Even in the delightfully genteel sport of Santa Attack Ball (I’ll get to thinking about a better name) you don’t make an enemy of a naked alien that we know has alien technology kicking about.
Does anyone watch the show Arrow? Wow that many huh. Well ever since about 10 episodes in I’ve had this theory. Felicity, the nerdy female who’s actually pretty hot, but they’re doing the whole She’s all That, girl has her hair up and glasses so she must be a dork routine. Well her, I decided early on that she should be the Oracle. As in Barbara Gordon, as in GCPD’s own Jim Gordon’s offspring. It fits seeing as most of the other Birds Of Prey have shown up in the show already and besides which how cool would that be. I know she has her own thing going on, but spin a yarn about her being in witness protection ’cause she’s a target in Gotham due to her Dad. Listen, the premiss is there.
Arrow has done a great job of scattering known, well established characters, both good and bad, throughout Starling City and I wish Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. did the same. I’m not asking for Thor every other week, but come on this is Marvel, how about a reference to Oscorp, how about Cable, Deadpool, Luke Cage, Ronin, any of the avengers that weren’t in the movie, you know, the good ones.
I know that Marvel are playing the long game and we are likely to see a Heroes for Hire TV show, a DareDevil TV show and and X-Force and Deadpool movie in the next 5 years as well as everything they have planned with Avengers 2, Ant-Man, Doctor Strange et al, but DC are doing Superman vs Batman, Wonder Woman and a JLA movie, but they’re still managing to put the DAMN FLASH in Arrow. Get with it people. Also Slade Wilson, my new favourite DC character. Behind Nightwing…and the Joker…and maybe the Riddler.