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agent north dakota. ([personal profile] noscope) wrote2016-04-27 04:57 pm

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PLAYER
Player name: tsu
Contact: [plurk.com profile] boldly / aim; nephilisms
Characters currently in-game: sam winchester

CHARACTER
Character Name: Agent North Dakota
Character Age: Canon-age not given, presumed early – mid twenties
Canon: Red vs. Blue
Canon Point: Post-s10
History: Red vs. Blue on Wikipedia, North Dakota on the RvB wiki.
Personality: Quite a bit can be inferred about North's personality just from the little bit we get from his screentime. First and foremost, he cares deeply about his sister. He tries to do everything in his power to keep her safe and out of trouble, but unfortunately she doesn't listen to him very often. (When he tells her to turn on her motion trackers on a mission, she ignores him outright.) He is also quick to take damage aimed at her, as is seen when he shoves her out of the way of a turret's fire during the same mission. He acts more like an older brother where she's concerned, even though they're twins, wanting to protect her in every way he can. Unfortunately, though it seems she cares deeply for him as well, he very clearly cares about her more – it is also probably safe to assume that his blind trust in her might have held a part in allowing him to be killed by the Meta while she escaped without being hurt.

He is basically South's polar opposite with regards to his personality. Where she is impulsive, he is very logical. He likes being able to plan everything out to the very last detail, but it's been seen that he is also pretty good with acting on the fly when plans don't work exactly how they're supposed to. (When South causes an alarm to go off and the two of them have to fight through wall-to-wall guards, they work together, tossing weapons back and forth between them and acting on each other's strengths in combat to fight their way through until they are rescued.) He is very calm and level-headed, whereas his sister is quite quick to anger. It seems there is very little that can rattle him enough to make him lose his cool, and this is a very helpful trait to have seeing as he's been seen spending a fair amount of time as a sniper. Patience is a virtue that he can't exactly afford to lose.

He is very detail-oriented. This is something he seems to share with Agent Carolina – during the mission briefing in order to obtain the sarcophagus, he is seen with both of his hands on the table, staring intently at the diagrams she's explaining, while everyone else that is accompanying them on the mission is standing back. He likes knowing the ins and outs of everything because it allows him remain on top of the plans as they are laid out.

He is also pretty quiet compared to some of the other Freelancers. Where York is kind of a joker, North is more serious about things. He takes his work very seriously, even when something goes wrong, his main concern is completing the mission without anything else happening. He might be a little more reserved than the others he interacts with, but everyone he's seen talking to he gets along with. He's friendly, very easy to get along with, where his sister is, again, pretty much his exact opposite.

Theta's personality can best be described as childish. He gets scared very easily, as is noted during a conversation North has with York about the fact that he often finds himself walking the hallways in the middle of the night when he can't sleep, just to calm him down. ( This doesn't interfere with his ability to do his job, though - he was paired with North for a reason. )

Theta is one of those AI that does not do well on his own. ( As North also states when York suggests that he pull him for a night just so he can get some sleep, and he replies with the fact that it makes him even more scared. ) He was paired with North due to the agent's nurturing personality, and his ability to care for other people without putting any thought to it at all. He's .. something of a father-figure to the AI – which is the best way to describe their relationship that I can think of. They need each other, far beyond the reaches of their professional relationship.

When Theta has questions, North can answer them. When he needs to be calmed down, or to keep from getting scared, North is there for him. And on the other side of the spectrum, I think that Theta's presence is a calming one for the agent. It allows him to focus on something other than what he's doing in the Project when he's sitting idle, and the AI doesn't pull any stops when it comes to showing off to make him smile. ( Fireworks display, anyone? I mean come on. )

In short, they seem to have an exceedingly balanced relationship. While the other agents with their paired AI may work differently to achieve the same status, North and Theta have their own system, their own way of doing things. And it works for them.
Inventory: One (1) shotgun
One (1) sniper rifle
One (1) set of power armor supplied by Project Freelancer
One (1) AI, codenamed Theta
One (1) pack of gum, peppermint
One (1) bottle of Bombay Sapphire
Abilities: The abilities that are not directly linked to his armor enhancement are based on his combat training. He is an excellent shot with a sniper rifle as well as a shotgun, as those are seen as his primary weapons when he isn't engaging in hand-to-hand combat. He is incredibly intelligent, quick to think on his feet for how much he likes to rely on prior planning.

Physically, he is pretty agile – not as much as Carolina, but there is still a level of prowess for how easily he is able to move around when the situation calls for it. He is very fit and it is safe to assume he takes the proper measure to keep himself in top shape.

His enhanced motion tracker allows him to better track enemy movements than with a standard motion tracker – and although he isn't allowed to use it often, his domed energy shield forms a protective bubble around him to prevent any damage from any incoming attacks. And this is where his AI Theta comes into play – the fact that he is outfitted with an AI in the first place allows him to operate his enhancement with more proficiency. Theta can monitor the shield's frequency and allow North to fire his weapon from behind it safely, as well as generally monitor the safety of the agent himself.
Flaws: Generally speaking, there aren't many flaws that can be made note of. He's genuinely one of the nicest guys you'll meet inside the Project, which means that any flaws he might have lie within those lines. He can be too nice, bordering on the edge of naïve when it comes to giving people the benefit of the doubt and believing that there is still some good, some wholesome attributes left within humankind. ( Yeah, gullibility still exists in the future. Go figure. ) He worries a lot more about others before he even thinks about himself, is loyal to a fault – which gives rise to why he questions whether or not he and his fellow agents are the good guys once the Director begins asking them to do some sketchy stuff – and he's passive to the point of nearly-constantly overlooking the fact that his twin sister has one hell of a temper, even though it's always him that talks her down and keeps her ( moderately ) in check.

I guess the closest thing to a real, genuine flaw he might have is the fact that he has a penchant for a dry sense of humor and intermittent snarky remarks. Mostly in jest, and mostly in response to something South has said. But it's still amusing.

SAMPLES
Action Log Sample: North had a system. Before each mission, there was a certain set of things he went through to make sure he was completely ready for whatever it was the Director had expected of him. He might not have been at the top of the board, but he was useful enough to be chosen to accompany Agent Carolina, so he figured things weren't going too badly for him.

There was, first off, the maintenance on his weapons. Recently he'd come to notice that the scope on his sniper rifle needed to be calibrated, and as he took the weapon apart to inspect it, an eerie sort of calm crept over him as it always did. There was something very .. satisfying about being able to take the time to do this sort of thing, without any interruption. Long fingers worked, correcting things as he went, pausing every once in a while to peer down the scope itself to assure that he was doing it properly. He took immense pride in caring for his weapons - it should have come as no surprise to anyone that this was, as a result, a lengthy process.

When he was finished with that, his shotgun came next. Then there was some general maintenance on his armor. During one of his last training sessions with Agent Maine, he'd somehow managed to damage his visor. Just from peering at it, he could see a handful of tiny cracks along its surface, and it was with no small amount of displeasure that he realized he wouldn't have time to replace it before the mission. Reduced visibility was not an option. Thankfully, there was a spare helmet in his locker. It was one that he used on a very sporadic basis just for the simple fact that it didn't fit as well as the other one, but it would have to do. He couldn't very well tell the Director that he had to sit this one out because his helmet didn't fit right. Well, one less thing to worry about ..

Once his equipment met his own personal standards for optimal efficiency, he gathered up the datapads that Carolina had given him a bit earlier to go over the information regarding his designated task. There was a very small window of opportunity here, it seemed, and it was a passing thought in the back of his mind that he was thankful that York was going to be with them as well. They supposedly had a window of a minute and a half to get into this facility; and though North didn't know much about the security of the place, what kind of locks were on the doors, there was no doubt at all that the other agent would be able to get them inside in about half that time. It said a lot for how much faith he had in his teammates, but if he couldn't trust them, who could he trust?

That was the point, wasn't it?

There were moments spent in utter silence as he went over each bit of information as it scrolled across the screen in front of him. If anyone had come across him like this, they might have thought he'd become catatonic with the way he remained completely still, elbows braced on his knees with the pad in one hand and the other propped up under his chin. Only his eyes seemed to move, and as he soaked up the data, tucked it away in a corner of his mind to recall later when he needed it, he finally thought to himself that he'd done enough preparation. Though, of course, it never hurt to go over things a third or fourth time with Carolina - because above all else, he didn't want to disappoint her. She was the team leader, after all.

It was with a tiny little smile that he picked himself up from where he'd settled himself to read, joints popping slightly from the lack of movement, and there was another pause in which he took the time to stretch himself out. Let his shoulders roll, spine crackling pleasantly in several different places as he straightened. He let out a pleased hum, bent to retrieve the pads. He really hoped Carolina wouldn't mind the fact that he was about to interrupt whatever it was she was doing, but if he knew her as well as he claimed?

She'd be pleased to see him.

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