The son of Starling City industrialist Robert Queen, Oliver was a shallow, spoiled playboy who thought nothing of cheating on his girlfriend with her own sister. This changed during an ill-fated sailing trip on his father's yacht, the Queen's Gambit. The ship was sabotaged in the Pacific ocean, forcing Oliver, Robert, and a third crewman to escape in a life raft. Only having enough food and water for one person, Robert kills the third man, and tells Oliver that he has failed their city, and that Oliver needs to survive and right his wrongs. Robert then committs suicide. Oliver's raft ends up on the island of Lian Yu, and while scavenging the raft for supplies, he uncovers a list of corrupt one-percenters who are driving Starling City to ruin.
Oliver spends five years on Lian Yu, having his first encounters with Eddie Fyers, Yao Fei, Shado, and Slade Wilson. By the time Oliver is rescued, he has mastered Kyudo and Eskrima, and has become a fluent speaker of Mandarin and Russian. As Oliver attempts to reconnect with friends and family, he also creates a Robin Hood themed combat suit, and begins a one-man war of attrition against the corrupt elite named on "the list." He eventually gains valuable allies in the form of John Diggle and Felicity Smoak, who steer him down a less lethal path, and toward stopping crimes that affect everyday people instead of limiting his crusade to "the list." But as his allies multiply, so do his enemies, as "the Hood" attracts the ire of not only the Underworld, but also the police and a mysterious "undertaking" with more sinister, far reaching plans.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Multi-Lingual: Oliver is able to speak mandarin Chinese, English and Russian.
- Oliver Queen is played by the actor Stephen Amell.
- Oliver was born on May 16, 1985.
- Speaks fluent Russian.
- Speaks fluent Chinese (No accent).
- Refuses to use guns.
- Carries a total of 22 arrows with him when on patrol.
- 30 Appearances of Oliver Queen (Arrow)
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