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.
Mess with his friends and he may snap (Season 1)
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Did You Know?
In episode 4, season 3 Nyssa states that by initiating The Undertaking (season 1) Merlin broke the rules of the League of Assassins. The Undertaking's purpose was to cleanse the city of its corrupt and criminal element. Ironically, this was the same goal as Ras al Ghul (Nyssa's father and the leader of the League) had for destroying Gotham in Batman Begins (2005). 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
You're not exactly a hardened criminal, are you?
No, I'm not any kind of criminal.
What do you call computer hacking?
A hobby. That I do not engage in.
The DC Comics logo (2012-2015) is colored green and features a comic-book image of Green Arrow. See more