Thursday, January 29, 2015

"Arrow" - Close On 'Arsenal'

Sneak Peek a closer look @ vigilante  'Roy Harper' (Colton Haynes) who continues to make a bigger impact in The CW's "Arrow" as the red-hooded archer 'Arsenal', now that 'Oliver Queen', aka "Arrow' is presumed dead:

"...'Roy debuted in the season one 'Arrow' episode 'Dodger' as a thief who steals the purse of 'Thea Queen'. 

"Eventually they reconcile and start an on and off dating relationship. After 'Oliver' saves Roy's life in the episode 'Salvation', Roy gains an active interest in the vigilante known as the 'Hood' and wants to emulate him. Roy continues to act as a recurring character throughout the rest of the season and becomes a series regular starting in season 2.

"In season 2, Roy fights crime as an 'Arrow'-like vigilante before he is captured and injected with the super-soldier drug 'Mirakuru', that enhances his physical capabilities...

" him superhuman strength and healing, able to punch through solid wood and recover from being shot at point-blank range- but also causing his behavior to become hostile and violent. 

"Arrow offers to train Roy to learn how to control his physical and mental performances, while keeping those around him safe. Eventually Roy Arrow's identity and officially joins 'Team Arrow'. In the episode 'Birds of Prey', Oliver calls Roy his sister's nickname 'Speedy' (like the male sidekick in the DC Comics). Roy tells Oliver never to call him that.

"By the end of season two, Roy is cured of the Mirakuru and Oliver gives him a red domino mask. Roy chooses to fight by Oliver's side to save the city from the army of 'Slade Wilson', hoping to achieve redemption, but at the cost of his relationship with Thea.

"Roy assumes the name of 'Arsenal', in a red version of Oliver's costume and equipment. This came to fruition in the premiere of season 3 when Roy wears a red suit with his own red arrows. In the season 3 episode 'Guilty', Oliver suggests the name 'Arsenal' after the antagonist of the episode refers to him as 'another weapon in Oliver's arsenal'..."

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