Green Arrow: 12 Comics Based Facts About Oliver Queen

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The CW’s second iconic series after the Flash, Arrow stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen. This DC comics based character originally created in 1941.

Since then he becomes favourite and breaks the record of the longest running character in the history. He is a Vigilante of his city and many of the times have joined the Justice League team.

On the animated version of Justice League: Unlimited, he was seen as a recurring character. But the show had not given the main importance to the character, but one thing they manage to show about his relationship with other Leagues members as well as his love interest Black Canary or TV version Laurel Lance.

The Green Arrow was created a like a Batman with nearly same background storyline. Although he is vigilante with no superpowers, still he fights crime by using his martial arts and archery with advanced technologically developed arrows. You know all of his histories, but technically there are some facts about him which I am going to discuss below.

Find out 12 Best Green Arrow Facts which every DC fan must aware.


1. IS HE METAHUMAN???


In the whole DC universe, there is no one like Green Arrow who can shoot arrows precisely and faster. In several comics’ issue, he claims himself that he never misses his target. Because of his proficiency over his archery, he sometimes refers as a Metahuman because of his extraordinary abilities.

In the Arrow season 1, we have witnessed one incidence where he shoots multiple targets in a few seconds. In comics, he can shoot 29 arrows per minutes without fail the targets. His archery skilled is developed to that level that he even hit a drop of water falling from the tap.


2. HIS REAL NAME


Many of the comic reader aware of his name is Oliver Queen. But actually his birth name is Oliver Jonas “Ollie” Queen and he has green eyes which are very rare on the planet.


3. IS GREEN ARROW MORE LIKE BATMAN???


Oliver Queen was introduced into the DC universe by its creator Morton Weisinger in 1940 on the issue More Fun Comics #73. In that duration, Batman and Superman have wrapped the whole DC universe. So creator wants to create a hero much more like Batman, hence comic reader feels the same adventure like Batman’s.

Like Batman, Green Arrow has Arrowcave, Arrowplane, and Arrowmobile.


4. RELATION WITH SUPERBOY


In issue Adventure Comics No. 258, when Ollie was younger, at that time there was also a neighbor who was determined to put a bow in his hands. But who knows, that boy is actually a Superboy.


5. IS OLIVER QUEEN A KILLER???


Green Arrow was classified into a certain superhero who do whatever is necessary to do at that instant. Unlike CW’s TV series Arrow, in his entire life, he only killed 17 people. But in the series, he seems to be killing a lot of peoples. After that, he only injures the criminals rather killed them off.


6. BATMAN’S TRUST TOWARD HIM


Oliver Queen has the vow to protect his city. That’s why we rarely see him in the Justice League. His foresee eye always sees differently from other superheroes. Because of this good value in him, Batman always wanted him to join the Justice League to keep the members on the straight line.


7. OTHER THAN ARCHERY SKILL


Like Batman, Green Arrow has others super abilities also. He is a great escapologist, mask-man, computer hacker, and a very skilled tactician. Due to the former League of Assassin’s member, he trained to an excellent swordsman.

Also, he skilled in Judo, Kickboxing, Taekwondo, Chun as well as Eskrima. For proof, he takes down seven enemies at the same time. Oliver also trained by Natas who train the Deathstroke.


8. HIS SON WAS ALSO GREEN ARROW TOO


In the 1994’s miniseries, Zero hour, Oliver sacrifices his own life to save Metropolis from a bomb which was a plant on the plane. So his son, Connor Hawke took the mantle of his father to continue his father’s legacy for protecting the city. But later that, Oliver Queen was resurrected by Hal Jordan at the end of parallax using Spectre.

Although he remains green arrow for short period of time, he left a memorable mark as a neighborhood Vigilante. Connor was different from his father in attitudes. He even faces a number of villains from a mysterious world like spirits, devils, etc. that even his father ever did. That why his version of Green Arrow is a bit more interesting and memorable than Oliver’s.


9. HE IS A GREAT COOK


Oliver is a great cook. This is a very rare fact that everyone aware of it. This is all started from Island where he learns the art of cooking from there. Green Arrow’s chili is one of the spiciest food on the Earth. The only superhero in the DC universe who capable of eating it without screaming is Batman and Oliver himself.


10. HIS BLOOD TYPE


The rarest type of Blood in the whole planet earth is Rh-negative blood type. Oliver has this type of blood group. The height of coincidence is that his x-girlfriend Laurel Lance aka Black Canary also has the same blood group.


11. OLIVER QUEEN IS A FAMILY MAN


He is known to be a great superhero as well as a great family man. That’s the inspiring thing which is found rarely in the superheroes. In the TV series, he helps the Roy Harper to minimize the habit of drugs. Later he becomes his sidekick known as Red Arrow. Also on many occasion, he even expresses his love towards his son Connor multiple time in public.


12. HE IS A BILLIONAIRE


All of the fan and reader aware of this fact. He is one of the richest men on the planet. Despite this, keeping his money attitude aside, he protects those who can’t protect themselves. Like always stood behind those underprivileged and fight against the corruption. In TV series of Arrow season 1, he directly killed the corrupted politicians and officers. Not only this, later he becomes the Mayor of the Star City. This duel personality differs him from the other superheroes who only fight the enemies whenever they show up. Hence he set a perfect example for other superheroes and as I mentioned earlier, that’s why Batman wants him in the Justice League’s member as a back bone of the team.

I hope now you understand why Green Arrow is one of the best superheroes and CW’s decision was a perfect to bring him on a small screen. If you didn’t know other than these facts, then go and watch the CW’s TV series, Arrow.

So these are the best and interesting comic base facts about Green Arrow. Do you like it? Drop a comment and tell us what do you think.

Source: Screen Rant

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