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29 | Banker | “You have a brain the size of a walnut.”
  • (+) Organized, efficient, witty
    (-) Judgmental, deliberately insulting, easily intimidated

  • Julian Brody does not play around. He’s very sharp and dislikes most people, getting more entertainment out of insulting them than befriending them. As a result, many people don’t like him, but he’s alright with that.

  • A banker, Julian tends to cross paths with the bigger names in town. As he handles the monetary affairs of some pretty important people and could probably bring some of them down if he worked hard enough, they don’t generally mess with him, though he provokes them often with his words.

The older brother of Christine Brody, Julian was raised just a ways outside of Chicago, in Evanston, Illinois. Though his childhood was relatively uneventful, it was clear from an early age that he wasn’t a people person. He was constantly tormenting his sister, although it can be said that she was asking for it—she was the one who would never leave him alone. He was generally discontented with life in Evanston, seeking something bigger, and at sixteen he realized where he wanted to go: Chicago.

Over the years he developed quite the knack for organization and a fondness for handling other people’s affairs that one generally didn’t see in most people. His father, a banker himself, nurtured these qualities, so naturally when Julian reached the conclusion that he should be a banker too his father agreed. He wanted to head to Chicago as soon as possible to make a name for himself, to find his place in the bustling city, for although he hated people, he couldn’t help but love them a little bit, too. To this day he still wonders why he likes to be around them, but doesn’t question it too much. His general explanation nowadays is that he loves how stupid they are and, well, people generally don’t question that.

At twenty he finally moved, renting a small apartment near a bar. With the skills he’d accumulated it was easy to find an entry-level job at a bank, doing menial tasks for menial pay. As much as his superiors hated to admit it, he was actually advising them on some of their work whenever he could get a word in edgewise, and herein laid the problem: everything he said was right. He was slowly promoted until, at twenty-five, he became a banker himself, dealing with lower level clients and working his way up to people like Edward Lincoln and Giovanni Macini. He was fully aware of what the Macini mob did, of course, but he did business with them anyway, managing whatever work Giovanni gave him the same as he would any client.

Looking back on it now, that was a mistake.

A deal went bad for the mob and Giovanni was in his office, screaming and kicking things, trying to bribe Julian into giving him back some money he’d invested. Julian tried to explain that the money couldn’t just be returned so easily, but it was to no end, and eventually Giovanni just outright threatened him at gunpoint. Julian, of course, bent to his will instantly, forced to commit fraud and mess with a few accounts to get what Giovanni wanted.

Though the issue has long blown over, Julian views it as a blemish in his career and still feels guilty about it. He is at the height of his success, but he won’t forget the lack of integrity he had that day, and it only makes him more grumpy. His sister has moved to Chicago, too, and when she visits he torments her just the same, thinking up new insults for her every time he sees her. Perhaps the only friend he has in the city is the violent and moody Madeline Day, who he met once while getting coffee. Though it was not a pleasant meeting, he admires some of her qualities, so they get along… marginally.

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 → Richard John “Dick" Grayson | 22 | Business Mogul | Nightwing | FC: Nicholas Hoult | TAKEN

✔ Batman, Haly’s Circus, Cereal, Superman
✘ Batman, Pickles

Abilities: Peak Human Conditioning (Strength, Agility, Speed, Reflexes, Endurance, Durability), Master Acrobat and Martial Artist, Intimidation, Indomitable Will, Expert Hacker, Expert Escapologist and Marksman,  Stealth, Master Detective, Genius Level Intelligence

"With great power, comes great responsibility."

Being known as Bruce Wayne’s ward and heir doesn’t much mean anything to Dick Grayson though he is very grateful for the billionaire taking him in and raising him, the social status that came with it is not why he appreciates it all. Dick was born into a family of circus acrobats. His parents were a very famous act in Haley’s Circus called “The Flying Graysons”. Since birth he was trained in acrobatics and was able to fly through the air with no net by the age of five. While Haley’s Circus was on tour in Gotham City, he overheard Tony Zucco AKA “Boss Zucco”, a well-known and feared crime lord, threaten the owner. He said that he would go after the circus performers if he didn’t pay any extortion money. The owner refused. That night was the fateful night that turned Dick’s like upside down. He watched in horror as his parents’ high wire snapped, causing them to hurtle to their death as many of Gotham’s elite watched. Dick blames himself for their death as he did nothing even though he had known what Boss Zucco was going to do. Soon thereafter, Dick was placed into Gotham’s uncaring juvenile services on the account of social services being full. There he was beaten by a number of inmates just based on the fact that he was a mere ten years of age and they knew he wouldn’t fight back. As soon as space opened up, he was transferred into a Catholic orphanage but was quickly adopted by Bruce Wayne.

Dick was rather confused by the billionaire’s kindness but very thankful. Though there was a clear understanding between the two that their relationship would not be a typical father/son one. As months rolled by, Grayson grew rather sick of the lack of attention he was getting from Bruce. Bruce was hardly ever in the manor and when he was they would only exchange a few sentences. Frustrated and still wondering about the murder of his parents, the young boy went off to investigate. To his surprise Batman was also at the scene, doing his own investigation. It was at that moment that he was confronted by Boss Zucco and his goons and was almost beaten to death if it weren’t for Batman’s intervention. Upon awakening, Dick was shocked to learn that Bruce was really Batman. The two sought to take Boss Zucco down, and after seeing Dick’s ability to channel his feelings towards justice, Bruce soon offered Dick to help him fight crime.

The young boy was trained in all sorts of things such as fighting and detective work. He was also expected to upkeep a normal lifestyle, which meant going to school and getting the grades expected from the ward of Bruce Wayne. As years flew by, tensions grew between the Dynamic Duo. An accident between Robin and Two-Face cause Batman to “fire” the young vigilante for a small time but it wasn’t until Dick got shot in the shoulder by the Joker that cause Batman to end Dick’s Robin career for good. But by this time Dick realised that he had grown up and no longer needed the Dark Knight by his side. After a quick trip to Metropolis and a brief conversation to Superman about what he should do, he took up the mantle Nightwing.

It was also around this time that Dick had enrolled to Hudson University, which he was thankful for as it meant time away from Bruce. During this time he focused on his friendships. He would often be around the likes of Roy Harper, Donna Troy and Wally West. He had even found solace within a beautiful alien princess named Koriand’r. But none had stayed more consistent than his childhood friend, Barbara Gordon.

Now Dick has become comfortable within his Nightwing identity and now has a functional relationship with his mentor. He is now dabbling within the business world, much to Bruce’s surprise, and is now the owner of Haley’s Circus as well as the budding newspaper Grayson Daily, which is based in New York City.

"... If you want to test a man's character, give him power."

Dick is very similar to his mentor in that he is very serious when it comes to his crime fighting. He will do everything he can to be able to help out those in need. He also cares very deeply to those who are close to him and considers them as family. He would bend over backwards for those people. Dick is a very extroverted person and loves to interact with others. While fighting he often makes offhanded remarks and is known to never shut up even when engaged in combat.

"The people you know may break you.."

WALLY WEST: Wally is Dick’s more chatty and goofy counterpart. They have known each other for a huge chunk of their lives and have stuck by each other through everything. The two are like children in that they will constantly talk about anything and everything.

DONNA TROY: Donna is like the long lost sister Dick never knew he had. He feels as if he’s always known her and loves her like a sister. Dick has constantly supported her through everything, and vice versa.

ROY HARPER: The two often spar together and are very close friends. They have an unspoken understanding of one another. Dick often ends up being somewhat of a therapist for Roy but a therapist that tells him that he’s sometimes an idiot and kicks him back in line.

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26 | Lombardi debt collector | “I'll be the one with the kerosene.”
  • (+) Intimidating, focused, confident
    (-) Volatile, cruel, pyromaniacal

  • Ryan may be a constantly ticking time bomb, but he wears his volatility well. He delights in the pain of others and harbors an obsession with fire which, at first, seems unmanageable, but he focuses his actions into whatever task he’s performing. He’s a man who knows who he is and nothing can shake him from that, making him one of the most indimidating men in Chicago, on par with even Victor Madison.

  • Madeline Day’s Lombardi counterpart, Ryan collects debts from those who owe them around the city. Though he usually does so nonviolently, more than once he has volunteered to torch some of their possessions if they don’t oblige to Lombardi demands. If nothing else, that makes them pay up.

Born to an abusive father and an absentee mother in a small town in California, Ryan was a constant victim of his father’s rages. Though at first he was rather vocal during the abuse, he slowly became silent, learned to take it without flinching, without breaking. Though he managed to keep a relatively calm exterior, inside a fire began to rise. He grew angry, uncontrollably angry, and it wasn’t long before he just snapped.

One night he snuck out of the house, got his hands on a can of gasoline, and lit the house on fire with his father in it. He’d packed up a bunch of his stuff beforehand, of course, and stolen all of his father’s money that he could find, so while the house burned, he ran. He hitchhiked across America, stopping here and there but never finding a place he was truly comfortable. A year and a half elapsed before, at twenty-one, he stumbled upon Chicago.

At first he thought he was going to move on again, same as it ever was, but when he met Francesca he began to think otherwise. He’d left a string of mysterious arsons along his path and, when he hinted to her that he had been responsible for them, the mob boss was impressed—not repulsed or angered, but impressed. Though Ryan liked to put on a very tough facade, that meant something to him, to be accepted for what he was, no matter how monstrous or how cruel.

So it was that he stayed in Chicago, becoming a member of the Lombardi mob. Though he was originally just a grunt, the same as most of the starting members, he quickly proved himself through his intimidation tactics and confidence and was promoted quickly. It was clear that his talent was in debt collecting, so in debt collecting he specialized, getting the money or singing off however much hair he needed to until the victim paid what they owed. His mean streak combined with his intimidating demeanor made the job easy for him, a cakewalk, and he found himself liking Chicago more and more as the years went on.

He has now fully settled into his life as a Lombardi mobster and debt collector. He sets fires and terrorizes people just for the heck of it now rather than because he doesn’t know what else to do with himself. Portia Dior, a Lombardi drug pusher, has taken a liking to this attitude, it seems, and they have formed a sort of cameraderie he doesn’t have with anyone else. Far more troublesome an individual is Isabella O'Malley, a childhood friend who managed to follow the trail of arsons that he has only just learned is in Chicago. He has also struck up a good relationship with Christine Brody, as he finds her determinedness strangely endearing.

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32 | Francesca's Second-in-Charge | “Make it snappy.”
  • (+) Stoic, reliable, all business
    (-) Overprotective, stresses himself out, never lets loose

  • Victor Madison is one of the scariest men in Chicago. All work and no play, he keeps everyone in line when Francesca’s in a good mood and keeps Francesca herself in line when she’s in a bad one. He’ll stop at nothing to accomplish what he’s asked to do and shows no mercy toward those who aren’t on his side.

  • As Francesca’s second-in-charge, Victor takes care of the things that are too small for her to do herself but too big for anyone else. He can always be seen at her side, looking around for potential threats and intimidating anyone with stupid questions.

Growing up in Chicago, Victor Madison learned of the virtues and evils of mob life early on. His father was connected to the Lombardi mob, as was his grandfather, and it was only expected that Victor, too, would join the Lombardi ranks soon enough. Victor had absolutely no qualms with this. He was captivated by the mob, always in awe its leaders and everyone involved, for though it wasn’t a noble calling, it was certainly a dangerous one, and he had to admire them for that.

His father’s death when he was eighteen only solidified his resolve to carry on the family tradition. He joined the mob as a grunt, of sorts, and did his work quickly and reliably, carrying out any tasks he was given like his life depended on it. Slowly he gained respect among his peers and those higher on the totem pole than he, and as he rose up in rank he began to get bigger and bigger tasks. It was thus that when Francesca was looking for someone capable of kicking a face or two in to replace Benny, Victor was the number one candidate for the job.

Though at first they only worked together at the lower levels, when Francesca’s parents were killed he was catapulted to the top with her. His family had never been in the top ranks of the mob, so he was admittedly apprehensive, unsure of what to expect. He found it to be the same old, however, just on a larger scale, and was relieved because shooting people and looking scary was what he was best at. The only change was that he’d often command groups of people instead of just looking after himself and Francesca, a change he adapted to easily.

He also took on a role of therapist for Francesca—well, sort of. She could often be irrational when she was angry, so Victor would calm her down, for though he was strict and didn’t take a bad performance from anyone, he wasn’t one to waste life. Every time he tried to calm her down he was successful but once. That time was when the fire took place at one of her clubs, when she was in a rage unlike any other he’d ever seen. He couldn’t manage to calm her down and eventually had to call in Benny Abel, a childhood friend of hers, to help him. With their efforts combined they managed to pacify her, if only barely, and spared the lives of a few of her men.

Currently he’s doing the same things he’s always been doing. He is constantly reigning Francesca in when she needs it and keeping his underlings in check, ensuring there is order to their world. He, much to his chagrin, still has to deal with Smokey Davis, a beer smuggler whose attitude he just can’t stand, though many would say they are cut from the same cloth. The only change is that he’s begun talking to Benny, if only a little, as a bit of an outlet. He’s never really made friends with the other mobsters so it’s a weird experience for him.

Update: After Portia Dior informed him that Felicity Macini had been seen stealing drugs from the Lombardi, he brought the story to Francesca and she decided that the best course of action was to reciprocate by raiding one of the Macini warehouses on Halloween night. However, they were ambushed by Macini forces, and everyone but Victor and Daniel Archer was killed. Armand Russett carved his initials into Victor’s chest and then slit his throat. However, he was saved by Roy Abraham, who brought him to Grace Young to be stitched up. He and Roy have now entered into a kind of uneasy relationship, uncharted territory for them both.

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34 | Lawyer | “I don't lose.”
  • (+) Observant, witty, ambitious
    (-) Softspoken, noncommittal, work-obsessed

  • Theo is what some would call “quietly hilarious.” He speaks in quiet tones and never raises his voice to the point that his razor-sharp wit is easily missed by many. Though his dedication to his job means he’s constantly on his game, it’s difficult for him to leave his job at the office and it tends to creep into other aspects of his life, too. Outside of work he often has trouble committing to decisions and relationships with others, which can frustrate those he associates with, but he, like his brother, has this ability to see exactly what it is others want that many people find hard to resist.

  • Law is Theo’s passion, and he’s the best at what he does. He’s the man to go to for any defense, but be forewarned: if you want to be his client, you’d better have the money for it. That’s not usually a problem, though, as his clients are the city’s best and brightest, each forever having money to burn. He’s become somewhat of a celebrity around the city for his high success rate and the fact that many of his cases involve sensational disputes between the two mobs.

Theodore Rothschild, ten years Gabriel’s senior, has no idea why his brother despises him so. Born to the wildly successful and influential Rothschilds of Chicago, it was expected from his birth that he’d go on to do great things. Instead of resisting it, well, Theo went along with it, using the tools that his parents gave him to achieve his own personal goals. He was born with the kind of drive that made great men of good ones, and he wasn’t going to waste the resources that came with being a Rothschild by partying and in general doing nothing.

Due to his streak of wins in various debates during his schooling, everyone thought he’d go into politics. He toyed with the idea, but ultimately decided that it wasn’t for him: there was too much improvisation, too much need for a booming voice and a larger-than-life charisma. Theo’s presence was strong, sure, but in a more subtle way, a way more suited to an intimate setting, like a courthouse, where he could argue with the best of them without having to shout—except in the most heated of cases, of course.

So it was that he began to study law. Surprising absolutely no one, he was quite good at it, and his parents were fully supportive of his decision. By his mid-twenties he was an associate at a well-known law firm with partnership clearly in the cards. The only person who seemed to mind his success was his brother. In fact, the better Theo did, the more wrathful Gabriel became, constantly sniping at him verbally and trying to drag him down any way he could.

Theo’s life changed rapidly. As his concern for Gabriel grew, so did the size of his cases until, at thirty, he managed to win a highly sensationalized domestic violence case on the side of the abused. Not only did it look good in the public eye, but given the evidence, many thought it an impossible win to pull off. The thrill of his victory was, unfortunately, tainted by his brother’s habits, which were slowly becoming more and more outlandish. Even so, he split from his old bosses and started his own firm, hoping to grow his reputation and solidify his position in Chicago.

He did, too. Three years later and he’s managed to turn himself into an almost mythical figure, the man who can win any case. His concern for his brother still eats away at him, though, and given the unusual quietness around the Rothschild house that he’s heard about, he fears that Gabriel is involved in something dangerous that Theo and their parents don’t know about. He’s started talking more with Christine Brody, another highly driven individual that he keeps running into because she sometimes writes about the cases of clients he’s representing, and he finds comfort in her similar job obsession. He’s also kept up communication with Zelda Kauffman, the woman whose domestic violence case started it all for him. During the course of the case he grew to appreciate her as a person and they have lunch sometimes to catch up. He is satisfied with life for now, but he’s not sure he’ll be able to keep ignoring his fear for his brother’s well-being much longer… he just hopes Gabriel doesn’t go and do something stupid that gets him in more trouble than Theo can get him out of.

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30 | Police Lieutenant | “The state of Chicago is deplorable.”
  • (+) Determined, intuitive, hardworking
    (-) Serious, stubborn, married to his job

  • Roy’s headstrong nature and stubborn refusal to give up have earned him a name in Chicago by citizens and mobsters alike. Oftentimes he finds himself in over his head because he pursues things others say he should give up.

  • As a cop, he’s loved by the people and hated—sometimes feared—by the mob. He takes his job seriously and tries his best to persecute crime wherever he finds it.

Born in San Francisco, California, Roy Abraham knew he wanted to be a superhero since the age of three. Inspired by the superheroes his father, a cartoonist, invented, Roy avidly drew his own, stubby pencil in pudgy hand, and hung them up in his small closet of a room. As he grew older, his skill at drawing grew, but so did his fascination with justice and heroism. He also realized that, unfortunately, he couldn’t be a superhero, so turned to the next best thing: the police force.

His parents were open to the idea, sick of having their son bouncing off the walls pretending to arrest or beat up people all the time, agreed with the idea wholeheartedly. So it was that, at the age of ten, Roy began training for the job he knew he was meant for, taking up work with bakeries and smithies, lifting heavy boxes and building up callouses. At first the people laughed heartily at his offers of help, but as time went on he built up more and more muscle that, as waifish as he appeared, he could lift up more than most of the common people and they began to appreciate his assistance. His dedication to getting stronger and tougher eventually caught the attention of the local police force—perhaps the people he’d helped had something to do with it—and, at the age of sixteen, he was made a recruit.

It soon became clear that Roy was very, very good at his job. He was leading recruits himself by nineteen, and when he turned twenty he was assigned his own partner. Adam Bradbury was his name, a Texan not much older than he was and with an ego the size of his home state. At first the two harbored a severe dislike for eachother, fighting at worst and bickering at best. But as time went on, they both mellowed out and by twenty-two they were almost inseparable.

Roy felt he was living the dream until he was twenty-six, when a hostage situation occurred at a local house. He and Adam went into the fray feeling as confident as they ever were, grinning and ready for a fight, but things took a deadly turn when an unidentified arsonist lit the house on fire. Though Roy fought long and hard to get Adam out—even with his own lungs failing—he was unsuccessful and had to be dragged from the flames empty-handed.

He didn’t attend the funeral. Feeling guilty and alone, Roy packed everything up the day of, leaving in his car without a destination or a plan. Two months passed before he found some direction again, hearing about the dismal situation in Chicago and deciding that that was the best place for him. He needed to stop thinking about his failure; he needed to marry himself to his job and think of nothing else.

That’s just what he did. He moved in, joined the force, and began making a name for himself from day one. Famous for his unflinching nature and determination, Roy now works all day, every day, merciless and cold-hearted. He stops at nothing to arrest those who do wrong, pursuing a trail relentlessly until an offender is brought to justice. Recently he has been obsessed with the case of the fire at Francesca’s club. Though it brings back very painful memories, he has vowed not to let another arsonist go free, knowing the horrors of being trapped in a fire. Lately he’s been receiving more death threats than usual, but he ignores them. He’s currently keeping an eye on Vincent Pantiel, a member of the Macini mob who warned him of an attempt on his life that he very narrowly avoided thanks to Vincent’s actions. He has also formed an uneasy alliance with private detective Stella Russell, who is just as determined to solve the case as he is. Though he’s miserable and detests his boss, at least he’s distracted, and that’s all that matters. He is also, begrudgingly, a “friend” of Louis Jacobson’s, though he won’t admit that he sometimes actually appreciates his company.

Update: Though Roy and Victor Madison had always had an adversarial relationship, Roy simply couldn’t allow the mobster to bleed to death on the sidewalk on Halloween night. He took Victor to Grace Young to be stitched up, but their contact did not end there. They now find themselves in an uneasy relationship, and though it’s uncharted territory for both of them, they’re doing their best to make it work–and to hide it from those who might use their relationship to hurt them.

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34 | Saxophonist | “Why wouldn't everything go wrong?”
  • (+) Charismatic, forgiving, loyal
    (-) Pessimistic, sarcastic, cocky

  • Though Simon may see the glass as half-empty most of the time, he likes to assume the best in people and is quick to forgive transgressions. He’s very loyal and once he latches onto someone, he has their back, but his sarcastic nature and overconfidence may fool people into believing he’s not genuine.

  • Simon is the Stingray’s very own saxophonist, playing alongside Marie and the other musicians there. Having been somewhat famous in his old city, he’s built up his reputation here, too, and wears it with pride. He loves his work and wouldn’t trade playing for anything in the world.

The Simon Anderson of today is not the same one of three years ago. That Simon was born and died in Detroit, Michigan, after a catastrophic falling-out that would leave the city’s citizens whispering for years to come. His life wasn’t always on such a path, however: when he was little, he grew up loving music, that of the saxophone specifically. Because of his parents’ moderate wealth he was able to channel most of his time into the instrument, playing in a professional jazz band by the time he was eighteen.

His problems didn’t arise until he started loving something—or rather, someone—else. It happened when he was twenty-seven and hit him like a bullet straight to the heart. Luckily the feeling was mutual, but there were two obstacles in their way: one, the object of his affections was a man, and two, and perhaps more importantly, said man was married. These factors were a recipe for disaster, but Simon didn’t care. He was in love, and love conquers all, right?

Apparently not. The affair went on for some four years before they were found out rather unfortunately by the man’s wife. She was, naturally, furious, and proceeded to spit vitriol about Simon to everyone she knew. Simon thought that the man he loved would defend him, would leave his wife and together they’d move far, far away, but what he thought and what actually happened were two very different things.

Long story short, he had to leave town, broken-hearted and angry—so, so angry. He took what he had and fled his hometown to a place he’d heard of more than a few times: Chicago. It was a big city, one where he was sure his reputation couldn’t follow and where he knew he could get steady work. He’d leave his past indiscretions behind, work on fitting in… after all, it wasn’t men he liked, just that man, probably. Not that he could really love anyone else after what had happened anyway, right?

Despite the circumstances of his arrival, in the three years since his move he’s actually managed to settle into his new home. He’s got a comfortable place as a saxophonist at the Stingray and he’s even managed to make some friends, including Joel Flatt, a bartender whose easy conversation makes for a perfect way to unwind, and Marie Flatt, a pianist whose fire keeps him on his toes. He’s also become close to Grace Young, a doctor he met when she stitched a friend up after an ill-advised barfight. Although what he’s been through no longer shows, he does still bear its scars. He has a pessimism to him that he can’t seem to shake, but most people just find it a humorous quirk, something he was born with. His past is a mystery to all who know him—and he intends to keep it that way, lest he be forced out of town again. After all, that would just be his luck, wouldn’t it?

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27 | Policeman, Part-Time Lombardi Mobster | “I blaze my own trail.”
  • (+) Bold, feareless, a good liar
    (-) Insatiable, cruel, perpetually bored

  • Ever the daredevil, Phillip’s thirst for life just can’t be quelled—and it’s not just his own life he’s obsessed with, oh no: he enjoys the lives of others quite well, especially when he’s watching them end. Phillip can’t seem to get enough of life, no matter whose it is, and he’ll go to great lengths to cover up that fact… and so far, nobody’s noticed a thing. The elaborate lie he’s created to hide how he really feels is more successful than he ever could have dreamed of.

  • Phillip joined up with the police to get a taste of adventure in an otherwise boring existence. What he found, however, was that being a “policeman” in Chicago was, essentially, sitting around in an office and drinking all day, and it didn’t satisfy him. Thus he turned to the mob life to quell his urges, but he has yet to make the full jump to his new life.

Phillip knew from day one that he wasn’t like everyone else. Ever since he was a very young boy in upstate Maine, the world had always seemed a very dull place to him; everything was gray and drab, lifeless. While his father, a doctor, and his mother, a nurse, were off saving lives and changing the world, he languished at home with his nanny, growing more and more bored with every day that passed. He turned to outside excursions to kill the time, going as far as he could into the woods and relishing the bursts of adrenaline he got when he thought he’d finally gotten lost. In the woods, with not another soul around, he almost felt alive.

His life changed, if only in some small way, when he witnessed the very bloody death of a man in a car accident. He and his father had been on the way to dinner with his mother when they witnessed the accident and, of course, his father being his father, they stopped so he could see if he could help somehow. In his hurry, however, he failed to notice that Phillip had gotten out of the car as well. As Phillip looked on, the man bled out in the overturned car right in front of him… and Phillip found it absolutely fascinating.

Life was different after that. As he grew older he escaped to the woods more and more, trapping small animals and torturing them, eager to see how they worked inside. For once he felt a glimpse of life among the endless boredom, that perhaps he could coexist with other people more successfully if he put a little bit of effort into it. When he finally finished his schooling he moved to Chicago, hoping to make a life for himself that, unlike his previous years, included other people.

He joined the police soon thereafter, hoping that running around and shooting wrongdoers would satisfy his steadily growing penchant for death. What he found instead was that none of the other policemen actually cared about crime, meaning none of them ever went out on the exciting raids he so craved. Like in his younger years, he was forced to sit around doing nothing, and that did not sit well with him.

After a few years of this he began taking interest in the mobs he was supposedly “fighting,” and has since began to run with a gang of Lombardi mobsters, hoping that perhaps they will satisfy his thirst for adventure—and for blood. Benny Abel, the chief Lombardi secretary, seems intent on convincing him to leave his station with the police and join the Lombardi full-time, while Audrey McQueen, a coworker who he actually likes to some degree, seems to have caught on to his activities and wants him to stay with the police. Portia Dior, a Lombardi drug kingpin—queenpin?—is just content to watch him, and he finds that somewhat unnerving. This is the pivotal time in his life, he feels, and whatever choices he makes now will shape the rest of his life. He only hopes he’s making the right ones.

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