He was born in England, so he still has a hint of a British accent. Standing at 6'3, he is of above average build thanks to his background in the military. He has grey eyes and dark blonde hair, usually kept cut short.Crime pardoned:
Debt, First Degree MurderCharacter sexuality:
Chris has become a very quite person, usually not speaking unless directly addressed. That being said, he has an acute sense of right and wrong, and his willingness to act upon injustices when he sees them has gotten his into trouble before. He won't swing first, but he can put up a good fight with almost anyone.Character's earth background:
Chris Ryan was born the youngest of three sons in the sprawl of suburbs surrounding London, England. He was raised as a normal middle class child, his father owning a local restaurant. Though he knew the doors to the family business would always be open to him, Chris felt that his calling was something else. He quickly discovered that the military was what he wanted. However, he did not feel that his nation's military suited him. So, after dropping out of community college, he moved to the United States and joined the Army as soon as possible.
He served for three relatively uneventful years in the army before he was recommended to the Marines, an offer he quickly accepted. It was there that he was wounded in the battle of Kuwait (essentially a second gulf war) and sent back stateside. He survived his wounds, but was diagnosed with PTSD and denied another tour. He quickly realized that he had no idea what to do with his life now that he was out of the Army.
His veteran benefits barely covering the costs of food, Chris took a chance and went gambling. He had always been the best poker player when he would play with his fellow soldiers, and he figured he would be able to quit whenever he felt like he was loosing. What he didn't know was that he was naturally very susceptible to a gambling addiction, something that hadn't been a problem in the very disciplined armed forces.
On that fateful night, Chris set out for a local Casino, trying to at least win a few hundred dollars to pay rent. He quickly did, so quickly that he figured he might as well stick around for a few more hands. Soon, he ended up loosing the money he had won. Chris figured he should just stick around until he won that money back, and leave. By the end of the night, he was almost ten thousand dollars in debt.
His bank account quickly froze, and Chris figured he would be out on the streets in no time. However, the recent laws reinstating debtor's prison in the United States were unknown to him, so he was surprised when just three days later he was arrested and thrown in the county jail, sentenced with one year of debtor's prison.
He found that the overcrowded facility was nearly completely controlled by the local drug lords. They perceived this ex-marine as a possible ally, given his advanced combat training. However, when he refused an offer from the cartel, their attitudes quickly shifted, and they began to see him as a threat to their control. When Chris saved a fellow inmate from being beaten to death by one of the Cartel's thugs, they knew Chris Ryan had to die. However, they also knew that none of their men were capable of killing him, so they had to get more creative.
Three months into his sentence, Chris Ryan was detained and put on trial for the alleged murder of one of the guards in his cell block. He had an alibi, but no other inmate was willing to testify in his favor. So, he was transferred to a federal penitentiary and slapped with a forty year sentence, parole possible only after twenty.
It was then that he heard about the Exodus initiative. It seemed like a good idea to the ex-marine, especially since he saw no future for himself, even after he got out of jail. So, he volunteered for the project.Character skill set:
Having only fully earned a high school diploma, Chris isn't that smart in terms of math or other "academic" subjects. However, he is very skilled in the tactics taught to him both in the army and the marines. In addition, he has extensive training in both melee and hand to hand combat, though his memory on these subjects has faded with time. Item Chosen
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