Arrow Fans Immortalize Olicity and Help Keep Vancouver Beautiful

Posted by December 10, 2017 Comment

Felicity Smoak is a very interesting character in the Arrowverse. In the comics, she was the head of a software company who opposed Firestorm and went on to marry Edmond Raymond, becoming Ronnie Raymond’s stepmom. She first appeared in The Fury of Firestorm #23 (1984) by Gerry Conway and Rafael Kayanan. In 2012, the third episode of the television series Arrow introduced an IT person at Queen Consolidated that Oliver asked for help. It was a one-time character and they cast Emily Bett Rickards to play her. But the chemistry between her and series start Stephen Amell was so electric that the writers brought the character back again and again until she was suddenly a regular and an active member of Team Arrow.

As fans tend to do, they began to ship (derived from “relationship” — wanting to see two characters get together) and the term “Olicity” was born. These fans ignored the comic continuity that put the Green Arrow with Black Canary, and by the third season, it happened. The pair has driven down some bumpy roads along the way, but Olicity is no longer just a ship — the couple is now married on the show.

Felicity Smoak and Oliver Queen
Image courtesy of The CW

Amell tweeted out the picture below the other day. Fans of the show, and specifically Olicity, got together and raised over $7000 to benefit the preservation and continued beauty of Stanley Park in Vancouver so they could put a sign on a bench in the park. The sign reads: “In celebration of the unthinkable. Olicity. ‘We found ourselves in each other.'”

Arrow is on winter hiatus until January 18th when it will return at 9 p.m. ET on the CW.


(Last Updated December 10, 2017 10:46 am )

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Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.

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