Player/Character Info for [livejournal.com profile] sirenspull

Jun. 26th, 2010 12:45 am
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Player Information

Name: GG
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Email: theggning@gmail.com
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Character Information

General

Canon Source: Ace Attorney

Canon Format: Video Game

Character's Name: Diego Armando
(former alias: Godot. He no longer goes by this name.)

Character's Age: 35
(DOB: August 15th, 1985)

What form will your character's NV take? Your basic modern smart phone-- like a really bitchin' iPhone. Interestingly, the display is specially formatted to work with Godot's visor and ordinary people who pick it up will have some trouble reading it.

Abilities

Character's Canon Abilities:

Though Diego is now a prosecutor, he used to work as a defense attorney-- once considered the best of the best at the prestigious law firm he worked for. He is highly intelligent and skilled at putting together conclusions from seemingly haphazard evidence, and many of his strategies and philosophies have been passed down to several generations of legal proteges. Unlike the more logical Edgeworth, Diego prefers to scan a situation from all sides and examine every possibility, his motto being "eliminate the impossible, and what remains must be the truth." He has quite a way with words and often speaks in poetic metaphors, though these are of varying levels of coherence depending on whether or not you are quite as obsessed with coffee as he is.

Basically useless, but an ability nonetheless, is Diego's ability to analyze blends of coffee by smell and taste. He's good enough to tell literally any blend apart from another and identify any other flavors in the coffee, such as milk, sugar or creamer.

Conditional: If your character has no superhuman canon abilities, what dormant ability will you give them?

Diego has developed a superhuman rate of metabolism. This allows him to process literally anything in inhumanly massive quantities with minimal side effects, from the caffeine in his coffee to drugs and alcohol to chemicals. If his body detects too much of a given substance, it will kick into overdrive to stabilize itself and neutralize the effects. So for example, eating nine cheeseburgers will feel the same as eating one; downing an entire bottle of pills will affect him as much as taking two; sixteen cups of coffee is the same to him as drinking one (though I suppose he's probably at that point naturally.)

It's not exceptionally useful, but it provides a few advantages. It is impossible for Diego to get drunk, get high, be drugged, overdose on medication, or be poisoned in any way (any more than he already has, that is.)

As a result, Diego must be careful with the dosage of his medications, or else they could stop working entirely. And problems will arise, of course, if it turns out that he needs the effects of something more than his body will allow-- for example, anesthesia or pain pills. With a medical history like his, it's downright inconvenient.

Weapons:

None, aside from chucking cups of scalding hot coffee. Which he does, from time to time.


History/Personality/Plans/etc.

Character History:

Diego Armando was a popular and talented defense attorney, considered the best of the best at the Grossberg and Co. Law Offices in Los Angeles, California. Despite his reputation as a shameless playboy, his disturbing addiction to coffee and his arrogant, devil-may-care attitude, he was very dedicated to putting true criminals behind bars and defending the innocent accused. Diego was content in his role as the hotshot lawyer until he met Mia Fey, a young attorney fresh out of law school and the newest hire onto the Grossberg staff. Typical Diego was immediately taken by Mia's beauty and more than likely planned on seducing her when he offered to take her under his wing, but he was intrigued when he found the young lawyer shared his passion for justice and belief in her clients.

Serving as her mentor, Diego was by Mia's side when she argued her first case, State vs. Fawles-- the case of an escaped death row inmate accused of murdering the police officer who put him behind bars. Mia was on the brink of proving her client's innocence when the trial took a turn for the horrific. Terry Fawles committed suicide on the stand under the influence of Dahlia Hawthorne, the prosecution's star witness-- and the true murderer in the case at hand. Mia was so traumatized by her client's death that she suffered a nervous breakdown, and Diego watched in fury as Dahlia left the courtroom a free woman.

Driven by their mutual thirst for justice, Diego and Mia dedicated the next six months to their investigation of Dahlia Hawthorne and her prior crimes, their ultimate goal to put her in prison where she belonged. Also over the course of these six months, the two of them fell in love and started dating. The extent of their relationship remains something of a mystery to anybody but the two of them, but it was definitely the first time that the flighty playboy Diego ever connected so deeply with a woman.

Finally getting somewhere in their case, on August 27th, 2012, Diego arranged a meeting alone with Dahlia at the courthouse cafeteria to ask her a few questions. Over the course of the meeting, Dahlia slipped a specialized chemical poison into Diego's coffee cup and after drinking it, he collapsed within minutes. Paramedics found him unresponsive when they arrived, attempts at resuscitation failed, and Diego Armando was pronounced dead on arrival at the local hospital. En route to the hospital morgue, the pulse monitor started to beep again and against all odds or expectations, Diego was revived. He remained in a deep coma that doctors couldn't explain or hope to rouse him from, and it was predicted that he would never wake up. Very little information about the case was leaked into the media, and newspapers mistakenly called the incident "the Murder at the Courthouse", believing the victim to be dead.

In the meantime, the police could not find damning evidence to prove that Dahlia had poisoned Diego-- a container to hold the poison in. Dahlia had passed that evidence on to a stranger she met at the courthouse that day, a college student named Phoenix Wright. It was a desperate gamble, but it allowed Dahlia to escape justice yet again and the police were forced to drop the charges against her. Eight months later, Phoenix Wright, now dating Dahlia, was charged with a murder himself. Determined to see justice done, Mia accepted the case and managed to tie Dahlia to the murder at hand, as well as the attack on Diego from months before. Justice was finally served to the serial murderess, and she was sentenced to death.

All the while, Diego slept in his hospital bed.

Five years later, in November 2017, thanks to the aroma of a doctor's morning coffee, Diego finally opened his eyes-- and saw nothing. The poison had badly damaged his central nervous system, his organs and his eyes, rendering him blind. The chemicals permanently bleached his coal black hair a ghostly white. His condition necessitated multiple surgeries and a great deal of daily medication just to keep his body going. At 33, the once-handsome attorney's body was in worse shape than that of a man over twice his age.

The real blow, of course, came when he learned that Mia Fey had been murdered two years ago by a man she was investigating alone. The woman Diego loved was dead. There wasn't even anybody left to take revenge on, since both Dahlia and the man who killed Mia were already in prison. Everything Diego thought he had to live for was gone, and there was nobody waiting for him to wake up. Utterly shattered, blaming himself for everything and unable to cope with what happened to him, Diego disgustedly cast away every aspect of his former life, even abandoning his name and identity. He took the name "Godot"-- perhaps in reference to the Samuel Beckett play, the name of the one who everybody waits for.

Godot underwent extensive physical therapy, received an infrared visor to correct his blindness (somewhat) and was finally released from the hospital after months. He grew obsessed with seeking justice for his lover's pointless death and set about investigating every court case that Mia had ever taken. That's where he learned about the involvement of Phoenix Wright-- not only as the one who allowed Dahlia to escape from the "murder" of Diego Armando, but as Mia's legal protege, much to his disgust. Godot immediately cast the guilt he felt onto Phoenix, rationalizing that it was really his fault that Mia died. Desperate for his misplaced revenge, he used his former connections to become a prosecutor, knowing that it would eventually force him and defense attorney Phoenix to face each other in Godot's favorite arena.

Godot finally faced Phoenix Wright in the courtroom for two cases, and both the cases of State vs. DeLite (3-2) and State vs. Byrde (3-3) ended in "Not Guilty" verdicts for Phoenix's clients. All the while, it was all Phoenix could do to wonder who this strange masked man was, and why in the world he hated Phoenix so much.

Ironically, Phoenix only triumphed over Godot in both "hopeless" trials by adhering to his usual legal philosophies-- passed down to him from his mentor, Mia Fey, and passed down to her by her own mentor: Diego Armando.

ETA: As of April 2011, he has resumed the name Diego Armando and does not answer to "Godot" anymore. He will correct people who make the mistake, though if your character did not know him before this, they have no reason to believe he's ever been known by another name.


Point in Canon: Mid-Trials and Tribulations, after case 3-3 and before case 3-5 (Roughly mid-January, 2019)


Character Personality:

Behind the omnipresent coffee cup and just below the creepy glowing mask is a cryptic smile that rarely falters. Godot revels in his self-made "mysterious" persona and most everything about him, from his age to his real name to the real expression on his face at any given time, is a secret. He is forever cocky and usually smug, coming off as a little too self-assured at best and an arrogant douchebag at worst. He speaks in baffling, occasionally broken metaphors that make little sense to anybody else and often require him to explain them. He quotes his own personal "rules" that seem bizarrely suited for whatever the given situation and are probably made up off the top of his head.

Eccentricities aside, there's no denying that Godot is a cool customer. He's very charismatic and good with people... when he wants to be. When he doesn't want to be, he comes off as an asshole of the highest caliber, often seen taunting, name-calling, or otherwise trying to get a rise out of people for his own amusement. Beyond everyday chitchat and teasing he actually prefers to keep to himself, brushing off any attempts to get to know him better.

If you somehow intrigue him or you manage to get past the cool and unflappable facade, you will see a very different side of Godot. Under the mask, he is a passionate individual with extreme dedication to whatever his personal cause. He's incredibly bullheaded and stubborn, obsessively holding grudges against those he has perceived to have wronged him-- no matter how irrational or exaggerated on his part. He cares deeply for the very, very few people who are important to him, and he would do literally anything to protect them, no matter the cost.

Deeper still, Godot is desperately lonely, self-loathing and borderline emotionally unstable, carrying the burden of a failing body and the mental scars of a man who has been utterly broken by time and circumstance. He has something of a hero complex and secretly blames himself when things go wrong, though he deals with this by taking his frustrations out on his current grudge-target (usually poor Phoenix Wright, whom he calls "Trite" disdainfully.) He often comes off as an enormous bully, and his refusal to reveal anything from his past comes off as an extreme case of denial at work.

However, there are shades of the attorney he used to be still apparent in his behavior and occasionally in his ridiculous metaphors. He may be a teasing jerk, but Godot plays fair and concedes his arguments once he's been decisively proven wrong. He would not send an innocent person to jail to prove a point, and he's not so far gone as to betray his own principles. Despite all the bitterness and cynicism he exudes, he is a good person at heart and dedicated to the virtue of justice. He just doesn't believe it anymore, and knows no other effective way to cope with his pain than to hide behind his cool, invincible alter-ego.

Of course, it must be mentioned that Godot loves coffee. Loves it. Even italicized, this is the understatement of the millennium. To say that Godot "loves" coffee is like saying that China is "crowded" or that the universe is "big." He has a countless number of his own personal blends, and drinks more coffee in a single day than most people do in a week, with apparently no ill effects.

It should also be noted that since the incident in which Godot had to "come back from the dead," he's been in extremely poor health. He suffers from weakness and chronic pain, and depends on doctor visits and a daily regimen of medication to keep his body working. Also as a result of said incident, Godot is blind. The gaudy visor he wears corrects the problem somewhat, but his vision still isn't great and he's practically colorblind, particularly to the color red. On the bright side (heh), he can see just as well in pitch darkness as he can in the light.


Character Plans:

Aside from general CR/trolling (yeah, he's totally going to), I would like to get Godot involved with the legal system of Siren's Port, most likely serving as a prosecutor alongside Edgeworth. This is the first game I've played in that has the sort of legal setting established in which Godot can really shine, and I'm excited to play out some of that. He's also in a unique position of having been a defense attorney, which may set him across the courtroom from Edgeworth occasionally.

He will be in need of an incredibly liberal insurance company in order for him to possibly afford all his medications-- this may require him to fall in with SERO, depending how things go.


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