Oliver Queen and his father are lost at sea when their luxury yacht sinks, apparently in a storm. His father dies, but Oliver survives for five years on an uncharted island and eventually returns home. But he wasn't alone on the island where he learned not only how to fight and survive but also of his father's corruption and unscrupulous business dealings. He returns to civilization a changed man, determined to put things right. He disguises himself with the hood of one of his mysterious island mentors, arms himself with a bow and sets about hunting down the men and women who have corrupted his city. Written by
A heroic future forged by a tortured past.
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Did You Know?
In the episode "suicide squad" there is a nod given to Harley Quinn, who is the girlfriend/accomplice to The Joker. When the group is fighting, a woman in a very distinct voice offers help because she is a therapist. Harley Quinn was a prison therapist before she fell in love with The Joker. See more
In the promotional picture for the series it shows a shirtless Oliver. The scars from his time on the island are visible, but there is no tattoo. During the series Oliver has a tattoo on his chest, a tattoo that plays an important role in at least one episode (1x03 "Lone Gunmen") and has been visible in every other episode. See more
[Season 3 opening
My name is Oliver Queen, after five years in hell, I have come home with only one goal - to save my city. Now others have joined my crusade. To them, I'm Oliver Queen. To the rest of Starling City, I'm someone else. I am something else.
The Warner Bros shield is colored green and behind it there are arrows flying. See more