It’s our tradition for the Television Crossover Hall of Fame that November’s theme should be the Newsmakers, since it’s also the month in which elections usually take place in America.
“Newsmakers” is a wide category including politicians of course, but also the newscasters, newspapers, and as multidimensionals usually, also the televersions of the Presidents and sometimes other word leaders. (Many times that comes down to the actual people, being members of the League of Themselves.)
Since we’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of the TVXOHOF, our theme for the monthly showcase for the entire year has been superheroes and sometimes their arch-foes.
As such, there was only one superhero who came to mind who also fit the bill for a politician….
Oliver Queen, also known by his alter-ego Green Arrow, is a fictional character in The CW's Arrowverse franchise, first introduced in the 2012 pilot episode of the television series ‘Arrow’. The character is based on the DC Comics character of the same name, created by Mort Weisinger and George Papp and was adapted for television in 2012 by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg. Oliver Queen has been continually portrayed by Stephen Amell, with Jacob Hoppenbrouwer portraying a young Oliver.
Subsequent seasons have him venturing into all criminal activity, and he shifts from being willing to kill to having a rule against all killing as a means of stopping assailants. In ‘Arrow’, Oliver is known during the first season as "The Hood", but drops that persona once he vows to stop killing and starts using a new name "Arrow". He does not take up the "Green Arrow" name until season four, when Roy Harper publicly confessed to being the "Arrow" to protect Oliver.
O'Bservation - For Toobworld, 'Vixen' takes place in the Tooniverse.
This is the last season for ‘Arrow’ and it looks as though Oliver Queen may perish in the Crisis of Infinite Earths. But that’s too much of a downer. I think the powers that be behind this show will find a way to work out a proper ending which will be more amenable to its legions of fans.
Welcome to the Hall, Mr. Queen, Mr. Green Arrow….