The Paralysis Arrow is a super-arrow from the future. It was sent to Green Arrow by fans from the year 3000 AD. The trick’s sole appearance is in “The Case of the Super-Arrows” from 1958. This is one of the super-arrows stolen by “Cougar” Cain and used to commit crimes. According to the description, it can “affect all living things in a mile wide area.” We never see the arrow’s true effects, though, as Green Arrow destroys it in mid-flight using a standard broadhead arrow.
It seems a little foolhardy to use an arrow with that broad an area of effect. “Cougar” Cain is probably lucky it didn’t go off.
- Type: Bizarre Arrow
- Frequency: Unique
- Effects: Paralyses all living things in a mile wide area.
- First Appearance: Adventure Comics #251 (1958)