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Roy Harper aka Arsenal, is a retired vigilante and the former sidekick of Green Arrow.

Marksmanship

Arsenal has trained archery under the guidance of the Green Arrow and has developed into a very capable archer.

Tags a cop while on the run
Tags a cop while on the run
Shoots a knife out of a thug's hand while mid-air
Shoots a knife out of a thug's hand while mid-air
Shoots a crate from a disatnce
Shoots a crate from a disatnce
Shoots an arrow trough an RPG
Shoots an arrow trough an RPG
Shoots the tires of a moving truck
Shoots the tires of a moving truck
Tags a League ninja, firing two arrows at the same time
Tags a League ninja, firing two arrows at the same time
Fires two arrows in a second
Fires two arrows in a second

Amazing precision with throwing projectiles.

Throws a flechette with perfect accuracy at the Green Arrow
Throws a flechette with perfect accuracy at the Green Arrow

Arsenal also carries a variety of trick arrows, most notably the explosive arrow and the grappling hook arrow.

Explosive arrow
Explosive arrow
Grappling hook arrow
Grappling hook arrow

Physicals

Reactions

Evades a blast by Atom
Evades a blast by Atom
Dodges gunfire
Dodges gunfire
Catches a T-Sphere thrown by Curtis
Catches a T-Sphere thrown by Curtis
Reacts to a flare round
Reacts to a flare round

Acrobatics/Athleticism

Often made fun off for showboating his amazing athleticism as displayed here, with a "useless" flip.

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But more often than not, his flipping is integrated to his fighting style very well

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Displays amazing agility

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Runs up a 10 ft wall and flips into a vent
Runs up a 10 ft wall and flips into a vent
Parkour
Parkour

Strength

Tackles a thug through wooden planks
Tackles a thug through wooden planks

Durability

Tanks a huge explosion and a three story fall
Tanks a huge explosion and a three story fall

H2h combat

Arsenal has been trained in h2h combat by the Green Arrow, but even before his training Arsenal was a very capable fighter.

Takes out two thugs with style
Takes out two thugs with style
Easily beats two thugs
Easily beats two thugs
Tackles a man to the ground and hip tosses another
Tackles a man to the ground and hip tosses another

Arsenal's has been taught escrima and wing chun by the Green Arrow. In ep 2x12, Green Arrow shows Arsenal how to use the wing chun dummy.

Training Escrima with Green Arrow.

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Great display of skills against fodder

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Beats a thug in less than two seconds
Beats a thug in less than two seconds
Beautifully executed machine gun kick
Beautifully executed machine gun kick
K.O's a man with a throat punch
K.O's a man with a throat punch
Beats three soldiers in rapid succession
Beats three soldiers in rapid succession

Beats three prison inmates while handcuffed

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Skilled enough to fight Komodo

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Skilled enough to defeat Wilcat's former sidekick in unarmed combat

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Approaches Nyssa in h2h combat and defeats her by using a tranq gun

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Skilled enough to fight mirakuru soldiers

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In ep 3x18 Arsenal proved that he is skilled to fight League of Assassins ninjas in h2h combat

Mirakuru

Arsenal was in ep 2x9 injected with the mirakuru serum, which granted him enhanced strength, speed, senses, durability and rapid healing.

Strength

Great display of strength while saving Moira
Great display of strength while saving Moira
Tosses a man multiple meters one handed
Tosses a man multiple meters one handed
Punches Turner a couple of meters, knocking him out
Punches Turner a couple of meters, knocking him out
Lifts Thea with one hand
Lifts Thea with one hand
Pulls the door of a car and tosses a man out of the car
Pulls the door of a car and tosses a man out of the car
Punches through a bomb proof container
Punches through a bomb proof container
Tosses a man multiple meters
Tosses a man multiple meters
Destroys a gun by stepping on it
Destroys a gun by stepping on it
Smashes a truck window and drags a man out of the truck with one arm
Smashes a truck window and drags a man out of the truck with one arm
Pushes the Green Arrow across a room
Pushes the Green Arrow across a room
Breaks a wing chun dummy with one punch
Breaks a wing chun dummy with one punch
Punches clean through a wall
Punches clean through a wall
Punches through concrete
Punches through concrete
Overpowers the Green Arrow, badly damages his ankle with a kick and punches through the floor of the building
Overpowers the Green Arrow, badly damages his ankle with a kick and punches through the floor of the building
Stomps Canary h2h
Stomps Canary h2h
Great showing of strength
Great showing of strength

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Catches an arrow
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#1 Posted by Thorthunder98 (6804 posts) - - Show Bio

Good work particularly enjoyed those glorious flips

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#2 Edited by TeeFill (19 posts) - - Show Bio

Wish they would bring him back. Seeing Oliver with Nyssa, Malcolm, and Slade as his team made me realize how terrible his sidekicks have become.

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#3 Posted by Hemehero (1280 posts) - - Show Bio

Roy is his best team member ever. Sara was good, Laurel was alright, Thea was good as, Rene, Rory, Curtis and Evelyn don't seem to accomplish anything, but Dinah is actually pretty awesome

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#4 Posted by foxerdes (10260 posts) - - Show Bio

Roy, a remnant of S2 glory. None of current sidekicks comes close to his level in my mind.

Great RT.

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#5 Posted by Skullanders (887 posts) - - Show Bio

nice

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#6 Posted by StormShadow_X (16772 posts) - - Show Bio

@foxerdes said:

Roy, a remnant of S2 glory. None of current sidekicks comes close to his level in my mind.

Great RT.

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#10 Posted by RBT (28608 posts) - - Show Bio

Can't think of anything to add.

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He managed to trade blows with Nyssa and managed to beat her in the tranq gun.

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#12 Posted by TheSuperor (6838 posts) - - Show Bio
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#13 Edited by nickzambuto (29288 posts) - - Show Bio

@thesuperor: Dude, you're killing it with these CW Respect Threads. This is what the Vine needs. I've been trying for more than a year to get my Green Arrow Respect Thread finished but I just can't figure out how to make it read right. Congratulations to you for picking up where I failed.

As for Roy, here are some impressive feats you might want to include.

Runs up a 10 foot wall and backflips into a narrow air vent.

Tags an enemy very far away in midair while bouncing off a wall.

Roy sees and reacts to a flare round.

Here's a full gif of that scene where he's dodging tommy gun fire from Brick.

Shoots a thin rope.

Here's a longer gif of Roy's fight with Wildcat's sidekick showing Roy escaping a submission hold and turning it into a throw. It still isn't the full fight though, which is too long to make into gif form and I can't find anywhere on YouTube.

Also, I think you should post the full video for Roy's prison fight and explain its context some more, since it really is incredibly impressive. Before the fight even begins, Roy is surrounded by three, much larger prisoners, each armed with a melee weapon, and physically restrained at two different points ON TOP of being handcuffed behind his back. From this incredibly disadvantaged position, Roy is able to floor all three of them, brings his hands to his front which requires amazing flexibility, and disarms and KOs all three men at the same time while only taking one blow. You can feel free and just copy this exact description if it makes things easier for you. I just want to make sure the impressiveness of the feat is fully realized, as I don't think the gifs do it justice at all. Here's the fight.

Also, his feats from his brief season 4 appearance were amazing, including the wall run I posted above. He had a parkour chase with Oliver, which included Oliver leaping onto the back of a truck in order to try and catch up with Roy and Roy just leaving the truck in the dust, and he blatantly outraced an explosion during the climax.

Lastly, you should definitely include that brief bout with Nyssa, not as a feat of H2H since Roy got completely wrecked, but as a feat of skill and wit as Roy was fast enough to defeat a superior opponent outright.

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#14 Posted by TheSuperor (6838 posts) - - Show Bio

@nickzambuto: Thank you very much! I've looked everywhere for that feat of him running up the wall and flipping into the vent. I'll make sure to have those feats added.

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#15 Edited by Mutant1230 (6649 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool. The Team Arrow heroes are really underrated!

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#16 Posted by TheSuperor (6838 posts) - - Show Bio
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#17 Posted by AllStarSuperman (43249 posts) - - Show Bio

@thesuperor: As always really good work. Roy should have more battle threads.

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#19 Posted by AllStarSuperman (43249 posts) - - Show Bio

@foxerdes: got jipped in the votes though......

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#20 Posted by foxerdes (10260 posts) - - Show Bio

@allstarsuperman: Well, Punisher was a tough opponent especially in Arcus's hands.

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#21 Posted by deactivated-5c6891767abb2 (1820 posts) - - Show Bio

Very underrated character

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#22 Posted by RBT (28608 posts) - - Show Bio

He is a high-end arrow timer now, so that's always helpful.