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In what order should I watch Flash and Arrow TV Shows?

Ideally, you should watch them in the order they aired. That is, if you want to get the most coherent story from both shows, you should watch Arrow up through the end of Season 2, then watch alternate ...
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Is Oliver Purposely Referring to Bruce Wayne or Just Coincidence?

It's not a coincidence, but it's not an in-universe reference. It's an "inside joke" of sorts. Stephen Amell has gone on record multiple times as saying that he tries to get the writers to work as ...
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Where is Starling City located?

tl;dr: We don't know where it's located, and apparently, neither do the writers. We have gotten a ton of contradictory information, but based on the information we've seen and heard on screen, it's ...
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Does Ray Palmer from Arrow become Atom?

Yes, it appears the former Man of Steel, Brandon Routh will be taking up the costume of the Atom, working at least for a time, with Oliver Queen and Team Arrow. From TVLine: Brandon Routh is ...
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How does Oliver Queen fund his "extra-curricular activities"?

As of the beginning of Arrow's 4th season, most of the money that Oliver's team spends appears to come from Felicity. She is now the CEO of Palmer Technologies (somewhat ironically putting her in ...
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Why would Ra’s al Ghul destroy Gotham but save Starling City?

What's important to remember is that Ra's al Ghul in the Nolanverse and Ra's al Ghul in the Arrowverse are not the same characters; although superficially similar, they have different aspirations and ...
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Why does Thea forget who the Arrow is in season 3?

Thea does indeed learn the secret of both her mother and her brother at the end of season 2, in fact she does so in episode 18 of season 2, called Deathstroke. Oliver looks definetely panicky when she ...
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Is Oliver Purposely Referring to Bruce Wayne or Just Coincidence?

Is it an in-arrowverse reference? No IGN Article 2014 ...Arrow and Flash executive producer Andrew Kreisberg stressed that anything you see referencing Batman on the show is “a tease.” Explained ...
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Do I need to watch Arrow before I watch The Flash?

No. It is not an absolute requirement. The two shows are definitely entwined, and there are a number of crossovers between the shows, but you will not have any real problems feeling lost or confused ...
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What does Oliver Queen say in Russian?

UPDATED: Если вы выстрелите (alternate: их застрелите), мои люди выследят вас и и ваши дети ... станут сиротами If you shoot (them down), my people will track you down and your children ... will ...
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How does Oliver know he's grabbing the right arrow?

In the comics, at least, Green Arrow differentiated his arrows by a series of bumps on the shaft near the fletching. This was used against him once when a villain knocked him out and changed his ...
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How can this fall in Arrow plausibly be survived?

Actually, he did die. The show tends to gloss over the details of but the sword wound alone would have killed him, even without the fall, not to mention the exposure. By the time his body is found ...
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How could nobody recognize Oliver Queen as Arrow

There's a famous scene in the Justice League Unlimited cartoon in which Lex Luthor has taken over Flash's body, and he triumphantly stands before a mirror declaring, "Now I'll learn the Flash's secret ...
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How did Quentin and Laurel Lance know Sara died?

According to the Arrow & Flash Wiki, there is a scene in the episode "Heir to the Demon" in which... Moira also appears in a flashback sequence, visiting Quentin and Laurel Lance in order to ...
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Dr. Wells and Mirakuru in The Flash and Arrow Universe

tl;dr: No, you didn't miss anything. Nothing is ever mentioned in either series about why Dr. Wells wasn't tempted by the Mirakuru -- either as a villain, or even just as a very curious scientist. (...
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Is Deadshot still alive?

It's always possible that he's still alive, but for the time being, in the Arrow universe, Deadshot is dead. In-universe, all we know is that he volunteered to sacrifice himself to let Diggle and ...
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Deathstroke's Gear

It looks like they're grenades for a grenade launcher stored in a bandolier.
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Why doesn't Team Arrow use codenames?

This is a common issue among modern superhero stories, both in movies/tv and in comics. Characters are too free with each others real names, and don't use code-names to hide their identities. In team-...
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What is the correct pronunciation of "Ra's Al Ghul"?

It has been stated by many that correct Arabic pronunciation would be 'Raas.' The correct Arabic pronounciation is Ra-us, though Ras is close enough. wiki This is this bit from Batman Beyond in ...
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In what order should I watch Flash and Arrow TV Shows?

this question 'Arrows'ed my curiosity. Copy into notepad, save as CSV, import into Excel. You'll have a watch order list in a Flash... sorry. Show, Series NO., Episode Name, Original Airdate Arrow, 1,...
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Is Supergirl part of the same universe as The Flash and Arrow?

Yes, as of Feb 3, 2016, the shows are part of the same fictional universe. (Note that the Arrowverse itself already includes a DC-comics-like incarnation of a multi-verse; it's highly likely that Kara ...
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When did Barry Allen meet Felicity Smoak for the first time?

"Present day" sections of episodes of The Flash and Arrow take place roughly in line with the relative original broadcast dates of the episodes. Since Arrow ran for two years before The Flash started, ...
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Are there any female characters in Arrow whom Oliver Queen didn't have a relationship with?

Lyla Michaels. Digles' partner Donna Smoak, Felicity's mother. Chien Na Wei / China White, a Chinese Triad leader who seeks revenge against Arrow Cindy a.k.a. "Sin", a wayward ...
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In between which episodes of Arrow did this episode of Flash happen?

I went back and looked over the history of Felicity and Ray's relationship, and I think there's only one place where this makes any sense at all - This happens sometime in the time between S03E15 "...
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Dr. Wells and Mirakuru in The Flash and Arrow Universe

THe two other answers have a valid point. Here are other possible reasons that Dr. Wells didn't try the Mirakuru serum. That's not what happened in the original timeline Also, Wells wants more than ...
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How are the Vixens related?

According to an article on comicbook.com, the current Vixen is the granddaughter of the Legends Vixen. Out of universe, the actress who played Mari McCabe was unavailable for filming Legends, so they ...
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How did Oliver Queen get his scars?

For San Diego Comic-Con 2014 (between seasons 2 and 3), TV Guide and Warner Brothers released a special "Arrow" edition of the magazine which included a page just about Oliver's scars. Since it was ...
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