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“Lena/Kara can’t be a lesbian/bi cause that’s not canon in the comics”
Oh, ok, great, you wanna talk about canon on the comics? That’s fantastic!
Oliver Jonas Queen and Dinah Laurel Lance are soulmates
Oliver’s son name is Connor Hawke and he becomes the second Green Arrow
John Diggle, Thea Queen, Sara Lance, Alex Danvers, Chloe Sulivan DON’T exist (originally) on the comics
Felicity Smoak is Ronnie Raymond’s stepmom
the White Canary is asian (yeah, the good and old whitewashing) (I still love my bisexual daughter)
James Olsen, Iris West and Wally West are white and ginger (I’m not complaining in these changes though)
Both Oliver and Barry are blonde and they HATE EACH OTHER
Maggie Sawyer is white
Oliver’s best friend is Hal Jordan
Barry’s best friend is also Hal Jordan
Captain cold and Heatwave ARE VILLAINS (and yes, I do love Mick)
Oliver Queen IS NOT Batman! He’s funny! He’s always making jokes and making others laugh. He’s not serious, traumatized and grumpy. That’s Bruce Wayne!
Roy Harper is Speedy and much later he becomes Arsenal and then Mia Dearden becomes Speedy
Lena is blonde and she’s the purest ray of sunshine and will never become evil! Also, in some versions, she has a daughter named Lori
Dinah Drake is Dinah Lance biological mother
Dinah Lance does NOT have a sister (just like Kara) and she has never been referred to as Laurel. Also, she’s not a lawyer.
Dinah Lance is THE SECOND Black Canary
Dinah Drake was a member of the Justice Society of America
Barry and Iris ARE NOT childhood friends, they meet as adults
Wally is Iris’s nephew, not brother
Supergirl is a teen! She doesn’t have an “endgame” boyfriend or a soul mate. She’s just Supergirl. Sure, she dates sometimes, but none of them are endgame, CAUSE SHE IS A TEENANGER!
And, for the love of Rao, don’t EVEN let me start on the differences between Mon-El in canon and the one from the show!
So don’t say that Lena or Kara can’t be queer because that’s not in the comics, cause neither is Olicity (don’t hate me because of that, that’s just a fact. I don’t even watch Arrow anymore). Cause yeah, a non-canon straight couple who completely disrespect the canon in the comics is ok, but a gay non-canon couple is not… sure Jan.
those are just SOME of the many differences between actual canon and the Arrowverse. Feel free to add more.