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DC Comics

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

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Trick Arrows

Official Name
Trick Arrows
Origin
Universe

Lead Designer
Most were developed by Oliver Queen.

Place of Creation

Characteristics
Dimensions
75 cm to 90 cm from nock to head; Overall length and weight varies depending upon the specific arrow in question.

Owners

Previous Owners
Red Arrow; on rare occasion Connor Hawke

First appearance

Unknown

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History

In his career as Green Arrow, Oliver Queen has custom designed many unique arrowheads, many of which are interchangeable and can be used for any size arrow shaft. His protégé Roy Harper also employed gimmick arrows during his years as Queen's sidekick Speedy, but now prefers more conventional weaponry. Ollie's son, Connor Hawke, never developed an appreciation for his father's unique weaponry, though he was once forced to rely upon Queen's gimmick arrows during an adventure with the Justice League.

The inspiration for building gimmick arrows was bred out of necessity. Before donning the costumed identity of Green Arrow, Oliver Queen was abandoned on the island of Fiji and forced to fend for himself. The first non-standard arrow he ever created was a flame arrow, which he used against drug runners working for China White. [1]

Since that time, Ollie has used his wealth and resources to fashion speciality arrows suitable for all occasions. These arrows became of great use particularly during his "Hard Traveling Heroes" days with friend and colleague Hal Jordan, as well as his extended tenure with the Justice League of America.

After the dissolution of the original Justice League, Ollie abandoned the use of gimmick arrows and began using standard arrows exclusively. Even now, he prefers the use of more conventional projecticle weapons and rarely employs gimmick arrows. However, desperate times often require desperate measures, and if the situation calls for it, Ollie will occasionally dust off a classic boxing glove or boomerang arrow.

Types

Standard Arrow
Green Arrow often employs standard wooden arrows with a 75 cm to 90 cm shaft, steel heads and plastic fletching.
Bleach Bottle Arrow
During one of the lower moments of Oliver Queen's life, he was forced to use a bleach bottle as an arrowhead to fend off a group of muggers. [2]
Boxing Glove Arrow
This was a customized trick arrow outfitted with a life-size boxing glove in place of an arrow head. It was arguably one of Green Arrow's most often-used trick arrows.
Flash grenade arrow
This is a customized trick arrow equipped with an incendiary tip. It is one of several gimmick weapons utilized by the heroic archer known as Green Arrow.
Greek Fire Arrow
This was a customized trick arrow equipped with a tip that could inject a perpetually burning stream of fluid into a target. It was one of several gimmick weapons utilized by the heroic archer known as Green Arrow.
Phantom Zone Arrow
Superman once possessed a special blue arrow that opened a portal into the Phantom Zone. The Teen Titan known as Speedy stole the arrow and hid it in his possession for many years. He eventually gave it to his successor, Mia Dearden, to use against Superboy-Prime.

List

  • Acetylene Torch
  • Acid
  • Blackout
  • Blade
  • Bola
  • Boomerang
  • Boxing Glove
  • Cable
  • Electric
  • Fan arrow
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Flare
  • Flash Grenade
  • Greek Fire
  • Grenade
  • Glue
  • Jet
  • Magnetic
  • Net
  • Phantom Zone Arrow
  • Siren
  • Smog-Alert Arrow
  • Smoke
  • Stun Grenade
  • Suction Cup
  • Tear Gas

See Also

Links and References

  • None.
  1. Green Arrow: Year One #6
  2. Green Arrow (Volume 3) #1
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Marvel Database

Up to date as of February 09, 2010

From Marvel Database

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Trick Arrows

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Official Name
Trick Arrows
First appearance

Unknown

Contents

History

Clint Barton has used a variety of different arrows, each fitted with a special arrowhead that is either stored in the various small pockets and pouches hidden in his costume or already attached to the arrow itself. He primely carries multiple copies of:

Sonic Arrow
Explosive-tip Arrow
Smoke Bomb Arrow
Flare Arrow
Tear Gas Arrow
Acid Arrow
Suction Cup Arrow
Cable Arrow
Putty Arrow
Bola Arrow
Electro-disrupter Arrow
Net Arrow
Rocket Arrow
Boomerang Arrow

He has also been known to carry and use various other trick arrows that he specifically designed with his weapon brandishing skills against specific opponents or out of mere curiosity. Below are specifics (though there are more).

Fire Arrow
Freeze Arrow
Vibranium Arrow
Sleeping Gas Arrow
EMP Arrow
Tranquilizer Arrow

Notes

  • No special notes.

Trivia

  • No trivia.

See Also

  • Appearances of Trick Arrows
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  • Images that feature Trick Arrows
  • Fan-Art Gallery: Trick Arrows

Links and References

  • None.

This article uses material from the "Trick Arrows" article on the Marvel Database wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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