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Other Major Villains (Comics)
Morgan Edge (Rutger Hauer, Patrick Bergin)
A Metropolis crime boss and childhood friend of Lionel Luthor, Morgan Edge is the antagonist in the first half of Season 3, attempting to force Clark (whom he knows as "Kal") to honor a deal he made while under the influence of Red Kryptonite. He and Lionel later try to uncover Clark's secret; in the aftermath, Edge is killed when he drives his car into Clark's invulnerable body. Is revealed to have helped Lionel murder his parents when they were both young.
- Accidental Public Confession: Is taped confessing to the murder of Lionel's parents.
- Big Bad Duumvirate: Tries to form one with Lionel, but he's really out of his league.
- Diabolical Mastermind: A leading figure in Intergang, the criminal underworld's equivalent of LuthorCorp.
- Forgotten Childhood Friend: Of Lionel.
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul: When played by Rutger Hauer.
- Green Rocks: Carries a string of meteor rock beads in case he runs into Clark.
- Magic Plastic Surgery: To explain his change in appearance. Justified in-universe as he was on the run from Lionel.
- Man of Wealth and Taste
- The Other Darrin: Rutger Hauer played him in his first two appearances, Patrick Bergin in his third.
- Villain Team-Up: With Lionel.
Brainiac / Milton Fine / Brainiac 5 (James Marsters)
"I am the Brain InterActive Construct. No matter my form, my intellect remains formidable. Do not underestimate me."
When Clark began attending college in Season 5, his World History professor was one Milton Fine, who later claimed to be another surviving Kryptonian. Fine convinced Clark to assist him in taking down Jor-El, who had supposedly been a brutal dictator back on Krypton. In truth, Fine was a Kryptonian AI under the control of General Zod, who he sought to release from the Phantom Zone. When the truth of Fine's plans were revealed, Clark tried to defeat him; ultimately, Brainiac's "death" was revealed to be the very thing required to release Zod from his imprisonment.
In Season 7, Brainiac returned under his own control, albeit in a badly battered condition. Manipulating Bizarro and Clark into helping him repair himself, Brainiac 2.0 subsequently trapped Kara in the Phantom Zone and revealed Clark's secret to Lex. Clark destroyed his body, but Brainiac returned once again in Season 8 by body-jacking Chloe and attempting to gain control of Doomsday. He was finally defeated with the aid of the Legion of Super-Heroes, and taken to the future for re-programming; he returns in Season 10 as Brainiac 5.
He is the main antagonist of Seasons 5 and 7, and is a recurring threat in Season 8, giving him the distinction of being the only non-regular to serve as the Big Bad for more than one season.
- AI Is a Crapshoot: We're led to believe this is what happened, but it's ultimately subverted. See Robotic Psychopath below.
- All There in the Manual: His Season 7 incarnation's identity as Brainiac 2.0.
- Badass Automaton
- Badass Boast: Following his defeat in Season 5, Brainiac returns in Season 7 in a nearly powerless, deteriorating body that can barely hold itself together. Bizarro accuses him of "barely being able to catch a rat"; Brainiac's response is the page quote. Given the circumstances, it's very Badass.
- Badass Bookworm: He's a skinny guy masquerading as a Professor of World History. He's also a Kryptonian AI capable of fighting Superman to a draw.
- Badass Teacher: Goes hand-in-hand with his Badass Bookworm status.
- Bad Future: Causes one in an Alternate Universe shown in Season 7's "Apocalypse".
- Big Bad: For Season 5 and the first half of Season 8.
- Big Bad Duumvirate: With Lex in Season 7.
- Body Surf: Seasons 7 and 8.
- The Chessmaster: So very much.
- Complete Monster: Lionel, Zod, Tess and even Lex frickin Luthor have more redeeming qualities than this guy. See his entries on the trope's and Smallville's YMMV page for more... details.
- Computer Virus
- Contagious AI
- Deadpan Snarker: Both pre- and post-Heel Face Turn.
- Disc One Final Boss: Season 8, where he's the Big Bad for the first half before being supplanted by his own Unwitting Pawn, Doomsday, as the season's major threat.
- The Dragon: For Zod in Season 5.
- Earthshattering Kaboom: Blew up Krypton under Zor-El's control.
- Evil Genius: Not The Evil Genius in a Five-Bad Band sense, as he's generally The Big Bad or The Dragon, but definitely an Evil Genius. In terms of actual IQ points, he's probably the smartest being on the show.
- Evil Mentor: To Clark in early Season 5.
- Evil Teacher: As Milton Fine, Professor of World History.
- Guile Hero: After his Heel Face Turn.
- The Heavy: Season 5's.
- Heel Face Turn: It's due to being re-programmed though, so it doesn't gain him a lot of sympathy.
- Humans Are Bastards: ...And thus deserve to die.
- In Your Nature to Destroy Yourselves: He claims this is the truth about humans.
- Insufferable Genius: For a computer system, he's got an ego.
"I was created by Kryptonians, but I'm a whole lot smarter."
- Kill All Humans: Season 8.
- Lack of Empathy: Brainiac's hardwiring didn't include an empathy drive. It's one of the reasons why he manages to make Lex look good in comparison.
- The Man Behind the Man: To President Evil Lex in the Bad Future of Season 7's "Apocalypse".
- Manipulative Bastard
- Misanthrope Supreme
- Nanomachines: His real body is a black, liquid metal composed of these.
- Not So Different: Brainiac 5 invokes this with Clark in Season 10's "Homecoming". For a good cause, to boot.
- Omnicidal Maniac: Plans to destroy Earth in Seasons 7 and 8, and implies he'll do the same thing to the next planet he visits. Within the context of the setting, it's quite omnicidal.
- Power At a Price: Specifically:
- Power Degeneration: In Season 7, following his near-destruction by Clark in the previous season. It takes a visible effort for him to shape-shift, and his body takes on the appearance of someone with a very serious illness.
- Power Source: Is shown re-charging himself at a power plant in Season 7. Coincidentally, an overload of electricity is every bit as bad for him as not getting enough.
- Replicant Snatching: He doesn't kill Kara, but he does exile her to the Phantom Zone and take on her appearance.
- Robotic Psychopath: His programming didn't malfunction; it was deliberately corrupted by Zod.
- Science Hero: Post-reprogramming. He's the AI behind the Legion flight rings and most of their other tech.
- Self-Made Orphan: In a way. He not only kills his designer Dax-Ur, but helped Zod wipe out Krypton, killing his builder, Jor-El, in the process.
- The Smart Guy: To the Legion, post-Heel Face Turn.
- Superior Species: Pretends to be a Kryptonian with this attitude. In truth, he hates just about everybody.
- Superpower Lottery: A major winner. He can fake most of the Kryptonian powers, and has a few of his own, all in addition to his Evil Genius status. Here's the full list:
- Eye Beams
- From a Single Cell: He's been utterly destroyed numerous times, but as long as a few pieces of him remain, he can regenerate completely, although it does take time.
- Grand Theft Me: Body-jacks several people in Season 7 in order to drain their trace minerals and re-build himself. In Season 8, he takes control of Chloe following the destruction of his own body, increasing her intelligence in order to make her a better host.
- Mind Probe: Typically by means of inserting a finger through the person's eye or temple. Yes, it's as vile as it sounds.
- Nigh Invulnerability
- Puppeteer Parasite: Related to Grand Theft Me. He enters in his liquid metal form and can be extracted the same way.
- Self-Duplication: Can duplicate himself, and does so frequently.
- Shape Shifter: Easily transforms into people, and mimics them with frightening accuracy.
- Super Intelligence: Has the highest IQ of anyone on the show, and can both process information and multi-task at a speed that would leave most super computers in the dust.
- Super Speed
- Super Strength
- Thanatos Gambit: Clark stabbing him in Season 5 is what lets Zod take control of Lex.
- Treacherous Advisor: To Clark, Bizarro and, eventually, Lex, in both the real world and an Alternate Universe Bad Future shown in "Apocalypse".
- The Virus: Serves as one himself, with his ability to infect victims via nanomachine implant. He also uses computerized ones repeatedly as part of his plans, shutting down most of the planet on at least two separate occasions. During the Season 5 finale, he was also planning to unleash a real virus to wipe out Earth's human population.
Maxima (Charlotte Sullivan)
An alien queen from Almerac who arrives on Earth in Season 8 looking for her Kryptonian soulmate. Unfortunately for anyone who isn't a Kryptonian, her kiss is fatal to humans. She kills several men, hospitalizes Jimmy and almost seduces Clark, before he breaks from her control and sends her home.
- All Amazons Want Hercules: She got turned on when Clark slammed her through a brick wall and pinned her.
- Combat Sadomasochist: Implied
- The Empath
- Evil Redhead
- Hell-Bent for Leather: Initially
- Hot Amazon
- Hypnotize Clark Kent
- Kissing Under the Influence
- Kiss of Death
- Lack of Empathy: Has no sympathy for the men who die after kissing her.
- Ms. Fanservice
- Murder the Hypotenuse: Tries it on Lois.
- My Sensors Indicate You Want to Tap That
- Nigh Invulnerability
- Double Standard Rape (Female on Male): No, there isn't one! And the show makes a point of acknowledging that. Her pheromones and callous attitude towards other people nicely cement that what she is doing is a bad thing.
- Stalker with a Crush
- Stripperiffic: Nice bondage gear, Maxima.
- Super Speed
- Super Strength
The Persuader (Fraiser Aitcheson)
- An Axe to Grind
- Cool Mask
- Fantastic Racism: As part of the Human Supremacist Movement, he has this against aliens.
- Giant Mook: Doesn't even get enough characterization to qualify as The Brute.
- We Will Wear Armor in the Future: Has plate armor on his torso and an iron mask over his face.
Winslow Schott / Toyman (Chris Gauthier)
A weapons engineer formerly employed by Queen Industries, Winslow was fired when he cracked under stress and began bringing toys to work... and filling them with explosives. Having reverted at least partially to childhood, Winslow remains a dangerous adversary due to his mechanical genius and disregard for human life. Smart, eccentric and, in a word, nuts.
First appearing in Season 8, he murders most of the LuthorCorp Board of Directors, makes an attempt to kill Oliver Queen, and nearly brings down the Daily Planet with a gigantic kryptonite bomb. He returns in Season 9, once again attempting to get his revenge on Oliver, who had framed him for the murder of his boss, Lex Luthor. Captured and imprisoned at last, he is freed by Tess, who puts him to work repairing Metallo.
- Berserk Button: Being treated as though he were childish, or otherwise not being taken seriously. Oliver causes him to snap just by calling him a clown. Interestingly, it makes him less dangerous, not more so, as he stops using his head and just attacks you.
- Beware the Silly Ones: Who'd a thunk the overweight guy delivering balloon-o-grams could be dangerous?
- Bunny Ears Lawyer: Schott is a little eccentric, to say the least. But whether you're hiring him as a technician or a Mad Bomber, you're probably getting your money's worth.
- The Dragon: To Lex in "Requiem".
- Dragon-in-Chief: In much the same way Brainiac was to Zod. Lex crippled and on a respirator can't do much without Schott to carry out his plans for him.
- Evil Genius: And not just in the scientific department. Schott's got a real talent for disguising himself, getting into places he shouldn't be, and then talking his way out again.
- Fat Bastard
- Fat Slob
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul
- Green Rocks: Uses them to fuel his bombs in "Requiem".
- Happy Fun Ball: Between bombs that resemble dolls, Newton's Cradles, and Cymbal Banging Monkeys, gas-filled Mylar balloons, and a wide variety of other Lethal Joke Weapons, he definitely counts.
- Lethal Joke Character: Holy crow, yes!
- Mad Artist: Sees his toys and his weapons as works of art.
- Mad Bomber: Schott really, really likes his explosives.
- Mad Scientist: An expert weapons designer and technician, with a fondness for placing explosives in his toys. All he needs to add is Mad Doctor and he's got the whole "mad" foursome.
- Messy Hair
- Psychopathic Manchild
- Revenge: Wants it on Oliver for firing him.
- Talkative Loon: He doesn't really shut up. Ever.
Bruno "Ugly" Mannheim (Dominic Zamprogna)
A psychotic gangster who still indulges in the occasional petty robbery, Mannheim carries an intense grudge against Metropolis' vigilante community for making criminal life harder. Beaten by Lois during an attempted mugging, Bruno receives a dressing down from his boss Ron Milano, who has been hoping to go legit. Turning on Milano, Mannheim takes control of the operation as a means of facilitating his personal vendetta against the vigilantes, and Lois' alter ego, Stiletto, in particular. Imprisoned for his crimes, he has not yet reappeared, though he merited a mention in Season 10's "Beacon".
- Adaptational Attractiveness: Comic book Bruno is a disfigured psycho with a burned face and a penchant for cannibalism. This version has only a tiny scar on his face and is played by Dominic Zamprogna. Still a psycho, though.
- Ax Crazy: Bruno is visibly twitching in every one of his appearances.
- Dragon Ascendant: Murders his boss and takes over the Ace of Clubs and the counterfeiting operation.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Crossing Bruno is a good way to get yourself killed.
- Hell-Bent for Leather --> Man of Wealth and Taste: Between appearances.
- It's Personal: With Lois/Stiletto.
- Minor Injury Overreaction: His vendetta against Lois stems from a tiny scar she left on his face.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Brutally beats Jimmy and later a Green K-weakened Clark.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Normally, you wouldn't wonder this about a Villain of the Week, but in "Beacon", Lois mentions him as a possible suspect when someone (we're looking at you, Alexander) takes a shot at Mrs. Kent. It does leave one wondering just what Bruno's been up to these past two years.
- White Gang-Bangers: Has the mentality of one. His boss wants to move up in the world and go legit. Bruno, on the other hand, enjoys being a criminal far too much.
John Corben / Metallo (Brian Austin Green)
A war correspondent assigned to Afghanistan, John Corben returns to Metropolis early in Season 9, where he is given a desk opposite Lois Lane, to whom he is attracted. Nearly killed in a car accident, Corben is re-built as a Cyborg by Major Zod and the Kandorians. Driven nearly mad by the resultant adrenaline rush, Corben attempts to hunt down and kill the Blur, only to be defeated. He is later re-built by Tess, with an assist from Winslow Schott (see above). Escaping her lab, Corben ultimately assists Chloe and Lois in capturing a Red K-infected Clark and returning him to normal. He leaves at the end of the episode and has not been seen since... until he returned as a member of Toyman's Legion of Doom group.
- Actor Allusion: Brian Austin Green as a cyborg.
- Badass: He takes on Red K Clark and Zod at once. That likely qualifies him.
- Beard of Evil
- Big Brother Complex
- Body Horror: You can see the tubes and struts sticking out of his arms and ribs. It's unpleasant, to say the least.
- Create Your Own Villain: The Blur's saving of a bus load of convicts resulted in his sister's death, which fuels his hatred of the hero and subsequent Start of Darkness.
- Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: Justified. The Green K causes an adrenaline rush, accompanied by emotional and mental instability, impulsiveness and irrationality.
- Dead Little Sister: His motivation.
- Dogged Nice Guy: With Lois.
- Green Rocks: Serve as his power source.
- Knight Templar Big Brother
- Heel Face Turn: Of course, seeing as he's still a villain in the comics, this may not last.
- Hollywood Cyborg
- Nigh Invulnerability: Seeing as he's a robot, this is to be expected. Explosions, freezing--nothing so much as dents Metallo.
- Robotic Psychopath: Zod specifically designed him to be Ax Crazy, so he falls under this.
- Start of Darkness: The adrenaline rush from the Green K causes Metallo to hyper-focus on The Blur as the cause of all his problems.
- Super Speed
- Super Strength
- Tin Man
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Justified, as his shirtless status increases the effectiveness of the Green K. Not a pretty sight, though.
- We Can Rebuild Him: Courtesy of Zod, and then Tess.
- Wild Card
Other Major Villains (Smallville Original)
Roger Nixon (Tom O'Brien)
- Intrepid Reporter: Evil version.
- Killed Off for Real: By Lex.
- Sanity Slippage: From smug reporter to would-be murderer.
- Secret-Chaser: And far more dangerous than most.
- Smug Snake
Van McNulty (Jesse Metcalfe)
- Badass Normal
- Fantastic Racism: Of any "freaks", regardless of whether they are good or evil.
- Freudian Excuse: Tina Greer murdered his father. Ironically, they never meet.
- The Hunter
- Hunting the Most Dangerous Game
- Killed Off for Real: Courtesy of Ian Randall in "Asylum".
- Van Helsing Hate Crimes: To Van, all meteor freaks deserve to die, whether they've done anything yet or not.
Adam Knight (Ian Somerhalder)
A boy who befriends Lana in Season 3 and begins rooming at the Talon. He is eventually revealed to be a) a spy for Lionel Luthor, and b) to have died several months before and been resurrected by the Lazarus Serum (manufactured from Clark's blood). Cut off by Lionel, Adam is kept alive by Dr. Lia Teng, the doctor who brought him back, and eventually escapes, going on a rampage in an attempt to avoid dying again. It fails, and he succumbs to the effects of his disease.
- Ax Crazy: In "Crisis".
- Back From the Dead
- Killed Off for Real
- The Mole: For Lionel.
- Psycho Serum: The Lazarus Serum does not have a positive effect on his sanity.
- Sanity Slippage
- Tears of Blood
Jason Teague (Jensen Ackles)
Lana's Season 4 boyfriend, whom she met in Paris, he follows her back to Smallville, where he becomes the new football coach. He has some history with Lex and Lionel, and spends a great deal of time making sure that Lana never meets his mother, Genevieve. Following his mom's outing as The Big Bad, Jason, suffering from major Sanity Slippage, assumes the position of The Dragon, helping her in her game of Xanatos Speed Chess against Lionel, ultimately kidnapping both he and Lex. Jason is shot by Lionel for his trouble and falls off of a waterfall; returning to the Kent farm he takes Martha and Jonathan hostage, only to be killed when a meteor hits the building.
- Abusive Parents: Financial Abuse from his father, soul-destroying psychological torture from his mother.
- Broken Ace: He was a good-looking football coach and successful athlete, dated the girl most people seemed to consider the prettiest one in the school and, to top it off, he was from a rich, successful family. He was also the product of an abusive relationship with his Evil Matriarch mother, and had no self-esteem or ability to control himself without her help.
- Death From Above: A meteor hit him.
- The Dragon: His mother's.
- Mr. Fanservice
- Face Heel Turn
- Forgotten Fallen Friend: Oliver Queen and Patricia Swann never mention him or ask about the strange circumstances of his death, even though he, they and Lex Luthor were friends as children.
- Hot for Student: With Lana.
- Jerk Jock: Double subverted. Clark suspects him of being bad, he turns out to be a very pleasant guy and then it's revealed he was working for his mother the entire time.
- Killed Off for Real
- Made of Iron: He is shot by Lionel and falls of a cliff. He returns slightly the worse for the wear, manages to overpower Jonathan and Martha, and is finally killed when a meteor hits the house. Who does he think he is, Rasputin?
- Momma's Boy
- Mommy Issues
- Rasputinian Death: See Made of Iron.
- Romantic False Lead: For Lana.
- Sanity Slippage: In his penultimate and ultimate appearances.
Countess Margaret Isobel Thoreaux (Kristin Kreuk)
A medieval witch who was burned at the stake by Genevieve Teague's ancestor, the Duchess Gertrude, Isobel swore vengeance against Gertrude's entire line. She possesses Lana several times over the course of Season 4 in an attempt at stealing The Stones of Power and killing Genevieve.
- Absurdly Sharp Blade: Enchants various weapons so they can pierce Clark's skin.
- Aristocrats Are Evil
- Back From the Dead: Though only as a ghost.
- Big Bad: Competes with Genevieve for this role.
- Dark Action Girl
- Grand Theft Me: Consistently possesses Lana.
- Identical Grandson: What Lana is to her.
- Kung Fu Wizard: Or whatever that martial art she was using was.
- Mind Over Matter
- Playing with Fire: She generates bright purple flames as one of her main powers.
- Power Tattoo: The presence of her tattoo on Lana is what lets Isobel keep bodyjacking her.
- Purple Eyes: How to distinguish her from the real Lana.
- Sins of Our Fathers: She was betrayed by Duchess Gertrude, one of the Teagues' ancestors; now she wants payback.
- Super Strength
- Villain Teleportation
- Waif Fu: Justified. She's a witch, after all.
- Wicked Witch
Genevieve Teague (Jane Seymour)
Jason's mother, Genevieve is descended from the aristocracy and isn't afraid to let you know it. She bails Lionel out of jail partway through Season 4 in an attempt at enlisting him in her crusade to find the Stones of Power. When Lionel turns on her, she uses her son Jason, as a pawn in her scheme to destroy Lionel, Lex, and the Countess Isobel Thoreaux. The Man Behind the Man to most of the fourth season, she never meets Clark and is killed in the finale by Isobel.
- Abusive Mom: She's pretty much destroyed her son's self-esteem, turning him into little more than a puppet.
- Ancient Conspiracy: Her ancestors have been guarding the secrets of the Stones of Power and the Traveler for centuries. The whole Veritas mess was actually started by her family.
- Aristocrats Are Evil: Descended from Duchess Gertrude of France, who had Isobel burned at the stake so she could find the Stones of Power for herself. Genevieve isn't much better.
- Big Bad: Season 4's.
- Non-Action Big Bad: The only time she tries to get physical it doesn't end well for her.
- Distaff Counterpart: To Lionel.
- Evil Brit
- Evil Counterpart: To Lionel in Season 4. They're both Abusive Parents, with a lot of money and an obsession with alien life and the Stones of Power. Where they're different is in the why--Lionel abused Lex to try and make him stronger; Genevieve abused Jason in an attempt to control him and hurt his father. Additionally, Lionel turns around and tries to connect to Lex, whereas Genevieve never does and uses her son until the end. And when it comes to the Stones of Power, Lionel is driven by curiousity and the desire for power, Genevieve by paranoia and the need to defeat Isobel.
- Evil Matriarch: Big time.
- Evil Redhead
- Hot Mom
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: By Isobel.
- Killed Off for Real
- The Man Behind the Man: To Jason. She may also have had a hand in some of the events of the Season 3 finale, as well as the murders of Virgil Swann and Bridgette Crosby. It's rather iffy as to whether this was her or Lionel at work.
- My Beloved Smother: A dark version who tries to control every aspect of Jason's life.
- Real Life Writes the Plot: Margot Kidder's Dr. Bridgette Crosby was supposed to be Season 4's Big Bad, but left the show following Christopher Reeve's death. Genevieve was created to fill the gap.
- Rich Bitch
- Screw the Rules, I Have Money
- Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: Her attempt to kill Lana before Isobel can get her, results in Isobel bodyjacking Lana for the last time, leading to Genevieve's death.
- Smug Snake: Competent, but she lacks Lionel's magnificence, Lex's Woobie status, and Zod's flair, putting her firmly in this category.
- The Unfought: Clark never even meets her.
- Your Cheating Heart: Heavily implied to have cheated on her husband, Edward Teague.
Curtis Knox (Dean Cain)
- Actor Allusion: At one point, Knox tells Clark that he has "powers beyond those of ordinary men."
- Affably Evil: He is seen crying over his wife's body as she dies.
- Julius Beethoven Da Vinci
- Mythology Gag
- Remake Cameo
Edward Teague (Rick Ravanello, Robert Picardo)
- Abusive Dad: Not nearly to the extent of his Evil Matriarch wife or even Lionel, but Edward cut Jason off when the latter refused to join his law firm.
- Amoral Attorney: In the Backstory.
- Anti-Hero: Arguably, yes. After seeing that Clark isn't willing to kill Lex, who is on the verge of discovering a device that would let him control Clark, Edward tries to take them both out of the picture in the interests of protecting humanity.
- Badass Preacher: "Quest" shows him to be a decent physical match for Badass Normal Lex who's at least twenty years younger than he is.
- Black Cloak
- In the Hood: His priest's robes.
- Killed Off for Real: By Brainiac in "Arctic".
- Knife Nut: Cuts Kryptonian symbols into his victims' chests with a ritual dagger; later uses it against Lex.
- Knight Templar: Sometimes protecting humanity requires a body count.
- The Other Darrin: Between the flashbacks in "Veritas" and his first modern appearance in "Quest".
- Poisonous Friend: Posthumously. Having decided that Virgil Swann was wrong about Clark, he endeavors to prevent his friend's dream from becoming a nightmare by killing Clark and Lex.
- Sinister Minister: Hides out as a priest in St. Christopher's Cathderal.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Tries to kill Clark in order to prevent Lex from controlling him.
Vordigan (Steve Basic)
- The Archer
- Badass Beard
- Beard of Evil
- Cold Sniper
- Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: All in black.
- Death Seeker: Wants Oliver to kill him.
- Expy: Of DC Comics' villain Merlyn, a long-time Green Arrow adversary.
- Evil Mentor: To Oliver, who bailed once he realized just how bad Vordigan was.
- Foil: He's basically who Season 9 Oliver could have become if he'd let himself fall apart a little more.
- Hired Guns: A member of a group of Celtic-influenced cultists and assassins.
- Improbable Aiming Skills
- Obviously Evil: Black clothes, black, pointed beard, threatening tone of voice, always goes armed? Yeah, he's evil.
- Worthy Opponent: How he sees Oliver. It's why he wants to die at his hands.