- For alternative universes' versions of the city, see Star City (disambiguation).
Star City, formerly known as Starling City, is a major city in the United States of America. The city is home to important businesses and corporations such as Queen Consolidated, Palmer Technologies and Merlyn Global Group. Despite being a thriving metropolis, Star City is rife with poverty, crime and corruption. It is mentioned to have a population of 500-700 thousand people. It is located 600 miles from Central City.
Initially, the city was named "Starling City". Following the takeover of Queen Consolidated by Ray Palmer, and its renaming to Palmer Technologies, Ray wished to rebrand the city as "Star City". After the death of Ray Palmer, the city was re-branded as such in honor of him saving the city from the Alpha-Omega virus.
Star City is made up of various neighborhoods, though the largest (and poorest) is the Glades.
- Queen Consolidated: The head business of Star City, Queen Consolidated was founded and led by Robert Queen until the man's death in 2007. The company was led by Moira's new husband, Walter Steele, until his kidnapping by Malcolm Merlyn in 2012 and was then taken over by Moira until the fulfilment of the Undertaking when she was arrested. In the following months Queen Consolidated suffered from the backlash, losing much of its influence and interest, until it was near bankrupt. Stellmoor International's vice president of acquisitions, Isabel Rochev, sought to buyout Queen Consolidated, which would result in the firing of all its employers but the company is saved with Walter's help.
- Palmer Technologies: In 2014, Ray Palmer took over Queen Consolidated and rebranded it as Palmer Technologies. He began using it to build his A.T.O.M. Exosuit for future vigilante activities.
- Verdant was built in an abandoned Queen building and is used as a cover for Oliver Queen's vigilante activities, which happen in the Arrowcave below the building. Verdant is currentely under Thea Queen's ownership and managenment as her brother has become Queen Consolidated's CEO.
- Poison was built by Max Fuller, and is the only known nightclub other than Verdant.
Star City is plagued by crime and corruption at all levels of society, from gangs and drug dealers in the streets to corrupt corporate executives such as Adam Hunt.
Gangs and Drug Dealing
- For other gangs and drug dealing, see here
The two major gangs are the Chinese Triad and Russian mafia, and formely the Bertinelli family before its demise. Drug dealing has been a major concern for the police department for many years, but they have been unsuccessful in effectively dealing with the issue. The city has suffered of dangerous drug dealing such as when Dr. Webb dealed the dangerous Vertigo drug throughout the city.
Recently, the Blood Cult has steadily been gaining in influence and power. They simultaneously managed to get Sebastian Blood elected mayor of Star and gained control of Queen Consolidated through Isabel Rochev, while preparing to unleash an army of Mirakuru-enhanced soldiers on the city.
Although the League of Assassins is not based in Star, several of its members have operated there, including Malcolm Merlyn and Nyssa al'Ghul.
In 2008, boxer Ted Grant began operating as a vigilante patrolling the Glades. He took on Isaac Stanzler as his protege and gained some small media attention. Their vigilante activities ended when Isaac beat to death a criminal he and Ted were pursuing.
In 2012 shipwrecked billionaire Oliver Queen returned to civilization with the purpose of saving Star City from the people poisoning it. Acting as the vigilante The Hood Oliver dealt major blows to the criminal underworld throughout his first months causing crime rates to lower. Mentally unstable crime lord's daughter, Helena Bertinelli, also acted as a vigilante to exact revenge on her own father, destroying his criminal empire and aiming to murder him. She failed to murder him, however, and he managed to escape from her.
After the earthquake that devastated the city and the Hood's self-imposed retirement, embittered survivors formed a copycat group called the Hoods to exact vigilante vengeance on those they considered guilty of helping in the Glade's destruction. At the same time that the Hoods appeared, Star saw the arrival of a mysterious vigilante called The Canary, who fought crimes related to misogyny. She turned out to be Sara Lance, who had long been presumed dead.
After Sara Lance died, Laurel Lance turned to vigilantism as well and took up the mantle of the Canary in place of her sister.
- Felicity Smoak's house
- John Diggle's apartment
- Laurel Lance's apartment
- Lance House
- Merlyn Mansion
- Queen Mansion
- Quentin Lance's apartment
- Tommy Merlyn's apartment
- Roy Harper's house
- Thea Queen's loft
- For other residences, see here
- Britt Reid
- Daniel Palmer
- Felicity Smoak
- John Diggle
- Laurel Lance
- Malcolm Merlyn
- Oliver Queen
- Quentin Lance
- Ray Palmer
- Sara Lance
- Thea Queen
- Roy Harper (formerly)
- Slade Wilson (relocated and incarcerated on Lian Yu)
- Moira Queen †
- Tommy Merlyn †
- For other residents, see here
- For other businesses, see here