No Purple Bikini – First Look at Huntress in ‘Arrow’

Are you guys and gals watching CW’s Arrow? It is quite a good show. It gets the superhero-seeking-justice tale just right. I highly recommend it.

Arrow has already introduced a number of Green Arrow’s familiar supporting cast, many of them drastically altered from how they appear in the comics. For the most part, I’ve enjoyed the creative choices made. The characters and their costumes are realistic, yet honor the comic. Deadshot was a bit of a disappointment, though. He was underdeveloped and killed off way to quick. Oh, and what was up with that eye piece? It was obnoxiously large, even by comic book standards.


Thanks to EW we have our first look at Jessica De Gouw as Helena Bertinelli a.k.a. The Huntress. Here she is, sans here bright purple bikini.

OK, I’m a bit miffed at this one. I understand they’re going for a whole realistic approach, but would it have killed them to add a dash of purple? She looks more like Catwoman from TDKR.

Here’s what Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg had to say about the character.

She is the dark mirror version of Oliver, and it was a nice contrast to him because he’s pretty extreme. He goes a lot further than not only his comic book version but lots of comic book characters – most have a code of draws the line against killing… Oliver has taken the darkness inside with him and is doing something positive with it. She’s taken the darkness inside her and is seeking revenge and doesn’t care who gets hurt in the process.

So far the character is only set to appear in two episodes, but we’ll most likely see more of her. Kreisberg goes on to say,

We certainly set her up as an interesting foil for Oliver and we’re excited to see where else we can take her.

Huntress will debut on Arrow in the episode titled “Vendetta”, which airs on November 28th.