If your character was suddenly challenged, would they rather run away or stay and fight?
They would stay and fight. Harkness doesn’t back down easily but at the same time he would start a fight just for the hell of it. There would need to be reason and he restrains more than he fights. He wouldn’t hurt someone unnecessarily.
Does your character get restless when things are too quiet or do they favour solitude and silence? Why?
Solitude. He doesn’t often get a moment of peace and quiet so he will take that in as much as he can and appreciate it.
If your character had one thing to say to their parents before they died, what would it be?
Self determination is not a malfunction.
Can they multi-task or must they focus on one subject at a time?
Multi-task. He would fall quickly behind in work if he couldn’t on the job.
What are their best school subjects? What are their worst? List five of each.
His best subjects would be gym, math, fucking some language or something, politics and home economics (or hide next to the coffee machine). His worst would be science (just because he didn’t like it), geography, history, human biology and religious studies, believing them all to be useless.
Do they prefer romance or affection? What is the quickest way to your character’s heart?
Coffee. Really Harkness doesn’t concentrate on things like this. It was something that just happened. It’s more of a bond than a romantic tie. They literally just work really well with each other and would kill for the other. It’s as far as romance would go in his mind.
Do they have any verbal tics? Do they have trouble pronouncing certain words or getting their thoughts across clearly?
Harkness swears a lot. His favourite words range between damn, hell, shit and problem. His thoughts always get across clearly because he is blunt, Harkness won’t try to piss around the edges.
If they had a choice, would they prefer a subway or a bus for public transportation?
Subway. It’s small, metal and smells like damp.
Finally; if your character was forced to eat one thing for the rest of their life, what would they choose and why?
Does your character have any enemies? If so, who and why?
Many. As much as he strives to protect people in his job it doesn’t exactly make friends. The obvious one would be Zimmer and The Institute he was technically enslaved by them for twenty seven years and ordered to do some brutal things, that and the face they have threatened and kidnapped his friends doesn’t make them popular in his opinion. They’re a big risk to his life and the city. Gustavo, Security Chief rivalry and the guys a snob. Infamously Harkness and Hal (psychotherapy) do not get on as well. Harkness used to have a great disdain for Wally in the past but is slowly, slowly getting over it.
Does your character have any noteworthy features? Freckles? Dimples? A scar somewhere unusual? etc.
Harkness has a hell of a lot of scars. These range from surgical wounds from the Commonwealth, Mirelurk slashes on his arms, pulse burns and even stab wounds from the period that Butch and Harkness did not get on. His most obvious scar runs along his collarbone and neck and was given to him by a hunter that tried to rip off his head. This scar was made worse by Red who literally grabbed and tore back synthetic flesh to reveal more of his metalwork. Characteristically he has yellow marks between his first and forefingers, his teeth are pushing towards coffee stained and his nails are fucking perfect because they don’t actually grow.
Are they a quick thinker or do they need time to sort through their thoughts?
Harkness can be both. In a rush situation he can make decisions quickly and precisely but he would rather take his time and gain as much information as he could. In terms of personal thought he can be quick and stubborn.
Describe 5 unusual characteristics your muse has.
He’s an android.
He is obsessive in organisation.
He smokes with his left hand because he draws his weapons with his right.
He can’t drink milk.
He has a sidepart.
If your character was allowed to murder one person without any consequences, who would that person be and why?
Bannon. He’s a prick.
Are they a leader, do they prefer to follow, or would they rather just stay on the sidelines altogether?
Leader. Vainly he knows most of his judgements are correct so in his opinion they might as well be used optimally.