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"You have failed this city."
—Adrian to Oliver Queen[src]

Adrian Chase is a vigilante in Starling City known as the Hood Oliver then told him to change the name to Green Arrow and is a close friend of Laurel Lance, who he works with in their mission to rid the city of crime.

Biography

Early life

Adrian once encountered Bruce Wayne who told him, "Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth," to him.

Some point after early 2015 Adrian took the mantle of The Hood (Robert Queen's first codename prior to switching it to The Arrow) after Robert Queen was exposed as The Arrow on live television.

In mid-2019, Adrian met and befriended Laurel Lance after her return from Earth-1. Adrian and Laurel hunted the Dark Archer for months, but who were unsuccessful at unmasking and/or figuring out his identity, only able to rule out Malcolm Merlyn as a suspect.[1]

The impersonator

Adrian attacking Oliver

Adrian attacking Oliver.

In October 2019, Earth-1's Oliver Queen, disguised as the Hood, broke into Queen-Merlyn Enterprises. Upon arriving, he found dead scientists and another Hood. A fight ensued until Laurel stopped them, revealing the other Hood to be Adrian. Back at the bunker, Adrian let Oliver and Laurel have a private talk before asking what his story was, and Laurel lied that Oliver had spent 12 years on Lian Yu. Adrian asked what was he doing back at Queen-Merlyn; Oliver clarified that he didn't kill the scientists. He tried to identify the Dark Archer that has killed people around the city for months, which Oliver insisted that his identity was Malcolm Merlyn and left so that he could have a talk with him.

Adrian and team assaulting Tommy's hideout

Adrian and team attacking Tommy's hideout.

Later, Oliver introduced his "bodyguard" and friend John Diggle to Adrian, and revealed the Dark Archer's true identity as Tommy Merlyn. The four found out where Tommy's hideout was in the Glades, attacked it, and successfully stopped the Undertaking. After Adrian handed over the dwarf star particles to Oliver, he deduced that Oliver was from a parallel universe, and took Oliver's advice to change his name from the Hood to Green Arrow.

Due to the destruction of Earth-2 via antimatter, his current status is likely dead, along with everyone else on that Earth.[1]

Personality

In stark contrast to his Earth-1 counterpart, this Adrian took on the mantle of The Hood to help people. His personality is similar to that of Oliver when he began his quest, with his initial distrust of Earth-1 Oliver until he verified Oliver was not the one who killed the scientists he initially believed Oliver killed.

Abilities

"He's like you, Curtis, and Felicity all rolled into one."
John Diggle to Oliver Queen[src]
Adrian training on the salmon ladder

Adrian training on the salmon ladder.

  • Peak of human physical condition: Adrian is in exceptional physical form, having a powerful physique. He is strong enough to lift his own body weight on a salmon ladder.[1]
    • Acrobatics/Free-running: Since becoming The Hood, Adrian has developed free-running skills and could drop from a height of several feet without injuring himself.[1]
  • Master hand-to-hand combatant/Martial artist: Adrian is a highly proficient hand-to-hand combatant and martial artist. He was able to overcome Oliver Queen, one of the deadliest fighters in the multiverse, during their first encounter.[1]
  • Master archer: With his mastery in archery, Adrian can precisely hit targets from great distances. He was able to keep up in a battle of archers with Oliver Queen.[1]
  • Stealth/Infiltration: Adrian is able to sneak into high security buildings without being detected.[1]
  • Bilingualism: Adrian speaks English and at least some Mandarin.
  • Genius-level intelligence:

Equipment

  • The Hood suit: Adrian wears a protective suit as his alter-ego, The Hood, to hide his identity from his enemies, when he goes out fighting crime.[1]
  • Recurve bow: Adrian, as The Hood, uses a custom recurve bow.[1]
  • Arrows: Adrian uses custom-designed arrows.[1]

Appearances

Arrow

Season 8

Trivia

  • This version still goes by the name Adrian Chase rather than Simon Morrison, which is the birth-name of his Earth-1 doppelgänger.[1]
  • This is the second version of Adrian that Laurel has worked with, with the first being his Earth-1 doppelgänger Adrian Chase a.k.a. Prometheus.[1]
  • According to Laurel, Adrian was like "family" to her confirming they were very close.[2]

Behind the scenes

  • Adrian liked to call Laurel Lance "Pretty Bird", Oliver's affectionate nickname for her in the comics and other media.

References


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