‘ARROW’ Season 6 Has a Lot of Big Villains, And That’s a Good Thing

‘ARROWS’ Sixth Season is only a few months away and we have been given plenty of info on the upcoming season to look forward to, along with a look at the many major foes we will see.

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TEAM ARROW

Recently DEADLINE reported that Kirk Acevedo has been cast as the primary antagonist of ‘ARROW’ Season 6, Richard Dragon. Dragon is a fan favorite DC Comics character, with a long publication history. In previous seasons, the majority of pivotal episodes in a season of ‘ARROW’ revolved around the primary antagonist, but in Season 6 we may see a change to this formula with several major established villains having had major story-lines teased for many fan favorite villains.

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KIRK ACEVEDO and RICHARD DRAGON

 

DEATHSTROKE

Manu Bennet’s DEATHSTROKE was once the main antagonist of ‘ARROW’ Season 2 and his presence has been missed on the show since the season ended. Fans have been deprived of his presence excluding a lackluster appearance in Season 3. That is, until he made his return in the Season 5 Finale to team up with his foe, the titular GREEN ARROW. We got a tease of the characters return for Season 6 when Executive Producer, Marc Gugenheim opened up to Cinema Blend about DEATHSTROKE’s role in the upcoming season, confirming we will be seeing the villains backstory told in a 2 Episode Arc with flashbacks, along with his presence in the premiere of the Sixth Season

 

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MANU BENNET as DEATHSTROKE

BLACK SIREN

In Season 2 of ‘THE FLASH’ we met the vileness alternative version of the recently deceased BLACK CANARY. When the actress who portrays both characters revealed to Comic Book that BLACK SIRENS backstory will also be explored in the upcoming season. Katie Cassidy will also be a series regular for Season 6 so we can expect to see a lot more of her in action

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KATIE CASSIDY as BLACK SIREN

VIGILANTE

One major plot point left unresolved from ‘ARROW’ Season 5 was the identity of VIGILANTE, who was assumed by many to be ADRIAN CHASE, who donned this alter ego in the comics, however when CHASE was revealed to be PROMETHEUS, many viewers were stumped to who VIGILANTE would be, however, the season ended without resolving this mystery disappointing many viewers. However fans have no reason to fear this mystery going unsolved as Executive Producer Marc Gugenheim promised TV Line would see VIGILANTE unmasked in Season 6

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VIGILANTE

KG BEAST

ANATOLY KNAYEZ portrayed by DAVID NYKL goes by the alter ego of KG BEAST in DC Comics. Last season we saw ANATOLY in both flashbacks, where he inducted OLIVER into the Bratva. We also saw the two in present day, and they didn’t end on the best of terms. With NYKL set to return in Season 6, according to Comic Book, it’s very possible we could see him adopting his vileness alter ego, KG BEAST and becoming a considerable adversary to TEAM ARROW

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DAVID NYKL as ANATHOLY KNYAZEV

Its clear to see, OLIVER QUEEN will have his hands full in arrows upcoming season, and that’s a good thing. Its very hard to keep one villain a sustained threat across a 23 episode season, while having minor villains still present some opposition for a typical episode long story. Not restricting villains to a 1 episode arc or having to spread it out over a whole season gives adequate room to tell story’s with several characters and allows for story”s that cannot be told in one episode, yet don’t require a whole season to be given the proper opportunity to be told

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The Villains of ‘ARROW’ Season 6

‘ARROW’ returns to the CW this Fall Thursday October 12 at 9/8c

After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the North China Sea.  He returned home to Star City, bent on righting the wrongs done by his family and fighting injustice.  As the Green Arrow, he protects his city with the help of former soldier John Diggle (David Ramsey), computer-science expert Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), his vigilante-trained sister Thea Queen (Willa Holland), Deputy Mayor Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne), brilliant inventor Curtis Holt (Echo Kellum), and his new recruits, street-savvy Rene Ramirez (Rick Gonzalez) and meta-human Dinah Drake (Juliana Harkavy).  Oliver has finally solidified and strengthened his crime-fighting team only to have it threatened when unexpected enemies from his past return to Star City, forcing Oliver to rethink his relationship with each member of his “family”.  Based on the characters from DC, ARROW is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“The Flash,” “Supergirl”), Marc Guggenheim (“DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” “Eli Stone”), Wendy Mericle (“Desperate Housewives,” “Eli Stone”), Andrew Kreisberg (“The Flash,” “Eli Stone,” “Warehouse 13”) and Sarah Schechter (“The Flash,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”).

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