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{{Quote|I'm the one who controls – what do you people call them? The Ghosts?|[[Damien Darhk]]|Green Arrow}}
The '''Ghosts''' are agents of [[H.I.V.E.]], who act as the terrorist group's grunt soldier force, security guards and representatives.
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The '''Ghosts''' were agents of [[H.I.V.E.]], who acted as the terrorist group's grunt soldier forces, security guards, and representatives.
   
 
==Overview==
 
==Overview==
H.I.V.E. operatives were nicknamed "Ghosts" by the media of [[Star City]], and later [[Team Arrow]], who faced the difficulty of targeting the movements of the terrorist organization, since its agents with uncooperative and had a tendency to kill themselves (usually with special poisonous capsules hidden in their mouths), rather than allow to be tortured. H.I.V.E. agents would quickly disappear after a successful mission, never revealing the secrets of their leadership, and their own identities were kept secret, if not erased from any database, thus becoming metaphorical "ghosts" of people long thought dead or non-existent, like [[Andy Diggle]].<ref name="Haunted" />
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H.I.V.E. operatives were nicknamed "Ghosts" by the media of [[Star City]], and later [[Team Arrow]], who faced the difficulty of targeting the movements of the terrorist organization, since its agents being uncooperative and had a tendency to kill themselves (usually with special poisonous capsules hidden in their mouths), rather than allow to be tortured. H.I.V.E. agents would quickly disappear after a successful mission, never revealing the secrets of their leadership, and their own identities were kept secret, if not erased from any database, thus becoming metaphorical "ghosts" of people long thought dead or non-existent, like [[Andy Diggle]].<ref name="Haunted" />
   
 
The Ghosts use modern weaponry and high-tech equipment. Their operators wear bulletproof vests and use advanced firearms and grenades. Their unique uniforms are adorned with a pattern of hexagons, resembling a honeycomb of a beehive, painted on a gray-colored fabric.<ref name="Green Arrow" />
 
The Ghosts use modern weaponry and high-tech equipment. Their operators wear bulletproof vests and use advanced firearms and grenades. Their unique uniforms are adorned with a pattern of hexagons, resembling a honeycomb of a beehive, painted on a gray-colored fabric.<ref name="Green Arrow" />
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===Early activities===
 
===Early activities===
 
[[File:Damien Darhk in 1975.png|thumb|300px|Damien Darhk, accompanied by the Ghosts in 1975.]]
 
[[File:Damien Darhk in 1975.png|thumb|300px|Damien Darhk, accompanied by the Ghosts in 1975.]]
H.I.V.E. started using these operatives long before the confrontation with [[Oliver Queen]]. For example, in 1975, [[Damien Darhk]] and two of his Ghosts went to a weapons sale held by [[Vandal Savage]] in Norway, planning to buy a nuclear warhead from him. H.I.V.E. put in an initial bid of $100 million, but were outbid by [[Martin Stein]], which led to a confrontation between two men. Stein's associate [[Mick Rory]] started to get angry with Damien and then threatened him, forcing Savage to intervene. As a fight ensued, Damien and the Ghosts left the premises of the Norwegian military storage facility. <ref name="Pilot2">{{Ep|Pilot, Part 2}}</ref>
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H.I.V.E. started using these operatives long before the confrontation with [[Oliver Queen]]. For example, in 1975, [[Damien Darhk]] and two of his Ghosts went to a weapons sale held by [[Vandal Savage]] in Norway, planning to buy a nuclear warhead from him. H.I.V.E. put in an initial bid of $100 million but were outbid by [[Martin Stein]], which led to a confrontation between two men. Stein's associate [[Mick Rory]] started to get angry with Damien and then threatened him, forcing Savage to intervene. As a fight ensued, Damien and the Ghosts left the premises of the Norwegian military storage facility.<ref name="Pilot2">{{Ep|Pilot, Part 2}}</ref>
   
In 1987, the Ghosts were present at the [[White House]] basement during a deal between [[Damien Darhk]] and the [[KGB]]. The opportunistic KGB agents intended to exchange a priceless artifact for the [[United States (Earth One)]]' nuclear codes, while Darhk also left a bomb to kill [[Ronald Reagan]] and [[Mikhail Gorbachev]], along with everybody in the White House. When the [[Legends]] showed up to stop Darhk, the KGB suspected treason on H.I.V.E.'s behalf, with Damien deciding that the deal is done and order the Ghosts to kill all of KGB agents present.<ref name="Compromised">{{Ep|Compromised}}</ref>
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In 1987, the Ghosts were present at the [[White House (Earth-1)|White House]] basement during a deal between [[Damien Darhk]] and the [[KGB]]. The opportunistic KGB agents intended to exchange a priceless artifact for the [[United States (Earth-1)|United States]]' nuclear codes, while Darhk also left a bomb to kill [[Ronald Reagan]] and [[Mikhail Gorbachev]], along with everybody in the White House. When the [[Legends]] showed up to stop Darhk, the KGB suspected treason on H.I.V.E.'s behalf, with Damien deciding that the deal is done and order the Ghosts to kill all of KGB agents present.<ref name="Compromised">{{Ep|Compromised}}</ref>
   
After [[Floyd Lawton]] was incarcerated for threatening the lives of his family, [[Mina Fayad]] approached him as a representative of H.I.V.E., and offered Lawton money to assassinate [[Andy Diggle|Andrew Diggle]]<ref name="Suicidal Tendencies">{{Ep|Suicidal Tendencies}}</ref>, though - unknown to Lawton - Diggle survived the attempt as H.I.V.E. had secretly replaced Lawton's bullets with non-lethal rounds. Diggle himself ended up becoming an agent of H.I.V.E., serving as one of its Ghosts.<ref name="Brotherhood">{{Ep|Brotherhood}}</ref>
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After [[Floyd Lawton]] was incarcerated for threatening the lives of his family, [[Mina Fayad]] approached him as a representative of H.I.V.E., and offered Lawton money to assassinate [[Andy Diggle|Andrew Diggle]],<ref name="Suicidal Tendencies">{{Ep|Suicidal Tendencies}}</ref> though - unknown to Lawton - Diggle survived the attempt as H.I.V.E. had secretly replaced Lawton's bullets with non-lethal rounds. Diggle himself ended up becoming an agent of H.I.V.E., serving as one of its Ghosts.<ref name="Brotherhood">{{Ep|Brotherhood}}</ref>
   
 
===Terrors of Star City===
 
===Terrors of Star City===
 
[[File:Alvarez.png|thumb|left|250px|Alvarez, the executed member of the Ghosts.]]
 
[[File:Alvarez.png|thumb|left|250px|Alvarez, the executed member of the Ghosts.]]
After [[Ra's al Ghul]]'s failed attempt to destroy Star City and Damien Darhk, H.I.V.E. soldiers began attacking the city in waves, receiving their nickname of "Ghosts". The Ghosts brought [[Alvarez]] to Damien Darhk for execution, and later assisted him in the attempt to blow up Star City's central train station.<ref name="Green Arrow">{{Ep|Green Arrow}}</ref>
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After [[Ra's al Ghul]]'s failed attempt to destroy Star City and Damien Darhk, H.I.V.E. soldiers began attacking the city in waves, receiving their nickname of "Ghosts". The Ghosts brought [[Alvarez]] to Damien Darhk for execution and later assisted him in the attempt to blow up Star City's central train station.<ref name="Green Arrow">{{Ep|Green Arrow}}</ref>
   
To ensure the security of the identities of his Ghosts, Darhk sent [[Quentin Lance]] on a mission to erase their names from governmental databases. Lance went through with the operation, but managed to convince Darhk to tell him about Andrew Diggle, whose name had been on the list of Ghosts given to him.<ref name="Haunted">{{Ep|Haunted}}</ref>
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To ensure the security of the identities of his Ghosts, Darhk sent [[Quentin Lance]] on a mission to erase their names from governmental databases. Lance went through with the operation but managed to convince Darhk to tell him about Andrew Diggle, whose name had been on the list of Ghosts given to him.<ref name="Haunted">{{Ep|Haunted}}</ref>
   
 
A division of Ghosts guarded the imprisoned [[Ray Palmer]]. Team Arrow managed to successfully rescue Ray, although Oliver barely escaped being strangled to death by chains under control of Darhk's magic.<ref name="Lost Souls">{{Ep|Lost Souls}}</ref>
 
A division of Ghosts guarded the imprisoned [[Ray Palmer]]. Team Arrow managed to successfully rescue Ray, although Oliver barely escaped being strangled to death by chains under control of Darhk's magic.<ref name="Lost Souls">{{Ep|Lost Souls}}</ref>
   
 
===Fighting the Green Arrow===
 
===Fighting the Green Arrow===
Green Arrow and his team continued to plague H.I.V.E.'s operations in Star City culminating in a surgical strike against the HQ of the Ghosts by the Green Arrow and his team in an effort to rescue Andrew Diggle, who the team had found out was alive. The Ghosts fought Team Arrow but were overpowered and the team escaped with Diggle. H.I.V.E. later raided an A.R.G.U.S. facility to steal a chemical bomb, only to be confronted by Team Arrow, who disarmed the Ghosts of their guns with a magnetic arrow. The Ghosts fought the team but before an outcome could be revealed, The Flash whisked the Team away to deal with problems in Central City.<ref name="Brotherhood"/><ref name="Legends of Today" >{{Ep|Legends of Today}}</ref>
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Green Arrow and his team continued to plague H.I.V.E.'s operations in Star City culminating in a surgical strike against the HQ of the Ghosts by the Green Arrow and his team in an effort to rescue Andrew Diggle, who the team had found out was alive. The Ghosts fought Team Arrow but were overpowered and the team escaped with Diggle. H.I.V.E. later raided an A.R.G.U.S. facility to steal a chemical bomb, only to be confronted by Team Arrow, who disarmed the Ghosts of their guns with a magnetic arrow. The Ghosts fought the team but before an outcome could be revealed, The Flash whisked the Team away to deal with problems in Central City.<ref name="Brotherhood" /><ref name="Legends of Today">{{Ep|Legends of Today}}</ref>
   
In an act of revenge Darhk personally led a squad of Ghosts to attack Oliver's Holiday Party, and took [[John Diggle]], [[Felicity Smoak]], and [[Thea Queen]]. However, [[Laurel Lance (Earth One)|Laurel Lance]] and [[Malcolm Merlyn]] interfered and saved Oliver's compatriots. Darhk immediately left the scene, sending his partners to a safe location, and fought with Merlyn while the rest of Team Arrow fought Darhk's Ghosts, resulting in Damien's near death when Merlyn blew up their hideout. The surviving Damien Darhk sent Ghosts to kill Queen. They attacked Oliver's limousine, firing upon him and Felicity and leaving Oliver injured and Felicity unresponsive.<ref name="Dark Waters">{{Ep|Dark Waters}}</ref>
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In an act of revenge Darhk personally led a squad of Ghosts to attack Oliver's Holiday Party, and took [[John Diggle]], [[Felicity Smoak]], and [[Thea Queen]]. However, [[Laurel Lance (Earth-1)|Laurel Lance]] and [[Malcolm Merlyn]] interfered and saved Oliver's compatriots. Darhk immediately left the scene, sending his partners to a safe location, and fought with Merlyn while the rest of Team Arrow fought Darhk's Ghosts, resulting in Damien's near death when Merlyn blew up their hideout. The surviving Damien Darhk sent Ghosts to kill Queen. They attacked Oliver's limousine, firing upon him and Felicity and leaving Oliver injured and Felicity unresponsive.<ref name="Dark Waters">{{Ep|Dark Waters}}</ref>
   
Several Ghosts intercepted Ray Palmer when he entered their hideout to destroy a weapon in their possession. Ray defeated them all, before he was taken by [[Rip Hunter]] to be made a part of [[Legends|his team]].<ref name="Pilot1">{{Ep|Pilot, Part 1}}</ref>
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Several Ghosts intercepted Ray Palmer when he entered their hideout to destroy a weapon in their possession. Ray defeated them all before he was taken by [[Rip Hunter]] to be made a part of [[Legends|his team]].<ref name="Pilot1">{{Ep|Pilot, Part 1}}</ref>
   
 
A number of Ghosts were killed by [[Lonnie Machin]] as a "message" for the H.I.V.E. after Damien Darhk refused to hire him as his partner.<ref name="The Candidate">{{Ep|The Candidate}}</ref><ref name="Blood Debts">{{Ep|Blood Debts}}</ref>
 
A number of Ghosts were killed by [[Lonnie Machin]] as a "message" for the H.I.V.E. after Damien Darhk refused to hire him as his partner.<ref name="The Candidate">{{Ep|The Candidate}}</ref><ref name="Blood Debts">{{Ep|Blood Debts}}</ref>
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After his son, [[William Clayton]], was kidnapped by Damien Darhk and Malcolm Merlyn, the Green Arrow hunted down the Ghosts mercilessly, trying to force them to give him information on Darhk's location, to no avail.<ref name="Taken">{{Ep|Taken}}</ref>
 
After his son, [[William Clayton]], was kidnapped by Damien Darhk and Malcolm Merlyn, the Green Arrow hunted down the Ghosts mercilessly, trying to force them to give him information on Darhk's location, to no avail.<ref name="Taken">{{Ep|Taken}}</ref>
   
A group of Ghosts, along with Malcolm Merlyn's supporters from the former League of Assassins, had assaulted a weapon truck, only to be interrupted by [[Oliver Queen|Green Arrow]], [[Spartan]] and [[Andy Diggle]]. However, the attack was a ruse, needed to cover up Malcolm Merlyn's attack on the [[Arrowcave]].<ref name="Eleven-Fifty-Nine">{{Ep|Eleven-Fifty-Nine}}</ref>
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A group of Ghosts, along with Malcolm Merlyn's supporters from the former League of Assassins, had assaulted a weapon truck, only to be interrupted by [[Oliver Queen|Green Arrow]], [[John Diggle|Spartan]], and [[Andy Diggle]]. However, the attack was a ruse, needed to cover up Malcolm Merlyn's attack on the [[Arrowcave]].<ref name="Eleven-Fifty-Nine">{{Ep|Eleven-Fifty-Nine}}</ref>
   
 
===Operation Genesis===
 
===Operation Genesis===
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Andy Diggle and the other Ghosts accompanied Damien Darhk after he freed himself from imprisonment and, in a bid for power, eliminated other high-ranked H.I.V.E. members, seizing the control of organization for himself. The Ghosts were also sent to guard H.I.V.E.'s underground facility "[[Tevat Noah]]", which was a part of the [[Genesis (event)|Genesis]] project. They made sure [[Thea Queen]] wouldn't escape said facility after she ended up there with her boyfriend [[Alex Davis]].<ref name="Genesis">{{Ep|Genesis}}</ref>
 
Andy Diggle and the other Ghosts accompanied Damien Darhk after he freed himself from imprisonment and, in a bid for power, eliminated other high-ranked H.I.V.E. members, seizing the control of organization for himself. The Ghosts were also sent to guard H.I.V.E.'s underground facility "[[Tevat Noah]]", which was a part of the [[Genesis (event)|Genesis]] project. They made sure [[Thea Queen]] wouldn't escape said facility after she ended up there with her boyfriend [[Alex Davis]].<ref name="Genesis">{{Ep|Genesis}}</ref>
   
The Ghosts acted as guards for the Tevat Noah facility – the "home in the new era" that H.I.V.E. created for its members. They also served as security for H.I.V.E. leaders like [[Malcolm Merlyn]], who tried to persuade Thea Queen that staying in the facility was in her best interests. However, even the Ghosts' unbreakable ability to protect the organization's secrets was proven moot before the wrath of Lonnie Machin, who has hunted down and tortured many Ghosts to find the location of Damien Darhk. Infiltrating the facility, Machin has stunned a Ghost, and sought to sabotage Telvat Noah's life support systems.<ref name="Monument Point">{{Ep|Monument Point}}</ref>
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The Ghosts acted as guards for the Tevat Noah facility – the "home in the new era" that H.I.V.E. created for its members. They also served as security for H.I.V.E. leaders like [[Malcolm Merlyn]], who tried to persuade Thea Queen that staying in the facility was in her best interests. However, even the Ghosts' unbreakable ability to protect the organization's secrets was proven moot before the wrath of Lonnie Machin, who has hunted down and tortured many Ghosts to find the location of Damien Darhk. Infiltrating the facility, Machin has stunned a Ghost and sought to sabotage Telvat Noah's life support systems.<ref name="Monument Point">{{Ep|Monument Point}}</ref>
   
[[Danny Brickwell]] and [[Michael Amar]] also led a group of Ghosts to hunt down [[Noah Kuttler]], the Calculator, who was considered to be the only person capable of hacking [[A.R.G.U.S.]]'s [[Rubicon]] protocol. The Ghosts were unsuccessful as Kuttler himself gunned down some of his pursuers, while Oliver Queen and John Diggle handled the rest. After the Calculator and his daughter, [[Felicity Smoak]], came close to shutting down the Rubicon protocol, the Ghosts attacked their location once again, but were repelled by [[A.R.G.U.S.]] forces. <ref name="Monument Point"/>
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[[Danny Brickwell]] and [[Michael Amar]] also led a group of Ghosts to hunt down [[Noah Kuttler]], the Calculator, who was considered to be the only person capable of hacking [[A.R.G.U.S.]]'s [[Rubicon]] protocol. The Ghosts were unsuccessful as Kuttler himself gunned down some of his pursuers, while Oliver Queen and John Diggle handled the rest. After the Calculator and his daughter, [[Felicity Smoak]], came close to shutting down the Rubicon protocol, the Ghosts attacked their location once again but were repelled by [[A.R.G.U.S.]] forces.<ref name="Monument Point" />
   
Two Ghosts accompanied Malcolm Merlyn when he was hunting for Lonnie Machin. At Merlyn's orders, they took hold of the distraught Thea Queen, placing her under guard, and later fought off Green Arrow and Spartan who tried to save her. They also stood guard at H.I.V.E. headquarters, as Damien Darhk and [[Ruvé Adams]] discussed their plans to take the [[Rubicon]] protocol back from [[Team Arrow]] with the help from [[Cooper Seldon]].<ref name="Lost in the Flood">{{Ep|Lost in the Flood}}</ref>
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Two Ghosts accompanied Malcolm Merlyn when he was hunting for Lonnie Machin. At Merlyn's orders, they took hold of the distraught Thea Queen, placing her under guard, and later fought off Green Arrow and Spartan who tried to save her. They also stood guard at H.I.V.E. headquarters, as Damien Darhk and [[Ruvé Adams]] discussed their plans to take the [[Rubicon]] protocol back from [[Team Arrow]] with the help of [[Cooper Seldon]].<ref name="Lost in the Flood">{{Ep|Lost in the Flood}}</ref>
   
The Ghosts accompanied Damien Darhk during his visit to [[Felicity Smoak]]'s apartment, when he threatened [[Donna Smoak]]. Green Arrow and Spartan intervened and had to fight off the Ghosts, only to see Darhk escape. They later assaulted the [[Arrowcave]] and assisted Darhk during his final showdown against Oliver Queen and the people of [[Star City]].<ref name="Schism">{{Ep|Schism}}</ref>
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The Ghosts accompanied Damien Darhk during his visit to [[Felicity Smoak]]'s apartment when he threatened [[Donna Smoak]]. Green Arrow and Spartan intervened and had to fight off the Ghosts, only to see Darhk escape. They later assaulted the [[Arrowcave]] and assisted Darhk during his final showdown against Oliver Queen and the people of [[Star City]].<ref name="Schism">{{Ep|Schism}}</ref>
   
===Legacy===
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===Alternate reality===
Ghosts appeared among other foes from Team Arrow's past during the dream-like shared hallucination imposed by the [[Dominators]] on [[Oliver Queen]], [[Sara Lance]], [[John Diggle]], [[Thea Queen]] and [[Ray Palmer]]. These foes were conjured by the Dominators to keep the captured humans from breaking away from the hallucination.<ref name="Invasion!">{{Ep|Invasion!|page=Invasion! (Arrow)}}</ref>
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A Ghost appeared among other foes from Team Arrow's past during the dream-like [[Dominators' alternate reality|shared hallucination]] imposed by the [[Dominators]] on [[Oliver Queen]], [[Sara Lance]], [[John Diggle]], [[Thea Queen]], and [[Ray Palmer]]. These foes were conjured by the Dominators to keep the captured humans from breaking away from the hallucination.<ref name="Invasion!">{{Ep|Invasion! (Arrow)}}</ref>
   
 
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==Known members==
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==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*In DC Comics, [[w:c:dc:Ghost|the Ghost]] is an enemy of [[w:c:dc:Captain Atom|Captain Atom]]. Curiously, on ''"[[Arrow]]"'' and ''"[[DC's Legends of Tomorrow]]"'', the Ghosts are recurring antagonists of [[Ray Palmer|the Atom]].
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*In DC Comics, [[w:c:dc:Ghost|the Ghost]] is an enemy of [[w:c:dc:Captain Atom|Captain Atom]]. Curiously, on ''"[[Arrow]]"'' and ''"[[DC's Legends of Tomorrow]]", ''the Ghosts are recurring antagonists of [[Ray Palmer|the Atom]].
*Although H.I.V.E. minions in DC Comics weren't referred to as "Ghosts", they are quite often noticeable thanks to the hexagonal pattern of their uniforms that resembles a beehive honeycomb. Ghosts fashion a similar pattern, white on grey, on their uniforms under the protective armor.
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*Although H.I.V.E. minions in DC Comics weren't referred to as "Ghosts", they are quite often noticeable thanks to the hexagonal pattern of their uniforms that resembles a beehive honeycomb. Ghosts fashion on a similar pattern, white on grey, on their uniforms under the protective armor.
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
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For other uses of Ghost, see Ghost (disambiguation).
"I'm the one who controls – what do you people call them? The Ghosts?"
Damien Darhk[src]


The Ghosts were agents of H.I.V.E., who acted as the terrorist group's grunt soldier forces, security guards, and representatives.

Overview

H.I.V.E. operatives were nicknamed "Ghosts" by the media of Star City, and later Team Arrow, who faced the difficulty of targeting the movements of the terrorist organization, since its agents being uncooperative and had a tendency to kill themselves (usually with special poisonous capsules hidden in their mouths), rather than allow to be tortured. H.I.V.E. agents would quickly disappear after a successful mission, never revealing the secrets of their leadership, and their own identities were kept secret, if not erased from any database, thus becoming metaphorical "ghosts" of people long thought dead or non-existent, like Andy Diggle.[1]

The Ghosts use modern weaponry and high-tech equipment. Their operators wear bulletproof vests and use advanced firearms and grenades. Their unique uniforms are adorned with a pattern of hexagons, resembling a honeycomb of a beehive, painted on a gray-colored fabric.[2]

History

Early activities

Damien Darhk in 1975

Damien Darhk, accompanied by the Ghosts in 1975.

H.I.V.E. started using these operatives long before the confrontation with Oliver Queen. For example, in 1975, Damien Darhk and two of his Ghosts went to a weapons sale held by Vandal Savage in Norway, planning to buy a nuclear warhead from him. H.I.V.E. put in an initial bid of $100 million but were outbid by Martin Stein, which led to a confrontation between two men. Stein's associate Mick Rory started to get angry with Damien and then threatened him, forcing Savage to intervene. As a fight ensued, Damien and the Ghosts left the premises of the Norwegian military storage facility.[3]

In 1987, the Ghosts were present at the White House basement during a deal between Damien Darhk and the KGB. The opportunistic KGB agents intended to exchange a priceless artifact for the United States' nuclear codes, while Darhk also left a bomb to kill Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, along with everybody in the White House. When the Legends showed up to stop Darhk, the KGB suspected treason on H.I.V.E.'s behalf, with Damien deciding that the deal is done and order the Ghosts to kill all of KGB agents present.[4]

After Floyd Lawton was incarcerated for threatening the lives of his family, Mina Fayad approached him as a representative of H.I.V.E., and offered Lawton money to assassinate Andrew Diggle,[5] though - unknown to Lawton - Diggle survived the attempt as H.I.V.E. had secretly replaced Lawton's bullets with non-lethal rounds. Diggle himself ended up becoming an agent of H.I.V.E., serving as one of its Ghosts.[6]

Terrors of Star City

Alvarez

Alvarez, the executed member of the Ghosts.

After Ra's al Ghul's failed attempt to destroy Star City and Damien Darhk, H.I.V.E. soldiers began attacking the city in waves, receiving their nickname of "Ghosts". The Ghosts brought Alvarez to Damien Darhk for execution and later assisted him in the attempt to blow up Star City's central train station.[2]

To ensure the security of the identities of his Ghosts, Darhk sent Quentin Lance on a mission to erase their names from governmental databases. Lance went through with the operation but managed to convince Darhk to tell him about Andrew Diggle, whose name had been on the list of Ghosts given to him.[1]

A division of Ghosts guarded the imprisoned Ray Palmer. Team Arrow managed to successfully rescue Ray, although Oliver barely escaped being strangled to death by chains under control of Darhk's magic.[7]

Fighting the Green Arrow

Green Arrow and his team continued to plague H.I.V.E.'s operations in Star City culminating in a surgical strike against the HQ of the Ghosts by the Green Arrow and his team in an effort to rescue Andrew Diggle, who the team had found out was alive. The Ghosts fought Team Arrow but were overpowered and the team escaped with Diggle. H.I.V.E. later raided an A.R.G.U.S. facility to steal a chemical bomb, only to be confronted by Team Arrow, who disarmed the Ghosts of their guns with a magnetic arrow. The Ghosts fought the team but before an outcome could be revealed, The Flash whisked the Team away to deal with problems in Central City.[6][8]

In an act of revenge Darhk personally led a squad of Ghosts to attack Oliver's Holiday Party, and took John Diggle, Felicity Smoak, and Thea Queen. However, Laurel Lance and Malcolm Merlyn interfered and saved Oliver's compatriots. Darhk immediately left the scene, sending his partners to a safe location, and fought with Merlyn while the rest of Team Arrow fought Darhk's Ghosts, resulting in Damien's near death when Merlyn blew up their hideout. The surviving Damien Darhk sent Ghosts to kill Queen. They attacked Oliver's limousine, firing upon him and Felicity and leaving Oliver injured and Felicity unresponsive.[9]

Several Ghosts intercepted Ray Palmer when he entered their hideout to destroy a weapon in their possession. Ray defeated them all before he was taken by Rip Hunter to be made a part of his team.[10]

A number of Ghosts were killed by Lonnie Machin as a "message" for the H.I.V.E. after Damien Darhk refused to hire him as his partner.[11][12]

After his son, William Clayton, was kidnapped by Damien Darhk and Malcolm Merlyn, the Green Arrow hunted down the Ghosts mercilessly, trying to force them to give him information on Darhk's location, to no avail.[13]

A group of Ghosts, along with Malcolm Merlyn's supporters from the former League of Assassins, had assaulted a weapon truck, only to be interrupted by Green Arrow, Spartan, and Andy Diggle. However, the attack was a ruse, needed to cover up Malcolm Merlyn's attack on the Arrowcave.[14]

Operation Genesis

Malcolm, Ruvé and Nora in Tevat Noah

Ghosts guarding Tevat Noah.

Andy Diggle and the other Ghosts accompanied Damien Darhk after he freed himself from imprisonment and, in a bid for power, eliminated other high-ranked H.I.V.E. members, seizing the control of organization for himself. The Ghosts were also sent to guard H.I.V.E.'s underground facility "Tevat Noah", which was a part of the Genesis project. They made sure Thea Queen wouldn't escape said facility after she ended up there with her boyfriend Alex Davis.[15]

The Ghosts acted as guards for the Tevat Noah facility – the "home in the new era" that H.I.V.E. created for its members. They also served as security for H.I.V.E. leaders like Malcolm Merlyn, who tried to persuade Thea Queen that staying in the facility was in her best interests. However, even the Ghosts' unbreakable ability to protect the organization's secrets was proven moot before the wrath of Lonnie Machin, who has hunted down and tortured many Ghosts to find the location of Damien Darhk. Infiltrating the facility, Machin has stunned a Ghost and sought to sabotage Telvat Noah's life support systems.[16]

Danny Brickwell and Michael Amar also led a group of Ghosts to hunt down Noah Kuttler, the Calculator, who was considered to be the only person capable of hacking A.R.G.U.S.'s Rubicon protocol. The Ghosts were unsuccessful as Kuttler himself gunned down some of his pursuers, while Oliver Queen and John Diggle handled the rest. After the Calculator and his daughter, Felicity Smoak, came close to shutting down the Rubicon protocol, the Ghosts attacked their location once again but were repelled by A.R.G.U.S. forces.[16]

Two Ghosts accompanied Malcolm Merlyn when he was hunting for Lonnie Machin. At Merlyn's orders, they took hold of the distraught Thea Queen, placing her under guard, and later fought off Green Arrow and Spartan who tried to save her. They also stood guard at H.I.V.E. headquarters, as Damien Darhk and Ruvé Adams discussed their plans to take the Rubicon protocol back from Team Arrow with the help of Cooper Seldon.[17]

The Ghosts accompanied Damien Darhk during his visit to Felicity Smoak's apartment when he threatened Donna Smoak. Green Arrow and Spartan intervened and had to fight off the Ghosts, only to see Darhk escape. They later assaulted the Arrowcave and assisted Darhk during his final showdown against Oliver Queen and the people of Star City.[18]

Alternate reality

A Ghost appeared among other foes from Team Arrow's past during the dream-like shared hallucination imposed by the Dominators on Oliver Queen, Sara Lance, John Diggle, Thea Queen, and Ray Palmer. These foes were conjured by the Dominators to keep the captured humans from breaking away from the hallucination.[19]

Known members

Former members

Appearances

Arrow

Season 4

Season 5

Season 7


The Flash

Season 2

DC's Legends of Tomorrow

Season 1

Season 2

Behind the scenes

  • In DC Comics, the Ghost is an enemy of Captain Atom. Curiously, on "Arrow" and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow", the Ghosts are recurring antagonists of the Atom.
  • Although H.I.V.E. minions in DC Comics weren't referred to as "Ghosts", they are quite often noticeable thanks to the hexagonal pattern of their uniforms that resembles a beehive honeycomb. Ghosts fashion on a similar pattern, white on grey, on their uniforms under the protective armor.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Haunted"
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Green Arrow"
  3. "Pilot, Part 2"
  4. "Compromised"
  5. "Suicidal Tendencies"
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Brotherhood"
  7. "Lost Souls"
  8. "Legends of Today"
  9. "Dark Waters"
  10. "Pilot, Part 1"
  11. "The Candidate"
  12. "Blood Debts"
  13. "Taken"
  14. "Eleven-Fifty-Nine"
  15. "Genesis"
  16. 16.0 16.1 "Monument Point"
  17. "Lost in the Flood"
  18. "Schism"
  19. "Invasion!"
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