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David Kawena is a supporting character in the Lilo & Stitch franchise. He is Nani's boyfriend and a good friend to Nani's little sister, Lilo.

Background

David Kawena is Nani's boyfriend. David is a great surfer. Like Nani, he also has trouble finding employment. He is also one of the only four recurring human characters (the other three being Victoria, Cobra Bubbles, and later Mertle) aside from Lilo's family, who is aware of the aliens and experiments.

Personality

David is a good-natured but clumsy individual. He is very kind and a good loyal friend to Nani, Lilo, and their adopted ʻohana. He cares for Nani as more than a friend but is very patient with making the next move as he understands the stresses of finding and keeping a job and taking care of a family. When Nani states her ʻohana is a little strange in the episode "Wishy-Washy", he states that her and Lilo's ʻohana is the tightest ʻohana he has ever known and wished he had as close a family bond, implying he is estranged or doesn't have strong family bonds, or that he doesn't have a family. He is not the smartest individual, but makes up for it with compassion and patience and can at times be wise, as shown when he teaches Lilo about Yin and Yang and working together with Stitch.

He treats Lilo like a little sister and helps watch out for her. He also enjoys hanging out with Jumba and Pleakley, inviting Jumba to go surfing with him and going along with Pleakley's plan to make Nani jealous by having Pleakley pretend to be his date in Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch (though he was very reluctant and knew it wouldn't work). He can be very romantic and bashful when it comes to Nani but cares for her deeply. He is also a very calm person, going along with whatever is happening and not losing his temper or freaking out and being peaceful, preferring talking and peacemaking rather than violence. Despite his mellow demeanor, David is capable of losing control to some extent, as he panicked when he thought Nani was marrying Pleakley.

Physical appearance

David is a traditionally handsome, slender, slightly muscular young man with broad shoulders, black, messy hair, thick matching eyebrows, brown eyes, and a tattoo around his left arm. His most prominent outfit is a red or blue Hawaiian swim trunks, sandals, and a fish hook necklace around his neck. He is usually shirtless, but sometimes wears a white V-neck T-shirt or a white singlet.

At the luau scene, he wears a red traditional Hawaiian loincloth, long grass leg bands, and a boar tusk necklace around his neck.

Appearances

Lilo & Stitch

David with thoughtful expression

David in Lilo & Stitch.

David first appears at the luau Nani works at as a fire performer, although he makes a mistake at the end and sets himself and the stage on fire. He is shown to be good friends with Lilo and Nani already. He later appears at the beach after Lilo and Stitch accidentally interfere with Nani's several attempts to get a job. He then encourages Nani to take Lilo surfing with them to improve their mood. He and Nani have fun together along with Lilo and Stitch throughout the movie and become great friends by the end of the film.

Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch

David appears in Stitch Has a Glitch, where he tries numerous times to date Nani. However, Pleakley keeps interfering by trying to woo David himself (while dressed as a girl) in an attempt to make Nani jealous. David is later seen riding with Nani when Stitch runs away, due to his glitch, and mourning over Stitch's apparent death with the others. When Lilo's tears revive Stitch, David and the others cheer. He is last seen dancing the hula with Nani and the others. Nani briefly plants a kiss on David's cheek, much to his astonishment. He then smiles.

Stitch! The Movie

David is closer to Nani in Stitch! The Movie, though they have not officially dated yet. His role is also smaller here. When he considers the outing with Nani a date, she tells him that she doesn't think she's ready for an actual date. Later, David finds out from Lilo that Jumba was kidnapped by Gantu, to which he inquires, "The Big Dummy?", repeating what Lilo calls Gantu herself. When Lilo and Stitch go on a mission to rescue Jumba and the experiments, David is not seen again until the very end of the film.

Lilo & Stitch: The Series

David has an even smaller role in the series, although he does make several appearances in certain episodes, including "Richter", "Cannonball", "Yin-Yang", "Splodyhead", "Fibber", "Amnesio", "Poxy", "Hunkahunka", "Swirly", "Morpholomew", and "Wishy-Washy". He was also mentioned in "Finder", where Nani was getting ready to go on a date with David, as well as in "Shush", where Lilo thought Nani was talking bad about David and calling him dumb to a friend on the phone while eavesdropping on her through Experiment 234 (Shush), only for Nani to reveal that she was talking to David about a dumb male character they saw in a film they just watched.

In "Richter", David comes by the house to tell Nani that her boss has requested her to come to work, even though it is her day off.

In "Cannonball", he tries to cheer Lilo up by taking her and Nani to the pool at the Birds of Paradise Hotel, despite the pool being reserved only for hotel guests, though they were caught in the end by Mr. Jameson. David was later seen at the end of the episode surfing the waves that Cannonball made.

In "Yin-Yang", he teaches Lilo the meaning of yin and yang when she and Stitch have trouble working together. However, after two experiments get activated at the same time, Lilo and Stitch eventually team up and successfully capture both experiments, which they name Yin and Yang. After they were rehabilitated, Yin and Yang were seen working together to build a whole new island, and David was impressed when Lilo learned the meaning of yin and yang.

In "Splodyhead", David appears driving a motorboat alongside Nani, where they rescue Lilo, Stitch, Jumba, Pleakley, Gantu, and Experiment 625 from the Forbidden Island of Niʻihau, which the group had been stranded on for hours.

In "Fibber", he heard Nani was getting married to someone (it was actually Pleakley, but they were only trying to fake marry to get his mother to leave him alone about needing to find a woman but Nani backed out at the last second). He then ran to her house with a bouquet of flowers and begged Nani to take him back, only for her to look at him confused and him hiding the flowers behind his back in embarrassment. After the charade was cleared up, when Pleakley's brother asked if he could marry Nani, both Nani and David exclaimed, "NO!" and blushed while awkwardly but flirtingly looking at each other.

In "Amnesio", David appeared near the end of the episode, where he attended Lilo's birthday party.

In "Poxy", David helped Nani get Lilo off a malfunctioning wave rider. He later went with Nani for wave riding.

In "Hunkahunka", he convinces Nani to go on a date, he gets pecked by Hunkahunka (a love-inducing experiment and one of Stitch's cousins) and temporarily falls for some other woman.

In "Swirly", David appears briefly in an introduction to the "Look at This" show.

In "Morpholomew", David was shown working as a fire burner at a luau before being interrupted by Lao Shi who began fire breathing to make a heart-shaped fireball to impress Mrs. Hasegawa.

In "Wishy-Washy", he appears when Lilo wanted to have a perfect family consisting of her, Nani, and David so it would look like she had a normal family. She wished David was smart so he could be more attractive to Nani but it had the opposite effect because it made him too smart, annoying Nani. This was caused by the wishing experiment Wishy-Washy. David told Lilo that he's not happy being so smart, since no one can understand him; he then said that her family was perfect the way it was, and he wished he had a family as close as hers. She then wished David back to normal and he made up with Nani, who was more than happy to have him back the way he was.

Leroy & Stitch

David is only seen at the end of the film when Lilo takes a picture of her whole ʻohana (including all of Stitch's cousins from the series).

Stitch!

Despite not appearing physically or even in a flashback, he did appear in an image in an album that Ani was looking at.

Once Upon a Studio

David, with Johnny Fedora on his head, can be seen standing next to Nani near the end.

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References

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Media
Films: Lilo & Stitch (video/soundtrack) • Stitch! The Movie (video) • Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch (video) • Leroy & Stitch (video) • Lilo & Stitch (live-action film)

Shorts: The Origin of StitchOnce Upon a Studio
Shows: Lilo & Stitch: The SeriesStitch!Stitch & AiChibi Tiny Tales
Soundtracks: Lilo & Stitch: Island FavoritesLilo & Stitch Hawaiian Album
Video Games: Lilo & Stitch (GBA)Lilo & Stitch PinballLilo & Stitch: Hawaiian AdventureLilo & Stitch: Trouble in ParadiseDisney's Stitch: Experiment 626Lilo & Stitch's Island of AdventuresLilo & Stitch 2: Hämsterviel HavocKingdom Hearts IIStitch JamKingdom Hearts: Birth by SleepMotto! Stitch! DSStitch! Super ChefStitch!Now (Stitch Cosplay) • Bomberman: Disney Stitch EditionDisney Magical WorldDisney InfinityDisney Infinity: 2.0 EditionDisney Magical World 2Disney Magic KingdomsDisney Emoji BlitzDisney Crossy RoadDisney Heroes: Battle ModeKingdom Hearts IIIDisney Epic QuestDisney Getaway BlastDisney Dreamlight ValleyDisney SpeedstormTwisted Wonderland
Books: Comic Zone Volume 1: Disney's Lilo & StitchStitch & the SamuraiAgent StitchStitch Crashes Disney

Disney Parks
Disney Animation BuildingDisney Friends of the MonthInnoventionsIt's a Small WorldKaribuni MarketplaceStitch's Great Escape!Stitch EncounterThe Enchanted Tiki Room: Stitch Presents Aloha e Komo Mai!

Entertainment: Lilo & Stitch's Ohana LuauDisney Adventure Friends CavalcadeDisney's Showtime SpectacularDisney's WishesFantasmic!Max LIVE: Gettin’ Goofy With ItMickey and the Magical MapOne Man's Dream II: The Magic Lives OnMickey presents: "Happy Anniversary Disneyland Paris"Stitch's Interplanetary Beach Party BlastStitch's Supersonic CelebrationThe Golden Mickeys
Parades: A Million Splashes of ColourDisney's Dreams On Parade: Moving OnFlights of Fantasy ParadeHappiness is Here ParadeJubilation!Mickey's New Year's Eve ParadeMove It! Shake It! Dance and Play It! Street PartyMickey's Storybook Express
Fireworks: Celebrate the MagicIlluminate! A Nighttime CelebrationCelebrate! Tokyo DisneylandMomentousWonderful World of AnimationWondrous Journeys
Spring: Disney's Easter WonderlandDisney's Spring PromenadeFashionable Easter
Summer: Adventure is Out There!Mickey's WaterWorksStitch's Summer Dance BashStitch and Friends Summer SurpriseSummer Blast
Halloween: Halloween Pop'n LIVERe-Villains! Halloween ParadeScream and Shout Halloween Parade
Christmas: A Totally Tomorrowland ChristmasDisney Christmas StoriesWorld of Color: Season of Light

Characters
Original: StitchLilo PelekaiNani PelekaiJumba JookibaPleakleyDavid KawenaCaptain GantuJacques von HämstervielGrand CouncilwomanGalactic ArmadaUGF TroopersMertle EdmondsElena, Teresa, and YukiSusan HegartyCobra BubblesMoses PulokiMrs. HasagawaMr. and Mrs. PelekaiLukiIce Cream Man

TV series: Mr. WongMrs. EdmondsStacy EdmondsOfficer KahikoKeoni JamesonMr. JamesonVictoriaMrs. PleakleyPixley PleakleyBertley PleakleyCharles and MaryMitzi Suzuki and Kato StewartMerwin and DeanEllen and LonaZach MakeliRingmasterMayor AnoloNicoléDr. Gladys OkraSaraMr. CooperChaps, Manny, and SperkMortlegax
Stitch!: Yuna KamiharaGrammaPennyKennyTaroSashaHiromanJessicaTigerlily SakaiDoloresAni PelekaiBooGooKijimunaaDelia
Stitch & Ai: Wang Ai LingWang JiejieMeiyingQian DahuWang DaiyuMr. DingBaoDim LongScratchJaboodieJumba's Chinese Experiments
Video game characters: Dr. Habbitrale
Experiments: ChopsueySparkyReubenJamDiggerMaryHuggoSlimyRichterPhantasmoClipMr. StenchySpookyHolioCannonballGigiYinYangKixxSplodyheadAmnesioSwirlyFibberTankSproutElasticoYaarp627DeforestatorZapTopperMeltyHoudiniFudgySinkerNosyFinderSlushyDupeHeatThresherPlasmoidHammerfaceShortstuffAngelFelixPoxyHunkahunkaSampleBabyfierBonnieClydeSluggerDrowsySpikeSqueakFrenchfrySwapperShoeBackhoePokiSlickSkipClinkCheckersPJPlootSnootyRetroBelleMorpholomewSpatsHecklerWishy-WashyPhoonBugbyShushLaxRemmyDoubledipGotchuForeheadHockerZawpMulchShredderPixBoomerMannersWoodyWrapperBlowhardDerrickAceGlitchWoopsSnafuNosoxStamenTickle-TummyLinkLeroyCloudyStopgoSplatSproingKernelCarmenCyberShrinkBraggMrs. SicklyPopDorkifierWormholeToonsHertz DonutWelkoLoriderWitchSproutlingSkunkunaDark End
Guest Characters: Kim PossibleRon StoppableWadeDr. DrakkenShegoRufusPenny ProudOscar ProudTrudy ProudBeBe & CeCe ProudSuga MamaPuffT.J. DetweilerVince LaSalleAshley SpinelliGretchen GrundlerMikey BlumbergGus GriswaldMuriel FinsterJake LongLuong Lao ShiFu DogTrixie CarterArthur Spudinski
Others: Elvis PresleyPudgeJimmy the CockroachVarious AliensLeroy ClonesYamato MeisonSergeant C4703BK2704-90210

Episodes
Season One: "Richter" • "Phantasmo" • "Clip" • "Mr. Stenchy" • "Spooky" • "Holio" • "Cannonball" • "Yapper" • "Yin-Yang" • "Kixx" • "Splodyhead" • "Amnesio" • "Swirly" • "Fibber" • "Tank" • "Sprout" • "Elastico" • "Yaarp" • "627" • "The Asteroid" • "Topper" • "Melty" • "Houdini" • "Sinker" • "Nosy" • "Finder" • "Slushy" • "Dupe" • "Shortstuff" • "Angel" • "Felix" • "Poxy" • "Hunkahunka" • "Sample" • "Babyfier" • "Bonnie & Clyde" • "Slugger" • "Bad Stitch" • "Drowsy"

Season Two: "Spike" • "Frenchfry" • "Swapper" • "Shoe" • "Slick" • "Skip" • "Checkers" • "PJ" • "Ploot" • "Snooty" • "Retro" • "Belle" • "Morpholomew" • "Spats" • "Heckler" • "Wishy-Washy" • "Phoon" • "Bugby" • "Rufus" • "Shush" • "Lax" • "Remmy" • "Mrs. Hasagawa's Cats/Ace" • "Glitch/Woops" • "Snafu" • "Link"

Songs
He Mele No LiloHeartbreak HotelStuck on YouSuspicious Minds(You're the) Devil in DisguiseHawaiian Roller Coaster RideAloha ʻOeHound DogBurning LoveCan't Help Falling in LoveLahainaRubberneckin'I Need Your Love TonightA Little Less ConversationAlwaysAloha, E Komo MaiI'm So Lonesome I Could CryJailhouse RockDon't Be Cruel
Locations
HawaiiHonoluluKokaua TownLahui BeachLilo's HouseAloha Animal RescueHasagawa FruitsKaiāulu HaleMertle's HouseBirds of Paradise HotelKilauea LighthouseRental HutMuscle BayKiki's Coffee HutBeauty ParlorMartMacki Macaw'sLuki's Shave IceWaialeale PeakKauai AirportTuroPlorgonarPrison Asteroid K-37Galaxy Defense IndustriesLihue AirportIzayoi IslandIzayoi Elementary SchoolOkinawa New Town
Objects
Experiment PodsExperiment Pod ContainerJumba's ComputerPlasma BlasterNet CannonGalactic CommunicatorPrison CapsuleSample ExtractorFusion ChamberProjectorUburniumTime MachineReducer RayProtoplasmic Growth RayPlasmatic EnglobulatronLuggageScrumpLilo's Experiment BookStitch's SpacesuitStitch's NecklaceChitama Spiritual StoneGood Deed Counter
Vehicles/Spaceships
Jumba's ShipGantu's ShipPolice CruisersThe Red OneYellow Plantation TrucksDr. Hämsterviel's ShipManta ShuttleHovercraftX-BuggyFederation ShipB.R.B. 9000G.A.C.C. Ship
See Also
Unconfirmed ExperimentsTantalog languagePelekai ʻohana"The 747 Sequence"Stitch Crashes DisneyStitch Attacks Snacks


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Amphibia: Anne BoonchuySprig PlantarPolly PlantarHop Pop PlantarMarcy WuSasha WaybrightDominoBessieKing AndriasOne-Eyed Wally

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DuckTales: Scrooge McDuckMagica De SpellFlintheart GlomgoldWebby VanderquackLaunchpad McQuackHuey, Dewey, and LouieDarkwing DuckFenton CrackshellLena SabrewingBentina Beakley
Tangled: RapunzelFlynn RiderPascalCassandraLance StrongbowMaximusVarian
Moana: MoanaMauiKakamoraPuaHeihei
The Ghost and Molly McGee: Molly McGeeScratchAndrea DavenportLibby Stein-TorresThe ChairmanOliver ChenGeoffJeffPete McGeeSharon McGeeDarryl McGeeThe Ghost Council
The Owl House: Luz NocedaEda ClawthorneKingHootyLilith ClawthorneAmity BlightWillow ParkGus PorterOwlbertGhostStringbeanEmperor BelosHunter
Hamster & Gretel: HamsterGretel Grant-GomezKevin Grant-GomezHiromi Tanaka
The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder: Penny ProudOscar ProudTrudy ProudBeBe & CeCe ProudSuga MamaLaCienega BoulevardezKareem Abdul-Jabbar BrownPuffDijonay Jones
Mickey Mouse & Friends: Mickey MouseMinnie MouseDonald DuckDaisy DuckGoofy
Kim Possible: Kim Possible Ron StoppableRufusShego
Star vs. the Forces of Evil: Star ButterflyMarco DiazPony Head
TaleSpin: BalooKit Cloudkicker
Goof Troop: Max Goof
Bonkers: Bonkers D. Bobcat
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers: Chip and Dale
American Dragon: Jake Long: Jake Long
Gravity Falls: Dipper PinesMabel PinesBill CipherWaddlesStan Pines
Gargoyles: GoliathDemona
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur: Moon GirlDevil DinosaurCasey CalderonThe Beyonder
Milo Murphy's Law: Milo Murphy
Lilo & Stitch: Lilo PelekaiStitchGrand CouncilwomanCaptain GantuJumba JookibaPleakleyMertle EdmondsNani PelekaiDavid KawenaCobra BubblesIce Cream ManPudge
Hailey's On It!: Hailey BanksScott DenogaBetaA.C. Aychvak
Kiff: Kiff ChatterleyBarry BunsCandle Fox
Cinderella: CinderellaJaq and GusLady TremaineAnastasia TremaineDrizella TremaineLuciferMiceBirdsPrince CharmingFairy GodmotherThe Grand Duke
Beauty and the Beast : BelleBeastLumiereCogsworthMrs. PottsChipMauricePhilippeGastonLeFouBimbettesWardrobeWolvesVillagers
Sleeping Beauty : AuroraPrince PhillipFlora, Fauna, and MerryweatherMaleficentDiabloKing StefanQueen LeahForest AnimalsSamson
Hercules: HerculesHadesPegasusPhiloctetesMegaraPain and PanicMusesZeusHeraAmphitryon and AlcmeneHydra
The Emperor's New Groove: KuzcoPachaYzmaKronkChichaChacaTipoBucky the SquirrelJaguarsYupi

Live-Action characters
Halloweentown: Marnie PiperSophie PiperDylan PiperAggie Cromwell

Descendants: MalEvieJayCarlos De VilBenJaneAudreyDougUmaHarry HookDizzy TremaineCelia FacilierFairy GodmotherHades
Zombies: Zed NecrodopolisAddison WellsBucky BuchananWilla LykensenWyatt Lykensen
High School Musical: Troy BoltonGabriella MontezSharpay EvansRyan EvansChad DanforthTaylor McKessieKelsi NielsenZeke BaylorMartha CoxMs. Darbus
Hocus Pocus: Max DennisonDani Dennison,AllisonThackery BinxBilly ButchersonWinifred SandersonMary SandersonSarah Sanderson
Hannah Montana: Miley Stewart
Lizzie McGuire: Lizzie McGuire
Wizards of Waverly Place: Alex Russo
That's So Raven: Raven Baxter
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody: Zack MartinCody MartinMaddie FitzpatrickLondon TiptonMarion Moseby
K.C. Undercover: K.C. Cooper
Camp Rock: Mitchie TorresShane Grey

Disney Park characters
Pirates of the Caribbean: Treasure SkeletonHector BarbossaReddBeacon JoeCaptain XTreasure KeeperCarlosStupid PiratePooped PirateScalawagPrison DogSeedy PrisonersCooteBillie How
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"Pizza vs. Fireworks" • "Bad Luck Chibis" • "The Great Chibi Mix-Up!" • "Chibi Villains Unite" • "The Chibi Quiz Challenge" • "The Chibi Couple Game"
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