Dave- Arcade
Dave as he appears in Vigilante 8: Arcade






Vigilante 8
Vigilante 8: Arcade


V8: Van
V8: Arcade: Groovan

Special Weapon:




Dave is a fictional character in the vehicle action series Vigilante 8.


Dave is a hippie who believes aliens are real and are mankind's friends. He spends almost every night trying to establish contact with them but is typically unsuccessful. He fights for the side of the Vigilantes, but does not appear to be directly affiliated with them. According to Y the Alien's quest, Dave had actually come into contact with the alien, who informed Y about another alien that was being dissected by government officials in the Secret Base.


Dave's Conquest

Dave defeating an alien in what looks like a game of checkers in his ending in Vigilante 8.

In his ending in V8, Dave is again unsuccessful in trying to make contact with aliens. Just as he is about to give up, he is sucked aboard a UFO and apparently wins the ship in a checkers match. What happened to him after that is unknown, but one can assume that he is still with them.

In his V8: Arcade ending, Dave defeats his opponent and tries to convince everyone that UFOs and alien life forms exist. Just as he finishes, lights start appearing in the sky, hinting at a UFO landing.

Vehicle & Statistics Edit


The Van as it appears in Vigilante 8

In V8, Dave drives a 1970 Van, a bulky vehicle true to its name that had below-average speed, but decent armor.

Dave Vehicle- Arcade

The Groovan, as it appears in Vigilante 8: Arcade.

In V8: Arcade, Dave drives the Groovan, a more modern styled vehicle than the Van that would typically be seen carrying a family of four. It has great acceleration, but low strength, contrasting the stats of his original vehicle.
Strength: Low
Acceleration: Very Good
Top Speed: Average
Radar Evasion: Good

Special WeaponEdit

In V8 and V8: Arcade, Dave's Special Weapon is Invasion, a trio of UFOs that attack a nearby vehicle for decent damage (depending on the number of times each UFO hit the opponent). In Vigilante 8: Arcade, however, the UFOs surround the opponent and shoot lasers at them for a limited time instead of bumping into them.


  • According to Dave's Cultsmen's Vigilante 8: 2nd Offense bio, Dave and Dave's Cultmen's hometown is Santa Cruz, California.
  • The license plate on the back of Dave's van says 'I♥UFO'.
  • In Vigilante 8: Arcade, it's stated that Dave's favorite food is strongly seasoned soy beans.


Vigilante 8:Edit

  • "Invasion!"
  • "Heh, sensors show no intelligent life, he-hmm!"
  • "Far out!"
  • "He-heh, my calculations have been proving quite accurate, he-hmm."
  • "Lights! (coughs) I see lights in the sky!"


  • "Oh yeah. Totally tubular, dude."
  • "All hail the righteous Dave!"
  • "The truth is way out there, man!"
  • "Yeah! Invasion!"
  • "Dang-diggety-dang! Gotcha, bro!"
  • "Oof! What's happening?!"
  • "(Cough) Duuuude!"

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