Derrick Moss is a fictional male human in the Dark Matter franchise. He has been portrayed on screen by Marc Bendavid. Derrick Moss/Jace Corso was the first person to wake up and was the first to the controls. When he got to the controls, he was attacked by Portia Lin. The real Jace Corso is a trained killer and wanted for a multitude of crimes of which he is unable to remember.
Derrick Moss assumed the identity of Jace Corso because he wanted to get close to Marcus Boone who he thought was responsible for the death of his wife. His identity was only skin deep not D.N.A. deep. Derrick`s identity or what he actually looks like is revealed in Episode Eight when he is forced to go with Ryo Tetsuda to follow Kal Varrick as Kal DNA is teleported across space to another spacestation. Ryo decides to not kill him as he believes the word of Derrick and instead carry on the mission to find out what Val is up to.
In episode Three of the first series, when Derrick is alone with Portia Lin, he makes his feeling for his companion known by kissing her. Portia doesn`t react but Jace regrets his actions and runs away before Portia has a time to react. Derrick gets jealous when he discovers that Portia had slept with Marcus Boone, she calls it complicated. When they revive Wendy, he calls the sex he has with Wendy as uncomplicated. At the end of episode seven, Derrick`s ultimate dream comes true and the two have sex.
Derrick reveals to Portia why he thinks he`s on the ship. He believes that Marcus Boone has killed his wife and that by taking Jace Corso`s identity, he can get to Marcus and kill him thus taking revenge. When Derrick has a golden opportunity to kill Marcus, Derrick instead saves Marcus`s life by shooting the Zairon`s Royal Guard. Marcus reveals to Derrick that he`s been keeping a tally of who saved who`s life and that Jace is in the lead. Derricks`s real name is Derrick Moss who assumed Jace`s identity for the worst.
In the second series, Jace is exonerated for his crimes and whilst the rest of the crew are held in a prison, Jace is released into the hands of his families lawyer. However, it doesn`t last long as someone who is identical to Jace shots and kills him.
The real Jace Corso catches up with Derrick in the second episode of the second series. Jace kills Derrick as revenge for taking his place. However the crew of the Raza eventually catch up with Jace Corso and kill him. In the alternate universe, Jace is still alive. When the crew of Raza return to their own dimension, a craft detaches from the Raza and disappears. Its possible that the craft contains the alternate Derrick and so makes a return for the third series.
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