Tiberius Zeno

Basic Info:

Player: Toz76

Position: Anomalous Botany Researcher

Demeanor: Arrogant, Detached, Clinical, Sarcastic

Nature: Despite acting detached and clinical, Tiberius actually desires friendship and approval, and a life of bachelorhood tends to overanalyse interpersonal interactions in the hope that even casual remarks are some complex code indicating the speakers undying love for him. His fear of being judged leads to his clinical front. The fact that pretending to want to be detached from others while wanting a friend is not a good strategy seems to go over his head. He also holds grudges over the most random of things.

Description: 6'1", 150 lbs, blonde hair, hazel eyes, Caucasian. Typically wears all black due to a mistaken belief that it brings out his eyes, favors informal plain shirts and slacks, although is occasionally seen in a suit. Rarely stands still, usually fidgets or taps surfaces when not actively working.

Stats:

Health
  • Physical Health: 7
  • Mental Health: 7
Attributes
  • Physical Defense: 4
  • Mental Defense: 3
  • Perception: 4
  • Agility: 2
  • Strength: 2
Skills
  • Persuasion: 2
  • Bluff: 5
  • Melee: 1
  • Ranged: 3
  • Academics: 3
  • Science: 4
  • Engineering: 1
  • Medical: 3
  • Sneak: 1
Specialties
  • Nerdy Hobbies Of The 1950's: 4. Many a long night with no dates has led to Tiberius tinkering with the gears in his watch for something to do, leading to a love of all things clockwork. (+4 ENGI to all machines containing a significant amount of gears or other clockwork components)
  • Because I Don't Like You, That's Why: 3. Tiberius holds grudges. If you cross him, he will never forgive you. Unless you kiss him or something. (+3 MELEE against enemies Tiberius has lost to at some earlier time. "Lost to" may mean failed to contain, had health reduced past a certain point, or was removed from the battle temporarily in some particularly humiliating manner)
  • Get A Botany Degree, They Said: 2. Tiberius is something of a plant expert. As in, he studied them in college for years. (+2 SCI towards plant life of any kind)
  • Dark And Edgy: 3. There's a reason for the all black wardrobe, and it isn't just hiding stains. (+3 SNEAK in dark areas. What defines a "dark area" subject to GM's decision)

Gear:

  • Field Research Kit (Vials, Plant Samples, Two canteens of water attached to the sides of the container, Magnifying glass, Notebook, Pen, Small field microscope, Glass plates, Gloves)
  • Wallet
  • Wristwatch, personal design
  • Handkerchief
  • 1955 Colt Python, clearly secondhand
  • Camera, worn around neck with a strap

Possessions:

*Personal journal
*Wardrobe
*Several sets of black clothing
*Childhood toys (hidden under bed)
*A bookshelf, containing mostly sci-fi
*A few plants, mostly fruit plants, under an artificial light
*Several clockwork contraptions, all partially disassembled
*A pet cat named Geoff, smuggled in

Personal History:

Born in 1930 to a father obsessed with the ancient Roman Empire, Tiberius spent his childhood in America, specifically the Seattle region of Washington State, where he spent many long hours in a public park climbing trees. It was the only happy memory of an otherwise troubled lovely childhood that he was too ungrateful to fully enjoy, hence his decision to study botany at a French university once the war ended. Though a real "ladies man" in college (in his mind, at least), he stopped getting dates to focus on his studies, something he later cited as his greatest regret in a needlessly melodramatic tone. After graduating in 1953, Tiberius went on multiple botanical expeditions in Italy and Germany. An encounter with a field of agressive anomalous plants that grew tubes of thorium-laced toothpaste in place of leaves, which he was able to placate by planting mint around them and leaving them several sets of dentures he stole from a fellow researcher, led to his recruiting by the Foundation.

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Limited Russian

Miscellaneous:

Tiberius has a strange fear of toothpaste.

XP: 0

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