Guy Gardener wrote:
We saw him fencing earlier, so we already knew that this guy liked old timey weapons.
That was a good start, but it's still not the same as showing him being able to be the kind of fighter and archer that can best Arrow.
Well we really nothing of Malcolm MERYLN on the show yet. So its not like this contradicts anything! He is based on the comic character whose sole role is to be an equal to Oliver. So I am sure that will be part of his back story on the show.
We now know that Oliver ending up on that specific Island was no accident. It was a prison. Malcolm must of had connections there. Perhaps he was trained by the same man as Oliver Queen was?