'DC's Legends of Tomorrow' Season 5 Episode 6: Genghis Khan's sword may just give the team a much-needed edge
'Mortal Khanbat' features the legendary Genghis Khan as the villain of the week
Spoiler alert for 'DC's Legends of Tomorrow' Season 5 Episode 6 'Mortal Khanbat'
Since the very beginning of 'DC's Legends of Tomorrow' Season 5, the team has been plagued by a host of resurrected villains across history. The Encores, as they call them, have seemed pretty much unstoppable so far but in Episode 6 'Mortal Khanbat', the Legends finally get an edge over their historical enemies.
'Mortal Khanbat' features the legendary Genghis Khan (Terry Chen) as the villain of the week. The newly-returned conqueror made a pretty impressive entrance in the episode but he was quickly dispatched by Charlie (Maisie Richardson-Sellers) who impaled him on his own magic sword.
That sword, which is now in Charlie's possession, could very well be a gamechanger for the Legends. So far, the team hasn't had a way to permanently defeat the Encores because even if they were to destroy the villains' bodies, they would be sent back again by the villainous Astra Logue (Olivia Swann) but it appears the sword can put the villains down for good.
The Legends did find a similar soul-destroying weapon in Episode 3 but it was a gun with hellfire bullets and... well, they ran out of bullets. That's one thing they won't have to worry about with a sword.
At the moment, the Legends haven't exactly tested the sword's powers but if they want to, they do have Marie Antoinette (Courtney Ford) aboard the Waverider, in case they need a guinea pig. Judging from Genghis Khan's reaction to the sword, it does seem as if this might be the weapon the team has been looking for but even if it isn't as useful as we think it is, it's still a really cool sword and we're pretty sure we'll be seeing Charlie use it again somewhere down the line.
'DC's Legends of Tomorrow' Season 5 airs new episodes every Tuesday at 9/8c on The CW.