Star City (comics)
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, or affiliated with, the shared alias of Green Arrow. Beyond that, it is known to other characters of the DC Universe as both a port city and a haven for artists in many of the media, from print to audio/visual to music. Green Arrow's base of operation was New York City. However, during the Silver Age, Green Arrow's home was established as being in Star City, being first mentioned in Adventure Comics vol. 1 #265, before making its first appearance in the following issue. According to several published accounts, Star City was incorporated as a city under its current name over 200 years ago. Before moving on to service in first Metropolis and Gotham City, Maggie Sawyer began her career as a police officer in Star City; the first costumed vigilante to serve as mayor was Thomas "Steelclaw" Bolt, who adopted an undercover persona as a costumed criminal as part of his efforts to bring local crime under control.
He died in office of that attempt. During the years that Green Arrow spent outside of Star City, at least one other costumed crime-fighter operated there: Chase Lawler, one of the several known Manhunters; the final Green Arrow storyline before One Year Later featured Doctor Light and Merlyn detonating explosives, leaving nearly a third of Star City in shambles in what becomes known as the "Amsterdam Avenue Disaster". In the One Year Later storyline, Oliver Queen becomes the mayor of Star City. News that he had been secretly funding the Outsiders a bounty hunter team at this point in their history, causes a scandal. Coupled with his marginal popularity with the voting public, this prompted Queen to resign his position, his resignation carried the stipulation that his successor maintain the various social aid organisations and resources Queen had established. Ollie was able to beat his opponent by resigning prior to the election and putting someone he trusted in charge of the city. In Justice League: Cry for Justice mini-series, Star City is the scene of a devastating tremor set by Prometheus.
Prometheus' plan is to teleport Star City—which he has targeted because it is the home city of a member of the Justice League—to an alternate universe. As the plan fails, Star City's outskirts are left intact but there is a vast, star-shaped ruin in the centre of the city, a death toll of ninety-thousand people and rising. During the events of Brightest Day, Deadman's white power ring teleports him to the site of the tremor, where his newly acquired White Lantern's powers turn the ruin into a lush forest. Shortly after this event, Martian Manhunter is informed by the Entity that he has been resurrected in order to burn the forest to the ground. Martian Manhunter arrives in the Star City forest and attempts to complete his task, however he is stopped from doing that by the Entity who revealed to him that the forest he is to burn down is on Mars. Green Arrow discovers that the forest appears to have some sentient intelligence or some kind of powers of illusion with instructs to protect or kill someone.
The Entity reveals that Nekron's attack at the Entity not only was mortally to it but heightened the contamination of the planet, the corruption will rise up in the form of another "dark avatar" of the darkness who will try to destroy the Star City forest, in, the key to save Earth's soul and the new champion of life, causing the Earth to die. Green Arrow discovers that the forest is not what appeared to be and that the heart of the forest is evil; this evil became the "Dark Avatar" which the Entity mentioned would come to destroy the forest. This Dark Avatar is the original Swamp Thing resurrected as a Black Lantern; as the entire Earth falls victim of its poisoning and corruption it is revealed that the only place, not yet touched is the forest where the sky is still blue, however as the population began to take shelter they are stopped by a white barrier. To defend the forest from the Dark Avatar, the Entity summoned the Elementals, which are revealed to be the heroes whose life force had been collected by the Entity and which reflect the simplest essential parts and principles of nature, each one representing one of the four elements, the Entity reveals that the central tree in the Star City forest is the foundation for the Parliament of Trees.
The Elementals are fused with the body of Alec Holland to resurrect him and the forest fused Alec Holland to transform him into the new Swamp Thing. After the Dark Avatar is defeated, Alec Holland reclaims the title of Swamp Thing and begins to restore life in Star City's areas. Star City's location, like those of Metropolis, Gotham City, other cities in the DC Universe, was uncertain for many years, with varying depictions over the decades. Several golden age stories depicted Green Arrow and Speedy fighting seafaring villains -- the Angler, the Harbor Thief, the Turtle, among others—implying the city was on a sea coast. Long before Green Arrow joined the Justice League of America, he and Speedy teamed up with underwater adventurer Aquaman, supporting the notion that Star City was a coastal city. Star City's location was given as near the Great Lakes in the 1960s and near Massachusetts Bay from the 1970s until the late 1980s. In one 1970s reference, it was stated. A map published in 1985 and modified by Mayfair Games detailed Star City's geographical layout.
Though the Atlas placed Star City on California's Pacific Coast, north of San Francisco, the layout used for the city map resembled
Arrow (TV series)
Arrow is an American superhero television series developed by writer/producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg, based on the DC Comics character Green Arrow. The series premiered in the United States on The CW on October 10, 2012, with international broadcasting taking place in late 2012. Filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Arrow follows billionaire playboy Oliver Queen, five years after being stranded on a hostile island, returns home to fight crime and corruption as a secret vigilante whose weapon of choice is a bow and arrow; the series takes a new look at the Green Arrow character, as well as other characters from the DC Comics universe. Although Oliver Queen/Green Arrow had been featured in the television series Smallville from 2006 to 2011, on the CW, the producers decided to start clean and find a new actor to portray the character. Arrow focuses on the humanity of Oliver Queen, how he was changed by time spent shipwrecked on an island. Most episodes in the first five seasons have flashback scenes to the five years in which Oliver was missing.
After Oliver's flashback arc is completed, episodes starting during season seven, have flash-forward scenes twenty years ahead focus on Oliver's unknown son William and aged protégé Roy Harper, exploring Green Arrow's legacy through them. Arrow has received positive reviews from critics; the series averaged about 3.68 million viewers over the course of the first season and received several awards and multiple nominations. To promote it, a preview comic book was released before the television series began, while webisodes featuring a product tie-in with Bose were developed for the second season; the first six seasons are available on DVD and Blu-ray in regions 1, 2 and 4. In October 2014, a spin-off series entitled The Flash premiered. In August 2015, an animated spin-off, was released, while a second live-action spin-off, Legends of Tomorrow, premiered in January 2016, featuring several characters from Arrow and The Flash. All four shows are set in a shared universe collectively known as the Arrowverse.
The seventh season premiered on October 15, 2018. In January 2019, The CW renewed the series for an eighth season. In March, it was announced this would serve as the final season of the series, with an abbreviated ten-episode order; the series follows Oliver Queen, billionaire playboy of Starling City, discovered on the mysterious island of Lian Yu five years after he and his father were shipwrecked. Upon his return to Starling City, he is reunited with his mother, Moira Queen, his sister, Thea Queen, his friends, Tommy Merlyn and Laurel Lance. In the first season, Oliver rekindles relationships and spends nights as a hooded vigilante hunting wealthy criminals listed in his father's notebook, he uncovers Malcolm Merlyn's plot to destroy "The Glades", a poorer, crime-ridden section of the city. John Diggle and Felicity Smoak assist Oliver's crusade. Oliver reconnects with old flame Dinah Laurel Lance, who blames him for her sister's death; the season features flashbacks to Oliver's first year on the island, how it changed him, while trying to stop a mercenary force targeting the Chinese economy.
In season two, Oliver has vowed to stop killing criminals. His family and allies are attacked by Slade Wilson, a man from Oliver's time on the island who returns to destroy his life. Oliver accepts aspiring vigilante Roy Harper as his protégé, gains assistance from Laurel's father, Quentin. Oliver teams with a woman in black, revealed to be Laurel's sister, who survived the shipwreck. Flashbacks depict Oliver's continued time on the island with Slade and the archer Shado, along with the origins of his feud with Slade. In season three, Oliver's company Queen Consolidated is sold to businessman and aspiring hero Ray Palmer. After Sara is found murdered, Oliver becomes embroiled in a conflict with Ra's al Ghul, he struggles to reconnect with his sister, who knows Malcolm is her father, Laurel sets out to follow Sara as the Black Canary. Meanwhile, Diggle struggles as a family man and Felicity becomes Vice President of Palmer Technologies. In flashbacks, Oliver is forced to work for A. R. G. U. S. Leader Amanda Waller in Hong Kong.
In season four, Oliver ends a short retirement and becomes the "Green Arrow". His team fights the terrorist group H. I. V. E. Headed by the mystically enhanced Damien Darhk, attacking Star City. Diggle discovers his brother Andy is alive and a H. I. V. E. Soldier. Oliver's life as a vigilante and with Felicity are complicated by his mayoral run and the discovery of his son. Laurel dies in a fight with Damien, Oliver discovers his plan to detonate nuclear weapons and rule the Earth's remains. In flashbacks, Oliver returns to Lian Yu to infiltrate Shadowspire for Waller, encounters a mystical idol used by Darhk in the present-day narrative. In season five, Oliver trains young heroes Wild Dog, Mister Terrific and Ragman to join his war on crime following Laurel's death and Thea's resignation, he recruits a new Black Canary. Oliver tries to balance vigilantism with his new role as mayor, yet is threatened by the mysterious and deadly Prometheus, who has a connection to Oliver's past. Oliver is forced to contend with Prometheus' ally Black Siren, a twisted doppelganger of Laurel Lance with a sonic scream.
In flashbacks, Oliver joins the Bratva in Ru
The pilot episode of the television series Arrow premiered on The CW on October 10, 2012. It was written by series developers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg, directed by David Nutter; the episode introduces Oliver Queen, a billionaire playboy, his mother Moira Queen, sister Thea, new bodyguard John Diggle, best friend Tommy Merlyn, ex-girlfriend Laurel Lance, her father Detective Quentin Lance. It follows Oliver as he returns to Starling City, after having been shipwrecked for five years, becomes a bow-wielding, hooded vigilante who sets out to right the wrongs of his father, who died during the shipwreck, save the city. Filmed in Vancouver, the pilot features two timelines on display: Oliver in the present, fighting crime as a vigilante, Oliver when he is shipwrecked five years earlier; the developers wanted to bring a realistic vision to the character, which translated into a functional costume and no superpowers being featured. The pilot became the highest rated show on The CW in three years.
It received favorable reviews from critics, who cited Amell's performance as a highlight. The episode was nominated for various awards. Billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is found on a remote Mandarin Pacific island of Lian Yu, having been shipwrecked for five years. Oliver is welcomed back home to Starling City by his mother Moira, stepfather Walter Steele, younger sister Thea, best friend Tommy Merlyn, they can sense that Oliver has changed, try to question him about his time on the island after viewing the numerous scars that have riddled his body. As Oliver rejoins society, Tommy attempts to update him on what has happened in the world the last five years, the two are abducted by 3 masked men. With Tommy unconscious, they interrogate Oliver about his late father and what he may have told Oliver before he died. Oliver manages to escape and he reveals his formidable combat capability to his captors, killing them to protect his secret from anyone; the police investigate the kidnapping, Oliver informs Police Detective Quentin Lance, his former girlfriend Laurel's father, that a man in a green hood saved them.
In response to the kidnapping, Moira orders Oliver to take on a bodyguard, John Diggle, for her own peace of mind, his safety. Meanwhile, Laurel is revealed to be a lawyer working to bring a civil action against Adam Hunt, a man who collected millions of dollars from people living in the Glades, a small, crime-ridden neighborhood in Starling City; when Laurel discovered that Oliver is alive, the two meet. Oliver tries to apologize to Laurel for hurting her five years ago, as he was cheating on her with her sister Sara. Laurel reminds him that his behavior not only broke her heart, but cost the life of Sara, on Oliver's sailboat The Queen's Gambit with him when it sank in sea. Oliver sneaks away from Diggle and begins building his new hideout base and training center at an abandoned Queen Industrial warehouse; as he prepares for his new alter ego as a green-hooded vigilante, Oliver reviews Robert's journal, which contains a whole list of names, needed to be crossed. Oliver decides to go after Hunt.
Disguised in a green hood and leather outfit and armed with a bow and arrows, Oliver confronts Hunt and orders him to transfer $40 million into an account to be used to pay back the people of the Glades. When Hunt refuses, Oliver sends the transfer anyway before escaping, it is revealed that Moira ordered Oliver's abduction so she could discover if Robert had told Oliver his secrets. In flashback sequences set during the shipwreck of the Queen's Gambit, Oliver recalls Robert sacrificing himself so that there will be enough supplies for Oliver to survive, asking him to correct the mistakes of the family and one day return home to Starling to save it. On January 12, 2012, The CW began preparing a new series centered around the character Green Arrow, developed by Andrew Kreisberg, Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim. A week the network ordered a pilot, now titled Arrow, brought in David Nutter to direct; when developing the series, producer Marc Guggenheim expressed that the creative team wanted to "chart own course, own destiny", avoid any direct connections to Smallville, which featured its own Green Arrow/Oliver Queen.
They opted to cast a new actor in the role of Oliver Queen. Unlike with Smallville, the pilot does not feature super-powered heroes and villains. Instead, the creative still took inspiration from Smallville, as one of the main themes was to "look at the humanity" of Oliver Queen, as Smallville had done with Clark Kent; the decision not to include superpowers was, in part, based on the executives' desire to take a realistic look at the characters in this universe. Stephen Amell was one of the first actors to audition for the role of Oliver Queen, Kreisberg felt that he "hit the target from the outset" and "everyone else just paled in comparison". Arrow's pilot script was the first Amell auditioned for during pilot season, having received multiple scripts at the start of the year. Producer Marc Guggenheim expressed that the creative team wanted to "chart own course, own destiny", avoid any direct connections to Smallville, which featured its own Green Arrow/Oliver Queen, portrayed by Justin Hartley.
Instead, they opted to cast a new actor in the titular role. Amell, in shape from Rent-a-Goalie, did physical fitness training at Tempest Freerunning Academy out of Reseda, California, he received archery training as well, which included watching a video on how archery has been displayed inaccurately or po
Barry Allen (Arrowverse)
Barry Allen is a fictional character in the television series The Flash, based on the DC Comics superhero of the same name, created by Robert Kanigher and Carmine Infantino. Adapted for television in 2014 by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Geoff Johns, Barry Allen has been continually portrayed by Grant Gustin and is the alter-ego of the superhero The Flash. In the series, Barry is portrayed as a smart and tardy character, who works at the Central City Police Department as a crime scene investigator; the series begins by showing his backstory depicting the murder of his mother by a supernatural yellow blur and the false imprisonment of his father for the crime. Barry is struck by lightning created by the explosion of the particle accelerator sending Barry to a nine-month coma. After waking up he finds himself in S. T. A. R. Labs and develops metahuman powers. Throughout the series, he is training himself to control and enhance his powers, he uses his powers along with his team to fight criminals and other metahumans who have misused their powers.
Barry Allen and his superhero persona have appeared in a digital comic book series, with Gustin appearing in crossovers on the television series Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow and the animated web series Vixen, all set within the Arrowverse. Gustin has won an IGN award for his performance. Barry Allen travels to Star City to investigate a superhuman-related crime in hopes that it is related to his mother's murder and to meet his vigilante idol, the Arrow, he helps his team to begin uncover the Mirakuru plot orchestrated by Slade Wilson. After returning to Central City, he gets struck by lightning which puts him in a nine-months coma and becomes The Flash. Barry Allen's first appearance on The Flash is in the episode "Pilot". Barry is introduced as quite a goofy and kind character, quite brilliant at his job as a crime scene investigator for the Central City Police department, his obsession for the particle accelerator and interest in Harrison Wells began before his superhuman abilities. After the explosion that led to Barry being struck by lightning, he wakes up and discovers that he has developed meta-human abilities, in particular the power of speed.
This season portrays Barry's development in his superpowers, he has his setbacks in the beginning, in "Fastest Man Alive" he begins fainting, which he only finds out that it is because his body is burning more energy than he could intake. Throughout the episode, Barry's character develops and he is able to better control his powers through training at the S. T. A. R Labs, with his team the STAR team: Caitlin Snow, Cisco Ramon and Harrison Wells. Barry's once platonic relationship with Iris is turned complicated after the episode "The Man in the Yellow Suit" when Barry confesses his love to her. In the episode "Crazy for You" however, Barry begins a relationship with Linda Park, who in the next episode suspects that Barry is still in love with Iris West. Season two introduced to a new villain, Hunter Zolomon, from Earth-2 and was the enemy of the Earth-2 Flash, Jay Garrick. Jay becomes an important mentor for Barry, but in fact, he is Hunter Zolomon / Zoom an evil killer who had misused a drug that made him terminal, which meant his only chance of survival and to regain his speed was to befriend Barry and steal his speed.
Both sides of Hunter Zolomon had a great impact on Barry's character, Garrick, an older and experienced mentor and Zoom, the villain who made him choose between his speed and Wally West’s life. This was a true test of character for Barry and depicted that his powers have not changed the kind-hearted person he was; this season featured both different and familiar chemistries, Barry begins first dating Patty Spivot but after her departure, Barry returned to old flames. Iris reciprocates the feelings Barry has for her, but due to Henry's death, Barry had to choose to alter history changing the storyline of Iris's love for him; this season began with a new reality identified as Flashpoint, in this reality, Barry's mother was not murdered as Barry had run back in time to save her. In this season Barry's character is faced with a vital moral dilemma, he has to choose either to save his friends who are not doing so well in this reality or to keep living in this timeline where his parents are alive.
He chooses to ask Eobard Thawne to go back and murder his mother again in the hopes of restoring his original timeline. A new reality is created again due to Barry's changes in history and the timeline, this resulted in the death of Cisco's brother and Caitlin gaining frost powers; the team at first distrust Barry for these changes but forgives him after they have to team up to fight Savitar. The season places himself in the speed force prison. Team Flash rescues Barry out of the speed force prison and Barry is given a new suit. Barry and Iris attend couples therapy in attempts to mend their relationship. Barry and Caitlin are kidnapped by two different people and the team has to choose who to save, Barry escapes and the team are seen celebrating at the West House. Barry, however, is framed and arrested for the murder of DeVoe, he is deemed guilty by the jury and sentenced to life in prison. Barry and Iris are back together but Barry is still in Jail. Barry is released from prison after Ralph appeals Barry's case.
The season ends when Barry and Iris discover that the mystery girl who appeared throughout the series is, in fact, their daughter from the future. Team Flash is introduced to Iris's daughter, Nora West Allen. Barry learns from Nora that she had only known Iris. Barry is introduced to a new villain, Cic
Thomas Arthur Darvill is a British actor and musician. He is known for playing Rory Williams, one of the Eleventh Doctor's companions in the television series Doctor Who, Rip Hunter in Legends of Tomorrow and as Rev. Paul Coates in Broadchurch. From 2013 to 2014 he appeared in the lead role in the theatre musical Once in the West End and on Broadway. Darvill's mother Ellie is an actress and during Arthur's early childhood she worked with masks and live acting as a member of Cannon Hill Theatre, based at Midlands Arts Centre, toured Britain and the world, she is known as the puppeteer and voice behind Why Bird from Playdays. His father Nigel played the Hammond organ for artists including Edwin Starr, Ruby Turner, Fine Young Cannibals and UB40. Darvill attended Bromsgrove School in Worcestershire from 1993 to 2000. Darvill joined Stage2 Youth Theatre Company at the age of 10, he was a member from 1991 to 2000 and had an early job on CITV in 2000, presenting the continuity links between the shows.
He left in 2001, founded his own theatre company, performed in the Midlands. At the age of 21, Darvill moved to London with four friends from youth theatre, each having secured a place at a drama school, they moved into a house in White City together. Darvill trained in acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, is trained in stage combat. Darvill made his professional stage debut playing condemned criminal Harrison in Edmund White's Terre Haute, which ran at the Assembly Rooms during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, his performance was praised by Nicholas de Jongh of the Evening Standard and Susannah Clap of The Observer. Darvill appeared in Terra Haute's transfer to Trafalgar Studios in 2007, his performance gained him a Best Newcomer nomination at the 2007 Evening Standard Theatre Awards. Darvill played Rob in the 2007 monologue Stacy, in a performance The Times described as "compelling"; that year, he appeared in the Vaudeville Theatre's production of Swimming with Sharks with Christian Slater, Helen Baxendale and Matt Smith.
In 2008, Darvill made his television debut in the ITV crime drama. The same year, he played Edward "Tip" Dorrit in the BBC serial Little Dorrit. Darvill began playing Rory Williams, companion to the Eleventh Doctor, in the fifth series of the BBC's science fiction show Doctor Who, he became a regular character in the sixth series, confirmed that he would be appearing in the seventh series. Darvill had a minor role as a stable groom in Ridley Scott's Robin Hood, played Mick Gallagher in Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll. In summer 2011, he appeared in Doctor Faustus at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London. After his departure from Doctor Who he was cast in the drama Broadchurch as vicar Paul Coates, alongside David Tennant and Olivia Colman. In March 2015, it was announced that Darvill had been cast as the time-traveller Rip Hunter in the series Legends of Tomorrow. Darvill is a musician and a composer. In June 2009, the musical Been So Long, based on Ché Walker's 1998 play, opened at the Young Vic and in September 2013 another collaboration, The Lightning Child, opened at the Globe.
Darvill had worked with Walker for a number of years since they had first met at RADA, developing the songs and music for the show. The musical was performed at the Latitude Festival in July and had a run at the Traverse Theatre in August. Darvill received a Judge's Discretionary Award from MTM for his music. In 2010, Darvill helped promote the solo album of Fyfe Dangerfield, playing with him on sessions for Graham Norton's show and on Xfm. Darvill has undertaken a number including Doctor Who audiobooks. In December 2011, he played Keith Moon for BBC Radio 4's Burning Both Ends. In 2012, he voiced Gulliver in Radio 4's Sam in the short film Penguin. On 19 April 2013 he took over the lead male role of Guy from the musical Once, on Broadway, New York opposite new co-star Joanna Christie; the two made an appearance on the 2013 Tony Awards to perform a number and to present the award for best scenery Darvill continued the role in the West End production from 17 March 2014 until 10 May 2014. He collaborated with playwright Sam Holcroft on a musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr. Fox which premiered at the Nuffield Theatre, Southampton, in November 2016.
Darvill plays the guitar and keyboard and formed an indie band called Edmund in his teenage years, named after Edmund Pevensie, his favourite character in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. He enjoys attending the theatre and music concerts, he collects taxidermy. He is close friends with his Doctor Who former co-stars Matt Smith. Darvill was one of the celebrities, along with Tom Hiddleston, Jo Brand, E. L. James and Rachel Riley, to design and sign his own card for the UK-based charity Thomas Coram Foundation for Children; the campaign was launched by crafting company Stampin' Up! UK and the cards were auctioned off on eBay during May 2014. Arthur Darvill on IMDb Arthur Darvill RADA profile – includes list of plays while in training Arthur Darvill on Twitter Arthur Darvill on Instagram
League of Assassins
The League of Assassins is a group of fictional villains appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. The group is depicted as a collective of assassins who work for Ra's al Ghul, an enemy of the superhero Batman; the League of Assassins has been adapted into other media several times, predominantly in animated Batman productions, the live action Batman film series The Dark Knight Trilogy, as well as the CW TV show Arrow, the FOX TV show Gotham. Ra's al Ghul split from the ancient Order of the Assassins in a successor movement, their followers claim to have annulled and deposed centers of civilizations such as: Baghdad, Rome. The followers of the League Of Assassins aim to enforce their brutal and ruthless brand of justice on the world; the recruits of the League of Assassins follow a strict regimen, carrying distinct black emblems and supplies up to their mountain lairs. These new recruits are called Ghuls, because they emerge after proclaiming their final prayers in their own prefabricated graves before initiating in various, assigned operations.
Unlike the ancient Order of the Assassins, whose main objective was to halt sectarian conflicts and wars within the world. The League of Assassins was founded by Ra's al Ghul to be "the fang that protects the head". Members of the League demonstrated willingness to die at a word from Ra's, they have included some of the most dangerous assassins in the world including Lady Shiva, David Cain, Merlyn. For much of its current history, any member who failed in an assassination was in turn targeted by the League. Indeed, one of its best-known members, the master-archer Merlyn, was forced to flee from the League, fearing for his life, having failed to assassinate Batman. In more recent years, this policy has relaxed somewhat. Ebeneezer Darcel, aka Doctor Darrk, was the first known individual assigned to head the League of Assassins by Ra's al Ghul. Darrk himself was seconded by the Sensei, a martial arts master from Hong Kong. Although many of the League's leaders over the years have been accomplished martial artists, Darrk himself did not depend on physical prowess, as an assassin he instead relied upon careful planning and manipulation and death traps, as well as a variety of cleverly concealed weapons and poisons.
Although the League had an inner circle of elite fighters as well as a large number of warriors trained in the martial arts, the League during Darrk's tenure as leader reflected his personal methodology. Following a "falling out" with Ra's Darrk kidnapped Ra's daughter, Talia al Ghul. Batman became involved in this matter while attempting to bring the League to justice for a number of recent killings. Although he had connected the League to several assassinations over the years, all previous attempts to investigate had met dead-ends. Batman rescued Darrk died while trying to kill them. Under the direction of the organization's second known leader, the villainous Sensei, the League became more brutal, rebelled against Ra's' rule. Although the Sensei's methods resembled Darrk's, the majority of the League's operatives showed little to no real skill in personal combat, the Sensei did show more reliance on skilled martial artists; this version of the League is best known for two assassinations. As part of an initiation process, the operative known as'the Hook was assigned to murder Boston Brand.
Additionally, Professor Ojo brainwashed Ben Turner, creating an alternate personality dubbed the Bronze Tiger, turning the master martial artist into a League operative. As the Bronze Tiger, Turner defeated Batman in personal combat while another League operative murdered Kathy Kane. Turner's earlier training at the hands of O-Sensei proved too strong for the League to break, when he refused to kill Batman he was forced to flee the League. Not long afterwards, the insane Sensei - no longer motivated by anything but a desire to raise assassination to an art – attempted to cause an artificial earthquake in order to kill a number of diplomats gathered for peace talks. Batman traced Ben Turner to a hospital. Turner could not remember the actions of his alternate personality but he was able to aid Batman in uncovering the Sensei's latest plot. Although Batman was unable to prevent the earthquake it was only the Sensei himself that died in the disaster, control of the League returned to Ra's, it was more revealed that, prior to the betrayals of Doctor Daark and the Sensei, Ra's had grown tired of the fickle loyalties of his warriors.
Ra's assigned David Cain to create a perfect bodyguard. After early attempts to raise such a person resulted in hopelessly psychotic children, Cain decided that he needed a genetically suited child and began searching for a possible mother. To this end he assassinated Carolyn Woosan/Wu-San, one of two astonishingly talented martial artist sisters he had seen fighting in an exhibition. Carolyn'
Supergirl (TV series)
Supergirl is an American superhero action-adventure television series developed by Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg that aired on CBS and premiered on October 26, 2015. It is based on the DC Comics character Supergirl, created by Otto Binder and Al Plastino, stars Melissa Benoist in the title role. Supergirl is a costumed superheroine, Superman's cousin and one of the last surviving Kryptonians; the series is set in the Arrowverse, sharing continuity with the other television series of the franchise. The series was picked up on May 6, 2015, after receiving a series commitment in September 2014, received a full season order on November 30, 2015. Since the second season, ordered in May 2016, the series has aired on The CW; the show has received positive reviews from critics, who have praised the creative direction, the themes addressed. In April 2018, The CW renewed the series for a fourth season, which premiered on October 14, 2018. In January 2019, the series was renewed for a fifth season.
Kara Zor-El was sent to Earth from Krypton as Alura. Krypton was exploding, Kara's parents sent Kara in a spacecraft to Earth after her cousin. Kara was meant to protect her infant cousin Kal-El, but her spacecraft was knocked off course and forced into the Phantom Zone, where it stayed for 24 years. By the time the spacecraft crash landed on Earth, Kal-El had become Superman; the series begins eleven years when the now 24-year-old Kara is learning to embrace her powers and has adopted the superheroic alias "Supergirl". In the first season, Kara is forced to reveal her powers, becomes National City's protector. Kara discovers that hundreds of the criminals her mother imprisoned are hiding on Earth, including her aunt Astra and Astra's husband Non. Kara works with her adoptive sister Alex Danvers to fight these criminals, alongside the Green Martian J'onn J'onzz, her cousin's friend James Olsen, tech genius Winn Schott, Jr. In the second season and her allies deal with feuds between Earth's native populace and extraterrestrial community, investigate the shadowy organization Project Cadmus, masterminded by Lillian Luthor, mother of Lex Luthor.
At the same time, Kara befriends Lillian's stepdaughter Lena Luthor, the new CEO of LuthorCorp, struggles with romantic feelings for recent Earth arrival Mon-El, a princely survivor from Krypton's neighboring planet Daxam whose parents wish to reclaim him. James becomes the masked streetfighting vigilante Guardian. In the third season, Kara struggles with the loss of Mon-El; when Mon-El returns, he reveals that he has time-traveled to the 31st century and founded the Legion, alongside marrying Imra Ardeen. J'onn discovers his father M'yrnn J'onzz is alive and Alex deals with her heartbreak after breaking up with Maggie. Kara and Alex's new friend, Samantha Arias, is unknowingly another Kryptonian survivor, begins a transformation from a loving single mother into the world-killing weapon known as Reign, who serves a coven headed by Selena. In the fourth season, Kara deals with a new wave of anti-extraterrestrial bigotry instigated by Agent Liberty and Lex Luthor's accomplices Mercy and Otis Graves, forcing her to fight for civil and political rights.
In the nation of Kasnia, a duplicate of Kara is being trained by its military to fight Supergirl as part of a complex scheme orchestrated by Lex Luthor, who has manipulated recent events from behind the scenes. Kara and Alex rival with the DEO's new addition, Col. Lauren Haley, sent to monitor the DEO's progress under Alex's direction. Col. Haley and the President try to force Supergirl to reveal her identity, clash with her and Alex when she refuses. Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers / Kara Zor-El / Supergirl: A 24-year-old Kryptonian living in National City, who must embrace her powers after hiding them, she assists her adoptive sister as part of the Department of Extra-Normal Operations as she discovered the truth that her adoptive father worked for the DEO so they would not take her, while Alex's co-workers at the DEO help her perfect her powers. Kara worked as Cat Grant's assistant at CatCo. Benoist expressed her excitement over portraying the character, being able to " a story about a human being realizing their potential and their strength".
At the end of season one, Kara was promoted by Cat and became a junior reporter at the beginning of season two. Malina Weissman and Izabela Vidovic portray a young Kara. Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen: A former Daily Planet photographer, James moved to National City and became the new art director for his former colleague, Cat Grant, at CatCo Worldwide Media, he is a potential love interest for Kara. Among his reasons for moving across the country are his breakup with his fiancée, Lucy Lane, keeping an eye on the newly revealed Supergirl for Superman. While working at the Daily Planet, James received the Pulitzer Prize for taking the first photograph of Superman. In the second season, James becomes Guardian, he becomes the acting CEO of CatCo after Cat Grant takes a leave of absence. Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers: Kara's human adoptive sister, she is a scientist and government agent who serves as Hank Henshaw's right-hand at the DEO. Having been extensively trained in combat by Henshaw, Alex in turn provides rigorous training to Kara in order to decrease her over-reliance on her powers.
She and Kara grow suspicious of the DEO upon learning that their missing father was forced to work there in order