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|name= Daniel Curien
 
|name= Daniel Curien
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|date of birth=
 
|date of birth=
 
|date of death=
 
|date of death=
|age= 28<ref name="FamitsuGuide>''The House of the Dead III'' Famitsu Perfect Guide, pg. 53</ref>
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|age= 28<ref name=":0"><em>[[The House of the Dead III Perfect Guide]]</em>, pg. 53</ref>
|nationality= American<ref name="FamitsuGuide>''The House of the Dead III'' Famitsu Perfect Guide, pg. 53</ref>
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|nationality= American<ref name=":0" />
 
|status= Alive
 
|status= Alive
 
|gender= Male
 
|gender= Male
 
|eye color=
 
|eye color=
 
|hair color=
 
|hair color=
|height= 178 cm<ref name="FamitsuGuide>''The House of the Dead III'' Famitsu Perfect Guide, pg. 53</ref>
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|height= 178 cm<ref name=":0" />
|weight= 65 kg<ref name="FamitsuGuide>''The House of the Dead III'' Famitsu Perfect Guide, pg. 53</ref>
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|weight= 65 kg<ref name=":0" />
 
|affiliations=
 
|affiliations=
 
|family= [[Dr. Curien]] (father)
 
|family= [[Dr. Curien]] (father)
 
|first appearance= ''[[The House of the Dead III]]'' (2002)
 
|first appearance= ''[[The House of the Dead III]]'' (2002)
 
|last appearance=
 
|last appearance=
|voice actor= Kevin Miller<ref name="KevinMillerIMDB">https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0588746/ Kevin Miller's IMDB page</ref>
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|voice actor= Kevin Miller<ref name="KevinMillerIMDB">{{Cite web|url = https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0588746/|title = "Kevin Miller"|publisher = ''IMDb''|accessdate = June 28, 2020}}</ref>
 
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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]].}}
 
{{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]].}}
   
{{Nihongo|'''Daniel Curien'''|ダニエル・キュリアン|Danieru Kyurian}} is the son of [[Dr. Curien]]. His childhood terminal illnes s 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.
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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.
   
 
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]]''.
 
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]]''.
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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.
 
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.
   
When Rogan's daughter [[Lisa Rogan]] and former partner [[G|"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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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.
 
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.
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In the "bad" ending of ''The House of the Dead III'', he becomes a pale-skinned and monstrous-looking zombie.
 
In the "bad" ending of ''The House of the Dead III'', he becomes a pale-skinned and monstrous-looking zombie.
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== Development ==
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Designed with a "cool" and "intelligent" appearance, Daniel represents generational change and evokes parent-child relationships.<ref name=":0" /><ref group="excerpt">Excerpt from ''The House of the Dead III Perfect Guide, ''p.53:<br />"クールでインテリな男性ということをイメージして制作しました。ダニエルもリサと同様に、親と子の関係を前に出して、さらに世代交替というテーマも含んでキャラクターをつくり上げています。"</ref> His intellectual exterior has been interpreted as hiding "an atmosphere that contains sharp things that hurt when you look into it".<ref name=":0" /><ref group="excerpt">Excerpt from ''The House of the Dead III Perfect Guide, ''p.53:<br />"理知的な風貌の奥には、覗き込むと傷つくような、鋭利なものを内包している雰囲気がある。"</ref>
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He influenced Dr. Curien's design in ''The House of the Dead III'', including his face.<ref>[[The House of the Dead III Perfect Guide|''The House of the Dead III Perfect Guide'']], pg. 61</ref><ref group="excerpt">Excerpt from ''The House of the Dead III Perfect Guide, ''p.61:<br />"前作とデザインコンセプトは変わっていません。ですが今回はマッドサイエンティストという面だけでなく、息子思いという面もデザインに影響しているのでは、と思います。"</ref><ref group="excerpt">Excerpt from ''The House of the Dead III Perfect Guide, ''p.61:<br />"息子ダニエルとの顔の対比を考慮してデザインされた。"</ref>
   
 
==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 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).
 
**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.
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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 [[Creatures|creature]] 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.<ref name="KevinMillerIMDB" />
 
*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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=== Concept Art ===
 
=== Concept Art ===
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
Daniel-Curien1-1-.png|Pencil sketch of Daniel.
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Daniel-Curien1-1-.png|Concept sketches of Daniel.
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Dr.-Curien-1-.png|Sketches comparing Daniel and his father's faces.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
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=== Data ===
 
=== Data ===
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
File:Daniel_Render_HOTD_III.png|Daniel's model in THODIII
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Daniel_Render_HOTD_III.png|Daniel's model.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
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THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD 3 DANIEL CURIEN.png|Daniel introducing himself to G.
 
THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD 3 DANIEL CURIEN.png|Daniel introducing himself to G.
 
Daniel_Curien_and_Lisa.png|Daniel and Lisa running to the Wheel of Fate's holding chamber.
 
Daniel_Curien_and_Lisa.png|Daniel and Lisa running to the Wheel of Fate's holding chamber.
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 01.png|Daniel discussing Wheel of Fate.
 
The House Of The Dead 3 Daniel And Lisa 02.png
 
The House Of The Dead 3 Daniel And Lisa 02.png
 
The House Of The Dead 3 Daniel Curien Side.png
 
The House Of The Dead 3 Daniel Curien Side.png
 
The House Of The Dead 3 Daniel Curien 04.png
 
The House Of The Dead 3 Daniel Curien 04.png
 
giphy (1).gif|With Lisa
 
giphy (1).gif|With Lisa
giphy (2).gif|Encounters The Wheel of Fate
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giphy (2).gif|Encounters Wheel of Fate
 
giphy (3).gif|Pumps up his Shotgun
 
giphy (3).gif|Pumps up his Shotgun
giphy (4).gif|Ended up killing The Wheel of Fate
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giphy (4).gif|Ended up killing Wheel of Fate
 
Daniel Curien 1st Flashback.png
 
Daniel Curien 1st Flashback.png
 
HOD3SickDaniel1.png
 
HOD3SickDaniel1.png
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</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
== References ==
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== Sources ==
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;Excerpts
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Latest revision as of 19:36, June 28, 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 Edit

Childhood Edit

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 Edit

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.

AppearanceEdit

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.

Development Edit

Designed with a "cool" and "intelligent" appearance, Daniel represents generational change and evokes parent-child relationships.[1][excerpt 1] His intellectual exterior has been interpreted as hiding "an atmosphere that contains sharp things that hurt when you look into it".[1][excerpt 2]

He influenced Dr. Curien's design in The House of the Dead III, including his face.[3][excerpt 3][excerpt 4]

TriviaEdit

  • 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 creature 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.[2]

GalleryEdit

Concept Art Edit

Official Art Edit

Data Edit

Screenshots Edit

Sources Edit

Excerpts
  1. Excerpt from The House of the Dead III Perfect Guide, p.53:
    "クールでインテリな男性ということをイメージして制作しました。ダニエルもリサと同様に、親と子の関係を前に出して、さらに世代交替というテーマも含んでキャラクターをつくり上げています。"
  2. Excerpt from The House of the Dead III Perfect Guide, p.53:
    "理知的な風貌の奥には、覗き込むと傷つくような、鋭利なものを内包している雰囲気がある。"
  3. Excerpt from The House of the Dead III Perfect Guide, p.61:
    "前作とデザインコンセプトは変わっていません。ですが今回はマッドサイエンティストという面だけでなく、息子思いという面もデザインに影響しているのでは、と思います。"
  4. Excerpt from The House of the Dead III Perfect Guide, p.61:
    "息子ダニエルとの顔の対比を考慮してデザインされた。"
References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 The House of the Dead III Perfect Guide, pg. 53
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Kevin Miller". IMDb. Retrieved on June 28, 2020.
  3. The House of the Dead III Perfect Guide, pg. 61
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