Fan Fest Picks: Top 5 Arrowverse Fight Scenes
As we draw in closer to the premiere’s of some of our favorite CW TV Series, the anticipation and excitement from the Fan Fest team has never been higher. While we are highly looking forward to seeing where the next seasons will take us, one aspect that never disappoints is the action. The shows continue to raise the stakes and bring us new and exciting fight sequences. And it is definitely a challenge to top what has come before.
In an ultimate dynamic duo event, Arrowverse expert Jules and I have compiled a list of our favorite fight scenes across the Arrowverse fandom.
5. Black Canary vs Black Siren (Arrow ‘Lian Yu’)
Jules: I have always been a gigantic fan of the Black Canary throughout the comic book series – she is essentially the ultimate heroine. I just found it completely cool and incredible that Black Siren faced of with Black Canary. What made it extra cool was that Katie Cassidy was Black Canary on Earth-1 so it was awesome to see the actress facing off against the new Black Canary.
Sara vs a Bar (Legends of Tomorrow, ‘Pilot, Part 1’)
Alyssa: This fight is just plain funny. What is so great about this scene is Snart and Mick just letting her do her thing, quietly observing Sara’s badassery from the sidelines. But then when she does ask for their help, they go over the top. Snart throws his drinks to the ground and Mick breaks a stool to fight with. Plus it all ends with Mick yelling that he loves the 70s. It’s just a great sequence and sets up the lovely dynamic of killer-pyro-thief.
4. Supergirl vs The Flash (The Flash, ‘Invasion!’)
Jules: It’s never fun to fight with your friends, but I thought this fight was extremely clever. It taught us that the best of friends will risk anything to save the other from trouble. Also Meta vs Alien… super cool.
Oliver vs. Ra’s al Ghul (Arrow, ‘The Climb’)
Alyssa: The fight between Oliver and Ra’s al Ghul in the mid-season finale of Season 3 establishes just how terrifying the leader of the League of Assassins is. He doesn’t look like he would be that tough of an opponent, but man, this fight was so good. He started out weaponless and then just completely dominates Oliver.
3. White Canary vs Damien Darhk (Legends of Tomorrow, ‘Aruba’)
Jules: I admire this fight more so because of the life lessons it taught us. Sara was vindictive and set on killing Damien purely out of revenge. Understandable – he killed her sister. I just loved seeing two former League of Assassins Members facing off against each other. In the end, Sara chose to let Damien go, teaching us that revenge is never the answer.
Sara and Amaya vs the Shogun (Legends of Tomorrow, ‘Shogun’)
Alyssa: In this fight scene, Sara and Amaya find their respect for each other, and realize that they can kick a whole lot of butt when they work together. We also get to see a different style from both of them as they don’t normally fight with swords. As an added bonus, Mick shows up dressed as a ninja and saves them.
2. Zoom vs The Flash (The Flash, ‘The Race of His Life’)
Jules: Although we saw Barry face some extreme challenges this past season – nothing compare to this fight for me on The Flash. A wicked speedster and our hero. The buildup was so fantastic and that final fight in the Season 2 finale still sends chills up my spine.
Team Arrow vs the League of Assassins (Arrow, ‘This is Your Sword’)
Alyssa: Team Arrow storms Nanda Parbat in an effort to get Oliver back. What I like about this fight is we have a team that isn’t being led by Oliver, yet their hold their against against the League of Assassins. And it’s during the middle of the day, so it’s east to see all of the action, which is great. We also get to see Katana in action, locked in an emotional sword fight with her husband. For the longest time, this was my favorite action sequence.
1. Green Arrow vs Deathstroke (Arrow, ‘Unthinkable’)
Jules: Former brothers turned enemies. I have been a fan of this ‘rival’ since the comics, and I absolutely loved how both Manu Bennet and Stephen Amell presented these roles – especially against each other. Slade was arguably Oliver’s toughest battle. Not saying toughest in the aspect as Slade was necessarily the hardest to beat… but how it was resolved. Although Slade murdered Oliver’s mother, he still chose to do what was right and not kill him. Rather – cure him.
Oliver, Sara, Thea, Diggle, and Ray vs their Inner Demons (Arrow, ‘Invasion!’)
This fight is so great because each of our beloved heroes face off against that which has caused them so much pain. We get some super awesome tag-teaming by Sara and Thea as they face off against Damien and Malcolm. Oliver takes on Deathstroke, Ray a Deathstroke goon, and Diggle a member of H.I.V.E. that could be a representation of his brother. So good; so empowering for their characters. It’s just awesome.
Honorable Mention: The Hawks vs Vandal Savage (Legends of Tomorrow, ‘Legendary’); Oliver vs Sara (The Flash, ‘Invasion!’)
What are some of your favorite Arrowverse fight scenes? Tell us in the comments below!
Alyssa has always known she was going to be a writer. She attended Texas Lutheran University and melded her love of writing with filmmaking and moved into the world of scriptwriting, directing, and editing. Alyssa is excited to be a part of Fan Fest and write about the shows that she loves to watch.