Arrow has never been afraid of adding classic DC characters to its roster in one way or another, especially if it fit into their “realistic” universe. For season 3, they’ve already shown a much different origin for Ray Palmer, aka The Atom, by making him an Iron Man-like hero (for now). However, a curious addition that hasn’t gone full scale is Tatsu Yamashiro, aka Katana. She’s appeared in both the flashbacks and in the present, but only as Tatsu, not as Katana. Well, if the image above and a new extended trailer for Arrow prove anything, it’s that the one true Katana is about to arrive, and it will be epic!
On a fanboy note, it’s interesting to see that she’s taking many cues from her New 52 era form, in both her armor and her mask. Not surprising when you think about it, as it does give her more of a superhero look. Check out the extended trailer below, along with a synopsis for “This Is Your Sword.”
“Oliver/Al Sah-him (Stephen Amell) finishes his training and is left with two final tasks to become the next Ra’s al Ghul. Ra’s (guest star Matt Nable) threatens Nyssa (guest star Katrina Law) and delivers some shocking news. Meanwhile, Malcolm (John Barrowman) makes a surprising offer to Team Arrow and Thea (Willa Holland) goes to see Roy (Colton Haynes).”