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Quote1.png My name is Connor Hawke... the Green Arrow... and if you give me a job, it's as good as done. Because if I've learned anything from the mother who raised me... the ashram where I trained... and even the father who abandoned me... I'm here to save the day... no matter what falls out of the sky. Quote2.png
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Connor Hawke is an operative of the League of Shadows believed to be on par with the likes of Damian Wayne. He is the estranged son of Oliver Queen, the original Green Arrow.

Childhood

On the day Connor was born, his father Oliver came to see and hold him; however, Oliver still ultimately abandoned him and his mother Sandra. Eventually, he learned that his father was the Green Arrow and kept track of his exploits and habits.[1] Despite his father's lack of involvement in his life, Connor took up training at the same ashram he once did and at some point decided to continue the Green Arrow legacy.[2]

Hawke & Kong

One busy evening in Metropolis, Connor's mother and great-aunt sent him out to pick up kimchi for dinner. As he made his way home across the city on his suit, he bumped into The New Super-Man, who was fighting a giant robotic dragon. During the fight Connor used his arrows to prevent bystanders being hurt by Kong's reckless actions, but in the process his jar of kimchi is smashed. Connor went back to his home before the crowd that thanked Kong can know what he did. When he arrived at home, he told his aunt and mom that he got sidetracked, but they respond by saying that they saw it on the news and began praising Kong. Kong later arrived to their home with a jar of pao cai from China as a replacement for the kimchi that Connor lost; realizing that Super-Man had nowhere to go, Connor invited him to stay for dinner.[2]

Lazarus Tournament

Forced to fight a new friend.

At an unknown point in time, Connor came to owe a debt to the League of Shadows, who "found [him] when no one else would", and subsequently pledged loyalty to them.[3] The group chose him as their champion for the League of Lazarus tournament and monitored him vigilantly to ensure obedience; several times, he expressed hesitance over killing his opponents, despite knowing they would be revived as per the tournament rules.

While trying to meditate in solitude, Connor came across a wandering Robin, who had abandoned a rowdy party of fellow competitors. Choosing to remain away from the crowd, the two instead sat together and bonded over their similar backgrounds and laughed at the eccentricities of their fathers. Before long, they were interrupted by Connor's League of Shadows handlers.[1] As it happened, the lead operative had previously been banished by Robin's mother; looking for revenge, the master forced Connor to fight his new acquaintance, despite tournament rules forbidding clashes after nightfall. Connor swiftly defeated Robin and threw him off the cliffs of the island.[4] Though he felt remorse, Connor nonetheless feigned ignorance of Robin's whereabouts until he returned safely some time later, having survived the fall.[5]


Abilities

  • Archery
  • Martial Arts: According to his League of Shadows handlers, Hawke is a martial artist whose skill could potentially match Robin's, eventually proven when Connor defeated him during their first bout.[1] He was able to easily defeat a group of men while unarmed.[6]
  • Meditation [1]


  • Connor appears to have a sensitivity to the sense of death, sensing the mass killings that occurred on Lazarus Island and positing that sacrifices had been occurring there long before the League of Lazarus even occupied it.[1]
  • While developing the story for Robin, writer Joshua Williamson learned that hawks were a natural predator to robins; with "hawk" being phonetically identical to "Hawke", this influenced his decision to feature Connor as a major opponent for Robin during the League of Lazarus tournament.[7]
    • This also likely influenced the decision to have Connor referred to mononymously as Hawke during the arc.

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