Friday, February 22, 2013
Green Arrow Superheroes and Villains in Season 1 of ARROW
#1. Green Arrow / Oliver Queen - Well obviously, he's the main hero of the show!
#2. Felicity Smoak - Computer hacker - in the comic books she ran a software company, but in this case she is Oliver Queen's go-to-girl for all things computer geeky.
First Appearance: The Fury of Firestorm #23 (comics); Season 1 episode 3 "Lone Gunmen" (Arrow)
#3. Walter Steele - The CEO of Queen Consolidated.
First Appearance: Green Arrow Vol 4 #1 (comics); Season 1 episode 1 "Pilot" (Arrow)
#4. Merlyn - The Arch Villain of Green Arrow... In this case there is actually two of them. Merlyn Sr and Tommy Merlyn. So far only the older Merlyn has shown any skill in archery - having beaten Oliver at his own forte.
First Appearance: Justice League of America #94 (comics); Season 1 episode 1 "Pilot" (Arrow)
First Appearance: Green Arrow Year One #3 (comics); Season 1 episode 2 "Honor Thy Father" (Arrow)
#6. Constantine Drakon - Martial artist / Assassin / Bodyguard.
First Appearance: Green Arrow #27 (comics); Season 1 episode 1 "Pilot" (Arrow)
#7. Deadshot - Assassin who uses poisoned bullets.
First Appearance: Batman #59 (comics); Season 1 episode 3 "Lone Gunmen" (Arrow)
#8. Black Canary - The future wife of Oliver Queen... complete with fishnets!
First Appearance: Flash Comics #86 (comics); Season 1 episode 1 "Pilot" (Arrow)
First Appearance: The Huntress #1 (comics)
#10. Deathstroke - Highly skilled mercenary Oliver fights on the island.
First Appearance: The New Teen Titans #2 (comics), Season 1 episode unknown. Mask seen in "Pilot" (Arrow)
#11. Speedy / Red Arrow / Roy William Harper Jr. - Oliver's future sidekick.
First Appearance: Speedy I: More Fun Comics #73; Speedy II: Green Arrow vol 3 #2 (comics)
There is actually two versions of Speedy - the other being a female version. Not sure if she will also make an appearance.
While there is no plans to have Bruce Wayne / Batman appear in the season 1 of Arrow, it is possible he might make an appearance in season 2. Batman and Green Arrow are long time allies and share many similarities since they both lack super-powers. Plus the fans would LOVE appearances of Batman. Should be interesting...
On February 11, 2013, ARROW was renewed for a second season by The CW. Ratings for the show are reportedly through the roof!
All the recent fuss about archery in movies has caused demand for archery lessons in Toronto to skyrocket.