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AGENT NORTH DAKOTA
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Player: Megan
Canon: Red vs. Blue
Canon Point: Post death in Recovery One
Alignment: Peromei
Date of Entry: 01/07/2016

CR Chart

Jun. 25th, 2016 10:32 pm
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» Allen Walker
D.Greyman
A boy North has talked to. He's intrigued by his strange powers and the fact that he seems to know more than he lets on. (Has since been dropped)




» Dr. Gordon Freeman
Half-Life/2
North has a lot of respect for Dr. Freeman and sees him as a friend. He has a feeling he might be able to go to him if something were to happen to his armour. (Has since been dropped)




» John Laurens
Hamilton
A friend. North is curious about his knowledge of politics, and wants to get to know him better. (Has since been dropped)




» Natsume Takashi
Natsume Yuujinchou
A boy that North talks to and worries about, especially since the questions he asks are situations he can relate to. He feels for the kid and has offered to be a listening ear when needed. (Has since been dropped)




» Poe Dameron
Star Wars
A friend. North is really fond of Poe and likes hanging out with him, especially in discovering new games. North finds him reliable and has become a bit more comfortable opening up to him.




» The Spine
Steam Powered Giraffe
A friend. North is fond of the Spine, and likes hearing about his world, as strange as it is. It doesn't bother him that the Spine is a robot. (Has since been dropped)




» Emil Castagnier
Tales of Symphonia
North's roommate. North is extremely grateful to Emil for bringing him into his house. He's fond of Emil, and likes to keep an eye out for him. He wants to get to know him better.




» Presa
Tales of Xillia
A friend and drinking buddy. They've found some similarities (some better than others) and North enjoys her company.




» Sonia Nevermind
Dangan Ronpa 2
A friend, and someone how has managed to activate North's big brother mode. He'd determined to keep an eye on her, at least to make sure she's taking care of herself. (Has since been dropped)




» Sha Gojyo
Saiyuki
After a chance conversation over the network and a decision to go bear hunting, North figures he's found a new friend and drinking buddy. He looks forward to getting to know Gojyo.




» Reaper
Overwatch
A fellow solider who's gone through experiences that North can somewhat relate to. While North is curious about him, he's also got Repear on his worry list.




» Nora Valkyrie
RWBY
She might be small but she's got a lot of energy. North has decided to keep an eye on Nora and her friends, though with what he's learned, he figures she can take care of herself.




» Leia Organa
Star Wars
Another person that North relates to, if only because they've both known war. He looks forward to getting to know her beyond that, especially since she reminds him of Carolina




» Alvin vint Svent
Tales of Xillia/2
Presa's husband. The two of them get along pretty well.

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 Red vs. Blue is a canon that likes to lean on the 4th Wall on a fairly regular basis, and does contain shoutouts to popular movies, music, and video games in the context that the characters have watched, listened to, and played these canons. 

While it's more likely going to be the Reds and Blues who do this, I figure that it makes sense that North would have similar knowledge, even if in the show itself the Freelancers don't lean on the fourth wall as much.


So, just let me know if it's okay for me to 4th wall your character, and if you are comfortable with it, how far I should go (ie: whole nine yards, can talk about x but not y, etc.). 

Obviously, I won't tackle major spoiler stuff or things that could be potentially derailing.
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 For AC purposes and emotion stuff
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There will always be birdseed available, so feel free to drop him a line.
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 How am I doing with North? 

Comments Screened, Anon On, Constructive Criticism Welcome.
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⌈ PLAYER SECTION ⌉

Player: Megan
Contact: [plurk.com profile] urbaninja
Age: 26
Current Characters: Roxas


⌈ CHARACTER SECTION ⌉

Character: Agent North Dakota
(Note: This is a code name and his actual name has not been revealed. I’ve headcanoned the name Nathan Reilley as a result, but he often answers to North as well)
Age: Early 30s~. Again, canon does not provide actual information.
Canon: Red vs. Blue
Canon Point: Post-death (Recovery One Miniseries)

Background:
North on the RvB Wiki
Please note: Red vs. Blue does draw from the Halo video game franchise, in the sense that the events that happen in Halo are canon to RvB (though not the opposite). However, one does not need knowledge of the Halo games to understand RvB.

Personality:
Despite being a character who is literally introduced to canon as a corpse, and has a limited amount of screen time in the two seasons that cover the period where he was alive, Agent North Dakota has managed to leave a last impression as the kind of character who is calm, patient, and just generally a good guy. The kind of guy that you might want as a big brother.

One of the key words used to canon to describe North is nurturing and that is a very good word for him. He's the caretaker of the freelancers, generally the one to check on people and make sure they're alright. Most of his attention is focused on his younger twin sister, Agent South Dakota, who he is very close to. The two of them are seen regularly working together as a team, often putting themselves in harms way to look after the other. South is very much a loose canon compared to North, and so he is the one that often reigns her back in. The two of them have a very strong bond and work well together, though North is also see as a team player regardless. This nurturing aspect makes him a prime candidate for the AI Theta, with whom he is partnered. As a more childlike AI, Theta was very shy and it was hoped that North would be able to bring the AI out of his shell and unlock his potential.

At the same time, North isn't afraid to have a little fun, and is seen to have a good relationship with Agent York and Agent Washington, though he and former were known to tease the latter. (In the recent book published by Roosterteeth, it was revealed that North and York would often provide Wash with conflicting directions to the mythical sauna on board the Mother of Invention). He also has a sarcastic streak to him, snarking during battle and wondering aloud as to why he is friends with Wash and York.

There are times, however, when his nurturing and caring nature become too much, and can shift into being condescending and overbearing. This is particularly evident in his relationship with South, as he tries to step in and control, for lack of a better term, her more abrasive actions, typically by talking to her and acting as if he knows best. He also takes his responsibilities very seriously and to the point of self-harm, as he is reluctant to pull Theta out of his head in order to get some sleep, as the AI is too scared to be away from North, leaving him to wander the halls to calm the AI down.

He does also have doubts and worries, particularly in whether or not he's doing the right thing. Eventually this leads him to acting against the Project, and his sister, by supporting Agent Texas with her break-in to rescue the Alpha AI. Despite this, he does remain with the Project following that event, and to the point where he is killed.

As North will be coming into the game without Theta, this will have an effect on his well-being. While canon does not go into detail about what happens when an AI is removed from their host (the most we get is that they are different), I have headcanoned a few traits. Internally, the agent registers a noticeable silence and absence where the AI used to be, and it can lead to a desire to not wanting to be alone as a way of avoiding it. They may also appear melancholy, missing the presence of the friend who was once a constant companion.

Ultimately, while he can be over-bearing, North is the kind of character who cares about his friends and doing the right thing. Befriend him, and you'll have someone who will watch your back.








Abilities:
North has no particularly special abilities, outside of being a good solider. He was ranked 5th of the Freelancers for most of seasons 9 and 10. He is a skilled sniper and fighter. His armour, while based on the Mjolnir armour that the Spartans wear, is not so intensive and does provide extra protection as well as places to store ammunition.

While he does have the ability to created a domed-energy shield, he will be unwilling to use it as it is dangerous to run the equipment without the help of an AI.

Alignment: Peromei.
North spends a lot of time in the series between hope and despair. Hoping that he’s doing the right thing while despairing or fearing that he’s not, and it’s easy for him to slide between the two.

Other:


⌈ SAMPLE SECTION ⌉

Sample:
Test Drive Meme Thread


He arrives in Empathieas screaming.

The last thing he remembers is fighting Maine, losing to Maine, Theta being ripped from his head (he was terrified, he didn’t want to go, North didn’t want to let him go), and then hitting the ground and after that it’s all a blur until he suddenly comes to in a place that is very much not where he was before.

He manages to get ahold of himself and stop screaming, long enough to take stock of himself and for the winds that were rushing around him to slowly return from gusts to gentle breezes. He yanks off his helmet, breathing deeply and looking around utterly confused. How could he be in a town when the last place he remembers being is an old base somewhere? Could this be the afterlife? Because he's fairly certain he's died.

Although that also doesn't make any sense, since he doubts his armor would have made the trip with him.

"South?" he calls out, tentatively. "Theta?"

There's no response and he's suddenly cautious because of how quiet it all is. He gives his head a shake, and stands, picking up the helmet. He doesn't like any of this, and it causes the winds to start rushing a little faster. But at the same time, he can't lose himself again, that's not going to help. If he's somehow in a new location, South has to be around here somewhere (hopefully with Theta, and without Maine). And if it's the afterlife, well, there's going to be someone who can fill him in.

Either way, standing around wasn't going help anyone, least of all him. So he was lost, alone, and completely confused. There had been worse situations, right? Decision made, North placed his helmet back on his head, and headed off down the street.

He didn't look down, but if he had, he might have noticed the small flowers growing around his feet.



Questions:
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[OOC Information]

Name: Megan

Age: 22

AIM/Plurk/Dreamwidth/Email: Urbaninja at plurk/DW, elvengirl@shaw.ca

What characters do you already play here, if any? None

How did you hear about the game? Ad on rpanons



Quiet. You'll mess me up )
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Player Information
Your Nickname: Megan
OOC Journal: [personal profile] urbaninja
Under 18? Nope
Email/IM: elvengirl@shaw.ca
Characters Played at Singularity: Roxas

Character Information
Name: Agent North Dakota
Name of Canon: Red vs Blue
Canon/AU/Other Game CR: Canon
Reference:Red vs Blue on Wikipedia, North on the RvB Wiki, Theta on the RvB
Canon Point: Post 10x19

Setting:
In the 26th century, Humanity has reached the point of space travel, exploration, and colonization. While truly a pinnacle of human achievements, it is not without its conflicts. Most notably, the outer planets desiring independent rule, resulted in a war breaking out between the Insurrections (who wanted independent rule for the colonies) and the UNSC.

Somewhere in that mess, a collection of Alien races known as the Covenant attacked, glassing planets and generally taking no prisoners and showing no mercy. This began the Human/Covenant war, and many programs were put into place in order to bring about its end. Notably among them, were the Spartans, created by Dr. Halsey. This forms the backstory for the popular video game franchise Halo, which is what Red vs Blue is based on.

However, in that mess, another program was created, Project Freelancer, headed by Dr. Leonard Church. The freelancers were created to be soldiers augmented by AI implantations and armor enhancements rather than the physical augmentations given to the Spartans. The problem was that Project Freelancer was only given the use of one smart AI, known as the Alpha. As an AI cannot be copied, the Alpha was tortured and broken down into fragments, which were then given to the Freelancers. The AI would be used as aids in battle, and run the Freelancer’s armour enhancement. The project was also designed to be fiercely competitive, with a leaderboard constantly present showing who the top nine agents are.

Rather than be involved directly in the war against the Covenant, the Freelancers were instead put against Insurrectionists, who supposedly acted against the UNSC. However, Episode 10x10 suggests that the Insurrectionists are not who they say they are and instead have a different purpose from what we’ve been led to believe. That exact purpose has yet to be expanded upon.

What is known is that Project Freelancer ends disastrously. While AI implantation seemed like a good idea, in more cases it had a negative effect on the soldiers as opposed to a positive one. More than one agent went crazy, or suffered some sort of mental damage as a result of the unstable fragments being directly implanted into their brains. While season 10 has not yet revealed the how and why, many agents eventually went rogue and the project was officially shut down several years later upon the discovery of what had happened to the Alpha.

And somewhere in that mess there exists two bases in a box canyon, with no way in or out, and two teams, one red and one blue. And it’s with those idiots in that canyon that the story actually starts.

The red and blue bases were used as simulation training for the Freelancers, and were staffed by soldiers that ranked the lowest of the low. North never interacted with Red and Blue Teams from Blood Gulch and was ignorant of them and their many adventures.


Personality:
At first glance, North Dakota can easily be considered a generally nice guy. He’s calm and easy to talk to, unlikely to fly off the rails like his sister, South. It’s easy to see them as polar opposites. Unlike South, who tends to charge in without thinking, North is more inclined to take things easily and rationally. In episode 9x2, he chides South for worrying about the time, rather than the objective of their mission. He focuses on doing things right rather than quickly.

North has been described in canon as having a nurturing nature. He wants to take care of people. This is seen in his relationship with South. He is very patient with her, knowing when to step in and when to keep his distance, and is very determined to protect her and keep her safe, even at the cost to himself. He and South have a very strong bond, able to act as a perfect team when put together on missions, which is often.

He doesn’t mind being treated like a twin, compared to South who desires individual recognition. According the leaderboard, he also ranks higher than South, which causes a strain on their relationship, especially when North receives an AI unit before South.

North’s nurturing personality was specifically why he was chosen to have the Theta AI. Theta displays a childlike personality, and is constantly anxious and North acts a father figure to Theta, encouraging the AI and trying to relieve some of his stress. While this leads to an endearing relationship between the two, it also comes at a cost to North. Theta’s anxiety tends to keep him up at night, and if Theta doesn’t settle then North doesn’t sleep. However, he is reluctant to remove Theta, as that scares the AI even more and so he instead has to remain awake. Theta’s presence has also caused a rift between North and South, as North’s attention is more on Theta rather than South.

This nurturing aspect of North should not hide the fact that he is a trained soldier, and not afraid of going into battle, violence, or killing.

He is also seen getting along with the other Freelancers, specifically Washington and York, and the three of them form something of a trio, even if North can’t really comprehend why they are friends.

Theta: Theta represents the Alpha’s trust, and is very childlike in nature. When he is first introduced, he is seen hiding behind North’s leg, unwilling to come out and meet Washington and York. He only does so with encouragement. Later, North remarks that Theta is constantly anxious and worried that something bad will happen.

Theta’s childishness is also seen in the holographic images he creates. During a class on AI theory, Theta is seen fiddling around with a skateboard, as opposed to listening to the lecture. He also takes the time to create fireworks shows for North, wanting his approval. He is very attached to North, unwilling to shut down when North wants to talk to the other agents, and not wanting to be apart for long, leading to North being unable and unwilling to remove him. He is also not sure how to react to South’s animosity towards him, preferring to let North handle it. Since Theta is trust, it can be implied that North is the person he trusts implicitly to look after and protect him. This trust eventually extends to other agents, such as Texas, whom Theta admits he likes.

Abilities, Weaknesses, and Power Limitation Suggestions:
North’s abilities really just extend to his armour, which includes motion trackers, thermals, and a voice modifier/enhancer. His armour is also equipped with the ability to create a domed energy shield, which is controlled by Theta.

While the armour takes the appearance of the Mjolnir Armour the Spartans use, it appears to be a modified version, which canon does not go into detail on.

Inventory:
*Armour including domed shield enhancement
*Theta
*Sniper Rifle
Appearance:
North in armour
North without helmet
Theta
Age:
Mid/Late-twenties? (Canon doesn’t specify, and I headcanon North and South to be the youngest freelancers)

Samples
Log Sample:
North hadn't expected the junk yard.

He'd expected junk certainly. The Mother of Invention crashing had done a good job of interrupting his and South's sibling argument, throwing them both against a wall along with everything else in the room. North was pretty sure that he'd lost consciousness. At least, he didn't really remember how he'd gotten here.

"Theta, any idea where we are?" He asked, standing up and looking around. It was definitely not the Mother of Invention, and South was no where to be seen either. "Also, run a check for South."

There was a silence and then Theta appeared in a spray of holographic fireworks.

"I did both. There's no sign of South and I don't know where this is."

"I figured. Well, I guess we better find out where we are and fast. I can't imagine things are that great back home." He took a moment to brush himself off, before fishing his sniper rifle out of a pile of junk. At the very least, it looked intact. He gave another scan, but it looked like the other one he'd been using hadn't followed him here. One was enough.

"North, I think the exit's over there," Theta said, pointing. "We might be able to get some help, or at least get someone to tell us where we are."

North nodded.

"Right, that's a good idea. But stay on guard, Theta. I have a bit of a bad feeling about this place."

Network Sample:
[North’s been fiddling with wearable for a bit now, and come across a few names that look surprisingly familiar. Which is weird, since he’s pretty sure he saw most of them not that long ago.]

North, it’s on!

[Oh, so that button activates video. Great, now we’re talking. The video now shows a figure in violet mjolnir amour on the screen, with a red and blue hologram hovering nearby.]

Would someone mind giving me some additional information about this place. I can’t say the intro I got was that informative.

Also, if there’s anyone from Project Freelancer here, do you mind giving me an update? Is everyone alright?

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