We now has a scientist. I am so terribly sorry about the wait, I didn't even realize I'd been considered @_@. Here he is. Also, let me just say what's already been said but... Kythia... that has got to be the best character EVER. I love her already.
Doctor Jake BallenfieldNutshell:
The Unwilling ScientistAge:
XenolordThe LookPhysical Description:
Doctor Ballenfield is nothing extraordinary in the physical department. Standing at a decent six one, he weighs in at a hundred and forty pounds. His hair is usually in a state of chaotic distress, as he takes very little time for himself. He has a shadow of a beard which he keeps trimmed, but not enough to look old.Preferred Attire:
Ever since being 'convinced' to come to the island as continue his research, Doctor Ballenfield has had no time to change out of his black 'DEAD END' t-shirt (Unaffiliated with the '84 band of the same name) and white lab coat, nor his black denim jeans.Weapon of Choice:
The good doctor abhors weapons of all kinds, but his mind is sharp enough to be one.The storyLikes:
Science, freedom, and the two togetherDislikes:
Confinement and Not-SciencePersonality:
Doctor Ballenfield is a bit insane in his personal life (which is one of the reasons it's believed his daughter was kidnapped), but when it comes to science, he becomes a man with a goal.Habits:
While thinking, Doctor Ballenfield has an annoying habit of clicking a ballpoint pen's button. Repeatedly. For hours
. He also has a bad habit of stalling for time. He's also got a thing for cliche idle threats, such as 'You monster... you'll never get away with this...'Flaws:
He is not a terribly good liar, even with a well-rehearsed story.Special Abilities
Doctor Jake Allistair Ballenfield is the pinnicle of the 'scientific genius'. A child prodegy, Jake had graduated full-honors from Harvard at eighteen, he moved on to study genetics. After learning how boring Genetics was, he moved on to Bio-Chem, where he met a young research assistant named Amber. Eventually, after long nights burning the midnight oil together, the two married at twenty. Three years later, they had their first child, a girl, and all was right... until an unknown disease took Amber from Jake and the newborn girl. Determined to erradicate this killer from the face of the earth, Jake began to look into the genetic markers of the disease, which eventually lead to long nights away from home.
His daughter grew up without a mother and, sadly, without a father either. Early to work and late to return, Jake would often come home to find his little girl sound asleep, and find himself out the door before she awoke. It was as if the two were strangers living in the same house. This, sadly, caused a rebellious streak to arise in the girl, staying out til all hours and bringing people over to spend the night, Jake could hardly talk to his daughter, let along control her.
So when she decided to start ignoring what few times he did talk to her, it only broke the already shattered doctor. His defenses of the 'crazy doctor' being the only thing that saves him from true insanity. One morning, as he rose for work, he received a letter, saying that this daughter was in the 'gracious care' of, and I quote, 'My master', and to come to an address if he ever wanted to see her again. Doing so, he soon found himself, unwillingly, on a helicopter towards an island of indeterminate location...
He could only pray it had nothing to do with his work into diseases.