Felicity Goes Goth In New Arrow Promo Shot, Causes Speculation She May Be Another Comic Character

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The official Arrow twitter account posted this teaser image of this week’s episode “The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak.” Look familiar? Well, many fans had a bit of a freak out thinking actress Emily Bett Rickards might be another comic book character; namely, Death of the Endless from Neil Gaiman’s Vertigo comic series The Sandman. Except that’s probably not the case.

First, you have to consider The Sandman is already being developed as a separate project by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Second, it makes no sense. We already know Felicity was a hacker before finding her way to Queen Consolidated… her being Death would be an extremely odd turn of events. And, well, the hacker goth chick trope is strong with this one.

The other character she could potentially be, even in a vague sense, is Black Alice but I still think this is just their way of showing us a different side of Felicity. A side I’m going to guess I’m going to wish was still around once all is said and done because… I kind of love this look.

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."