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Encyclopedia > Connor Hawke
Green Arrow


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Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Green Arrow (2nd volume) #0 (1994)
Created by Kelley Puckett
Jim Aparo
Character Information
Real name Connor Hawke
Status Active
Affiliations Green Arrow
Previous affiliations Justice League
Notable relatives Oliver Queen (father), Moonday Hawke (mother), Robert (half-brother)
Notable powers No meta-human abilities;
Master archer;
Master martial artist

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Detailed history

Meeting Ollie

Connor Hawke met Oliver Queen after Ollie came to stay at the ashram where Connor had been studying for some years. Ollie had previously retreated to the ashram decades before, looking for peace after accidentally killing a criminal (in The Flash #217). Ollie returned to the ashram under similar circumstances, haunted by the thought that he had killed his former best friend Hal Jordan, who he at the time believed had gone insane and become the villain Parallax. Thanks to Connor, who was a big fan of Green Arrow, Ollie was able to regain a semblance of inner peace and venture out into the world again, especially after numerous attempts on his life had been made. Green Arrow (Oliver Queen) is a DC Comics superhero. ... Ashrams in ancient India were Hindu hermitages where sages lived in peace and tranquility amidst nature. ... The Flash. ... Hal Jordan is a DC Comics superhero, the Silver Age Green Lantern, and arguably the most famous hero to bear that name. ... A cartoon villain. ... Parallax is a fictional comic book villain from DC Comics. ...


Connor decided to journey with Ollie, and created a costume similar to his. Connor served as Ollie's sidekick, also meeting with Eddie Fyers, the former federal agent that acted as a form of counsel for Ollie. It was during this time that Ollie learned about his connection to Connor (albeit from the ghost of Hal Jordan): Connor was Ollie's son, conceived during Ollie's stay at the ashram twenty years before, a truth that Eddie Fyers had already deduced. Ollie didn't take it well and stormed off, agreeing to go undercover in an eco-terrorist group called the Eden Corps for the government. The mission turned out to be fatal for Ollie, as his arm was connected to a bomb in a plane that was headed for Metropolis. Rather than endanger Metropolis, he sacrificed himself to let the bomb explode away from the city. With his father dead, Connor decided to take up the mantle of Green Arrow and continue his hero's work.


The new Green Arrow

Connor continued to travel with Eddie, accompanied at times by Connor's martial arts mentor Master Jansen, as he tried to find his place not only in the hero world, but also in the legacy of Green Arrow. Akin to the friendship between his father and Hal Jordan, Connor became quick friends with the new Green Lantern Kyle Rayner, who himself was struggling to live up to a legacy. Connor of course also met Black Canary (Dinah Lance), Ollie's true love, who gave him one of Ollie's old bows, which Connor would use from then on. Besides making friends, he also came face to face with Lady Shiva, said to be the deadliest assassin in the world, and was able to fight her almost to a stand-still, making him one of the very few to have survived battle with her. Cover to Green Lantern: Rebirth #6, art by Ethan Van Sciver. ... Ion is a fictional hero from the DC Comics universe. ... Black Canary is a female superhero in the DC Comics universe. ... Lady Shiva is a fictional character created by DC Comics. ...


Connor also applied for membership in the JLA, taking his father's place. On what would be his second interview, he single-handedly saved the League from the hands of the Key. Connor defeated the Key's robots using his father's old trick arrows since his own were destroyed. In the end, he knocked out the Key using the famous boxing glove arrow. The Key is a DC Comics supervillain with several major incarnations. ...

Connor using his father's trick arrows.
Connor using his father's trick arrows.

He would later be used by Batman as a "traitor" in the League in a ploy to defeat Lex Luthor's Injustice Gang. Connor would leave the League afterward, feeling he was better suited for the street-level work and out of his element in the epic adventures of the Justice League, although he did remain on reserve status. He and Eddie would then return for a time to the ashram where Connor was raised, although they both often returned to the outside world, aiding Robin, Spoiler and Batgirl. Image File history File links ConnorHawke2. ... Image File history File links ConnorHawke2. ... Lex Luthor is a fictional character, a DC Comics supervillain and archenemy of Superman. ... The Injustice Gang (also known as the Injustice Gang of the World) is a group of fictional supervillains in the DC Comics universe. ...


Return to Action

When Ollie returned from the dead, Connor left the ashram and tracked him down. Connor and Ollie moved in together in Star City. The two live with Mia Dearden, a runaway that Ollie has taken in and trained as his new sidekick Speedy. Since returning to the superhero life, Connor has been wounded seriously twice, once by the villain called Onomatopoeia and once by Constantine Drakon, but he continues in his hero role. He is the voice of reason for Ollie, and the two have since formed a real father-son relationship. Star City is a fictional city that appears in stories published by DC Comics, best known as the traditional home of the superheroes known by the shared alias of the Green Arrow. ... Mia Dearden is a fictional comic book superhero created by writer Kevin Smith and artist Phil Hester. ... Speedy is the name of two DC Comics superheroes, both of whom have served as teenaged sidekicks for the Green Arrow (a. ... Onomatopoeia is a DC Comics supervillain who has faced Green Arrow. ... Constantine Drakon is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe. ...


One Year Later

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After the events of Infinite Crisis, Connor is revealed in Teen Titans (vol. 3) #34 (2006) to be on an island with Mia Dearden. One Year Later event logo. ... Cover to Infinite Crisis #1. ... Mia Dearden is a fictional comic book superhero created by writer Kevin Smith and artist Phil Hester. ...


A six issue mini-series Connor Hawke: Dragon's Blood will be release in November, written by Chuck Dixon and art by Derec Donovan. Dixon stated, "A big suprise leads to major changes in Connor's life, particularly as it relates to his father." (Wizard #177). Chuck Dixon is an American comic book writer, perhaps best-known for long runs on Batman titles in the 1990s. ...


Powers and abilities

Connor possesses no powers whatsoever, but is an expert archer (although not the natural his father is). Unlike his father (who employs trick arrows from time to time), he uses a traditional bow and arrows.


Due to Connor's training in the ashram, he can mimic fighting styles that he witnesses, though this is a learned skill and not a meta-human power. Writer Chuck Dixon used the Brotherhood of the Fist storyline to establish Connor as being among the best hand-to-hand combatants in the world. Years later, however, the martial artist assassin Constantine Drakon would show himself to be Connor's clear superior in this regard, even while the hero was armed and he was not. This led to speculation that either Drakon was a metahuman (a theory which has not been established as canon) or else that Connor was no longer among the best fighers in the DC Universe. The following year, however, Connor's martial arts standing was reestablished in the short-lived Richard Dragon series. Although the most realistic explanation for these inconsistencies is simply that different authors approach the character differently, there are real life examples of otherwise exceptional martial artists being particularly weak against certain styles. At any rate, Connor is generally considered among DC's top martial artists, along with: Chuck Dixon is an American comic book writer, perhaps best-known for long runs on Batman titles in the 1990s. ... Cover to Green Arrow #135. ... Metahuman is a term to describe superhumans in the DC Universe. ... In the context of fiction, the canon of a fictional universe comprises those novels, stories, films, etc. ... Richard Dragon, Kung Fu Fighter, is a DC Comics comic book. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Green Arrow - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3956 words)
Connor was later revealed to be Oliver Queen's son, conceived during Ollie's stay at the retreat.
In marked contrast to his father, Connor was awkward around the opposite sex, sparking some fan speculation that he might be gay.
Connor Hawke starred in the series (as "Green Arrow II") from issue 102 until issue 137, when it was canceled in 1998.
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