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Green Arrow
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Information
Real name: Oliver Queen[1]
AKA: The World’s Greatest Archer
The Emerald Archer
Species: Human
Homeworld: Earth
Universe: Earth-1A
Sex: Male
Hair: Blond
Eyes: green
Height: 5'11
Weight: 195 lbs
Apprentice: Speedy
Occupation: Superhero
Base: Hall of Justice
Affiliations: SuperFriends
Abilities: Archery
Weaponry: Bow and Arrow
Played by: Norman Alden
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Green Arrow is an incredibly skilled archer, and a worthy member of the Justice League. He is dressed like Robin Hood, who occasionally invents trick arrows.

Staunch member of the Justice League of America...

Narrator


Background Information

Old suit

Green Arrow in the 'old days.'[2]

On the parallel-universe of Earth-One, billionaire Oliver Queen fell overboard from a yacht. Luckily, he was washed up on a deserted island where he was forced to learn how to hunt with a bow and arrow in order to survive. He also developed an arsenal of trick arrows, like the drill arrow, and the rope arrow, as well as making clothes of the leaves on the island. He eventually escaped from the island by overpowering some drug smugglers and handing them over to the authorities. Changed by his experiences, he decided to give something back to society, in as exciting a way as possible - becoming a crime-fighter, using his archery skills for good.[?]

He eventually joins the Justice League of America, and begins to pursue a relationship with Dinah Lance, aka Black Canary. He also takes on a sidekick, whom he calls Speedy.

When the JLA wants to relocate their headquarters to a space station in orbit, he is the only one who objects; feeling that they were too far removed from the people they were meant to protect. The next year would prove to be very difficult for Ollie.
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Faced with corporate corruption in his civilian guise and petty crime as the Green Arrow, Oliver Queen begins to have an identity crisis, unsure of who he really is: Oliver Queen investor, or Green Arrow super-hero. He even seeks out the help of a psychiatrist to figure out his identity problem. He soon looses his fortune, and becomes an outspoken advocate of the underprivileged in society with obvious political left wing leanings.

He eventually began spending much time with Hal Jordan, aka Green Lantern, traveling the country. Each would find their beliefs challenged by the other. Jordan wanted to work within the system and was more concerned about dealing with criminals; where Oliver advocated social change. Oliver convinced Jordan to see beyond his strict obedience to the Green Lantern Corps, to help those who were neglected or discriminated against.[3]

Speedy, who did not go with the pair, dabbled with drugs while Ollie was away. This caused the two to go their separate ways.[4]

After accidentally killing someone, Ollie shed himself of the remaining trappings of his super-heroic life (including crashing the Arrowplane into a mountain) and withdrew to an ashram monastery. He would find no peace there, and returned to the outside world at the request of Hal and Dinah.[5]

Ollie and Dinah move to Star City, where Ollie runs for Mayor and more-or-less retires.[6]


Powers and Abilities

Old suit on display

Green Arrow explaining to Marvin and Wendy about his 'old suit.'

Super Powers

None.

Abilities

Weaknesses

Being human / mortality


Equipment

Transportation


SuperFriends Team Members

SuperFriends Founding Members:

SupermanBatmanWonder WomanAquamanHawkmanSamuraiGreen LanternFlashBlack Vulcan

Expanded Team:
HawkgirlApache ChiefEl DoradoAtomGreen ArrowPlastic ManRima

Comic Book Team Members:
Black CanaryElongated ManRed Tornado

Junior SuperFriends:
RobinCyborgFirestorm
ZanJayna
Marvin WhiteWendy Harris

Mascots:
GleekWonder Dog

Other Known Justice Leaguers:
The HuntressBlack OrchidCaptain MarvelMary MarvelSupergirlGreen Fury


Episode Appearances

SuperFriends TV Series, Season 1 (1973):

SuperFriends Comic Book:


Notes

  • Green Arrow first appeared in More Fun Comics #73 in 1941.[9]
  • He was created by Mort Weisinger and George Papp.
  • In 1969, artist Neal Adams in the pages of the Brave and the Bold, Vol. 1 #85,[10] decided to update the character's visual appearance by giving him a goatee beard and costume of his own design
  • Inspired by Adams' redesign, writer Dennis O'Neil followed up on Green Arrow's new appearance by completely remaking the character's attitude in the pages of Justice League of America, Vol. 1 #75 (cover-dated November 1969),[11] giving his personality a rougher edge.
  • It is not sure if the SuperFriends Version was based on the Golden Age version of the character, or the Silver Age. Green Arrow's appearance is definitely modeled after his Silver-Age counterpart.


Trivia

  • Green Arrow was regrettably on only one episode the SuperFriends TV Series.
  • This is Green Arrow's first animated appearance.


External Links


Appearances in Other Media

GreenArrow DCAU Green Arrow Green Arrow was a superhero recruited into the Justice League after the Thanagarian invasion largely as the team's political conscience. After selling his company for three billion dollars, Oliver "Ollie" Queen became a full time vigilante.
- Go to DCAU for more on the Green Arrow
Ollie Green Arrow Oliver Jonas Queen is the billionaire CEO of Queen Industries, who also masquerades as a heroic archer known as Green Arrow. As Green Arrow, Oliver dresses in green and commands a variety of arrows and gadgets for many forms of defense. He is also the founder of a team of pro-active heroes.

As a schoolboy Oliver attended Excelsior Academy Preparatory School in the 1990s where he studied fine arts and was a classmate of Lex Luthor; whom he bullied relentlessly. He graduated in 1998 and deferred admission to an Ivy League school to sail away in a private yacht to say goodbye to his parents. However, after he and his friends partied away, Oliver's yacht was attacked by a group of pirates organized by his own captain. Using his then-limited archery skills, Oliver barely escaped with his life, activating a life raft and washing ashore on a nearby island.

While on the island, Oliver improved his archery skills by making a make shift bow and arrows, which he would use to hunt wild boars on the island. While on the island, he encountered the island's natives and lived among them for over three months during which time they taught him how to hunt and improve his archery skills. Upon further exploration, Oliver was shocked to discover the wreckage of his parents' plane on the island. He collected their wedding rings from their remains and also found a letter his mother had written to him the night of the crash.

After being stranded for two years on the island, Oliver found a group of drug runners. It was not long before he was captured and meets a young woman named Tess Mercer, who was also a prisoner of the drug runners. Days later, Oliver staged an escape out of the island, returning to his home Star City.

For the next year, Oliver improved his archery skills further. He joined a cult of dark celtic archers, and was taught by the expert archer Vordigan. Oliver eventually rejected the harsh and unethical teachings of the cult and left Vordigan, going back to Star City. There he vowed to use his skills for good, taking the mantle of the hero Green Arrow.

In 2009, after the death of his old schoolmate, Lex Luther, Queen Industries merged with LuthorCorp. Tess Mercer is new CEO.

Clark suspects that Oliver murdered Lex Luthor.



This version of Green Arrow is based on the Smallville TV series (2001-??) as seen on the CW.
- Go to the Smallville Wiki for more on the Green Arrow


References

  1. His name was not given in the series.
  2. Picture from Limited Collectors' Edition #C-41 (January 1976)
  3. As revealed in Green Lantern, Vol.2 (starting in April of 1970 and ending in November of 1979), which can be found at the DC Database.
  4. As revealed in Green Lantern, Vol. 2 #85 (August, 1971) and Green Lantern, Vol. 2 #86 (October, 1971), which can be found at the DC Database.
  5. As revealed in Flash, Vol. 1 #217 (September, 1972) through #219 (January, 1973), which can be found at the DC Database.
  6. This is from the Silver Age version of the character.
  7. As revealed in the Season 1 (1973) episode: Gulliver's Gigantic Goof.
  8. As revealed in the SuperFriends Comic Book, in the Limited Collectors' Edition #C-41 issue, published in January 1976.
  9. Go to DC Database for more on More Fun Comics, Vol. 1 #73 (November 1941)
  10. Go to DC Database for more on Brave and the Bold, Vol. 1 #85 (September, 1969)
  11. Go to DC Database for more on Justice League of America, Vol. 1 #75 (November 1969)

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