The Arrow is arguably one of the greatest superheroes shows right now in the small screens. The CW has created a show that has everything a superhero fanboy could generally ask for – nail-biting tension, believable characters, relatable supervillains and a grounded approach to vigilantism, one that does not border on preaching what is good and should always be done and what is wrong and should never be done. The Arrow is the first show to explore the grey area of superheroism.
To say Green Arrow is the best superhero out there will be an overstatement. The Green Arrow may not be the greatest superhero ever but he is by far the most relatable. He has a moral code but it is broken. He has a bright future but he also is haunted by a bleak past. He has good intentions but is forced to take the wrong way to fulfill them. Oliver Queen is not the hero the Arrowverse deserve but he is the hero it needs right now.
Throughout his lifetime, Oliver has fought with a plethora of deranged supervillains that could strike fear into the hearts of men and has come out alive and in one piece. He has used his skills to defeat foes so fearsome even the authorities would think twice before engaging them.
Oliver Queen is the Man without Fear of the Arrowverse. He takes on bad guys twice his size but always comes out victorious. He has made sacrifices for the good of the city that no one could even fathom.
In Season 1, Oliver came back from Lian Yu to encounter Malcolm Merlyn and the secretive group his parents were also a part of that Merlyn led. Merlyn managed to kill a lot of innocents before Oliver defeated him. But Oliver had to give up Tommy, his best friend who died in the ensuing chaos. In season 2, Oliver encountered a demon from his past that killed his mother and almost killed Oliver himself. Deathstroke was a guy not to be trifled with. In Season 3 and Season 4, Damian Darhk and Ra’s Al Ghul managed to make their mark and pick apart Oliver’s life bit by bit as he watched helplessly until he managed to defeat them both as well.
In season 5, Prometheus showed Oliver what he feared the most – Oliver was a true murderer. He took away Oliver’s most prized possession from him. Oliver lost his soul to Prometheus and he still managed to defeat the latter.
So when a gang of villains now stood to destroy everything that Oliver has fought so hard for and so long in Season 6, it is only natural that fans worry that something way too sinister may be in store for the Green Arrow. Our greatest fear has come true. Oliver is going to be forced to fight one of his own teammates to the death to satisfy Cayden James’ demented crusade to take down Oliver Queen for good.
The next episode of Arrow teases a big fight between Black Canary and the Green Arrow.
After the revelations of the midseason finale episode, Dinah, Curtis, and Rene end up leaving Team Arrow. But they are still vigilantes through and through and they too intend to protect their city like the Green Arrow does. This will certainly lead to a fight among Oliver and his former teammates when the all of them will have conflicting interests.
The Midseason Episode Synopsis reads as follows:
ARROW “All for Nothing” OLIVER AND DINAH FACE OFF — Oliver (Stephen Amell) continues his battle with Cayden James (guest star Michael Emerson). Dinah (Juliana Harkavy) and Oliver have a major disagreement that endangers the life of one of their own. Mairzee Almas directed the episode written by Beth Schwartz & Oscar Balderrama (#612). Original airdate 2/1/2018.
Dinah is no more in Team Arrow. But Vigilante is still someone she intends to save from harm. This will most certainly lead to an interesting scenario. One where the former protégés will take on their one and only mentor as each thinks they are doing the right thing.
It will be really interesting to see Dinah, Rene, and Curtis on one side and Oliver on the other. Who will win? Who will lose? What is Cayden James’ agenda? What’s gonna happen next?!?!?! Too many questions!!!!!!!!