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Thomas Burke | Poseidon | Brad Pitt

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Thomas Burke
face claim: Brad Pitt
canon name: Poseidon
associations: Sea, earthquakes, floods, drought and horses
alias: Tom
age / apparent age: 33
zodiac: Leo
date of birth: 08/04/1963
place of birth: Antlantis Beach, Olympia, USA
pronouns: He/His
sexuality: Heterosexual
moral alignment: Chaotic Good
character traits: Attractive, fierce, ambitious, bold, charming, mysterious, reliable, smart, unstable, flirtatious, persuasive
world views: Simple, live and let live. He doesn't care about anyone's religion, sexual orientation, gender, origins... as long as they don't hurt other people and, of course, he gets his way.
physical attributes: Tall, athletic body, blue eyes, blonde hair, square jaw, strong jaw line, bright smile, strong arms.
musical taste: Rock, rap and grunge. His favourite artists are: Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Green Day, Guns'N'Roses, Hole, Tupac...
aesthetic: For casual and daily looks, mostly oversized flannel shirts, denim jackets, jeans, bomber or baseball jackets and converse footwear. As for more professional looks for his job, he opts for a black suit; except for the summer, where he usually wears white formal shirts and skinny jeans..
lifestyle: Unstable, it really depends on the day. There are days where he would want to be surrounded by people and having fun; and the next day, want to be alone and just be by himself. Doesn't tend to follow trends, to the point when, sometimes, he is out of touch on what's happening in the world
occupation: Owner of a real estate agency
class: Upper middle class
genealogy: James Burke, his dead father; and Violet Burke, her actual situation is unknown.
BIOGRAPHY: Son of James, a well known fisherman, and Violet Burke, a nurse who left her job to take care of her child; Thomas was born on a sunny day, August 4th, 1963, in a small house in Atlantis Beach. He doesn't remember that much about "beautiful childhood moments" with his father, but what he holds in his memory is who introduced him to his first love... the sea. And that was his mother. Since before he can even remember, Violet taught him to love, respect and enjoy the marine environment through walks on the beach, games in the sand, evenings admiring the sunset and even helping and learning about the different creatures of the sea. Thomas grew to love the sea as much as her mother did. Everything seemed perfect for the family... but not for long.

While Violet looked like she was made to be a mother, James was the total opposite. Two years after Thomas was born, James was introduced to cocaine through one of the colleagues he used to share a boat with. As expected, this addiction took the best out of James and turned him into a cold, aggressive, distant and unstable man, especially to his own wife and son. This situation was exactly what led to a moment that marked Thomas' life forever: his mother's sudden disappearance. Yet, to this day, Thomas isn't sure if she left because of his drug addicted husband, if she was abducted or if she was as unstable as her husband. The only thing he knew was that: whatever happened to her, she left him alone with a monster.

Thomas' childhood continued with James struggling to be a decent father, which he absolutely failed doing. This had a big impact on Thomas' personality and the man he is today. He learned to fight for himself to survive. Whether by confronting the dangerous people who surrounded his father, or finding a way to cook something for himself when he was just six years old, he learned a very valuable lesson: at the end of the day, you can only count on yourself.

Fortunately, when Thomas started school he had the chance to get away (at least for a few hours) from the toxic environment of his own house, and had the chance to start interacting with new people. The surprising thing was that, contrary to what everyone was expecting from him, the poor son of a drug addict proved to be very sociable, smart and show great abilities as a leader. There's no wonder that over the years, he became one of the most popular boys in the city, which was an uplifting attribute, since the situation in his house kept getting worse and worse. One example of this came when Thomas was just thirteen. Thomas tried to stop his father from leaving the house to keep spending their money on drugs, but this resulted in Thomas being beaten up by his own father. From that moment on, he promised himself that he would never in his life end up like him.

Two years later, after going through hell with this situation, Thomas lost his father to an overdose. Totally alone, a lot of people offered their help, but he refused to take any of it. In his mind, if he survived since he was five years old already technically alone, he could go through this, rise from the ashes and take control of his fate... and that's exactly what he did. While finishing high school, he started working as a bartender in a beach bar, and save enough money to ateend university and study accounting and finance. Thanks to his excellent grades, a scholarship and hard work, he got to graduate and set his next goal, turn Atlantis Beach into the paredise that should be instead of a hole full of drug dealers and criminals.

Nowadays, and thanks to his rough past, Thomas still can't trust a lot of people and, even though he had a few serious relationships, he still hasn't found a person worth of trust to share his life with. That's why for the last five years, his relationships have never crossed the three month mark. But at the same time, he considers himself a very lucky person: has an amazing job as the owner of a real estate agency, reformed the place he grew up in and turned it into a much better looking house next to the beach (where he loves to surf in his free time) and, thanks to his persuasive and flirtatious personality, almost always has what he wants. Everything was perfect how it was, but things were about to change... would it be for the better?

PLATONIC: Thomas may know a lot of people, have friendly relationships with them and even enjoy their company; but just a few can be considered friends. Because of his trust issues, break through Thomas' barriers can be a difficult process because he refuses to open up to anyone. So the only thing he looks for is to surround himself with lots of people, and then time will tell if they are suited to be his friends, or maybe something more.

ANTAGONISTIC: There is one kind of people that he can stand, those who are always complaining, victimizing themselves, blaming other people for their own faults... in brief, weak people. But this feature would just make him dislike a person, what he really hates is being outsmarted by someone. So, ironically, his perfect antagonist would be someone just like him.

ROMANTIC: He is single right now, but enjoying every second of it, so he isn't looking to change this status right now. He is not closed to find someone and fall in love at some point, but with every day passing he feels like that idea become even more impossible. In a relationship, he would look for someone independent, just like him, who doesn't need to be 24/7 together.

OTHER: I'm open to almost any idea or roleplay with this character, so never doubt to ask me if you are interested in trying something, come up with a idea or develop a story between characters.

no triggers, 24, CEST, PM


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Jessica & Thomas | The Sky & The Sea

Pablo, my king, I've missed you so much! We've done quite a few roleplays together, and every time, as soon as we start building something great, it finds a way of being cut way too short. For this very reason, I'm ecstatic that you're on New Gods, and think that it would be a shame if we didn't try doing something great one more time! I love working with you, and I feel like we can do some awesome stuff on here with Jess and Tom. Based on Thomas' (beautifully) tragic backstory, and his meteoric rise later in life, I can definitely envision him and Jess meeting at some upscale event and bonding over certain things (whether it be their ambitious personalities, flirtatious behavior, or troubling past with drugs and other obstacles; pick your poison.) Maybe they formed a relationship in that time (depending on what you wanna do, it can range from a very superficial friendship to a passionate love affair that ended badly), and grew apart as time went on, eventually finding themselves once again at the start of the game. Where we go from here is all up to you, since I know you'll have some awesome ideas in mind. Message me if you're interested or wanna talk details sis, I miss you! x


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