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Arrow Season 4: Wasn’t Damien Darhk Supposed to be the Most Powerful Super-villain?

 

When Ra’s Al Ghul died in the end of season 3, the show-makers promised the fans that Damien Darhk will be the deadliest super-villain that Team Arrow will ever face. He was supposed to be the most dangerous, formidable, sophisticated and ruthless adversary in the season 4. In comic-world, he is the leader of one of world’s most notorious organization H.I.V.E, which is on the target list of CIA and FBI; a villain for the superhero team Titans; the second-in-command to Adeline Kane, Slade Wilson’s ex-wife, and was the man behind reforming the H.I.V.E into a well-funded, cohesive and deadly terrorist organization as opposed to rag-tag bunch of uniform wearing cabal.

Moreover, he is the member of League of Assassins, an Heir to the Demon and a former friend turned foe of Ra’s Al Ghul. Once upon a time, Damien Darhk and another person were horsemen to Ra’s Al Ghul, he wanted to take the mantle as he believed he is worthy while the other one was chosen. He outmaneuvered Ra’s, took waters of Lazarus pit with himself and commands a loyal and trained “hive of followers” around the world.

He should have been a Master Tactician and an escape artist, instead, he is fighting petty criminals in a jail cell. In comics, he is able to steer the organization with complete anonymity and secrecy and is successful in implementing his diabolical plans, while on the TV show he is mocked by Malcolm Merlyn, dejected by H.I.V.E. which is carrying out Project Genesis without him and has been left to basically fend for himself. Is there any possibility of him getting his mojo back or is this the beginning of his end?

 

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