|Patricia Whitmore (2016)|
|Age:||6 (ID4) |
|Date of birth:||1990|
|Affiliation:||Earth Space Defense|
|Significant other(s):||Jake Morrison; Fiancé|
|Played by:||Mae Whitman (ID4) |
Maika Monroe (IDR)
|First appearance:||Independence Day|
|Patricia Whitmore (1996)|
Patricia was in Washington, D.C. with her father while her mother was away in Los Angeles. During the War of 1996, she and her father were evacuated from the capital and eventually arriving to Area 51. Patricia was reunited with her mother, who was gravely wounded in the aftermath of Los Angeles' destruction. However, Marilyn was dying from internal bleeding in which Thomas chose not to alarm their daughter. After Marilyn succumbed to her injuries, Patricia asked her father if "mommy is sleeping now." Thomas sadly replies with "Yes, mommy is sleeping now" in which her reaction tells she knows exactly what this means. Later on she began to form a friendship with Dylan Hiller, stepson of Steven Hiller.
Ten years after the war she attended a STEP school for fighter pilots in Nevada. There she meets Jake Morrison, an orphan and pilot. The two fall in love and shared a mutual bond. However, their relationship often gets in the way of each other's careers.
In 2013, Patricia was enlisted in the ESD Academy but resigned due to taking full responsibility of taking care of her father, who is suffering from mental illness. However, she maintains her ties to the ESD while becoming an aide to President Elizabeth Lanford.
War of 2016Edit
In 2016, life is back to normal but Earth has made many changes to the world by using the alien technology they found. Patricia was engaged to Jake Morrison as they found peace.
During the Second Battle of Area 51, Patricia decides to sacrifice herself to destroy the Queen's Pod using an ESD Space Tug filled with cold fusion bombs, but her father takes the duty upon himself. In response Patricia pilots a fighter into the battle and meets up with her father who is pleased to see her in the air once more and states that he is not saving the world, but rather Patricia. Coming under attack by enemy fighters, Whitmore asks his daughter to escort him to the target and Patricia agrees. Patricia clears a path for Whitmore to board the alien ship and gets out of the blast zone just in time before the Harvester Queen's ship is destroyed. However, the Harvester Queen survives due to a personal shield and Patricia leads the remaining Earth fighters in an attack on the Queen. Despite losing her squadron, Patricia is able to take down the Queen's shield before being forced to eject. Before the Queen can kill Patricia, Jake, Charlie, Dylan and Rain arrive and attack the Queen, ultimately killing her and finishing the job Patricia and her father had started.
Following the battle, Patricia reunites with Jake and she and her friends are hailed as heroes.
- Independence Day (novel) (first appearance)
- Independence Day
- Independence Day: Crucible
- Independence Day: Resurgence
Behind the ScenesEdit
- The announcement of the recasting of Patricia Whitmore from Mae Whitman to Maika Monroe was met with much outrage. Fans expressed dismay over the decision across the social media. Most notably, Anna Kendrick, a close friend of Whitman, spoke out against the recasting on Twitter. The speculation being that producers believed Whitman was not "conventionally pretty" enough to reprise her role. Whitman has remained mostly silent on the matter, aside from a re-tweet of a HitFix article on her Twitter account titled "The case of the missing Mae Whitman and 'Independence Day 2'", implying she was never approached.