Locke (The Capitalist)

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Name

Locke

on MUX as

Locke

Archetype

The Capitalist

Occupation

Copper (Keeper)

Apparent Age

32

Played By

Ben Barnes

Faction Membership

The Monitors
Entitled Copper (Keeper)
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Always "professional" no matter the profession. Even in dire situations, there are things that people need and are willing to pay for. Some might call him cold, calculating and opportunistic. At some point, those same people will thank him for providing just the service that they so desperately need.

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Even in the darkest times, people have wants and needs. You're there to get it for them. It has a cost, of course, but that's how the world works. Any situation can be made profitable.



Role in The Last Road

Born the son of a pair of Scavengers who stopped by Sanctuary briefly on their journey through the wasteland, Locke was practically sold to the Triumverate for supplies at the age of eight. His Scavenger parents boasted that his blood was clean and would have just as easily taken him along with them to the next town if their trade was not accepted. Being an attractive and intelligent young child helped their case and originally Locke was selected to join the Fortunate caste, but at the last minute, perhaps due to his confidence and bravado, he was placed as a Tattler instead.

The Monitors were a seemingly good fit for Locke. Even as a young Tattler, he felt that his job was important, something that he thrived on. Once he came of age, he was placed into the Keeper branch and did quite well for himself. This attracted the unwanted attentions of one of the Coppers, a man named Rand, who was grooming another young Monitor, Castor, that Locke was surpassing. It didn't help that Locke, himself, was a somewhat arrogant figure. Proud of what he's accomplished.

To knock Locke down a few pegs, Rand accused him of various minor, but still grievous crimes of corruption especially for a young and new Monitor. Much of these accusations were backed up by this man's associates in various castes who have some sort of working partnership with the Copper. Looking the other way etc. To make an example of him, he had Locke's face scarred and disfigured to remind Locke and everyone else of his failings. The scarring and humiliation broke Locke, in a sense, psychologically.

From that point, Locke threw himself into his work and became more withdrawn among his Monitor friends. He needed to make a name for himself and to shed away the alleged sins of his past, at least so much that people forget all about them completely. If he was a go-getter before, he was wildly driven now. He grew to having a reputation as being ruthless in his work.

In a twist of fate, Locke eventually brought accusations of corruption on Rand, the 'evidence' being quite substantial with the help of his own associates, some of whom he owes a favor to. It's not that the Copper was a complete innocent, having done this exact same thing to Locke years ago. Due to the abundance of evidence provided, Rand was exiled. This was also something that helped advance Locke's career, bringing down corruption at that level.

Eventually, he rose up to the rank of Copper for his diligence and hard work. Unfortunately, through the years, he's become more like the man who tried to crush him in his youth, with his twisted entitled beliefs.

Sheet

Brawn: Normal
+ Melee (Positive)
Finesse: Good
+ Firearms (Positive)
+ Quick Reflexes (Positive)
+ Stealth (Positive)
Brains: Normal
+ Observant (Positive)
- Distrustful (Negative)

As a Monitor, Locke knows that even they have eyes on one another. And from his experience with Rand, he's learned first hand that no one can be trusted. Any of them could turn on you at any moment. So he's wary about what he shares with others.
- Impatience (Negative)
Spirit: Normal
+ Nerves of Steel (Positive)

Locke was raised as a Keeper and as the Keeper of the Peace in Sanctuary, he's experienced a lot of combat-- either through corrupt forces within Sanctuary that needed to be put down or the onslaught of raider attacks. While other things might rattle him due to his quick temper and his paranoia, when the going gets tough, he's learned to be on the ready.
+ Manipulative (Positive)

Locke is good at getting people to help his cause. This worked out well when he sought to bring charges against Rand out of revenge.
- Broken (Negative)

There's a part of Locke that broke when he was put on trial at seventeen. It left him slightly unhinged and despite his acts of arrogance, it's made him incredibly self-conscious. He just knows that everyone is staring at his face and laughing behind his back. It's what makes him push back harder and quick to anger.
- Entitled (Negative)

As a Monitor, Locke does feel like a Big Man on Campus sort. He expects everyone's compliance and cooperation whenever he needs it and he has this sense of self-importance.

Perks and Quirks

+ Taken Care Of (Monitor Perk)
+ Area of Expertise: Combat Tactics (10)
+ Danger Sense or Steel Yourself (20)
+ Adrenaline Boost (10)
- Isolated (Monitor Quirk)
- Reputation (10)

Locke is known as being ruthless when it comes to punishing corruption. Some may also remember that when he was a new Keeper, he, himself, was punished by a Copper named Rand. The scars on his face are a reminder of that time. This is probably what drives him to act out so harshly. Some might see him as a ticking time bomb of anger.
- Hunted (10)

After Rand was punished for corruption and exiled, his associates have been wary on whether Locke would turn against them as well. Some of them had a hand in Locke's own trial so many years in the past. One of them, Castor, the young Monitor whom Rand was grooming (And who Locke was a rival to at the time), was also Rand's son.

Out of fear and self-preservation, several of these associates might lash out against Locke to hide their own secrets or just to get revenge against him for cutting off whatever good deal they had with Rand at the time.
- Small Favor: Kat

After his punishment by the hand of Rand, Locke had a psychological melt-down. Even now, after he'd pulled himself out of the scandal of his trial, he still has psychological scars to match the physical scars seen clearly on his face. He was always proud, gregarious and vain in his youth. It's this vanity that had him seeking out Kat, one of the Healing Hands. He'll assist her in any way that he can if she is able to come up with something that can cure him of his scarred face once and for all.
- Small Favor: Vishys

Vishys helped play a part in bringing down Rand. He is also Locke's eyes and ears within the Garage.

Gallery

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Mask

Copper Confessor

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Faustina

Copper (Was a Counter)

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Nocturne

Keeper

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Eden

Companion Patron

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Vishys

Imperator of Arms

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Kat

Healing Hand

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