Green Arrow: So what do you know about Captain Hunter?
The Atom: He’s a time master from the 22nd century, it’s a little hard to Google.
Green Arrow: So you know nothing? And yet you trust him.
The Atom: I’m as trusting as you are cynical.
Green Arrow: Well I’m cynical and it’s difficult for me to trust anyone, but that has kept me alive.
The Atom: I died once. At least the world thought I did. And you know what happened? Nothing. All the money, all the buildings, all the inventions… The world didn’t care. My life ultimately didn’t matter. Rip has given me a chance to save the world. I have to take it.
– Legends of Tomorrow, Ep 1 ~ Pilot, Part 1