We all know that this week's episode of Arrow is titled "The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak," and will reveal... well... the secret origin of Felicity Smoak. Turns out the computer whiz used to be a goth girl, but wait until you see her. I'll say this: She looks Endlessly awesome.

Ready?

Yeah. Felicity is basically Death from Neil Gaiman's Sandman comics. But despite her looking almost exactly like the chipper incarnation of mortality, she probably wasn't running around collecting people's souls and ushering them to the afterlife back when she was in high school.

Of course, some people are speculating about some kind of connection to DC's upcoming Sandman movie, which hasn't even been announced yet and will almost assuredly have nothing to do with any of the DC TV shows, regardless of the fact it makes absolutely no sense for the Arrow character to have literally been an immortal god prior to working for the vigilante. I think we can just say this is Arrow giving DC fans a delightful easter egg to put them into a tizzy, and not a harbinger of anything more substantial. But damn, what a tizzy!

[Via The Mary Sue]