Characters: Green Arrow

Oliver"Green Arrow" Queen

  • Badass Beard: Well, the beard IS awesome.
  • Badass Grandpa: Though well preserved thanks to his rebirth, he technically is one through his adoption of Roy Harper to Roy's biological daughter Lian.
  • Badass Normal: The Green Arrows, the Speedys, Black Canary when she doesn't have her powers.
  • Color Character
  • Crimefighting with Cash: One of the earliest and greatest examples. Oliver Queen is one of the few superheroes whose original motivations for fighting crime basically came down to "Because I'm Bored and Because I Can". He later found more noble motivations, though. And in the most recent retellings of his origins, he always had a noble heart and a desire to help people.
  • Expy: During the Golden Age, he was given many similarities to Batman, right down to the Arrow-Car, Arrow-Cave, and a teen sidekick in Speedy (who is really just like Robin only a junky).
  • Handicapped Badass: Oliver Queen's appearance in Frank Miller's Batman: The Dark Knight Returns story—he may be old, and without an arm, but he can still shoot arrows just fine.
  • Hands-Off Parenting: Ollie in "Hard-Traveling Heroes".
  • Handsome Lech
  • Honest Corporate Executive: Oliver started out this way before he evolved beyond being a Batman expy.
  • Jerk Ass: Ollie has had his moments, from being a self-important moralist, to a morally ambiguous Anti-Hero to an outright douchebag through his career.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite his snarky attitude and general smugness, few would dispute that Oliver Queen's heart is in the right place regardless of where his head might be stuck.
  • Lethal Chef: "Ollie's Stupendous Chili Recipe" is too spicy for even Superman. Even with his vaunted willpower Green Lantern Hal Jordan (one of Ollie's best friends) couldn't finish it.
    • On the bright side, The Flash was able to adapt it into a weapon for fighting Captain Cold.
    • However, Batman is able to eat it with a smile on his face and just go, " could use more crackers."
  • Millionaire Playboy: Oliver Queen, for much of his history. When his fortune was stolen from him in the 1970s, it fully completed his shift to the liberal man of the people. He's regained money lately, but as the head of a number of charities.
  • One-Note Cook: Ollie makes a mean bowl of chilli.
  • Papa Wolf: Oliver Queen. The man walked out of Paradise to save his son's life.
  • Rich Idiot with No Day Job: Oliver Queen up until he lost his money.

Connor Hawke

Roy Harper


  • Dragon Lady: Literally, as she has a dragon tattoo going down one arm.

Eddie Fyers

A CIA agent who was originally antagonistic towards Oliver, but later becomes an ally and father figure to Connor.


William "Clock King" Tockman

Count Werner Vertigo

Arthur "Merlyn" King


AKA: Unknown

A serial killer who enjoys targeting badass normals, the enigmatic Onomatopoeia is an eccentric murderer who communicates only in sound effects; the last thing most of his victims hear is his impression of the weapon he is about to use on them. Introduced in the pages of Green Arrow, he hospitalized Conner Hawke, and has since tangled with both Oliver Queen and Batman.
  • An Axe to Grind: Used one on Conner.
  • Badass: He took a half-dozen of Oliver's arrows without flinching and bit another in half. He fought Batman evenly and managed to get away. He's hospitalized both Conner Hawke and The Joker. Onomatopoeia is an enormous badass.
  • Badass Longcoat: Features a trenchcoat along with his mask.
  • Cold Sniper: Has made use of a sniper rifle and certainly has the personality.
  • Cool Mask: With a bullseye on it.
  • Guns Akimbo: Always carries a pair of semiautomatic pistols.
  • Happily Married: Has a wife and children who know nothing of his supervillainous activities.
  • Implacable Man: Nothing seems to keep him down permanently.
  • Knife Nut: His go-to weapon at close range.
  • Made of Iron/Made Of Titanium: It's one or the other. Whether he's a "normal" person with a ridiculously high tolerance for pain, or a metahuman with low-level invulnerability has not been revealed.
  • Serial Killer: Of costumed badass normals.
  • Silent Antagonist: Only speaks in sound effects.
  • Karma Houdini: Escaped from both Oliver and Batman.