|"Is that damage?"|
"It looks like damage."
Dallas Howard was a resident of Gunnison, Colorado who, in 2004, became involved in the Xenomorph outbreak that ultimately led to the destruction of the town. Dallas had only just returned to Gunnison shortly before the outbreak started, having been released from prison where he served a sentence for burglary.
When Dallas returns to Gunnison after having served his time in prison for burglary, he is greeted by Sheriff Morales, who points out to him, that his brother Ricky has problems. When Ricky comes home to find Dallas back from his time in prison, he tells him about Dale having attacked him and that his car keys are lost in the sewer. He stops Ricky, when he thinks about getting revenge and offers to help Ricky to get his keys back, but only after thoroughly arguing. In the sewers, they manage to find the keys, but not after Ricky sees a newborn Alien chestburster swimming through the sewage. They then hear a Xenomorph hissing at the end of the tunnel, and flee.
When the Aliens attack, he and Morales take the teenagers along with Darcy to a radio store where they find a few more refugees; two clerk owners. He sides with Kelly when she offers an alternative escape plan, and leads her, her daughter Molly, Ricky, Jesse and Drew, while Morales leads Darcy and several others to the army's promised evacuation zone.
After they get through the hospital, Jesse and Drew having been killed and Ricky having been wounded by the Predalien, Dallas uses the Predator's plasma pistol after it got knocked down an elevator shaft and uses it as his own weapon. The group travels to the helicopter on the rooftop's building, but are attacked by a number of Aliens. Escape seems almost impossible, until Dallas manages to blow a hole through the wall with the pistol, allowing them to leave safely.
When the group finally makes it to the helicopter, Dallas stays behind to buy them time. Using the pistol, he kills several Aliens and is almost overpowered. Just when the helicopter is about to take off, the Predator finds him and attempts to take the pistol back. The Predator is then attacked by the Predalien, allowing Dallas to board the copter.
They manage to fly away, but the shockwave from the nuclear explosion causes turbulence, forcing them to crash. Dallas awakes, dazed, to find a group of camouflaged troops surrounding the group, where Dallas finally gives up the gun in return for medical help for Ricky. He and Kelly become close again because of the horrible experience they had.
Personality and Traits
Howard was very straight forward about things and very protective of his brother, though he has a criminal past, as he served time in prison and was only recently released. He served time for burglary, maybe he also committed robbery or armed robbery due to his ability to handle fire arms. He is also seen as a man, who can think straight even in a very dangerous situation.
Dallas first wielded what appeared to be a Winchester Model 1200 shotgun at the gun shop. When at the hospital, Dallas used an M4A1. Later, Dallas managed to steal Wolf's Plasma Pistol, which he used until it was taken by special forces.
- Dallas' first name is likely a reference to Captain Dallas from Alien.
- When Dallas and the others are trying to get to the helicopter, he says "Get to the chopper." which is Dutch's famous line from Predator.