green arrow ii
From your smile
to your core
all I see is
love gore
To Connor Hwang, born November 30th of 1991, there was always something missing in his life. His mother, Seo-hyeon, did what she could to raise her son with the opportunities that she didn't have growing up in Seoul, South Korea, but it was a task that only seemed to grow more and more difficult without the presence of his father. Perhaps Connor had noticed it right away, even when he was too young to comprehend the alphabet, let alone have a significant grasp of the English language enough to convey his problems, often one to act out, loudly and frustratingly, for seemingly no reason at all in an early hunt to find that missing piece. It was an attitude that only grew more troublesome as he grew.

As a child, he was prone to tantrums and even spats with other children, putting more stress on his mother who was already struggling with being a single mother in a city big enough to eat her alive even without the high rises seen in New York City. She found some solace in those moments when Connor listened, intently, to stories of his father, but there was still no consoling that tempermental nature no matter how many stories she told, no matter how many ways she had been able to paint him, no matter what information she passed along and it soon begged to question whether this was helping or harming, whether it was aiding the situation or making things worse. There was improvement the more he grew and matured, still an upstanding student where grades were concerned when he actually took the time to apply himself, but when a fist fight broke out on school grounds when Connor was sixteen, enough was enough and Seo-hyeon had no choice but to take matters more readily into her hands.

It was then that she sent Connor to Boston, Massachusetts to live with his uncle who, as close to his sister as he was, wouldn't be one to allow Connor to continue on the path he had been forging for himself. In a way, it was a fresh start. It was a new environment. It was a chance to put all the bad influences behind him and perhaps come out this new life someone his mother could be proud of. Chores were quick to become part of his daily routine as well as meditation and discipline studies and all on top of his schooling, Connor picking up high high school studies where he had left them in Los Angeles, this time with far more heavy expectations to not only bring home solid grades in all his courses, but behave.

It, however, was no quick or easy process to take the troublemaker that had been Connor Hwang and mold him into someone calm and collected, passive without being a push over, disciplined and respectable. Once he had become familiarized with Boston, with the school he had been attending and the friends he had found in it, it was only a matter of time before he found himself fraternizing with what his uncle surely would have thought the wrong crowds. When there was free time to be had (and even, at times, when there wasn't), Connor found himself amiss the party crowds, the social drinkers and the hyper-sexualized, many the very same peers he attended school regularly with who had found that moment one to push their freedoms and while he didn't get into the drugs, avoiding them at all costs, a few drinks here and there seemed to make the evening worth the trouble he would be in the next morning and the consequences that came with it.

For all the bad, however, there also came a particular interest in archery, Connor taking to it like a moth to a flame and eventually focusing on it, on becoming better at it, as if he had found a part of what his life had been missing all along. In due time, the partying dwindled, replaced with hours spent out on the field, perfecting his shots and dealing with the pain in his arms from the tension and the bruises from the snap of the string with a poorly straightened arm. His temper, he found, wouldn't help him when it came to excelling which made meditation far more of an active help rather than simply a chance to rest, to nap even, in the silence of his own mind. He can't say when or where it necessarily happened, that bleed through into other areas of his life, but eventually, that focus spread from archery and archery alone to his courses and the work that came with it as well as his interactions with those around him.

Connor graduated from high school in 2009 with a degree and accolades for his skill in archery competitions and, with a new head on his shoulders, immediately went back to Los Angeles to reunite with his mother where it was found out that his father, an American businessman who had only been in town for a short time and ceased connection with Seo-hyeon ever since, even going so far to pay her in hopes of hiding that part of his life, had passed away. It was perhaps the most unfulfilling revelation in his life, finally figuring out who his father was, but unable to find any of the questions he had burning in his chest answered, no closer to finding closure as to why he had made such a quick and adamant exit from their lives beyond the facts he could put together on his own. Seo-hyeon, for her part, had long moved on, locked in a relationship with someone new who Connor made little to no effort in getting to know before he was back on a flight to Boston. Undoubtedly, if things continued on the path they were on and as good as they seemed to be, Connor would return for their wedding, but that was a bridge he would have to cross when the time came and no sooner than that.

Putting his archery knowledge to work when he returned to Boston, Connor took up an instructor position at Wildecat MMA Training Center, teaching primarily Kyudo, the modern Japanese martial art of archery. Though it wasn't his primarily occupation, splitting his time between teaching classes and attending University of Massachusetts for Business Administration in hopes of opening up his own Kyudojo one day, it was definitely where he felt the most at peace, able to focus whatever negative energy and thoughts he may have had into the fine point of an arrow, directed at a target a number of feet away, essentially sniping the very same down one by one. It wouldn't be until 2013 that Connor graduated with his Bachelor degree, something he knew he could use in the future - be it to continue his studies or help on that path to his career goals; and he used what savings he had from working at Wildecat to rent his own apartment alongside a roommate he only had the chance to acquaint himself with before they were rooming together. Considering he would spend most of his time out, either at Wildecat or at his uncle's where he had found meditation the most comforting, he doubted they would even run into other but in passing here and there or for meals, minimizing problems as long as they stuck to their own sides of the hall and each took care of common grounds.

As of 2016, Connor still works at Wildecat, still teaches Kyudo, still practices meditation alongside his uncle with the added difference that, thanks to his age, Connor had taken up more chores to make sure his family, the only family around him, is living well. Perhaps one day, he'll return to Los Angeles. Perhaps he will even take a trip to Seoul, but as far as Connor is concerned, Boston is home.
⤑ name connor hwang ⤑ comicverse connor hawke ⤑ date of birth + age 30 november 1991 + 25 ⤑ birthplace los angeles, california
⤑ current residence boston, massachusetts
(mission hill)
⤑ occupation archery instructor
(wildecat mma)
⤑ relationship status #foreversingle ⤑ preference kinsey 3.5 ⤑ pets turbo personality INFJ
connor hawke (green arrow ii) Connor Hawke is the son of Oliver Queen and Sandra Hawke. As a child he was picked on because of his mixed heritage (1/4 Korean, 1/4 African American, 1/2 Caucasian). Connor had a volatile temper and had often fought back while his mother was unsure what to do with him. The only legacy he carried was what his mother had told him about his father, the hero known as the Green Arrow. She let him know that he was the illegitimate son of Oliver Queen and that she had loved his father.

Connor kept and read everything he could about his father. His single mother, "Moonday" had to find work and had difficulty raising Connor. Because of Connor's problems in school, Connor's mother decided to sign the papers allowing Connor to attend the same monastery that Oliver fled to for a brief time years before called the Ashram Monastery in the Napa Valley. Connor had requested to attend and asked his mother to let him go when he was thirteen years old. Moonday agreed. Master Jansen, the same monk who helped Oliver, raised Connor for the next five years in the Ashram. Through his schooling and training at the monastery, Connor spent all his efforts in becoming a student of Zen Buddhist philosophy, a master of Aikido, and a Kyudo archer. Still, as he tried to put all worldly thoughts out of his head, he still had a secret passion being a fan of his father's exploits and read every article, comic, and magazine based on his father's life and also keeping scrapbooks. One time, Master Jansen caught Connor reading a HEROES magazine featuring Green Arrow and knew that would be in Connor's destiny to follow in his fathers footsteps. (...)

tie ins NAME
Connor shares the same first name as his comicverse counterpart as well as the same initials (C.H.).

Both Connor and Green Arrow were raised in a single-parent household with only their mother present.

Both are skilled in archery though Connor less so than his comicverse counterpart with his focus far more prevalent in high school competition and through training at Wildecat than used for active combat.

Connor and Green Arrow both have Korean ancestry, however Connor moreso given a wholly Korean mother.

Connor's father's last name is Green Arrow's father's first name: Oliver. He is also deceased, however Green Arrow's father was only believed to be dead for a period of time.

powers & abilities (all unlocked in au & cv)
Due to the genetic machinations of Doctor Sivana, Connor has an accelerated healing factor which keeps him young and healthy (ageless longevity) and increased his pain tolerance, withstanding the impact of multiple gunshots to the chest with minimal injury (pain tolerance). It also increased his stamina casuing Connor to tire at a very slow rate even at minimal body requirements (enhanced stamina) and it has healed all mental attributes and capabilities of any natural genetic mutations, increasing his strength, speed, agility, reflexes and sensory systems to peak human limits (enhanced physiological attributes).

Connor's zen training has endowed him with the gift of vision. However, it is seldom demonstrated beyond a vision that informed him that his father was alive when believed to be dead.

Connor is an extraordinary archer and student of the Kyudo discipline.

Connor is a skilled martial artist, able to duplicate the skills of others. He has been trained in Japanese martial arts and is an excellent hand-to-hand combatant. This also includes training in blind fighting.

Connor is an Aikido Disciple which utilizes a method of unarmed self-defense that encourages discipline and a non-violent attitude. His dexterity and strength comes from the suppleness in his practice which uses a good rhythmic posture, perception and coordination. He uses an opponent's force by bringing it into his circle and neutralizing aggressive action by gaining control of the attacker.

Just like his father, Connor has an assortment of trick arrows available to him.
A bow used by his father as given to Connor by Black Canary.


The Ashram is an isolated monastery in California where people go to seek inner peace. Several members of the Green Arrow family have spent time there.

education new mission high school
• high school diploma

university of massachusetts
• bachelor degree in business administration

family & storylines
father: brian oliver
deceased. business entrepreneur.
mother: seo-hyeon hwang
mother. lives in los angeles.
uncle: seok-ho hwang
uncle. dojo owner and martial arts instructor.

misc. facts • Works part-time at Wildecat even after graduating from college so he can take care of his uncle who also lives in the Mission Hill neighborhood. For a few evenings a week, he also works at Lone Range Guns.

• Studied Kyudo privately during high school to hone his skill further with an organization in Boston, often calling for trips to Somerville and Lincoln to practice. Since graduation, he doesn't go out so often, preferring the range at Wildecat given it's proximity to home.

• Can speak fluent Korean given his mother often spoke to him in Korean while at home and it was the only language spoken while living with his uncle. Though he doesn't use it as often as he would like, it still finds its place among his regular dialogue.

• While he doesn't party often anymore, that doesn't mean he doesn't enjoy a drink now and then with friends. There have only been a handful of moments in recent history where he has actually experienced a black out, more often inclined to stop before it gets to that point.

• Rarely, if ever, does he have his natural hair color, preferring pastels and light colors to his natural dark hue.