Arrow: Why Felicity Smoak is the most dangerous character right now

Arrow -- Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW -- Acquired via CW TV PR
Arrow -- Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW -- Acquired via CW TV PR /

There is nobody as dangerous as Felicity Smoak on Arrow right now. Just what makes this tech girl so scary?

When I first started watching Arrow six years ago, I didn’t expect to write this. Felicity Smoak has become the most dangerous character on the whole series.

While you may look at Diaz and the Longbow Hunters as criminal masterminds and there’s a danger to Diggle and ARGUS, Felicity stands out against everyone. The only other person who may be on the same level as her is Laurel Lance Earth 2.0.

And there is just one reason: Family.

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Or really, I should say lack of family. During the Arrow Season 7 trailer, Felicity made a point in saying that she had nothing left to lose. That didn’t make sense at the time. While Oliver was in prison, she was looking after his son; her stepson. But now, William is gone — of to boarding school for safety.

Felicity has nobody that she deeply cares about around her. Diggle and her friends are there, but her heart is for her family and Oliver and William are gone. She’s got absolutely nothing left to lose and a person with nothing to lose is instantly a dangerous person. These types of people are willing to sacrifice their own lives and potentially take lives for what they believe is just and right.

Knowing that Diaz is the one responsible for the loss of Oliver and the complete change to her life, Felicity will stop at nothing to get to him. It’s clear that Laurel Lance is on her side judging by tonight’s trailer. And why wouldn’t she be? It’s because of Diaz that Quentin Lance 1.0 died. They were just bonding and she lost her father.

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The two together will take steps nobody else will dream of taking. They’ll go to lengths that they may not be able to come back from. There is nobody more dangerous, even the villains.

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Do you think Felicity is the most dangerous person on Arrow right now? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Arrow airs Mondays at 8/7c on The CW.