Who Is Ray's Brother On 'Legends Of Tomorrow'? Sydney Palmer Is An Unknown Face

Everyone has dreamt about what the future will be like. Will there be flying cars? Do people live on Mars? How much will stamps cost? (OK, maybe that last one is just me.) But none of us are ever able to know how the future pans out... that is, unless you're a member of a time jumping vigilante gang. During Thursday night's Legends of Tomorrow episode "Progeny," the Legends time jumped way into the future and caused Ray Palmer to believe that he had a child he didn't know about back in 2016. To his disappointment, this ended up not being true because it turns out that the bronze bust that looked so much like him was actually of Ray brother, Sydney Palmer. So who exactly is this guy? That's really hard to say.

Up until now I was completely unaware that Ray even had a brother since, to my recollection, he's never been spoken of before. According to the DC Comics, Ray did have a brother, but his name was Danny Palmer and he's deceased. So really, this character development could go in any direction at the moment. I'm not saying that we're going to bump into this Sydney person immediately or anything. Perhaps, for now, the writers have no intention of introducing him at all. But it definitely leaves the possibility open and I'd be very intrigued to see how that interaction would play out.

Not to mention that there are ton of questions I'd like to be explained. Did Sydney know that Ray's robots would eventually become evil and take over the world or did he just market the product to the wrong person? Is Sydney Ray's twin brother? Because that bust makes it seem like these two guys are identical. Like I said, right now we have way more questions than answers regarding this particular plot point, but hopefully it's something that gets explored in the future. Or rather, in the past, if you want to get technical about it.

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