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Captain Jack Harkness

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Captain Jack Harkness

Post by Jack Harkness on Mon Sep 29, 2014 1:48 pm


| basics |

name;; Captain Jack Harkness
nicknames;; Jack
age;; Immortal
sexuality;; Omnisexual
marital status;; Flirting with anything that has a postcode
group;; Displaced

| appearance |

height;; 1.83m
build;; Athletic build. Jack is very toned and muscled, and is in excellent physical condition. He is strong enough to rip bolts out of chains, making restraining him extremely difficult. Thanks to his immortality, any wounds he receives heal much quicker than the average human, though it still does take time. Like other men in the 51st century, Jack possesses evolved human pheromones which make him naturally nice-smelling and attractive to others.
hair color;; Brown
eye color;; Blue
tattoos;; N/A
defining characteristic(s);; Jack has a couple of faded scars from his various adventures over the years, though none of these are at all defining. His most defining charactertic is his cheeky (or charming, depending on the situation) grin, his greeting of "I'm Captain Jack Harkness, and who are you?" followed by said trademark grin, and the army coat that he always wears, no matter what.
clothing style;; Jack can be seen always wearing a sky-blue shirt (usually with a white singlet underneath), red or grey suspenders, grey military-like pants, and a 1940 woolen military coat from the Royal Air Force, along with sturdy boots that can handle any terrain.
face claim;; John Barrowman

| the fallen angel |

personality;; Jack's personality is willfully enigmatic. Before being cursed with immortality, he was a flippant former con man who loved adventuring and seducing beings throughout the universe. Jack automatically flirts with most people he meets, not caring about their gender or if they were human, alien or even robot. Besides being a flirt, Jack was a drinker. He once remarked that on one occasion when he was sentenced to death, he got drunk and ended up in bed with both his executioners. Despite the fact that he is incapable of dying even if he wants to, Jack retains a sense of humour, frequently telling jokes and being lively and cheerful. However, underneath his cheerful demeanour, Jack is unsure if he wants to actually die or not. While he joked about grey hairs and remained silent about mortality, Jack saw death as the ultimate end of being; there was no afterlife and no one waiting for him from his past lives. Although friendly and flirtatious, Jack can also be ruthless, and does not hesitate to kill anyone or anything that he feels is a threat. This sometimes got him into trouble with his allies in Torchwood who disapproved of his lack of compassion. Although he can be aggressive, Jack still cares deeply about his allies and is devastated when any of them are harmed or killed. Always a vocal, unreliable narrator of his own adventures, Jack is as much of a mystery to the people he meets as the countless lives he claims to have led. Jack continues to protect himself with an air of mystery. No one he encounters knows his real name or many details about his career or life.  
family members;; Franklin and Marianna
other important figures;; Gray (brother), Ianto Jones (colleague and ex-boyfriend), Owen Harper, Toshiko Sato, Gwen Cooper (friends and colleagues), Martha Jones (friend), Rose Tyler (friend and woman who made him immortal), the Doctor (frenemy).
occupation;; Displaced ex-Torchwood leader, ex-Time Agent
skills and talents;; Jack can die and come back to life almost instantly, although his resurrection can be delayed if he experiences enough trauma. Can transfer a little of his life force to another being, allowing that person to recover very quickly. Can regrow his entire body. Extremely fast reflexes, and an expert in using a variety of different weapons and firearms. Excellent leader. Quick thinker.
history;; Captain Jack Harkness was the alias adopted by a Time Agent and con man from the 51st century who became an associate and occasional companion of the Doctor. He was made accidentally-immortal by the Bad Wolf entity (Rose) and stranded on Earth from the mid-19th to the early 21st century. During much of that time, he worked for Torchwood Three until death of his colleagues forced him to leave.

Jack was born around the year 5094 under a different name, which he concealed. He grew up in the 51st century in an era when attitudes towards sex differed from those prevalent in the 21st century. Jack was reared on the Boeshane Peninsula, a sandy, beach-like area. He spent time with his brother Gray and his father, Franklin, playing cricket and singing around campfires. One day, an unknown enemy invaded his homeland and killed many of the inhabitants. His father told Jack to flee with Gray, while he went back for Jack's mother. As they ran, Gray stumbled and Jack let go of his hand. Jack continued to run, thinking Gray was behind him. Jack hid in a bush while the invaders flew overhead. He returned home hoping to find his brother, but found only his dead father and his distraught mother. Jack said it was the worst day of his life. He spent many years searching for his brother unsuccessfully. Jack buried the memory of what happened that day and eventually lost his happier memories of before his father's death.

Later, Jack signed up with the Time Agency and being the first Boeshane resident to be signed up for the Time Agency, he became a "poster boy" for the area, and was known as the "face of Boe". He worked with John Hart, a partner in more than one context. They once spent five years trapped in a two-week time loop, becoming the equivalent of a married couple after spending so much time together. Many years later he found out that the Agency had erased two years of his past memory, which he wanted back. He left the Agency and became a time-travelling con artist, running scams using his knowledge of future events.

In 1941, he assumed the alias of an American volunteer, Captain Jack Harkness, who had died in action the January prior. He knew very little about the real Jack, other than basic information such as the date and manner of his death. While running a scam involving a Chula ambulance in the London Blitz, he met Rose Tyler and the Doctor, and helped to save London from undead creatures. The trio went on to share numerous adventures together. During one adventure, Jack was killed, and the Bad Wolf entity resurrected him, accidentally making Jack immortal. Using his vortex manipulator to get back to Cardiff, Wales, he got stuck in 1869 and had to live out his life from that point.

In 1899, Torchwood Cardiff agents found out about Jack. They captured and tortured him to discover why he could not die and what connection he had to the Doctor, who the Torchwood Institute was told to be an enemy. After telling them that the Doctor was a hero that would save them from aliens, Jack was released on the condition that he undertake a mission for Torchwood. Jack was sent to stop a criminal Blowfish, which he returned to Torchwood Three's Hub, only to see it killed by a shot to the head. Disgusted by Torchwood's methods, Jack walked away from the organisation, but later reconsidered Torchwood's offer and began working for them.

On New Year's Day 2000, Jack, now a full-time agent for Torchwood Three, suffered a major emotional blow when one of his colleagues suffered a nervous breakdown and killed the entire Torchwood Three staff shortly before the end of 1999. Knowing Jack couldn't die, he did not attempt to kill Jack and waited for him to arrive at the Hub before committing suicide. As the only surviving member of Torchwood Three, he spent the next few years recruiting new members. Over several years Jack rebuilt his decimated organisation, recruiting Toshiko Sato from prison, and Dr Owen Harper. At some stage, Suzie Costello, his second-in-command, joined the team. After Torchwood One was destroyed in 2007 during the Battle of Canary Wharf, Jack continued to work for Torchwood Three. With Torchwood One gone and Torchwood Four having gotten "lost", Torchwood Three had more or less complete freedom, and used the removal of oversight from Torchwood One as an opportunity to operate according to the ideals Jack thought the Doctor represented. Later, he took in Ianto Jones, a survivor of Torchwood One.

The team had been testing the resurrection gauntlet on a series of murders which unknown to Jack were committed by Suzie to make her understand the glove further. At a hospital, he helped capture a Weevil. Police Constable Gwen Cooper followed Jack from this hospital to Torchwood. He showed her around the Hub, then laced a drink with retcon to make her forget about everything. After Suzie was exposed as a serial murderer, she tried escaping by shooting Jack, but when he revived, she shot herself. Jack recruited Gwen, whose memories had resurfaced, as Torchwood's newest member. Gwen became the only person on the team who knew of Jack's immortality.

The team carried on to go on many adventures, saving the world (or at least Cardiff) multiple times. However after the supposed death of Toshiko and Owen (who in actual fact were saved by being sucked into a portal that dumped them in Albion), Jack left Torchwood in the capable hands of Gwen and Ianto and left. Shortly after his departure, while visiting Ianto, a rip in the universe's fabric appeared and sucked Jack into it. He appeared on the other side, mainly unscathed, confused and annoyed, but just a bit excited over the fact that this might turn into another adventure. Watch out, Albion, Captain Jack is here!

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