Name: Robert Arthur Barron
School: Bayview Secondary School
Hobbies and Interests: Classics (literature), church groups, formerly badminton.
Appearance: Bobby is 6'1", with short, light blonde hair. Barron likes to think he is one of the beautiful people, and does look good for his age, having filled out his features nicely, getting a face that is hard without being sharp. However, he tries too hard to maintain it. He plucks his eyebrows, and uses lots of products to keep his skin clear and smooth, and shaves daily, even though he probably doesnt need to. With a strong Roman nose, and a firm jaw line, he's trying harder than he should. He feels that his cheekbones could be better defined, but not so badly that he worries about them. Although he is thin lipped, it doesnt drag his face down, keeping a long oval frame to it all.
He's losing his athletic build due to a period of inactivity, but still keeps trim, currently weighing 170lbs. He has broad shoulders, and solid arms. His legs are skinnier than he would like, but knows its because hes not been able to exercise them as much as hed like. The rumours that he paid for surgery to remove a mole are true, even though he denies them. He hates his brown eyes, and uses coloured contacts to make them blue. He usually dresses smart/casual, with a sports coat and he favours lighter colours for clothing.
Biography: Born the son of an investment banking couple, Barron screams money, but never flaunts his privilege. He's a guy who could pay people to do anything for him, but recognises this. Hes seen too many rich snobs amongst his parents friends; he doesnt want to be that type of guy. He's used to people trying to use him for his money, so much so that these days hes more amused by their attempts, and has been known to reward particularly inventive schemes. Still, hes gotten rather good at seeing through the façade that people tend to put on around him, and can judge their underlying motives, if any. He just always tries to see the good in them when the money isnt involved.
Since he decided not to identify himself by his money, he spent a lot of time trying to figure out what did define him as an individual. He realised early that hed never fit in with the stoner groups. He was too straight edge for them. He developed a passion for reading, particularly Classical literature, and even tried to convince the schools drama club to put on a production of Oedipus Rex. He quickly discovered that he had little to no skill as an actor, despite the other students trying to keep him around for funding purposes, and put that project behind him, not wanting to be viewed as a joke, although he did continue his reading.
At his parents prompting, he spent a lot of time playing badminton, and became very good, enough to play at national level for his age group. This gave him a free pass to hang with the sports types, even if he was never quite comfortable around them. Eventually, his training and playing came to a halt when he shattered his right knee in a bad fall, and was told that any more strenuous activity could cause irreparable damage. This devastated him as he had found he enjoyed the sport more than he thought, and left him wondering how to keep up his fitness levels. Even now, he tends to limp, and requires a small knee brace when working for any length of time.
Looking for a way to avoid sinking into a depression following his accident, he discovered God, and regularly attends church and GODSpeed meetings at the school, believing firmly in salvation for himself and others. As a result, hes taken to using his wealth to help people; including starting a few charity drives for the homeless. He also finds that he likes the other people that attend, much more so than the rich friends he grew up amongst, who he suspects only appreciate him for the size of his parents bank account.
His family is Republican, but while he doesnt tend to spend a lot of time thinking about politics, he knows hes not too happy with a lot of their views, and considers himself a Democrat. His parents, always doting to their only child, try and support him without fully understanding him. This combined with guilt over forcing him to take up badminton and the eventual accident, mean that they tend to spoil him. He used this to emotionally blackmail them into providing the funds for some minor cosmetic surgery, removing a mole from his neck, allowing him to wear more open necked clothes than he had previously. He knows that this is pretty much an open secret around the school, but still denies it, liking his movie idol looks too much to admit how he achieved them. When pushed about it, he goes on the defensive, and refuses to give away anything, and may stop talking to the questioner for a few days.
At school, hes not exactly part of the popular crowd, even though hed like to be. He does have a few close friends, mostly from GODSpeed, who think he can be overly vain on occasion, but humour him. His closest friend is Rachel Gettys, although he suspects that she may be looking for something more, and so he tries to avoid anything too romantic with her.
His grades, whilst not spectacular, are solid enough that his parents approve and his teachers dont hassle him. The majority of the student body, when they do think about him, regard him as a guy who you dont mind having around, but wouldnt seek out unless you needed something from him.
A few girls have been interested enough to ask him out, but he hasnt dated since his accident, believing that anyone asking him out is only doing it out of pity, and that theres no girls in the school that hes actually interested in. This has led to his recent realisation that hes homosexual. Hes quite accepting about it, thinking that it makes sense of so much, why he never felt that he fit in and why he always wanted to spend time with the football players. He hasnt told anybody about it yet, fearing their reaction, but is looking out to see if the right boy is at Bayview. That he doesnt come across as homosexual makes this easy, as well as the assumption of most of the student body that hes already dating Rachel.
Advantages: Bobby is astute enough to be able to figure out a situation fairly easily and can get a good judge of people's character. Hes able to get along with just about anybody, which may make him less of a target. His acceptance of all that he has come up against so far show him to be fairly emotionally stable, so he is less likely to crack under the pressure of the game.
Disadvantages: He tends to take himself too seriously, and could be hurt if somebody turns against him. His bad knee may make him a hindrance to other students, and certainly wont help him at all. That he cant act means that he has virtually no chance of bluffing his way out of any dubious situations.
Designated Number: Male Student no. 26
Designated Weapon: Spraycan of Liquid Nitrogen
Conclusion: I can't see B26 making it too far in the competition. He seems like a nice guy and a prettyboy which is a deadly combination! I can already picture him getting shot while trying to moisturize his face or something. To add insult to injury, his weapon won't do him much good... unless he wants to give someone frostbite, that is.
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