- "Three assassins that even the League is afraid of. Or they were because the last one died out in the 1950s."
"Or that's what they wanted people to think."
- —Oliver Queen and John Diggle[src]
The Longbow Hunters are a group comprised of three deadly assassins.
Despite the Longbow Hunters been comprised only of three assassins, they are quite terrifying; as they are feared, even by the League of Assassins.
According to Anatoly Knyazev, the Longbow Hunters were perceived as a myth. They consisted of only three assassins, but still stroke fear into all who went up against them including the League of Assassins, and were believed to have died out by the 1950s.
Allying with Ricardo Diaz
Murder of Kazumi Adachi
Attack on Star City
Five months after Ricardo Diaz was forced into hiding, the Longbow Hunters broke in an off-site facility of A.R.G.U.S. where they stole prototype B-24, a high densitable renewable battery able to power an entire town.
The group later attempted to raid a train to steal an energy weapon that could be used combined with the B-24. John Diggle and a team of A.R.G.U.S. agents tried to stop them but they ambushed them and took out the agents. John was able to get to the weapon and escape, causing the longbow hunters to fail.
The group later attempted a break in on CDC, a secure government facility to steal a biocompound. The Longbow Hunters encountered Samanda Watson, Dinah Drake and Ramirez who tried to stop them. After a fight the group got the biocompound and escaped the facility, however, Silencer ended up captured. Silencer will be finally liberated by her comrades and soon after, Ricardo Diaz will be incarcerated after his fail revenge against Green Arrow.
With Diaz incarcerated, the Longbow Hunters do not try to free him and continue their personal project with Dante.
Month later, Bear was stopped and interrogated by Oliver Queen and John Diggle. He then reveals his involvement in the murder of Kazumi Adachi and the fact that Dante was the one that paid him.
After Dante's death by Emiko, Bear was arrested but the remaining Longbow Hunters (Red and Honor) flee and are not seen again.
- Ninth Circle
- Ricardo Diaz/Dragon (deceased)
- Star City Police Department
- Laurel Lance
- Rene Ramirez
- Curtis Holt
- Felicity Smoak
- Based on Oliver's comment about the Longbow Hunters, there are either only three members at any given time or the three known members are immortal.
- Given that they work for Dante of the Ninth Circle, it is likely that whatever has maintained that organization powerful throughout history has also kept the Longbow Hunters ever-present as well.
- The members use codenames in Latin for money transactions.
Behind the scenes
- In the DC comics, the Longbow Hunters are a villainous group led by Ricardo Diaz, created to take down Green Arrow. Members of the group include Count Vertigo, Brick, and, as on the show, Red Dart.