Arrow's Oliver Queen Will Die Valiantly in the Final Season. Probably.

TVLine | 3/11/2019 | Samuel Gelman
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Ever since the Arrowverse’s most recent crossover, fans have speculated that Oliver Queen/Green Arrow will perish in Fall 2019’s “Crisis on Infinite Earths” team-up event. Now, with Arrow‘s recent cancellation, there is more fuel to add to the fire.

Series lead Stephen Amell announced on March 6 that, after eight seasons, he will be retiring his bow and arrow as the flagship Arrowverse series wraps its run with a 10-episode Season 8. Looking at the history of final seasons, there is plenty of precedent for shows killing off lead characters in their closing episodes. Breaking Bad, Lost and Person of Interest are just some examples of series that said goodbye to leads towards the end of their run. There is no reason to assume that Arrow won’t do the same.

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Going beyond general TV trends, though, the death of Oliver Queen seems apparent for other reasons. Towards the end of “Elseworlds,” Superman discovered that Flash and Supergirl were fated to one day sacrifice themselves in order to save the planet. Unwilling to let his good, inspiring friends die, Oliver met with the Monitor face to face and made a secret deal with him to save his fellow heroes.

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“The universe is a complex piece of machinery, and balance must be maintained. One change requires another,” said the god-like Monitor. “How would you propose I keep the balance?”

While we don’t know what the details of their deal entailed, the Monitor clearly wanted something from Oliver, and it’s a safe bet to assume that it involved trading a life for a life. In this case, Oliver’s in exchange for Barry and Kara’s. However, Oliver is still alive and well, so when will he die?

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Enter “Crisis on Infinite Earths,” the Fall 2019 Arrowverse crossover. In one of his many monologues, the Monitor revealed...
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