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Big changes have come to Arrow over the last couple of episodes, and it doesn’t look like the good guys will be taking a breather anytime soon. Season 4 has seen Oliver face a supervillain he just can’t beat via brute force, and he’s had to seek help from others in the vigilante community to keep Damien Darhk and his magic at bay. Now that Darhk has killed Laurel, the stakes are higher than ever, and Oliver will make a trip out of Star City to look for guidance. His journey will lead him to Hub City, which is traditionally home to the DC vigilante known as the Question.
Oliver will go to Hub City to search for help, and may get it from one of John Constantine’s allies to assist in the battle against Damien Darhk’s magic, according to DC Entertainment. The Question – also known as Vic Sage – is the most famous character of DC lore to hail from Hub City. He’s a vigilante without superpowers who relies on his skills as a fighter to keep up with the criminals. The twist that has made him so effective and earned him the name of “the Question” is that he wears a mask made of a synthetic material that bonds to his face and changes it to a blank canvas for disguise.
The Question would be a surprising choice for Oliver to visit as a resource to fight against magic, all things considered. His abilities are not enhanced by superpowers or the supernatural, and his disguise comes from technology rather than magic. It should be interesting to see what he has to offer to advise Oliver in defeating the villain so powerful in the arts of magic that Constantine was frightened enough by his reputation to tell Oliver to get out of star City.
Constantine shared this ominous advice with Oliver during a memorable appearance on Arrow earlier in Season 4, and Oliver has dropped clues that he’s kept up correspondence with his exorcist pal. Oliver last established Constantine as being “in Hell” and therefore unable to drop by in person to help with Damien Darhk, so Oliver’s intel on Constantine’s Hub City ally will either mean that Constantine is out of Hell or that Oliver got a list of names from Constantine at some point.
Hub City has already been mentioned in Season 4 of Arrow as the place where Roy had temporarily settled after going on the run from Star City, so Arrow won’t be pulling Hub City out of nowhere for the episode. Of course, Hub City is infamous for being particularly dismal and dangerous, so Oliver may want to watch his back during his visit. Hopefully, he’ll bring his bow so we can see him in action alongside the Question.
The Question really could be the perfect comic character for an appearance on Arrow. The lack of superpowers means that he won’t overshadow Oliver in the same manner as other visiting DC characters, and the basis in realism could mean a revisiting of Arrow’s roots as a show very much rooted within the realms of possible
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