Oliver Queen is a rich playboy who was considered dead after his father's ship, the Gambit, sank. He spent four years trapped on the island Lian Yu, where he learned to fight, and also spent time in Hong Kong and Russia before he returned home to Star City. There, he became the vigilante known as the Hood and used lethal force against people his father had listed as failing Star City. After the death of his friend Tommy Merlyn, Oliver vowed to never kill again and renamed himself the Arrow. But when Star City later turned on the Arrow, Oliver faked the Arrow's death and attempted to retire from the vigilante life. However, he was brought back into the fold when H.I.V.E. waged war on the city. Oliver rebranded himself as the Green Arrow and took up the job of protecting the city once more. Now, he juggles his Green Arrow duties with being the Mayor of Star City. He has been romantically linked to Sara Lance and Laurel Lance, and was briefly engaged to Felicity Smoak.