Speedy carries many customized arrows in his quiver, most developed by his partner, Green Arrow. The exact contents may change on any given case, but they have commonly included:
Archery * Tracking * Survival
Native American Lore * Hunting
The Seven Soldiers of Victory
Roy Harper and his father were flying in a plane when it crashed on Lost Mesa, a place far from civilization. Only Roy and his father's aged American Indian servant Quoag survived the crash. Over the Years they were stranded on Lost Mesa, Quoag taught Roy archery, which he used in hunting animals for food.
In New York City a museum curator suggested to Oliver Queen (a wealthy collector of American Indian artifacts), that he explored the remains of the Indian settlement on Lost Mesa, referring to it as a "gold mine" for relics. A crooked waiter overheard the word "gold mine" and, taking their meaning literally, followed Queen to Lost Mesa with a band of criminals.
At Lost Mesa, Harper and Quoag fought the criminals, and then ran into Queen. The criminals pursued all three of them, killing Quoag. Queen and Harper made their stand within a cavern that, to their amazement, contained a gigantic golden idol. Queen was a master archer, and he and Harper held the criminals at bay with their skills and escaped before the golden idol toppled, crushing the criminals.
As a result of this experience, Queen decided to become the costumed crime-fighter Green Arrow. Harper became his ward and costumed partner, and called himself"Speedy" after a comment one of the criminals at Lost Mesa had made about him. The Green Arrow and Speedy became members of both the wartime All-Star Squadron and the Seven Soldiers of Victory.
Energies released in the Seven Soldiers' battle with the Nebula-man hurled Speedy back to the time of the Greek myths, where he was turned into a centaur by Circe. He was rescued by the second Flash, the second Red Tornado, and Zatanna, who cured him and brought him to their own present (which was decades after Speedy had left the 20th century). Now Speedy is much younger than other people born when he was.