(Capcom's primary storyline)
Derek was an Umbrella Security Service operator who took part in Operation: NESTWRECKER, a mission to raid Umbrella's NEST facility and retrieve Golgotha from the renegade Dr. William Birkin on 23 September 1998. Derek was attacked by the mutated Dr. Birkin and killed.
Derek's character skin can only be accessed through cheat devices such as GameSharks. He's a Jim-type character and starts with an Iron Pipe while in the Danger status.
Derek has the following stats:
- Slow movement speed similar to that of Jim
- Unusually high vitality for a Jim type. Between 2600 and 3000
- An attack power similar to that of George Hamilton
- High infection rate of 1.69% per minute
- Derek is not the only playable character to start the game in DANGER. Bob; Frank, and Hersh also load this way.
- Derek is not named in the original game, and is instead called "U.S.S. 2".