Darren is the captain of the Scopuli. His shipmates are Julie Mao, Dave, Wan Li, and Mike. Their ship is boarded by a hostile group and they are each roughly handled. In the first book Leviathan Wakes, Captain Darren is described as had "rolled over like a dog" when they were taken captive. At the end of the book Julie Mao sees his floating head begging her for help.