Charles Des Voeux

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Charles Des Voeux


Charles Frederick Des Voueux is the second mate on the HMS Erebus in the Discovery Service for the British Royal Navy.

During the events of The Terror: Season 1 Episode 1 Go for Broke played by Sebastian Armesto

A large piece of ice hits the Erebus and Billy Orren falls overboard. John Gregory alerts the rest of the crew and Des Voeux and Henry Collins throw ropes towards Orren, but Orren sinks into the water. Later, John Franklin gives a speech to the crew about how they will soon accomplish their journey. Six days later, both ships are stuck in the ice and the next morning they wake up to be surrounded by continuous ice.

During the events of The Terror: Season 1 Episode 2 Gore played by Sebastian Armesto

Spring, 1847, Lt. Graham Gore's group, consisting of Henry Goodsir, Thomas Hartnell, John Morfin, Des Voeux, Henry Peglar, Charles Best and Sgt. Daniel Bryant, heads towards King William Island. Goodsir mentions that Dr. MacDonald lent him his journal about his experience meeting a group of Inuk. Gore's group makes it to the edge of the ice shelf. They leave their boat behind and climb over the ice shelf onto King William Island. They walk to the cairn of Sir James Ross and Gore leaves a message behind indicating they are doing well. Gore and Bryant go towards the second cairn while the rest of the group retrieve the boat. Goodsir and the others return to the boat and find it overturned and their supplies scattered. Des Voeux thinks a bear did it, and Goodsir worries there might be more than one. Gore's group is forced inside their tents when they are bombarded by large hail. While they are huddled in their tents, they hear a creature roar. Bryant tells the others, he and Gore were being tracked by a bear. He tells everyone to grab a rifle and when he sees a shadow, shoots at it, hitting a Shaman. Goodsir is called over and finds Lady Silence crying over the wounded Shaman. She starts to say something and worriedly looks around. The others run towards the wounded Shaman, leaving Gore behind. As Goodsir watches, the Tuunbaq charges at Gore and kills him.

During the events of The Terror: Season 1 Episode 3 The Ladder played by Sebastian Armesto

June, 1847, Des Voeux is in charge of discarding the Shaman's body and Goodsir is troubled when he finds out the Shaman is going to be dropped into a fire hole in the ice. After Franklin goes to visit the men at the hunting blind, the men in the blind start shooting and Franklin starts to stumble away in shock. Franklin starts calling out for the Erebus and as James Fitzjames and Des Voeux go out to save him, Franklin is grabbed by the Tuunbaq, chewed in half, and dropped into the fire pit with the Shaman.

During the events of The Terror: Season 1 Episode 4 Punishment, as a Boy played by Sebastian Armesto

November, 1847, Goodsir finds Des Voeux guarding Lady Silence's room and then brings her dinner and tries to communicate with her.

During the events of The Terror: Season 1 Episode 5 First Shot a Winner, Lads played by Sebastian Armesto

Lt. H.T.D. Le Vesconte and Des Voeux are doing calculations on cannon bombardments and wind temperature. They return to the ship and Edmund Hoar tells Fitzjames that Lt. Edward Little is there to see him. Dr. Stanley is removing the frost bit toe of Le Vesconte when Goodsir tells him, Lady Silence is leaving and asks if he can go with her. Des Vouex makes fun of Goodsir writing a dictionary. Samuel Crispe tells Goodsir they are ready to leave.

During the events of The Terror: Season 1 Episode 6 A Mercy played by Sebastian Armesto

January, 1848, Des Voeux tells Goodsir that there is trouble in the lower deck. Goodsir finds a crowd surrounding a cabin door and screeching coming from the cabin. He looks in and hears Jacko thrashing around and pools of blood. Carnival starts and Francis Crozier and Thomas Jopson arrive later and find the crew drunk. Crozier holds a speech and tells the crew that they need to return to their homes. Crozier tells them that they will be walking to safety. He continues that they should find help from the Netsilik people on their way and should eventually meet up with Lt. Fairholme and his group. Lady Silence stumbles into the crowd and shortly after, Dr. Stanley starts himself and the carnival camp on fire. The fire spreads through carnival and some of the crew are burned to death. Cornelius Hickey uses a knife to cut open the canvas and kills Dr. MacDonald in the process. The remaining crew stumble out of the area and the dead are lined up.

During the events of The Terror: Season 1 Episode 8 Terror Camp Clear played by Sebastian Armesto

April, 1848, Des Voeux tells Sgt. Solomon Tozer that he wants a weapon to protect himself. Tozer asks him if he has heard anything and Crispe, who is nearby says no, but Des Vouex insists he has. Crispe starts to agree with Des Vouex and Tozer gives Des Vouex his rifle. Hickey and Tozer are arrested and are brought to a makeshift gallows. The trial is given before the surviving sailors. Crozier admits there is no help coming, but tells them that Hickey is a user and has John Diggle open the bag the Netsilik had. Diggle tells the others that the bag has fresh meat and Goodsir reveals that Irving had recently eaten fresh meat. Hickey is given a chance to speak and he tells the others that Crozier had planned to abandon the crew. A laugh rings out in the fog and Henry Collins walks into camp, followed by the Tuunbaq. The Tuunbaq slaughters many members of the camp while Hickey and the deserters steal supplies and leave camp.

During the events of The Terror: Season 1 Episode 9 The C, the C, the Open C played by Sebastian Armesto

The next day after the Tuunbaq attack on the camp, Goodsir brings two sacks of meat and Hickey's group eats the remains of William Gibson, including Lt. George Hodgson. Crozier goes with a group consisting of Little, Hartnell, and Robert Golding to scout the supposed open water and are ambushed by Tozer, Magnus Manson and Des Voeux. Des Vouex shoots Hartnell and Crozier tells a dying Hartnell he did a good job.

During the events of The Terror: Season 1 Episode 10 We Are Gone played by Sebastian Armesto

Crozier, whose face is bloody, is brought to Hickey's camp by gunpoint by Thomas Armitage. Crozier walks up to Hickey who tells Crozier it is the same day of the week as when they first met. Hickey tells Des Voeux to take Crozier to Goodsir to have his wounds cleaned and Des Vouex makes the excuse that Crozier fell. In the evening, the camp is woken up by Hickey and Crozier is brought outside where he sees the butchered body of Goodsir. Crozier is forced to eat a piece of Goodsir and cuts a piece off of Goodsir's foot and the rest of the camp eat. Hickey gets up and hits Tozer in the head with the buttstock of a rifle, knocking him unconscious. Hickey's camp pull a boat across the land until Hickey orders them to stop and has Pvt. William Pilkington fire his rifle into the air to attract the Tuunbaq. As Hickey tells his group his plan, some members start to get sick and vomit. He tells them that he can't go back and killed the original Hickey. Pilkington yells out that the Tuunbaq is coming and Crozier tells the group that it will go after those that are running first. Tozer starts to make a battle plan as Hickey rambles about gods and empires. Edmund Hoar runs away and is followed by Des Voeux. Lady Silence heads towards the now dead Tuunbaq and passes Des Voeux, who begs for her help, but she continues on.