Posted Apr-21-2017 6:25 AM
Im of the firm belief that David is without a doubt the antagonist of the series weather knowingly or unintentionally. I've held this opinion since the notion that David was the missing link was presented.
1. Everything he does and says in Prometheus makes it obvious if you think it through. From his answer about wearing the helmet being to keep "you people" feeling comfortable, stating his abilities to communicate with the Engineers being questioned by Holloway depend on Holloway himself being the mistake in the chain if one were to occur. The "oops" when he opens the door in the chamber, and the way he uses Holloways drunken and let down mood to illicit a form of consent in order to use him as a guinea pig.
2. He admits it outright to Shaw. When Shaw asks what he will do when Weyland is dead, David replies with "I guess ill be free" remarks that 'want' isn't a familiar concept, and adds that he thinks all children want their parents dead. David isn't the child of Weyland in the literal sense of course, therefore he must be considered as a child of man. With man/humanity being the parents he believes should be dead in accordance with natural law or handing over the power. Similar to what Vickers says to Weyland.
3. In connection to the religious undertones in the story is the passage about God creating man in his own image, which I feel results or connects with David eventually creating the biomenchanical Xeno in his own image, and according to Ash "the perfect organism". This perfectly fits into David needing a task or goal to complete, suddenly being free from authority, and feeling as he said before "sometimes to create you must first destroy" regarding humans or engineers or both.
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