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Questions tagged [arrowverse]

Arrowverse is a shared fictional universe centered on TV series airing on The CW, developed by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg and Geoff Johns based on various DC comic book characters, started with Arrow and followed by The Flash, Vixen web series and The Legends of Tomorrow.

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Why did the Constantine TV show go out of its way to never show the titular character smoking?

In the 2014 TV show Constantine, John Constantine is a cigarette smoker, just like his comic book counterpart. However, we rarely (never?) see Constantine actually smoke (i.e. breathing in and out the ...
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How Supergirl managed to get her ear pierced?

Supergirl is effectively invulnerable (her cousin is known to have to use his heat vision to shave; presumably she does too for legs etc). But her ears are pierced in the TV show. This image shows ...
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Why was the “Green” removed from “Green Arrow”?

Why was the new TV version of Green Arrow, simply called Arrow? Have the studios given any reasoning behind that decision?
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Can time really slow down due to earth revolution?

From The Elseworlds episode 3 (Supergirl season 4 episode 9), When Evil Superman (Dr. Deegan) regained The Book of Destiny and started to rewrite reality (@26:13 min), Flash (Barry Allen) suggested ...
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Why does Arrow have so much Microsoft product placement?

Numerous times have I seen a Microsoft tablet running windows 8 and Bing search engine is used by Diggs to search the internet. Did Microsoft have a product placement deal in Arrow or was there ...
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How true is the plot of 'Arrow' to the comic with regards to his origins and background?

While I've read a few of the Green Arrow comics, I honestly don't remember much of it, including anything about Oliver Queen's origins. Does he even have an origin story? How true is the plot of the ...
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Is Gideon on The Flash and Gideon on Legends of Tomorrow same?

I've just started watching Legends of Tomorrow, and the time vessel's captain is aided by an AI called Gideon. Is that the same or different Gideon from the one in The Flash? Also, is the name a ...
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Who was this awkwardly excited girl at the wedding in Supergirl S03E08?

During the Arrowverse crossover in Supergirl S03E08, there was one girl who met Barry on his wedding but behaved way too awkwardly: She said she was excited for the wedding and then corrected herself ...
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Why didn't Zoom killing his time remnant affect his present self?

I just finished watching latest episode of The Flash - Versus Zoom and got little confused what a "Timeline Remnant" actually means. In this episode we learn about Zoom's origin and his connection to ...
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What city is used for cityscape shots in The Flash?

The shows Arrow and The Flash take place in Starling City and nearby(?) Central City. My understanding (assumption) is that both shows are filmed in Vancouver, although each show has city shots ...
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What did Oliver Queen say to the Russian guard in S02E06?

In the most recent episode of Arrow (season 2, episode 6), what did Oliver Queen say to the Russian guard (in Russian)? The scene is about 18 minutes into the episode.
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Do “Arrow” and “The Flash” share sets?

Watching a recent episode of Arrow (Season 4 Episode 15 "Taken"), I get a feeling that Oliver's Star City mayoral race campaign headquarters looks incredibly identical to Central City's Police ...
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Was Arrow's change in moral alignment motivated by his audience?

The 1st season of Arrow had me (who is largely unacquainted with its literary source material) draw quite some comparisons to Bruce Wayne and his background, except for the fact that Oliver Queen has ...
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Which episodes of Flash cross over with Arrow?

Being part of a shared continuity, episodes of Arrow and Flash seem to cross over regularly. But not following Flash makes it difficult for me to even know if I missed anything there with regards to ...
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Why didn't Oliver wear the mask?

In the season 1 finale of Arrow, when Oliver suits up for fighting Malcolm Merlyn in his office Oliver didn't put up the green color/mask around his eyes. Is there any particular reason for that? Or ...
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Why wasn't the timeline affected any further from the events in the season 1 finale?

Flash season 1 Spoilers Ahead In the Flash season one finale, Barry doesn't save his mother because the alternate Flash told him to do so. But when Eddie Thawne commits suicide Eobard Thawne gets ...
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Who makes the arrows in TV show Arrow?

Arrow I was searching for the source of arrows but had no luck. In S01 there were some mentions that Oliver Queen made arrows for himself. I think I saw some scenes too of making arrows by Oliver ...
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Why did Flash completely avoid mentioning Supergirl?

In Flash S02E18 "Versus Zoom", Flash accidentally passes through a blue portal during his speed test and after his return he asks how much time has passed. It's surely a nod to the crossover episode, ...
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Was Felicity Smoak always planned to be a main character in Arrow?

According to the trivia section of this article "Emily Bett Rickards was originally only intended to appear as Felicity in 'Lone Gunmen'." The wording doesn't make it clear if they meant that the ...
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Why is the insignia of House-of-El different in Superman's suit from that in Supergirl's suit?

In Supergirl s2 e1 named The Adventures of Supergirl, Superman gets introduced. But it can be easily noticed that the insignia of House-of-El that is the iconic S symbol is different in Superman's ...
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Why is Supergirl's earth numbered 38?

In Flash S03E08, Cisco named Supergirl's earth as Earth 38 during his conversation with Flash. So far we know 5 major earths: Earth 1 - Flash/ Arrow/ Legends of Tomorrow/ Constantine Earth 2 - Zoom (...
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How is the voice not distorted when Barry is running at super-speeds?

I am not a physicist, however, when Barry is running/flashing, he gets to talk to the team back in HQ - How? When he talks back to them, I have a feeling, his voice needs to be distorted, even if not ...
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Why does the Supergirl TV series go out of its way to not say “Superman”?

After watching the pilot of Supergirl, it seemed strange to me that they seem to be going out of their way to not say "Superman" or "Clark Kent". In the opening sequence, Kara's narration says that ...
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In the Supergirl TV series what are known powers/abilities of the Martian Manhunter?

The Martian Manhunter is one of the important members of the Justice League. He can transform into any creature and adapt to any condition. In Supergirl TV series his role is played by David ...
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Is the casting of Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell together in “The Flash” intentional?

I have recently watched Prison Break and am now watching The Flash. A couple episodes into the series, an antagonist (Captain Cold) played by Wentworth Miller (Prison Break's Michael Scofield) shows ...
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How did the Green Arrow's eyes become yellow in the final episode of Arrow season 4?

In the Arrow episode 23 of season 4, "Schism", why was Damien Darhk not able to use his magic at Arrow when he was surrounded by the people of the city and how did Arrow's eyes become yellow while ...
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How can Wells know what happened in the alternate time?

I can't be precise hence I have overloaded the question with pics As the title asks, when Barry went back to the past in The Flash, a series of events happened. One was Cisco discovering that Dr. ...
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Why does Iris West have purple lightning?

In the recent episode of Flash, Iris briefly became a speedster thanks to some switcheroo between Flash and Iris. Flash usually has the colors Red and Yellow. But Iris had different colors in her. ...
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What happened to Gideon on “The Flash”?

The rather powerful, time sensitive, and literal deus ex machina was a stunning find by the team. The team seems to be immune to the temporal fact of "unwinding Wells" assumably due to Star Labs ...
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How did Cisco mess up the timeline by saving the Dominator from Agent Smith back in 1951?

In Legends of Tomorrow, s2e7, named Invasion! after vibing to the spaceship of the Dominators and talking with one of them, Cisco somewhat lamented in the following conversation with Nate: What if, ...
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What happened to the Future Flash?

In The Flash, the Flash from the future traveled back in time to stop the Reverse-Flash from killing his mother. He failed, but where did he go? The Reverse-Flash was stuck in past, so he killed and ...
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What is the correct watch order of Arrowverse in 2017?

I'm trying to keep up with four shows in the Arrowverse: Supergirl, The Flash, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, and Arrow. In past years, the air dates of Supergirl were a month or so after all the other ...
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What is the order of the Crisis on Earth X episodes in the Arrowverse?

There seams to be some crossover and I'm unsure of the order of which the episodes are supposed to be watched.
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What happened to the child Barry Allen in The Flash S3 Premiere?

Okay this might be too soon to ask about the whereabouts of a character of the show which just got premiered and a whole season left to unravel the knot of the Flashpoint plot. But this seems to me ...
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Why are the CW superheroes' series called Arrowverse?

Why are the CW series called Arrowverse? Is this an official calling? If it is, is it due to the series "Arrow" being the first to debut on screen?
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Why didn't the Dominators take up Mick Rory, a non-metahuman, while taking up the Team Arrow?

In The Flash, s3e8 named Invasion!, it was shown at the end of the episode that the Dominators abducted the Team Arrow with the purpose of gathering information from their minds about metahumans, ...
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Meaning of Mark Hamill's “I am your father” line from The Flash

As we all know, Mark Hamill was Luke Skywalker in Star Wars. Last year, he also played in a The Flash episode, named Tricksters. Now, in that episode, he tells Alex the famous line I am your father. ...
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How Cisco able to Vibe about a even which didn't happen in this timeline in Cause and XS?

In the latest episode of The Flash, S05E14, Nora time travels 52 times to save xyz person. It's good that Nora is taking charge to save the world and all while Barry is away. Now, my question is- How ...
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What are all the names from Arrow's kill list and what is the status of these people?

The main theme of Arrow season 1 was Oliver's kill list, He used to kill those persons on the list and then strike down their names: But later he grows from a vigilante to a hero and he left using ...
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Was Moira Queen's knowledge about Arrow's identity foreshadowed earlier?

During the Arrow episode "Seeing Red" (S02E20) Moira Queen tells her son Oliver that she knows about him being Arrow, which came as quite a surprise to Ollie, but to me as well: Moira: Oliver, I ...
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In Flash Season 2, why couldn't they just tell Grodd their plan?

So in season 2, episode 7 of The Flash ("Gorilla Warfare"), the ginormous, hyper-intelligent gorilla Grodd makes a comeback. The heroes (mainly Caitlin) discover that he really just wants the company ...
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Do “Flash” and “Legends of Tomorrow” have different rules for time travel?

(Image Sources: Flash, Legends of Tomorrow) Time travel on The Flash introduced us to e.g. Different Timelines Time Wraiths Time Remnants And in the episode Flashpoint (3x01) it is shown that ...
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How did Barry keep up with his special diet in jail?

In one of the earlier seasons its apparent that Barry need an insane amount of calories to run so how does he keep up with this while he's in jail?
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Are Barry Allen and Bruce Wayne from different Universes?

It is safe to assume that Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent belong to the same Universe. In season 2 of the TV show The Flash, Barry travels to a parallel universe where he meets Kara Zor El a.k.a. ...
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Query about business discussion in “City of Angels” episode of Arrow

I'm fully aware this might be pushing the boundaries of what is an acceptable question, given that it's about an economics issue rather than the show itself, but here goes: I've been watching the ...
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Why did Vandal call him by that name and what does it mean or reference?

In Legends of Tomorrow, Vandal Savage called Rip Hunter by the name Why did he nickname him like this? What does it mean? Is it some reference?
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What does the number 4587 mean in Legends of Tomorrow Arrowverse

What does the number 4587 mean? In one episode of Legends of Tomorrow, it was the pass for Felicity's warehouse and in another it was a cell number.
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Why did Non ask Lucy Lane not to release the White Martian?

In Supergirl, s1e19 named Myriad, Non asks Lucy Lane, the acting-director of DEO to release all the prisoners except the White Martian. At the DEO, the entire compound are now under the influence ...
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When did Brandon Routh mention his time as Superman in The Flash?

From Wikipedia page about Superman curse Routh eventually played recurring character Ray Palmer (The Atom) on other DC Comics-related projects, Arrow and The Flash. (In The Flash, characters even ...
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Age difference between Barry Allen and Eobard Thwane

The Flash TV.show Spoilers ahead: In the show Wells keeps telling that he is from the future and enemy of the flash. So he traveled back to the past to kill Flash or Barry Allen. But got stuck ...