Arrow: A Comprehensive Guide to Every Major Villain
Arrow: A Comprehensive Guide to Every Major Villain
Before the CW super series heads into its sixth season, EW has compiled a list of every major villain that's gone up against Oliver Queen
Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman)
The man responsible for landing Oliver on the island in the first place initially aimed to destroy The Glades, and eventually went on to be a sometimes-ally,sometimes-enemy to Team Arrow.
China White (Kelly Hu)
This hired assassin from the Triad initially attempted to kill Laurel back in season 1.
Deadshot (Michael Rowe)
The hired hitman went on to become a member of Amanda Waller's Suicide Squad.
Edward Fyers (Sebastian Dunn)
This commander of a mercenary unit was hired by Amanda Waller to kill China White but made Oliver's early days on the island a living hell.
Royal Flush Gang
Led by the King (Currie Graham), the Royal Flush Gang robbed banks in Starling City, forcing Oliver to divert his attention from the infamous List for the first time.
The Huntress (Jessica De Gouw)
Helena Bertinelli, the daughter of high-profile mobster Frank Bertinelli, brought her own form of vigilante justice after dear old dad killed her fiancé.
Frank Bertinelli (Jeffrey Nordling)
The head of the Bertinelli crime family had the fiancé of his daughter, Helena Bertinelli (Jessica De Gouw), murdered.
Firefly (Andrew Dunbar)
The former firefighter, who was disfigured in a fire, hunted down those who left him for dead.
Theodore Graynor (Ben Browder)
Diggle's former commanding officer used a private security firm, Blackhawk Security, to rob armored cars.
The Count (Seth Gabel, Peter Stormare)
The first Count was a deadly and eccentric drug dealer behind the creation of the drug Vertigo. His successor, Werner Zytle, modified and weaponized the drug to cause victims to experience their deepest fears.
Cyrus Vanch (David Anders)
This member of the Renegades kidnapped Laurel.
Billy Wintergreen (Jeffrey C. Robinson)
Initially believed to be Deathstroke, Wintergreen was a former ASIS member alongside Slade Wilson who went to work for Fyers on the island.
The Dodger (James Callis)
The international jewel thief's signature move was to take a hostage by attaching a bomb collar to them.
Joseph Falk (Christopher Redman)
This rogue vigilante targeted those he believed wronged The Glades, including Roy Harper.
Mr. Blank (J. August Richards)
The hired assassin nearly killed Laurel in season 1.
Deathstroke (Manu Bennett)
Oliver's former island ally turned into a major villain in season 2 after being injected with super soldier serum Mirakuru and blaming Oliver for the death of Shado.
Isabel Rochev (Summer Glau)
Purporting to be a businesswoman aiming to take over Queen Consolidated, Isabel was eventually revealed to be Ravager, who was working for Deathstroke.
Brother Blood (Kevin Alejandro)
A mayoral candidate and friend to Oliver, Sebastian Blood was revealed to be working with Deathstroke to help create Mirakuru-infused super-soldiers.
Dollmaker (Michael Eklund)
This serial killer, who escaped prison during the Undertaking, aimed to get revenge on Quentin Lance by attempting to kill Laurel.
The Mayor (Clé Bennett)
The gang leader flooded the city with guns in the wake of the Undertaking.
Al-Owal (David Negahban)
This member of the League of Assassins was charged with bringing Sara Lance back to Ra's al Ghul.
Anthony Ivo (Dylan Neal)
The doctor on the Amazo was looking for the Mirakuru super-serum in a bid to save his wife.
Cyrus Gold (Graham Shiels)
Brother Blood's first successful Mirakuru test subject became his greatest enforcer — the character is the human alter ego of comics villain Solomon Grundy.
Shrapnel (Sean Maher)
The anti-government bomber eventually became a member of Amanda Waller's Suicide Squad — well, until she detonated the failsafe bomb implanted in his head when he tried to escape.
Bronze Tiger (Michael Jai White)
This ally of China White aimed to kill the Green Arrow but eventually became a member of the Suicide Squad.
Nyssa al Ghul (Katrina Law)
The youngest daughter of Ra's al Ghul was a former enemy — she tried to bring her lover Sara back to the League by force — who eventually aligned with Team Arrow when Oliver feigned becoming a member of the League of Assassins in a bid to take down Ra's al Ghul.
Clock King (Robert Knepper)
William Tockman was a bank robber who used his timed hacking skills to commit his crimes.
Simon Lacroix (Matt Ward)
The vigilante archer known as Komodo was initially believed to have killed Sara.
Mark Shaw (David Cubitt)
While Team Arrow tracks Thea to Corto Maltese, Diggle and Oliver are charged with locating a missing agent who had actually betrayed A.R.G.U.S.
Cooper Seldon (Nolan Gerard Funk)
Cooper, Felicity's ex-boyfriend and a computer hacker, was a cyber terrorist who attacked Starling City.
Isaac Stanzler (Nathan Mitchell)
The former protégé of the vigilante Ted Grant, a.k.a Wildcat, went crazy after beating a drug dealer to death.
Cupid (Amy Gumenick)
The former S.W.A.T. team member was saved by Arrow during the Undertaking, leading her to form an unhealthy obsession with him. She eventually joined the Suicide Squad and developed a crush on Deadshot.