|Name:||Quentin Larry Lance|
formerly: police officer, detective, sergeant
|Title/Rank:||ally for Oliver Queen's team|
|Relationships:|| Dinah Lance (ex-wife);|
Laurel Lance (daughter), Sara Lance (daughter)
|Fandom:||Arrow, DC Comics|
|Other:||Portrayed by Paul Blackthorne.|
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Quentin Lance is a main character in Arrow television series.
Quentin is a fairly common character to find in Arrow fanworks, although mainly as a supporting character - he is rarely the centric character. He is often called "Papa Lance" in the fandom. Quentin's relationships with his daughters Laurel and Sara Lance is often praised and represented in various fanworks.
He is mainly shipped with his ex-wife, Dinah Lance, although the rare slash pairing of Quentin/Oliver Queen has also appeared. The pairing Quentin/Donna, "CaptainSmoak", became popular after Donna Smoak appeared.
Common Tropes & Themes
- Quentin learns The Hood/The Arrow identity.
- Quentin Lance & Felicity Smoak being friends due to their working with the Arrow, otherwise they are often portrayed as having a father/daughter type relationship. In some AU fanworks, Felicity is actually his daughter or step daughter.
- What Makes a Father by sarcastic_fina, Quentin & Felicity and Olicity, Felicity's biological father might not be around to guide, worry, and support her, but another man has stepped up to fill the position.