Chance Freeman (image ref. Viggo Mortensen in Eastern Promises)
Speaks quietly, which is fucking terrifying. Sees through your bullshit. Is not to be messed with. Quick to dish out percussive retribution, but neither enjoys nor dislikes it. Feels invincible in immediately threatening situations, because so far he has been. Unstoppable force, immovable object, emotional void. Isn't trying to help or hinder, just trying to get where he's going. Do not stand in his way - he will kill you quickly and quietly then step over your corpse without getting his shoes dirty. Cold hands, cold heart, cold blood. Appreciates people with a useful lack of conscience.
Evan Myers (image ref. Michael Pitt circa Last Days)
Sadist with strong consent-based ethics. Will break your jaw, but only if you ask very nicely and promise to cry. Extremely aware of the power of his appearance and seductive demeanour, uses it to get what he wants, confused on the odd occasion when it doesn't work. Zero fucks to give about trivial things like the law. Confrontational for his own entertainment. Charismatic, eloquent, manipulative and smart enough to do it well. The eye of the storm and the centre of the orbit. Habitual line-stepper. Fuck the police.
Jac Etienne (image ref. Samira Wiley)
Wants to be happy, wants everyone else to be happy too. Thinks you're beautiful when you smile and will tell you. Life is a positive sum game. Sweet and gentle-natured, but with strong foundations. Cotton candy with a core of steel. World's friendliest gym rat. Confident, creative, calming influence. Brought up progressive Christian and although lapsed in practice, still believes in some kind of god and the power of love and forgiveness. Head in the clouds, but feet firmly on the ground. Always happy to help. Your greatest cheerleader. Values authenticity highly.
Richie Allen (image ref. young Keanu Reeves)
Fun with a capital FU. Spoiled, hedonistic, but endearingly sincere. Sees good in everything and everyone because everything and everyone has always been good to him. Generous, open and kind of naive. Born with a silver spoon in his mouth and one in each hand, on a bed of silver spoons. Would have sex with you and three of your friends, buy you the best breakfast you've ever had, but won't remember your names. Weapons-grade bad influence. Lives in the moment. Don't ask why or why not, just do the thing.
Sarah Gates (image ref. Ellen Page)
Self-reliant, resourceful, independent. Practical, reliable, dedicated to efficiency. Not afraid of hard work and thrives under pressure. Gets things done. Totally chill even when there's shit going down. Determined to the point of stubbornness. Believes hard work will always get her through, but has an underlying fear of fucking up, especially if it means letting other people down. Always true to her word. Blunt and straightforward. Takes a while to get emotionally close to people, but deeply loyal once she does. Really just wants everything to work like a well-oiled machine.
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Car ThievesScience Fiction
The year 2027. Edinburgh, Scotland. Disease has swept a deadly path through society. A nightlife mogul with a violent past, a sadistic drug dealer, an artist craving companionship, a privileged playboy and a fiercely independent motor mechanic strug...