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Writer and co-executive producer Andrew Kreisberg says: [dropped] the "Green" from the title because "Arrow" felt "sexier, a little more dangerous. But I think the name change also reflects that this version is noticably different from the Smallville incarnation, but also from the Comics. Lead actor Stephen Amell says: Nobody in our universe has ...


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Microsoft have simply paid for heavily product placement in recent years, to try to combat Apple's market dominance. Consider this article which features a ton of YouTube videos with Microsoft product placement, from an assortment of shows including: NCIS Los Angeles Hawaii Five-O Castle Elementary and more. This article actually posits a ...


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The TV show actually uses a similar origin story to the very first Green Arrow comics from the DC 'Golden Age'. The only major difference is that in the comic, Oliver Queen was actually the boy's father, Green Arrow himself being Roy Harper. Here is a quick rundown of the original comic book story from the DC database: Roy Harper was a young boy whose ...


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The answer plays into itself in two ways: In the film Cast Away, Tom Hanks' character finds a Wilson brand volleyball in the wreckage and, after giving it a face in the bloody palm print he leaves on the ball, he proceeds to treat the ball as his friend during his stay on the island. Given Ollie was a castaway on an island himself, he's simply using this ...


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Ra's al Ghul is a Batman villain created in 1971. He has spanned multiple titles, and media. He's been killed, and resurrected multiple times (Lazarus Pit or otherwise). The Ra's al Ghul in the Nolan Batman Trilogy, like in the comics, is a person, NOT a title/mantle. The Ra's al Ghul in Arrow is simply the title of the leader of the League of Assasins. ...


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I haven't read anything official that would point to this, but I do believe that the shift in Oliver's moral convictions was planned from the start. In the first season, Oliver's alter ego was called The Hood. The Hood had no qualms in killing people he thought deserved it. Come the second season and Oliver has a change of heart. One of the first things he ...


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She meant it as a slight insult, implying that Roy had changed when he started dating Thea. Abercombie and Fitch is an upscale clothing brand that is considered "trendy", particularly among the children of middle-to-upper class parents. I'm not sure what the word for "preppy" is these days, but that's how I'd describe it. Roy and Sin, on the other hand, are ...


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This article from Screenrant suggests that it was done to reach a wider audience. Presumably the name "Arrow" might attract people who could be turned off by the comic-book-sounding name "Green Arrow." Anyway, it seems he is more about the Arrow now than the Green:


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"If you do this, my people will make you and your children orphans" Speaking of style, huh :))


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My answer is based on "Wall Street", not real-life economics. So in "Wall Street", there was discussion of a company's assets (buildings, raw materials, machinery, office equipment, intellectual property, etc.) being worth more than the cost of buying the company. In that case, a Gordon Gecko could buy the company in question, "liquidate its assets" as they ...


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There are many reasons to buy a company. For example: patents, know-how, market share, clients, diversification of business, new markets, eliminate competition, get what they need and sell the remaining. For example in Pretty Woman Richard Gere character buy firms in difficulty and sells them to pieces, buildings, land, cars, intellectual property, etc, ...


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Whilst the creators of the show may have intended differently, Emily Brett-Richards commented: “I think I was very lucky. Felicity came in at a point where the show needed that sort of light and that sort of chemistry, so I was lucky to be able to pick that up, fit that role, and fit with the show. As time goes on, I've heard many stories, but as ...


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I think @System Down has summed up all the imported points. Just to add something though, here is an interview from Time Magazine the shows co-creator, Mark Guggenheim, where he discussed the change of direction in Season 2 compared to Season 1: TIME: Were there different sorts of things you wanted to accomplish with Season 2 compared with Season 1? ...


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I've just finished watching the first season of Arrow and noticed this too. I tried some online research, but I've come up empty, so here's my highly subjective speculation on the issue. It's a possible mistake. The producers just didn't notice. This is unlikely, but it is possible. I remember watching an episode of CSI New York where the detective handled ...


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Its not a rumor anymore, its confirmed by makers. He was intended to come in three episodes but the count of episode he is going to come is not confirmed yet. In July 2013, it was announced that Berlanti and Kreisberg, along with Nutter and Geoff Johns, would be creating a television series based on The Flash, with an origin story for Barry Allen. ...


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It's something like: "If you won't let us go, my people will find you and your children" The rest I couldn't understand because of his accent...


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This is an example of Genre Fractal. TV shows, even though they may be completely unrelated, are able to communicate meaning by referencing each other and using those references as narrative shorthand. If a drug is shown and it is needed to be conveyed that this is, for example, an incredibly pure iteration of that drug; they can dye the drug blue and ...


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With Oliver, whose rejection was the reason she seeked love elsewhere. Well, first of all, it is not that unusual for people to be in love with more than one person in their life. In addition to that, the show doesn't really run short of romances, which is an important aspect to its story, especially the love interests of Oliver Queen. While season one ...


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No, they don't seem to have fully planned it out already. First of all, it is not too natural for a TV show to plan out its entire run, especially if it is of largley episodic nature. While Arrow has certain season-spanning storylines, the seasons themselves are still largely self-contained and closed. It is not a show with a predetermined storyline, like ...


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Oliver Queen has been shown to be fluent in multiple languages. From the Arrowverse Wikia: Multilingual: Oliver is capable of fluently speaking English, Russian, Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, Spanish, and Arabic. He can speak Mandarin so perfectly that a blinded Chinese Triad member believed Oliver was actually Chinese. He learned Arabic through the ...


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This was already answered on the Sci-Fi SE by Mike Edenfield. This is the start of his answer: Ideally, you should watch them in the order they aired. That is, if you want to get the most coherent story from both shows, you should watch Arrow up through the end of Season 2, then watch alternate episodes of The Flash Season 1 and Arrow Season 3. ...


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Roy Harper is the real name of the comic character that has been known as Speedy (November 1941), Arsenal (July 1993) and Red Arrow (May 2007), aliases used as part of his sidekick duties to the Green Arrow, as well as lone hero. He goes under the same names in the Justice League/Unlimited and Young Justice cartoons. Arrow-verse Roy has used the name ...


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Varies greatly depending on era. Green Arrow comics span decades, with different writers, multiverse plot lines, and different incarnations/reboots of the DC universe. In general, some things are keep the same, some are spiced up for tv formatting. There are Arrow-verse tie-in comic series that are closer to the show, naturally, while some aspects of the ...


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He didn't have any solid leads to go on. He didn't know where he was being kept before he eavesdropped on Malcolm and he only did that because he was following his mother after she reacted strangely on the news Walter was dead. He only got that news after his last act of cleaning up the neighbourhood got him the clue he needed. If he knew where he was in ...


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Oliver still feels partly responsible for Slade's condition, and Shado's death, making him hesitant to murder Slade outright. Even as Oliver begins to accept the fact that Slade is going to have to die, Oliver's focus is always more on protecting the people he loves first, and killing Slade second. Given that Slade already outclasses Oliver both physically ...


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The Mirakuru makes it more difficult for Slade to be killed, since he's stronger and able to heal quickly, hence why Felicity has S.T.A.R Labs working on a cure.


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Could refer to his face being very "Abercombie looking" as Thea refereed to him being when describing her purse snatcher to the authorities.


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Wilson was Tom Hanks' only friend on the island in Cast Away. It was a volley ball made by Wilson Sporting Goods. During an early phase on the island, Tom Hanks became depressed, and opened most of the packages from the FedEx plane storage. One contained this ball. Hanks had a bleeding hand, and he smacked the ball with his palm, accidentally creating a ...


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You can see more details in my vain and failed attempt to figure out where the heck Starling City is. However, there were a few scenes where characters estimate that it's about 600 miles between the two cities. For example, at the end of The Flash's pilot episode, we get: Oliver Queen: So why come to me? Something tells me you didn't just run 600 miles ...


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What I think he meant by that was, that because of the Arrow, Vertigo actually became more popular. By stopping it he just made it more exclusive. I remember the papers running about Arrow and Vertigo in the previous encounters. What it could also mean is that by creating an antidote, The Arrow actually forced the maker to increase its power, making it ...



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