I will not try to argue against the fact that they at least SORT OF went the Batman route.
But I still enjoy the show so I don't see anything too wrong about it :/
It's very wrong, it's like Lord Voldemort attacking Sherlock Holmes when he was baby and accidentally ends up giving Sherlock a part of his soul.
This is Batman's story EXCLUSIVELY, and I knew they would go this route the moment they introduced Ra's, Guggenheim should be sacked immediately,the writing for this season has been bad and now we know why,he's lazy and uncreative.
Don't get me wrong, I see where you're coming from. But I mean, if the story if good enough, then this particular thing isn't that big of a deal to me IMHO.
But that's the thing,this story itself IS the problem, not only has it been stolen,it's not even been executed properly. Ra's has no reason in the world to want Ollie as an heir and Ollie has no reason in the world to even be tempted by his offer, the only reason it even makes SOME sense is because characters on Arrow change their attitudes,motivations and personalities on a whim for the most nonsensical and retarded reasons,which itself has been a huge problem throughout this show's history but has been taken to intolerable levels this season,John Diggle is the only one who has escaped this curse and that's because they dont bother to use him properly. Ra's al Ghul and Batman have a particular relationship,just like Batman/Joker,Doom/Reed,Luthor/Supes, Moriarty/Sherlock etc. This is blatant theft.
Since Batman is not in this universe then why is Ollie not right to be the heir? And what if in a Batman show, the writers "stole" a Green Arrow story. I bet nobody would be saying that the show is stealing ideas.
Wait what? Ollie is not right because it's not HIS story, Batman existence has no bearing,it's not right because it's a ripoff,it's not right because it doesn't belong to him, and to make it worse the execution has been terrible.
Batman writers aren't going to steal anything from GA please.