Last season on Arrow, before Prometheus became the bane of Oliver Queen's existence Vigilante was the villain giving Team Arrow a run for its money. Now with Prometheus out of the picture, Vigilante is coming back and Stephen Amell teases that the villain has ties to the team.
Amell told Entertainment Weekly that in Arrow's upcoming sixth season, Team Arrow will be dealing with personal villains just as much as team foes. Oliver Queen will have Anatoly, Black Canary will have Black Siren and someone on the team? They're going to have Vigilante.
"I know who he is. I'm not going to tell you who he is, but I will tell you Vigilante is a villain, if you want to call him that, for a member of the team as well," Amell said.
But who is Vigilante? The villain spent the first half of last season showing up to attack the team and Mayor Oliver Queen as well as brutally dealing with Star City's criminal element, but disappeared after Prometheus made clear Oliver was his kill. The character hasn't been seen since.
This gives the show an opportunity for a big reveal sometime in season six and Arrow executive producer Marc Guggenheim teased this spring that when Vigilante's mask comes off, it will be a face we've seen before.
"As a general rule, I’m not a fan of mystery characters who when you take off the mask the audience goes, ‘What a minute, I’ve never seen that person before in my life.’ I’m probably not spoiling anything by saying whoever’s underneath the Vigilante mask, you’ve seen that person before," Guggenheim said.
Fans will find out who Vigilante is — and which member of Team Arrow has to contend with him — when Arrow returns Thursday, October 9th on The CW.