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For the mirror universe counterpart, please see Danby Connor (mirror).
"Why are we fighting? We're Starfleet. We're explorers, not soldiers."
– Danby Connor, 2256 ("Battle at the Binary Stars")

Ensign Danby Connor was a male Human Starfleet officer who lived during the mid-23rd century. He served aboard the USS Shenzhou under Captain Philippa Georgiou as the ship's operations officer in 2256. (DIS: "The Vulcan Hello")

During the initial phase of the Battle of the Binary Stars, Connor was injured when his console exploded. At first, Connor told Georgiou that he could make it to sickbay, then left the bridge. He quickly became confused and disoriented due to his injuries, and wandered the ship in a daze, eventually finding himself in the ship's brig, where Commander Michael Burnham had earlier been restricted. Connor was killed by explosive decompression when a hit from a Klingon ship breached the Shenzhou's hull, exposing the brig to space. (DIS: "Battle at the Binary Stars")



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Connor was portrayed by Sam Vartholomeos. He remarked, "I always thought of him as an ambitious, career-driven ensign who just wanted to move up and learn." When he later arrived to portray the mirror-universe version of the character, Vartholomeos was under the assumption that he would be asked to reprise the prime-timeline Connor, even when he saw black everywhere in the wardrobe department while Gersha Phillips was accompanying him there. "I'm like, 'Are they mourning Connor, still?'" he reflected, "because I was." It was only then that Phillips clarified the situation for the actor. Nonetheless, he used the ensign version of the character as a basis for his portrayal of the Mirror Connor. (AT: "Despite Yourself")

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