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Jupiter’s Legacy Ending Explained: Source Of Superpowers

Jupiter's Legacy Ending Explained
Jupiter's Legacy Ending Explained

Jupiter’s Legacy ended with a huge cliffhanger and a shocking death while also setting up season 2. The Netflix superhero show tells the story of the world’s first superheroes who received their superpowers in the 1930s. In modern times, they’re regarded as the elder guard. However, their superpowered children struggle to keep up with their legacy and live up to their legendary feats. Now that we’ve all binged the show let’s take a look at its ending and unravel other details. But tread carefully if you still haven’t watched the show. SPOILERS AHEAD!

Jupiter’s Legacy is a 2021 superhero shows currently streaming on Netflix. Developed by Steven S. DeKnight, it’s based on the Image comic book series by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely. It premiered on Netflix on May 7, 2021. The show stars Josh Duhamel, Ben Daniels, Leslie Bibb, Elena Kampouris, Andrew Horton, Mike Wade, and Matt Lanter. Stephanie Economou composed the music for the film. Brook Worley, Morenike Balogun, and Steve Wakefield served as producers for the season. Danny Ruhlmann handled the cinematography, while Henk Van Eeghan served as the editor.

Josh Duhamel plays Sheldon Sampson, aka The Utopian. Ben Daniels plays Walter Sampson, aka Brainwave; he’s the older brother of Sheldon. Leslie Bibb plays Grace Kennedy-Sampson, aka Lady Liberty. She’s Sheldon’s wife. Andrew Horton plays Brandon Sampson, aka The Paragon. He’s Grace and Sheldon’s son. Elena Kampouris plays Chloe Sampson, the rebellious daughter of Grace and Sheldon. Mike Wade plays Fitz Small, aka The Flare. Matt Lanter plays George Hutchence, aka Skyfox. Now let’s delve into the ending of the 1st season and discuss how the union hit its superpowers.

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The Sampson family. Jupiter’s Legacy (2021). Credits: Netflix.

Jupiter’s Legacy Ending Explained

The last episode of the season reveals the true villain of the show. We all saw it coming. However, didn’t we? It was Brainwave, Sheldon/The Utopian’s brother. We get the hints early on in the show, with episode 1 showing the rift between him and his family. He also shows his wish to participate in global and political events across the world. He wants to lead the Union at all costs. We see in the beginning his contention against his brother’s rigid “no killing” code. That code, as he says, has deprived them of taking part in major global crises and avert them. But while the villains of the 1930s were “black and white,” the villainy in the 2020s has become subtle and embedded in governmental and societal machinations. Throughout season 1, he has been manipulating the events behind the scenes.

Brainwave catalyzes Paragon’s swerve from his father’s code. He was also the one who cloned Blackstar and sent him after the Union. It was him who let the real Blackstar break out of his cell, not Skyfox, a former member of the Union. The viewers and the characters all see how the former Union member and supervillain Skyfox does the villainous acts. But as it turns out, it was a simulation created by Brainwave. He even creates a simulation of Skyfox when they probe into Blackstar’s dead clone’s mind. It was all to convince Lady Liberty that Skyfox is the evil mastermind. And he’s successful at that too. Nobody suspects Brainwave. Well, one does suspect him and then also discover the truth — his daughter Raikou. However, before she can do anything, Brainwave slits her throat, killing her. This goes to show the vicious lengths he’s prepared to go to.

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Brainwave and his brother Sheldon Sampson aka The Utopian.

What’s the Reason Behind The Union’s Superpowers?

How did they gain their superpowers is a question that’s rattled the viewers. And there are still clouds over the answer. All we know is that they got their superpowers from aliens. They all travel to a mysterious island, where they eventually get transported to a different realm. While in this other realm, every member of the team sees a dead person that they want to revive. And late on, we see them just flying around like it’s nothing. It’s certainly aliens, like in the comics, who assign the superpowers to them. However, it’s still unclear as to why they assigned them the superpowers to who they really are? Well, it seems we’d have to find that one out in the next season if that gets the green light.

Jupiter’s Legacy is currently streaming on Netflix.

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