UPDATED: Felicity Will Get a Fan-Suggested Codename in Tonight's 'Arrow'
Spoilers for season four of Arrow follow!
Many fans were hoping that Felicity would ultimately become Oracle, especially now that it looks like she will be confined to a wheelchair. Unfortunately, Arrow EP Wendy Mericle has already debunked that theory, but that won't stop Felicity from getting her very own codename, hand-picked from fan suggestions on the internet:
So what will it be? The most common suggestion I've seen is Firewall, closely followed by Overwatch (which seems unlikely, since it's the name of Marc Guggenheim's book), and Artemis. after the DC Comics character. Firewall seems the most likely, but personally, I'm hoping for Artemis, especially since it would mollify fans who were hoping Felicity would become a character from the comics.
UPDATE - 01/28/16 09:59 am
It looks like the codename will be Overwatch, because "Oracle was taken." But honestly, if she's not becoming another DC Comics character, she pretty much is a version of Oracle already.
Regardless, we know one person who will be very happy about this:
Here's a clip from tonight's episode, which shows Felicity navigating life in a wheelchair. This mostly entails popping pills and hallucinating her Goth hacker former self, naturally:
Tonight's episode of Arrow, "A.W.O.L." airs tonight at 8pm on The CW.