Arrow: Felicity Smoak's Codename Revealed


Warning: Spoilers ahead for tonight's episode of Arrow, titled "A.W.O.L."

No, she's not Oracle.

On tonight's episode of Arrow, Felicity Smoak gets a codename -- and The CW's favorite wheelchair-using tech genius is to be known as Overwatch from here on out.

Of course, we'll see how much she uses it. It's not like Diggle has used "Spartan" all that often.

In any event, while many people might think this is some kind of subtle video game reference, it's not: before the video game was announced, Arrow executive producer Marc Guggenheim actually wrote a novel called Overwatch.

You can read our interview with Guggenheim about it here.

It's one of a number of popular suggestions that fans online have made.


And, yes, in the episode, Oliver Queen did joke that Oracle "was taken." Make of that what you will!

Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.