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"So nuclear annihilation is Darhk's flood. What's he planning on building as his Ark?"
—Felicity Smoak[src]

Tevat Noah, also known as "the Ark",[1] was an underground H.I.V.E. facility that would protect the people chosen by H.I.V.E. from the global nuclear devastation spearheaded by Damien Darhk.

Overview

Thea Queen reaches Tevat Noah's boundary

Thea Queen reveals the boundaries of Tevat Noah.

The main structure of the facility looks like an idyllic suburban neighborhood, covered with a dome of energy the invisible "walls" of which resembled the hexagonal pattern of a beehive honeycomb. From the first glance, the "horizon" of the facility appeared to go further than its actual walls, actually being an enormous picture upon which the energy field was located. The suburban district was provided with a looped audio of different sounds of nature, which Thea Queen found to be quite repetitive.[2]

Being underground, Tevat Noah required a constant supply of breathable air. The facility's life support systems would provide carbon dioxide, and were also designed with the "beehive" hexagonal pattern in mind.[1]

As part of the project to provide Tevat Noah with breathable air, H.I.V.E. grew immense fields of corn underground, which were observed by Damien Darhk and other H.I.V.E. representatives.[3]

The structural parts of Tevat Noah's energy support systems that powered the facility were made of dwarf star alloy, providing efficiency to the design, but also rendering it highly combustible, so a stray shot inside a power control room could blow the whole place.[4]

History

Darhk in the corn field

Damien Darhk observes the underground fields of corn that would provide Tevat Noah with breathable air.

Thea Queen and her boyfriend Alex Davis were among the first "citizens" of Tevat Noah, moving to there as their place of "vacation" under the effect of suggestion pills. Thea realized that something was wrong with the idyllic neighborhood and tried to escape it, only to be stopped by the energy field and dragged back by the Ghosts.[2]

It turned out that Thea was placed there thanks to the insistence of Malcolm Merlyn, who became a member of H.I.V.E. to ensure the safety of his daughter in case of their victory and the ensuing world devastation.[1]

Other residents of Tevat Noah were also somehow connected to members of the terrorist organization: for example, Alex Davis was placed there as one of Ruvé Adams' employees, provided with a dose of suggestion pills as "vitamins" to make sure that he was on board with H.I.V.E.'s plans.[2]

Lonnie Machin tried to sabotage the facility's life support systems as a part of his scheme to get revenge on Damien Darhk, but was unsuccessful. Met with Thea Queen, Machin appeared to listen to her arguments, only to get shot by Malcolm Merlyn. Machin then killed Alex Davis, "freeing" Thea from his "influence".[1]

However, this single failure didn't stop Machin from trying to destroy the facility. After escaping the watch of Thea Queen and Malcolm Merlyn, the vengeful criminal hunted down Ruvé Adams and her daughter, Nora Darhk, kidnapping them and imprisoning in the power control room, threatening Damien Darhk to kill them in 20 minutes, then blow the whole of Tevat Noah up if the H.I.V.E. leader won't come out to face him. He was then confronted by Team Arrow, and during the fight a stray arrow did manage to ignite the dwarf star alloy. This led to a massive earthquake, which completely destroyed Tevat Noah and the Glades above it. Lonnie Machin and Team Arrow escaped, while Malcolm Merlyn led the evacuation of Tevat Noah residents and personnel out of the facility.[4]

Appearances

Arrow

Season 4

DC's Legends of Tomorrow

Season 2

Trivia

  • The crates at H.I.V.E.'s base noticed by Oliver Queen were labelled "G6:5". This may be a reference H.I.V.E. left to the eponymical Book of Genesis of the Bible, as the passage Genesis 6:5 reads: "And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually." The verse explains God's reasoning for the destruction of humanity with the flood, except for Noah's family, safe on the Ark; just like H.I.V.E.'s "flood" was a global nuclear annihilation, that would only leave their chosen people alive in the Ark.

Behind the scenes

  • "Tevat Noah" is the Hebrew name for the vessel known as Noah's Ark in the Genesis flood narrative of the Bible (Genesis chapters 6–9) by which God spares Noah, his family, and a remnant of all the world's animals from the flood that devastated the rest of the world. It mirrors H.I.V.E.'s "Genesis Project", in which only those chosen by the organization would survive the world's devastation, hidden in its own "Ark" until the time to repopulate the Earth would come.
  • In the DC comics, the Hive HQ resembled Arrow's Tevat Noah, being a facility located in idyllic nature conditions and covered with an energy field dome bearing the hexagonal pattern of a beehive.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Monument Point"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Genesis"
  3. "Dark Waters"
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Lost in the Flood"