There’s no question at the moment that Damien Darhk is a pretty awful human being. He’s the primary Big Bad on “Arrow” season 4, and he seems for the most part to be motivated by just watching the world burn, to borrow a phrase from another comic-book franchise.
Is this man all evil? We cannot answer that question completely just yet, but you are going to at least get some more information as to who he is, where he comes from, and what is personal history happens to be. Speaking to MTV News while on a recent set visit, the man behind this villain in Neal McDonough passed along the following message:
“You’ll find out about his personal life, which comes as a bit of a shock to everyone. Without giving it away, it’s a pretty good one. It’s really good. And, obviously, the Green Arrow’s gonna figure that out and use that against me also.”
We’ve said this a few times already, but we do think it bears a little bit of repeating: We really hope that Darhk doesn’t turn out to be Felicity’s father, given that there is already a little bit of evidence that this could be the case. (We’re getting several appearances from Charlotte Ross this season + more talk of Felicity backstory coming up.) We’d much rather the character be someone who is not connected to the Green Arrow or the mythology at all, that was she can have a story with him that is really all about her without making it some coincidental connection to everything else going on … but that’s just our two cents on the subject.
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