History Trivia / Arrow

24th Aug '16 1:29:01 AM Morgenthaler
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** Creator/ManuBennett ([[AussiesWithArtillery ASIS commando]] Slade Wilson) is a New Zealander.

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** Creator/ManuBennett ([[AussiesWithArtillery ([[UsefulNotes/AussiesWithArtillery ASIS commando]] Slade Wilson) is a New Zealander.
3rd Aug '16 8:54:54 PM nirao01
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* ActorSharedBackground: Creator/NealMcDonough is in fact married to a woman named Ruvé.

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** Creator/KatieCassidy's RealLife father is also an alcoholic.
** Creator/WillaHolland's RealLife mother is also a SerialSpouse.
** Much like Shado, Celina Jade was taught martial arts by her father.
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Creator/NealMcDonough is in fact married to a woman named Ruvé.



* ConvertedFanboy: Creator/KatieCassidy's training for the Black Canary role has made her into a fitness buff and combat sports enthusiast.



** Both Creator/WillaHolland and Creator/EmilyBettRickards (as well as former FakeGuestStar Creator/CaityLotz) are not fans of the decision to [[spoiler: kill off Laurel]] in Season 4 and have expressed it in cons.

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** Both Creator/WillaHolland Creator/WillaHolland, Creator/EmilyBettRickards, and Creator/EmilyBettRickards Creator/CaityLotz (as well as former FakeGuestStar Creator/CaityLotz) ''[[Series/TheFlash2014 Flash]]'' regular Creator/DaniellePanabaker) are not fans of the decision to [[spoiler: kill off Laurel]] in Season 4 and have expressed it in cons.



* DawsonCasting: Averted for the most part, as most of the young adult characters are portrayed by actors 2-4 years older and so convincingly pass themselves as those ages; Katie Cassidy (Laurel Lance) and Emily Bett Rickards (Felicity Smoak) are in fact ''younger'' than their respective characters. The flashbacks, on the other hand, cannot avoid this pitfall because they also function in chronological order but are always 5 years behind the present-day scenes: 23-year-old Willa Holland stands out when portraying a 15-year-old Thea Queen in Season 3's "The Return".
* DearNegativeReader: Stephen Amell commented on the backlash to the ''Olicity'' pairing on Facebook.

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* DawsonCasting: DawsonCasting:
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Averted for the most part, as most of the young adult characters are portrayed by actors 2-4 years older and so convincingly pass themselves as those ages; Katie Cassidy Creator/KatieCassidy (Laurel Lance) and Emily Bett Rickards Creator/EmilyBettRickards (Felicity Smoak) are in fact ''younger'' than their respective characters. The flashbacks, on the other hand, cannot avoid this pitfall because they also function in chronological order but are always 5 years behind the present-day scenes: 23-year-old Willa Holland Creator/WillaHolland stands out when portraying a 15-year-old Thea Queen in Season 3's "The Return".
** Creator/JameySheridan (b.1951) and Creator/SusannaThompson (b.1958) are both 6-7 years older than their respective characters Robert (b.1958) and Moira (b.1964) Queen.
* DearNegativeReader: Stephen Amell Creator/StephenAmell commented on the backlash to the ''Olicity'' pairing on Facebook.



* DyeingForYourArt: Katie Cassidy lost a significant amount of weight during the production of season two, to better convey Laurel's addictions to painkillers and alcohol. The following season, Katie bulked up in the gym as Laurel suited up as Black Canary.

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* DyeingForYourArt: Katie Cassidy Creator/KatieCassidy lost a significant amount of weight during the production of season two, to better convey Laurel's addictions to painkillers and alcohol. The following season, Katie bulked up in the gym as Laurel suited up as Black Canary.



* HypotheticalCasting:
** While Creator/KatieCassidy eventually grew on the role, Creator/CaityLotz's physique, overall appearance, and actual skills fits the ComicBook/BlackCanary way more.
** Creator/LaurenCohan was the first choice to be The ComicBook/{{Huntress}} (see below).



** It's been a RunningGag among ''Series/{{Spartacus}}'' fans on whose alumnae will appear next on the show, or on ''Series/TheFlash2014'' for that matter. [[note]]Creator/ManuBennett, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Katrina Law and Nick Tarabay here, and Liam [=McIntyre=] on ''Series/TheFlash2014''.[[/note]]
** Much like ''Series/{{Spartacus}}'', the show and its SpinOff have a knack on casting ''Series/PrisonBreak'' alumnae. [[note]]Creator/RobertKnepper and Creator/PeterStormare here, Creator/WentworthMiller and Dominic Purcell on ''Series/TheFlash2014''.[[/note]]

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** It's been a RunningGag among ''Series/{{Spartacus}}'' fans on whose alumnae will appear next on the show, or on ''Series/TheFlash2014'' for that matter. [[note]]Creator/ManuBennett, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Katrina Law and Nick Tarabay here, and Liam [=McIntyre=] and Todd Lasance on ''Series/TheFlash2014''.[[/note]]
** Much like ''Series/{{Spartacus}}'', the show and its SpinOff have a knack on casting ''Series/PrisonBreak'' alumnae. [[note]]Creator/RobertKnepper and Creator/PeterStormare here, Creator/WentworthMiller and Dominic Purcell Creator/DominicPurcell on ''Series/TheFlash2014''.''Series/TheFlash2014'', Chris Vance on ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}''.[[/note]]



** Creator/StephenAmell and Janina Gavankar were both on ''Series/TheVampireDiaries''. [[note]]Ditto Creator/RickCosnett and Creator/MaleseJow on ''Series/TheFlash2014''.[[/note]]
** Colin Salmon, Creator/AlexKingston, and Creator/JohnBarrowman were all on ''Series/DoctorWho'', with the former two debuting in the same ''Who'' episode. [[note]]Creator/ArthurDarvill will be Rip Hunter in ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow''[[/note]] Somewhat subverted in Barrowman's case, as he never acted with the other two before ''Arrow''.

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** Creator/StephenAmell and Janina Gavankar were both on ''Series/TheVampireDiaries''. [[note]]Ditto Creator/RickCosnett Creator/RickCosnett, Creator/MaleseJow, and Creator/MaleseJow Todd Lasance on ''Series/TheFlash2014''.[[/note]]
** Colin Salmon, Creator/AlexKingston, and Creator/JohnBarrowman were all on ''Series/DoctorWho'', with the former two debuting in the same ''Who'' episode. [[note]]Creator/ArthurDarvill will be also plays Rip Hunter in ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow''[[/note]] Somewhat subverted in Barrowman's case, as he never acted with the other two before ''Arrow''.



** Creator/KatieCassidy and Creator/WillaHolland were {{Recurring Character}}s on ''Series/GossipGirl''.

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** Creator/KatieCassidy and Creator/WillaHolland were both {{Recurring Character}}s on ''Series/GossipGirl''.''Series/GossipGirl''.
** Audrey Marie Anderson, Emma Bell, Creator/EmilyKinney, and Creator/ChadLColeman were all on ''Series/TheWalkingDead''.



** Creator/JohnBarrowman, playing Malcolm Merlyn, and Colin Donnell, playing his son, are only 15 years apart in age - Barrowman, born 1967, is about 7 years younger than Malcolm (b. 1960). At times they look more like brothers than father and son, which is further fuelled by Colin Donnell's own DawsonCasting (being two-and-a-half years older than his character). [[AllThereInTheManual Supplementary materials]] then reveals that he had Tommy at 19.
** To a lesser extent, Paul Blackthorne as Quentin Lance - the actor is canonically over 6 years younger than his character (Lance is born January 1963, Blackthorne in March 1969), and this stands out when acting against his on-screen wife Alex Kingston (born March, 1963).

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** Creator/JohnBarrowman, playing Malcolm Merlyn, and Colin Donnell, Creator/ColinDonnell, playing his son, are only 15 years apart in age - Barrowman, born 1967, is about 7 years only a year younger than Malcolm (b. 1960).1966). At times they look more like brothers than father and son, which is further fuelled by Colin Donnell's own DawsonCasting (being two-and-a-half years older than his character). [[AllThereInTheManual Supplementary materials]] then reveals that he had Tommy at 19.
** To a lesser extent, Paul Blackthorne as Quentin Lance - the actor is canonically over 6 years younger than his character (Lance is born January 1963, Blackthorne in March 1969), and this stands out when acting against his on-screen wife Alex Kingston Creator/AlexKingston (born March, 1963).



* RealLifeWritesThePlot [=/=] TheCastShowoff: [[Creator/SummerGlau Summer Glau's]] character, Isabel Rochev, was not initially going to be a villain, rather a red herring. However, Summer was dissatisfied about being in a superhero series without getting in on the action, so Isabel Rochev became the Ravager.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot [=/=] TheCastShowoff: [[Creator/SummerGlau Summer Glau's]] Creator/SummerGlau's character, Isabel Rochev, was not initially going to be a villain, rather a red herring. However, Summer was dissatisfied about being in a superhero series without getting in on the action, so Isabel Rochev became the Ravager.



* RelationshipVoiceActor: Somebody on ''Arrow'' must '''really''' have liked ''Series/{{Spartacus}}'', no less than three actors from that show have shown up. Creator/ManuBennett, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Katrina Law, and now Nick Tarabay all appeared on ''Spartacus'' before moving here (Liam [=McIntyre=] will also be appearing on ''Series/TheFlash2014''). Especially interesting is the fact that, unlike [[OnlySoManyCanadianActors other examples of actor-overlap,]] ''Spartacus'' was filmed half a world away in New Zealand.



* RelationshipVoiceActor: Somebody on ''Arrow'' must '''really''' have liked ''Series/{{Spartacus}}'', no less than three actors from that show have shown up. Creator/ManuBennett, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Katrina Law, and now Nick Tarabay all appeared on ''Spartacus'' before moving here (Liam [=McIntyre=] will also be appearing on ''Series/TheFlash2014''). Especially interesting is the fact that, unlike [[OnlySoManyCanadianActors other examples of actor-overlap,]] ''Spartacus'' was filmed half a world away in New Zealand.


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* TrollingCreator: Katrina Law regularly poke fun at all the shippers on the internet.
10th Jul '16 7:57:30 PM Discar
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** Despite him already appearing, ComicBook/{{Deadshot}} was made unavailable for the show for movie franchise reasons, after Creator/WillSmith was confirmed to be playing him in ''Film/SuicideSquad''. [[spoiler:It was explicitly confirmed that this is why he was killed off in season 3 episode "Suicidal Tendencies".]]

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** Despite him already appearing, ComicBook/{{Deadshot}} was made unavailable for the show for movie franchise reasons, after Creator/WillSmith was confirmed to be playing him in ''Film/SuicideSquad''.''Film/SuicideSquad2016''. [[spoiler:It was explicitly confirmed that this is why he was killed off in season 3 episode "Suicidal Tendencies".]]



** There were plans to use ComicBook/HarleyQuinn past her initial unnamed cameo, but WB/DC put the kibosh on this after the ''Film/SuicideSquad'' movie was greenlit. Presumably this was due to the same reason shows like ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' were [[ExiledFromContinuity barred from using certain characters who were being highlighted in movies at the time]]. Willa Holland later commented on this, confirming that had Harley been allowed, she would have played a significant role in Season 4.

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** There were plans to use ComicBook/HarleyQuinn past her initial unnamed cameo, but WB/DC put the kibosh on this after the ''Film/SuicideSquad'' ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'' movie was greenlit. Presumably this was due to the same reason shows like ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' were [[ExiledFromContinuity barred from using certain characters who were being highlighted in movies at the time]]. Willa Holland later commented on this, confirming that had Harley been allowed, she would have played a significant role in Season 4.
8th Jul '16 3:11:59 PM Silverblade2
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* CreatorFavoriteEpisode: Stephen Amell's favorite episodes are the Pilot, "Year's End", "Three Ghosts", "The Promise" and "The Climb".

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* CreatorFavoriteEpisode: CreatorsFavoriteEpisode: [[https://mobile.twitter.com/niklauszj/status/751453717048721408 Stephen Amell's favorite episodes episodes]] are the Pilot, "Year's End", "Three Ghosts", "The Promise" and "The Climb".
8th Jul '16 3:05:55 PM Silverblade2
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* CreatorFavoriteEpisode: Stephen Amell's favorite episodes are the Pilot, "Year's End", "Three Ghosts", "The Promise" and "The Climb".
17th Jun '16 9:39:25 PM Doug86
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* FollowTheLeader: The success of ''Arrow'' not only spawned a [[Series/TheFlash2014 spin-off]], but prompted [[Series/{{Gotham}} Fox]] and [[Series/{{Constantine}} NBC]] to launch their own shows based on DCComics characters, and Creator/{{Netflix}} to partner with Marvel on a series of shows about street level heroes in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. It can even be argued that ''Arrow'''s success is what led to NBC finally going ahead with the revival of ''Series/{{Heroes}}''. And with ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}'' coming to CBS, we'll have gone from no comic-book shows to one on every single broadcast network.

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* FollowTheLeader: The success of ''Arrow'' not only spawned a [[Series/TheFlash2014 spin-off]], but prompted [[Series/{{Gotham}} Fox]] and [[Series/{{Constantine}} NBC]] to launch their own shows based on DCComics Creator/DCComics characters, and Creator/{{Netflix}} to partner with Marvel on a series of shows about street level heroes in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. It can even be argued that ''Arrow'''s success is what led to NBC finally going ahead with the revival of ''Series/{{Heroes}}''. And with ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}'' coming to CBS, we'll have gone from no comic-book shows to one on every single broadcast network.
11th Jun '16 10:13:04 PM Doug86
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* DuelingShows: With ''Series/AgentsOfShield'', as both series fall under the long-standing DCComics[=/=]MarvelComics rivalry.

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* DuelingShows: With ''Series/AgentsOfShield'', as both series fall under the long-standing DCComics[=/=]MarvelComics Creator/DCComics[=/=]Creator/MarvelComics rivalry.
5th Jun '16 11:30:01 AM nirao01
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* ApprovalOfGod: Stephen Amell has "Meme Monday" on his Facebook page, where he reposts memes of the show that he finds funny. He's also done some bizarre one-offs, such as "Lightsaber Saturday" where he does the same sort of thing only with a specific theme.

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* ApprovalOfGod: Stephen Amell Creator/StephenAmell has "Meme Monday" on his Facebook page, where he reposts memes of the show that he finds funny. He's also done some bizarre one-offs, such as "Lightsaber Saturday" where he does the same sort of thing only with a specific theme.



** Both Creator/WillaHolland and Creator/EmilyBettRickards (as well as former FakeGuestStar Creator/CaityLotz) are not fans of the decision to [[spoiler: kill off Laurel]] in Season 4 and have expressed it in cons.



** Seth Gabel, famous for his role as [[TheStoic stoic]] Lincoln Lee in [[Series/{{Fringe}} Fringe]], plays [[EvilIsHammy The Count]], who rarely leaves [[ChewingTheScenery scenery uneaten]].

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** Seth Gabel, famous for his role as [[TheStoic stoic]] Lincoln Lee in [[Series/{{Fringe}} Fringe]], ''Series/{{Fringe}}'', plays [[EvilIsHammy The Count]], who rarely leaves [[ChewingTheScenery scenery uneaten]].



** Creator/JohnBarrowman, playing Malcolm Merlyn, and Colin Donnell, playing his son, are only 15 years apart in age - Barrowman, born 1967, is about 7 years younger than Malcolm (b. 1960). At times they look more like brothers than father and son, which is further fuelled by Colin Donnell's own DawsonCasting (being two-and-a-half years older than his character).

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** Creator/JohnBarrowman, playing Malcolm Merlyn, and Colin Donnell, playing his son, are only 15 years apart in age - Barrowman, born 1967, is about 7 years younger than Malcolm (b. 1960). At times they look more like brothers than father and son, which is further fuelled by Colin Donnell's own DawsonCasting (being two-and-a-half years older than his character). [[AllThereInTheManual Supplementary materials]] then reveals that he had Tommy at 19.



** Creator/JohnBarrowman and Creator/AlexKingston both have recurring roles on ''Doctor Who,'' though their characters on that show (Jack Harkness and River Song) never met. The announcement of Kingston's appearance here led to excitement that Jack and River might ''finally'' meet, but alas, the two actors ''still'' haven't appeared on-screen together.

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** Creator/JohnBarrowman and Creator/AlexKingston both have recurring roles on ''Doctor Who,'' ''Series/DoctorWho,'' though their characters on that show (Jack Harkness and River Song) never met. The announcement of Kingston's appearance here led to excitement that Jack and River might ''finally'' meet, but alas, the two actors ''still'' haven't appeared on-screen together.



** The twentieth episode of Season Two was originally going to be a BackDoorPilot for a potential spin-off focusing on Franchise/TheFlash. Based on both the strength of Grant Gustin's portrayal of Barry Allen in "[[Recap/ArrowS2E8TheScientist The Scientist]]" and "[[Recap/ArrowS2E9ThreeGhosts Three Ghosts]]" and the fact that using the twentieth episode as a BackDoorPilot would interrupt the show's momentum as it built up to the season finale, the decision was made to make it a standalone pilot.

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** The twentieth episode of Season Two was originally going to be a BackDoorPilot for a potential spin-off focusing on Franchise/TheFlash. Based on both the strength of Grant Gustin's Creator/GrantGustin's portrayal of Barry Allen in "[[Recap/ArrowS2E8TheScientist The Scientist]]" and "[[Recap/ArrowS2E9ThreeGhosts Three Ghosts]]" and the fact that using the twentieth episode as a BackDoorPilot would interrupt the show's momentum as it built up to the season finale, the decision was made to make it a standalone pilot.



** There were plans to use ComicBook/HarleyQuinn past her initial unnamed cameo, but WB/DC put the kibosh on this after the ''Film/SuicideSquad'' movie was greenlit. Presumably this was due to the same reason shows like ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' were [[ExiledFromContinuity barred from using certain characters who were being highlighted in movies at the time]]. Willa Holland later commented on this, confirming that had Harley been

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** There were plans to use ComicBook/HarleyQuinn past her initial unnamed cameo, but WB/DC put the kibosh on this after the ''Film/SuicideSquad'' movie was greenlit. Presumably this was due to the same reason shows like ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' were [[ExiledFromContinuity barred from using certain characters who were being highlighted in movies at the time]]. Willa Holland later commented on this, confirming that had Harley beenbeen allowed, she would have played a significant role in Season 4.
** Season 3 Episode 5 is supposed to be titled "Oracle", but ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} was also ExiledFromContinuity, hence why it's titled "The Secret Origins of Felicity Smoak" instead.
** A.R.G.U.S. and the Suicide Squad were originally planned to be a major part of Season 3 but was scrapped by ExecutiveMeddling.
* TheWikiRule: [[http://arrow.wikia.com/wiki/Arrow_Wiki Naturally]].
* WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants: The flashforward to the grave at the start of Season 4 was made with no idea who was in it.
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28th May '16 2:42:00 PM VeryMelon
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* DearNegativeReader: Stephen Amell commented on the backlash to the ''Olicity'' pairing on Facebook.
26th May '16 5:24:08 AM DevinMeenan
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*** Comments Bennett has made on social media also seem to indicate he shares the fandom's sentiments regarding the show's SeasonalRot/RomanticPlotTumor and no longer desires to be part of the show, a factor that has likely contributed to Slade's LongBusTrip.

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*** Comments Bennett has made on social media also seem to indicate he shares the fandom's sentiments regarding the show's SeasonalRot/RomanticPlotTumor SeasonalRot / RomanticPlotTumor and no longer desires to be part of the show, a factor that has likely contributed to Slade's LongBusTrip.
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