|“|| Another man. In this arena I guess I could start to label as “home”. A man with an athletic frame. He carries an impressive stature. He seems untouchable at first glance. But a second look tells me something else. He seems torn. Distraught and broken. Maybe not by body, but by mind. I have seen him outrun the creatures. But also on a hook, with his bowels fleeing his torso. Something unsettling about that sight.
|~ Unknown (Potentially Benedict Baker)|
He was featured as a part of the "A Lullaby For The Dark" Chapter.
Background[edit | edit source]
The single child of a wealthy family, David King seemed destined for greatness. While growing up in Manchester, he demonstrated serious potential in both sports and academics, and with his family connections, all doors were open to him. He could have succeeded at anything, if it weren't for his combative nature. David lived for the adrenaline rush of a good fight and would go out of his way to get into one.
His robustness and athletic abilities led him to rugby, where he could cut loose and really cause a ruckus. King excelled and gained a reputation as a promising, if somewhat reckless, rookie. His meteoric rise came to an abrupt end when he lost his temper and assaulted a referee, earning himself a lifetime ban from the league and cutting short what most people assumed was going to be a long, successful career. King was unconcerned; money was no issue, so he took it as an early retirement and focused on other fun things to do.
Free from the constraints of a career and enabled by the wealth of his family, David King spent most of his time at the pub, drinking, watching games, and getting into fights. Some might say he was wasting his life away. Not many people knew that he was an occasional "debt collector" or that he fought in clandestine bare-knuckle fight clubs.
When David King stopped showing up at the pub, the few friends he still had were not surprised. They figured he had finally picked a fight with someone stronger than he was. In a way, they were right.
David's Perks[edit | edit source]
These are perks that start off only appearing in David's Bloodweb. Starting after achieving level 30, teachable versions of these perks can be found:
- We're Gonna Live Forever - level 30
- Dead Hard - level 35
- No Mither - level 40
If obtained, other survivors are able to find David's perks in their Bloodwebs from that point on.
David King’s perks are a result of his years playing rugby and stems from his strong physique and his need for adrenaline. But being fast isn’t everything, he’s - sometimes - also a teamplayer. But that side is seldom seen.
|We're Gonna Live Forever||
Your few friends deserve the best protection. Each time you rescue or take a hit to protect a survivor, gain 50% stackable bonus to all Bloodpoint gains up to a maximum of 100/150/200 %. The bonus Bloodpoints are only awarded post-trial.
"Come on then, let's 'ave it! I don't give a shit pal." -David King
You can take a beating. When injured, tap into your adrenaline bank and dash forward quickly to avoid damage. Press the activate ability button while running to dash forward. During the dash, you avoid damage. Causes Exhaustion for 60/50/40 seconds.
"We were walkin' through t'ginnel one night when a beer bottle flew past me, then another, and another. I thought to myself "Gonna 'ave some fun 'ere lads, let's get stuck in!' ". It were a right dust up, I swear down!" - David King
Go on kid, it's just a scratch. You start the trial injured and won't let anyone heal you beyond this state. Your thick blood coagulates practically instantly. you cannot be healed to healthy. You don't leave pools of blood. Grunts of pain caused by injuries are reduced by 0/25/50 % at any time. Grants the ability to fully recover from the dying state.
"I lost it. Just lamped him one.. They went and banned me didn't they.. Went t'pub afterwards, had a few pints and moved on to the next chapter. I couldn't be mithered with it all anyway, you know what I mean? Can't be arsed." -David King
Achievements[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Achievements
There is currently 1 achievement which is related to David.
|Adept David||Escape with David using only his 3 unique perks.|
Customisation[edit | edit source]
Players can customise their character by choosing one outfit style from each category. Blood-stained attire is obtained after David reaches level 50 and prestiges.
David's attire includes:
DLC[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Downloadable Content
David is currently part of 1 DLC package:
Available DLC[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Mathieu Cote described David King as "an asshole" in an interview.
- David has a tattoo behind his left ear of a Rose.
- David King is voiced by Stephan Horvath