Jupiter’s Legacy is an American superhero television series that premiered on Netflix on May 7, 2021.
It is based on Mark Millar and Frank Quitely’s comic book series of the same name, which was published by Image Comics.
The show was developed for television by Steven S. DeKnight, who initially served as showrunner before being replaced by Sang Kyu Kim midway through production. It was produced by Millarworld, Di Bonaventura Pictures, and DeKnight Productions.
Jupiter’s Legacy Season 1 Ending Explained
Spoiler: It was all Brainwave! That’s what we find out in the final moments of Volume 1. Brainwave is determined to lead the Union regardless of the consequences, believing that his brother Utopian is constrained by his entire “no killing” code. To accomplish this, Brainwave has spent the entire season manipulating events behind the scenes.
He nudged Utopian’s son Paragon away from the code life, cloned Blackstar and sent him after the Union, let the real Blackstar out of his cell, and then pinned it all on former Union member/supervillain supreme Skyfox. During the journey into the mind of the dead clone Blackstar, Brainwave even created a fake mental simulation of Skyfox.
Why? To thoroughly persuade Lady Liberty that Skyfox was the evil mastermind. And Brainwave is dead serious about this. How serious are you? The only person who discovered the truth about Brainwave’s plan was his daughter Raikou, and he slit her throat.
So far, Brainwave’s strategy is working. Lady Liberty is convinced that Skyfox is to blame for cloning Blackstar, and she isn’t sure she believes in the code any longer. Utopian hesitated to save his son because of his code, which didn’t make Paragon feel loved.
Yes, Paragon did not murder Blackstar, but things are not going well between Superdad and Supersonic—and Utopian has turned to his dear brother Brainwave for assistance in mending the relationship.
Elsewhere, rebellious Chloe is serious about her relationship with Skyfox’s son Hutch. She’s serious enough to save him from being beaten to death in a vacuum-sealed storage facility in China.
Hutch also showed Chloe his “supervillain lair,” where he’s working on a show-stopping piece of technology that he hopes will help him find his father.
Hutch also showed Chloe his “supervillain lair,” where he’s working on a show-stopping piece of technology that he hopes will help him find his father. Remember, Skyfox has yet to appear in the modern storyline. We’ve only seen him in flashbacks and as part of Brainwave’s overly elaborate mental illusion in the dead Blackstar clone’s noggin.
Jupiter’s Legacy: Episode 8 Review
What an introspective, ponderous television season. It’s certainly unusual to see a show like Jupiter’s Legacy in the superhero genre. If it accomplished nothing else this season, it certainly established a distinct presence in comparison to other shows of the same genre. That is why the season’s end is bittersweet.
On the one hand, the ending is very interesting; on the other hand, it appears that the show is finally gaining traction just as it is permanently ending. The events that take place here make the prospect of a second season very exciting, even if the rest of the world won’t know what happens until the next season is released.
So far, the entire season has served to provide the audience with a more in-depth look into the minds and relationships of these heroes. It also served as an origin story for the original super-powered humans, and the juxtaposition of the two timelines serves as a constant reminder of how these characters formed their beliefs and why they’re struggling with them in the face of modern-day problems.
There are numerous parallels between the modern world depicted in the world and the real world, which helps to make the decisions and types of challenges feel more real. The season’s final episode capitalizes on all of the events that have led up to it, providing an exciting conclusion with a surprising twist.
The heroes may have fantastical abilities, but their world feels real enough to keep the story grounded and believable. Jupiter’s Legacy, at its best, feels more convincing than Marvel or DC as a story about heroes in a world with complicated problems and issues to sort out. At its worst, it feels plodding and frequently revisits the same plot points.