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Katrina Law returns for epic Nyssa vs. Talia al Ghul showdown

EW has learned exclusively that Katrina Law will reprise her role as Nyssa al Ghul for multiple episodes that culminate in an epic fight between Nyssa and her half-sister Talia al Ghul (Lexa Doig) in the upcoming season 5 finale.

Ever since Talia’s introduction, the eventuality of an epic showdown between the pair has been highly anticipated. “They’re close enough and different enough that I would love, at some point, to do a story with Nyssa and Talia,” executive producer Marc Guggenheim previously told EW.

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'Arrow': Katrina Law returns for epic Nyssa vs. Talia al Ghul showdown
Another familiar face is returning to Arrow. EW has learned exclusively that Katrina Law will reprise her role as Nyssa al Ghul for multiple episodes that culminate in an epic fight between Nyssa a…

EW has learned exclusively that Katrina Law will reprise her role as Nyssa al Ghul for multiple episodes that culminate in an epic fight between Nyssa and her half-sister Talia al Ghul (Lexa Doig) in the upcoming season 5 finale.

Law, who currently stars on CBS’ Training Day, first appeared in season 2, where viewers discovered that when Sara (Caity Lotz) left the island, she joined the League of Assassins and struck up a romance with Nyssa, the youngest daughter of Ra’s al Ghul (Matt Nable).

Talia, meanwhile, didn’t appear until season 5, when it was revealed that she helped train Oliver (Stephen Amell) in Russia — but she also trained his foe Prometheus (Josh Segarra) after learning that Ollie killed her father. Talia had long ago left the League to create her own cult of warriors after she realized her father would never allow her to be the Head of the Demon.

Ever since Talia’s introduction, the eventuality of an epic showdown between the pair has been highly anticipated. “They’re close enough and different enough that I would love, at some point, to do a story with Nyssa and Talia,” executive producer Marc Guggenheim previously told EW.

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'Arrow': Katrina Law returns for epic Nyssa vs. Talia al Ghul showdown
Another familiar face is returning to Arrow. EW has learned exclusively that Katrina Law will reprise her role as Nyssa al Ghul for multiple episodes that culminate in an epic fight between Nyssa a…

I’m so ready for this… Nyssa vs Talia, the al-Ghul’s at their best, Daugthers of the Demon going at each other.

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With all due respect to badass Talia I’m Team Nyssa all the way…

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lonepiper5758  asked:

I was wondering what you make of Riza’s responses in Ep19, going from a powerless rage, emptying every round she has into Lust, to total despair and no will to fight or live. When she hears Roy’s voice she starts to respond, as Al (epically) protects her from the ensuing firestorm. Riza tries to climb away from Al, calling out “Colonel”. What’s she trying to achieve? This is a more “heat of battle” moment, without the time for cool reflection as in Ep54. Appreciate your thoughts. Thanks.

Ooooh thank you for asking this!! Ep19 is one of my very favorite episodes, not only because of the Royai but for the reactions and development of all the other characters, too. It’s honestly a very pivotal episode, and connects to a lot of the others in the series.

Okay, so obviously when Riza empties pretty much every round she has into Lust, she’s definitely fueled by rage. Also, @liberty-flight found something really interesting in this post, and it may or may not have made me cry tears of blood it’s fine i’m fine :-)))) Riza empties all the bullets of her guns except for one; she’s saving the last shot for herself. We see later in ep54 that Riza knows she’ll have to kill herself to rid the world of flame alchemy (in the event that Roy dies or he steps off his path and she has to shoot him) and I think her thought process is the same in ep19. 

Which begs a very important question: what were Roy’s motives in killing Lust? I think about the differences of the fights between Roy and Lust and Roy and Envy a looooooot. We know that Roy’s motives in trying to kill Envy were simply vengeance and to cause Envy as much pain as Envy caused him by killing Hughes. At the point of the fight, we don’t know whether Havoc is alive or dead, but we do know that Lust has attacked Roy directly and left him to die. Envy never got the chance to attack Roy directly or cause him a lot of damage, if I remember correctly. He never had the opportunity to lay a finger on Roy, because Roy was totally bent on barbecuing Envy. Envy did kill Hughes, but he never hurt Roy. I think that Roy was justified in attacking Lust, because Lust tried to kill him. Roy’s motives in attacking Lust were to protect Havoc, Riza, and Al, and to fight back from being nearly killed. 

I think that when Riza is fighting against Al to get to Roy, she’s both incredibly relieved that her husband Colonel is alive, and scared that he’s abusing his power. Ep19 and ep53/ep54 were the only times where I was truly afraid of Roy. Riza is emotionally all over the place at that point, but she knows that she has to stop Roy before he loses himself and becomes a monster (or so she worries). I think it’s very interesting that Roy is so calm and focused while killing Lust, and nearly out of control while killing Envy. Look:

Roy vs Lust:

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Roy vs Envy:

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Look at the anger in his eyes in that fourth gif. That gif right there was when I first thought “oh crap, he’s really close to falling off the edge”. That’s the face of a vengeful monster. How many times did we see Scar make the same face? Just for a moment, Roy is no better than Scar. 

And look at the difference in his attacks- when he’s fighting Lust, it’s one small, controlled explosion every time she make a move towards him. She has her spears so she has more of an opportunity for a long range attack. Granted, Roy is in pretty bad shape here so he probably can’t do much, but still- he’s calm and controlled with Lust. But with Envy, Envy is pretty much defenseless. He’d have to take the time to transform into something to even touch Roy. Roy incinerates Envy over an over again with huge, uncontrolled explosions, and Roy is completely fine. He has an unfathomable amount of power behind him, and he wants to use that power to cause as much pain and suffering to Envy as possible. 

Which is exactly what Riza was afraid of.

I think, in the fight with Lust, Riza is able to recognize that Roy kills Lust out of protection for Riza and Havoc and Al (after she’s calmed down a bit), which can be classified as a good cause. But with Envy, she can see that Roy’s only motivation is revenge and to cause pain, and that’s obviously not a good cause. She gave Roy flame alchemy in hopes that he would always use it for good, but in that moment, he wasn’t. The war forced them to do things they hated and regretted, but this is different- Roy is using that power for his own selfish gain, and he promised Riza he wouldn’t. 

Well this turned into a very long spiel that I didn’t expect, but I hope I answered your question!! I love getting asks like this :)