REDFERNE, Tobias E. Feb 6, 2013 4:44:56 GMT
Post by TOBIAS ELIOT REDFERNE on Feb 6, 2013 4:44:56 GMT
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FULL NAME: Tobias Eliot Redferne
NICK NAMES: Toby, Toby-dick
AGE AND BIRTH DATE: 15/11/1989
HAIR COLOUR AND STYLE: Tobias' hair is cut really short for practicality (it wouldn't be good if his hair got in his eyes when he was fighting, now, would it?) but is either blonde or brown, depending on his mood. This is because Tobias decided to hoard ridiculous amounts of blonde and brown hair dye before the apocalypse, and so he just swaps around every few days. He thinks it's fun.
EYE COLOUR: Blue
BUILD: Athletic, but a bit too slender to be called truly athletic. He's crazy fit and good with various tools, but he just never actually bulks up.
HEIGHT AND WEIGHT: 1.75m, 152lbs
TATTOOS: One tattoo on his right shoulder from his gang days.
PIERCINGS: One in his right earlobe, from his younger years. He hasn't worn anything in it since he turned 20, but the hole just never closed.
SCARS: Plenty. He has scars all over, but the more memorable ones include:
- the one stretching from the back of his left ear, down his neck, and ending just above his left ankle. He got this one when some rival gang members kidnapped him as a child. Due to his squirmishness and his annoying-little-snot attitude, they decided that cutting him up might make him keep quiet. (they were wrong)
- the web of scars on his back. Tobias has never managed to see an actual picture of it, but it hurt a lot to get and is the reason why Tobias never walks around without a shirt on.
- a few scars created when some members-- again, from a rival gang-- decided that stabbing him might be an interesting thing to try out. It was interesting for them, but not so much for Tobias.
- one running across his scalp. It's pretty shallow and no one actually manages to see it because it's covered by hair, but it exists.
- a bunch of others that were never catalouged. What? Tobias might be vain, but he's not thaaaat vain. Anyway, a bunch of scars wouldn't detract from his appearance at all-- his scars add masculinity and all that crap.
ANYTHING ELSE: Nope~
OVERALL APPEARANCE: Despite his overwhelming vanity, Tobias dresses most of the time for convenience and practicality. After all, beggars can't be choosers, and it's not like people can actually fight of zombies in designer suits, right? So he tends towards dark-coloured clothing or really, anything that'll help him blend into the background. He'll spend 90% of the time in combat boots and with at least 3 different weapons on his person (not including himself, no matter how much he might claim that his dashing good looks or whatever might be a deadly weapon) at all times. It's for defense, really, and after that horror story in which all his siblings died, he's not going to leave himself defenceless like that ever again.
On the rare occasion that Tobias isn't busy killing zombies, though, you'll either find him in more “battle clothing” or some of the worst clothes known to man. Just because he likes guys doesn't mean he knows how to dress, and most of the time his sister Aria is forced to help him pick out clothes. He'll still have weapons-- and possibly combat boots-- on, but it's more likely that you'll spot Tobias in some horrendous neon colours than anything else during his free time. Unless, of course, he decides not to go out, because if he's not planning on going out he doesn't get dressed at all.
And of all the things that Tobias owns, the thing that he holds most dear is a ring made out of dubious metals. On it has all of his lost siblings' names inscribed, and he always wears it to remind himself of the family that he's lost to the zombies. It's what keeps Tobias so good at killing zombies; he thinks that the more zombies he kills, the more he manages to avenge his family. Because really, family means everything and more to Tobias.
LIKES: Stayin' alive. His family, although they're mostly dead now. The stars, because they're where his family now resides and when he looks at them, he feels this sense of closeness that he'll never be able to get again. Guns, because they're fun, damnit, and his tally of (approximately) how many zombies he's killed.
DISLIKES: The freaking zombies. Anyone who dislikes Tobias. Pathetic people who can't even take care of themselves, people he considers to be stupid, and rules that don't serve any real purpose. Oh, and the zombies.
STRENGTHS: Physical fitness, extensive experience with handling weapons. His never-ending rage at the zombies, loyalty, above-average intelligence when it comes to killing things.
WEAKNESSES: Crazy over-competitiveness. He doesn't listen to other people's opinions and always thinks that he knows best; he's fussy, spoiled, a dickhead (which is why he gets called “Toby-Dick”) and thinks that he's better than he actually is. Tobias can almost never work with a team, because he's too much of a dick for anyone to actually want to work with him. He also has an inflated sense of self-importance and seems to think that he world is out to get him, even though it's actually out to get... well, everyone. He's selfish, and too calculating for his own good. He's also ridiculously childish, in the “I'll do the exact opposite of what you say, just because I can!” way.
SECRETS: To people he doesn't like, everything's a secret. But to people he likes (like Aria. Or... well, Aria. Anyone in his family, which is now mostly dead) nothing's really a secret. Not yet, anyway.
FEARS: Dying-- although he's also kind of embraced the idea, because he wants to be able to see his family again. Becoming a zombie and killing everyone that he cares about.
GOALS: To kill as many zombies as he can before he dies.
QUIRKS: He doesn't like people touching him, and also gets really pissy whenever... well, he's eternally pissy. I guess that's kind of a quirk, right?
HABITS: BEING A DICK. Wearing his “battle clothes”, snapping at everyone (which comes under “being a dick”), kind of talking to his dead siblings in public.
OVERALL PERSONALITY: Frankly, Tobias' personality can easily be summed up with one word: dick. He is a complete dick, he likes dick, and thinks that everyone he doesn't like is a dick. Dick! But then again, that's just what you get from Tobias at first glance. And while he might be really hard to get along with, if given time and patience (a lot of patience. Bucketloads-- no, who am I kidding? Planetloads, at least) people might maybe possibly hopefully be able to see the better parts of him. He's really loyal, and he's confident, relatively smart, and doesn't mind sharing his experience with less experienced people (in a more boastful manner than an actual instructory manner, but when it comes to Tobias, you learn to take the possible good points when they come).
He's quite a disagreeable person to be around because he's snappish and tries his very best to be a disagreeable person. It's because most people annoy him, so he decides that he should annoy them back too.
He's immensely practical, but that's more of because of the circumstances than anything. Otherwise he'd probably be wearing his horrible neon clothes everywhere and not really caring about what others think of him-- he usually cares a lot about what others think, but he's long since realised that his clothing sense is for no one but him and just stopped caring about what they said when it came to his clothes. Of course, though, he's usually wearing his battle clothes nowadays, and while nice and comfortable, sometimes Tobias misses wearing neon. He's childish in every sense of the word, and likes to play but refuses to listen to people when they tell him things. Tobias thinks that he always knows best, and even when he really doesn't, he just pretends like he knew it all along. Tobias also makes an effort to grate on everyone's nerves, if only for fun because being stuck in a zombie apocalypse without killing any zombies gets boring sometimes.
Above all, though, Tobias is immensely loyal to his family and basically humankind (even though there are many, many people he'd like nothing more than to throw to the zombies). It's about the only thing that Tobias is somewhat mature about, and although Tobias' picture is beside the dictionary entry on “uncooperative”, he'll be somewhat willing to work as a team... if he thinks it's important enough.
He rarely does.
HOME TOWN: Lincoln
WHERE WERE YOU?: Britain.
WHERE ARE YOU NOW?: Safelands
PARENTS: James Redferne, alive but not in Britain. Amelia Redferne, dead.
SIBLINGS: Liam, Cain, Connor, Aria, Jonah, Asher, Elodie. All dead except for Aria and Connor; Aria is in the Safelands while Connor is MIA.
ANYONE ELSE?: Nope!
PETS: Hahaha nope.
COMPLETE HISTORY: Born on the 15th of November to James and Amelia Redferne, heads of the Redferne clan, Tobias grew up in an admittedly less-than-ideal but very comfortable environment. His parents being the heads of an important gang meant that he had plenty of money and even more power, which he quickly learned to abuse. When he was 4, he was already stealing things from shops and knowing that his parents would get him out of the mess-- when he was 7, he beat up someone else so badly that they had to end up in the hospital for a week, but his parents got him out of that, too. So yeah, Tobias was a really spoilt child; who wouldn't be? His parents adored him, and all their other children-- they were going to inherit the control of the entire gang, after all. From an extremely young age, Tobias was already being trained to be in charge of weapons trafficking, and what with Tobias' slightly unnatural love for guns, it was thought to be the perfect position for him when he grew up. As such, Tobias' childhood was filled with two things-- violence and love.
His other siblings-- Liam, Cain, Connor, Aria, Jonah, Asher and Elodie, were all being trained and groomed in their various roles, too. And while he had a strong and unwavering love for all of them, Tobias craved for Cain's approval more than anything, because he thought of Cain as his really perfect and cool older brother. Similarly, Asher, his younger brother, looked up to Tobias a lot. However, due to Cain and Asher's closeness, Tobias felt abandoned by Cain and therefore got really rebellious and childish. He also became really petty around then, possibly because of the same reason. Those traits still stick with Tobias to this day, even though Cain and Asher (along with most his siblings) are now dead. Basically, Tobias was a drama queen. He still kind of is.
Er, well, then the zombie apocalypse started. Both his parents were infected and got killed, but the siblings managed to somewhat escape. Obviously by then the gang ties were totally not useful anymore and the Redferne siblings were forced to band together, fighting off the zombies with their insane hoarde of weapons (Tobias also has an insane hoarde of hairdye, because the first thing that he did when the zombie apocalypse started was grab his emergency bag-- but unfortunately for him, his emergency bag was right beside his hair dye bag and he mixed them up so oh well. He didn't really need his passport or anything in a zombie apocalypse scenario, anyway). Before his siblings started getting themselves killed, it was actually kind of fun.
Then, of course, Jonah had to go and get bitten. Since it was still in the relatively early stages of the zombie apocalypse during that time, no one really knew what getting bitten entailed. Therefore, Jonah was graciously allowed to live (not to mention that his brothers could hardly bear the thought of killing him), and that gave the infection the chance to take hold. He became a full zombie the day that he was taking care of their two youngest siblings, Asher and Elodie, and when everyone was out (doing stuff like getting food or similar things), and then promptly murdered his two ounger siblings. When Liam returned home after everything, he had to put Jonah down because he wasn't goin to let Jonah kill any more humans. And thus Asher, Elodie, and Jonah died. This was only the start of the Redferne siblings dying.
After that, the Redfernes carried on and lived as well as they could in the circumstances. Even though it became a lot easier to provide for everyone with 3 less mouths to feed, the death of their three younger siblings really took a toll on them. They let their guard down, and in their moment of weakness (or not, because really, are the Redfernes ever actually weak?) the zombies came swarming. Desperate, they tried to escape, but in the end their oldest brother Liam had to sacrifice himself in order to save everyone else.
So there was only Cain, Connor, Tobias, and Aria left behind. Liam had been one of the greatest (and only) advantages that they had over the massive hoardes of zombies, and so it was harder than ever for them to be able to keep alive. Cain and Connor went to find some food, but Tobias and Aria never saw them again. Tobias thinks them to be dead.
In the end, Tobias and Aria also managed to get seperated when they were ambushed by a mob of zombies. Although they both managed to survive, currently Tobias doesn/t know that and therefore thinks that he's the only Redferne left alive. After a while of keeping alive and running/killing the zombies with Tobias' entire arsenal of unlimited rage, Tobias finally made it to the Safe Lands. And now he just wants to avenge his entire family, and take out as many zombies as long as he can.
ALIAS: Cyrille, or just Cy.
TIME ZONE: Singapore, or GMT +8:00
ROLEPLAYING EXPERIENCE: about a year
AVERAGE WORD LENGTH: Really depends on how long your reply is (it'll be around the same length because I feel bad if I shortchange you?), but you can count on it to be above 200 unless there's really nothing to write about.
ROLEPLAY SAMPLE: Star Trek marathons were the best thing ever, in Jamie’s opinion.
Other than being the perfect way to de-stress, Jamie never had to bother about anything that other people thought when he was watching Star Trek. Honestly, it was like he was being transported into a whole other universe—the universe of James T. Kirk and the Enterprise, where he explored space and fought against hostile aliens. Where he lived in a starship and had proper, wonderful friends who never gave a shit about how hot his sisters were or how in love with science he was (honestly, being in love with science was a good thing in their universe, which was just another way how Star Trek was utter perfection). With Star Trek playing and a mug of hot chocolate in his hand, he never really had to care about anything else in the world. He didn’t need to care about his Herbology homework, or what a waste of time classes were. In fact, it seemed like Star Trek was the perfect way to forget about the fact that his life was nothing like Star Trek, and that he was doomed to live a sorry, Earth-bound life forever, never able to experience the thrill of adventure or to be able to escape the mundane routines of everyday life.
In the Wizarding world, where there was hardly the barest speck of technology anywhere, life was surprisingly dull. And though one might think that magic would make up for the utter lack of wonderful technology, it didn’t. Jamie—Jamie didn’t want apparition, he wanted transporter beams. He didn’t want unforgivable curses, he wanted phasers set to ‘stun’. And while he was at it, screw nature, too. He wanted a starship; recycled air and the feeling of metal under his feet. Not the bricks of some super-ancient castle that seemed like it was going to fall apart. Jamie didn’t want the problems that came with normal life. Instead, the idea of life in space sounded like perfection.
Jamie sighed. Of course, though, that was never going to happen—not in his lifetime, at least. Technology wasn’t halfway advanced enough for that, and even if it was, he’d never be accepted into Starfleet academy anyway. He sighed again, picking up some caramel popcorn to munch on, but then pushed all the thoughts out of his head. The Search for Spock was beginning, and at least for a night, Jamie could forget all about everything and just…
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