Regardless of what you think of Arrow, the show has done a fine job name dropping characters. Especially from the Batfamily and yes, we’re talking about Batman…
The Arrow portion of the Elseworlds crossover has aired on The CW and we got an official introduction to Kate Kane’s Batwoman. It’s an exciting time to be an Arrowverse fan, that’s for sure.
However, the backstory of Kate’s ascendance as Batwoman hasn’t been revealed, but things seem to make sense and the clues were in Arrow Season 6.
In an early episode of Arrow Season 6, the photo of Oliver as the Green Arrow was said to be doctored. We all know it wasn’t, but that was beside the point. During his address to the media, Oliver mentioned it could be Bruce Wayne’s head on his body. In the Elseworlds crossover, Oliver tells Barry and Kara that Bruce Wayne has been missing from Gotham for three years.
Thinking back on it, was Oliver alluding that he knew Bruce was missing? If he knew this why didn’t he speak up sooner? How did he know Bruce was missing? Were they assoicated because they were wealthy? I don’t think we’ll get an answer.
Kate recognises Oliver (as Barry) and his reputation. Though, neither Barry nor Oliver recognise her. From what we saw, Batman’s cousin keeps a low profile the best she can. It’s understandable Oliver wouldn’t recognise her as she’s not really into the socialite lifestyle.
Oliver might be withholding information for a reason, like the type of person Bruce was.
Elseworlds will conclude tomorrow on The CW.