Email Address: bobthejeep[at]yahoo[dot]com
Character Name: Clifford Reddog (Reddog rhymes w/ bread-ogg, not pronounced "red dog")
Age: 23; almost 24!
Date of Birth: 21/12/1983
Place of Birth: Arizona
Height: 5' 9"
Hair Colour: Very dark brown; almost black
Eye Colour: Brown
- Physical Description
tries very hard to dress "cool" but he has a terrible sense of fashion.
So, he'll buy knock off versions of brand-name clothes but put together
an ensemble that just doesn't quite work. For the most part, he matches
but his clothes--try as he might--just never seem to fit correctly.
Either the pants are too long or too short. Or the shirt has a weird
seam and hangs awkwardly. Or the brand new buttons tear off the first
time he wears it. He's by no means poorly dressed or ridiculously
strange looking. He's just an average guy trying to be so much more. He
can be found most often in jeans, and a layering of t-shirts, jackets,
and sometimes (eek!) scarves. He'd heard scarves were in, what can I
- Defining Features
Cliff always has on a pair of thick-rimmed black glasses.
Father: Jeff Reddog
Mother: Karen Reddog (maiden; Swanson)
Siblings: Lane; 27, Joss; 18
Spouse: Oh, does he wish.
in Phoenix, Arizona, Cliff is the middle child of Jeff and Karen
Reddog, two relatively normal parents. Karen and Jeff are lower middle
class who both keep jobs to pay for the high cost of living in the
much-coveted retirement community of Phoenix.
sister Lane was an all-star soccer player throughout grade school and
high school. She got straight As and always brought home lots of
different boyfriends to the house. She's since graduated college and is
working as a massage therapist in Phoenix. Cliff's younger brother,
Joss, isn't the best student. He's still in high school in Arizona and
gets mostly Cs--but he's a member of the National Paintballing
Coalition and can hold his own in a fight.
Cliff, like his
sister, was a straight A student. But, unlike both his siblings, Cliff
never really fit into any cliques at school. In grade school, the other
kids always made fun of his glasses and picked on him for bringing a
lunch box with Darth Vader on the side. In high school, Cliff got
really into science fiction and computer graphics. Though he tried to
make friends with the popular kids, they just laughed him off. More
often than not, Lane would have to intervene to get kids to stop making
fun of Cliff--which is bad enough, since she's a girl. But, what's
worse, Cliff's younger brother would beat Cliff's bullies up.
graduating high school, Cliff decided to get as far away from his
hometown as possible. He thought a fresh start and a new town might
help him shake his "nerd" reputation. With a full ride, he attended
Gotham's university for four years and graduated with a double degree
in Physics and Graphic Design.
In college, Cliff did lose his
nerd reputation but he didn't do much better socially. He's very
awkward in all social situations and, for four years, he practically
hid out in his dorm room and studied all the time. Most people see him
as nervous and awkward--and he makes a point of hiding his passion for
comic books and Star Trek a secret from anyone in Gotham.
his junior year at University, Cliff entered a special
astronomy-physics program that spent a semester at a special site
placement in Smallville. He and his class were doing a study on
different rock formations and their mathematical link to the stars.
While there, Cliff became unexpectedly ill for a good three weeks and
was hospitalized under close watch.
After being released from
the hospital, the doctors assured him that he was in great condition
but they never could say what exactly had been wrong with him. From
that moment on, Cliff has been randomly hearing the thoughts of those
around him. He thinks this is absolutely awesome and is just further
proof that he deserves power over the world.
graduated, Cliff decided to stay in Gotham city. The idea of returning
to Phoenix and going back to being a full-on geek was absolute death as
far as Cliff is concerned. Instead, for the past two years, Cliff has
been living in his cramped apartment in Gotham Towers and working at
Cliff is a little bitter about being bullied
all his life and he hates how nobody takes him seriously. In college,
he decided that he was going to show the world just how awesome he is.
He has plans for world domination and is currently working on different
ways to take over Gotham. Watch out, Gotham, Cifford is coming for you!
is...clumsy and awkward. He is constantly mis-speaking and always trips
or bumps into things. As a result, he is a very self-conscious and
tries very hard to not suck at life. He hates his glasses but he's too
afraid to wear contacts so he's stuck with the black-rimmed glasses. He
tries to fit in with the world but he just comes off as a fumbling geek
and computer nerd.
Cliff is pretty much a nice guy but he can be
easily offended and hurt. He's used to being bullied and so he sorta
expects that from most people. He wishes he could maybe experience a
little more of the romance part of life but he's not very suave and has
little luck with the ladies. He's so inexperienced in the ways of sex,
that even his fantasies don't breach the PG13-rating.
nobody would ever guess it--or take it seriously if they knew--Cliff is
extremely ambitious. He has great plans to take over the world and
become super rich and famous. Now... all he has to do is get up the
- Likes & Dislikes
Likes: Girls, power, money, dogs, computer graphics, comic books, and anything that might give him an edge or make him cooler.
Dislikes: Girls, being called a geek/nerd, his glasses, people mispronouncing his last name as "red dog."
Ambitions: World domination. A date with a girl.
Fears: Being laughed at. Dying before ever having sex. Contacts.
Cliff has a hidden love for Star Trek, which he is quite certain nobody
should ever know. He only gives in to such nerd-ish on the internet
with the username FutileResistance.
Skills and Abilities
- Initial Power
you bear a rather interesting curse. You are what's known in some parts
of the world as a Meteor Freak, a person who has been changed by one of
several meteor showers over the last 17 years. The contents of these
meteors, known to some as Kryptonite, have caused your body to change
beyond the limits of normal human capacity.
In your case, the
effects of the meteor rock has caused you to develop telepathic
abilities. This means that you can hear the thoughts of other people as
though they were spoken out loud. At present, this only works on people
within 5 metres of you, however you are susceptible to anyone's
thoughts within those five metres while your ability is active.
ability isn't constantly in the 'on' position and only activates
spontaneously and for short periods of time, no longer than 3 of your
- Special Skills
is really good with graphic design, hacking computers, and writing
code. He's really interested in but not very good at playing around
with physics experiments and chemicals.
works at Knight's Cinema as a ticket-taker and usher. He has been
applying to both Wayne and Holden enterprises for a job either Physics
or Computer related and is just waiting to hear back.
- General Notes
Studio 1B in Gotham Towers.
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