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An al Ghul family member's heading to Arrow (but not the one you think)

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Nov 20, 2013

A League of Assassins bigwig is about to emerge on Arrow, but it might not be who you were expecting.

Ever since we learned that the League would be part of Arrow's second season, we've been wondering just how deep into the lore of that organization the show would go. Would Batman's legendary nemesis, Ra's al Ghul, show up himself, or would we perhaps be treated to a visit from his daughter Talia, who enjoyed some big-screen glory last year in The Dark Knight Rises? Now we've got some answers, and it seems a different al Ghul is headed to the small screen.

According to TV Guide, Katrina Law (Spartacus: War of the Damned, Legend of the Seeker) is about to join the Arrow cast in the role of Nyssa al Ghul, daughter of Ra's al Ghul and half-sister to Talia al Ghul. In DC Comics continuity (where she's known more often as Nyssa Raatko), she's the product of an affair between Ra's and a Russian woman, and it seems she's set to be a major player in the League of Assassins on the CW series when season two, episode 13, "Heir to the Demon," rolls around next year. Nyssa will first appear in pursuit of Caity Lotz's Canary, but who knows where her tale will go from there? In case you're not sure who we're talking about, here's a shot of Law.


So we've got an al Ghul daughter on the way, even though it's not the one we expected. Talia could still turn up, though, especially if the fan theory proves true that Summer Glau's Isabel Rochev turns out actually to be Talia al Ghul (hey, it worked for The Dark Knight Rises). But even if that particular prediction turns out to be false, it seems the Demon's Head is definitely set to get his claws even deeper into Arrow's continuity this season.

(TV Guide via Bleeding Cool)

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