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Background information
Origin Independence Day
Hero information
Full name David Levinson
Alias David
Occupation Cable and Satellite Technician and Computer Programmer, Director of Earth Space Defense (ESD)
Powers / Skills Highly Intelligent, expert in computers and building and installing tv cable
Hobbies Watching tv, playing chess and hanging out with his father
Goals Take down the alien ship that is trying to destroy the earth. With Steve Hiller help to go inside the mother ship with a computer virus to disable their shields to destroy the alien ships
Family
Friends / Allies
Enemies
Type of Hero Computer Programmer


Must go faster, must go faster...
~ Dave escaping the alien mothership


They like to get the landmarks.
~ David Levinson


David Levinson is the deuteragonist of Independence Day. He plays a key role in saving the world first by warning the president of the alien attack countdown and then by uploading a computer virus into the mothership disabling the aliens' shields. He returned in the 2016 sequel Independence Day: Resurgence as the tritagonist.

The character is played by Jeff Goldblum, who is known for playing Seth Brundle in The Fly and Ian Malcolm in Jurassic Park.

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