Before being found on a remote island, Oliver Queen was presumed to be dead for five years after a terrible shipwreck.

Prior to the shipwreck, Oliver was a wealthy and laid-back heart-breaker, without a care in the world. However, being on a deserted island changed him. While still pretending to be the man he used to be, Oliver goes by a different persona, Arrow, at night. As Arrow, Oliver tries to fight society's villains and restore his city to the way it used to be.

Oliver Queen/Arrow Quotes

Arrow: This isn't working. I can't get close enough to Slade to hit him with the cure.
Canary: So what do we do?

Oliver: What part of this is bothering you. It is about your family?
Felicity: No. It's about yours.

Arrow Quotes

There are people in this world who deal only in extremes. It's naive to think that anything less than extreme measures will stop them.


Every warrior must learn the simple truth -- that pain is inevitable and suffering is optional.