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Created on 2012-11-07 03:33:46 (#1809039), last updated 2015-02-24 (134 weeks ago)

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Birthdate:Feb 14
Location:Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Name: Captain Jack Harkness (probably not his real name)

Fandom: Doctor Who/Torchwood

Media: TV Show

Played by:matrixrefugee

Physical description: Typist has described him as "a genetic cross between Cary Grant and Jonathan Rhys Meyers". Appears to be in his late thirties or forties, but has lived a whole bloody lot longer than that. Tall and robust with a nicely but not heavily muscled figure. Lightly tanned skin and blue-grey eyes with an almost permanent twinkle of mischief. Naturally tousled brown hair worn trimmed above the ears and with a bit of fringe over his forehead. A face that manages to be ruggedly handsome and boyishly pretty at the same time, often seen with a grin that manages to be playful, friendly and a little cruel. Usually seen wearing open-collared blue or grey shirts and dark-colored trousers with a 1940s-ish cut to them, topped off with a World War II-era RAF greatcoat.

Personality: Cocky and amoral, but at heart he's generally a decent sort. Unafraid to kill (or let himself be killed) where necessary, but has an odd sense of honor. Very charming and friendly with a wicked, somewhat bawdy sense of humor. Fond of telling stories of his adventures (and given that he's been in existence for about 2,000 years, he has a *lot* of stories) but rarely tells anyone about himself. Also: appears to be bisexualpansexualomnisexual -- dammit, he will flirt with and/or try to bed anyone/anything sentient that moves and isn't trying to kill him. However, he's a gentleman about it: he keeps his hands to himself, unless that person (loosely defined) is clearly receptive of his attentions.

Short biography: As typist has been saying, this guy doesn't have a timeline so much as a web of "wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey stuff" for a history. He was born in the 51st century, at a time when humans have spread out across the universe, encountering diverse cultures (and being influenced by them to be a lot more easy-going about sexual expression). As a fairly young man, he was drafted by the Time Agents, eventually leaving them after they erased two years of his memories, and in time became a time-travelling con-man. At one point, he crossed paths with the Ninth Doctor during the London Blitz and briefly became one of his Companions. During the battle with the Daleks on Satellite 5, he was killed, but when Rose Tyler took the time vortex into her being, she used its power to resurrect him. Somehow, this caused him to become a permanently fixed point in time, meaning that he can no longer die or be permanently injured and that he appears to be aging at a glacially slow rate.

After that, he ended up on Earth in the year 1869, where he was somewhat forcibly drafted into the original incarnation of the Torchwood Institute, an organization established on Queen Victoria's orders to keep track of alien encounters and other strange phenomena (in a bid to keep the Doctor from coming back, long story...). He lived through the 20th century, keeping an eye out for the Doctor, and in that time, he reshaped Torchwood's purpose into a somewhat more alien-friendly organization. By the early 21st century, he was the team leader at Torchwood Three, in Cardiff, Wales, whose main purpose was monitoring the effects of the time rift under the city.

There is also a running gag among several folks in production (John Barrowman included...) that Jack eventually evolves into one mysterious recurring character, but typist is not ready to reveal that unless the gag becomes canon.

Physical Abilities: He's an excellent shot and hard to beat in a fight. Clever at planning cons, but has a habit of seeing them fall apart in his face. He's also known to jerry-rig weapons out of whatever is handy (eg. two robots that tried to kill him).

Superhuman Abilities: He cannot die, become ill, or be injured permanently at all. He's been shot at, stabbed, exploded, etc. etc. etc. dozens of times and yet he keeps coming back to life or reconstituting (typist reserves the term "regenerating" for The Doctor). Also claims to be gifted with "51st century pheromones" which seem to add to his nearly irresistible charm.

Unusual or Magical Possessions: Will be arriving with a small laser pistol hidden "where you *don't* wanna know".

In-game canon: To be played out... Pretty folks, beware, your knickers may be disappeareded.
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