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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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How is Flash able to communicate with his team? [duplicate]

In The Flash, Flash is running at speeds greater than the speed of sound. Then how is he able to communicate live with his team (Cisco, Caitlin) while running? Since he is moving faster than sound it ...
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Does Starling City have active subway or not?

In Arrow season 1 episode 18 Salvation, we learn that Starling City doesn't currently have a subway, it used to, but it's now abandoned. The tracks of the old subway were used by a villain in that ...
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What does Oliver's joke in S01E14 about being trapped on an island with his only friend named Wilson mean?

In Arrow episode S01E14 Oliver makes a joke that he was trapped on an island and his only friend was named Wilson. What does this joke mean? People say that it is related to the Tom Hanks movie "Cast ...
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Why does Sin call Roy “Abercombie”?

In the TV show Arrow, why does Sin call Roy "Abercombie"? Is it because the red hoodie he wears is the brand Abercrombie & Fitch? Wikipedia says the actor (Colton Lee Haynes) modeled for the brand,...
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More comic book accurate portrayal of Constantine

In Arrowverse Matt Ryan has played the role of demon-hunter and exorcist Constantine while in the movie it was played by Keanu Reeves. Which portrayal of Constantine is closer to the comics character? ...
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Do the showrunners consider Supergirl and Constantine to be part of the Arrowverse?

According to Wikipedia's article on the Arrowverse, the Arrowverse consists of four shows: Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and the animated series Vixen. It lists Supergirl as a crossover, but ...
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Why does lightning hit affects speedsters?

In the Flash tv show from DC in one scene of "Season 7 Episode 7 (@09:25)", Barry Allen gets struck by lightning and suffers from cardiac arrest. He came back to life by getting chest compressions by ...
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Was The Reverse Flash gay?

In S01E011 of The Flash we see flashbacks from "Harrison Wells'" perspective involving a chess game with Hartley Rathaway ("The Pied Piper"). In these flashbacks it is clear that the two have feelings ...
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Why did Arrow play homage to Blue sky?

Why did Arrow play homage to Breaking Bad in S02E06 by showing Blue Sky? The Walking Dead did that but those two were from the same network, but why did the Arrow TV series do that? Is there any ...
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Significance of Joe giving cigars to the team in Flash S04E04

In Flash Season 4 Episode 3 Elongated Journey Into Night, at the end of the episode Joe tells Flash that Cecile is pregnant. And in next scene everyone is happy and Joe giving them Cigars. Why is ...
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Is the “Patience will untie it” rhyme a reference to something?

In The Flash Season 3, there are a couple of episodes (such as 3x06 "Shade" and 3x11 "Dead or Alive") where H.R. and later Cisco have said a rhyme that goes like this: "If a string is in a knot, ...
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Why did Arrow, unlike the other shows of the Arrowverse, pick a combination of its own individual logos in the Invasion crossover story arc?

In the Arrowverse Invasion aka Heroes Vs. Aliens Crossover every show had a different title card than their usual ones (except for Supergirl which was not even part of the Invasion storyline). Flash ...
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All the casualties of the Gas attack on Superman Return universe hinted in crisis

In Batwoman S01E09 aka Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Two, we see that Superman Return version of Clark had a big loss in a gas attack (supposedly by Joker): and we do see some casualty names ...
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Who is supergirl waving at season 2 episode 6

At season 2 episode 6 ("Changing") Kara is training with Mon-El. At one moment she is in the air and waving at someone. Was she waving at the people who control the wires to lower her down or is it ...
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How many languages does Oliver Queen speak?

How many languages does Oliver Queen speak in the Arrow?
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Why didn't young Barry disappear?

In The Flash S01E15 episode "Fallout" we saw Barry see himself while running. At the end of the episode we saw that Barry accidentally makes a time jump and goes back in time. It becomes clear that it ...
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Why have Doom Patrol and Titans been broken up into separate continuities?

Doom Patrol and Titans used to share the same continuity. Beast Boy was part of both teams, and there was even a Titans episode acting as a backdoor pilot for Doom Patrol. And they never broke any ...
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What happened to Gideon after Season 4 in The Flash?

In Season 4 of The Flash The Thinker infects Gideon with a virus and she goes out of control. What happens to her after that?
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Why does the team not know who the Reverse-Flash is?

I recently watched the latest Episode of Legends of Tomorrow (S02E08). It just bugs me but why didn't the team know who Eobard Thawne is? Couldn't they just ask Barry about the Speedster on the ...
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Are the raised dot plastic wall tiles really Braille?

In Flash, 100th episode, S05E08, What's Past is Prologe, there are several shots of Barry and Nora Allen/Flash and Excess in a small room. The walls appear to be plastic tiles with a series of random ...
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Why did Eobard Thawne react the way he did to Jay Garrick's helmet?

In the Season 1 finale, Eobard Thawne opens up a portal to return home, and Jay Garrick's helmet comes through. Eobard Thawne looks at it and says "That's my cue to leave." We find out later that the ...
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Is this a nod to new 52 or just a coincidence?

I saved this screenshot from the 5th episode of season 1 of Supergirl and I was wondering, is the a nod to the new 52 or just a coincidence?
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Did they reuse Titans scene for Crisis?

In Supergirl S05E09 during the Crisis on Infinite Earths, we got to know Titans exist on Earth 9 and we see Robin and Hawk looking at the sky. But unlike Burtonverse and Adam West's Batmanverse, there ...
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Why didn't Arrow (Oliver Queen) just become part of the League of Assassins?

I understand that "League of Assassins" are supposedly the bad guys and no matter their philosophy, it usually ends in destruction of lives. But hear me out. Arrow was, in Ra's own words, "one of the ...
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How did the team escape Lian Yu in Arrow

Why haven’t they explained how Arrow and his team escaped the island at end of season 5? Throughout the whole of season 6 they haven’t mentioned anything about this. Did I miss this being covered?
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Why didn't Devoe take Barry's power?

In Flash season 4 episode 18 (Lose Yourself) Devoe attack star labs and take the powers of all bus metas. He even takes away the power of Killer Frost. He could easily take the power away from Barry ...
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How far is Central City from Star/Starling City?

In several crossovers, the characters from both series go back and forth between these two cities. In a scene, Oliver was on a motorcycle. What is the distance between these two cities?
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What is the logic or mechanism of action involved in creating a time remnant?

What is the logic or mechanism of action involved in creating a time remnant? In some scenes, alterations to the timeline would manifest in various different ways. Sometimes people are shown to ...
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Tribute to Stan Lee in The Flash?

In the latest episode of The Flash, All Doll'd Up, we see Ralph aka Elongated Man swinging over buildings, throwing arms around like Spider Man does his web, while carrying Iris on his back. Just ...
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Why does the drink affect him?

In The Flash S1E11 Dr. Harrison Wells is seen in his apartment just having arrived from S.T.A.R. Labs, and he pours out a drink for himself, sips it and seems satisfied. Except he is a speedster. ...
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Is Supergirl from Earth-1 or Earth-2?

I am a bit confused with the The Flash/Supergirl crossover. I always thought Supergirl was Earth-1, but The Flash rescued her and implied that she was Earth-2. If she is Earth-2 and The Flash has ...
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Why doesn't the Flash have lightning fast reactions?

This has bothered me for a while now in The Flash. Barry can run faster than anyone or anything and while running, he almost never bumps into anything. You would assume you need a super fast reaction ...
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When do Ronnie and Stein split apart in The Flash?

In episode 13 of The Flash season 1, Firestorm, the combined form of Ronnie & Professor Stein, explodes when Caitlin and Barry try to help him. He was never mentioned after that. But in episode ...
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Why were no metas created after the particle accelerator exposition in Flash S04E03?

I was watching The Flash Season 04. I watched Episode 03 - "Luck Be a Lady". In that in the end, Becky's powers expand out of control, reactivating the particle accelerator, which Harry deliberately ...
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Why is Thea Queen nicknamed “Speedy” instead of Roy Harper?

Traditionally (in the comics), Roy Harper is the superhero (and sidekick/partner of the Green Arrow) known as Speedy; before assuming the alternative identity, Arsenal, and eventually, the Red Arrow. ...
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Where does Vixen S02E01 fall in Arrowverse timeline?

Vixen S02E01 had cameo appearance of Cisco, Flash and Firestorm and premiered on October 13. But it's release order doesn't seems to be in chronological order of other Arrowverse show as Firestorm ...
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Is the Supergirl/Flash crossover understandable enough without watching the whole first season of Supergirl?

I know everything from Arrowverse but I am not following Supergirl. Only checked it's leaked pilot. Do I need to see the whole Supergirl till the crossover or is the basic knowledge of Supergirl + ...
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Why is killing Slade Wilson so hard for Oliver?

I have been wondering, why can't Oliver kill Slade Wilson (aka. Deathstroke) and be done with it? I know the producers don't want that, but what has Slade got against Oliver Queen that he cannot kill ...
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The Flash S5 - What's the point of Nora in 2049?

Okay, so in The Flash, Season 5, we see Nora travel to to other times, specifically 2049. I have no problem with this, as all seasons have dealt with time travel in some way or another (except maybe ...
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On which existing work is Legends of Tomorrow based?

From the trailers of Legends of Tomorrow, Rip Hunter (time traveler) gathers a team of heroes and villains to fight with Vandal Savage. And he refers to them as legends rather than heroes. I wonder ...
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What is the device Barry (The Flash) has on his chest in the Supergirl crossover? [duplicate]

I watched the crossover between Supergirl and The Flash and as probably all of you also did, noticed a device we hadn't really seen before on Barry's chest. I can only assume it has something to do ...
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Did DC officials ever acknowledge the term “Arrowverse” for their canon universe?

Did officials ever confirm or acknowledge the term Arrowverse for their DC shows (consisting of Arrow, The Flash, Vixen and Legends of Tomorrow)? "Arrowverse" and "Flarrow/Flarrowverse" were famous ...
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How much resemblance is there between the “Arrow” TV-series and the “Green Arrow” comics?

I have seen Arrow season 1, 2, 3 and am currently watching season 4. And in season 4 Oliver Queen changes his name from "Arrow" to "Green Arrow". Also meta-humans or mystic powers villains are ...
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Who are these characters in Earth 2?

In Crisis on Infinite Earths part 5 of Arrowverse they reboot the whole universe and a new universe is formed. It is shown that on Earth 2 there reside Stargirl and some other heroes. Who are ...
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Was there any pre Crisis buildup for setting up paragons?

In Crisis on Infinite Earths we heard about the paragons and as per Mar Novu: "Among the many misconceptions humanity holds dear is the fallacy that all beings are created equal. In truth, there ...
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Why did Caitlin not fight Pyro the fire meta?

In Flash S4E16 there was a meta "Pyro" who created a Fire Tornado at the end of the episode. Why did Caitlin Snow not fight with the metahuman because she is basically Killer Frost and she has the ...
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Do the DC speedsters need to accelerate and are not fast from the start like Quicksilver in the movies?

Why doesn't Flash in the new show "The Flash" simply dodge attacks like Quicksilver did in the movies by speeding up and even changing trajectories of bullets? According to these two questions about ...
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Explanation for character actions in Arrow S03E17?

I don't understand the motivations or actions in Arrow season 3 episode 17. First Ray Palmer literally grilled Arsenal (Roy) and I already thought he's dead, but no one even cares about him and ...
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How does the Flash have powers on Arrow S04E19?

Flash didn't have powers on The Flash S02E19, but has powers at the end of Arrow S04E19 just one day later. How is that possible? The answer is probably a plot hole or to not completely trust ...
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Where do the recaps/flashbacks of Felicity Smoak come from in S01E04?

At the beginning of every episode of The Flash, there are some recap shots. For episode 4, those consist of some shots of Felicity Smoak asking about Barry and being introduced to Iris. Yet I don't ...