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2. Vigilantes Galore
General consensus says Arrow Seasons 3 and 4 had a villain problem; some would also argue they had hero problems. Here’s to hoping we don’t have to sit through another 23 episodes of hearing about Ollie’s darkness. Fingers are also crossed that if and when Thea returns, she won’t doubt herself every other episode. Character is tough to nail, especially when dealing with a cast the size of this one. However, nail it the show must this season, as it’s set to introduce a bevy of new vigilantes.
Fan favorite Artemis will make her live action debut, as the young woman who paraded around as the Black Canary following Laurel’s passing. She’ll likely take on a sidekick role, similar to Thea. Though, from what we’ve seen, her rebellious know-it-all personality may put her closer to Roy Harper, who’s set to return in some capacity.
Other vigilantes will appear, as well. Wild Dog and Vigilante both take the law into their own hands following injustices done to their loved ones. With Wild Dog being a former Marine, and Adrian Chase/Vigilante Star City’s new DA, plenty of opportunities are available to return the show to its street crime roots. This should be endlessly fascinating, depending on how much the character “loosely based” on Stringer Bell plays a part.
Season 4 ended with Thea and Diggle walking away from Team Arrow, leaving the titular character on his own in the field. However, at least Diggle is confirmed to return and suit up. But how long will Green Arrow be left without sufficient back up? Should fans expect a Daredevil Season 2 Punisher situation, or are these vigilantes already on no kill rules of their own, where reform is not necessary? Perhaps a rivalry will be at play, offering the show a dynamic that has yet to be fully explored. The way in which these questions will be answered provides plenty of reasons to look forward to what’s in store.