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Arrow First Look: Meet Ray Palmer (and the Team's New Dynamic Duo?)

Arrow Season 3

The babes come in all sizes as The CW’s Arrow let’s fly with its third season (starting Oct. 8), as seen in these exclusive photos spanning the first three episodes.

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New to the Season 3 photo gallery below, you’ve got the first pics of Ray Palmer (played by Superman Returns‘ Brandon Routh). On the CW hit, “Ray is a businessman instead of a professor, more of an entrepreneur,” showrunner Marc Guggenheim told me. And as for his Atom-ic alter ego, “Part of the fun is seeing how, or even if, a character reaches the end of that trajectory,” the EP teases, “because as we’ve proven, we like to play around with it a bit.”

Now leading our gallery, meanwhile, are your first new photos of Diggle, who at season’s end learned from Lyla he was to be a father.‎ “Episode 3, titled ‘Corto Maltese.’ is a really big Dig episode,” showrunner Andrew Kreisberg told TVLine. As Oliver’s No. 1 helps Lyla track a rogue agent, “It’s really about the fact that he has a daughter now — how does that affect how he feels about the world and what he’s doing with Oliver?”

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As David Ramsey’s character confronts that new reality, “Where Diggle is going this season is going to be really great,” Kreisberg avows.

In the meantime, can we semi-officially declare Diggle and his baby girl the Arrowcave’s new Dynamic Duo?