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* BadassInANiceSuit: Adrian wears a nice suit throughout the entire episode, even as he's holding Oliver in a makeshift prison and torturing him both physically and psychologically.

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* BadassInANiceSuit: Adrian wears a nice suit throughout the entire episode, even as he's holding Oliver in a makeshift prison cell and torturing him both physically and psychologically.


* DownerEnding: Oliver doesn't escape from Prometheus, he gets broken to point he no longer wishes to be the Green Arrow. In the past, Oliver can't arrive in time to save Taiana's mother, and in the end, Kovar isn't stopped after all.

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* DownerEnding: Oliver doesn't escape from Prometheus, he gets broken to the point he no longer wishes to be the Green Arrow. In the past, Oliver can't arrive in time to save Taiana's mother, and in the end, Kovar isn't stopped after all.


* {{Hypocrite}}: Adrian makes a big deal that all of the Hood's victims had loved ones, Oliver is quick to point that that same applies to all the people Prometheus have killed.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: Adrian makes a big deal that all of the Hood's victims had loved ones, Oliver is quick to point that that same applies to all the people Prometheus have has killed.


* BottleEpisode: With the exception of the final scene in the Bunker, the present-day scenes take place entirely in Adiran's prison and feature only Oliver and Adrian as its main characters, with Evelyn joining for a bit later on. Though obviously averted entirely in the flashbacks.

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* BottleEpisode: With the exception of the final scene in the Bunker, the present-day scenes all take place entirely in Adiran's Adrian's prison and feature only Oliver and Adrian as its main characters, with Evelyn joining for a bit later on. Though obviously averted entirely in the flashbacks.


* DownerEnding: Oliver dosn't escape from Prometheus, he gets broken to point he no longer wishes to be the Green Arrow. In the past, Oliver can't arrive in time to save Taiana's mother, and in the end, Kovar isn't stopped after all.

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* DownerEnding: Oliver dosn't doesn't escape from Prometheus, he gets broken to point he no longer wishes to be the Green Arrow. In the past, Oliver can't arrive in time to save Taiana's mother, and in the end, Kovar isn't stopped after all.


** Subverted with Malcolm as he only appears in the flashbacks.

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** Subverted with Malcolm as returns after quite some time, though he only appears in the flashbacks.



* DownerEnding: Oliver doesn't escape from Prometheus, he gets broken to point he no longer wishes to be the Green Arrow.

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* DownerEnding: Oliver doesn't dosn't escape from Prometheus, he gets broken to point he no longer wishes to be the Green Arrow.Arrow. In the past, Oliver can't arrive in time to save Taiana's mother, and in the end, Kovar isn't stopped after all.


* PyrrhicVictory: Oliver avenges Tania but her mother is killed in the process, rendering the whole thing pointless.

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* PyrrhicVictory: Oliver avenges Tania Taiana but her mother is killed in the process, rendering the whole thing pointless.

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* TheBadGuyWins: Prometheus succeeds at breaking Oliver and forcing him to give up on being a superhero. [[DownerEnding The end.]]


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* FakingTheDead: Evelyn pretends that Adrian killed her so Oliver would have a mental breakdown.


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* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Oliver reveals that he ''enjoys'' killing, making him not so different from Prometheus.


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* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Evelyn pretends that she's just another one of Prometheus' victims and regrets that she teamed up with him. However, it turns out that it was all an act and she even smirks sadistically at how Oliver was emotionally devastated by her fake death.


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* MindRape: Prometheus does this non-stop to Oliver in order to make him confess his secret.


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* ShaggyDogStory: Oliver's promise to save Taiana's mother is rendered entirely pointless in the end because she's killed thanks to him.


* PyrrichVictory: Oliver avenges Tania but her mother is killed in the process, rendering the whole thing pointless.

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* PyrrichVictory: PyrrhicVictory: Oliver avenges Tania but her mother is killed in the process, rendering the whole thing pointless.


* HeelRealization: Oliver when he realizes he's never been a hero, since he ''likes'' to kill people.



* JumpingOffThe SlipperySlope: Oliver's actions in Russia go beyond vigilantism and outright villainy to the point that even Anatoly is disgusted.

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* JumpingOffThe SlipperySlope: JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: Oliver's actions in Russia go beyond vigilantism and outright villainy to the point that even Anatoly is disgusted.


* {{Hypocrite}}: When Oliver calls Adrian one, saying that nothing he himself did comes close to his actions, he doesn't even respond properly.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: When Adrian makes a big deal that all of the Hood's victims had loved ones, Oliver calls Adrian one, saying is quick to point that nothing he himself did comes close that same applies to his actions, he doesn't even respond properly.all the people Prometheus have killed.


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* JumpingOffThe SlipperySlope: Oliver's actions in Russia go beyond vigilantism and outright villainy to the point that even Anatoly is disgusted.


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* NotSoDifferent: It's subtly implied that Adrian shares Oliver's character flaw - he ''likes'' killing too and his father's death is also an excuse.


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* PyrrichVictory: Oliver avenges Tania but her mother is killed in the process, rendering the whole thing pointless.

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* {{Irony}}: It was Talia Al-Ghul that [[EvilMentor taught and outright ''encouraged'']] Arrow to let the monster out in the past, which ultimately leads to Prometheus' vendetta.


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* MoralityChain: Anatoly appears to act as this to Oliver in the past, completely [[InsaneTrollLogic pointing out the ridiculousness]] of what [[EvilMentor Talia]] has taught Oliver and telling him that it's leading him down a very dark path, one quite similar to the bad guys they fought on Lian Yu.

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* BadassInANiceSuit: Adrian wears a nice suit throughout the entire episode, even as he's holding Oliver in a makeshift prison and torturing him both physically and psychologically.


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* BottleEpisode: With the exception of the final scene in the Bunker, the present-day scenes take place entirely in Adiran's prison and feature only Oliver and Adrian as its main characters, with Evelyn joining for a bit later on. Though obviously averted entirely in the flashbacks.


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* VillainsNeverLie: Adrian stays true to his word and releases Oliver after Oliver "confesses his secret", though not before burning off his Bratva tattoo.


* ArcWelding: Malcolm's deal with Kovar ties Oliver's five years in hell all the way back to Tempest in Season One.

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* ArcWelding: Malcolm's deal with Kovar ties Oliver's five years in hell all the way back to Tempest the Unidac Industries (and the Undertaking) in Season One.


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* BookEnds: This episode serves as one for Oliver's Bratva tattoo, one of the most iconic images on the show - in the present-day, Chase burns it off Oliver, while in the flashbacks we finally see Oliver receiving it when Anatoly makes him a Bratva captain.


-->'''Malcolm:''' ''(introducing himself)''Malcolm Merlyn, CEO of Merlyn Global Group.

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-->'''Malcolm:''' ''(introducing himself)''Malcolm himself)'' Malcolm Merlyn, CEO of Merlyn Global Group.

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