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"What happened to you on that island?"
—Mr. Blank shocked at Oliver's hand-to-hand combat skills[src]


"Mr. Blank" (died 2013) was an assassin hired by Edward Rasmus.

Biography

Edward Rasmus sent Mr. Blank to kill the Moore family after they were going to sue him for stealing their life savings. Blank successfully killed the parents, Eric and Nancy Moore, but their son Taylor escaped. He made a second attempt going after the boy in Laurel's apartment after killing the cops guarding the place and there, he encountered the Hood, however, he managed to escape as the Hood seemingly held back not wanting to kill him in front of Tommy. Later on, he met with his client in jail and killed him due to his client having seen his face. Eventually, he went to the Queen Mansion in search of Taylor, and led to a fight with Oliver. After an intense battle, Oliver killed him with a poker, but said it was the work of bodyguard Mr. Robbins, despite Blank having killed Robbins earlier.[1]

Personality

Mr. Blank displayed a calm and almost emotionless personality. For whatever reason, he seems to take part in forming a conversation with his targets. He had a rule against people seeing his face, especially the ones who hired him.

Mr. Blank was unreasonable, shown when Edward Rasmus, his hirer told him to forget about Taylor Moore, as he had already confessed to being behind the Moore family's murder and son's attempted murder.

Mr. Blank was also cautious but immoral and dishonorable, not allowing anyone to see his face, even a child once they've seen him perform his duties as an assassin and will kill them if they do.

Mr. Blank was a pure psychopath, exhibiting all classic traits: A lack of conscience, lack of remorse/empathy, and a complete emotional detachment from anyone or any thing. Mr. Blank goes about murder with a sense of normalcy, and if he enjoys it, it is not sadistically. He has no qualms killing children, wives, or anyone.

Mr Blank was one of 4 genuine psychopaths that have appeared in the Arrowverse, along with Lonnie Machim (Anarky), the original Count Vertigo, and Adrian Chase. However, of these 4 individuals, Mr Blank was the most accurate depiction of a true psychopath. However, Anarky was the most extreme.

Abilities

  • Expert hand-to-hand combatant/Martial artist: Mr. Blank was an expert hand-to-hand combatant who could almost keep up in a fight with Oliver Queen.
  • Keen intellect/Skilled tactician: Mr. Blank had knowledge of deadly pressure points, which he used to kill Edward Rasmus, and tried to use on Oliver. He was able to kill his targets in their homes, infiltrating the heavily guarded Queen Mansion using a delivery boy as a decoy.
  • Skilled marksman: Mr. Blank's weapon of choice was a silenced automatic pistol. He displayed a standard level of skill at using them.
  • Stealth: Mr. Blank was able to move quietly and was almost able to surprise Oliver.

Appearance

Arrow

Season 1

Season 5

Behind the scenes

  • Mr. Blank's role was originally going to be filled by the DC character, Onomatopoeia, but the decision was made by Andrew Kreisberg that this character wouldn't translate well from page to screen, in accordance with statements from Kevin Smith. Like Onomatopoeia, Mr. Blank is an assassin armed with a silenced automatic pistol as his primary weapon but no sniper rifle or knife.
    • After the statement he made above, Smith changed his mind and stated that he would like to see Onomatopoeia as an antagonist in an future episode of The Flash.
  • Mr. Blank's calm and almost emotionless personality, looks and methods resemble another DC character, the second Tally Man.

References

  1. "Home Invasion"