Human Sexual Preference:
Shepard is a dedicated and determined marine. She is very intelligent and generally caring, though she can be a little hard on people, especially if she doesn't like them. She is mostly Paragon and can be diplomatic at times, though she is also somewhat impatient. She doesn't like police or law enforcement, preferring when things can be settled without outside authority even if it means being below board. She does not see the world in black and white, and criminal activity that doesn't endanger innocents is generally tolerated.Biography:
Shepard grew up in one of the large metropolises on Earth. She was orphaned, a biotic kid trying to make it on her own, and fell in with a group of adults who were part of a biotic cult within the territory of the 10th Street Reds gang. The leader pushed the adults of the group to violence against local politicians, including several terrorist attacks which culminated in the local gang coming in to clean out the cult. She was fifteen at that point and joined the Reds shortly after. They ran their territory as the criminal substitute for police, keeping civilians safe as long as they paid protection money and engaging in gang warring and light crimes. At the age of 18 she joined the Alliance Military and became a marine, only to lose her entire squad to Thresher Maws on Akuze.Settings:
As should be clear by the profile, Tess is my cannon Shepard, and I will always play her as such. I'm not yet comfortable pulling her into other settings or stories.Appearance:
Tess has very dark skin, and wears her black hair as a medium length afro. Below is a beautiful rendition of her by Lethallans on Tumblr. Elliquiy doesn't let me post the URL for direct artist credit, but links to the artists' tumblr will be given on request.