DC Villain Anarky Revealed in Arrow Images for "Blood Debt"

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CW's Arrow returns to television on January 20, and with its return comes a notorious DC Comics villain, Anarky. The character will be played by Alexander Calvert on the episode titled "Blood Debts," and the CW revealed a couple images of what the character will look like on the series.

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The CW version of the character is quite a departure from the comic book version, in which Anarky wore a red hat and gold mask; however, the show seems to playing off of the rebellious spirit of the character, who stands up for what he believes in, which is sometimes at the expense other people's lives.

Anarky first appeared in DETECTIVE COMICS #608 in 1989. The character rose up against corruption in politics and the government at the age of 12. During his time as a villain, utilizing his intellect and hacking skills, Anarky spent time taking on mainly Batman and Robin. Considering Oliver Queen has been running for mayor on Arrow, this seems like the perfect time to bring in the character.

Arrow returns on the CW on Wednesday, January 20.

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Here we go again...actually I never really cared lol.

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A see through mask :/

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#3 the_stegman  Moderator

This is like The Purge.

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They really screwed the pooch (or whatever one says) on Anarky in Arrow. I mean the guy did nothing that Anarky does and he was a pawn..? So bad. Hopefully this time he's more like Anarky and not just yet another psychotic guy who knows how to fight. I hate it when everyone is professional martial artist out of nowhere and this is the single most frustrating thing about Arrow.

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Arrow, if you're so intent on using all of Batman's villains, the least you can do is portray them faithfully.

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They really screwed the pooch (or whatever one says) on Anarky in Arrow. I mean the guy did nothing that Anarky does and he was a pawn..? So bad. Hopefully this time he's more like Anarky and not just yet another psychotic guy who knows how to fight. I hate it when everyone is professional martial artist out of nowhere and this is the single most frustrating thing about Arrow.

Surely Arrow has things that are MUCH more frustrating than that.

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That's just a stupid mask.

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by the time arrow is over they'll have brought down darkseid, trigon and mr mxy

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#9 the_stegman  Moderator

@haloprogram: I still can't get over how they ruined Count Vertigo... TWICE!

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@nite_nite: Nah, they aren't Batman villains well maybe Trigon they have an affinity for TT as well.

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#11  Edited By MisterNefarious

Paint the mask gold. Put on a hood or a hat.

Not that hard, CW...

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Looks like a forgettable character

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They should of made it a bit bigger and completely white...

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Anarky has always been a character with very little consistency. So the idea of Arrow changing things up and going in a different direction being a bad thing is kinda funny. Besides Arrow has always been good at adapting various DC properties into different but spiritually whole ways.

Also dose the whole plastic mask thing actually obscure identity irl? Like from facial tracking I get it but at the sametime it seems like the modern equivalent of wearing a nylon over your face when you rob someone. It's certainly no greese paint.

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@the_kidd: you sure they won't reenact Bruce busting a cap in his a** using Oliver?

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#16  Edited By Dark_Stranger

Another Batman villain?

At some point they just need to come clean and admit that they wanted a Batman show rather than a Green Arrow show. lol

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@mattydavehalpeo: we'll call it my pet-peeve then. That little thing that bothers me more than Canary's stupid baton.

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@the_stegman: don't... remind... me. I mean if Jeff Lemire's Green Arrow run was ANY indication of what they should do, they somehow opted to do the exact opposite ha! how do they manage?

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Looks pretty dumb.

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#20  Edited By NightFang3
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@the_stegman: @mattydavehalpeo: @haloprogram: Arrow has never been good with it's villains. Just look at what they did with Ra's Al Ghul and Deathstroke!

As much as they forgot Deathstroke was a mercenary in the comics, and thus failed in his characterisation, he was the most epic villain on the show imho.

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@mattydavehalpeo said:

@nightfang said:

@the_stegman: @mattydavehalpeo: @haloprogram: Arrow has never been good with it's villains. Just look at what they did with Ra's Al Ghul and Deathstroke!

As much as they forgot Deathstroke was a mercenary in the comics, and thus failed in his characterisation, he was the most epic villain on the show imho.

Until they depowered him and had Thea beat and nearly kill him.

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My eyes...it BURNS. Wow CW just went a whole new low ,the f*ck is this? this character is everything but Anarky,it's insulting. I hope Alan Grant blasts this a new a$$ hole. I've resigned to the Batman pilfering but at least make these characters interesting and faithful to the source material.

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The negativity is strong with this site....

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What am I looking at here?

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@mattydavehalpeo: agreed, 100%. He wasn't the "Deathstroke" we knew but he was the Deathstroke this show desperately needed. I mean just look at Merlyn, barely anything recongnizable from the comic at this point, I think they're going for that after all and the ONE character they try to make as true as possible, Ra's, turns out mediocre. It's a shame really.

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@stahlflamme said:

@nightfang said:

@the_stegman: @mattydavehalpeo: @haloprogram: Arrow has never been good with it's villains. Just look at what they did with Ra's Al Ghul and Deathstroke!

Look at what they did to Constantine Drakon.

He wasn't even a villain, he was just doing his job and protecting his client.

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Grateful they didn't go with the DC comics costume. That would have been too laughable. Still wish they'd either change diggles Party city magneto helmet or kill the character off altogether.

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This is one of the reasons why I stopped watching Arrow and I will never, ever start watching it again.

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Lol dafaq is this?

Just when I thought Arrow couldn't be any worse.

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@haloprogram: I still can't get over how they ruined Count Vertigo... TWICE!

I still can't get over:

turning brother eye into a guy who can hack computers (like apparently everyone on that universe)

brushing over Komodo and defeating him casually in less than an episode

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#34  Edited By Haloprogram

@bobthened: omg all this reminiscing has made me flustered haha! Brother Eye was forgettable and a pushover and that in itself should've been unforgettable!! Komodo is the coolest thing Lemire introduced in all of N52 GA yet he was mistreated unlike anything else. Thanks for the reminder buddy.

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Wow! Jesus christ why TF did make an Arrow show if like 90% of the characters on this show aren't even GA related, GA does have a lot of rogues you just need to revamp them but lordd omg stop with taking Batman Villians jesus. Deathstroke's motivation was terrible but he was the best villian in this whole entire show, Komodo was like mercenary or whatever he was and he just used like WTF. Count Vertigo got messed up TWICE! Brick was the only interesting thing in season 3 to me, how do you mess up Drakon or half of GA's rogue gallery like come on CW jesus.

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