24 Reasons Thea Queen Is The Hero 'Arrow' Needs

Willa Holland can kick your butt. That's a fact.

We won't see a new episode of "Arrow" for a few more months, but there's still reason for fans to celebrate today: Willa Holland, who plays Thea Queen, just turned 24. Happy birthday, Speedy!

Even though we're waiting to see what awaits Speedy in Starling City next season, we can only speculate that it'll involve a huge amount of butt-kicking, now that she has her own costume, combat skills to rival her own brother, and an attitude as sharp as her arrows. Not to mention that Oliver Queen is out of the crime-fighting business, leaving a huge hole for a full-hearted hero to fill next year.

Here's why Thea is the hero Starling City needs and deserves:

  1. First of all, she has her brother's seal of approval.
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  2. Because he's afraid of her.
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    Understandable.

  3. She has Roy's seal of approval, too!
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  4. Because he's afraid of her, too.
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    Again, understandable.

  5. It's no surprise, really, because Thea is a badass.
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    Straight up.

  6. She learned from the best...
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  7. Even if she's tried to KILL the best...
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  8. And doesn't even LIKE the best.
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  9. Thea can even take her own brother in combat.
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  10. She can hold her own against both Oliver and Malcolm at the same time.
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  11. She can even take on Oliver's enemies when she needs to.
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  12. Thea has no problem pulling the trigger.
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  13. You won't find her unless she wants you to.
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  14. Oh, you found her? Okay, her ninja skills need a little work.
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  15. (Although, try telling that to Sara Lance...)
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    Awkward!

  16. Thea will do whatever she has to do to survive.
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  17. She can make friends...
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  18. ...but she has no problem telling you like it is.
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  19. So peace out, Thea haters.
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  20. Thea's got no time for you.
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  21. She's sorry if you don't like her...
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  22. She tried to hate you too, but, she can't.
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  23. Just kidding, she totally hates you, haters.
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    You just got Speedied.

  24. P.S.: It does not hurt that she looks awesome in costume.
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