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- "This Crime Syndicate is worse than the Justice League. They don't play fair!"
- ―Malcolm Merlyn in LEGO DC Super-Villains
Malcolm Merlyn, also known as the Dark Archer, is a Super Heroes minifigure who appears in LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham as DLC available in the Arrow pack. He will be a playable character in LEGO DC Super-Villains.
Arthur King became a supervillain after losing an archery contest to Oliver Queen, who later became Green Arrow. Feeling that he was a bad archer, he decided to train with Ra's Al Ghul, the man who trained Batman. Following his training he became Merlyn The Dark Archer. He often fights Green Arrow and occasionally Batman.
Malcom Merlyn was a very successful billionaire business man. His wife was shot dead in the Glades and he swore to destroy them. He left for Nanda Parbat afterwards and met Ra's Al Ghul who trained him. Years later, he returned to Starling City with the Undertaking in mind. He used a earthquake machine to destroy the Glades and everyone in it. He became known as the "Dark Archer or the "Copycat Hood" as he was like Arrow, who was known as "The Hood". He was killed by a arrow to the heart from Arrow. He returned a year later to save his daughter Thea from Slade Wilson aka Deathstroke.
Gallery of Variants
- On Arrow, Merlyn was played by John Barrowman who also played Captain Jack Harkness in the TV show Doctor Who and its spin-off Torchwood. Barrowman went on to play Merlyn again in LEGO DC Super-Villains. In addition Harkness, and the Arrow variant of Merlyn share the same head due to the fact that they're both played by the same actor.