Early Life Edit
Throughout the Series Edit
In Red Sun Rising, Daniel and his family are the first Primes seen as they steal the Gagarin to escape from Sanctum because the Lee's were worried that Russell Lightbourne would find out that Kaylee killed Josephine. After flying the Gagarin into the docking bay on Eligius IV, he and his family throw knockout gas canisters into the ship's corridors and lock the Sky People and Niylah in the mess hall. He and his dad investigate the cryo room where Charmaine Diyoza was awakened. She shoots and kills him and Victor. His mother is later shot by Madi.
In The Blood of Sanctum, when Murphy pretends to be Daniel reborn, a man named Zev comes up and kisses him, revealing that he had a relationship with Daniel in his last host. Murphy is later forced to continue his ruse as Daniel to save innocent people from the Adjustors because unlike his sister, Daniel believed in the Adjustment Protocol making Murphy the only one capable of creating a believable ruse.
In From the Ashes, people continue to think that John Murphy is Daniel. Disgusted, guilt-ridden and grief-stricken, Murphy refuses to keep up the pretense, but Raven Reyes tells Murphy and Emori that they need to continue pretending to be Primes. Sanctum is a powder keg and if the people still believe that Murphy and Emori are Daniel and Kaylee, it may still do them some good. However, Murphy refuses. However, the two later use their guise as Daniel and Kaylee to diffuse a near-riot. After Murphy finds Emori's actions hot, he is reminded that Daniel and Kaylee were siblings.
In Welcome to Bardo, Murphy is enlisted to pose as Daniel again to the Faithful in an attempt to get them to stand down. However, when Murphy tries to rescue threatened children, Daniel's boyfriend Zev realizes that he is not Daniel and the Faithful see through Murphy's deception. Murphy is nearly burned to death, but Sheidheda, still posing as Russell Lightbourne, intervenes, claiming that Murphy and Emori really are Daniel and Kaylee and that "Daniel" is like a son to him, having saved Sheidheda's life with a blood transfusion after he was shot.
In The Queen's Gambit, when Emori plans a ceremony to reunite the Children of Gabriel with their parents, something that Kaylee had always dreamed of accomplishing, she reveals to Murphy that it was something that Daniel had also supported. Emori needs Murphy's presence for the people who favor Daniel. Sheidheda later admits to delaying Murphy with a chess game as Emori needs "Daniel's" support to win over the true fanatics with her plan to reunite the Children of Gabriel with their families.
Physical Appearance Edit
He was born as a person of a Chinese ancestry and brown skin, brown eyes and black hair.
His last host had white skin, brown eyes and greying black hair.
|Red Sun Rising||Appears|
|The Children of Gabriel||Mentioned|
|The Face Behind the Glass||Mentioned|
|The Gospel of Josephine||Mentioned|
|The Old Man and the Anomaly||Absent|
|What You Take With You||Absent|
|Ashes to Ashes||Absent|
|The Blood of Sanctum||Mentioned|
|From the Ashes||Mentioned|
|Welcome to Bardo||Mentioned|
|The Queen's Gambit||Mentioned|
|A Little Sacrifice||Mentioned|
|A Sort of Homecoming||Absent|
|The Dying of the Light||TBD|
|The Last War||TBD|
Notes and Trivia Edit
- Daniel and his boyfriend Zev are numbers seven and eight of canon LGBTQ characters in the series after Clarke, Lexa, Niylah, Miller, Jackson and Bryan.