All through each “Avatar” films, Quaritch by no means shows a single shred of compassion for the folks round him. He lives by a code of destruction, would possibly, and dominance. The one folks he appears to take care of are his fellow troopers, and even then, it is solely in a soldierly approach. It isn’t till close to the tip of “The Method of Water,” when issues are trying notably determined for Quaritch, that he has a change of coronary heart. In a second of humanity, Quaritch abandons his mission to save lots of Spider from nearly sure doom. Just a few moments later, Spider is introduced with a chance to permit Quaritch to die however has a change of coronary heart. Having spent the majority of the movie together with his dad, Spider feels a twinge of mercy.
Lang contemplated the justice of the scenario, and the way his character’s relationship with Spider affected his determination. Lang noticed the mutual life-saving as a transactional change fairly than an emotional one. In his phrases:
“It is cool. The child’s torn, for certain, nevertheless it’s sort of … it is justice there, whether or not … look, parentage apart, all of that apart, the actual fact of the matter is 20 minutes earlier than that, I saved his life. I gave up the mission with a purpose to maintain the child alive. As a result of there ain’t little doubt in my thoughts that [Neytiri] would have slit his throat. And so, I believe he, you recognize, he returns the favor. So we’re even-steven at that time, you recognize. That does not essentially mirror the truth that he thinks of me as ‘Daddy,’ as a result of he would not.”