"I'm the Vigilante...you're the cop!"
A part of me has always wanted you to see what kind of man I really am! I didn't expect to wind up finding out what kind of man you really are.
Do you know why I always blame myself in situations like this? Because at least it's an answer. Sometimes we just need a reason when a situation is completely unreasonable.
You have failed this universe!
Felicity Smoak, will you make me the happiest man on the face of the Earth?
I got arrested in front of my son. Dragged away in handcuffs because of something that Rene did. I don't know how to forgive him. I tried. John, more important, what's Cayden James up to? We don't know. He has known our identities for months. He hasn't outed us. Why? This started with you, with me, and with Felicity. Whatever comes our way, we can handle it. I believe that.
I didn't make all those sacrifices for a reward, Thea. I did it because it was right, and seeing it proves how much more there is to be done, and I can't do it without you.
I don't believe you. Because you're a liar. You're lying to me, to manipulate me into doing what you want. Adrian, here's the thing. If you are telling the truth... If you killed my son... I am never going to be the person you want me to be. Not ever.
My name is Oliver Queen. After five years in hell, I returned home with only one goal: to save my city. And I did. I became a hero who helped people. But now it's time for me to be someone else. It's time for me to be something else.
My name is Oliver Queen. After five years of hell, I returned home with only one goal: to save my city. But I couldn't honor that commitment and honor the promise I made to the mother of my son. So I asked the best man that I know to help. His name is John Diggle and he is the Green Arrow!
I think I have been so obsessed with proving to people that I am not like my father that I didn't stop and look at all the ways that I am exactly like him.
I'm sorry that it worked out that way, and both of you can decide on your own how much you want to hate me and how much blame you want to assign. But, I made a promise to your mother to keep you safe and there is no world, there is no universe, there is no past, present, or future where I break it.
The name of the island they found me on is Lian Yu. It's Mandarin for purgatory. Now I understand why. The memories, the pain, I've never escaped them. They're always with me, a reminder of what I had to endure. With only one thought, one goal -- survive. To save the multiverse, I must become something else. To do that, I have to return to where my journey began. Purgatory.
I just thought I could count on you to be the man that I knew. That man was my friend.
No, John, you didn't tell me because you knew I'd never let you go out there compromised and that I'd certainly never let you compromise the team. I have been mad at you before, John, this...is the first time I have ever been disappointed.
Hope. Inspiration. Someone who can do things in the light who isn't afraid. Someone who can protect himself. Felicity, I'm gonna run for Mayor.
Because if I'm wrong, if I'm wrong then all of this is for nothing. Do you understand Tatsu? I left Felicity, I left my children. So if, if The Monitor can't fix this and if he is not here to help then all of these things that I have sacrificed and all of the things that so many other people have already sacrificed will have been for nothing! I need my family to live. Which means that I need this to work.
The men and women I've targeted are dangerous, corrupt, a virulent cancer. Cancers like James Holder, whose corporation put defective smoke detectors in low-income housing in The Glades. There have been many fires and too many funerals. But cancers can be fought and conquered. All it takes is a surgeon and the right instrument.
My name is Oliver Queen. After five years in hell, I returned home with only one goal—to save my city. For eight years, I've fought alongside brave men and women striving for justice. But then, a Crisis came. And I had to become someone else. I had to become something else. I made the ultimate sacrifice, which helped birth an entirely new universe. Now my friends and family will have to go on without me. And although I have become a Spectre, there is a part of me that will always be the Green Arrow.
I don't think that bolt of lightning struck you, Barry. I think it chose you.
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- Arrow (TV Series) Episode: Betrayal
- Arrow (TV Series) Episode: Beyond Redemption
- Arrow (TV Series) Episode: Broken Arrow
- Arrow (TV Series) Episode: Canary Cry
- Arrow (TV Series) Episode: Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Four
- Arrow (TV Series) Episode: Dark Waters
- Arrow (TV Series) Episode: Divided
- Arrow (TV Series) Episode: Inheritance
- Arrow (TV Series) Episode: Invasion!
- Arrow (TV Series) Episode: Lian Yu
- Arrow (TV Series) Episode: Lost in the Flood
- Arrow (TV Series) Episode: My Name Is Oliver Queen
- Arrow (TV Series) Episode: Next of Kin
- Arrow (TV Series) Episode: Past Sins
- Arrow (TV Series) Episode: Prochnost
- Arrow (TV Series) Episode: Purgatory
- Arrow (TV Series) Episode: Shifting Allegiances
- Arrow (TV Series) Episode: Streets of Fire
- Arrow (TV Series) Episode: Suicidal Tendencies
- Arrow (TV Series) Episode: Thanksgiving
- Arrow (TV Series) Episode: The Candidate
- Arrow (TV Series) Episode: Unthinkable
- Arrow (TV Series) Episode: Welcome to Hong Kong
- Arrow (TV Series) Episode: Who Are You?
- Arrow: Season 2.5 Vol 1 5
- Arrow: Season 2.5 Vol 1 7
- Arrow: Season 2.5 Vol 1 9