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4. Shrapnel
As you can see from the picture above, Arrow made a few changes to the DC villain to make Shrapnel fit better into the (increasingly less) realistic comic book world The CW has created. It's one thing to introduce a super-serum, a monster made of an organic metal is another thing altogether. To be fair, Mark Sheffer's origins are relatively unknown so his appearance in "Blast Radius" might just be the first of many with later iterations getting more cybernetic. For now, the villain of the week was played by Sean Maher and instead of shooting out of, well, shrapnel, he used various kind of explosives the same way that Ollie uses trick arrows. Out of all his acts as a domestic terrorist (possibly for The Movement), I especially liked his decision to not charge sales tax. It's too bad that Summer Glau's Isabel Rochev didn't make an appearance in the episode since she and Maher played sister and brother on Joss Whedon’s Firefly.

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