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Captain Tobias Westen
« on: November 17, 2013, 06:05:22 pm »
Ok lets give this a shot.

Full name of Character: Captain Tobias Westen
Race: Human
Gender: Male
Social class: Lower class / Space Pirate
Class: Adept

Physical Appearance:  6'2" Atheltic build. 
Age: 32
Eye Color: blue
Hair color length and style: Medium length blonde hair.
Skin tone and type: Caucasian
Distinguishing marks: Tobias has a rather young and ruggedly handsome look to him that he is quite aware of and frequently uses to his advantage.   

Personality:  Cocky, impulsive, with an over-inflated sense of ability
Greatest Strength:  Sheer dumb luck
Greatest Weakness:  Poor leadership skills, the ability to vastly over-estimate what he is actually capable of, and his strong sense of self preservation.
Soft spot:  Alcohol and pretty women
Biggest Vulnerability:  Alcohol and pretty women

Personal History(what affects them):  Tobias was all of 22 years old when the reapers invaded.  Born and raised in the Terminus systems, his friends and he were essentially left to fend for themselves.  They stole when they could from whomever they could, they fought when they had to.  Tobias' own biotics helped immensely.  In fact, over the years, Tobias grew incredibly adept at stealing things and talking his way out of situations that would normally get himself killed.  Because of this, he has grown quite cocky and self assured over the years.  During the end of the reaper war, Tobias' crew was too tried of scraping by the way they were, and longed for a grander future.  That future came when one night, with a combination of sheer dumb luck and a drunk Batarian frigate captain, they managed to steal their very first ship.  And that was how Tobias' career in piracy began.  Truth be told Tobias was never a leader though.  His friend Fank Hull was the ships captain for the better part of 10 years.  Frank had a way of winning the undying loyalty of his crew.  They'd follow him into the very pits of Hell if he asked.  Tobias was simply the first mate.  He rode off Frank's coat tails, drank all the booze, had sex with all the women.  That was until Frank's untimely death during the raid of a Turian freighter.  The crew had grown semi legendary over the years and so the Turian government set a trap that ended with Frank and 10 crew members being vaporized.  Tobias managed to survive by fleeing like a coward (Though he'd never admit that) and was unfortunately made the de facto captain.  Tobias was a fairly awful captain, though again, you'd never get him to admit that.  He drank too much, spent too much of the crew's loot on women and gambling.  He would attempt to go on raids drunk and make poor decisions that would wind up with crew members getting killed.  The crew put up with his antics for nearly two years before they decided they had had enough.  And so they stuffed him in an escape pod with nothing more than the clothes on his back, his trusted sidearm, his antique rapier, and his cherished captain's hat, and launched it onto the surface of the nearest uninhabited world they found.

Traits:
Optimist or pessimist? Optimist

Introvert or extrovert? Extrovert

Drives and motives: Tobias has a very romantic view of piracy brought on by countless old Earth movies that were really his only form of entertainment as a child.  It's also the reason he carries an antique rapier, even though he literally has no idea how to use it.  His only motivations in life are women, alcohol, money, and his own self preservation.

Talents:  Tobias, for all his flaws, is still very charismatic, which is in part due to his good looks.  Though given enough time, anyone could see his complete lack of an ability to lead.  He can and has talked his way out of many a near death situation.  He has had no actual formal military training, and so all his skills have been learned by necessity.  Life in the Terminus systems has left him remarkably good at stealing.  His combat style is more of a brawler than a learned martial artist.  And so if faced with a trained individual, he'd likely lose.  He also never had any formal biotic training.  And so his biotics are more an expression of brute force and raw power than actually honed and refined skills.  But perhaps his greatest attribute is luck, which is probably the only reason he hasn't been killed yet.   

Character flaws: Take your pick

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Re: Captain Tobias Westen
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2013, 06:55:41 pm »
Approved.

You've swayed me.
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Re: Captain Tobias Westen
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2013, 07:04:17 pm »
Er, one quick stipulation, Durandal ol' chum. Don't let that 'luck' thing go overboard, kay?
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Re: Captain Tobias Westen
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2013, 07:05:07 pm »
Heya! Welcome :]
Love the name --Durandal. It's Eliwood's fire emblem sword +__+ but it's also a sword of legend, and either reasoning behind your name makes you awesome and I am glad to have you :D

This guy looks like a fun and interesting character. Looking forward to him in action :]

Hope you have fun here! ;D
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Re: Captain Tobias Westen
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2013, 07:17:05 pm »
The luck thing was my way of simply explaining how someone so inept and stupid could survive the things he survived.  Make no mistake, when faced with a horde of zombies or what have you, this guy is running for his life.

And thanks for the welcome Revan.  I didn't know about the fire emblem  reference, but I do know about the sword.  Durandal is also the name of the murderous AI in one of Bungie's first games called Marathon.  They have a thing for naming AIs after legendary swords (Like Cortana).  If you ever ventured over to the mass effect cnr sub reddit you'd see I'm big into AI characters.

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Re: Captain Tobias Westen
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2013, 07:20:32 pm »
I'm just glad she never saw Daedalus.

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Re: Captain Tobias Westen
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2013, 07:30:22 pm »
Oh come on Daedalus was all unicorns and rainbows compared to Durandal.

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Re: Captain Tobias Westen
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2013, 07:44:31 pm »
It took a character built to be near-immortal to even dent him. :P

A character who I just realized I sentenced to drifting until the heat death of the universe. Whoooooops.

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Re: Captain Tobias Westen
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2013, 08:04:12 pm »
And guess who survived the heat death of the universe!

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Re: Captain Tobias Westen
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2013, 08:26:31 pm »
Leaving the universe and ascending to a non-physical form is cheating.
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