Oliver Queen and his father are lost at sea when their luxury yacht sinks, apparently in a storm. His father dies, but Oliver survives for five years on an uncharted island and eventually returns home. But he wasn't alone on the island where he learned not only how to fight and survive but also of his father's corruption and unscrupulous business dealings. He returns to civilization a changed man, determined to put things right. He disguises himself with the hood of one of his mysterious island mentors, arms himself with a bow and sets about hunting down the men and women who have corrupted his city. Written by
Those closest to you can hurt you the most. (Season 1)
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Did You Know?
The character Roy Harper (Speedy) also appears as a main character in the animated show "Young Justice" that ran on Cartoon Network but was canceled after 2 seasons. Oliver attempted to call him Speedy, to which Roy objected. Thea later adopted the name of Speedy; Roy settled on the name "Arsenal". See more
In the promotional picture for the series it shows a shirtless Oliver. The scars from his time on the island are visible, but there is no tattoo. During the series Oliver has a tattoo on his chest, a tattoo that plays an important role in at least one episode (1x03 "Lone Gunmen") and has been visible in every other episode. See more
You know who he is under that hood, don't you?
I know exactly who he is. He's my friend.
That's why you don't want him dead.
Death would be a release from this life, and his sentence has yet to be carried out.
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