: Dr Christopher LascellesAge
: Born into the cream of English aristocracy Christopher Lascelles has always possessed the devastating charm that such an upbringing entails combined with almost stereotypically perfect manners and speech. Unfortunately for those who encounter him this is just a shell. Behind the courtesy and the charm lies a deeply arrogant and manipulative personality, a personality that has never really escaped the idea of the superiority of the nobility. Put simply there are two types of people in the world for Mr Lascelles... nobles like him, people of breeding and character from good honest stock... the type who can trace their line back through to the dukes, barons and princes of Medieval Europe... and there are the peasants... the lessers... those who's entire purpose in life is to facilitate their betters, to bend to their will... and he cares nothing for the peasants. Keenly intelligent and cunning, educated to the highest level and experienced in his chosen field for those he either respects or needs to use Christopher is the picture of charm... and a terrifying prospect for anyone else.Bio
: The second son of a leading English family Christopher Lascelles wanted for nothing during his youth. An upbringing typical for a rural gentleman... educated at Eton, weekends spent shooting, hunting and fishing on the family estate before going to Oxford University. As the second son Christopher did not have to worry about managing his family assets instead being able to devote his time to his chosen interest: psychology. Lascelles is obsessed with understanding what controls people... and learning how to use that for his own advantage and eventually control people himself. A firm believer in the idea of birthright he considers it disgusting that those of common birth have been allowed to rise up in the world and believes that through his chosen profession he can return the world to the “good old days”.
His interest appeared early in his life and stayed ever since. Despite somewhat of a playboy existence at University (being a member of the infamous Bullingdon Club) he was immensely successful, scoring the 3rd highest mark of his year, contributing to multiple pear reviewed papers and co-authoring a piece with one of his tutors title “Rupture resolution in cognitive analytic therapy for adolescents with borderline personality disorder”. His Post-grad and doctorate studies followed these principles with significant amounts of work based on the ideas of Margaret Singer and her research into the mind control seemingly conducted by religious cults. Surprisingly he opted to conduct these studies in Eastern Europe, specifically in and around the area once known as Yugoslavia. He claimed this was for better access to less traditional research and reports but the reality was far more sinister; while his published work may have been legitimate the lawlessness of that area in Eastern Europe at the time allowed him to indulge his real passion far away from watchful eye of medical ethics. Rumours came of prisoners taken from their homes only to be returned weeks later slack jawed and drooling... if they even returned at all although of course none suspected the handsome, charming young psychologist of being involved in such heartless experiments.
By 2000 the situation was stabilising in the region and much to his disgust Lascelles found himself forced to consider a traditional career with all the restrictions it entailed. In that way the War on Terror couldn't come fast enough for the newly crowned doctor. He may have escaped mainstream attention for his work in Eastern Europe but for those who are paid to note such things he was a quick... and eager... recruit. Surprisingly it wasn't the UK who recruited him but the US... an arrangement that suited all the parties concerned. Considering the nature of his work the US wanted to be able to point out that he wasn't an American... the UK wanted to point out his was technically managed by the US and Lascelles was more than happy to slip through the cracks. In the early years his work was legendary within the community of the dark arts that had ideas about his work. Loyal fundamentalists assassinating their own leaders, countless deep moles offering up every insight into their organisations. Unethical... illegal... immoral... evil... but effective.
All good things must come to an end however. Abu Ghraib was a primitive attempt at extending Lascelles work. It was crude and Christopher would never have been so stupid as to be caught but the additional interest it brought to such operations meant it was simply impractical to keep them running. Rather than give up a valuable resource Lascelles was instead redeployed, sent to the Lily Asylum to both maintain his skills, give him a steady stream of test subjects to experiment on and serve his new masters in a different way.
Not that Christopher would ever refer to the Colonials as his masters... but nor will he complain as long as they give him what they want.
A fit and healthy 35 year old who regularly partakes in intense physical exercise. Always immaculately tailored, a talent he has managed to maintain at whatever location he finds himself.Abilities:
World class psychologist with specialisations in mental disorders and curing/exploiting them
Utterly immoral and manipulative
Former amateur boxer and still competes as a modern pentathleteOther
: Works under the nominal control of Alexandria and while he has given no indication that he is anything but a loyal, dedicated member of the team deep inside his arrogance chafes at the idea of working under a Colonial peasant... especially one who was also younger than him.