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They are surprisingly similar in temperament. Both are often brash and outspoken, particularly given the company they keep. But the differences in the characters are not related to their mastery of archery but more in how they lived before they became archers and their lifestyles after they became heroes. Occupation Oliver Queen was a successful businessman ...


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The evidence is for it being due to Superman. In the The Dark Knight Returns comic, when Batman mentioned he was going up against Superman, Oliver rubbed his stump and said something like "It still hurts when it rains." That suggests that Superman was the source. That leads to the question of the circumstances. The most likely case is that he lost it to ...


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Marvel described Hawkeye's arrows in their Hawkeye entry of the Marvel's Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Hawkeye Strength level: Hawkeye possesses the normal human strength of a man of his age, height, and build, who engages in intensive regular exercise. Known Superhuman Powers: None. Abilities: Hawkeye has trained himself to become an expert archer with ...


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It's alluded to in Dark Night part 1, when Kent and Bruce are talking about "retirement" due to goverment involvement. The choices were a) "stop" or b) work for the USA, Superman chose the later while the rest of the Justice League retired except Oliver, who didn't want to. Superman had to "step in". How do you prevent an archer ...


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As far as I am aware, there was no interaction between Green Arrow and Felicity in the DC universe, prior to Arrow. Felicity's character only ever appeared in Firestorm titles, and she's a significantly different character in the comics (and eventually, Firestorm's mother in law.) Note that, after the New 52 reboot, Felicity did not reappear in the DC ...


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The general consensus so far by people on the internet seems to be that it's about the Identity Crisis, when Ollie and several others had Batman's memory erased. Wally West questions Green Arrow again after accidentally seeing a snapshot of the battle on the Satellite in Light's mind, which reveals that Batman was also present. Green Arrow confesses that ...


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There was an acknowledgement of the situation by Batman, at least. This was quite a bit later than I originally thought, in the 2001 Green Arrow: Quiver series.* When the topics of the erstwhile Arrow-Plane and Arrow-Cave come up in conversation between the two superheroes, Batman says: "Good Lord—did you ever have an original thought back then?" (As ...


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In-Universe It's not unknown for Green Arrow in the comics to carry a sword. From the Wikia In a flashback sequence encompassing issues 66-68 (while he was recovering from said injuries on an island), he hired some of the best martial arts instructors in the world to come and train him and his companions. While initially an inferior fighter and prominent ...


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She is an amalgamation of multiple characters from the comics Including Mia Dearden. The writers hint to this by making Dearden her middle name. This blog post sums it up better than I could: When Thea Queen was introduced, it immediately became clear to me that we would see the second version of Speedy, Mia Dearden. Further proof of this soon came ...


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Green Arrow and Batman always have had that sense of tension, years before the retro story in "Identity Crisis." Some of it is philosophical. Green Arrow is less reactionary than the other members of The Justice League. Green Arrow is not above using lethal force to take out villains such as Prometheus. He also has shown trying to deal with higher-level ...


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At the end of the episode, the president gives a speech in which she mentions how Oliver Queen, the Green Arrow sacrificed himself in the fight to save the Universe. This speech treats him as a well-known hero, so it seems that Oliver did exist in this new Universe up until the same time he died in the original Universe. Note also that they have his costume ...


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It's definitely Identity Crisis. In a later story arc of JLA (starting in #115) Batman teams up with GA and others from the mind wipe incident and he and GA hash it out a bit more. I don't think it's resolved in the story. The only person I know Batman actually resolves his anger towards regarding the incident is Zatanna. He saves her life in a Detective ...


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Is it possible you're thinking of Adrian Chase in "Kapiushon", episode 17 of season 5? Adrian Chase : Cecil Adams. You know him by his street name, The Count.You put arrows in him. Oliver Queen : He was gonna kill a friend of mine. Adrian Chase : Felicity Smoak. Yeah. [puts on Oliver's quiver] Adrian Chase : Confess or you get the same 3 arrows. ...


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It definitely refers to Identity Crisis. Batman understood that for the safety of them and their loved ones, sometimes the JLA had to resort to wiping someone's memory of their identity to keep things safe. He was FINE with Zatanna wiping Dr. Light's memory of Elongated Man's wife (he'd broken into the Watchtower to steal back something they'd taken from him ...


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