Build and Skin Color: Brian is a somewhat tall and athletically built young man, with dark chocolaty skin combined with a healthy build gained from a childhood helping work in his parent's salvage company.
Eyes and Facial Features: Brian is a boyishly handsome individual with an almost cherubic face, marred only by a hawkish nose and scar like facial marking on his left cheek, and complimented by his dark blue eyes. The facial marking, similar to the ones some Nekovalkyrja have, was specifically requested by him for his new body to have, to keep the dueling scar he gained in university.
Hair Color and Style: Brian has dark and wiry textured hair that grows long and curly, forming natural kinks and knots when uncontrolled. Currently he has his hair grown into a style reminiscent of a jheri curl.
Distinguishing Features: Brian has a Jheri curl and a Dueling Scar.
Theme Music: Fitting for a Duelist
Personality: Brian P. Jackson is, at least when boiled down to his basic components, a supremely confident and charismatic individual who is fiercely driven towards success. He is far more complex than that, of course, but it does succinctly sum him up. Brian is supremely confident in himself, both his own abilities and in the assumption that failure “Can only happen if mistakes are made”. This confidence often gets taken to far, sometimes becoming more like smug 'arrogance' if he doesn't catch and control it. The man is charismatic too, supremely good with people and words, able to lie without thinking twice about it and actually enjoy social activity. Most notably is Brian's drive to succeed and carve out a place in the world for himself: Growing up on a backwater made him determined to gain a better life; the tragic deaths of his sister in law and younger sisters pushed that to an obsession with gaining high station so that he can protect his family from the darker elements of society.
Brian was born on the planet Nepleslia to a pair of former Reds eking out a living in one of many scrap yards who started started their own salvage company. Essentially the middle child and the -only- child who wasn't a twin, Brian was always… not ignored, but somehow felt squished and less important compared to his elder and younger siblings. So he threw himself into studies, wanting to get away from home, away from the hell hole that he was raised in. It was especially important to him because unlike his elder brother, who was sure to inherit the family's business, or his elder sister, who was sure to find her own success, Brian had nothing to look forward too. He was even jealous of his elder brother for getting engaged to his childhood friend. Driven by jealously and fear of a life of nothing, Brian managed to excel enough to be accepted into a university.
It turned out that Brian excelled at university, majoring in International Relations & Political Science, minoring in anthropology. He was amazed by the numerous various peoples and cultures that lived nearby, and he wanted to meet as many people as he could; he even took the chance to spend a summer abroad on Nepleslia Prime. He had a thirst for knowledge and new experiences that was only tempered when he took up dueling. That noble sport, still popular among the more heated students of various universities, proved to be an outlet for him. It was in a duel that he gained his notable scar, and it was his performance on dueling teams that allowed him to continue on in college. Darren graduated in YE 36 within the top of his class.
Then everything went wrong when his family was part of a protest on Nepleslia against various social ills that went terribly wrong. The protest got violent, security forces showed up, and at the end of the day Brian's younger sisters and sister in law were dead. With their family business in ruins, the three remaining siblings split up into the galaxy at large. Brian ended up enlisting in the Star Army of Yamatai, where he received a new Minkan body that was faster and stronger than his old one, and managed to become an infantryman with ease.
Brian is familiar with basic radio operation and procedures and can make transmissions to and receive transmissions from other characters through headsets, starships, power armor, and shuttles in both combat and non-combat conditions. He is fluent in Trade (language) and Yamataigo (邪馬台語). He can speak and write both languages correctly and efficiently and can write reports, fill forms, issue orders under fire, etc.
Brian received hand-to-hand combat training, followed up with a rigorous training program. He is skilled and experienced in combat both in Yamatai-like conditions and in zero-gravity, with and without weapons. Weapons He is trained in include energy pistols, knives, and power armor.
In addition to his military training, Brian is a trained swordsman and duelist in a style reminiscent of destreza. Initially familiar with melee weapons due to a childhood in a dangerous place where knife fights were common, he gained an interest in dueling in school. He ended up one his school's dueling team, where he excelled in dueling with rapiers. The snag comes in that he's only trained with Rapiers in the Destreza style, and is completely out of his element when it comes to other forms of swordfighting
Brian is capable of operating any computer system that uses the Kessaku OS, found on all Star Army starships. He is proficient in entering and/or searching for information.
Brian received basic mathematics training, to including up to algebra and trigonometry. He isn't the best at math, but is capable of doing most calculations in his head or on some sort of scratch paper.
Brian received the basic training in operating the military vehicles that all Star Army Infantry are expected to be able to use, but he's still a bit inexperienced in the practicalities of using them in the field. He's a decent enough driver after experience working in his family's shipping company back home.
Brian majored in International Relations and Political Science during his time at university, studying them extensively with a focus on Yamatai, Nepleslia, and Lor. He is extensively familiar with the political leanings of various major figures, where nations generally stand in relations to one another, and the intricacies of the various governing establishments of the Kikyo Sector.
Brian minored in Anthropology at university, and studying various cultures and the links between them is one of his hobbies. But more importantly, Brian is a naturally charismatic person who is very good at speaking in public, telling people just what they want to hear, and more or less subtly manipulating people with words.
Brian P. Jackson has the following items:
Additionally, Brian purchased and tends to carry around, whenever appropriate, a custom made dueling sword based on the one he used in university.
Brian P. Jackson is currently a Santo Hei in the Star Army of Yamatai.
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