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"Lieutenant Conahan, I trained him back in the day. The guy's so clean, he doesn't even double park."
Quentin Lance describing Sam Conahan to Oliver Queen[src]

Lieutenant Sam Conahan (died October 2016) was a police lieutenant of the Star City Police Department and a founding member of Mayor Oliver Queen's Anti-Crime Unit. He was the first official victim of Prometheus.


Upon recommendation by his former mentor, Quentin Lance, Conahan was the lead of the strike team that joined Green Arrow on a mission to retrieve the hostages held by Tobias Church. The mission was a success and afterwards, Conahan joined the newly formed Anti-Crime Unit.

As Conohan left the police station later that night, he called his wife, agreeing to pick up diapers and formula for their baby. Just then, Conohan heard a figure land on the roof behind him and turned to see an archer clad in black. Assuming it was Green Arrow, Conohan asked if he needed something. Suddenly, the figure shot an arrow into Conahan's shoulder. Conahan tried to shoot his attacker, but the gun was knocked out of his hand by a throwing star. He then attempted to flee but was incapacitated by a knife to the leg. The figure coldly stated he wasn't Green Arrow and brutally murdered Conahan with a katana.[1]

Unbeknownst to Conahan, he had been targeted solely because his name served as an anagram for the names of criminals on The List.[2]


After Conahan's death, his wife personally called Mayor Oliver Queen, wanting the murderer to be brought to justice.[3]

Conahan's death was avenged when Prometheus killed himself on May 17, 2017 upon the failure of his plans.[4]



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  • Conahan's demise is very similar to how vigilante Virago had died in the DC Green Arrow comics, with the villain wounding the character and introducing himself prior to or after delivering final blow.