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NOTE: This article is about the incarnation of the Longbow Hunters from the Arrowverse. The mainstream version can be found here: Longbow Hunters.

Diaz: I made some new friends. The Longbow Hunters.
Knyazev: I thought those were a myth.
Diaz: They're very real.
~ Diaz revealing his new allegiance to the Longbow Hunters.

The Longbow Hunters are a supporting antagonistic faction of the seventh season of the CW series, Arrow. They are a team of assassins that have been initially hired by Ricardo Diaz to assist him in enacting vengeance on Team Arrow, although, they are later revealed to have an allegiance with the terrorist financier, Dante.

Biography

Origins

Little is known about the Longbow Hunters. According to Anatoly Knyazev, the Hunters were perceived as a myth. They consisted of only three assassins, but still stroke fear into all who went up against them including the League of Assassins, and were believed to have died out by the 1950s.

Throughout their history, the Hunters have been linked to Dante, a mysterious financier that has been associated with a dozen terrorist organizations. They have been known to use the aliases, "Rubrum", "Ursa" and "Silentium", which translate to "Red", "Bear" and "Silent".

Alliance with Ricardo Diaz

Sometime in 2018, during the beginning of his downfall, crime lord Ricardo Diaz got in contact with Dante, who put him in league with the Longbow Hunters and they allied themselves with him.

Following Oliver Queen's incarceration 5 months later, the Hunters finally made their presence and stole a "super-battery" from an A.R.G.U.S. facility. Later, Kodiak and Red Dart, along with Diaz, are pursued by A.R.G.U.S. agents on a train and fight them, proving their fearsome capabilities. Meanwhile, Silencer ambushes Black Siren and Dinah Drake at one of Diaz's old facilities but is later forced to retreat. A week later, the Hunters assist Diaz in breaking into C.D.C. and stealing vials containing a drug that enhances strength. During this, they encounter Drake, Rene Ramirez and F.B.I. agent Samandra Watson and fight them. Although they were successful, Silencer was captured by Rene and Felicity Smoak.

Eventually, Silencer was able to escape and united with Ricardo Diaz in Moscow, who was capturing Anatoly Knyazev. A week later, the Hunters assist Diaz in his attempt to blow up all of Star City and fight Team Arrow to ensure this. However, upon witnessing Diaz's defeat at the hands of the new Green Arrow, and realizing that he is beyond rescuing, the three assassins retreat and were never seen after that.

Membership

Current Members

Allies

Former Allies

Trivia

  • In the New 52 DC Comics, the Longbow Hunters were a team of supervillains assembled by Richard Dragon to take control of Seattle and claim a bounty on Green Arrow's head. The members included Dragon, Brick, Killer Moth, Red Dart and Count Vertigo.
  • It was originally believed that Diaz and the Hunters were the season's main antagonists. However, the mid-season finale "Unmasked" and mid-season premiere "My Name is Emiko Queen" revealed that the role belonged to the terrorist financier, Dante. Then, in "Inheritance", it was revealed to belong to his leader Emiko Queen.

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