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Rico Classified
« on: June 27, 2016, 11:28:58 PM »
Name and Occupation
- Taken Name: Rico Classified
- Pronunciation of the Name: Ree-co Class-i-fy-d
- Given Name: Marvin Jacobson
- Pronunciation of the Name: Mar-vin Jay-cob-sin
- Character Job: Ex-soldier, Sanctuary mage/Cleaver who wanted to stretch his legs and then got involved with the Diabla-Llameante drug cartel until he forced his leave. Now he’s unemployed, or so he thinks, and chooses to fulfil freelance mercenary and assassination jobs that fit his skill level.
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Character Mentality
- Character Personality:
In his early days, Rico used to be a fun-loving, outgoing, hardworking and arrogant man that you could easily get along with.
He was always open to new ideas and never turned away anyone in need. He welcomed everyone into his friendship circles, and after work he enjoyed a good laugh around a decent cold beer with anyone for company; he didn't care who they were, and if they knew how to let loose and have a good time, Rico was happy to waste his time with them.
He was easy-going and took everything in his stride. Any obstacles he'd come across would never be left without attempting at least five times before he gave up.
Rico would never end a life unless absolutely necessary; he hated the thought of being involved with anyone who would recklessly murder. However, he justified his time in Vietnam as helping those who were unable to stand up for themselves.
 
Classified is a soldier through and through. Army protocols run through his blood and sergeant drills are marked in his DNA. His father pressed the military way of life ever since Rico was an ankle-biter, so he doesn't know any other a way.
Because of his army background, Rico grew a passion for firearms. He treats weapons with more respect than he ever did his work colleagues. 
 
Most of those traits however have been lost due to his unpredicted encounter with a certain drug lord. Now he has become merciless and angry.
He's lost the ability of patience and compassion. The time he used to spare for others quickly evaporated once he was thrown into the tight clutches of the drug cartel.
His mind-set in relation to killing needlessly was soon accustomed to his new life style. The second-guessing before a kill was driven away by Rico’s ever-growing anger and acquired thirst for bloodshed. He began to enjoy the slaughter and imagined Ximena at the receiving end of his bullets whenever he fired his gun.
Since his escape, he has tried to forget about the situations he’d found himself in during the time he’d spent with the Diabla-Llameante; even his life history before those events he’s tried to block out as they only stir emotions he’s long abandoned.

These days, the man almost never has a plan. He’s like an excited dog when he gets going; once Rico’s caught what he wants, he’ll have no idea what to do with it unless his intention is to kill it.
If you ever have the inclination to take the piss out of his face, Rico would act as though he's light hearted about it before lunging at you and attempting to reconfigure your own face with his blade. If you favour your life, don't mention his face.
One must never misjudge Rico, even in his worst state.  The soldier has a tendency of drinking his problems away which leaves him bewildered and appearing vulnerable - normally during the last hours of the day. However, his drinking never impairs his impeccable aim.

- Character Likes:
- Firearms; from an early age, Rico has always been fascinated with guns.  His father was from a military background and had opened Rico’s eyes to the world of artillery and gun grease as soon as Rico could understand what a safety switch was - though he never used it.
- Justice; Rico believes that everyone deserves to pay for their crimes.  Even he himself will one day have to face his inevitable judgement.
- Bloodshed; from the moment his mind became tainted and turned against him, Rico has grown a liking to seeing blood be spilt.  It’s more satisfying if he inflicted the wound himself.
 
- Character Dislikes:
- His ex-boss and her business; purely because of what they did to him and what they forced him to do. But mainly for the disfigurement and corruption of his mind.
- His paranoia/the feeling of being stalked or watched; because thinking his past may have finally caught up with him and has a lasered sight to the back of his head is a living nightmare.
- People who stare at him; society is an arsehole.  It's filled with people who find the slightest disfigurement appalling and they think it's wise to make fun at other people’s expense.
- Fish; he just never acquired the taste for the sight, or flavour of those slimy, creepy looking things.
 
- Mental Traits: Rico has an uncanny sense of focus. He's able to hone in on targets of his choosing and stay concentrated on one selected target for as long as needed. His focus can only be deterred by anything that might sabotage his aim.
Since his unfortunate experience, Rico has become quite paranoid. Anyone who he deems is out to get him or is a suspected spy of Ximena’s, by the way they appear or how they glance at Classified, Rico will do everything in his power to evade that person. Even if it means he has to kill them. Partnered with his paranoia is a strong trust issue. These days Rico finds it difficult to trust anyone, even those he knew before the incident. His run-in with the Diabla-Llameante has truly ruined him.
 
Species and Allegiance
- Species and Nationality: Human, Australian
- Allegiance: Chaotic Neutral
- Organisation: Hustler for the Diabla-Llameante Drug Cartel 
- Reasons for Allegiance:  Rico still believes in fair treatment and is against manipulation on so many levels - as he is currently a victim of extreme manipulation.  But he isn’t entirely against the idea of killing people to get to where he wants.
His loyalties lie solely with himself, however his actions at times may appear otherwise as he has no choice but to follow through with Ximena’s orders.
 
Relationships
- Allies: Because he used to be a sanctuary Mage, he did have contact with the Australian and New Zealand sanctuaries. However, due to his recent involvement with certain cogent groups, Rico has most definitely lost his ties with his old sanctuary.
- Aria he considers an ally as she's the only person he trusts with any information about his eyes. If at any time maintenance is needed for his eyes, he would give Aria full consent to fix them - but he’s adamant with her not give him any more cyborg-type upgrades. However, he’s contemplated the idea but he lacks the courage to go through with it.  She could be better described as his only friend.
- Enemies: Ximena Ortez - for obvious reasons.
- Family:
- Friends:
- Significant Other:
 
Character Age and Gender
- True Age: 63
- Appearance Age: 24
- Character Birthday: 8th of May 1952
- Gender: Male
 
Character Appearance
- Character Skin Colour: Pale Caucasian although he has an olive shade tan.
- Character Height: 6ft
- Character Weight: 190 pounds/86kg
- Character Hair Colour: Very dark brown.
- Character Hair Length/Style: Rico cut all of his hair off at one point which has somewhat styled it into a scruffy undercut.
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- Character Eye Description: His eyes are top of the range cybernetics, replaced by Ximena herself.
Since their initial installment, they have been destroyed and repaired by Aria.
The mechanic irises are a Royal Blue and luminate in darkened areas.
The software contained aids Rico in an array of tasks- select targeting, night vision, heat detection and GPS maps of areas. 
With Aria’s updates, the eyes are also capable of- cranium hacking, analysing situations, ID tagging, web info locking, monitoring behavioural patterns, a personalised messaging engine, pretty much anything.
- Character Description: Rico has a strong build and a staunch posture. His shoulders are broad and his waist is fit. His upper body strength is greater than his lower, meaning he would stay to fight rather than run.
His face is rectangle, with a faint groove in the flesh of his chin, and would be considered attractive if it weren’t for the horrible scarring. His brows are dark and his eyes are an even distance apart. His nose is strong and straight.

The sensitive skin around his eyes have faint jagged scars, and irritation from when his actual eyes were removed by force. The oil he smudges on hides these.However a magical tattoo will be added at a later date to be more suitable.

Due to events explained later, Rico also bears a brutal Glasgow Grin. The large scars stretch from both corners of his mouth to the join of his ear. The scars are raised and jagged, or rough and puckered where the original sliced flesh tried to meet again. The cuts weren’t perfectly straight when he was given the wound, and the skin tore roughly against the blade.

He also bears three tattoos; he did have four.  Each are magically linked to the Witches' Bottle that contains the fourth tattoo on his pinkie finger.  He currently has nine usable digits.
The permanent tats are located on the outside of his right ankle, the inside of his left wrist and on the right side of his neck.
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- Character Attire: Rico tends to default to a casual, covert style pertaining of straight leg trousers, a plain or printed tee, layered with a thin hooded zip up with a light cargo jacket over top. The zippers are almost always undone, only ever being zipped up when Rico feels cold.
For his feet he opts for heavy leather boots with a steel toe rather than converse.
As an additional feature, Rico has obtained a leather wrist strap that he wears on his left wrist. It serves no purpose, other than to show off a cool skull design.

At all times Rico wears his custom built mask. The whole covering masks the lower half of his face; concealing his unfortunate Glasgow grin. This is primarily to save him from judgmental looks, but otherwise to protect his more sensitive cheeks.
     It partially holographic but mostly comprised of magic. The mask is essentially two pieces of hardware that fuse behind his ears. 
When activated, both pieces materialize a connected Pandorium facial plate that covers the lower half of Rico’s face. The entire mask (ear pieces that it shrinks down to included) are made completely of Pandorium but the main mask piece is covered with a layer of Elysion (because Rico is self-conscious about his scars) making it a grey-white colour in appearance. If the Elysion were to be destroyed or taken away, it would leave the transparent (with the exception of the misty gold swirls) Pandorium.
It covers half of his nose and the soft flesh below his chin and everything in between.
     When fully established, the face guard protects Rico from bullets and sharp objects and is also capable of protecting him from toxins in the air by supplying him with recycled oxygen from his expelled carbon dioxide.

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Speech and Habits
- Character Voice: Since his encounter with the drug lord, his voice now sounds strained and choked [due to events explained later].  He tends to not speak because of the pain it causes, but he is able to form words and broken sentences if he has to. His voice is naturally low, but with his injury, and the scarring caused has made his voice become more guttural and raspy.
- Speech Traits: If he could speak normally, you'd notice his Perth accent. However, due to his throat being severely damaged, making out any words at all would be a miracle. Because of this, Rico grunts quite often.
- Languages: His first language is English and he has learned parts of the Cambodian language over some years.
- Habits: Rico possesses a bad drinking habit whenever he has time for himself.  The severity of his habit depends on how well his day has gone/is going.  It’s not surprising to find him bewildered in the morning.
- Mannerisms:
 
Weapons, Equipment and Artifacts
- Large Equipment: Whatever he feels like conjuring up.  [What he can conjure is explained later].
- Small Equipment: Same as above.
- Weaponry: What he conjures.  But he favours a pump action sawn off shotgun, a minigun, Springfield TRP Operator 1911 with Punisher Grips, or a Marksman Rifle, without a scope.
- Ammunition: He can carry one magazine and 10 shells. However, he prefers to conjure his own ammo.
- Pocket Items: He always has spare change and a disposable mobile phone with $10 credit on it.
- Magical Equipment/Artifacts: His mask.
- Other: Classified owns an old homestead in the middle of the Hawkes Bay [NZ].  No one ever bothers him out there.  It has 9 doors to go outside, 4 bedrooms, two bathrooms, a self-contained unit, an attic and basement, two garages, a swimming pool, an overgrown tennis court and a run-down Wendy house.  He bought it for a reasonable price because it was in dire need of refurbishing.
 
Magical and Physical Abilities
- Magic: Adept
- Specialization: Conjuration, Cleaver Training.
- Immersion Metamorphosis: None.
- Ability Specific Info: Rico specialises in heavy weaponry. He usually conjures firearms of mass power such as rocket launchers and machine rifles. However, something as complicated as a PLS or a Sherman tank is out of his depth. Getting all the electronics for armoured vehicles right the first time is vital and Rico doesn't have the patience to be piss assing around working out what goes where.
- Magical Abilities: His personal specialty is conjuring his own ammunition.  He uses the live rounds as per normal. But his signature move is to remove the bullets from existence once the job has been done for a non-traceable incident.  He used this technique frequently when he was working for the drug cartel.
- Physical Abilities: A deadly combatant with excellent skill in hand-to-hand combat.  He’s a natural with firearms, which is enhanced by his keen aim and focus.  Terrible with swords but has a good hand for knives.
- Strengths: A relentless focus/aim which is near unwavering –even when intoxicated.  He can only be taken out of concentration if an outside force attempts to sabotage his achievement.  Rico is also able to keep his emotions out of the mix when dealing with situations that he’s not fond of – Cleaver training - however, he is easily perturbed by manipulation.  He’s also excellent at conjuring deadly weaponry and never needs a scope.
- Weaknesses: He’s terrible with swords; hand eye coordination isn’t a strong point even though his advanced eyes can keep up to speed. The movements needed to wield a sword is too confusing for him.
Scythe use he tends to steer clear of even though he’s trained with the weapon; he doesn’t want to remember the days he let go. 
His drinking habit taints his reputation but doesn’t waver his aim.
- Training: Rico gained his Cleaver training within the Australian Sanctuary.  His aim and fighting style is self-taught, but refined by further professional critique.  He is a natural conjurer; his magic is also self-taught.
 
Magical Afflictions
- Magical Disease or Affliction: The Witches' Bottle Curse
- Cause of Infliction: By defying Ximena and not following through with her desires, Rico lost his rights to his own actions and free will.
- Site of Infliction: Rico’s left pinkie was mercilessly removed to be trapped inside the Witches’ Bottle. That pinkie, the underside of his left wrist, the right side of his neck and the outside of his right ankle are all permanently marked with the spell’s binding symbol.
- Benefits: None.
- Downsides: The one who possesses the bottle –Ximena or Silas- is able to do anything with his severed digit, ie burn it, drown it, cut it, shoot at it, pour liquid nitrogen on it, bit it etc, and Rico will feel the agonising effects throughout his body. This practise is regularly used to force Rico to follow through with tasks that he refuses to commit to.
- Fitting In: Rico tried to hide the fact that he bears the symbols of the curse to begin with, but in recent times he's lost the vanity to hide them. He doesn't give a crap.
- Suppressant/Cure: There is no way to remove the tattoos, regrow his finger or heal the mental scarring that the curse has caused. But to be free from the “voodoo magic”, Rico has to steal the bottle and destroy it, along with his finger, so no one else can use him against his will again.

     Rico was also brainwashed by Ximena. When the words ¿Por qué la luna tan sola?
Are spoken to, or near Rico, the man becomes an empty shell with no sense of what’s right or wrong, or have any thought for himself, and can be instructed to do whatever is demanded of him.
Translation: Why is the moon so lonely?
To bring Rico out of the trance, the safe word Crenshaw must be said.
But Rico has been known to also be able to come out of the trance by being knocked unconscious, which is easier said than done.

 
Goals, Motivation and History
- Major Goal: To put a stop to Ximena and anyone else who deals with her business.
- Minor Goals: To destroy his Witches' Bottle.
- Reasoning behind goals: He wants revenge.  What they did to him in the time he had worked for the Cartel [he says worked but really it was forced tortured slavery] is something he would never have wished for someone else to endure. He wants to put a stop to the drug dealership before anything worse happens to someone else and they turn out more banana'd in the head than Rico. If he came across another victim suffering from the same fate as he, Rico would walk away.  He no longer has the ability to care; he can’t fix what has been inflicted.
- Motivation: Every waking second of his miserable life is haunted by the fact that Ximena still has a persuasive leash on him that he can’t get away from, as much as he tries.  He loathes this fact with every fibre of his body and getting himself free from her curse would give his life meaning once more.
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- Additional Notes:
Robotic eyes.
Coal down throat.
Witches' Bottle.
Glasgow smile.
1000 lashings scars – over a lengthy period of time.

Brainwashed.

Inspired by the songs: Demons and Unwell


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Re: Rico Classified
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2019, 09:33:10 PM »
Updated: 06/02/2019
"Your grasp of the English language never ceases to amaze me" - LovedthenhatedErskine [27 May 2015]

*i've got a question for you; do you think that even the worst person can change?
*heh...
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