John Doe

In October of 1994, an unidentified apparently-older white male was found walking along Hill Creek Road west of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Despite the autumn chill, he was only wearing a torn undershirt and black trousers. When he was found he could not remember his name, age, residence, or how he ended up in the woods. He had no ID or other possessions. His body was covered in lacerations from the underbrush, plus other, unidentified injuries that may have been burns. Doctors estimated his age to be in the low 60s, and provisionally diagnosed him with Alzheimer’s and temporal lobe epilepsy.

Since then, he’s been in and out of long-term care facilities as a ward of the Ontario provincial government. His physical health is mostly good for an octogenarian, but his mental state is severely disordered. Sometimes he seems cognizant of his surroundings at a basic level, and if someone talks to him while he’s not experiencing an episode he seems like a regular, if doddering, old man. However, seeing him during one of his episodes makes it clear that one is not dealing with someone experiencing a normal kind of reality.

A multi-year search of national databases for missing persons, and several appeals to the public on national media, failed to find Doe’s identity. An appeal to the US government for help met with no success, because Doe’s real identity had been wiped from public records—not that they would have recognized him anyway. Doe’s real name is Alexander Andrew Lloyd, DOB January 9th, 1963. His actual age is 54—when he was found in 1994, 31. He is a NRO DELTA survivor of a disastrous BLUE FLY ‘crash recovery’ mission in northern Wisconsin, which wiped his memory, caused massive inexplicable tissue damage—making him appear af if he aged another thirty years—and separated him from his team. Whether the ‘crash’ really was a crashed spacecraft, a hypergeometric gate, a Grey experiment, a raid on a cult compound, or a failed RECOIL test run is up to the Handler.

Doe, John
STR 12 DEX 8 CON 13 INT 6 POW 12 CHA 8
HP 13 WP 12 SAN 20 BP 12

Disorders: Amnesia, Depersonalization Disorder, Intermittent Explosive Disorder

Skills: Alertness 80%, Athletics 30%, Demolitions 60%, Firearms 60%, Heavy Weapons 60%, Melee Weapons 30%, Military Science (Land) 70%, Navigation 70%, Persuade 20%, Stealth 50%, Survival 70%, Swim 30%, Unarmed Combat 60%, Unnatural 5%

In Bad Shape: If his memory is somehow restored to him, he’ll gain 2d6 points of INT and 1d6 points of CHA, and he’ll gain at least 20% to most of his physical skills.

Mostly Mute: Doe must make a successful Persuade test roll as a prerequisite for having a conversation involving complete sentences, and make a CHA x5 test to be able to communicate sequences of ideas (“get me a towel from down the hall,” for example) nonverbally. (Agents with a HUMINT of 60% or higher may interpret one of Doe’s failed communication tests correctly).

Breaks: If exposed to a bright light suddenly, or a powerful electromagnetic field, or during certain times of the year, or whatever, the GM rolls a POW x5 test. If the test succeeds, he experiences an acute psychotic break. If the test fails, Doe experiences something resembling a grand mal epileptic seizure. If the roll is a critical failure, some sort of unnatural phenomena manifests.

Unnatural Phenomena: Strange things happen around Doe as a result of his catastrophic ‘crash retrieval’ experience. They might only occur during a seizure, at Doe’s behest, or after some other trigger. These phenomena cost him 1d3 WP per use (or 1d6, if it could conceivably harm someone). Depending on what that was, the phenomena could be:

  • Communicate through synchronicities (for example, a blue-carapaced fly buzzing into the room).
  • Wither and age objects near him (flowers desiccate, food spoils, metal rusts, plastic warps).
  • Project visions of his past (or future) experiences to people touching or looking at him. (Will likely cause SAN loss).
  • Warp electronic signals (anachronistic signals, EVP-like phenomena) or to interfere with the operation of electronic devices (draining batteries fast, wiping memory).
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