#3 || JOHN DIGGLE – “DIG”
John Diggle was created for the TV series Arrow, where he is part of Oliver’s team and also his bodyguard, chauffeur, partner and good friend . Dig, as his friends call him, is an ex-soldier with two tours in Afghanistan and an expert in hand-to hand combat and firearms.
As a member of Team Arrow. John is Oliver’s partner and plays a number of roles including field support, decoy and guidance to him in times of doubt. He is mature, wise and a mentor to Oliver and the rest of the team.
John’s lastname of “Diggle” comes after Green Arrow: Year One writer Andy Diggle. The character proved to be so popular that Green Arrow writer Jeff Lemire introduced him into the DC Universe proper in Green Arrow #24.
In the series, John is Spartan and Lyla Michaels’s husband and father of her child.
“You think the people you let in are taking your edge. I think it gives you one. Maybe a stronger one. You can stare down death with something to live for or not. Something to live for is better”
John Diggle (Ep 1×10 – one of his most memorable quotes)
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