The CW’s Arrowverse is full of awesome, rich and layered superheroes. But which one of the costumed Arrowverse superheroes is the greatest?
Over the past half a decade, The CW’s Arrowverse has dominated superhero television, reinventing the genre for a whole new generation. It all originated with Arrow back in 2012, before the show ultimately went on to spawn multiple spin-offs including The Flash, Supergirl and DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow.
Throughout the course of the Arrowverse’s reign atop superhero TV, we have been introduced to a wide selection of some of DC Comics’ most memorable superheroes. From multiple speedsters to highly trained archers (and everything in between), we have just about seen it all – and then some.
When there is such a rich range of vastly different characters across these shows, it’s only natural for us to wonder which of them is the best. Which of the countless superheroes are worthy of calling themselves the greatest? Which of them stand apart from the rest at the top of the mountain?
With that in mind, prepare yourself, as we have sifted through four live-action TV shows, 16 seasons, 300 episodes and countless characters to compile a list of the 30 best superheroes in that the Arrowverse has to offer. Let’s find out which one of them truly is the greatest
When Oliver Queen found himself recruiting new vigilantes at the beginning of Arrow‘s fifth season, there was one unusual character that he didn’t exactly get off to the best start with – and that was none other than Ragman. Clad from head to toe in mystical rags, he was undoubtedly a sight to behold, but there was so much more to this character than the ghoulish figure that stood before us on-screen.
The sole survivor of the nuclear explosion at Havenrock (that took place when Felicity was forced to redirect one of Damien Darhk’s missiles to a less populated area), Rory Regan was wrapped in mystical rags by his father that ultimately protected him from the blast. Unfortunately, nobody else survived.
Donning the mystical rags, Rory became Ragman and sought revenge on the company that developed the missiles, until Green Arrow talked him into pursuing justice instead. From there, he joined Team Arrow, eventually finding out about Felicity’s redirection of the missile (and forgave her). He would use the rags to protect his team from another blast, but unfortunately, his time in Star City was short-lived. After the rags lost their power, he left and vowed to return one day.
It’s unfortunate that Rory didn’t stay on the show for longer than a ten-episode run. If he had, he would have undoubtedly been higher up this list. Not only did actor Joe Dinicol do a great job bringing him to life, Rory quickly became the most intriguing of the new recruits in a very short space of time.