B108 - Tuigamala, Ma'afu "Maf"[/DECEASED]

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Joined: February 18th, 2009, 7:01 am

April 7th, 2010, 12:32 am #1


Name: Ma’afu ‘Maf’ Tuigamala
Gender: Male
Age: 18
Grade: 12th
School: Bayview Secondary School
Hobbies and Interests: School football team, volunteer work

Appearance: Maf is an imposing figure, standing at 6 foot 4 and weighing in at around 260 pounds, and he’s a balance between fat and toned, not the fittest specimen in the school but still more than capable of keeping up with the rest of the football team. He has close-cropped black hair and his face is fairly bullish, his nose broken five years ago and his dark, dull brown eyes and almost-constant frown perpetuating his almost thuggish look. He dresses typically, jeans, worn sneakers, branded t-shirts, basketball singlets, jackets and beanies generally composing his attire.

Biography: Ma’afu is an indigenous Fijian whose family emigrated from their native country in 1995 after their sugarcane farm was torched by disgruntled Indo-Fijian workers after his parents tried to cancel the land-lease of the Indo-Fijians currently working on the farm. Fearing their safety, they moved to the US and settled in St. Paul, where the family knew an Indo-Fijian family who they had been friendly with, but who had been forced to flee Fiji during the 1987 coup d’etats. Maf did not know a heck of a lot of English, and, while a genial and friendly child, his size (even when he was 6, he towered over students of his age) and his lack of fluency in the English language meant he was often ostracised from the other children. As such, Maf made a determined effort to learn English.

Thirteen or so years later, the near-silent Maf, who rarely talks out of convenience rather than necessity, has been essentially accepted into Bayview society. As an offensive guard for the Bayview Secondary School Football Team, Maf achieved notoriety for his infamous game-winning block on an opposing defensive tackle from Yelchin Secondary School, literally breaking the guy’s leg, allowing Bayview’s quarterback to score and helping the team win the game in the final seconds. Maf’s Hallmark moment of a game highlight did garner him much praise from his coach, teachers, teammates, classmates and community, but the defensive tackle whose leg he broke, Bret Kross, never recovered from the injury, and Bret’s animosity towards Maf, coupled with Maf’s already-prominent guilt over the matter, have led to Maf becoming angry if the play is even mentioned around him.

In other activities, Maf doesn’t do too badly. He doesn’t excel as a student – along with sitting 12th Grade English, Mathematics, Economics and Geography, he has been forced to retake 11th Grade Physics because of his low grades – but is a prominent figure in his community, his passive, docile, giving nature highlighted in his community work (he regularly cooks Sunday meals for his church congregation after services, and has been known to volunteer at the St. Paul Pound and at the local homeless shelter) and his affability and reliability when it comes to his friends.

Advantages: Maf is built like a brick shithouse, and so would be a formidable opponent in anyone’s books. Those who know him well also trust him unequivocally, so he’s unlikely to be the target of any real attempts on his life – early on, anyway.
Disadvantages: Maf’s not the smartest tool in the shed, and on top of that, he’s a docile, non-violent person but doesn’t look it. As it stands, many who don’t know him may perceive him to be a threat – and his trusting and pacifist nature aren’t going to help matters for him when that happens.

Designated Number: Male student no. 108


Designated Weapon: Astra 400 (9mm) [x3 magazines (8 round capacity)]
Conclusion: It's certainly too bad B108 isn't violent, because if he was, he could be a real shaker in the game. As it is, I can't see him using that gun—or his impressive physique—for anything besides defense, which is a damn shame.