This post was most recently updated on January 23rd, 2021
Arrow is an American superhero television series based on characters from DC Comics.
The series premiered in the United States on The CW on October 10, 2012. The series finale aired on January 28, 2020.
Every episode starts with a monologue by Oliver Queen also known as the Green Arrow. The iconic speech monologue definitely gives Goosebumps to each and every one of us. So here is the intro monologue from the Green Arrow for you to read.
The name of the island they found me on is Lian Yu. It’s Mandarin for “Purgatory”. I’ve been stranded here for 5 Years. I’ve dreamt of my rescue every cold black night since then. For 5 years, I have had only one thought, one goal, survive. Survive and one day returns home. The island held many dangers. To live, I had to make myself more than what I was, to forge myself into a weapon. I am returning not the boy who was shipwrecked but the man who will bring justice to those who have poisoned my city. My name is Oliver Queen. I am alive.
My name is Oliver Queen. I was stranded on an island with only one goal, survive. Oliver Queen is alive. Now I will fulfill my father’s dying wish to use the list of names he left me and bring down those who are poisoning my city. To do this I must become someone else. I must become something else.
Episode 2 (Oliver Queen Intro) Season 1
The day I went missing, was the day I died. Five years in hell forged me into a weapon which I use to honor a vow I made to my father, who sacrificed his life for mine. In his final moments, he told me that truth… That our family’s wealth had been built on the suffering of others. That he failed our city, and that it was up to me to save it and right his wrongs. But to do that without endangering the people closest to me, I have to be someone else. I have to be something else.
Episode 3 (My name is Oliver Queen Intro) Season 1
My name is Oliver Queen. To my family, I am the brother and son who just returned home after being lost at sea five years ago. They don’t know I came back with a mission, to bring justice to our city, and they never can. To protect them, I must work alone. The men and women I’ve targeted are dangerous, corrupt, virulent cancer. Cancers like James Holder, whose corporation put defective smoke detectors in low-income housing in the glades. There have been many fires and too many funerals. But cancers can be fought and conquered. Sometimes all it takes is a surgeon… and the right instrument
Episode 3 (Green Arrow Intro) Season 1
My name is Oliver Queen. For five years I was “stranded” on an island with only one goal… survive. Now I will fulfill my father’s dying wish… to use a list of names he left me, to bring down those who are poisoning my city. From a life of excess to a life pursuing justice, to keep my loved ones safe, I must work in secret and pretend to be someone else. To do this, I must become someone else. I must become something else.
My name is Oliver Queen. After five years on a hellish island, I have come home with only one goal … to save my city. But to do so I can’t be the killer I once was. To honor my friend’s memory, I must be someone else. I must be something else.
My name is Oliver Queen. After five years in hell, I have come home with only one goal, to save my city. Now others have joined my crusade. To them, I am Oliver Queen. But to the rest of Starling City, I am someone else. I am something else.
“This is your sword version”(Arrow Intro Dialogue)
My name was Oliver Queen. For three years, I worked to save my city. But to save my sister, I had to become someone else. I had to become something else.
My name is Oliver Queen. After 5 years in hell, I have returned home with only one goal, to save my city. But my old approach wasn’t enough. I had to become someone else. I had to become something else and I had to become the Green Arrow.
My name is Oliver Queen. After 5 years in hell, I have returned home with only one goal, to save my city. Today I fight that war on two fronts. By day I lead star city as its mayor but by night I am someone else, I am something else. I am the Green Arrow.
Season 6 (John Diggle as an arrow)
My name is Oliver Queen. After 5 years in hell, I have returned home with only one goal, to save my city. But I couldn’t honor that commitment and honor the promise I made to the mother of my son. So I asked the best man that I know to help. His name is John Diggle and he is the Green Arrow.
Season 7 (Inmate 4587)
My name is Oliver Queen. After six years of being a vigilante, the only way to achieve my goal and save my city was to confess to being the Green Arrow. Now, my family and friends must carry on my mission without me. I am no longer a hero. I am an Inmate 4587.
“Mid Season 7” (Arrow season seven opening Monologue)
My name is Oliver Queen. After six months in hell, I have been released from prison and returned home with only one goal, to save my city, but things have changed. Instead of operating outside the law, I am now working alongside the police. I am no longer Inmate 4587. I am once more the Green Arrow.
“My name is Oliver Queen. For 7 years I have fought with only one goal to save my city. But now a new threat has emerged. A danger so severe that it has forced me to leave my family in order to face it. And it won’t be enough to be just the Green Arrow. To prevent the crisis is coming, I am gonna have to become someone else, I’m going to become something else”
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