✢ The Player
Player Name: Alex
AIM / MSN / Y!M: firstname.lastname@example.org (AIM)
Other Characters: N/A
✢ The Character
Character Name: Preston Marlow
Fandom: Battlefield: Bad company
Canon Point: After the ending of the second game
Appearance: Preston has short, brown hair, gray eyes and seems to like keeping stubbles of facial hair. He enjoys wearing his BDU’s (Battle Dress Uniform) complete with a tactical vest, flak jacket, helmet, gloves, boots and goggles.
Abilities / Powers: Preston has been given military training, strengthening both his body and mind. He knows how to fight with both his bare hands and a knife. As well as shows proficiency with just about any vehicle and weapon. Though he has been shown to not know how to fly planes or jets.
Inventory: By the time the game ends, Preston is only carrying the clothes on his back. An M9 pistol, with only one clip, which was loaded into the gun, as well as his K-bar knife.
Personality: Preston is known to be a rather quiet person, speaking only when he has something in particular to say or add into a conversation. In fact he is one of the most silent people in the entire game, often times not portraying a whole lot of emotion depending on the circumstance. This leads him to be a rather meek type of fellow, sometimes stuttering or talking in a quiet and cool tone of voice. It is generally because of his quiet nature that he can sometimes be easily forgotten or overlooked, as seen in the first game. As a result of this he can usually be dragged into something relatively easy, so long as he is not totally against it. He does this mostly out of a want to be recognized by others, as well as a sense of wanting to keep his head down and not sticking out like a sore thumb.
Of course despite this quiet personality he can be rather vocal about his opinions at times to the point of practically yelling at others in anger if the situation calls for it. This is best seen when his two-squad mates, Haggard and Sweetwater, were ready to give up after seeing the strength behind the Russian’s secret weapon. Now to top off all of this he can be considered one of the smarter and skilled members of Bad-company. Preston will usually use his cleverness in high jacking enemy vehicles, utilizing almost anything as a weapon and being a general handy man in terms of repairing vehicles and using an incredibly large arsenal of weapons and tools. His cleverness is not just wasted on battlefield smarts either. Preston can also be heard making some rather insightful remarks at times; showing incredible intellect at times that is usually overshadowed by his quietness and the fact that he generally sees himself more as a follower and team player.
Preston can also be seen as being extremely brave, to the point of almost sheer recklessness, and never one to back down from a fight. Even when everything seems lost he will still move forward, and through either sheer luck, skill or stupidity, usually comes out on top. To compliment all of this Preston is also fiercely loyal to those he views as a friend or ally. At one point in time he had actually took on the entire Russian military in order to try and save his team who had been captured behind enemy lines. And what’s more, he had succeeded, leaving behind a trail of bodies and destruction in his wake. Because of this loyalty he can be seen as a rather friendly person, and appears to enjoy being in the company of others as well.
And to compliment this bravery and courage, he is both physically and mentally tough and hardened. Having received this from both his military training and experiences on the battlefield. In canon he could often be seen dispatching enemies with relative ease and coolness. And while he does not enjoy or revel in the act of killing another human, if anything the screams of the dead will forever haunt his dreams. However, he has been both told and trained on how to both precisely and brutally kill another man, as well as been told that such things are both a necessity and expected of him at times of war. Because of this he seems to be able to kill and repress any emotions of regret or remorse whilst in the act itself. Although when he is left in peace he seems to posses a very tired and possibly troubled mind.
First Person Sample: Can’t really say that I like this current situation or not. Of course, while it’s been a while since I was able to experience any form of civilian life…I don’t think that this can really be considered a “return to normalcy”.
[Taps his chin in thought before fidgeting in place.]
Th-this, isn’t exactly something that I’ve been trained to handle. But, I’ll do my best to accomplish my task…so long as I get to go home.
So…er… [What should he say, now that he’s spoken his piece?]
[Sighs, there’s nothing more to say.]
…That’s it, I guess.
Third Person Sample: Preston sat down with a small groan. It was nice to be able to catch a nice breather like this every once in a while. Though one could hardly call it a very quiet one, with two of his more knuckleheaded team mates arguing over some trifle, and Redford telling the both of them to shut up. Then again, it was a scene that Preston wouldn’t pass up for the world. It meant that things were normal, peaceful, for once anyway.
Then again, how long would this one last? Preston figured that it would last for a little while, figuring that they had been given a small break on the Alaskan base. It was a rather rare treat, even with their new, far kinder, commanding officer.
Chuckling a little at a remark made by Haggard before taking notice to something new. There was a disturbance in their midst, in the form of a new, nameless person approaching them. Raising an eyebrow as the newcomer approached Redford, saluted, and delivered a message towards the dark-skinned man. Though what that message had been was lost to Preston as his two-team mates were being far to loud for him to have heard it. Watching the stranger leave before standing up as Redford barked new orders to the small group.Sighing, Preston stood up, and both Haggard and Sweetwater had stopped arguing. It seemed that their new commander wanted to have a word with them. Preston should have saw this coming, their short break, it seemed, was only the proverbial “calm before the storm”.
Other: Nothing else to add here~