Hidan no Aria - Character Creation Thread
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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Doing Anzu's paperwork.
Right, well here's my OC.
Jonathan W. Davis, profile
Jonathan W. Davis
: Miki Shinnichiro
Malaysian (transfer from
Pusat Latihan Detektif Bersenjata
Equipment: SIG P226R (primary), SIG P229 (backup/concealed carry), Emerson Tactical folding knife, Lee-Enfield rifle
File photo from Puladeb
A Malaysian transfer student to Butei High, Jonathan W. Davis - or Jon, as he goes by in day-to-day life - is a hodgepodge of cultures and ethnicity.
Descended from a British soldier who emigrated to then-Malaya after the Second World War, and who later served in the Police Jungle Squad, Jon grew up hearing stories of war in the desert and the jungle and the challenges faced by soldiers in both environs. He's since decided to carry on Grandad's work, and since Malaysia's training program for Armed Detectives is just getting started (with the Armed Detective Training Centre sharing space with
, the Police Training Centre), he's off to Japan to learn at Butei High.
On account of certain problems with school in his early days (including growing up in a jungle in the middle of nowhere due to a certain career disagreement between Dad and Grandad), Jon's older than the average student, but the extra years have helped mature him... somewhat. It's accurate to describe him as a young man full of dichotomy: kindhearted and caring, yet selfish and hateful; gentle and considerate, yet rude and discourteous... the fact that he's older that most of his peers doesn't help, making him feel like an old man beyond his time. He's also somewhat genre savvy, viewing life around him like a reality show. On the other hand he sometimes acts like this is Bad Boys 2...
While his hair turning white happened independent of transferring to Butei, the current situations aren't making life easier for him. Explosions, destruction, pretty girls - if his hair isn't white by the end of the year, it'll be a miracle.
"This is my grandfather's rifle. Over the years we've replaced worn parts, I've added an ACOG scope... it is no longer identical to it's original form, but it is still my grandfather's rifle."
The Smelly, as it's called by the family, is a Short Magazine Lee-Enfield bolt action rifle that's been handed down the generations: when Jon was heading to Butei his grandfather gave him the rifle to carry with him. In acts of sacrilege to collectors, Jon has been carefully working to bring this rifle into usability standards that will fit the modern day, because according to him this rifle was given to him as a working weapon by his grandfather, and by god he'll use it as a working weapon. So far he's replaced the stock and added an ACOG scope, and is pondering rechambering the rifle to 7.62mm instead of .303.
At the same time, he is, however, trying to save up for an M14 EBR because he quite likes that weapon. Until then, he'll make do with grandad's rifle. Though, when all is said and done, it's really not that practical in daily life compared to his service weapon.
Apart from the Smelly, he's also trained on most other assault rifles, and will occasionally deploy to the field with an M4A1 or an L1A1 signed out from the Armory.
"Swiss quality and precision. Gotta love it."
Jon's main carry weapon is a full frame SIG Sauer P226R, chambered for 9mm, using tritium-lit sights and featuring an underside rail, which he uses to mount a Surefire taclight. He is currently saving for a laser aiming module. This weapon is usually worn on his right hip.
His backup weapon is a subcompact P229, which he usually wears in a concealed carry holster in the small of his back. On days off, where he's going out to town or running errands, the P229 is his usual weapon, instead of the P226R, which he views as his service weapon.
Yes, he watched too many cop shows set in New York, subconsciously adopting the mannerisms.
Like all Butei students, he's required to arm himself with blade and so uses an Emerson tactical folding knife, of the kind favored by the US Navy SEALs, though his is less of a weapon and more of a tool.
"I was a Boy Scout. Be prepared, they teach us."
In addition to the above, Jon normally goes to school with a rucksack in addition to his briefcase. The rucksack carries a change of clothes, extra ammunition in magazines, stripper clips and loose rounds, extra cellphone batteries, a first aid kit, cash, sweets, MREs, taser, pepper spray, rubber bullets, flashbangs, and other useful odds and ends. As a former Boy Scout, Jon attempts very much to be prepared for almost anything.
Personality & Other Traits:
Jon speaks several languages fluently: English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Malay, Spanish and he's becoming proficient in Japanese. He's for the most part easygoing and relaxed, but flies off the handle from time to time. Being ambiguously brown he can pass for several different nationalities with only an accent, a fact which he occasionally uses to his advantage. When he speaks, he usually speaks with a British accent, though he can segue into American and Tokyo accents with ease. Is generally polite to everyone, but tends to be more blunt to people he doesn't respect or acknowledge. Also tends to flirt harmlessly with pretty girls, or try to. Likes teasing Rachel Lee and Michelle Winters alot.
For a time he had certain hangups relating to the Japanese, having had family who fought against the Japanese during World War 2. He's since made a conscious decision to appreciate the pretty Japanese schoolgirls instead of holding onto the hate.
Is a fairly decent cook, unlike most young men his age, though he prefers to make stews in a slow cooker. Has a certain appreciation for tea in the afternoon, following the Malaysian style of having tea with a snack around 4-5pm.
Is generally honest and will be willing to assist classmates if they tell him upfront what help they need. Is not keen on providing assistance without knowing the full picture.
While being a generally discreet sort, he has a certain propensity for direct action and thinking outside the box; in his own words:
"There are very few problems that cannot be solved with judicious application of explosives. There is no such thing as too much ammunition - there is too much ammunition to carry, which is why God gave us lorries. There are very few potentially dangerous situation that can't be defused by smashing through a wall. Preferably in a tank of some sort."
"I like shooting things up as much as the next man, but sometimes you've got to come to terms with the fact that violence doesn't solve anything. Now,
violence, on the other hand..."
"I don't quite like killing people, but let's face it - once they start shooting at you they've pretty much given up the option of surrender. One cannot let one's good heart allow one to get oneself killed by criminals."
~Speaking my mind, even when it costs me~
One must forgive one's enemies, but not before they are hanged.
I believe in miracles.
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