The John Wicki

"We'll grab you some kibble later."
John Wick after feeding Daisy cereal

Daisy was a Beagle puppy given to the former hitman John Wick as a present from his late wife Helen shortly after her death. However, Daisy was killed during a home invasion by Iosef Tarasov, sparking a rage in John that triggered him to return to his past career.



Daisy was a posthumous gift given by Helen Wick to help her widowed husband cope with his grief after Helen died from a terminal illness.

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Daisy was delivered to Wick a few days after Helen's death. She instantly took up to John and the two bonded together, such as Daisy going out for a car ride with him. However, when Iosef Tarasov and his thugs broke into John's house to steal his prized Mustang, Daisy was tragically killed by one of the thugs during the home invasion. After her death, John was seen clutching her lifeless body in a depressive state and later buried her outside his house.


Daisy's death played a pivotal role in Wick returning to the assassin life he left behind five years prior. As the last thing he had of his wife was taken away, Wick sought revenge on Iosef and hunted him down, killing scores of men in the process before finally killing Iosef and avenging Daisy's death.


In the short amount of time Wick got to know her, Daisy took to him as soon as he took her out of the cage, greeting him with a lick. Her overall demeanor was kind and loyal. Regardless of what Wick did, Daisy always tried to stick with him, whether by lying on his bed, waking him up minutes before the alarm went off, or rushing to the passenger seat while he goes for a drive. In her last moments, when Iosef and his gang beat Wick, all she could do was yelp helplessly out of concern for her owner before they turned their attention to her and killed her.


Notes and Trivia[]

  • Daisy is a beagle, a breed of hound which is used for hunting.
  • It is possible that Daisy is named after Helen's bracelet, which has daisies. Presumably, daisies were her favorite flower.
  • At first, the idea of a dog being killed wasn't going to be used due to concerns of criticism from the audience. However, the concept stayed due to the argument that it was "key" to John Wick's story.
  • It is a possibility that Daisy the puppy was named after the protagonist of DOOM, Doomguy's pet rabbit, who also shared the name Daisy. After both pets were killed, both protagonists went on a killing spree.
  • Despite being a female, the dog who played Daisy is a male.