Enter at your own risk, if you are not ready for Spoiler Theory don’t go past this line. If you are not open minded about Arrow, stop here and don’t go any further.
My theory starts way back in the summer of sunsets and porches. Olicity had driven happily into the sunset. Roy had left to begin a new life. Thea has just come back through the pit and became Speedy. Laurel had finally come into her arc of being the Black Canary. Happy picture right? Not really to the show makers of Arrow. KC’s black canary was very weak; unlikable and did not measure up at all to her predecessor sister Sara. I think a plan was formed then in the minds of the writers to kill LL. @jbuffyangel explained this best in her season four theory of why Laurel is the one that had to be in the grave.
The arc LL was given in her coming of age story was about loosing Tommy and blaming herself, drinking, loosing her job, finding Sara and loosing her. That was the struggle that lead LL to carry the mantle and become the canary. Did it work? Meh.. not for me. KC’s performance was luke warm at best and didn’t garner the sympathy it requires to engage the audience in her crucible and her redemption story. I personally dissociated Laurel from Arrow. She felt like a story within a story unrelated to my plot or the characters I cared about mainly Oliver Queen.
Bottom line KC had to go. Pre-season four the writers get approval from CW to kill Laurel Lance. But the writing team is very smart. They know the need another canary. A canary the audience is passionate about; one they either love and adore or totally want dead; a character the audience is totally engaged with. Felicity Smoak is the only female character on Arrow that elicits emotions from all audience. I don’t know if they have approval for Felicity to become BC at that point. I don’t think they did. But they played it smart. They set it up properly this time. Remember they want us to feel the pain of the future BC. Her place needs to be earned. So they start slow.
4.09 Felicity gets taken by Damian, imprisoned in a gas chamber, gets saved by a canary cry breaking the glass
4.10 Felicity is left alone in the hospital, while Oliver is away, he tells Laurel she is the strongest person he knows, we are told she is paralyzed and there are no other solutions
4.11 Felicity has a drug induced hallucination where she sees a dark version of herself
4.12 Roy is manipulated by the Calculator who turns out to be her father
4.13 Felicity decides to test her father; he fails and she hands him over to the police; doing this alone because Oliver happens to be busy with Thea possibly dying; Malcom tells Oliver he knows about William so Oliver pushes the engagement forward
4.14 Oliver and Felicity get engaged and Curtis presents Felicity with the chip
4.15 Felicity breaks up with Oliver after he sends William away and walks out of the loft sighting that marriage is about inclusion
4.16 Fake wedding to lure Cupid, and a second emotional breakup where she tells Oliver that he always defaults back to the island
4.17 The Bee lady attacks Felicity at PT because she wants the chip in her back
4.18 LL dies while she is away from the team
4.19 Felicity tells Oliver she blames herself for Laurel’s death
4.21 Felicity gets fired from her CEO position and redirects the missile to hit Havenrock killing 10s of thousands of people
4.22 Felicity convinces Cooper to do the right thing which results in his death and discovers that her father didn’t abandon them, but it was Donna who left..
4.23 Felicity fight in the lair using Laurel’s batton
Season Four ends and I think this is when the shift happened. I think by that point the writers had shown the network the amazing capabilities of Emily and how authentic she is playing the main female role.. plus the fan reaction to the proposal and the breakup; to the William lie. The fans were 100% involved with anything and everything Felicity. I think before Comic Con the writers received the green light for Felicity to become Black Canary. I believe that is the reason why John Barrowman and Willa Holland were fan-girling over Emily in the panel. Willa Holland stated: “I want to be Felicity right now.. no wait I want to be Emily”
Then we get season five:
5.01 Felicity reminds Oliver of Laurel’s words and that he can’t let her be the last canary
5.02 Felicity tells Oliver “No Mask, No chance”
5.05 Oliver finds out about Billy and they have a third breakup
5.09 Billy dies because Prometheus used him as a chess pawn against her and Oliver and finally we see Felicity break down.
Felicity has been put through the ringer. Too much pain; for what I ask you if not to have a much deeper and emotional wrenching pain to the story of the woman who will become the true partner of the Green Arrow; the Black Canary. The writers are smart; they did not repeat the same mistake they did with LL’s BC. They took their time. They did it slowly over a season and a half in setup; in planning; for it to finally come to this point. The breakup plays perfectly into the GA/BC history; the lies; the child with another woman. The arc of the Black Canary had to curve through the story of the Green Arrow. LL’s arc was separate and independent from Oliver. She lost Tommy at her own fault, she started drinking to deal with her guilt, got fired, and lost Sara because of Sara’s league association. Oliver had nothing to do with her crucible; she did it to herself. Felicity’s arch on the other hand had to do with Oliver and being part of the team at every turn. By doing that; the writers would have corrected the path of the arc and associated the coming of age of BC right along with the story of GA’s walk into the light.
So if my theory is correct and this pain cycle that Felicity has gone through was not all in vain. The person from Felicity’s past to trigger her change is Laurel or who they come to find out as Black Siren. Laurels’ return and her Black Siren reveal and later incarceration will give Felicity an outlet for her anger and trigger the idea that she can fill that role. If she does, then I think it will be in Sara Lance fashion, the audience will see a woman in Black and will hear a canary cry but they will not know who this new BC is. Felicity will step away from the team and Curtis will take over. That is when BC will have sightings through Star City. Until one night where she engages an enemy, gets injured and Green Arrow comes to the rescue to remove the mask and discover that it is Felicity paralleling the 1.14 moment of Felicity finding out about Oliver.
The Color Theory: and Felicity’s Dark Ark
Well, if I have to go into color I would have to rewind back to season two and Felicity wearing Sara’s jacket when she went to the bank to entrap the clock king. To the pep talk she gave Oliver after Moira’s funeral. To her “Don’t stop fighting” speech. All done in Black. I refer to @quant-um-fizzx on color theory. But 5A has witnessed darker colors than we have seen Felicity wear since she started on Arrow. The 5.10 promo and the one picture SA posted on Facebook featuring the new Tina all have tones of black.
Plus this photo shoot
I know what you are thinking.. I am not a comic book fan either. I have never read the Arrow Comics but this struck me as something the writers already did to my favorite couple; ironically the villain was also a Prometheus!
I would like to remind everyone reading and ready to write me to respond on how this is impossible and how they have hired Tina to be BC. There is nothing in Marc’s or Wendy’s interviews to implicate that. It is speculation at this point. If Felicity is to assume the role of BC; then Tina would be another Lyla to Rene’s John Diggle. An ex-marine, ex-love interest of Wild Dog who may join the team or replace William Malone in the vacated role of detective. The team goes to find her just as they went to find Lyla in Russia; to help Rene out.
Take your time; think about it.. if you see merit to this theory give me a shout. If you soul heartedly disagree and find that Felicity is already a hero on her own without a mask. That Felicity does not need a mask; that her superpower is her brain. I will agree. Totally. But I am not the one writing the show, and does it still stand after all the pain she has experienced and has felt helpless to fight through? Hasn’t Felicity evolved after the pain to more?
Marc said something that stayed with me. He said he will write the book on how to upset everyone on the internet. Wouldn’t making Felicity Smoak BC upset both the LL stans and the Olicity fans? You bet! He also said he writes for the viewers like himself who watch for the sake of entertainment. And you must admit building up Felicity Smoak to become BC has been an emotionally wrenching, heart breaking, soul jerking endeavor that is soap opera entertaining.
I have no time for the ½ of the dishonest, anti-Kaylor twins today. So I pulled some receipts from her blog to show her lack of substance and her failure to have any sort of intelligent responseto anons bringing her the truth.
Someone want to tell her that Calvin is waiting for her? 😂
Seems she has dug her heels in and revealed her truth. She will never ‘admit’ Kaylor is real. That doesn’t mean she doesn’t know it is. 💅
I finally had enough of her today. The last one had me chuckling as it was posted today. Note her emphasis on the only reason Taylor would go to St Louis. Talk about defensive and insecure. 💅
Enter her blog at your own risk. You will need a shower after though.
Hello hello! It’s that time of the year again; spooks and sweets, tricks and treats! This year, I thought I’d bring the kpop community by creating a little challenge for the kpop lovers of tumblr!
It’s simple: create anything based on the two words (together or separate) you get according to your birth month and birth date! It can be a scenario, a drawing, moodboard, or outfit compilation! Remember, the more creative the better !!
If you decide to start it, save this photo, tag me, and post it with your creation! Don’t forget to tag some friends! Be sure to tag it with #coshalloweenchallenge in the first three tags so I can like and reblog it !!
Summary: Post CA:
TWS Steve breaks down remembering Bucky, and thousands of miles away, Bucky is
remembering Steve. Pure emotional porn.
Word Count: 1,463
Steve and Bucky, memories, lots of feelings. Enter at your own risk.
Steve stopped his car and pulled over, choking on his own
breath. He turned the car off and broke down. He buried his head in his hands
and cried for what seemed like forever. It had been rough the past few months,
looking for Bucky and finding nothing. Tears rolled down his cheeks as he
struggled to breathe. Steve was usually pretty emotionally stable, but when it
came to Bucky… he didn’t know what came over him.
His mind was flooded with old memories… sights and sounds
and smells, all familiar, and at the same time, not.
Steve and Bucky in the schoolyard… covered in dirt, the wind
in his hair… hearing Bucky laugh…
Seeing their first Yankees game together… smelling the
popcorn and hearing the roar of the crowd…seeing Bucky’s smile…
So freifraufischer and I have this idea about a website popular among the Storybrooke folk in which they discuss the various royal family members in the town. There’s a fairly drawn-out culture about it, and it may wind up in the Once/West Wing crossover. Tonight I decided to write up the forum rules and share. ;)
Hi, everyone! queenofspades83 here. Since we’ve had an influx of new people due to the latest curse, here’s a reminder of the rules here at The Royalists:
1) All magic comes with a price. Here, that price is that the Magic Forum has no moderation. Enter at your own risk.
2) NO PICTURES OF PEOPLE INSIDE THEIR HOUSES. Especially if you took them from outside. That’s creepy.
3) The Fairest Regals forum is reserved for discussion of the Charming-Mills family only. Discussion of other royalty belongs in the appropriate fora.
4) Don’t post pictures of the babies. We all love the kids, but let’s respect the privacy of these little princes and princesses.
5) Yes, we’re all disappointed we didn’t get to do a proper bump watch when Princess Snow was pregnant the second time. No need to vent about it again.
6) Discussions of the Queen’s past belong in the Evil Queen forum. This forum is vigorously moderated. Rewriting history is not an option, in either direction.
7) Discussions of and speculation about love interests for our favorite royals belong in the True Love’s Kiss forum, not wherever you feel like it. Repeat offenders will be banned.
8) If you see someone posting long, complicated theories that Snow White is the real villain and was actually responsible for her father’s death, do not engage. This is a known troll using multiple aliases. Alert a moderator immediately.
9) Theories about the Blue Fairy’s motives are fair game; however, try to keep things respectful.
10) No posting polls about whether we’d rather stay in Storybrooke or go back to the Enchanted Forest. Indoor plumbing, antibiotics, and tampons always win.
Thanks for reading! Please enjoy yourself here at The Royalists!