Arrow: First Look at Ra's al Ghul's Daughter Nyssa Raatko From "Heir to the Demon"

The producers of Arrow have released a first look at Nyssa Raatko, the daughter of Ra's al Ghul, [...]

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The producers of Arrow have released a first look at Nyssa Raatko, the daughter of Ra's al Ghul, who will appear on the upcoming episode "Heir to the Demon," airing next week. Nyssa shows up in Starling City as the latest member of Ra's al Ghul's League of Assassins coming to look for Black Canary, although it seems as though the pair have a slightly different relationship than she's had with the previous killers sent her way. The character is played by Katrina Law, who will reunite with her Spartacus co-star Manu Bennett (Slade Wilson/Deathstroke), although it seems from comments by the showrunner that it's unlikely the pair will share much time onscreen. "Our Nyssa certainly has shades of Talia," said executive producer Adam Kreisberg in an interview at IGN, where they have a couple more photos from the episode. "Katrina auditioned for Shado and it actually came down to Katrina and Celina [Jade] and honestly, part of it was just that because we knew she'd have scenes with Slade [played by Manu Bennett], and it just felt like a Spartacus overkill. But she's somebody that we've been a fan of. When this part came up, we saw a lot of people for it, but she certainly is exotic and beautiful and smart and our stunt guys are over the moon, because she can do a lot of her own stunts." Kreisberg also said that Nyssa is, "the next wave of the League of Assasins that comes to Starling City. But she has some interesting secrets as well." That's interesting because one of the long-running speculations here at ComicBook.com is that previous League members who referred to Sara (Black Canary) as "the Beloved" may have been doing so because she was in a relationship with either Ra's al Ghul or one of his daughters.