Questions tagged [arrowverse]

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How did Thawne make sure the Particle Accelerator would affect Barry the way he wanted it to?

Recent episodes imply that Eobard Thawne designed the particle acellerator to malfunction and give Barry his speed but isn't that leaving a lot to chance? Assuming it even affected Barry how could ...
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Oliver Queen's Bow

It is stated on the Arrow Wiki that the bow which Oliver uses has several modifications and that "The new Oneida Kestrel Compound Bow has a device that allows him to pull arrow hook by an ...
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Is Faroq/Blackout dead?

TV Tropes claims this character didn't survive the episode (and it did look that way) but at the end of the episode he (or his body) is shown to be kept in a cell in the pipeline- what would be served ...
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How did Oliver Queen get his scars?

Has Arrow shown how Oliver Queen got his scars? And is there an up-to-date picture of his scars that displays his new ones (like from Ra's)?
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What exactly did Barry do in "Rogue Time" to change things so badly?

The Flash S1E16, "Rogue Time", starts out right where the previous episode left off, with Barry having just traveled back in time 24 hours. Wells almost immediately picks up on it and warns him not ...
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Why aren't there two Flashes?

At the end of The Flash S1E15, Out of Time, Barry accidentally However, as we saw this same scene play out earlier in the episode, there should be two Flashes standing there. Why wasn't there a ...
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How did The Flash originally obtain Super Speed?

S1E1 Spoilers in S1E15 in the following episode (S1E16) However this raises a question I'm accepting responses based on the Original Series / Comics despite knowing that in cannon things do ...
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Why is the Flash always so slow in key moments? [duplicate]

I'll try to ask the question as general as possible and I will give some spoilers with specific examples below. I've only watched the TV series of the Flash, but I will happily accept answers from the ...
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Time loop paradox in The Flash

In season 1, episode 15 (Out of Time), we see a time loop in the end. Assuming the timeline when the episode started to be x, in the end, we get to timeline x+1. So, does Barry retain his ...
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What is the correct pronunciation of "Ra's Al Ghul"?

Across the four screen/game adaptations I'm familiar with, I've heard the name "Ra's" pronounced as "Raz", "Rah-z" and "Ray-sh" - often times, differing even within the same work. Is there an ...
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Why was Barry not burned?

In the climax of episode 10, Barry goes up against Heatwave and Captain Cold simultaneously. During the fight he and Wells determine that having Barry take the brunt of the attacks is what will ...
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Why do the Danton Black copies come fully clothed?

In episode 2 of the new Flash tv show the team goes up against Multiplex a.k.a. Danton Black. At some point, Caitlin uses the stem-cell residue on Barry's suit and it grows into a fully clothed ...
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Why did Captain Cold decide to call out Flash in public in "Revenge of the Rogues"?

In Season 1 Episode 10, "Revenge of the Rogues", for The Flash, Captain Cold teams up with Heat Wave to wreak havoc on Central City. There is a lot of conflict as Captain Cold is calling the shots ...
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Why did Detective West ask Cisco to check Harrison Wells' blood?

In season 1 episode 13, "The Nuclear Man" of The Flash, Joe West and Cisco Ramone discover two fifteen-year-old blood samples at the scene of Barry Allen's mom's murder. At this point in the series, ...
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Why doesn't Flash kill OR knock out OR tie up faster (in seconds)? [duplicate]

Really, why Flash doesn't kill OR knock out OR tie up Bad Guys in seconds? He can do it. He has A LOT of time. He can literally do anything with those poor bad guys. This question not about ...
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How did Oliver Queen lose his money?

In the Arrow tv series, sometime around the end of season 2 or beginning of season 3, the Queen family lost its fortune. How, exactly did this happen? What was the series of events that lead to The ...
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How does Oliver know he's grabbing the right arrow?

In an early episode, Oliver is said to be carrying a loadout of 24 arrows. Beyond the standard arrow, we've also seen (not inclusive, just off the top of my head): Computer hacking arrows Bug/...
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Why doesn't Team Arrow use codenames?

There have been a number of times in Arrow that the team's communications have been compromised - both by foes and allies. Given that nothing is entirely secure, and the fact that Oliver goes to ...
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Do the writers of Arrow have more than a five year plan?

So far, each season of Arrow has corresponded to roughly one year of time during Oliver's time away from Starling City, each five years previous to the "current" year. Given the current pattern, ...
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Where is Starling City located?

From the fact that the Lian Yu is somewhere in the Pacific, we can assume that the Queen's Gambit left from the west coast of the United States. While it is never specified, it is heavily implied ...
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Can The Flash turn off his powers?

I was recently watching the mid-season finale of The Flash, and one notable event in that episode is that... It's an awesome moment, but then I had a confusing thought: But given that, This, of ...
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Does Ray Palmer from Arrow become Atom?

I remember from a few episodes ago that Palmer is semi-attached to Atom. Are there plans to branch another superhero from Arrow like they did for Flash?
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Why isn't everybody a metahuman?

I have watched every episode of The Flash (2014) and I can't understand or remember any of actors explaining: why hasn't everybody become a metahuman? Was there ever an explanation given? P.S. : I ...
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Why didn't Reverse-Flash kill this person?

In The Man In The Yellow Suit (S01E09), EDIT: Thanks for all the answers, but seeing as how the question was asked before we learned the true identity of Wells and it was answered by the episode ...
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How was this possible?

In the mid-season finale, we finally get some answers to who Harrison Wells actually is and we finally see Flash and Reverse-Flash interact.
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How was the impenetrable force field penetrated?

In The Man In The Yellow Suit (S01E09), Team-Flash uses a Tachyon Field as an impenetrable force field believing that which it seems to do. But How was the field penetrated, or was it not really ...
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How are prisoners in the CW's The Flash fed?

The cells from the particle accelerator in the TV show "The Flash" don't look like they have a bathroom or a way to pass in food. Is there an explanation in the comic books for this?
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Is there any plan to expand Arrow/Flash-Verse to include the rest of the Justice League?

Marvel is currently making a killing with their expansive network of movie tie-ins, which I assume is what prompted the Arrow/Flash tie-ins (behind the scenes). DC is also coming up with Dawn of ...
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Why are Felicity, Cisco, and Caitlin re-introduced to each other in The Flash: Going Rogue?

When Barry was struck by lightning and went into a coma, Felicity constantly traveled to Central City to visit him at S.T.A.R. labs, where she met Wells, Cisco and Cailtin. However, in the Going ...
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When did Barry learn to do this?

Since the latest episode of The Flash just aired, the question and title are full of spoilers. Read at your own risk. When did he learn he could do something like this? What gave him the ...
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Did Barry actually lose his powers?

In the latest episode of The Flash, Barry Allen goes up against Farooq/Blackout. Did he actually lose his powers, or was it all in his head? How was he able to keep the connection active the second ...
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What's the deal with Chas?

I've very briefly done research on the character of Chas in the Hellblazer books, nothing in depth really, but I haven't found anything that references his seeming immortality. His survival skills ...
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How can S.T.A.R. Labs afford to keep the lights on?

IIRC in the first episode of The Flash TV show, Dr. Wells mentions that after the explosion he has become something of a pariah, and that S.T.A.R. Labs has lost most or all of its backers. If this is ...
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How can the Flash stay on the ground?

In The Flash, S01E01, the Flash was running around a tornado; at that speed he should detach from the ground, shouldn't he? Or is gravity that strong?
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How does Oliver Queen fund his "extra-curricular activities"?

I understand that, in seasons 1 and 2, Oliver had the resources of his crazy-rich family and Queen Consolidated. However, as of season 3: The only member of his entourage who seems to have a full-...
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Is Oliver’s costume in the TV show Arrow armored?

Is the costume that Oliver Queen wears in the TV show Arrow armored? If so, what material is the armor? To be clear, this question is about the costume that the character Oliver Queen wears, not ...
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Did other meta-humans enter a coma?

In the first episode of The Flash (2014), Barry's struck by lightning, some chemicals fall on him, and he enters a coma for 9 months. This happens when the S.T.A.R. Labs particle accelerator is ...
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Is Gotham intended to be in the same universe as other DC/WB TV properties?

We know that the Marvel Cinematic Universe encompasses both movies and television series produces directly by Marvel Studios (including, e.g. Agents of SHIELD and Agent Carter). We also know that DC/...
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Why would Ra’s al Ghul destroy Gotham but save Starling City?

So I finished season 2 of the "Arrow" TV series yesterday and something was unclear to me: Both cities are somewhat similar: they are highly corrupt, unjust and the upper class is decadent. Yet Ra’s ...
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DC Transmedia Universe: are Man of Steel and Arrow part of the same cinematic universe?

Marvel obviously have a very successful cross-medium Universe, and there are a lot of suggestions that DC are attempting some form of wider Universe themselves. Arrow and Flash are both going to ...
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Deathstroke's Gear

I need to ask about deathstroke's gear. I wanna know all about Deathstroke's gear specifically this thing: I specifically wanna know are the things circled. i hope you guys can help. Thank You In ...
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What is the Herb used by Oliver Queen

In the Arrow TV Series, Oliver Queen uses a "magic" herb from the island for instantaneous healing on many occasions. He also used it as a life saving alternative when Diggle was shot. What ...
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In Arrow, is John Diggle's name a reference to Andy Diggle?

Has it been confirmed either way if the character John Diggle's surname is a reference to Andy Diggle who wrote the Green Arrow Year One mini series?

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