Hello, the Longbow Hunters not named Silencer were never named on-screen but they were given official names (Red Dart and Kodiak) in subtitles and in their casting: https://tvline.com/2018/07/21/arrow-season-7-longbow-hunters-cast-returning-villains/ . They're probably never coming back considering Michael Jonsson now plays another character on Supergirl, and Arrow is over. Meanwhile, the "names" we have for them right now are from the English translation of the name of the consulting firm that handled their payments from Dante (Rubrum Silentum & Ursa) which seems like a bit of a reach in my opinion. What do you think?
Specifically referring to the current names, I believe they were actually used in dialog.
As for casting, that's really not enough reason to rename a character page, as they're still based off of those characters and will inevitably be named as such in those sort of sources, especially as they'll be in early development.
For subtitles, it's a hard line to walk. I believe early season home media uses "Deathstroke" at some point to refer to Billy Wintergreen, when canonically the name is only used in present-day to refer to Slade, so it's inaccurate in that the canonicity comes into question.
With regard to the current names, they were only said when translating the name of the consulting firm, which, if we're being strict about it, gave no indication of which one was which (besides the obvious Silentum - Silencer). So while yes, they were spoken on-screen, it is a reach to assume who is who based off just that mention.
Now while all of this may be out-of-universe, I don't see anything that would contradict it holding true in-universe, and I believe there is precedent here for names used here being derived from out-of-universe. For example, "Accelerated Man", which comes from episode credits. Now, episode credits are just another fallible out-of-universe source because Billy Wintergreen was referred to as "Deathstroke" in credits as well. There's also all the unnamed cameos in Crisis and while I understand that was a special occasion, it further evidences that sometimes getting in-universe canon from out-of-universe is a reasonable option when it doesn't contradict anything else, and there's nothing wrong with that.
No, what I meant was I believe there was episodes that actually had them referred to by such names; I wouldn't be able to give you the episode or confirm this, but if I recall from back when the episodes aired, that was the case - I'd obviously have to double check this, but I'm pretty sure it was true.
You make a fair point about the credits, but I see that case as technically it's an episodic source, while still being out-of-universe. Of course, there's a bit of canon being disputed in such cases as Deathstroke, but it's a matter of it simply having later been retconned. The case of the Crisis characters, we were using our current policy of naming characters as they have been on-screen, and just applying that logic to their appearance in their respective media.
Again, I'd have to double check the Longbow Hunters' naming, but I'm pretty sure they were named like that respectively in dialog. It gets really risky when using what is effectively source material (as that's where they draw these names from) to name the Arrowverse characters on the wiki, as they're adaptations, rather than direct translations, and so I'm not really of a mind to integrate such sources into pages.
Oh, I understand now! I binged the series not too long ago and I can confirm that was the only mention of those names. If you would like to verify this for yourself, take a look at the wiki pages "Red" and "Bear"- the last mention of them is in the episode "Unmasked" which is the one where Diggle translates the firm's name. If you'd rather not waste time rewatching the episode there's plenty of transcripts you can quickly look up the names in with Ctrl+F such as this one: https://subslikescript.com/series/Arrow-2193021/season-7/episode-8-Episode_78 And yes, the latter Longbow Hunter does briefly reappear much later in the "Lost Canary" episode, but it is only him, no name is given, and no mention was made of the others. Strictly in-universe, he could be Red or Bear, there's no indication to which.
You make a fair point about using the original comics as a source for this wiki, and I completely agree! There is always unpredictable changes made in these adaptations so comics aren't reliable for information about the shows. My point is that in this case, different names (from the comics or not) are consistently used out-of-universe and in the subtitles as what would appear to be official names for these characters, and with nothing in-universe indicating otherwise. Wintergreen may have been subject to an unforeseen retcon, but it seems quite unlikely that it'll happen to these guys... or that the writers will even remember them!
Speaking of the Crisis cameos, not to derail the topic, but it looks like Swamp Thing's page was left unnamed. His and Stargirl's shows are coming to the CW while the Arrowverse is on break for the next 6 months, couldn't we at least grace his page with a name?
Watching that episode back, Diggle specifically says "That's Latin for 'red', 'silent', and 'bear', the Longbow Hunters". Apart from "silent", as we know her full alter ego is Silencer, this is effectively Diggle saying "this is what they're known as"; while we don't have full, 100% confirmation that that is their actual names (given the silent/Silencer discrepancy), it's about as close as we could possibly get. For this reason, we chose to go with Red and Bear.
In the case of Wintergreen, frankly you never know - admittedly, they probably won't be retconned in any detail, but it's still a similar situation. More than anything, the naming policy we use isn't perfect, but it's about as close as we could hope to get, so as to maintain consistency across all of the pages on the wiki.
As for the Crisis cameos, Swamp Thing I believe largely had to do with none of us were sure if he's ever actually referred to as "Swamp Thing" in his series (as he is, spoilers, not actually Alec Holland). As for the Stargirl pages, if that is an issue, I'd imagine we will inevitably rename them, we're just trying our best to follow our own policies.
Right, but that still doesn't give any correlation between the names and the characters- "Bear" could be referring to Kodiak or Red Dart, we have no way of knowing which if we're strictly going off of that line of dialogue. Isn't it inconsistent to make an assumption like that?
My understanding is that despite the instance of Wintergreen being named Deathstroke in subs/credits, we can still use such in-episode-but-out-of-universe sources for names, as we did with Accelerated Man (which seems to me this situation is more like- we'll likely never see/hear of him again either!)
And thanks for clearing that up! i would've thought a name as simple as Swamp Thing would be easy to work into a script, haha
Well of course, we don't specifically have any clue, but there's got to be a line where we infer which is which. Granted yes, it is based off their original names, but that's as simple as us looking at how they're adapting said characters (choosing not to use their names in-show), and running with it.
Accelerated Man was still named as such in the credits, and there's never been any contradiction or retcon to the fact, so that's a moot point.
And yeahhhh I guess they were hoping they'd get a second season, haha!
That makes sense, this case just strikes me as an outlier, what with the strict policies about assumptions and disregarding the source material and whatnot.
With regards to Accelerated Man, the Longbow Hunters' case is similar- if they're credited with actual names in the official in-episode subtitles, and we know from the Silentum/Silencer discrepancy that the Latin was inaccurate but similar to them, it's not much of a contradiction. The only difference is subs vs credits, but if the worst that can be said about the subs is that they once listed Wintergreen as Deathstroke, well, that's just what the credits did too!
Hmmm I can definitely see how that might come across as confirmation. To me that reads more as "the character is based on Kodiak, so we did try to name drop, but just couldn't", ergo it's not necessarily confirmed as his name.
He's not saying they tried and couldn't, he's saying they could've and would've but just felt writing lines for the sake of naming him was unnecessary. He also deems it unecessary to give the character any other name in writing that tweet, which coupled with this tweet from Kodiak's actor explicitly naming the character https://twitter.com/mjonssonactor/status/1103805364598800384?s=20 it seems very much like "Word of God" confirmation overall
There's been some discussion in the past as to how best to approach this, as while I get there are associated problems with having such long pages, there are likewise issues with splitting them up between separate ones. We might have a talk as admins and see if we can figure out a way to best deal with this. Thanks for bringing it up!
Yes, they should be. I see Conner Kennt69 has used the examples of Nora Dahrk, Zari Tarazi and Behrad Tarazi. In general, "present" is a rather superficial word which is effectively referring to in the timeline of the shows; as Legends has such a wild relationship with time and the timeline, despite usually rooted in 2020 (or whenever the particular episode airs), these are exceptions to the rule. It's not a perfect rule, but it's what works uniformly best.
I would almost argue that Carolyn is Laurel's doppelgänger, as Laurel is the original Black Canary just as Carolyn is, but then it gets murky because Dinah seems to technically be the equivalent of Laurel in a direct sense. I'd say either both, or neither, it seems too confusing to say either or.
Carolyn is based off Dinah Lance, the mother of the second Black Canary in the comics as she was the first Black Canary, her daughter Dinah Laurel Lance was the second Black Canary which Laurel Earth 1/Earth-2 are based on comicbook wise. Dinah Redmond is based on the 2nd version of Black Canary si I'd say Dinah Redmond = Laurel Lance / Black Canary
I'm guessing the whole Dinah Drake situation is being explained in the Green Arrow and Canaries spinoff with this whole Dinah being erased from history storyline as if she was some anomaly that wasn't suppose to happen. That'd be a good way to make sense of it all OR make it more confusing
I have read the rules about images, jpgs are not allowed only pngs. The user was using the wrong template on his user page, he was using the Template:Character when he should have been using Template:User, I am sorry that I edited someone else's user page. And I don't need to read the image rules again.
Oh the character infobox I understand, my bad on that one, but PNGs are only enforced in the mainspace, per the "Filetype" subsection on the policy page. Thank you for being vigilant though, better safe than sorry!