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The Arrow Character You Are Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Although the statement might initially seem effusive, the CW series "Arrow" could be among the most influential TV shows of the past decade, not only because of its own popularity, but because of the massive media franchise it has spawned. While DC may have struggled to create an interconnected film universe as sprawling and successful as the MCU, the Arrowverse — which includes shows like "The Flash," "Legends of Tomorrow," "Black Lightning," and "Batgirl" — has redefined what shared continuity can look like on television.

None of those subsequent spinoffs would have been possible, of course, were "Arrow" not such a compelling series in its own right. The saga of Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and his crusade to save Starling City (later renamed Star City) captured the imaginations of viewers when it premiered in 2012 — and in retrospect, it seems only appropriate that first episode featured a shirtless Oliver working the salmon ladder, because the show would spend the next several years raising the bar for superhero TV series to follow. 

While the Green Arrow has never been the most famous or most powerful hero in DC Comics lore, he proved to be a perfect choice to lead the CW franchise, blending old-fashioned heroism with a riveting backstory that kept audiences glued to the screen.

Oliver Queen didn't save Starling City alone, however. He had a team of talented allies by his side, as well as a rogues gallery of powerful enemies who stood in his way. "Arrow" assembled a huge ensemble of beloved characters by the time the series concluded in 2020, and a lot of the show's drama came not from big schemes to end the world, but from the relationships between the main cast. Here's what "Arrow" character you're most similar to, based on your zodiac sign.

Aries: Slade Wilson

One of the most notorious villains in all of DC Comics, Slade Wilson, aka Deathstroke (Manu Bennett), has had many incarnations through the years. One of his most prominent appearances in recent years was as a recurring player on "Arrow" — a role that saw him oscillate between ally, antihero, and outright villain. While still a mercenary, the Deathstroke of "Arrow" is also a deeply sympathetic character. His violent vendetta against Oliver Queen, while reprehensible and extreme, is rooted in deep pain. Eventually, the two are able to make amends for their past transgressions and move forward.

A true warrior frequently ruled by his emotions, Slade is a perfect match for the fire sign Aries. Ruling the zodiac from March 21 to April 19, Aries is defined by its competitive, courageous, and occasionally hot-headed spirit. Those who wear the sign are often seen as being fiercely loyal, which is certainly true of Slade. After all, his loyalty to Shado is the main cause of his turn to the dark side. Throughout "Arrow," Slade exemplifies many of the defining traits of Aries, from his fearlessness and quick temper to his status as a frontline fighter. While some associate the sign of Aries with so-called "main character energy," Deathstroke is actually more deserving of the title than most of the main "Arrow" characters.

Taurus: Rene Ramirez

A later member of Team Arrow, Rene Ramirez (Rick Gonzalez) fits well under the Earth sign Taurus. Known by the nickname Wild Dog, Ramirez began his vigilante campaign against crime and corruption in Starling City after the tragic death of his wife and subsequent loss of custody of his daughter. Driven by anger and a hyper-specific sense for justice, Rene was eventually brought into the fold of Team Arrow by Oliver Queen. Through his work with the group, Rene became more even-keeled and contributed immensely to the protection of his hometown.

Though he becomes more balanced over time, Wild Dog never truly lets go of the traits that make him who he is: fierce passion, intense drive, and an unrelenting sense of justice. These might seem like fire sign traits at first glance, and Rene definitely has some Aries in his chart as well, but looking at his journey through "Arrow" in totality, Taurus actually feels like a better fit. He stops letting his emotions rule him, but he continues to stand firm on his hard-held values and beliefs, often to the point of bullheadedness. "Arrow" fans born between April 20 and May 20 may find that they have a lot in common with Rene Ramirez, especially in the later seasons of the show.

Gemini: Curtis Holt

Another core member of Team Arrow, Curtis Holt (Echo Kellum) is a tech wiz, a cunning thinker, and a true paragon (most of the time). Under the codename Mr. Terrific, he helps Oliver, Felicity, and the rest of the crew fight for what's right in Star City. Curtis is driven by a deep sense of morality and a responsibility to his community. He is blessed with many gifts and doesn't take them lightly, using his sharp intellect and other talents over and over again in the fight for good.

He may not look it at first glance, but Curtis is one of the best picks in all of "Arrow" to represent the air sign Gemini. He's a social person who is never afraid to speak his mind, even if he knows what he's about to say will be controversial. More importantly, he's an incredibly fast learner, deft at adapting to all manner of skills and situations. And to top it off, Curtis is intensely compassionate, never losing sight of the human side of the work he and Team Arrow do. All of these qualities are common trademarks of the Gemini sign, making Mr. Terrific an excellent representative of those born between May 21 and June 20.

Cancer: Quentin Lance

Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne) wears many hats through the eight seasons of "Arrow": detective, vigilante, and Mayor of Star City among them. His tragic past of loss and failure built a hard shell around him, making him a difficult man to truly know. In response to his own pain, Quentin threw himself into his work, developing a strong dedication to the law and vowing to stop anyone who broke it.

Of course, over the course of the show, Quentin softens a bit. He begins to heal the wounds within himself, opens his mind to different ways of doing things, and starts to trust people again. It's a difficult process, but it yields positive results. 

Like many others who wear the water sign Cancer, Quentin Lance buried deep vulnerabilities beneath a rigid exterior — an effort to protect himself from future hurt. Unyielding and mercurial, Cancers are known for their hesitancy to trust. Once their walls have been penetrated, however, they can become the most loyal and dependable of friends, as Quentin eventually becomes for Oliver and Team Arrow. He still has moments of coldness, and he still holds firmly to a sense of right and wrong, but with the right support network around him, he grows more open and available. If you were born between June 21 and July 22, you may find a good deal in common with Quentin Lance.

Leo: Tommy Merlyn

One of the early martyrs in Oliver's crusade to save Starling City was his own best friend, Tommy Merlyn (Colin Donnell). A born billionaire, Tommy grew up in the lap of luxury, accustomed to extravagant parties and few responsibilities. This background magnified his naturally jovial personality, turning him into a loud and flamboyant party boy. His financial circumstances changed dramatically when Tommy was cut off from his father's wealth, but he retained the same upbeat spirit — still with a predilection for nice things, and still the life of the party.

Given his big personality and love of fine living, it should be no surprise that Tommy fits so well under the fire sign Leo, which rules the zodiac from July 23 to August 22. Represented by the lion, Leos are known for being big, bold, and confident, often to the point of arrogance. However, they're also deeply kind and compassionate people — qualities Tommy certainly holds as well. Despite his privileged upbringing, he has a big heart for people of all backgrounds, and he works hard to be a better person during his time on "Arrow." He's always good for a joke or an expensive drink, but Tommy Merlyn's also someone you could turn to if you ever needed help.

Virgo: Felicity Smoak

When Emily Bett Rickards was cast as Felicity Smoak in Season 1 of "Arrow," it was only meant to be for one episode. It's a testament to her talent and pitch-perfect portrayal of the character that she was not only promoted to series regular, but became one of the most popular and pivotal parts of the entire show. At different times throughout the series, Felicity is both the funniest comic relief character and the most qualified hero — the heart of Team Arrow, as well the heart of the show.

Who is she really? She's a brilliant quick-thinker with exceptional wit, a tendency to get lost in her work, and a selfless personality. Felicity knows her worth, but she never chooses the spotlight herself. It's all of these traits combined that make Felicity such an ideal match for the Earth sign Virgo, worn by those born between August 23 and September 22. Known for being hardworking and a bit shy, Virgos are the people to talk to if you need a bunch of ideas really fast. Felicity certainly fits that description, as she's always the one either figuring out the mystery at hand or coming up with some unorthodox strategy. Capable, trustworthy, and wholly unique, Felicity is a worthy standard-bearer for the Virgos of the world.

Libra: Laurel Lance

If your birthday falls between September 23 and October 22, the season of the air sign Libra, you may feel kinship with "Arrow" hero Laurel Lance, aka Black Canary (Katie Cassidy). Libra is symbolized by the scales, a testament to the sign's dedication to justice, fairness, and balance in all things. Those values are what drive Laurel in her work as Black Canary, making her an excellent match for the zodiac's seventh sign.

Like Oliver, with whom she shares a complicated romantic past, Laurel is dedicated to protecting the innocent and fighting for peace in Starling City. She works towards those goals both as an upstanding and well-respected lawyer, and as her vigilante alter ego. Laurel carries the same moral compass as her father Quentin, making it her daily mission to do some good in the world. Just like her father, she can occasionally be misguided in that pursuit, but for the most part she stands as an arbiter of justice in the world of "Arrow." Though many of the show's other characters also work tirelessly with that same ambition, none of them are more deserving of the Libra scales than Laurel.

Scorpio: Malcolm Merlyn

Just as the water sign Scorpio is one of the most complicated and enigmatic parts of the zodiac, so too is Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) one of the most complicated and enigmatic characters in "Arrow." Father of Tommy (and secretly of Thea Queen), Malcolm is the show's first major villain, but his role evolves over the course of the story. At times, he's manipulative and duplicitous, causing immense pain and suffering across Starling City. And yet, there are also moments when he shows fierce loyalty and compassion.

Ruling from October 23 to November 21, Scorpio is known for being multifaceted. Those who wear the sign can be controlling and even violent, often because of a lack of trust or some deeply held conviction. However, once you're on their side, Scorpios can be the most fiercely loyal people in the world, even going so far as to sacrifice immensely for the sake of others. That's the story of Malcolm Merlyn in a nutshell — a man whose love for family was twisted into rage, who strode way too far down the path of darkness, but who still retained a semblance of humanity and compassion for those closest to him. Barrowman plays the character with nuance and complexity, making him one of the most intriguing antagonists in the entire Arrowverse.

Sagittarius: Roy Harper

A natural-born loner and drifter, Roy Harper (Colton Haynes) is a perfect match for the fire sign Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21). Initially a two-bit thief working the streets of Starling City, Roy finds new purpose after encountering Oliver Queen and learning more about his crusade to save the city. Eventually, Roy becomes a vigilante himself, assisting Team Arrow on a number of missions and learning what it means to be a hero.

Roy's penchant for wandering, his magnanimity, and his occasional impatience all align him with the sign of Sagittarius. Represented by the bow and arrow (appropriate), the ninth season of the zodiac calendar isn't just known for a love of travel, but also for a fast-paced nature in all things. Roy wants to be independent, but he also wants to learn, and he wants it all as quickly as possible. Is he a renegade? Sometimes. He certainly is at the start of the show. Over time, he becomes much more measured, balanced, and responsible, but that doesn't fully quell the fire sign within him — the desire to always be on the move in one way or another.

Plus, his red suit is a perfect aesthetic match for the fire sign. With a codename like Arsenal, you know Roy's a firecracker right from the start.

Capricorn: Oliver Queen

The lead protagonist. The hero of Star City. The Green Arrow himself. Generally, main characters fit cleanly into one of the three fire signs of the zodiac, particularly Aries — but not Oliver Queen. 

Though his youth was filled with wild parties and reckless behavior, his time on the island of Lian Yu transformed him into a wholly different person, and not just in terms of his combat skills. The Oliver who returns to Starling is quieter, more contemplative, and more reserved. While he clearly has fierce passion for his work as a vigilante, he executes his plans with a stoic quality — cool, calm, and collected.

For these reasons, Oliver Queen fits more neatly beneath the Earth sign Capricorn (December 22 to January 19) than under any of the zodiac's fire signs. Capricorns are like Boy Scouts; they're always prepared. As the Green Arrow, Oliver embodies the sign's core qualities of duty, leadership, and self control. He also represents some of the less admirable sides of Capricorn, reflected in his occasional pessimism and difficulty balancing his work and personal life.

Still, even in his more vulnerable moments, Oliver always has a plan. He's usually two steps ahead of his enemies, and when he's not, he works even harder to get whatever advantage he can. His consistency as a hero is part of what makes him both a unique and compelling protagonist, and it's also a big part of what makes him a Capricorn.

Aquarius: John Diggle

Oliver's right-hand man since day one, John Diggle (David Ramsey) is just about the best ally a superhero could ask for. Stalwart and steady, Diggle never loses sight of the human element behind Team Arrow's mission. He cares deeply about all people and truly wants to help make the world a better place — qualities that closely align him with the air sign Aquarius.

Ruling from January 20 to February 18, Aquarius signs can seem like a bit of a contradiction at first glance. They are fiercely themselves and rarely coerced into any objective or value system that they don't believe in. Yet, they also value honesty and loyalty intensely, and they have immense compassion for the people in their lives. In other words, Aquarians will work tirelessly for the sake of others, but only when doing so aligns with their own inner compass.

If that description doesn't conjure an image of John Diggle in your mind, nothing will. As the vigilante warrior Spartan, he's one of Star City's finest protectors. As a man, he's equally vigilant, always the one to check in on other members of Team Arrow to make sure they're holding up all right. He's dedicated, passionate, and stays true to his own path above all things — an excellent representative for the Aquarius sign.

Pisces: Thea Queen

Rounding out the "Arrow" zodiac calendar is Oliver Queen's younger sister Thea (Willa Holland), also known by the codename Speedy. Intensely driven, unpredictable, and fiercely individualistic, Thea is a bit of a wild card — not unlike the water sign Pisces (February 19 to March 20). She plays many different parts over the course of the show, and while her shifting allegiances aren't always her own doing, Thea's personality certainly allows for persuasion and quick changes.

Through her work with Team Arrow, she shows herself to be headstrong and a bit vindictive, yet still idealistic. This unique combination is a good fit with Pisces, which is known for prioritizing emotions and instincts over hard logic. While Thea can be a good team player, she never loses sight of her own independent streak — something that can make her both a powerful ally and a vengeful enemy. At her core, however, Thea is someone who loves her family and friends deeply. She never censors herself, and that can lead to difficult situations at times, but it also makes her a magnetic personality who other people love to be around. "Arrow" fans who have Pisces as their sun sign will inevitably feel a connection to Thea's unique persona.