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.
Felicity Meghan Smoak (born 1988) is one of the main characters in the TV series, Arrow. Originally a recurring character, she has been promoted to a series regular since Season 2.
Felicity is the daughter of an unnamed man, and an unnamed woman, the partner-in-vigilantism and a good friend of both Oliver Queen, and John Diggle, and a good friend of Sara Lance, she is also the primary contact between The Arrow and SCPD Officer Quentin Lance. She is also a good friend and former employee of Walter Steele. Felicity is very intelligent and great with electronics, which is why both Walter and Oliver initially approached her for help in their separate problems.
Felicity was drawn into Oliver's vigilante team due to her desire to find her abducted boss and friend, Walter Steele, who prior to his kidnapping had secretly asked her to look into some suspicious things happening with his money and business. When she finds evidence confirming his suspicions, Walter asks her to stop looking further because he didn't want to put her in more danger. However, she stubbornly continues to look into it, and after Walter is kidnapped, she realizes that he might have been taken due to the things she found.
Meanwhile, Oliver Queen has approached Felicity for help with a few odd tasks (that he couldn't complete himself), using ridiculous cover stories in a vain attempt to hide the true purpose of his request. Putting two and two together, Felicity begins to suspect that Oliver was involved with Starling City's new vigilante archer, which helps her eventually decide to approach Oliver with Walter's copy of The List (which Walter found in his and Moira's bedroom), trusting him with the information.
After Oliver is shot by his mother, he retreats to Felicity's car, revealing his identity to her and asking her to drive him to his warehouse instead of a hospital. After saving his life, she agrees to join his team, but only until they find Walter.
In the beginning, Felicity doesn't agree with Oliver's methods in catching criminals, but later starts to loosen up after she helps capture The Dodger and realizes that what he does isn't all bad. Unfortunately, she would later be unable to get a lock on the location of a criminal, and is subsequently forced to watch a man die due to her failure. She begins to lose faith in herself until John Diggle realizes that their target was on a moving train underground, which allows her to anticipate where the train would be next and help save Roy Harper.
Felicity has gone on three undercover missions: first as a card-counter in a mob-run casino, second as a Big Belly Burger delivery girl at Merlyn Global Group, and third as bait for The Dollmaker.
Felicity is an intelligent, ambitious, hard-working and tech-savvy woman who is highly confident in her computer skills. Though she doesn't go looking for trouble, she is also not one to back away from danger, particularly when there is a mystery waiting to be solved. These traits are proven when she accepts the task of looking into Moira Queen's seemingly blank notebook, despite Walter Steele's warning that the last man who looked into his wife's affairs died suspiciously the next day. In the same scene however, she also reveals a capacity for insecurity in regards to her position in the company, as seen when she assumed she was being fired after Walter called her up to his office. She is also a rather patient and indulgent person, as proven when she continues to humor Oliver Queen's odd requests despite the obvious lies he provides her with and the dubious and dangerous nature of the tasks he gives her, such as accessing the contents of a bullet-ridden laptop, analyzing the contents of what he claims is an energy drink stored in a syringe, and decrypting a security fob that contained plans to rob an armored car.
Aside from her natural talents and developed skills, Felicity's most prominent attributes are her capacity for compassion, kindness and trust. It is presumably these traits that allows Oliver to trust her with the knowledge of his vigilante activities, as well as rely only on her promise that she would deliver him to his father's old factory, despite the risk of her alerting the authorities instead. Felicity proves her worth by performing all he had asked of her, and then going beyond what he expected by helping John Diggle patch Oliver up. She then stays at his side with John until he wakes up and, out of loyalty to the then-missing Walter, agrees to join the team to help locate her kidnapped employer. True to her tech-savvy nature, she proceeds to upgrade the Arrowcave's computers simply because Oliver's poorly setup system bugged her. She also helped him cover his tracks by hacking into the SCPD crime lab's computers and to order the destruction of Oliver's blood sample, which was collected by the police after he was shot by his mother.
Conversely, Felicity is also portrayed as a socially-awkward nerd. She has a habit of babbling without censoring herself, and usually does so using double entendres with sexual connotation. This happens when she is nervous, particularly in the presence of authority figures (such as Walter Steele and Moira Queen) or those she finds attractive (like Oliver Queen and Barry Allen). Her trademark babbling often results in her feeling so embarrassed, she tries to backtrack and explain herself, which only contributes to her rambling. The exception to her embarrassment seems to be Barry, though neither of them seem to notice when she does it. But despite her tendency to babble, she isn't afraid to give voice to her opinions, and she always stands her ground unwaveringly when she knows she's in the right.
* Genius-level intellect: Felicity is an intellectual whizkid, as evidenced by the crucial role she plays in The Arrow's team, as well as her enviable skillset in tasks such as information retrieval, computer software and technology and the creation of customized gadgets, among other things. She was able to draw an accurate theory regarding Oliver's alternate identity from the few requests Oliver asked of her which would later be connected to the vigilante's activities, but she did not expose his secret identity to anyone, nor did she mention it until Oliver entrusted her with the information.
* Computer expert: As a member of Queen Consolidated's I.T. department, Felicity has proven herself to be a highly skilled computer expert. She was able to recover valuable information, such as the blueprints of the exchange building where the Unidac Industries auction was being held, from Floyd Lawton's damaged laptop, despite the fact that it had sustained bullet holes. She was able to find the delivery location of a teflon-coated titanium blade arrow by tracking down its manufacturing company, Sagittarius, and finding out where and when it had been purchased using the company's records. She analyzed a sample of the drug named Vertigo and was able to find its manufacturing location in the city. She uses the computers from the Arrowcave to locate people Oliver has a problem finding on his own.
* Expert computer hacker: Felicity is a highly-skilled computer hacker, capable of hacking into any computer system, which makes her a valuable asset to The Arrow's team. She was able to hack into the crime lab computers of the SCPD and order the disposal of the vigilante's blood, which had been lifted from a crime scene for analysis. She also managed to hack into A.R.G.U.S.'s databanks in order to track Deadshot's movements for John Diggle. The only computer system which proved immune to her skills was that of Merlyn Global Group, but this was remedied with the help of Oliver and John, who snuck her into Merlyn Global's headquarters so she could gain direct access to their mainframe. She then proceeded to download the entire schematics from the Markov Device, and planted a Trojan in the system, so they would know what Malcolm was up to. She is more than able to bypass most firewalls.
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