Clarence Buchanan

Basic Info:

Player: Lily

Position: "Scientist"

Demeanor: Clarence appears to be laid back and confident in his abilities, without being cocky. He's generally an amiable fellow, and doesn't like confrontation.

Nature: Clarence has no idea what the fuck he's doing. He's worried someone will find out and puts on an air of confidence to hide this. He is a friendly man, but is very nervous around others, and generally surprised by his luck.

Clarence is rather skilled, if in an unconventional way. He works hard at finding a way around an obstacle that doesn't involve pure skill, and is able to do things himself in a very DIY fashion. He's fairly good at getting by hard challenges through a mixture of his luck, unique skill, and determination.

Description: Standing at 5'7", with an average build and blonde hair, Clarence doesn't stand out. He has fairly normal features- blonde eyes, square chin, white teeth. He's usually dressed in a shirt and plain trousers, and blends into the background pretty well, which is how he likes it.


  • Physical Health: 7
  • Mental Health: 7
  • Physical Defense: 4
  • Mental Defense: 4
  • Perception: 3
  • Agility: 4
  • Strength: 4
  • Bluff: 6
  • Ranged: 2
  • Melee: 2 from STR
  • Survival: 3
  • Academics: 2
  • Science: 3
  • I know what I'm doing: 3 Adds a bonus to bluff when Clarence is trying to convince someone of his nonexistant knowledge or skills, or simply lying about them.
  • I've done this a million times: 4 Adds a bonus to survival in an unfamiliar location (based on the type of location, not the specific one e.g. all hospitals count as one).
  • Make-shift weaponry: 3 Clarence has a history of managing with what he can find, adding a bonus to melee or ranged when using unusual yet easily available objects, such as a broom or a potted plant.
  • Dumb luck: 2 Things often seem to just go well for Clarence. This adds a bonus to science or academics when attempting something apparently very difficult.


  • Clothes
  • Lab coat
  • Assorted scientific equipment, most of which he knows how to use
  • Standard Foundation firearm
  • None


  • More sciency stuff
  • Photos of his family
  • A small spider plant, named William

Personal History:

Born in upstate New York sometime in August 1922 to a pair of florists, Clarence was never an exceptional child. He got along fine, and left high school with a mixture of As and Bs, but never went on to college, instead helping his parents in their shop. He picked up a bit of a love for acting at this point, leading to him doing it more as a hobby than anything else, yet leaving him with some impressive skills that combine with his natural average-ness. His life remained this way until 1942 when he was drafted, learning to use a gun, no never exceptional. However, Clarence was captured by German soldiers after being deployed on the Western Front. He was lucky in that he remained unharmed until this point, and was treated well as a POW, until he was released in 1945.

He returned to New York where he had a series of moderately successful buisness ventures and minor scientific jobs, using his knack for just making things up. In 1957, he accidently wandered into a Foundation cover front, where he was interrogated and gave the impression he was a rather good scientist. The Foundation soon recruited him, sending him to Site-19, where he continues to pretend to know what he's doing.


  • English


Clarence has been lucky his entire life, and has always managed to persuade people he's not who he really is pretty well.

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