Tru Davies

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Tru Davies
Tru Davies from Tru Calling.jpg
Eliza Dushku as Tru Davies
First appearance Pilot
Last appearance ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas…Again
Created byJohn Hardmon Feldman
Portrayed by Eliza Dushku
In-universe information
OccupationMorgue worker
Relatives Harrison Davies, Meredith Davies, Richard Davies

Tru Davies is the main character of the TV series Tru Calling . She is portrayed by Eliza Dushku.

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Childhood

At the age of only 12 years old, Tru witnessed the murder of her mother, Elise Davies. Later in the series, it is revealed that Carl Neesan (Wade Andrew Williams), the hitman who killed her was hired by Tru's father, Richard. After her mother's demise, Tru, her younger brother Harrison and older sister Meredith were abandoned by their father and little has been revealed about who raised them from that point on.

Supernatural power

Tru possesses the power to relive the current day when a corpse asks for her help to turn back the clock in order to save his/her Life, or help someone whom the corpse affected in some way. Mostly triumphant, Tru has on occasion been unsuccessful in saving lives, sometimes because of the interference of Jack Harper and sometimes because the corpse was not meant to live. On some occasions her power changed. An instance of this was when a group of five corpses all asked for her help at the same time. Other times her day rewound more than once on an already rewound day, as in "The Longest Day" and "Grace". In "The Last Good Day", when a dead woman asked Jack Harper for help, Tru finally discovered what Jack saw when a corpse would ask her for help. She described this as a Dark Feeling which she would never want to experience again.

Good vs. Evil

Although both can relive days, it has never been said who is evil, Tru or Jack. Jack has always been portrayed as evil, which Jack denies, although at certain times Jack has broken the rules of preserving fate, such as to make Luc die to teach Tru a lesson.

While Tru claims that she is saving people who were taken before their time, Jack claims that he is merely preserving fate, and that if Tru saves someone who is meant to die, she creates a ripple effect in fate.

Romantic relationships

Analysis

Karin Beeler argues that Davies is a "unique postfeminist reconstruction of the Cassandra figure." [1] Dominique Mainon and James Ursini view her as a woman warrior, "battling not only potential killers and accidental chains of events, but also time." [2]

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References

  1. Beeler, Karin (2008). Seers, Witches and Psychics on Screen: An Analysis of Women Visionary Characters in Recent Television and Film. McFarland & Company. p. 19. Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  2. Mainon, Dominique; Ursini, James (2006). Modern Amazons: Warrior Women on Screen. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 100. Retrieved 7 June 2016.