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28 August 2006 @ 12:10 am
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Jenqueenofhearts on August 30th, 2006 11:59 am (UTC)
Re: North Anthony
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-Personality: North is very blunt and confident, secure in himself and his surroundings. He isn't one for keeping secrets or finding it necessary to hold his tongue, unless he feels what he has to say will only worsen the situation. His confidence, however, comes from within - he's been taking care of himself for so long, that he had to figure out what he could and couldn't do alone.

While fairly open-minded and reasonable when he wants to be, North isn't easily approachable. He purposefully makes no attempt to be overtly friendly or helpful. He's not very trusting and often-times is cynical, expecting that people will let him down and hurt him before they even have. Because of past experiences, it takes a while for him to open up to people.

When he does open up, it's easy to see that he's very much a caring person and very loyal, though he admits to neither. Once you have his trust he will always be there for you. If you have his love, there isn't anything he won't do to keep you safe and happy. On that token, because he's lost so much and had so little, he is very possessive of what he does have. Which includes the people he cares for.

He is a hard worker, expecting far more out of himself than he does of others. He's never known any other way to be and it's foreign to him that others wouldn't be the same. Due to that self-sufficiency, it is hard for him to lean on others and even more difficult to ask for help.

-Background: North grew up poor and with very little parental supervision, much less nurturing. He doesn't know his father, as the man left his mother once he found that she was pregnant. Embittered by this and hardly parenting material to begin with, his mother paid little attention to him once he was capable of getting around on his own.

Most of the time, he was forced to scrounge for his own food or steal it. Some things he received by charity, but most he found a way to get, even if it required begging. He essentially raised himself and gleaned everything he possibly could from anyone who would pay attention to him or give him some of their time. He especially liked the patient old men who would spend hours sitting around. They were often a fount of information and more than happy to share it with an eager 'youngster'.

He got his first job at 9, hauling trash, scrubbing dishes, and doing any other menial tasks he could in the back of a bar (quite illegally). Over time, he had a variety of jobs and found this a much preferable way to earning money.

At the age of 18, he met Adria, who would become his wife. She got pregnant unintentionally and to earn better money for the family, he joined the Shinra army. Six months into her pregnancy and on her way home from the grocery store one night, Adria was mugged and killed. After that, North was considered a bit of a 'wild-card' and was 'let go' from Shinra.

North fell back into doing various odd jobs, including mercenary work. It started out easy enough, until he gained a reputation as being fairly good and the jobs got harder and harder until he was finding himself narrowly dodging death many times. For the past two years he was doing bodyguard work for prominent people in Midgar and it was through this that Tseng found him.

Approached to be a member of the newly formed Turk team, North figured 'why not?'. It was something different and he was getting weary of watching over people.

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-Skills: Silent as a cat, North is difficult to hear approach. He’s also light on his feet and quick, keeping his calm in a fight so that he can gauge his opponent’s next move and counter as is necessary. He’s also a fairly good shot with both handguns and rifle. He’s also a planner and a tactician, preferring to view a situation from all angles before just jumping in.
-Occupation: Member of Turk team 2
-Weapon(s): Two guns in shoulder holsters, various mixes of fighting styles picked up over the years by his soldier training and any class he felt like picking up.
solitary_turk on August 30th, 2006 12:08 pm (UTC)
Re: North Anthony
North! Buah!