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"When all this is over, you'll be dead!"
—Evelyn Sharp to Oliver Queen[src]


Evelyn Crawford Sharp (born 1999)[1][2] is a resident of Star City, and was one H.I.V.E.'s unwilling test subjects. Following the death of Black Canary, she started imitating her idol's alter-ego and began crusade to get revenge on H.I.V.E. for the death of her parents. Evelyn was later recruited by Green Arrow into Team Arrow under the code-name Artemis. However, after learning that Oliver was also "The Hood", who she'd previously considered a serial killer, Evelyn came to resent Oliver and believed him a false hero. Following this revelation, Evelyn betrayed Team Arrow and allied with Adrian Chase/Prometheus to get revenge on Oliver.

It is currently unknown if she survived the explosions on Lian Yu, despite Nyssa al Ghul searching for her after the island got destroyed.

Biography

Early life

Evelyn Sharp was born in 1999 to her parents in Star City. As a teenager, Evelyn grew up to become an excellent student and a star gymnast at Star City High School, never so much as missing a single day at school. By her junior year, she also became the class president and captain of the academic decathletes.[1] Evelyn and her family knew several unnamed individuals from The List who were killed by The Hood, and she came to despise the vigilante for it.[2]

Evelyn and her parents

Evelyn and her parents.

Unwilling test subject

Around Christmas 2015, Evelyn and her parents got involved in the following of Damien Darhk. Team Arrow was present at Reddington Industrial, where they were being held, but were unable to set them free from the grasp of Darhk. When Malcolm Merlyn destroyed the facility, Evelyn's parents were among the dead.[3] Evelyn had managed to escape and officially remained missing. She blamed not only Darhk, but also Green Arrow for abandoning them, as he believed all the candidates were there voluntarily. However, Evelyn witnessed the Black Canary's attempt to rescue her and her family and came to idolize her, believing she was the only one who even tried to do so. Evelyn continued to stay under the radar and began training and preparing to get revenge on H.I.V.E. for what happened to her parents. Knowing she couldn't take on Darhk by herself, Evelyn plotted to kill his wife, Ruvé Adams (having presumably learned her identity during her time as H.I.V.E.'s prisoner), and anyone else associated with them. It's implied that Evelyn somehow knew Laurel's identity as the Black Canary, as she would know exactly where to find the Canary Cry collar, presumably from her connections at Starling General Hospital, where the Black Canary's identity was revealed.[1]

Imitating the Black Canary

Evelyn meets Green Arrow

Evelyn confronted by Green Arrow.

After Laurel died at Starling General of injuries afflicted by Darhk, Evelyn snuck into her room and stole her Canary Cry. Donning a suit identical to that of the Black Canary, she then attacked a gun ring and stole their weaponry. Evelyn later attacked Alex Davis in a restaurant while he was dining with Thea Queen due to his association with Ruvé. Using the Canary Cry to shatter the windows, she beat Alex up and prepared to execute him with a gun but was disarmed by Thea, who removed her mask. Evelyn used the Canary Cry to push Thea back and quickly escaped. While fleeing, she was chased by Green Arrow. As he cornered her, Evelyn confronted him over leaving her and her parents behind at Reddington Industrial to die and then subdued him long enough with the Canary Cry to escape.
Evelyn tries to kill Ruve

Evelyn is talked down from killing Ruvé by Green Arrow.

Evelyn later prepared to kill Ruvé at a gala in the Star City Plaza Hotel. She shot two bodyguards but was then stopped by Green Arrow. He apologized for not saving her parents and tried to get her to stop her crusade, but Evelyn refused to listen. She continued and scattered the crowd with her Canary Cry before holding Ruvé at gunpoint. Green Arrow tried to talk to her again but Evelyn wounded him with a gunshot so he couldn't physically interfere. As Evelyn prepared to shoot Ruvé though, Green Arrow reminded her how the real Black Canary was a hero and asked what she would want Evelyn to do. After some hesitation, Evelyn dropped the gun, wishing to stay true to her heroine, and took off as the cops moved in.

Evelyn at Laurel's funeral

Evelyn secretly attends Laurel's funeral.

She later attended the funeral of Laurel Lance and watched as Oliver Queen revealed that Laurel had been the Black Canary.[1]

Joining Team Arrow

Five months after Darhk's death, Evelyn continued acting as a vigilante and was approached by Green Arrow to join his team if she could prove herself capable enough. Evelyn went to H.I.V.E.'s former base where she was told to go and met the other recruits Curtis Holt and Rene Ramirez/Wild Dog and Green Arrow's tech-support Felicity Smoak/Overwatch. When Green Arrow arrived he tasked the three to get past him and ring a bell. Green Arrow frequently beat them and they were ordered to return to the start and try again. However, his brutal methods began to cause resentment from Evelyn, Curtis and Rene. Later when AmerTek Industries was holding a charity event funded by Mayor Oliver Queen, Green Arrow ordered Evelyn, Rene and Curtis to attend and be ready to respond as their CEO was being targeted. When the attacker, Rory Regan/Ragman, battled Green Arrow, Rene impulsively attacked Ragman, allowing him the chance to escape. Green Arrow scolded the three of them for insubordination and they left the team, fed up with his attitude.

Oliver reveals his identity to the recruits

Evelyn finds out Oliver Queen is the Green Arrow.

Later though, Green Arrow called the recruits back and revealed his identity as Oliver Queen, apologizing for the harsh training and asked for a second chance. The three of them agreed and Evelyn was given the codename "Artemis".[4]

After training for another week, Felicity began showing Evelyn, Curtis, Rene and Rory (who Oliver convinced to join them) Green Arrow pursuing criminals through surveillance cameras to demonstrate how he gets results. They watched Green Arrow chase a street dealer distributing a new drug, Stardust, and learned that the supplier was Derek Sampson. The team still wasn't participating in missions, since Oliver wanted them to keep training until he felt they were ready to help in the field. Rene went out to find Sampson on his own and persuaded Evelyn to tag along, but she believed it was simply recon. Rene instead attacked Sampson, forcing Evelyn to fight back against his men. Rene caused Sampson to fall into a pool of chemicals used to create Stardust, presumably killing him. Sampson survived though, and became stronger, unable to feel pain. Green Arrow later brought Artemis, Wild Dog, Ragman and Mr. Terrific to stop Sampson. The recruits handled Sampson's men and sabotaged his equipment needed to replicate more of the chemicals that made him invincible while Green Arrow confronted him.

Recruits in the Arrowcave

Evelyn arrives at the Arrowcave for the first time.

After succeeding in apprehending Sampson, Oliver brought the team to the Arrowcave and they found the display cases for Oliver's suit and the former members of Team Arrow.[5]

Becoming Artemis

As the new team was finally allowed to become known to the public, Artemis officially replaced Speedy as the second archer. However, when taking down a delivery man associated with Tobias Church, who Evelyn was initially ordered to shoot with her arrows, there was difficultly due to Rene's continued impulsiveness, which almost resulted in the target escaping. The team had trouble getting along but knew they had to pull it together. After failing to stop Green Arrow from leaving to break John Diggle/Spartan out of a military prison, Evelyn and her teammates returned to the Arrowcave, where they got news of Church's latest criminal action. Felicity was reluctant to send them out against Church, though Rory's return to Team Arrow convinced her to allow the mission. The team engaged in battle, saving some ACU members, but was forced to retreat when Curtis got a knife thrown in his back. Evelyn and Rory took him to the getaway car driven by Quentin Lance while Rene stayed behind to engage Church and buy them time. Shortly after, Oliver returned from rescuing Diggle and assured the team they would find Rene.[6]

For the next week, Evelyn, Rory and Oliver interrogated various street thugs, trying to get info on Tobias Church in order to find Rene. After rescuing Rene, Oliver faked his death (with the help of Human Target) to draw out Church. They found out Church wanted to head up a drug-smuggling ring in five cities. Evelyn and the team were able to beat Church and his gang and have them arrested.[7]

Evelyn confronts Oliver

Evelyn confronts Oliver over being The Hood.

After Church's death, a mysterious archer named Prometheus began a killing spree of various individuals whose names formed anagrams of those on The List. This forced Oliver to reveal to his new team his past actions as The Hood/Arrow. Evelyn felt betrayed and angered, as she knew several names from The List and believed Oliver to be a hypocrite for not allowing her to commit similar acts of vengeance against her parents' murderers. Despite this, Evelyn did not leave Team Arrow, declaring that she was doing it for herself and so was not beholden to Oliver.

Artemis guarded one of Prometheus's potential targets, a train driver. Felicity tried to talk to her about her feelings regarding Oliver's secret but Artemis switched her comm off, annoyed. Suddenly, Prometheus appeared. Determined to protect her assignment, Artemis fought with Prometheus, managing to cut his arm, but was swiftly defeated. Green Arrow arrived and fired an explosive arrow at Prometheus, who redirected it to the ceiling and escaped. Upon discovering a bomb Prometheus left behind, Green Arrow, Artemis and the civilian escaped the train using a parachute arrow before it exploded. Back at the Arrowcave, Oliver patched up Evelyn and the two seemingly made amends. Evelyn was later seen at the Star City Nights festival at the Rockets Arena accessing the backstage of a concert with Thea, Curtis, Rene and Rory, thanks to Oliver's connections.[2]

Allying with Prometheus

Despite appearing to make amends, Evelyn still resented Oliver. Some time later, Evelyn was approached by Prometheus and offered the chance to watch Oliver die, in exchange for aiding him against the team. She accepted and began acting as a double agent within the team, providing Prometheus with information on Team Arrow and their loved ones.

Evelyn and Prometheus

Evelyn secretly meets with Prometheus.

After Team Arrow clashed against Vigilante, Evelyn went on a rooftop to meet with Prometheus and told him that the team did not suspect a thing about her current alliance to the enemy.[8]

Weeks later, Evelyn met with Prometheus in an abandoned building and gives him the last of the intel on Team Arrow. When he didn't acknowledge this, Evelyn reminded him of the deal that they made: In exchange for her help, she watches him take down Oliver. But Prometheus reminds her he is not going to kill Oliver, but make him wish he was dead.

On Christmas Eve, Evelyn arrived at the Arrowcave for Christmas dinner with Diggle, Curtis, Rene and Rory, along with Diggle's wife, Lyla Michaels, and son, JJ. She also gifts the team Christmas stockings with their names printed on them. Later, Evelyn and the team find out that Prometheus attacked Curtis outside City Hall and is possibly Justin Claybourne's illegitimate son. The team tracks down Prometheus and as Rene attempts to shoot the archer, Evelyn disarms him, revealing her alliance with Prometheus. Furious, Oliver asks why she would betray them. Evelyn responded that Oliver is a fraud and that "this city needs to be saved from [him]." Prometheus uses a smoke bomb to take off with Evelyn.[9]

Evelyn reveals she's alive-0

Evelyn reveals her and Chase's deception to Oliver.

When Adrian kidnapped Oliver and tortured him from March 15-22, he set about breaking Oliver psychologically. One of the methods was by "revealing" that he had been keeping Evelyn in the same prison as Oliver. Evelyn claimed she regretted siding with Prometheus and couldn't handle being his prisoner anymore. Adrian placed a knife in the cell and left, stating that whoever kills the other can go free. Oliver tried to convince Evelyn to help him escape but she attacked him out of fear, though he disarmed her. When Adrian returned, he pretended to snap Evelyn's neck, attempting to show Oliver once again that everyone around him is in danger. Once Oliver finally broke, Evelyn stood up and revealed that she and Prometheus were pretending in order to make the former confess the reason why he is a killer. She reassured her hatred for Oliver and left him in the prison.[10]

Thea and Quentin captive

Evelyn and Black Siren unload the captive Thea and Quentin.

After Chase was arrested by A.R.G.U.S., Evelyn blackmailed an A.R.G.U.S. guard into releasing Black Siren. The two of them, working with Talia al Ghul, then kidnapped Dinah Drake, Rene and Curtis. Evelyn and Black Siren then infiltrated the A.R.G.U.S. safe house where Thea and Quentin were hiding out in. They took out all the guards, ambushed and kidnapped Thea and Quentin, and drove them to a shipping yard before unloading them. Evelyn handled Thea and Black Siren managed Quentin. They then blackmailed Oliver into letting Chase go by threatening his son, William. Evelyn and Black Siren met with Talia and her assassins, who had captured Felicity and Diggle. They brought the prisoners to Lian Yu to lure Oliver there for a final confrontation.[11]

Evelyn and Talia

Evelyn and Talia threaten Oliver and his allies.

Evelyn and Talia were responsible for guarding cages which held Thea, Felicity, Curtis and William's mother, Samantha Clayton, captive. As Oliver, Slade Wilson and Digger Harkness arrived, Evelyn and Talia ambushed them, with Digger revealing his true allegiance. As Evelyn held Oliver at gunpoint, Slade pretended to join them, only to suddenly attack Digger, distracting her. Oliver quickly disarmed Evelyn and knocked her unconscious.
Evelyn imprisoned by Slade

Evelyn imprisoned by Slade after being abandoned.

When Evelyn woke up, she realized that Talia and Digger had left her behind and was forced into one of the cages by Slade, who coldly told her that she "should choose [her] friends more wisely." When Oliver questioned her as to where are the rest of his friends, Evelyn bitterly states she wished she knew so she could tell him and everyone else "to screw [themselves]." When asked why Chase split up the hostages and what his endgame was, Evelyn just smugly pointed out that Chase was always ahead of them and raised the possibility that leaving her behind was part of his plan. Despite everything that has happened and everything Evelyn has done, Oliver promised to come back for her once this is all over. She corrected him that once this is all over, he'd be dead. When Chase killed himself to detonate the C4 explosives covering the island, Evelyn was still locked up in the cage.[12]

It is currently unknown what happened to Evelyn after the destruction of Lian Yu, as Slade told Oliver that "Ra's al Ghul's daughter" left to go find her.[13]

Personality

Evelyn Sharp

Evelyn in her civilian persona.

Evelyn was a highly driven student and athlete who never missed a day of school, being described by Felicity Smoak as a "16-year-old badass in the making". Evelyn deeply loved her parents and was devastated when they were killed. Seemingly stemming from their murders, she grew cold and ruthless, determined to avenge her parents by killing H.I.V.E.'s members, and didn't hesitate to hurt anyone who got in the way of her and her vengeance. Additionally, Evelyn is shown to hate Green Arrow, believing he left her and her parents to die, and was even willing to shoot him to ensure he wouldn't interfere with her mission.

Evelyn highly idolized Laurel Lance/Black Canary. After Laurel's death, Evelyn used her as an example, donning an identical outfit and using the Canary Cry to exact her revenge. Ultimately however, when Green Arrow reminded her what the real Black Canary stood for, Evelyn dropped her crusade to preserve her heroine's legacy.

Despite listening to Green Arrow, Evelyn admitted to still despising and blaming the vigilante for her parents' deaths. When Green Arrow approached her to join his team, Evelyn was level-headed enough to put her grudge aside and accept the offer, knowing she could help more people if she worked with him, though it was still very difficult for her to make this choice.

Artemis

Evelyn as Artemis.

Since joining Team Arrow, Evelyn has been proven to be very observant and hardworking, listening to and noting Oliver's training. Just like with her studies, Evelyn is driven to excel and prove her worth as a vigilante. She is light-hearted and sarcastic, yet protective and kind when it comes to her friends. Evelyn also has a spunky, feisty side much like her idol, acknowledged by John Diggle to be a "Laurel Lance wannabe". Her level-headedness has caused her to often clash with Rene Ramirez due to his reckless and disobedient nature, though she gets along well with Rory Regan and Curtis Holt, whom she often spars with. Evelyn briefly expressed an attraction to Rory and was pleased when he started to smile more often.

After learning that Oliver was also the "Hood/Arrow" respectively, Evelyn came to greatly resent him, having known several people from the List who he'd killed, and deemed him a hypocrite and false hero. This new-found resentment, combined with her lingering hatred towards him for her parents' death, drove Evelyn to betray Oliver and ally with Adrian Chase. She also provided Adrian with information on the other members of Team Arrow, which lead to Billy Malone's death, showing that Evelyn's drive for vengeance outweighed any regard for her teammates and their loved ones. Evelyn has become quite hypocritical and delusional, claiming that "this city needs to be saved from Oliver", when she is actually a villain herself in allying with Adrian, knowing full well that the latter is far more evil than Oliver ever was, having killed numerous innocent people just to make a point.

While Evelyn claims to be aligning with Adrian to avenge her family, she completely disregarded the fact that Oliver got justice for her parents by destroying H.I.V.E. and killing Damien Darhk. Evelyn has lost all sense of morality and honor, becoming cruel and sadistic; she wants to help Adrian destroy Oliver, no matter the consequences. Thus, she didn't raise any objections to Adrian continuing to hurt bystanders in his plan, such as kidnapping Susan Williams and killing Doris, his own wife. She even personally helped Adrian psychologically torture Oliver and mocked him when he finally broke. Evelyn also helped kidnap and was willing to potentially kill all of Oliver's family and friends, including his young son, William, and William's mother, Samantha Clayton, becoming just as despicable as her parents' murderers.

Upon betraying the team, Evelyn has lost all respect for her idol, Laurel, possibly due to the latter's connection to Oliver; she worked with Earth Two Laurel Lance to emotionally taunt and capture Quentin Lance, Laurel's father.

Evelyn blindly trusted Prometheus' team and genuinely believed their actions were for the good of the city. She grew smug and arrogant towards Team Arrow, believing them to be inferior in comparison, despite being no match for them on her own. This attitude, combined with her self-righteous grudge against Oliver and limited skill set, earned Evelyn no respect from Adrian or his allies, given how Talia al Ghul and Digger Harkness abandoned her at the first opportunity. Even after being abandoned and subsequently captured, Evelyn still felt no guilt or remorse for her actions and arrogantly mocked Oliver and Team Arrow, proving just how far gone she is.

Abilities

  • Acrobatics/Free-running: As a former gymnast, Evelyn can move gracefully over obstacles and scale fences fluidly. She was also adept in at least basic parkour, as shown when she jumped off a small building onto a car while attacking a gun ring.[1] Later, Evelyn was able to easily jump a great height from a tree to the ground.[12]
  • Skilled combatant: Evelyn had some basic combat skills, as shown when she beat up Alex Davis and knocked him unconscious.[1] After being trained by Oliver Queen, Evelyn became skilled enough to easily defeat armed criminals without assistance. She was able to hold her own for a time against Prometheus and tag him during their encounter, though it's heavily implied he purposefully held back.[2][8] Ultimately, Evelyn's skills are no match for Oliver's as she was easily beaten by him twice.[14][12]
    • Skilled markswoman: Evelyn is skilled in the use of firearms. She was able to shoot two bodyguards before they were able to respond[1] and use a tranquilizer gun to subdue Thea Queen, Quentin Lance and multiple A.R.G.U.S. guards.[11]
    • Expert archer: As "Artemis", Evelyn uses a green recurve bow and has been extensively trained by Oliver in archery. During her confrontation with Prometheus, Evelyn managed to hit him with an arrow, although it was ineffective. She was also able to disarm Rene Ramirez of his guns with a single shot.
    • Skilled stick fighter: As "Artemis", Evelyn carries a black baton attached to her quiver. She was skilled enough to hold her own, along with Curtis Holt, against the expert assassin Scimitar for a brief time. Also, like Oliver and his past protégés, Evelyn uses her bow as a melee weapon, as shown during a fight with Prometheus.
  • High-level intellect/Skilled tactician: Evelyn was noted to be a star pupil at her high school, being excellent in her studies and never missing a day of school. Her intellect was enough for her to become a regarded academic decathlete. Evelyn's status profile/missing persons report also implies she's a very well-read individual. Evelyn formulated a plan to take down H.I.V.E.'s members by using the knowledge she gained as their prisoner.[1] Later, with the help of Black Siren, Evelyn was able to attack a heavily guarded A.R.G.U.S. safe house and kidnap Thea and Quentin.[11]
    • Expert deceiver: After joining Prometheus, Evelyn was able to keep her betrayal a secret from Team Arrow for weeks. Later while helping Prometheus to torture Oliver, Evelyn was able to convince Oliver that Prometheus abused her and she regretted siding with him.
    • Expert engineer: Evelyn was knowledgeable enough in mechanics to further improve the Canary Cry, which was built by accomplished scientist and engineer Cisco Ramon. She was able to make the sonic weapon work with her vocal cords and produce screams at much higher decibels.[1]
  • Stealth: Working with Black Siren, Evelyn was able to infiltrate a safe house and systematically take out the guards. While Thea and Quentin were distracted by Black Siren, Evelyn silently snuck up on and tranquilized them.[11] On Lian Yu, Evelyn was able to stay hidden with Talia al Ghul in a tree and ambush Oliver.[12]

Equipment

  • Guns: While masquerading as Black Canary, Evelyn stole firearms from a gun ring, which she used to attack Alex Davis, Ruvé Adams, and Ruvé's bodyguards. After joining Prometheus' team, guns became Evelyn's primary weapon, which she carries as sidearms.

Former equipment

Black Canary (Evelyn Sharp)

Evelyn as the Black Canary.

  • Black Canary suit: Evelyn produced a black leather suit of her own in order to imitate Laurel Lance/Black Canary. This suit appeared relatively identical to Laurel's, enough to convince most people who didn't know Black Canary personally of her deception. She also wore a black mask, different to Laurel's, and a blonde wig to hide her identity. After dropping the moniker, Evelyn stopped using the suit.
  • Canary Cry: After taking her role as the Black Canary, Evelyn took Laurel's Canary Cry to fight crime. However, Evelyn modified the device; its sonic waves have become so powerful, even Green Arrow's special earplugs couldn't protect his ears. After dropping the moniker of Black Canary, Evelyn stopped using the Canary Cry, though it's unclear whether she's still in possession of it.
  • Baton: As the Black Canary, Evelyn carried a black baton, though she was never seen using it.
  • Artemis suit: As "Artemis", Evelyn uses a new costume as a part of her vigilante appearance. The Artemis suit consists of a black leather jacket and dark green shirt and pants, which allows Evelyn to hide in the dark, pursuing and stalking her enemies more effectively. Evelyn abandoned her "Artemis" identity after betraying Team Arrow.
  • Artemis mask: Evelyn uses a black mask to hide her identity. She stopped wearing the mask after abandoning her "Artemis" identity.
  • Customized recurve bow: Evelyn uses a green recurve bow for archery and as a melee weapon. She stopped using it after abandoning her "Artemis" identity.

Appearances

Arrow

Season 4

Season 5

Season 6


Gallery

Concept artwork

Trivia

  • According to Evelyn's status profile/missing persons report from "Canary Cry", her two favorite quotes are:
    • Don’t tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.” - J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
    • "A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world." - Oscar Wilde
  • Evelyn turned 17 (off-screen) after the events of "Canary Cry", as noted by Curtis when he made her decline an alcoholic beverage that Rory had initially offered her.[2]
    • This makes Evelyn the youngest member of Team Arrow.
  • Evelyn shares many similarities with Carrie Cutter/Cupid.
    • Both were top students and gymnasts at their respective schools.
    • Both are archers.
    • Both have a personal grudge of some sorts with Oliver Queen/Green Arrow.
    • Both join a team of villains during Season 5.

Behind the scenes

  • In DC comics, Evelyn Crawford starts out as an ally of the Black Canary in New 52 continuity, known under the vigilante alias of "Starling" and she joins Birds of Prey. However, on Arrow Crawford is her middle name, rather than her surname. Like on the show, Evelyn ends up betraying her team in the comics.
    • Her identity as "Artemis" is the name of several characters in the DC canon, but the show's version is based off Artemis Crock, the only one with a previous connection to Green Arrow, specifically the revamped version of the character from the TV series, Young Justice. However, while multiple people have donned the mantle of Artemis, Crawford is not one of them.
  • The cast calling name for her was Rebecca.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 "Canary Cry"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "So It Begins"
  3. "Dark Waters"
  4. "The Recruits"
  5. "A Matter of Trust"
  6. "Penance"
  7. "Human Target"
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Vigilante"
  9. "What We Leave Behind"
  10. "Kaphiusion"
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 "Missing"
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 "Lian Yu"
  13. "Fallout"
  14. "Penance"