by Ryan Rigley
Starling City citizens beware. It looks like the purse-snatching heartthrob, Roy Harper, is here to stay. Making his debut in episode 15 of this season, Roy Harper (as played by Colton Haynes) is already slated to make an appearance in several other upcoming episodes of "Arrow." Plus, with the Hollywood Reporter breaking the news of Colton Haynes signing on as a series regular, it would appear as though we'll be seeing a lot more of Mr. Harper next season.
So far all we've really learned about Roy is that he lives on the awful side of town and that he may or may not make a living as a small time criminal in order to support his Vertigo-addicted mother. Oh, and he totally has the hots for Thea Queen (Oliver Queen's younger sister). But as any Green Arrow fan knows, there's way more to this down-and-out troublemaker than initially meets the eye. That being said, here are five things that we could see from Roy Harper in "Arrow's" second season.
In the comic books, Roy Harper is arguably one of Oliver Queen's best and most well-known sidekicks. Going by the nickname Speedy, due to him being faster than Oliver Queen himself, Roy Harper would later go on to become the infamous Arsenal and later the Red Arrow. On "Arrow," Thea calls Roy "Speedy" after he steals her purse. However, Thea's nickname is also Speedy, which leaves "Arrow" fans utterly in the dark as to who will be joining forces with the hooded vigilante.