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Wilson J. McDaniels is a minor character featured in Red Dead Redemption 2.

History

Background

Wilson J. McDaniels is wanted by the Saint Denis Police Department for murder, bigamy, and immoral animal husbandry. His wanted poster states that his last known location was in near proximity of Moonstone Pond, with a number of fellow outlaws.

Events of Red Dead Redemption 2

Professor Andrew Bell III has decided to use McDaniels as a test subject for his experimental electric chair, and so he asks the player to help locate and capture McDaniels. The protagonist finds the campsite where McDaniels and fellow outlaws are hiding out, when a gunfight ensues, causing McDaniels to flee. McDaniels is swiftly apprehended and brought to Saint Denis.

Soon after McDaniels' capture, Andrew Bell demonstrates his electric chair to the public in Saint Denis. Bell claims it is a humane way of executing criminals, instead of hanging. However, McDaniels does not die immediately, but rather cries and yells in excruciating pain, attempting to call for help while the cork is lodged in his mouth. After the professor realizes that the chair isn't working, he attempts to turn the chair back on, while attempting to reassure the crowd that its humane. After the third attempt, the electric chair malfunctions and the professor is then electrocuted. While the professor is on the ground, McDaniels spits out his cork and utters the words "Please shoot me, please" and then dies from the electric shock.

Mission appearances

Red Dead Redemption 2

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