Introducing - David Dunn
- 01-05-2010, 08:15 AM
Introducing - David Dunn
Real Name: David Dunn
Identity/Class: Human mutant
Occupation: Security Guard; former College Football
Affiliations: formerly Elijah Price
Enemies: Mr.Glass (Elijah Price)
Known Relatives: Audrey Dunn (wife); Joseph Dunn (son)
Base of Operations: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
First Appearance: Unbreakable (Touchstone Pictures, November 22nd 2000)
Powers/Abilities: David Dunn possesses an incredible resilience to injury. It is believed that he is virtually impossible to physically injure or hurt. His body and his tissues are far more resistant to damage and stresses than any ordinary human being. He has withstood physical traumas and shocks that would have seriously injured or killed a normal human being outright. His unique resilience also apparently translates to granting him a resistance to conventional diseases or viruses as well. He has never gotten sick or suffered from common pains or ills possibly because his body is simply too powerful to affect in this fashion.
David is also extraordinarily strong and is capable of lifting incredible weights. He has demonstrated that he can easily tear off a car door and can bench press over five hundred pounds. His upper limits were never accurately measured or disclosed. It is appears that his strength is dependent upon his belief and effort. The more he exerts himself, the stronger he is and the more he believes in his strength, he similarly becomes stronger. An example of this might be demonstrated in one attempt to lift weights; he was barely able to do so when his son told him he had put on additional weights to his dumbbells. Later, his son tricked him by only pretending to remove the weights and this time, David easily lifted them with little effort.
David also possesses some unknown and not clearly understood power to instinctively know if a person is good or evil. It is believed that this may be a form of psychometric power or some type of heightened instinct that he could employ unconsciously. An evil person “stood” out to David. He could perceive that they were perhaps trying to hide something, that they were guilty of some crime and, under certain extremely rare circumstances, he could even empathically “see” a person’s past, usually if he made physical contact with them and if they were “thinking” or “remembering” their past evil.
For some unknown reason, David is extremely vulnerable to water. Possibly because of the differences in his body, he can not float but rather sinks and as a result, he nearly drowned as a child and almost died. Water appears to weaken him and drain his strength. It is unknown but possibly this effect is purely psychological in nature; he is unconsciously remembering his near death as a child.
History: Heroes have always walked the Earth. Their deeds were remembered and recounted in many forms, in many types. As legends, as myths, as fables, to tall tales, and finally as comic books. They have been forgotten or dismissed as fiction, as being too irrational to exist in a rational world. But they still exist. Even if sometimes, they are unaware of their own extraordinary gifts.
David Dunn was never sick in his entire life. No fevers, no headaches. He had never been hurt. No injuries. No broken bones or bruises. The only time he had ever been hospitalized was after he nearly drowned as a child. He always thought of himself as simply ... lucky. After a terrible car accident in college, he gave up a promising professional football career to become an ordinary security guard at the behest of his girlfriend (and later wife) Audrey. Several years later David had a steady job as a security guard, he had a beautiful wife and a fine son. He had achieved the American Dream. His life seemed idyllic. But it was not. Dunn was troubled, sensing emptiness in his life, that he was missing something. His marriage suffered and his relationship with his son grew strained.
Then he survived a horrible train wreck, the sole survivor out of 131 people. And he walked away from the mangled wreckage without so much as a scratch. Afterwards he encountered a strange man known as Elijah Price. Price had been born with broken bones as a result of suffering from a rare genetic disorder, which left his skeleton extraordinarily fragile and breakable. All his life, Price had sought the meaning for his disease and he had ultimately come to the conclusion that nature demands a balance in all things. He fervantly believed that if he was at one end of the spectrum of physical fragility, of being breakable ... then logically, nature would respond by having another person at the opposite end of the spectrum, something of greater than normal strength and durability ... someone unbreakable.
Due to his frequent injuries, Price spent considerable time hospitalized as a child and began reading comic books. A lifelong comic fan, Price long theorized that comic books were merely an echo of old stories from long ago, dimly remembered legends about human beings who were extraordinary. Stronger, faster, more powerful, with an instinctive drive to protect. For a long time, Price had searched for any hint of those beings. But he never found any. Until David. David was at first dismissive of Price’s beliefs, but he found Price strangely compelling and his assertions to be remarkably intuitively correct about David’s past history; his health, his lack of injuries, even how he had an instinctive ability to pick out potential troublemakers in his role as a security guard.
David's son, Joe, was much quicker to believe and suggested David attach all of the weights to his barbell to see just how strong he really was. David decided to humor his son and demonstrated that he could barely lift it with enormous effort. He then told Joe to remove some of the weight, afterwards easily lifting the barbell. Curious, he asked Joe how much weight he had taken off, only to find that Joe had tricked him and hadn't removed any weight. Slowly, David began to realize that he was extraordinarily gifted and, at the behest of Price, began using his gifts and his instinctive ability to sense evil to hunt down a homicidal home invader. Although he was too late to save the home owner, David was able to save the lives of her children from harm.
David realized that he had found the part of himself that he had long been searching for, what he was born to do, to be a hero. He quietly shared his new secret with his son and was finally content. A few days later David made a chilling discovery when he shook Price’s hand to thank him for his advice, in that moment making empathic contact with him and learning that Price was the man responsible for a number of disasters and accidents that had plagued Philadelphia for many years. Price had set off bombs and fires, destabilized buildings, deliberately arranged aircraft crashes and was even responsible for derailing David’s train. All his life, Price insisted he had been a victim of his body’s weakness, and had sought meaning for nature’s joke upon. Ultimately the only way he could find any meaning was to find someone like David. Someone who was his opposite; an unbreakable man to him ... a man whom all of the children taunted as Mr. Glass.
Price proclaimed that the worst thing, the most terrible thing, was to not know your proper place in the world. To lack that awareness, that knowledge of yourself. Like David, Price had almost given up, until he found David. Now, David knew his place. David was to be the Hero. And now so too, Price knew his place as well. Price pointed out that it is a common point in superhero comics that the hero and the villain were often times the opposite of one another, each the antithesis, the counter to the other. Light could not exist without Dark. And ironically enough, the Hero and the Villain were often friends at first. Price just never realized this until that very moment, and realized his own place in the world. He is Mr. Glass. He is and always was the Villain.
David would subsequently anonymously telephone police and give them information that would lead to Price being arrested and ultimately being sent to a prison for the criminally insane. David continues to covertly act as Philadelphia’s mysterious heroic samaritan.
Comments: Created by M. Night Shyamalan, played by Bruce Willis. Shyamalan originally began developing a movie based on the comic book structure of a hero’s origin, their struggles against regular criminals, and finally the climax with their battle against their great arch-enemy. However he became so fascinated with the “birth of the hero” that he based the entire movie on that singular part. He originally intended to make “Unbreakable” into a trilogy, with two sequels tentatively titled “Unbeatable” and “Unstoppable” which would focus on David Dunn’s exploits with the next segments of the aforementioned comic book structure (his struggle against regular criminals and the final climax against his arch-enemy). But the lack of commercial success for “Unbreakable” prompted him to shelve the rest of the project. Shyamalan however has stated that he does hope to someday revisit David Dunn in a sequel movie.
- 01-05-2010, 09:11 AM
i seriously cannot keep track of what admin is what
- 01-05-2010, 09:14 AM
Unbreakable is a GREAT movie!
01-05-2010, 10:33 AM
01-05-2010, 11:01 AM
It isn't cosmo. he's wyatt earp now.
SFW and GFH
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01-05-2010, 12:56 PM
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Never seen unbreakable. But I will now. Thanks B!
01-05-2010, 05:18 PM
I like it, Brian.
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01-05-2010, 05:33 PM
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01-05-2010, 05:55 PM
01-05-2010, 06:56 PM
I really like this:
That couldn't be anymore true. I need to find my alter ego now.Heroes have always walked the Earth.
But they still exist. Even if sometimes, they are unaware of their own extraordinary gifts.
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01-05-2010, 07:07 PM
John "Johnny" Roderick Gage
Career: We know that Johnny was working at station 10 as a rescue man/firefighter before he joined the paramedic program, graduated, and was assigned with Roy to Station/Squad 51. He has attempted to help improve the fire service by inventing a foam bomb, a canvas spanner sleeve, and a better way to record runs (all of which failed). He has also served on the paramedic advisory committee, run for the firemen's welfare committee (but lost), and gone on television shows to help increase the public's awareness of fire safety and the paramedic program. Though he, himself, has been responsible for causing a fire at the station when he attempted to fix a television. He has received an award for "performance above and beyond the call of duty" but later discovered that it was given to him in error. He is often the target of Chet's practical jokes. He was once accused of stealing money from a victim but was later cleared of the charges. Occasionally he becomes emotionally involved with his victims, like the time he agreed to take care of a victim's dog. He seldom gets to drive the squad. Johnny seems inordinately accident prone, injuries sustained while on the job include: being punched by a drunk, cutting his hand while attempting to rescue a victim from an overturned car, injuring his hand on a nail while attempting to catch a purse snatcher, getting hit by a car after a call, slipping and bruising his ribs on a climb, being overcome by a dangerous illness while attempting to rescue an injured man from a scaffold, spraining his back doing handsprings (off duty), mild smoke inhalation and a fall off a stairway, breaking his leg when he's trapped in an exploding apartment building, twisting his knee while repelling down a steep embankment, pulling a muscle during a fire, being bitten by a rattlesnake after a rescue, injuring his leg during a fire while rescuing a guard from a fire, and suffering radiation poisoning while rescuing a victim from a fire at a lab. Surprisingly, Johnny lived through all this and was eventually promoted to captain
Personal Life: Born August 28th. Johnny has a Native American heritage and grew up in the country. The only relative we know of for sure is an aunt. Johnny's something of a swinging single. He's happy to go out with virtually any pretty face and has been engaged twice: once by accident when his girlfriend misinterpreted something he said, and once on purpose, though she later broke it off. He's dated a wide variety of women including a deputy, a reporter, a stewardess, and of course nurses. Somewhat fickle, he has considered a multitude of business ventures including: buying a hot-dog stand, buying a boat, going into the floor cleaning business, becoming a gameshow producer/writer, and riding in the rodeos. His wide variety of hobbies also shows insight to his character: editor of his high school newspaper, high school track star, photographer, model, singer in a barbershop quartet, fisherman, guitar player, creating his own card game, and fixing up an old engine. He is also prone to jealousy, especially when other paramedics get press coverage. Johnny's life is not all fun and games. On the more serious side, he's talked bank robbers into surrendering and has had to deal with the death of a close friend. He also settles his debts: he's had run-ins with his credit card company, the IRS, and picked up the tab for the dinner of a certain English visitor who saved his life. He is prone to seasickness and stage fright.
Career: Roy spent some time in the service before becoming a firefighter. He was one of the original six paramedics to complete the program. He has served on the paramedic advisory committee and run for the welfare committee (but lost). He also invented a canvas spanner sleeve for the department but never submitted it to the committee. He has occasionally had second thoughts about being a paramedic: once when a victim he treated died, and another time when he is up for promotion for engineer, but both times he decided that being a paramedic was what he wanted most. He has been accused of stealing money and hitting a pedestrian, but was later cleared of both charges. He received a commendation, but it was later discovered to have been an error. Though Roy often warned Johnny about getting too involved with their victims, he's been guilty of it himself: once he took a victim's son into his home for several days (the child reeked havoc) and another time he agreed to take care of a victim's plants. Injuries sustained while on the job include: mild abrasions sustained during an explosion at rail yard, being overcome by heat at a nightclub fire, injuring his shoulder while rescuing an escaped prisoner, minor burns from both a fire & creosote, injuring his arm when he's blown out a window during an explosion, minor head wound and bruises when the ambulance he's riding in is involved in an accident, electrocution by power lines (saved by a new trainee), injuries sustained in a fireworks warehouse explosion, getting hit in the eye with cobra venom, and falling through floor during a fire. Roy survives these mishaps and is eventually promoted to captain
Personal Life: Born November 7th. Roy is a solid, dependable family man, though he doesn't mind thumbing through an occasional Playboy at the barbershop. He is married to Joanne, who he's known since the third grade. In fact, they even went on a quiz show together. He has two children, a young son, Chris, and a daughter. Also a mother-in-law he doesn't get along with, and a sister-in-law. In the past, Roy was on the Norwalk High School swim team and sang barbershop quartet. As a child, he had his tonsils removed but they later grew back. His hobbies include fishing, picking winning racehorses (for fun), and working on the old engine that he and Johnny bought. He has also thought about going into business on the side. In fact, the floor cleaning business was his idea. The rest of the ideas were usually Johnny's and Roy tended not to go along with them at first, but Johnny usually convinced him...eventually. After a lot of thought, Roy eventually bought a house at Johnny's urging. Roy is generally a nice guy and went out of his way not to hurt the feelings of a grateful victim that called him continually. He also provided emotional support for the wife of a fellow firefighter who was injured, and helped Molly, who's husband (also a firefighter) had been killed. One of Roy's favorite phrases is: "Chili Today, Hot Tamale" .
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Medic: Eugene Roe (Band of Brothers)
Eugene was born in Bayou Chene, Louisiana to Ed Roe and Maud Verret. Roe quit school during his elementary years. He was semiskilled in oilers of machinery. Eugene enlisted on December 12, 1942 in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Roe was one of Easy Company's medics. He was a participant in the Battle of Normandy in Normandy, France, the American military operation Operation Market Garden in Holland. While in Holland, he was wounded on September 17, 1944. He also took part in the Battle of the Bulge in Bastogne. In the Band of Brothers miniseries, episode 6, called "Bastogne'", is told from his point of view. Even though he was mentioned only briefly in Stephen Ambrose's book Band of Brothers, it was said that he was a very brave and heroic medic. Roe was half-Cajun. He was discharged on November 17, 1945 and arrived in the states 11 days later.
Roe became a fisherman post war. He died of cancer in 1998 in Louisiana
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01-05-2010, 08:25 PM
01-05-2010, 08:27 PM
i think if someone made my bio, i'd end up pee-wee herman. again.
01-07-2010, 03:17 AM
My new alter ego is Steve Lattimer
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01-27-2010, 08:07 PM
my alter ego : Homey D Clown
Biography : I don't think so. Homey don't play dat.
01-27-2010, 08:14 PM
Funny you should say that...I was just about to post about Bobo the clown...
RcB Since 09-06-2011 20:55 EST, Post 49
01-27-2010, 08:19 PM
i win!!!! what did i win? a trip to the rock of gibraltar? say, what kind of cheezy game show is this?
01-27-2010, 09:04 PM
Hey T... If you liked Band of Brothers then the Pacific is a must catch. It follows 3 Marines during the war in the pacific. It's from the same proucers, Steven Speilberg, and Tom Hanks.
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