Terminator 2: Judgment Day
In 1995, Danny witnessed Sarah Connor's assassination attempt on his father. Before she could kill him, however, John Connor and a T-800 stopped her. Ironically, it was Danny's disobedience of his parents by not going to bed and playing with a remote control truck that saved Miles when Danny bumped the truck into the former's leg, causing him to reach down to confiscate the toy, moving him out of range of Sarah's sniper shot. Afterward, Danny was taken to his room by John, so he would not see the Terminator remove the skin sheath over its arm and hear about the future war and how his father's work led to the emergence of Skynet and Judgment Day. It is not known what conversation or interaction John had with Danny during this brief time period.
The survivors of the nuclear holocaust on August 29, 1997 have stayed underground for years to get cover from the radiation. John and Sarah Connor, Tarissa Dyson with her children Danny and Blythe, former detective David Mossberg are watching the ruined city of Los Angeles. Years later, John Connor visits Danny out of despair and lack of motivation, as he sometimes does when things get rough. While they are gone, Samuel and Griffith want to check out what Danny really does behind closed doors. While they trust John Connor, they seem to doubt Danny because he is the son of Miles Dyson, who was responsible for Skynet's creation. On Danny's computer, they find out Skynet's sourcecode is on this computer and they suspect that Danny is working for the machines.
After having the Terminator in a battle, Danny swaps out the original CPU with a reprogrammed one. After many years of work, Danny has programed a virus that is to be implanted into the terminator found by Reese, which they call "rusty". Their plan is to infect all Terminators with this virus.
The New John Connor Chronicles
Terminator 3: The Redemption
Daniel Dyson has become a technician at that time. He was called to reprogram the T-850, so it can go back in time and protect John Connor and Kate Brewster at their younger selves. His color has been changed into white instead of black in the game. He is quickly killed by an HK-Ariel.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Eight years later after the Connor family has time travelled forward, in another conversation with Tarissa Dyson, Sarah learns that Daniel has now grown distant and indifferent to both his mother and the memory of his father, as Tarissa mentions Daniel no longer comes to visit his father's grave.
In 2009, when Sarah was in jail, she was informed that Danny had been missing for three months.
- Danny's being missing in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles episode "Born to Run" may or may not have something to do with Skynet's active presence in 2009.
Behind the Scenes
- Danny Dyson was portrayed by DeVaughn Nixon in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Shawn Prince in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Dayo Okeniyi in Terminator Genisys.
- Danny Dyson was to going to be a pivotal character in the third season of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
- Television series
- Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
- Season 1
- Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles pilot episode
- "The Turk" (Mentioned only)
- Season 2
- "Born to Run" (Mentioned only)
- Season 1