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Desmond Collins
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Desmond Collins
Franchise: Dark Shadows
Notability: Supporting character
Type: Lawyer
Gender: Male
Location: Collinsport, Maine
Known relatives: Flora Collins [1]
Leticia Faye [2][3]
Status: Deceased by virtue of time era
Born: 1815 [4]
1st appearance: Episode 1117
Final: Episode 1198
Actor: John Karlen

Desmond Collins is a fictional character featured in the ABC daytime Gothic soap opera series Dark Shadows. He is part of a storyline that this database refers to as the "1840 Flashback". Played by actor John Karlen, he was introduced in episode 1117 in October, 1970. His final appearance was in episode 1198 in January, 1971. The character made twenty-six appearances in the series in total.

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Desmond Collins lived in the mid-19th century at Collinwood. As the son of Flora Collins, Desmond actually grew up at Rose Cottage, which is part of the greater estate. He was very close with his cousin Quentin Collins and even served as his lawyer during Quentin's witchcraft trial. Desmond was the one responsible for bringing the head of Judah Zachary to Collinsport, which caused all manner of trouble for the family. Following the bizarre events of 1840, Desmond left Collinsport to marry his true love, Leticia Faye.

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  1. Mother; deceased by virtue of time era; presumably lived out her natural lifespan.
  2. Wife; deceased by virtue of time era; presumably lived out her natural lifespan.
  3. Leticia and Desmond were not married on-screen. However, it is reasonable to assume that they did in fact wed shortly after their final appearances, as was their plan at the time.
  4. Dark Shadows Wiki; Biographical Information.


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