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.
In the secret war on Starling, he is the city's only weapon. (Season 1)
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Did You Know?
In the comics, Deathstroke (aka Slade Wilson) is an anti-hero with enhanced or peak strength, speed, stamina, and reflexes (sometimes bordering on superhuman levels). He's tactically brilliant and adept at turning an opponent's own abilities against them. He has defeated Batman and Nightwing in combat, and he has given even Wonder Woman a run for her money in a fight. See more
In two second-season episodes, chest compressions to restart Oliver's and Roy's hearts were done incorrectly. They are pushing down on the person's actual chest, rather than two finger widths above the sternum. That would damage the ribs, lungs and other vitals. 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
Referenced in Na Na Na Batman