DC: 10 weirdest friendships in the Green Arrow comics
Generally, Oliver Queen is not an easy person to maintain. The guy is arrogant, unbearable at times and can be a complete jerk. And these are arguably some of his best personality traits.
But Green Arrow has always managed to make a few close friends over the years, making him the hub of a network of friendships that, honestly, don’t always make the most sense. Sometimes these connections are downright illogical. But that doesn’t change the fact that these relationships are essential not only to survival in the field, but also to maintaining sanity in such a brutal line of work.
ten Fast and childlike eternity
Green Arrow has so many young proteges that fans started to wonder if he was following Batman’s parenting advice. One of Green Arrow’s sidekicks was Mia Dearden, a young fugitive he trained to be the next Speedy with the help of Connor Hawke.
Throughout his career as a costumed archer, Speedy has made all kinds of connections with other heroes. One of the strangest is his friendship with Kid Eternity, who has an incredibly different power and lifestyle than his own, making them an odd couple.
9 Arsenal and Rose Wilson
As long as there has been a Teen Titans, it seems they disagreed with Deathstroke. DC’s greatest mercenary and assassin has long made it his goal to take down this team of young heroes, even if no one is paying him to do so.
Her daughter, Rose Wilson, was much less clear. She has been an enemy of the Titans as well as a member. This led to a somewhat awkward friendship with Arsenal, a friendship that has been tested repeatedly over the years.
8 Connor Hawke and Steel
While Green Arrow has amassed more than a few pseudo-adoptive children over the course of his long career, he does have children he was involved in conceiving. One of them is Connor Hawke, a master martial artist and archer.
At a time when his father was dead, Connor took on the role of Green Arrow as well as joining the Justice League. This led to a myriad of strange friendships, including one with Steel. Connor probably doesn’t even own a smartphone, let alone armor.
7 Black canary and dead man
There are several heroes in DC who are heirlooms and follow in their parents’ footsteps. The current Black Canary is one of them, using the same superhero name as her mother when she fought the right fight.
Black Canary has had many interesting friendships in her life, although the strangest one could be Deadman. It’s hard to say how many DC heroes are even aware of Boston Brand’s existence, but Black Canary is and she really takes care of him.
6 Connor Hawke and Doctor Fate
Friendships in the comics tend to transcend differences in power sets. If the heroes only hung out with other heroes who had the same powers as them, Superman and Batman would never have worked together.
One of the most unique friendships in DC is the one that developed between Connor Hawke and Doctor Fate. The master archer and the mystical representative of the Lords of Order don’t have much in common, but they make a surprisingly good duo.
5 Green arrow and Captain America
While this practice has certainly disappeared in recent years, there was a time when DC Comics and Marvel Comics crossed paths on a semi-regular basis. This has led to some interesting partnerships and friendships that are no longer visible.
One of the difficulties was certainly Green Arrow and Captain America. While Cap has always styled himself as someone who fights for the American Dream, Green Arrow dislikes government or any similar institution. Still, they managed to form some kind of bond during their time together.
4 Red Arrow and Damian Wayne
There are superhero names that have been used by a number of people, a big one being Doctor Fate. But there have also been a few people by the name of Red Arrow over the years, including Oliver Queen’s half-sister, Emiko Queen.
Under the name Red Arrow, Emiko worked alongside her brother as a heroic archer. After joining the Teen Titans and being exposed to the larger world of superheroes, she became friends with the always acerbic and often difficult Damian Wayne who was no match given their personalities.
3 Arsenal and Hawk
The first of Green Arrow’s sidekicks was a young man named Roy Harper. He certainly went through a lot of hardship during his time as a hero, although Harper eventually found a way back and took on the Arsenal name.
Hawk, on the other hand, has been a tough hero, and sometimes a villain, throughout his career. Without Dove, Hawk goes away pretty quickly and starts doing some real damage. It ends up being something Arsenal can relate to.
2 Black Canary and Catwoman
Current Black Canary Dinah Lance has become one of DC Comics’ best melee fighters. She studied with the best and also trained more than a few heroes. But she doesn’t always associate with other heroes.
Her time with the Birds of Prey has helped her build some strange alliances, especially with Catwoman. At this point, Catwoman is neither a hero nor a villain. She is simply Catwoman. But at least Black Canary knows Catwoman will pick her up when needed, even though they aren’t traditionally team players.
1 Green arrow and Batman
If there have ever been two heroes who shouldn’t be friends, it’s Green Arrow and Batman. Frankly, Batman and Superman make more sense than these two, and that says a lot.
Green Arrow can be an arrogant and obnoxious loudmouth, which are generally qualities that drive Batman crazy. Despite this, they share a special bond of being powerless heroes in a world of gods and monsters. It is important that they work together just to survive.
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