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IC Required: General Name: Finnigan Thompson Age/DOB: 36, 21 March Gender: Male Sexuality: Bisexual Marital Status: Widowed (but secretly taken)
Species Species: Elemental Type: Water Tier: III Focus: Nil Powers: He is able to manipulate and control water, although he is unable to move large bodies (such as rivers or the ocean) he can create items from water and move them at will. Another one of his abilities is that while in his element he is able to ‘breathe’ in water, while he doesn’t have gills he can absorb the oxygen from the water around him, out of water it’s lucky to be a minute. He needs to be around water, only a few days without and he starts to feel ill and fatigued, just drinking water doesn’t help, he needs to be submerged in at least a bathtub’s worth but prefers a river, lake or even his ‘tank’ at Zion (as long as it’s filled with fresh water).
Zion Job:The Son of Poseidon Water Escape Show
Job Details: Not quite Houdini in his Chinese Water Torture Cell but watching a man submerged underwater trying to escape from handcuffs is quite the show! What the audience doesn’t know that Finn is able to hold his breath for extended periods, essentially ‘breathing’ and is in no real risk of drowning
Month/year joined Zion: September 1904
Details Personality: To those who don’t really know Finn (or the behaviour of elementals) he is often seen as moody and bad tempered, but really is neither of them. While he does have bouts of irrationality and his moods do change quite regularly most people can see past that and discover that Finn is really a nice guy and to those close to him he’s a really good friend and fiercely loyal.
PB: Jesse Spencer
Appearance: With a head of dirty blonde hair Finn likes it slightly longer than is seen ‘proper’ for a gentleman, but he likes it because underwater it gives him the appearance of trestles of liquid gold surrounding him. His eyes are of a sea green/blue colour, often said to reflect the waters of the Celtic Ocean that surround his homeland - Ireland - they can change colours depending on his moods and time in his element. At 5 foot 10 he’s not overly tall but not short either, just average.
History: From a long line of Water Elementals Finn was born into the life of Carnivals, Circuses and other oddities, his mother used to perform as a mermaid while his father worked in the games. When it became clear that he followed in his mother’s footsteps she became his teacher and taught him how to use and control his abilities, she was quite proud of her son and he became old enough he left the sideshow his parents worked at and began out on his own.
He began by doing various underwater type shows, swimming around like a merman and impressing audiences with his acrobatics. However in England at the age of twenty he was in one show that showed him the dark side of life in such a carnival, soon after marrying a beautiful woman - Miriam, who worked at a confectionery stand. There were rumors that the owner had a habit of drinking too much and one evening Finn discovered that this was true. After finding that Finn’s tank had developed a crack his boss began yelling, telling him that he did it and wanted to get out of the contract he had signed. Despite his protests the owner didn’t believe him, the larger and stronger man decided to teach him a lesson. He still has the faint scars on his back from the lashing that he received that night and packing up their things he left for a new life with his new wife by his side.
Wanting to escape Finn then booked the two of them passage to the United States and decided to try his luck with making a new life there. However things didn't start out too well, Miriam died during childbirth and their daughter stillborn. Falling into a deep melancholy he ended up jobless and heading towards poverty.
As it turned out there was a savoir out there that came to his rescue at that dark moment. His skills were already known by Kristoff Verner, when they happened to be in the same city the man tracked him down and offered him a place at Zion Mystique. He got better with help and his own show, to start with it was similar to those back across the Atlantic, swim around and entertain people (in a costume to hide the scars which he was embarrassed about) but it wasn't until Houdini premiered his Chinese Water Torture Cell that Finn put the idea to Kristoff about doing a similar thing and the Son of Poseidon was born.
He’s been with Zion for fifteen years now and knows pretty much everyone, by sight at least. He doesn’t have a lot of friends but those he has he’s fiercely loyal too, including his ‘wagon mate’ Riley Kip, who he has been in a secret relationship with for the past five years.
At a Glance
Bilingual - fluent in both English and Irish Gaelic
‘Breathes’ water, allowing him to stay underwater for extended periods - the larger the body of water the longer he can remain under.
Needs to be around water, if away from the bigger cities will often ‘borrow’ a horse or vehicle to find the nearest lake or river where he can just sit and recharge in clear water.
Widowed at the age of twenty, his wife Miriam and daughter Elizabeth Anne both dying during childbirth which sent him into melancholy.
Has a small circle of friends, including those long term carnies in Zion. He particularly likes doing babysitting duties for others, having never gotten the chance to do so with his own daughter.
Has faint scars on his back from getting lashed by a previous carnival owner, he wears a fitted costume to hide them from everyone else