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I added some PC relationships based on who had their personalities and backgrounds fully fleshed out. My application should be 100% complete at this point!
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I just saw that the deadline had been moved up. i have an app that's been not-quite-finished for a little while now; I'll get it cleaned up and submitted soon...
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Just get started before the deadline and you are good, will give some time after for people to wrap up.
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Hhmm... I think my application is mostly complete.

If anyone as any criticism or feed back, I'm all ears. Or if you want to do a background tie in. Probably will be hard seeing how G10 is a secret robot until now... but maybe I blew up one of you factories or something? Even if your Mitsubishi. False flag missions and all. lol. Maybe your part of G10's designers?
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Got around to adding some PC relations based on what I've read. I've loved what people already wrote about Sev, so I opted to include people who haven't to spread those relations around.
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Name: Johanna Merck
Age: 34
Class: Operative (Xenoseeker)
Race: Human

Physical description: Johanna is shorter than average height, with a slightly stocky, but very well muscled build. Four years of being a two-sport athlete (hockey and lacrosse) at university provided the foundation, and a rigorous exercise regimen has enabled her to keep up her physique. Blue eyed and blonde haired, she comes across as healthy and attractive, but would never be described as a great beauty. She he generally wears her hair back in a pony tail, where it is least likely to get in her way, and prefers casual, looser fit clothing, so as not to restrict her movement.

Personality: Johanna has learned much over the years of the arts of communication and influence; as a result, she comes across as first meeting as sociable and outgoing...but not particularly warm or friendly. She has few close friends, preferring to keep most people at a comfortable distance. Though she is free with her words, she keeps her true feelings close to her vest, preferring to gather as much information as possible, while revealing little if anything herself.

Background: Johanna's life and career path seemed to have been settled before she was born. She is a direct line descendant of the founders of one of the corporations that merged in 2027 to form MMG Global Care Services; she was therefore groomed from an early age to take a place on the corporation's Board of Directors. She studied Biological Sciences as an undergraduate, eventually earning her Masters degree in Bioengineering...but she never cared for the Business classes that should have prepared her for the seat that awaited her. She was far more at home in the research lab, than in the boardroom; in order to avoid sitting on the Board, she instead began traveling the world: attending conferences, studying int he field, researching in libraries, anything that would keep her out of the Corporate Office.

It was during this time that she found her true calling. Whether it was her gender, her somewhat diminutive stature, or something else, Johanna found that people were very willing, sometimes seemingly eager, to share information with her; whether it was a fellow scientist sharing the details of some new breakthrough, or an executive talking about contracts and trade agreements. She learned that her name could open doors that would otherwise be closed, and her schooling enabled her to sniff out information that otherwise might have gone unnoticed. over the course of a few years she honed these skills, learning no only how to coax information out of others, but how to use that information to open even more doors, holding ever more secrets.

In time, the Board quit urging her to claim her seat, recognizing that she was much more valuable in her existing capacity. They brought in specialists to help refine her 'social skills'...but also to train her in more purely physical endeavors; though many doors could indeed be opened with a clever word or a knowing smile, there were those that required steady hands and deft footwork. Today, she holds the title of "Corporate Liaison, Biotech Division", but her job it to ensure that MMG remains at the forefront of Biotechnology, by whatever means necessary.

As soon as the expedition to Mercury first came to the ears of the Board, the began a campaign to place a representative on the ship. As the world leader in biotech, and recently a partner of the Mitsubishi Group to produce a new type of cybernetic limb, with they successfully argued that MMG was the best choice to identify, utilize, and if necessary contain, any biological threats. Once the agreement was made, the Board set out to determine who should represent them on the mission. Although Johanna was not the most qualified from a technology standpoint, she lobbied for the spot under the argument that her 'special skills' would be required. "Every tech firm on the planet will be scheming to get someone on that ship. What you need is someone who can not only figure out what's 'useful' to us, but who can also keep the other guys from getting their hands on it."


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Hannah Olsen: Johanna latched on to Hannah from the first day they met. They had so much on common - compatible fields of study, a love of sports, experience with weapons - it should only be natural that they become friends. And knowing that Hannah was the one person on the ship who might know more about any new lifeforms that they could encounter, Johanna could not let this opportunity pass by; she had to learn whatever it is that Hannah knew about their mission. Unfortunately, she has found Hannah to be a tough not to crack...they have a friendly relationship, but Johanna has been unable to get the doctor to open up to her. Perhaps it's the natural stoic attitude of the Nordic people, or perhaps her training in psychology; whatever the reason, Johanna continues to look for ways to get Hannah to open up and tell more of what she must surely know.

Ayami Takayama: Johanna has a genuine liking for Ayami. She can't help but recognize the parallels in their lives; both were born 'heirs' to the family business, but both chose to focus on science rather than business. Johanna had been forced to deal with similar attitudes from others in her field, but nowhere near to the extent that Ayami had; Johanna feels some sympathy for the young girl, but more than that is proud of her for persevering. At the same time she feels protective of Ayami, like a little sister, and looks up to her, like a mentor.

Karl Williams: Johanna feels like she should like Karl, but there is something about him that just rubs her the wrong way. She suspects that it's the fact that he left his family behind to go on this mission; who could do such a thing? Three children, waiting at home, not knowing if they will ever see their father again...she would never do anything like that to her own children. She has to bite her tongue every time he starts cracking jokes...just shut up and concentrate on your job!


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Dimitri "Ludo" Ludovich: "Well, he's rather full of himself, isn't he? Ah, Laserball1 That...explains a lot, actually. At least he's easy on the eyes...when he's not earing that ridiculous helmet, that is..."

D9000KX (Naomi): Johanna finds "Naomi" to be absolutely fascinating, and can't wait to engage her in conversation, just to see how different an android mind is from a human one.

Nicholas Kane: "Is he supposed to be Sam Spade...or Columbo?" Either way, there's something slightly charming about him...and that has Johanna just ever so slightly disconcerted.

Chloe O’Brien: Speaking of being disconcerted: now this could be something to actually worry about. Johanna has never met Chloe O'Brien, but she has definitely heard of her - or at least, of some of the things she's done. If she's on board this ship, Johanna needs to be on top of her game...


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1.Name: Kamlung “Kam” Wood
2.Age: 32
3.Class: Solarian (Xenoseeker)
4.Race: Human (Canadian)
5.Physical description: Kam stands at 6’1”, medium-length straight black hair, eyes a rich brown, with an untidy short-cut beard and mustache. Mostly dressed in casual suits, dress-shirts with an unbuttoned collar, and typically without a tie unless he needs to dress to impress someone. Lithe but sturdy build, charming in a dark and broody type of way. While he doesn’t have the appearance of someone sturdily built, anyone who faces him during sparring matches would be supremely surprised by how solidly he is built. When he wishes for it to be seen, his solar manifestation appears as a small blue mote or solar energy that coalesces into an energy blade held in his right hand.

6.Personality: Kam’s faced a lot of adversity in his life. While his mother was born in Canada, she faced an immense amount of discrimination given the prejudiced outlook most North Americans had towards China since the Flash. Growing up mixed, even in a place as seemingly multicultural as Canada, was difficult, to say the least. America’s “soft” colonization of Canada, and the introduction of “protectionist” policies, further isolating the continent from the rest of the world only made the situation worse, really. Kam had always been a bit of an odd-duck growing up, and while he was friendly, and made fast friends with just about everyone he met, people would always comment how reserved he seemed. Indeed, while Kam was happy to interact with anyone, and could move around a funder’s room with ease at the University, he was most certainly an introvert by preference. His ideal was spending some quiet moments in meditation or training in one of the many forests on the Pacific North-West rather than going out drinking with colleagues.

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Hannah Olsen - A friendly academic rivalry if you will. They were in the same graduate program together for Biology studies at Simon Fraser University, studying with an internationally respected scientist, Dr. Bernard Marigold, originally from the EU, the UK specifically. He started his tenure there before Kam was even born, and was good friends with his father, which Hannah feels was partially responsible for his attaining a highly selective and coveted research assistant position.

It was Kam’s first and only PhD, whereas Hannah had already dabbled in a number of master degrees, and additionally attained her Medical Degree to boot. She entered the program already partially done med-school, was an Olympic swimmer, and had a love for the outdoors that Kam could appreciate and reciprocate. Working in such close proximity to such a prominent figure meant that there was a lot of stress on the job… a lot of tension… of all sorts.

It wouldn’t be accurate to say that Kam and Hannah were an item, per se, but both had certainly performed their walk of shame from the campus dormitories a number of times. Their competition was fierce however; and when Hannah traveled north to the Arctic to research her silicon-based lifeform theories, Kam was still helping Dr. Marigold in the lab. He couldn’t follow her, and he couldn’t tell her why either. Kam knew that probably hurt her most of all, and their relationship soured after that time in their lives. She continued on to do great things, and he stayed on Campus, working as a postdoc to help Dr. Marigold’s research projects.

Ayami Takayama - Kam could see that Ayami was struggling during the physical training portion of the testing. It was hard to watch sometimes, as she was determined, perhaps more so than most. Kam understood that it was important everyone be capable of passing these tests. Failure may mean that the person who failed, or their comrades, could be facing real jeopardy to their person. It was against what Kam felt was appropriate… but he just couldn’t turn away from her eagerness. Offering his aid, he trained Ayami as best he could with the short time available to them. It didn’t really turn out the way he’d hoped, but he gained a good friend out of it, someone he felt he could trust. She was decent with a blade as well, and it was so hard to find a good sparring opponent that could keep up with him amongst the recruits.

James - The relationship between Kam and James was… tense. Put aside the Air Force and Naval rivalry, and James’ clear bias against chinese descendants, and even the testosterone machismo that happens between guys: they just didn’t like each other. They could respect each other, but James’ use of drones felt like a cheat to Kam, and Kam’s aggressive combat style just felt ham-fisted to James. They were two very different people, and they just seemed to rub each other the wrong way. Had they carried on an actual conversation with each other? No. But sometimes you really didn’t need to waste the air...


8.PCs relationships (2 minimum): What would your character first impression of the other PCs members that are part of the space program training? You can assume they know a bit of their history and background that you can read in the applications. Consider that all applicants are part of the space program training.. You can collaborate with the other players on that if you want a more in-depth relationship between your characters in the world. Characters not chosen may become NPCs in the world.

D9000KX - There was an odd... connection Kam felt with D9. She wasn't human... but he didn't think he fully was either. There was a kindred spirit aspect that was both terrifying and reassuring at the same time. He'd never know how to have a proper conversation with her though... but maybe that wasn't really necessary either?

Severino - The machismo was rich off this one… Kam was the type of soldier who was thoughtful. When he wasn’t training to maintain form, he was meditating, focusing on his own internal struggles, and reflecting on such challenges. Kam got the impression the only thing Severino reflected on was his personal grooming, and perhaps how best to approach the female trainees of this mission…

Nicholas - When your father is a spy, and it isn’t necessarily a secret, then someone who seems to ferret out information like a fish swims through water is going to make one warry. Kam could appreciate Nick’s skills… but he wasn’t about to open up to him about anything without a great deal of quid pro quo involved.

Chloe - She’s fighting irish if the term ever had any truer meaning. And by any gods that exist, Kam liked her gumption! While he may not have crossed paths with her that often, he’d heard the stories, and he’d heard her tell the stories! There wasn’t something about her energy that awoke the part of Kam that wanted to let loose and burn bright. She was like adding fuel to a fire for Kam. It was a potent mix, one he hadn’t experienced yet… but who knows what would happen if they were both on the same mission. There would be trouble… for whoever got in their way.

Alyssa - Last mission Kam was on before leaving for the shuttle training, Alyssa was the flight engineer assigned to their bird. Her frank honesty was refreshing compared to a lot of the engineers he’d encountered. When she learned of his mixed heritage, she barely bat an eye or cared about it, which was enough to earn her a spot closer to his friend list than just about anyone else he’d come across. Listening to her experiences as a youth during the chaos of the Flash, he was surprised by how much similarities they shared, both in survival training, and a love of outdoors and the stars above that wasn’t shared by many he’d encountered. While she was from New England, and he was from the Pacific Northwest, they seemed a bit like two peas in a pod.


9.Background:
2018 - 2020: Initial Spark
Kam’s parents met in the fall of 2018. His father, Victor Wood, recently moved from Hong Kong to the Pacific Northwest of Canada. He was almost 30, a British ex-pat who followed a friend, Dr. Bernard Marigold, to Simon Fraser University where they hoped to establish a program dedicated to xenobiology and astrophysics. Kam’s mother, Delilah, was a graduate student studying art and literature, originally from the Pacific Northwest, she was a 3rd generation Chinese-Canadian.

They both met, as stories like this usually begin, in the middle of the student quad, both walking with a group of friends. It was love at first sight was all Victor would tell his son, “I turned to my friends and loudly declared, ‘that’ll be my wife one day!’”

Little did they anticipate that the Flare would occur during the very first month of Delilah’s pregnancy, before they even really knew. Later that year, 2020, Kamlung “Kam” Wood was born.

2033: Manifestation
Sometime when Kam was 13, when most children his age were contending with growing pains in their joints, or had an insatiable appetite, Kam had the added difficulty of spontaneously manifesting a mote of blue solar energy. Luckily he was on a hike with his father when it happened, all during a relatively wet fall, so the flames that shot out from the young boy was mostly harmless.

It was the first time that Kam would see a personality shift in his father that he never quite got used to. The usually jovial yet even man looked almost panicked. Not of Kam… but for him. Victor made Kam promise that day never to reveal this power to anyone, not even his mother. Instead, the father Kam felt he had grown up knowing his entire life suddenly seemed to change. It wasn’t just hikes they’d be doing anymore… there was much more training to be done.

2033-2042: Refinement and Discovery
Throughout Kam’s time in high school and university, he became much more introverted to his friends and classmates. He was still social, and he maintained his friendships as best he could, but whenever he’d be invited out to an event, it was maybe 50/50 chance that he would come or say he had something else he had to do.

Victor was relentless in training Kam. Firearms, melee weapons, hand to hand, social etiquette and conduct, deception techniques, manipulation tools. It was very odd, but Kam could see how serious his father was about the issue, and endeavored to make him proud with this training, as he did everything else in his life.

Late in 2042, just as Kam was about to graduate from undergrad, Victor’s colleague and friend, Dr. Marigold, rushed over to the house along with a guest of his, a good friend from the UK, apparently one of the foremost astrologers. They were seeking confirmation about something they’d found using one of the still functioning telescopes in orbit around earth. It wasn’t a conversation that Kam was privy to, but the reaction from his father was… difficult to determine. He seemed quite excited about the prospect, and spoke in hushed but eager tones with Dr. Marigold and the astronomer responding in kind.

When they left that day, Kam remembers his father acting not excited any longer, but frustrated… angry even. He assured Kam it was nothing to worry about, but even Delilah felt something was wrong with her husband.

2043-2046: Opportunities and Change
Kam had begun a PhD with Dr. Marigold, as his interest in astrophysics and xenobiology was propelled not only by the stories he read growing up, but the continual presence of the little mote of solar energy that continued to follow him around. Luckily he was capable of turning it nearly invisible with but a thought, which kept it mostly hidden, but the mystery of the mote, and its connection to Kam persisted. The training seemed to be more about protecting himself and others FROM himself, and obtaining an inner calm which, Victor hoped, would prevent any further, fiery eruptions. Kam’s father was dead-set in making sure no corporation or national government got their hands on Kam to perform experiments on his son.

There was one point early on during his first year of the PhD program where Kam remembers being woken by his father, being hugged by him while Kam was still half-asleep, an unusually emotional gesture from the man who taught him how to properly choke-hold a man from behind…

Victor told Kam to stay safe, to be smart, and to take care of his mother. Kam thought it was the strangest thing, indeed, he thought it was a dream…

Then the next day revealed it was a nightmare instead. The police, the FBI, and even the CIA had arrived to their home. They were looking for his father. Even Dr. Marigold was over to offer his support for the family, answering whatever questions he could to the authorities. They said Kam’s father was a spy… for China? It didn’t make sense. The officers were quite rude to Delilah, to the point where Kam was starting to get confrontational, which Dr. Marigold tried to diffuse, to varying success.

It wasn’t until the astronomer from the UK, Dr. Briarstone, came to speak with Dr. Marigold and Kam, that more was revealed, at least partially. Kam’s father was indeed a spy for China, and he managed to notify Beijing of a secret meeting Dr. Briarstone was attending with the Mitsubishi Corporation. They had discovered an artificial object that seemed to be connected with the Flash and subsequent flares… they had no idea what it was, how it got there, or what purpose it may serve. They needed a space shuttle to get a team there, and that’s what they needed help from Mitsubishi to do…

Thoughts were moving through Kam’s mind in quick succession… the training suddenly made a lot more sense, and the frustration and anger his father was going through. He must have been torn between his patriotic duty, and the love for his family. While Kam understood the motives, he couldn’t help but get more angry at the situation… angry at his father. He still left. He still chose his country over his family.

Dr. Briarstone was in town to discuss the possibility of recruiting Hannah Olsen for the mission, but Kam interjected and stated he wished to join as well. It didn’t seem right that his father should cause such a mess… Kam would join to help clean up. To say Dr. Briarstone and the governments in charge were hesitant about the young man’s intentions was putting it lightly. He was clearly not of the same caliber as Dr. Hannah Olsen… so he’d be facing an uphill battle to join on the ground of his scientific ability alone…

Dr. Marigold assured Dr. Briarstone of Kam’s abilities, and promised if he finished out his program, he’d be suitable enough for what they may face. Kam did one better, by stating he’d enlist and train for the mission through the military once he completed his PhD, to make him versatile on multiple fronts.

When the proposal was offered to the US government, they thought it might be a worthwhile check and balance system… likely they could force Kam out of the program since they assumed he wouldn’t be able to cut it during boot camp training. His offer was accepted on some strict grounds… but accepted nonetheless.

2047-2050: Spec Ops
Kam wasn’t expected to make it past boot camp, let alone basic training, officer training, and then spec ops recruitment. The years of training his father instilled in Kam made the training less than challenging, which brought him to the attention of Navy SEAL and Delta recruiters. The US Navy was taking point on military personnel for the shuttle mission, given the similarities between submarine atmosphere and what was expected on the shuttle. Considering this, Kam decided to take the SEAL training and see where he shook out there.

It was almost the hardest experience of Kam’s life, but managed to come through it with an interesting specialization. Firearms were of course a focus of the spec ops teams, but Kam always preferred up-close combat. His tendency to charge into close quarter combat with opponents and mix it up prompted his teammates to designate him “Nova” as a codename.

Once Kam made it through a number of missions, he was ready to put in an application for the mission… and the brass was hard pressed to say no given the many qualifications he had earned along the way.

2051-2052: Shuttle Training
Kam found himself amongst many applicants for the shuttle mission. It was hard to stand out amongst so many highly qualified individuals… but Kam was determined to keep calm, and just do his best to make it through. There was a lot riding on this mission… and so far he’d managed to maintain his secret, never resorting to using the mote’s power during the years of training.

Something was odd about the power however… he felt it growing. It was getting harder and harder to resist the desire to use it. Kam couldn’t tell if it was related to the flares… or if his mote was actually sentient. He knew Hannah was involved in the mission, and maybe she was the one person he could trust to help him with what he was experiencing. His father told him not to trust anyone with his powers. But his father turned out to be a spy, and he wasn’t sure if his father had told China about his abilities.

So perhaps it was time to start trusting others… especially the people he’d be entrusting his life to, and who would be entrusting theirs to him.


Goals
Kam wants to know more about what is happening to him. Is the solar mote alive? Is this a symbiotic relationship of some kind? Is it parasitic? He doesn’t know, but that artificial station may have answers. It may also reveal a little bit about his father, and how this all came to be…

Fear
That Kam is going to get his comrades killed. That hiding his abilities will either mean he puts others at jeopardy if he loses control, or that he hesitates to use his abilities if it can save someone. He’s lost his father and he never made many deep friendships growing up, but he recognizes he has abilities that could mean the difference between life and death in the coldness of space, and he has to learn if it’s worth exposing himself to preserve others’ life rather than his own.

Weakness
Pretty girls make Kam do stupid things… not to impress, but out of some antiquated sense of chivalry (or chauvinism)? He’s not quite sure. But if a woman is in danger, Kam’s rational thought process goes out the window and he tries to do everything within his power to make sure they’re safe.
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Name: Chloe O’Brien
Age: 29
Class: Mechanic (Bounty Hunter theme)
Race: Human

Physical Description: One look at Chloe, and you’d probably guess she’s Irish. The red hair, fair skin, and vivid green eyes are all solid hints. Once she speaks with her thick Dublin accent, all doubt is gone. She has a somewhat soft face- at first glance, anyway. Her intense gaze, as well as the scar above her left eye, make it clear this lass is not one to be underestimated. She stands just over five feet tall, with a slender but muscular build. When she’s not wearing her armor, she’ll probably be dressed in a simple jumpsuit, often zipped down halfway revealing a tank top underneath.

Personality: Chloe is easygoing and friendly enough, if a bit closed off. She’ll share a pint and a laugh with just about anyone, but it rarely goes beyond that. Her work naturally means she never spends too long in one place, which mean she never has a chance to make any real connections or put down roots. She's not used to working with others (except for Epsilon, an AI she designed that is now integrated into her cybernetic implants) and may sometimes chafe at having to run decisions by the group before acting. When she has a job to do, she'd rather just get to work and get it done rather than sit around discussing the best approach.

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Jun-ho Kim: Chloe like his no-nonsense attitude; the people she usually works for spend far too much time beating around the bush for her tastes. She’s also fascinated by his engineering work, particularly the Hikari’s computer. He’s one of the only people she’s ever felt comfortable enough with to share some of the specs of Epsilon, her AI.

Ayami Takayama: Chloe has met Ayami in passing a few times in the past, through all the work she’s done for her family’s company, and she doesn’t think much of the younger woman. She’s brilliant, no doubt about it, but she’s also a bit spoiled, and, in Chloe’s opinion, has no business being on the mission. She’s can’t keep up with the rest of the crew physically and could end up slowing them down at a critical point, costing them all dearly.

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Severino Ulises Márquez: Sev is, as they would say back home in Dublin, a bit of a spanner. He talks too much and thinks too little. She is totally uninterested in his supposed “charm,” which she judges to be a great deal less than he apparently feels.

Hiyoto Akemi: Although Chloe wouldn’t admit it openly, she’s a big fan. AKB48 is sort of her guilty pleasure. After meeting Hiyoto in person, she likes her even more. She’s fun to be around, but with enough of an edge to keep things interesting.

Luis Diaz de Vivar: The Commandante is a good enough bloke, and definitely the kind you’d want watching your back in a dustup. He might be a bit on the self-righteous side, but his military record speaks for itself when it comes to his ability.

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Chloe was born in Dublin to a poor family. They O’briens had never been exactly well off, and the Flash didn’t do them any favors. They did well enough to scrape by and stay off the streets, but only just. Thus, she learned from a young age that you did what you had to do to get by, whatever anyone else thought of it. For her, this mostly meant digging through rubbish for old electronics and fixing them up for whatever profit she could get. In a world still recovering from the Flash, even used and refurbished electronics were valuable commodities to the general public. Unfortunately, due to the quality of the materials she was working with, her repair jobs often didn’t last more than a few days. Which is of course why she never offered any guarantees.

As the world slowly recovered from the catastrophe, her services became less and less in demand. She was, however, able to find other ways to channel her talents. Word had been getting around that there was a hacker in Dublin, known only as Dagda, causing no small amount of trouble for various megacorps. In fact, several of the corporations had offered a reward for any solid information on his identity or location. Chloe, only 16 at the time, saw this as an opportunity. She wrote a particularly clever program she called Epsilon and set it to scouring the net for anything on Dagda. Epsilon (at the time) wasn’t anything special, little more than a search and retrieve program to search faster than she could on her own. Between his work and her own slight knowledge of the shadier side of Dublin, they were able to pin down a name: a particularly nasty piece of work called Ryan Quinn. At that point, she could have simply turned over the info, but she came up with a better idea. She found Quinn’s address and waited until he was staggering home drunk from the pub one night. It wasn’t difficult to incapacitate him (he was more than halfway there already), and she trussed him up and dropped him off at the local headquarters of the Mitsubishi group (they had the best reward).

With that one act, her reputation was made. In the years since, she has done much to improve it. She works most often for Mitsubishi, but is very much a freelancer. Most of the world’s corporations know, if you need someone found with no questions asked, you call Chloe O’Brien. The tougher the job, the better, she loves testing herself; finding her limits and growing past them. She’s intelligent, capable, and adaptable to almost any circumstance. Best of all, she’s a true professional. If you’re her mark, she doesn’t care who you are, where you’re from, or what you’ve done. She gets paid to bring people in, and that’s what she does.

Over the years she has upgraded Epsilon greatly, to the point that he can now be considered a true AI rather than a simple program. In addition to his digital intrusion and retrieval abilities, he is capable of directly interfacing with Chloe, giving her a considerable edge in physical combat. THis has proven to be quite a boon to her career, allowing her to match up against more… difficult targets without much in the way of formal military training or experience.

Although it is far removed from her usual line of work, when Mitsubishi was putting together a crew for the mission, they knew Chloe was too valuable an asset to not include. The same attributes that made her a great bounty hunter would serve her well on the mission to space. She would be able to both assist with the ship’s systems and be effective in the field should a combat situation arise. When the offer was made, she didn’t hesitate in accepting. For one thing, the money was good, but most of all it was the challenge. Thirteen years ago she went after Dagda as much as anything to prove she could do it. Now, she has the opportunity to prove she can do something truly unique, and she can’t pass that up.

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@MaximumUnicorn : Are you finish this app buddy? You didn't touch it since a week. Can you please be more specific what skillset she has to offer for a space mission? Sending a singer in space, doesn't sound right otherwise. This is a secret mission not a PR play.
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Johanna is finished and ready for review. I wound up going in a completely different direction than what I was fist envisioning... I just couldn't get my original concept to "work".
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