Costume upgrades have become a fairly common sight on Arrow. Whether it is Oliver Queen giving up Yao Fei's original hood for a new (briefly sleeveless) suit, or Diggle donning the Spartan helmet for the very first time, the show has seldom shied away from giving a character a new look. As the show moved into Season 6, Wild Dog became the latest member of Team Arrow to get an revamped suit, but it seems that Wild Dog co-creator Terry Beatty isn't a very big fan of the Season 6 duds. Beatty took to social media and wrote:
So while Wild Dog indeed survived his stint on Lian Yu, he wasn't so lucky in the wardrobe department, as far as some people are concerned. While there's certainly a case to be made that Wild Dog looks more physically imposing in his new tactical suit, Terry Beatty's issue is tied to the dark look taking away some of the charm of the character, as well as the central comparison between the TV and comic iterations.
Drawing comparisons to classic Arrow characters like Brother Blood and Deathstroke, Beatty notes that the "street level" appeal of the character's homemade hockey uniform get-up (which became the standard when we received our first look at Wild Dog) is now gone. The role underwent some pretty substantial changes in its transition to live-action, and with the omission of the traditional costume, there's apparently not much left to identify him as Wild Dog anymore, at least from the perspective of the people who originated the concept.
Despite his apparent disdain for Wild Dog's new outfit, though, Terry Beatty also made sure to note in his post that he appreciated the fact that Wild Dog got to wear his classic gear for a full year, as well as the fact that he has enjoyed what actor Rick Gonzalez has done with the character. Beatty continued:
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