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access. Booster Gold is the Protector of Booster Gold Industries
and the occasional hero about Metropolis. Booster at the moment
has started to pull together all his contacts in order to
create a new breed of superteam.
into the lap of luxury, Oliver Queen was an only child in
what most would consider to be a decent household. As a
child, Oliver loved to the stories of Robin Hood, so one
Christmas his parents bought him an archery set and paid
for him to have lessons. Oliver loved the set and continued
studying archery for several years, up until he started
High School. Upon graduation, he entered college and began
working on getting his B.A and then masters in business
management and economics, so he could take over his father's
business. It was while in college that Oliver became involved
with various political movements, such as the Civil Rights
and Feminist Movements. Upon getting his masters, Oliver
was given control of the company and made CEO of Queen Enterprises.
Oliver tried to be a responsible businessman as well as
a friend of the people and philanthropist. He donated large
sums to various charities, even setting up a Queen Foundation
to help the less fortunate.
Oliver couldn't help but think he was betraying his hippie
roots and that he was as much a part of the establishment
as the people he had fought in his youth. This depressed Oliver
and he turned to in wine, women and song to keep his mind
off those thoughts. Well, not so much song as the wine and
women. It was some months later on the yacht Kristina that
Ollie would fall overboard in a drunken stupor. He would later
wash up on an island in the Solomon Chains. Oliver realized
he had little chance of surviving... after all, the most strenuous
thing he had ever done before was stir a martini. Remembering
his childhood hobby, he crafted himself a crude bow and some
arrows and hunted... and to his surprise... he flourished
at it. He was shipwrecked for months, during which time he
mastered the bow and arrow. He got back to the mainland after
capturing a group of marijuana farmers who came to check on
a crop they kept hidden on the island. Ollie grew bored after
his return, making the decision to become a costumed crime
fighter after he stopped a robbery at a costume party. While
Ollie would much rather had gotten a name like "Shaft", he
was labeled "Green Arrow" by the local press.
in time, Ollie began to take his role as a hero more seriously.
Especially after he found himself with a young partner: a
boy named Roy Harper; a young fan of his, whom he adopted
after the Indian who adopted Roy after his birth father died
wrote him and asked for help. It was also about this time
that Oliver began to use his famous "trick arrows" for emergency
situations. After a year of fighting crime with Speedy in
Star City, Oliver gained some national attention fighting
alongside the first five members of the JLA. Although he called
it "slumming" when interview by the press, he really was impressed
by the five other heroes after their first encounter. It was
while in the JLA that Oliver met two people who would forever
change him; Hal Jordan and Dinah Lance. The former would team
up with Ollie on many occasions over the coming years and
become his best friend. The later, would also team up with
him on many occasions and become his lover. There were other
changes too: ones not quite as positive as the gaining of
new friends. Things took a turn for the worse when, through
a combination of neglect from Ollie spending so much time
as Green Arrow, most of his fortune going into various charities
and the machinations of a business rival resulted in Ollie
loosing his fortune.
and Roy were forced to move into an apartment in the slums
of Star City. And with Oliver gone doing things with the JLA,
Roy would start using and then become addicted to heroin.
Discovering this would drive a wedge between Ollie and Roy,
forcing the two to part ways for many years. Ollie's relationship
with the JLA also collapsed and he and Diana both moved to
Seattle where they converted a three-floor brownstone into
a florist/apartment for the two of them. Dinah ran her business
and hired Ollie as a deliveryman. It was during the next year
that the two would establish themselves of the protectors
of Seattle, taking on gangs drug dealers, the Mafia and The
Tong. It was during their time there that Ollie would become
involved with a mercenary named Eddie Fyers and a Japanese
female archer named Shado. It was also during their first
case that Ollie willingly killed for the first time, after
Dinah was captured and tortured by the drug dealers they were
trying to find. Ollie wound up with a "bonus" from the job...
a bag full of laundered money from the Iran-Contra scandal
that later found it's way into various charities and a secret
Swiss bank account. Rob from the rich, indeed. Ollie and Dinah
had some rough times in Seattle, Dinah finding out that she
was barren thanks to her tortures at the hands of the drug
dealers. Their relationship took a hard hit shortly after
that when they discovered that Shado had Ollie's child when
he left Seattle for a time to help her fight Yukaza assassins.
It didn't matter much to Dinah that Shado took advantage of
Ollie while he was unconscious. Ollie wound up forming a band
of Merry Men of a sort from the local homeless population,
who helped him by giving him information of various crimes,
including the unexplained murders of several homeless people.
Among them was a girl named Marianne, whom the two took in
as a clerk.
left Seattle and Dinah for good, after an incident where Marianne
kissed him on New Years Eve and he was slow in stopping her.
He journeyed the country for a time looking for another cause
to tie himself to... another right to wrong. He met with his
old friend Hal while on this journey and they camped out together
for the last time, the two trying to comfort each other; Hal
for the loss of his home town, destroyed by the Cyborg and
Mongul and Ollie for the loss of his love. Still, Ollie was
powerless to stop what happened next: his best friend going
mad and deciding to rebuild the universe the right way. Ollie
stood with all the other heroes of the world... taking a final
stand against Hal, now called Parallax. In fact, it was Ollie
himself who shot the final blow against Hal.
over the loss of his best friend, Oliver returned to the monastery
where he had gone the first time he had quit the JLA. It was
here he met a young man named Connor Hawke. Over the next
six months the two became quite close friends. Of course Ollie
didn't know it at the time, but Connor was his son... the
result of a tryst back in his Star City activist days in college.
Connor decided to help Ollie get back into the costume; he
even made a Ollie a new costume and made a similar one for
himself. The two teamed with Eddie Fyers and traveled together
for a while. Ollie didn't learn about Connor until he was
summoned into the desert by Parallax, who told him. Oliver
left Fyers and Connor on bad terms, upset that Connor hadn't
told him right away that he was his son. From there, Ollie
fell in with a group of terrorists called the Eden Corps,
who planned to blow up Metropolis with a bomb in a plane.
Ollie, in an attempt to keep a bomb from being set, grabbed
the deadman switch that kept it from being triggered. The
plane burst into flames, far away from Metropolis. No body
was ever found and Connor, after talking to Dinah and making
a memorial for Ollie, took up the title of Green Arrow for
himself. Hearing of the incident, Parallax went back in time
to a split second before the plane exploded and pulled Ollie
out of the plane. What happened after that is not well known.
Stories come from around the country, of a man with a bow
who stands up for those who cannot defend themselves, like
Robin Hood of yore. The most well accounted stories had him
teaming with a girl with a bow. Although where he is right
now isn't known, it appears that fate still has something
in store for Oliver Queen.
It is said that the sun
may set in the West, but like a true enemy, the east is
always looming like the coming of the sun.
The where-abouts of Ishiguro
Takamura are unknown at the moment. Perhaps, the greatest
enemy the Outsiders have ever faced is still at Large, as
well as the fact that the body of Senshi Namota went missing
from the Mertropolis morgue.
Could Ishiguro Takamura
be planning something? Only time will tell. And what about
the Eye of Shinto? The Outsider's only trophy from theur
first Battle? What Secrets does it hold
is known about the very Secretive Organization known as
Takamura Industries. Currently
Ishiguro Takamura is at large.
is currently been discovered in the Province of Shanghai.
His motives are still unknown.
- We Anxiously await Green Arrow's Return to Comics
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