Sergeant John "Dutch" Elder
Karl Urban
Karl Urban as John Elder
Name: John Elder
Alias: Dutch
Age: 23
Hair & Eyes: Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Faction: Marines
Position: Sergeant/Combat Medic
Colony: Tauron
Play Times: Late afternoons, Evenings
Timezone: CST

Biographical Info


Dutch is the middle child of a poor mining family from Tauron. His father was a miner, his brothers are miners, and previous to enlisting in the military John himself was a miner as well. Though after losing his eldest brother in a mining accident which also left his father crippled, John decided it good and well to leave mining.

In order to keep providing for his family, he enlisted with the Colonial marines at age 19, and proceeded to go through basic. Hell week was just that, frakking hell. However he came out of it and passed the Crucible with a damned fine time. It was during his time at Basic that his drill sergeant and fellow marines started calling the miner Dutch. The reason has never been explained by him or by any other who came out with him. From there he was enrolled as a Corspman, having been reccommended by his drill sergeant upon completetion. He worked well in his advanced training corps and was deemed, not only a good rifleman, but an excellent medic. Immediatly he was put in with the 37th Division, signed up with the Kharon.

Dutch's fellow marines seem to get along with the big guy easily, and his friends count him lucky, because if there is a fight, they can expect him to throw his weight in on their behalf. He was even rumored to be in the running for the silver gloves. However Warday kept that dream from ever coming true. At least for now.


James Elder- Father
Mara Elder- Mother
Peter Elder- Brother (deceased)


High school, some college

Reputation (or Mil. Service)

2 tours 37th Division. Marines

Distinguishing Features

  • Accent
  • scar on his left cheek


  • Dutch is not his real name in fact the character's name comes from the wild bunch
  • Dutch is partially based off of Dr. Leonard McCoy from Star Trek
  • Due the mining shaft collapse, Dutch is scared of small places, and has a fear of being buried.
  • Dutch's favorite gun is the Leo Storm, Semi auto rifle.


  • First Aid
  • Firearms
  • teaching
  • Mining

On the Grid

Known Associates

Mugshot The Frakkin Facts
Lance Corporal Ashe Swift. The Lance Corporal I have known since my tenure here on the Kharon. That bastard is nuttier than hell. BUt he's a solid guy. A good young man- Great Frakkin Marine. I'd have him cover my ass any day.
Corporal Epiphany Mielle Jarot. What can a man say about Shortstack? Alright she's annoying as frak, but in an oddly cute way. No, I don't like her. I don't like anyone, if you listen up Numbnuts
Ensign Nadiv "Poet" Roubani. The only viper pilot, I would call an officer. He's got what the Navy is all about. If other pilots could be like him, I could respect em.
Lieutenant (JG) Marius "Prophet" Cygnus. He's the Padre. And from Tauron-so I feel a kinship to him. Ain't likely to see anymore from my blessed planet for some time. Good kid, even if he wears eyeliner. I hope he finds a nice woman, an settles down..

Timeline of Events

Pulling The Pin absalom cinder dutch events ezra jules kai logs panda praxis salazar selene
Pulling the Pin - Praxis cortez dutch events logs praxis salazar selene sheridan
Pilots and Marines cinder dutch jacobs kai kitty legacy logs matto praxis social
Fight Night IV - The Fightening barnabas castor damon dutch events kai kitty legacy logs peri randy salazar samantha willem
Explosion ariadne barghest barnabas castor dutch kai komnenos legacy logs martin matto roubani salazar social timon willem
A Day Late, Part One - CIC beckett cortez dutch epi events kai komnenos logs matto persy praxis samantha willem
Solon II Facility Recon - Main ashe blake dutch epi events ferris hale jules jupiter kai komnenos legacy logs martin matto praxis samantha willem
Lost in Translation ashe dutch epi jupiter logs social
House Rules dutch kai logs salazar social
Pinned dutch logs salazar sheridan social
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"Punch her in the tit."- To Lance Corporal Ashe Swift, when fighting Jupiter in the ring.
"I'm a Doctor Dammit-not a gigolo."- To Corporal Epi "Shortstack" Jarot.


+Dutch's Soundtrack

  • marines
  • guns
  • fishing
  • fiddling
  • smart pilots
  • smoking and drinking


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