History Headscratchers / Arrow

21st Jun '16 11:08:21 AM queenhippolytas
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** They asked WB to let them call Felicity "Oracle" but were turned down. WB and DC have other plans for the character (presumably for the movies). It's a meta-joke about them not being able to use the name.Oracle is actually one of two characters they've ever asked to use and been denied, the other being Ted Kord.
8th Jun '16 2:10:11 PM CJF
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[[folder: Nora Darhk]]
* What happened to Damien Darhk's daughter? Is she still waiting for him or wandering the streets of Star City
3rd Jun '16 11:07:59 AM Tsar673
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* Isn't the logic behind Oliver revealing Laurel's identity at her funeral highly flawed? He does it in the name of protecting her legacy. Which makes sense in the immediately context of the episode, but not so much if one really thinks about it. Consider this - Laurel was an ADA who was involved in the prosecution of probably hundreds of criminals. Now that its known that she moonlighted as a vigilante, wouldn't that taint all the cases she handled, especially ones in which the Black Canary or any other member of Team Arrow were involved in the apprehension of the perpetrator? Wouldn't anyone she got convicted have reasonable grounds for appealing - after all, if the ADA was willing to take the law into her own hands by beating criminals to a pulp, who's to say she wouldn't have stooped to evidence tampering? Not to mention, revealing Laurel's identity puts Quentin Lance, who's already potentially facing some kind of official action over his involvement with Darkh, on even shakier legal ground. To what extent can the good captain's arrests (or any initiative undertaken by him at SCPD) be considered legit if his own daughter was a vigilante (and its doubtful he didn't know about it)? What the reveal essentially leads to is dozens, if not hundreds of criminals, back on the streets because of the tarnished reputations of a prominent ADA and police officer. In trying to safeguard Laurel's legacy, Oliver might have destroyed it.\\

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* Isn't the logic behind Oliver revealing Laurel's identity at her funeral highly flawed? He does it in the name of protecting her legacy. Which makes sense in the immediately context of the episode, but not so much if one really thinks about it. Consider this - Laurel was an ADA who was involved in the prosecution of probably hundreds of criminals. Now that its known that she moonlighted as a vigilante, wouldn't that taint all the cases she handled, especially ones in which the Black Canary or any other member of Team Arrow were involved in the apprehension of the perpetrator? Wouldn't anyone she got convicted have reasonable grounds for appealing - after all, if the ADA was willing to take the law into her own hands by beating criminals to a pulp, who's to say she wouldn't have stooped to evidence tampering? Not to mention, revealing Laurel's identity puts Quentin Lance, who's already potentially facing some kind of official action over his involvement with Darkh, on even shakier legal ground. To what extent can the good captain's arrests (or any initiative undertaken by him at SCPD) be considered legit if his own daughter was a vigilante (and its doubtful he didn't know about it)? What the reveal essentially leads to is dozens, if not hundreds of criminals, back on the streets because of the tarnished reputations of a prominent ADA and police officer. In trying to safeguard Laurel's legacy, Oliver might have destroyed it.\\


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[[folder: Oliver and Amanda Waller]]
* When Oliver met Amanda in Season 2, she seemed to be under the impression that he was "still mad at her" and wanted to kill her, and even Oliver wasn't too happy with her. Now this makes sense in the context of how the Season 3 flashbacks ended (since Waller is the one who forcibly conscripted Oliver into ARGUS and forced him to carry out her missions in Hong Kong and Starling City, while threatening the lives of Maseo's family as well as his own family). It even makes sense given how the Season 4 flashbacks started - with Waller drugging Oliver and getting him dropped on Lian Yu against his will, forcing him to do another mission for her. But given how the Season 4 flashbacks ended, with Oliver and Waller parting on seemingly amicable terms - with Waller offering Oliver a job with ARGUS but giving him a choice and clearly not planning to coerce and manipulate him any longer, it doesn't make sense why Oliver would be "mad" at Waller or want to kill her. Granted, its possible that more stuff happens in the Season 5 flashbacks between them...
28th May '16 9:58:43 PM Epicazeroth
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** It is possible (though not what the characters appear to have meant) that they caused the missiles to not arm themselves and blow up conventionally instead.
27th May '16 11:03:21 AM Guy01
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** Obviously, the writers didn't think of that.
26th May '16 10:48:42 PM speyeker
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[[folder: The nukes (season 4 finale spoilers!)]]
* So, at the end of the season, well over 10,000 nukes are presumably detonated in the atmosphere, just like that? And it doesn't cause a global incident, destroy all aircraft, destroy all satellites, and cause a worldwide nuclear winter? ...Nothing like that?
19th May '16 6:54:09 PM Guy01
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** Obviously, Felicity has magical hacking powers.
19th May '16 1:40:13 PM SeanRenaud
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[[folder: What are computers made of in the Arrowverse?]]
* When Felicity and Cooper are having their hack battle over Rubicon things get a tad intense. It starts with Cooper sending surges to Felicity that begin overloading electrical devices in the house. Over the top? Yeah but I've seen enough light bulbs violently fail that I can let that slide. However when Felicity wins Cooper's computer sends lose a near lightning bolt that throws him across the room and knocks him unconscious for what appears to be an extended period of time. If computers in the Arrowverse can do that Felicity needs to take lead on the team. Half their battles could probably be ended by Felicity sending a pop up to their enemies that says 'Click yes if you wanna see me naked.'
14th May '16 12:37:24 PM Tsar673
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Not to mention that it puts the secret identities of the other members of the team at risk as well. As demonstrated by Darkh learning the team's identities after learning who Spartan really was, the same could potentially happen with Laurel's identity being known. Laurel Lance AKA Black Canary happened to be the ex-girlfriend and close friend of one Oliver Queen - a man who her own father ''twice'' accused of being the notorious vigilante known as the Arrow (a known associate of the Black Canary). Oliver's sister's boyfriend was eventually 'exposed' as the Arrow, who operated out of the basement of a club that Oliver himself developed. Speaking of the sister, Thea was living with Laurel at the time of her death, and may well have been aware of her double-life (and there just so happens to be a second female member of Team Arrow, who often closely worked with the Black Canary). It's not really that difficult to connect the dots to the other members identities if one of them is exposed.

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* Not to mention that it puts the secret identities of the other members of the team at risk as well. As demonstrated by Darkh learning the team's identities after learning who Spartan really was, the same could potentially happen with Laurel's identity being known. Laurel Lance AKA Black Canary happened to be the ex-girlfriend and close friend of one Oliver Queen - a man who her own father ''twice'' accused of being the notorious vigilante known as the Arrow (a known associate of the Black Canary). Oliver's sister's boyfriend was eventually 'exposed' as the Arrow, who operated out of the basement of a club that Oliver himself developed. Speaking of the sister, Thea was living with Laurel at the time of her death, and may well have been aware of her double-life (and there just so happens to be a second female member of Team Arrow, who often closely worked with the Black Canary). It's not really that difficult to connect the dots to the other members identities if one of them is exposed.
13th May '16 11:02:52 PM Discar
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* Isn't the logic behind Oliver revealing Laurel's identity at her funeral highly flawed? He does it in the name of protecting her legacy. Which makes sense in the immediately context of the episode, but not so much if one really thinks about it. Consider this - Laurel was an ADA who was involved in the prosecution of probably hundreds of criminals. Now that its known that she moonlighted as a vigilante, wouldn't that taint all the cases she handled, especially ones in which the Black Canary or any other member of Team Arrow were involved in the apprehension of the perpetrator? Wouldn't anyone she got convicted have reasonable grounds for appealing - after all, if the ADA was willing to take the law into her own hands by beating criminals to a pulp, who's to say she wouldn't have stooped to evidence tampering? Not to mention, revealing Laurel's identity puts Quentin Lance, who's already potentially facing some kind of official action over his involvement with Darkh, on even shakier legal ground. To what extent can the good captain's arrests (or any initiative undertaken by him at SCPD) be considered legit if his own daughter was a vigilante (and its doubtful he didn't know about it)? What the reveal essentially leads to is dozens, if not hundreds of criminals, back on the streets because of the tarnished reputations of a prominent ADA and police officer. In trying to safeguard Laurel's legacy, Oliver might have destroyed it. NiceJobBreakingItHero indeed!
* Not to mention that it puts the secret identities of the other members of the team at risk as well. As demonstrated by Darkh learning the team's identities after learning who Spartan really was, the same could potentially happen with Laurel's identity being known. Laurel Lance AKA Black Canary happened to be the ex-girlfriend and close friend of one Oliver Queen - a man who her own father ''twice'' accused of being the notorious vigilante known as the Arrow (a known associate of the Black Canary). Oliver's sister's boyfriend was eventually 'exposed' as the Arrow, who operated out of the basement of a club that Oliver himself developed. Speaking of the sister, Thea was living with Laurel at the time of her death, and may well have been aware of her double-life (and there just so happens to be a second female member of Team Arrow, who often closely worked with the Black Canary). It's not really that difficult to connect the dots to the other members identities if one of them is exposed.

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* Isn't the logic behind Oliver revealing Laurel's identity at her funeral highly flawed? He does it in the name of protecting her legacy. Which makes sense in the immediately context of the episode, but not so much if one really thinks about it. Consider this - Laurel was an ADA who was involved in the prosecution of probably hundreds of criminals. Now that its known that she moonlighted as a vigilante, wouldn't that taint all the cases she handled, especially ones in which the Black Canary or any other member of Team Arrow were involved in the apprehension of the perpetrator? Wouldn't anyone she got convicted have reasonable grounds for appealing - after all, if the ADA was willing to take the law into her own hands by beating criminals to a pulp, who's to say she wouldn't have stooped to evidence tampering? Not to mention, revealing Laurel's identity puts Quentin Lance, who's already potentially facing some kind of official action over his involvement with Darkh, on even shakier legal ground. To what extent can the good captain's arrests (or any initiative undertaken by him at SCPD) be considered legit if his own daughter was a vigilante (and its doubtful he didn't know about it)? What the reveal essentially leads to is dozens, if not hundreds of criminals, back on the streets because of the tarnished reputations of a prominent ADA and police officer. In trying to safeguard Laurel's legacy, Oliver might have destroyed it. NiceJobBreakingItHero indeed!\n* \\
Not to mention that it puts the secret identities of the other members of the team at risk as well. As demonstrated by Darkh learning the team's identities after learning who Spartan really was, the same could potentially happen with Laurel's identity being known. Laurel Lance AKA Black Canary happened to be the ex-girlfriend and close friend of one Oliver Queen - a man who her own father ''twice'' accused of being the notorious vigilante known as the Arrow (a known associate of the Black Canary). Oliver's sister's boyfriend was eventually 'exposed' as the Arrow, who operated out of the basement of a club that Oliver himself developed. Speaking of the sister, Thea was living with Laurel at the time of her death, and may well have been aware of her double-life (and there just so happens to be a second female member of Team Arrow, who often closely worked with the Black Canary). It's not really that difficult to connect the dots to the other members identities if one of them is exposed.
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