Starfish Island is the island millionaire playboy Oliver Queen washed up. After accidentally falling off of his cruise ship he had been stranded on the island, where he learned to survive by any means necessary using a make-shift bow and arrows. He developed primitive Trick Arrows as advanced methods of hunting and foraging for food, then assembled a green suit for camouflage.
Eventually a commercial freighter stopped by the island, and he swam out thinking they might rescue him..
Oliver Queen was finally able to escape when he caught a group of drug dealers using the location for an illegal marijuana farm and turned them into the authorities.
- Starfish Island is the central location of Green Arrow origin stories. It is only named as such in the first story it appears in. The next retelling does not give it a name. Green Arrow: Year One specifies that it is one of the Fiji Islands, but also does not give it a name. In the television series Arrow, the island is a Chinese penal colony known as Lian Yu Dao (In Chinese "煉獄島"), Literally "Purgatory Island".