Spartan
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Spartan

John Diggle

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Spartan's History

John Thomas "Dig" Diggle (born c. 1977) is a former high-ranking agent of A.R.G.U.S., a former bodyguard, a Master Sergeant in the United States Army, and a founding member of Team Arrow. John is the older brother of the late Andy Diggle, the husband of Lyla Michaels, and the father of John Diggle, Jr. (Sara Diggle in the pre-Flashpoint timeline). As a member of Oliver's team, John is his partner and plays a number of roles including field support, decoy and guidance to Oliver in times of doubt. John was known in the Suicide Squad under the code-name Freelancer. Later he took up a suit and was officially given the designation Spartan by Felicity. Oliver would later (temporarily) retire from vigilantism, and asked John to carry on the mantle of Green Arrow and leader of Team Arrow by extension; until the F.B.I.'s investigation is over.

After Oliver discovering John's nerve damage, he took on the mantle once more; until John fully recovers from his injuries. John eventually left the team; after losing faith in Oliver's leadership, until he rejoined Team Arrow to help battle Ricardo Diaz. He later returned to working at A.R.G.U.S. full time after Oliver was arrested.