So, if you're anything like me, the main cause for happiness in your day-to-day life recently has been the beginning of both Arrow season 4 and The Flash season 2. Well, maybe not the main cause, but you get what I mean.
Regardless, it is universally known among fans of the superhero genre that as far as TV goes, DC have a pretty strong (and pretty awesome) presence. Whilst Marvel's Daredevil certainly outshone expectations, and with AKA Jessica Jones looking to do the same, the MCU still has a rather long way to go before it can rival DC's TV-based fandom.
So, without further ado, I'm about to add to that fandom by telling you all about five DC villains that should - no, need - to come to our small screens. Cue drum roll...
So, first of all, I'll walk you through a little bit of rivalry going on inside DC. Long story short, they don't want anyone that will be appearing in their film universe to show up in their TV universe. So, seeing as Batman is set to be the star of the upcoming Batman VS Superman: Dawn of Justice film, we won't be seeing the caped crusader handing the butts of bad guys over to them alongside Stephen Amell any time soon. Sadness.
So, seeing as the Bat's upcoming main villain in the DCEU is set to be the Joker/Superman/Lex Luthor, it doesn't seem as if they'll be much room for Scarecrow in that area any time soon. Then again, Batman does tend to get through villains faster that Tony Stark gets through iron man suits. So who knows, we could be seeing the Serum Supervillain on the big screen soon - but it's unlikely.
So, given that, I think we should see Thomas Crane maybe as the 'big bad' for Arrow Season 5 - a long way away, I know - but the premise of the Ra's Al Ghul storyline in Arrow Season 3 was originally a Batman adventure. So, seeing as stealing Mr. Wayne's villains for use with Mr. Queen seems to work, I think Scarecrow would fit right in on TV.
And also, before the trolls kick off, this guy was not Scarecrow, but instead a TV-based nemesis called Sebastian Blood:
Again, this dude is a Batman villain (let's face it, all the good ones are) and is not slated for a film appearance any time soon. Known criminally for his dealings with gangs and offences such as illegal drug transportation and weapons dealings, this character simply would seem at home as a villain in Arrow.
Personally, I think this fella could be a spin-off villain who could consistently return and cause trouble, or be a 'big bad'. There's a lot of potential for this character, but I think he would serve best in a similar role to Vinnie Jones' "Brick" villain, who was a large problem for Team Arrow around the mid-season finale of season three.
As always, this guy is Batman-based, but isn't afraid to stray into other areas of crime. He's basically another lowlife criminal, looking to get rich and make anybody he wants to pay for whatever the heck it was they did. Sounds... fun? I guess he does whatever he wants, really.
As we all know, cinematic universes that draw from items such as comics have a lot (and I mean a lot) of easter egg potential, so even if he only appeared in a cameo, or was only referenced for now, I would be happy. In future, he could appear to cause havoc on Arrow, and have his backstory built up on The Flash. I think he'd work well as a crossover baddie, and I can easily see him as the villain of a three episode spread.
So, eventually we find ourselves at a Flash-based bad guy. Savitar is similar to The Flash, but different, and not because he chooses to wear much less. Formerly a test pilot, the villain Savitar was struck by lightning whilst flying an experimental plane, which gave him the power to access the speed force. Essentially, he can run fast too.
He hasn't ever been shown as much of a problem in the comics (Wally West easily outran him) as he has spent much of his time trapped inside the speed force. That's why, in the picture above, you can see him gleefully expressing the fact that he is finally free. Personally, I think The Flash is reliant on someone with speed-related powers as its 'big bad', and I don't see why Savitar couldn't be an option for season three.
Campaigned for by fans of the Arrowverse worldwide, I don't think it's any surprise that the Mirror Master makes this list. By name Sam Scudder, the villain employs similar tactics to the already-on-TV Captain Cold, using an ingeniously developed gun to place mirrors around Central City to consistently vex the Scarlet Speedster.
Whilst so far The Flash has relied on speed-based villains for its main baddie, I think that Sam here could fill a similar role as The Trickster did in season one. He's not well educated and a bit of, well, a Redneck, so we can't expect a character like this to have a master plan that would addle Mr. Allen for an entire twenty three episodes. Hey ho, he'd still be cool to see though.
But hey, that's all I've got. Let me know hat you guys think in the comments, or take the poll! Until next time :)