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Ship CounselorSkill set:Genius
- With an IQ of 247, Vincent always picked up on things fast. He followed this up with a full education, leading to earning his Doctorate in Psychology at the age most are still in collage seeking their Bachelor's. He is very in-tune with how the human (and human-like) mind works and made it his duty to become an expert in interpersonal communication and the minutae of human interaction - particularly when it came to lies and violent behavior. Because of his unique perception, he is particularly skilled at getting people to believe what he wants them to believe and can usually garner sympathy, break any unwelcome tension or intimidate people quite easily.
His intellect is his single biggest asset, even though he doesn't often show it. Close range combat
- Vin was officially trained in his education only, but he took up a smattering of hand to hand styles in his free time and uses mixed martial arts as an unpredictable way to defend himself, if necessary. When forced to fight, he will often move to intimidate his opponents with a show of force first, perhaps bringing on the facade of being a crazed person to put them off. His choice of studying many and mastering none was to reinforce this.
Martial arts studied: Pencak Silat, Serpent-style Kung Fu, Sambo, Tae kwon do, Twirch Ringen and Savate.
He also keeps a collection of archaic weaponry that he is moderately proficient in actually using - though any swords and halberds that he actually has are only replicas, of course.Character History:
Born on Faldwell, a prosperous planet in the Stellar Alliance, Mr. Earnest could never be one to claim a rough childhood. His parents were relatively well-off, but working class. They were boring sorts who's favorite passtime was entertaining friends with dinner parties. It was through this little habit of theirs that Vincent first came into his passion of reading the faces and behavior of others; while his parents tried to pass him off as quiet and well-mannered, even as a young boy he was precocious and curious enough that they sent him to private school early.
Once introduced to a place of learning with same-age peers, it became obvious quickly that he excelled in nearly all subjects and his parents were constantly shocked and amazed as he was advanced year after year, graduating from high school at 13, university at 15, obtaining his masters at 18 and his Doctorate the year he turned 21. From there, he entered into the work force, but found it couldn't keep his interest. He tried to write as an expert on his subject on the side but, while his works were received very well, he still found it all very dull.
At the suggestion of a collegue, he took to traveling with the hope that it would satisfy his lust for novelty and his search to decode what still eluded him of human individuality. Soon, he began traveling farther and farther out into space until at last he was reaching the borders of the Alliance's reach. The more he learned, the more he was driven to learn more and meeting other races became his new passion. He found that you could hardly apply the same methodology to delving into the secrets of alien mentality and this lead him back to the drawing board. His writings increased and were ate up by young scholars back in the home planets.
Then, he finally lost his naivet'e and began to relax more around the new and exotic people he met, as he found he could learn more about them when he didn't treat them like lab specimens or a puzzle to solve.Personality:
With all his expertise, you would expect him to have a very professional manner. But the truth is that Vin is an extremely laid-back sort of man. He's prone to kick his feet up at his desk and talk candidly with people who come to seek him out rather than to sit and watch with folded hands as they lie on a couch. He is a bit lazy and would rather hold a friendly arguement than give in to unwanted duties right away, such tendencies often get him into murky waters with his Captain. Though he would do nothing to upset Cass directly, his playful nature leads him to saluting him and refering to his Captain as "noble wolf" (the meaning behind the name Adolf) when he must give in to orders.
His shrewd and perceptive nature aside, he is honestly caring of the people who come to him for aid and his soft green eyes often put them at ease. He takes his current employment very seriously and helps the crew members who seek him out with as much empathy and foresight as he can supply.How did the Captain hear about and recruit you?:
It was, perhaps, an act of providence that Vincent and the Void Wolf were in the same place at the same time, as he never would have sought out a employer so far off the beaten path. The Doctor had been on Icarus - a planet rumored for corrupt politics - to study the faces of men who were skilled at deceiving. He hadn't been expecting to stumble across slums as commonplace, but the governing forces carried so much power and prestige that they managed to cover up the squalor that so many of their people resided in to most of those from outside the world.
After being unsuccessful at garnering an interview with several politicians, Vincent lost interest and moved again to the seedier parts of town where he quickly earned trust and moved up the ranks in a prominent street gang and gathered information on the inner workings of Icarus through these roundabout means.
Somewhere along the way, he attracted Cass's attention. The unpredictable Captain managed to pique his interest by not hiding what he does for a living. And he picked up on Vin's need for stimulation quickly, passing two minor tasks to prove his worth. The Doctor went along with them simply because they interested him and, once aboard The Relentless, he was hooked. The varied crew's connundrums and constant travel appeals to the man. And, while he'd never admit it, he loves the thrill of being a part of a pirate's crew just as much, though his heart pounds any time he's needed off-ship.