The Best Versions of Green Arrow

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A list of the best interpretations of Green Arrow throughout comics, movies, TV, and more. Oliver Queen is a wonderful amalgamation of Batman and Robin Hood. He's a rich billionaire playboy disguised as a super heroic archer. There are many different variations of the character and dozens of formats the character has been utilized in. Be it video games, films, animated series, or alternate versions of the character in comic books, Green Arrow is in so many forms of pop culture in, one way or another.

We've decided to compile some of our favorites here. Do you like to play as Arrow in Infinite Crisisor is Injustice: Gods Among Us more your style ? Do you think Justin Hartley on Smallville made the best Green Arrow, or are you a Stephen Amell fan? Do you prefer Green Arrow teamed up with Green Lantern, the Justice League, or in solo outings?

Here's your chance to see where it all lines up. What are the greatest interpretations of Green Arrow ever? Vote up all your favorites!
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  • Arrow (2012)
    TV Program
    112 votes
    In the realm of superhero television, Arrow stands out as a gritty and intense drama that delves into the life of billionaire-turned-vigilante Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell). With its unique blend of action, suspense, and character-driven storytelling, the show has garnered multiple award nominations, including a Primetime Emmy nod for Outstanding Stunt Coordination. Over the course of its eight-season run, Arrow has skillfully balanced jaw-dropping fight sequences with compelling interpersonal relationships, creating a rich tapestry of intrigue, redemption, and sacrifice. The series also boasts a talented ensemble cast, with standout performances by David Ramsey (John Diggle) and Emily Bett Rickards (Felicity Smoak), who bring depth and nuance to their roles.
  • Green Arrow (Oliver Queen)
    Comic Book Character
    68 votes
    All solo series in regular DC continuity.
    Green Arrow is a fictional superhero who appears in comic books published by DC Comics. Created by Morton Weisinger and designed by George Papp, he first appeared in More Fun Comics #73 in November 1941. His real name is Oliver Queen, a billionaire businessman and owner of Queen Industries, as well as a well-known celebrity in his locale of Star City. Sometimes shown dressed like Robin Hood, Green Arrow is an archer who uses his skills to fight crime in his home cities of Star City and Seattle, as well as alongside his fellow superheroes as a member of the Justice League. Though much less frequently used in modern stories, he also deploys a range of trick arrows with various special functions, such as glue, explosive-tipped, grappling hook, flash grenade, tear gas and even kryptonite arrows for use in a range of special situations. At the time of his debut, Green Arrow functioned in many ways as an archery-themed analogue of the very popular Batman character, but writers at DC subsequently developed him into a voice of progressivism very much distinct in character from Batman.
  • The Flash
    TV Program
    76 votes
    In a seamless fusion of superhero action and emotional drama, The Flash has managed to keep audiences engaged since its debut. The show follows the story of Barry Allen (Grant Gustin), a forensic scientist who acquires superhuman speed after being struck by lightning. As he embraces his newfound abilities, Barry becomes a masked crusader, fighting crime and protecting Central City from a multitude of nefarious threats. With a talented ensemble cast, including Candice Patton as Iris West and Tom Cavanagh in various roles, The Flash has garnered critical acclaim and numerous award nominations, solidifying its place in the pantheon of superhero television.
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us
    67 votes
    Injustice: Gods Among Us is a fighting video game based upon the fictional universe of DC Comics. The game was developed by NetherRealm Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation 3, Wii U, and Xbox 360. It was released in April 2013 in North America, Europe, and Australia, and June 2013 in Japan. An iOS variation of the game was released on March 29th, 2013. The game was also ported to Android on November 21, 2013. On October 7, 2013 it was announced that the game would be re-released in the form of the Ultimate Edition on November 12, 2013 in North America and November 29 in Europe and other territories for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, as well as Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. The Ultimate Edition includes all of the previously released DLC.
  • Justice League Unlimited
    67 votes
    Delving into the intricate world of superheroes, Justice League Unlimited showcases an array of characters while expertly balancing action and storytelling. With a rich ensemble cast, including Superman (George Newbern), Batman (Kevin Conroy), and Wonder Woman (Susan Eisenberg), the show masterfully explores the human side of these iconic heroes. As an Emmy-nominated series, it has received accolades for its animation and attention to detail. The intricate plotlines span across multiple episodes, providing viewers with a cohesive narrative that keeps them engaged. This animated gem offers a fresh perspective on familiar faces, reminding us why these heroes continue to resonate with audiences.
  • Green Arrow and Black Canary

    Green Arrow and Black Canary

    Comic Book Series
    36 votes
    Green Arrow and Black Canary was a comic book ongoing series published by DC Comics starring superheroes Green Arrow and Black Canary.