'Crisis on Infinite Earths' has the Monitor as Arrowverse's protector but his actions suggest a more sinister agenda
After seeing all the damage the Monitor has done to the Arrowverse, it's hard to believe that he is supposedly its guardian. Sure, you might choose to wave all that insanity away saying cosmic entities work in mysterious ways but there's a much simpler explanation.
The CW's Arrowverse is all set to head into 'Crisis on Infinite Earths', the massive crossover event that will see the heroes of 'Arrow', 'The Flash', 'Supergirl', 'Black Lightning', and 'Batwoman' go up against the evil cosmic entity known as the Anti-Monitor (LaMonica Garrett).
The heroes are being led into this 'Crisis' by the Anti-Monitor's heroic counterpart, the Monitor (also LaMonica Garrett), but the Monitor's actions so far have been somewhat questionable.
First, he destroyed countless universes prior to the 'Elseworlds' crossover and then tried to destroy the main universe that's home to our heroes.
His attack on the worlds that he is supposedly trying to protect was only stopped by the combined efforts of Oliver Queen/Green Arrow (Stephen Amell), Barry Allen/Flash (Grant Gustin), Kate Kane/Batwoman (Ruby Rose) and Kara Danvers/Supergirl (Melissa Benoist).
After all that destruction, the Monitor finally made a deal with Oliver to leave Earth-1 intact so that the heroes would aid him in the coming 'Crisis'. But instead of trying to give the very human archer a much-needed power upgrade, the Monitor told Oliver he would have to die to save the Multiverse.
Oliver is a normal human being who fights crime with a bow and arrows. Of course, he's going to die if he goes up against a cosmic entity. You'd think the Monitor would give him some sort of edge but nope, he would much rather just send him off to his death.
As if demoralizing one hero wasn't enough, the Monitor will reportedly be appearing in 'The Flash' Season 6 to tell Barry he's also going to die, because why not.
Not only has the Monitor done nothing but wreak havoc on Earth-1, he's also been brewing trouble on Supergirl's homeworld of Earth-38 by unleashing the evil Malefic (Phil LaMarr) and encouraging him to go after his brother J'onn J'onzz/Martian Manhunter (David Harewood).
Plus, he stole the corpse of Lex Luthor (Jon Cryer), most probably to resurrect him for whatever purpose.
While the Monitor in the comics did test heroes before 'Crisis', he never went so far as to destroy entire universes. After seeing all the damage the Monitor has done to the Arrowverse, it's hard to believe that he is supposedly its guardian.
Sure, you might choose to wave all that insanity away saying cosmic entities work in mysterious ways but there's a much simpler explanation.
LaMonica Garrett is playing both the Monitor and the Anti-Monitor in 'Crisis' and despite all that we've heard about how big a threat he is, we haven't seen so much as a glimpse of the villainous cosmic being in all this time.
But what if we have? What if the person we've been calling the Monitor is actually the Anti-Monitor? Now there's a twist that could rock the whole Arrowverse to its core.
'Crisis on Infinite Earths' will begin with an episode of 'Supergirl' on December 8 and have one episode each on 'Arrow', 'Batwoman' and 'The Flash' before ending over on 'Legends of Tomorrow' on January 14.