Elseworlds: Did Arrow Season 6 Predict Kate Kane’s Ascendance As Batwoman?

Superman; second hour; Batwoman

Regardless of what you think of Arrow, the show has done an excellent job name dropping characters. Especially from the Batfamily, and yes, we’re talking about Batman. Though, where does this leave Batwoman?

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. Of course, we all know it wasn’t, but that was beside the point. Oliver mentioned it could be Bruce Wayne’s head on his body during his address to the media. 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 associated because they were wealthy? I don’t think we’ll get an answer.

Kate recognises Oliver (as Barry) and his reputation. Unfortunately, though, neither Barry nor Oliver recognises her. Batman’s cousin keeps a low profile the best she can from what we saw. 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. Though, they have one thing in common; playboy pasts. The current iteration of Oliver is referred to as having been allegedly inspired by Batman during the creation of Arrow.

Elseworlds will conclude tomorrow on The CW.

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C.J. Hawkings has written for the now-defunct Entertainment website, Movie Pilot and the still functioning WhatCulture and ScreenRant. She prides herself as a truth seeker and will do (almost) anything for coffee or Coke No Sugar. Oh! And food!

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