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Daniel Faraday
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Name Daniel Faraday
Gender Male
Country Essex, Massachusetts
Occupation Physicist
Family Mother - Eloise Hawking
Father - Charles Widmore
Half-sister - Penny Widmore
Flashback(s) Confirmed Dead
The Variable
Played By Jeremy Davies

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Daniel Faraday is a member of the Kahana search team. He was recruited by Matthew Abaddon to join a team along with Charlotte, Frank and Miles, led by Naomi, to arrive at the island in search of Benjamin Linus.

Pre-Island Life

Daniel worked as a physicist at The Queen's College, Oxford in 1996 parallel to the time wherein Desmond Hume is trapped mentally, due to a retro-chronological form of amnesia, connected to all of Desmond's visions and foresight. Daniel helps Desmond by telling him that he will die if does not find a constant - a familiar entity which is a part of Desmond's life in the past and future. He mentioned that he has done things that were 'frowned upon', namely his time altering experiments.

An explanation for his erratic behavior could be possible brain damage caused by radiation. This is further exemplified when Desmond asks why Daniel does not wear anything on his head when he is performing his experiment, which involves radiation. Daniel's response is an uneasy laugh. Also, he noted that he performed experiments like that several times a day. (The Constant)

While in Essex, Massachusetts, Daniel watched a news report covering the discovery of the apparent derelict Oceanic Flight 815 in the depths of the Sunda Trench close to Indonesia. When asked why he was crying by his caretaker, he replied that he didn't know. He was soon after recruited into a covert team alongside Charlotte, Miles and Frank; organized by the enigmatic Matthew Abaddon and led by Naomi Dorrit. Their mission was to travel to the island and confront Ben Linus for an as of yet unexplained reason.

After the team is assembled and Daniel is in a helicopter flying over the island it is struck by lightning. Daniel is the first to parachute off the helicopter after being pushed by Miles. (Confirmed Dead).

On-Island Life

Season 4 (Days 91-100)

Daniel first arrives on the island in the late 1970s, when the Dharma Initiative had begun to build stations on the island. As Dr. Pierre Chang begins to leave the Orchid Station, he bumps into Daniel Faraday, who is dressed as a Dharma construction worker. (Because You Left)

Daniel Faraday

Faraday arriving on the island

On December 23, 2004 after the crash survivors of Oceanic Flight 815 contact Daniel and his crew on the freighter. A helicopter sent to fly to the island spots Jack and Kate in the jungle beside the nose of the plane and immediately dispatches a parachutist at low altitude. (The Beginning of the End)

The parachutist introduces himself as Daniel Faraday to Jack and Kate and tells them he's here to rescue them.

Jack and Kate notice Daniel's restlessness but agree to help him find his team. As they voyage through the jungle Jack spots a container with gas masks inside. Becoming more and more curious, he asks why Daniel has a gun and receives the response that rescuing the crash survivors is not the freighter's primary objective. Their conversation is interrupted by a bleeping on the sat-phone revealing Miles' position at the island's cove. Upon arriving there an argument breaks out with Miles pointing a gun at Jack. Daniel tells Miles to calm down and the situation is resolved by agreeing to take him and Miles to Naomi's body.

Once there, Daniel makes an interesting observation about the light scattering on the island strangely. Jack tells Daniel and Miles to put away their guns because Sayid and Juliet are surrounding them with weapons. Jack's group is given the upper-hand and the guns are taken from the parachutists. Soon after, the sat-phone picks up what seems to be Charlotte's position on the island. Daniel and Miles call for her name but instead they find Vincent running through the jungle with Charlotte's tracker. Jack tells them that Locke has her.

A flare shot into the sky brings the group to Frank's position and the landing site of the helicopter. Daniel's thought of taking the late Naomi on-board the chopper is objected by Frank and Miles, saying it's unnecessary weight. Juliet acknowledges to Frank that she wasn't on the plane when he asks her. The parachutists are surprised to learn that she's a "native". Miles then reveals that he and his team is looking for Benjamin Linus and demand Juliet to tell them of his location. (Confirmed Dead)

Daniel stays back at the landing site while Miles, Kate and Sayid venture towards the Barracks. He uses the sat-phone to contact Regina and conduct an experiment in which a payload is to be fired to his position. It eventually arrives 31 minutes after it is expected, causing Daniel to describe the situation as "not good." Daniel is offered a ride on the helicopter back to the freighter but he decides to stay on the island. He advises Frank to stay on the exact same bearing they were on when they approached the island. (The Economist)

Jack and Juliet escort Daniel and Charlotte back to the campsite along the beach. Whilst there, they are contacted by Sayid who has finally arrived safely on the freighter and are informed about Desmond who believes he is bouncing from 1996 to 2004 constantly. Over the sat-phone, Daniel assists Desmond by telling him to travel to Oxford University the next time he bounces into the past so that he can seek help from Daniel in 1996. The advice Daniel gives Desmond in 1996 subsequently saves Desmond's life in 2004. Later that day, Daniel is flicking through his diary and comes across a note saying "If anything goes wrong, Desmond Hume will be my constant". (The Constant)

Daniel and Charlotte secretly leave the beach to carry out an unknown mission. Jin tells Jack he saw them leave earlier much to Jack's frustration. He asks Jin why he didn't mention this to him earlier, but is confused and replies "You said...they are friends?" Juliet claims they are heading for the power station of the island known as the Tempest after receiving a message from Ben via Harper. Daniel is later seen with Charlotte in the jungle reading a very vague and incomplete map with "UNKNOWN?" written multiple times on it. After getting their bearings Daniel points and says "It's that way". He then looks distressed by the journey ahead and tells Charlotte "What happens if I...well...if I can't do it?", but Charlotte assures him that he can "do this". They are about to head off again when Kate happens upon them on the way back to the beach after leaving the Barracks. Charlotte claims they left the others at the beach because their sat-phone is dead and they came to find new batteries in their luggage that was thrown from the helicopter. Kate sees Daniel's phone has power and is suspicious. She asks to see their bag which actually contains bio-hazard suits. Charlotte pistol whips her in the back of the head knocking her out, much to Daniels dismay.

Juliet arrives at the Tempest ahead of Jack to find Daniel in a bio-hazard suit typing frantically at a computer terminal. Juliet then confronts Daniel with a gun, and he states "Juliet, what are you doing here?", clearly concerned that she is putting herself in danger by being in the facility without protection. Juliet pulls his mask off and tells him, "If you want to release the gas you'll die with the rest of them". Daniel then claims he's not trying to kill anyone, but instead wants to render the gas inert, to make it safe. Charlotte then attacks Juliet and they fight frenetically while Daniel types away. The countdown continues during this time. Charlotte tells Juliet that they're stopping Ben from using the gas to kill people on the island, and they're aware that he's used it before.The pressure indicator then returns from red back into the green area. Daniel states, "That..that was a close one". (The Other Woman)

Back at the beach, Daniel is visited by Sun who asks him if he and his team have come to the island to rescue everybody. Daniel anxiously replies that it's not his decision and Sun, disappointed, leaves his presence. (Ji Yeon) Later on, a body washes ashore and Daniel identifies it as being the doctor from his freighter. To discover what had occurred, Daniel uses Morse code to contact the ship and ask what happened to the doctor. The freighter replies saying, "What are you talking about? Doctor is fine". Daniel lies about the response and tells Jack that the freighter is sending the helicopters for them in the morning. Bernard, who can also understand Morse code, reveals that Daniel is lying about the message, causing Jack to become frustrated with Daniel and ask him if he's really here to rescue them, to which Daniel regretfully responds, "No." (The Shape of Things to Come)

The following morning, Jack's sickness grows worse and it becomes vital for his appendix to be removed. To do so, Juliet entrusts Daniel to gather necessary instruments from the medical station alongside Charlotte and Sun; but the "trust" is reinforced by Juliet's sending Jin along, telling him to shoot Daniel or Charlotte in the leg if they try to escape. When they arrive at the Staff, Sun remarks that Daniel likes Charlotte. Daniel successfully obtains all required instruments and gets them back to Juliet who performs the operation thus saving Jack's life. (Something Nice Back Home) Around this time, Daniel realizes that the Secondary Protocol has been activated by Widmore, and tells Charlotte and Miles that "They have to get off the Island, NOW!". (There's No Place Like Home - Part 1)

When Sayid arrives to take survivors back to the Kahana, Daniel informs him that Jack has gone to follow the helicopter. Daniel agrees to start ferrying people to the boat via the Zodiac raft while Sayid finds Jack. He takes the first load (including Sun and Aaron) to the boat. He returns to warn Charlotte and Miles that they have to get off the island with the next group, but both of them opt to stay, though Charlotte gives him a kiss on the cheek before he departs. Daniel and the second load of survivors are caught midway between the Kahana and the island when the former Kahana explodes and the latter is "moved" by Ben. It is currently unknown whether the Zodiac traveled with the Island or remained in the ocean. (There's No Place Like Home - Part 2)

Season 6 (Flash sideways)

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