Andy LiPlayer ID:
The bitter cop who just lost his/her partnerAppearance:
Andy is the type to keep up a strict training regime in order to maintain his sinewy and athletic build. He stands at around 5 feet 9 and is of average weight for that height. He has several scars, starting from when he was just a kid who got into all sorts of trouble to when he was training at the police academy. He also has a gunshot wound from when he was shot in the chest on the day his partner was killed. He'll put on a suit and tie for work, but doesn't do much else to keep up a professional appearance.Personality:
Has somewhat of a short temper and normally wears a bitter frown on his face. He used to be the type who made an effort to be friendly with others, but has recently become a bit brutish and distant. He has a tendency to get lost in his own thoughts and may come across as lackadaisical and carefree. In spite of this attitude, however, he takes his job seriously and does everything he can to get the job done. Outside of work, however, he'll sometimes get into some trouble. He was once suspended for getting into a major bar fight after one too many drinks.History:
Andy grew up in Ubiquitous and was the type of kid who liked to explore places where he really shouldn't, such as alleged "haunted houses", abandoned factories, and far deep into the woods. After watching one too many Kung-Fu films, he begged his parents to let him learn martial arts. They relented and enrolled him into a local Chinese martial arts dojo that taught several different styles.
By the time he was in middle school, he was constantly getting into fights with racist bullies who made fun of him for being Asian. He was suspended multiple times due to his short temper. He was eventually able to find an outlet for his rage through sports and by the time he was in high school, he was a starter on the basketball team. One of the reasons why he was able to learn how to control his temper was through his friendship with fellow student Rachel Dobson.
Everything changed ten years ago while he was still in high school. His friend, Rachel Dobson was murdered by a sick and twisted monster. As though to add salt to injury, the perpetrator got off scot-free. As a teenager, Andy didn't understand how that could have happened back then. Even with his current knowledge and experience, he still barely grasped what happened in that courtroom that day. In an effort to understand... in his need to know what went wrong... when he got into University, he applied and enrolled into a few courses related to law and criminology. Before he knew it, he had a degree in criminology. After graduation, he applied and enrolled into the State Academy. He has been a Detective for about two years.
A few months ago, while he was on a case with his partner, Detective Carter, the two of them were able to link several armed burglaries to an Arms Dealer. They were able to obtain the necessary evidence to bring the Arms Dealer down and decided they had to move quickly before their perp could skip town. Not wanting their collar to get away, they decided not to wait for back-up and moved in, believing they were only going to have to deal with a single criminal who sold illegal firearms out of the trunk of his car. The Arms Dealer, unfortunately, had a couple of ex-military friends. During the fire-fight, the detectives were able to take out the ex-military bodyguards. Carter, however, was fatally wounded. Before Andy realized what was happening, the Arms Dealer shot him in the chest before skipping town. Andy woke up several days later in the hospital, where he was delivered the bad news about his late partner.
After he was released from the hospital, he was given a leave of absence before being allowed to return to work. He has become noticeably... distant since the incident.Other:
What cop shows do you watch regularly:
Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Psych, Numb3rs (FBI show), Grimm (sorta counts?), Tiger Cubs (HK show), Gotham (again... sorta counts?),