Sorry about the triple post. Here is Captain Jack’s CS (The last of the really long NPC CS’s, I promise. The others won’t be as detailed). NPC Name:
Captain Jack Harkness (Alias – his real name is actually unknown)Age:
Unknown, due to a certain ‘accident’ which made him reluctantly immortal. The fact that he has got sent into the past so many times, means that he is likely to be many centuries old. (Though he still looks like he’s in his late 30’s)Gender:
Near-human. He isn’t from Earth, but from another planet in the 51st century. It’s assumed he is partly if not mostly human, however.Current Location:
Somewhere in London – apparently there has been rumours of an increasing number of aliens there, so he’s left his Torchwood base in Cardiff to go and investigate. [Episode he last met the Doctor: ‘Journey’s End’. It’s also worth noting that in regards to the Torchwood Series, the events in ‘Children of Earth’ haven’t happened yet (Even though they should have by this point in time – I’m making a few changes)] Organisation:
Torchwood – Head of Torchwood 3 (Cardiff), and since the destruction of Torchwood 1 in London, he practically runs the whole Torchwood Institute.
Also a former Doctor’s companion, Time Agent, Freelancer and Conman. Appearance: Image. Personality:
Openly Omni-sexual and tending to flirt with almost everyone he meets, alien or human, Captain Jack is what you might call a very ‘modern man’ – and you’d be more right than you think, since he originates from the 51st century. His personality certainly reflects this. He is described as being “lethally charming, good looking and utterly captivating,” as well as “flirtatious, cunning, clever and a bit of an action man.” Within ‘Doctor Who', Jack's personality is relatively light-hearted, although this changes in Torchwood's first series, where he becomes a darker character. He now has both light and dark elements to his character. Captain Jack Harkness is generally trigger-happy, pro-violence when dealing with aliens, and unafraid of dangerous situations...and although he’s not immune to fear, he tends not to show it. In fact, he's usually ready with a flirtatious quip whatever the threat. However his morals and out-look on life have changed dramatically since meeting the Doctor. He tends to be a lot more diplomatic, and he now looks out for others, instead of just looking out for himself. Generally he’s an all round good guy, and gets along with most people. In fact, he’s a bit of a people magnet. *Weapons/Gadgets/Tech:
As Torchwood’s Team Leader, Jack has access to all kinds of weapons and alien tech. However he always
carries the following:~ A Time Agent Wrist strap.
This is a vortex manipulator, a more primitive form of time-travel technology which allows the user to travel through time by minimally controllable (and apparently uncomfortable) "hops" through the Time Vortex. The technology is compact enough to be worn on Jack’s wrist. He obtained the vortex manipulator during his stint as a Time Agent. There are also vortex manipulators that are capable of moving a small spaceship, although it is uncertain whether Jack’s can do this (probably can). While Jack notes that such technology means the Doctor is not the only person capable of travelling through time, the Doctor disdainfully compares the "space hopper" vortex manipulator to his "sports car" TARDIS. (In other words, the vortex manipulator is nowhere near as powerful or good at time travel as the TARDIS) The device also allows travel through space by harnessing the energies of wormholes (such as the Cardiff Rift that Torchwood monitors).~ Futuristic Binoculars from the 51st century~ Tinted shades – all torchwood personnel have a pair~ A Torch – very bright and reasonably light-weight~ Retcon (amnesia) pills
, which are always on his person as part of standard Torchwood procedure. ~ His own Webley revolver
(See Image link in ‘appearance’) ~ A Torchwood personnel ear-piece with a blue-tooth attachment
, used for communicating with the rest of his Torchwood team.Talents/Skills:
Known as ‘The man who can never die’, Jack has a gift (or curse, as he sees it), where he is unable to stay dead. He has been killed countless times, even committed suicide hundreds of times, and yet he always comes back alive. He is, you might say, virtually indestructible. (You can see why this character had to be an NPC.) Having said that, age still has an effect on him, which means (he hopes) that he is not completely immortal.
Aside from that, he has vast practical experience of working with aliens and dealing with crisis situations. He has come through a lot of scrapes, and having lived through so many years, he has a hell of a lot of experience on his shoulders. He is skilled with a gun, and good at getting out of tight corners. His leadership skills are unquestionable; his team following him through everything and hold great respect for him. Like the Doctor, he shows great compassion for those around him, always ready to help those in need. Faults/Weakness:
Often too secretive, Captain Jack Harkness has a lot to hide. He has done many things in his past that he’s not proud of – often through cowardice or to suit his own means. His morality is still ambiguous and questionable at times, and with so many dark secrets, can he really be trusted?
However, having said that, whenever he’s with the Doctor, these issues tend to subside, the Doctor often setting him back on the straight and narrow, and making him realise where he is going wrong.
However, there is still something distrustful about Jack. Those who have worked with him know this. Sometimes it’s hard to know whose side he’s on – or whether he even has a side. He tends to distance himself, always being friendly but never letting anyone get too close. And yet he keeps secrets from everyone, even those closest to him sometimes end up feeling like they don’t know him at all.
He also tends to be too harsh and strict at times. He shows no mercy when dealing with aliens, often his team questioning his methods. If he finds out a member of his team has betrayed him/kept secrets from him, he will lose all respect for them and turn his back on them. (Despite the fact that he keeps secrets himself, in turn making him a hypocrite.) Background:
Jack’s origins are obscure, and he likes it that way. Even his name isn’t real, stolen off a deceased Second World War airman. Despite having worked with him for some time, his present-day colleagues know very little about him. Jack has had a dark and varied life – he was once a prisoner of war, an interrogator who used torture, a freelancer and a conman, a Time Agent, a traitor, a soldier, a veteran member of the original Torchwood institute (read further down), a father (and grand father), a lover…he’s lost many friends and lovers, having to watch them die while he lives on. He didn’t used to be immortal – but journeying with the Doctor changed all that. An entity, known only as the ‘Bad Wolf’ decided to grant him life after he was exterminated by a dalek and killed. Only it didn’t just bring him back to life. It brought him back to life for good.
He now ages very very slowly, and can never die. The Doctor (in his Ninth incarnation) having abandoned him, Jack Harkness transported himself to Earth, aiming to land in the 21st century – but his vortex manipulator was badly damaged, and sent him to Cardiff, the year 1869 instead. Unable to use his broken vortex manipulator, he was stuck in the past, and had to live through the whole 20th century just to find the Doctor again. Such was his obsession with finding the Doctor, that he told one too-many people about ‘the Doctor’ – and Victorian Torchwood agents Alice Guppy and Emily Holroyd tracked him down. Finding out that he was immortal and had a connection with the Doctor, they interrogated and tortured Jack to find out why he couldn’t die, and what connection he had to Torchwood’s greatest enemy, the Doctor. He was eventually released on the condition that he worked for them – and having nothing better to do with his time while he waited for the Doctor, Jack reluctantly accepted. He’s been a member of Torchwood ever since. During the ‘Battle of Canary Wharf’, the Daleks and Cybermen destroyed the Torchwood HQ, and killed the majority of its members. Jack saw the opportunity and decided to revive Torchwood, changing the face of the organisation forever, all in the Doctor’s name. He hoped that by doing this he could redeem himself of his shameful Torchwood past, and that he could make the Doctor proud by turning an organisation that was so corrupt into something good. He finally found the Doctor again, and asked him why he had left him. The Doctor told Jack he was “an impossible thing”, a fixed point in time, he was a fact, he simply existed – which was why he couldn’t die. As a Time Lord, the Doctor’s instincts had told him to run from Jack Harkness, because he shouldn’t exist. All differences and prejudice aside, Captain Jack and the Doctor are good friends, and keep in contact with each other now and again. However for the most part they work separately, the Doctor travelling alone, and Jack Harkness working with his Torchwood team. They still hear from each other now and again, particularly if the other is in trouble or if there is a great emergency.*Theme:Dark Theme (Action): Captain Jack’s ThemeLight Theme :Jack’s Love Theme
25-26? (She was roughly 23 when she started travelling with the Doctor)Gender:
London, England [Last time she met the Doctor: ‘Journey’s End’] Organisation:
Formerly: Doctor’s Companion
UNIT Medical Officer
Member of Torchwood 3, CardiffAppearance:
Martha has changed her appearance (clothes and hair-wise) several times during the show – but in this RP, she will appear like THIS
, wearing the clothing in this picture:Image
In addition, she would also have her old medical lab coat (see 1st image) with her. Personality:
Martha is a friendly, intelligent, brave and good-spirited person, and very caring towards those around her. When they first encountered each other, the Doctor was impressed with her theory about having air on the Moon, and he asked her to join him in the hospital balcony to see if they could breathe.
Throughout her travels with the Doctor, Martha developed a crush on him and always wondered if the Doctor liked her back. However it was clear her love was unrequited.
Since leaving the Doctor she’s moved on, and she’s now in a relationship with fellow former Doctor’s companion, Mickey Smith. She views the Doctor as an old friend, nothing more, to which the feeling is mutual. *Weapons/Gadgets/Tech:
Martha doesn’t carry any weapons personally (Although she has borrowed other people’s in the past).
As for personal gadgets – a lot of them were from UNIT, and since she no longer works with UNIT, it is hard to determine what she has/has not got with her. However I shall name the things she definitely has got: ~ Martha’s Super phone
A phone specifically modified by the Doctor “with a little jiggery-pokery”, as he likes to call it. It’s a little trick he’s performed for most of his recent companions. With the Doctor’s modifications, it allows the caller to call anywhere across the universe – through time as well as space. For example, she could call home, present day, whilst actually being a million light years away in the year 5000, and have a conversation with someone, who (theoretically) is actually long dead.
Not only that, but Martha has the Doctor’s number on speed-dial, ready for any emergency. ~ A stethoscope and medical kitTalents/Skills:
As well as the great knowledge in extraterrestrial life that comes from travelling with the Doctor, Martha has great expertise in the medical field. Faults/Weakness:
Martha tends to be a bit upfront about things, and takes offense easily. She has also had bouts of jealousy towards other Doctor companions – particularly if they’ve had a relationship with the Doctor that was a bit more than just friendship… (i.e. Rose, Joan Redfern)
Working with UNIT has also turned her into a slightly colder and stricter person than she used to be.Background:
Formerly one of the Doctor’s companions, Martha Jones first bumped into the Doctor while she was working at the Royal Hope Hospital in London as a trainee doctor. After an in incident involving the hospital being teleported to the Moon, a blood-sucking shape-shifter known as a Plasmavore and a rather deadly rhino-like police squadron, not to mention Martha saving the Doctor’s life, the Doctor thought Martha deserved a thank you trip in the TARDIS. However ‘just one trip’ soon turned into several…
Martha did eventually leave the Doctor when things became ‘complicated’, and she realised that staying with the Doctor would only cause her more heart-ache. As one last favour, the Doctor pulled a few strings, and got Martha a place in UNIT – she’s been involved in the organisation ever since. However she’s bumped into the Doctor again on quite a few occasions, and after the events that happened during ‘Journey’s End’, fellow Doctor’s companion Mickey Smith convinced her to leave UNIT and go freelance with him. The two have since become a couple, although they haven’t married/got engaged yet (Their appearance in ‘The End of Time’ is yet to happen). *Theme:Theme: Martha’s Theme