For the Arrow episode, see Corto Maltese.

Corto Maltese is a small country located in South America.


Deadshot was said to have operated out of the country.[1] After she left Starling City, Thea Queen left with Malcolm Merlyn to go train in a villa near the water.[2] Corto Maltese is optimal for growing a hypnotic plant which makes the victim highly susceptible to suggestion while retaining no memory of the influence.

Malcolm Merlyn began operations in Corto Maltese, operating out of a fortress, but was interrupted by The Hidden, seeking revenge on him.[3]

Known inhabitants


Former inhabitants




Season 1

Season 3


Arrow: Season 2.5

Arrow: The Dark Archer

Behind the scenes

  • "Corto Maltese" is entirely fictional, also appearing in Frank Miller's graphic novel Batman: The Dark Knight Returns as the name of an island at the center of an incident not unlike the Cuban missile crisis. It was later mentioned in the 1989 film Batman and the TV series Smallville. Miller likely took the name from a well-known Italian comic, Corto Maltese, about an adventurous sailor of the same name.
  • The real location of this "mansion" in the TV show is the Oceanographic Museum, located in Monaco.


  1. "Lone Gunmen"
  2. "Sara"
  3. "Sacrifice"