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Darlin', if you don't stop stickin' your nose in my business, I'm going to feed it to you.
— Dani

Dani is one of the six slayers in Dead Island 2. Born in County Cork, Ireland, Dani was a retail assistant before joining a roller derby team and travelling with them, coming to the United States of America before becoming trapped in Los Angeles, California during the outbreak. She plans to escape the city and find her roller derby team, in order to get to a match they're due to attend in Portland.


Hailing from the mosh pits of County Cork in Ireland, Dani is a headstrong rockabilly brawler with a foul mouth and a twisted sense of humor. She plows through zombies the way she plowed through opposing roller derby teams, pre-zompocalypse: with a grin and a yelled promise to feck you up!
— her description from the Dead Island website


Dani is an Irish woman in her late 20s to early 30s with green hair in an elaborate hairstyle along with a polka dot ribbon tied in a bow at the top of her head, a nose ring and red lipstick. She wears a blue polka dot crop top with a blue denim waistcoat over it, along with short black shorts and cheetah pattern shoes. She has many tattoos across all of her body and is wearing a large black belt with a holster on it.

Currently there are three available skins for Dani:

  • Blood Faeries (Default Outfit)
  • Legless fomorian (From Dusk Collection)
  • Thoroughly Modern MEDB (Hell-A Catwalk Collection)
  • Cherry Bomb (Til' Dawn Collection)


Dani has two innate skills:

  • Bloodlust - Dani regains HEALTH when slaying multiple zombies in quick succession.
  • Thunderstruck - Dani's HEAVY ATTACKS trigger a FORCEFUL explosion on impact.

Other unique skills to Dani are:

  • Serial Killer - Indulge in a vicious cycle of death! Slay a zombie for a minor boost to DAMAGE.
  • Hack and Dash - Their loss is your gain! MAIM a zombie for a boost to your ATTACK SPEED.
  • Group Therapy - Work through your anger! Slay zombies in quick succession to regain STAMINA.


  • Dani is modelled after Charlotte Warren.
  • Her innate skills and description was revealed on the Dead Island website
  • On the slayer tarot cards included with the Hell-A edition of Dead Island 2, Dani is depicted as Wheel of Fortune.
  • Dani was the fourth slayer to receive a 'meet the slayer' video, after Jacob, Amy and Ryan.
  • When first meeting the butcher, Dani makes reference to the It horror movie.
  • Dani doesn't get along with her family, especially her mother and is always making insults towards her mothers' cooking.
    • It is unknown why Dani hates her family, though part of it is because her interests contrasts with her families, and so she got less love than her sisters from her mother.
  • She is the third character named Dani in the Dead Island series.
  • Dani is apart of a roller derby team and got separated from them, but the player never gets any quest to go find them.
  • It is never explained how Dani got inside of a metal chest, or who it belongs to, or why the guards never checked it despite it being clearly unlocked.
  • She seems to be close friends with Jacob.
  • It is never explained how Dani and Jacob could even get along, because Jacob is very close to his mother, while Dani hates her family and constantly insults her own mother.
  • Dani might be named after Dani from the canceled Dead Island 2 from 2014.
  • She never says her quote from the character selection menu in the actual game.
  • Dani used to work retail.
  • It's implied that she's a huge party animal and even does drugs like acid.
  • Dani seems to like energy drinks as she is seen holding one in the character selection menu.
  • She hoped there would be a sex dungeon in Rikky Rex's house.
  • Dani is a fan of Sarah Sheppard who starred in the Space Fox 2250 movie and was excited to see her, even wanting to take a selfie with her.