Troy Garretson May 19, 2011 11:51:41 GMT -6
Post by Troy 'Iceman' Garretson on May 19, 2011 11:51:41 GMT -6
Troy Nicholas Garretson
You're sick of feeling numb
You're not the only one
I'll take you by the hand
And I'll show you a world that you can understand
This life is filled with hurt
When happiness doesn't work
Trust me and take my hand
When the lights go out you will understand
Full Name: Troy Nicholas Garretson
Nicknames: 'Iceman,' T-man, and just about every other synonym for 'unfeeling mother-BEEP-er'
Physical Age: 34
Date of Birth: June 2nd
Hometown: Pictonia, Kentucky
Current Residence: Hollywood, California
Occupation: Career soldier; Shadow Team
Relationship Status: Single
Character Type: Human
Hair: Close shaven dark brown
Eyes: Light green
Weight: 200 lb of pure muscle, baby.
Body Type: Built like a linebacker with enough punch to make a skidding rig proud, it's obvious that Troy was born to do one thing really well; take a hit and keep on coming.
Best Feature: His kind heart.
Worst Feature: The fact that he doesn't feel real emotion, so he wouldn't care if he has to shoot you in the face.
Personal Style: Jeans, comfortable shoes and anything plain, or black.
Face Claim: Sam Worthington
Abilities: Just the ability to tear through his enemies with an accuracy that would scare the common individual.
At one point, Troy Garretson had been like any career soldier; sarcastic, a tad jaded and relying on good and/or dirty humor to get him through the day. He'd loved to laugh and make others laugh, and had been known as the jokester in his unit.
After his little 'incident,' however, he's a very different man. Emotionless and distant, he doesn't laugh anymore and takes everything seriously. He would contently follow his superior's orders into the ground and doesn't have time for simple things, such as 'respect' or 'liking.' He's just here to do his job, until someone comes along and does it better. Nothing more.
Likes: (At least 4)
• History novels
• Being in the field
• Some of Curse's new fangled guns
• The ocean
Dislikes: (At least 4)
• Being cooped up for too long
• Solitude - he NEEDS some kind of social interaction, even if he doesn't do much more than offer one syllable answers
• Speaking too much about himself
• Being questioned
Strengths: (At least 4)
• Physically and emotionally strong
• Can't feel pain
• Natural fighter
Weaknesses: (At least 4)
• Feels nothing - presents with symptoms congentital insensitivity to pain
• Can't stand being poked and prodded at
• Spicey foods
Mother: Jessie Garretson
Father: John Garretson
Siblings: Layla Montgomery, Travis Garretson, Rachel Lee-Garretson, Jack Garretson
All in all, Troy grew up in a relatively normal family. His father owned a prominent carpenter business, which his younger brothers grew into, while his mother ran a popular bakery in town. As the eldest and more wander-hearted of the group, he joined the Army out of high school and, after some hard work, ended up being accepted into the esteemed Force Recon division of the military.
Ten years into his career, Troy and a few other soldiers were deployed to a remote area of Venezuela, where rumors of mass arms production were being spread. What he and his team were not aware of, however, was that there were indeed arms dealers making a mint off of the local warring governments...but a few high minded scientists as well, whose goal was to make the perfect soldier.
Call it their lucky day when a few prize specimens came right into their territory, as if volunteering to be test subjects.
Most of the other men didn't survive the experiments; the surgeries, drug therapy and other strange procedures that Troy himself can't remember today. It came down to himself and one of his comrads, Benny and the scientists decided to have a little fun. After screwing with their genetics and attempting various forms of brainwashing each subject, they put the soldiers into a cage and demanded that they fight to the death.
What happened after this moment is unknown, as Troy still refuses to talk about it, but from his still being alive, it was obvious which procedure was 'better' than the other. A rescue team of SEALS managed to break into the scientists' facility, resucing Troy and what was left of his team, but he was never the same. Whatever the doctors had done to him seemed to be permanent, leaving him without emotion and without feeling pain.
The army, sensing something could go wrong in future missions, took him off their roster and sent him home...but the soldier knew he couldn't go back to his family as he was. Thank God that a certain General with a strange liking of all things weird and unnatural picked up on his story, or who knows? He just might be working for those damn doctors who made him this way.
The world was a very twisted place.