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Malcolm Merlyn
Birthdate Late 1960s
Family * Rebecca Merlyn (wife, deceased)
  • Tommy Merlyn (son, deceased)
  • Thea Queen (daughter)
Occupation * Fugitive
  • Businessman (formerly)
  • Member of the League of Assassins (formerly)
  • Terrorist (formerly)
Species Human


Significant kills Various
Status Alive


Played by John Barrowman
First seen An Innocent Man
Last seen The Ruining, Part 3: Vitae

Malcolm Merlyn (AKA the Dark Archer and Al Sa-Her) is a powerful businessman responsible for a terrorist act called "The Undertaking", designed to enact vengeance for his wife's murder by leveling the impoverished district of Starling City known as The Glades. He is currently the new Ra's al Ghul.

Arrow Season 4Edit

In Big Game, he spars with Nyssa al Ghul and debate the necessity of his guilt over his part in the murder of Sara Lance. She later attempts to assassinate him and he sends several other members of the League after her.

In What Might Have Been, he appears in the dreamscape produced by the toxin in Oliver's bloodstream, where he acts as Oliver's business associate in a joint project between Queen Consolidated and Merlyn Global. In this reality, Rebecca was not murdered and the Undertaking did not occur.

In Generosity Overreach,

In An Extra Incentive,

In Laurel's Sin,

In Stranger Things,

In Lover's Quarrel,

In Our Truth,

In The Phantasm,

In My Demons,

In Acknowledgement of Service,

In In Absentia,

In Blight,

In H.I.V.E.,

In Ab Initio,

In The Longbow Hunters,

In Carnivore,

In Adam Raised A Cain,

Arrow Season 5Edit

In The Prisoner, he appears as one of Darkseid's manifestations to manipulate the team.

In Five Years,

Arrow Season 6Edit

In Family, he appears in Thea's Corto Maltese memories when John Constantine contacts Thea's spirit in the Netherworld.

In Female Furies,

In Shades Of Gray,

In The Ruins,

In Phase One,

In Over It,

In Won't Run This Time,

In Break Me Down,

In The Light Of Clarty,

In I Have Failed This City,

In The Ties That Bind,

In Blood Eagle,

Arrow Season 7Edit

In The Things We Can't Outrun,

In Nevermore,

In Don't Fight It,

In Angel With A Shotgun,

In Anything Is Possible,

In The Fire Still Burns,

In Shadows Of The Past,

In Smoke In Your Eyes,

In The Price,

In Something Wicked,

In Bury My Love,

In Secret Six,

In Ghosts,

In Where It Hurts Most,

In Blue Roses,

In Can You Feel My Heart,

In No Rest For The Wicked,

In Fearless,

In Eyes Shut,

In Green Arrow & Black Canary,

In Quiver,

In Tower Of Babel, Part 1,

In Tower Of Babel, Part 2,

Arrow Season 8Edit

Batman Season 3Edit

Batman Season 4Edit

The RuiningEdit

In The Ruining Part 1: Mortem,

In The Ruining Part 3: Vitae,

PersonalityEdit

QuotesEdit

TriviaEdit

  • He is the most-appearing Earth-1 antagonist in the CW omniverse.

AppearancesEdit

  • 119/184 (Arrow)
  • 17/45 (Batman)
  • 2/3 (The Ruining)
  • 136 (Total)

(Arrow S4) (22/23)

(AS5) (2/23)

(AS6) (14/23)

(AS7) (23/23)

(AS8) (23/23)

Crossover AppearancesEdit

(Batman S3) (9/13)

(Batman S4) (6/6)

(The Ruining) (2/3)

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