u/MrCrazymanyt expressed shock at Diego’s ability to hold off a barrage of bullets from the Time Keepers army in Season 2 Episode 10 (“The End of Something”). Several users chimed in with u/lml__lml saying “He’s a metal bender!” and u/aeschenkarnos replied “Remember Magneto and aim lower.” But according to others, that’s not the case. u/Growdanielgrow pointed out: “He could redirect his knives, so why not metal balls?” And u/smartlog said: “Agreed. He seems to be able to change the vector of a projectile.” And finally, u/FluffyBlade11 came in with the confirmation: “This is how he bends his [knives]! I’m pretty sure he was shown that in season one.” So, Diego’s strength is in projectile manipulation and his strength is in throwing blades.
But why didn’t he dodge the bullets before this situation? Showrunner Steven Blackman may have the answer. In an interview with Uproxx, he spoke about his approach to the character’s abilities: “Something I’m trying to do is a little different than the novels, that the powers in the TV universe are constantly evolving. Because remember, they broke up when you were a teenager. They didn’t finish their education with their father and they’re still discovering things. It seems that Diego never mastered the ability to manipulate bullets and it will be interesting to see how his powers develop in future seasons. Perhaps one day he will live up to his nickname in the graphic novels, The Kracken, and show off his underwater talents.