'Crisis on Infinite Earths': Fans bid tearful goodbye to Oliver Queen, say it was an amazing tribute
This cosmic spectacle of death was perhaps more painful to watch than the one in Part 1
What's worse than watching Oliver Queen aks Green Arrow (Stephen Amell) dying? It's watching him die twice. 'Crisis on Infinite Earths' concluded in a grand two-part finale, where the superheroes had a showdown with the Anti-Monitor (LaMonica Garrett), who had annhilated the multiverse in the previous episode. Oliver returns in a supernatural form called the 'Spectre' to help the heroes restore the world as it once was.
He sacrifices himself for 'Rebirth', and his full story and arc come to an end. This cosmic spectacle of death was perhaps more painful to watch than the one in Part 1. Considering Oliver has always sacrificed himself for the greater good, it comes to a fitting end that he dies to pave the path for the remaining superheroes to continue the good work. It would have been ideal to see a glimpse of Felicity Smoak, however.
Fans were clearly tearful by the end of the episode and flooded social media with tweets.
One fan wrote, "Oliver queen sacrificed his life for our worlds survival. CAN WE PLEASE RETURN 2020 I AM SAD AND TIRED."
"What an amazing tribute to Oliver Queen on #CrisisOnInfiniteEarths. What an amazing crossover, one that will go down in history, great surprise cameos," another fan tweeted.
Some couldn't help comparing Oliver's sacrifice to Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr) in 'Avengers: Endgame'. "So Oliver essentially pulled an Iron Man on a DCTVU scale. Great way to end Arrow," tweeted a fan.
At the end of the episode, the president gives an emotional speech about Oliver's sacrifice. "The president's speech about Oliver's sacrifice plus the recognition of being the first superhero they had was so amazing, beautiful, honorable, dignified, fantastic. I cried hearing that. I loved it in so many ways. You all got it!" tweeted a fan.
Another fan quoted Oliver's dialogue while fighting the Anti-Monitor, "'You have failed this Universe' gave me actual chills. You will be missed, Green Arrow."
And so, Arrow, the person who started it all, met a fitting end at the end of 'The Crisis On Infinite Earths'.