|Days of our Lives|
|Portrayed by||Lucas Adams|
|Current status||Present; Regular (forthcoming)|
|First appearance||March 24, 2017|
|Created by||Dena Higley and Ryan Quan|
|Introduced by||Ken Corday and Greg Meng|
Tripp Dalton is portrayed by Lucas Adams and his first appearance is in March 24, 2017. He is the thought to be dead son of Steve Johnson and the late Ava Vitali. Through his father's marriage he has a step-mother, Kayla Brady and he is the long lost half-brother of Joey and Stephanie Johnson.
Character History Edit
Tripp Dalton is the long lost son of Steve Johnson and Ava Vitali, right after birth he was sold to the black market by his grandfather, Martino Vitali. In February, it was revealed by the man who handled the adoption agency that Ava's son who was taken to that place died of pneumonia within weeks of being purchased. However it was far from the truth, their son is alive and well.
In January 12, 2016 Ava revealed to Steve that she had a son with him and that he was sold in the blackmarket by her father, Martino Vitali. The next day Steve told Kayla about his alleged son with Ava and on how he has considered in locating him for if the baby is truly his, he wants to make sure that he doesn't suffer a horrific childhood like he did.
After Ava kidnaps Kayla, Steve is forced into working with Ava in finding her son. On February 8, it's revealed by the man who handled the adoption agency that Ava's son who was taken to that place died of pneumonia within weeks of being purchased. Ava's heart was broken and her life was shattered. The man left after offering his condolences. Steve coldly pointed out to a uncontrollably sobbed Ava, "Could have been mine...but maybe not. Either way, there's nothing tying us together now." Steve grabbed his stuff and exited the hotel room after adding that he never wanted to see her in Salem again. Ava sank to the floor in despair, clutching the photograph of her son against her chest as she continued weeping.
In February, after having lost the only good thing she had in her life she no longer cared about her life or anyones life for that matter, Ava returned to Salem to torment Steve and Kayla and their family. In February 26, sick of the manipulations and torments against his family, Steve and Kayla's son Joey, who was drunk smothered a drugged Ava in her hospital bed, with Steve willingly implicating himself in the murder. He is later exonerated for the murder thanks to ISA fabricating a story that Ava's murder was constructed by them. Steve, Kayla and Joey went on to continue with their lives, even though Joey has to live with the fact that he killed a human being in cold blood.
Little did Steve know that although Ava is finally dead, her legacy still lives on. Her son with him who is said to have died of pneumonia is very much alive. His name is Tripp Dalton and he is on his way to Salem to exact justice for the mother he will never know and to meet his long lost father and his family. He will be arriving in March 24. In January 26, in Prague while Steve and Kayla were enjoying their date, a fortune teller stops by their table and offers to read their future. Steve's disinterested but Kayla's all in. The woman reads Kayla's palm. She sees they're in love and there's a wedding in their future but then becomes upset. She sees deception, a blazing fire and...a phoenix. This is most likely a premonition of Tripp's arrival.
Health and Vitals Edit
- Sold into the Black Market by his grandfather Martino Vitali (pre-2016, revealed on January 12, 2016)