Matt Masters

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January 13th, 2012, 9:29 pm #1

Name: Matt Masters
Gender: Male
Age: 18
Grade: 12
School: Aurora High School
Hobbies and Interests: Professional Wrestling, volunteering, music, Botchamania.

Appearance: Matt is 6'5" and weighs 230 pounds, mostly muscle due to a lot of working out. He is Caucasian, but posesses a slight tan. He has very short brown hair with a little bit of stubble on his chin. He has blue eyes that he inherited from his mother, and a somewhat angular nose. His face, as a whole, is very solid, with well-defined features. He's not a pretty boy, but he's not ugly either. He has a tattoo of a cross on his back and a large scar on his right arm from a construction accident. His body is incredibly well toned and when combined with his size he looks more like an MMA fighter than a high school student.

Matt's attire usually consists of old, worn-out looking clothes combined with WWE merchandise. On the day of the school trip, he was wearing a dark brown T-shirt with a skeletal dragon design on the front, old, worn-out blue jeans, and brown work boots. He also had a Big Show stocking cap in his bag, in case it got cold on the trip.

Biography: Amy Masters was a lovely young girl fresh out of college with aspirations to become a singer. She worked hard to get a job as a secretary to pay the bills until she got her big break. Everything was going well for her until one night, where she met a guy at a club. One thing led to another, and a week and a half later, Amy discovered that she was pregnant.

She found the father a few days later at the same club where they first met and told him of her pregnancy. The man immediately shunned her and her child, leaving her alone with her unborn baby. Amy immediately decided to keep the child, and take responsibility for him or her. Nine months later, Matthew Christopher Masters was born at the local hospital.

Matt lived all his life in relative poverty. They could always get by and pay the bills, but not by much. He encountered difficulties quite early on as a child, as he grew quicker than most other kids, resulting in a lot of teasing from his peers. He never fought back, however, as his mother always taught him that he should never use his strength to hurt people. Matt continued to endure this proverbial punching-bag lifestyle all throughout his school days.

One day, young Matt saw a WWE program on TV, and he immediately knew what he wanted to do with his life. He loved the physicality, the excitement, and the story behind the matches. Most of all, he loved the matches where the hero would overcome all odds to defeat the bad guy, and win the title. Matt always wanted to be that "good guy" wrestler, the one that the fans cheered and the kids looked up to. His childhood playtime almost always consisted of him playing the role of the hero, pinning the invisible villain while the imaginary fans cheered. As soon as he turned 13, he began working out so that he could get in shape and be strong enough to become a wrestler once he graduated high school. Even today, he still tunes in to the WWE every week to see John Cena fight whatever devious heel they put him up against.

At 15, Matt made his first good friend, a girl named Angel White. She was a girl from the neighboorhood that became Matt's best friend fairly quickly thanks to their similar interests. Angel lived alone with her father, who was an aggressive drunk that was physically and mentally abusive. She often went to Matt's house as a sanctuary, and Amy always set aside an extra place at the dinner table for her. Matt felt a compulsion to look out for the girl, and almost never left her side. The two's friendship was very strong, and many people joked that they were dating. While Matt did genuinely love Angel, it was more of a brother-sister-style bond than a romantic love.

Everything changed one morning, however, when Angel came to Matt's house a complete wreck. I turned out that her father's abuse had worsened over the previous months, and she no longer felt safe anywhere. Amy managed to get her to stay with them, promising to call social services. Angel left that night to gather her things from her house while her father slept. She never returned, and the next morning she was found dead, choked to death by her father. The crime scene made it blatantly obvious that Angel's father was the culprit, and he was sent to death row.

Even though Angel's father was arrested, Matt was still distraught over the whole event. Angel was his best friend, the only person outside of his family that he truly cared about, and the horrid things that her father did to her haunted him, because in his mind, he failed to protect her. Matt was very depressed for quite a while after her death, and has still not forgotten that terrible day.

At 16, Matt began to notice Amy struggling to pay the bills, and set off to search for an after-school job. A family friend, Oscar Cardenas, offered Matt a job helping out at the construction site that he ran. Matt began to help at the site after school, checking their plans and making sure they have the tools required. His strength even allowed him to help hauling boards and pipes occasionally. Matt's new job allowed him to help out his mom, as well as giving him a little bit of spending money.

Another scarring event happened about a year after Matt started working at the site. A worker was fired for not only being a sub-par worker, but also spending more time ogling girls on the sidewalk than actually working. The next day, the disgruntled ex-employee brought a gun to the site and started shooting, killing one worker before being subdued. Matt hid behind a car during the whole event, and has been terrified of guns ever since. It took a while for him to muster up the courage to return to the construction site, but Oscar didn't hold it against him, as he understood how traumatic the experience had been for Matt.

Matt still felt like an outcast among his peers in high school, as he was still much taller than the majority of them. He desperately wanted to do something to avoid just being "the freakishly huge kid". Eventually, a flyer caught his eye. It was a notice for a center for abused women and children that needed volunteers. Remembering what had happened to Angel, Matt immediately started volunteering. He became well-known around the center for his big size and even bigger heart. When he helped people, the feeling that he felt was indescribable, but it was a good feeling. He was finally doing something that he was proud of.

On a different note, Matt has recently become quite interested in the internet series "Botchamania", featuring some of the biggest botches in wrestling history. The humorous videos often help him unwind from a long day at work or the volunteer center, and he even bought a Botchamania T-shirt to spread the word to his fellow classmates.

Advantages: Matt is incredibly strong, and very tough to boot. He knows quite a few wrestling moves, which could prove very useful in a fight. Matt's impressive size could also make people want to ally with him, seeing him as a powerful ally.
Disadvantages: Matt doesn't like to hurt people, and certainly does not want to kill anybody. His fear of guns could also be a hindrance if he is assigned a gun as a weapon. He has a protector's mindset, and may recklessly put himself in danger to protect his friends.

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v5 Characters:

B029- Matt Masters- DECEASED (114/152)

B043- Adonis Alba- DECEASED (124/152)

G051- Stacey Mordetsky- DECEASED (136/152)
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January 14th, 2012, 4:49 pm #2

Hello Aura, I'll be your friendly neighborhood mod for this bio. I say you got a pretty nice one here, but it'll be DENIED pending a few revisions.

I understand part of the character's idea is that he's huge, but 6'7" and 275 might be a bit much. If you drop him to around 6'3 or 6'4" and match the weight up, it'd be a little easier to believe (I do know people grow to that size, it'll just be easier in the context of the RP).

You didn't mention his ethnicity in his appearance.

The bit with Angel is interesting, but it's been skimmed over a little, and that could use more detail. What happens to her father after the murder? Also, this kind of thing would affect Matt a whole lot, and I really want to see some more of the fallout of this and it's effects on Matt. It could really contribute to some strong personality changes.

Same with the construction site incident. Although his fear of guns is the effect, there might well be more effects you want to consider.

Throughout the bio you mention wrestling as an interesting, and specifically Professional Wrestling. You should specify this is the kind he's interested in, as without telling us, we might think it's the actual sport of high school/collegiate wrestling, instead of the sports entertainment style wrestling put out by the WWE. While it's a point of contention for me that knowing a lot of moves learned from pro wrestling would help him in a fight, it's somewhat alright here because of how physically strong you've set Matt up to be. This is something to keep in mind.

There are a couple errors you want to straighten out. For example, you write "At 16, Matt began to notice Amy's struggling to pay the bills, and set off to search for an after-school job." I think you just meant to say "Amy". There are just some minor typos, just stuff to clean up on a second read through

Thanks for submitting, and I look forward to reading this again!
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January 14th, 2012, 8:15 pm #3

Thanks for the criticisms, I think that I got it fixed now.

EDITED FOR GREAT JUSTICE!

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v5 Characters:

B029- Matt Masters- DECEASED (114/152)

B043- Adonis Alba- DECEASED (124/152)

G051- Stacey Mordetsky- DECEASED (136/152)
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January 16th, 2012, 3:22 am #4

Don't forget, under Interests, specify that Matt likes Professional Wrestling, not just wrestling.
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January 16th, 2012, 4:14 am #5

Gotcha. EDITED!

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v5 Characters:

B029- Matt Masters- DECEASED (114/152)

B043- Adonis Alba- DECEASED (124/152)

G051- Stacey Mordetsky- DECEASED (136/152)
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January 17th, 2012, 4:40 am #6

APPROVED
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