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Friends & Family

Acquaintances of the Queen family

     Raisa 

Raisa

Species: Human

Played by: Kathleen Gati

Appearances: Arrow

An employee of the Queen family at the Queen mansion. She's implied to be Oliver's nanny.


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     Dave Hackett 

Dave Hackett

Species: Human

Played by: Ben Cotton

Appearances: Arrow

An employee of the Queen family, serving as Robert's bodyguard.


     Jean Loring 

Jean Loring

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Species: Human

Played by: Teryl Rothery

Appearances: Arrow

Moira's lawyer and close friend.


     Alex Davis 

Alex Davis

Species: Human

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Played By: Parker Young

Appearances: Arrow

A young political strategist employed by Oliver Queen during his Mayoral campaign (later Ruvé Adams after he withdraw) and the boyfriend of Thea Queen throughout Arrow Season 4.


     Kazumi Adachi 

Kazumi Adachi

Species: Human

Played by: Jeanie Cloutier

Appearances: Arrow

Emiko Queen's late mother and Robert's mistress.


Acquaintances of the Lance family

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     Joanna De La Vega 

Joanna De La Vega

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Species: Human

Played by: Annie Ilonzeh

Appearances: Arrow

"Come on, Laurel. We're lawyers, not miracle workers."

A attorney at CNRI who works with and is friends with Laurel. After CNRI is destroyed by The Undertaking, Joanna starts working at Wethersby & Stone LLP.


     Sin 

Cindy Simone / Sin

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Species: Human

Played by: Bex Taylor-Klaus

Appearances: Arrow

A teenager living in the Glades, Sin is an ally of the Canary. She becomes friends with Roy and Thea.


  • Action Survivor: When Roy came after her for information, she was able to escape and get him to where the Canary could take him out.
  • Age Lift: Sin is usually portrayed as a kid.
  • Ambiguously Bi: When Roy tells Thea that Sin needs her help looking "slutty" for a date, Thea declares she'll help Sin get whatever man she's after — or woman.
  • Batter Up!: Her weapon of choice during the Glades uprising against Brick.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Probably contributes a bit to the above.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: She disappears after "Seeing Red", with the exception of one appearance in "Uprising".
  • Damsel in Distress: She helps the Canary because she saved her from some men who were going to hurt her.
  • Hellbent For Leather: Always seen wearing her black leather jacket.
  • Le Parkour: She's a match for Roy in that department.
  • Never Got to Say Goodbye: She's Sara's very first friend when she returned from the LoA, yet she's not even told by Roy about her death in Season 3. Though it's no longer an issue given Sara is Back from the Dead.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Everyone calls her Sin.
  • Parental Abandonment: Says that her parents think she's dead or at least wish she was. The truth is likely a bit more complicated, since according to "Time of Death," her mother died of cancer when she was young and her father's plane was shot down over Lian Yu.
  • Protectorate: For Sara Lance. The reason the Canary was there to rescue her in the first place was that while on the island, she promised Sin's dying father that she'd look after his daughters when she got home.
  • Race Lift: Sin was Asian in the comics, but she's portrayed as white on the show.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: Her actress being cast in a lead role in Scream led to the character only appearing in one Season Three episode after being recurring for the prior seasons.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Wears the hell out of Thea's "slutty" short skirt and stilettos when posing as a hooker in one episode, in sharp contrast to her usual Tomboy appearance.
  • Sidekick: To Sara Lance's Canary.
  • Tomboy: She has a very androgynous look with her Boyish Short Hair and gender neutral clothes.

     Ted Grant 

Ted Grant

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Species: Human

Known Aliases: Wildcat

Played by: J. R. Ramirez

Appearances: Arrow

A boxing trainer who owns a gym, where he likes to help people blow off steam. Laurel comes to him in an attempt to deal with the anger she's been facing. It turns out that he was also a vigilante named Wildcat before the Arrow came on the scene.


  • Adaptational Distillation: In the comics he was the The Mentor to several superheroes, here he only trains Laurel.
  • Adaptational Wimp: In the comics he's a world-class boxer who was an accomplished superhero in his own right, while here he was a relatively unknown vigilante who serves as The Mentor to Laurel but otherwise is mostly a Satellite Character.
  • Age Lift: Ted is usually an old man in the comics (post-Golden Age), while he's played by J.R. Ramirez in the show, who is in his 30's.
  • Badass Normal: Able to fight one on one with the Arrow, and does a pretty good job. Plus he was a former professional boxer (and a pretty good one, apparently), as well as a former vigilante.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He hasn't been seen since Season 3.
  • Doesn't Like Guns: He tells his former sidekick that they never used guns like the criminals, because they were better than them.
  • The Empath: Being a boxer, Ted is able to read that Laurel is holding in some deep trouble.
  • Frame-Up: He ends up being framed by another vigilante for a series of murders.
  • Hero of Another Story: He was an active vigilante six years before Oliver came back to Starling City.
  • Long Bus Trip: Once the uprising against Brick and his criminal league has been dealt with, Grant isn't seen again even after shown he wasn't terribly injured. He isn't even present at Laurel's funeral.
  • The Mentor: Becomes this to Laurel when she decides to find another way to deal with her emotional troubles.
  • Movie Superheroes Wear Black: Unlike the blue costume he had in the comics, his live action costume is entirely black.
  • Mythology Gag: His gym's name is the Wildcat Gym, bearing the name of his superhero codename in the comics. Its also what they used to call him during his boxing career.
  • Never Got to Say Goodbye: Laurel's original mentor (on-screen, at least) and wasn't there on her last moments and is not confirmed to appear on the funeral episode.
  • Not So Different: He's very much like the Arrow, being a predecessor vigilante before the Arrow became active. He and the Arrow go through many of the same events, and he even gives the Arrow some advice to avoid a mistake he did.
  • One Steve Limit: Shares the same first name as Ted Gaynor and Ted Kord.
  • Power Fist: Being a boxer, brass knuckles were his weapon of choice when he was a vigilante.
  • Race Lift: The original Ted Grant is Caucasian, here he's played by a Hispanic actor.
  • Retired Badass: Retired from both professional boxing and vigilante crime-fighting. He takes up his mask one more time to face off against Brick.
  • Satellite Character: For Laurel, as he was the one training her into becoming a better fighter.
  • Two First Names: Per the DC Comics norm.
  • Vigilante Man: He used to be one until six years ago. He stopped after his sidekick killed a drug-dealer. He takes up the mantle again during "Uprising".

Others

     Anna Loring 

Anna Loring

Species: Human

Played by: Barbara Kottmeier

Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow

Ray's late fiancee. She was killed during the Mirakuru army siege in the Season 2 finale.


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     Dr. Elisa Schwartz 

Dr. Elisa Schwartz

Species: Human

Played By: Venus Terzo

Appearances: Arrow

A recurring doctor who constantly treats Team Arrow.


  • Agent Mulder: During Black Siren's Dead Person Impersonation of her late Earth-1 counterpart, Dr. Schwartz was (rightfully) skeptical about the supposed return of "Laurel", but didn't rule it impossible given the existence of metahumans.
  • Canon Foreigner: No comic book counterpart.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: She was the attending physician during Earth-1 Laurel's death.
  • The Medic: Team Arrow's most prominent one.
  • Secret Keeper: Laurel was taken to her after she was fatally injured by Damian Darhk, resulting to Team Arrow having to reveal their identities. She kept their identities confidential since (at least until Oliver outed himself anyway).
  • Tuckerization: Named after Arrow writer (later showrunner) Beth Schwartz.

Local Government

Administration

     Mayor Altman 

Mayor Altman

Species: Human

Played By: Adam Henderson

Appearances: Arrow

The mayor of Star City until October 2013. He appears to have been sympathetic towards vigilantism.


  • Remember the New Guy?: Was apparently the mayor already throughout Season 1, but never appeared.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Gets introduced in the Arrow Season 2 premiere, where he is also killed by the "Hoods" gang.

     Mayor Sebastian Blood 

     Mayor Celia Castle 

Mayor Celia Castle

Species: Human

Played By: Christina Cox

Appearances: Arrow

The mayor of Star City throughout the third Season of Arrow.


  • Alliterative Name: Celia Castle.
  • Damsel in Distress: Gets kidnapped by Daniel Brickwell during his bid for power in the Glades, alongside three aldermen.
  • Frame-Up: Was killed as part of one, as Maseo murdered her on Ra's al Ghul's orders in order to initiate a manhunt for Oliver.
  • Killed Off for Real: Courtesy of Maseo.

     Mayor Ruvé Adams 

     Mayor Oliver Queen 

     Dep. Mayor/Mayor Quentin Lance 

     Mayor Emily Pollard 

Mayor Emily Pollard

Species: Human

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Played By: Laara Sadiq

Appearances: Arrow

A former councilwoman who became the mayor of Star City after the death of Quentin Lance. She introduced a zero-tolerance anti-vigilante bill to the city.


  • Implausible Deniability: Claims that the SCPD made up Chimera. After the camera crew caught him on tape trying to blow Oliver to kingdom come.
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: Isn't presented in the best light initially, putting as many legal obstacles in the way of Dinah and Oliver as possible.
  • Superhero Paradox: One of the reasons why she despises vigilantism so much.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Initially a pretty big Jerkass, she later agrees to deputize all of Team Arrow.
  • Ungrateful Bastard:
    • Wants to have Oliver arrested even after he solved the Fuller case for her and is pretty pissed when Dinah deputizes him.
    • Thankfully subverted after the fight with Chimera, as she initially arrests Team Arrow, but then agrees to deputize them all.

Police Department

     Lt./Cap. Frank Pike 

Lieutenant/Captain Frank Pike

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Species: Human

Played by: Adrian Holmes

Appearances: Arrow

SCPD lieutenant and superior of Quentin Lance, later takes over as Captain.


  • Angry Black Man: He's always agitated every time he shows up.
  • Bald, Black Leader Guy: Bald, black and also Quentin's superior.
  • By-the-Book Cop: And not overly fond of Quentin's habit of not being so. But changes his mind in "Streets of Fire", and even gives back his badge.
  • Da Chief: In charge of the police, at least until Lance is promoted to Captain in the start of season three. In Season 5, he is promoted to Captain and leads the ACU.
  • Handicapped Badass: Get's stabbed in Season 5, courtesy of Prometheus, which renders him comatose until Season 6, where he then needs a cane to walk for a few months.
  • Inspector Javert: After he is handed the evidence of Billy Malone's killer being the Green Arrow, he orchestrates a manhunt for him.
  • Jerkass: When Quentin comes looking for Laurel in the Season Two premiere, Lt. Pike is angry because he thinks Quentin is interviewing a witness.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite his attitude problem, he is never shown to be anything less than an upstanding policeman.
  • Killed Off for Real: He gets fatally electroluted in an elevator that got hacked by Cayden James.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Even he isn't terribly pleased when Quentin starts blatantly abusing his power to try and implicate Oliver.

     Det./Ofc./Cap. Quentin Lance 

     Cap. Kimberly Hill 

Captain Kimberly Hill

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Species: Human

Played by: Tina Huang

Appearances: Arrow

After Frank Pike's tragic death, she takes over as Captain of the SCPD.


  • Corrupt Cop: She is on Ricardo Diaz's payroll and lets him kill Cayden James after the latter is incarcerated.
  • Da Chief: Pike's successor as head of SCPD.
  • Forced into Evil: Turns out that she didn't become corrupt willingly - Diaz threatened the safety of her family to make her comply.

     Lt./Cap. Dinah Drake 

     Sgt. Liza Warner 

     Sgt. Bingsley 

Sergeant F. Bingsley

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Species: Human

Played by: Danny Wattley

Appearances: Arrow

A police sergeant in the SCPD as of Arrow Season 7, who is very annoyed at Team Arrow's rulebreaking.


  • The Big Guy: He has a very imposing stature.
  • By-the-Book Cop: Which puts him into conflict with the deputized Team Arrow.
  • Inspector Javert: He grills Team Arrow during the investigation of the two security guards Roy killed in a bloodlust.
  • Number Two: Dinah's second-in-command.
  • Teeth Clenched Team Work: With the deputized Team Arrow, though they do eventually manage to work together effectively.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: After being saved by the vigilantes, he stops the manhunt for them, finally admitting that they are nothing short of true heroes.
  • Uncertain Doom: He is last seen heavily wounded and barely alive during Emiko's attack on the SCPD, though we don't see him succumb to his wounds. Luckily, he is shown to have survived in the Season 7 finale.

     Det. Lucas Hilton 

Detective Lucas Hilton

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Species: Human

Played By: Roger R. Cross

Appearances: Arrow

SCPD detective and partner of Quentin Lance.


     Det. McKenna Hall 

Detective McKenna Hall

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Species: Human

Played by: Janina Gavankar

Voiced by: Rebeca Gómez (Latin-American Spanish), Mutsumi Tamura (Japanese)

Appearances: Arrow

A police detective in the SCPD. She is a friend of Oliver and part of the task force hunting for the vigilante. After being shot by the Huntress, McKenna moves to live with sister in Coast City to recover and attend a physical therapy facility.


  • Action Girl: She's a very competent member of the police force.
  • Career-Ending Injury: Her career as a cop came into a scratching halt after Helena shot her.
  • Former Teen Rebel: Before becoming a cop, she was friends with a pre-island Oliver.
    Oliver: What was that club that you got us kicked out of? The Club Deville?
    McKenna: Okay, in my defense, there was no sign that specifically said you had to keep your clothes on.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: She and Oliver appear to have gone to a few raves in the past.
  • Loves My Alter Ego: Inverted. She likes Oliver Queen and doesn't seem too conflicted about trying to arrest the Hood.
  • Old Cop, Young Cop: Not necessarily a kid, but Quentin is old enough to be her father and when she briefly worked with him, he clearly had the authority.
  • Put on a Bus: After "The Huntress Returns", she moves to Coast City to attend a physical therapy center there after being shot by the Huntress.
  • Samus Is a Girl: Oliver assumes "Detective Hall" is going to be a middle-aged man, and is rather surprised to discover that one of his old party friends became a cop.

     Det. Billy Malone 

Detective Billy Malone

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Species: Human

Played by: Tyler Ritter

Appearances: Arrow

A police detective in the SCPD and the new boyfriend of Felicity Smoak starting Arrow Season 5.


  • Badass Beard: Sports one and is a member of the elite squad of the SCPD.
  • Canon Foreigner: Doesn't appear in the comics.
  • Character Death: Prometheus tricks Oliver into killing him by dressing him in a copy of Prometheus' suit.
  • Friend on the Force: For Felicity at, least.
  • Mythology Gag: His last name may be one for Batman. According to the Arrowverse wiki:
    In DC Comics the surname "Malone" is most well-known as the identity of a posthumous criminal that was stolen by Bruce Wayne, the Batman, and used for his own investigation missions in the criminal underworld. His first name is Matches, and his primary role is that of a false identity for Batman to take on.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: His accidental death at Oliver's hand solidifies Prometheus as a unscrupulous villain who will stop at nothing to hurt Oliver.

     Ofc. Daily 

     Ofc. Carrie Cutter 

     Ofc. Nick Anastas 

Officer Nick Anastas

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Species: Human

Played by: Evan Roderick

Appearances: Arrow

A police officer in the SCPD who starts dating Curtis Holt starting Arrow Season 6.


  • By-the-Book Cop: He is very law-abiding, to the point where he initially despised vigilantes. He is also one of the cops Captain Hill fires for not submitting to Diaz.
  • Nice Guy: As befitting for a boyfriend of Curtis.
  • Second Love: Fort Curtis, following his divorce from Paul. He even plans to propose to him.

     Kelton 

Kelton

Species: Human

Played by: Lee Vincent

Appearances: Arrow

The CSU technician for SCPD. He's also a hacker.


     Deputy Oliver Queen 

     Deputy Felicity Smoak 

     Deputy John Diggle 

     Deputy Rene Ramirez 

Law Department

     DA Kate Spencer 

Kate Spencer

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Species: Human

Played By: Chelah Horsdal

Appearances: Arrow

District Attorney of Star(ling) City during Arrow's first two seasons.


     DA Adrian Chase 

     DA Sam Armand 

Sam Armand

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Species: Human

Played By: Pej Vahdat

Appearances: Arrow

The District Attorney of Star City after Team Arrow returns from Lian Yu. He seems to be acquainted with Oliver on a personal level.


  • Amoral Attorney: He is on Ricardo Diaz's payroll, just like Captain Hill.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: The reason he supports Diaz is because the latter is paying for his son's expensive cancer treatment.
  • False Friend: Initially presented as a personal friend of Oliver who got forced by Agent Watson to work against him. Later it is revealed that he is actually on Ricardo Diaz's payroll and has been collecting evidence to end Oliver's term as the mayor.
  • Nothing Personal: He's forced to prosecute Agent Watson's case against Oliver against his will. Until it's revealed he's on Diaz's payroll.

     DA Dinah Laurel Lance 

     ADA Adam Donner 

Adam Donner

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Species: Human

Played By: Dylan Bruce

Appearances: Arrow

Assistant District Attorney and Laurel Lance's boss.


  • Bad Boss: He's willing to use his subordinates as pawns.
  • Beauty Is Bad: A Tall, Dark, and Handsome man who also happens to be a Jerkass Bad Boss.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He seems like a decent guy at first glance, but he is actually pretty conniving and uncaring.
  • Hello, Attorney!: He's a Tall, Dark, and Handsome ADA.
  • Jerkass: Makes Laurel prosecute Moira Queen, despite her being a friend of the family. Later, he sets Laurel up as part of a trap for the Huntress, pretending to rehire her just so he can have an "expendable" lawyer there for show in case things go bad.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: His reasons for not helping Laurel investigate Sebastian Blood are actually fairly reasonable: Her evidence is very flimsy against a very popular figure, and as the ADA who passed out from Vertigo during a high-profile trial, he wasn't willing to take that big a risk to his career.
  • Karma Houdini: He used Laurel as bait in a death trap and gets away scot-free, even keeping his job as an attorney.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Watching him pass out from Vertigo helps ease the sting of his Jerkass behavior during the trial.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: He stands 6' feet tall.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: He openly mocks other people.

     ADA Laurel Lance 

Star City Media

     Unnamed Male Reporter 

Unnamed Male Reporter

Species: Human

Played by: Matthew Green

Appearances: Arrow

A prominent reporter in Star(ling) City's News 52 Channel.


     Bethany Snow 

Bethany Snow

Species: Human

Played by: Keri Adams

Appearances: Arrow

A prominent reporter in Star(ling) City's News 52 Channel.


     Susan Williams 

Susan Williams

Species: Human

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Played By: Carly Pope

Appearances: Arrow

A reporter who uncovers one of Oliver Queen's secrets. She and Oliver later became an item.


  • Adaptation Dye-Job: She's blonde in the comics. Here, she's an Aloof Dark-Haired Girl.
  • Good All Along: While many people thought she was a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing at first, she really does care about Oliver and even agrees to keep his secret after she is convinced that he means well.
  • Intrepid Reporter: She's very good at her job. Maybe too good because she uncovers evidence that Oliver was in Russia when he was supposedly stranded on Lian Yu.
  • Love Interest: For Oliver in Season 5.
  • Outside-Context Problem: Most of Oliver's adversaries are either corrupt businessmen or criminals, that have been soundly defeated. But Susan Williams possibly poses a greater danger when she finds a photo of Oliver's time in the Bratva]
  • The Password Is Always "Swordfish": Felicity didn't have to try very hard to hack Susan's computer.
    Felicity: Her password is "1234" and she has a folder on her desktop labeled "Oliver Queen Info."
  • Red Herring: In What We Leave Behind, there's vodka in her apartment similar to what Oliver had seen in Russia, leading the audience to suspect that she's somehow the main villain or at least connected to the villain while working to destroy Oliver. However, it turns out that vodka wasn't a clue to Susan being a villain and Susan herself turns out to be Good All Along.

Citizens

     Ted Kord 

Ted Kord

Species: Human

A wealthy businessman and the CEO of Kord Industries.

     Dr. Harrison Wells 

     Dr. Tess Morgan 

     Dr. Ellen Moore 

Dr. Ellen Moore

Species: Human

Played By: Marilyn Norry (old), Annabel Marshall-Roth (young)

Appearances: Legends of Tomorrow

A psychiatrist employed at the Sumner Asylum in Star City and secretly a member of the Cult of Mallus.


  • Bedlam House: Works at one.
  • Mad Doctor: Is fond of performing lobotomies and other gruesome things on patients while they are awake.
  • Time-Shifted Actor: John Constantine, Leo Snart and Sara encounter her younger version from 1969 after Nora unwillingly sends them back in time.


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