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Arrow: Guggenheim Throws Water On Theory of Felicity Becoming Oracle

Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards)

Set pictures which appear to show Arrow actress Emily Bett Rickards in a wheelchair have prompted Marc Guggenheim to tamp down rumors that Felicity Smoak will definitely take on the mantle of the Oracle.

The showrunner took to Twitter to cast doubt on Arrow fans who have concluded that Felicity, who was last seen nearly dead after being shot multiple times by Darhk’s “ghosts”, will be permanently crippled and will take on the role of an Oracle-like character.

Guggenheim states that Felicity will have a “hallucination” in an upcoming episode, but leaves the implications of that wide open. He certainly doesn’t confirm or deny that we’ll be seeing the evolution of the Oracle when the show returns.

Arrow‘s midseason premiere airs on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 on The CW.SuperFable