer me honestly, if everything you said was true”.

In Persona Central’s translation of a Famitsu scan, the set up for the story is detailed. The following quote is from the Japanese article: “The prologue consists of the hero confronting a man who harasses women, and subsequently being detained by the police because of the injuries he inflicts on that man. The hero is then sentenced to probation. He becomes a Phantom Thief afterwards to fight against that.”

Using this information, I have a theory. What if the protagonist actually killed or nearly killed the man he fought against? I have trouble believing that beating someone up could result in a possible death penalty by the police and investigators.

Sae Niijima does mention Chair-kun knowing about “another world”, so there is definitely a possibility that the death penalty can be connected to that. This could be result in the severity of the punishment.

However, what if Chair-kun beat up the guy so badly that the man died or he was accused of aggravated assault or intent to murder? I am not familiar with Japanese laws, but he must have done something VERY severe in order to be interrogated like that.

Also, if Chair-kun beat someone up that severely, was it a random stranger or someone closer to him?

@theholylight pointed out the possibility that Futaba and Chair could have been childhood friends, due to him staying with the “family friend” in Shibuya. What if Futaba was the one being attacked and that’s why the attack on the man was so severe? We do know that Futaba secludes herself due to an incident. What if this was one of the incidents or the incident to cause her to hide from society? However, I’m not entirely sure about this because it seems she has secluded herself for a much longer time.

This is all just speculation, but fun to analyze. What do you guys think?

“Gears of War 4” Gets Worldwide Launch Date

Mark your calendars, as the next chapter in the Lancer-revving “Gears of War” saga is set to begin on Oct. 11, 2016 with the release of “Gears of War 4”.

It’s been almost a year since “Gears of War 4” made its global debut at E3 2015, and today’s announcement is set to ignite a chain of upcoming revelations about what’s in store for JD Fenix and the next generation of “Gears of War” heroes.

“Gears of War 4” marks the beginning of an epic new saga for one of gaming’s most celebrated franchises, as a new band of heroes rises to confront a fearsome new threat. Harkening back to the dark and intense roots of the original classic, fans can expect a familiar, yet distinct evolution of gameplay, including brutal and intimate action, a heart-pounding campaign, genre-defining multiplayer and stunning visuals powered by Unreal Engine 4.

Check out the first image for DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, first synopsis revealed

The CW has finally released the first official image for its Arrow/The Flash spin-off, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, showing the main protagonists for the series. Expect also a trailer coming with The Flash season finale next week. You can check the official synopsis for the series below:

When heroes alone are not enough… the world needs legends. Having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat - one in which not only is the planet at stake, but all of time itself. Can this ragtag team defeat an immortal threat unlike anything they have ever known? DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW stars Victor Garber (The Flash, Alias); Brandon Routh (Arrow, Superman Returns); Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who); Caity Lotz (Arrow); Ciarra Renee (Pippin); Franz Drameh (Edge of Tomorrow); with Dominic Purcell (The Flash, Prison Break); and Wentworth Miller (The Flash, Prison Break).