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The Hidden is a secretive organization. It is said to be made up of soldiers and scholars.[1]

History

Earlier missions

Lourdes stole a map of the hidden temple of the Ashkiri for Ibadan, from a wealthy collector in London.[2]

On the edge of the Hindu Kush mountains

Sometime later, when he was nineteen years old, Arthur King was recruited into The Hidden by Darius. In 1985, the two of them went on a mission in the Hindu Kush mountains, wishing to destroy a marker to the Ashkiri temple and subsequently seal it permanently. They were caught in a sandstorm, before being approached by the League of Assassins.[1] The sandstorm flipped their vehicle, as well as knocking out some League members. Noticing other approaching League members, Lourdes followed them, discovering Arthur and Darius' tracks. Before the two men could split their paths to continue searching, Lourdes caught up, catching them by surprise, who joined Arthur. Arthur subsequently made his way up a cliff face, discovering that the mountain itself was the temple's marker.[2] They returned to base camp to tell Ibadan of what they'd found. In private, Ibadan explained to Arthur why they had been looking for the Ashkiri temple and its significance. As Arthur and Lourdes left, their vehicle exploded.[3]

Fight against Malcolm Merlyn

Wishing to exact revenge on Arthur King, now known as Malcolm Merlyn, for unknown reasons, Saracon cut off his finger adorned with an ancient ring,[4] sending it to his fortress in a package.[5] As he received it, they began to attack the fortress,[4] causing Malcolm and a number of his people to retreat inside. They threw the rest of them over a cliff. The Hidden gathered in the courtyard, respectfully averting their eyes from Saracon. While they broke through the door, Saracon sacrificially ate a deceased llama's heart. They began fighting Malcolm and company,[5] who escaped to hidden tunnels. Despite escaping, The Hidden set charges, blowing open an entrance. They made their way down, trailing behind. Saracon, noticing bats in wall crevices, used his inter-species telepathy to send the bats on their enemy, allowing the group to catch up. Before they could be captured, they fell through a hole that was uncovered in the floor and Malcolm's people fell through.[6] The Hidden followed, being fought off. Although they begun to be overwhelmed, the local man and Rainie disappeared, leaving Malcolm to be chained up.[1] Saracon subsequently began to force him to confess his sins,[4][1] torturing him and forcing him to admit to his true name, Arthur King.[5] Lourdes wished to strangle him, but Saracon convinced her to hold back until he had made a full confession.[3]

Known members

Current members

Former members

Deceased

  • Darius (double agent; killed by leopards)

Appearances

Comics

Arrow: The Dark Archer


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Confession"
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Tempest"
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Blessed"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Sacrifice"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "Carnage"
  6. "Deception"