7 new Arrow pics give 1st look at the mysterious Dark Archer

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Apr 29, 2019, 7:40 AM EDT (Updated)

Oliver Queen is about to face his toughest adversary yet, and The CW has revealed a few new Arrow pics showing off the mysterious new Big Bad. Hmm ... that costume looks pretty similar, doesn't it?

It's Christmas-time in Starling City. Oliver's gift? An archnemesis.

The new pics show what appears to be a "Dark Archer," though we're still not sure if it's actually the Dark Archer featured in the Green Arrow comics as a classic baddie for Ollie.

Regardless, it looks like some ass-kicking will definitely be going down.

We can glean a bit more from the official episode description for the midseason finale "Year's End," which airs Dec. 12:

Oliver (Stephen Amell) discovers that after he and his father went missing, Moira (Susanna Thompson) and Thea (Willa Holland) stopped celebrating Christmas.  Determined to make up for lost time and restore a sense of normalcy to the Queen household, Oliver decides to throw the family a Christmas party.  Meanwhile, Tommy (Colin Donnell) asks Laurel (Katie Cassidy) to spend Christmas with him but she points out that Christmas was also her sister Sara's birthday and she needs to be with her father (Paul Blackthorne).  Tommy suggests changing things up might be the best way for everyone to heal but Laurel isn't sure her father is ready for that.  Meanwhile, Diggle (David Ramsey) tells Oliver someone is murdering the people on his father's list with arrows, which sends Oliver off to face his toughest adversary yet. 
Check out the pics below and let us know what you think:

(Via Green Arrow TV)