|“||No matter how much you cry, I'm still gonna hurt you.||„|
|~ Collins just before he proceeds to whip Mary.|
Daniel Collins is an antagonist in the Season 2 episode "Abominations" from the TV series DC's Legends of Tomorrow. He is a plantation owner during the American Civil War, where he would frequently brutalize his slaves to do his bidding and make examples out of him if they "fell out of line".
He was portrayed by Dean S. Jagger.
Collins was a brutal and sadistic man who harbored no qualms in administering cruel punishment to his slaves for even the smallest transgressions and sought to break them. He thought very little of his slaves; such that when faced with death, Collins refused to work with them to save his own life. However, when being dragged and killed by the zombies minutes later, Collins had the audacity to beg for help, showing his cowardliness.
In his earlier life, Daniel Collins became a prominent plantation owner in Mississippi as part of the Confederate States of America. At some point, he acquired African-American slaves to work on the plantation farm for him. To prevent the slaves from escaping, Collins had bloodhounds patrol the grounds. To make examples out of anyone who disobeyed him, Collins even cut off the slaves' manhood and hobbled them to keep them in line. He also kept them locked in a barn where they would be beaten and chained up.
In 1863, to resolve a time aberration, Jefferson Jackson and Amaya Jiwe infiltrated the Collins Plantation, where they witnessed Collins himself harshly scolding Mary, one of his slaves, for accidentally burning a table cloth. Despite Mary's pleas, Collins callously whipped her as a "reminder".
That evening, during a cotillion held at the plantation, Collins saw Jax, who was disguised as a slave, accidentally bump into a woman. As punishment for this perceived slight, Collins took Jax to the barn alongside his other slaves, where he chained and beat him as well. Later, he ran into Amaya and had her thrown into the barn was well. The Collins Plantation then came under attack from Confederate zombie soldiers. During the attack, Jax and Abraham escaped and arrived at the scene where they say Collins getting cornered. When they asked to help, Collins stubbornly refused to arm Jax and Abraham because he still saw them as his slaves. At that point, Collins subsequently fell victim to the overwhelming zombies and he demanded the two of them to help him, just before he was mauled to death. After that, his plantation went up in flames.
- Despite appearing on a show that started to not take itself too seriously in terms of comedy, Collins is arguably its darkest villain since he is based on real-life slave owners during the American Civil War.