Star City: Team Arrow (Oliver Queen / Dinah Laurel Lance) | Family Members | Citizens | Criminal Groups (Malcolm Merlyn / Slade Wilson / Prometheus) | Independent Criminals
Central City: West-Allen Family (Barry Allen / Iris West-Allen) | Team Flash (Caitlin Snow & (Killer) Frost) | Citizens | Criminal Groups (Rogues / Clifford DeVoe) | Independent Criminals
National City: Citizens (Kara Zor-El) | Luthor Family & Associates (Lena Luthor / Lex Luthor) | Criminals
Freeland: Pierce Family | Citizens | Criminals
Gotham City: Bat-Family | Citizens | Criminals
Smallville & Metropolis: Smallville Citizens | Metropolis Citizens | Metropolis Criminals
The Legends: The Team | Current Members (Sara Lance) | Former Members (Leonard Snart / Mick Rory)
Organizations: U.S. Government | U.S. Military | A.R.G.U.S. | The D.E.O. | The J.S.A. | The League of Assassins | Criminal Groups (H.I.V.E. / Savage & His Followers)
Time Travel: Time Travelers (The Legion / Eobard Thawne / Damien Darhk / Savitar) | The Past | The Future
Miscellaneous: Other Locales | Metahumans (Firestorm / The Hawks) | Aliens | Mystics | Other Entities (The Speed Force & Forces of Nature)
The Multiverse: Other Earths | Earth-2 (Hunter Zolomon) | Earth-38 | Earth-90 | Earth-X | Bizarro World
Star(ling) City Criminals
Played By: Brian Markinson
First Appearance: "Pilot" (Arrow 1x1)
A Corrupt Corporate Executive that was on the list, and the first name that Oliver would end up crossing off the list. He also had ties to the Undertaking.
- Back for the Dead: After surviving the encounter with Oliver in the pilot, he disappeared throughout the season until the winter finale only to be killed by Malcolm in the opener.
- Bald of Evil: He's bald and he's definitely evil.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: He was fairly greedy and fairly amoral.
- Defiant to the End: He spends his last few moments of life scorning Malcolm.
- Kick The Son Of A Bitch: Merlyn shot him in his second appearance. Few tears were shed.
- Not Afraid of You Anymore: When he thinks the Hood has come back to haunt him again, he attempts to defy his aggressor, arguing that he has nothing left to lose and no reason to be afraid. Unfortunately for him, it's not Oliver who returned to visit.
- Non-Action Guy: His Mooks fight for him while he hides somewhere.
- One-Steve Limit: There have been a lot of characters named "Adam" showing up in Arrowverse.
- Starter Villain: The first name in Oliver's hit-list to be crossed out as well as the show's very first Villain of the Week.
- Villain of the Week: For the pilot, though he would briefly appear afterwards.
Played By: Darren Shahlavi
First Appearance: "Pilot" (Arrow 1x1)
Head of security for Adam Hunt, the first name on the list that Oliver goes after.
- Adaptational Wimp: Drakon was a very prominent Green Arrow rogue and a master martial artist who was able to beat Green Arrow, while here he's just an Elite Mook working for the Villain of the Week and ends up being killed by the Hood.
- Arrow Catch: He is a proficient martial artist and is able to catch arrows in mid-air.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: Wears pretty decent clothing.
- Death by Adaptation: Only lasted through the Pilot, despite being a recurring villain in the comics.
- Demoted to Extra: A recurring villain in the comics, he is reduced to being an Elite Mook of the very first Starter Villain.
- The Dragon: To Adam Hunt.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Dies in his only episode.
Played By: David Anders
First Appearance: "Betrayal" (Arrow 1x13)
A crime boss recently released from jail, Cyrus attempts to dominate Starling City's criminal underworld by killing the Hood.
- Asskicking Leads to Leadership: He certainly feels so.
- Celebrity Paradox: Season 2 of The Flash mentions iZombie. His actor is part of that show's main cast.
- Counting Bullets: Or Counting Arrows in any event. He knows the Hood only had 24 arrows in his quiver, so he sends 25 henchmen.
- Establishing Character Moment: Casually murders his lawyer within the first five minutes of his screen time.
- Evil Power Vacuum: When Vanch gets out of prison, he tries to earn the respect to take over by killing Arrow since after the Huntress' murder of the Triad boss, and Frank Bertinelli's arrest, the leadership of Starling City's organized crime is up for grabs.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: He is always wearing a fancy suit of some type.
- Would Hit a Girl: Uses a taser on Laurel to take her hostage.
Played By: Garwind Sandford
First Appearance: "What We Leave Behind" (Arrow 5x9)
The CEO of Claybourne Pharmaceuticals, an associate of the black market profiteers AK Desmond Group, and the man behind an outbreak of tuberculosis in Lamb Valley.
- Asshole Victim: It's really hard to feel sorry for him after we find out the full extent of his crimes.
- Chekhov's Gunman: His name is written on Oliver's List from the start (his name can be seen briefly in the episode "Legacies".) His murder at the hands of Oliver is integral to Arrow Season Five.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: He's Only in It for the Money, everyone else be damned.
- Expy: Head of a pharmaceutical company who raised prices of medicine by a ridiculous amount: Martin Shkreli, anyone?
- Horrifying the Horror: According to Oliver, he was planning on disowning Prometheus.
- I Have No Son!: He was trying to disown his son, not for being illegitimate, but because he was aware of his madness.
- Killed Offscreen: Played With. Oliver killed him during Season One's timeline, but it is only shown in flashbacks during Season Five.
- Remember the New Guy?: Played With. While his name is written on the List, his death and him being targeted by Oliver were never shown in Season One.
Played by: Johnny Cuthbert
First Appearance: "Fadeout" (Arrow 8x10)
A human trafficker who Oliver Queen pursued seven years ago and put in jail. To this day, he kidnaps Oliver's son William as revenge.
- Death Seeker: He prefers death than being sent back to jail.
- Human Traffickers: The reason he is on the list.
- Last Episode, New Character: He appears in the Grand Finale of Arrow.
- Never My Fault: Blames Oliver for putting him in jail, disregarding the fact that his own crimes were the reason for it in the first place.
- Post-Final Boss: Even though he doesn't do much, John is technically the final antagonist Team Arrow has to bring to justice before they disband.
- Remember the New Guy?: He was another name on Oliver's list, but unlike the other victims, Oliver chose to spare Byrne and have him sent to jail.
- Revenge by Proxy: Due to Oliver being already dead by the time of his release, he targets his son.
Garfield Lynns / Firefly
Played By: Andrew Dunbar
First Appearance: "Burned" (Arrow 1x10)
A former firefighter, Lynns was horribly burned in a massive apartment fire, having stayed behind while the rest of his unit fell back under orders from their chief. Feeling betrayed, he began hunting down members of his former unit for revenge.
- Adaptational Nice Guy: He's still villainous, but his "broken man with nothing left but revenge" characterization and motives (which, while very understandable, are also quite misguided) is a far cry from his comic book counterpart, who is a maniac who is driven solely by pyromania.
- Adaptational Wimp: The comics Firefly utilized high-tech equipment and could put up a fight against superheroes. Here he uses some basic home-made arsonist gear and a fireman's axe. While he did come close to killing Oliver, it was because he was off his game at the time. The next battle, Oliver quickly disarmed him.
- Alas, Poor Villain: It is quite easy to feel sorry for him, as he's a broken man who is out for revenge for feeling betrayed. Oliver certainly felt sympathy for him and offered him redemption.
- Comic-Book Movies Don't Use Codenames: He is never actually referred to as Firefly, with that name instead being given to his former firefighter team who he is hunting down.
- Fallen Hero: Once an honorable fire fighter, now a broken man thirsty for revenge.
- Kill It with Fire: His modus operandi.
- Left for Dead: His Start of Darkness.
- Noble Demon: He's on a crusade to burn all those who he believes betrayed him, but he has no intentions of harming innocent bystanders, even telling them to run before he goes about his business.
- Pet the Dog: Tells Oliver and Laurel to run before he carries out his revenge on his former boss.
- Pragmatic Adaptation: His high-tech suit, flamethrowers, and jet-pack have been replaced with his old fire fighter suit, a tank of gasoline, and a lighter. It makes for a much more realistic arsonist than his comic counterpart.
- Pyromaniac: Played with. He doesn't seem to enjoy setting things on fire, but uses it as his go-to weapon.
- Self-Immolation: Rather than try a chance at redemption.
- Revenge Before Reason: Rather than move on, Lynns is taking it out on his former friends, who weren't entirely responsible.
- Rogues' Gallery Transplant: In the comics, Firefly is a Batman villain.
- Serial Killer: Of members of his old unit, the Fireflies.
- Two-Faced: From the flames.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: His life was not pleasant.
Winnick Norton / The Dodger
Known Aliases: The Dodger
Played By: James Callis
First Appearance: "Dodger" (Arrow 1x15)
A international jewel thief who attaches bomb collars to his victims and uses them to carry out his crimes.
- Adaptational Villainy: In the comics, he is a Lovable Rogue Anti-Villain who dates Mia. In the series he's a ruthless Smug Snake who gives his hostages explosive collars.
- Affably Evil: He seems rather polite, given what he does to his "henchpeople". While some villains would deal with them once their deeds were done, he doesn't. Dodger wouldn't kill them afterwards but merely knock 'em out. The only people he has killed was an art dealer who tries to screw him over, and a hostage in Madrid who refused to cooperate.
- All There in the Manual: He has his name revealed in the Arrow Season 2.5 Novel.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: Always wears a suit in his heists (Or rather, when he make someone else do it for him).
- Bond One-Liner: Says one to the guy who tried to backstab him before killing him.
- Decomposite Character: Much of Dodger's more positive qualities were instead incorporated into Roy Harper; specifically being a thief who dates Thea (this show's stand-in for Mia).
- Evil Brit: British, and a Villain of the Week.
- Explosive Leash: How he gets his hostages to work for him, and he lets them go if they do as he says.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: His other signature move is to zap people unconscious. When he tries to use it on Oliver...
- No Name Given: He's only known as "The Dodger".
- "Not So Different" Remark: Claims this to Oliver as he only steals from the rich. Oliver tells him he's not Robin Hood.
- Phantom Thief: Justified by forcing hostages to steal for him.
- Shock Stick: Uses some kind of electric mace that causes its victims to become unconscious for 72 hours.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: He believes that The Hood is a Robin Hood wannabe.
- Your Head Asplode: The result when his hostages refuse to cooperate.
Joseph Falk / "The Savior"
Known Aliases: The Savior
Played By: Christopher Redman
First Appearance: "Salvation" (Arrow 1x18)
A former computer technician and resident of the Glades whose wife was murdered, causing him to embark on a murderous crusade against those he believes are responsible for the living conditions there.
- Borrowed Catchphrase: Uses the Hood's "you have failed this city".
- Crusading Widower: A villainous example. He lets his wife's murder be his Start of Darkness and he never looked back.
- Evil Counterpart: To Oliver. A vigilante trying to save his home, the Glades, by hunting down those he believes have wronged it...except he's less interested in saving and more in avenging, his victims aren't so clearly deserving, and rather than offering his targets a last chance to right their wrongs, he has them plead their case for their lives on live streaming video before invariably executing them anyway, since he's already decided they're guilty.
- Hypocrite: Claims he goes after criminals, when he's a criminal; killing innocent people in cold blood and acting as judge, jury, and executioner.
- Judge Jury Andexecutioner: How he views himself.
- Knight Templar: He really believes that he's doing the right thing.
- Pay Evil unto Evil: His intention. Except he considers a district attorney who chose not to take a case to trial for lack of evidence and a conflicted bit-part criminal barely out of his teens to be as worthy of public execution as a slumlord whose corruption has caused multiple deaths.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: His vigilantism comes across less as a calculated attempt to save the Glades and more as an extended version of this for his wife's murder; two of the three people he's seen targeting are the DA who chose not to prosecute his wife's murder and a young criminal he views as identical to the thugs who killed her, rather than more dangerous criminals.
- Snuff Film: His modus operandi.
- Vigilante Man: And unlike Oliver, he really has lost it. He goes around executing people for petty reasons.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Edges between this trope and Knight Templar. He really does desire to save the city, but is horribly misguided and takes it out on the wrong people more often than not.
Known Aliases: Mr. Blank
Played By: J. August Richards
First Appearance: "Home Invasion" (Arrow 1x20)
An assassin hired by corrupt businessman Edward Rasmus to kill a family planning on suing him. Mr. Blank dislikes anybody seeing his face, and prides himself on always finishing his job, even if his employer no longer wants it done.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: Dressed impeccably.
- Badass Longcoat: Usually comes with his aforementioned nice suit.
- Celebrity Paradox: Thea alludes to Avengers: Age of Ultron in the second annual Crossover with The Flash which Word of God would later confirm. This means that the Marvel Cinematic Universe exists in the Arrowverse. His actor plays Deathlok on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..
- Dissonant Serenity: His voice is always calm and measured, even while he's committing murder or stalking a victim. As an example, when he kills his employer, he sounds like he's chatting about the weather.
- Dragon Ascendant: He spends most of his episode as The Dragon to Rasmus, but when Rasmus becomes a liability he kills his boss and becomes the final threat of the episode.
- Expy: Word of God confirms that DC character Onomatopoeia was originally intended to appear, before this got scrapped and Mr. Blank was created for the show to take his place.
- Faux Affably Evil: He is never anything other than polite to his victims, including politely talking to his employer as he murders him via a Pressure Point.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Oliver takes him out with a fireplace poker after a vicious fight.
- Implacable Man: Once he has eyes set on a target, he will never stop pursuing them and nothing thrown in his way will stop him for long. The only way to stop him for good is killing him.
- In Name Only: There is a DC character named Mister Blank, who is a very obscure Batman villain. However the show's version doesn't have any resemblance to him, instead more closely mirroring Onomatopoeia as a Professional Killer.
- Mysterious Mercenary Pursuer: A relentless assassin with a knack for being an Implacable Man.
- Only Known By His Nickname: His real name is never revealed.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Would you really want to deal with someone named Mr. Blank?
- Pressure Point: He's able to induce a deadly embolism in someone just by pressing their wrist.
- Professional Killer: He's an assassin.
- Scary Black Man: An African-American who is a master assassin.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: He may be a cold-blooded killer, but he looks good doing it.
- Trojan Horse: One of his key tactics to infiltrating secure locations is to pretend to be someone else. Over the course of the episode he pretends to be a cop, a lawyer, and even uses some poor delivery boy to get him to the Queen mansion. Surprisingly for TV, the Red Shirt bodyguard realizes this pretty quickly, not that it does him any good.
- Would Hurt a Child: He spends most of the episode trying to hunt down and kill Taylor.
Barton Mathis / Dollmaker
Known Aliases: Dollmaker
Played By: Michael Eklund
First Appearance: "Broken Dolls" (Arrow 2x3)
A insane serial killer who likes to target young and beautiful women and fill them with a polymer to "preserve" them forever.
- Adaptation Origin Connection: His backstory is connected with Quentin Lance rather than with Jim Gordon as the cop he had a grudge against, which fits the move from Batman to Green Arrow.
- Arch-Enemy: For Quentin. The feeling is very mutual.
- Ax-Crazy: His disturbing fixation on beauty drives spurns him onto sadistically murdering women with the intent to turn them into dolls.
- Beard of Evil: The goatee certainly adds to his creepiness.
- Catchphrase: "You have such beautiful skin..."
- Character Death: Courtesy of the Canary.
- Crucified Hero Shot: The Inverted version of the normal trope — right as he's about to kill the Canary, Oliver shoots him with two arrows (at once!), and he ends up with his arms outstretched, kind of pinned by the arrows.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Kills his victims by pouring a polymer down their throats, essentially slowly drowning them while they're helpless and strapped to a table.
- Death by Adaptation: The Dollmaker didn't die in the comics or any adaptation.
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul: The glasses merely add to the creepy effect.
- It's Personal: Towards Quentin. The feeling is very mutual.Quentin: I am the one who put you away. She (Laurel) has nothing to do with it!Mathis: She has everything to do with it! She's your world, she's your very soul! You know, I could kill you, I could maim you, I could slice you up into a thousand pieces, but if your soul remains intact, what have I won? Huh? Nothing!Quentin: I will kill you, you son of a bitch! I will kill you!
- Leitmotif: Has a creepy tinkling piece of theme music.
- Rogues' Gallery Transplant: In the comics, Dollmaker is a Batman villain. He's also a personal enemy of Jim Gordon, rather than Quentin Lance.
- Serial Killer: Killed eight young women before he was arrested, then killed two more after he escaped. His M.O. is young, beautiful women with porcelain skin.
- The Sociopath: He's a violent sadist with absolutely no empathy for anyone or anything.
- Soft-Spoken Sadist: Except when he's screaming at Quentin Lance just before he's about to kill Laurel.
- Would Hit a Girl: Aside from doing his criminal M.O., he showed no signs of restraint when fighting Sara/The Canary.
- Would Hurt a Child: Has no problems killing children.
- Villainous Friendship: He was the only prisoner released by the first Count Vertigo.
William Tockman / Clock King
Known Aliases: Clock King
Played By: Robert Knepper
First Appearance: "Time of Death" (Arrow 2x14)
A former encryption engineer at Kord Enterprises, Tockman turned to a life of crime using his computer skills and excellent timing after being diagnosed with MacGregor's Syndrome, needing money quickly in order to ensure his ill sister is taken care of once he dies.
- Adaptational Badass: Despite dying from MacGregor's Syndrome, this Clock King is far more proactive than his usual "able to sense time" shtick.
- Anti-Villain: A dying man who's desperate to get his hands on enough money to save his sister before he goes.
- Badass Boast: See the quote above. He gives one when he hacks into the Foundry, destroying their computer systems, and taunts Felicity as he does so.
- Badass Normal: Has no superpowers other than an extraordinary ability to plan out his crimes, as well as being competent enough with a gun.
- Berserk Button: Never EVER mess up his time-accounted plans, or he will kill you for it, as one mook learned the hard way when Tockman stabbed him to death with a minute hand.
- Celebrity Paradox: Cisco quotes The Hunger Games in a Season 3 episode of The Flash. His actor played a villain on in the last two films of the cinematic adaptation.
- The Chessmaster: Things must go precisely on schedule, but he is capable of improvising well if need be.
- Clock King: The Trope Namer. Everything must go precisely on schedule.
- Composite Character: He has both the gadget use of the William Tockman version and the time-precision skill of the Temple Fugate version.
- Disabled in the Adaptation: This Clock King is dying of MacGregor's Syndrome, whereas most Clock King's menace Green Arrow for ages with perfect health.
- The Cracker: Making him something of an Evil Counterpart to Felicity.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Committed his robberies in order to fund a life-saving operation for his sister.
- Evil Counterpart: To Felicity. She commits hacks to aid Oliver, he commits crimes to save his dying sister.
- Evil Genius: He is an expert hacker and meticulous planner who can plan things down to the second, but also adapt on the fly.
- Evil Vegetarian: Demands a vegetarian take-out meal from the police when he's transferred in Central City.
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Wears a very distinctive pair of glasses.
- Happy Ending Override: His reappearance on The Flash reveals that he wasn't able to save his sister.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Felicity knocks him out by using the same virus he used against her computers to make his phone blow up.
- Incurable Cough of Death: A symptom of MacGregor's Syndrome.
- Large Ham: Knepper is surely having a ball as Tockman.
- Leitmotif: Tockman has an unofficial but fitting one that carries over into his appearance in The Flash, which mainly comprises of ominous chords, ticking, and the bell of a grandfather clock.
- Motive Decay: On Arrow he wanted to get enough money to save his sister. After he failed and wasn't even allowed to say goodbye, now he only cares about getting out of jail for his little remaining time before his own death.
- Mythology Gag: MacGregor's Syndrome is the same disease Nora Fries and Alfred suffer from in Batman & Robin.
- Pet the Dog: He shoots Eddie, but gives Iris a chance to say goodbye, since he didn't get to say goodbye to his sister.
- Pragmatic Villainy: Possibly with Even Evil Has Standards — Tockman has no problem whatsoever putting people in harm's way to hurt or divert his enemies, but he hates unnecessary violence or casualties and arranges his plans without such complications. Every time he hears shooting that he didn't direct, he absolutely loses it because it means a plan has gone off the rails.
- Rogues' Gallery Transplant: In-Universe. He previously fought Team Arrow before being sent to the CCPD where he causes havoc in the absence of The Flash.
- Sanity Slippage: He becomes clearly more unhinged when he reappears on The Flash.
- Soap Opera Disease: He's dying of MacGregor's Syndrome.
- Steven Ulysses Perhero: William Tockman.
- Wicked Cultured: In addition to his doctorate in Computer Science, he will speak in Latin or quote War and Peace just before he brutally murders you.
- Worf Had the Flu: He wouldn't have lasted a second against the Flash, except that Barry happened to have lost his powers at the time he was causing havoc.
Simon Lacroix / Komodo
Known Aliases: Komodo
Played by: Matt Ward
First Appearance: "Sara" (Arrow 3x2)
A professional mercenary/assassin from Quebec hired to kill a series of high profile businessmen.
- Adaptational Nice Guy: His comics self was a thorough monster, who tried to commit mass-murder on a continental scale. This version is much tamer in comparison, being a contract assassin.
- Affably Evil: Somewhat polite and cordial.
- Badass Biker: Seen riding around on a sleek black bike.
- Dark Is Evil: Wears a black hood with a sinister looking hockey-type mask.
- Decomposite Character: His major characteristics from the comics (specifically his methodical antagonism towards Oliver) will be given to Simon Morrison aka Prometheus in the show.
- Demoted to Extra: He's integral to Oliver's Story Arc in the New 52. Here, he's merely a Villain of the Week.
- Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Regularly calls her if that's any indication, which was how Team Arrow was able to track him the first time.
- Evil Counterpart: To Arrow. Yet another evil archer Oliver has to deal with.
- Expecting Someone Taller: One of his first lines to Ollie is that he expected him to be taller.
- Professional Killer: Mercenary and professional assassin.
- Psycho for Hire: He himself admits he enjoys his work.
- The Quiet One: He doesn't speak until the last scene of "Sara".
- Race Lift: Caucasian in the comics.
- Red Herring: Had nothing to do with Sara's murder. He was getting drunk in Bludhaven when it happened.
- Second Episode Introduction: Debuted on the second episode of the third season.
Played by: Nathan Mitchell
First Appearance: "Guilty" (Arrow 3x6)
Ted Grant's former vigilante partner, who swore revenge on his mentor after getting abandoned for beating a drug dealer to death.
- Badass Normal: Like his former teacher, he has no superpowers and is just an ordinary guy who is well trained.
- Canon Foreigner: Has no comic counterpart. Although he seems to be based off a Green Arrow villain called Vengeance, which would make this a case of Named by the Adaptation.
- Evil Counterpart: He shows what could happen to Roy Harper if Oliver gave up on him.
- Fallen Hero: Was once the vigilante partner of Ted Grant, before he felt betrayed and went out for revenge.
- Jerkass Has a Point: He warns Roy Harper that his mentor would eventually abandon him. He speaks from experience, and Oliver had considered doing this before Ted had cautioned him otherwise.
- Karmic Death: He was out to get revenge on his former vigilante mentor, and he ends up being killed by another vigilante.
- Malevolent Masked Man: Wears a ski mask while masquerading as a vigilante.
- Pet the Dog: He genuinely tries to warn Roy Harper that Oliver only considers him an expandable weapon in his arsenal, and would eventually abandon him. This had certainly crossed Oliver's mind, had Ted not advised him of how bad an idea this was.
- A Pupil of Mine Until He Turned to Evil: He was Ted Kord's student before he brutally beat up a criminal and was fired, and that was just his Start of Darkness.
- Scary Black Man: He was scary even back when he was a good guy, needless to say turning to the dark side didn't help.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: He's killed by Cupid at the end of his debut episode.
- We Used to Be Friends: Was once Ted Grant's partner.
Jake Simmons / Deathbolt
Known Aliases: Deathbolt
Played By: Doug Jones
A meta-human who has the ability to harness and weaponize plasma though his eyes and absorb electricity. He's already a notorious bank robber before gaining his powers.
- Aborted Arc: When getting incarcerated, it seemed like the next time he would appear the mystery about how he got his powers before the Particle Accelerator accident would be revealed. Instead, he was unceremoniously killed off by Captain Cold and nothing about his origin has been revealed up to date.
- Apologetic Attacker: Apologizes to Felicity before telling her he's going to kill her.
- Boom, Headshot!: From Captain Cold's Cold Gun, no less.
- Characterization Marches On: When he transplants over to The Flash, he goes from being a bank robber who ruthlessly kills people in his way, to an Only Sane Man who tries to keep his fellow metahuman criminals from turning on each other.
- Energy Absorption: His main defensive power.
- Enhanced Punch: Can channel his energy into his fists, allowing him go toe to toe with Ray in the A.T.O.M. suit..
- Evil Vegetarian: A deleted scene from "Grodd Lives" reveals that he will only eat vegan food.
- Eye Beams: One of the ways he uses his offensive power.
- Facial Horror: Getting blasted point blank with Cold's Freeze Ray causes his face and neck to become severely frost bitten.
- Glass Cannon: He has very high offensive power with his Eye Beams capable of splattering people, as well as his Super-Strength. But he's not as correspondingly durable, with Atom's exosuit able to knock him out and Snart's Cold Gun able to off him with ease.
- Killed Off for Real: Gets lethally blasted in the face by Colds Freeze Ray in Rogue Air.
- Lean and Mean: He is skinny and quite an ass.
- Only Sane Man: In "Rogue Air", he's the more reasonable metahuman prisoner, trying to breakup a fight between Mardon and Nimbus, to no avail.
- Outside-Context Problem: Zig-Zagged. He is certainly not the first metahuman villain in the Arrowverse, but he is one for Team Arrow who usually deal with Badass Normals with the exception of Slade, and even then he didn't have the same powers like other metahumans. He is, however, the first metahuman who did not receive his powers from the Particle Accelerator and how he got his powers is still a mystery.
- Plasma Cannon: His main offensive power.
- Power Glows: His eyes and fists glow red when he charges up for fighting.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: His eyes becomes red before shooting his Eye Beams.
- Remember the New Guy?: If you don't watch Arrow or missed that show's episode where he showed up, chances are you have no idea who the hell he is.
- Rogues' Gallery Transplant:
- Small Role, Big Impact: He dies after being in two episodes (one of which was on Arrow), but his existence has massive implications for the Arrow/Flash universe.
- Starter Villain: For Ray Palmer, being the first true threat he faces solo as the Atom, not counting Oliver.
- Super-Strength: He's got more physical strength than the Atom's Power Armour.
- Unskilled, but Strong: The Atom (remote-controlled by Green Arrow) took him down using nothing more than boxing jabs.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: If you only watch The Flash or didn't see his debut in Arrow, then he gets very little in the way of personality traits before his untimely demise.
- Would Hit a Girl: Tried to choke Felicity to death.
Known Aliases: Anarky
Played by: Alexander Calvert
First Appearance: "The Candidate" (Arrow 4x2)
A former hitman who attempts to ingratiate himself to The HIVE by forcing Jessica Danforth to drop her candidacy for mayor at their behest, by any means necessary. However, his extreme and sloppy methods prove too much for even Darhk and he is cast out. After being defeated by Team Arrow, he escapes into the city leaving behind a trail of blood...
- Adaptational Badass: Compared to comics. Crazy and sloppy though he may be, he's capable of taking on multiple members of Team Arrow (including Ollie himself) at once without really being exhausted by the effort.
- Adaptational Villainy: In the comics Lonnie Machin is an Anti-Villain who often zig-zags through the Heel–Face Revolving Door, taking extreme measures to accomplish what he thinks are justified goals but also willingly helping his enemies do good should the need arise. This version is a chaotic murderer who is willing to kill or torture to impress the HIVE and later just to spite Darhk for rejecting him. This is because his personality is largely derived from Ulysses Armstrong, the second Anarky, who is very much a violent psychopath like the one in the show.
- Anarchy Is Chaos: Espouses this view, which is ironic, considering that his comics counterpart is a deconstruction of that idea.
- Appropriated Appelation: Darhk derisively deems his actions more befitting anarchy than the HIVE's desire for order. At the end, Machin leaves behind an anarchistic symbol to show that he has adopted this as his philosophy.
- Arch-Enemy: Becomes a recurring villain for Thea.
- Ax-Crazy: He was ultimately deemed too violently nuts for his old bosses before. After taking a closer look at him, even Darhk deems the guy too much and breaks off ties with him.
- Bad Guys Do the Dirty Work: He did what Team Arrow was too reluctant to do: destroy Darhk's underground city and murder their long time enemy Ruve Adams.
- The Bad Guy Wins: Though he fails to impress the HIVE and gets set on fire for his trouble, he succeeds in keeping Danforth from running for mayor and escapes to fight another day. Then he successfully destroys Darhk's underground secret society and kills Ruve Adams.
- Big Bad Ensemble: With Darhk. Anarky serves as a secondary antagonist for season 4, especially nearing the end where he's heavily involved in the attack on Tevat Noah.
- Body Horror: Half of his body was burned by Thea.
- Bomb Throwing Anarchist: Unlike his comic book counterpart, this version of Anarky plays this trope straight. Machin is a card carrying sociopath, who's prone to violence and clearly enjoys mass destruction.
- Calling Card: He leaves behind his trademark "Circle-A" Anarchy symbol at the scene of his handiwork.
- Card-Carrying Villain: Just look at his image caption. He is fully aware that he is a violent maniac.
- Celebrity Paradox: Supernatural is confirmed to exist in the Arrowverse, with the film crew even appearing on an episode of Legends of Tomorrow. No one ever notices how Anarky looks like Lucifer's son, Jack.
- Cold-Blooded Torture: He submits multiple people to brutal torture For the Evulz.
- Combat Pragmatist: Oh, so much. He's willing to use the rescue of a hostage as a distraction so he can get the jump on Thea and Oliver, as well as use a hidden flamethrower to try and roast them.
- Combat Sadomasochist: He enjoys it when Thea hits him.
- Comic-Book Movies Don't Use Codenames: He's only ever referred to as "Anarky" one time, by Felicity. Otherwise he's always called "Machin". Although his codename does get plenty of nods throughout his appearances, especially the Anarky symbol he loves leaving behind at scenes.
- Composite Character: Though he bears the name Lonnie Machin, this version of the character draws much of his personality from Ulysses Armstrong, the second Anarky.
- Confusion Fu: The reason Anarky is so difficult to fight. He is dangerously chaotic and unpredictable with both his choice of weapons and his fighting style. While he doesn't measure up in skill to the seasoned martial artists of Team Arrow, he is able to still get the drop on them using his unexpected arsenal including first brandishing a flamethrower, followed by his trademark stun staff/nun-chuck. However once his tricks have been seen, Thea takes him down with ease. Then there's his Kansas City Shuffle which constantly keeps him out of Team Arrow's radar.
- Demoted to Extra: He went from a recurring villain in Season 4 to the Starter Villain of Season 5 who has not appeared since.
- Dented Iron: Getting burned alive has barely slowed him down at all.
- Enemy Mine: Oliver helps Anarky escape prison so he can kill Damien Darhk. However, Oliver realizes what he did was wrong and tries to stop him later.
- Evil Makes You Ugly: He ends up seriously burned.
- Evil Versus Evil: He develops a burning hatred against Damien Darhk and tries executing his family. He eventually succeeds at murdering Darhk's wife.
- Facial Horror: He gets his face partly burnt.
- For the Evulz: His driving motivation is to spread anarchy.
- Inexplicably Awesome: No explanation is given as to how a young delinquent anarchist is able to have fighting abilities so great that he can take on multiple seasoned martial artists at once, including one who was trained by Ra's al-Ghul.
- Ironic Name: His last name sounds like the word "machine", which is the antithesis of someone as chaotic as him.
- Kansas City Shuffle: Is a master of misdirection, nearly accomplishing his goals several times even when the heroes know he's coming by using a different avenue than they were expecting. The first time he tries to assassinate Danforth, he sets up an artificial gunman that was designed to fail — while he leads Danforth to her doom himself disguised as security. Another time, he sidesteps Ollie and the police entirely when they're protecting her by going for her daughter instead.
- Karma Houdini Warranty: In Season Four, aside from getting his face burned, he pretty much spent the whole season harassing Darhk, giving the middle finger to Team Arrow at every turn, and killing off the loved ones of heroes and villains alike. In Season Five, however, he's finally beaten down and captured by Green Arrow — in the opening of the premiere, no less.
- Kick The Son Of A Bitch: He coldly executes Damien Darhk's wife Ruve Adams.
- Kill It with Fire: Attempts to burn Darhk's family until Oliver arrives.
- Made of Iron: He was seriously burned, but still carries on his crimes.
- Malevolent Masked Man: Dons a mask to hide his burnt face.
- More Despicable Minion: Deconstructed and ultimately Subverted. Anarky is significantly more sadistic and evil than Damien Darhk. But that is the very reason why he was rejected from HIVE, much to his own dismay.
- Murder the Hypotenuse: He killed Thea's love interest Alex so she would have nobody in her life anymore.
- Mythology Gag: Anarky's weapon is an electric baton, which also functions as an oversized nunchuck. This is Anarky's own weapon in the comics as well, though the comics version is simply a baton/walking stick, making this closer to the cattle prod used in Batman: Arkham Origins.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: He's never considered "harmless", but he ultimately proves himself to be far more than just a recurring Monster of the Week by infiltrating the Ark and destroying it, killing Ruvé in the process and thus driving Damien Darhk over the Despair Event Horizon.
- One-Man Army: He's tangled with multiple members of Team Arrow, and while he has been overwhelmed a few times, he does considerably well when taking account Oliver is one of the people he is fighting.
- Psychopathic Man Child: Is very childish and immature, despite being a psychotic mass murderer.
- Practically Joker: Anarky has clear Joker parallels in this portrayal, not limited to but definitely including his general demeanor and habits while "working." Fittingly, the comics' Lonnie Machin was once revealed as the Joker's biological son.note
- Professional Killer: In his backstory. He's also pulling a job for Darhk, more or less (Danforth doesn't necessarily have to die for Darhk to be satisfied, but that's the first thing Machin tries), but he's not doing it for money in this case.
- Recurring Boss: Anarky would be a constant thorn in the side to Team Arrow during Season 4, before Oliver locks him up for good in Season 5.
- Rogues' Gallery Transplant: In the comics, he's usually a Batman villain, though he has gone up against Green Arrow before.
- Second Episode Introduction: Introduced in the second episode of Season 4.
- Shock and Awe: His primary weapon is a stun stick.
- Small Role, Big Impact: He's simply a minor villain against Thea, but he ultimately kills her love interest Alex and murders Darhk's wife Ruve Adams, triggering both of their despair event horizons.
- Smarter Than You Look: He was able to infiltrate Darhk's secret Genesis town and destroy it with artificial bombs.
- The Sociopath: Merlyn informs Thea that Anarky cannot be reasoned with at all due to his Ax-Crazy personality.
- Stalker with a Crush: He has a bit of an obsession with Thea, ever since she burned him. He considers himself reborn by the flames and calls Thea his "mother".
- Starter Villain: For Season 5, with its opening scene showing Oliver hunting him down.
- Teens Are Monsters: Still fairly young, around Thea's age, but is a Bomb Throwing Anarchist who stirred up a lot of trouble in Season 4.
- Too Kinky to Torture: He's an absolute masochist and the thought of something trying to inflict pain on him only amuses him.
- Torture Technician: After capturing Danforth's daughter and taking her to what appears to be his own torture room, he takes sadistic glee in making her believe he'll let her go before breaking her pinky. He then prepares to take out his irritations by torturing her to death.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: In all honesty, he probably wouldn't mind, but driving Damien Darhk to want to destroy the entire planet even without the survivors in the Ark was almost certainly not what he intended when he blew it up.
- Villain Has a Point: When Oliver goes back on their Enemy Mine, he points out how Oliver is conflicted over his beliefs since he went from stopping Anarky to helping him escape prison to capturing him again.
- Villainous Crush: It's subtly implied that he has an obsession for Thea.
- The Worf Effect: Oliver seems to get hit by this whenever Machin shows up, and has overpowered Green Arrow and the whole team in virtually every fight in Season 4. Season 5 does set it straight with Oliver finally beating him in a one-on-one fight.
- Would Hit a Girl: Attacks Thea and tortures a mayoral candidate's daughter. He later personally executes Ruve Adams.
- Would Hurt a Child: He was attempting to kill Damien Darhk's daughter.
- Yandere: He killed Alex so Thea wouldn't have him anymore.
Jeremy Tell / Double Down
Played by: J.R. Bourne
A meta-human who gained his ability due to being tattooed at the time of the particle accelerator explosion in Central City. His ability allows him to peel the card tattoos off of his skin and use them as lethal weapons.
- Alliterative Name: Double Down.
- Death Dealer: His cards are generated by his body and they are lethal.
- Glass Cannon: He can generate a seemingly endless supply of cards, and has great aim, but beyond that, he's just an ordinary human. A Groin Attack from Felicity stalls him, punches from Diggle knock him out, and a bullet to the shoulder hurts him like it would anyone else.
- Only in It for the Money: He's a killer for hire, not a HIVE true believer or crazy madman like Anarky. When things get too weird/dangerous he pulls his Screw This, I'm Out of Here!.
- Power Tattoo: His powers are based on his tattoos because he was getting one when the explosion hit.
- Pungeon Master: Downplayed. He indulges in one or two game-based puns, but avoids doing it too often, and avoiding card-based puns (he says "draw" instead of the more poker-appropriate "push," for instance).
- Rogues' Gallery Transplant: Double Down is a Flash villain in the comics. Though he ends up in Iron Heights afterwards.
- Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: When he sees that Damien is a sorcerer, he tries to nope out of the city. Though he is stopped by Diggle and Green Arrow.
- Small Role, Big Impact: Appears as a typical Villain of the Week, but completely compromised the second Team Arrow base in his debut episode.
- Tattooed Crook
Noah Kuttler / The Calculator
Known Aliases: The Calculator
Played By: Tom Amandes
First Appearance: "Unchained" (Arrow 4x12)
A computer genius capable of going toe-to-toe with Felicity, blackmailed Roy into stealing components for him and almost managed to destroy the whole city with a literal web nuke. He's also Felicity's Disappeared Dad.
- Archnemesis Dad: To Felicity, but only on his first appearance. By season 6, they are completely over it, to the point Felicity defends him as reformed at Oliver's trial.
- Blackmail: Threatened to reveal that Roy Harper was alive if he didn't steal for him.
- Chekhov's Gunman: He has been alluded to since early Season 3.
- The Cracker: There isn't a security system on Earth that he can't break.
- Dark Is Evil: He's usually seen wearing black.
- Deadpan Snarker: He enters Snark-to-Snark Combat with his own family.
- Disappeared Dad: Was absent for most of Felicity's life; it's later revealed that Donna actually took Felicity and left him, convinced that he would never change.
- Enemy Mine: He joins Team Arrow temporarily to stop Darhk's evil plan to destroy the world.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He may be an immoral hacker and a deadbeat dad, but even he is disturbed by Darhk's plans to destroy the world.
- Evil Counterpart:To Felicity, even more than the usual evil hacker due to being her Arch Nemesis Dad as well.
- Evil Genius: He is known as the greatest terrorist hacker in the world.
- Evil Versus Oblivion: He joins Team Arrow in their fight against HIVE because he doesn't want them to destroy the world.
- Good Counterpart: Surprisingly he turns out to be one to Cooper Seldon / Brother Eye, as while both are criminal hackers; Cooper is willing to help Darhk destroy the world, while Noah aids Team Arrow to save it. The two hackers even end up going head to head.
- Heel–Face Turn: He apparently changed his ways off screen, as he is back together with Donna and is freely welcome at Oliver and Felicity's wedding reception in season 6.
- Jerkass: He's fine with abusing his daughter's trust and trying to steal from her company. Felicity sees right through him and has him arrested. His reapperance in season 6 suggests he got over it.
- Karma Houdini: If Oliver's trial in season 6 is anything to go by, the FBI are well aware that the world's greatest terrorist hacker (who was active as recently as two years ago) is living with his ex-wife as a free man, they just don't care to do anything about it.
- Like Father, Like Son: It's clear Felicity takes after her father more than her mother.
- Manipulative Bastard: First he Blackmailed Roy into stealing for him, then he tries to use his familial ties to Felicity in order to steal from her company.
- Meaningful Name: The Calculator is a fitting name for a Manipulative Bastard like him.
- Never My Fault: Accepts no blame for abandoning his daughter, trying to justify his actions by claiming that he's a Well-Intentioned Extremist being unjustly pursued and that a life on the run is no place for a child. He also brushed off Felicity's condemnation for blackmailing Roy.
- Non-Action Guy: Since he's a hacker, he's not really a fighter.
- "Not So Different" Remark: He frequently tries to argue this between him and Felicity. Curtis also compares the Noah/Donna relationship to the Olicity one.
- Notorious Parent: He is a fugitive cyber-criminal and the father of Felicity. In early series, all Felicity knew was that her mother forbade her having a relationship with Noah. It's not until Felicity meets Noah as an adult that she realizes it was for good reason. However, this realization comes only after Noah tries to woo her into a father-daughter relationship only to hurt her by returning to his criminal ways.
- Subverted as of season 6. He has returned to Donna and has given up his criminal ways, even being trusted to come to Oliver and Felicity's wedding reception without alterior motive.
- Parental Abandonment: He ditched Felicity when she was seven. It was because Donna forbade him from approaching Felicity after seeing him being still involved in criminal activities.
- Pet the Dog:
- Buys Felicity a mobile ramp to help her get around.
- After he works with Felicity to save the world, Donna asks him to leave for his daughter's sake, and he does (for a bit).
- Related in the Adaptation: In the comics, The Calculator and Felicity Smoak are not related at all.
- Rogues' Gallery Transplant: The Calculator is a Birds of Prey villain in the comics.
- Snark-to-Snark Combat: Frequently throws sarcastic jabs at his own ex-wife and daughter.
- So Proud of You: Even after his daughter has him arrested, he's genuinely proud of her hacking skills and work with Team Arrow.
- Token Evil Teammate: Temporarily becomes an ally to Team Arrow in order to stop Darhk from destroying the world.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He claims that he's not a "bad guy", and that he's no different from Felicity.
- What You Are in the Dark: When he believes that he's in the process of winning back Felicity's trust, he takes the first opportunity he finds to try to steal her company's data. Fortunately Felicity set this up a a Secret Test of Character, and has him arrested.
- See the Arrowverse: The Rogues page
Laura Washington / Cyber-woman
Species: Human (Enhanced via technology)
Known Aliases: Cyber-woman
Played By: Erica Luttrell
First Appearance: "Invasion!" (Arrow 5x8)
A doctor that augmented herself with cybernetics stolen from Van Horn Industries including a regulator. The Team Arrow recruits have a run in with her due to needing the regulator themselves.
- Adaptation Name Change: She seems to be based off LeTonya Charles a.k.a. Cyborgirl; they are even visually quite similar.
- Afro Asskicker: Possesses an afro, and sure handed Wild Dog's ass to him.
- Arm Cannon: She has a gauntlet implanted in her arm that fires electrical blasts.
- Cyborg: What she has turned herself into.
- Electronic Eyes: She has an electronic implant attached to her left eye.
- Gadgeteer Genius: Smart enough to cybernetically enhance herself with stolen technology.
- Mad Scientist: While not quite fitting the stereotype, however she is a doctor who experimented on herself.
- Made of Iron: Parts of her are made of metal, making her much more durable.
- Rogues' Gallery Transplant: In the comics, Cyborgirl is a Wonder Woman villain.
- Super-Strength: Her cybernetic enhancements make her stronger than the average human.
Played By: Steve Bacic
Appearances: ArrowA drug dealer who had history with Dinah Drake, being responsible for killing her partner and lover. He became a metahuman with the ability to induce vertigo.
- Achilles' Heel: A sonic dampener can negate his vertigo powers.
- Adaptational Species Change: In the comics, Discord was a Badass Normal who used sonic-tech, while here he's a metahuman.
- The Aggressive Drug Dealer: A drug dealer who is more than happy to get violent.
- Alliterative Name: Sean Sonus.
- And Your Little Dog, Too!: Kills Vincent Sobel, Dinah's partner and lover, just to spite Dinah.
- Arch-Enemy: To Dinah Drake, having killed her partner and lover, she dedicated the next three years to hunting him down.
- Composite Character: He's closer to the comics Count Vertigo than Arrow's Count Vertigo himself, being a metahuman crime boss with the ability to induce Vertigo, as well as being an enemy of Black Canary and Green Arrow.
- Comic-Book Movies Don't Use Codenames: He's never referred to as "Discord", though Wild Dog does dub him "Dirtbag".
- Establishing Character Moment: His introduction shows just how much of a bastard he is, having Dinah tied to a chair all bloodied up from torture, before bringing in her partner Vincent and executed him in front of her.
- Evil Counterpart: To Dinah Drake. The night of the Particle Accelerator explosion, both he and Dinah were granted sonic based metahuman powers, only Dinah's used hers to fight crime while Sonus used his to further his own crime spree. In addition, both of their powers can be halted by a sonic dampener.
- Kick The Son Of A Bitch: Dinah executes him with a gunshot. Considering what a horrible person Sonus is, who can blame her?
- Killed Off for Real: Gets shot dead by Dinah.
- Meaningful Name: Sonus sounds quite similar to sonar, which fits his sonic based powers.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Yet another metahuman who can induce vertigo, after The Flash already had the Top.
- Would Hit a Girl: Has Dinah bound to a chair and quite evidently given her a beating. He very nearly tried to execute her too had he not been interrupted.
Played By: Chastity Dotson
First Appearance: "Next of Kin" (Arrow 6x3)
A former CIA operative turned rogue, now a criminal and terrorist seeking to hunt down her defectors.
- Adaptational Villainy: In the comics she's an Anti-Hero who works alongside Oliver, Batman, and Batgirl.
- Adaptational Wimp: She's still a badass, but her comic counterpart could keep up with Cassandra Cain.
- Ambiguous Situation: In Legends of Tomorrow, her name appears in a list of League members 300 years before the present. It's unclear if this means Onyx really is a centuries old former League member, or if this is merely someone who shares the same name as her.
- Authority Equals Leadership: She leads her own rogue squadron, but is a deadly assassin in her own right who is formidable enough to take on various members of Team Arrow with ease.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Of the blink and miss kind. Only her name is shown in the Shadow Record, during the first Season of Legends.
- Greed: Deserted during a mission in Syria along with a few colleagues to steal $100 million in Syrian government gold.
- He Knows Too Much: Is on a killing spree to silence anybody who knew of her past deeds.
- Really 700 Years Old: If the name seen on the list of League of Assassins in 1743 really is her, this would mean she is at least approaching 300 years.
- The Unfettered: Has no problems with collateral damage.
Played By: Luke Camilleri
First Appearance: "Past Sins" (Arrow 7x11)
The son of Dave Hackett, the late bodyguard of Oliver and Robert Queen, who tries to seek revenge for his fathers murder.
- Disproportionate Retribution: He targets Oliver, as Robert Queen murdered his father for Oliver's sake and because Oliver kept quiet for so long. While it is a little bit understandable to go after Oliver himself, taking innocent people hostage and trying to force SCPD officers to shoot him or be electrocuted to death is not.
- Revenge: Is out for vengeance for his fathers murder at the hands of Robert Queen.
- Revenge by Proxy: Since Robert Queen is already dead, he went for the latter's son Oliver (who was the reason why his own father was killed in the first place).
- Save the Villain: After his power source for the electrocution device is destroyed, Oliver saves him from a vengeful SCPD officer.
Played By: Peter Graham Gaudreau
First Appearance: "Past Sins" (Arrow 7x11)
An alcoholic with many charges over the years including public intoxication and stalking.
- The Alcoholic: A chronic one.
- Alcohol-Induced Idiocy: He got in a lot of trouble over the years because of his heavy drinking.
- Canon Foreigner: No comic book counterpart.
- In Spite of a Nail: His Earth-2 counterpart was also an alcoholic.
- Red Herring: At first it appears that he's Chimera. Key word is appears.
- Stalker with a Crush: He's been arrested several times due to this.
Kevin Meltzer / Chimera
Known Aliases: Chimera
Played by: Ryan Handley
First Appearance: "Emerald Archer" (Arrow 7x12)
A criminal obsessed with targeting vigilantes and taking their masks as trophies.
- Clothes Make the Superman: His Powered Armor pushes his physical abilities into superhuman tier, making him very troublesome for Team Arrow to fight against.
- The Collector: Of vigilantes' masks.
- Hero Killer: Possibly, as he has collected Huntress and Ragman's masks (subverted in the case of the former).
- Immune to Bullets: His armor allows him to No-Sell a lot of damage, from bullets, to arrows, and even Curtis' T-Spheres.
- In Name Only: There have been several characters in the comics who have gone by the name Chimera, but none of them resemble the version on the show who is largely a Canon Foreigner.
- Loony Fan: Collects vigilante's masks as a sign of gratitude after being saved by Oliver years ago.
- One-Man Army: Able to fight all of Team Arrow at once.
- Powered Armor: Stolen from Wayne Enterprises.
- Red Herring: For the stalker leaving the notes in the previous episode.
- Tuckerization: His full name is a Shout-Out Theme Naming to former Green Arrow comic book writers Kevin Smith and Brad Meltzer.
Stanley Dover / The Star City Slayer
Known Aliases: Star City Slayer
Played by: Brendan Fletcher
First Appearance: "Inmate 4587" (Arrow 7x1)
A former inmate (number 9922) of Slabside Maximum Security Prison who was incarcerated for murder, which he at first claims was wrongful. He quickly befriends Oliver. Then it turns out that he is not as harmless as he looks...
- Abusive Parents: Whenever Stanley did something he didn't like, his father would give him some "medicine" (read: paralytic agent) and proceed to "correct" him.
- Adaptational Attractiveness: He's a lot easier on the eyes than the comics Stanley Dover, who was a creepy old man.
- Adaptational Sympathy: He's given a sketchy Freudian Excuse of claiming to have Abusive Parents, which the comics version never had.
- Adapted Out: In the comics, Stanley Dover is a master of the occult. Here, like most Arrow adaptations of characters, he's just a Badass Normal.
- Age Lift: The comicbook Stanley Dover is a notorious Evil Old Folks. Here, he appears to be around Oliver's agenote .
- Ambiguously Evil: At first, after it turns out he really did murder the guard he was accused of killing for unknown reasons. He also killed several other people, and claimed they all had it coming. As shown later however, his definition of "had it coming" is pretty blurry.
- Arc Villain: He becomes the main threat for a few episodes and it almost looks as though he might take over as Big Bad.
- Ax-Crazy: "Ax-Crazy" doesn't really do it justice. The guy is full-on, veins-on-the-forehead-and-frothing-at-the-mouth insane. Trying to be rational with him is next to impossible. Then there's the tiny little detail that he's a serial killer...
- Bad Guys Do the Dirty Work: Combined with The Dog Bites Back, as he kills Brick.
- Berserk Button:
- Calling him "The Star City Slayer" really pisses him off.
- No one listening to him or understanding his motives.
- Blue-and-Orange Morality: Gains an extremely warped sense of morality from his abusive parents.
- Canon Character All Along: Turns out he really is the adaptation of Stanley Dover aka Star City Slayer.
- Comic-Book Movies Don't Use Codenames: Subverted. He eventually gets the title "Star City Slayer" about halfway through Season 7, even if he doesn't care for the name.
- Distressed Dude: Oliver has to rescue him from being brutalized numerous times.
- Frame-Up: He claims that he was wrongfully accused of murder. His later action of framing Ben Turner for the murder of a guard himself however puts this into question. And then it is revealed that he is indeed a murderer.
- Freudian Excuse: He had Abusive Parent's who gave him drugs to correct him.
- Glass Cannon: Ends up being knocked out by Oliver in one hit. He is good at planning and stalking his prey, but he is helpless in a direct fight.
- I Never Said It Was Poison: He reveals himself as the guard's murderer by thanking Oliver for finding Ben Turner's knife, even though Oliver never told him about it.
- If I Can't Have You…: Non-romantic version. If the older brother figure doesn't want to work with him, he will proceed to attempt to kill them.
- Insane Troll Logic: Uses this to justify his actions.
- Insistent Terminology: He doesn't kill or murder, he "corrects." The results are just about the same...
- Kick The Son Of A Bitch: He's the one who shanks and kills Brick. Considering all the horrible things Brick himself had done, it was more than well-deserved.
- The Lancer: To Oliver in prison.
- Loony Fan: Obsessed with Oliver.
- Manipulative Bastard: Has to be in order to fool Oliver.
- Mask of Sanity: He hid his true psychotic nature from Oliver for their entire stay in prison.
- The Mentally Ill: One of the few genuine examples of the verse.
- Mood-Swinger: Stanley constantly swings back and forth between friendly and threatening.
- Never My Fault: He still insists he is an innocent man even after admitting to being a Serial Killer.
- No Name Given: No last name, anyway. Until "The Slabside Redemption", when it's revealed to be Dover.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: Despite his unstable attire and being helpless in a straight fight, he is scarily competent in tracking and stalking his targets. He also murders Brick and almost kills Dinah.
- Obliviously Evil: Firmly believes he isn't evil, despite everyone else seeing him for exactly what he is.
- Parental Substitute: In a very dark version of this trope, Stanley’s M.O. is to become attached to an older brother figure and then systematically kill his enemies, friends, and finally him.
- Psychopathic Manchild: He acts extremely immature.
- Sanity Slippage: Noticeably more unhinged in "Star City Slayer" than in "The Slabside Redemption".
- Self-Made Orphan: He murdered both of his parents as a boy. They gave him a good reason to do it.
- Serial Killer: Is revealed to be have killed whole families out of his desire to correct someone he sees as a big brother.
- Sibling Murder: Kills his older brother after he tries to send Stanley to Arkham. Then he latched onto another older brother figure, with strong implication that he eventually killed him too. He tried the same with Oliver, but was luckily stopped just short of doing it.
- Stock Slasher: When he finally escapes, he ends up invoking a lot of slasher tropes being a Serial Killer who wields a knife and wears a gas mask. When the heroes visit his hideout of a creepy abandoned house, he is shown sneaking up and attacking one of the heroes much like a slasher villain.
- Tautological Templar: Genuinely believes he is doing good and can’t comprehend otherwise.
- That One Case: Downplayed example but Dinah remembers his serial killings in Central City as having gone unsolved.
- Turn Out Like His Father: Defied and subverted. He tells everyone he's nothing like his abusive father. Felicity agrees, that Stanley is much worse.
- Unwanted Assistance: Tries to "help" Oliver by targeting both people who are his enemies, as well as his friends.
Aviva Metula / Shadow Thief
Known Aliases: Shadow Thief
Played by: Carmel Amitt
First Appearance: "Lost Canary" (Arrow 7x18)
A former Mossad agent and professional mercenary, former associate of both Ricardo Diaz and Black Siren.
- Adaptational Wimp: This version of Shadow Thief lacks any sort of powers and is just a Badass Normal.
- The Anticipator: She anticipated the probability of Laurel's turning on her when they start working together again and brought a few men as backup.
- Badass Israeli: A former Mossad agent.
- Informed Judaism: A former Mossad agent with a jewish name, but it doesn't play into her character in any way.
- Remember the New Guy?: She is said to be Earth-2 Laurel's colleague during her stint as The Dragon to Ricardo Diaz, yet she's nowhere to be seen in Season 6.