History Characters / IndependenceDay

11th Aug '17 8:25:49 AM AFP
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* MeaningfulName: David, as in DavidVersusGoliath. In a cast full of military officers and government officials, it's the nerdy Jewish cable guy who finds a clever way to defeat the more powerful enemy's defenses.
11th Aug '17 8:15:06 AM AFP
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* GenerationXerox: Like his step-dad, he grows up to be a fighter pilot. {{Lampshaded}} in the promotional videos, where he states that given his father's accomplishments, his career choice was pretty self-evident.

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* GenerationXerox: Like his step-dad, he grows up to be a fighter pilot. {{Lampshaded}} in the promotional videos, where he states that given his father's accomplishments, his career choice was pretty self-evident. A variation from the typical trope in that Dylan isn't related by blood to his predecessor.
11th Aug '17 7:12:10 AM AFP
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* OutrankingYourJob: Inverted. Command of an extremely secret military research installation seems like something that would go to someone higher ranking than a Major. In terms of typical US Air Force organization, a Major would be in command of a smaller squadron or a flight, or he'd be in a staff position working for a commander of a larger unit. Rank of leadership becomes further inflated for particularly important or prestigous units. Compare to ''Franchise/StarGate'', where we typically see a Brigadier or Major General commanding a similarly secret but admittedly more active Air Force installation.
23rd Jul '17 3:41:29 AM LtFedora
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* BadassNormal: Unlike most of the cast, He has no military background or political status whatsoever, Yet he manages to lead and strategize a counter-assault against an advanced alien mothership using nothing but his wits and intelligence.

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* BadassNormal: Unlike most of the cast, He he has no military background or political status whatsoever, whatsoever. Yet he manages to lead and strategize a counter-assault against an advanced alien mothership using nothing but his wits and intelligence.
22nd Jul '17 8:49:22 PM Ducketry
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* Badass Normal: Unlike most of the cast, He has no military background or political status whatsoever, Yet he manages to lead and strategize a counter-assault against an advanced alien mothership using nothing but his wits and intelligence.

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* Badass Normal: BadassNormal: Unlike most of the cast, He has no military background or political status whatsoever, Yet he manages to lead and strategize a counter-assault against an advanced alien mothership using nothing but his wits and intelligence.
22nd Jul '17 8:46:45 PM Ducketry
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*Badass Normal: Unlike most of the cast, He has no military background or political status whatsoever, Yet he manages to lead and strategize a counter-assault against an advanced alien mothership using nothing but his wits and intelligence.
22nd Jul '17 1:58:19 AM infernape612
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* KilledOffScreen: [[spoiler: her death is not shown on-screen, and it's implied the aliens killed her in the bunker. It's revealed in a deleted scene that Landford was originally to be taken to the Queen's ship to be interrogated, and subsequently crushed by the Queen]].

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* KilledOffScreen: [[spoiler: her [[spoiler:Her death is not shown on-screen, and it's implied the aliens killed her in the bunker. It's revealed in a deleted scene that Landford was originally to be taken to the Queen's ship to be interrogated, and subsequently crushed by the Queen]].
29th Jun '17 4:30:17 PM gjjones
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* HeroicBSOD: He goes through a major one after escaping Washington on Air Force One.
26th Mar '17 8:45:48 AM LtFedora
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* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: He and Constance snark on a daily basis, but the reason he went to the white house to warn the president was so that she didn't die in the eventual invasion.

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* AdmiringTheAbomination: A minor example, especially compared to Okun, but David is one of the few characters who's genuinely awestruck by the aliens.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: He and Constance snark on a daily basis, but the reason he went to the white house White House to warn the president President was so that she didn't die in the eventual invasion.
25th Mar '17 3:26:28 AM LtFedora
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* GoodParents: A very loving father to Patricia [[spoiler: to he point of initially trying to take her place during the Area 51 assault.]]

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* GoodParents: A very loving father to Patricia [[spoiler: to he the point of initially trying to take her place during the Area 51 assault.]]
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