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Spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing and presumed dead when his yacht is lost at sea. He returns five years later a changed man, determined to clean up the city as a hooded vigilante armed with a bow.
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 Oliver Queen / ... (138 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 John Diggle / ... (115 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Thea Queen / ... (115 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Quentin Lance (115 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Felicity Smoak (109 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Laurel Lance / ... (96 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Malcolm Merlyn (65 episodes, 2012-2017)
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Oliver Queen and his father are lost at sea when their luxury yacht sinks, apparently in a storm. His father dies, but Oliver survives for five years on an uncharted island and eventually returns home. But he wasn't alone on the island where he learned not only how to fight and survive but also of his father's corruption and unscrupulous business dealings. He returns to civilization a changed man, determined to put things right. He disguises himself with the hood of one of his mysterious island mentors, arms himself with a bow and sets about hunting down the men and women who have corrupted his city. Written by Anonymous

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Malcolm Merlyn is called "Al Sa Her" by Nyssa, which is Arabic for The Magician. Merlyn the Magician is a famous wizard in the legend of King Arthur, and is also a DC comic book character. See more »

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In two second-season episodes, chest compressions to restart Oliver's and Roy's hearts were done incorrectly. They are pushing down on the person's actual chest, rather than two finger widths above the sternum. That would damage the ribs, lungs and other vitals. See more »

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Nyssa al Ghul: I'm Nyssa, daughter of Ra's al Ghul. Heir to the demon.
Felicity Smoak: Felicity Smoak. M.I.T. Class of '09.
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A Refreshing Take On The Vigilante Story
11 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was kind of sketchy when I first heard about this series, considering the terrible job that was done with 'The Cape'. I'm pleased to say that all of my doubts were unfounded. Arrow is a darn good show, and the first Pilot episode is very strong and leaves little confusion behind this vigilante's origins. I felt that the main actor properly conveys a somber and mature attitude in contrast to the description we receive of him as a partying playboy before the shipwreck. The action is intense and not over the top or completely unbelievable. What we're presented with is a young man whose 5 years spent on an island have shaped him up into an agile warrior tasked with cleaning up his city from corruption. I can't wait to see what lies in store through future episodes, and I certainly hope this show delivers the goods. So far, I believe we're in store for some quality television this fall.


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