Darius Bowman (S/F)

Darius with the other Campers on his way to Camp Cretaceous

Darius Bowman was described as a whip-smart, but withdrawn kid, about twelve years old, who was very passionate about dinosaurs.  Darius was chosen as one of the six one of the six campers attending the inaugural week of Camp Cretaceous at Jurassic World on Isla Nublar. Unlike the other campers, Darius’s position in the camp is due to his winning a contest to be among the first campers at Jurassic World. He assumes a leadership position within the group of campers, after the Jurassic World incident leaves the group stranded.

Pre-Incident:

Darius with his Father

Darius Bowman lived at home with his parents and his brother. He shared a close relationship with his father, as he had dreams of visiting the Jurassic World theme park together with him. They made each other a promise to visit the park, exchanging presents to signify their intent to do so. However, his father fell sick with an illness, reassuring his son before he passed away to press onto his dreams and pursue them no matter what.

At some point, Darius obtained the Jurassic World VR video game, due to a promotional contest wherein the winner would receive a free trip to Jurassic World. He would unsuccessfully try repeatedly to win the game, to the point where his mother asked his Brother to intervene, requesting that he take a break for his well being. Darius agreed, resting for the night, and waking up in the early morning as he had a sudden inspiration, reaching into his library for background information on how to beat the game. After he succeeded, he was met with a cinematic announcing that he was the winner of the prize of going to Camp Cretaceous.

Darius greets the other campers

Some time later, Darius would arrive on Isla Nublar, meeting the other five campers. As the campers rode as passengers towards the camp, they would make introductions to each other.The group pauses as Dave and Roxie exit the truck looking for an escaped compy that crossed the road. It is hiding in a nearby bush, and jumps on Darius, before it is caught and captured by Roxie. After this incident, the campers arrive at the Camp.

As the compy is taken back to his pen, Darius protests that he didn’t get a closer look, but is told by his counselor that they will soon. Before bedtime, the campers get a view of the herbivorous dinosaurs as they are being led to their enclosures, and all get a chance to ride the zip line, and get settled into their camp bunks that night.

Before bed, Darius attempts to explore the camp area, but is interrupted by Ken, who brags about his family being rich and owning condos on the island. Ken attempts to bully him, but Brooklyn’s intrusion distracts him. The three decide to sneak out to sneak into what they assume is the compy enclosure. Once they get in the enclosure, Kenji and Brooklynn argue, which results in the phone falling inside the pen. Darius sees that it is the raptor pen, and attempts to go in to assist Kenji, although they end up being cornered by the velociraptors, including Blue, Delta, Echo and Charlie.

Just as it seems they are going to be eaten, Roxie turns on the pen lights, using meat as a distraction to rescue them. As the animal handlers deal with the raptors, Dave and Roxie become angry with them for their trespassing. While waiting in the dorms, Darius confronts Kenji over his motivation, but this argument is inconclusive. After Kenji confides in him that he was just trying to make his father proud, Darius lies too cover for Kenji. However, Brooklynn’s account contradicts them, so they are warned that they have one more chance or they will be kicked out.

As punishment, Darius and Kenji are tasked with cleaning up dinosaur poop, while the others take a tour of the labs. Kenji claims to be a frequent visitor to the park, attempting to bribe Darius. He leads him to the entrance to a tunnel that he claims is part of a network connecting the whole island. Kenji leads him to what he claims is a dinosaur quarantine area for the more aggressive animals. Kenji leads him to the Carnotaurus sastrei (S/F) pen through the tunnel.

As they walk through the jungle, Kenji and Darius have difficulty with traversing the jungle. Kenji reveals he was manipulating Darius, after he confronts him after being caught in a lie about his dad. As they find the fence, they are unsure what side of the fence they are on, just as the Carnotaurus approaches from behind them and gives chase. The pair run quickly through the forest, managing to evade the Carnotaurus by using the environment to their advantage. Finally, they manage to escape just barely by crawling through a feeding grate. The Carnotaurus smashes his face on the cage, leaving a scar, as Kenji taunts it, referring to it as ‘Toro’. The group reunites, as they are taken back to Camp Cretaceous. That night, Darius starts to tell a story about a T.Rex stalking some people before being interrupted by the other campers, around a campfire, before rain forces them inside the dormitories.

In the morning, the campers are by their counselors to Gyrosphere Valley, to help round up the dinosaurs as park personnel lead the dinosaurs to fresh grazing grounds. The Counselors encourage Darius to not give up when he is despondent about his chances of bonding with the group, encouraging him to pair up with Brooklynn. As Darius rides, he quickly discovers Brooklynn is too engrossed in losing social media followers to concentrate on the dinosaurs, or Darius. Shortly after, the counselors cut the activity short due to an approaching storm, and ride out to warn the other employees.

The Gyrosphere causes a stampede

Darius witnesses a Sinoceratops get agitated from the storm and stomp off, and then convinces Brooklynn to go after it by playing on her using it as a means to get social media followers. The rest of the campers decide to follow them out of curiosity. The lack of coordination from the campers results in the Sinoceratops sending Darius and Brooklynn’s gyrosphere into the thick of the herd, disrupting the entire herd and causing a stampede.

Darius and Brooklynn are separated from the group, and they encounter the lone Sinoceratops. They exit the Gyrosphere briefly to attempt to approach it, but quickly run back in, just before they are attacked. Brooklynn and Darius are trapped in a sinkhole, the group discovers them and attempts to pull it out, but encounter the Sinoceratops again. Sammy attempts to bribe the sinoceratops with a branch to distract it. The group then manages to attach a vine through a hole in the gyrosphere to the sinoceratops, using it’s weight to help pull the vehicle free. The campers are immediately greeted by Dave and Roxie, who proceed to admonish them for their actions and the danger they were in.

The next morning, the Counselors leave the kids alone for what they believe to be only a few hours, hoping to reach Claire Dearing regarding their concerns about the camp. Darius attempts to bond with the rest of the campers again, but they are not in the mood. Ben and Kenji still blame him for the events of the previous day, even as Darius attempts to rally the group to go kayaking despite the counselor’s absence. He is then informed of Roxie and Dave’s admonishments to stay in camp.

The group is distracted from arguing by the sound of a dinosaur roar, and all head to the balcony. The group goes to the observation deck to try to see what animal the sound was coming from,. Faced with a locked door to the Observation tower, the campers have difficulty getting in, but eventually manage to break inside. Reaching the top, the group appear to be extremely tired, but arrive just in time to witness a Brachiosaurus feeding off a tree. Just then, two park staff approach the tower, attempting to alert them of the asset out of containment. As the campers refuse to come down, they hear another roar as the Brachiosaurus is attacked. The Indominus Rex suddenly approaches, ambushing the staffers, and killing them. The Indominus proceeds to break through the fence, and attack the Observation tower.

The tower begins to rock, and Sammy nearly falls, only to be saved by Yasmina, and then pulled up by the combined efforts of Darius and Kenji as well. The group attempt to use the zip line to escape, just as the emergency break trips, leaving them stranded in the center of the zip line As the Indominus attempts to climb the structure, Darius pairs up with Yasmina to attempt to creat enough momentum to force the other campers to reach the next zip line tower. However, the Indominus succeeds in knocking down the first tower, along with the line, sending the campers falling down to earth.

Darius wakes up shortly, as the campers are still disoriented. Darius is upset that he left his necklace in his bunker. The campers flee back to camp only to find that the camp has been destroyed in their absence by the Indominus. Darius rallies the group by saying that they need to work together to get to the main tourist area of the park, and get help.

As they continue on their way, Kenji steps up claiming that he should make decisions as he is leadership material, then promptly delegates all responsibility to Darius. Darius quickly realizes they are near the Carnotaurus paddock, and leads the group. Coming upon the torn down fence, they discover that the Carnotaurus has escaped as well. A slip up by Ben, reveals that Kenji told everyone about the earlier incident with the predator. Darius states that the enclosure is due north of the main park, and so they have to head towards the opposite direction to try to reach the Visitor’s Center.  Before they leave, Darius comforts a worried Ben, who fears that even finding an adult will not resolve their situation. As they leave, they are stalked by the Carnotaurus.

The group comes upon the crashed Gyrosphere and some dead Ankylosaurus, pausing to take in the scene. As the group hears a rustle in the jungle, they initially seek shelter, before it is revealed to be Bumpy. Kenji puts Darius on the spot again to think of a new plan, and Darius decides to go to the field lab they had toured earlier.The group would then find a van and decide to use it to reach the lab, but are attacked by the Indominus soon afterward.They manage to evade it using the van, eventually finding, and seeking shelter in the Field Genetics Lab. They encounter Eddie, a scientist who was left behind, but he very shortly attempts to steal their van to escape after being informed by Darius that they drove there.

The van is quickly totaled by the Indominus Rex, and the group is forced to hide briefly among shipping containers as they are stalked by the creature. The Indominus continues to stalk the campers through the crates, even as Bumpy once again unintentionally signals their position to the predator in panic. Darius directs the group to make for the van to escape, throwing a rock to distract the dinosaur to buy them time. Darius once again distracts the Indominus, as Yasmina pushes Kenji out of the driver’s seat. Darius barely makes it into the van, as they drive away.

Just then, Roxie calls the group via radio, admonishing them to stay at camp due to the emergency. However, Darius and Kenji inform them that the camp was destroyed, and that they are making their way to the main park in a van. However, the van crashes shortly afterwards, due to Brooklynn calling everyone’s attention to the fact it was Sammy who stole her phone.

After the group recovers from the crash, they witness witness Simon Masrani’s helicopter chasing the Indominus, before it breaks open the Aviary. The pteranadons are released, crashing the helicopter, and proceed to pursue the group. The children run to the safety of the Kayak River,  even as Bumpy, Darius and Ben struggle to get to safety. The campers just barely escape, managing to lock the door behind them. They decide to use the Kayaks in the attraction to navigate the river, as there are two people per kayak.

The campers encounter a cave lit by bioluminescent bacteria, and a large waterfall, and as they row, Sammy admits to Darius that her parents didn’t send her to spy. They had said no to Mantah Corp, but that she had contacted the agent herself, as she didn’t want her family to lose everything. The group then encounters some Parasaurolophus in the underground river, and then become agitated by Bumpy’s cries, starting to attack the Kayaks, before they abruptly flee. The group are then almost sucked into a side tunnel due to a strong current, which expels them into the Mosasaurus Lagoon.

The Mosasaur begins circling them, and so the campers make for the safety of the spectator stands. Just as the Mosasaurus is about to bear down on Sammy and Darius, Yasmina successfully diverts its attention by whacking the platform with an oar. Sammy and the others are able to utilize this distraction to make it to safety.  After everyone reaches the stands, they take some time to rest on the stands as the sun sets. Hearing the sirens warning of the evacuation of the park, the campers decide to head for the South Dock.

The group decides to head for the Monorail in order to make it to the docks in time, but are interrupted by the arrival of the Carnotaurus. The group decides to attempt to sneak past while it’s back is turned, as Darius creates a distraction to lure it away. Reaching the top of the platform, they reach the monorail as it arrives, only for the announcement system to loudly alert the Carnotaurus to their presence. The predator gives chase but has difficulty climbing up the stairs, tripping and falling halfway up. Darius runs to rescue Yasmina, as Ken holds the doors open to buy them time.

Narrowly escaping the predator, the group celebrates as they believe their rescue and evacuation is imminent, as the Monorail continues towards the South Docks. However, after their mood is soured once they hear a distant explosion, as the group is unsure if they will ever see each other again after rescue. As the Monorail continues towards its destination, Darius laments Jurassic World not being the place he had envisioned, and the group offers him their condolences over his loss. Darius runs to investigate, after the group hears something large crash into the train.

After rushing to the rear of the train, he implores the group to turn off the lights, and begins smashing the light fixtures. It is revealed that a flock of Pteranodon are attacking the Monorail, and the group arms themselves with flashlights as they attempt to destroy the light fixtures to try to ward off the attack. As the attack continues, Darius leads the group to another train car in their attempt to evade. They then see the up ahead, that the pteranodons are attacking another monorail car which has broken down in the middle of the track.

Darius realizes they need to switch tracks or stop the car to avoid a collision. They run to the front of the train to try to get to the controls. Finding it locked, they realize they have to go outside of the train to access it. Darius initially offers to be the one to go after he is knocked down, finds that Ben has volunteered, and had already exited the car via the top. Darius implores Ben to come back into the car, but he refuses, asking Darius to create a distraction. The group uses their flashlights to try to distract the attacking Pteranadons. Just as the group is reunited after Ben succeeds in switching tracks, a Pteranadon attempts to attack Ben, but Darius manages to wrest him free, however, his grasp slips, and Ben falls off the train.

The group mourns their fallen friend, as several of them descend into grief. Just then, Darius realizes that as they switched tracks, the Monorail is returning to where they started. Darius realizes that they need to escape the Monorail, as Brooklynn spots a place where the track nears the ground, and identifies that as a possible jumping off point. Despite their misgivings, the group leap off the train, landing roughly into the middle of the jungle. They realize that they can make it to the ferry if they leave immediately, and the group reluctantly agrees.

Seeking a shortcut, Darius calls on Kenji to lead them to the maintenance tunnels in the hope that one leads to the docks. The group makes their way into the tunnels, but quickly become lost. They see their way barred by security gates, as they realize that the park is locking itself down. They encounter a group of Compys, as the campers descend into arguing amongst themselves.

The group’s arguing and the Compy’s advance is stopped by the approach of the advancing Carnotaurus down the tunnels. The predator pursues the children through the tunnels, until they manage to evade it utilizing a floor grate. Their attempts to break through to a different area alert the Carnotaurus, who finds their hiding place. Narrowly escaping the predator, the group manages to escape into the tunnel branch nearest the docks.

Their cheer is short-lived, as they discover the exit has been sealed off. As the group looks to him for answers, Darius succumbs to despair as he realizes they are trapped with the Carnotaurus approaching.  Kenji leads the rest of the group to reassures him that he is the one that has helped the group survive, and that they must work together to get through this. The children start to open the crates in the area to determine if there is anything useful.

Finding a carton of compressed air tanks, Darius decides to use it as a weapon or distraction against the Carnotaurus. However, the animal charges the cart, sending the tanks flying everywhere, and causing a fire to start. The Carnotaur proceeds to attack the group, as they narrowly evade it in the confined space. As the attack continues, several air tanks are pushed against the wall, and Darius sees an opening to throw the dinosaur prod at the tanks, causing an explosion that destroys much of the tunnel.

Darius and the campers lament missing the boat

As the group stumble out of the wreckage, they are stunned to see that the Carnotaurus has also survived, although it is heavily scarred. The animal decides to leave to heal from its injuries rather then attempt a confrontation. Just then, the campers realize that the explosion created an exit passageway, only to find that Jurassic World has been evacuated. He reassures the group that they will take care of each other until they are rescued.