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Who am I? That's the question that has found its way into the minds of numerous characters this season on [Arrow](series:720988). With identity being a driving force this season, viewers can expect to see their favorite characters struggling with identity issues. One man in particular will struggle between being a man under a hood, or a demon.
During the final moments of "Nanda Parbat," Oliver (Stephen Amell) found himself at the mercy of Ra's al Ghul (Matt Nable), but instead of facing certain death, he found himself with an offer. An offer to become the next Ra's al Ghul.
While it may sound like an offer, Amell says, “If you know Ra’s al Ghul and you know his tactics… you realize that it’s an offer in name only. It’s not really an offer. It’s a demand. If Oliver says no, there are going to be incredibly dire consequences.” Which raises the question, would Oliver really consider becoming the next Ra's al Ghul despite The League of Assassins going against his own personal beliefs? While the choice may be for Oliver to make, other forces will play a role in his decision.
During the Suicide Squad centric episode, "Suicidal Tendencies," Oliver will find himself butting heads with Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh). This altercation will possibly be the reason why Ray will purposely try to out Oliver as The Arrow. With Ray going head to head with Oliver, and Captain Lance (Paul Blackthorne) going on a manhunt to capture The Arrow, it seems the pressure for Oliver to accept the offer is going to be overwhelming.
At the start of Oliver's crusade, some residents of Starling City saw The Emerald Archer as a vigilante; a man who did not respect the law, so therefore, was against it. But after the attack on Starling City by Slade's super soldiers, The Arrow was no longer seen as a vigilante, but as a hero.
With a force such as The League of Assassins behind him, it is possible that Oliver will consider the offer if it means not only saving Starling City, but saving the world. When speaking about the effects that the offer will have on Oliver, Amell says, “It really actually does force him to really look within himself. We see a very different Oliver, a more introspective, a more vulnerable and, in a lot of ways, defeated version of the character as we move towards the last portion of our episodes.” With all this mind, can viewers expect to see The Emerald Archer ditch his bow for a turn at power?
Arrow returns with all new episodes March 18, 2015 at 8 p.m. on The CW.
Will Oliver choose to become the next Ra's al Ghul?
Source: Entertainment Weekly