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Robert Carter II | Ares | Paul Walker

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TRIGGER WARNINGS: PSYCHOLOGICAL TRAUMA, EMOTIONAL TRAUMA, DEATH (+ THEMES RELATED TO), DRUG + ALCOHOL USE

Robert James Carter II
 
face claim: Paul Walker
canon name: Ares
associations: Destruction, chaos, discord, mayhem, war.
alias: Widely addressed as “Bobby”; “Boston”.
age / apparent age: 24
zodiac: Pisces
date of birth: 03/01/1975
place of birth: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
pronouns: He, Him, his
sexuality: Heterosexual
moral alignment: Chaotic Neutral
character traits: Impulsive, combative, cocksure, unctuous, hedonistic, passionate, roguish, waggish.
world views: In spite of his military upbringing and background, his political, moral and ethical views reflect how they affect him and those he cares about, at any given point. Otherwise, he has no interest and finds it to be imprisoning. He believes in the Christian version OF God, but does not go to church, does not live by its commandments and only prays when he needs help or healing.
physical attributes: An insanely physically attractive, prime specimen. Angelic, curly dirty blonde locks, often cut for easy maintenance; sharp nose; piercing, wide, down turned crystal blue eyes; lean, chiseled, prominent muscle; eight pack; round and tight ass; prominent, square jaw; boyish, attention grabbing, winning smile; 6'2"
musical taste: Metal, NU metal, punk rock, gangsta hip-hop; Metallica, Megadeth, Motorhead, Led Zeppelin, Korn, Linkin Park, The Offspring, blink-182, Green Day, N.W.A, Wu-Tang Clan, Warren G, Eminem, Beastie Boys, Tupac Shakur, Jay-Z, DMX, Nas, Cam'ron
aesthetic: Form-fitting undershirts, t-shirts and long sleeve shirts; loose fit t-shirts or crew necks; denim pants, usually baggy and/or rested below his hips, exposing his Calvin Klein boxer briefs; cargos; plaid flannel shirts; leather made blazers, pants or racing biker jackets; hockey, football or baseball jerseys.
lifestyle: His lifestyle is staunchly anti-establishment, rejecting the principles set by society. He typically lives his life day by day, with no concept of long term repercussions or endgame. His relationship status is chiefly non-existent, choosing the path of a bachelor, with only casual sexual encounters—an act he enjoys and thrives in, greatly. He relishes pushing his peak physique to its absolute limit and is very physically active, fitness and boxing training being his only means of discipline. He's also developed a particular fondness for extreme sports, namely surfing.
occupation: Ex-Marine / Carpenter and Construction Worker
class: Middle Class
genealogy:
Robert Carter, father, deceased;
Katherine Carter (nee Nichols), mother, age 51
BIOGRAPHY: Born Boston strong on the eastern coast of the United States, young Robert Carter II and his two loving, devoted parents were the portrait of an All-American family—as sweet and American as apple pie. His father Robert, a working marine, and his mother Katherine, a teacher, toiled diligently to provide their miracle baby with the best life imaginable; one full of warmth and tenderness. For them, Bobby was the rare gift for which there was no worthy value.

An only child, Bobby’s irresistible personality, charm and good looks were hard to deny from the onset, the young “patriot” always vying to be the center of attention and the group clown in any setting he was placed in. To that, he had a strong penchant for mischief, practicing a wide variety of pranks on both peers and preceptors. So when the family decided to relocate to San Diego, California for Robert Sr. to begin a career as a chief level instructor on a US military base, it was no tall order for Bobby to quickly make a variety of new friends. But in a single moment, the comfort of the varied company Bobby enjoyed would soon turn to desolation—a loneliness so cold and dark, that it was as if he’d fallen and sunken into the vast depths of the Pacific. It was no secret how much Bobby adored and admired his father, more than anyone in the world. Every time his father came around, it was as if Superman was standing before him; he was a real life American superhero. It was ironic, then, that his father’s kryptonite would not be the insurmountable disasters of war, but a gang member’s careless bullet through the soldier’s skull one calm night, as Robert and Bobby were out for ice cream. It was a seminal moment for Bobby, one which froze his intangible soul, at only age 9. His subsequent years, namely his adolescence, were spent placing blame onto any and everyone, including his mother who would remarry to another military member. But after years spent brooding and soul-searching, Bobby thought he’d find something to fill his emptiness by joining the marine corps himself, also hoping it would serve to reconnect him with his fallen hero: his father.

His training was grueling, but Bobby took to it like a glass slipper, his natural athleticism and peak physique putting him a step ahead of his contemporaries. But as fast as the training came and went, so would come the call to arms, Bobby forced onto the battle lines at a spry 18 years of age to fight in a brutal war in the Middle East. Physically, he was more than ready. But mentally, he had no idea what he was diving into. The destruction and chaos swept over him, his eyes nearly blackening from the smoke and debris, but not enough to blind him from witnessing the bodies of the innocent and his comrades falling around him, in pools of blood, bone and flesh. It wasn’t before long that the horrifying sights and sounds would make him absolutely numb. Then from there, he’d come out of body, watching as he himself would partake and almost relish in the brutality of war. He’d become a monster; someone he nor anyone in his life would recognize. And it would shock and traumatize him for the rest of his young life, even after the war had ended.

As Bobby set foot back onto American soil, he was a different person. Stood still was the cocky, mischievous and good humored Bostonian boy, but in his core burned a feverish rage, which he tried and failed to suppress. The war made him highly explosive, as did the memory of his father, who he saw all through the fire and flames abroad. Soon, his “monster” would rear its head again once he got intel on the affiliates of the gang member who murdered his father, sending him onto a vicious rampage that would result in his arrest and five year incarceration for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. The blood metaphorically stained his hands for the entirety of his sentence, with many inmates made aware of his past and reputation. He’d try to wash it away, wanting to use his sentence to get through his trauma and become a better man, but he was forced to wear his wounds openly and use those around him to survive. He thought he had escaped war, but it seemed he was in the midst of a new; one which he ignited.

In the fall of 1999, Bobby was released from prison, and decided to carry on as normal a life as he could from here on out, for he had many years ahead of him at just 24 years of age. Taking on freelance work as a construction worker and carpenter, he let his new career path and new friends consume as much of his time as possible, in order to mute the sounds of hell on earth that were carved into his mind. He was still full of demons; phenomenally damaged. And he still had vengeance lurking through the shadows of his mind. But he made sure to never lose touch of that magnetic, trouble-making, All-American boy from Boston, Mass., for it helped to keep him grounded and sane.

It remained to be seen if Bobby was beyond repair; maybe he was fated to be vessel for menace? Maybe he was that “monster”? Now, all he could hope for was to somehow do right by his father’s memory and make him proud.

PLATONIC: Bobby does not do much in the way of friendships. His natural charisma and enviable charm ensure that he rarely ever lacks company or attention, but he never measures these as anything beyond superficial, and tends to find comfort and solace in being left to his own devices. He’ll react almost instantly to any smooth-talking attractive woman, however, and also somewhat genuinely admires any person with as twisted a sense of humor as his is. Mostly surrounds himself with company most would consider “unethical”, so a large number of his exchanges tend to be less than admirable.

ANTAGONISTIC: Known for having a relatively short fuse, it doesn’t take much for the hot-headed Bobby Carter to get severely pissed off. Despite his extensive and practically renowned history with the armed forces, his discipline doesn’t exist beyond his fitness regimen, having found himself embroiled in many a bloody brawl. People from his recent criminal past or those he may have crossed (or have crossed him) can find themselves in this category.

ROMANTIC: An instinctive flirt, Bobby never had any issue causing members of the opposite sex to swoon. Casual encounters take prominence, the young male preferring to submit to his lustful inclinations rather than get emotionally attached. It’s a revolving door of sexual liaisons, with the bachelor carrying the reputation of quite the philanderer. But this trait proves to be merely a defense mechanism. Sex as the sole objective is used to keep him at bay, but far away from getting someone he cares for tangled in his complexities. He absolutely respects women, their strength and their beauty, a lesson taught to him by his stern mother, but he does what is necessary to prevent them from sticking around. Should someone special capture his heart, he might try to soften and look to settle down into a more idealistic American lifestyle. And that someone could strike out of nowhere.

OTHER: Open to anything that’s contextual to the character and his arc. If it doesn’t get in the way of planned plots, I’ll happily consider.

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"BOSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM!"
BOBBY & ANDREW
In a given crowd, he'd catch his attention simply by his enigmatic presence. Whether its main contributor was his overtly enviable physique or his casually cool cadence that Andrew couldn't dream of exuding, even on his best day, there's something about this guy. It's like a puzzle to solve or studying a creature in the wild, it's a fascination of an admirable stranger, one he's dying to pick the brain of. Bobby and Andrew come from different walks of life, sure, but their common grounds of unabashed machismo in the face of a grizzly reality might be enough for the unlikeliest of duos to link up and develop a friendship. It'd likely take some time for Bobby to learn to tolerate the ever-optimistic and talkative Andrew, the polar opposite of the walls the ex-Marine had built in response to the damage within his own life, but perhaps Andrew would speak to him in ways that the terse, but confident Bostonian may not have even knew he needed. Their begrudgingly developed camaraderie would be effortless against the nightscape, with their mutual mischievous personalities at heart meeting with hijinks sure to ensue. Nights of billiards with the boys might be just what the doctor ordered for both, allowing Bobby to get away and escape to a mindspace that exists outside of the blood, dirt and trauma. For Andrew, a rapport with someone who seemed settled in reality and not in the snobby pretenses that the college kids or the social climbers at the station existed in. They're each a breath of fresh air for the other and because of that, could find themselves in each other's company, creating a bond that could evolve into a brotherhood. That is, if fate allows. Your characterization of Bobby seemed like the perfect fit for a bro for Andrew to turn to, perhaps best bros if all works out! They're strikingly different but incredibly similar and it just feels natural that they'd develop an initially reluctant but increasingly understanding friendship with one another. If you're down, don't hesitate to stroll my way!

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"Make Love, Not War."
Bobby & Emma
Their paths are destined to merge and their love story I think was my favorite thing to learn while studying the mythology, because they're supposed to be polar opposites and represent two entirely different concepts. But yet, no matter who she's with, she's always drawn to Ares; her heart always belongs to Ares. It's so beautiful, so tragic and so fascinating, the way I interpret it. We've pretty much already drafted up rough concepts, but I just wanted to post in here lowkey to publicly claim and give a sample of what we have cooking! So reiterating what I pitched to you as vaguely as I can: Emma, sworn off emotional attachment to men, meets Bobby and it makes her recall who she thought to be the love of her life, the father of her child. At face value, Bobby's insanely sexy, charming, cocky, full of swagger and humor. Then over time, she learns that he's so tortured and broken and dangerous, yet his heart is big and he loves hard. She doesn't see him as the monster he thinks he is, but she tries her hardest not to get attached and vice versa. But he's just so, so hard to resist; can she due it for her own sake? As anyone would imagine, things get complicated, especially considering all the very important factors at play, but I'm just excited and grateful to have you on board doing this with me. I'll forever be a sucker for romance, so I really wanna tell my best, my sexiest, my most compelling love story yet. I know you can handle the pressure!

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MONTY
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"too fast, too furious."
Robert & Dawson
I've returned to stuff your plate with more plots/storylines, king! So similarly to what I suggested for Dawson and Sebastian Kane: with Bobby's ties to the criminal underworld of Olympia, he'd naturally be linked to Dawson who serves as a kingpin. But I think where their relationship would differ from the aforementioned is the fact Bobby is actively seeking to bury his past and look toward a potential future with Emma and her son—two factors that will surely complicate matters for Bobby's criminal life. Bobby also proves to be much more of a liability to Dawson (who seeks to keep his corruption a secret obviously due to him venturing into politics) due to Bobby's chaotic, unpredictable and free-thinking nature; he does what he wants, when he wants, ultimately. Overall, it'll be a very interesting and fun story to dive into and kinda help flesh out Bobby as an individual to help get a sense of who he really is. I have a feeling he's gonna be the poster antihero of this whole thing and that really excites me.

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MONTY
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bobby & august
so a couple days after i got your shipper reply my muse decided to randomly up and die??? it was really the worst, but i love this! it was only natural with all that was going on in august's relations with those close to bobby that their paths would've crossed at some point, but the concept that they already know one another? and that they were friends? it honestly hadn't even passed my mind, but the way everything is described seems to fit both of their personalities so well! for august's part in the friendship, i feel like he'd hold a strong admiration for bobby's more fiery and daring nature and it'd be a complimenting form of contrast against august's more meek and airy energy. when they meet in the middle with their own individual forms of charm, confidence, and passion, it's no wonder they hit it off in their own little way. and sure, it's not the type of thing where they'd schedule a get-together for coffee in the slightest, but whenever they see each other around, they always have a good time.

that is, until things start to get a little bit too complicated for august. andrew is just the start of the issue, but it definitely takes it's toll; by the end of it, august sees andrew as a manipulative and cruel man who only cares for his own benefit, so seeing bobby's close relationship with andrew would already cause devastating wariness in august. and then, to top that whole mess off, he starts being pursued by emma, who he had loved and lost. the worst part of it for him would be the shame it made him feel, because there's nothing he would want more than their happiness, so being so hurt by their romance would feel selfish to him. both of these things combined would absolutely be too much for august to handle, causing a lot of avoidance on his part and a lot of confusion on bobby's, who knows nothing of his history with emma.

i'm really pumped to work with you! let me know whenever you wanna start something up for them!

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MONTY
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