When a millionaire falls off his yacht in the middle of a nice pleasure cruise, a movie prop saves his life, floating him to a deserted tropical island. That prop just happens to be a green bow, which he slowly learns to use for survival against the rabid creatures that inhabit the area. For months, he fought to save himself from numerous gruesome deaths that could have befallen him, mastering the skill of archery, and earning a better understanding of life than frat parties and martini mixing he had known before.
He escaped by discovering a pouching outpost. Returning to his home in Star City to become Green Arrow, a masked hero who patrols the alleys at night, slowly depleting his wealth and power by name to hunt the wicked and spike fear into the hearts of criminals. However, his new opinion of the world leads to a strong sense of justice. Becoming the Mayor of Star City, he protects his civilians through political stife as Oliver Queen by day. By night, he combats evil with a bow and arrow, named Green Arrow.