Walter Hyde is a player character played by Burgmond.
Sitting at 6'4“, Walter Hyde felt awkward with getting along with comrades that are noticeably shorter than himself most of the time. Like other Minkans, his body is strong and nimble, however, Walter walks, talks, sits, and stands in a relaxed manner. His voice, on top of it being relaxed, is also confident and baritone.
He has black hair that reaches down to neck length, and keeps his clothes neat and clean. His round, lively, orange eyes are no brighter nor dimmer than sunsets themselves, beating his pearly white teeth by narrow margin in terms of color pop. However, aside from such attract characteristics the engineer doesn't take to caring for his body; the skin in his palms, in fact, is rather rough, and his hair is somewhat messy in spite of the minimum effort Walter takes to care for it.
Walter's face and nose are sharp, with his chin having a slight cleft within.
Being a engineer is a rather thankless job with a very high priority in keeping the ship in working order, and keep it from exploding into pieces no larger than a Hydrogen atom; one could go bald when going through the stress of it all.
Fortunately, this is not the case for Walter Hyde, whom is seemingly always easy-going, calm, and adaptive around others. He is a trusting and very willing team player, too, and has learned to be patient with others during training. Noise puts his mind at ease whilst he keeps to his maintenance duties, be it that it's the humming of generators, the cluster of voices, or just music on a radio. The engineer, while having a firm grasp on the reality around him, has a profound imagination, and puts ideas into his journal in hopes of writing his own book. This same creativity is also used in the Minkan's job as an engineer, whom takes priority on out-of-the-box thinking, even to a fault.
Although, his physical characteristics, swaying moods, and generally reserved nature, paint the young Hyde as a mysterious engineer. While trusting in others, he has had some history of being untrustworthy from his shifting nature (and physical appearance). Walter is normally not motivated to fix those issues, seeing the futility in going against especially stubborn people.
Walter Hyde was born in YE 18, a dawn of peace for the Yamatai Empire.
His father, a Geshrin named Edward Hyde, had grown intimately close with another Geshrin, Belle Mortimer, following the Great Plague of YE 08. The two have dated for years; even during the second and third Elysian wars, the lovestruck soldiers remained strong and devoted to one another, and thus that enduring romance resulted in the birth of Walter Hyde.
Following the Plague, Edward Hyde was punctual with keeping the family up-to-date with body types; the family was the first among of tens of thousands to obtain a Minkan body of their own.
For the most part, the humble family led a normal civilian life, the parents encouraging Walter to live the life he wants. The boy occasionally asked his parents to tell him their war stories, to which they did so with some reluctance, the both of them afraid to give Walter ideas on enlisting. In their little peacetime, the three have partaken in little family adventures, sightseeing, installing furniture, celebrations, and generally spending lots of family time with each other.
Overtime, it became prevalent that Walter has quite the imagination, and a intellect to support it as well. In YE 38, Walter decided that he needed a change of scenery, to see what lies beyond Planet Yamatai, he wants something new to inspire and motivate him. After a great deal discussing with his parents, Walter Hyde enlists to be an Engineer for Star Army. He managed to pass Basic Training with good scores all around, despite showing a lack of motivation at first.
He enlisted to serve on the YSS Kaiyō II in YE 39, upon hearing that they could use another engineer. After his first mission on Komorebi, the lack of motivation that had surfaced in his first months in Basic Training had taken hold, finding that the L'Kor weren't even threats despite their intent to kill. He had saved a drone, named Chlorate, from certain death as well, getting the robot a new body.
On his second mission, he had participated in the invasion of a L'Kor Station, which had been rather successful on his end, albeit too successful as it didn't provide him much challenge.
In the interlude between the ninth and tenth mission of the Kaiyo crew's career, Walter Hyde had vanished without saying goodbyes…
Walter Hyde has the following notable skills:
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Walter Hyde has the Star Army Standard Issue Items, a well-used journal & pen, and 3000 KS to his name.