Timothy Bastian

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Timothy Bastian

Post by Timothy Bastian » Wed Jul 26, 2006 3:01 pm

At a glance
Timothy Bastian originally graduated from Saint Joseph School in May 2008. However, he recently was reverted back to age 15 and is attending Saint Joe's once again as a sophomore.

Gameplay information
  • Handle: Timothy Bastian
    Player: @Klyx
    Origin: Magic
    Archetype: Controller
    Powerset: Illusion/Storm
    Level: 50
Personal data
  • Full name: Timothy Bastian
    Patrol name: Doubletake
    Age: 15 or 19 (born January 29, 1990)
    Year in school: Sophomore
Impressions
This section provides quick reference information.

First Impressions
This information is apparent upon encountering Timothy and perhaps conversing for less than five minutes.
  • Timothy is on the reserved side.
Uncommon knowledge
This information is not commonly known about Timothy. Acquiring this information may require social digging, snooping, or being told by Timothy themselves.
  • Timothy used to have a soul bond with his adoptive brother, Barjnal.
  • He attempted suicide in December 2006.
  • His hero name is Doubletake. He generally doesn't use it, though.
  • Timothy used to have a prehensile tail, before he returned to Saint Joe's the second time.
Metahuman abilities

Timothy naturally has the potential for magic. This potential runs in his family but tends not to express itself very strongly. The strongest aspect of the gift can be described roughly as a kind of borderline-psychic magic. Members of Timothy's family tend to be able to affect or manipulate others' emotional state. For example: Timothy's father, Roger, is a motivational speaker who uses his talent to inspire people to work towards their greater potentials. His grandfather, Wilbert, was a door-to-door vacuum cleaner salesman who used his gifts to inspire others to clean using the latest Hoover model. This typically acts only one-way: they can project but cannot receive.

Timothy, however, expresses his family's gift much more strongly than most. He also can perform various other forms of magic as a full-fledged mage. He has four areas that come very naturally to him: manipulative magic, illusory magic, teleportative magic, and weather magic. He can perform many basic spells in these areas by pure force of will and concentration, though more advanced magics may require subtle gestures or incantations.

When working magic outside of his areas of strength, he typically must more strongly rely on spells, potions, rituals, and the like. Given time to study and prepare, Timothy has the potential to work a wide range of different kinds of magic. However, he typically does not stray far from his strengths.

Timothy is in control of most of his powers. However, the innate persuasive abilities he shares with his father and grandfather are not ''completely'' under control. Under certain circumstances, he may project emotion or mood to others without intending to. This projection occurs solely through vocal means. Timothy has come to largely avoid situations where he knows he's at risk for this projection occurring, unless it suits him to let it happen.

Timothy also commonly makes use of invisibility. Timothy's invisibility is magical in nature and can extend beyond simple concealment from sight. If he chooses, he can conceal himself from ''all'' senses: sight, hearing, smell, or even non-traditional senses such as thermal or psychic awareness. Timothy can also ''selectively'' make himself invisible. He does this in practice on patrol: to his allies he has a faint transparent visual presence, though to his foes he's completely unseen. Though powerful, the spell is not foolproof. If Timothy engages in combat, his opponents can often detect his presence. Further, there ''are'' some entities that can detect him through the invisibility regardless (for example, Rikti drones).

OOC information

Attitude
  • In the past, Timothy had a rather bad attitude. So far, he's been pretty neutral for his second take at high school. Nonetheless, fair warning: Timothy has the capacity to get rather mean/nasty to people. If he does, be assured it's purely in character! If it happens and you're concerned, feel free to send me a /tell.
Invisibility
  • If you're on patrol with Timothy (as an ally), unless otherwise noted you see him as you do in game: largely transparent. If Timothy goes invisible with the intent to hide from you for RP reasons, then regardless of your powerset, you probably ''cannot'' sense him; if you feel you should be an exception, please work it out with me via /tell before RPing that you "see" him. Timothy's invisibility is not strictly visual in nature; it works on several levels and is fairly comprehensive (see "Metahuman abilities" above).
Psychic
  • Some of Timothy's abilities are relatively psychic in nature. However, Timothy ''cannot'' read your mind or emotions. He is able to influence other people's minds and emotions, but he does not normally use that ability on his peers. Other characters who are psychic and/or empathic will find that Timothy is not as easily read as most people; however, he's also not a psychic fortress, so if they try to get in his head they probably can (though he may or may not detect it, depending on how subtle their touch is).
Origin story

A touch of magic runs in the Bastian family. Timothy's father, Roger, is a motivational speaker. His inborn magical gifts allow him to inspire others to work towards their greater potentials. Roger's father, Wilbert, was a door-to-door vacuum cleaner salesman. He used his gifts to inspire others to clean using the latest Hoover model. But as Timothy reached adolescence, he began to show a lot more promise than has been seen in several generations.

Timothy first learned of his magical heritage at age ten when he discovered the journal of Teodors Grunberg. As it turns out, Teodors was a mage of some ability who apparently died in the early 20th century. As he reached the end of his long years, he committed his knowledge into his journal. But there was a twist: his writings were magically encoded so that only someone descended from him with sufficient magical potential would be able to read them, and then, only if they saw through the illusion that comprised them. Timothy fit bill, and consequently, he inherited his forefather's collected wisdom. Over the next several years, Timothy used Teodors' journal to teach himself the fundamentals of magic.

Plot summary

In the summer of 2006, Timothy accrued a sizable debt as a result of some experimentation with gambling. To pay off his debt, he used his magical powers to coerce others into giving him money. He got caught, of course, and was found guilty of extortion. The court sentenced him to community service to be fulfilled through MAGI.

Timothy's parents were naturally very disappointed with his behavior. Being nominal Catholics, they decided to send him to Saint Joseph School in hopes that he would be provided with the guidance and supervision necessary to put him on a better path. He began attending Saint Joe's in the fall of 2006.

Shortly after the school year began, Timothy became extremely close friends with another student, [[Barjnal]]; so close, that Timothy eventually persuaded his parents to adopt Barjnal, who had no family of his own. Unknown to most, Barjnal was actually a demon merged with a human. Barjnal wasn't well anchored in the human realm, and so to prevent him from getting taken back to hell, Timothy soul-bonded with Barjnal to anchor him more strongly. Outside of his friendship with Barjnal, however, he was fairly anti-social with most of his peers.

Life became much more turbulent for Timothy as Christmas 2006 approached, making itself evident in a failed suicide attempt. Afterward, he temporarily left Saint Joe's and was homeschooled for a while, but eventually was allowed to come back under strict supervision and with frequent counseling. Initially, he was even more cantankerous than before, further alienating the few friends he'd had before. Later, under threat of being sent to a military school, he began acting more friendly... but only as an act to hopefully stave off the transfer.

When the summer of 2007 rolled around, the Rikti showed up with it, and like everyone else, Timothy found himself struggling through the state of emergency. Like many of his peers, he contributed to the war effort as he could. When the Rikti backed off and life started to get back to normal, Timothy began to worry about military school once again. As it happened, though, things worked out for him so that he could stay at St. Joe's.

As the 2007 fall semester started, Timothy had stopped heroing and largely kept to himself and had only minimal involvement with the rest of the school. What involvement he did have tended to be polite, though terse. It was during this time that he started his weekly counseling sessions with Valerie Atwood. Much to the surprise of both Timothy and Valerie, Timothy started to slowly open up during his counseling sessions with her. As 2007 drew to a close, he was finally starting to confront some of his issues.

In December, Timothy approached Barjnal and renewed their friendship. The two still seem somewhat unsure of each other at times, but they seem distinctly closer than they had been in the previous months. As the new year dawned, Timothy was starting to isolate himself less. His interactions with his peers became somewhat less hostile than they were in the past, and though he tended to still be acerbic at times, he was a much more tolerable person to be around much of the time--at times, even approaching friendly. He also started heading out on patrol again at that time.

Timothy kept a fairly low profile through his final months of high school though, and finally graduated from Saint Joseph School in May of 2008. Following graduation, Timothy and Barj decided to take a year off from school to focus on their magic. They decided to join up with the Midnight Squad.

From the summer of 2008 through the spring of 2009, Timothy and Barjnal settled into something of a routine with the Midnight Squad. Much of their time was spent doing research or fairly menial tasks, much to Timothy's irritation. Though it had taken a secondary status in their life, both still continued to patrol as they had time and opportunity.

In the spring of 2009, their lives underwent some dramatic changes when the Lord of Boils, Barjnal's former master, came to collect Barjnal. In their initial confrontation, the Lord of Boils hit the boys with an attack that put them in great dangerous, including negating their magical capabilities. The boys escaped, but were in perilous shape. Fortunately, a solution came along in time to save them both, but the solution had a troublesome side effect for Timothy: he was returned to age 15.

Thus, in April 2009, Timothy returned to Saint Joseph School to resume his high school education.

Intro and updates

Please refer to this post later in the thread for Timothy's original Intro and per-issue updates.

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Post by Kali Jade » Thu Jul 27, 2006 4:27 am

welcome to St Joes Timothy , maybe next time we meet it wont be so weird :?
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Post by Kris O'Sullivan » Thu Jul 27, 2006 12:06 pm

Heya, Timothy! Or are you the mighty wizard, Tim; better known as Tim?
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Post by Timothy Bastian » Thu Jul 27, 2006 12:34 pm

My name is Timothy. Not Tim.

I hate Monty Python.

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Post by Kris O'Sullivan » Thu Jul 27, 2006 12:53 pm

Oh. I'm sorry. I won't bother you, then. But, welcome.
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Post by Eshva » Thu Jul 27, 2006 1:31 pm

Hey ya Timothy!

Hopefully I'll met ya soon! Later!
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Dearest Heavenly Father;

I know your awfully busy right now,
But all I ask is for one small thing now,
Please Heavenly Father,
Please take care of my friends at this time.

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Post by Stasis Kiss » Thu Jul 27, 2006 7:33 pm

Timothy Bastian wrote:My name is Timothy.
not Alfalfa. Not Clover. Timothy.

/grins and wanders off, eating an apple.
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Post by August DeVries » Mon Jul 31, 2006 3:26 am

Stasis Kiss wrote:not Alfalfa. Not Clover. Timothy.
Wow. That was obscure. Even for me.

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Post by Stasis Kiss » Mon Jul 31, 2006 8:55 am

/waves half eaten apple in the air.

i am veritable fountain of obscurity - just ask anybody who pretends to talk to me.
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Post by Cronology » Mon Jul 31, 2006 9:57 am

everyone was pretending to talk to you? oh wow now i feel silly i wasent pertending :? :roll:
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Post by Stasis Kiss » Mon Jul 31, 2006 10:38 am

/chucks the apple at Cronology.

okay, we are totally off topic now. for whoever is keeping track of this stuff, this is called THREADJACKING.

as in, "Hey! Stasi totally threadjacked Clover's post!". pay attention please, there will be a quiz later.
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Post by Passion's Flame » Mon Jul 31, 2006 11:12 am

Stasis no quizes, don't worry be happy!

*dances while singing*

Here is a little song I wrote
You might want to sing it note for note
Don't worry be happy
In every life we have some trouble
When you worry you make it double
Don't worry, be happy......

Ain't got no place to lay your head
Somebody came and took your bed
Don't worry, be happy
The land lord say your rent is late
He may have to litigate
Don't worry, be happy
Lood at me I am happy
Don't worry, be happy
Here I give you my phone number
When you worry call me
I make you happy
Don't worry, be happy
Ain't got no cash, ain't got no style
Ain't got not girl to make you smile
But don't worry be happy
Cause when you worry
Your face will frown
And that will bring everybody down
So don't worry, be happy now.....

There is this little song I wrote
I hope you learn it note for note
Like good little children
Don't worry, be happy
Listen to what I say
In your life expect some trouble
But when you worry
You make it double
Don't worry, be happy......
Don't worry don't do it, be happy
Put a smile on your face
Don't bring everybody down like this
Don't worry, it will soon past
Whatever it is
Don't worry, be happy
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Post by Stasis Kiss » Mon Jul 31, 2006 11:28 am

/facepalms.

you are ... gah.

/whacks Stoned on the back of the head, not even wincing at flesh to granite contact.

you are totally embarrassing me! behave yourself or something!
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Post by Passion's Flame » Mon Jul 31, 2006 11:32 am

*holds out his arms* want a hug staci?
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Post by Stasis Kiss » Mon Jul 31, 2006 11:50 am

No.

/folds arms and glares.

I do not need a hug, I do not want a hug, I am not even curious what hugging you would feel like. Rather like hugging a highway pilon, I am thinking.

Can we please return to making Timothy's life a problem, instead of mine?
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