- "Just because I accept the inevitability of my fate, does not mean I'm in any hurry to embrace it!"
- — Clarke in "Numbers".
Daniel Clarke was born in Oxford, England. During the 1940s he was a vocal communist and an idealist, supporting the British Communist Party. However, as the Cold War escalated he found himself ostracised from various scientific societies due to his open and frequently espoused political opinions. As anti-communist sentiment took hold in Britain, he was further demonised by his peers.
Clark wished to pursue research into curing diseases that afflicted livestock and farm workers, such as anthrax and foot-and-mouth disease but he was unable to get support for his work due to his political views. Ultimately, he had no choice but to leave Britain to find support elsewhere.
Looking for new supporters and patrons he travelled to the Soviet Union in 1964, and subsequently worked under Dragovich's Nova project, where his expertise in biology and chemistry came to play. He worked primarily to stabilize certain "volatile compounds" in the Nova 6 gas. Clarke never directly worked with Dragovich however, but knew once his work on the project was completed, Dragovich would terminate him to prevent any loose ends.
Escape, Interrogation, and DeathEdit
Clarke, however, escaped. Although he intended to seek refuge at his brother's home in Johannesburg, until his capture by Hudson and Weaver at Kowloon City, Clarke was on the run the whole time, primarily from Dragovich's men. But even when he was on the run, his research continued, as samples of Nova 6 stored in canisters were present in his makeshift lab in Hong Kong.
Although he revealed that Friedrich Steiner created Nova 6, as well as the base of operation in the Soviet Union, Clarke promised to reveal information on Nova 6 if Hudson and Weaver saved him from the Russians sent by Dragovich.
They fight their way out onto the rooftops through a storm, and they are about to escape when Clarke is shot in the head by a Spetsnaz sniper before he could finish telling Hudson and Weaver details pertaining to the "numbers". Hudson then dropped his body into the alley below and escaped with Weaver down the sides of the buildings into the alley. Hudson and Weaver shoot their way out and escape without all of the important information Clarke could have provided for them.
- Clarke's Dossier states that he was born on July 10, 1923, but his Certificate of Death states he was born on April 16, 1921.
- Clarke's Certificate of Death also testifies that he died in January, while the actual events of "Numbers" occurred in February.
- If the Graphic Content Filter is enabled, his interrogation is entirely omitted, and instead of being shot by a Spetsnaz sniper, his eyes simply roll to the back of his head, and he dies.
- His researching calculation can be seen on the windows of his room, his arms, and over his face.
- Clarke holds his CZ75 as if it were a rifle.
- According to the terminal and Numbers' Intel, Clarke was intending to hide in Johannesburg, where he has a brother.
- Clarke's G11 seems to be fully automatic.
- In the "Victor Charlie"'s intel, his name is misspelled "Clark".
- On the Wii version, his mustache is black.
- Main article: Daniel Clarke/Quotes