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The Ultimate Arrow "Who's in the Grave?" Theory Roundup

Arrow season 4 spoilers.

Going on the Arrow sub-reddit there seems to be several "who’s in the grave?" everyday. I suggest having a definitive roundup of who could be the person theorised about so much. Whose death would have the biggest impact on the show? Are Felicity and Thea in the clear now that they’ve survived near death experiences? The writers/show-runners say Felicity is not in the grave, but could her body be elsewhere and the Felicity in the car with Oliver be a hallucination much like Shado was in the flashbacks.
What about Oliver’s son? He seems like the next character the show is teasing to die after Malcom told Darkh about him. Would a character the audience has seen maybe just two times leave a big enough impact on the viewers? Would they even go so far as killing off a child? Even with its somewhat darker tone, Arrow still doesn’t seem like the sort of show that would do this.

This should aim to be the definitive piece for the "who’s in the grave?" theories. Which characters make sense? Which characters don’t?

Prime candidates: Diggle, Laurel, Felicity, Thea, William Hawke and possibly Quentin Lance.
Finally, is this who grave talk taking away from the rest of the show? This seems like a tunt to get the fandom in on speculating who is going to be killed off when this could have been handled as a surprise death.


    The contribution to the storyline of crossovers in superhero television shows

    Analyze the contribution to the storyline of the crossover episodes of superhero television shows. In particular, Arrow, The Flash, and Constantine have had crossover episodes. Do these contribute to the story in a meaningful way? Are they forced, making the episodes feel like a commercial for another show? Another example related to this might be when Superman makes "appearances" on Supergirl.

    • Definitely look into the comic book history of these superheroes, and perhaps consider any links these heroes may have in previous television shows, cartoons, what have you. – John 7 years ago
    • A very interesting perspective I had not thought of before, cannot wait to see where someone takes this! – emilyinmannyc 7 years ago
    • I really like crossovers - it gives the impression that the shows take place within a larger universe! – Winterling 7 years ago