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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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Series cast summary:
...  Oliver Queen / ... 161 episodes, 2012-2018
...  John Diggle / ... 138 episodes, 2012-2018
...  Quentin Lance 138 episodes, 2012-2018
...  Felicity Smoak / ... 132 episodes, 2012-2018
...  Thea Queen / ... 131 episodes, 2012-2018
...  Laurel Lance / ... 121 episodes, 2012-2018
...  Roy Harper / ... 78 episodes, 2013-2018
...  Malcolm Merlyn / ... 66 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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One more will discover who hides under the hood (Season 1) See more »


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Paul Blackthorne (Det. Quentin Lance) has acted in Bollywood movie "Lagaan". In fact it was his first film. He played the character of Captain Andrew Russell. Also the movie was nominated for Oscars. 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 Warner Bros shield is colored green and behind it there are arrows flying. See more »

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Referenced in Legends of Tomorrow: River of Time (2016) See more »

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An Alternative take on the vigilante world
11 October 2012 | by See all my reviews

I just saw the first episode of Arrow. and frankly i was amazed. this Series fell right into my taste and i can't wait to see more.

This world is apparently based on an old super hero (arrow - green arrow) i cannot say i have read it buy i will most certainly consider it after seeing this pilot!

Where it separates, and distinguishes, itself from other Superhero series/movies is it is MUCH grittier and dark. Where as other superhero focuses on "merely" disarming the bad guys without hurting them overly much Arrow has no problem with killing or maiming them.

Another difference is Arrow seems to be mainly after the white collared criminals of his city rather than some "super villain" bent on world domination.

The acting, fight scenes and filming is superb! the music fits perfectly with the show. dark and gritty.

I immensely enjoyed the first episode and i can't wait for more! - 10/10


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