Name: Matthew Thompson
Date of Birth: June 20, 2365
Eyes: Subject to change
Characteristic elements: Matthew is a large muscular man with typically short hair. His eyes tend to change with his mood leaving nothing to mystery.
General: His parents were murdered by a doctor when he was only 14 causing him to dislike doctors. The first doctors to gain his trust were Henriks Abols and Chira Arthur.Backstory
Character Bio: Matthew was raised into Starfleet with both of his parents working at the academy until he was 8 at which point his parents were framed for the murders of a Vulcan family. From age 8-14 he and his parents lived as nomads on Earth constantly trying to prove their innocence until evidence arose pinpointing their associate Joseph Alden as the murderer. After words they returned to the academy until Matthew’s 14th birthday when his parents were murdered by Alden’s sister who worked in the medical bay his parents were serving on at the time to cover up a string of evidence leading back to Alden’s family. Matthew was taken in by Jack and Renée Harriman. Since then Matthew has looked at John Harriman as an older brother.
At the age of 18 Matthew was kidnapped and tortured by Joseph Alden not escaping until he was 22 at which point he went into hiding for two years dawning a new identity "[i]Nova[i]"
As Nova he served as a bounty hunter, nicknamed "[i]The Shadow Hunter[i]", Nova was said to be able to slip in, grab his target, and get out, with no one even noticing. This skill made him a very valuable bounty hunter even being hired by various branches of Starfleet on 4 occasions.
When John Harriman took a leave-of-absence from Starfleet in 2389 Matthew is seen in public for the first time since 2383. John Harriman then assists Matthew in joining Starfleet and at the age of 26 he is assigned to the U.S.S. Churchill as a security crewman. He then moved to the U.S.S. Gettysburg as a security crewman. Later he is moved to the U.S.S. Fleetwood reaching the rank of PO3.Career
Enlisted or Officer?: Officer
Department preference 1: Security/Tactical
Department Preference 2: OPSSample Post
It was a late night in Argyle. The city had been cloaked by darkness, it seemed like any light would quickly be devoured by the sinister shadow standing guard.
Matthew stood outside under the night sky looking up as Amanda approached. "What are you thinking about?" Amanda asked.
"How did you know I was out here thinking?"
"I've known you for a very long time Matthew."
"When the federation falls and the police fail to protect who then will be left? It would seem that after the people pure of heart fall it will be people like me whom stand in the rubble. The immoral, the criminal. How is that fair? The just become punished for the transgression of the unjust."
Amanda chose that moment to interrupt. "If all moral men have fallen you won't be left. You crave to help, look at all the anonymous donations you make. What purpose do they serve if not to simply help others?"
"To atone for my sins. If I were moral I'd have joined the federation or simply been a philanthropist. No, instead I am no more than a pompous blaggard."
"You are a philanthropist don't you see; and while I do agree you can be pompous you are far from a blaggard."
"Then by the heavens may I fall. Crashing into the Earth like a tsunami. Alas I survive while the good perish in legions. What am I if not wicked?"
"The best man I've ever known."
"Then you mustn't have known many men. As a child I studied the great men of old. People that could win battles by no more than protesting the battle. Yet I feel the inherent need to go gallivanting off into the galaxy like some kind of vigilante. Good men do what they are ordered."
"And great men do what is necessary."
"But what separates a great man from a wicked? They are both doing what they deem necessary."
"What separates them is the need to preserve versus destroy. If you were wicked you'd have taken that weapon instead of destroying it. You saw the destruction it could bring and decided that it should burn."
"As did two men with it. I condemned two men to fire. The two died and I didn't even care."
"Then why is it bothering you now?" Matthew was left speechless for a moment as tears rolled down his face. "Yes, what you did was wrong but even the greatest men have made bad decisions." She took him into her arms. "I know you are hurting, but you aren't alone. Come on, let's get to bed."Behind the Mask
Have you done textbased RP before?: Of course! I'm an active member of Shadow Fleet!
How did you find Aurora?: I saw it on the ad page of SF.
Additional notes about yourself or your character?: Once the character becomes angry it is difficult to calm him down. He also tends to stand his ground against even the highest ranking officer of he disagrees with an order.