The Green Arrow – A Tribute
As the final season of Arrow approaches, we’re all feeling mixed emotions about it. Some might think it’s too soon for Oliver Queen to be hanging up the green hood in the Arrowverse. Some might be relieved that the Green Arrow is finally coming to an end, with the previous seasons dragging on the storyline.
Needless to say, I don’t think we’ll ever see someone as talented or serious as the Green Arrow. He was one of the first vigilantes (or so he says) and is unmatched in his archery skills by the entire DC Arrowverse. Even the universe the whole storyline is based in is named after him, so it’s fitting that he gets to be the one who goes first. He began it all and now it’s time for him to end it all. I think he feels better knowing that there are others who will take up the mantle when he’s gone, including his best friend, John Diggle aka Spartan.
The Green Arrow has taken on some of the biggest names in both the DC and Arrowverse Universes, including the Flash, Deathstroke and Prometheus. He has been through hell on Earth and has been shunned by the city he has sacrificed so much to help. But he has never backed down to any challenge, no matter how much he stands to lose. He’s always willing to sacrifice his own life to save his friends and family.
Crisis on Infinite Earths – A Breakdown
Spoiler alert (but if you haven’t seen season 7 yet, is there any point in reading further?). At the end of Arrow’s season 7 we were shown (years later, might I add) Oliver’s gravestone, where he was declared dead in 2019. That is the very year season 8 is supposed to be based in. So I think it’s safe to say that we’ll be seeing the death of the Green Arrow very soon. This was hinted by the Monitor (also in season 7) when we found out Oliver decided to trade his life in exchange for sparing the Flash and Supergirl’s lives.
The Monitor also very openly stated that a crisis is coming and that it would be his end. In the latest seasons of the Arrowverse, it is revealed that there will be the biggest crossover event in the history of the Arrowverse. This is probably the crisis the Monitor was talking about.
According to the comics, this episode revolves around the accidental release of the Anti-Monitor. He ended up being responsible for the destruction of almost every Earth in the multiverse, hence the term “Crisis on Infinite Earths” and the only ones who can stop him are the heroes of the Arrowverse.
New Arrowverse Shows!
We can also look forward to seeing new faces in the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event in the Arrowverse. They include Batwoman and Black Lightning.
Batwoman is Batman’s cousin who took over after he left Gotham to drown in its own despair. She is almost as talented as Bruce Wayne in the art of fighting. But she doesn’t have the resources and influence he did. She was first featured in the Arrowverse Elseworlds crossover event, when the big three (Flash, Supergirl and the Green Arrow) travelled to Gotham to find answers. We don’t know much about her background, but her own show comes out next month. So we’re hoping to get an origin story as good as Batman’s.
Black Lightning is a father of two daughters, a school principal and very powerful. He has the ability to control and produce lightning and is well trained in the martial arts. He is a force to be reckoned with when his powers are at their peak. But because of his talents, he is also a target by the police and retired from superhero business relatively early. He was brought out of retirement when his family came under threat by the local gangs.
A New Age of Heroes
Anyway, we’re hoping that the Green Arrow is given a proper farewell and that the new heroes are given a chance to shine, including Oliver’s own daughter, Mia Smoak, who featured in Arrow’s seventh season and is shown to have saved the future. Plus we’re going to miss hearing Oliver’s favourite line:
As always, we’re eager to hear what you guys have to say on this epic journey. Let us know what you think in the comments!
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