History Characters / Prometheus

17th Sep '17 12:17:34 PM Cieloazul
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* EvilSoundsDeep: When he speaks in the deleted scenes.


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* SilentAntagonist: Doesn't utter a single word between his awakening and his demise. Averted in the deleted scenes, however.
5th Sep '17 6:02:27 PM Morgenthaler
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* StrawNihilist: He ultimately comes to the conclusion that existence itself is meaningless, deriding all of human civilization as nothing more than a caveman getting an idea one day. [[spoiler:It's only one more step from there for him to become an OmnicidalManiac.]]
16th Aug '17 8:11:21 PM Arawn999
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* AGodAmI: By ''Film/AlienCovenant,'' David has deemed himself intellectually, morally, and philosophically superior enough to both humanity and the Engineers to be able to pass judgement on ''both'' races; the sentence herein being [[spoiler:death.]]

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* AGodAmI: By ''Film/AlienCovenant,'' David has genuinely come to see himself as a god and deemed himself intellectually, morally, and philosophically superior enough to both humanity and the Engineers to be able to pass judgement on ''both'' races; the sentence herein being [[spoiler:death.]]
16th Aug '17 7:41:42 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* DecoyProtagonist: [[spoiler:Of the prequel series, however, she is then killed off in ''Alien: Covenant'', while the said next film follows Daniels and [[VillainProtagonist David]]]]. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Originally, the prequel series was supposed to follow Shaw and the mysteries behind the Engineers]], until it became an AbortedArc by the next movie.
6th Aug '17 3:26:14 PM Ciara25
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* WeCanRuleTogether: [[spoiler: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvckAPWH7cY According to the Blu-ray, when he wiped out the Engineers on the planet he and Shaw found, he said that together they could have built a 'second Eden'. Shaw, naturally, refused.]]]]
7th Jun '17 2:42:38 PM DeCarta
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* BodyHorror: [[spoiler:The state of her corpse after David has cannibalised it for his experiments is like something from an M.C. Escher painting.]]



* AmbiguouslyBi: Crossing into DepravedBisexual as his antagonism is revealed. He has some sort of romantic emotions for Shaw, but [[spoiler: kisses his "brother" Walter on the lips in ''Film/AlienCovenant'']].

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* AmbiguouslyBi: Crossing into DepravedBisexual as his antagonism is revealed. He has some sort of romantic emotions for Shaw, but [[spoiler: kisses his "brother" Walter on the lips in ''Film/AlienCovenant'']]. In both cases, David [[spoiler:attacks the objects of his affection with intent to kill, succeeding with Shaw and [[UncertainDoom possibly]] Walter as well.]]
* AmbiguouslyEvil: Throughout ''Prometheus'', David comes across as slightly sinister and resentful of his human shipmates, even [[spoiler:poisoning Holloway to observe the effects of the Engineers biotechnology]], but his motives are vague, and he still [[spoiler:tries to help Shaw at the climax]]. Come ''Alien: Covenant'', however, the ambiguity disappears. [[spoiler:He's the film's BigBad, the GreaterScopeVillain of the franchise, and a genocidal RoboticPsychopath with a massive god complex.]]



* FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon: David's handsome appearance hides a near-total lack of empathy, and later, [[spoiler:a full-on god delusion and genocidal mania.]]



-->[[spoiler:Don't we all want our parents dead?]]

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-->[[spoiler:Don't -->'''David''': [[spoiler:Don't we all want our parents dead?]]



%%* ServileSnarker

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%%* ServileSnarker* ServileSnarker: David, despite (or perhaps because of) being in service to the crew of the Prometheus, has something of a dry wit when dealing with them. His toast to Holloway [[spoiler:after dosing him with the mutagenic chemical]] stands out.
--> '''David''': Good health.



* TheUnfettered: See that quote up top there? For David, the answer is ''however far it takes''.

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* TheUnfettered: See that quote up top there? For David, the answer is ''however far it takes''. He even remarks to Shaw in ''Prometheus'' that once his creators aren't around to program him anymore, he'll be "free", which was likely a factor in [[spoiler:leading Weyland to his demise]].



* {{Foil}}: In some ways, to Ripley in the original film - she's the one who wants to keep an infected crewmember out of the ship, and she gets to [[CallBack use a flamethrower]] - but she's a lot more selfish than Ripley and ends up [[spoiler:not surviving]].

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* {{Foil}}: {{Foil}}:
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In some ways, to Ripley in the original film - she's the one who wants to keep an infected crewmember out of the ship, and she gets to [[CallBack use a flamethrower]] - but she's a lot more selfish than Ripley and ends up [[spoiler:not surviving]].surviving]].
** More directly, to David. They're both [[spoiler:Peter Weyland's "children" (David is Weyland's creation, Vickers is his biological daughter), and they both express a desire for his death, but David is synthetic, favoured by Weyland, and not to be trusted, while Vickers is human ([[AmbiguousRobots most likely]]), lacks her father's favour, and, despite being cold and unsociable, is on the up-and-up.]]



%%* HotScientist

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%%* HotScientist* HotScientist: Quite easy on the eyes, especially for an archaeologist.



%%* SouthernFriedGenius

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%%* SouthernFriedGenius* SouthernFriedGenius: A botanist with a Southern accent. [[spoiler:Not too big on common sense, though.]]



%%* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Ravel.
%%* GoingDownWithTheShip

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%%* * HeterosexualLifePartners: With Ravel.
%%* GoingDownWithTheShip
Ravel. They're almost never seen outside of each others' company, exchange banter throughout the movie, and ultimately [[spoiler:die alongside each other and their captain.]]
* GoingDownWithTheShip: [[spoiler:Joins Janek and Ravel in ramming the Engineer's ship to stop it from reaching Earth.]]



%%* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Chance.
%%* GoingDownWithTheShip

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%%* * HeterosexualLifePartners: With Chance.
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Chance, as demonstrated by their frequent banter and [[spoiler:mutual choice to join Janek's suicide run.]]
* GoingDownWithTheShip: [[spoiler:Alongside Janek and Chance.]]


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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Not that he [[AssholeVictim didn't have it coming]], but being enveloped and choked to death by the Trilobite seems like a nasty way to go.
3rd Jun '17 9:45:17 PM Gregzilla
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* AmbiguouslyBi: Crossing into DepravedBisexual as his antagonism is revealed. He has some sort of romantic emotions for Shaw, but [[spoiler: kisses his "brother" Walter on the lips in ''Film/AlienCovenant''.]]

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* AmbiguouslyBi: Crossing into DepravedBisexual as his antagonism is revealed. He has some sort of romantic emotions for Shaw, but [[spoiler: kisses his "brother" Walter on the lips in ''Film/AlienCovenant''.]]''Film/AlienCovenant'']].



* BadassBookworm: Not only is David a polyglot, scholar and poet, he is programmed with advanced skills in martial arts, which he puts to devastating use in his battle against [[spoiler:Walter, his successor model, who is ''also'' programmed with said skills.]]

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* BadassBookworm: Not only is David a polyglot, scholar and poet, he is programmed with advanced skills in martial arts, which he puts to devastating use in ''Ailen: Covenant,'' in his battle against [[spoiler:Walter, his successor model, who is ''also'' programmed with said skills.]]skills]].



* GodIsFlawed: Regards himself as a perfect being, but Walter points out he mistakenly believed that Creator/LordByron wrote the poem ''Ozymandias''. It was actually [[Creator/PercyByssheShelley Shelley]].

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* GodIsFlawed: Regards himself as a [[{{Ubermensch}} perfect being, being]], but in ''Alien: Covenant'' Walter points out he mistakenly believed that Creator/LordByron wrote the poem ''Ozymandias''. It was actually [[Creator/PercyByssheShelley Shelley]].



* ImportantHaircut: [[spoiler:After growing his hair out for the ten years he spent on the Engineers' home world, he cuts it in order to mimic Walter's -- no doubt because he was already planning on KillAndReplace.]]

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* ImportantHaircut: [[spoiler:After growing his hair out for the ten years he spent on the Engineers' home world, homeworld by the time of ''Alien: Covenant'', he cuts it in order to mimic Walter's -- no doubt because he was already planning on KillAndReplace.]]



* MisanthropeSupreme: He tells Walter that he's bitterly disappointed in both humanity ''and'' the Engineers and that androids are superior; he is subsequently then disappointed in Walter himself for being programmed to be more loyal to humans and less emotional and creative overall. [[spoiler: The fact that Walter [[YoureInsane thinks David is a dangerous, malfunctioning, mad robot]] doesn't help that opinion. He tells Walter that humanity as a whole would be better off dead, and the only empathy he displays for anyone is towards Shaw (whom he eventually murdered and experimented on anyway) and towards the [[AdmiringTheAbomination Neomorphs and Xenomorphs themselves]], to the point he gets ''livid'' when Oram shoots a Neomorph even after it kills one of the crew.]]

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* MisanthropeSupreme: He In ''Alien: Covenant'', he tells Walter that he's bitterly disappointed in both humanity ''and'' the Engineers and that androids are superior; he is subsequently then disappointed in Walter himself for being programmed to be more loyal to humans and less emotional and creative overall. [[spoiler: The fact that Walter [[YoureInsane thinks David is a dangerous, malfunctioning, mad robot]] doesn't help that opinion. He tells Walter that humanity as a whole would be better off dead, and the only empathy he displays for anyone is towards Shaw (whom he eventually murdered and experimented on anyway) and towards the [[AdmiringTheAbomination Neomorphs and Xenomorphs themselves]], to the point he gets ''livid'' when Oram shoots a Neomorph even after it kills one of the crew.]]



* PsychoPrototype: According to Walter, David's emotions [[UncannyValley made humans uncomfortable]], so later models had less emotions. Events prove they were right to do so.

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* PsychoPrototype: According to Walter, [[Film/AlienCovenant Walter]], David's emotions [[UncannyValley made humans uncomfortable]], so later models had less emotions. Events prove they were right to do so.



* VillainousCrush: [[spoiler: He is definitely the villain of ''Alien: Covenant'', and he outright states to Walter that he loved Shaw.]]

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* VillainousCrush: [[spoiler: He is definitely the villain of ''Alien: Covenant'', and he outright states to Walter that he loved Shaw.Shaw... even though [[LoveCannotOvercome he killed her]].]]
2nd Jun '17 5:29:46 PM DeCarta
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* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler:At the end of ''Alien: Covenant'', David has full run of the titular ship, everyone who could stop him is either dead or in cryosleep, and he has 2000 sleeping colonists on whom to continue his experiments.]]



* EvilBrit: He has a posh, T.E. Lawrence-esque British accent, on top of being AmbiguouslyEvil throughout ''Prometheus'' [[spoiler:and the unquestionable BigBad in ''Alien: Covenant''.]]



* FauxAffablyEvil: [[spoiler:In ''Alien: Covenant'', David's demeanor has changed very little. He's as polite and soft-spoken as ever, but as the film goes on, it's increasingly shown to cover an absolute disdain for the human race, as well as a raging god complex. His gentle tone as he leads Oram to his gruesome death and parting words of "don't let the bed bugs bite" as he seals a horrified Daniels into cyrosleep emphasise the depths of cruelty that exist behind his affable mask.]]
* ForScience: Everything he does with regard to Chemical A0-3959X.91 15 is for the sake of experimentation. [[spoiler:Unfortunately for all of his test subjects.]]



* ForScience: Everything he does with regard to Chemical A0-3959X.91 15 is for the sake of experimentation. [[spoiler:Unfortunately for all of his test subjects.]]



* LiteralGenie: Right before infecting Halloway, David asks him what he'd be "willing to do" to get answers. Halloway's game for anything. Congratulations, Charlie, you just volunteered to be the first test subject!

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* LiteralGenie: Right before infecting Halloway, Holloway, David asks him what he'd be "willing to do" to get answers. Halloway's game for anything. Congratulations, Charlie, you just volunteered to be the first test subject!



* LosingYourHead: [[spoiler:A newly awakened Engineer tears it off with his bare hands, leaving David without a body for the remainder of the film. Despite being headless, this doesn't seem to bother him.]]

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* LosingYourHead: [[spoiler:A newly awakened Engineer tears it off with his bare hands, leaving David without a body for the remainder of the film. Despite being headless, this doesn't seem to bother him. In the interim between ''Prometheus'' and ''Alien: Covenant'', Shaw manages to reattach David's head to his body.]]



* ManlyTears: He sheds tears of ''genuine'' sadness when mourning the death of [[spoiler: Shaw, whom rather disturbingly HE killed to continue in his life-creation experiments.]]

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* ManlyTears: He sheds tears of ''genuine'' sadness when mourning the death of [[spoiler: Shaw, whom whom, rather disturbingly HE disturbingly, ''he'' killed to continue in his life-creation experiments.]]



* {{Narcissist}}: [[spoiler:By the time he encounters the crew of the ''Covenant'', David has come to regard himself as a perfect being, one of humanity's few successes and worthy of creating life in his own right. This extends into his god delusion; David believes that his self-perceived perfection is what gives him the moral authority to commit genocide against not only the Engineers, but also humanity. He doesn't take it very well when Walter points out a mistake on David's part (that Shelley, not Byron, wrote "Ozymandias").]]



* ThreeLawsCompliant: Defied; Not only is David more than willing to (and capable of) harming Human Beings, he actually has advanced martial arts skills programmed into his subroutines, as demonstrated in his battle with [[spoiler:Walter, his successor model, who was also programmed with said skills.]]



* ThreeLawsCompliant: Defied; Not only is David more than willing to (and capable of) harming Human Beings, he actually has advanced martial arts skills programmed into his subroutines, as demonstrated in his battle with [[spoiler:Walter, his successor model, who was also programmed with said skills.]]



* NotSoStoic: [[spoiler:She's visibly affected after Holloway's death.]]



%%* EvilBrit

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%%* EvilBrit* EvilBrit: Weyland has a distinct British accent, and he shows himself to be a morally bankrupt individual.
24th May '17 5:44:59 PM infernape612
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** As highlighted by the advertisement for his model of android used as promotional material for ''Prometheus'', David-8 is able to emulate emotions but not in a completely convincing manner, making him come across as creepy and disturbing.

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** Generally considered to be this InUniverse. As highlighted by the advertisement for his model of android used as promotional material for ''Prometheus'', David-8 is able to emulate emotions but not in a completely convincing manner, making him come across as creepy and disturbing.



* ShaggyDogStory [[spoiler:He dedicates his life to meeting his maker. And when he finally succeeds he gets killed by "it". Right before he dies, he succumbs to ultimate despair.]]

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* ShaggyDogStory ShaggyDogStory: [[spoiler:He dedicates his life to meeting his maker. And when he finally succeeds he gets killed by "it". Right before he dies, he succumbs to ultimate despair.]]
24th May '17 5:39:19 PM infernape612
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* ExactWords: He asks Holloway if he'd be willing to do get closer to his creators. Holloway agrees, [[spoiler:unwittingly giving David permission to infect him with the virus that the Engineers came up with]].
* FrankensteinsMonster: Aside from his looks, David fits a majority of the tropes from original depiction of the Monster from Mary Shelley's classic. He's created by an [[AGodAmI extremely vain]], [[AGodAmI arrogant man]] who sought to upset the natural order for his own gain, [[WhatMeasureIsANonhuman shunned by said creator as little more than a creation and by a majority of those around him]], [[ThenLetMeBeEvil initially started out naive only to slip into his own megalomania after he's been looked down on enough]], and ultimately is directly responsible for [[spoiler:the deaths of almost everyone in both casts]]. The only real difference between the two is that [[spoiler:[[EvilerThanThou David's megalomania surpasses his creator's]] and doesn't commit suicide after succeeding him, which as a result only allows him to go further down in becoming [[GreaterScopeVillain the villain of the entire franchise]].]]

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* ExactWords: He asks Holloway if he'd be willing to do get closer to his creators. Holloway agrees, [[spoiler:unwittingly giving David permission to infect him with the virus that the Engineers came up with]].
* FrankensteinsMonster: Aside from his looks, David fits a majority of the tropes from original depiction of the Monster from Mary Shelley's classic. He's created by an [[AGodAmI extremely vain]], [[AGodAmI vain, arrogant man]] who sought to upset the natural order for his own gain, [[WhatMeasureIsANonhuman shunned by said creator as little more than a creation and by a majority of those around him]], [[ThenLetMeBeEvil initially started out naive only to slip into his own megalomania after he's been looked down on enough]], and ultimately is directly responsible for [[spoiler:the deaths of almost everyone in both casts]]. The only real difference between the two is that [[spoiler:[[EvilerThanThou David's megalomania surpasses his creator's]] and doesn't commit suicide after succeeding him, which as a result only allows him to go further down in becoming [[GreaterScopeVillain the villain of the entire franchise]].]]
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