Oliver Jonas "Ollie" Queen is a billionaire playboy-turned-vigilante archer and the current Mayor of Star City. He was also the previous owner of the night club Verdant (which he used as a cover for his operations) and CEO of Queen Consolidated. After being presumed lost at sea for 5 years, Oliver returned home with a mission to rid Starling City of crime and corruption, becoming the hooded vigilante known as The Hood. Armed with a bow and arrow, The Hood was willing to use lethal force, but after his best friend Tommy Merlyn was killed in the Undertaking, Oliver vowed never to kill again unless absolutely necessary, renaming himself The Arrow.