Oliver Queen was born and raised in Starling City as the son of billionaires Robert and Moira Queen. He had a younger sister, Thea, and the two were very close growing up. As a child, Oliver met and became best friends with Tommy Merlyn.
At some point in his early youth, Oliver met Laurel Lance and they fell deeply in love. However, he was not always a faithful boyfriend and ended up cheating on Laurel with her sister, although they seemingly moved past this.
Heartbroken over Oliver's death, Laurel moved to Central City to start a new life. However, this led to her becoming a meta-human and her life took a downward spiral until she became a criminal known as "Black Siren".
When Laurel encountered Oliver's Earth-1 counterpart in early 2017, she told him about her relationship with Oliver and his death, admitting that interacting with Earth-1 Oliver was difficult because of what Earth-2 Oliver meant to her. Earth-1 Oliver came to believe Laurel could find redemption, which she ultimately did.
Oliver's Earth-1 counterpart was brought over to Lian Yu by the Monitor as part of his plan to save the multiverse, which forced Oliver to impersonate his dead doppelgänger. Oliver created a story in which he was supposedly shipwrecked on the island for 12 years. However, after stopping the Undertaking, Earth-2 was ultimately destroyed by antimatter. Oliver escaped with Laurel and John Diggle after watching his alternative family, who never learned the truth about him not being their Oliver, dying.
Behind the scenes
- This version of Oliver is reminiscent of the Bruce Wayne character in the Flashpoint DC comic arc; in an alternate timeline, Bruce is killed by the mugger who originally killed his parents. This led his father, Thomas, to become the gun-wielding vigilante Batman and his mother, Martha, to become the lunatic criminal Joker.
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