Position: Specialist in Semiotic Threats
Demeanor: Dr. Thomas Tyler (nicknamed the Toolbox because of the obscene amount of protective gear in his possession) seems the standard ivory tower academic: bumbling, forgetful, and overly talkative. This is because he is, in all respects, the standard ivory tower academic. But he's one of the world's leading experts in the nascent field of cognitohazards and infohazards, which makes up for his quirks. Hopefully.
Nature: Dr. Tyler never wanted to get involved in anything dangerous, but it turns out you can only be the sole surviving member of an archaeological expedition so many times before people start either seeing you as an expert on spooky old languages or suspecting you of murder. He supposes he's lucky most people think it's the former. Although he puts on a calm, rational appearance, his line of work has begun to effect his mind. But it's okay, he can cope. He can cope!
Description: It would be hard to pick Dr. Tyler out of a one-person line up. He's 174 cm tall and weighs 59 kg, and at 41 years of age, his brown hair is already beginning to fade, and his face has taken on a sterner aspect than it once had. He was never really that attractive, so it doesn't bother him much.
Running Total: 36 (+3)
- Physical Health: 7
- Mental Health: 7
- Physical Defense: 3
- Mental Defense: 6
- Perception: 5 (4+1 XP)
- Agility: 3
- Strength: 2
- Persuasion: 6 (+2 reassurance, +1 protocol)
- Bluff: 6 (+3 White Lie)
- Academics: 6
- Linguist: 5. Advanced knowledge of languages and linguistic theory.
- Semiotic Veteran: 4. Less susceptible to infohazards, et cetera.
- Archaeologist: 2. Knows a bit about digging. And avoiding boulder-traps.
- Anthropologist: 1. Knowledge about the world's peoples.
- Ear Protection
- Colt .22 Woodsman, with two extra magazines
- Research Notes
- Rubbing from (old) SCP-087
- Journal, Pen
- Deck of Cards
- A Dozen or so Books
- A Loaf Story
- Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
- Clouded Lenses
- Four magazines, .22 LR
Thomas Tyler was born into the Tyler family of Boston on October 3rd, 1913. His father, Walter Tyler, was well-involved in the city's shipping industry, so Thomas had a very comfortable childhood. A frail but precocious child, academia always seemed to be Thomas's destiny. He began attending Tufts University at the age of 18, majoring in linguistics, with a minor in anthropology, staying after to complete graduate, and post-graduate study. By the age of 30, he was an employee of the university's linguistics department, stemming from a combination of talent in the field and pure attrition. Following a paper released on a dementia-inducing language that he discovered while visiting an archaeological dig in the Spanish Sahara, he was granted a professorship, and shortly after, tenure. Wishing to replicate his past success, he started visiting more archaeological expeditions. These often ended disastrously, through no fault of his own, but usually yielded novel and noteworthy research. When the Foundation realized that they needed to deal with mental as well as physical threats, Tyler was among the first recruited.
He was killed in action on February 24th, 1955.
A horology enthusiast, Dr. Tyler is more than willing to talk his colleagues' ears off with discussion of timepieces, movements, escarpments, and tourbillons. Whether his colleagues actually want to hear this is irrelevant.
Knows a few card tricks.