Villains Wiki

Hi. This is Thesecret1070. I am an admin of this site. Edit as much as you wish, but one little thing... If you are going to edit a lot, then make yourself a user and login. Other than that, enjoy Villains Wiki!!!

READ MORE

Villains Wiki
Advertisement

David is the overarching antagonist of the Divergent trilogy, serving as the unseen overarching antagonist in Divergent and Insurgent, and the main antagonist in Allegiant.

He is a responsible of the Bureau of Genetic Welfare, due to his role in separating the groups and aiding Jeanine Matthews in her plans and the Chicago experiment.

In the film adaptation, he was portrayed by Jeff Daniels, who also played Jasper "Buddy" Noone in Blood Work and voiced Zartog in Space Chimps and its sequel.

Biography

Past

David tried to repair the damage from the genes. He had the soldiers rescued Natalie Prior from the fringe. At some point, he aided Jeanine Matthews's plans.

Novel

After Tris disables the Memory Serum, she is shot to death in the neck by David. However, he loses his memory in the process.

Film

David introduces himself and Bureau of Genetic Welfare to Tobias "Four" Eaton, Christina, Peter Hayes and Tris and Caleb Prior. However, after Four find out what this group really is and while he tries to explain it to Tris, two of three guards aim at them, but David orders them to lower their weapons. Four explains to Tris that the soldiers of Bureau of Genetic Welfare are stealing children from their families, but David reasons that they're giving the children a better life. Four questions why they do it by taking the life of their parents, and another one of the three soldiers answers there was an unfortunate accident. David declares that just because there was an unfortunate accident doesn't mean they are wrong to act. He questions both Four and Tris on who they would choose between a healthy child and a sick old man if they can only save one. Four says he would deny choosing, which David replies to by saying that both the child and old man would die as a result. Despite Four's warning, Tris ignores him and joins David. Later, while Tris realized David's plan to unleash memory-erasing gas in Chicago, she decides to steal David's ship to go to Chicago along with Christina and Caleb. While Tris seeks the serum, David has the doors closed as he has control of the city. He tells her to stop fighting as it is pointless and it is over. However, Tris, thanks to the aid of the drones passing just before the doors are closed, manages to disable the serum as she states he's right that it is over, much to David's anger. He is last seen as a hologram witnessing Loyalists.

Personality

David was a respectful CEO of the Bureau of Genetic Welfare. He was in love with Natalie. He was polite towards Four, Christina, Peter, Caleb and Tris. But later, David's true colors were revealed as he was responsible for kidnapping many children from their parents, erasing their memory with a serum and forcefully integrating them into the bureau, helped Jeanine, as well as unleashing the Memory Serum in Chicago.

Trivia

  • David can be considered the Bigger Bad of the Divergent series since he aided the leader of the Erudite, Jeanine with their plans, and he was responsible for the creation of camo wall to separate the groups. In this sense, David is both the overarching and primary antagonist of the series since his actions had the most impact.

Navigation

           Lionsgate.png Villains

Animated Features
Mouse King | Pimm | Rock Giant | Mouse King's Army | Gothel | Otto | Rothbart | Odile | Crows | Preminger | Madame Carp | Midas | Nick and Nack | Laverna | Fungi | Firebird | Wenlock | Wenlock's Griffin | Ollie | Fungus Maximus | Raquelle Harper | Todd | Frieda | General Hemmer | Yegor | Lady Vain | Cora | President Stone | Hamegg | General Heckler | Tony | Rogues (King) | Cecil Clayton | Tublat | Edwin Carbunkle | PATBOT 3000 | Wilf | Anthony Trumper | Pigs | Bull | Mr. Greene | Mel & May | Linnux | Riff | Skozz | Storm King's army (Storm King, Tempest Shadow, Grubber & Storm Creatures) | Lord Nooth | Agent Red | Mugg-1N5 | The Hazmats | M.A.D.

Live-Action Films
Boy | Snik | Matthew Cordell | Steven Turkell | Edward Doyle | Earl Talbot Blake | Kim | Malvolio | Big Chris | Blair Witch | Lady Van Tassel | Headless Horseman | Reverend Steenwyck | Patrick Bateman | Leonard Shelby | Rustin Parr | The Alchemist | Julianna Gianni | Seven Dwarves | Rachel Newman | Odet Family (Maynard Odet, One Eye, Saw Tooth & Three Finger) | Leprechaun | John Kramer | Amanda Young | Zep Hindle | Punisher | Howard Saint | Quentin Glass | Livia Saint | John Saint | The Russian | Harry Heck | Mickey Duka | John Ryan | Georges Rutaganda | Gregoire | Clara Dalrymple | Sir Trenton | Trenton's Pride | Madea | Zateb Kazim | Yves Massarde | Zakara | Schist Petroleum Company (Frederick Schist & Jake Schist) | Rodney Thibadeaux | Wayne Thibadeaux | Bryce Langley | Fagin | Bill Sikes | Mr. Bumble | Yuri Orlov | Andre Baptiste Sr. | Andre Baptiste Jr. | Wendell Hatch | Mark Hoffman | Jean-Baptiste Grenouille | Dark Master | Janice Avery | Scott Hoager | Gary Fulcher | Madison | Brother | Ma | Pa | Sister | Three Toe | Karen Crowder | Thomas Barclay | Tatmadaw (Major Tint, Lieutenant Aye) | River Pirates | Ryan McCarthy | Mr. McCarthy | Jade Warlord | Ni-Chang | Jasper Hale | James | Victoria | Laurent | Sam Uley | Jigsaw | James Russoti | Carmine Gazzera | Ink | Maginty | Mary Jones | Carl Jones | Linda Davis | Stranger | Tony Shepard | Andy Richards | Noel Winters | Stretch | Sid Rourke | Carlos Chavez | Crawford | Floyd | Volturi (Aro, Jane, Heidi, Caius, Marcus, Demetri, Felix & Renata) | Carnegie | Anton Poldark | Glaze | Tatiana Creel | Larry | Neil Lyman | Felder | Mr. Gupta | Abalam | Riley Biers | Kristie | Raoul | Bree Tanner | Benito | Maria | Utlapa | James Munroe | General Garza | Dan Paine | Lawrence Sparks | Alexander Dunning | Cynthia Wilkes | Businesswoman | Lawrence Gordon | The Accountant | Jonah King | Derek Frost | Justin Epstein | Racist Cops | Street Gang | Milady de Winter | Captain Rochefort | Duke of Buckingham | Cardinal Richelieu | Jussac | Animal Masked Assailants, (Fox Mask, Tiger Mask, Lamb Mask) | Felix Davison | Crispian Davison | Zee | Didyme | Corin | Alien | David Englander | Dante Marcus | President Coriolanus Snow | Gamemakers (Seneca Crane) | Jean Vilain | Hector | The Sangs | Sulpicia | Athenodora | Santiago | Joham | Burt Hartman | Gabriel Cortez | Thomas Burrell | Arthur Tressler | Thaddeus Bradley | Willard Hobbes | Lester Clark | Drake | Peacekeepers (Romulus Thread) | Cootie Kids (Shelley Linker, Patriot, Dink, Angela, Tricycle Girl & Racer Dopkins) | Senator Quintas Corvus | Marcus Proculus | Riva | Erudite (Jeanine Matthews & Caleb Prior) | Dauntless (Eric Coulter, Max & Peter Hayes) | Conrad Stonebanks | Krug | Goran Vata | Jackson Hilliker | Sally Hilliker | Danny Hilliker | Viggo Tarasov | Iosef Tarasov | Avi | Ms. Perkins | Kirill | President Alma Coin | Bel and Genesis | Factionless (Edgar) | Vladimir Malevich | Fausto Alarcón | Adrian Yates | Crane | Laughter | The Bureau of Genetic Welfare (David & Romit) | Evelyn Johnson | Walter Mabry | Hugo Vega | Caesar Braga | Jonathan | Tsarnaev Brothers | D'Antonio Crime Family (Santino D'Antonio, Ares, Gianna D'Antonio & Cassian) | Dukhovich's Soldiers (Vladislav Dukhovich & Jean Foucher) | Leatherface | Hal Hartman | General Milić | Logan Nelson | Joanna | Orian Franklin | Crosby Franklin | Acapulco | Cenobites (Pinhead) | Sean Carter | Jophiel | The Stygian Inquisition | Vivienne Nimue | Gruagach | Camazotz | Baba Yaga | Demons | High Table (The Adjudicator, Zero, Winston, The Elder & The Shinobi) | Olga | Ransom Drysdale | Fran | Hugo Martinez | Victor Martinez | El Flaco | Gizelle | Manuel | Aristotle Papadopoulos | Michael Bryce Sr. | Mariah | Janek | Nanobot Swarm

See Also
Aardman Villains | Agatha Christie Villains | Barbie Villains | Blumhouse Productions Villains | Cooties Villains | Escape Plan Villains | EuropaCorp Villains | Friedberg and Seltzer Villains | Hellboy Villains | Hellraiser Villains | John Wick Villains | Lantern Entertainment Villains | Luc Besson Villains | Man-Thing Villains | My Little Pony Villains | Netflix Villains | Never Back Down Villains | Punisher Villains | Rambo Villains | Ridley Scott Villains | Saw Villains | Sleepy Hollow Villains | Studiocanal Villains | Texas Chainsaw Massacre Villains | The Expendables Villains | The Hunger Games Villains | Tim Burton Villains | Twilight Villains | Warner Bros. Villains | Wrong Turn Villains

Advertisement