|Date of birth:||c. 1966|
|Date of death:||2006|
|Place of death:||Shanghai, China|
|Cause of death:||Run over by a truck caused by Ethan Hunt|
|Played by:||Philip Seymour Hoffman|
|First appearance:||Mission: Impossible III|
|Last appearance:||Mission: Impossible III|
In 2006, Davian's illegal activities, including arms trafficking, prompted IMF agent Lindsey Farris to follow him. The man is considered a priority for the IMF and he kidnaps Farris for three days in a factory in Germany and places (or causes to be placed) a bomb inside her head. Farris is rescued by Ethan Hunt and his team from the IMF but Davian activates the bomb by remote and it detonates before Ethan can deactivate it, killing Farris.
Later in the film, the IMF's mission is to kidnap Davian. So they go to Vatican City and while he's in a bathroom, Davian is surprised to see another Davian behind him. The latter is in fact Ethan Hunt and Davian is overwhelmed by Hunt who obliges him to read a text in order to have the voice of Davian for Ethan to pass for him while his team kidnaps the arms trafficker. Hunt sucks Davian and pretends to be deceiving his bodyguard while Agent Declan Gormley takes an unconscious Davian.
Davian resumes his mind later on a plane, facing Hunt and his colleague Luther Stickell. The antagonist understands that Hunt was the man who attacked him and begins to make totally psychopathic remarks while Hunt attempts to question him about Rabbit's Foot. Davian does not answer his questions and continues with his remarks so that Hunt loses patience and threatens to drop him from the plane. Stickell saves Davian's life by convincing Hunt not to kill him.
While Davian is trapped in an armored van that rolls on a bridge, Davian's men help him escape and Hunt is unable to stop them.
He subsequently kidnaps Ethan's wife, Julia, through his henchman Kimbrough before calling Ethan, telling him that he has 48 hours to recover the Rabbit's Foot for him or else Julia will die. Ethan finds the rabbit foot in China and contacts Davian, but Davian seems to kill his wife anyway.
Ethan is then asleep by Kimbrough asking him to drink something, and when he wakes up he is facing Davian and Brownway, another henchman. Brownway lodged an explosive charge in Hunt's head, as he did with Farris, and interrogates him by holding Julia hostage. Finally, he kills Julia and leaves with Brownway. John Musgrave, an agent of the IMF who is apparently an ally of Davian, reveals that it was only the translator of Davian. Hunt dominates Musgrave and steals his cell phone to contact IMF agent Benji Dunn to guide him to Davian. Ethan reaches the hideout of Davian, beats two armed guards revealing the real Julia who is gagged. Davian intervenes and struggles Hunt, including kicking and dragging him through the room and then takes a pistol to kill Julia. Unfortunately for him, Hunt attacks him and they burst through a wall into the street, where Davian is run over by a passing truck.
Davian is an extremely ruthless, violent, dark, cold, and intelligent megalomaniac with elusive ways to avoid capture by the IMF and the CIA.
He is cruel, but calm and calculating. He is also a sociopath as he enjoys wreaking havoc, antagonizing as well as harming Ethan and his wife. He is defined as one of the most dangerous enemies of the IMF team.
Behind the Scenes Edit
Owen Davian was portrayed in the screen by late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, deceased in February 2014.