Netflix’s Jupiter Legacy sees a terrible double standard unfold as key heroes make questionable decisions in the final act.

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Jupiter’s Legacy Season 1, which is available now on Netflix.

On Netflix From Jupiter LegacyAn important part of Season 1 is the Code that Utopian / Sheldon (Josh Duhamel) engraves on all members of the Union. He orders his group of superheroes not to intervene in world politics, but deep down there is something familiar about the superhero genre: They don’t kill, no matter what. However, as the season ends, a terrible double standard unfolds as key heroes turn a blind eye to a popular killer.

This comes in the form of the sword-wielding psychic, Raikou, who was brought in for Blackstar’s autopsy. Grace wants to help Walt and Fitz probe Blackstar’s mind to find out who created this copy of the villain and recommends that they hire Raikou. She knows that Raikou hates Walt for being a negligent father, but they have no options as Walt’s psychic powers alone cannot uncover the truth.

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Even so, this is a huge problem because Raikou is a cold-blooded assassin. She is first seen in an alley dividing enemies, with Walt holding onto her mind and offering the deal. Once he agrees, he proceeds to maim the rest of the crew, even beheading one of them. Thing is, Walt knows she’s a wild card and a butcher just from this scene, so he’s knowingly breaking the Code by working with a vigilante.

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Grace is doing the same, disobeying her husband’s rules that form the basis of the series. He has no excuse as he admits that while Raikou is a problem, she is a necessary evil. And since the Union tracks so many heroes and villains, it seems unlikely that they won’t realize that Raikou is precisely what they are fighting against, and is, in fact, someone they should defeat.

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Grace could be giving her some leeway because she’s Walt’s daughter, especially since Grace seems to like her niece. But it is still unacceptable as he berates his own children, especially Brandon / Paragon, for killing, but does not hold Raikou to the same standard. As Lady Liberty, you are supposed to set a good example for others and this type of nepotism is simply riddled with hypocrisy, even if desperate times call for desperate measures.

While Walt hides the truth about Raikou because he wants to fake a mind probe to build the facade that George / Skyfox created Blackstar, Grace has no excuse to work with her. She knows that Raikou goes against all of Sheldon’s principles. Ultimately, the use of Raikou as a tool creates a blatant double standard and shows that the leading members of the Union are fickle when it comes to justice.

Netflix’s Jupiter’s Legacy stars Josh Duhamel as The Utopian, Ben Daniels as Brainwave, Leslie Bibb as Lady Liberty, Elena Kampouris as Chloe Sampson, Andrew Horton as Brandon Sampson, Mike Wade as The Flare, Anna Akana as Raikou and Matt Lanter as Skyfox. Season 1 is now available on Netflix.

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