Pre-Approved by the Wizard and all that Jazz.
Profession: Freelance Fighter Pilot
Skills: Deuce is a great pilot, and possesses quite a few skills related to that profession. He has extremely fine-tuned reflexes and great accuracy, both of which extend into his skills in ground based combat as well. Deuce often appears to pulling off impossible maneuvers in his ship which often leaves many wondering just what is inside the fighter and how he acquired it. Deuce also shows extensive proficiency with his personal ground combat weapon.
Items: Deuce only owns three major possessions. The first, and most important is his cat, Goofy: A white and brown Persian of average size. The next item he possesses is his personal weapon, a hybrid between an FTL crystal revolver and a rapier. While in revolver-mode it acts as just an ordinary revolver, 6 shots in a chamber, and each bullet can contain a small FTL crystal. To transform the gun into a rapier the handle straightens out and a blade is extends out in front of the barrel and chamber.
The final possession of note is his modular ship, the, well he hasn’t quite decided yet. Anyhow, at first glance the ship resembles your average fighter, with a black with green highlights color scheme. Powerful afterburners on the rear of the ship, thrusters attached in both directions of the variable-sweep wings, as well as a rotatable thruster on the end of both wings, allowing the pilot a full range of thrust in a 3D environment.
However the true beauty of the ship comes with everything else it possesses. On the ship are multiple hard points allowing for the attachment of a variety of weapons. There are two on the underside of each wing, as well a hard point on the top of the main body and one on the underside. Allowing for a total of six hard points. The downside of these hard points is that any weapon attached is stuck in one direction and one direction only. This problem is some alleviated on the wings though, due to the variable-sweep design allowing for Deuce to cover every side but the rear, which he’ll generally cover with a rear facing weapon on the underside of the ship. The other main disadvantage is that every additional weapon draws power from the main ship, slowing down the other systems of the ship. Generally speaking Deuce only carries four normal systems at a time, unless he needs additional speed or maneuverability.
Deuce currently possesses the following weapons:
Missile Launcher x1: Fires a missile, must be attached to a body hard point, moderate recharge time, and takes up twice as much power.
Rapid Firing Lasers x2: Fires multiple beams in quick succession, does run the risk of overheating, and must be attacked to wing hard point.
Hull Beam x1: Standard beam weapon, slow to recharge, does more damage than lasers, must be attached to a body hard point, and takes up twice as much power.
Spread Laser x1: Fires out four lasers simultaneously all in different directions. These allows Deuce to hit multiple targets, but he can’t aim where each laser might go as the system is preset. It possesses a moderate recharge time, and must be attached to a wing hard point.
Charge Laser x1: Chargeable laser, the longer the weapon is charged the more powerful its output, it must be attached to a wing hard point.
In addition each of the weapons comes with a container that can also be attached to the hard points, allowing Deuce to store and act as a courier. In addition there is one large container that can be attached to the rear of the ship. This container can hold all the other containers, as well as possessing spare room for his cat and him to sleep, albeit a bit cramped when the rest of the containers are inside.
Appearance: Deuce stands quite a bit taller than the average person, hitting a full six foot six inches. While at first glance he appears merely lean and skinny, if one looks closely they’ll notice that his body is extremely well toned muscle.
His skin is tanned color, and he has worn dark green eyes. His hair is gray in color, and is messily falls down his face, often hiding his eyes. His face, like the rest of his body, is often covered in scratches and small cuts, and it’s not uncommon to see bandages wrapped around his skin. Although never Band-Aids as he hates pulling them off.
In terms of clothing, Deuce refuses to wear the traditional uniform, instead opting for his black jacket, thrown over a green shirt and pants. He also has a necklace, attached to which is [REDACTED]. So far no one onboard has seen the necklace.
Personality: The Freelancer known as Deuce has been described as carefree, insubordinate, overly-trusting, extremely reckless, and bound by an idiotic honor code. However despite all of this or perhaps, some would argue, because of it, he always manages to get the job done.
Deuce is most definitely all of these things. He is indeed very carefree, rarely reacts well to orders, trusts far too many people, is reckless to a fault, and his personal code of honor restricts many potential job offers. Particularly those he sees as excessively violent or harming innocents.
Deuce tends to be very sociable, always engaging others in conversation, but rarely actually talking about himself. This sociable attitude is what has enabled to make a vast network of contacts across the galaxy. He is always telling stories of assignments he’s had in the past and pestering members of the crew.
He has a very strong attachment to his belongings, especially his cat. He also refuses to let people touch his revolver or his ship. Preferring to do all repair work for them by himself. Other than him, no living person has seen the inside of his ship. With the exception of the large container, which has been used for smuggling people.
Biography: Deuce is fairly tight lipped on his past, refusing to tell stories that date back further than five years. What can be surmised from his rank on board and his actions is that he has some military experience, the extent of this is unknown to the rest of the crew, and even the Colonel only knows bits and pieces. In other words the information is [REDACTED].
That being said over the last five years Deuce has garnered quite the reputation for himself across the galaxy. An ace fighter with an extremely unique ship, the freelancer has been sought and worked for many different parties. Operating in many capacities such as courier, smuggler, and escort, Deuce has made many contacts across the galaxy and has traveled far for someone of his age. He is regarded as one of the best fighters in the business, and someone definitely worth hiring.
Regardless, nine months ago Deuce received information about the Mantis Attack and came back to his birthplace Earth just in time to get involved with the defense of Earth. During the battle Deuce continued to shuttle civilians off the planet in order to save them. However he failed to save the people he came to rescue in the first place. [REDACTED] were destroyed along with everything else relating to his past.
It was during the battle that the Colonel first saw Deuce, and a little while later she approached and hired him to be a member of the crew of a top secret project. Onboard the Kestrel, Deuce serves in capacity as a fighter pilot, and while technically under the command of Estelle he rarely listens to her and instead reports directly to the Colonel. As a result most of his assignments tend to be solo-ops as opposed to coordinated fighter deployments.
Weaknesses: Deuce’s reckless actions leave him extremely prone to injuring himself. Normally this wouldn’t be as big a deal, but he refuses to use modern medicine like nanites and instead relies on old school bandages and the like. His personality also often leads to him butting heads with those out ranking him. He also appears to be plagued with flashbacks to his very tightlipped past, often having nightmares when sleeping.