Danny Quinn is tall, standing at six foot one inches. If you see him in a suit and tie, you’re either hallucinating or trapped in a bunker with Connor, Abby, and Sarah, and awaiting rescue. He’d rather wear comfortable clothes such as a pair of jeans, simple shirt, and a jacket than anything fancy. He often wears a chain on his jeans.
He’s pale – though not as pale as he was before spending a year in the African Rift Valley – and well-built. Don’t forget the blue-green eyes! The majority of his life was spent as a copper, so Danny Quinn has both the muscles and the brain of a detective. The past year has added to that, and though he’s lost weight during this time, he’s also gained muscle.
Role in the ARC: Team Leader after Professor Cutter’s death; currently stuck in the past
Danny Quinn doesn’t quite understand the word ‘no’. If there is a word to describe him, it’s stubborn. He spent the majority of his career as a detective searching for the cause of his brothers disappearance, and fourteen years later and no longer working as a copper, he’s still searching. He’s persistent. The concept of giving up on someone isn’t something he’s familiar with, which makes it hard for him to know that there are people back home, not stuck with him in the African Rift Valley, who might be searching for him, or might need him – and he can do nothing about it.
That, of course, doesn’t mean he’s giving up. Quite the opposite, actually.
Danny comes off as a tough guy, a guy who doesn’t listen to what other people are asking him to do and does things his own way – but he’s also a man who is fully invested in this team. He cares about them. He wants to protect them. In a way, they are his second family – he lost his first when his brother died. It’s difficult for families to stay together after the loss of a child, and his was no different. He doesn’t want to lose this second family that he’s found, but he’s now been stuck for a year by himself. It’s difficult not to lose hope, but he’s trying.
He loves to make people uncomfortable. If he cares about you, you can expect constant ribbing as well as loyalty stronger than a golden retriever’s. Making people uncomfortable and getting on their nerves is just part of who Danny is.
Danny is impulsive and sometimes reckless, though he will never willingly put anybody else but himself in harm’s way. He’s not scared by many things – after all, it takes a certain type of fearlessness to fly a helicopter over a dinosaur that’s trying to kill you.
Due to his family’s split after his brother’s disappearance, Danny is quite determined to not let the family he’s found in the ARC fall apart. He knows they’re hurting from Cutter’s death, he knows they’re trying to keep it together, and he doesn’t want to take Cutter’s place – he just wants to be part of a team. And maybe, if he’s lucky, find his brother along the way.
Skills: helicopter flying; marathon running; poker; was a detective; getting on Becker’s nerves; good marksmen;
Likes: dinosaurs – he always found them cool as a kid; detective work/mysteries; family; the team at the ARC; anomalies; making others uncomfortable; doing things his own way
Dislikes: losing family members; dinosaurs that will try to eat him; solitude (after being stuck in the Rift Valley, no thank you!); ostrich like creatures; blindly following orders
Sexual Orientation: Bisexual
Did you read the rules? Who is very hot?: Captain Becker is, of course.
Sample: (This comes from another RP I did with Danny; this was early in the RP. Becker had been injured, Connor, Abby, and Danny were attempting to save his life. Lines in italics were the lines of other characters.) ”I stumbled, and he picked me up. The therizinosaur got him…”
“Becker.”He said, the name harsh and accusing of the fallen soldier. How many times did he need to beat it into this man before he got the general consensus of not throwing oneself under the bus? Danny knew without doubt that his accusation was hypocritical. He’d have done the same, for any member of the team he was leading.
And that included the man bleeding out on the forest floor.
He averted his eyes from the scene between Connor and Abby. In spite of the timing, the hug was oddly intimate, and he fixed his attention on Becker instead.
No matter how many times he told him of his own worth, he wasn’t going to listen, was he? Damn soldier’s morals, he didn’t need them messing with his team.
Danny winced when he saw the soldier flex his wounded shoulder upon awakening, crying out from the harsh pain the action must have caused. “Easy.” Danny tried, resting a hand on his left shoulder. It came away bloody. Becker’s eyes had opened for barely a second before screwing closed against the light. Though Becker was quite obviously in pain, relief flooded through the leader at the sight of it.
Quite simply, it meant he was alive.
Trying to keep him awake, he slapped the man’s cheek twice. “Come on, soldier boy.”
”Would you quit that?”
He nearly laughed – Abby was laughing. Leave it to him to come out with that when waking up. Was the first thing he could come up with really a complaint about him? “It worked, didn’t it?” Danny challenged, an eyebrow raised. He added in a quick, “I’ll quit if you stay awake.” Don’t even think about drifting off again.
”I – don’t. need. to. be. coddled.” Becker had hissed, to which Abby had quickly replied, ”Shut up,”
“Well put.” He told her, before returning his gaze to the soldier. “Becker, shut up.”
”It’s not coddling, we’re saving your life. You’re ridiculous, do you know that?” That was Abby again, but he didn’t lift his eyes from the fallen man.
“And you’ll very well let us do that.”
The blare of sirens cut through the forest –exaltation flew through his veins. Ambulances meant help, more help than the three of them could provide. “Medics,” he said needlessly, before standing and waving at the sound of approaching footsteps. “Over here!”