|Aliases||Felicity Meghan Smoak, Overwatch|
|Credit||Emily Bett Rickards|
A supporting member of Team Arrow, Felicity Smoak is a computer guru who lends her technical abilities to Oliver Queen and his vigilante activities as the Arrow.
In the Arrow TV series, she is as portrayed by Emily Bett Rickards.
Felicity Smoak is a supporting cast member in DC Comics. She first debuted in Fury of Firestorm #23, published in May of 1984 and was created by Gerry Conway and Rafael Kayanan.
She was a manager of a computer software firm who had a major adversarial relationship with Firestorm who is the fusion of two characters, Martin Stein and Ronnie Raymond. She blamed Firestorm after an incident where he inadvertently wiped out several million dollars of computer programs that her company had been creating via a magnetic pulse and tried to sue him.
After several confrontations, Firestorm loses his temper and transmutes her clothes into soap suds, leaving her naked in public and humiliated. Firestorm's relationship with her with further complicated when Ronnie's divorced father, Edward begins dating Felicity; neither of whom are aware of Ronnie's secret identity of Firestorm. She subsequently marries Edward and thus becomes Ronnie's step-mother.
Her original comic book incarnation had no connections or ties to Oliver Queen/Green Arrow whatsoever or his TV series incarnation, the Arrow. However the popularity of the live action version has resulted in the character's re-introduction into the DC Comics-verse modeled after Emily Bett Rickards' incarnation of the character.
A familial friend to Walter Steel, Felicity was originally hired as part of the technical support personnel of Queen Consolidated.
Personality and Traits
- I don't accept that. You shouldn't either. You can't just accept things, Oliver. If I had accepted my life, I would be a cocktail waitress in Vegas like my mother, and I never would have gone to college, and I never would have moved a thousand miles away to work at Queen Consolidated, and I never would have believed some crazy guy in a hood when he told me I could be more than just some IT girl.
- I was in this, I guess you could call it a group, in college. We were hactivists, for a lack of a better word. Civil disobedience via the world wide web. I created this, this super virus, that could give us access to any infected server. We could expose government fraud, start virtual sit-ins and digitally deface criminals. I guess you could say it was my first attempt at being a hero.
- "'Hacking' is such an ugly word. No. I'm... Yeah. Totally hacking into the Merlyn Global mainframe." ―Felicity Smoak to Oliver Queen; Arrow, "Darkness on the Edge of Town"