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David Haller is a schizophrenic mutant with immense psychic powers. He was recruited by Melanie Bird to join Summerland in the war between mutants and Division 3. David was also host to a parasitic being known as the Shadow King, which attempted to gain control of David's body and wield his power.
During infancy, David was adopted by the Haller family after his biological father psychically defeated a mutant known as the Shadow King. However, the Shadow King's consciousness still lingered and found David, attaching himself like a parasite within the latter's mind. To exact revenge on David's father, the Shadow King used David's own power to make itself stronger, planning on seizing complete control of his body to achieve this . The psychological damage from having the Shadow King manipulate his memories took its toll on David's mental health, which caused him to act violently to others and engage in petty crime. Around this time, David's mutant powers also began to manifest, shattering the windows of a police vehicle during one such incident. Sometime after this, he is diagnosed with schizophrenia .
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Powers and abilities
- Reality Warping: As one of the most known powerful mutants, David has the power to manipulate reality at will. When she switched bodies with David, Sydney Barrett was able to transport all the patients of Clockworks into their rooms and cause the doors to disappear.
- Telekinesis: David can move physical matter with his hand, which often manifests when he is angry. He once telekinetically caused all the objects in his kitchen to move around him.
- Telepathy: David is able to read the minds of others, though he had trouble controlling it at first. With Melanie's help, David was able to fine-tune his telepathy so that he isn't overwhelmed by the mental voices of people around him.
- Teleportation: David can instantaneously transport himself and others from one location to another. He triggered this power whilst panicking during a MRI scan, teleporting himself and the machine outside of the Summerland facility .
- Astral Projection: David has the power to project his consciousness and that of others outside the physical form. Through astral projection, David can intangibly observe the physical plane , or he can travel to the Astral Plane.
- Sydney Barrett - girlfriend
- Ptonomy Wallace - friend/ally
- Kerry Loudermilk - friend/ally
- Cary Loudermilk - friend/ally
- Melanie Bird - friend/ally
- Farouk - enemy
- In the comics, David first appeared in New Mutants #25 (1985).
- In the comics, David is the son of Charles Xavier and Gabrielle Haller. His parentage has not been confirmed in the show yet, but his father is strongly implied to be Charles Xavier during the chalkboard sequence in Chapter 7.
- In the comics, David was possessed by the Shadow King during the Muir Island Saga .
- David is an Omega level mutant in the comics , a term used to describe mutants whose powers have no foreseeable limits.
- David played soccer as a young boy, and even won a trophy for his team .
- David was born on a Thursday .