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. Hopefully he will make that comeback in the very near future.