Stephen Amell Reveals His Pick For Favorite Arrow Villain


“Arrow” recently wrapped up its fifth season, and most fans seem to agree that the recent season was one of the best. Everyone knows that a season of “Arrow” is only as good as its villain, and Josh Segarra’s Adrian Chase/Prometheus has been getting a lot of praise among fans and critics alike.

Adrian Chase pushed Oliver Queen over the edge and by the time season 5 wrapped up the show had come full circle.

During a panel at Heroes and Villains Fan Fest in London this weekend, Stephen Amell was asked to choose his favorite “Arrow” villains, and he said that Manu Bennett’s Deathstroke was marvelous. He added that he doesn’t think of John Barrowman (Malcolm Merlyn) as a villain because he knows him, and then he went into his thoughts on Prometheus.

The theme of “Arrow” season 5 was legacy, and the season wrapped up a 5 year story arc. The show wouldn’t have been able to come full circle without Prometheus at the forefront, and Amell picked Chase as the best villain.

“Someone put a comment on my page,” Amell said via “They’re like, ‘You gotta check out this guy’s page for the reaction video!’ I didn’t really know about reaction videos and then I ended up on a deep dive all the way to the season finale, and I swear to god, a man and a woman, everyone as they were watching the final scenes they went, ‘Full circle! Full circle! Full circle!’ And that, to me, meant a lot. So, I think that Josh [Segarra] and the Prometheus villain probably fit the very best into a season but I think that from an iconic standpoint, it’s certainly the best one.”

“Arrow” will return in the fall with season 6.

After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the North China Sea. He returned home to Star City, bent on righting the wrongs done by his family and fighting injustice.

As the Green Arrow, he protects his city with the help of former soldier John Diggle (David Ramsey), computer-science expert Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), his vigilante-trained sister Thea Queen (Willa Holland), Deputy Mayor Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne), brilliant inventor Curtis Holt (Echo Kellum), and his new recruits, street-savvy Rene Ramirez (Rick Gonzalez) and meta-human Dinah Drake (Juliana Harkavy).

Oliver has finally solidified and strengthened his crime-fighting team only to have it threatened when unexpected enemies from his past return to Star City, forcing Oliver to rethink his relationship with each member of his “family”.