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|“||Happy birthday, sweetheart! Did you... get your present?||„|
|~ Morris talking to Mark Parchezzi III, asking if he has successfully breached the White House in code words.|
Daniel Morris is a major antagonist of Hitman: Blood Money. He was the acting U.S. Vice President from April 2004 until his death in September 2005 under the U.S. President, Tom Stewart.
In secretly, Morris is a member of Alpha Zerox, employed by their Franchise division to assume the presidency. He conspired with them to kill both former Vice President Burke and President Stewart.
Before entering the political world, Morris was a powerful biotechnology CEO on Wall Street. Ironically, his biggest and only priority as a politician was to ban human cloning. He was nominated to be the incumbent President Tom Stewart's running mate in his second presidential election after his previous vice-president, Spaulding Burke, was murdered in a staged car accident by the Franchise.
The Congress was presumably manipulated and/or threatened by Morris's real employer, Alexander Leland Cayne, and they forced Morris on Stewart by voting him into power after refusing to nominate several prior candidates. In addition, Morris disliked his job's conditions because he was often disrespected. The First Lady Mrs. Stewart, in particular, assigned him to walk her dog and often argued with him.
It was revealed that Leland planned to place Morris on the presidency to uphold the ban on human cloning, allowing the Franchise to make sure nobody but them had access to the technology. On September 22, 2005, however, Morris was assassinated by Agent 47 (who was hired by Agent Carlton Smith) in White House. He was killed alongside Morris' accomplice Mark Parchezzi III and was fifty-five years old when he died.
- Morris's plan mirrors Gerald R. Ford's real-life rise to the presidency. Ford was also voted into the vice presidency by congress, later to abruptly become acting president, without being popularly elected to either office. However, both of Ford's successions were caused by corruption-related resignations instead of deaths.
- It is revealed in later games that Nolan Cassidy (a target in HITMAN 2) was his employee.
- His weapon of choice is Desert Eagle.