Full Name: Sophie Clarke
Alias: Dr. Clarke
Hair Color: Golden Blonde
Eye Color: Ocean Blue
Personality: Sophie likes to consider herself "too smart for academia" which is mostly an excuse for why the technology and particularly robotics field have all but laughed her out of the fold. It wasn't without reason, of course, as Sophie even from a younger age had a habit of asking questions and trying to answer them herself rather than take one at face value. It was this pursuit of finding an answer that led to Sophie throwing herself into the applied sciences of artificial intelligence and robotics, earning her degree but missing out on her doctorate since her thesis was on the possibility of created life as a potential next step in human evolution.
Sophie is not the most graceful when it comes to conversations, a byproduct of her spending a good portion of her formative years in and out of labs and junk piles for scraps, tinkering and soldering and seeing what wires did what. She's not completely helpless, she doesn't devolve into mumbling and stuttering when faced with crowds or the like, but at the worst of times she lacks a proper filter, often calling certain things "stupid" when they deserve to be referred to as such. And yet despite her fondness for artificial life, which she defends as still being life, Sophie does have a strong empathy towards humans and wishes that they could be greater than they are. Sophie sees how many humans see androids as 'easy alternatives' which she believes to be dong harm to both android and humankind.
Sophie tries to see the good in people, though she's not above petty grudges. She is still human, after all. When her ideas of an android that had the concept of choice, of potential free will, she was dismissed as crazy and it was because of them that she put so much of her heart, soul, sweat, blood, and tears into making sure AVA was a success. She had thought she would win the Nobel Prize. Sophie's empathy extends to AVA but she is constantly afraid that she's a poor teacher and influence. Sophie is quite well meaning though her humanity and the stubbornness associated with it so often rears its head.
Abilities: Sophie may be more intelligent than many people but she's still merely human. While an android might be able to process and think faster than she can, she doesn't count out her brain and the mechanical skills that come with it. Mathematics, engineering, mechanics, and computing have gotten her to where she is today, moreso than the mandatory self defense class she took in her first year of university. Sophie is the type who would sooner try and think or speak her way out of a situation rather than brute force it but brain power can only get her so far.
Relatives/Relationships: Creator and self appointed guardian of AVA
Portrayed By: Gabriella Wilde