James Finnegan

Basic Info:

Player: War/Kath

Position: Engineering Technician

Demeanor: In a social setting, he's loud, boisterous and stubborn; on the field he is a little more subdued, but has a notably flyaway attention span that is easily caught by small and often useless detail.

Nature: Not much different to his demeanor — he's chipper and ultimately a people-pleaser. He maintains a level of internal optimism that is often dismissed as total na├»vety, unsurprisingly.

Description: Noticeably younger than the majority of other agents, Finn is a somewhat-babyfaced 20-something-year-old standing at around 5'5" in height. Shop work has given him a fairly sturdy build. He has brown eyes and short, tightly-curled strawberry-blond hair.
Usually seen in workshop overalls and a grubby not-so-white shirt.

Stats:

Health
  • Physical Health: 7
  • Mental Health: 7
Attributes
  • Physical Defense: 4
  • Mental Defense: 4
  • Perception: 5
  • Agility: 4
  • Strength: 4
Skills
  • Melee: 3 (1+2 from STR)
  • Ranged: 3
  • Academics: 3
  • Science: 3
  • Engineering: 5
Specialties
  • Mech Autopsy: 4. Mechanical constructs are his speciality, be it simple appliances or vehicles. Small faults or quirks in the works of components seldom get past his keen eyes, and given sufficient time he can figure out the general workings of most things. +4 to ENG when assessing non-anomalous mechanical constructs to learn of its workings and potential flaws.
  • Blueprint Hawkeye: 4. As well as being experienced in the fabrication side of things, Finn knows a fair amount on the design side of things as well. When faced with a layout - specifically, blueprints - Finn can make sense of what most may call gibberish. +4 to ACAD when attempting to read structural blueprints, as well as deriving location-specific information for strategic use.
  • Wayfarer: 2. Finn's time spent aboard ships during sea trials has meant that he's learned some manner of navigation tactics. He readily carries a compass on his person for this very reason, because you'll never know when you find yourself in a bit of a scramble. +2 to PERC when attempting navigation using his compass and wayfaring tactics, used as a substitute for SURV.
  • Yeet: 2. Lugging around heavy equipment and the like isn't uncommon for Finn, and in fact he's quite used to doing just that. +2 to STR when lifting/throwing heavy objects. CANNOT be a living entity.

Gear:

  • Toolbelt, well-worn
    • Wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers, and whatever else would be considered standard toolkit gear
  • Notepad, pencil(s)
  • M1911 pistol
  • A compass
Equipment:

[N/A]

Possessions:

  • 2 maps, both variations of a complete World Map
  • Binoculars
  • An abundance of drafting tools, mostly pencils at this point
  • Assortment of clothes (which, quite frankly, he is rarely seen in)
  • A farmer's cap (apparently his maternal grandfather's)
  • Tarnished, engraved silver band (often worn on his middle finger when not doing shop work)

Personal History:

James Connor Finnegan was born in 1934 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Finn's father was a shipwright by trade, working with the reputable Harland & Wolff heavy industrial company in order to provide for his son and wife.

From a young age Finn's interest in his father's work had been high, as his father often made his work a 'dinnertable matter', so to speak, unapologetic in discussing his plans and endeavours. By the time he was old enough to learn the basics his father did not hesitate in having him do just that, and following his departure from highschool he had learned much of the theory knowledge his father possessed.

Finn then went on to work under his father at Harland & Wolff as an apprentice shipwright in 1952, rather than attempting to pursue higher education at a college or university. His quick-learning ability on the job meant the gaining of practical skills fairly steadily, even if he had a tendency for being overzealous to the point of cockiness.

In 1957 following a routine sea trial of a vessel, Finn and the accompanying H&W crew would encounter an abnormal zone of activity — they would learn to have been over the Mid-Atlantic ridge. Later deemed a temporal anomaly, the crew emerged from the area of effect to find the ships of the Foundation waiting on the other side.

Having (accidentally) concluded the nature of the anomalous zone the crew were subsequently offered places on the Foundation's naval crew, however most refused this offer and the majority of the crew went home not remembering why their sailing paths had been rerouted. Finn on the other hand was allowed some time to deliberate and, after what was quite frankly the least difficult time deciding, he signed on to the Foundation's East-American branch in November of 1957.

During his stay at what was then known at Site-55, Finn received basic training to become an agent of the Foundation. His skills in engineering, too, were supported, so that his skills extended beyond that of a shipwright's apprentice.

In early 1959 he was then offered a transfer to Site-77 to join on with Bravo, due to the team's thinning numbers — an offer which he readily accepted.

Languages

  • English
  • Rudimentary Gaeilge

Miscellaneous:

  • Sounds like he speaks complete and utter gibberish due to his accent
  • Readily responds to Finn and Finnegan; his first name less so

XP: 0

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