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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  • Aviation: Due to his time in the military, Diggle is an expert in piloting helicopters.
  • Bilingualism: Diggle is capable of fluently speaking English and Arabic.
  • Demolitions: As a former soldier, Diggle is an expert in planting and detonating explosives.
  • Leadership: Diggle has shown himself to be a very capable leader, as he led Team Arrow when Oliver temporarily retired.
  • Firearms: Diggle is very skilled with firearms, he carries a Glock 17 as his sidearm and has used many other firearms such as assault rifles and a grenade launcher.
  • Marksmanship: Diggle is a very skilled marksman as shown in his use of firearms. He is also proficient with Oliver's bow.
  • Martial Arts: Diggle has acquired combat skills during his time as a soldier. Due to training with Oliver over the years, he has gained skill in multiple martial arts.
  • Tactical Analysis: Diggle is an expert in formulating and executing plans.
  • Weaponry: Diggle has shown great skill in a variety of weaponry, including firearms, knives, and sticks. He also possesses basic skill in archery and swordsmanship.



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