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|Posted by: ThreadbareNovel May 14 2018, 02:22 AM|
Marcus Edmund Carver was born January 21, 1919 to a loving, but introverted father and a stern, overbearing mother. As the youngest and only boy of six children, he often found trouble but managed to avoid punishment with little more than a flash of his charming smile.
Like many young men at the time, he was drafted into the war overseas. His abysmal accuracy rating on the shooting range kept him out of combat, so he was given a desk job where he excelled at radio communications and intelligence gathering. He went above and beyond, mining the personal histories of foreign enemies for every trace of dirt. No one was safe from his scrutiny, not even his own colleagues, and it was only the abrupt end of the war that kept Carver from exposing his CO's bad habits in exchange for a bigger office.
At the conclusion of the war, Carver's penchant for illegal mischief got him noticed by agents of Division. The moment they realized that his inability to shoot a gun made him no less deadly in hand-to-hand combat, Division recruited him and used his disquieting charisma to get close to their enemies. He rose quickly through the ranks and seemed to enjoy the occasional bloody assignments he was sent on, which was why it came as a surprise when he suddenly vanished from the Division.
In fact, what had happened was that Carver misjudged a particularly dangerous foe within Division itself. Before Carver had a chance to take his enemy down, he was captured and forced into cryogenic sleep. There, his foe hoped to keep himself safe, while also keeping Carver's encyclopedic knowledge of government secrets and scandal intact for later use.
triggers:Trigger-free. Go nuts.
familialIn the eighty-some years since he was put to sleep, all of Carver's immediate family has died. Upon realizing this, naturally he mourned them for a time, but found comfort in the fact that they all led generally happy and healthy lives. He very much wants to settle down and have a big family of his own someday, however, he has no significant other at this time and he sometimes worries about the effect his cryo-sleep might have had on his virility.
platonicAll of Carver's old friends are long dead as well, but he has no trouble making new ones. He's drawn towards people who he deems not only "interesting," but also "useful." He avoids bold, aggressive, or overly-meek personalities unless they fall into the "useful" category.
romanticCarver desperately wants love. Ideally, he wants a woman who not only needs him, but one who can also tell him what to do. In his past, he had a very passionate relationship with an older woman involved in a revolutionary uprising, but her sudden death robbed him of any hope of a future with her. He also had a fairly serious relationship with an insurrectionist who once tried to kill him, but that ended when he was frozen.
antagonisticCarver has always wanted to "stick it to the man." He rebels against authority, and has been known to use his role as a government agent to subvert the establishment. If there is dirt on anybody he perceives as a threat, he will make finding it an absolute priority and use it to take them down.
otherFor now, Carver just needs to adjust to life in the modern world. When he is ready, he is willing to put his skills to use for the SSR, as long as he believes that their goals align with his ideals.