#DC comics have some of the most iconic superheroes and villains in the world and recently these characters have been storming television screens everywhere. Right now, DC's #Arrowverse is doing a better job capturing the iconic heroes than their movie counterparts. The versions of both major, minor, and downright obscure characters in the Arrowverse are being portrayed brilliantly and very accurately to the comics – much to the glee of fanboys everywhere.
Right now the Arrowverse is in a prime position to add new characters to their already enormous roster. As well as there being multiple worlds due to the flashpoint events in the beginning of Season 3 of The Flash, Supergirl has recently added the Cadmus genetic research project and Legends of Tomorrow has also included the Justice Society of America in their second season.
So without anymore introduction, here is my list of characters that should be added to the Arrowverse. I tried to choose heroes that are not too major – yes, that means no Batman or Green Lantern.
Superboy has always been an intriguing character as he struggles to accept his own origins and be like Superman. The Arrowverse has always focused on their characters origins and emotional arcs to a further extent than it sometimes should. Superboy being the complex character we all love has a rich character arc that would fit nicely into the Arrowverse formula. Now that both Supergirl and Superman are prevalent in the Arrowverse, Superboy would fit right in beside his family. His arrival could also lead to a Team Superman group that fans would love.
Aquaman is one of the most unfairly ridiculed comic characters, and his abilities to talk to fish would fit right in beside a mind controlling gorilla. With the Arrowverse exploring more alien planets it might be time to focus a bit closer to home with Aquaman. He would open up more storylines regarding Atlantis and could even lead to a Arrowverse Justice League. Seeing how there is already a Justice Society of America in the Arrowverse a Justice League does not seem that farfetched, and Aquaman is a core League member.
Starman is one of the greatest Golden Age comic characters, and has unfortunately gone downhill since then. Starman would be a perfect new series to add to the Arrowverse. His mentor Shade recently appeared in a episode of The Flash and his Gravity Rod appears in the Legends of Tomorrow time ship. If Starman received his own show it could give new blood to the Arrowverse. Starman's connections to the JSoA could also lead to interesting team ups and story arcs.
4. Blue Beetle
Blue Beetle is an amazing superhero who has been recently gaining more credibility in the world of comics. His run in the Young Justice animation show was nothing short of fantastic. Blue Beetles addition to any show in the Arrowverse would open up fascinating storylines to be exploited. Including one of the best aspects of DC comics, Apokolips planet.
It would be amazing to see the character in the Arrowverse take on the forces of Apokolips.
5. Dick Grayson
Dick Grayson is Batman's sidekick and yes, Batman is not even in the show yet, but Dick could serve as the perfect bridge to the world of Gotham. A older Dick Grayson who had already became Nightwing would be the ideal choice. He could maybe even get his own show about him protecting Bludhaven. His exploits could lead to appearances of Gotham characters, like Batman or the other Robins. It would be perfect to witness the Bat family dynamic with the Arrowverse's signature style.
6. Booster Gold
Booster Gold is another character that has been mostly forgotten since the Golden Age of comics. Booster Gold has always treated heroics like actor in Hollywood. He has always been more worried about publicity than any of his villains. This unique view, and contrast it has with every other hero in the Arrowverse would be a delight to watch – especially any confrontation with The Flash.
Booster Gold, like Aquaman is also a member of the Justice League. HIs arrival could help set up a Justice League show.
7. Guy Gardner
Guy Gardner would be a perfect addition the the Arrowverse, whether as a guest character or the protagonist of his own show. I am not going to deny that Guy is a jerk, but he is the kind of jerk that everybody ends up liking anyway. His extreme loyalty is also a plus in a show universe that features friendship as one of their main components. Guy Gardner has also been one of the funnier green lanterns which could add humor to the sometimes humorless Arrowverse. Guy Gardner could also open up all new galactic threats for the Arrowverse to utilise.