The history may need a bit of 'cleaning' but overall I'm happy with it. Give me a shout if you want me to alter anything Vegedus.Name:
The Sarcastic Hacker. Home is where the heart lies.Gender:
Erroll is of the average male height, barely making the 5”11 marker with a slight muscular tone, his short, messy black hair and brown eyes further aid him in blending into the crowd. For this Erroll is thankful, it’s the only thing he’ll thank his parents for.
His features are marred however by the bags under his eyes which has been caused by his constant tinkering and his worry. To hide this flaw, Erroll occasionally uses sunglasses as he walks through the busy and crowded streets.
Erroll’s clothing is rather torn up and reflects his social status. It consists of dirtied jeans or the oddly patched up trousers, a somewhat greased up shirt, a grey hooded sweat shirt and some worn out sneakers. Even his equipment appears to be ‘hand-me-downs’, his Neural-interface module attached to his spine are outdated, his wrist mounted 'N.I.R-modulator' is somewhat damaged, his knockoff digital wrist watch and his large headset that he wears around his neck probably should be replaced.
To power all this technology are four cylindrical Bioelectrical-batteries. These batteries are charged up through the user's daily intake as well as taking up unused energy or 'waste' energy found in the body.
The Neural-interface module is what allows him access to networks, broadcasts and other forms of media, it appears to be a set of three small triangular studs along his spine.
The N.I.R or the Neural Interface for Repairs is his tool kit for when on the job. The name earned the irony award upon it's creation. It was also suspected the man in charge of the naming department was drunk and subsequently fired. Regardless the N.I.R stores a variety of micro-tools as well as data banks that hold common repair programs. Trait 5:
Cynical but caring.
Erroll is a fairly cynical man and his remarks tend to use sarcasm. Caused by a sense of paranoia, distrust of the authorities as well as his parents, have left him with minor trust issues. While his actions can be kind or helpful, Erroll’s comments are anything but.
He despises the Cytek government but the rebel factions have yet to earn his trust due to the fact he has to look out for Tacey, if they were caught then she’d likely be thrown into the military or worse. While the rebel’s intentions may aim to improve the lives of those that dwell inside Athana, the risks are great and Erroll must carefully consider them for both himself and Tacey.
When he fights for Tacey, Erroll's cynicism comes into play often talking as he delivers a beatdown. From pointing out the inconsistencies of a person's job, to sarcastic congratulations for sharing what he had for lunch, Erroll will gladly point out these facts. Such is his bravado that he himself has stated that in the event of his death, someone should clearly tell him he has died, just so that Erroll's spirit could backhand the observer. Course this is merely a theory. Trait 4:
Subterfuge and decoys.
Some hackers can turn the city into their personal play ground, others can turn weapons against their masters, some use dozens of high tech gadgets to see them through the day. Erroll believes that those are the ones who’ll get caught in a moment of carelessness. Knowing that the chances of getting caught is constantly rising he began specializing in creating decoys and subterfuge. While his equipment appears to be damaged nigh on useless, they are only small fragments of a greater puzzle.
His very clothing is part of a intricate virtual suit that he utilizes to hack systems to gather information or simply to observe actions. His sunglasses are in fact augment reality for the wearer, they allow him to create a virtual keyboard that only he can see. This keyboard’s positioning is determined by the wrist watch which allows Erroll to hack without raising too much suspicion due to the fact it appears as if he’s merely fidgeting. The Neural-Interface module, N.I.R modulator and even the headset have been altered so that once they are in close proximity of one another he’s able to hack rather efficiently.
For instance he can use the N.I.R to cycle through which program he wishes to use to hack a certain mainframe, use the Neural-Interface’s networking connection to remain online and prepared to alter a system’s memory and so on. While the headphones appear to more for aesthetics the fact is that Erroll has in fact added a variety of micro-technology into the ear pieces to allow him house his programs. In the event he's discovered the 'chips' can erase the programs and giving the headset the appearance of a wireless inbuilt music player.
His specialty is creating diversions through the combined use of misinformation and the city’s holographic projectors to create ‘threats’, sending the police to chase ghosts and shadows without endangering the lives of others. Much like Tacey, Erroll disapproves of senseless violence and does his best to avoid involving those whom he perceives as innocent.
Because of his job as a general repair man, Erroll is able to ‘fix’ objects, replace or help install new equipment, all the while he secretly alters small fractions of files, adding in his own temporary files so that he can easily backdoor into the less secure networks.
However should he fight, Erroll uses the city's holographic projectors to aid in his fighting styles by having them overlap him and create decoy attacks often making it appear as if he's split into multiple beings during a single strike. Another technique he uses is creating multiple holographic images and uses them as decoys until the moment is right to strike.Trait 3:
Tinkerer by nature.
Erroll has always had a knack with his hands, from fixing automatic doors to more complex machinery, the young man has shown in his studies that he is attentive and willing to learn something new.
Yet he cannot keep his hands still, when a piece of hardware is newly introduced to him, Erroll eagerly pulls it apart to learn how it operates, taking his time to bit by bit gain an understanding. Although his current social position is rather low, his skill as a ‘handyman’ have given him an on and off again job at the local repair facility. When one of their workers is unable (or unwilling) to fix a broken screen or speaker in the slums, it’s normally Erroll who gets the grimy task.
However few know that he is also competent with coding, Erroll goes out of his way to display ‘amateurish’ understanding of how coding works. In fact it’s known to his ‘employer’ that he doesn’t even have a computer in his single room home.
Once again because of his trust issues. Erroll isn’t fond of displaying his hacking ability openly with others, in fact he uses an alias that is completely fictional when he hacks. Complete with holographic image and name; Harvard Cold. A businessman-like appearance with short blond hair, deep green eyes and a pale complexion. Trait 1:
Never ending thought-cycle.
Everybody has thoughts, even if to others they are incomprehensible, it's only natural after all to reflect on one's past or future. Erroll is normal in this regards save for one fact, he can't stop thinking. In fact most times he is over-thinking, while it aids in his preparations before a mission or a job the fact his mind constantly wanders at times may cause him to lose focus on the present.
To elaborate; when you're every day slob thinks about his day, he may eventually wonder what tomorrow will bring. Erroll's thoughts run a gauntlet inside his brain, chaos runs rampant as his paranoia takes into consideration of who might be trying to find him or Tacey, perhaps an over-zealous rebel faction believes they are the key to the city's freedom, maybe a Cytek rogue assassin has discovered it was Erroll who altered his orders and is now out for his head. It's conceivable that his boss is fed up with the fact Erroll does a better job than most of his full-timers, thus giving him a promotion, creating dissatisfaction between those who've worked in the business far longer than him.
Even in his sleep these thoughts go through his mind, in the early hours of the day he wonders if he's still dreaming after all with the state of the city he might as well be. Waking up with a kind thought jealous companion... how can this not be a dream? When did he earn such companionship? Extra Trait:
Trait 4, Preparation is key
Remaining calm in the field even under pressure if a trait Erroll values, those who show this earn a couple points in his books. Remaining flexible is even more impressive.
Because the situation can change in an instant Erroll keeps multiple ideas in his head just in case something goes wrong, always hoping for the best but is prepared for the worst... he hopes.Chi:
Erroll’s main problem is the fact he doesn’t give people his trust easily, the fact Cytek constantly observes Athana’s populace has made him hesitant to do so fearing that should they be discovered, they would take Tacey away. He’s also obviously known for his cynical personality, preferring to banter with those around him more for the intellectual humor than simplistic praising. Yet for all of his words and dysfunctionalities, Erroll remains a caring person to those whom he trusts.
Due to Tacey’s inability to speak or use proper sign language, Erroll normally translates her gestures and looks to those speaking to her, often adding his own quips as well.
As a hacker Erroll prefers to remain flexible and informed, on the occasion where he’s had to hack into a system for whatever reason, he tries to leave a small ‘door’ floating about so that he can access it at a later stage. Naturally he attempts to keep it as minimum as possible and only does it on less than secure items. Background:
Originally he was born to a middle class family, owners of a small but well of retailing business, his parents would often take advantage of the scarcity of certain goods gladly taking behind the counter deals or increasing the price make profit. The elder of two sons, Erroll showed at an early age his intelligence and tendency to ‘fiddle’ with broken appliances. He also showed great interest in more advanced technology. From computers to the holographic images on the streets that advertised. As years rolled his studies kept him occupied and at first he showed much promise but his time studying slowly began to alter his perceptions, the city of Athana was in a state of stagnation and there was virtually no space for growth in the future. Society would inevitably grow more and more desperate, the underground was proof enough. The more he thought about it the more he became aware that his actions in the end would be fruitless... Frustration built within him, frustrated at his own reflective nature, frustrated with his parent’s way of business, frustrated at the fact in the end his actions past, present and future would have little impact.
Perhaps he was too smart for his own good, perhaps he thought too much into such events... for a teenager whose motivation once lay in curiosity turned to disappointment and a sense of hopelessness. His desires to learn vanished and with that gone, Erroll left the school at the age of 16, to those around him it appeared to be another ‘drop out’ case. Unwilling to study or work for his parents Erroll was able to secure a rather shaky deal with a small private repair business, allowing him to work on the occasion earning him a small income where he could live off. It didn’t take him long before he choose to leave home, much to his annoyance his parent’s influence got him a small apartment room which simply consisted of a small kitchen, a bedroom and a bathroom.
During the day he worked on repair small electronics, while during the nights he began to expand on his skills hacking mostly for his amusement, he kept his actions small, interrupting small advertisements, maybe alter some messages here and there. Just small stuff at first, of course what begins small slowly grows, while he did not hate the Cytek government he felt no obligation to them either considering their laws. He began to experiment with other bits of technology he came across, already having figured out that doing anything too suspicious would put him in hot water, so he patiently waited, taking the time to familiarize himself with what was given to him. Bit by bit his knowledge grew and his hacking grew bolder, he began to take a sense of enjoyment of his actions. If the world was going to crumble why not have a bit of fun before you snuff it?
Yet after a year and a half something interrupted his daily routine, while working on repairing a damaged cleaning-bot a rather emaciated girl suddenly ‘popped’ into his life. She didn’t barge in through the door, she wasn’t from work, she just ‘poofed’ into his bedroom and then crashed into the opposite wall. At the time, Erroll simply shrugged it off as him suffering a hallucination after all he hadn’t slept in two or three days now, besides he had seen stranger things during these episodes... course after thirty minutes he decided to ‘confront’ the illusion and to his shock he realized that this was in fact real... His neighbours thought his shouts were a sign of frustration or a difficult task so they didn’t assume anything though they did request that he keep his curses to a minimum.
It took him a couple minutes to calm and compose himself, it’s not every day that a surger just jumps through a wall and into your life, let along one that was utterly exhausted, filthy, dressed in rags and rather emaciated. It took him even longer for him to get the girl to eat something, it annoyed him to learn that she was a mute and it appeared she did not have any way of communicating with him. Part of him wondered if he should just report her to the authorities and get her out of his hair. She was clearly a surger after all and by law she was to be registered. Yet his conscience told him otherwise, the girl was too weak and most of all too frightened.
The first few nights were rather uncomfortable and awkward considering there was one bed and since she was injured, Erroll sarcastically offered that she sleep in his bed, course her being a mute meant there was no witty response... not one that he could understand anyway.
Three years passed and the two have forged a strong bond with one another. It started with him giving the young surger her name; Tacey. From there on their understanding grew, Erroll began to understand how she communicates, what the gestures meant and what kind of personality she had behind her shy nature.
When ‘Tay’ found a place in the rebel movement known as ‘Leaf’ Erroll was hesitant but in the end relented, while he knows the risks involved he’d rather take them on with Tay rather than let her go on her own, not until she’s ready.
Although he's still cynical, Erroll has silently admitted he might have found his motivation to keep trying to find a way to improve the future now.
Themes: As he hacks; Mind Heist- Inception
His daily life; Holiday- Green Day