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John Daggett
John Daggett
General Information
Real name: John Daggett
Alignment: Bad
Affiliation: Daggett Industries
Wayne Enterprises
Characteristics: Gender - Male
Portrayed by: Ben Mendelsohn
Appearances: The Dark Knight Rises
John Daggett: “I've paid you a small fortune.
Bane: “And this gives you power over me?
―Daggett tries to threaten Bane[src]

John Daggett was the owner of a construction company and later tried to take control of Wayne Enterprises with help from the terrorist Bane.


The Dark Knight Rises

According to the intelligence agencies, Daggett employed Bane and the mercenaries to secure diamond mining rights in West Africa before bringing Bane to Gotham City. Daggett worked with Bane and helped him acquire Bruce Wayne's fingerprints with help from Selina Kyle. Selina wanted a clean slate tool from Daggett to erase her past, but he told her when she confronted him that it was a myth.

For Daggett's attempted takeover of Wayne Enterprises to work, the plan was for Bane to use Bruce's fingerprints so he would break into the Gotham Stock Exchange and put down a list of risky investments under Wayne's name and bankrupt him and lower the company's share value. When Miranda Tate was put in charge of the company instead, Daggett complained to Bane about it and Bane told Daggett's assistant, Phillip Stryver, to wait outside. Bane then grabbed Daggett once Stryver was gone, and said, "I'm necessary evil," right before ending Daggett's life in an agonizing way. Officer John Blake later told Jim Gordon in the hospital that Daggett's body was found in a dumpster.


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