ULTIMATE TV TRIVIA: All Trivia Every Fan Should Know About ... ARROW


ARROW SYNOPSIS
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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ARROW TRIVIA
In the comics, Deathstroke (aka Slade Wilson) is an anti-hero with enhanced strength, speed, stamina, and reflexes bordering on superhuman levels according to the comic book profile. He can use up to 90% of his brain, making him a tactical genius and adept at turning an opponent's own abilities against them. He has defeated Batman and Nightwing in combat, and he has given even Wonder Woman a run for her money in a fight.
  
Midways into season 2 the character of scientist Barry Allen is introduced, who suffers a classic comic book "freak accident" and later will become The Flash in his own TV series.
  
The Queen Mansion exterior shots are filmed at the Hatley Castle in the Hatley Park National Historic Site located in Colwood, British Columbia. This is the same Castle used for the Luthor Mansion exterior shots in Smallville, another DC Comics origin story distributed by Warner Brothers and for Professor Xavier's castle in X-Men and X-men United.
  
In the comics, Dinah "Laurel" Lance is the real name of the heroine, The Black Canary. On this show it is her sister, Sara, who dons that name as her alter-ego.
  
John Diggle despite being an original character created for the show, was later adapted into the mainstream Green Arrow comics in the New 52 starting with Issue 24 that was released in October 2013.
 
In the comics, Green Arrow often had a sidekick named Speedy, who in turn became the subject of a fairly controversial run of the book when he was revealed to have a drug addiction. In the TV show, Queen's sister has the nickname Speedy (to her brother at least) and is shown to be an occasional drug user. She would later meet Roy Harper, who in the comics was the original Speedy. Additionally in the comics, there was a second Speedy named Mia Deardon who, like Thea Queen was also a girl. Thea's middle name is Deardon, as is her mother's, Moira Deardon Queen.
  
Coast City is mentioned sporadically throughout the series. In the comics, Coast City is the home of Hal Jordan, the Silver Age Green Lantern.
  
On numerous occasions the city of Blüdhaven is mentioned, and even visited once. In DC comics, Blüdhaven is a city under the protection of Dick Grayson, AKA Nightwing.
  
In almost every episode the title of that episode is said by someone at some point.
  
Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne) is identified by the call sign Delta-Charlie 52 for the SCPD. This is a reference to DC's universe reboot and what they call the DC52, their new series of comics.
  
Exterior shots of the police headquarters is actually the main branch of the Los Angeles Public Library.
  
Throughout season 1 the main character's alter-ego is never actually referred to as The Green Arrow, but rather going by such obscure titles as "the green hooded guy", "the vigilante", or some combination thereof. Only once is "Green Arrow" suggested (by Oliver Queen's nemesis, Malcolm Merlyn), when a group of people at a dining table are discussing what to call this hooded vigilante. Oliver dismisses the suggestion immediately as "lame". It's not until midways into the following season that the name The Arrow starts to appear, and seems to have stuck.
  
The name of Oliver's club is Verdant, meaning "of bright green colour" and the large V above it is reminiscent of an arrow. Together these are a subtle nod to the DC Comics character.
  
Curare is a real paralytic/muscle relaxant that is sometimes used on arrowheads to hunt animals but is mainly used by physicians as an anesthetic. In high enough doses, it can cause respiratory failure and cardiac arrest.
  
The "Skyline" shown is actually footage from various cities including Frankfurt, Germany, Center City Philadelphia, PA, Back Bay Boston, MA,Tokyo, Japan, and Singapore.
  
During the pilot a "Judge Grell" was mentioned, this was in reference to Mike Grell, the long time writer of the Green Arrow comic book series. Also, the character John Diggle on Arrow is named in honor of Andy Diggle, the writer of the "Green Arrow - Year One" series, upon which this show is based.
  
Ivo's freighter was named, "Amazo." In DC comics, Amazo was the name of Ivo's greatest invention; an android that could absorb and store the super powers of any meta-being.
  
Edward Fyres is a recurring nemesis for Oliver Queen on the island. In the comic book series sometime after "The Longbow Hunters", Edward Fyres became a recurring nemesis for Green Arrow. Fyres in the comic book was a mercenary, not unlike the character in "Arrow".
  
For Green Arrow's first two plus decades, he was a relatively minor superhero character, without his own long running comic book series, but in the mid-sixties, the character lost his billions, and got his own series, as more of an earthy people's hero, becoming quite popular, especially when paired with the popular Green Lantern, and also as part of DC's Justice League of America.
  
John Barrowman and Colin Donnell, who portray Tommy and Malcolm Merlyn, have both played Billy Crocker in the Broadway musical "Anything Goes."
  
In the comics, Green Arrow had bright blond hair and wore a small mask to hide his identity. Also prior to the New 52 relaunch he had a prominent bright blond goatee, and first wore a Robin Hood style hat, later with no hat, where instead he used a hood. But in the television show, much like his New 52 counterpart, Arrow wears only a green hood (deep and large enough to always cover his face in shadow) and there is no goatee, only stubble. Also instead of a mask he wore some green face paint around his eyes that looks similar to his comic book mask to hide his identity (until the events of Season 2's Three Ghosts where he receives a proper mask), and although he is blond, it is more dark or dirty blond.
  
On this show John Barrowman and Colin Donnell play father and son, respectively, whereas in real life they're just about 14 years apart.
  
Based in the long running DC Comics character of Green Arrow. Created by Mort Weisinger and George Papp. Green Arrow first appeared in More Fun Comics #73, November 1941. As in the comic, Arrow's secret identity/alter ego is Oliver Queen, billionaire playboy. However, in the original comic, Oliver Queen was the former mayor of fictional Star City, and in the television show, Oliver Queen is the son of the billionaire who developed most of similarly named Starling City.
  
The League of Assassins is correctly named in this show unlike another DC property, The Dark a knight trilogy, it was referred to as The League of Shadows.
  
In DC Comics, Slade Wilson's full mercenary title was "Deathstroke: The Terminator." In this series, he is solely referred to as, "Deathstroke."
  
Oliver Queen has an occasional "tick" described by Stephen Amell as a sort of anxiousness when Oliver wishes he was holding his bow.
  
Dylan Neal (Dr. Anthony Ivo) portrayed Ryan Sachs in Smallville (2001), also based on DC Comics characters - and also featuring Oliver Queen, the Green Arrow.
   
Brandon Routh's character Ray Palmer shares his name with another DC hero Atom (Ray Palmer) who along with Green Arrow (Oliver Queen) and The Flash (Barry Allen) is an existing member of the Justice League of America.
  
Oliver Queen's club is called, "The Verdant" which is a word defined as "green with vegetation."
  
Although the character of Oliver Queen was born in 1985, the actor who portrays him, Stephen Amell was born in 1981.
  
Although the character of Robert Queen was born in 1958, the actor who portrays him, Jamey Sheridan was born in 1951.
 
 

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