Captain Liberty Profile

Trent Anderson AKA Captain Liberty
Nationality: American
DOB: 14/10/1976
Power: Strength (70% Miss Freedom)

Early Life:

Trent was adopted as a baby into a caring home in Virginia. The story given is that his biological parents were too young to raise a child and in his adult life he has made no attempt to find them. His adoptive mother Caitlin was murdered in front of him when he was 6 years old, this was due to a botched robbery at a convenience store. He was then raised by his adoptive father and aunts and uncles. This was not done in a particularly loving way since his father needed to be convinced of the arrangement in the first place. That said, he had all of the things a child could need in a materialistic sense.

Power Development:

Trent was always extremely strong for his age and size, one area that at least impressed his father about him. This translated into a haul of high school, state, and national trophies for wrestling, swimming and football. It was clear he could have his pick of athletic scholarships and a career in professional sport beckoned. Trent shunned this however, sport was ‘too easy’ for him and of no particular interest. He made up his mind to join the police force in Langley, with the hope of moving into the FBI. Unfortunately Trents athletic prowess was not matched by his intellect and although he narrowly passed the entry exam to the police he soon dropped out because of the paperwork involved. Due to his early trauma as a child and a character which leapt from deep introversion to wild bouts of extroversion, Trent was a poor student and only semi-literate. From this point he worked as a labourer on construction sites and got into drinking at bars with work friends. One night when walking home he noticed a mugging taking place in an alleyway. He went after the muggers, beating them both to a pulp but in the melee the victim got shot and bled out before an ambulance could arrive, this was another crisis for Trent but for a change he tried to take it into a positive direction. He began to do the work he felt the police should be doing, breaking up criminal gangs, stopping thieves and muggers. Before long he was known as the local hero, always around whenever the police were called to a violent incident with a pile of unconscious criminals next to him. Vigilantism was frowned upon but the local press loved it – giving him the name ‘Captain Liberty’. Local politicians could also see the capital to be gained by associating themselves with this popular hero, even if their contempt was thinly veiled. The Mayor of McLean, a nearby Virginian town, used his contacts to see if he could push this local hero into the newly founded ‘Elite Force’.

Elite Force:

1999 was a year of Genesis for Elite Force. No decision had been made about how the group would be formed or how it would act. At this point they were merely rounding up anybody who had some form of power or highly advanced training. Luckily Trent fell into that category. Elite Force officials were very impressed by his strength and felt that he could be an asset to the force. He was sent to training camp where his strength was put to the test and his combat skills further honed. After 2 years of being brought into the organisation and its politics he was ready to take his place at the vanguard of the operation. Unfortunately for Trent the decision was made at this time that the front line operatives must all be female. The majority of trainees were female and it was felt from a public relations perspective worthwhile since only Trent and possibly two others could match the prowess of available women. Trent was enraged with this decision and although he had been promised a position, he left in anger. There followed three dark years where half-hearted attempts were made to recapture his local hero status, this was interrupted by a serious bout of depression compounded by the suicide of his adoptive father. After this period Trent pulled himself together and contacted Elite Force again, who agreed to take him back on a trial basis. They were re-arranging their training set up and needed more formidable trainers to take on the recruits. Trent agreed to do this and even quit drinking for a time. His approach to training was particularly unforgiving, he won almost every match he took part in, thus convincing himself yet again that he should have a frontline role in the force. His present status within the organisation is very shaky, he is considered very difficult and were he not so powerful he would no doubt have been fired by now.

Psychology:

Trent is extremely damaged by his life experiences. He feels an overwhelming sense of abandonment, by his biological parents firstly, an adoptive mother whom he sadly lost, and an adoptive father who didn’t consider him a reason to go on living. On top of this the death of the innocent person at the first mugging he tried to stop adds up to an ugly picture. Trent feels a sense of guilt for this and a large amount of self-pitying and self-loathing take place in his life. He has never had a stable personal life and sees no change to this on the horizon.

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~ by nextglobalcrisis on December 28, 2010.

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