Oliver Queen may be out of prison, but his troubles have only just begun in Arrow’s seventh season. “Unmasked” finally revealed the identity of the new Green Arrow, and it’s someone with a direct family tie to Ollie – his half-sister Emiko Queen (played by Sea Shimooka).
Who is Emiko, and why does Ollie have another sister he doesn’t know about? Here’s everything you need to know about her comic book history and how she may play into the ongoing direction of the series in 2019.
In Season 2, episode “Identity”, Chien Na Wei (简娜伟), generally referred to as China White confronted The Hood, mockingly naming him “The Emerald Archer”. She mentioned to be happy that he had survived the quake so she could now kill him personally for interfering with her business time and time again.
“The Emerald Archer… I feared you’d perished in the quake.” – China White
“The Emerald Archer” is a very popular nickname the Green Arrow is known in and out of the DC Universe.
It would be great to see China White and Bronze Tiger again soon on Arrow
I love this article. It has so much information about the dynamics of this pair…I can see the Arrow writers initially developing an anonymous hackers confrontation between Felicity and Noah…This is going to be so much fun!
Some good experts of the article:
“Of any arch-enemy pairing, Oracle and the Calculator are the most similar. Both are technological geniuses who began their careers as physical agents of good and evil. When they were no longer able to compete on the physical plane, they turned their talents to the strategic, tactical side of that battle.”
“The most significant difference between them is their relationship to knowledge…
She works for free, assisting any hero with any cause; he is less of a conduit of information and more of a gatekeeper. (he charges for the information he provides)”
“In essence, the dichotomy between Oracle and the Calculator boils down to accessibility versus control, and though these two have rarely encountered each other face-to-face, their rivalry is instrumental in exposing the vastly different team dynamics between heroes and villains.”
Anatoli Knyazev, code-named “The Beast”, and known to the CIA as the “KGBeast” was trained as an assassin by “The Hammer,” a top secret cell of the KGB. In addition to being the master of several martial arts, his strength was cybernetically enhanced, and he had also mastered the use of every deadly weapon known. At the time of his first appearance, he was rumored to have killed at least 200 people, including President Anwar El-Sadat
On Arrow, Anatoli Knyazev also known KGBeast is The Leader of The Solntsevskaya Bratva. He is an old friend of Oliver Queen whom he made member of his organization along with giving him one of his organizations highest ranks of Captain. This honor he gave to Oliver Queen for saving his life at some point in the past.
The Oliver Queen of the comics, has always been presented as a spoiled, thrill-seeking playboy, until the moment he was left stranded on a deserted island for several years. There, he trained to become a master archer in order to survive. After his return home, he used his skills to become the costumed vigilante called Green Arrow to dispense justice.
In the series, in 2012, Oliver returned to Starling City after being stranded on a remote island for five years, much to the surprise of everyone as he was assumed dead alongside his father. On the island, Oliver learned to fend for himself and discovered the dark secrets his father kept and tried to atone for, and so upon Oliver’s return, he became a green-hooded vigilante archer known by the Starling City populace as The Hood.
My name is Oliver Queen. For five years, I was stranded on an island with only one goal: survive. Now I will fulfill my father’s dying wish – to use the list of names he left me and bring down those who are poisoning my city. To do this, I must become someone else. I must become something else.“—Oliver Queen (Season 1 intro)
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In the comics, Felicity Smoak was the manager of a computer software firm in New York City. During one of the numerous metahuman battles that take place in Manhattan, the Firestorm inadvertently magnetized an expensive cache of software programs. This nearly destroyed Felicity’s business and was one of several incidents in which she found herself enraged at the reckless hero. Firestorm retaliated against Felicity’s accusatory behavior by transforming her clothes into soap suds. As a result, Felicity brought a lawsuit against Firestorm. During this time, Felicity developed a romantic relationship with reporter Ed Raymond. She had no idea that Ed’s son Ronnie comprised one-half of the Firestorm gestalt entity. Over time, Felicity and Ed fell deeply in love and were married. After her wedding to Ed Raymond, Felicity learned the truth about Ronnie Raymond’s dual identity, but by this point, she had forgiven him for his past transgressions and came to support his career as Firestorm.
Recently DC Comics, relaunch the character (now inspired by the series) is in the current Green Arrow 35 and the new Arrow 2.5
On Arrow, Felicity makes her first appearance as an IT tech at Queen Consolidated that Oliver Queen asks for help. She is an expert hacker and helps Oliver several times (unknowingly) with his Vigilante business, before Oliver finally goes to her for help after he had gotten shot. After learning about his secret identity, Felicity joins Oliver’s team.
Felicity’s one-time-only-appearance minor character became a recurring character who grew in importance until she became one of the very few people he trust and be himself with.
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John Diggle was created for the TV series Arrow, where he is part of Oliver’s team and also his bodyguard, chauffeur, partner and good friend . Dig, as his friends call him, is an ex-soldier with two tours in Afghanistan and an expert in hand-to hand combat and firearms.
As a member of Team Arrow. John is Oliver’s partner and plays a number of roles including field support, decoy and guidance to him in times of doubt. He is mature, wise and a mentor to Oliver and the rest of the team.
In the Comics, Amanda “The Wall” Waller is a hardline top-ranking U.S. Government agent involved in clandestine operations. Despite her non-threatening physical appearance, she is almost universally feared as one of the most ruthless women in espionage and politics. She created and runs the Suicide Squad, a team of super-villains running missions for the government in exchange for reduced prison sentences.
In Arrow Amanda Waller is the leader of A.R.G.U.S. and the Suicide Squad. For unknown reasons, Waller sought out Yao Fei on the island of Lian Yu. She maintained radio contact with Edward Fyers. On the island she had been shipping military weapons for generally unknown reasons, though at least one reason was to redirect cargo headed for China, indefinitely halting trade with China, causing the economy to fall. Right before this, Edward contacted her and told her how the plan was coming together. However, the plan soon failed due to Oliver Queen and Slade Wilson’s intervention, and Fyers and all of his men were killed.
Amanda would later capture Oliver and sent him to China after he fought and supposedly killed Slade. Although the situation has yet to be shown, it was obviously ends badly as Amanda later asks Oliver (Chronologically – Season 2) if he was still mad at her and was apparently shocked Oliver wanted to kill someone else more than her. Unfortunately, we’ll never know many details about her future on Arrow, since she was killed abruptly due to the character appearance in an upcoming Warner Bros movie (Suicide Squad)
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