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Datu Mata
Full NameDatu Mata
Portrayed byJay Olegario
First appearanceChapter 1 - It Begins
Final appearanceRecurring
Former OccupationTower Maintenance Man
ResidenceThe Tower
Special TalentsMaintenance, Electronics
Child(ren)In the Philippines


  • Full Name: Datu Mata
  • Former Occupation: Maintenance Man
  • Special Talents: He can fix almost anything.
  • Age: 32 at the beginning of the series.
  • First Appeared: In Chapter 1 - It Begins, he was trapped in the elevator to the lobby on the first floor of The Tower . He was rescued by Michael , Saul , and Angel .
  • Current Status: Alive


  • Background: Has been building maintenance in The Tower for five years.
  • He lived on the 2nd floor and had been saving money to send back home to his family in the Philippines.
  • He was taking classes in his free-time to get his contracting license.
  • Hometown: The Diliman district of Quezon City on the island of Luzon in the Philippines


  • Datu is somewhat religious, as seen when he mentions praying in casual conversation. It is assumed that he is Catholic due to his reference to Purgatory in Chapter 10. He is very sensitive emotionally and can be wishy-washy. At first, he seems to be the bright optimist, but after he returns from The Arena, he seems to have lost hope.

[top]Notable In The Series

  • Chief Mechanic and in charge of the Generator
  • Captured by zombies and taken to the Arena in Chapter 9 and 10.
  • During time in captivity develops romantic feelings towards a fellow captive, Samantha.
  • Because of his time spent at the tower as maintenance, he knew Angel's now deceased girlfriend, and had previously seen Angel around the building.
  • At some point in time taught Tommy how to run the generator allowing him to leave the tower on missions from time to time


"Where are your tanks and shit? I mean you are the US Army right?" - after being rescued from the elevator in 1 - It Begins
"There's still hope...there's always hope" - to Samantha when he starts tunneling through the wall in the Arena in 10 - Purgatory
"Shut up, Burt!" - after Burt treated Datu like a hound dog in 13 - Separate Dying Embers
"Ano ka ba?! Sinuswerte?!" - after Burt asked him about the lost supplies in 13 - Separate Dying Embers
"Doesn't matter when that person is all you have. Everyone needs someone to look to... to lean on. When they're gone, you're not whole." - on how insignificant time is in regards to love in 21 - Mark of the Beast
"We're find, I can fix this." - talking about the Helicopter after it landed in 25 - Inadequate Strength


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