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
Those closest to you can hurt you the most.
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Did You Know?
In the season 3 flashbacks, it's revealed that Oliver was brought to Hong Kong to help bring down China White; whom he was responsible for saving when he prevented her plane from being shot down. This was his first ordeal after leaving the island. This resembles the occurrences of Green Arrow's origins in DC comics. China White ran a drug ring on the island that Oliver was marooned on and his first act as a Vigillante was putting a stop to her operation. 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 4 opening
My name is Oliver Queen. After five years in hell, I returned home with only one goal: to save my city. But my old approach wasn't enough. I had to become someone else. I had to become something else. I had to become the Green Arrow.
The Warner Bros shield is colored green and behind it there are arrows flying. See more