|Occupation||Assassin, Shareholder of Marionette Ventures|
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|Played By||Steve Bacic|
- "Some men don't get to choose who they become." - Vordigan, Disciple
Vordigan is a dark haired man with dark eyes as well. He has many scars on his body. He has a Vandyke beard and mustache much like some of the interpretations of Green Arrow in the comic books, but Vordigan has dark hair instead of blond. Vordigan wears a black uniform with two quivers stitched into it.
Vordigan has no trouble hurting people. He feels very strongly about his code. He is even willing to die for his beliefs. He has a lot of respect for Oliver, but hates that he won't kill him to obey their code.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Although Vordigan possesses no obvious superhuman powers, his skill as an archer is only rivaled by Oliver Queen, although by his own admission his skills were starting to decay, which was his motivation to force Oliver to replace him by killing off his important connections to the outside world and eventually Queen killing him.
- Expert marksman: Vordigan collects and manufactures his own weapons which are is noticeably less sophisticated than the ones used by his former pupil, Oliver Queen.
- Skilled archer: Former teacher and mentor of Oliver, Vordigan is extremely skilled in the art of archery, enabling him to perform precise attacks without detection.
- Super dexterity: Vordigan, despite his old age, is very mobile and agile, allowing him to perform leaps and backflips at an expert level.
Some examples of his skill:
- He hit Lois Lane between two vital parts of her body.
- He shot three arrows at a time at Oliver.
- He proved to have very accurate aim; he also proved to be very dexterous.
We don't know too much about Vordigan's early life, but we do know that he himself trained Oliver Queen to be an expert marksman and was a part of a secret Celtic society of trained expert archers.
- "Your heart is dark like mine, Oliver." - Vordigan, Disciple
After Oliver left the group, Vordigan left to find him in order to fulfill his role as a "master archer." The Dark Archer shot Lois Lane with his arrow through her shoulder. The Dark Archer then attacked Chloe Sullivan at Watchtower. The Dark Archer then sought out Mia Dearden and kidnapped her, as he placed her in a maze. He told Oliver that he had to fulfill his role by succeeding his master.
Vordigan went after Mia after Oliver refused to kill him. After he found Mia, he shot three arrows at her. Oliver saw them and jumped in front of Mia. Just as the arrows got close Clark ran in front of Oliver and saved him. While Clark was in front of him, Oliver shot an arrow at Vordigan hitting him in the same place he hit Lois. However, Oliver did not kill Vordigan, only stopped him and saved Mia. Later, talking with Mia, Oliver says that Vordigan is in prison, and he's worried about the day he'll be released, old and still eager to be killed by him.
Somehow released from his incarceration, Vordigan was now apart of the Toyman's sinister league of villains known as the Marionette Ventures. At their meeting, each member was assigned a target from the Justice League. Vordigan's target was none other than his former apprentice: the Green Arrow.
In the ComicsEdit
Although his real name in Smallville is Vordigan, the Dark Archer shares several similarities with Green Arrow's long-time enemy archer, Merlyn. Aside from being as equally skilled with a bow as Ollie, Merlyn is also known for his dark attire and has a grudge against Oliver. However, unlike Vordigan, Merlyn lacks much belief in honor, and his rivalry against Oliver is more based on personal hatred and vengeance.
Also, according to DC Comics solicits in a coming storyline in the Green Arrow/Black Canary comic series (issues 24-28), the shape shifting villain Everyman will use the name Dark Arrow. In addition, Vordigan shares some traits with Natas, an assassin in the comics Green Arrow went to to hone his skills. Like Vordigan, Natas attempts to force Green Arrow to be more ruthless by launching attacks against him, before and after the training, though he does so by conspiring with Oliver's other enemies.
- The idea of a superhero's ex-mentor turned enemy is similar to the movie Batman Begins.
- Steve Bacic also starred in the pilot episode as the mechanic that Jeremy Creek kills.
- The name "Vordigan" is reminiscent of Vortigern, a legendary British king who encounters Merlin/Merlyn as a boy.
- Vordigan's beard, bow and arrows resemble the ones of Oliver Queen from the comics.