Oliver Jonas "Ollie" Queen ♦ Emerald Archer ♦ Star City, California ♦ ??
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C H A R A C T E R N O T E S:
Star City - Situated on the upper coast of California, Star City is a particularly picturesque metropolis, and one of the United States' greatest tourist traps. Unfortunately for residents and traveler's alike, this makes Star City a hub of drug smuggling, black market weapons trading, human trafficking, and all other manners of criminal activity. While Orchid Bay and Downtown are effectively drowning in opulence and sophistication from the money brought in from naval trade, the neighborhoods of the Glades, South End, and Adams Heights, affectionately referred to as "The Triangle" by townspeople, are the center of Star City's criminal underworld, and susceptible to constant gang warfare and corruption. The majority of Star City's local drug producers operate out of Lamb Valley.
Robert and Moira Queen - A classic tale of the self made billionaire marrying his high school sweetheart, one could make a movie about the story of romance between Robert and Moira Queen. Having met during their freshman year at Star City High, the two married almost immediately after Robert's graduation from college. Robert, a ruthless businessman, took his father's relatively small computer business and turned it into a multi billion dollar technology empire spanning the entirety of the United States within two decades using every underhanded play, every dirty trick, and every bullying technique known to man. Naturally this garnered him an abundance of enemies. Moira remained blissfully ignorant of her husband's crimes and peacefully took her place as a fiercely protective and doting mother.
The two would die some seven years apart, Robert committing suicide to ensure their son's survival, and Moira being murdered at the hands of Cupid, a deranged psychopath obsessed with Oliver's alter ego, the Green Arrow.
Emiko Queen -
Thea Queen -
John Diggle - A retired member of the Green Berets, Johnathan Diggle, or Digg, as Ollie calls him, was hired by Moira Queen to be Oliver's bodyguard upon her son's return to Star City. After becoming aware of Ollie's identity as the Emerald Archer, Diggle became the first person to join the Arrowteam. While he still occasionally operates as a bodyguard, Digg's official title is "Queen Industries Security Adviser", which is to say Ollie pays him to be a sparring partner and make rare trips to the office to check up on the security systems.
Wendy "Proxy" Harris -
Marvin White -
Sandra Hawke - Found by Oliver in one of Eddie Fyers' camps, Ollie escorted Sandra to the crashed commercial airliner he, Natas, Shado, Sportsmaster, and Slade used as their base. In actuality Sandra was there to bring Crusher Crock the offer that would cause him to betray the group. The man who would become Green Arrow shared a brief romantic fling with the damsel he had saved from Fyers' clutches, and unbeknownst to the Emerald Archer, Sandra became pregnant with his child.
Natas and Shado - The father and daughter duo who took Ollie under their wing on Lian Yu and trained him into becoming a human weapon, Oliver is unaware of Natas and Shado's past connections to Ra's al Ghul and the League of Shadows, of which they were top ranked operatives before their self imposed exile on the one place they thought their past would not catch up to them.
Eddie Fyers - The field commander of the mercenary group stationed on Lian Yu, Edward Fyers used Lian Yu as a Mecca for drug operations and slave labor. Whether an inmate or a castaway, Fyers never let a resource go to waste. Fyers often employed the prisoners of Lian Yu to bolster his own staff in exchange for a bed and warm meals. A vain man from birth, Fyers didn't do much to stop some of his men's more barbaric practices on the Island. His operations exposed by Oliver, the Chinese government has taken it upon themselves to handle Fyers and his company.
Lawrence "Crusher" Crock, Sportsmaster - A former small time crook and assassin for hire, Lawrence "Crusher" Crock was exiled to Lian Yu by the League of Assassins for taking a contract that belonged to them in order to send a message to their competitors. Brought into the fold by Oliver and his group, they would later be betrayed by Crock, who had been coerced by Ra's al Ghul to eliminate the former League of Shadows operatives.
Slade Wilson, Deathstroke -
Mayor Thomas Bolt, Steelclaw - The first hero to claim to be inspired by the Emerald Archer, Steelclaw's philosophy is one of controlling crime rather than stopping it. Seen by Ollie as nothing more than a corrupt politician using his skills to pay his way into office, Bolt and Arrow reached an agreement; leave the criminals to GA, leave the politics to Thomas Bolt.
Malcolm Merlyn, the Dark Archer - A central figure in Star City's hierarchy, Malcolm Merlyn was seen as a poor man's Robert Queen, just as ruthless and cunning, but only made a half of what his contemporary managed with less resources and time. For reasons unknown Malcolm left California in his teenage years and early twenties. Eventually, Malcolm would marry Robert's widow Moira before her untimely death. A central figure during the Undertaking, Merlyn was exposed as the Dark Archer but escaped capture.
Noah Kuttler, the Calculator - A wealthy investment banker and accountant, Noah Kuttler operates an abundance of extortion rackets and oversees a number of Swiss Bank accounts under the guise of "The Calculator". A genius mathematician, Kuttler has been able to find a way around almost every loophole without a second thought, all from behind a computer monitor. After Green Arrow's interference in his schemes, the Calculator has begun using his massive funds to hire killers to apprehend the vigilante.
Ricardo "Junior" Diaz, Richard Dragon - An as of yet unseen former student of Richard Drakunovsky, Ricardo Diaz murdered his teacher and took his name for his own. A human weapon, Diaz is one of, if not the greatest hand to hand fighter and martial artist on Earth, retaining an uncanny ability to read his opponent's movements and find any weakness in a person's body and exploit it with deadly proficiency.
Werner Zytle of Vlatava, Count Vertigo - Currently rotting in a prison cell, Werner Zytle conspired a bloody rise to Kingship by ordering the assassination of his elder brother and only niece with the assassins posing as American extremists. When Perdita returned to Vlatava to claim the throne, Vertigo made to execute her himself and take power by force. Thankfully however, Vertigo was undone by the Emerald Archer.
Simon Lacroix, Komodo - Born into poverty in the Glades, Simon Lacroix is a self-made man who ended up working as the personal assistant and confidant of Robert Queen. To Robert, Simon was everything Ollie wasn't. By that time Ollie had already fallen into constant fits of partying, recreational drug use, and underage drinking. The son he never had, Robert would give Simon the head start he needed to launch Lacroix International.
Isabel Rochev, the Queen - Born in a small village in eastern Russia, Isabel Rochev was inspired from a young age by Robert Queen, who had a number of mines built in the mountains around her home, which caused her village's economy to flourish. Eventually becoming a personal intern for Robert while still in business school, the Queen Patriach began an extramarital affair with his young assistant. Her internship was later terminated without notice. Holding a grudge against the Queen family, Rochev would become the primary business partner of Simon Lacroix at Lacroix International.
Constantine Drakon - ???
Daniel "Danny" Brickwell, Brick - Star City's most prominent crime lord due not only to his namesake skin, but for his ruthless efficiency and almost impossible feat of taking control of the Triangle, Danny Brickwell was a victim of his environment and thrived in the criminal underworld following his father's termination from a Queen Industries factory in the Glades.
Carrie Cutter, Cupid - A former romantic conquest of a young Oliver Queen who volunteered for an expedition to locate the Queen's Gambit. While at sea something changed in Cutter, and she is now certifiably insane, with an absolute obsession with Ollie after the news of his return. After taking Thea and Moira Queen hostage in their own mansion in an effort to become closer to Oliver, Carrie, then operating under the name "Cupid", was shocked to discover that Oliver was the Green Arrow. Following the murder of Moira Queen and her subsequent capture, Cutter has been placed in the Haven Security Village for the Insane.
The White Lotus Triad - Formerly led by Zhishan, the White Lotus Triad almost imploded when their leader was killed by Steelclaw. Dazed and confused, the Triad was all but wiped out by Brick during his war with Green Arrow. During this time, Chien Na Wei came to power within the order and quickly began recouping her loses. Back to full strength in just under a year, the White Lotus has taken a position of power, rather than in the lower class areas of Star City, but within Orchid Bay and Downtown.
Temple Fugate, the Clock King -
lol this will be the first time I have to actually write these out.
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