Character Profile SheetName:
Nick 'Wasp' Lewis Role:
About 5'8"-9" tall, weighing in at a paltry 10.5 stone (147lbs for you heathens), Nick is hardly a big guy. What muscle he does have is pretty clear; not because he works out religiously, or at all for that matter, but because he has next to no fat on his body, thanks to an overactive metabolism. Nicknamed 'Junior' by his friends from college, he rarely needs to shave - often walking around with a 5 o'clock shadow for weeks - and he seems to radiate this quality of innocence. Possibly due to his blue eyes and wide smile. With hardly any hair anywhere on his body, its no surprise that he keeps his (brown) hair on his head short. Somehow, though, it always ends up messy anyway, looking like he just got out of bed. Physical Picture:Small History:
With both parents in the computing industry, it was no surprise that Nick would become a computer genius. From the age of 10 he was learning programming from first his parents and then self-help books. At college, he majored in Computer Science, with emphasis on programming, both standard and AI. Straight after leaving college he was snapped up by IBM, and quickly became one of their best junior programmers, on the short-track to the top of the department. But, as is often the case, Nick was not exactly who he appeared to be.
At the age of 14, he watched the film Swordfish, with Hugh Jackman playing a hacker who got swept up into the dealings of a terrorist, or something like that. Anyway - he became obsessed with hacking into computers and networks. It wasn't out of any malicious intent, it was the excitement of breaking the security, and just sheer curiosity. As soon as he'd gained access, he got bored. His obsession started out small, breaking into first his parents' email accounts, and then his teachers' accounts on the school network, soon breaking the entire school network apart. As his skills grew, so did his targets. Companies fell to his fingers, although none of them were any the wiser. He had so much power at his fingertips, but he never used it maliciously, only going through files and documents just to prove to himself that he could. Eventually, Nick - who by now had become famous in hacker circles, under the nickname 'Wasp' - decided to hack the big one. The FBI.
All was going well, he'd broken into the system and was perusing some of the more, ah, interesting files, when he stumbled upon some particularly classified files. Triggering a system alert he hadn't realised was there, Nick had to bail out quickly, covering his tracks with re-routed IP addresses and untraceable server connections. He thought he'd made it out safe. A year and a half went by, during which he graduated college and got his job at IBM (ironically, one of the companies he'd hacked in his early years). Unfortunately, all that time, the FBI were silently tracing his untraceable steps. Eventually, they caught up to him, and came to get him. Thrown in front of a closed court, so they wouldn't have to deal with the embarrassment of the public knowing that a 21 year old had hacked into their system and looked through their files, Nick was sentenced to 5 years in jail, with a minimum of 3 years imprisonment.