ARROW: More Insight Into John Barrowman’s ‘Agent Of Change’ Character

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Arrow executive producer Marc Guggenheim has coughed up a few more insights into John Barrowman‘s mysterious character.

Speaking to IGN at New York Comic Con over the weekend, Guggenheim described Barrowman’s character as a “change agent”:

“The thing about John [Barrowman's] character is, he’s a character in the form of an inciting incident, or [rather] an inciting incident in the form of a character — he’s like a stone thrown in the pond. You see him injected into the story and there’s ripple effects throughout the entire series and each ripple is a different character on the show.

He continued:

“When he interacts with one character it creates this different dynamic, when he interacts with another character it creates a completely different dynamic, so he’s like a change agent for the series.”

That further puts him as a ‘big bad’ or puppet master-type character — pulling various strings from behind scenes, forcing Oliver Queen into action. I wouldn’t be surprised if Barrowman’s character taps directly into the larger mythology of the show.

One thing we do know is that he interacts with Ollie’s mother, as pictured here, which makes things even more intriguing given her role in her own son’s abduction.

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