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John Diggle (Arrow)

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Andrew Diggle (brother, deceased)
Carly Diggle (sister-in-law)
Artie Diggle (nephew)
Lyla Michaels (ex-wife)
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Bodyguard of Oliver Queen, former soldier

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John Diggle was born in 1977. He served in the military, under the command of Theodore Gaynor. Upon his retirement from active duty, he entered private security, a line of work also pursued by his brother, Andrew. When Andrew is killed, Diggle helps out his widow, Carly, and an unspoken attraction develops between them. Diggle is hired by Moira Queen to act as a bodyguard for her son, after he is attacked by unknown assailants. Oliver largely attempted to avoid Diggle as much as he could, much to the bodyguard's annoyance. But when Diggle is injured by an assassin, Oliver is ultimately compelled to reveal his Green Arrow identity to him. Diggle initially resigned, voicing his disapproval of how Oliver had been spending his nights, but ultimately relents, becoming the voice of reason in Oliver's crusade.

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  • John Diggle is played by the actor David Ramsey.
  • Diggle's brother Andrew is likely named after Andy Diggle, the writer of Green Arrow: Year One, upon which Arrow (TV Series) is largely based.


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