Aside from the Mirakuru infused soldiers from season 2 and the brief crossover with The Flash, Arrow has been content with keeping things street level. All of that is about to change once Deathbolt (lol) comes to town! Click the link for details.
In a much needed expansion of the Arrow-verse, Doug Jones has been tapped to bring the first full blown meta-human to Starling City. Making his debut in episode 19 (Broken Arrow), Deathbolt (regular name Jake Simmons) has the ability to harness plasma energy. How he came about his powers or where he came from is not divulged within the release. Doug Jones is best known for his roles in Guillermo del Toro’s films such as Hellboy, Pan’s Labrynth ans even The Strain.
It is interesting to see Arrow willing to step more and more out of its street level persona. With The Flash running around it makes sense that more of that world would seep into the vigilante type dealings Oliver and company (love that movie) spend their time with.
Hopefully this marks a shift in the Arrow-verse that will allow more of the “cartoony” villains to pop up.
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