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His speed and accuracy of his arrows was recognized by the Green Arrow while training with him.Speedy's name is often confused with Kid Flash's superhero name.bystanders would mistakenly call Kid Flash "Speedy".Along with his excellent archery skills, Speedy has mastered several different types of hand-to-hand combat including judo, kickboxing, and karate.After the original Titans disbanded, he joined a band called Great Frog and became a drug addict, a first in DC comics, in an award-winning story in Green Lantern #85-86 (Sept.& November 1971), part of a classic, 14-issue run by the writer-artist team of Denny O'Neil and Neal Adams.
Roy Harper got his superhero name Speedy by being able to shoot more arrows quicker than the Green Arrow.Batman: Thrillkiller is an Elseworlds story set in the early 1960s.Roy Harper is depicted as a biker who buys drugs in order to get friendly with schoolgirl Hayley Fitzpatrick (aka Harley Quinn), but a terrifying ordeal with drug runners leads him to alert the police after being helped by Batman and Black Canary.In the alternate timeline of the Flashpoint event, Roy Harper is a member of mercenary squad working for industrialist Oliver Queen.
Very early in the story, however, Roy and his fellow mercenaries were killed by an unshown explosion set off by Vixen and a group of anti-Queen activists.
The original Speedy's real name was Roy Harper, Jr..