David is an original character, one of the main protagonists of the second series, the leader of the Brave Adventurers, and the apparent second-in-command of the Hero Alliance. Having lived the life of a Paranormal Investigator before Junko shattered his world with the Tragedy, David was thrown into the chaos of the crisis of the universes unwillingly. Thanks to his study of cryomancy and mythological creatures, he became an exceptional demon hunter. It has been recently known that he is half-Lunarian when he learned he inherited the blood from his mother.
After being rescued by a then-resurrected Sectonia from a swarm of Monokumas, he formed his team and was whisked to Elympios, where they helped Ludger pass Origin's Trial at the Land of Canaan. This became the defining moment of David's hero career. Seeing as though a lot of his members have suffered a great deal of pain at one point or another, David makes it his mission to travel the worlds and end the chaos that plagues them. According to his reflection in the redux of the Dimensional Heroes' second trip to Kadic, his role in the Azran Legacy is to find troubled souls and use his kind and compassionate heart to bring them in the right direction and rise up against the most bitter of adversaries.
His character arc is about coming to terms with the kind of hero he wants to be, and finding his own sense of justice.
He used to be a very skilled tennis player, to the point where he was considered for enrolling in Hope's Peak Academy as the Ultimate Tennis Star. Unfortunately, Junko's Tragedy kicked off before his admission was finalized.
Since his face became known in the hero world, he's racked up quite the list of accomplishments, including leading the charge against Shadaloo, defeating Vlad, Vincent and Aphrodite of the Ginova Family, the Color God Black (alongside Sectonia), and even Black's WBC representative, Shade.
Like a lot of the characters in the franchise, his role differs depending on the story and subplots taking place. In the Ginova Family Arc, he was the deuteragonist behind Hope(since the plot of the saga revolved around him, and this was the saga where David made his debut), and in the Promotion Trial Arc, his role was regressed to tritagonist(due to him not being a Color Fighter at the time), but his resolve to fight for the sake of those who suffered tragic losses and protect those close to him in the face of overwhelming adversity finally gave him a chance to shine as the protagonist of the Elements Arc. His role was undiscerned in the Hobbyist Saga, due to having no clear protagonist. He is once again the protagonist in the Olympus XII Saga.
In terms of stereotypical roles, David often shows shades of a JRPG protagonist, always striving to better himself for the sake of his companions and the beliefs he holds. In contrast to Hope's spotlight hogging tendencies, David is a very modest individual, often lamenting that his achievements couldn't be possible if it weren't for his companions. While he has a tendency to get competitive every once in a while when it comes to athletics and anything related, he is for the most part a very mild-mannered and well-meaning young man. He also lives by a code of honor, in which if there is a debt that can be repaid, he does everything in his power to do so, no matter how unbelievable his acts for doing so may seem, even if it means defying fate. It is often his actions that make the people around him realize how much control of their destinies they really have.
David isn't racist towards a lot of the races he encounters. Moreso, he actually enjoys their company. This may stem from the fact that he is a product of two separate races himself, or because he leads a group filled with different species. As such, he has strong morals and does not condone serious cases of several social issues such as racism, discrimination and exploitation. Due to his former occupation as a paranormal investigator, David possess vast knowledge of creatures, monsters and deities from various mythologies.
Just as there are two sides of the moon, there is a side to David that contrasts his usual kind-hearted demeanor that he prefers not to share openly in fear of one day going berserk and unintentionally hurting his comrades.
The guitar in David's room and his performance in the Metro Kingdom indicates that he tends to perform from time to time. His favorite genre is rock and his favorite songs are from 80's rock bands.
His most prominent roles are in the Tales stories, where he worked alongside the main protagonist of the story most of the time, and the Injustice stories, where he defeated Wonder Woman and Brainiac, and formed a sort of rivalry with Cheetah.
David has proved to be a capable battler with a broadsword, twin semi-automatic pistols and a large assortment of artes for the weapons and ice spells. After defeating Vincent, he gained Masakado, a legendary god-slaying blade aptly named after the great samurai of the Heian era, and in Glenwood, learned to armatize with the Four Guardians of Alola. Thanks to his Lunarian blood, his magic is more potent than that of a full-blooded human. He learned the Arctic Style of Color Fighting from a yuki-onna named Sayuri, and has taken in Francisca as a pupil. His resolve to protect what he has left has granted him the ability to use Sapphire God Mode when he fought against Jexi in the UA Sports Festival. That same resolve, coupled with his determination to save Cheetah's soul as retribution for the turn of events he himself has wrought, allowed him to awakening to its second stage, Sapphire God Mode: The Honorable. Thanks to the training he went through in the UA Training Camp, his core speed has increased immensely, enough to keep up with Kentaurosmon, and he is able to combine his Sapphire God Mode with his Ice Reaper Claw to create Sapphire God: Armament.
In terms of appearance, David is a slim young man with short blonde hair and bluish-gray eyes(though his right eye was crystallized in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire when he caught Kyogre). In his initial debut, he wears a black leather jacket and pants with sneakers. However, as of Injustice 2, he wears a blue shirt under a black jacket with blue pants, sneakers, white gloves and a black fedora. His tennis gear consists of a light blue short sleeved shirt with light blue shorts and a tennis visor.
Voice Actors Edit
En: Johnny Yong Bosch (Ichigo Kurosaki/Bleach)
Jp: Sachi Kokuryu (Reiji/Gundam Build Fighters)
Notable Quotes Edit
(dealing a finishing blow/initiating a Mystic Arte) "You're finished!"/"This is the end!"
(about to fight in a one-on-one battle) "Nobody move. This is my fight!"/"Just leave it to me."/"I've got this one!"
(to Silver Horn) “To revel in the pain, suffering and despair of others… People like you… Make me sick!”
(in a card game, on the winning turn) "Match Point!"
(winning a battle/card game) "That's Game, Set & Match!"