The Rise and the Fall of the Edge Gang
Over time Oliver Queen's gang was able to establish themselves in Metropolis. They
maintained a relative calm among the metahuman gangs who would constantly rally
for power. In the meantime Lana Lang continued to gather followers to her vigilante
cause, yet she chose to remain mostly outside the city, preferring the earthiness and
secrecy of the Kawatche reservation. Also at this time Lex had not yet made a move
to take on the gangs of Metropolis.
Oliver's gang considered their biggest threat to be the remnants of the Morgan Edge
gang, who had since recruited among the metahuman population. The Edge gang
increased in strength after Lionel Luthor learned about his son's ambitions to create
an elite task force of metahumans for his own purposes. Upon this discovery Lionel
went into a jealous rage. Fearing his own death at the hands of his son Lionel threw
all his support and finances behind the Morgan Edge gang.
The leaders of the Edge gang were elated to receive Lionel's support, but in their
jubilation they did not anticipate the speed of Lex's response. When the moment was
right Lex moved into Metropolis with his "Legion of Doom". He ordered them to wipe
out the Edge gang to set an example for the other metahuman gangs. Lionel Luthor
was killed in the attack. Metropolis was thrown into chaos once again as the
metahuman gangs rallied to fill the vacuum of the Edge gang.
In the brutal aftermath Arthur Curry, Helena Bertinelli and 'Black' Canary were finally
able to convince Oliver to allow them to use harsher methods to bring back order to
Metropolis. In the meantime Bart Allen became obsessed with fighting crime, so
much so that Bart soon found himself the unwitting accomplice of the darker
elements of Oliver's gang.