Jonathan Washington (aka Commander or Jon, depending on the situation)Played by:
Calculated, serious, loyal, intelligent, trustworthy, authoritative, initiative, social, confidentSpecialty:
Commander of Resistance Cell 89Cell member since (weeks/ months/ years):
Jonathan was born and raised in a small village in Oklahoma. He never pictured himself becoming a farmer like his dad was, and once he turned eighteen he signed up for the navy. At the age of twenty-four he had advanced to the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He was on shore leave, visiting his parental home, when the nukes hit and obliterated most of the world.
He joined a local militia in the immediate aftermath, but once it became apparent that more was going on that what met the eye, he made his way to California, wanting to join up with his squadron at Camp Pendleton. The trip took him several weeks, only to find out that it had all been for nothing once he reached his destination. The base had taken a direct hit from a nuke and was completely gone.
Eventually he managed to get in contact with the remains of the military. He was assigned to a squad in Los Angeles, which later became Resistance Cell 46, or RC 46. He supported this cell until it was ambushed by Skynet, either killing or capturing most of the resistance members. Jon was one of two people who managed to get away. After updating Command on the situation they resigned him to RC 89. Another four years later the leader of RC 89 was captured, and Jon, being the highest ranking member, led the resistance cell ever since.
Four months ago Skynet located their previous base of operations. The ambush killed over half his people and this was a major psychological blow to him. In addition, Jon busted his knee during his escape and although the wound healed, he'll never be able to run, or even walk, again. Without a surgeon available he's forced to walk with a limp leg and a cane for the rest of his life.
Dorothy Griswold Played by:
Skittish, submissive, kind, pacifistic, empathic, paranoidSpecialty:
CookCell member since (weeks/ months/ years):
Dorothy was seventeen years old when the world changed overnight. Up until then she had been an average student, enjoying her high school life. Due to her plain looks she wasn't a popular girl, but at the time she held a steady relationship with a boy who she loved very much. Unlike her, however, he couldn't find a shelter after the initial strike and he wandered around the city, exposing himself to the fallout radiation. She saw him only once after she left the safety of the shelter and didn't recognize him at first. Most of his hair had fallen out, his body was covered in sickly looking ulcers and the once healthy muscle tone was replaced by scrawny limbs. The image had left a lasting impression on her, and although it wasn't the worst thing she had seen after Skynet attacked, it was the worst thing she recalled.
Dorothy managed to hook up with other survivors, living from day to day for several years to come until she could join a resistance cell. Without much in the use of practical skills, she became a cook, cleaning lady, and first aid giver. Although her combat skills were less than impressive she turned into the backbone that kept her resistance cell running. While the warriors were out to fight, she'd take care of any and all duties that needed to be done to keep everybody alive.
As Skynet became more vindicative and inventive in exterminating mankind, she moved to different resistance cells several times. She joined RC 89 seven years ago, after Jon rescued her from the basement of a collapsed building. Although Skynet's attacked had killed or mortally wounded all the other cell members, she was fortune enough to sustain only minor scratches. The emotional impact, however, was severe and occasionally she still suffers from nightmares. She's afraid that there will be a repeat of what happened.
Brad Arlington (aka Rat Boy) Played by:
Kind, slow-minded, cheerful, empathic, loyalSpecialty:
GathererCell member since (weeks/ months/ years):
Although Brad's mother was protected from the immediate impact of the nukes on Judgment Day, she was exposed to a high dose of radiation in the weeks that followed. Due to the radiation poisoning at the age of nine she grew up as a smaller than average woman, regularly suffering from illnesses. During her pregnancy food was hard to find and she was malnourished as a result. These two facts combined caused Brad to be born with a low IQ.
Brad never learned who his father was. He lost his mother at the age of eleven when a Terminator killed her. A member of RC 89 found him three weeks later while the boy was scavenging for food. His mental condition became apparent soon, but despite the loss of his mother he was a cheerful young lad. Some argued that he was too dumb to realize what had happened, but although he was slow-minded it was things like this that upset him greatly.
Despite his low IQ it turned out that he had a big talent. He can find any item you're looking in the trashed world and can usually bring it to you the same day you request for it. Although he'll never be a good soldier, his unique talent has been a big support to the resistance cell. His ability to sniff out the useful items between the trash earned him the nickname 'Rat Boy'. It's a name that he proudly wears and that he prefers over his first name, since that reminds him of his mother. Any reminder of his mother tends to drive him to tears and it's considered very cruel in RC 89 to talk about her with him. Other then that it's hard to bring his upbeat mood down. He's often the first person who tries to cheer people up when they're feeling down and he does everything for those who he considers to be his friends, no matter what the risk to his own life is.