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John Diggle is a member of Team Arrow and the best friend of Oliver Queen in the Arrowverse. He is the stepson of the general Roy Stewart and originally served in the army until he retired and became a body guard, and later a briefly member of the Suicide Squad. Moira Queen eventually hired him to protect her son Oliver, and he became part of his war on crime as the vigilante Spartan in Star City. His brother Andy Diggle was seemingly killed by Deadshot, but in reality he faked his death to join H.I.V.E..

John's wife is A.R.G.U.S. agent Lyla Michaels and their daughter Sara, was replaced by John Diggle, Jr. in the Flashpoint timeline after the Flash went back in time and changed history, though both children exist after the Anti-Monitor Crisis. After the crisis, a green object crash-landed on Earth next to Diggle, and a mysterious voice chosed him to become "a special kind of hero", telling him "worlds await". However, he eventually declined the ofert to stay with his family on Earth.

John Diggle was created by Andrew Kreisberg and Marc Guggenheim, first appearing in the Arrow episode Pilot (2012). His first appearance in the comics regular continuity took place in Green Arrow (Volume 5) #24 (2013), by Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino.

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