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Green Arrow

Real Name: Connor Hawke

Occupation: Adventurer. Landlord of an Apartment in San Francisco.

Marital Status: Single.

Known Relatives: Oliver Queen (father), Moonday "Sandra" Hawke Armitage (mother), Nathan Hawke (grandfather), Shado's child (half-brother), Milo Armitage (Step-Father)

Group Affiliations: Justice League of America

Base of Operations: Various. Just recently moved to San Fransico, CA

Current Status: New member of the JLA (JLA #9, 1997).

First Appearance: GREEN ARROW #0 (October, 1994), (in Green Arrow costume) GREEN ARROW #91 (November, 1994).

Height: 5' 9" Weight: 160 lbs.

Eyes: Green Hair: Blond

Birthplace: San Francisco, CA

Special Powers:
Connor is an extraordinary good archer, a student of the Kyudo Discipline, though not as proficient as his father, the first Green Arrow (Oliver Queen). Connor has been trained in Japanese martial arts and is an excellent hand-to-hand combatant. Connor is an Aikido Disciple which utilizes a method of unarmed self-defense which encourages a discipline and a nonviolent attitude. Through Aikido, Connor's dexterity and stength comes from the suppleness in his practice which uses a rhythmic good posture, perception, and coordination. In Aikido, Connor uses an opponent's force by bringing it into his own circle, neutralizing aggressive action by gaining control of the attacker.

Origin:
Connor, as a child, was picked on because of his mixed heritage (1/4 Korean, 1/4 African American, 1/2 Caucasian). As a child, Connor fought back and had a volatile temper. His mother was unsure what to do with him. The only legacy he carried was what his mother had told him about his father, the hero known as Green Arrow. Connor kept and read everything he could about his father. His single mother, "Moonday" had to find work and had difficulty raising Connor, so she decided to sign the papers allowing Connor to attend the same monastery that Oliver had gone to years before called the Ashram. Connor had chosen to do so and asked his mother to let him go at the when he was thirteen years old. Master Jansen, the same monk who would helped Oliver, raised Connor for the next five years in the Ashram. Through his schooling and training at the monastery, Connor spent all his efforts in becoming a master of aikido and a kyudo archer so he might follow in his fathers footsteps.

Later, after a trouble time in his career as Green Arrow, Oliver Queen decided to leave Seattle after Dinah Lance (Black Canary II) had left him for good due to the fact of Oliver's unfaithfulness. Oliver Queen wanted to shed himself again and headed to the Ashram Monastery on a journey he once had gone before over a decade and a half ago. Oliver lost the costume again as Green Arrow , shaved his head, moustache, and beard and concentrated to find himself.

Surprisingly, what Oliver found instead, he met the young man named Connor Hawke. Unknown to Oliver at the time, this was his illegitimate son. During the stay, Oliver would teach Connor aspects of himself, his beliefs, his thoughts on the role needed to be the "hero" Green Arrow. After Ollie's visit, Connor persuaded him to allow Connor to travel with him. The two of them wandered together for a time, and eventually Connor informed Ollie of their connection as father and son.

But before Oliver and Connor could really sort things out, Oliver was killed in an explosion as he was in the role again as Green Arrow, attempting to save Metropolis from a terrorist group who were going to explode a mutagenic bomb. (Oliver's body was never found leading Connor to think that his father could be possibly alive, but since, has put those thoughts away and has carried on leaving in his mind that his father has died).

Connor had taken the mantle, first as Green Arrow II, just before his father's death. He worked along side Oliver and Eddie Fyers. When Oliver died, Connor stepped up and took the full yoke and became the next Green Arrow. During this turbulent time, with the help of Eddie Fyers, Master Jansen, and his new friend Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner), Connor has been learning the ropes of what it takes to be a hero. Even to this day, Connor ponders the "yin yang" principles of the teachings he learned from his father taught to him in his last days and from the wisdom he has grown up with from his sensei, Master Jansen.

The son of the original Green Arrow, Connor Hawke is the living antithesis of his volatile, womanizing father, Oliver Queen. An earnest young man with a mature and thoughtful nature.

He was nominated for the team by Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner) in a bid to enlarge the membership. More recently, however, he has begun to suspect he was only invited to join because Green Lantern was tired of being the only inexperienced member, an accusation Kyle Rayner emphatically denies. More comfortable in the company of older heroes, Green Arrow has formed a strong relationship with Aquaman, the two often teaming up as Aquaman recalls hilarious, bombastic accounts of his adventures with Connor's late father. Accused of nepotism by those who failed the membership drive, the Justice League insists Green Arrow is more than a boy with a bow and arrow. They owe him their lives, as he single-handedly defeated the Key with one of his father's trick arrows.

Currently, Connor Hawke is having difficulties with his step-father, Milo Armitage...a criminal weapons dealer who want his step-son dead and who has hired assassins to kill him. His mother is blind to Milo's criminal and hateful nature. Connor has just moved to San Francisco to return to what he is trying to call "home". His sensei, Master Jansen accompanies him. Connor is also getting involved more heavily with the JLA. Connor is still breaking himself in as the new Green Arrow.

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