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
Aim. Higher. (Season 4)
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Although Oliver's transformation into The Arrow differs from the original DC comics storyline, it's not very far off. In the comics, Oliver had a fascination with bows and arrows from a young age, and always had one with him. When he was a young teen, both of his parents were killed. (He was also an only child) When he was 16, he was traveling by sea when his boat crashed and he was marooned on an island with nothing but his bow to aid in his survival. He taught himself to hunt and perfected what little archery skills he had. He grew to be a man and stumbled upon the illegal trafficking of the criminal China White. After putting a stop to her operation, he found his calling as a crime fighter and "borrowing from Bruce Wayne's book" returned home to Star City as the Green Arrow. 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
It feels really good having you inside me... And by you I mean your voice. And by me I mean my ear. I'm going to stop talking. Right now.
That would be my preference.
The DC Comics logo is colored green and features a comic-book image of Green Arrow. See more
Referenced in Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham