| [Male] | [6'0] | [B+]
Phineas Caesar ReggingstonALIASES // TITLES:
Phineas stands at 6 foot with a fairly lean physique. Not scrawny but not overly muscled either. He keeps his neat and trimmed brown hair brushed to the right side, making sure to accentuate his natural curls with a comb. When it isn't tucked under a top hat that is. His skin is clear and teeth are straight and beautiful. Indeed the only thing that could be construed as not normal is his striking pure blue cybernetic eyes.
When in the public eye, Phineas wears a tailor made suit with a black tie and his top hat, making him look like a magician. When with friends or at home, he goes for the more casual and colorful button up shirt with jeans or khakis. He always has a ring or two on his fingers. Years of performing in the dingy and smoke filled theaters of South City have taught him to be prepared, so he always carries a nub nose revolver in the inside pocket of his coat. OCCUPATION:
Phineas was born to a very rich family in Seattle and had a whole slew of career opportunities to choose from. So of course he went out on his own to be a performer in ragamuffin theaters in the poorer areas of the South City. As some sort of pilgrimage from his comfortable upbringing. Needless to say, Phineas learned a lot about poverty and corruption in this brave new world. For some years he performed before accepting a position to help manage a fairly popular theater in a nicer part of town. But life got boring. Until, a friend and representative of Dexter Campbell's campaign with a prospective position. Press Secretary. That was exactly the kind of change Phineas needed.CAMPAIGN TEAM POSITION:
Phineas is the Press Secretary for Campbell's campaign. He is the smiling face that pushes out the campaign agenda and ushers Dexter Campbell onto every stage. He sets up interviews, he arranges conferences and regulates release of information about progress of the campaign. He also helps to inform Dexter Campbell of how the atmosphere in the public is. As Phineas likes to describe the position, he is the "ultimate wingman".
Extroverted | Charismatic | Passionate | Arrogant | Stubborn | ObservantPERSONAL GOAL:
The change of scenery. As much as Phineas loves theater, his job had become pushing papers at best. This is still pushing papers but its pushing papers with style! Pay isn't bad, but Phineas true benefit (the one he's looking forward to the most) is if Campbell wins, Phineas will have a spot in the new mayor of South City's administration. Not a bad gig, if you ask Phineas.CAMPAIGN GOAL:
Politics is a lot like acting. You need to know how to work a crowd, how to get them to like you, you need to know the intricacies of the Human social complex. Phineas understands this, in less impressive terms. Its more of a feeling with him. While all that sounds kind of horrible and manipulative, its really how to make people happy. The slums of South City are place devoid of happiness. Phineas thinks Dexter Campbell can change that. PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY:
Phineas is a people person. Extroverted and loves to be the center of attention, he's in his element when all eyes are on him. But he also likes to see people happy. To see the audience jump, gasp, and laugh is what he lives for. Telling a good story and seeing their eyes light up. To live his life flying into the sky, not come thundering down. The conditions of parts of South City seem like a direct challenge to that philosophy. The crime and misery in South City breaks his heart and he's willing to use the skills and traits he has to try and make it a place where people can feel safe and be happy.POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY:
Phineas doesn't necessarily identify with any one party. He prefers to endorse choices, not organizations. The safety and general quality of life of the people of South City is what he would like to focus on the most. Things like healthcare, transportation, and security. He of course endorses freedom of speech and expression and the good ol' 2nd amendment. The amount of times a would be mugger with a rusty knife backed down because they had a revolver pointed at them had become too numerous to count. Phineas also desires a sense of community among South City, something that was sorely missing from his privileged upbringing in Seattle. A community that doesn't care about status, money, or power. A community that can trust in their leader. SECRETS:
Its no secret that Phineas came from a rich upbringing but he endears the people he meets by treating them as equals and, of course, being his charismatic self. No, what Phineas doesn't want anyone to know, EVER, is how his family got rich.
Phineas comes from a family of international hitmen. In his immediate family, he is the only person to cut off contact with his family and not continue to the family business. There's a reason he's so good with a revolver and it isn't the token South City thug.FEARS:
Phineas is terrified of his eyes malfunctioning. He was born blind and was blind for the first 12 years of his life before his family had gathered enough money to pay for artificial eyes. He still has nightmares of eternal darkness. He becomes skittish and agitated anytime someone so much as waves their hand too close to his eyes. REPUTATION:
In many parts of South City, Phineas is seen as a talented performer and involved member in the community. In his position as a manger of the theater, he often hosted events or charities and that goes a long way with the people. LIKES:
Talking to peopleDISLIKES:
Overly serious people
Unnecessarily loud vehicles (e.g. jackass who speeds by in his lifted pickup truck)
People who are rigid in their beliefsQUIRKS:
Phineas is constantly moving. Whether that's walking around, helping himself to someone's end table liquor, or grooving in place to music in his head, the man just can't sit still. Unless he's on camera or doing an interview, somewhere in the public eye. Then every move he makes he makes with a purpose.
Background Information ”Life is too short to spend it unhappy.”
Phineas was born in a wealthy neighborhood in Seattle on April 27th, 2037. He was the second child with an older sister born 3 years before. His parents were also assassins. Now being born blind, Phineas coped with a lot of stuff and the fact that his parents killed people for a living didn't bother him so much. They seemed happy and they still loved him and as a child they never pushed it on him so he never really questioned it.
Until he got his sight. Seeing for the first time after a decade of darkness was...indescribable. Phineas would have cried if his tear ducts hadn't been removed. But with the gift of sight came something Phineas had never experienced. Expectations. See, a blind boy, even the blind child of assassins, isn't expected to do anything. But a boy with sight, especially a boy who is the son of assassins, that changes everything. That's when the cracks started to form. Phineas' parents began to pressure him into the lifestyle of death, something his older sister had willingly accepted and embraced.
But that just...wasn't Phineas. It drove a rift between him and his family. For years, they argued and pushed and pulled about what he would do with his life. Until he just couldn't take it anymore. The day he graduated high school, he left. Jumping in an old '32 Mercedes and driving south with a store of money he had been saving since he was 14. Just enough to get him on his feet. He arrived in South City and immediately got a job waiting tables and taking some community college classes. It was hard but dealing with his family trying to push into becoming a contract killer was 10 times harder. He survived. Eventually he landed a spot with a theater, helping set up stages and eventually acting, becoming one of the main attractions.
Phineas knew his family knew where he was. It was impossible to hide, especially for him. But they never approached him. Rather out of respect for his choice or because they had disowned him, he never knew. After some years he took up a managerial position at a nice theater. Nice pay and comfortable work but god was it dull. Until an old friend approached him about a position in Dexter Campbell's Campaign team. Their primary concern was a better coordination of Campbell's agenda across a wider area but also a friendly and semi-well known face that can stand next to Campbell. Add on Phineas' intelligence and natural charisma and it seemed like a good fit. Phineas had just finished getting briefed and was on his way to meet the rest of the campaign team when he got a call about a certain Councilman's eye exploding.
I think you know the rest.
- Artificial Eyes: Phineas was implanted with cybernetic eyes when he was 10 years old. They have night vision and infrared capabilities as well as allowing him to access information like time, weather, and news. EQUIPMENT:
- Phineas' tailor made suit
- Phineas' Top Hat
- Phineas' .45 Snub Nose Revolver (Carried in the inside suit jacket pocket)SKILLS:
- Good Shot: Phineas is a great shot with sidearms. Be it revolver or pistol. Though he prefers a revolver. He feels they have just a touch more class.
- Social Butterfly: Phineas can read and work a crowd at the same time. He has intuition on the feelings and emotions of people and has the skill to respond to those feelings and emotions. Whether it be talking to someone right in front of him or reading political reports on the Labryinth.FLAWS:
Lust - Phineas being so sociable and very attractive, if he does say so himself, he is often tempted with the flesh. Which he very eagerly accepts. Man or woman, if they so much as flash a wink at him, Phineas is likely to go over and try to make some magic happen. Double points if they come to him. To the point where it can and will affect his work.
Artificial Eyes - Phineas is terrified of losing his eyesight again and if he's placed in a situation where that might happen, he'll do one of two things. Run or pull out his revolver and remove the problem. His charisma tends to go out the window when thinks about being so helpless. NOTES: