Oliver Queen/Felicity Smoak
|Pairing:||Oliver Queen/Felicity Smoak|
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Felicity first appeared in Season 1, Episode 3 "Lone Gunmen", and the fandom for the pairing has grown ever since. The pairing name for the ship is Olicity. The pairing finally became canon in the Season 3 premiere.
The actor that plays Oliver Queen, Stephen Amell, is a known shipper of Felicity/Oliver. The actress Emily Bett Rickards has also said she is on board for the pairing due to the gifs and the Hitler vid.
A potted fern which is kept in the Arrow lair is known in fandom as the Olicity Fern, Love Fern or Yao Fern, and some fans believe it to be a metaphor for Felicity & Oliver’s relationship. The fern has inspired and features in both fanart and fanfiction. The fern was knocked off a bench and broken in episode 3x19, to the sadness of many fans of the plant. However, as a thank you for donating to a fundraiser, Arrow's showrunner Marc Guggenheim, posted a special video of the fern rising from the Lazarus Pit prior to the airing of the next episode.
In 2015, Olicity was number 4 in most reblogged ships as well as the only ship from the Arrowverse to make it on Tumblr. In 2016, Olicity made the list again, although it lost seventeen spots making Number 19 on a Top 20 list but still the only Arrowverse ship to make it.
Common Tropes & Themes
- Common genres for Olicity works are: Romance, Angst, Fluff, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort, and Humor.
- Future Fics are quite popular, some take place in the future where Olicity is an already established relationship (this might include kidfic or they are married - pregnancy is mainly seen). Others focus on the Team Arrow expanding with Olicity at it's center (they are usually referred to as "Mom" and "Dad") with influences from DC Comics comicverse.
- A recent trend started in response of Season 2 episode, where it was revealed that Oliver had gotten a woman pregnant at the age 22. Fans often believe or hope that it means the child will be revealed to be Connor Hawke, Oliver's son in the comicverse. Due to this belief, fans often write the Olicity reaction fics.
- Many fans of Olicity and Roy Harper tend to create a headcanon that they are his parents, thus various works have been manipulated to show Roy calling Oliver "dad" and Felicity "mom", and him their son (Examples: , , , , , ).
- Bruce Wayne, and recently Steve Rogers and Dick Grayson, have started appearing in Olicity fics in order to portray a new romantic interest of Felicity Smoak; this usually forces Oliver to admit his feelings for Felicity and for them to get together, also often portrays a jealous!Oliver (which was inspired by his canon jealously towards Barry Allen).
- Alternate Universes are very popular with various different kinds of AUs already used - either canon-divergence AUs (Pre-Island AU and No Island AU for example) or a complete AU/Fusion, such as: Highschool AU & College AUs, Pirate AU, Historical AU, Soulmates AU, Kid AUs, Role Reversal AU, Coffee Shop AU, Historical AU, Actors AU, Movie AU (for example a Percy Jackson and the Olympians AU - Target Practice where Felicity is the daughter of Athena and Oliver is the son of Zeus), Vampire AU (example Bound by Blood series), Single Parent AU (Between the Shelves)
- One of the most common AUs is considered to be Oliver & Felicity meeting/knowing each other BEFORE he gets stranded on the island and then focusing on the after.
- Another one would be an Occupation Change AU, where usually Felicity (or Oliver) is in a different job than the one she is in the series (for example Rivers and Roads)
- Bratva AUs, usually uses the canon idea that Oliver is a Captain of Bratva and goes from there usually ignores the island/vigilante. Usually Felicity goes to him for help (example The Reluctant Queen by December_Daughter) or he kidnaps her (example Destiny Burns by JustAnother90sBaby)
- Marriage such as Accidental Marriage, Forced Marriage and Arranged Marriage (Example: Love Is A Kind Of Warfare) AUs also appear.
- There's a fair share of Pretend Relationship stories that usually end in marriage.
- Vegas AUs - even before it was revealed that Felicity is from Vegas, Olicity fics dealing with Las Vegas common tropes such as Waking Up Married in Vegas. (Example: What happened in Vegas... by Jules_Ink)
- Episode tags are common usually as missing scenes or filling in between the episodes with more Olicity goodness.
- Light a match, burn the world to ash by Sarcastic_fina; When Slade comes for Team Arrow, he's unforgiving in his relentless pursuit for revenge. In the end, however, he shouldn't have underestimated Felicity Smoak. (Warning: Character Death)
- Times Like These by anthfan; A man from Felicity's past she never thought she'd see again suddenly appears in Starling City, bringing with him memories she'd rather keep forgotten, and a new threat.
- Ain't It Fun by magneticwave; Working for Oliver Queen can be mostly summed up as a series of lessons for Felicity on how to keep her cool in situations she is completely unequipped to handle. Thanks for nothing, MIT.
- Branded with your mark (I wear it proudly on my chest above my heart) by ohmypreciousgirl; It was common knowledge that everyone had a soul mate. A soul mate was someone who was supposed to be the right fit for you, the person that made you a complete being. It could take years sometimes, but soul mates were always bound to meet. It took Felicity twenty-five years to find Oliver. (Soulmates AU)
- Sleeping Lessons by RosaleeDonovan; After Oliver moves Team Arrow into the vacant Queen Manor, a quiet understanding develops between him and Felicity. (Post Season 2's finale)
- Monsters in the Dark by somethingelseornothingatall, Felicity has the ability to see guardians, spirits that protect the majority of people. Some guardians talk, others don't. Oliver Queen's is a sassy, chatty beast. She starts helping Oliver, forming Team Arrow, and getting drawn into the pull that is Hurricane Oliver. (Fantasy AU, Season 1 Rewrite)
- Songs Not Made For Love (Our Soundtrack) by Jules_Ink, Strangely, when his brain had rebooted, the first thought that crossed his mind was that an “Executive Assistant” really would NOT improve this. Not at all. Because there on the screen stood, sprawled out in the lime green letters that were the trademark of the most notorious gossip side ever, “Oliver Queen engaged to secretary.”
- Dating Philosophy 101 by Poetgirl925, Felicity has a date, and Oliver realizes he knows very little about her personal life. But when he starts asking questions, he gets a little more information than he was expecting.
- And A Bottle of Wine by ciara2531 (2013)
- White Lies by ijustliketowatch
- Little Talks by December_Daughter
- Piggyback riding by humansrsuperior. (colored)
- Not Self-Aware Mode by humans-R-superior
- Felicity/Oliver by renisanz
- they freak me out by artgyrl
- Still by artgyrl
- Olicity by 5liss
- Olicity Kiss by tanyagreece
- Disneyfied Olicity by 1angel0wings1
- Untitled by artgyrl
- Arrow Olicity by kumagorochan
- Oliver/Felicity by MoishPain
- seize the moment by artgyrl
- the Best of Oliver Queen and Felicity Smoak.
- How they fell in love with each other
- I'll Remember, a fake trailer
- "you love her"
- That Girl's a Genius
- "Don't you knock?" (a humor vid)
- If it's worth saving me
- Locked Out Of Heaven
- open your eyes
- I Still Love Him
- Happy Together
- and you let her go
- Olicity (Disney Crack Edition) Part 1 & Part 2
- "I'm not a hero"
- I'll stand by you
- Blank Space, a fake trailer
- Being with a hero means... by andrajacsi
- Felicity/Oliver tag at Het Reccers
- Still Hot's Olicity Rec List
- Olicity AU Fic Recs by mystarsandmyocean, allstartstofade, & deathlywritings
- Fic Recs by imusuallyobsessed
- The Problem of Felicity Smoak, a blog post about Felicity/Oliver.
- Felicity Or Laurel – Who Should Oliver End Up With?
- Shipping 101: Olicity
- she was the only woman for him by callistawolf, November 2018.
Archives and Fannish Links
- Oliver/Felicity works tagged at AO3
- Felicity/Oliver works tagged at FFN
- The Oliver/Felicity Fanfiction Archive at AO3
- Oliver X Felicity, Felicity x Oliver, Olicity tags on Tumblr
- The Olicity Library
- Olicity Library (defunct)
- oliver and felicity
- cammienray. Captain Amell, a tumblr post with gif sets about Amell saying in interviews that he is in favor of the relationship, hoping for it, etc. (Accessed 17 November 2013)
- felicity-smoakqueen. Emily Bett, a tumblr post of a twitter reply about Rickards staying she is on board of the relationship. (Accessed 21 November 2013)
- jbuffyangel.Olicity Fern, a tumblr meta] post about the fern. (Accessed 22 April 2015)
- Tumblr 2015 Year in Review: Most Reblogged Ships.
- 2016’s Top Ships
- Arrow Season 2 Episode 20 "Seeing Red"
- Arrow Season 2 Episodes 8 "The Scientist" and 9 "Three Ghosts"