Position: Site-77 Tactician/Soldier
Demeanor: Bowman has the demeanor of a highly educated man from the Southern United States. He is often polite, but also displays a sarcastic sense of humor. He is quirky, honest, intelligent, and serious when necessary. He seems calm and social, for the most part.
Nature: Bowman is constantly calculating the behaviors of those around him. He is good-natured and has compassion for human life, but can quickly go back to his criminal persona when confronted with unpleasantness. His loyalty to those that he deems as friends is unwavering.
Description: Bowman is approximately 36 years old. He stands at 6'2 and is very thin. He keeps his head shaven bald, but usually covers it with a gray bowler hat. He has a dyed brown goatee and handlebar mustache. He typically wears a white shirt and brown vest with dark denim jeans under a gray tweed sport coat. He is known for wearing out-of-place black and white wingtip shoes. He always wears circular, wire-frame sunglasses to hide his pink eyes.
- Physical Health: 7
- Mental Health: 7
- Physical Defense: 6
- Mental Defense: 3
- Perception: 3
- Agility: 4
- Strength: 4
- Intimidation: 4
- Melee: 3 (1+2 from Str)
- Ranged: 6
- Academics: 5
- Quick-Scan: 3. Being a notorious criminal is dangerous. One learns how to protect himself in any environment. Bowman can assess his surroundings and their potential for defensive tactics almost instantly. This includes acute hearing and spacial reasoning. (Perception, active specifically in defensive scenarios.)
- Right Hook: 4. In between drive-bys, it was common for Southern gangs to engage in a round or two of fisticuffs. Under extreme circumstances, Bowman can knock someone out in one blow. (Melee, active specifically at 3 health.)
- Dead Eyed Stare-Down: 5. An outlaw must be well versed in intimidation. Bowman's stare-down can scare the skin off of someone. (Intimidation, active specifically when threatening civilians.)
- Thompson submachine gun, slung across back
- Colt M1917 revolver, carried in inside jacket pocket
- Ball peen tomahawk, holstered at right hip
- Self-rolled cigarettes in an Altoids tin
- Double-barreled shotgun
- Rolling papers
- Bloody photographs of three men
- Emergency drum mags
- Insect based hair dye, brown
- Brown bandana
Bowman was born in Bayou La Batre, Alabama in 1921. Though his mother died during childbirth, Bowman was a hunter alongside his father through childhood. He was brought up to be respectful and polite to all people. In school, Bowman showed interest in academics, making the best grades in his class, which was mostly comprised of future farmers and mechanics. Bowman, instead, yearned to become a professor.
In 1939, Bowman's father cut himself in a drunken stupor in the swamp and fell ill due to an infection. His dying wish was for Bowman to seek an education and leave the American South and its dangers behind. Bowman, showing immense love and adeptness for the hunt and political sciences, received a scholarship to one of the most prestigious universities in the South. There, he studied for two years. When he found that he could no longer afford the education due to the scholarship expiring, he dropped his college lifestyle.
Desperate, Bowman joined a gang of rebellious young outlaws. He became their getaway driver, picking them up in a fancy Ford automobile and outrunning authorities for them after robberies and attacks on rival gangs. Bowman, being the most educated of the gang, quickly became a strategist and "drive-by artist" for the group. He was known for being extremely reliable in protecting himself and his crew. This lifestyle, combined with Bowman's avoidance of the draft, ensured that he would almost certainly never make it back to school. However, he did eventually return to the university, having blackmailed the dean for partaking in solicitation of women run by a rival gang. He was nearly at his bachelor's degree, but the dean was tragically murdered and was replaced by someone Bowman had no dirt on. The new dean quickly learned of Bowman's avoidance of WWII and criminal past and blacklisted him from the campus. Out of spite, Bowman rejoined his former gang.
At 30, Bowman helped his best friend in the gang, Rabbit Mendez, rob a liquor store. Unfortunately, renowned bounty hunter Roger Oaknell was waiting for them in the back room. During the robbery, Oaknell shot and killed Bowman's faithful associate. Thankfully, the second bullet Oaknell fired barely struck Bowman in the arm due to an unfortunate stumble. Because Oaknell was using a double-barreled pistol, Bowman was able to dispatch him quickly. Bowman, never wanting to see Rabbit's place of death again, attempted to burn the store down. However, the store went up in flames faster than Bowman had anticipated and he found himself trapped inside. Fellow gang members were barely able to extract Bowman before the entire building collapsed on him. Bowman later had a tomahawk crafted from a ball peen hammer that Rabbit carried on him.
At the age of 32, Bowman was taken hostage by the Joshua Cain, the head of a rival gang. Cain sought to regain a territory that Bowman's gang had claimed. Bowman was kept in a cellar and tortured extensively for three days. During this time, Cain revealed that he had been the one to ruin Bowman's potential career as a professor by killing the previous dean at the university. On the third day, during a standoff between the two gangs, Bowman escaped by snatching the panicked Cain's shotgun and killing him and his two main guards. He came out of the ordeal with what many described as post-traumatic stress disorder. During the three days, Bowman also abandoned his Christian faith. He still refuses to disclose what happened in the cellar.
At the age of 35, just after a successful massive-scale heist on a liquor shipment at the New Orleans port, Bowman was approached in his home by an SCP Foundation recruiter. Impressed with Bowman's tactical and combat skills, the Foundation offered Bowman a five-year job in on-site security and field combat in exchange for making his criminal record "disappear" and putting him back on the path to his career as a professor with paid tuition. Bowman agreed, unaware that most who join the Foundation never return home. He worked on Site-19 in upstate New York for a year before being transferred to Site-77 to aid in overseas affairs.
- Theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3vP799NtvA
- Was at one time commonly called, "The Pale Devil."
- Smokes almost religiously.
- Works well under pressure.
- Has a thick Southern accent.
- Has, and is wildly sensitive about, albinism.
- Writes poetry to 'keep his mind sharp,' and because it was a recommended stress reliever.
- Is heterosexual, but has little experience with women as they typically feared him.
- Back is covered in scars from Cain's torture.
- Gwen Bowman: Acquaintance.
- Murata Izumi: Acquaintance. She made him some burn cream.
- Jo Ikuto: Acquaintance. Similar duties.
- Dana Cain: Acquaintance. Looks forward to shooting and sparring with her.
- Sandra Peterson: Acquaintance.
- Muirren Devlin: Acquaintance. Met her dog form in the woods. Found out about her later. Later met her as humans in commons.