Well, I did have an idea I've been kicking around with.Name:
Sgt. Floyd LawtonAlias: Deadshot Age:
Special Ops - SniperHeight:
210 lbsPersonal Effects:
- Laser Eye Patch - A high tech laser-assist eyepatch he wears over his right eye to augment his aiming skills and access personal databases. In combination with the scope of a sniper rifle he's said to never miss a shot.
- Sniper Rifle - Floyd's weapon of choice.
- Colt M1911 - Floyd's backup weapon of choice.
- Locket - A small locket often worn around his neck but slipped into his pocket for his attacks. Contained is a picture of a woman and two children, one of the children is Caucasian while the other is clearly at least half Hispanic. The woman is his dead wife Susan, the Caucasian child is his dead son Eddie, and the half-Hispanic child is his missing daughter Zoe.
- The List - It's not exactly public knowledge that the President is prepared to nuke Gotham if the situation isn't contained in 2 months, but Floyd knows this. Because Floyd is the president's Plan B. Given a list of 100 individuals, Floyd has been told that Gotham City will be destroyed in 60 days unless every single individual on that list is either committed in Arkham, incarcerated in Blackgate, or Dead by the end of those 60 days.
While not blatantly suicidal, Floyd has been psychologically evaluated to have very strong self-destructive urges. He seems to genuinely not care if he lives or dies, he just doesn't want to do the job himself. He always was a bit of a loner and a tad anti-social. Prefers to exclusively hire the services of prostitutes for sexual encounters, claims that in his experience marriages never end well even when they do start well. The only real exception seems to be if Children are involved, especially Zoe. Floyd may have no reason to live on a personal level but the very idea of Zoe being in danger can bring out the Papa Bear in him after all.Brief:
The mysterious grim reaper in Gotham, and possibly its savior. The President has to nuke Gotham in 60 days you see, that's the time analysts give before sensitive materials and knowledge officially gets out. But the President does have a Plan B - because only certain people actually have to die. So if Deadshot gets to them within the 60 days the bomb doesn't have to drop.
Of course, that's ignoring the fact that Zoe went missing and Floyd is willing to do anything to get her back. Even if that means blowing up a city.Role Play:
The names on the List are known only to Floyd (and the GMs) but Floyd has permission from the President to also kill whoever it takes to get through the List. It's personal for Floyd though. His son Eddie was raped and murdered by an unknown pedophile in Gotham, his former wife killed herself over that. He's also in Gotham because he's learned that while doing some special ops on one of the Cartels he ended up sleeping with a Gotham member of a Columbian Cartel named Michelle Torres, and she had a daughter named Zoe. And now Zoe has gone missing in the No Man's Land.
So Floyd's in Gotham not only to potentially save it from nuclear annihilation but he's also in Gotham to get revenge for his son's rape and murder that drove his wife to suicide, and to find his missing illegitimate daughter Zoe before she suffers a similar fate - because she is, without even a hint of exaggeration, the only reason he has to live for and he'll do anything to get her back. Even if that means killing everyone else in Gotham to do it. Backround:
Floyd didn't have what one could call an ideal childhood. His parents didn't even really like each other, they just got pregnant and had a shotgun wedding. In time they grew to hate each other but by then they had two boys, Floyd being the younger of the two. Their home life was miserable but they did have a bit of refuge outside where they could go hunting. Both of the Lawton boys got to be very good shots actually.
Floyd's older brother Edward eventually lied about his age to join the military to get away from the abuse, which quickly trained him to be a sniper. It was coming back that was his brother's mistake. Believing his training had made him strong enough to finally being some peace to the Lawton house, all it did was enrage their father further. Floyd's father killed his mother and his older brother that night, and would of killed him too if Floyd hadn't managed to hide out in the woods with his hunting rifle. The lawyers called it Self-Defense. What he's only shared with a military psychologist though was that he had the rifle sooner and he tried to save his brother - would of too if he hadn't missed the shot.
Joining the military to follow his brother's footsteps, Floyd too would be trained as a Sniper. There's a quite a few people in powerful positions that would go as far as to say he's the Best Sniper America's ever had in fact. Susan just had the bad luck of falling in love with him. A reporter from New York they tried to start a family and life together, but unfortunately they tried to do it in Gotham. While Floyd was serving a tour of duty in Iraq their young son Eddie - named for Floyd's diseased but remembered foldly older brother - was kidnapped, raped, and murdered by a pedophile. Their marriage might of survived elsewhere, but they were in Gotham. Susan would kill herself over how badly the Gotham PD handled the case and Floyd went deeper into his work to hide the horror.
Floyd didn't love Michelle Torres, that should be made clear. She was just a prostitute with the Venitas Cartel he slept with to maintain his cover during a special ops mission. She didn't love him either, but the condom broke and she became pregnant with a daughter she named Zoe and Michelle did love Zoe. Loved her enough to quit the life and set up a new home, if she could only manage Gotham. Michelle only managed to get word to Floyd about Zoe last year, and even then they have to keep it a secret. To Floyd though it was a second chance to try and be a good dad even if it has to be a secret.
No Man's Land has had him in a silent panic, all the more so that he's gotten word that Zoe's gone missing. Willing to take any excuse to get into No Man's Land, he'd get one from the President Himself. 60 Days. The President's analysts say that's about how long they have before the chaos of Gotham City results in something horrible getting out into the world, from sensitive information to experimental materials, something has to be done to Gotham in 60 Days. Floyd Lawton is the President's Plan B. The Pentagon has made a list you see, of 100 Gotham Citizens. Mostly Criminals, the Pentagon and the President are convinced that if all 100 are either in Arkham, in Blackgate, or Dead before the deadline then Gotham doesn't have to burn. Which is good, because somewhere in Gotham there's also someone who knows what happened to Eddie and someone else that knows where Zoe is.
So it's really simple. The President has written off Gotham and it's citizens already. They're all already dead, they just don't know it yet. But if Deadshot can kill enough of them then the rest of the people can live in the hellish cesspool they call a city. Sgt. Lawton is saving lives, with every bullet and body he puts in the ground there's a chance that someone else will live instead. Which is good, because if the reward is finally getting some Revenge for his son Eddie and being able bring home safe his missing daughter Zoe then Deadshot is willing to kill every single citizen of Gotham to do it, one bullet at a time.