Arrow: Manu Bennett Unhappy With Deathstroke’s Villain Decay

The process by which a once formidable villain becomes less so over time in order to facilitate the hero.

Villain Decay — the process by which a once formidable villain becomes less so over time in order to facilitate the hero — is a regrettably unavoidable trope. In a recent interview with Australia’s theMusic.com.au, Manu Bennett lamented that Slade Wilson had walked that well-worn path…

“I think Deathstroke had a lot of possibilities with Arrow but, I think they took it in the wrong direction,” Bennett told theMusic.com.au’s Daniel Cribb a head of his appearances at Supanova.

“I think they should have honoured the Marv Wolfman character who was literally unstoppable. I read the DC comic books and thought Deathstroke was so bad arse because they make it that nobody can stop him. He’s not even super-powered, he is just a mercenary.

“It took the Justice League to defeat him; it took an army to take him on. In Arrow, it took a while for Oliver [Queen/Arrow] to prove his point, but [season three] was just a beating of Slade, adding insult to injury.”

Hopefully, Arrow’s executive producers will address his concerns in the upcoming Comic-Con Q&A. Stay with SciFi Pulse for continuing coverage.

Raissa Devereux became a life-long genre fan at the age of four when she first saw The Wizard of Oz at a screening at Arizona State University. Years later, she graduated from A.S.U. as an English major, History minor, Whovian, and Trekkie. Now a Florida transplant, she loves the opportunity Sci-Fi Pulse has given her to further explore space travel, time travel, masked heroes, gothic castles, and good yarns.
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