Green Arrow A.K.A. Emerald Archer, Ace Archer, Battling BowmanReal Name:
Oliver QueenBase of Operations:
Star City, California; VariousAge:
Straight, SwitchPowers/Skills:Peak Physical Condition
- Due to his time on Starfish Island, and a persistent exercise regiment following the incident, Ollie is now in peak physical condition within human limitations. He can lift at least up to twice his body-weight, and has the speed and stamina to keep up with an Olympic runner. Master Archer
- Oliver Queen is perhaps the finest archer ever known, able to shoot 29 arrows per minute. He has a wide-variety of trick arrows, ranging from bola arrows to time-bomb arrows to his infamous boxing-glove arrow. He uses these arrows sparingly, however, preferring the time-tested simple arrow. Green Arrow has shown the ability to shoot an arrow down the barrel of a gun, pierce a drop of water as it leaves a tap, and shoot almost any part of the human body with pinpoint accuracy; although he aims only to wound and not kill when he shoots. Whether his skill is natural or due to some sort of meta-human mutation is unknown. Ollie simply chalks it up to natural talent.Master Swordsman
- Ollie is also very proficient with a sword, though it is not his preferred weapon of choice. He is knowledgeable in several forms of swordsmanship, but is most proficient at fencing due to exposure as a child.Acrobatics
- He has displayed on many occasions that he is an expert in acrobatics, and often uses this skill while evading enemy fire, or repositioning himself for a better shot.Advanced Hand-to-Hand
Green Arrow has the typical weaknesses of a normal human, though his costume provides some slight protection as it is reinforced with several thin layers of kevlar, as well as metal plating on certain critical areas (Torso, Forearms, etc). He also hinders himself sometimes, occasionally putting the thrill of being a hero ahead of the actual goal: helping people. Not only that, but he finds it hard to put aside emotional attachments, and has a short temper, as well, sometimes resulting in lethal force being used when it may not be necessary.Equipment:Custom Bows:
Green possesses two bows, both of which were customized to his specifications. His pride and joy is his standard bow, the same bow that saved his life. Upon returning home and deciding that he would continue fighting crime, he had the damages brought to it on Starfish Island repaired. He is also in possession of a more modern Compound Bow, but uses it sparingly due to it's drastically different feel in contrast to his traditional bow.Arrows and Trick Arrows:
In his comparatively short career as Green Arrow, Oliver Queen has custom designed many unique arrowheads, many of which are interchangeable and can be used for any size arrow shaft. Most of the time, Green Arrow prefers to use standard wooden arrows with a 75 cm to 90 cm shaft, steel heads and plastic fletching. Necessity, however, is the mother of invention, and as his career went on, he found himself in many unique situations that required unique arrows. The first arrow he ever "developed" was on Starfish Island, a fire arrow which he used against China White.
Boxing Glove Arrow
Diamond Tipped Arrow
Blackout Arrow (Localized EMP)
Fire Extinguisher Arrow
Flash Bang Arrow
Freezing Arrow (Liquid Nitrogen)
Grappling Hook Arrow
Greek Fire Arrow (Oil fire)
Magnesium Flare Arrow
Safe Cracking Arrow
Robert Henry Queen, when he was alive, was a millionaire industrialist who had always been known as a bit of a playboy in his early years. During that time, he often flirted with his decidedly female help, and at times even went beyond mere flirting with the women. The result of one such fling was young Ollie Queen. When the woman approached Robert Queen with the news that she was pregnant, he took responsibility for his child without question. He decided to marry then woman he impregnated, twenty-nine year old Moira Benson, not wanting to abandon her or his son, and so Ollie kept his father's surname. Oliver had always idolized Robin Hood as a child. His father often told him stories about Robin hood, and even claimed that they were rumored to be very distant relatives of Robin Hood. True to their supposed heritage, Oliver was a natural archer, even at that young age, and frequently practiced with a bow and arrow set his father bought him one Christmas. He was mildly traumatized the first time he killed an animal and for a long while he refused to hunt, but he never stopped using his bow.
After many years, the already rocky marriage between Robert and Moira Queen was beginning to deteriorate. While he cared deeply for Oliver, having groomed him through the years to eventually run his business, he didn't feel the same for Moira. Robert was growing weary of an empty marriage. Moira, on the other hand, was growing tired of depending on Robert and taking care of a son she never wanted. It had always been about the money, and using her pregnancy as a trap to live off her employer. Robert decided to take the family on a vacation, a hunting trip in Africa, where he could connect with his wife and help his son get over his fear of hunting. Moira wasn't willing to continue with that life, however, and called in a few favors. She assured Robert that she would arrange the hunting trip herself, paying the safari hunter an exuberant amount of money to help her get rid of Robert. Robert was mauled by lions on that trip, an attack that could've been stopped by Oliver, had he not hesitated to shoot the animal. His hesitation would haunt him for the rest of his life.
Moira was shocked to learn that Robert's wealth was not left to her in his will, but rather to his son, Oliver, who would inherit it when he was of age. This enraged her, especially with the knowledge that Oliver's eighteenth birthday would be upon them within months. She spent the time preparing for that day, and hatching a plan that would leave her rich. Ollie's eighteenth birthday was spent on a luxurious cruise-liner, where family members and business partners of the late Robert Queen showered Oliver with gifts, one of which was a used in a recent film adaption of the legend of Robin Hood. Moira, however, celebrated that day as the day she would be fabulously wealthy. Later that night, when she found Ollie awake on the port of the ship, contemplating his new life with his new bow in hand, she pushed him overboard, so sure that she would never see him again that she stood by to watch. She was the last thing he saw before succumbing to the abyssal ocean in a panic and the world around him went black.
When he awoke, he found himself washed ashore on the remote, isolated Starfish Island, clutching that same bow, which kept him from afloat when he finally passed out. With no sign of civilization to be seen, he was completely stranded. During this time spent without food or shelter Queen developed his skills as a hunter to survive and gained mastery over his bow. Despite a situation that would've driven the average man to madness, Ollie's will to live proved strong enough to keep him sane, and the experienced helped him grow. Having previously taken everything in his life for granted, the experience humbled him and taught him self reliance. The discovery of drug smugglers on the island, run by the ruthless international crime lord China White, would prove to be a test of character. Using his new skills, he attacked and destroyed their heroin operation, then delivered them to the authorities before returning home. It was then that he realized that he had found his destiny. After confronting and his mother and having her arrested, he chose to use his abilities and resources as a crime-fighter. With a nickname coined by the press, he made it his mission to protect Star City, moonlighting as Green Arrow while simultaneously running his father's businesses.Activity:
Nearly seven years have passed since he first became Green Arrow, and Ollie hasn't stopped doing what he does best. Still a solo act, he finds himself taking on little more than petty criminals and local Super Villains. Despite that, he's made quite a name for himself, and while he doesn't strike fear into the hearts of his enemies in the same way Batman does, criminals have learned that Green Arrow's no one to be trifled with. He's also expanded his combat knowledge, dedicating months and millions of dollars to growing more proficient at Hand-to-Hand combat and Swordsmanship. Outside of his Green Arrow getup, Oliver Queen's companies have grown in success and he in popularity. With his down-to-earth attitude, liberal-leftist ideas and frequent philanthropy, the people have come to admire Oliver Queen. In a recent interview, he was asked if he would ever be interested in getting into politics, possibly running for mayor. Despite jokingly commenting on how good he'd be at it, he declined.Known Enemies:Merlyn:
Green Arrow often heard of the exploits of "Merlyn the Magician," a well known archer, and was less than impressed, confident that he was far better than Merlyn. To his surprise, Merlyn challenged Green Arrow to an archery duel and ended up defeating him. While the loss was quite a blow to Ollie's ego, it is not the source of their bitter enmity. Merlyn uses his talents primarily for crime, which naturally pits he and Green Arrow against each other as full-blown enemies rather than simple rivals.Appearance: