Oliver was born and raised in Starling City as the son of Robert and Moira Queen. He had a younger sister, Thea Queen. At some point in his early youth, Oliver met Laurel Lance and they fell deeply in love.
In 2007, Oliver and his father went out to sea together somewhere in the Pacific. Somehow, their ship sank and Oliver was killed while Robert survived.
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, and created a story wherein he was supposedly stranded for 12 years. However, after stopping the Undertaking from taking place, Earth-2 was ultimately destroyed by antimatter which Oliver escaped with Diggle and Laurel after watching his alternative family, who never learned the truth about him not being their Oliver, die.
- Laurel implies Oliver was far more faithful than his Earth-1 counterpart and didn't cheat on her with her sister.
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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