The truth of our existence is that we’re all blessed and cursed with the drive to move forward. Live the next day.
There may come a day when our courage fails us, when we forsake our friendships and break the bonds of fellowship. But today is not that day. And perhaps in showing our humanity, we might just save it.
The benefit of being a Time Master is that the length and breadth of history gives one perspective. I’ve seen darker days. I’ve seen men of steel die and dark knights fall, and even then I accomplished my mission no matter what.
One of the great lessons of time travel is that many things cannot be changed. Time wants to happen.
In 2166, an immortal tyrant named Vandal Savage conquered the world and murdered my wife and child. I have assembled an elite team to hunt him throughout time and stop his rise to power. Unfortunately, my plan is opposed by the body I’d sworn my allegiance to, the Time Masters. In the future, my friends may not be heroes, but if we succeed, they will be remembered as legends.
I know it’s difficult for you to fathom, but where… when I’m from, the year 2166, you and everyone on this roof aren’t just considered heroes… You’re legends.
I could have chosen any time and any place. Of all the people who ever lived, I chose you eight. I certainly hope that you won’t let me, and the world, down.
History is war and slavery and holding your dead son in your arms. There’s no point in protecting history, so we might as well just burn it all down.