Green Arrow's arch nemesis?

Hi guys! I'm working on some story ideas of mine, and since I'm not exactly a GA aficionado, I was wondering if anyone could tell me who Green Arrow's technical "arch enemy" is? I know alternate media always uses Count Vertigo, but if I'm not mistaken the original Clock King was also a significant rival to him, and hasn't he developed an enmity with Deathstroke recently as well? I really don't know what I'm talking about with Ollie so I need your help :) Thanks!

Posted by The_Tree

I've always considered Merlyn to be Ollie's arch nemesis. Ollie does also have a long-running feud with Deathstroke.

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

Originally it was Count Vertigo but in modern days it has shifted to Merlyn

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous
@The_Tree said:

I've always considered Merlyn to be Ollie's arch nemesis. Ollie does also have a long-running feud with Deathstroke.

Posted by bamaboykmb
Posted by BlueArrow

either deathstroke or merlyn. My definition of arch-nemisis is someone who will attack the hero for no reason other then to ruin their lives, EX: Joker, Captain cold, Black Manta, so that would mean either of those 2

Posted by sethysquare

Count Vertigo or Merlyn.

His number 2 and 1.

Posted by Squalleon

Count Vertigo or Merlin.

Posted by Ms. Omega


Posted by joshlol44

When most people think of his main villain its either Count Vertigo or Merlyn because he has a bit of a long history with both of them.

Edited by colonyofcells

In the silver age, it was Clock King. In the bronze age, new villains were invented such as Merlyn, Slingshot, Vertigo and Stinger. Merlyn started in JLA. Slingshot was used a few times in World's Finest dollar comic. Vertigo and Stinger started at the same time. Black Canary fought Vertigo first in an issue of Worlds Finest dollar comic in her own solo feature. In the Green Arrow solo feature, Green Arrow fought new villain Stinger. In the next issue, Vertigo teamed up with Stinger to fight Black Canary and Green Arrow. Vertigo soon became a popular Green Arrow villain and was used in the first Green Arrow mini series. Deathstroke also started in the bronze age as a Teen Titans villain. Deadshot was revived in the bronze age to fight Batman.

Posted by jayskee

Merlin or Vertigo

Posted by TDK_1997

Merlyn I think.

Posted by FlashKnight


Posted by Muffin_Sangria

@ms__omega said:


I havne't read many Green Arrow comic but from what I've seen Deadshot isn't even listed as one of his villains. Kinda surprising since the two seem like they would be great paired up against each other.

Posted by Xwraith

I'm pretty sure it's Komodo now.

Posted by Spidey_Jackson



Posted by Xwraith

After almost a year, I'll update my answer:

DC editorial.

Posted by AmazingWebHead

Vertigo is pretty good, but I'm gonna say Merlyn