|Family||Suzie Turpin (wife), unnamed son|
|Occupation||Police officer (Metropolis P.D.)|
|Played By||David Paetkau|
|Last Seen||2012 (Detective)|
- "What about you Clark? You got someone who makes it all worth it?" - Danny to Clark Kent, Bulletproof
Dan Turpin is first seen helping detective John Jones catch a recently escaped convict. When Jones is shot, Turpin investigates with Clark Kent disguised as officer "Joe Fordman". With Clark's help, Turpin apprehends yet another escaped convict, although Clark is left uncomfortable at Dan's expressed distaste of vigilantes due to their lack of rules.
Later, Dan invites Clark to a barbecue where Clark meets Turpin's son and his wife Suzie, Suzie telling Clark about the recent loss of Dan's partner. Dan later joins a group of cops in assaulting the man who killed his partner, but Green Arrow intervenes before they can finish the job.
Recalling Clark's earlier questions about Jones, Dan tracks Clark to the hospital after learning his true identity, Clark attempting to appeal to Dan to be better than the others as he recognised Dan's better nature. Having caught Clark on charges of attempting to kill Jones, Talbert hatches a plan to take down Green Arrow with Dan pulling the trigger. Talbert sits on a nearby roof with his sniper rifle when Dan arrives with the thug who robbed the Pharmacy and start beating the crap out of him. The thug screams for help and Green Arrow arrives and saves that day.
Dan get the drop on Green Arrow but hesitates to kill him, giving Ollie the chance to talk Dan out of his current action by telling him how Clark considered him to be a decent man. Although Talbert tried to shoot Dan with the intention of framing Green Arrow for the attack, Green Arrow pushed him to safety, the two taking over long enough for Clark to overhear about the attack on the police dispatch. Having disarmed Talbert of the sniper, Clark allowed Talbert to shoot him with a handgun, only for the bullet to ricochet back and hit Talbert. Dan subsequently arrested one of the other cops, recognising his status as one of the 'good guys'.
Clark later visited Dan at home while Dan's son was dressed as Robin Hood, Dan noting that Robin Hood was a good guy who didn't appear to be so at a casual glance, helping him reconcile the tactics of vigilantes like Green Arrow and the Red-Blue Blur.
Some thug wearing a LexCorp teleporter vest takes a schoolbus with children hostage which is suspended in the air by a crane. Across town, the Metropolis Special Crimes Unit headed by Dan Turpin along with Maggie Sawyer, is dealing with a hostage situation. There's a school bus suspended high above the streets by a crane and some thugs wearing high tech teleportation vests are holding young children hostage. One child decides to get Super heroic, opens up his shirt to reveal a Superman logo underneath, and thinks he can zap one of the bad guys with heat vision. Instead of getting his head blown off, the boy is saved by real heat vision melting the gun, and the real Superman ripping through the roof and hefting the bad guy into the sky. The rest of the thugs teleport away then reappear and open fire on the police. Superman saves the kids. Ready to go to LexCorp.
After he take care of the bomb, Superman round up the teleportation thieves who apologize to the children for kidnapping them, hitching their school bus up on a crane, and then trying to blow them up with a bomb. As Superman politely soars off with one of the teleportation vests, Dan Turpin meets Bruce Wayne and Barbara Gordon visiting Metropolis who got to see Superman in action first hand.Barbara is more impressed than Bruce is, or more impressed than Bruce is letting on.
In The ComicsEdit
Dan Turpin (by his full name) first appeared in New Gods #5 (November 1971), created by legendary comics writer Jack Kirby.
However, a few years prior in 1942 in Detective Comics #64, there was a member of the Boy Commandos during War World II with the nickname "Brooklyn", having been born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and who was trained in combat. Many years later, "Brooklyn" and Dan "Terrible" Turpin were retconned into the same character.
Dan had a wife (who is deceased) and a daughter named Masie.
- This is Dan Turpin's second appearance in television, his first appearance was in Superman: The Animated Series, where he was portrayed by voice actor Joseph Bologna.
- In the comics, Dan Turpin was often known as Daniel "Dan the Terrible" Turpin. He also had an alias "Brooklyn".
- His 4 year old son is an admirer of the Red-Blue Blur and later of the Robin Hood.
- In the comics, Dan's cop partner was Maggie Sawyer who has also appeared on Smallville in Insurgence, Exile, Exposed and Descent.
- This was actor, David Paetkau, second appearance in Smallville. He also played Trevor in Season One's Hothead.