John Netzach BlutgottAge:
Third Born - The Priest.Sexual Orientation:
Striking blue/grey eyesFaceclaim:
Body is Dustin BronsonPlace of Living:
He's more than happy to spend time in the family's main estate. He has a private home in London, England that in an old, re-purposed church.Bio:
John was designed as the Third Born, designed to lead, inspire, and motivate the masses. Like all of the Blutgott children, he was informed of his role from a young age. His family exposed him to many faiths and religions while reminding him which people he would be leading. They raised a well informed boy, but that, combined with his genetic disposition and tactics to lead and manipulate lead to an Atheist. It was something he knew he had to keep hidden to do his job, and he was good enough at faking to play the role of the good Catholic.
Typically, a Third-Born Son would rise above and beyond the rank of Priest; previous Third-Born Sons holding positions as Archbishops and Bishops. John's distance from faith allowed him the freedom to find the most effective route to control, instead of following the most obvious one through the Catholic hierarchy. He believed that only the ignorant still obeyed the Church to a level that he needed for control, so he aimed for that 'lowest common denominator.' At even a young age, he took to a more 'grassroots' approach to gathering his flock. He traveled as a combination motivational speaker and preacher. His reputation and flock grew to where he could fill whole stadiums of people waiting to hear him. That continued to grow, where now he works as a well-known televangelist, his sermons being half talk show and half mass. Even those who would criticize the modernization of his 'altar' tend to fall under the sway of the deeper lessons.
John wasn't happy with just the 'lower' end of faith. There was certainly merit over controlling the wealthy and powerful of the world who were beyond the parlor tricks and pleasantries that enraptured his audience. Over the last few years, he has established a secret society: 'Gleipnir's Ashes', referring to the fetters that held the wolf Fenrir in place. John took practices akin to ancient fraternal organizations, such as Free Masons or old Hellfire Societies, and placed a Nordic twist on it. The cult worshiped ideals of having and utilizing strength, in growing through tribulation, and in personal power. Even those who didn't aspire to the philosophies at first would still be entranced by the decadent rituals and celebrations that came along with them. Blood, sex, drugs, and backroom deals that shaped the world would happen at these meetings, and John became a combination 'life coach' and high priest for his 'Pack' -- leading under the name 'Garmr.'Goals:
His main goal(s) is to grow his two cults. The 'lower' cult, where he works as a televangelist, would be grown by increasing the range of his followers or his general reputation. The 'higher' cult, where he acts as a High Priest, would be grown by adding more influential people into the 'Pack.' Personality:
John is motivated by stimuli more than emotion, even if he can almost always display the proper emotional mask to match the motivation. He is ruled by creature comforts most of all, though a twisted sense of humor and his own ego certainly make close seconds. In social engagements that he isn't specifically leading, he distinctly tries not to be the center of attention. He prefers to work the few important people at the event and have them talking about him, instead of making a scene. In situations where he is uninformed on how to act or what to expect, he defaults to a technique of 'mirror matching' his target; mimicking the other person's posture and tone to make them feel more comfortable and at ease. Kadan Requirements:
- 'Open In Case of Death':
The main reason John uses the Kadan as a confidant is not for confession or for relief -- it's so that if anything happens to him, his blackmail will get released. Everybody that John has dirt on is told to the Kadan in confidence, and he has orders to distribute the information in his death or on his command. There is a certain loophole that in death, he no longer has that power, but it works enough as a threat.
- Sounding Board:
John uses the Kadan to critique himself. His facade of emotions works because he maintains it, and the Kadan helps with that. He'll use time alone to discuss actions taken and motivations, trusting the Kadan to be honest about what did or didn't make sense, or what might have been perhaps too cruel. Consulting with the Kadan is the touch-ups and paint jobs to maintain his own humanity.
John's not above using the Kadan for sex. He's expressed that he wants the Kadan to do it because he's enjoying it, and not because it's a command. The Catch-22 is that he's too perceptive to give into the 'fantasy' of the Kadan playing a part for him.Skill Set:
Communication; Both on a interpersonal and public speaking standpoint. The Third Born is supposed to inspire and lead. He's good at reading and anticipating people's needs and wants, picking up small ticks or details about their dress, mannerisms, or personality in order to read further into them. He's well versed in a large variety of languages, including being able to read many 'dead' languages for purposes of holy texts. Strengths:
John is magnetic and appealing. He can quickly get people smiling, laughing, and most importantly: talking. When John wants something, he can manipulate those around him into doing what he want, or exchanging what he wants, and they leave thinking it was their brilliant idea. His Brothers are more wise to his tricks than others.
John can see the small details about a person's life in how they move and dress, and he can use that information to further other goals. He can sense the small changes when somebody's mood changes, or even when they lie, and use that to manipulate. All of his senses are at peak levels.
John can stir emotions to drive the masses towards goals. He can help people find that inner strength of will, whether it's to run a marathon, stop smoking, or take a life.Weaknesses:
In an attempt to keep John from being a sniveling doormat due to his heightened empathy, he was designed to be able to sense and emulate emotions, but not let them control him. This has made him unable to genuinely feel most emotions, making decisions more based on logic or physical stimuli.
- Addictive Personality:
His attachment to sensations more than emotions makes him vulnerable to mental/physical addiction.
- God Complex:
Genetic engineering makes him better than most. At worst, it's an extreme annoyance with those 'lesser'; at best, it's a need to be the shepherd and take care of those who simply can't take care of themselves.
Scat, Vomit, Extended Torture, Gore.