Oliver is the first to realize that attacks on Lois and Chloe by a dark Archer, rather resembling him, are the work of his archery mentor, Vordigan. Chloe's research later puts Clark on his trace. As Oliver feared, the loner-rules of the ancient Cletic society they belong to make his disciple Mia the next target. Clark catches up during the archers' final duel. Meanwhile Zod is determined to use Tess's knowledge of Clark's secrets. Written by
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In the comics, the Dark Archer is the Green Arrow's archenemy. He was born Arthur King, and his alias is Malcolm Merlyn. He was a business man who owned the Merlyn Global Group, and he was a friend of the Queen Family. However, when his wife was killed by an unknown assailant, it destroyed his faith in humanity. He joined the League of Assassins, led by Ra's al Ghul, and ultimately became the Dark Archer. Vortigen is Smallville's incarnation of the same character. See more
After Clark stops the three arrows from hitting Oliver, Oliver shoots Vortigan in his left shoulder. Directly after this, Vortigan is shown still having his bow drawn with his left arm pointing outwards, he then lowers his bow, to show the arrow in his left shoulder. From his previous position, Oliver's shot would have been impossible. See more
Vordigan. Our paths split a long time ago.
You took your vows, Oliver. Now it's time to fulfill them.
You embraced me as your own son. I can't follow in your footsteps.
There comes a time where every master knows his best years are done. I was badly wounded for the first time, Oliver, because I wasn't fast enough, physically or mentally. I realized the process of decay has begun. Our tradition dictates the master must leave this world while he's still strong and respected. As my chosen ...
References First Blood
Feel Of Your Laughter
Written and Performed by Linda Nygren See more