- PLAYER INFORMATION
PRONOUN OF CHOICE: she/her
EMAIL ADDRESS: email@example.com
AIM SCREENNAME & MAIN PERSONAL LJ ACCOUNT: aim: harder to kill; lj: offensive
OTHER CHARACTERS: n/a
- CHARACTER INFORMATION
NAME: Claire Redfield
SERIES/SOURCE: Resident Evil
ROLE: school social worker.
BACKGROUND: Claire Redfield grew up in a tight-knit family of four, living in Colorado. She had an older brother, Chris, whom she adored and grew up very close to him. When she was 12 her abilities activated, and she was lucky to have Chris there for her. He helped her get a handle on things, learn how to keep from getting so angry she accidentally blew up buildings, and on top of that he taught her self-defense; things he'd learned in the military. At sixteen, their parents were killed in a car accident, and she moved to Raccoon City to live with her brother for two years and finish out high school. When she graduated she left for college at Colorado State, although she visited and spoke with her brother regularly. When things started getting hairy for Chris due to things involving Wesker and the S.T.A.R.S. were disbanded, Claire started getting worried, especially when her brother was short with her over the phone, and eventually stopped answering her phone calls.
After not hearing a word from him in well over a month, Claire got sick of waiting. So on September 29th, Claire left for Raccoon on her motorcycle.
Upon arrival in Raccoon, she was quick to take note of things being seriously wrong. The city was extremely abandoned, and when she entered a diner she was almost eaten by a zombie. Fortunately as she bolted for the back door a cop by the name of Leon S. Kennedy showed himself, and together they escaped the rapidly growing horde and jumped into a nearby police cruiser. Unfortunately, they crashed the cruiser and were separated by the wreckage of an 18-wheeler that crashed in right behind them, seconds after they escaped the vehicle. (explosion #1, not her fault.)
Claire met up with Leon again in the police station although, they quickly split up again in favor of looking for anyone else surviving within the building. Claire happened upon a little girl named Sherry, who she escaped into the sewers with. After losing Sherry for a short time, Claire found her again but she was very sick, infected by the embryo of the G-Tyrant that had been following them (formerly Sherry's father). Having heard of what might happen from Sherry's mother, Claire found the Umbrella labs, in a desperate attempt to save the girl.
Leaving Sherry in a safe room, Claire moved through the Labs alone, gathering the necessary ingredients to create the DEVIL vaccine. Her time was cut short by the self-destruct sequence in the building activating. (again, not her fault) Narrowly escaping to the emergency train, Claire met up with Leon again and quickly administered the vaccine to Sherry. The little girl awoke, and Claire thought that maybe the nightmare was finally over when a jolt shook the train and yet another self-destruct detonated. (also not her fault!)
It was Birkin again, and while Leon attempted to fight it off alone Claire attempted to stop the train, although she was unable to get into the driver's cab, as that door had also sealed. Sherry crawled in through the grating, and Claire ended up having to make an escape to the underside of the train as Birkin's massive shape pressed through the car. Sherry succeeded in stopping the train in time, and the trio finally made it to safety as they left Raccoon City behind.
Claire parted ways with Leon and Sherry, pressed on by her need to find her brother and trusting Leon to take care of the girl, she disappeared. Three months later she resurfaced in Umbrella's Paris Facility, looking for information on her brother's whereabouts. After a chase, (in which she caused an explosion and killed a bunch of guards) Claire was apprehended, and sent to Umbrella's secluded island prison, Rockfort. Things were quick to go to hell there, as well, when a team attacked the island, unleashing the T-Virus on the unsuspecting prisoners and Umbrella employees alike.
She struggled to find an escape route from the island while Alfred Ashford (the proprietor of the prison) dogged her steps, setting traps for her and Steve (the only prisoner other than herself left uninfected). Ultimately, after facing down with "Alexia" Alfred's "Twin Sister" who turned out to be Alfred in drag, Steve and Claire escaped Rockfort on an old seaplane.
They weren't free of Alfred's tricks, however, and he locked the autopilot of the plane they were flying, redirecting it to an Antarctic Umbrella facility. They were able to escape the facility with aid of some incomplete digging done in the facility, in addition to a large snow CAT. Unfortunately, they were turned over by a mysterious tentacle in the snow, and dragged back to the base. Claire was knocked out and strung up behind a staircase while Steve was taken somewhere else.
Chris arrived shortly afterward, and cut her free. The sibling's reunion was cut short by Alexia (who Claire was shocked to discover was a real person) who taunted Claire and then separated the siblings. Claire went on ahead to try and find Steve and help him, but when she did find him, it was too late. Alexia had injected him with her personal cultivation of the T-Virus, the T-Veronica. He mutated, and chased her down the hall of the room she'd found him in. She escaped, but was ultimately trapped in an enclosed space just beyond, when more roots came shooting from the walls and bound her while waiting for the creature that had been Steve to break through and finish her off.
There was some bit of Steve left in that monster, though, and he cut the root holding her, at the cost of his own life. Steve died, human again, in Claire's arms. Chris happened upon them later, freeing Claire and leading her out of the facility, finally the end in sight.
After returning to the states, Claire went back to Colorado State for another year, before transferring to a college in New York. She'd heard about the X-Men through the grapevine and had been interested in further learning how to control her abilities, not really interested in sitting idly by while she finished out her education. So she joined up while she worked on her masters in social work. She stayed with them until 2003, when she was contacted by an organization called TerraSave, which was more focused on the goals of assisting victims of bioterror than fighting shiny battles. Her background with social work in addition to her problems with Umbrella made her an excellent asset to their fight. So she turned in the superhero act and got on with her life.
Two years later, Claire traveled to Havardville to visit a friend from within TerraSave, when things went horribly wrong in the airport she landed in. An outbreak occurred, and Claire was unfortunate enough to be right in the middle of the incident. She holed up in an office with the senator Ron Davis, a flight attendant, and the young niece of Claire's friend, a little girl named Rani, who lost her parents in an outbreak in India. After Claire called 911 on her cell phone they proceed to settle in and wait until they heard gunshots, and shortly after a scream.
Claire, not being the kind of person to leave someone who needs help to die, ventured out into the hall again, armed with an umbrella (also her abilities, but she didn't want to reveal to the others hiding with her she was a mutant; they were already panicked enough). She ended up running into Leon S. Kennedy, who she then lead back to the office the others were hidden in.
Once they were evacuated from the airport, Claire noticed WilPharma trucks arriving on the scene. Outraged that the company had the gall to come to the sight she suspected they contaminated, she started yelling at people, only to discover that WilPharma had actually been working on a cure for the T-Virus, and had succeeded. The trucks were full of the stuff, and Claire was hit hard by the guilt that if it hadn't been for TerraSave, the vaccine would have been readily available when the outbreak occurred.
Things didn't go smoothly, however, when bombs planted on the trucks were detonated (NOT HER FAULT SHE WAS EMOING AT THE TIME), and all the vaccine supply is destroyed. Leon deduces that whoever is orchestrating the situation may try to destroy the research data on the vaccine as well, and Claire figures out that Curtis Miller is the likely suspect behind the demands for the Government to come clean about their involvement with the Raccoon Incident.
When Frederic, the head researcher of WilPharma left to go check on the research data, Claire offered to go with him, somewhat in an attempt to make amends for her own involvement in TerraSave's causing trouble for WilPharma. She discovered while there, that they have been keeping the G-Virus, in addition to the T-Virus, and she is quick to contact Leon while Frederic seemingly goes to check on the server which he claims is having trouble.
While she's on the phone with Leon a bomb goes off, and she's knocked unconscious. (not her fault but normal human wouldn't have been able to survive that.)
When she came to, much of the building had been destroyed, and she had a shard of glass embedded in her leg. She bound her injury best she could and attempted to escape. Again, she ran into Leon who came due to concern for her after they were unexpectedly cut off. He helped her down to the lower level, and instructed her to escape.
She instead goes up to the central control office, and shuts off the A/C, which will supposedly decrease the air pressure of the dome and cause the ceiling to collapse, which will help Leon out somehow. It made sense to her.
Once she saw Leon and Angela are safe, she gets ready to leave, although she then noticed that the cameras around the building were recording all of G-Curtis's moves. Deducting that Ron Davis was behind the outbreak and everything she goes and confronts him, only to be proven wrong by Leon.
Together the pair go to confront the real diabolical mastermind, Frederic. He's arrested, and Leon and Claire part ways again.
After this, Claire also left TerraSave, feeling she could no longer contribute to their causes, once she'd outlined what had happened in Harvardville. She decided to seek out a job in her field of study, and contacted Xavier's, which had opened as a proper school, to see if they were in the market for a school social worker. Being a former X-Man also had its perks. However, she never showed up for her first day on the job, although there was an email explaining she had come down with a nasty flu to excuse her absence.
PERSONALITY: Claire Redfield is a strong and confidant young woman. She handles crisis well, with a clear mind and a level head. Her concerns always lie with those who are less capable of defending themselves, and while she herself doesn't exactly consider herself a fighter, there is an obvious quality of kickass to the way she handles herself. She doesn't put up with bullshit, regardless of who it's coming from, and if she thinks what you're doing is stupid or wrong, you'll hear about it.
Claire has a big heart, and feels compelled to reach out and protect others. As a result of this, she comes off as very mothering towards children and the occasional obnoxious teenage boy. If you prove to her you can handle yourself, she won't doubt you, and she works incredibly well with others, regardless of the situation. Despite her trust in people to handle themselves she can very easily develop a guilty conscious, due to not being able to help someone, or unable to prevent something from happening. She will try to do everything she can to right whatever she sees as wrong, but this can distract her at times.
When Claire has a goal in mind, she is able to pursue it with a determination that is only rivaled by her brother. One could say that the Redfields are like-minded and incredibly stubborn individuals, but Claire generally differs from her brother in subtle ways, being she's a little bit better at avoiding conflict than he is. Not much, if you piss her off she will likely punch you in the face and then hold a grudge about it, but she doesn't snap quite as easily as Chris. Her stubborn streak can get her in trouble of course, because sometimes she can be just too pig-headed to know when to quit or ask for help.
APPEARANCE: Claire is a striking young woman with soft, delicate facial features and clear blue eyes. She stands at 5'8 1/2" and has a feminine figure, slightly toned from casual workouts. Her skin is quite pale, sparingly dotted with freckles, and with too much sun she'll resemble a lobster. Her hair is a deep auburn color, and while she almost always wears it pulled back in a ponytail, unbound it would fall just shy of halfway down her back.
She typically dresses in layers, a simple-colored shirt or turtleneck with a vest or jacket layered over it, and she favors comfortable pants and jeans. The clothes she chooses are always functional, and tend somewhat towards the pink end of things, although for such a feminine and girly color, she still manages to make it look hardcore.
POWERS: Claire's primary ability is simply, "blowing shit up." she can emit explosive psionic waves from her body which push out from her in an explosive burst, the harder she concentrates the larger the blast radius, although anything bigger than a half-mile radius will end with her taking a nap in the middle of a crater. She's also, and more conveniently, able to focus her energy to create small psionic bombs which will go off after a set amount of time or upon being thrown. Her secondary ability is a kind of subconscious shield she's constantly generating and has no actual control over, which shields her from any kind of explosive or "hot" damage, be it her own or someone/something else's. Physical objects can still harm her, however. For example, she could walk through fire and not get burned, but if a beam were to splinter above her and fall it would still smack her upside the head. (not to mention any loose clothing would likely burn away. Only something skin-tight would be protected by her shield)
ANYTHING ELSE?: n/a
- RP SAMPLES
First-person sample: I am actually really bad at this whole online journal thing, so I'm gonna try to make this as short and sweet as possible.
Hi, my name's Claire Redfield. I'm the new social worker assigned to the Xavier Institute. If you ever need me for anything, superpower related or not, my door's always open. Additionally, I, like a lot of your teachers, am also a mutant. I blow things up. Doesn't sound like a great combination for a social worker, but it's kinda been working for me.
Third-person sample: Claire didn't really understand why she needed to go in and finalize all this crap with TerraSave in person. Most of her interaction with the company with the exception of formal protests and social gatherings had been over email. Now that she was getting done with them, it seemed ridiculous to suddenly now need that extra personal touch.
"Whatever," she sighed under her breath, continuing along the busy city sidewalk towards her destination. She had her earphones in, drowning out the city noise in music, but the sights were another thing entirely. Really, if she hadn't happened to glance down an alleyway as she walked by she would've completely missed the couple of thuggy looking guys pushing around a kid who at first glance didn't seem too unusual to her, but after one of the thugs shoved him to the ground she noticed a tail. Frowning a little she pulled her headphones out and started towards them, pushing her purse back on her shoulder a little so it was more secure.
"Hey! Leave him alone!" That got their attention, and the two large men looked at her for a second, a bit of a smug look coming across the face of the smaller of the two.
"This ain't your business, pretty. We're keepin' the streets safe for girlies like you from scum like this mutie, here." Claire rolled her eyes, keeping towards them at a steady pace.
"Really? He looks upstanding compared to you two toads. Leave him alone. Don't make me say it again." She stopped then, as much because she didn't really want to get closer to them as because if she was going to need to defend herself she'd rather have some space to do it without having to worry about the kid, too. It was a good choice, since with a final shove to the kid the men turned their attention to her, moving away from him and slowly advancing back down the alley.
"Ahhh, that ain't nice. How about we show you what upstanding gentlemen we really are, hmm?" Claire cocked her head to the side, getting really tired of this. Once they were far enough away from the boy she held up her left hand, charging up a ball of energy the size of a baseball.
"Pass," she replied flatly, before flinging her charge at the pavement just before the men, resulting in a small explosion and cracked pavement. The men both jumped back, and looked at each other, then at Claire, eyes wide.
"Shit, she's a mutant too! Let's get outta here!" The two bolted past her then, and she turned on her heel, calling back after them.
"Y'all come back now, y'hear?" Smirking a little to herself, she turned back around and walked back towards the kid, crouching down, her face instantly softening as she held a hand out to him.
"Hey, don't worry. You're safe now."