ByJoshua Flannagan, writer at
Confidence over competence
Joshua Flannagan

Wouldn't it be great if we could choose the next superhero or villain CW would tackle?! I think that would be fun, but I'm not gonna get my hopes up and start waiting by the phone for a call from Greg Berlanti asking for my advice. That being said, there's no law against dreaming! So I figured, why not share my dreams with you all and see how they compare to yours?

I'm a huge fan of Arrow. It took me almost no time to become thoroughly infatuated with the show and the characters. I was skeptical about The Flash but I gave it a chance and I'm so glad my inner snob didn't get the better of me, because it is equally as fantastic as Arrow. Point being, these shows are super fun for all sorts of people. Obviously they're great for us nerds who geek out at the introduction of each new comic book character, but they also can be enjoyed by people that are just fans of good television - even if they don't catch any of the Easter eggs and homages.

Either way, here is a list of the six characters I'd like to see come to one or both of these shows in seasons to come (three good guys, three bad guys):

1. Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning

This character, I think, would be a great addition to Arrow. Jefferson Pierce is an award winning athlete and all around brilliant man. He wouldn't be another member of Team Arrow, but he'd just be someone that is on their side protecting the streets of Star City. They could even pull a scene almost directly from JLA and have Oliver ask him to join, but Jefferson would decline. Also he's a total badass.

2. Steve Trevor

I know that Steve Trevor is going to be in the DC Cinematic Universe, but so is the Flash, so I think it would work out okay. Either way, Arrow already has introduced the Suicide Squad and Amanda Waller and A.R.G.U.S., so Steve Trevor seems like a pretty logical choice. He would, again, fit better into Arrow, but I imagine he could be successful on both shows. He would make a pretty cool connection to A.R.G.U.S. and the Suicide Squad.

3. John Fox

John Fox is the Flash from the 27th century. He goes to the past to get help from Barry Allen, Jay Garrick, and Wally West (excitement!). Bringing John Fox into the picture would be a nice way to emphasize the time travel element of The Flash.

Now the villains!

4. Abra Kadabra

Abra Kadabra uses his special, magic gadgets to do bad deeds. He's a fairly unappreciated villain, but he's pretty interesting. He has a good conflict with the Flash and would provide an interesting connection to a fake meta that would open up the show to a whole new world of bad guys.

5. Cheshire

Cheshire is super cool! She's so mysterious and full of surprises. She could be something of a helpful villain on Arrow. Meaning, she could be, without a doubt, bad, but she's more selfishly bad than out for evil. She's as cryptic and complicated as the show itself.

6. Johnny Quick

I know that the main theme for The Flash thus far has been a villainous speedster, but I think this could still make sense. They've already opened the door (literally the door) to a new world - Earth 2 - and mentioned the fact that there are 52 of these doors. So it only makes good sense to allow new elements and new characters from these worlds into the show.

Well that is my list! I hope you've enjoyed it. Let me know in the comments if you like my list, dislike my list, have any other suggestions, or any proclamations of a similar kind!

The Flash Season 2 continues Tuesday and Arrow Season 4 Wednesdays on the CW.


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