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OTP Alert: Arrow's Oliver and Felicity

This unlikely yet organic pairing has run away with shipper hearts.
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I know, I know—I just raved about Oliver and Felicity last week and here I am talking about them again. But have you seen episode six??? SPOILER ALERT: Oliver sorta kinda maybe admitted to Felicity that he could have feelings for her if he were to allow himself. Ollicity is totally happening, you guys!


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Episode six was a real turning point for this ship, thanks to Oliver’s new business partner, Isabel (all hail geek princess Summer Glau!). It was because of Isabel that Oliver found out that everyone in the company was gossiping about him and Felicity, after he promoted her from tech support to executive secretary all in the name of crime fighting. It was because of Isabel hooking up with Oliver that drove Felicity to ask him, “Why her?” It was because of Isabel that Felicity finally got real with Oliver.


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Squee!!! They totally deserve each other because…

1.   He protects her, but she also has his back. He has saved her life countless times, and she gives as good as she gets. She offers invaluable support—tech and otherwise. Without her, the Arrow wouldn’t be the Arrow.


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2.   They're in love with each other. Felicity is already there, trying desperately to contain her feelings, but they’re pulling a Miley. (‘Cause you know, they can’t be tamed. Heh.) I think Oliver’s heart is already there, too, but his brain is still catching up.


 

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3.   They make sense together even if they’re not canon. In the comic books, it’s always Green Arrow and Black Canary, but I don’t see that happening on the show. Arrow’s Black Canary is Sara, Laurel’s sister, who has come back from the dead. Even if Sara and Laurel both have history with Oliver (ick), there’s just no spark quite like Ollicity’s.

I’m betting Ollicity will be as drawn out as possible and I’m absolutely fine with that. Slow-burn romance is the best. The BEST. I’m excited for Barry Allen/The Flash to arrive, not just for the obvious reasons, but also because I think he’ll make Oliver jealous. Stephen Amell himself says, “Felicity and Barry are incredibly similar and as a result, have an instantaneous chemistry with one another.” Bring on the feels!

Bonus GIF: here’s Felicity shamelessly staring at Oliver while he works out. Teehee.
 

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Arrow airs every Sunday, 8 pm on JackTV. 

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Dyan Zarzuela
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Stalks celebrities, watches TV, marathons movies, curls up with books, and flails at concerts for a living. Also: semi-hardcore Whovian.
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