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    Quentin Lance (Earth-1: Pre-Crisis)




    For a long time... I hated Oliver Queen. I blamed him for the death of my youngest daughter, I blamed him for the violence in my city, I interrogated him, I hunted him, persecuted him. I've never been more wrong in my life. Oliver Queen wasn't just a hero. He was a good man. He was an honorable person. The fact that he didn't start out that way makes him, in my book, even more honorable. He stands as a reminder to all of us that anyone can change.
    — Quentin Lance[src]

    Quentin Larry Lance[16] is a former police captain in the Star City Police Department and the former mayor of Star City. Lance is also the ex-husband of Dinah Lance and the father of Laurel and Sara Lance.

    Biography[edit | hide | hide all]


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    Early Life[edit | hide]

    Quentin Larry Lance was born in 1962 in Starling City. Lance later grew up to become a police detective in the Starling City Police Department and had two daughters, Laurel and Sara.

    The Detective[edit | hide]

    In 2012, Lance was tasked with unmasking and capturing the hooded vigilante. He was unable to successfully capture him and later realized that he was Oliver Queen, a friend of his daughters. Lance soon joined Queen's team as its police informant before leaving after Laurel's death at the hands of Damien Darhk.[4][17]

    Oliver's Funeral[edit | hide]

    In 2020, Lance returned to Team Arrow after the Crisis restored his life. The resurrection did not bring his daughter back, though it ensured the survival of her Earth-2 doppelgänger. Laurel of Earth-2 questioned Queen's judgement and expressed her guilt to Lance, claiming that it was her fault that his daughter did not return. Lance comforted her and told her that he did not blame her and nothing about her was needed to be fixed.[4]

    Lance, as the Mayor of Star City, soon gave a speech about Queen's contributions to the city and uncovered his statue. The following day, Lance attended Queen's funeral after expressing his wish for Rene Ramirez to take over the role of mayor.[4]

    Powers and Abilities[edit | hide]

    Abilities[edit | hide]

    • Hand-to-Hand Combat: While not on par with experienced vigilantes, Lance is still capable of defending himself, as shown when he briefly held his own against Sareb, a highly-trainged League of Assassin operative.[18]
    • Investigation: Lance is an experienced police officer in the Star City Police Department. During his tenure, he has solved countless cases and even deduced the identities of several vigilante in the city.[8]
    • Leadership: As a police captain, Lance has demonstrated his expertise in leading police officers in the field when he apprehended the Arrow, albeit an imposter placed by the real Arrow to diverse attention.[18]
    • Marksmanship: Lance was issued a standard sidearm as a police officer.[8]
    • Political Acumen: Despite not having any experience in the political field, Lance remained a successful mayor of the city and maintained a crimeless environment after Queen's interference as the Spectre.[4]
    • Tactics: Lance is a keen tactician, having been working with the Star City Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Team Arrow to devise plans that heavily impacted Ricardo Diaz's influence in the city.[3]

    Equipment[edit | hide]

    Former Equipment[edit | hide]

    • Guns: As a police officer, Lance was issued a standard sidearm and utilized it in the field.[8]

    Appearances[edit | hide]

    Appearances
    Pilot Appears
    Honor Thy Father Appears
    Lone Gunmen Appears
    An Innocent Man Appears
    Damaged Appears
    Muse of Fire Appears
    Vendetta Appears
    Year's End Appears
    Burned Appears
    Vertigo Appears
    Betrayal Appears
    The Odyssey Appears
    Dodger Appears
    Dead to Rights Appears
    The Huntress Returns Appears
    Salvation Appears
    Unfinished Business Appears
    Home Invasion Appears
    The Undertaking Mentioned
    Darkness on the Edge of Town Appears
    Sacrifice Appears
    City of Heroes Appears
    Broken Dolls Appears
    Crucible Appears
    League of Assassins Appears
    Keep Your Enemies Closer Appears
    The Scientist Appears
    Three Ghosts Appears
    Blast Radius Appears
    Blind Spot Appears
    Tremors Appears
    Heir to the Demon Appears
    Time of Death Appears
    Birds of Prey Appears
    Deathstroke Appears
    The Man Under the Hood Appears
    Seeing Red Appears
    City of Blood Appears
    Streets of Fire Appears
    Unthinkable Appears
    The Calm Appears
    Sara Appears
    The Magician Appears
    The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak Appears
    Guilty Appears
    Draw Back Your Bow Appears
    The Brave and the Bold Appears
    The Climb Appears
    Left Behind Appears
    Midnight City Appears
    Uprising Appears
    Canaries Appears
    The Return Appears
    Nanda Parbat Mentioned
    The Offer Appears
    Suicidal Tendencies Appears
    Public Enemy Appears
    Broken Arrow Appears
    Who Is Harrison Wells? Appears
    Al Sah-him Mentioned
    Rogue Air Mentioned
    My Name Is Oliver Queen Appears
    Green Arrow Appears
    The Candidate Appears
    Restoration Mentioned
    Beyond Redemption Appears
    Haunted Appears
    Lost Souls Appears
    Brotherhood Appears
    Legends of Today Mentioned
    Dark Waters Appears
    Blood Debts Appears
    Pilot, Part 1 Mentioned
    Sins of the Father Appears
    Code of Silence Appears
    Taken Appears
    Star City 2046 Mentioned
    Broken Hearts Appears
    Beacon of Hope Appears
    Eleven-Fifty-Nine Appears
    Last Refuge Appears
    Canary Cry Appears
    Monument Point Appears
    Invincible Mentioned
    Lost in the Flood Appears
    Legendary Appears
    Schism Appears
    Legacy Appears
    The Recruits Appears
    Out of Time Mentioned
    A Matter of Trust Appears
    Penance Appears
    Human Target Appears
    So It Begins Appears
    Vigilante Appears
    Invasion! Dream
    Who Are You? Mentioned
    Bratva Appears
    Spectre of the Gun Appears
    The Sin-Eater Appears
    Fighting Fire with Fire Appears
    Checkmate Appears
    Disbanded Appears
    Dangerous Liaisons Appears
    Underneath Appears
    Honor Thy Fathers Appears
    Missing Appears
    Lian Yu Appears
    Fallout Appears
    Tribute Appears
    Next of Kin Appears
    Reversal Mentioned
    Thanksgiving Appears
    Irreconcilable Differences Appears
    Divided Appears
    We Fall Appears
    All for Nothing Appears
    The Devil's Greatest Trick Appears
    Collision Course Appears
    Doppelganger Appears
    The Thanatos Guild Appears
    Brothers in Arms Appears
    Fundamentals Appears
    Shifting Allegiances Appears
    Docket No. 11-19-41-73 Appears
    The Ties That Bind Mentioned
    Life Sentence Appears
    The Longbow Hunters Mentioned
    Level Two Mentioned
    Tagumo Attacks!!! Mentioned
    Past Sins Mentioned
    Emerald Archer Video Footage
    Brothers & Sisters Mentioned
    Inheritance Mentioned
    Séance and Sensibility Mentioned
    Lost Canary Mentioned
    You Have Saved This City Mentioned
    Reset Dream
    Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Two Mentioned
    Fadeout Appears
    Swan Thong Mentioned
    Back to the Finale: Part II Mentioned
    It's My Party and I'll Die If I Want To Mentioned

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    References[edit | hide]


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