Arrow Season 6 has more immediate concerns than whatever new mission Oliver picks up after a five-year crusade, but questions remain if the CW drama will more closely resemble its comic roots. Specifically, will Oliver Queen finally make good on that facial hair Stephen Amell has been dreading?

refused to don such an unorthodox look
Legends of Tomorrowskew closer to his print counterpartSeason 6 renewal news

Elsewhere of Arrow Season 6, we can at least consider Rick Gonzalez’s Wild Dog and Juliana Harkavy’s Dinah Drake safe from Lian Yu’s destruction, by their ascent to series regulars. Katie Cassidy will also return to the series as such in her Earth-2 Black Siren capacity, while John Barrowman has firmly denied the return of Malcolm Merlyn, and executive producers have teased at least one more flashback.

We’ll see what (if any) changes Arrow Season 6 brings for the core characters, but should the series visually skew any closer to the comics?