Stephen Amell stars in The CW’s hit DC Comics superhero series, Arrow. But did you know he’s also an IRL superhuman who possesses powers above and beyond the normal person?
It is well known that Amell performs many of his own stunts on Arrow, but you never really know how much is physical prowess and how much is the illusion of fictional TV. That’s why the star’s #RedNoseDay appearance on American Ninja Warrior is so damn impressive.
In front of Ninja Warrior‘s cameras, Amell has nowhere to hide. Watch now as he demolishes the course in just a single attempt, and makes it look easy in the process:
Amell has apparently had designs on taking a crack at the American Ninja Warrior course for some time. Celebrity competitors don’t get a lot of prep for these appearances — only “a little training,” according to the announcers — but that’s not how it looks here. Amell flies through the course as if it’s one of his everyday activities.
In completing the “flywheels” portion of the challenge on his first attempt, Amell joins a small-yet-illustrious group that also includes MLB star Nick Swisher and two-time gold medal Olympian Ashton Eaton.