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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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They do to an extent. They are both filmed in Vancouver and share some of the same sets and production teams. This is apparent with places like the coffee shop: Arrow: The Flash: But Oliver Queen's mayoral headquarters and Flash's CCPD building (taken from YouTube) are not the same (notice the windows): Having a quick look through the IMDb crew ...


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Arrow and The Flash are part of same canon called Arrowverse and have crossover almost every year and even more then once sometime: The Flash S01E01: It's Pilot for the Flash show and Arrow came for a speech/dialogue only and don't have much impact of it on Arrow show itself, You might already know S02E8 and S02E09 of Arrow is kind of backdoor pilot of ...


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


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In Arrow S04E20 aka Genesis, a shaman named Fortuna explains that the idol channels darkness and death but it can be countered by opposing force that channels light and hope but during practice Oliver failed because his internal darkness was more. In the last episode when all the citizens start rioting, it was Oliver who inspired them and gave them hope. ...


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The current Black Canary no longer has a "Canary Cry" device; she's a metahuman who can make that sound naturally. The device that Laurel used, called the Canary Cry, was given to her on an episode of The Flash called "Who is Harrison Wells?" (S01E19). This is a minor crossover, where Joe and Cisco go to Starling City to dig up information on Harrison Wells,...


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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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Oliver gets them from an inventor named Lodai In the canon comic series Arrow: Season 2.5, Chapter 3: "Acolyte", Diggle visits Lodai (whom he has clearly worked with before) and gives him money in exchange for a case of arrows, including trick arrows. He also is hired to develop a new suit for Arsenal (Roy Harper) and is told to make it kevlar-lined "just ...


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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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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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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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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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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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The easiest way to make sure you watch everything in order is to watch them by air date. Even if you don't watch them live or DVR'd, you can just use a Google search for "Flash episodes" or Ärrow episodes" to see their air dates. However, it's pretty easy this year to binge watch them. So far the only crossover point has been the big four-part crossover, ...


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No They are two different places. Indeed, the Flash is sometimes shown travelling betwen them. Star City (previously called Starling City) is the home of the Green Arrow. Central City is, and always has been the origin city of The Flash in the TV Show and the DC Comics


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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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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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In addition to Andrew Martin's answer: The set used for the appartment of John Diggle (Arrow) is the same as that of Patty Spivot (Flash) Diggle's appartment Patty's appartment


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Yes, It's because Arrow was the first. From hollywoodreporter The Flash and Supergirl showrunner Andrew Kreisberg called it as Arrow-verse, First of all, we don’t even know if we could, legally. And quite frankly, just making the Arrow-verse, which is what we call Legends, Flash and Arrow work and then making Supergirl work, it's enough of a ...


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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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With Oliver, whose rejection was the reason she sought 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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It's not so much that they avoid the cross-over reference, it's just more important to the producers that this was also the series' 100th episode and they wanted to celebrate that more. AccessHollywood Wendy Mericle (Executive Producer): "The 100th episode is a look back at Season 1, and some of the characters that we've known and loved. And it really is ...


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For starters, Oliver doesn't actually call Roy "Speedy". It's a bit confusing, but in the scene you're thinking of, when he yells "Speedy" at Roy, he's yelling Thea's name at Roy to remind him of his girlfriend, and snap him out of his rage. There's also another scene where Lyla calls Barry "Speedy" but Oliver thinks she's talking about Roy, but it's clear ...


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First need to note that Human Target is a DC comic book character. The Human Target is the name of two fictional characters appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The first is Fred Venable, who appears in Detective Comics #201 (November 1953), by Edmond Hamilton and Sheldon Moldoff. The second, Christopher Chance, first appears in ...


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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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