Tony Atkinson

Basic Info:

Player: taylor_itkin

Position: Ranged Weapons Specialist

Demeanor: Loud, friendly, sensitive, and very self-aware.

Nature: Tony likes helping others. After the suffering his parents went through and the suffering he had at the orphanage, he knows how it feels to be alone. He believes the Foundation can protect those weaker than himself and throws himself to the cause.

Description: 5'4" with an average if somewhat skinny build. He has slightly small hazel eyes and glasses. Black goatee and mustache with a sprinkle of red in it, as well as black hair that sweeps across his forehead. He loves to wear greens and blacks, but has no real problem with wearing anything else. He always wears his necklace and a wrist watch and his high school ring.

Stats:

Health
  • Physical Health: 7
  • Mental Health: 7
Attributes
  • Physical Defense: 5
  • Mental Defense: 3
  • Perception: 4
  • Agility: 4
  • Strength: 5
Skills
  • Melee: 3 (1+2 from Strength)
  • Ranged: 4
  • Survival: 2
  • Sneak: 3
  • Engineering: 2
  • Medical: 3
Specialties
  • Never See Me Coming: 5. Learning how to blend in lets Tony sneak up on unsuspecting opponents, and he never leaves home without his Bowie Knife. +5 Melee when sneak-attacking with the Bowie Knife.
  • Never Trust A Liar: 3. After years spent in an orphanage and constantly being picked on, Tony knows when he's being misled. +3 Perception when being lied to.
  • Crackshot Accuracy: 4. It started as a hobby, but over the years, Tony has become a renowned shooter. He can hit most targets, no matter how far away. +4 Ranged and -1 Agility when sniping from a distance of at least 50 meters.

Gear:

  • A small notebook and pen
  • Pocket survival knife
  • Flashlight
  • A basic medical kit
  • Flare gun with extra flares
  • 2 Beretta M1934 Handguns
  • An M1 Garand
  • Compass
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Rope
  • Extra bootlaces/shoelaces
  • A basic toolset
  • A Bowie Knife
  • 2 sets of prescription sunglasses
  • 2 extra sets of his regular glasses
  • A small backpack to carry some of the above
Equipment:

Possessions:

  • A photograph of his best friend, Max, who died in the war
  • A Martin acoustic guitar
  • About 5 notebooks to write music and personal thoughts in
  • The necklace his father bought him
  • His high school class ring
  • Guitar picks
  • His father's leather jacket

Personal History:

Tony Atkinson was born on May 18th, 1928. He never knew the place of his birth or his parents, as he was raised in an orphanage in California. The children in the orphanage were mean-spirited and harsh to Tony, picking on him nonstop. Through this, Tony learned to fade into the background and let the attention of others wash past him. This made him sneakier on the whole and eventually got him into some trouble during high school.

In 1935 at the age of 7, Tony was adopted by Laura and Clyde Atkinson, a modest couple. Tony and Clyde immediately formed a very tight bond, loving each other as father and son upon meeting for the very first time. As soon as this bond was formed, Clyde knew they would be adopting Tony, and told Laura so. Once the adoption was finalized, Clyde took Tony to an open field and began teaching him of his own favorite pass-time: shooting. With tutelage from his adopted father, Tony became a miniature marksman.

Laura started teaching Tony how to talk to people respectfully in 1938, at the age of 10. Laura taught this in depth, and as a result, Tony was able to debate many topics well. He grew to learn how to get what he wanted from people. Laura also taught Tony the value of others and about selflessness. Through his adopted mother, Tony learned to care for others and to value others above himself.

In 1941, at the age of 13, Tony started high school. He was the epitome of the term "bad student". He never studied and rarely paid attention, until it came to science and math. Although complex math frustrated Tony, he valued its usefulness in what he really did care about, which was science. The mysteries of the world, of biology and chemistry fascinated him and he strived to learn all he could. In 1943, his Junior year of high school, Tony took home first prize for the school science fair with a study on basic radiology. Tony graduated from high school with highest honors in the math and science departments in 1945.

1945 was also the year the USA instituted the draft. Fortunately, Tony was too young for the draft. Unfortunately, around that same time, Laura, Tony's adopted mother, fell gravely ill. Tony opted not to go to college so that he could stay and help take care of her. She fought her sickness for three long years until 1948, when she finally succumbed to the illness. Clyde, heartbroken, died shortly after of a heart attack. Tony always believed this to be because of a broken heart.

Unable to cope with the loss of his adopted family on his own, Tony turned to other ways to cope. He picked up the guitar and eventually began writing songs to deal with the pain. He also fell back to old hobbies, and once more picked up a gun just as Clyde had taught him. In 1950 Tony won a local marksmanship contest, and in 1952 he won a regional one. Around this time, Tony also began tinkering with small radios and other things in his possession.

In 1953, lonely and sad, Tony decided to adopt a dog. Old Chester was a beautiful old mutt and Tony loved him dearly. When Tony opted to join the Foundation, he gave Chester to a family friend.

In 1954, Tony's house was broken into and robbed while Tony was held at knifepoint. The burglars left Tony unscathed, but he vowed to never let such a thing happen again. He took self-defense classes starting in late 1954 and learned to fight with a knife.

Eventually, through his music and hobbies, Tony began to rejoin society and live happily again. Freed from some of his demons by the healing of time, he finally let go of his parents' deaths and remembered them with fondness.

In 1956, Tony's prowess in science and marksmanship attracted the eye of the Foundation, which was delighted to hear of his hand-to-hand skills in addition. In 1957, after some gentle persuasion, Tony accepted a position in the Foundation and was sent to Site-77 after training.

Languages

  • English

Miscellaneous:

Tony has a pretty good singing voice for anyone that gets to hear it, and he writes pretty interesting stories.

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