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Which character is most Prometheus like?

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May-12-2012 7:52 PM

Out of Shaw, David, Holloway, Janek and Vickers. Hell, I'll throw Weyland in there too, is there one that stands out the most to you as being a Prometheus? Not that they don't all have some traits but who has the most? I know Weyland is a big fave for this, but I go with Holloway. 1. He is going against the Gods (he is the man of science who wants to "stand next to the gods" not find them, according to Logan-Blue) even though he is connected to them (in this case via Shaw, the believer). Prometheus was one of the few titans sympathetic to the Olympians but ultimately goes against Zeus and (in some versions) creates humanity and (in all versions) steals fire for them. 2. He leaps before looking, acts before thinking of consequences. Prometheus does not think of what Zeus will do to him, or at least doesn't fear it. 3. He gives Shaw a baby (possibly) that is a horror. Ultimately, is this the plan of the engineers? Prometheus gives Pandora a gift (again, in some versions) that turns into a nightmare. Ultimately, was this not the plan of Zeus? And, of course, he is tortured. Prometheus-ditto.

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May-12-2012 8:19 PM

David....I think he's gonna get his "artificial liver" eaten daily. We also have some "Pinocchio" motifs going on with David and if he HAS been "reading" the crews dreams, he has evolved into a Prometheus during the two-year voyage (unbeknownst to the waking crew). Just my feeling...


May-12-2012 8:26 PM

from what i can deduce so far - - David seems to be the most curious, and ironically, more willing to take chances. then again, i could be "so wrong"

HAL 9000

May-12-2012 8:31 PM

@abordoli: Ha-ha! Pinocchio...just imagine they gave him a feature like an extendable nose when he tells a lie!


May-12-2012 8:46 PM

David is a distinct possibility. But he would have to turn on his creators, in this case the humans. That will be one of the great questions, David's loyalties. He could also be a Hercules type figure who ultimately rescues the tortured folks. After all, isn't he the son of a god, or a self-proclaimed one, Weyland?


May-12-2012 9:29 PM

Holloway is Prometheus. Shaw is pandora. I'm with Dallas.

Safe? Of course he isn't safe, but he's good!


May-13-2012 6:17 AM

the last surviving baldie aka space tapir aka SJ messing with David is Prometheus ..maybe..


May-13-2012 10:18 AM

Any beer-drinking, free-will defending citizen of the world is in a way a Prometheus. Stand up and shout: "I am Prometheus! I am Prometheus!"

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