'Crisis on Infinite Earths': Who are the remaining Paragons and what could they be embodying?
With the Paragons of Truth, Destiny, Courage and Hope assembled, who and what is left?
Spoiler alert for ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’
After the shocking death of Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), the Monitor (LaMonica Garrett) reveals that there are seven Paragons — “beings of the purest will” — who must be gathered from the Multiverse to save it from the Anti-Monitor. We’ve already seen four — the Paragons of Truth, Destiny, Courage and Hope — leaving three unknown superheroes who must be found before the Crisis can end. Who are these Paragons and what are the forces that they embody?
The Monitor may have already let one name slip — he mentions that, in the background, he has already enlisted the aid of Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), and with the aid of her wisdom, has been able to read through a book as important, if not more, than the Book of Destiny — the Book of the Guardians. With virtues like Truth and Hope characterizing Paragons, Wisdom seems a likely virtue for a Paragon to embody — and who, in all the Arrowverse, seems more like a Paragon of Wisdom than Felicity Smoak?
Black Lightning (Cress Williams) seems like an almost certain candidate to recruit as a Paragon. He has not been seen in the crossover, yet — indeed, he and the heroes of Earth-1 and Earth-38 are entirely unaware of each other’s existence — but identifying him as a Paragon is the perfect reason to bring him into the Crisis. This season, Black Lightning has had his hands full, fighting against a government occupation of his hometown of Freeland. He’s finally started to fight back against the occupying forces on behalf of the townspeople, and all signs point to him being the Paragon of Justice.
There is one more hero who is yet to be revealed, who is confirmed to be appearing on the crossover — Stargirl (Brec Bassinger). The character will be receiving her own series on The CW, and what more powerful debut can a character have than one who helps save the Multiverse? Stargirl is an inspirational character, filled with joy, hope, and, most relevantly, light. Tying in with her powers, entering the Crisis as a Paragon of Light rounds out the team who will be fighting back against the darkness with their last breath.
This is all, of course, speculative, and as Batwoman’s (Ruby Rose) path to becoming a Paragon shows, the identities of the Paragons aren’t as clear as they may seem. With Ray Palmer’s (Brandon Routh) Paragon-locating device built and ready to go, though, finding them should be a much faster affair. With the Anti-Matter wave continuing to swallow one Earth after another, there’s not a lot of time left to assemble the team.
The next episode of ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ will air on December 10 on The CW.