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Quote1 They'll soon be seeing plenty of the Rainbow Archer! I'll use every color of the spectrum--except green! I hate green! It symbolizes the man who caused my downfall--Green Arrow! Quote2
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Albrecht Raines, alias the Rainbow Archer, was an artist who had seen very little profit from his work turned to counterfeiting to make ends meet.

Albrecht Raines an artist by day was also a leader of an underworld criminal gang, that was printing counterfeit money. Green Arrow and his sidekick, Speedy, investigating the trail of phony money and quickly identify Raines' counterfeit bills by their inaccurate coloring. They capture Raines and his men and take them to prison.

In route to the police station, Raines escapes and declares his vengeance against Green Arrow and Speedy. He dons a costume and begins calling himself the Rainbow Archer. On his first operation, He loots the purser's office of an ocean liner and uses slinging arrows of various colors to escape. His second operation he attempts to loots an armored car, using an amber arrow. Due to his hatred of Green Arrow however, he refuses to use arrows that are colored green. Police officers arrive on the scene and the Rainbow Archer attempts to distract them. Green Arrow shows up and stops him once again. He returns Raines to prison ending his career as the Rainbow Archer once and for all.




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  • This version of the Rainbow Archer, including all history and corresponding appearances, was erased from existence following the collapse of the original Multiverse in the 1985–86 Crisis on Infinite Earths event and later restored following the rebirth of the infinite Multiverse during the Dark Crisis of 2022-2023. Even though other versions of the character may have appeared, this information does not apply to those versions.



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