After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific. When he returns home to Starling City Oliver has been changed by his ordeal on the island. While he hides the truth about the man he's become, he desperately wants to make amends for the actions he took as the boy he was.
Oliver is a handsome Caucasian male, with dirty blonde hair, blue eyes and about "6'1" in height. He is also well-toned, especially after his return from the island. Before the wreck Oliver had his hair just above the shoulders and with no facial hair. When rescued by fishermen, he is seen with longer hair and a long beard. After returning to civilization Oliver is seen to have a series of scars all over his body, along with a dragon tattoo on his left shoulder and a star tattoo of the Solntsevskaya Bratva Organization on the left side of his chest. Oliver typically dresses in a simple way, using shirts, jeans and boots, often putting on leather coats. While on the island he was seen most of time wearing stolen "soldiers" uniforms. He frequently uses tuxedos or suits for social events and for parties at Verdant. When dressed as The Arrow, his costume consists of a green leather vest with a simple green hood on a leather jacket of the same color, with details on The Arrow's arms and black gloves. He teams it up with leather pants with green details from the knees down and black boots. A Quiver is tied around the chest. He employs Flechettes on his left forearm and a holster for knives is strapped to his right leg. He also dons eye makeup, to conceal his identity in lieu of his usual face mask. Oliver now wears a green domino mask.
Prior to his time on Lian Yu, Oliver was the stereotypical spoiled brat and bad boy. He was unimaginably rich, a playboy and didn't care who got hurt due to his actions. He was also laid back, selfish, and a manipulator, back then. He underwent a rapid change in his personality when his father killed himself, so that Oliver could survive and right his wrongs and also when Sara died because of him. On the island he becomes more subdued, depressed and retreats into a shell. He is inspired by Slade Wilson, who mentors him and teaches him almost everything he knows that he needs for crime-fighting later. Upon returning to civilization, he tries to make amends with his family, Laurel and her father. In order to keep his identity a secret, he continues his bratty personality to a certain extent. To those who know about his secret identity The Arrow, he is responsible, disciplined, intelligent, confident, slightly impulsive, always thinking everything through and an individual who always look out for others. He only kills his enemies in self-defense or to save the lives of innocent people, but tries his best to avoid it.
He never acts as judge, jury and executioner, and has a sense of justice and honor. He is always willing to give those he punishes a second chance, those on the list by surrendering willingly to the authorities and those not on the list, by stopping whatever crime they are committing, and always tries to do the right thing. He also tries to pry out information from his enemies, or tries to get them to confess to a crime they commit it, and records it with one of his trick arrows, and sends it to the police so they can be brought to justice, (by making them think he is going to kill them, when he is actually bluffing), or some times tries to get solid evidence. He is prudent enough to admit he made mistakes and learns from them as well, and he doesn't like to admit when he's wrong, only doing it when he is face with cold hard facts. Also he is not above apologizing to people, he has unintentionally hurt, or those he has intentionally hurt, when he was a bad boy and a spoiled brat 5 years ago, even if some of them are people he dislikes for a good reason. He tries to see good in everyone (although he has great difficulties trusting anyone), which makes him a little naïve.
However, he doesn't see straight when it comes to those he cares about, often either putting himself at unnecessary risks for them or refusing to admit to logical suspicion on them. He also prioritizes some people or tasks, particularly those related to his family, over others, despite circumstances saying that he should do it the other way around instead. Oliver dislikes vigilantes with no morals nor codes, nor sense of remorse, who kills solely for personal revenge, and dislikes criminals who kills primarily for money, Whenever he encounters these types of vigilantes or criminals, who often say they were the same, he fervently corrects them. His temper is well controlled, though he is still prone to emotional outbursts when it comes to issues concerning those he holds dear. His sense of humor is dry, with a hint of sarcasm, While he is not afraid of dying, he is afraid of leaving those he cares about, with broken hearts again, which makes him nearly fearless, and he is very stubborn. He also uses his position, as being one of the highest ranking members of the Solntsevskaya Bratva, to help get information to locate people he's having problems finding, like Deadshot, or Count Vertigo. He does not like lying to the people he cares about, particularly his friends and family, he only does it to protect them, from his secret life as The Arrow.
* Peak of human physical condition
* Honed senses
* Master archer
* Master stick fighter
* Master hand-to-hand combatant/Martial artist
* Free running/Acrobatics/Stealth
* Skilled detective/Tactician
* First aid/Toxicology
* Indomitable will/Tolerance for pain
* Expert driving skills
* Master at subterfuge
* Custom weapons and Equipment developer
* Customized Recurve Bow
* Carbon Fiber Long Bow
* Customized Oneida Kestrel Compound Bow
* Oliver Queen's crossbow
* Customized Hunting arrows
* Trick arrows
* Arrow costume
* Arrow gauntlets
* Voice filter
* Ghost phone
* Arrow Mask
* High Teck Computer's and equipment
Oliver Queen Quotes
|Season 3 / Episode 18: - Public Enemy|
Oliver Queen: The only move that Ra's has left me is telling the truth. You have no idea how powerful the truth can be.
|Season 3 / Episode 18: - Public Enemy|
Quentin Lance: Lian Yu.
Oliver Queen: What about it?
Quentin Lance: This, uh, Ra's character, he told me that Sara made it to the island with you. You didn't feel like sharing that with me? Huh? I mean, I'm only her father. Well, I was. When did you decide that you knew what was best for my family?
Oliver Queen: I love your family.
Quentin Lance: [slugs Oliver] You got to right to remain silent. Take it!
Oliver Queen: Just ask me what you want to know.
Quentin Lance: [scoffs] What do I want to know? Well, was it worth it? All that pain and misery you brought back from the island? Merlyn, Slade Wilson? Wouldn't it be better if you just died there?
Oliver Queen: The reason I came back was to try and save the people of the city.
Quentin Lance: I hate to break it to you, but saving people isn't your specialty. Tommy. Hilton. Your mother. My daughter. And now you're set on killing Laurel, too.
Oliver Queen: I didn't want her to be involved in this. I didn't want anyone to be involved in this.
Quentin Lance: But you involved me. You spent a year making me look like a fool. You spent a year making me your accomplice. You have any idea what you've done, huh? What you've done to all of us, to the people you claim to care so much about? You've made us criminals! You've made us liars and victims. You, Mr. Queen, are not a hero. You're a villain. But you know that, don't you?
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