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Before the outbreak, Danny was caught and arrested for some manner of sexual assault, presumably involving a minor. The exact nature of his crime is never revealed, but is mentioned and hinted at through several comments made by a fellow prisoner, Justin. Danny himself claims to have been falsely accused.
Around when the outbreak began, Vince, Justin, and Danny were being transported to prison on a prison bus. At some point they got stuck in traffic, and the three talked about their crimes. Shortly after, Marcus Crabtree started choking another prisoner with his handcuffs. Justin wanted the guard to handle it, while Danny wanted to intervene. Since they were chained and couldn't do anything, Danny shouted at the guard and told him to stop them. The guard told them to stop several times, but Crabtree wouldn't stop. The guard didn't intervene fast enough, so the prisoner was choked to death. Finally, the guard shot Crabtree in the head, killing him.
The guard doesn't call for any medical assistance to help the prisoner to which the guard gets into a heated argument with Justin, Vince, and Danny about what he should do. The prisoner reanimates, and bites the guard in the neck. The prison bus driver flees the bus, leaving the three prisoners for dead. The zombified prisoner is not able to get to the rest of them on the bus because of the chain. The guard had fallen on his gun, so Justin, Vince, and Danny all work together to flip his body over in order to get the gun.
Vince then shoots the reanimated prisoner in the head. After that, they try to find a way off the bus, with no luck, when a zombie enters the bus. Danny mistakes it for a human, therefore shouting at it. Zombies begin to get into the bus, but a gate is in between them and the front of the bus, acting as a temporary barricade. Vince shoots the zombie in the stomach, but soon finds out it didn't kill him.
The three continue to try to escape the bus. Danny suggests shooting one of them in the ankle so the chain can slip out, freeing them; Justin disagrees, but Vince decides to do it. Vince can then choose to shoot Justin or Danny to get free.
Shoot Danny (Undead): If Vince shoots Danny's foot off, he will be left behind, die from blood loss and reanimate.
Shoot Justin (Dead): If Vince shoots Justin's foot off, he and Danny will escape the bus and leave Justin behind. They eventually meet Russell, though Russell will state that Danny was an "asshole" and Shel and Becca are lucky he died before they joined the group. Vince, however, will defend Danny, remarking that he taught him that people need to stick together.
If Vince shot off Danny's foot and Russell decided to not go with Nate in his truck, Danny will appear as a walker, crawling from the woods.
Death (Vince's Story)
- Bennett (Indirectly Caused, Alive)
Bennett didn't give key to Vince, Justin and Danny. So, Vince had to shoot Danny.
- Himself (Indirectly Caused, Alive)
- Vince (Caused, Alive)
After obtaining a shotgun and having no way of getting the chains off, Danny suggests shooting at the cuff in order to get the chain out. Vince decides to shoot Danny's leg so he and Justin can run free.
- Blood loss (Alive)
After desperately trying to escape the prison bus, Danny is died from blood loss and reanimates. If the player decides to not go in the truck with Nate in Russell's Story, Danny will appear as one of the walkers crawling towards Russell.
- Killed By
- Unknown Cause (Confirmed Fate)
If Vince chose to shoot Justin instead of Danny, then he and Vince escape the bus. At some point in the months that followed, the two met Russell and Wyatt. Russell mentions that Danny had died before they had found Shel and Becca and that he was grateful for that.
This list shows the victims Danny has killed:
- Justin (Indirectly Caused, Alive, Determinant)
- Himself (Indirectly Caused, Alive, Determinant)
- Possibly numerous counts of zombies (Determinant)
If Vince fails to do certain tasks, it is possible for Danny to die. These deaths are considered non-canon and will result in a game over. Vince will then re-spawn and be allowed to try again. Below is a pictorial list of when Danny can die.
- Danny and Justin are the second pair of survivors in the Video Game that pit players in a decision-making situation, the first pair being Carley and Doug in "A New Day".
- In this scenario, one must be sacrificed so the others can live.
- Danny is the first character Erik Braa has voiced, the second being Randy.
- Danny shares the same name with Danny St. John. Coincidentally, that Danny also has a Determinant status.
- Danny is one of twelve determinant characters with a undead or dead status, the other being Duck, Lee Everett, the stranger, Bennett, Walt, Sarita, Abel, Michael, Armando, Rodney, and Lloyd.