|“||Aliens put something in my head. And now they won't shut up.||”|
— Headline of Cruz's alien encounter[src]
Esperanza "Spooner" Cruz is an individual who possesses exceptional powers connected to aliens through the Fountain of Imperium.
Cruz was recruited by the Legends of Tomorrow in search of Sara Lance after her kidnapping by Gary Green and Kayla.
Early Life[edit source]
Esperanza Cruz was born in the late 1910s and later moved to Odessa, Texas after her father's death.
Cruz was unable to speak before she was six years old. However, she was able to communicate with her mother using different ways, which the latter always understood.
Saved by the Fountain[edit source]
In 1925, one day harvesting mushrooms for her mother, Cruz was approached by a man wearing a trench coat. Posing as a "healer", Cruz invited the man to her home and had a meal with Astra Logue and her older self. In order to talk to older Cruz privately, John placed a Sleep Spell on the Cruz family and Esperanza woke up on her mother's lap. As Cruz now possessed the knowledge of her mother's upcoming death, she attempted to prevent the tragedy from happening. Eventually Logue was able to convince Cruz to maintain the timeline integrity and brought her to the fountain, who later brought her to 2000.
Waking up in a new time period with her memories erased, Cruz was given the memory that she was kidnapped by unknown aliens and was able to escape with an alien communicator allegedly placed in her head and gained the power to hear aliens, not knowing she was connected to the Fountain of Imperium. She also no longer found her mother and presumed she was dead during the "kidnapping".
Cruz was taken care by foster parents. Since she was 13 years old, she has been bowling as her foster father brought her to league nights. As a result, Cruz considered bowling very important to her as it made her feel like she belonged somewhere.
|“||Yeah, after my abduction, I started wearing tinfoil hats. It blocked any alien signals I could pick up.||”|
— Cruz to the Legends[src]
Later, Cruz went to live off the grid in Texas and went by "Spooner". She also protected herself putting tinfoil on her hat to prevent aliens from finding her.
Into the Cosmos[edit source]
Lending a Hand[edit source]
In 2020, Cruz detected two trespassers in her lair. She then used a stun gun and knocked the two unconscious. Later, she tied them on a table, assuming them as aliens searching for her. During the process, she sharpened her knives and overheard Behrad's communication with the Waverider and removed his comms. However, the comms were able to contact the Waverider and reveal their location. The ship then arrived at Spooner's lair, and she shot it with her Energy Gun. Ava Sharpe then convinced her to go with them in search for Sara Lance. She was skeptical and refused, only to be shot with her own stun gun and abducted to the Waverider.
She then woke up in the med bay and was greeted by Ava Sharpe and Behrad Tarazi, who were unarmed and told Cruz that they would not hurt her. As they discuss Cruz's abilities, she agreed to help and was aided by John Constantine. With the help of the Book of the Law, Constantine was able to boost Cruz's alien communicator and astral project her to Lance's location. However, Cruz was unable to hold for a long time and Sharpe stepped in, sending a message to Lance and confirm her safety. Constantine was then quickly dying as the energy passes through him and Zari Tarazi used the Totem to stop his suicidal actions.
Hours later, Behrad Tarazi ran a test on Cruz's brain and found no anomalies in her brain, with Gideon proposing a dissection of her brain. As Behrad disagrees, Cruz suddenly heard alien shrieking and brought him to the bridge, only to find aliens floating in the Temporal Zone and scattered through time. Sharpe then smiled and told Nate Heywood that the scatter proves Lance's safety as she would be the only one capable of such mess.
Burger Monster[edit source]
Fitting In[edit source]
Working with Mick[edit source]
House Guest[edit source]
Back to the Finale[edit source]
Hunt for Pod Aliens[edit source]
Fist City, Oklahoma[edit source]
Vancouver, Canada[edit source]
The Fountain[edit source]
Quest for the Fountain of Imperium[edit source]
The Legends vs. Pin Killers[edit source]
Unwanted Guest[edit source]
Truth and Tragedies[edit source]
A Roaring Rewind[edit source]
Circus Freaks[edit source]
Wires and Sockets[edit source]
A Trip Down Memory Lane[edit source]
Maiden Voyage[edit source]
Displaced In Time[edit source]
Broken Machine[edit source]
Live on Air[edit source]
Fighting Back[edit source]
Trials and Errors[edit source]
Valley of the Shadows of Death[edit source]
Retirement is a Piece of Cake[edit source]
Capture of Mametz[edit source]
Possible Future[edit source]
|“||You live with your mother, and together you found a clinic that helps hundreds of people. It's considered a milestone in the discipline of mental healing.||”|
Powers and Abilities[edit source]
|“||This thing in my head is like an antenna. If I send a signal to your friend, the aliens who put it there could find me.||”|
— Cruz on her powers[src]
- Connection to the Fountain of Imperium: Cruz was sent to 2000 by the Fountain of Imperium after fleeing her mother's murderers. She later developed a connection to aliens, allowing her to be able to hear them at a long distance. However, the ability is two-sided and allows aliens to locate her whereabouts.
- Telepathy: Cruz was able to create a connection with Fernando, a mute Magic user, allowing her to understand his thoughts and talk to him telepathically. Cruz was then capable of creating a link between Fernando and Constantine through singing the Legends' lullaby.
- Multilingualism: Aside from speaking English and Spanish, Cruz's powers evolved after joining the Legends, allowing her to speak different aliens' languages.
- Power Transferral: Cruz has the ability to switch powers among superpowered individuals.
- Marksmanship: Cruz was able to shoot both Behrad and Mick with a stun gun easily. She is also proficient at using Energy Guns and was able to shoot through the Waverider.
|“||Tables may have turned, but I ain't going down without a fight.||”|
— Cruz to the Legends[src]
- Hand-to-Hand Combat: Cruz is trained with basic self-defense combat techniques by her mother, claiming that she is a fighter.
- High-level Intellect: Cruz was proven to be intelligent, with her strategies being effective against aliens.
- Technology: Cruz was able to set up technology in her lair and detect trespassers.
Current Equipment[edit source]
- Knives: Cruz uses knives as torturing weapons.
- Energy Guns: Cruz possesses multiple Energy Guns, one nicknamed "pequeña amiga" and one that is able to shoot through the shield of the Waverider, with the setting from one to "middle finger"
Former Equipment[edit source]
- Guns: On multiple occasions, Cruz wielded a variety of firearms.
- Palmer Cap-Chur Short Range Projector: Cruz was shown to use a tranq gun as a non-lethal weapon on trespassers.
- Norinco Type 56: While protecting the Legends from the army, Cruz utilized a Norinco Type 56 she disarmed from her enemies.
- Rail Gun: Cruz used a rail gun until she was convinced to stop using it.
- M1911A1: Cruz utilized the M1911A1 against Fascist soldiers after disarming it from Captain Noriega.
- Smith & Wesson Model 10: Cruz greeted her enemies with a Smith & Wesson Model 10.
- Sawed off Over and Under Shotgun: While facing Gideon's replica, Cruz utilized the Sawed off Over and Under Shotgun.
|Ground Control to Sara Lance||Appears|
|Meat: The Legends||Appears|
|Bay of Squids||Appears|
|The Satanist's Apprentice||Appears|
|Back to the Finale: Part II||Appears|
|This Is Gus||Appears|
|The Final Frame||Appears|
|Bored on Board Onboard||Appears|
|Silence of the Sonograms||Appears|
|There Will Be Brood||Appears|
|The Fungus Amongus||Appears|
|The Bullet Blondes||Appears|
|The Need for Speed||Appears|
|wvrdr_error_100 not found||Appears|
|Speakeasy Does It||Appears|
|It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Scientist||Appears|
|Deus Ex Latrina||Appears|
|A Woman's Place Is in the War Effort!||Appears|
|Lowest Common Demoninator||Appears|
|The Fixed Point||Appears|
|Rage Against the Machines||Appears|
|Too Legit to Quit||Appears|
|Knocked Down, Knocked Up||Appears|
- The character description for Esperanza "Spooner" Cruz is the following: "Tough and self-sufficient, Spooner Cruz lives off the grid, devising ingenious tech for the detection of—and defense against—space aliens. And while some might call her paranoid, she calls it being prepared.' A survivor of a childhood alien encounter, Spooner now believes she has the ability to communicate telepathically with aliens—making her the perfect recruit for Waverider captains Sara Lance, Ava Sharpe and the Legends who, in season six, will be hunting down extraterrestrials who have been displaced throughout history."
- Cruz is catholic and asexual.
Promotional Images[edit source]
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 Ground Control to Sara Lance
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Bad Blood
- ↑ Bored on Board Onboard
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 There Will Be Brood
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Speakeasy Does It
- ↑ Rage Against the Machines
- ↑ The Need for Speed
- ↑ Back to the Finale: Part II
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 Meat: The Legends
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 The Final Frame
- ↑ Bishop's Gambit
- ↑ The Fungus Amongus
- ↑ Translates from Spanish to: "little friend".
- ↑ This Is Gus
- ↑ Bay of Squids
- ↑ Stressed Western
- ↑ Knocked Down, Knocked Up
- ↑ The Fixed Point