Friday, July 8, 2016
Jason's Gallery - Quentin Lance: Master Detective!
This next fanart I have done was because of my fandom to this awesome show and that was Arrow. Although Oliver Queen aka Green Arrow is the main hero, but he wouldn't get the job done bringing criminals and super villains to justice without some help, including one curmudgeon cop, Quentin Larry Lance. When the show progressed, he went from a antagonistic cop to a supporting one through the course of seasons 1 and 2. By near the end of season 3, he was being a bit antagonistic again because of what Ra's al-Ghul was doing, but gained back his respect by season 4. Quentin Lance is a very complex character. And the reason for his curmudgeon like behavior is because he had a lot of issues, especially dealing with the apparent death of his daughter Sara Lance (which revealed that she is pretty much alive, then ended up dead, but end up being alive again). Lance may talk tough, but underneath, he is a decent, kind-hearted and vulnerable human being and his gruffy, Harvey Bullock type behavior was just a mask to hide his pain. At the end of Season 3, I thought of him as the Officer Kirk to Oliver's Fonzie. But by season 4, I think of him more like Jack Burton from Big Trouble in Little China. Although cynical and rational at times, he always help out our intrepid emerald archer and his other vigilante friends. In short, Quentin Lance is one cop you don't want to be on his bad side. But once you get to know the real Lance, he is more than just some mean-spirited curmudgeon, much more. After all, and I do agree with his actor, Paul Blackthorne, on this one, never judge a book by its cover. And that is the case with Quentin Larry Lance.