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 commits 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 archery 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
Master Archer: Oliver is skilled in a potent mix of archery and martial arts which emphasizes focus and coordination. He also has an assortment of specialty arrows including, but not limited to:
- Router Arrow: Shot near computers to hack into them. Used in "Pilot" to steal money from a corrupt businessman Adam Hunt.
- Grappling Hook Arrow: To grab on to ledges for swing lines and zip lines. Used in "Pilot" and many other episodes.
- Voice Recording/Listening Arrow: Recording and Listening devices for recording confessions and surveillance. Used in "Honor Thy Father", "Betrayal", and "The Undertaking".
- Ensnarement Arrow: After piercing a target it launches wires into the area around the target and then pulls them tight. Used in "Legacies" to anchor dropped bags of money to the ground to prevent them from being carried off by bank robbers.
- Flash/bang Arrow: A flash/bang grenade in the form of an arrow. Used in "Vendetta" to disorient drug dealers at the beginning of an attack and to distract a hostage taker in "The Undertaking". and to explode in Malcolm Merlyn's face after he caught it during their last duel in "Sacrifice".
- Explosive Arrow: Time delayed (Used in "Year's End" to blow a door) and Impact (Used in "Dodger" and "The Huntress Returns" to disable moving cars).
- Flare/Flame Burst Arrow: Creates a burst of fire. Used in "Betrayal" to blind snipers.
- Tranquilizer Mini Dart: Small dart thrown to deliver a sedative. Thrown at Detective Quentin to disable him while escaping the police station in "The Huntress Returns".
- Incendiary Arrows: Used to burn through the seal in a grate to get into the subway in "Salvation".
- Remote Detonator Arrow: Explosive arrow that can be detonated by remote control. Used to distract drug dealing doctors and escape from being strapped to a chair in "Unfinished Business".
- Injector Arrow: Arrow with a syringe in the tip to inject liquids into target. Used to inject an herb solution to counteract a drug overdose given to Oliver in "Unfinished Business".
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 Mandarin Chinese (No accent).
- Refuses to use guns.
- Carries a total of 22 arrows with him when on patrol.
- This version of Oliver Queen is playable in the fighting game, Injustice: Gods Among Us, with Stephen Amell reprising his role.
- 45 Appearances of Oliver Queen (Arrow)
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