The greatest superheroes are only as good as their villains, and that is especially true for the Arrowverse. Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow have all done a wonderful job of introducing monster-of-the-week villains and villains who cause mayhem for each team throughout the entire season. So, here are five villains who deserve to take on the heroes of the Arrowverse.
The most critically acclaimed seasons of Arrow have featured grounded, realistic villains, and Onomatopoeia would check those boxes. Onomatopoeia has the marksmanship of Malcolm Merlyn, the tactical genius of Deathstroke and the cunningness of Prometheus, three of the best villains on Arrow.
Since Onomatopoeia primarily targets non-meta superheroes, everybody on Arrow would be a target for him except for Dinah Drake. This could lead to conflict on Team Wild Dog as Wild Dog and Mr. Terrific could suffer some brutal injuries at the hands of Onomatopoeia, while Dinah would remain unscathed. Onomatopoeia could also serve as the catalyst to bring Team Arrow and Team Wild Dog back together since they would have to put their differences aside to take him down.
Kevin Smith created Onomatopoeia with Phil Hester in 2002 for Green Arrow #11. Given that Smith has written and directed some of the best episodes of Supergirl and The Flash, it would make sense to have Smith direct an episode featuring Onomatopoeia.
Barry Allen has fought some nasty speedsters on The Flash like Eobard Thawne, Zoom, and Savitar. This season he’s going head-to-head against the fastest brain, AKA The Thinker, but, what would happen if Barry fought a speeder when he was powerless? This is where Godspeed comes in.
If Godspeed doesn’t sound familiar, it’s because he was introduced as part of the recent DC Rebirth rebranding. Godspeed is a supervillain who takes the speed force from other speedsters. It would be interesting to see what happens if Godspeed took Barry’s powers for longer than just one episode. Killer Frost, Vibe, and Ralph Dibny would inevitably argue over how to run the team, and it would most certainly lead to drama between Iris and Barry as he struggles to find a new role.
Godspeed could also be the reason Wally West comes back to Central City. Even if he is just on loan from the Waverider, he would be needed to help combat this new speedster.
Arrow, Flash, and Legends have trained proteges, and it is this idea that could introduce Supergirl’s next villain. Supergirl tends to fight alone, but dealing with the World Killers may force her to expand her team.
Lesla-Lar is a scientist from Krypton who Supergirl could recruit. As in the comics, initially, Lesla-Lar would be a great resource to the team, creating useful inventions that both impress and frustrate Winn. Supergirl and Lesla-Lar would get along at first, but Lesla-Lar would eventually become jealous of the attention Kara gets. This jealousy would be apparent to everybody else in the DEO, leading to turmoil between Supergirl and her friends.
When Supergirl would naively decide to confront her, Lesla-Lar could use one of her inventions to swap bodies and steal her memories. The team would have the unique challenge of fighting Lesla-Lar as Supergirl, and doing what they can to restore Kara’s memories.
While it is entertaining when DC’s supervillains keep getting moved from show to show, it’s time for Damien Dahrk to take a break. Enter The Seven Deadly Enemies of Man or the Seven Deadly Sins.
Known primarily as a villain of Shazam, these seven demons could represent a flaw of each member of the Legends team. Wally West has struggled with envy as he tried to find a place on Team Flash. Sara Lance has dealt with both lust and pride. And while Mick Rory is clearly on a path to redemption, he still struggles with laziness and greed.
Even though Legends typically deals with weird, mystical content, it might be a stretch to introduce seven demons to the show. However, it would be interesting if the group represented figures from Zari’s past, given her comic book character’s shared history with Shazam. Zari could have been a former member of the group, which would make things really interesting.
However, if the show chose to keep a mythical context, The Seven Deadly Enemies of Man could be the perfect demonic force for everyone’s favorite chain-smoking, trench coat wearing character, Constantine, who is officially joining the Legends next season.