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9th Jul '17 8:53:36 AM Arrowhead
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* Writer Mike Grell made Oliver Queen an Creator/ErrolFlynn fanboy. While primarily a nod to Flynn's status as the most famous cinematic Robin Hood, it also informed much of the young Oliver Queen's canon backstory until that point. In real life, Flynn was an avid sailor and adventurer with an eye for the ladies even before he was discovered and got into acting. In most of his origin stories since ''The LongbowHunters'', Oliver Queen has also been portrayed as a womanizer and world-traveler with a love of boating in the days before he reformed and became Green Arrow.

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* Writer Mike Grell made Oliver Queen an Creator/ErrolFlynn fanboy. While primarily a nod to Flynn's status as the most famous cinematic Robin Hood, it also informed much of the young Oliver Queen's canon backstory until that point. In real life, Flynn was an avid sailor and adventurer with an eye for the ladies even before he was discovered and got into acting. In most of his origin stories since ''The LongbowHunters'', Longbow Hunters'', Oliver Queen has also been portrayed as a womanizer and world-traveler with a love of boating in the days before he reformed and became Green Arrow.
9th Jul '17 8:52:57 AM Arrowhead
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* During the VerySpecialEpisode where Mia was revealed to be HIV+, the other characters have to drill it into Ollie the basics about how the virus is and is not spread. The whole thing is preachy as hell and definitely a platform for Winnick. But the brilliance kicks in when you realize that Ollie has been out of the loop for ''over ten years'', both during his time dead and his time trying to clean up his life in the ashram. Ten years before the comic was published, there was still a ridiculous amount of misinformation circulating about the disease.

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\n* During Writer Mike Grell made Oliver Queen an Creator/ErrolFlynn fanboy. While primarily a nod to Flynn's status as the VerySpecialEpisode where Mia was revealed to be HIV+, the other characters have to drill most famous cinematic Robin Hood, it into Ollie the basics about how the virus is and is not spread. The whole thing is preachy as hell and definitely a platform for Winnick. But the brilliance kicks in when you realize that Ollie has been out also informed much of the loop young Oliver Queen's canon backstory until that point. In real life, Flynn was an avid sailor and adventurer with an eye for ''over ten years'', both during the ladies even before he was discovered and got into acting. In most of his time dead origin stories since ''The LongbowHunters'', Oliver Queen has also been portrayed as a womanizer and his time trying to clean up his life world-traveler with a love of boating in the ashram. Ten years days before he reformed and became Green Arrow.
* Writer Andy Diggle did something similar in ''Green Arrow: Year One''. In order to explain away how unlikely it was that an untrained billionaire could suddenly develop master survivalist skills with no prior training, Diggle tweaked Oliver Queen's background to make him an amateur extreme sports athlete who had gone on polar exploration trips and indulged in enough exotic travel that he was an experienced survivalist even before becoming shipwrecked.
** Diggle also changed
the comic was published, there was still a ridiculous amount of misinformation circulating about marijuana farm on the disease.island from Grell's reboot into a poppy farm. This further cemented Green Arrow's status as a modern-day Robin Hood, as Oliver Queen fought not only for a way home but for the freedom of the enslaved natives being forced to work the farm.
29th Jan '14 5:41:36 PM Allronix
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* During the VerySpecialEpisode where Mia was revealed to be HIV+, the other characters have to drill it into Ollie the basics about how the virus is and is not spread. The whole thing is preachy as hell and definitely a platform for Winnick. But the brilliance kicks in when you realize that Ollie has been out of the loop for ''over ten years'', both during his time dead and his time trying to clean up his life in the ashram. Ten years before the comic was published, there was still a ridiculous amount of misinformation circulating about the disease.
6th Aug '13 6:33:55 PM XSpectreGreyX
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* Speedy getting hooked on drugs. It wasn't just an aesop that to CharacterDevelopment. It was foreshadowed in his nickname (''Speed''y).
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