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Jack ([personal profile] thisisnotajournal) wrote2015-12-12 12:53 pm
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Got hit up on Plurk for a few of my pups. Seeing as how I don't have a clue how Plurk works, I've decided to cut the Gordian Knot and just answer them here.

Connor Kenway
11. What do they think of creation? Do they believe in evolution or do they believe in God? What is their religion like?

This is a little bit tricksy. On one hand, Iroquois culture is pretty heavy on the creation myths and spiritual stuff (particularly when it came to crops and hunting), and at the start of canon for him it'd be another century or so before Darwin embarked on the Beagle, let alone published On The Origin of Species. On the other, the Assassin Brotherhood tends to dismiss most organized religion as a way for the elite to control the masses. I think Connor would be able to reconcile the two with relatively few problems, since - and don't quote me on this - Iroquois religion is more about the relationship between the natural world and the practitioner than any kind of personal code of conduct that someone could reasonably exploit.

16. What are their best school subjects? What are their worst? List five of each.
  1. Physical Education. Connor can sprint for days and remains flexible and relatively graceful even despite his bulk. I'm actually kind of curious what equipment he uses and what his routine's like - I think he's too bulky for bodyweights to take most of the credit, but I don't think Achilles would have him using dumbbells. Maybe heavy-ass rocks for medicine balls and tree branches for pullup bars? Do you even Assassin, bro?
  2. Dance/performing arts. This is technically just more PE, but my journal, my rules.
  3. Ancient Literature. To me, as a modern reader, Homer and the like are dryer than - okay, I can't use that analogy if I want to keep this PG-13. But I imagine Connor would love the Greek epics and Roman histories.
  4. Biology/Ecology. When you spend most of your development growing up in a forest and living off the land, you learn more about it than you might realize.
  5. Philosophy. It's not his favorite, but becoming an Assassin would involve a looooot of philosophical discourse. I imagine some metaphysics would be involved, as well as some discussions on the meanings of justice and freedom. Probably some other stuff, too. (Cut me some slack, I'm a wildlife biologist.)
  1. Poetry. It's not that he doesn't like it, it's just that the product he'd put out wouldn't be the greatest. Maybe with practice.
  2. Latin. It's complex, it's dead, the only people in his canon who would use it are impossibly pretentious, and he wouldn't have much patience for it.
  3. Chemistry.
  4. Physics. It requires a background in math that he just doesn't have beyond simple addition and subtraction.
  5. Calculus. See #4.
27. If your character had one thing to say to their parents before they died, what would it be?

Before they died or before their parents died?

Well, if Connor dies before his mom does, or if she survives the fire, that flushes the whole premise of Assassin's Creed 3 down the shitter. If Haytham killed Connor (because that's the only way I can see Connor dying before him), he'd probably snark about how he hoped Haytham was happy with the new world order he was building in the colonies.

John Marston
4. Do they have any verbal tics? Do they have trouble pronouncing certain words or getting their thoughts across clearly?

Nope! For the son of an illiterate Scotsman and a prostitute who died in childbirth - and for someone who spent most of their life away from schools - John is pretty dang articulate and intelligent.

7. How does your character perceive themselves? Positive? Negative? Neutral?

He perceives himself as just one cog in a giant machine. I guess that'd fall under "neutral".

10. If they had a choice, would they prefer a subway or a bus for public transportation?

If those are his only two choices, John's taking the bus. Give him some sun.

20. If your character was allowed to murder one person without any consequences, who would that person be and why?

I don't think he'd kill anybody. Make no mistake, John's no pacifist, but he's also not the kind to hold on to grudges, kill wantonly (LET'S JUST FORGET ABOUT THAT ONE MOMENT IN ACT 2 OF HIS CANON) or seek out vengeance in the first place. You know that one George Herbert quote, "living well is the best revenge"? John likes that quote.

1. What position does your character sleep in?

On her side, I'd imagine.

6. If you were to pick one song - and only one song - to describe your character, what would it be and why?

Nuclear - Zomboy.

Just kidding. Okay (talking seriously now), this is hard. A third of my iTunes library is hip-hop, and another third is soundtracks, neither of which I really want to use for Kuvira. For now, my answer - which I reserve the right to change - is Fury Oh Fury by Nico Vega. Nothing says "this lady's kinda crazy! buuuuut pretty goddang hot and with PHENOMENAL COSMIC POWER" quite like it.

(I'm a 22-year-old red-blooded American male who mixes his post-workout with Jack Daniels, PTs ten hours a week, and used to bare-knuckle box with his dad. If you're looking for sophistication and depth in my analyses, you came to the wrong place.)

21. Your character has been granted three wishes. What do they wish for, and why?
  1. Empress of the Earth Empire FOR LIFE. Everything would just be so much better with her in charge, you guys.
  2. A "Kuvira Appreciation Day". Think the "Fire Days" festival from The Deserter in A:tLA except like a billion times bigger and spread across all four nations. Fireworks, dancing, and dramatic re-enactments are involved. It's awesome. (Also she uses it as an excuse to get sixteen different kinds of laid.)
  3. Eternal youth. She's vain like that.
28. Are they afraid of death? Do they have any regrets?

Afraid of death? Nope. It used to be she was, when she was little and was just starting to grasp the absolute permanence of it. She's since come to terms that when it's her time, it's her time.

I don't think she has any major regrets. But I think given the chance (and an appropriately cracky setting), she would go back and fly this giant banner behind her as she left Zaofu that said something along the lines of "EAT MY ASS, SUYIN BEIFONG".

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