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Spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing and presumed dead when his yacht is lost at sea. He returns five years later a changed man, determined to clean up the city as a hooded vigilante armed with a bow.
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 Oliver Queen / ... (138 episodes, 2012-2018)
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 John Diggle / ... (115 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Thea Queen / ... (115 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Quentin Lance (115 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Felicity Smoak (109 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Laurel Lance / ... (98 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Malcolm Merlyn (65 episodes, 2012-2017)
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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 Anonymous

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In the secret war on Starling, he is the city's only weapon. See more »


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Arrow and its spinoff The Flash have had many crossovers throughout their seasons. There have been moments where characters from The Flash and Arrow go to the others city without seeing the main character. Barry had crossed over to the show Supergirl a few times by jumping through the multiverse. See more »

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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 »

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Oliver Queen: My name is Oliver Queen. For five years I was stranded on an island with only one goal: survive. Now I will fulfill my father's dying wish - to use the list of names he left me and bring down those who are poisoning my city. To do this, I must become someone else. I must become something else.
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The DC Comics logo is colored green and features a comic-book image of Green Arrow. See more »

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Even Comic Book TV Shows Can Have a Disgusting Message
24 February 2016 | by See all my reviews

I would love this show, except that it regularly gives a dose of incredibly bad "moral" lessons. The latest came with episode 15 of season 4. Felicity finds out that Oliver has a son from a previous relationship, something he didn't tell her because the birth mother demanded that he keep it a secret for everyone else, to shelter the child (William) from Oliver's tumultuous life. Oliver's been through hell and back to prove himself to his friend and his fiancée, and still that's not enough - she can't "marry" him. It's all Oliver's fault. He's the "bad" guy and everyone's expected to attain to a standard of perfection, that of course nobody in the show lives up to. Ridiculous. And the degree of Felicity's selfishness in all things Oliver is really quite obscene and disgusting.

Well, one less show to watch. Too much with the BS!


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