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.
“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.