The Flash Damien Darhk

Arrow's Damien Darhk to Also Haunt The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow

Falling under the category of “You Can Never Have Too Much of a Good Thing,” Neal McDonough will bring Arrow baddie Damien Darhk to both of the CW superhero series’ offshoots — The Flash and the midseason entry DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.

The Justified alum made his Arrow debut in the Season 4 premiere as the heretofore unseen ally-turned-adversary of the mighty Ra’s al Ghul. Darhk has a plan to not so much destroy Star City but “let it die,” while among his skillsets are mystical powers that let him fell foes with a touch, or stop arrows mid-flight.

On Legends of Tomorrow, which as detailed during the series’ New York Comic-Con panel on Sunday will flit around time each week, McDonough told ComicBook.com, “I look exactly the same in 1975 but you see he’s not as confident, and doesn’t have such an agenda … as he does now.”

During his visit to The Flash, meanwhile, “I’m just this crazy, fun, enjoy-everything-while-I-kill-everybody type of character.”

The Flash and Arrow air Tuesdays and Wednesdays, respectively, at 8/7c.

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18 Comments
  1. Lola says:

    Bad ass! I’m liking DD far more than RAG. He seems much more intense and threatening.

    • BenM says:

      Me too, so far. Merlyn and Slade Wilson were such great baddies, it felt like RAG never lived up to that standard, but it also looks like DD will.

      One thing I do wish, though, is that they would find a way of creating a menacing, great baddie who isn’t out to kill everyone Oliver loves. Perhaps even someone who spends the entire season playing the team in a long con.

  2. M says:

    So, if Damien Darhk kills the person on Arrow whose gravestone we were briefly shown (or his actions cause their death), then shows up of Legends of Tomorrow after the Legends travel back to the past, does that mean whatever happens to him on Legends of Tomorrow will change the course of his future and make it that whoever died on Arrow does not actually end up dead?! Hmmmm…..

  3. Diz says:

    Ugh, I don’t care for him at all. Kill him off sooner than later please.

  4. Azerty says:

    He will be the one who wake up Vandal Savage? This is a very good news I love when the shows are connected and we have seen last year that Barry and Oliver need to help each other with their respectiv villains. Now considering Oliver’s comment at the grave, they should confirm that he will also be involved (even just for a little bit) with the battle against Zoom.

    • ya says:

      ya but they dont want to make it exactly like last season if you want help understanding it watch Emegency Awsome on youtube he explains it all

  5. Georgia madman says:

    Love Neal ! He was so great in Boomtown and Justified.

  6. blah says:

    This is unfortunate. While DD has been a massive step up for Arrow post season 3. Arrow hasn’t ever reached the level of quality that the first season of The Flash hit. This was largely due to the brilliant Harrison Wells. it was especially notable however in the crossover episodes which were probably the worst episodes of the flash season 1. I’m not sure how crossing over the big bad of one show to the other benefits either show. Unless the season Finale will be a crossover.

  7. Jooshua says:

    This guy gets to be Dum Dum Dugan in the Marvel-verse, and Damien Darhk in the DC-verse. Lucky bastard.

  8. Joey Padron says:

    Good news Neal will crossover on both shows! He’s good playing villains.