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Owen Davian

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You have a wife, a girlfriend? Because you know what I'm gonna do next? I'm gonna find her, whoever she is, I'm gonna find her and I'm gonna hurt her, and I'm gonna make her bleed and cry and call out your name. And you're not gonna be able to do shit, you know why? Cause you're gonna be this close to dead. And then I'm gonna kill you right in front of her.
~ Owen Davian to Ethan, threatening on him

Owen Davian is the main antagonist of the 2006 spy action film Mission: Impossible III. He is an elusive, ruthless and manipulative black market arms dealer and one of the enemies of Ethan Hunt.

He was portrayed by the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, who also portrayed Dean Trumbell and is known for portraying Plutarch Heavensbee of the Hunger Games Series.


Davian is the most infamous black market dealer who commonly makes use of specialized micro-explosives which, once planted in the skulls of hostages or exposed undercover agents, enable the disposal of an individual with ease without harming others. Davian's plan is to ultimately find and sell a dangerous mystery item known only as the Rabbit's Foot to terrorist extremist groups for profit.

Ethan Hunt goes on a mission to capture Davian and initially succeeds, but Davian is soon broken out of custody and manages to escape. He then kidnaps Ethan's wife Julia before calling Ethan, telling him he has 48 hours to recover the Rabbit's Foot for him or else Julia will die. Ethan finds the Rabbit's Foot and contacts Davian, but Davian seemingly kills his wife anyway. This is later revealed to be Davian's head of security in disguise, as Davian had wanted to make sure Ethan was in fact telling the truth. Davian then leaves, but Ethan overpowers one of his men and tracks the location of his last phone call. This leads him to a small building where Davian has the real Julia tied up. As Ethan goes to free her, he is attacked by Davian. After a brief fight, Ethan shoves him through a set of glass doors and out onto the road. Davian is then run over by a speeding truck, killing him and leaving only one of his shoes in its wake.


Davian is an extremely ruthless, violent, megalomaniacal, dark, cold, intelligent and smart man with elusive ways to evade from capture and arrest by the IMF and the CIA.

He is cruel but calm, calculating and has a very big dissonant serenity. He is also a psychotic sociopath as he enjoys wreaking havoc, antagonizing and harming Ethan as well as his wife. He is defined as one of the most dangerous enemies of the IMF Agency as well as Ethan's.


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