6/15/2009Name: Marcus "Nobby" Beauchamp Age:
is always dressed in clothes that are at best, second hand. He stands and walks like a shady drug dealer and when he smiles, the word 'ratty' comes to mind. After spending any time with him, most people need a shower. Image:
Nicholas Tennant Attributes and Skills:
can fix most ships or transport vehicles
experienced pickpocket. not as nimble as he used to be.
can pick most locks, except electronic ones
can hotwire anything
he's a very fast runner First Impression:
When people meet him, they see a shady character. Someone that has been on the wrong side of the law for such a long time, honest work is a mythic concept. Most crooks, especially serious criminals, see a little rat. Someone that's useful but expendable. Most people assume he has a drug habit, he looks and carries himself like a junkie. Under the Surface:
He is shady, at least he's spent most of his time in that world. He's definitely a thief, no two ways about it. He doesn't actually have a drug habit. He's used drugs, of course, but even the drugs don't want to stick by him. But if anyone actually took the time to get to know him, they'd see that he's actually moderately decent and thoughtful person. He's not brave, not by a long shot. He's survived a number of famous massacres by being somewhere else. But a friend can trust him with their lives although they'd be stupid to trust him with a credit. He's definitely cynical but he also has a bit of a romantic soul. He's much more cheerful than his past should allow. Deep Dark Self:
He's a lonely person and actually rather needy. If he'd been a woman, he'd be one of those women that keeps sleeping with abusive guys just because they were nice once. He has a habit of attaching himself to people that are moderately nice to him. He's been used by more cutthroat criminals as a patsy, a mule, or any variant of a human shield. He craves real affection and whenever he gets something that resembles it, he'll bend over backwards for that person. Public / Common History:
He was born on Dyton on 2484, to a teenage mother named Maggie Beauchamp. He's been in and out of various foster homes until he turned eighteen and has a very long rap sheet. He's been arrested and/or is wanted for:
possession of illegal substances with intent to sell
various counts of grand theft auto
breaking and entering
receiving stolen goods
selling stolen goods
aiding and abetting
larceny Unknown History:
Marcus was one of those children that had very bad luck with foster parents. But he was quite useful to Social Services in Dyton. He'd weed out poor caretakers, usually by getting beaten by his current foster family. He's been a member of one gang another since he was seven.
Origin of the knickname Nobby:
When he was nine, he ran away from another foster home. He made the mistake of running away in the winter and almost froze to death but was found a young beat cop on his patrol. The cop took him to the police station and fed him. Marcus picked the cop's pockets but instead of getting angry about it, the cop said Marcus reminded him of a character in a book series he'd read. The character was called Nobby. So this cop gave Marcus the name 'Nobby' and a spoon, as a joke. Marcus still has that old spoon. It's his most prized possession.
As he got older, the pattern of Marcus' life was join some gang after getting attached to one or more of its members and end up taking the fall for their crimes when the law finally caught up to them. It's the same old routine. Secret History:
He has no idea who his father is or if his mother is still alive. Strengths:
Dexterous. He's very fast and quite nimble when he needs to be, like when he's being chased by someone. His knowledge and understanding of machinery is definitely an asset. He's quite optimistic and can see the good in almost anyone. Weaknesses:
He's loyal to a fault. He's a kleptomaniac and probably a very poor judge of character considering the people that he's in the past considered his friends.