Is CW Green Arrow among the best live-action comic book characters ever?

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Poll Is CW Green Arrow among the best live-action comic book characters ever? (78 votes)

Yes 58%
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Not many are as badass or as developed.

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Perks of being a tv show character. More time for you.

He is goat.

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#3  Edited By ANTHP2000  Online

I think this is one of the few times I've cringed instinctively. Weirdly enough, I did not laugh.

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Not in any way

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No.

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#6 Joker567892  Online

No, he has the Barry Allen syndrome.

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Ah. Cue the unnecessary hate.

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Most definitely

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Yes

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No.

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D grade acting makes this a hard no

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Ah. Cue the unnecessary hate.

Won't be an Arrow thread without it.

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Imagine thinking that saying CW Green Arrow is not one of the best LA CB characters is “unnecessary hate“

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#14  Edited By The_Hajduk

@kevd4wg: There aren’t many characters who are better than him. Perhaps Reeves Superman, Tobey Spider-Man, Xavier and Logan, and RDJ Iron Man.

But he’s definitely better than all the other Supermen, the other Spider-Men, all the other X-Men, most Batmen, vast majority of the Avengers (inb4 Ant-Man or Scarlet Witch is a better character than Oliver Queen)

I’m just including heroes right now and not villains.

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I'd say so.

Perks of being a tv show character. More time for you.

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@kevd4wg said:

Imagine thinking that saying CW Green Arrow is not one of the best LA CB characters is “unnecessary hate“

I mean, saying he is the best would be weird, but he is among the best without any doubt.

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@chimeroid: @the_hajduk:I would disagree entirely. I only watched through S6 of Arrow, but out of 6 seasons, he only had 3 seasons of decent character writing, and S5 was largely just a retread of S2. The character writing in Arrow does not compare to the development in a lot of superhero content. Just a list of the top of my head of characters I consider better

  • Iron Man
  • Thor
  • Star-Lord
  • Thanos
  • Daredevil
  • Kingpin
  • Kilgrave
  • Fitz
  • Ward
  • Coulson
  • Daisy
  • Magneto
  • Xavier
  • Logan

And that's just scratching the surface honestly. I simply can't consider him close to top tier

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@kevd4wg: lool at Thor and Star-Lord being better than Arrow

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@ready_4_madness: How is that lolworthy its not like Arrow is exactly a bastion of character writing.

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Nope

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@kevd4wg: I just love stories where we see such a large chunk of a person’s life, and how they change over the course of a whole lifetime.

We see Oliver Queen from his early adulthood till his death. He changes in very big but very organic ways. At first he is a big loner and haunted by his past. He is also a borderline villain with some of the things that he does and was a villain in his past. Then he becomes a hero and accepts his past and his place in the present. Then he becomes a leader and the most emotionally mature character in the show. At the end he is a fully self actualized person and he is worthy to become an agent of god chosen from the multiverse.

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#22  Edited By jashro44

He's one of my favorites. I find Oliver more relatable than any other modern comic book super hero I've seen.

EDIT: He probably is my favorite in the modern era. If we look back further he might get bumped out but I admit nostalgia is a big factor in that.

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@jashro44:

He's one of my favorites. I find Oliver more relatable than any other modern comic book super hero I've seen.

We all remember that time when we had to torture someone for information and after he gave the said information, we skinned them alive. #relatableaf

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Not even close

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No.

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Nope, I can't really relate to a character of a soap opera show

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Only on Comicvine, he's barely recognizable as Green Arrow, played by a mediocre actor in a show that has multiple unwatchable seasons. Ah CV, how far you've fallen.

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Not even close. Poorly developed character who is at the same time far off from his comic book self, and just an overall Batman wannabe.

He was interesting the first couple of seasons, but after the second season he becomes tiresome as a character.

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Definitely

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He’s like a fusion of Batman and comic green arrow. Definitely my favorite

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Daredevil, bro.

Daredevil.

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#32  Edited By RBT

@theacidskull said:

Daredevil, bro.

Daredevil.

There can be more than one, you know. And it says 'one of'. Not 'the'.

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#33  Edited By theacidskull
@entropy_aegis said:

Only on Comicvine, he's barely recognizable as Green Arrow, played by a mediocre actor in a show that has multiple unwatchable seasons. Ah CV, how far you've fallen.

I considered watching it for the hell of it, but damn, it's still that bad? Has Amell at least improved? I remember the Australian dude who played Deathstroke being good. The acting gap was wide between him and the others though, especially Roy and Sara.

How far has it fallen from where it was around the time Damien Darhk shows up?

If it's gotten worse I might just turn it on in the background while I play online or something.

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@rbt said:
@theacidskull said:

Daredevil, bro.

Daredevil.

There can be more than one, you know. And it says 'one of'. Not 'the'.

Bro, Daredevil.

Bro.

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@rbt said:
@theacidskull said:

Daredevil, bro.

Daredevil.

There can be more than one, you know. And it says 'one of'. Not 'the'.

Bro, Daredevil.

Bro.

Indeed.

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#36  Edited By theacidskull

@rbt said:
@theacidskull said:
@rbt said:
@theacidskull said:

Daredevil, bro.

Daredevil.

There can be more than one, you know. And it says 'one of'. Not 'the'.

Bro, Daredevil.

Bro.

Indeed.

Ok lmao, but seriously, you'd put it up there with Daredevil?

I can't really judge because I tuned out around the time Darkh shows up as the overall antagonist, and while I don't recall anything terrible, I felt it was getting very repetitive, especially with Felicity/Oliver.

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#37  Edited By RBT

@theacidskull: I'd put Oliver up there with Matt if not above. If we're talking about the show, then Daredevil is obviously better.

Edit- Also, you don't recall anything terrible because you left when Darhk showed up.

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@theacidskull: I quit halfway through season 4. Then I started watching Season 5 half way and then quit again after the Deathstroke episodes in season 6. Only episodes I watched since involved crossovers and 2 or 3 with Nyssa/Talia. When this show gets bad it becomes legit unwatchable.

Manu Bennet who played Slade only appeares in a total of 6 episodes after season 2. So he certainly couldn't save it.

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Nah not for me

MCU Steve, Thanos, Thor, Strange, Loki and Tony, Foxverse Magneto and Logan, DCEU Clark, Zod and Shazam, Dick Donner Supes, Burton Batman, Nolan Batman, Bane and Joker, Snyder Doc Manhattan, Phillips Joker, Netflix Daredevil, Killgrave and Kingpin would be my line up of the best.

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Yes for Me.

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@zr2011 said:

D grade acting makes this a hard no

!? How is it a hard no when there are not over 10 better comics show !

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#42  Edited By Gotoucanario

The characters yes, just not the show.

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Nah not for me

MCU Steve, Thanos, Thor, Strange and Tony, Foxverse Magneto and Logan, DCEU Clark, Zod and Shazam, Dick Donner Supes, Burton Batman, Nolan Batman, Bane and Joker, Snyder Doc Manhattan, Phillips Joker, Netflix Daredevil, Killgrave and Kingpin would be my line up of the best.

very good list those would probably be my picks too.

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Not even close

Stephen Amell's Batman wannabe- I mean Green Arrow, was only good in the early seasons. He pales in comparison to 70% MCU characters, Nefliix Daredevil JJ Kingpin Kilgrave LG Punisher, Legion, Tobey Spidey, Xavier Mags, Logan, Bale Batman.

He probably better than the shitty CW DC characters, but that's a low bar.

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@sabracadabra: edited my comment to add MCU Loki, can’t believe I forgot him.

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#46  Edited By WhatIsWritten

Yes he is and I say that unironically

hes also better than any DCEU/MCU(movies) character too imo

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@rbt said:
@theacidskull said:

Daredevil, bro.

Daredevil.

There can be more than one, you know. And it says 'one of'. Not 'the'.

DaReDev1L bR0

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@rbt said:
@theacidskull said:

Daredevil, bro.

Daredevil.

There can be more than one, you know. And it says 'one of'. Not 'the'.

DaReDev1L bR0

Yes, Daredevil.

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Yup, definitely one of my favorite live action comic book heroes. He is generally a cool character but I really enjoyed how badass he was in seasons 1,5, and 8 specifically. Although I do prefer MCU Daredevil, MCU Iron Man, V from V for Vendetta, and Raimi Spiderman over him however.