Build and Skin Color: He's a lightly built man, not too muscular, with a creamy colour skin.
Eyes and Facial Features: He's got average features, more on the soft side than the hard one, with bright green, lively eyes.
Ears: Standard human ears.
Hair Color and Style: He usually has shoulder-length hair. Its natural colour is black, but the lower half of it slowly washes out until it's light gray, an unintended side effect of some of his mods.
Enhancements: Brandon has several biomods. The first two, one for regeneration and one for disease and poison resistance, are both civilian models which means they're not as effective as the military ones. The last one is a small-motion stabilizer which makes surgery much easier for him, for example by allowing him to exert much more strength in small spaces without being afraid of slipping and cutting where he shouldn't. In theory this module could help him aim, in practice, however, it only helps in situations where he has the time to aim carefully at a static target, such as the firing gallery.
Personality: Good willed and naturally helpful, Brandon usually conducts himself as you'd expect from someone who's grown up surrounded by bigger, stronger people - he's relatively quiet and doesn't draw too much attention to himself, just in case it's the wrong type. Those who get to know him, however, will realize that there's a very determined person under that mask of meekness, and even those who don't will get to glimpse it when he's focused on something and the facade slips, a certain steel glint showing in his eyes.
His family (three brothers, a sister, and both his parents) still lives in Neplesia, though he has little contact with them.
Brandon's story is the average story of an average guy. He was born in a mid-class district of Neplesia. Being weaker and smaller than your average human, he was constantly surrounded by larger people with bigger muscles, which forced him into being a non-confrontational person, solving most of his childhood problems either by talking, using his brain or by making friends who had the muscle to solve it for him.
It's no surprise that in these circumstances he grew to take an interest in bio-enhancement and biomodifications, in what made some people ID-SOLs and others not. The more he knew, the more possibilities he saw, the more excited he became about how it would progress. And when the time came to choose his career, he decided he wanted to be a part of it all, and the first step was to learn proper medicine. Paying part of his studies as an intern in a bioenhancement firm earned him some valuable experience, but he quickly realized that there was no point comparing the technology in Neplesia with what they had in Yamatai - civilian tech, let alone military. So when he finished his studies he moved on to working in a hospital and, when he paid off his loans a few years later, he signed up for the Yamatai Star Army.
When the time came to choose whether to stay in his own body or get a new one, he chose to remain in his own, mostly out of sentimental attachment, though the official reason was to keep his surgical enhancement. His future is uncertain even for himself - he doesn't know whether he'll like it in the Yamatai empire or not, and whether he'll stay or not, and though he dreams of being involved in the development of the next generation of bodies, for the time being he's more than happy knowing he's going to be helping people out, and maybe even saving someone.
Beyond the standard radio operations, both in and out of combat, Brandon's familiar with specific medical communications, such as the 7-line request. He is very proficient in Nepleslian for obvious reasons, and has a basic level of Yamataian - enough to make himself understood in basic situations, but not enough to not butcher the language while doing so, though he is trying to learn the language properly.
Although Brandon wouldn't consider himself a fighter, he has passed basic instruction and as such is actually capable of holding his own with an array of standard weapons or even without them. Without any experience experience, however, his performance in an actual combat scenario is likely to be lacking, at least until he gets over his nerves.
Brandon's technological background puts him in a comfortable position using all sorts of non-specialized technology, including the standard Kessaku OS despite his little experience with it. Beyond that, he can also handle technical medical equipment, as well as that dedicated to biological research.
Brandon's knowledge of maths reaches beyond the requirements of basic training thanks to his prior education, covering algebra and trigonometry as this requires, and extending over to statistics and calculus.
Brandon's medical knowledge is excellent since he's a doctor - he is highly familiar with diagnostic, treatment, first aid and emergency protocols, and the anatomy and inner workings of the most common species. His specialization, however, is surgery, and he is capable of performing a wide array of interventions, preferably with hospital equipment, but straight in the field and even in combat conditions if necessary. His greater experience in these matters makes it so that he can focus and perform far better even under highly stressful situations.
Brandon is familiar with most fields of biology that relate to sentient species, but he's specially interested in genetics, biological modifications, and the way species have evolved to adapt to their environments. Beyond that, his knowledge of biology drops sharply, and his knowledge of non-sentient species' workings is sketchy at best, and often based on guesswork - which he himself will admit.
Everyone must have a hobby, and in Brandon's case it's cooking. Typical Nepleslian food is what he's best at, obviously, but he also knows a few exotic recipes, and he generally manages to keep a balanced and tasty diet. Used as he is to his own cooking, however, he's probably going to suffer in the mess hall.
Data pad full of books, medical references, manuals, etc…
Brandon Starks is currently a Santo Hei in the Star Army of Yamatai.
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