Steve MillerPosition in Gang:
And yes he is slightly crazy to have attached a working jet engine to the back of his vehicle, has never actually tested it though. So it is just as likely to actually work and make him go faster as it is likely to explode in a giant fireball, either way is fine.Physical Details:
He has a scar on his face reaching from just above his left eyebrow all the down to the middle of his left cheek. He also has a series of lash scars on his back and occasionally cause him pain, not due to anything physically wrong with them, but due to mental phantom pain.Bio:
Steve was but a young boy when the first of the bombs fell and changed his world forever. The short life he had before the bombs though was a good one, he was raised by loving parents and taught to never hurt others and always look out for others. He had been raised in that time with a strong sense of justice and that the everyone should do their part to help each other in anyway they could. He was a smart and intelligent child that loved to take things apart, which often got him in to trouble, but all of that soon wouldn't matter. The bombs took away his life, his family, and the only life he had known and showed him the cruelties of the real world at a young age.
Perhaps if he hadn't lost his parents at such a young age he might have been steered away from the dark path he would eventually, grudgingly, step down. The first few years after the bomb he wasn't on his own and was taken in by a family that happened to have survived near by, but they had lost their child. So in a way they all needed each other and it worked for a time, it was also here that he picked up some mechanical skills. Mr. Thompson was quite a skilled mechanic and was an electrical engineer in his past life, but with the bombs that life ended. He taught Steve how to work with machines, and even allowed him the sizable book collection, that was left undamaged, about mechanics and physics. It wasn't a formal education, but it was better then nothing and a lot better then what most people would get. It was the closest he would get to having a normal life after the bomb and high school or college education.
Though all good times must come to an end and all life ends, suddenly and without any warning. When Steve was around 16 raiders would attack the small makeshift house that he and his adopted mother and father, of sorts, had built off by themselves. The Thompsons did all they could to try and bribe them off and have them leave the place in peace, knowing that they couldn't win a fight and it was better to just give in then resist. Eventually they agreed to leave in exchange for Steve, as they needed a mechanic, and any food they had. Steve thought for sure they wouldn't agree that they would rather fight then give him up, but that was to prove false they seemed to quickly accept, saving themselves. The raiders left that night taking it all and ripping Steve away from the only family he had truly known and thought loved him. He didn't know that later that night the raiders would come back and burn the house down taking everything else they had.
Steve spent the next 6 years working as the mechanic for the gang, being beaten, whipped, anything short of raped or killed as they needed him alive. He was a rare find and they weren't going to kill him with how much he knew about machines and there workings. He continued to read the books he had stolen away from the house, which were more advanced and in a lot of ways would have finished his education and made him a true engineer, if such a job existed. He also learned how to mix and match parts and use scrap to make things work that were thought to be junk, though it was a dark 6 years he was still learning and never gave up on his life. It was also during this time he received his scars.
This life was brought to an end when the secret of the day 6 years ago was brought to light and what had actually happened. The gang then learned a terrible lesson, to bad it was their last, never piss of the man in charge of fixing your machines as he just as easily make them go as he can make them break or worse. This was also when he created the Lancer, as he just wasn't satisfied to make the leader die, no he would suffer as he had made his adopted parents suffer. His death was a slow, painful, and ugly death and with nothing to hold Steve back he took his time.
With the gang gone and no one to turn too Steve began to wander the waste, improving his skills, doing odd jobs, but what he had been forced to do and what he had done over those 6 years haunted him and changed him. He could never go back to who he was. He wanted revenge on the world and to take out his rage on whoever he could, even if they didn't deserve it. Still he is conflicted at times, but that is mainly due to him being a big ball of crazy.Personality:
He is crazy in more ways then most people would want to know. He on the average though is not what most people would expect from a raider. He also almost seems to have two persona and personalities, that are different from one another. Whether he actually has multiple personality disorder or just suffers from mental stress and is just hiding to protect himself is hard to guess. He seems to be aware of everything he is doing in both states and can remember and react like normal, but he has a switch that when flips changes him.
He has his mode where he is a rather nice guy, of sorts, a bit odd and quite, but not out to beat the shit out of you or get in your way. He mainly just sticks to himself and does his job, reads, hums, and acts like a slightly shy and normal person. He also can be seen smiling every now and then, but mostly just has a more neutral/blank expression. When he does talk it is not loud or booming, but calm, cool, and thoughtful in manner. He will defend himself, but he is less likely to attack or actively hurt someone. He also can be noted to help others on rare occasion.
His other side is noticeable different and you can see it in his eyes and face when he changes, if he doesn't have his mask on. He gets a twisted smile and his eyes widen slightly, more like an animals. He is aggressive, destructive, and is willing to do whatever it takes to win. He is cruel and brutal showing no mercy or care for another human being. Everyone is but a tool to him, except those that he respects, trusts of sorts, or knows it would be stupid to fight. He is not mad and uncontrollable, his intelligence still shows through and he is still always thinking ahead, rather the focus shifts from passive to outwardly aggressive and destructive for the hell of it.
There are places between these two modes, but often he falls into his violent side on raids and more passive when nothing provokes him. He might also be conflicted about his sides, but rarely talks to others as he finds it mainly boring and uninteresting. Save for commands, plans, demands, or if you manage to hold an intellectual or philosophical conversation. Weapons:
- One modified chainsaw, that can be used one handed, like in the picture.
- One giant wrench meant to be used on large machine parts, but just as good for beating someones skull in.
- One crowbar, plain and simple.
- One Lancer, which to put it simply is just is a long piece of metal with an highly insulated grip linked up to conductors and hooked up to a large backpack. It is effectively a longer more deadly, for the person it is aimed at and the user, cattle prod lance. (rarely used... for obvious reasons, still likes it as one of his first creations though)
- One custom made bolt launcher: it is a amalgamation of parts and pieces from different guns and weapons. It looks like a crossbow of sorts with a barrel drum on the bottom, which holds the ammo, which are just sharpened scrap metal rods, with two firing modes. It still has the string, which can be quickly pulled back, or it has a compressor that allows it to fire almost like an automatic weapon. So it can function as either a sniper rifle or a assault rifle, good for all occasions, rarely jams, can be put through almost anything, and ammo is everywhere.
- A few Molotov Cocktails.Player's Limits:
I am fine with most things though my character would not be fine with scat, death, and cannibalism