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    Mari McCabe / Vixen II 

Mari McCabe

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"How 'bout I kick your ass like a woman instead!"
Click here to see her in Vixen 

Species: Empowered Human

Known Aliases: Vixen

Voiced and Played by: Megalyn Echikunwoke, Kimberly Brooks (child, voice)

Appearances: Vixen | Arrow | Freedom Fighters: The Ray

A woman with the ability to channel different animal powers and the eponymous main character of Vixen.


  • Action Girl: She's the Arrowverse's first female lead hero after all. And it's not just the amulet, as shown by the end of the first season when her amulet is stolen by an enemy and she defeats her despite being powerless and having recently recovered from a venomous spider bite.
  • Adaptational Modesty: Her comic counterpart's costume is (in)famous for having a very long V-neck line that shows off her Absolute Cleavage. Here she's all covered up.
  • Alliterative Name: Mari McCabe.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She is rather rigid and speaks in a deadpan manner.
  • Ancient Artifact: Her powers stem from the Anansi Totem, a magical amulet passed down her family line. The necklace allows her to harness the life force of animals, in essence harnessing their abilities.
  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: Her totem gives her all kinds of animal powers including gorilla strength, rhino charge, cat agility and bird flight.
  • Badass Boast: See her above quote.
  • Battle Aura: Whenever a user taps into the totem's power, the animal chosen briefly appears as an incorporeal or astral projection; it is blue for Amaya, purple for Mari.
  • The Beast Master: Uses her abilities to communicate with and dominate two opposing guard dogs, then employs them to distract some cops.
  • The Bus Came Back: After being absent from The ’Verse since mid-Arrow Season 4, she re-appears in the second season of Freedom Fighters: The Ray.
  • Cain and Abel: Her first enemy is her sister, Kuasa.
  • Celebrity Paradox: An episode of The Flash mentions the CSI franchise. Her actress was a main cast member on CSI: Miami.
  • Contralto of Danger: She has a very low voice and is one badass fighter.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Unlike Oliver and Barry she is a one woman operation; she doesn't have a support team or the resources that Palmer Tech provide Team Arrow and that STAR Labs provide Team Flash. All she has is her totem and her stepdad, Chuck for support.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She definitely qualifies.
    Prof. Macalester: "So you actually witnessed him use the totem to control fire?"
    Mari(bandages over her burns): "No. I just burned myself on a curling iron."
  • Demoted to Extra: Due her actress having other commitments, she's been essentially sidelined in favor of her grandmother Amaya for all the live-action shows.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Subverted, her guest episode on "Arrow" was meant to set her up for joining the Legends in Season Two, but since her actress had other commitments she was replaced by her Canon Foreigner grandmother Amaya instead.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Her hair is much longer in her live-action appearances.
  • Faux Action Girl: In Arrow. She first appears tracking down ordinary thugs, but Oliver ends up rescuing her when one of them nearly shoots her in the back of the head. Then, when she's called in to deal with Damien Darhk herself she gets her ass handed by him almost effortlessly. The only remotely badass thing she does in her episode is shatter Damien's totem, which is the source of his power.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Her initial relationship with Barry, Oliver, and the others heroes was quite frosty, due to a misunderstanding (she assumed that Barry and Oliver wanted to arrest her, they just wanted to help her understand her powers). A few adventures however made them all bosom friends. Even if Mari prefers to stay in Detroit, if they ask for her help she will gladly come.
  • Flight: One of her powers, from channeling the spirit of a bird.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: Joins Team Arrow to rescue Oliver's son from Damien Darhk in "Taken".
  • Happily Adopted: While she's a bit resentful of her father at first, she admits this after some Character Development. Notably when her dead ancestors appear in the sixth episode, her adopted mother is among them.
  • Hero of Another Story: She's the main character of her own series.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Inverted. She first appeared in her eponymous animated show before appearing here in live-action. In fact, the character was modeled after Echikunwoke in the first place just in case they were able to work in an appearance on another show.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: Downplayed since her magic is centered on enhancing her physical abilities, but still fits as her use of magic is why Team Arrow goes to her for help against Damien Dahrk, and her familiarity with mystical artifacts proves key to figuring out the source of his powers.
  • Legacy Character: Her grandmother used the totem before her, who appears on Legends of Tomorrow thanks to Time Travel.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: She has no idea her grandmother used the same moniker and outfit, and is traveling in time with some of her friends.
  • Moveset Clone: She, her sister Kuasa, and their grandmother Amaya have the same powerset via the totem.
  • Present Absence: She has yet to show up in Legends of Tomorrow, but she casts a long shadow with her connection to the team via her grandmother is an important plot point, especially when Kuasa becomes a major villain in Season 3. Amaya knows she'll eventually have to leave the Legends and go back to her village so Mari and Kuasa can be born .... but her romance with Nate complicates that immensely as she's torn between the man she loves and the family she knows she's destined to have.
  • Remember the New Guy?: If you don't know about the first two seasons of the web-short, then chances are you have no idea who the hell she is, how she came across Oliver, Barry or Laurel.
  • Sassy Black Woman: She's definitely this, being feisty and snarky.
  • Small Steps Hero: Unlike the larger conflicts the other heroes find themselves in, Mari's main focus is protecting Detroit from ordinary street criminals (or in one case not so ordinary), but we'll help out if called upon.
  • Super Senses: She can catch a person's scent similarly to a bloodhound by channelling the spirit of a wolf or a bear. She can also enhance her sight and auditory senses by channelling a bird of prey.
  • Super Strength: By summoning the spirit of a gorilla, a rhino or an elephant, she gains this becoming incredibly strong. Damien Darhk has quite a challenge repelling her power.
  • Super Toughness: She withstood crashing into a steel gate by channeling an armadillo.
  • Token Minority: She's adopted by the Caucasian McCabe couple.
  • Uncertain Doom: Her grandmother refuses to go back to 1942 and opts to stay with the Legends, so what will happen to Mari is up in the air. Eventually subverted in that Amaya goes back to 1942 before time solidifies after seeing a newscast about her granddaughter ... only to rejoin the Legends when she's having trouble with her totem.
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     Charles "Chuck" McCabe 

Chuck McCabe

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Species: Human

Voiced by: Neil Flynn

Played by: Eli Gabay

Appearances: Vixen | Legends of Tomorrow

Mari's foster father.


     Patricia "Patty" McCabe 

Patty McCabe

Species: Human

Voiced by: Kari Wührer

Appearances: Vixen

Mari's foster mother.


     Professor Macalaster 

Prof. Adam Macalaster

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Species: Human

Voiced by: Sean Patrick Thomas

Appearances: Vixen

A university professor who studies ancient artifacts.


  • Easily Forgiven: Despite working with Kuasa, Mari still contacts him for help in both Season 2 and in Arrow.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Becomes a genuine ally of Mari in Season 2.
  • Mr. Exposition: He provides info to Mari on the totems.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: The only reason he was even working with Kuasa was because she offered him a very large research grant. He realizes how stupid this was of him as he let the money bind him to danger Mari was in.
  • Relationship Upgrade: As mentioned in Legends of Tomorrow, at some point off-screen, he became Mari's boyfriend.

Ivy Town

    Sandy Palmer 

Sandy Palmer

Species: Human

Played By: Susie Abromeit

Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow

Ray Palmer's mother.


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    David Palmer 

David Palmer

Species: Human

Ray Palmer's father.


     Sydney Palmer 

Sydney Palmer

Species: Human

Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow

Ray's younger brother.


  • Adaptation Name Change: Ray Palmer's brother in the comics is named Danny.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Ray's dialogue implies that they've never really gotten along.
  • The Ghost: He doesn't actually appear in the episode he's first mentioned in. Justified, as the episode was set 150 years after the present day; Syndey would have been long dead by then. Less justified in "Phone Home" which takes place during Ray's childhood and he's nowhere to be seen.
  • Jerkass: He hijacked his presumed dead brother's legacy, taking credit for the founding of Palmer Tech. Doesn't exactly paint the nicest picture of the guy.
  • Our Founder: Palmer Tech keeps a bust of him in their foyer by 2147.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Ray never mentioned having a brother before the team's arrival in 2147.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: He and Ray look very much alike, to the point that Ray himself mistook a bust of Sydney for one of himself. It is heavily implied that they are twins, though.

Keystone City

    Francine West 

    Wally West 
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    Warden Wolfe 

Warden Gregory Wolfe

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"As I told you, everyone in here is a monster"

Species: Human

Played by: Richard Brooks

Appearances: The Flash

The corrupt Warden of the Iron Heights Prison of Keystone City.


  • Adaptational Villainy: The comics version of Wolfe was tyrannical and ruthless towards his prisoners, and had little love for those who showed them sympathy (like the Flash). But on rare occasions, he proved that he was a good man underneath it all. This version is utterly corrupt, making deals with a known criminal for money.
  • Adaptation Species Change: In the comics, Wolfe is a metahuman, able to mentally affect the muscles of those around him. Here, he's just a normal human.
  • Asshole Victim: DeVoe kills him for interfering with his plans. Nobody sheds a tear.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: He provides Amunet with metahumans to experiment on.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: To the world he's the respectable, but hardened warden of the most feared prison in the Mid-West, but in reality he uses his position to traffic meta-human prisoners to line his own pockets.
  • Celebrity Paradox: The Law & Order franchise is mentioned during The Flash Season 2. His actor was an original cast member of the parent series.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Had a camera focused on Barry's cell, and after finding out that he is the Flash he gave a narcotic into one of his puddings.
  • Death by Secret Identity: He gets killed by DeVoe shortly after he finds out Barry is the Flash.
  • Exact Words: He wasn't kidding when he told Barry that everybody in his prison is a monster.
  • Pet the Dog: Even considering ulterior motives, he does seem to give a few genuine tips to Barry on surviving prison life.
  • Punny Name: Gregory Wolfe, a wolf in sheep's clothing.
  • Scary Black Man: The way he warns Barry about not trying to be a hero is already unsettling, but when he shows his true colors it's downright creepy.
  • Superhuman Trafficking: This is his line of work other than his job at the prison; smuggling out metahuman inmates so that he can sell them off.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Gets posthumously called a hero by Mayor Van Buren although he was trying to sell metahumans to Amunet Black before being murdered. By the time of Season 5 however, his corruption has been uncovered.
  • Wardens Are Evil: Doing metahuman traficking surely is fucked up.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: He only has four appearances before he's killed.

New Orleans

     Jim Corrigan 

Detective Jim Corrigan

Species: Human

Played by: Emmett Scanlan

Appearances: Constantine

A New Orleans detective who meets John Constantine and crew when a series of ghosts attack the living.


     Desmond 

Desmond

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Species: Human

Played by: Christian Keyes

Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow

A barkeeper from New Orleans with whom John fell in love during 2018.


  • Affectionate Nickname: John calls him "Dez".
  • Break His Heart to Save Him: What John does to him in a changed timeline, telling him that he used him for sex and was never in love with him in order to stop him from making a deal with Neron. Unfortunately, it ends up breaking the timeline and John has to undo it.
  • Deal with the Devil: Made a deal with Neron to keep John safe. Unfortunately, that meant being banished back to the underworld alongside with the demon...
  • Dragged Off to Hell: What John had to do to the poor guy after Neron latched on to his soul.
  • The Lost Lenore: To John.
  • Uncertain Doom: Seeing as how Neron is posing as him, it is ambiguous whether Desmond is dead or still alive.

Silicon Valley

     Alan 

Alan

Species: Human

Played By: Chris Carson

Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow

The CEO of Upswipz and former boss of Ray Palmer.


  • Black Comedy: His death is largely played for laughs thanks to Damien Darhk being Laughably Evil.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: He returns in "No Country For Old Dads" only to be killed in an undignified way by Damien Darhk.
  • Neck Snap: Damien Darhk telekinetically kills him this way.
  • Nerves of Steel: He maintains his entire Upswipz promotional act all the while Damien Darhk is telekinetically throwing him around the room.
  • Running Gag: His Upswipz app pops up numerous times throughout Legends of Tomorrow Season 3.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Only appears in two episodes, but his Upswipz app shows up all over the place in Season 3 and even helps the Legends out on occasion.

Tulsa

     Ray Terrill / The Ray II 
See the Arrowverse: Earth-X page

     Michael Terrill 

     Robert and Grace Terrill 

Robert & Grace Terrill

Species: Human

Voiced by: Bruce Thomas & Colleen O'Shaughnessey

Appearances: Freedom Fighters: The Ray

The parents of Ray and the late Michael Terrill.


  • Good Parents: They are nothing short of incredibly supportive towards Ray, both in overcoming the mutual pain for Michael's loss, and after he comes out as gay.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Ray doesn't tell them about his powers.
  • One Steve Limit: Mr. Terrill is the second father of an Arrowverse protagonist named Robert, the first being Robert Queen.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: They lost their son Michael, who died just 22 years old during military action.

     John Trujillo 

John Trujillo

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Species: Human

Voiced by: Jason Mitchell

Appearances: Freedom Fighters: The Ray

A former employee of Tulsa Fair Housing and the best friend of Ray Terrill.

see Arrowverse: Earth-X page to see his Earth-X counterpart

     Jenny Knight 

Jenny Knight

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Species: Human

Voiced by: Dilshad Vadsaria

Appearances: Freedom Fighters: The Ray

A friend and former co-worker of Ray and John.

see Arrowverse: Earth-X page to see her Earth-X counterpart

     Donald 

Donald

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Species: Human

Voiced by: Christopher Corey Smith

Appearances: Freedom Fighters: The Ray

A businessman-turned-politician and the CEO of Tulsa Fair Housing, Ray's former workplace.


  • It's All About Me: He doesn't care about people losing their jobs, as they didn't vote for him and he wants to concentrate solely on the communities that did.
  • Jerkass: Shuts down an entire department to save money for his tax cuts, not even listening to their presentation and being unconcerned with the people suffering because of this descision.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: A real estate businessman who goes into politics, promising tax cuts and state budget cuts, and is even referred to as The Donald? Come on, it couldn't be more obvious.
  • No Name Given: Not his last name, anyway.

Washington, D.C.

     Dorothy Heywood 

Dorothy Heywood

Species: Human

Played by: Susan Hogan

Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow

Nate Heywood's mother and wife of Hank, Jr..


  • Affectionate Nickname: Addressed as Dot by her husband.
  • Flat Character: She's never given a characterization outside of being Nate's mother.
  • Good Parents: She's more accepting and understanding to Nate than her husband.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Doesn't know the specifics of the work her husband and son are involved in, especially the latter's time travel antics.
  • Satellite Character: She never appears without her husband or son.
  • Supreme Chef: According to Jax in the Doomworld timeline, her sandwiches are very good.
  • Widow Woman: Hank was killed by Neron.


Outside North America

Hong Kong

    Maseo Yamashiro 

     Tatsu Yamashiro 

Tatsu Yamashiro

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Species: Human

Played by: Rila Fukushima

Appearances: Arrow

Maseo's wife and the mother of his child Akio. She is a master swordswoman and wields a katana that has been passed down through her family for generations.


  • Action Mom: You hurt her son and she'll kick your ass.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She seems to not like Oliver.
  • Ancestral Weapon: An ancient Masamune blade. It has been passed down her family through the first son for generations (apparently there was no son in hers).
  • Badass Normal: She killed a member of the League of Assassins. One must be to even require to be a member.
  • Battle Couple: With Maseo if the situation calls for it.
  • Celebrity Paradox: Game of Thrones is acknowledged to exist in this universe during an episode of The Flash (2014). Her actress starts appearing on that show around the same time she's still appearing on Arrow.
  • Comic-Book Movies Don't Use Codenames: Even after she dons the Iconic Outfit, she's never once refereed to as "Katana".
  • Cradling Your Kill: How she killed Maseo.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She's originally from Japan, and the way she pointedly dodges any questions about why she's now living in Hong Kong definitely implies this.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: To Oliver eventually. Their relationship is much better in the present day scenes.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: Poor Tatsu has to see her husband and child die in her hands on two different occasions.
  • Emotionless Girl: Rarely changes her expression or the tone of her voice, but still makes it clear that she's not a fan of Oliver.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: She's sporting a shorter and more wavier hair in the present day scenes.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: While initially dismayed at Oliver's presence due to Waller's machinations, he eventually earns her trust due to him helping her family every way he can.
  • Ice Queen: Toward Ollie mostly.
  • Iconic Sequel Character: Does not appear in the series until Season 3.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Her Weapon of Choice, for obvious reasons.
  • Kill the Ones You Love: She was forced to kill Maseo at the penultimate episode of Season 3.
  • Lady of War: She's composed even as she slaughters 10 Triad goons with nothing but a katana.
  • Mama Bear: Got very angry and broke out the katana when China White burst into their apartment and threatened her son.
  • Misplaced Retribution: She makes it very clear that she hates Oliver staying with them and wants him gone, ignoring that he wants to be anywhere else more, even back on the island if possible. She never seems to bring up the fact that Waller is forcing her husband to keep him there.
  • Necromancer: Maseo implies this, saying she's the one who brought Oliver Back from the Dead.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: It is heavily implied that Akio is dead in the present day scenes. Confirmed in "The Fallen".
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Oliver. Out of all the attractive women Oliver met on his five years away from home, she was the only one he never had any romantic tension/relations with. This was because Tatsu was already married to Oliver's friend and handler Maseo.
  • Tomboyish Name: Tatsu is commonly used by males in Japan.
  • Warrior Therapist: She serves as this to Maseo during her and Team Arrow's assault on Nanda Parbat.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: Japanese? Check. Calm reserved manner? Check. Dedicated and obedient to her family? Check. Dangerous in defense of her family? Check!

     Akio Yamashiro 

Akio Yamashiro

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Species: Human

Played by: Brandon Nomura

Appearances: Arrow

Maseo and Tatsu's son.


     Mei 

Mei

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Species: Human

Played By: Celina Jade

Appearances: Arrow

The other daughter of Yao Fei and Shado's twin sister living in Hong Kong. She's been wondering what happened to her father and twin sister, who disappeared three years prior her meeting with Oliver.


  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Is very wary of Oliver when she met him.
  • Angsty Surviving Twin: Played with. She does grieve her twin sister and father's disappearance and believes that they're dead. Once Oliver confirmed it, she cried but was finally able to find closure and move on with her life.
  • Canon Foreigner: Shado doesn't have a twin in the comics.
  • Contrived Coincidence: The person who knew her father and twin sister happens to bump into her in a market place just as said person was being chased by some (foreign) secret government organization agents.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She's initially quite wary of Oliver but eventually warms up to him.
  • Disappeared Dad: She doesn't know that he was stranded on a not-so Deserted Island where he met his end.
  • Identical Twins: With Shado.
  • Light Feminine Dark Feminine: Zig-Zagged. This is invoked by their clothes; Shado wore mostly gray and black (though justified due to being stranded on a not-so Deserted Island and all) and was quite an Action Girl and The Lad-ette, while Mei herself wore mostly white and acts more feminine. However, Mei is rightfully savvy not to trust strangers (in her case Oliver) compared to Shado who trusted the wrong person (Edward Fyers) which resulted to a lot of shit which ultimately led to her death.
  • Military Brat: Her father was a (former) General in the Chinese army.
  • Missing Mom: Her mother is never mentioned.
  • Neutral Female: Yao Fei apparently didn't trained her the same way he did Shado or she's just not a fighter. Either way, she just hid with Akio while Oliver solely took care of Waller's A.R.G.U.S.' squad pursuing him and the kid until Maseo and Tatsu arrived.
  • Parental Abandonment: It was never stated what happened to her and Shado's Missing Mom, but we all know what happened to Yao Fei...
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Appears much more feminine than her Tomboyish Action Girl twin.
  • Uncertain Doom: Shortly after Oliver sees her, the Alpha/Omega virus outbreak happened. As of Season 4, her fate is not yet revealed.
  • Walking Spoiler: Her entire existence can be spoiler-y if you haven't seen Season 2 or/and the latter half of Season 3.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: It is unknown what happened to her after the Alpha/Omega virus outbreak in Hong Kong near the end of Arrow Season 3.

Lian Yu

    Oliver Queen 

     Yao Fei Gulong 

Yao Fei Gulong

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Species: Human

Played By: Byron Mann

Appearances: Arrow

A former General in the People's Liberation Army of China, Yao Fei was scapegoated for a massacre the army committed. He was sentenced to prison on the island of Lian Yu, where he eventually became the last of the prisoners. He is a master archer and becomes Oliver's first mentor on the island.


  • Action Dad: He has two grown up daughters.
  • Adaptational Badass: The comic Yao Fei is a downplayed Combat Medic who is more of a Squishy Wizard and relies more on force-fields. Shado's father in the comics was part of the Yakuza, but his only physically capable skill was being able to endure lots of pain. Here, he's a a former army General and a very competent fighter who becomes Oliver's first mentor in on the island.
  • Anti-Hero: What he actually is, as the reason he seems to either help or harm Oliver at any given moment is due to circumstances he's desperately trying to arrange.
  • Badass Beard: He sports a fantastic beard which adds to the badass image.
  • Boom, Headshot!: Happens to him in "Darkness On The Edge of Town".
  • Composite Character: In the comics, Yao Fei is part of a Chinese superhero group called "Great Ten". However, his combat skills matches that of a member called Celestial Archer better than his counterpart. Also, to Shado's Yakuza father Tomonaga.
  • Dragon with an Agenda: He just wants his daughter to be safe. His Heel Turn is because said villains have her.
  • Far East Asian Terrorists: What he's supposed to be eventually. See The Scape Goat for details.
  • Generation Xerox: His daughter met her end the same way as him; via Boom, Headshot!.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Subverted. Despite appearing to switch sides at will, he's actually trying to help Oliver and protect his daughter.
  • In the Hood: The original wearer of Oliver's green hood.
  • Love Makes You Evil: Pretty much, though he does his best to try and avoid it.
  • The Mentor: Indirectly at first, but after some time, he seemed to actively help Oliver in surviving the island.
  • Mentor Occupational Hazard: Fyers shoots him in the head at the end of "Darkness on the Edge of Town," leaving Oliver to put his lessons into practice without him.
  • Mysterious Past: Season 5 reveals that before he got to the island, he met Talia A-Ghul and she was his mentor and was the one who taught him to shoot a bow.
  • Only One Name: It's eventually revealed that his full name was Yao Fei Gulong, but it's unclear if Yao Fei is his given name or surname (realistically it would be the former).
  • Papa Wolf: Works for Fyers because he has his daughter, Shado. The second she's free and with Slade and Oliver, he makes them leave him to Fyers's mercy and get her to safety.
  • Posthumous Character: He is dead for about four or five years before the start of the series.
  • Pretty Little Headshots: His end is fairly clean, all things considered.
  • Related in the Adaptation: He and Shado are not related in any way in the comics.
  • Second Episode Introduction: Introduced in the second episode of the entire series.
  • Sink-or-Swim Mentor: His general way of "teaching" Oliver involves throwing him into situations and seeing how he gets out of them by himself. Lampshaded in "Betrayal".
    Slade: I think Yao Fei sent you because he knew I cannot take the airstrip alone.
    Oliver: ...sounds like Yao Fei.
  • The Scape Goat: For a massacre committed by the Chinese Army, then was almost made one for Fyers' terrorist attack.
  • The Straight and Arrow Path: He is very proficient with a bow and arrow, and slightly teaches Oliver on how to use it. His daughter is the one who thoroughly trained Ollie, though.
  • Training from Hell: Gave this to Oliver when he was stranded for five years.
  • Walking Spoiler: As should be expected, given the plot-heavy nature of the flashbacks.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: As soon as he has (unwillingly) claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack, Fyers shoots him in the head.

     Edward Fyers 

     Billy Wintergreen 

    Slade Wilson 

    Shado 

Shado

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Species: Human

Played By: Celina Jade

Voiced by: Mónica Pavón (Latin-American Spanish dub), Mutsumi Tamura (Japanese)

Appearances: Arrow

Daughter of Yao Fei, Shado was trained by him as a young girl. She was kidnapped by Fyers men and brought to the island to force Yao Fei to cooperate. She eventually escaped and joined up with Oliver and Slade Wilson, continuing her father's training of Oliver and entering into a romantic relationship with him.


  • Action Girl: She is able to fight several of Fyers' men and manages to escape with Oliver and Slade.
  • Adaptational Consent: Her relationship with Oliver in this version is entirely consensual, while in the comics she raped him to conceive a child when he was delirious with fever from a wound (that she gave him).
  • Adaptational Heroism: Shado in the comics is a Dark Action Girl who raped Oliver. Here she's his mentor and their relationship is consensual.
  • Adaptational Nationality: Shado was Japanese in the comics; here, she's Chinese.
  • Animal Motif: Like Oliver, she has a tattoo of a dragon on her shoulder.
  • Boom, Headshot!: How she's killed by Ivo.
  • Brainy Brunette: She was in med school before being kidnapped by Fyers.
  • Damsel out of Distress:
    • She is first introduced as a crying hostage being allowed a brief meeting with her father, but her next appearance warns against first impressions; she takes down several armed men who were supposed to shoot her and escapes.
    • Fyers threatens to kill her unless Oliver and Slade give over the circuit board for the missile launcher. She manages to escape on her own.
  • Death by Adaptation: Shado did not die in the comics.
  • Decomposite Character: Her status from the comics as a bow wielding assassin, having a romantic interest in a hero(ine), and her canonical battle gear (the mouth covering veil and black outfit) was given to Nyssa Al-Ghul in the show. Her role as Emiko Queen's mother is also given to Koizumi Hadachi, her grandmother in the comics.
  • Generation Xerox: She met her end the same way her father did; via Boom, Headshot!.
  • Identical Twins: It is revealed late in Season 3 that she had one. Her name is Mei.
  • In the Hood: Takes to wearing her father's old hood in the Season Two flashbacks.
  • I Let Gwen Stacy Die: To Ollie and Slade. After she is mercilessly shot in the back of the head by Ivo, Ollie blames himself for her death, and it along with the Mirakuru is the reason for Slade's Start of Darkness and later Face–Heel Turn.
  • Lady of War: Gentle, wise, and mature for her age, and capable of efficiently taking out several soldiers bare-handed or shooting tree branches with great precision.
  • Light Feminine Dark Feminine: Zig-Zagged. She had a twin sister who appears more feminine than her. However, said twin is more savvy not to trust a stranger (Oliver) contrary to Shado, who is an Action Girl but still got into a whole lot of shit because she trusted the wrong person (Fyers). Their clothes seems to invoke this too; Shado wore mostly gray and black (though justified due to being stranded on a not-so deserted island and all) while said twin sister wore mostly white.
  • Military Brat: Her father was a (former) General in the Chinese army.
  • Missing Mom: Her mother is never mentioned.
  • Nice Girl: In contrast to her father and Slade, she's nice to Oliver for the most part.
  • One of the Boys: Enforced and justified; she seems to be the only girl on the island, but she can hold her own against them and is more capable than Oliver.
  • Only a Flesh Wound: Fyers shoots her in the shoulder, but she's no worse for the wear afterwards.
  • Posthumous Character: She is dead for four years before the start of the series.
  • Pretty Little Headshots: Subverted. The entrance wound from Ivo shooting her is pretty small, but the amount of blood Slade gets on him from cradling her body makes it clear the exit wound is not pretty.
  • Related in the Adaptation: She and Yao Fei are not related in any way in the comics.
  • Sadistic Choice: Ivo had Oliver, Shado and Sara Lance captive. He intends to kill one of the girls, but gives Oliver the choice of which girl to spare. Oliver chose Sara. The 'choice' in question was not exactly made by him. When Sara was held at gunpoint, Oliver desperately tried to get in front of her, and Ivo took that action as his choice.
  • Sexy Mentor: She was Oliver's archery mentor. Cue mutual sexual tension along the way.
  • Skilled, but Naïve: Trusting someone she shouldn't is what got her captured by Fyers in the first place.
  • The Squadette: On the island.
  • The Straight and Arrow Path: She's proficient with a bow and arrow, and she is the one who properly teaches Oliver on how to use it.
  • Teacher/Student Romance: She and Oliver have this in Season Two's flashbacks.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Season 3 revealed she had a twin sister. Said twin appears more feminine than her and is implied not to be an Action Girl.
  • Tragic Keepsake: Her father's green hood, which goes both ways. First, she took it after Yao Fei's death. Then, Oliver took it after she dies.
  • Trickster Mentor: She strengthens Oliver's arms by having him slap a bowl of water all day, then shows how he can pull a bow better. However, she's nicer about it than his other mentors.
  • Unkempt Beauty: Well, she is stranded on an island and on the run from the bad guys.
  • Unrelated in the Adaptation: Unlike in the comic books, she is not Emiko Queen's mother (as well as Robert Queen's second wife/mistress) in this continuity.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: These tropes may be at work, as although her father clearly loves her, given the lengths he was willing to go to keep her alive, she implies her training was because he wanted a son.

    Sara Lance 

     Anatoli Knyazev 

    Peter 

Peter

Species: Human

Played by: Sean Rogerson

Appearances: Arrow

A fellow prisoner of Ivo's and ally of Oliver.


    Hendrick 

Hendrick von Arnim

Species: Human

Played by: Artine Brown

Appearances: Arrow

A fellow prisoner of Ivo's and an engineer.


     Dr. Anthony Ivo 

     Taiana Venediktova 

Taiana Venediktova

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/arrow_taiana.jpg

Species: Empowered Human

Played By: Elysia Rotaru

Appearances: Arrow

A former dive instructor that was Made a Slave by Reiter and his men.


  • Adaptational Badass: She becomes a Dark Magical Girl in this series.]
  • Adaptational Curves: Justified since she's pregnant in the comics.
  • Adaptational Early Appearance: Inverted. In the comics, she was introduced during Oliver's first year on the island. Here, she's introduced during his return to the island on his fourth year away from home, as he was sent to Hong Kong for much of the previous year.
  • Adapted Out: She's pregnant in the comics. Here, she's not.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She has a very tough demeanor.
  • Beauty Mark: On her left cheek.
  • Blood Knight: After losing her mind to the idol, she begins slaughtering others in order to empower herself.
  • Blood Magic: Much like Reiter and Darhk, she requires the blood of others to increase her magic abilities.

     Baron Reiter 

     Conklin 

Russia

    Konstantin Kovar 

Konstantin Kovar

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/konstantin.jpg

Species: Human

Played by: Dolph Lundgren

Appearances: Arrow

The Governor of Krasnoyarsk, Russia and the target of Oliver's revenge in his final year of Hell.


     Bratva 

     Valentina Vostok 

     Mikhail Arkadin 

     Talia Al-Ghul 

U.K.

     Mary Anne Constantine 

Mary Anne Constantine

Species: Human

Voiced by: Natalie Moon

Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow

John Constantine's late mother.


     Tommy Constantine 

Thomas "Tommy" Constantine

Species: Human

Voiced by: Charles Walters

Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow

John Constantine's late father.


     Cheryl Constantine 

Cheryl Constantine

Species: Human

John Constantine's older sister.


    Julian Albert 

Zambesi

     Kuasa / The Water Witch 

Kuasa / The Water Witch

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/9_1.jpg
Click here to see her in Vixen 

Species: Enhanced Human

Know Aliases: The Water Witch

Voiced By: Anika Noni Rose (Vixen)

Played By: Tracy Ifeachor (Legends of Tomorrow)

Appearances: Vixen | Legends of Tomorrow

Mari's older sister, who covets the Anansi totem for herself. She's eventually killed by Eshu, but a few years later, a mysterious witch brings her back to life to serve Mallus.


  • Achilles' Heel: Snart's cold gun. As she's all about water, that particular weapon is obviously a problem.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Her eyes are gold in Vixen, but brown in Legends of Tomorrow.
  • Age Lift: In the comics, Vixen's evil relative is her uncle. Here, she's only more or less a decade older than Mari.
  • Aloof Big Sister: To Mari. As the tropes around here points out, she's a shitty sister.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She's quite hostile and is very bitter for not becoming The Chosen One.
  • Antagonistic Offspring: Antagonistic granddaughter to be precise, for Amaya.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Mari and later Amaya.
  • Back from the Dead: She's resurrected to serve Mallus in Season Three of "Legends".
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: Even without her Totem powers, she's a genuinely impressive hand-to-hand combatant, being able to easily keep up with Sara Lance.
  • Big Bad: Of Vixen Season One.
  • Broken Pedestal: As a little girl, she idolized her grandmother Amaya, but then becomes appalled at seeing her in love in Nate and remaining on the Waverider, believing Amaya to be putting her own selfish desires above her duty to her village and her family's existence.
  • Cain and Abel: She's Mari's sister, and wishes to claim what she feels is her birthright (i.e. the totem) for herself, even at the expense of her sister's life.
  • Can't Kill You, Still Need You: With good reason, seeing how killing Amaya puts her very existence at risk.
  • Celebrity Paradox: The Disney Animated Canon is confirmed to exist in the Arrowverse and is mentioned in the shows quite a few times. Her voice actress is the official voice of Disney Princess Tiana.
  • The Chosen Wannabe: A variant. She was supposed to be the guardian of the Anansi totem, but it bonded with Mari instead. She did not take this well and relentlessly plans to take the totem because she feels it's rightfully hers.
  • Dragon with an Agenda: Her main reason for allying with Mallus is the chance to go back in time and save her village from being razed.
  • Elemental Shapeshifter: After her resurrection she basically becomes living water. She's able to solidify her form, but can reconstitute herself if she takes damage.
  • Enemy Mine: In Vixen Season Two, after getting the Water Totem, she teams up with Mari to fight Eshu, which gets her killed.
  • Evil Counterpart: In the first season, she has Mari's powerset when they engage in battle.
  • Gender Flip: In the comics, Vixen's evil relative who wants the totem is male.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: She resents Mari for a variety of reasons: not only did the totem chose her, but their mother chose to save Mari instead of both of them when their village was attacked.
  • Guttural Growler: Her voice is much huskier compared to Mari's.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: After some back and forth, she finally decides to side with her grandmother...and Mallus promptly murders her for it. However...
  • Heel–Face Return: Thanks to the Legends changing history, her village was never destroyed and Kuasa in the current timeline consequently become a hero like Mari, even having the same costume and sharing the Anansi Totem
  • Killed Off for Real: Mallus rips the Water Totem out of her chest after she sides with Amaya. Since that was what resurrected her, she promptly dies. Fortunately, thanks to time-travel shenanigans, she's alive and a hero in the current timeline.
  • Kill It with Fire: She dies after being incinerated by Eshu.
  • Making a Splash: Her power in Season Two after taking the Water Totem.
  • Monster Sob Story: She witnessed her village being ravaged by a warlord and her family abandoning her...it's not hard to see why she became the way she did.
  • Motive Decay: In Vixen, she claimed she wanted the Anansi Totem to protect Zambesi; in Legends Season Three, she has no such pretense and actively serves the evil Mallus. When Amaya points this out to her, she gets very defensive, because as it turns out she's working with Mallus in exchange for the chance to stop Eshu from destroying her village.
  • Moveset Clone: After stealing the Anansi totem, she gains the same powers that Mari had.
  • Naked on Arrival: She makes her first live action appearance without any clothes on, emerging and forming from the water of a lake.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: After she's resurrected, she's impossible to kill or injure; she can simply transform to water just before any attack.
  • The Resenter: Her animosity to Mari stems from feeling that she should've become the totem bearer instead.
  • Rogues-Gallery Transplant: Went from being an enemy of Mari/Vixen to an enemy of the Legends. While Vixen is a member of the Legends, it's Mari's grandmother Amaya who faces her.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In Season Three of Legends, her control of water has increased quite substantially after merging with the water totem.
  • Transplant: Becomes a main villain in Legends Season Three; however, no matter what show she's on, she still goes up against a Vixen.
  • The Unfavorite: How she sees herself ever since her mother chose to get her baby sister, Mari to safety and left her behind.

     Benatu Eshu 

Eshu

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/eshu.JPG

Species: Empowered Human

Voiced by: Hakeem Kae-Kazim

Appearances: Vixen

A Zambesi warlord who seeks all the totems, and obtains the Fire Totem in season 2.


     Esi 

Esi

Species: Human

Voiced by: Toks Olugandoye

Played by: Erica Tazel

Appearances: Vixen | Legends of Tomorrow

Mari and Kuasa's late mother and Amaya's daughter.


  • Belated Backstory: She's only shown in flashbacks detailing the destruction of their village.
  • Missing Mom: For both Kuasa and Mari.
  • No Name Given: Her name is never mentioned until Legends Season 3, revealing it to be Esi.
  • Posthumous Character: Killed by Eshu years before the start of the story.
  • Refusal of the Call: She refused to be the totem bearer feeling she couldn't live up to her mother's legacy. So her daughter Kuasa got it instead, despite her being a child. Until the Legends meddled in time.

     Mari and Kuasa's father 

Mari and Kuasa's father

Species: Human

Voiced by: ???

Appearances: Vixen

Mari and Kuasa's late father.


Miscellaneous

     Astra Logue 

Astra Logue

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Click here to see her as an adult 

Species: Cursed Human

Played by: Bailey Tippen, Melody Niemann, Aryiel Lukashuk (adult)

Appearances: Constantine | Legends of Tomorrow

A girl John Constantine tried and failed to save before the start of the series.


  • The Cameo: Bailey Tippen returns in the third season of Legends of Tomorrow for a brief voice cameo, when Mallus (while possessing Sara) glamours his voice to be that of Astra's in an attempt to manipulate Constantine.
  • I Let Gwen Stacy Die: John blames himself for her death and eternal damnation. Interestingly, everybody else involved in the New Castle incident also had similar responses, from Gary turning to heavier drugs to others being absolutely horrified at the idea of working with Constantine again.
  • Race Lift: Astra is white in the comics but black in the show.
  • Walking Spoiler: John goes to Hell in the penultimate episode of Season 4 of "Legends". The ruling Triumvirate offers to free her, but Astra's time in Hell as corrupted her into from a sweet little girl into a trashy streetwalker. And she wants revenge for John's failure to save her.

     Dr. Carla Tannhauser 

Dr. Carla Tannhauser

Species: Enhanced Human

Played by: Susan Walters

Appearances: The Flash

Caitlin Snow's estranged mother and a renowned biomedical engineer and CEO of a major research company.

see Arrowverse: Earth-2 page to see her Earth-2 counterpart

  • Adult Fear: She's a brilliant scientist, but her daughter is turning into a monster before her very eyes and there's nothing she can do to stop it.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She's very cold and rigid.
  • Always Someone Better: Caitlin tells her that part of the reason she didn't join their family's company is because she'll be in her shadow.
  • Brainy Brunette: A very brilliant scientist.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Caitlin mentions her in The Flash Season 2 before appearing in person and becoming an integral part of her Story Arc in Season 3.
  • Consummate Liar: When Ralph and Caitlin went to interrogate her about the forged death certificate of Thomas Snow, she speaks surely that she did not forge it and insists that Thomas is dead.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: According to Caitlin, the death of her husband made her distant.
  • False Widow: To hide the fact that Thomas developed a Superpowered Evil Side, she forges his death certificate.
  • Hands-Off Parenting: What Caitlin dislikes most about her is her apathy towards her.
  • Ice Queen: Caitlin described her as very cold.
  • It Runs in the Family: She's basically an older Caitlin but slightly a Jerkass.
  • Jerkass Realization: Caitlin's transformation into Killer Frost makes her realize how horrible a mother she's been to her daughter.
  • Letter Motif: With her daughter, Caitlin. It should be mentioned that her Earth-2 counterpart had a son named Charlie.
  • The Maiden Name Debate: She still uses her maiden name even when she was still with Thomas.
  • Named by the Adaptation: The name of Killer Frost's mother is never stated in the comics.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Ronnie becomes her son-in-law in this universe. In the comics, he and her daughter are never married (though not without the Foe Yay).
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: A scientist who's always wearing her specs.
  • Stoic Spectacles: An Ice Queen wearing specs.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: She looks very similar to her daughter in her expression and her forehead. It is easier to note when she is not using glasses.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: After an encounter with Thomas/Icicle, Carla became more open to her daughter.
  • Widow Woman: Her husband and Caitlin's father died way before the series started. Or did he?

    Christopher Chance / Human Target 

Christopher Chance

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/arrow_christopher_chance.png

Species: (Possibly) Enhanced Human

Known Aliases: Human Target, Various impersonations/disguises

Played by: Wil Traval, Stephen Amell (disguise; as "Earth-1 Oliver Queen"), Matt Kenedy (disguise; as "Unnamed shooter"), Sonny Surowiec (disguise; as "unnamed Bratva member"), Colin Donnell (disguise; as "Earth-1 Tommy Merlyn / Green Arrow")

Appearances: Arrow

A Master of Disguise who previously worked for the Bratva and is hired by Oliver during his mayoral term to protect him from Tobias Church's organization.


  • Adaptational Badass: For a guy whose career is being a Master of Disguise, he's incredibly formidable at combat. He completely turned the tides against Church's forces when he shows up to aid Team Arrow.
  • Alliterative Family: Christopher Chance.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: A cool character who is always wearing a suit.
  • Becoming the Mask: He explains that he doesn't just pretend to be his target, but actually becomes them. He thoroughly researches his target and gets to know them better than they know themselves. So anything he does while playing them, the target would have done too.
  • The Bus Came Back: He returns in Season 6 to help Oliver in his trial, first by impersonating Tommy Merlyn, claiming to be the real Green Arrow, and then by impersonating judge McGarvey, acquitting Oliver.
  • Celebrity Paradox: The Marvel Cinematic Universe is acknowledged to exist in the Arrowverse. His actor plays one of the main characters in Jessica Jones (2015).
  • Dead Person Impersonation: He disguised himself as the late Tommy Merlyn in order to remove suspicion from Oliver.
  • Fights Like a Normal: Regardless of the origin of his impersonation abilities, he still fights like any other Badass Normal does and is very good at it.
  • Good Counterpart: He's what Hannibal Bates could have been if he used his shape-shifting powers for good.
  • Human Shield: What he basically does for a living is disguising as his target and being 'killed' in their place.
  • Latex Perfection: His ability to impersonate others is to superhuman levels. He can perfectly imitate anyone, wearing a mask of his target so that no one can tell the difference. He even appears to be able to change his physical build and his facial hair to match who he's impersonating.
  • Made of Iron: He can sustain a lot of damage from bullets without coming to any harm.
  • Master of Disguise: His main skill.
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: It's never made clear if his impersonation ability is superhuman, if he uses technology, magic, or if he's just that skilled.
  • Once a Season: A Recurring Character that happens to pop up once a season to aid Team Arrow. Something he joked about in season 6.
    Chance (after helping get Oliver acquitted): Always happy to help. Just... try not to need me again. For, at least, another year.

     Dr. Louise Lincoln 

Dr. Louise Lincoln

Species: Human

A scientist expert on cryogenic science consulted by Dr. Thomas Snow.


  • Age Lift: The comicbook version of Louise Lincoln is usually around the same age as Caitlin. Since Thomas Snow mentions that he consulted her for his condition, she's most likely over a decade older than her in this version.
  • Alliterative Name: Louise Lincoln
  • The Ghost: She doesn't appear in person, just referred to.

     Alex Danvers 

Alex Danvers

Species: Human

Played by: Chyler Leigh

Appearances: Elseworldsnote 

The Earth-1 counterpart of Alex Danvers.

see Arrowverse: Earth-38 — The D.E.O. page to see her Earth-38 counterpart
see Arrowverse: Earth-X page to see her Earth-X counterpart

  • Ambiguous Situation: Since she only appeared in an altered reality, it's unclear what her normal life is like.
  • In Spite of a Nail: Barring the absence of Kara in her life growing up, her name and life turned out the same as that of her Earth-38 counterpart's.
  • Sci-Fi Bob Haircut: Much like her Earth-38 counterpart, she sports these.
  • Short Hair with Tail: Specifically a bob with tail. Or at least she's sporting them during John Deegan's rewritten reality.

     Jimmy Olsen 

Jimmy Olsen

Species: Human

Played by: Mehcad Brooks

Appearances: Elseworldsnote 

The Earth-1 counterpart of James Olsen.

see Arrowverse: Earth-38 — National City page to see his Earth-38 counterpart
see Arrowverse: Earth-X page to see his Earth-X counterpart

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: He's a redhead in the comics. Here he's bald, but has black hair anyways.
  • Adaptational Curves: Jimmy is traditionally scrawny, but this version is a Hunk.
  • Ambiguous Situation: Since he only appeared in an altered reality, it's unclear what his normal life is like.
  • Race Lift: Jimmy Olsen is a Caucasian redhead in the comicbooks.

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