Chief anchor (?–December, 2504)
At the outbreak of the Second Great War, Vermillion reported the massive zerg invasion of the Sector. His war reporting dispensed Dominion propaganda and portrayed Raynor's Raiders very negatively, often deliberately twisting facts to cover up the heroic nature of many of their missions and cutting off field reporter Kate Lockwell before she could say anything praising Raynor and his men.
When Raynor and his men broadcast the news that Arcturus Mengsk had used psi emitters to lure the zerg to Tarsonis, Vermillion was shocked by the news, muttering to himself on the air that his brother had lived on Tarsonis.
End of an EraEdit
After he reported the zerg retreating back to Char, he took a sick leave for unknown reasons and eventually committed himself to the Dominion Mental Health Center, clad only in his socks and rumored to have been in possession of Emperor Mengsk's manifesto and a pound of peanut butter. He was replaced as chief anchor by Lockwell.
Some years after the End War, Donny Vermilion returned to UNN after what was described as a astounding recovery. He hosted a segment on the Dominion relief effort to Antiga Prime, featuring General Carolina Davis and Magistrate Grayson. After the Dominion declared no zerg threat after their appearance on Antiga, Vermillion questioned what the Dominion was not telling their population. He also conducted an investigation on the Defenders of Man militia group.
- The Galaxy Map Editor has a character model called SMDonnyVermillionDeath. The model shows the top half Donny's body lying on the floor. Some of the skin on his face is gone, revealing smoking machinery underneath leaking oil and spitting sparks.
- Blizzard initially planned on having Vermillion shot during the Korhal riots, and he would have been revealed to be a robot.
- Vermillion has a golden ring with some type of a green gem in it. The ring is on his left hand's ring finger.
- Both in name, appearance, and behavior, Vermillion is reminiscent of the character Ron Burgundy from the 2004 movie Anchorman.
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