Ethan Liang

Basic Info:

Player: weizhong/whyzhong

Position: Emergency Surgeon/Field Medic

Demeanor: Ethan is generally cheerful, and attempts to be polite and friendly to new people that he meets. Desires to be helpful when he can, and is generally easy going.

Nature: Although cheerful on the surface, Ethan suffers from several traumatic flashbacks of his service in two brutal wars, as well as the memory of his now deceased wife and daughter. He is fatalistic by nature, which is why he seems easy going when, in reality, he has long since given up on many things.

Description: 6'2", messy black hair, brown eyes, average build. Mid 30s, often found in surgical wear or a doctor's jacket. Carries around a pack of medical supplies and other basic tools that he needs for his job.

Stats:

Health
  • Physical Health: 7
  • Mental Health: 7
Basic Skills
  • Physical Defense: 3
  • Mental Defense: 4
  • Perception: 4
  • Agility: 4
  • Strength: 3
  • Persuasion: 4
Pseudo-Specialty Skills
  • Melee: 2
  • Survival: 2
  • Academics: 3
  • Science: 3
  • Medical: 5
Specialty Skills:
  • Medic!: 5 Ethan is a trained emergency care surgeon and experienced field medic who has served in two different wars. He has an uncanny ability to triage any situation and save lives. (Affects all medical rolls (duh))
  • Elephantine Memory: 4 Ethan has a formidable memory, and rarely forgets anything. From useless facts to critical medical knowledge, Ethan is usually able to pull it out of somewhere. (Affects rolls involving remembered skills/knowledge)
  • Professor Layton: 3 From a young age, Ethan started to make and solve puzzles. Because of this, Ethan has gotten very good at logical reasoning and deduction skills that give him an upper hand in puzzle solving, avoiding traps, and anything that needs a quick-thinking and rational mind. (Affects all logic-based and mental rolls, +3 to mdef if it's countering bluff, persuasion, intimidation, or something non-anomalous)

Possessions:

  • Field Surgery kit
  • Surgical scrubs
  • Matches
  • Supply pack (Filled with sundry medicines, food, personal supplies, medical equipment, and general team support stuff.)
  • Combat knife
  • Medical books
  • Leisure reading books
  • Puzzle books
  • Assorted puzzles
  • Chinese newspapers

Personal History:

Jian Shi "Ethan" Liang was born in 1924, and raised in the Chinese city of Nanjing. Unfortunately, the Japanese invaded China in 1935, sparking the Manchurian war. At the age of 13, Ethan's parents were both killed in the Rape of Nanjing by Japanese soldiers, while Ethan hid underneath his bed.

Following this incident, Ethan first began to question the reasoning of the world itself, and settled on the fatalistic philosophy that he still carries to this day. A naturally kind person, Ethan decided to study medicine, a field that he had a natural talent for. Ethan served for a brief time in the Chinese army during WWII, when he was about 19 years old. During this time, he met US soldiers from the Chinese Expeditionary Force, befriending several.

After the war, Ethan worked at a hospital in Nanjing and got married, but soon found himself in the midst of the Chinese Civil War. Once again, Ethan enlisted in the army, and served as a field medic for the Nationalist forces. During the war, he found out that his wife and young daughter had been gunned down when Communists seized their refugee camp, and executed everyone inside.

When the Nationalist army lost the war, Ethan deduced that his future as an ex-Nationalist soldier in a Communist country was bleak, and decided to flee to the one country that he knew he could find friends in, and where he had a future: the United States.

Contacting a few of his old friends, Ethan came in touch with one of his American comrades from WWII, who extended an invitation to join the mysterious organization known only as the Foundation.

Ethan tries to be kind and cheery to everyone he meets, but on the inside is a man who has lost his entire family, and is struggling to find meaning in his work with the Foundation.

Miscellaneous:

  • Ethan, despite being an ex-soldier, is a miserable shot, and should probably not be trusted with handling guns.
  • Ethan is fluent in Mandarin, English, and the Nanjing dialect of Chinese.
  • Ethan has a weakness for American candy, but dislikes American pastries.
  • He makes the best of poor situations, and his own combat experience has made him one to indulge in banter or dark humor in poor situations, if only to get over the pants-crapping terror.
  • Ethan is always polite to others, and prefers calling people by their last name until he gets to know them.
  • He loves kids, possibly due to memories of his own daughter.
  • Can brew a mean coffee.
  • Enjoys learning about his newfound culture and people, despite his cultural naivete.

XP:

6 (8 spent on stats upgrades)

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