The Star City of the future has secrets hiding around every corner.
Things aren't looking so hot for Star City in 2046. Sara and Ray are distraught to find their home in such disarray and can't stop themselves from offering a helping hand despite Rip's warnings about messing with the timeline. They encounter one surprise after another, and we have details on the new faces they meet.
Here are some of the #DCTV Secrets from this week's episode:
- Who is Connor Hawke?
- Hello, grizzled Ollie…
- Who is Grant Wilson?
- Meet us at O'Neil and Adams.
- Captain Cold and Heat Wave’s resume
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Stop traveling into the future now if you don't want to know more. But you know you want to keep going.
A Different Defender
Rip and his crew run into an unexpected Green Arrow in the future. Though he's taken the alias of Connor Hawke, the young hero is actually John Diggle, Jr. Yes, that means he's the son of Diggle from Arrow.
Connor was someone else's offspring in the pages of the comics. Introduced in GREEN ARROW #0, Connor Hawke was the son of Oliver Queen and Sandra Hawke. Connor knew his father was the Green Arrow, but he didn't meet Oliver until he was a teenager. More notably, Connor took it upon himself to become the Green Arrow when Oliver was believed to be dead.
In the New 52, Connor goes by the moniker Red Arrow and is a member of the World Army.
It Was a Dark and Stormy Knight...
Connor Hawke isn't the only Green Arrow keeping watch in Star City. The Legends team encounters an older, goatee-sporting, bitter Oliver Queen. His rough and tumble look in 2046 is an homage to Green Arrow in Frank Miller and Klaus Janson's BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS. The Oliver who appeared in that classic story was a revolutionary who'd seen better days. He was older and grumpier, and he'd lost his left arm. How exactly he lost it is never revealed, but it’s suggested that Superman was somehow responsible.
Like Father, Like Son
Daddy issues abound in Arrow, don't they? Grant Wilson, son of Slade Wilson, has taken up the Deathstroke mantle to terrorize Star City. He first appeared in the comics in NEW TEEN TITANS #1 and though he idolized Deathstroke, he didn't realize the villain was his father. He found his way to a life of crime anyway by working with H.I.V.E. and eventually gained his Deathstroke-esque powers from the organization and took the name of Ravager.
Not Just Any Corner
Smoak Industries maintains storage facilities in a warehouse on the corner of Adams and O'Neil. Those famous streets are named after iconic creators Denny O'Neil and Neal Adams. The duo is responsible for numerous titles in the DC Comics library, but they're best known for their work on Batman and, fittingly, their iconic stories teaming up Green Arrow with Green Lantern.
Quite the Laundry List
Captain Cold and Heat Wave have committed goodness knows how many crimes together. Their friendship has a…uh, colorful past, and in this episode, they reference the Blackhawk armored car jobs. Blackhawk is likely a reference to the military group known as the Blackhawks or the Blackhawk Squadron.
See you next week!