Nyssa al Ghul is the daughter of one of the most dangerous men who ever lived and served the deadly League of Assassins for years. Though it would be easy to look at all of that and see her as a villain, Nyssa ultimately went against her upbringing and used her skills and influence to be a disruptive force for good. She sought to destroy the Lazarus Pits around the world, knowing how much they could corrupt the souls of those they heal, and during her brief time as Ra’s al Ghul, she disbanded the League and later worked to fight against loyalists wishing to restore it. This sense of rebellion was also partially born out of having been controlled for so long by her father, who even forced her to marry Oliver Queen at one point. And while she did still refer to him as “husband” years later, she’s never actually shown to be attracted to another man the way she was to her beloved, Sara Lance. It was Nyssa who rescued Sara and helped train her at Nanda Parbat into the assassin she is today. A highly skilled warrior herself, Nyssa provided occasional support to Team Arrow over the years while still working to fulfill her own agendas. While she is often cold, stoic and intensely focused in the heat of battle, she has also shown herself to be fiercely loyal and caring to those she loves.
Actor: Katrina Law
First appearance: Arrow – “Heir to the Demon”
Latest appearance: Arrow – “Fadeout”