Daniel Hoy is a human, from Earth. He is of Asian descent, with a small lithe stature, and short cropped black hair. His family are Japanese, but moved to England when he was twelve. Despite the move, he was brought up with traditional Japanese values of honour and loyalty. Working for the Earth Alliance was all he ever wanted to do. It was a family tradition. His father served on the Harrier.
His parents are still at home, and he will have an arranged marriage to a woman, also from traditional family, so she will expect to stay at home and just wait for when he comes on leave. But will his experiences broaden his outlook and make him rebel against his tradition? Working for the Earth Alliance was all he ever wanted to do – it was a family tradition, his father served on the Harrier.
He studies martial arts because of his heritage, and when he fights he confuses opponents who are not used to his style of fighting. But he can be hotheaded and reckless, and has some maturing to do. When we first meet him he has been with Captain Martin for 3 years and was only made up to Second Officer 6 months before.