Felicity Smoak is the second wife of Edward Raymond and stepmother to Ronnie Raymond (Firestorm). She is a business manager and an expert in her field.
Felicity was created by writer Gerry Conway along with artist Rafael Kayanan in May 1984's The Fury of Firestorm #23.
Major Story Arcs
The Fury of Firestorm
She first encountered Firestorm when employed as manager of a New York computer software firm. In the course of one of his battles Firestorm magnetized and effectively destroyed several of the computers storing the software programs in development. This threatened to ruin her firm. She was enraged and confronted the super-powered idiot. The two would encounter each other time and again, Felicity making a point of explaining what the collateral damage of his battles cost to her and other civilians. Firestorm was frustrated with her and at one point used his molecular powers to transform Felicity's clothes to soap sud. He thus had her naked in public, a tactic he had already used on the supervillain Plastique. Felicity retaliated with a lawsuit.
At the same time Felicity had acquired a new boyfriend in reporter Edward Raymond. When Ronnie found out, he was uncertain how to treat her. Felicity and Edward eventually married. Felicity found out her stepson was Firestorm. Instead of berating him, Felicity was supportive. She just insists on the responsible use of his powers.
Felicity was re-introduced into the Green Arrow series, this time seemingly re-tooled to resemble her television counterpart, though with a few differences.
Felicity Smoak appears in the CW TV series Arrow, portrayed by Emily Bett Rickards. Initially intended to just be a recurring character she was soon popular enough to become a series regular. In the show she is the socially awkward but brilliant IT girl at Queen Industries who Oliver comes to rely on for her technical expertise. Eventually, she is introduced to Oliver's inner circle and becomes integrated into his vigilante efforts as an expert hacker and technology expert. She is also seen having a flirtatious relationship with Oliver as well as with Barry Allen. She eventually adopts the alias Overwatch.
In the episode "Year's End", it is revealed that she's Jewish.
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