Ken Zhi Jansen (1961-2012) was a Buddhist monk who faced deportation to China.
Ken Zhi Jansen was facing deportation charges but Malcolm Merlyn bankrolled his defense. Jansen returned the favor by offering Malcolm an asylum in his monastery. Team Arrow later searched for Jansen but later realized Jansen had passed away in 2012 as there was a tree in his memory. Even after his death, Jansen's monastery remained a sanctuary for Merlyn despite his criminal status.
Arrow: Season 2.5
Behind the scenes
- Ken Zhi Jansen is a reference to Master Jansen, a Buddhist who in the DC comics trained Connor Hawke in archery.