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|Danny St. John|
|Family||Andrew St. John - Brother|
Brenda St. John - Mother (Deceased)
Terry St. John - Father (Deceased)
|First Appearance||"Starved For Help"|
|Last Appearance||"Starved For Help"|
|Death Episode||"Starved For Help"|
|Cause of Death||Impaled with a pitchfork by Lee. (Determinant)|
|Danny after being impaled with a pitchfork by Lee. (Determinant)|
|Danny St. John Gallery|
Brian Sommer Gallery
- "You understand now, don't ya? You can have me! It's how the world works now! Give part of yourself... so others can live! But don't kill me, or else the meat gets tainted, ya can't eat it."
- —Danny telling Lee how he thinks the world works now.[src]
Danny "Dan" St. John is an original character who first appeared in Season 1, and one of the main antagonists (Along with Andrew and Brenda) in "Starved for Help" of Telltale Games' The Walking Dead. Danny and his family conspire with the Save-Lots Bandits and lure unwary survivors to their farm where they would dismember and murder them to cook them into human meat and then trade as food to the bandits in return for protection and supplies.
Unlike his mother and brother, who appear to commit their horrendous actions out of necessity and to survive, Danny appears to relish in violence and killing and enjoys in toying with his victims before dismembering them into human meat.
Danny's parents, Brenda and Terry, own a dairy farm somewhere near or in Macon, Georgia, and Danny helps out along with his brother, Andrew. Andrew, being the oldest, caused some friction between the brothers as Danny feels that his parents favored him more than himself as well as Andrew attending college. Danny, on the other hand, excelled in sports and even won a trophy in baseball. Danny returned returned home to the farm when the attacks started.
He is first seen walking over to the Travelier Motel and introducing himself along with his brother, Andrew. Eventually Lee Everett, Clementine, and the others will stop by St John's farm in hopes to find some food and shelter from the walkers.
To begin with, Danny stays inside the house, and helps out his mother. Brenda mentions to Lee that he always has been a bit of a "mamma's boy", but also that it is not a good idea to tell him that.
After Lee and Mark had been ambushed by bandits on the outskirts of the dairy, Danny asks Lee to come with him and scope out the nearby forest for the bandits' camp, but they end up finding a smaller camp, which by Danny's guess is probably not the main base. Lee recovers a camera, but as its batteries are empty, Danny expresses his relief, giving off that he is hiding something. They are soon confronted by the inhabitant of the camp, a deranged woman named Jolene, who threatens them with a crossbow. If Lee refrains from shooting her, she starts addressing Danny, telling him that she knows exactly who he is and what his family does, but before she can tell the full story to Lee, Danny shoots her, and mumbles "what a waste", before leaving the camp with Lee.
Back on the dairy, Lee has short conversation with Danny, who is reveling in his kill, stroking his gun which he calls "Charlotte", which Lee finds disturbing. Lee can also confront Danny about a wheelbarrow filled with old, bloody clothes, and he will claim that he cut himself badly, despite not being visibly wounded or scarred.
Back in the house at dinner time, Lee excuses himself, and investigates the second floor, where he finds a barely living Mark with both his legs cut off, revealing the St. Johns to be cannibals. Announcing his findings to the group which had assembled for dinner, Danny reacting first mumbles, "Everything could have turned out okay for you folks...", before grabbing his rifle and pointing it at Kenny, while Andrew takes Clementine hostage. Then, the injured Mark comes crawling down the stairs begging for help, which distracts Lee, and Danny knocks him out with the butt of the rifle, and locks him in their meat locker.
After having escaped from the meat locker along with Lilly and Clementine, Lee and Kenny sneak up on Danny, who guards the barn, while angrily muttering about how his family does not treat him with appropriate respect. Andrew suddenly returns and tells Danny to finish off their prisoners, forcing them to hide in a stall. Hearing Danny mumbling to himself that he will let one of them run, only for him or her to run into a bear-trap he has placed in the way, Lee peeks out from the stall to find out where he is, only to get Danny's rifle shoved in his face. Lee grabs the barrel, averts the shot, and struggles with Danny, who gets the upper hand, before either Kenny or Lilly comes to his aid, causing the wounded Danny to stumble into his own bear-trap.
With his leg stuck in the trap, Danny manically states to Lee that cannibalism is the only way to survive in the world now, and tells him that he should keep him alive and eat him, as he does not believe that he has the courage to kill him. Lee then realizes that Danny's sole motive for going into the woods was not to hunt down the bandits, whom he appears to be on good terms with, but to hunt down Jolene to either kill her or bring her back to the farm for human meat and remove her as a liability to the deal him and his family have with the bandits. Lee can retort that Danny and his family are insane and that cannibalism is never the answer.
Lee will have to choose to either kill Danny with a pitchfork or leave him to his fate in the modified bear-trap.
Kill Danny (Dead)Edit
If Lee opts to kill Danny, he throws the pitchfork at him, impaling him through the chest, killing him. Clementine will witness this and become frightened.
Spare Danny (Unknown)Edit
If left to live, Lee throws the pitchfork at at a hay-bale, and turns his back on Danny, and he is presumably still stuck in the bear-trap when the walkers overrun the dairy. However, If Lee tried to save Larry and before he leaves the barn, Lilly threatens to kill Danny for playing a role in her father's death. It is uncertain whether Lilly follows through with her threat. There may be a slim possibility that Andrew (if left alive) rushes to Danny's aid, but the last that is seen of him is his apparent surrender to his fate at the hands of the invading horde of walkers.
If Danny was killed in Episode 2, the Stranger will criticize Lee for killing him in front of Clementine.
This list shows the victims Danny has killed:
- Travis (Caused)
- David Parker (Caused)
- Jolene (Determinant)
- Mark (Caused)
- Mac (Possibly Caused)
- Larry (Indirectly Caused)
- Numerous counts of zombies and unnamed people.
After discovering that Kenny and Lee escaped the meat locker, Danny points a gun at Lee. Danny misses the shot and Lee attacks him with whatever weapon was grabbed in the meat locker. Danny will knock Lee down before being attacked by Lilly (if you tried to save Larry) or Kenny (if you did not try to save Larry) and will stumble into a bear trap. If Lee chooses to kill Danny, he is stabbed with a pitchfork and dies; if Lee does not kill him, he just leaves Danny there. If so, his fate is left unknown, but he may have been eaten by the walkers as they invaded, or died from blood loss and reanimated as a walker himself.
Terry and Danny had a moderately positive relationship in Danny's childhood years, and Terry would occasionally take him and Andrew out fishing in bodies of water in Georgia. Danny was considered the inferior of Terry's sons, and was treated as such by his mother and brother as well. It is unknown if Danny had any part in Terry's mysterious death or disappearance.
- "But Danny, he was always a momma's boy, but don't tell him I said that."
- —Brenda to Lee, about Danny.[src]
Brenda seems to have a good relationship with her son, both participating in cannibalism. However, Danny can be heard complaining to Andy that he doesn't get respect, suggesting that his mother thinks of him as less than his brother.
Danny seems to have a good relationship with his brother, both participating in cannibalism. They are shown working together most of the time. Despite this, he seems to be jealous of him, this is proven when he talks to himself about his mother "playing favorites" with Andrew.
- "You're already tainted!"
- —Lee to Danny, before either killing him or sparing him.[src]
Lee was slightly suspicious of the St. John family and warns Mark to keep an eye open. He doesn't show his feelings straight away however. Danny asks Lee for help with getting revenge on the Save-Lots Bandits, and he agrees after checking up on everyone.
At dinner, Lee reveals to everyone that Danny, Andy and Brenda are cannibals, finally sharing his suspicions. Danny, instead of denying it, claims that "everything would've turned out okay for them". The argument is soon stopped when Mark manages to crawl downstairs. While the group is distracted, Danny knocks Lee unconscious and locks the group in the meat locker.
When Lee and Kenny are hiding in the barn, Danny can be heard muttering about how his family doesn't respect him. His brother Andy tells him to finish off the prisoners, while Kenny and Lee hide. Danny finds the pair's hiding place, and tries to kill them. He pushes his rifle in Lee's face, but he knocks it away, and Danny stumbles into his bear trap after being attacked by Kenny/Lilly. After a short conversation, Lee can chose to kill him with a pitchfork or leave him to presumably get eaten alive by walkers.
- Like Shawn Greene, Danny and Andrew are also the sons of a farm owner and work on a farm in Georgia.
- Danny named his gun "Charlotte" and displays affection towards the gun, treating it like a person.
- According to Danny's unused audio clips he might have pedophilic intentions as he mentions how he enjoys the younger girls who visited the St. John farm in their spring time dresses.
- Also, the unused audio claims he started and ran an insurance company in Decatur, Georgia before the outbreak. It was a steadfast, improving business.
- For Mother's Day, he practiced his taxidermy and restuffed his mothers cat, Zoe, as a gift.
- Lee's choice to spare or kill Danny affects Lee's relationship with Clementine.
- Danny appeared to be the middle man between the Save-Lots Bandits and the St. Johns, facilitating their deals and delivering them their food personally, as Jolene recognizes Danny right away and claims he was good friends with the bandits.
- He is the only member of his family to be seen to directly kill someone (Determinant).