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General '''Matthew Shrieve''' was a corrupt general of the [[United States Army|U.S. Army]]. Fearing China would eventually bring the end of America, Matthew plotted China's downfall with a bio-weapon which killed thousands in Hong Kong including [[Akio Yamashiro]]. In rage, Matthew was executed by Akio's father, [[Maseo Yamashiro|Maseo]], but only after hours of painful torture by [[Oliver Queen]].
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General '''Matthew Shrieve''' (died 2010) was a corrupt military general of the [[United States Army (Earth-1)|U.S. Army]]. Fearing China would eventually bring the end of America, Shrieve plotted China's downfall with a bio-weapon which killed thousands in Hong Kong including [[Akio Yamashiro]]. In rage, Shrieve was executed by Akio's father, [[Maseo Yamashiro|Maseo]], but only after hours of painful torture by [[Oliver Queen]].
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
After [[Oliver Queen]] stopped [[Chien Na Wei]] from selling the [[Omega]], General Shrieve told Oliver he had to return to [[China]] for a debrief, in return, he would allow Oliver to go wherever he wished.<ref>{{Ep|The Return}}</ref> Upon finalizing Oliver's debrief, Matthew kept his word and allowed Oliver to go anywhere he wished, but he had to go to Japan with the Yamashiro's first. It later was revealed that he broke his promise and ordered men to hunt down and kill Oliver and the Yamashiros. It turns out, while Oliver is infiltrating an A.R.G.U.S. field house, General Matthew had held [[Amanda Waller]] prisoner. He thought that Hong Kong was a military threat and was planning on using the Omega to destroy the city.<ref>{{Ep|Broken Arrow}}</ref>
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After [[Oliver Queen]] stopped [[Chien Na Wei]] from selling the [[Omega]], General Shrieve told Oliver he had to return to [[China]] for a debrief, in return, he would allow Oliver to go wherever he wished.<ref>{{Ep|The Return}}</ref> Upon finalizing Oliver's debrief, Shrieve kept his word and allowed Oliver to go anywhere he wished, but he had to go to Japan with the Yamashiros first. It later was revealed that he broke his promise and ordered men to hunt down and kill Oliver and the Yamashiros. It turns out, while Oliver is infiltrating an A.R.G.U.S. field house, General Shrieve had held [[Amanda Waller]] prisoner. He thought that Hong Kong was a military threat and was planning on using the Omega to destroy the city.<ref>{{Ep|Broken Arrow}}</ref>
   
After Akio was subjected to the virus, Maseo and Oliver tracked down Matthew where they forced him to procure the cure for Akio. Unfortunately there was never a cure, as Matthew revealed that Maseo had in fact took insulin for Matthew's diabetes. Upon his trickery, he subdued Oliver with snipers.<ref>{{Ep|This Is Your Sword}}</ref>
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After Akio was subjected to the virus, Maseo and Oliver tracked down Shrieve where they forced him to procure the cure for Akio. Unfortunately there was never a cure, as Shrieve revealed that Maseo had in fact taken insulin for Shrieve's diabetes. Upon his trickery, he subdued Oliver with snipers.<ref>{{Ep|This Is Your Sword}}</ref>
   
Due to Akio's death caused by the virus, Oliver tortured Matthew for hours and left him unconscious until Maseo shot him in the head, killing him instantly.<ref>{{Ep|My Name Is Oliver Queen}}</ref>
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Due to Akio's death caused by the virus, Oliver tortured Shrieve for hours and left him unconscious; until Maseo shot him in the head, killing him instantly.<ref>{{Ep|My Name Is Oliver Queen}}</ref>
   
 
==Legacy==
 
==Legacy==
Despite his death, Matthew's actions was what indirectly led [[Maseo Yamashiro]] to join the [[League of Assassins (group)|League of Assassins]], becoming known as Sarab. His brutal death made Oliver believe he was torturing him for justice but eventually realized it was vengeance and served as a vital growth point to help him distinct justice from vengeance.
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Despite Shrieve's death, his actions were what indirectly led [[Maseo Yamashiro]] to join the [[League of Assassins (group)|League of Assassins]], becoming known as "Sarab". Shrieve's brutal death made Oliver believe he was torturing him for justice, but eventually realized it was vengeance and served as a vital growth point to help him distinguish justice from vengeance.
   
 
==Personality==
 
==Personality==
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Shrieve was a manipulative liar with little regard for the people he hurt, justifying it with the belief that he was serving his country, he attempted to kill Oliver and the Yamashiros in order to tie up loose ends despite the services they had done for him. He was probably as sociopathic and immoral as [[Amanda Waller]] was, if not worse, in his pursuit of his goal to wipe out China that he believes to be a major military threat using the [[Alpha-Omega]] bio-weapon that would kill thousands of innocent individuals. In his final moments, he had absolutely no guilt or remorse for his actions.
   
Shrieve was a manipulative liar with little regard for the people he hurt, justifying it with the belief that he was serving his country. He attempted to kill Oliver and the Yamashiros in order to tie up loose ends despite the services they had done for him. He was probably as sociopathic and immoral as [[Amanda Waller]] is, if not worse, in his pursuit of his goal to wipe out China that he believes to be a major military threat using the [[Alpha-Omega]] bio-weapon that would kill thousands of innocent people. In his final moments, he had absolutely no guilt or remorse for his actions. Despite his horrendous actions, he did genuinely believe his actions wold benefit the United States by crippling China.
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Despite Shrieve's horrendous actions, he did genuinely believe his actions would benefit the United States by crippling China.
   
These negative traits of his, was what led to Matthew's painful yet deserved torture at the hands of [[Oliver Queen]], and deserve death at the hands of [[Maseo Yamashiro]].
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These negative traits of Shrieve's, were what led to his painful yet deserved torture at the hands of [[Oliver Queen]] and his justified death at the hands of [[Maseo Yamashiro]].
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==Abilities==
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*'''High-level intellect/Military training/Expert tactician/Leader''': As an military general of the United States Army, Matthew was a highly intelligent individual, an excellent tactician and leader.
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*'''Network''': Due to his affiliation with the United States Army, Matthew had connections with several military organizations.
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*'''Intimidation''': Matthew was able to intimidate other people.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
===''Arrow''===
 
===''Arrow''===
====Season 3====
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{{Scroll|1=====Season 3====
 
*{{Ep|The Return|(flashback)}}
 
*{{Ep|The Return|(flashback)}}
 
*{{Ep|Nanda Parbat|(flashback)}}
 
*{{Ep|Nanda Parbat|(flashback)}}
*{{Ep|Broken Arrow|(mentioned)}}
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*{{Ep|Broken Arrow|m}}
 
*{{Ep|The Fallen|(flashback)}}
 
*{{Ep|The Fallen|(flashback)}}
*{{Ep|This is Your Sword|(flashback)}}
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*{{Ep|This Is Your Sword|(flashback)}}
 
*{{Ep|My Name Is Oliver Queen|(flashback)}}
 
*{{Ep|My Name Is Oliver Queen|(flashback)}}
   
==== Season 4 ====
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====Season 4====
*"[[Green Arrow]]" <sub>(mentioned)</sub>
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*{{Ep|Green Arrow|m}}
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*{{Ep|Code of Silence|m}}
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==== Season 5 ====
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*{{Ep|Second Chances|m}}
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*{{Ep|Missing|(flashback)}}
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====Season 8====
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*{{Ep|Welcome to Hong Kong|m}}
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}}
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==Trivia==
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*Shrieve is portrayed in contrast to his DC comic counterpart; originally he was a hero, but in the [[Arrowverse]] he is an immoral, sociopathic villain.
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
* In the DC comics, Matthew Shrieve is a military lieutenant who leads a paramilitary squad known as the [[Wikipedia:Creature Commandos|Creature Commandos]], comprised out of cinematic monster themed super-heroes.
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*In the DC comics, Matthew Shrieve is a military lieutenant who leads a paramilitary squad known as the [[Wikipedia:Creature Commandos|Creature Commandos]], comprised out of cinematic monster themed super-heroes.
**Matthew is portrayed in contrast to his DC comic counterpart; originally he was a hero, but in [[Shared universe|Arrowverse]] he is an immoral, sociopathic villain.
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*Shrieve served as the main antagonist of the "flashbacks arc" of [[Season 3 (Arrow)|Season 3]] of ''[[Arrow]]''.
   
 
==References==
 
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Latest revision as of 13:49, March 17, 2020

General Matthew Shrieve (died 2010) was a corrupt military general of the U.S. Army. Fearing China would eventually bring the end of America, Shrieve plotted China's downfall with a bio-weapon which killed thousands in Hong Kong including Akio Yamashiro. In rage, Shrieve was executed by Akio's father, Maseo, but only after hours of painful torture by Oliver Queen.

BiographyEdit

After Oliver Queen stopped Chien Na Wei from selling the Omega, General Shrieve told Oliver he had to return to China for a debrief, in return, he would allow Oliver to go wherever he wished.[1] Upon finalizing Oliver's debrief, Shrieve kept his word and allowed Oliver to go anywhere he wished, but he had to go to Japan with the Yamashiros first. It later was revealed that he broke his promise and ordered men to hunt down and kill Oliver and the Yamashiros. It turns out, while Oliver is infiltrating an A.R.G.U.S. field house, General Shrieve had held Amanda Waller prisoner. He thought that Hong Kong was a military threat and was planning on using the Omega to destroy the city.[2]

After Akio was subjected to the virus, Maseo and Oliver tracked down Shrieve where they forced him to procure the cure for Akio. Unfortunately there was never a cure, as Shrieve revealed that Maseo had in fact taken insulin for Shrieve's diabetes. Upon his trickery, he subdued Oliver with snipers.[3]

Due to Akio's death caused by the virus, Oliver tortured Shrieve for hours and left him unconscious; until Maseo shot him in the head, killing him instantly.[4]

LegacyEdit

Despite Shrieve's death, his actions were what indirectly led Maseo Yamashiro to join the League of Assassins, becoming known as "Sarab". Shrieve's brutal death made Oliver believe he was torturing him for justice, but eventually realized it was vengeance and served as a vital growth point to help him distinguish justice from vengeance.

PersonalityEdit

Shrieve was a manipulative liar with little regard for the people he hurt, justifying it with the belief that he was serving his country, he attempted to kill Oliver and the Yamashiros in order to tie up loose ends despite the services they had done for him. He was probably as sociopathic and immoral as Amanda Waller was, if not worse, in his pursuit of his goal to wipe out China that he believes to be a major military threat using the Alpha-Omega bio-weapon that would kill thousands of innocent individuals. In his final moments, he had absolutely no guilt or remorse for his actions.

Despite Shrieve's horrendous actions, he did genuinely believe his actions would benefit the United States by crippling China.

These negative traits of Shrieve's, were what led to his painful yet deserved torture at the hands of Oliver Queen and his justified death at the hands of Maseo Yamashiro.

AbilitiesEdit

  • High-level intellect/Military training/Expert tactician/Leader: As an military general of the United States Army, Matthew was a highly intelligent individual, an excellent tactician and leader.
  • Network: Due to his affiliation with the United States Army, Matthew had connections with several military organizations.
  • Intimidation: Matthew was able to intimidate other people.

AppearancesEdit

ArrowEdit

Season 3

Season 4

Season 5

Season 8


TriviaEdit

  • Shrieve is portrayed in contrast to his DC comic counterpart; originally he was a hero, but in the Arrowverse he is an immoral, sociopathic villain.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • In the DC comics, Matthew Shrieve is a military lieutenant who leads a paramilitary squad known as the Creature Commandos, comprised out of cinematic monster themed super-heroes.
  • Shrieve served as the main antagonist of the "flashbacks arc" of Season 3 of Arrow.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "The Return"
  2. "Broken Arrow"
  3. "This Is Your Sword"
  4. "My Name Is Oliver Queen"
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