Decided to go with Harvey Bullock and The Black Mask(Jeremiah Arkham version) as my two characters. Here's Harvey, should hopefully have Jeremiah up soon. Character sheet:
Detective on the Gotham City Police Department's Major Crimes UnitHeight:
230 LbsPersonal Effects:
When he is on duty Harvey usually carries a Colt .357 Trooper
which he's received special dispensation to use, additionally he carries two sets of Handcuffs, his GCPD Badge, and a S&W .38 Bodyguard
as a backup weapon. He drives a 1988 Dodge Diplomat
with his Bulletproof Vest
and Mossberg Shotgun
in the trunk.Personality:
Harvey is a straight forward person. He rarely ever minces words or has qualms about letting someone know just what he thinks of them. The fact that he doesn't buy into, or sell, the fantasy aspects of what people think it means to be a cop tends to make him seem disillusioned, when in truth he is simply a realist about the world he lives in. Extra:
Harvey has the dubious distinction of having been investigated, and found innocent, by Internal Affairs more times than any other officer currently serving on the GCPD. Photo:Brief Backround:
Harvey has been a Gotham City resident all his life. He was born in Gotham, he grew up in Gotham, and he has made his life in Gotham. During his school years Harvey was never what you'd call a star student. Though he did play on his high school's football team. After he exited school, Harvey joined the Gotham City Police Department and has been employed by it ever since.
Harvey has a mixed reputation within the GCPD. With seemingly half the force believing that he should have been removed from service long ago, and the other half believing that he could be running the Major Crimes Unit if he wanted to. The truth, like many things about Harvey, is somewhere in the middle, shrouded in grey.
And here is the start of The Black Mask/Jeremiah Arkham, will finish it asap. Character sheet:
Jeremiah Arkham Alias:
The Black MaskAge:
Warden of Arkham Asylum/Crime Lord Height:
Jeremiah's Keys & Passcodes to every area of Arkham Asylum, Access to what remains of the Arkham family's funds, as well as Jeremiah's Psychological Profiles on nearly every major player in Gotham's underworld. The Black Mask's encrypted cell phone, Glock 18
with standard and extended magazines, and control of The Black Mask's criminal assets. Personality:From The Private Files of Jeremiah Arkham
-"Dissociative identity disorder is a mental disorder on the dissociative spectrum characterized by at least two distinct and relatively enduring identities or dissociated personality states that alternately control a person's behavior and....... Shut up! It's a split personality ok, that's what we've got that's what the people will understand. When you go on like that with all your psychobabble you just... I just educate them, I inform them, I teach them... No, you bore them. "-
To say that Jeremiah is of two minds on most subjects is to make a very large understatement. In truth he is of two minds...end of sentence. As a result of their mutual condition Jeremiah and The Black Mask have two very different personalities. Jeremiah is generally a kind person who seeks to heal others where as The Black Mask is a ruthless criminal intent only on fulfilling his own wants and desires. Despite the obvious conflict that these two world views creates both Jeremiah and The Black Mask seem to have no desire to destroy the other they, for whatever reason, are content to share a body and use each other's skills and assets to their own advantage, even as they slowly blend into one another and the differences between them are erased bit by bit. Extra:
The split personalities of Jeremiah and The Black Mask are slowly blending into a single identity, this is evidenced by the fact that they no longer suffer from memory gaps with regards to actions taken by the other personality and by each personality's new found ability to make use of the other's skills, knowledge, and talents. Photo:Brief Backround:
Jeremiah Arkham was the nephew of Amadeus Arkham and the inheritor of the Arkham legacy. Whether by genetics or simply by chance Jeremiah has always had a natural skill for analyzing and understanding the minds of others. When he was only seventeen he encountered an escaped lunatic holding up a liquor store. Staring at the man, Jeremiah's sharp instincts told him everything he needed to know to get the lunatic to back down. He reassured the man that his father was dead and he no longer needed to look for him. The lunatic understood what Jeremiah was saying, but rather than placing the gun down, he put it to his own chin, blowing his head off. This was the point at which Jeremiah realized that he wanted to work with the mentally ill and to help heal them.
Eventually he became the administrative director of Arkham Asylum. Even though it didn't hurt that his name was on the front gate, most of his colleagues agreed that he deserved the position. It was at some time during his tenure in this post that dealing with Gotham's most insane individuals, the constant escapes, and the ever present stress of running such an important facility finally took their tole. An entirely separate personality began to form in the back of Jeremiah's subconscious, eventually a mass breakout from Arkham along with the large amounts of damage to the facility that the breakout caused was the final straw needed to shatter Jeremiah's sanity. The slowly growing personality in his mind came to maturity, and claimed the mantle of The Black Mask, which had been vacated by the death of Roman Sionis, as its own. Since that day both personalities have struggled to live with one another, keep their condition secret, and find some way to assert total dominance and control over the body they share.