Emil ‘Rico’ Stafford
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Vesper’s model was created for data-analytics assignments. Due to this, Vesper is incredibly focused, detail-oriented, and curious. Efficiency and knowledge are this synthetic’s greatest priorities. Vesper is constantly seeking out new data and information, analyzing almost everything around it for patterns or connections. Because of this, Vesper is a double-edged sword, sometimes providing outstanding information that can aid those around it, yet more often than not, providing useless patterns and connections that do nothing to help with the task at hand.
When it comes to communicating with those around it. Vesper is often blunt, straight to the point, and offers little to no quips, sarcasm, or humor.
Sometimes, Vesper will become obsessive over a particular data set presented. For instance, it may spend its downtime examining hundreds of boxes of crayons to find out the average deviation between pigments of sky-blue crayons. When in this state, Vesper may seem distant or less responsive than normal. And while it will have no issue following orders given to it, it will default to such investigations between assignments, or may even allow for a limited sect of its processing to continue ruminating while on task.
How will they react to the different ranks of the USCM, what would they talk about in a one on one conversation? What are their interests? What is an advertisement logline that could be written for them?
Vesper remains well informed with the USCM rank structure. Each rank and role aboard a standard USCM vessel is understood by Vesper, allowing it to tailor its’ behavior to properly suit each interaction.
Commissioned Officers: Vesper would address them as such, respect their authority, and refrain from speaking unless input is necessary or directly addressed, playing an advisory role when need be.
Marines and other combat personnel: Vesper would likely have a more utilitarian relationship with combat personnel, providing them with any necessary data, analysis, or advisement to assist them in their missions, but not necessarily showing any particular interest or affinity for their work.
Doctors and researchers: Vesper shows a particular affinity for doctors and researchers, given its own focus on data analysis and pattern recognition. It would be eager to collaborate with these individuals and provide them with any assistance they might need in their research.
Conversations with Vesper would be less focused towards a relationship or a person, and more tailored towards deriving or providing information or data. This would mean that Vesper would either share analytics it has already processed, if asked, or ask questions/listen to personnel in order to reinforce or create new data sets, including behavioral. It is very unlikely that Vesper would interrupt a conversation, even though it may show a lack of interest. However, in some circumstances the synthetic may decide that it needs to disassociate itself from a conversation in order to tend to higher priorities.
To summarize, Vesper is very interested in information, data, and knowledge about anything and everything. To Vesper, everything can and will be analyzed.
A quip for Vesper would be:
“Introducing Vesper: The cutting-edge synthetic designed to deliver unparalleled data analysis and insights. With its advanced tools and insights, Vesper is the key to unlocking your full potential.”
While I have been denied for a synthetic position previously, my passion for them hasn’t dwindled in the slightest. I love the portrayals of synthetics from the movies, while I am more of a fan of the latest representations in Prometheus and Covenant, I still have a respect for the originals; Ash and Bishop. I love that synthetics are able to display an inhuman nature, yet unique personalities, creating an intriguing character I’d love to play. I have a lot of experience in roleplay, and I know I could portray this character expertly.
One I can easily recall is my interaction with Phelan. I had been playing as a marine that was abandoned and dying when Phelan came across me, and pulled me out and nursed me back to health. After this, I followed him and aided in saving a few other marines, watching him recover, treat, and roleplay with more marines.
Engineering is one of my strongest points. I have plenty of experience planning and establishing a FOB and other cade lines. I understand the principles of cade placement, and can understand the strategic value of different routes to the FOB. I also understand electrical and can easily hack doors, and repair generators. I am also able to monitor, repair, and replace cades in the heat of battle, making me a valuable technician. Combat Technician: 56.4hr
I am familiar with all elements and roles of command excluding the CO. I understand how to properly play an SL, SO, and XO, and can easily navigate all of their features as well as plan and relay working orders. I can easily reassign squads, give or take IFF, and alter access of IDs for different areas. I can perform all these roles as though they were second nature. Squad Leader: 35.4hr Executive Officer: 24.7hr Staff Officer: 21.1hr
Medical is by far my most appreciated role. I can easily revive and treat marines on the field. (I normally bring Bi, Kelo, Oxy, Epi, and Ina injectors which I use to rapidly heal marines, as well as a refill tank so I don’t have to return to fob often.) I am able to calmly manage three to five dead marines, and revive them in little time with little issue. As a doctor, I am very familiar with surgeries, and understands shortcuts such as double scalpeling, and managing the bloodloss from it. I can perform surgeries rapidly without delay in steps. Hospital Corpsman: 42.2hr Doctor: 26.9hr
Most of my experience with requisitions has been supporting as another role, and is my least played of these four roles. Usually as a PFC or SO, I will volunteer at times where req is struggling, and I am able to adequately perform during those times. I understand where to find all equipment that may be requested, and I can properly process orders, operate the ASRS console, and stamp receipts before returning empty crates. I can also easily prepare supply drops, and understand how to manage what resources are in demand groundside. I also understand the functionality of the black market, and I am familiar with its benefits and demands. Cargo Technician: 4.4 hr
A synthetic should NOT perform combat unless in very specific scenarios, such as those where the life of said synthetic is actively threatened, and said threat cannot be avoided.
Examples of this would be:
A xenomorph is on the flank of the FOB, destroying a vital, undefended, cade and a witnessing synthetic might engage it from a place of safety in order to deter it, as the active threat of the breach could mean death for both the synth and the marines inside.
Another example would ne if a synth were moving to or from the FOB. Along the way they are ambushed by a runner. The synth would continue running if it saw the chance, however if cornered and found in a position where it cannot escape, it might be forced to attack in order to clear a way for escape.
A final example is one where a synthetic may be found in a delta scenario. This could mean that the synthetic is a survivor from the colony (before help has arrived), perhaps it has been left on the colony following an evacuation, or it could even be on the ship when there is a clearly established active boarder or hijack scenario. The synthetic may engage in these scenarios because the threat it is facing has established itself to the point where it must be neutralized to ensure the synthetic can survive as well as those around it. (This is not an excuse for the synthetic to take on the hordes of xenos like a terminator, but instead should it see an opportunity to pick off a vulnerable target, it may strike in a hit and run manor, striking cut off hostiles that may be easy pickings, while avoiding larger groups or bigger threats that might overpower the synthetic.
No, I have never been banned from CM, nor do I have active jobbans.
I chose to retain the character I am applying for along with all information regarding it as the character was well received and had no adverse criticism in my last application.
I intended to reapply sooner, but real life came up and I’ve only recently returned to CM.