Michael Card
Michael.jpg

Player:

Lurker

Concept:

Con artist-y Ex-Recon.

Brief Physical Description:

Michael stands at only 5'7, just past the required line for the military in most human colonies. He's not that big, and not that small, weighing approximately 170lbs. His dark brown hair is usually short, and he sports no facial hair, preferring a clear shave. He has varied military-themed tattoos from his service, including the badge of his former unit over his heart.

Attributes

Physical Mental Social
Strength 2 Intelligence 3 Presence 3
Dexterity 3 Wits 3 Manipulation 4
Stamina 2 Resolve 2 Composure 3

Skills:

Physical Skills Mental Skills Social Skills
Athletics 2 Academics 0 Animal Ken 0
Brawl 0 Astronavigation 0 Empathy 0
Firearm 2 Computers 3 Expression 2
Larceny 0 Crafts 0 Intimidation 0
Pilot 0 Engineering 0 Leadership 3
Stealth 1 Investigation 2 Persuasion 3
Survival 0 Medicine 2 Streetwise 1
Weaponry 2 Science 0 Subterfuge 3

Traits:

  • Recon boy at heart: Due to his service with the UCDF First Recon, Michael is more tuned to his surroundings, keeping his eyes and ears open for anything out of the ordinary.
  • "I f-forgot my p-p-pass!": When lying to people - especially security, Michael tends to play up his stutter, acting like a meek, absent-minded newbie to make himself seem as pathetic as possible.
  • Sneak Attack Critical: After lulling enemies into a false sense of security, Michael is able to attack with viciousness not expected from him.

Merits:

Striking looks 2

Augments:

None

Flaw:

St-t-tutter: Michael has a painful stutter that he's not been able to shake even with several attempts. Often, he will trip up on longer words, but tries his best to give short answers as a result.
These're gonna k-kill me one day: Michael is a smoker. He enjoys - on average - a pack a week. He's not "addicted", but he can get grumpy if he goes too long without one.

Possessions

  • Military Cap
  • White dress shirt
  • White t-shirt
  • Urban UCDFPAT neck gaiter
  • Urban UCDFPAT BDU pants
  • Black South-Ontario Police Force Tactical Vest
  • Black combat boots
  • Black canvas belt
  • Black drop-leg holster
  • Black fingerless leather gloves
  • UCDF Dog Tags
  • UCDF 1st Recon Dog Tags
  • Pack of cigarettes
  • Lighter
  • Backpack (includes: 3 t-shirts [black, grey, white], 1 pair jeans, 1 pair dress pants, 3L water bladder, Swiss army knife, Deodorant, water-free shampoo, Handheld games console, 3 games for said console, flint, manual can opener, shake-activated flashlight, duct tape, UCDF basic blanket, 3 cans beans)
  • Jack of Spades playing card

Equipment

Armtech Riot Armor +1 Defense
Armtech M19 +1 Attack
Allengrad Battle Rifle (+Scope) +2 Attack

Personal History

Michael Theseus Card (nicknamed "Jack of Spades" or just "Jack") was born on Earth-I shortly after the AEC/Black Order conflict broke out. His father was a police officer in Southern Ontario and his mother was a doctor. While he lead a fairly privileged life, he was taunted ruthlessly for his stutter. Despite this, when he was old enough (16 - 10 years post war), he managed to get into the United Canadian Defense Force, and worked his way into the First Recon within a few years. He only served the First Recon for a short period of time, the OCGA trying to focus primarily on peace and often leaving him and his comrades bored out of their skulls. Michael quickly ditched offworld (23) to neutral space, trying to follow money until he eventually ran in with the Queen of Crows' people, and began working almost exclusively for her, in an attempt to make a bit of a name for himself.

Miscellaneous

Songs "about" Michael
Ain't No Rest for the Wicked - Cage the Elephant (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBgp5aDH23g)
Short Change Hero - The Heavy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1QUZzeZoPQ)
Drive it Like you Stole it - Glitch Mob (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kON_KRmFRKk)
Songs Michael likes
Fallout 3 Theme - Inon Zur (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOB278741rQ)
Warrior Concerto - Glitch Mob (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JxujsJ5reU)

The UCDF First Recon insignia over his heart is a shield with a skull biting a bullet, with a spade on it's forehead and two crossed rifles in lieu of crossbones. "Ultimum numquam videre" is written on "parchment" beneath the shield.
On his left shoulderblade is a cartoonish skull wearing a feathered cap with a spade just slightly visible under the hat. On his right shoulder are 16 bullets - one for each confirmed kill in the First Recon. On his right leg is an asian-inspired dragon, and on his right wrist (back) is a mock watch that reads "time to fuck off". On the back of his neck is a stylized Maple Leaf.

XP Earned

XP earned from character creation and RPing.

Date Amount Source
09/12/13 30 Creation
09/12/13 10 History/Music/Picture
09/13/13 1 PILOT EPISODE

XP Spent

Date Amount Purpose
09/12/13 2 Striking Looks 2 (1 rank free for creation)
09/12/13 8 Allengrad Battle Rifle
09/12/13 4 Armtech Riot Armor
09/12/13 7 +1 Manipulation
09/12/13 7 +1 Composure
09/12/13 7 +1 Dexterity
09/12/13 3 +1 Athletics
09/12/13 3 +1 Firearms
09/12/13 3 +1 Weaponry

Current XP:

1

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