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{{Character
|name = Daniel Curien
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|name= Daniel Curien
|image = [[File:Daniel_Curien_and_Lisa.png|250px]]
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|image= Daniel_Render_HOTD_III.png
|caption = Daniel (left) and Lisa (right)
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|date of birth=
|gender = Male
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|date of death=
|appearance = [[The House of the Dead III]]
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|age= 28<ref name="FamitsuGuide>''The House of the Dead III'' Famitsu Perfect Guide, pg. 53</ref>
|affiliations =
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|nationality= American<ref name="FamitsuGuide>''The House of the Dead III'' Famitsu Perfect Guide, pg. 53</ref>
|family = [[Dr. Roy Curien]] (father, deceased), unknown mother
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|status= Alive
|weapon = Shotgun
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|gender= Male
|voice actor =
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|eye color=
|zodiac sign = Dragon
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|hair color=
|birthdate = 1988
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|height= 178 cm<ref name="FamitsuGuide>''The House of the Dead III'' Famitsu Perfect Guide, pg. 53</ref>
|status = Unknown (depends on ending achieved)
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|weight= 65 kg<ref name="FamitsuGuide>''The House of the Dead III'' Famitsu Perfect Guide, pg. 53</ref>
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|affiliations=
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|family= [[Dr. Curien]] (father)
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|first appearance= ''[[The House of the Dead III]]'' (2002)
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|last appearance=
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|voice actor= Kevin Miller<ref name="KevinMillerIMDB">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0588746/ Kevin Miller's IMDB page</ref>
 
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Daniel Curien is the son of the infamous [[Dr. Roy Curien]]. In fact, he is the primary reason why Curien took part in Goldman's biological science project that soon became responsible for the creation of the undead plaguing the world.
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{{Quote|Source = The House of the Dead III|Quote = The future belongs to the people who are alive here and now. I'm prepared to live the rest of my life bearing the burden of [[Dr. Curien|my father]]'s crime.|Attribution = Daniel to [[Lisa Rogan]] before confronting [[Wheel of Fate]].}}
==Appearance==
 
   
Daniel makes his first appearance in the House of the Dead III (though he's mentioned in the Sega Saturn Manual of the first game), where his early life story is told in flashbacks in between chapters.
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{{Nihongo|'''Daniel Curien'''|ダニエル・キュリアン|Danieru Kyurian}} is the son of [[Dr. Curien]]. His childhood terminal illness triggered his father's macabre human genome experiments and descent into insanity. Now an adult and cured of his illness, Daniel disavows the atrocities committed by his father and has protected those who have been endangered.
===Flashbacks===
 
Each flashback shown at the beginning of each chapter shows Daniel bedridden while Dr. Curien talks to him, usually about the progress he makes in his mission to save Daniel from whatever disease he may have. The flashbacks also give some insight to Dr. Curien's constantly slipping grasp on sanity as he struggles to help Daniel.
 
   
====First Flashback====
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He is a primary character in ''[[The House of the Dead III]]. ''His existence was mentioned as early as the Sega Saturn manual of the original ''[[The House of the Dead (1996 video game)|House of the Dead]]''.
   
Daniel is seen bedridden with what appears to be a terminal disease. Curien is sitting at his bedside saying that no matter what the doctors say, he will do everything to save his life, even if it means stepping into "forbidden territory".
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== Biography ==
   
====Second Flashback====
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=== Childhood ===
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{{Main|The House of the Dead (1996 video game)}}
   
Curien is now leaning over Daniel, this time with hope in his voice as he holds a mysterious glowing canister given to him by Goldman (or perhaps directly by the late Clement Darling) which he refers to as "the key that will break the barrier between life and death" (which is either a compound of his own creation or that of Clement's). He assures Daniel that he no longer has to be afraid of anything anymore, not even death.
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Living with his father in a [[The Curien Mansion|mansion]], Daniel became terminally-ill. To save his son's life, Curien researched breaking the barriers between life and death. Businessman [[Caleb Goldman]] funded the project, but Curien eventually went mad and [[The House of the Dead|released his creations upon staff members]]. He died at the hands of his "masterpiece", [[Magician]]. Daniel, however, was cured.
   
====Third Flashback====
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After his death, Curien's body underwent a transformative process, becoming a powerful entity called [[Wheel of Fate]]; for nineteen years, Daniel oversaw this development within the [[EFI Research Facility]].
   
Curien is sitting at Daniel's bedside again, contemplating what he's been doing lately, asking a quiet Daniel if he's gone over the limits of morality, since most of his researchers have left him.
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=== Adult life ===
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{{Main|The House of the Dead III}}
   
====Final Flashback====
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By 2019, civilization had collapsed following a pair of outbreaks caused by Goldman in [[The House of the Dead 2|2000]] and [[The House of the Dead 4|2003]]. To find the source of humanity's downfall, [[AMS]] agent [[Thomas Rogan]] led a group of [[Rogan Commandos|military commandos]] into the facility. Eventually, the only survivors, Rogan, and captain [[Dan Taylor]] discovered where Wheel of Fate was held, but [[Death]], one of Curien's creations, killed Dan and injured Rogan. Daniel appeared and rescued Rogan.
   
Curien rushes at Daniel's bedside, this time ridden by madness, possibly due to the nature of his experiments. In a maniacal manner, Curien claims that "he found it": genes that will supposedly change the future, referring to them as "[[Magician|The Magician]]" and "[[Wheel of Fate|The&nbsp;Wheel of Fate]]", ending with diabolical laughter.
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When Rogan's daughter [[Lisa Rogan]] and former partner [[G]] investigated two weeks later, they eventually met Daniel while reuniting with Rogan. Willing to bear the burden of his father's crimes, Daniel teamed with Lisa against Wheel of Fate. Although the humanoid pleaded for mercy, Daniel angrily refused to recognize it as his father and mercilessly killed him.
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The House Of The Dead 3 Daniel Curien 04.png
 
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===Formal Introduction===
 
   
Daniel is finally seen in the present tense in Chapter 5, when he enters the room where Lisa, G, and Rogan are. After this meeting of fate, he joins Lisa in the fight as the new "Player Two", and heads to the chamber where "The [[Wheel of Fate]] " is being held, which Daniel reveals to actually be a resurrected Curien. Though his speech while introducing the still-dormant creation to Lisa is confusing, it can be inferred that he disrupted the being's development, awakening it so he and Lisa can destroy it.
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Feeling that he has finally moved on in his life, Daniel bid his father farewell, but vowed to return to the EFI Research Facility should humanity be threatened again.
   
During this fight, the newly resurrected Curien seems to have no difficulty fighting his son, but when the being is mortally wounded after his defeat, he tells Daniel that he (Daniel) still needs him (Curien). Daniel and Lisa ignore him and shoot the finishing shots with Daniel saying "You're not my father!". After the being explodes, Daniel says (in almost a sense of epiphany) that he has finally stepped out of the past, and has begun to walk towards the future.
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==Appearance==
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In flashbacks, during which Daniel is bedridden and in a comatose state, he wears light-green pajamas.
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As an adult, Daniel appears with blue eyes and short brown hair, which has half fringes on the left. He wears glasses like Curien, and is seen in a formal brown suit jacket, a gray long-sleeve undershirt, and black pants and shoes.
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In the "bad" ending of ''The House of the Dead III'', he becomes a pale-skinned and monstrous-looking zombie.
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
*Daniel's ultimate fate at the end of the game depends on the player's progress throughout the game:
 
*Daniel's ultimate fate at the end of the game depends on the player's progress throughout the game:
**If one or both players do well, the normal and best endings depict Daniel showing no adverse effects of his life with his father and follows Lisa in leaving the area (with or without the jeep Lisa and G drove in with, depending on the ending).
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**If one or both players get any rank below an A or S, the normal and best endings will be shown depicting Daniel showing no adverse effects of his life with his father and follows Lisa in leaving the area (with or without the jeep Lisa and G drove in with, depending on the ending).
**However, if one or both players did poorly, Daniel would stop moving and show little will to go on, prompting Lisa to witness him becoming a zombie and attack her, possibly due to the adverse effects of Curien's "cure" to his illness.
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**Ironically, if one or both players get an A or S rank, Daniel would stop moving and show little will to go on, prompting Lisa to witness him becoming a zombie and attack her, possibly due to the adverse effects of Curien's "cure" to his illness.
*It is unknown which of these is canon and whether or not Daniel is infected or, if so, whether or not the adverse effects are active (making him a zombie) or dormant (making him potentially become a zombie later).
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*Kevin Miller, Daniel's voice actor, also voices Sly Cooper from the titular platform stealth video game franchise.<ref name="KevinMillerIMDB" />
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==Gallery==
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=== Concept Art ===
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Daniel-Curien1-1-.png|Pencil sketch of Daniel.
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=== Official Art ===
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Daniel-as-a-child.png|Daniel as a child.
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DanielCurienManualArt.jpg|An image of Daniel in ''The House of the Dead III'''s Xbox manual.
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reminiscence-ps3-trophy-36284.jpg|"Reminiscence" PlayStation 3 Trophy art, featuring Daniel.
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</gallery>
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=== Data ===
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<gallery>
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File:Daniel_Render_HOTD_III.png|Daniel's model in THODIII
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</gallery>
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=== Screenshots ===
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THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD 3 DANIEL CURIEN.png|Daniel introducing himself to G.
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Daniel_Curien_and_Lisa.png|Daniel and Lisa running to the Wheel of Fate's holding chamber.
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The House Of The Dead 3 Daniel And Lisa 01.png|Daniel discussing the Wheel of Fate.
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The House Of The Dead 3 Daniel And Lisa 02.png
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The House Of The Dead 3 Daniel Curien Side.png
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The House Of The Dead 3 Daniel Curien 04.png
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giphy (1).gif|With Lisa
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giphy (2).gif|Encounters The Wheel of Fate
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giphy (3).gif|Pumps up his Shotgun
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giphy (4).gif|Ended up killing The Wheel of Fate
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HOD3SickDaniel1.png
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HOD3SickDaniel2.png
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Daniel Curien Final Flashback.png
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DanielCurienCreature.png|Daniel in one ending, who transforms into a [[creature]].
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</gallery>
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== References ==
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Revision as of 04:24, April 17, 2020

The future belongs to the people who are alive here and now. I'm prepared to live the rest of my life bearing the burden of my father's crime.

Daniel to Lisa Rogan before confronting Wheel of Fate.[src]

Daniel Curien (ダニエル・キュリアン Danieru Kyurian?) is the son of Dr. Curien. His childhood terminal illness triggered his father's macabre human genome experiments and descent into insanity. Now an adult and cured of his illness, Daniel disavows the atrocities committed by his father and has protected those who have been endangered.

He is a primary character in The House of the Dead III. His existence was mentioned as early as the Sega Saturn manual of the original House of the Dead.

Biography

Childhood

Main article: The House of the Dead (1996 video game)

Living with his father in a mansion, Daniel became terminally-ill. To save his son's life, Curien researched breaking the barriers between life and death. Businessman Caleb Goldman funded the project, but Curien eventually went mad and released his creations upon staff members. He died at the hands of his "masterpiece", Magician. Daniel, however, was cured.

After his death, Curien's body underwent a transformative process, becoming a powerful entity called Wheel of Fate; for nineteen years, Daniel oversaw this development within the EFI Research Facility.

Adult life

Main article: The House of the Dead III

By 2019, civilization had collapsed following a pair of outbreaks caused by Goldman in 2000 and 2003. To find the source of humanity's downfall, AMS agent Thomas Rogan led a group of military commandos into the facility. Eventually, the only survivors, Rogan, and captain Dan Taylor discovered where Wheel of Fate was held, but Death, one of Curien's creations, killed Dan and injured Rogan. Daniel appeared and rescued Rogan.

When Rogan's daughter Lisa Rogan and former partner G investigated two weeks later, they eventually met Daniel while reuniting with Rogan. Willing to bear the burden of his father's crimes, Daniel teamed with Lisa against Wheel of Fate. Although the humanoid pleaded for mercy, Daniel angrily refused to recognize it as his father and mercilessly killed him.

Feeling that he has finally moved on in his life, Daniel bid his father farewell, but vowed to return to the EFI Research Facility should humanity be threatened again.

Appearance

In flashbacks, during which Daniel is bedridden and in a comatose state, he wears light-green pajamas.

As an adult, Daniel appears with blue eyes and short brown hair, which has half fringes on the left. He wears glasses like Curien, and is seen in a formal brown suit jacket, a gray long-sleeve undershirt, and black pants and shoes.

In the "bad" ending of The House of the Dead III, he becomes a pale-skinned and monstrous-looking zombie.

Trivia

  • Daniel's ultimate fate at the end of the game depends on the player's progress throughout the game:
    • If one or both players get any rank below an A or S, the normal and best endings will be shown depicting Daniel showing no adverse effects of his life with his father and follows Lisa in leaving the area (with or without the jeep Lisa and G drove in with, depending on the ending).
    • Ironically, if one or both players get an A or S rank, Daniel would stop moving and show little will to go on, prompting Lisa to witness him becoming a zombie and attack her, possibly due to the adverse effects of Curien's "cure" to his illness.
  • Kevin Miller, Daniel's voice actor, also voices Sly Cooper from the titular platform stealth video game franchise.[5]

Gallery

Concept Art

Official Art

Data

Screenshots

References

  1. The House of the Dead III Famitsu Perfect Guide, pg. 53
  2. The House of the Dead III Famitsu Perfect Guide, pg. 53
  3. The House of the Dead III Famitsu Perfect Guide, pg. 53
  4. The House of the Dead III Famitsu Perfect Guide, pg. 53
  5. 5.0 5.1 https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0588746/ Kevin Miller's IMDB page
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