Magnus Manson

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Magnus Manson

Background

Magnus Manson is an able seaman on the HMS Terror in the Discovery Service for the British Royal Navy.

During the events of The Terror: Season 1 Episode 1 Go for Broke played by Stephen Thompson

David Young's grave is dug by Cornelius Hickey, Thomas Evans and Manson, while he is buried by Hickey, who is overseen by Sgt. Solomon Tozer. As Young is being buried his coffin opens. 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 4 Punishment, as a Boy played by Stephen Thompson

November, 1847, Francis Crozier walks into the deck and fires his gun into the air and orders everyone on their knees. He demands to know who is responsible for bringing Lady Silence on board and Hickey takes the blame, as do Thomas Hartnell and Manson. Lady Silence is transferred to the Erebus while the three perpetrators are questioned by Crozier and James Fitzjames. Crozier orders that they each receive 12 lashes by Johnson. Hickey continues to argue that what he did saved the others and Crozier angrily has him punished as a boy.

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

As Lt. John Irving is supervising Manson and Hartnell put Hornby's body into the hold, Manson tells Irving, he and others have heard the bodies of William Strong and Evans making noise. Irving threatens Manson who initially refuses to go down and Hickey intervenes.

During the events of The Terror: Season 1 Episode 6 A Mercy played by Stephen Thompson

January, 1848, Carnival starts and 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. 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 7 Horrible from Supper played by Stephen Thompson

April 22, 1848, Manson asks William Gibson if he thinks the first land camp is up. Thomas Armitage tells Robert Golding they would know by now if there had been a Tuunbaq attack on the first group. Hickey seems unconcerned about the Tuunbaq, which elicits a comment out of Sgt. Solomon Tozer. Gibson has the idea to abandon the others and to leave on their own, which he tells to Hickey, Golding, Tozer and Armitage. He also thinks they should see if others would like to join them in their desertion.

Irving gives the word, and the group starts their march through the Arctic. The crew meet up with Lt. Edward Little's group, who have already set up camp. During the night, John Morfin collapses and asks Henry Goodsir to kill him. The rest of the camp wakes up and Morfin takes the rifle from Pvt. William Pilkington and points it at Crozier. Fitzjames orders Morfin to lower his weapon and Morfin shoots towards him before being shot dead by Tozer.

During the events of The Terror: Season 1 Episode 8 Terror Camp Clear played by Stephen Thompson

April, 1848, 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 Stephen Thompson

The next day after the Tuunbaq attack on the camp, Goodsir brings two sacks of meat and Hickey's group eats the remains of Gibson, including Lt. George Hodgson. Crozier goes with a group consisting of Little, Hartnell, and Golding to scout the supposed open water and are ambushed by Tozer, Manson and Charles 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 Stephen Thompson

Crozier is brought to Hickey's camp by gunpoint by Armitage. Manson walks in to Goodsir's tent and tells Crozier that Hickey ordered that Crozier not be called captain anymore and he is to bring Crozier to Hickey. 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 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 as Armitage is about to shoot Hickey, Manson shoots him dead. The Tuunbaq kills Pilkington, Diggle, Hodgson, Golding and then Manson.