Quentin Lance is a former detective on the Starling City police force who was demoted back to beat cop after the events in "Sacrifice." He is also the father of Laurel Lance and Sara Lance. 

He was once committed to bringing down The Hood at any cost, but after The Undertaking he had a change of heart and has started to work with The Arrow (a name he decided better fit the vigilante) to help him fix the broken Starling City.

Quentin Lance Quotes

Oliver: Three years you've looked at me with contempt and utter disdain, so I'm wondering, do I have that look on my face now?
Lance: What the hell you talking about?
Oliver: I'm talking about you...and Damien Darhk.

You sent Felicity Smoak to warn me to leave town. You know The Arrow. You're the girl in the mask. You've been kicking the crap out of creeps in The Glades.


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.


Laurel: Helena, you don't have to do this.
Helena: Yes, I do. Because once you let the darkness inside, it never comes out.