At some point, Ken Zhi Jansen immigrated from China to the United States and settled in Star City, where he established a monastery. In 2009, he faced facing deportation charges over not having citizenship but Malcolm Merlyn bankrolled his defense. Jansen returned the favor by offering Malcolm asylum in his monastery.
In 2012, Jansen had passed away a tree was planted in his memory at the monastery. Jansen's monastery remained a sanctuary for Malcolm despite his criminal status.
Arrow: Season 2.5
- The symbols on Jansen's grave are 土風火金水空 (earth, wind, fire, gold, water, air).
Behind the scenes
- Ken Zhi Jansen is a reference to Master Jansen, a Buddhist sensei in the DC comics who trained Connor Hawke in archery.