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Daniel Turpin
Dan Turpin
Alias(es) Dan Turpin
Appeared in The Batman/Superman Movie
Superman: Apokolips...Now!
Status Deceased
Actor Joseph Bologna

Daniel "Dan" Turpin was an inspector and Maggie Sawyer's partner in the MPD. He also became an ally of Superman.


The Batman/Superman Movie[]

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Superman: Apokolips...Now![]

When Darkseid led his armies on a full-blown invasion of Earth, Superman was defeated, and the US Military was reeling from Apokolips' sneak attack of their Metropolis Army Base. Dan Turpin stood at the forefront leading the MPD's SCU and SWAT units as Earth's front-line defense against conquest. Lois Lane reported that Turpin was actually managing to gain the upper hand against the vastly more advanced and powerful armies of Apokolips using nothing but the standard city police arsenal, strategy, and tenacity.

When Darkseid personally arrived to crush Earth's resistance by presenting the beaten Superman to them, declaring that his rule had begun, Turpin refused to surrender to him, physically assaulted one of his Parademons and used it's weapon to free Superman. After Superman was freed and Highfather's New Gods arrived to defend Earth, Darkseid was forced to flee. Out of spite, Darkseid murdered Dan Turpin with his Omega Beams for being the leader of Earth's successful defensive.

A large memorial service was held for Turpin, with attendees including Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, Perry White, Maggie Sawyer, Emil Hamilton, Lex Luthor, Mercy Graves and many others. After the memorial service ended, Superman personally stood in front of Turpin's grave and bid farewell to his old friend, concluding that "In the end, the world didn't really need a Superman, just a brave one."

Daniel Turpin's grave, which proclaims him as "Earth's Greatest Hero," lies on the sunny hillside of Metropolis, visited by friends in life and watched over by longtime ally Superman.


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