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Daniel was a human operative of Politdivision, an isolationist, Earth-centric faction in control of the Earth Alliance government in 2762.

He was assigned to "provide reverse-correct infospeak as support for current changes in Earth policy"; that is, to intentionally re-write the history of the founders of the Interstellar Alliance, in order to legitimize the current government's aggressive and expansionist campaign. Daniel worked inside a virtual environment designed to create false incriminating records of John Sheridan, Delenn, Stephen Franklin, and Michael Garibaldi. He gave the holograms the same psychological makeups of their real counterparts for authenticity, but also updated them with subsequent history leading up to 2762. Daniel intended to reprogram the holograms to act out "goodfacts," the false history favored by the Earth Alliance government.

During the simulations, however, the hologram of Garibaldi started to engage Daniel. He suggested that there may be some value to keeping him around as he was an excellent strategist, implying that such information may help Daniel's standing. Daniel listened and explained that the government's plan was to attack the outer colonies and their enemies on Earth at the same time, specifically targeting civilian population centers in order to "demoralize the enemy." To Daniel's horror, however, Garibaldi then revealed that their entire conversation has been transmitted to the enemy. Soon, the installation was targeted, alert klaxons rang, and Daniel ran screaming out of the virtual environment as a loud rumble and a flash of light engulf the entire room – the start of the Great Burn. Daniel's record, however, survived and was eventually obtained by the Anla'shok.[1]

NotesEdit

  • The logo on Daniel's uniform resembled that of the Nazi SS.
  • Elements of Daniel's vocabulary (infospeak, goodfacts, Prole Sector) are borrowed or adapted from George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, referencing the totalitarian future in the novel.

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