Ty, Yoda, Triple 8, The Highlander (see below), MacGray (Play on MacGyver), Newton Burnsworth (Alias he used for fake IDs in college, still uses it from time to time)D.O.B:
August 8, 1984Astrological Sign:
Anal, Biting, Light Bondage, OralTheme Song:
BlackHair Style and Length:
Short, neatly cut, though less neatly combed from day to day. He usually keeps a clean shave, and if he isn't, that's usually a sign that something is on his mind.Eye Color:
Farsighted. He has a pair of black framed glasses that he wears usually, except at work. When at work, he wears contacts, despite hating them with a passion reserved for countries embroiled in multi-year long wars.Height:
6'1", though he didn't grow above 5'8" until high school.Weight:
157 lbs.Clothing Style:
Collared shirts and jeans are his preferred clothing style, though he wears tee shirts in the summer due to what he considers the ungodly heat and humidity. Tyler also has a love for generally odd hats, usually wearing an old bowler or fez at home just for laughs. He is also a fan of canvas sneakers.Distinguishing Marks:
A birthmark on his left shoulder blade that looks oddly like a Sylvester the Cat. Ty also has a tattoo of the bat symbol on his butt from college that he never bothered to remove.Skin Color:
Fair, stemming from his mother's Irish heritage.Body Type/Build:
Lanky and slim, Ty isn't particularly muscular or physically imposing, though that hasn't stopped him from playing the part of the tough guy for his girlfriend when she gets hit on at a bar.Measurements:
38 chest, 34 waist, 32 inseamPiercings:
Soft, melodic, though with a deepness to it. When caught off guard or particularly irritated, his voice will go high pitched and shrill, much to his friend's amusement when they surprise him.
RelationshipsMother: Fiona Gray nee Donne.
Tyler and his mother have always been close. Before meeting his current girlfriend, he would visit home every couple of months, much to his exes annoyance. She also has a habit of calling Tyler daily, much to his annoyance since college, when she would call at the most inoperative times. Mrs. Gray only wants the best for her son, she often tries to butt into his relationships, which has caused most of his previous relationships to fail disastrously. Currently, she is trying to break up her son from his current girlfriend, though she stays civil when Tyler is in the room.Father: Walter Alden Gray III.
Tyler's father is a work horse that constantly hassles his son for his career choices and usually tells him to get a hair cut. Walter comes from a long line of doctors, each one being named Walter to keep up the family legacy started by Tyler's great grandfather in the early 1900's. While Tyler might have been the first born son, his father didn't give him the name, believing that he would just be a disappointment. Despite all these faults, Tyler still loves his dad, and when he visits them, they throw around a baseball for old times sake.Siblings: Walter Alden Gray IV.
Tyler's younger, over-achieving brother. Wherever Tyler would fail, Walter would succeed. Always on the honor role, Walter is currently in med school to carry on the family legacy. The brothers rarely get along, though when one of them is in need of help, the other is always right there, ready to lend a hand. Also, Walter hates Star Wars, which Tyler still holds as a point of contention between them. He also has a wife, Jessica, who is far more friendly to Tyler than her husband is.Dana Gray.
Dana is Tyler's older sister and the family's black sheep. While the brothers are usually at each other's throats about something, Dana acts as a bridge between them by being the outcast. She is hugely into the goth scene, loves Star Wars like Tyler, and plans to go into nursing at some point. When Dana is in town, it's usually to ask Tyler to meet her new boyfriend, which usually ends with the two arguing and then Dana realizing her bad taste in men once more. She looks up to Ty for having found a woman that makes him happy, and runs interference with her mother to keep her from breaking the two up.Children:
None yet, wanting to wait till he marries to have one or two.Other Family Members: Aunt Rita.
A woman that isn't really Tyler's aunt, but has been friends with his mother since before he was born. Unknown to Fiona, she was previously Walter's girlfriend before he met her. Rita often gets too fresh with Ty's father, which causes Tyler to glare at his father till he coughs and goes back to work. She is also Walter's receptionist at his practice. Everyone in the family but Tyler's mother knows the real reason she keeps the job, though no one has the heart to tell his mother.Past Lover(s): Raven Delmarch.
The ex from hell as Tyler describes her. Raven and Ty dated in high school and when they went to college, she broke up with him to pursue another person at the college. That relationship lasted three days before she tried to get Tyler back, though he said no. She proceeded to key his car and ruin his brother's wedding by showing up in her underwear and scream his name while playing Never Gonna Give You Up on a boombox. She was admitted to a mental institution soon after, but is now out and regularly finds Tyler to ask him out. She doesn't take his constant no's as hard any more, but also doesn't see them as a hard no either. She also has a habit of slapping him every time she sees him, though is completely civil to him otherwise.Current Lover:
(Leaving blank till I see the other rtj's)Friends:
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WinterLeast favorite season:
Bass Guitar, Star Wars, Tinkering, Comic Books, Drawing, Biking, Baseball, SoccerDrink/Smoke/Drugs:
Ty is a recreational drinker with a soft spot for Scotch, which earned him his nickname of The Highlander when he entered a Pub run drinking tournament. The rules were that they had to drink a shot of scotch every time someone said "There can be only one", and Tyler was the only one left standing by the end of the movie. He does not smoke, and very rarely smokes pot, which is a habit he picked up in college.How Serious are they:
Far from serious, Tyler often makes light of a situation with a joke or offhanded comment. He has also been known to wear odd or unusual hats just to make people laugh, though he finds them awesome.Independent or dependent:
Dependent. While Tyler could do perfectly fine on his own, he is truly at home with his friends and loved ones, and would be completely lost without them. He is particularly dependent on his girlfriend, who he leans on for support with his current life choices.Soft Spot/Vulnerability:
Caramel and baby huskies. When Tyler is in a funk or is annoyed with his friends, a bribe of caramel often improves his disposition. And he just finds baby huskies to be adorable.Opinion on swearing:
While he tries not to swear, he does occasionally slip. In order to minimize his slips, he will substitute curse words for made up words, like substituting "damn" with "drax". This can often lead to confusion in public.Daredevil/Cautious:
Cautious, except when he's with his girlfriend. He tries to be more extroverted around her, usually to comical conclusions.Favorite movie genre:
Sci-FiFavorite music genre:
Star WarsFavorite band/song:
Incubus - Talk Shows On MuteFears:
Drowning, Blood (he faints at the sight of blood), Alien Death Rays (he is a firm believer in them), Vampire BatsComforts:
Caramel Hot Chocolate, Back Rubs, His Comic Collection, His Custom LightsaberSmall Blurb:
"Is there a caramel cheesecake in that room? Because if the answer is yes, we're going in there. I don't care that there is a bee hive above the door!"
Tyler was born in small town Maine, something that constantly causes him to explain to people now that he is not from Canada. From a young age, Tyler had a love of comic books and reading, which was a way to escape from his father constantly telling him to be better than he was. His mother would give him a small amount of money to buy the comics, which brought them close together causing a bond that lasts to this day. When his brother was born, Tyler was happy at first, until he realized what it actually meant. While his father looked at him in contempt, he looked at his brother like a saint. As the two grew older, they developed a rivalry, though they never truly hated each other. Instead, they would just tease each other in order to get eyes on one another.
When Tyler finally got to high school, he started to become more independent, though it was really the fact that he met his first girlfriend that had him pull away from his family a bit. Where he would lean on his mother for support before, now he was constantly with Raven. This caused his mother's hatred of every girl Tyler even looked at after Raven, though she was right to hate Raven in the first place. The two got into trouble quite a bit, though the teachers knew it was Raven's influence that put Tyler in a bad place. Despite everyone telling her that things wouldn't work out, Ty being ever the optimist thought they would be together forever. What he didn't know was that Raven regularly cheated on him and merely used him for his car. In any case, Tyler continued to date her until college, at which point she broke up with him to go after the "big shot" of the school.
When she broke up with Tyler, he was devastated, but he soldiered on without her, though she didn't take his rejection when she tried to get him back well. During his third year in college, he went to his brother's wedding to his high school crush, which was crashed by Raven in a manic state. After three cops and a priest dragged her off to admit her to a psych ward, the wedding resumed with one of the greatest best man speached of all time. After all, it's hard not to have levity when your ex comes in playing Never Gonna Give You Up in her underwear. When he returned to the college, he took up drawing in his free time, also taking a few courses in art to earn some extra credits before graduation. It was then that he realized he was actually fairly good and had a change in heart about his choice of careers. However, he also knew that comic book artist didn't exactly pay a lot early on, so he continued with his courses through to law school.
After graduating, he got a job at a local law firm as a mail clerk to pay the bills while he searched for a more prominent job in law. It was on the recommendation of his employer that he try one of the corporate law firms, as they often take younger lawyers to handle their clients less serious cases. Upon this recommendation, Tyler applied to the largest firm he could find as a crap-shoot attempt. His gamble worked, and soon he was wearing a suit and tie to work every day to deal with copy right claims and disputes between hot dog vendors. He hated it, but at least the pay was good enough to keep him coming back. While working at Birch and Calder, he began sending his portfolio to various comic book publishers and news papers, doing freelance work on the side. He hopes that one day he can quit his job at B&C in order to take a full time position with a publisher, but till then, he has his friends and girlfriend by his side to keep him sane.How they met <Fill in name here>:How they met <Fill in name here>:How they met <Fill in name here>:How they met <Fill in name here>:Languages:
English, Gaelic, Russian, LatinEducation level:
Law Degree, Bachelor Degree in Pre-Law, taking classes in comic book art and writing.Country of Origin:
Maine, United StatesCity of Origin:
Corporate Lawyer for Birch and Calder, also freelance comic artist (hoping to quit his job at the law firm to pursue comics full time)First Job:
Mail Clerk at McNabb and Sons.