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Manny Collins

"Ya know... I think I might just got my work cut out for me."

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a character in “Demesne”, as played by KingHink

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❝They ain't all that bad. Burning, breaking, biting, and wholesale destruction. Sounds like the typical human teenager to me. ❞






Image∞ Full name ∞
Manfred Collins

∞ Nickname ∞
Manny, Freddy, Old Man, Agent Collins

∞ Age ∞
36

∞ Gender ∞
Male

∞ Sexuality ∞
Heterosexual

∞ Face Claim ∞
Goro Sasabe || Free!






Image*∞ Height & Weight ∞
5'4" 135 pounds

∞ Hair color ∞
Blonde

∞ Eye color ∞
Light Brown

*∞ Distinguishable Facial Features ∞
Sexy facial hair.

∞ Birthmarks/Scars/Tattoos/Other ∞
A few shrapnel scars and an old bullet wound.

∞ Physical Description ∞
On the short side of 5'4", Manny does not cut a very intimidating figure. Though not lean, his work has left his body fit and limber. For someone in his middle ages, Manny has pretty athletic build. Generally he keeps his hair short, with the exception of his wild bangs. A few wrinkles and an anchor style beard decorate the face of someone who might have been a bit of a looker back in his younger years.

Manny is most often seen a pastel blue jumpsuit that he wears while working, but when off duty he much prefers to dress casually. From colorful Hawaiian shirts with a pair of khaki shorts to hoodies and tank tops. He never was one to feel very comfortable in formal wear. Besides, in his line of work a suit would get dirtied up pretty quick.







∞ Likes ∞
β™₯ Exotic Food || Anything that tastes great is fine by him, but there is nothing like the excitement of trying something new.
β™₯ Kids || Probably because he has often been called one himself. Makes it easy to relate.
β™₯ Games || From gambling to mind games, nothing like a bit of fun to make the world a bit more bearable.
β™₯ Breaks || Never misses one if he can help it.
β™₯ Animals || Even if animals do not always like him, it does bring back memories of home.


∞ Dislikes ∞
βœ– Bad coffee || A powerful substance than can ruin the whole day.
βœ– Serious people || The world is hard enough, without a light heart every now and then it will just drag you down.
βœ– Paperwork || The cruelest force out there capable of destroying almost any mood of productivity.


∞ Talents ∞
βœ” Engineering || With an MIT education and years of experience, Manny insists he can fix anything. However the jury is still out on this one.
βœ” Sabotage || Well, they didn't originally hire him just to hammer at 2x4's. He is as good at destruction as he is at construction.
βœ” Keeping a level head || Despite his expressive nature, Manny can maintain solidarity of thought throughout intense situation. He is an Agent after all, some things come with the career.


∞ Fears ∞
✘ Dying before retirement || Sounds silly, but Manny really does want to settle down and lead a normal and happy life someday.
✘ Being reenlisted || Manny is quite satisfied being a Fixer, does not want to go back to Field Agent.
✘ Staying single || Though Manny isn't in any rush... Dying alone sounds really unpleasant.


∞ Flaws ∞
✘ Past his prime || Though not terribly old, his best years are behind him. He is finally starting to feel his age.
✘ Immature || Despite his age, he is still young at heart. It is hard to take him seriously sometimes.
✘ Classified || I would tell you but then I would have to kill you.

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Image∞ Abilities ∞
"Gordon Freeman had an MIT education and look at all the things that HE can do."

∞ Personality ∞
{Immature|| Kind || Playful || Hardworking || Level-headed || Charismatic }

A thoroughly good guy with an ever present grin. Manny is laid back and lenient who believes that life is too short to let things get you down. He loves meeting new people and tries to befriend everyone he meets, whether they like it or not. You will see him laughing a lot, as he seems to find joy in everything he does. Exuberant might be a word used to describe him. Child-like might also be word to use. But don't be fooled by his immature gimmicks, there is an intelligence behind his eyes and a method to his madness.

Quick to horse around and slack off, one is generally surprised to learn that he is very good at getting things done. He works with an energy and a passion that puts young working lads to shame. He loves what he does, and it shows. But he isn't all happy go lucky, when times come to put on a serious face, Manny will do just that. Flipping upside down whatever idea you might have had of him. He is a professional, after all, and his government branch is not in the habit of hiring people who can not handle themselves.

The best way to get to know him is to meet him, but for the most part, you will meet a jolly light hearted man who has no interest in harming anyone. He treats everyone he meets as a friend, even those who treat him with hostility. Just be careful should you take that route, Manny is very good at playing that game.

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Image∞ Romantic Interest ∞
TBD

∞ History ∞
A Fixer. Perhaps not the most glorified job in the agency. But no less crucial. Manny has worked behind the scenes for a long time, never quite getting the same credit that the field agents get, but he does not mind in the least. In fact, he much prefers it this way. Especially as he had his fair share of getting shot at, becoming a Fixer was a welcome change of pace.

From Langley to Area 51... Manny simply follows the work. His job is simple, to repair or sabotage whatever it is he is assigned to. Now this sounds very simple, and in concept it is. Not so much in practice. Architecture, vehicles, weaponry, even things as far out as satellites, a Fixer is expected to solve a vast array of technical problems. As well, Fixer often assists in "cleaning up" after a altercation or operations of classified origins.

Manny had been assigned an interesting project coming straight from the top brass at Area 51. It involved on readying a place for eight super powered aliens. Now this was an interesting challenge that Manny jumped on with excitement. He personally oversaw the remodeling, taking queues from the bios he was given on the future inhabitants of the place, and despite the routine interference from the higher ups, he would say that he did a pretty good job. Surely they would like it. Upon it's completion, he was then assigned to keep the place maintained as the estates personal Fixer.


*∞ Hex Code ∞
#8000BF

So begins...

Manny Collins's Story

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Kou Borne Character Portrait: Bosco Kai Character Portrait: Moa Willow Character Portrait: August Melrow Character Portrait: Manny Collins
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Moa simply sat and stared when Kou turned into a small bunny, the type she had always dreamed of. She was so cute! Its a good thin-ah no! Its bad! Really bad! She felt a little flustered by the sudden change, slightly unsure of what to do. Just as she was reaching out her hand to give it was pat, Kou-bunny changed back into Kou, blushing slightly, probably from the fact that she had lost control in front of her as she said that she would go downstairs. When she left, Moa immediately flopped back down on the bed and rolled around as her emotions started to show themselves. Its so cute! So cute! Her cheeks turned red slightly at the prospect that she had just tried to stroke Kou.

Finally, she recovered slightly and sat up on bed, looking out of the window. Kou seemed to have joined the boys, enjoying herself in her new surroundings probably. She watched as she found the pool and did a happy dance, smiling slightly. She didn't want to admit it, but Kou was cute as a human too. However, she wasn't that desperate to go into the rain, not being a fan of water like Antos. Who knows what water would have done to her gadgets? Only when Kou fell did she frown slightly in worry as she checked the closet for a raincoat so she could rush outside. Sure enough, there was a blue one, possibly for Kou, but she honestly didn't care much. Slipping one on, she raced down the stairs to find her.

She slowed down slightly as she neared to pool, panting a little just as she saw Kou stand up. "A...are you alright?" She asked, her red eyes looking her up and down in worry. Now that 'Mama' Aika was with Vena, she was kind of unsure what she was supposed to do, but her instincts told her to make sure Kou was ok. "Its raining, you should get in, you'll catch a cold." She told her, looking toward the house to check if the weird earthling was there. He must have vanished to who knows where. "Come on, Kou, lets get in. You should wear something at least." Without thinking, she pulled off her rain jacket and put it on the shorter girl, pulling it tight around her. "Whoops!" a flash of light passed her eyes as her hand turned into a screw driver. "I knew those things are not waterproof! Geez..." She took Kou's hand and pulled her gently but insistently toward the house. "I need to get fixed, I think."

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Character Portrait: Kou Borne Character Portrait: Xena Kinch Character Portrait: Aika Vesan Character Portrait: Xavier Wilson Character Portrait: Moa Willow Character Portrait: Antos Atticus Character Portrait: August Melrow Character Portrait: Makoto Urquhart Character Portrait: Manny Collins
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After about an hour in the library and Mako doing nothing but opening books, flipping through dusty pages, then putting them back, they were called downstairs by the human Xavier. Relieved that he wouldn't have to give some excuse to Antos so that he could leave, Mako put the book he had just picked up back and looked at the other three in the room. August, Bosco, and Antos had looked up as well but Mako had his doubts that they would actually come to whatever lecture Xavier intended to give. "I'm gonna go down there, maybe he has something important to tell us." Whatever the reason, Makoto did not want to spend another second in the archaic library with the ancient computers. Who used such bizarre things anymore? Had earth not updated their systems to hologram projections?

Mako left, going down two flights of steps to get to the bottom floor. He spotted the girls in the living room, but only counted three heads. Where was Xena? Perhaps she was asleep? Shaking his head, Mako made his way over and plopped onto one of the leather recliners. It was huge and he felt like he was sinking into it. "What's going on ladies?" He asked, putting his hands behind his head and attempting to finally relax despite the fact that he had counted four cameras in the room. Oh wait, make that five.

Suddenly Mako spotted Moa's arm and his eyes widened. "Whoa, Moa what happened?" He clambered out of the seat and walked forward, kneeling down to examine the damage. It did not look good. Maybe this was why Xavier called them down? Oh no! Was he going to announce that Moa had to go back!?

"Your head is going to over heat if you keep over thinking that hard." A squeak came from beside him. Mako stood up and scratched the back of his head, "you're right. Hey Aika, do you know why we were all called down here?"


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Kou had knocked on Xavier's door for what felt like hours until finally he swung it open with a look of indignation. "Moa's arm is broken!" His expression changed quickly and he instructed Kou to wait outside while he shut the door and disappeared into his room. A few minutes later the human emerged and told her to wait downstairs with the others.

Instead of going back down, Kou went to her room and changed out of her soggy clothing and then went to Moa's room to grab the other female a pair. She grabbed the first pair of pants and shirt that she could reach on the high shelves and ran downstairs, careful not to wrinkle the bundle. "I brought you some dry clothes," Kou said and placed them on the couch for when Moa was ready. "Xavier called someone I think, but he told me we should wait down here."

And wait they did, it was nearly an hour before anything happened and Kou's nerves were on edge. What if they had to take Moa back? What if they weren't going to let her return home? It didn't help that Mako came in and started asking questions that only seemed to confirm Kou's worst thoughts. She curled up into the corner of the couch, glad that Aika was here. Xena was nowhere to be found, but that was fine by her. That girl scared her with her mood swings and quite frankly, Kou couldn't handle that right now.

The only thing that broke the silence besides Mako's babbling was the occasional boom of thunder. Each one seemed to be louder then the last and after about the tenth one Kou couldn't take it any longer. "How is waiting around going to fix you!" She didn't mean to yell, but the girl believed that it was her fault that this had happened because Moa had come outside to rescue her when she had slipped in the wet grass. Abruptly, the door bell rang and Kou jumped. She had not expected that sound.

"I'll get it," Kou left quickly, her cheeks flushed red with embarrassment. She looked out the window to see one of the least governmently looking people she had ever seen. His hair was shaved in some sort of odd fashion statement dyed the brightest shade of yellow the salon offered. "Hello?" She opened the door a drop, wondering who this human was. Was he a friend of Xavier's? The one who was going to fix Moa?

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Character Portrait: Kou Borne Character Portrait: Xena Kinch Character Portrait: Aika Vesan Character Portrait: Bosco Kai Character Portrait: Xavier Wilson Character Portrait: Moa Willow Character Portrait: Antos Atticus Character Portrait: August Melrow Character Portrait: Makoto Urquhart Character Portrait: Manny Collins
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Now this was a call. And here he had thought that he would be getting the next few days off after all that work he had put into the house. But sure enough, something got broken already. Job security, right? Aw, Manny didn't mind. He loved his job. This was a good chance to meet the kids that were to take up residence here. And may give him a good idea how long the house would stay in good condition.

Manny was a sight coming into the driveway. With all the other agents driving lovely black SUV's, Manny was driving a white work van with a battered box trailer behind it. He scanned his ID at the gate and they did a quick check of the trailer and van and let him through. After putting the van in park, he clipped his name badge to his clothes and zipped up his pastel blue jumpsuit. Put a pencil behind his ear and his ever handy screwdriver and channel locks in his back pocket. Always great things to have on hand. Getting out, he walked and opened the sidedoors of his van to get his toolbag before making his way to the front door.

Manny was humming to himself as he got to the doorstep and firmly pressed the doorbell. And he wasn't kept waiting as the door opened quick enough. What a cute little girl. Had to be one of them aliens. They sure didn't look so different from humans. Putting on his biggest grin, he greeted her, "Well hello there! I'm Agent Collins. Word has it that there is some fixin' to be doin', as I might say. Have I come to the right house?" He asked. He knew he had. But he was being friendly, and giving the girl some control over the situation that might make her feel more at ease.

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Character Portrait: Kou Borne Character Portrait: Xena Kinch Character Portrait: Aika Vesan Character Portrait: Xavier Wilson Character Portrait: Moa Willow Character Portrait: Antos Atticus Character Portrait: August Melrow Character Portrait: Makoto Urquhart Character Portrait: Manny Collins
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"Well hello there! I'm Agent Collins. Word has it that there is some fixin' to be doin', as I might say. Have I come to the right house?" Slowly Kou nodded her head and stepped out of the way for him. He didn't look anything like the typical agent what with his wild hair and bright blue jumpsuit; he looked more like a handy man then anything. Kou was skeptical, but she did not say anything. "I'm Kou," She replied and led him to the living room. "Can you really fix her hand?"

She sat on the floor across from the others, watching intently. If he tried to hurt Moa, or tried to take her back with him Kou would not hesitate to bite. She put her thumbnail between her teeth, anticipating quietly for the moment that he would be finished. Across the room Mako was twiddling his thumb and checking his wrist as if he actually wore a watch, he wasn't particularly interested in mechanics and whatnot, but Xavier had told them all to come down to this room in order to meet the new agent so here he was, waiting to start a conversation with the others but they were all so quiet around the human.

Bosco, August, Antos, Aika, and Xena were gathered there as well although Xavier, their supposed guardian had yet to make an appearance since breakfast. Perhaps they should drag the agent out of his room and make him explain why had had called a meeting and then failed to show up himself?

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Character Portrait: Kou Borne Character Portrait: Xena Kinch Character Portrait: Aika Vesan Character Portrait: Bosco Kai Character Portrait: Xavier Wilson Character Portrait: Moa Willow Character Portrait: Antos Atticus Character Portrait: August Melrow Character Portrait: Makoto Urquhart Character Portrait: Manny Collins
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Manny looked down and smiled at the girl, didn't look like she could hurt a fly. But of course he knew otherwise. With bag in hand, the older man followed her inside, setting it down on a small end table and looking around the home. Still intact, that was a good sign. He was half expecting this place to be wrecked. Manny gave her a chuckle when she asked him if she could fix Mao. "But of course I can! I can fix darn near everything. No need to worry yourself, young lady." He said to Kou and patted her lightly on the shoulder.

Moving over to his bag, he pulled out a few standard tools and pocketed them,"Alright dear, first I need to see what the problem is. Just a harmless little diagnostic. I was told that you got wet, if that is the case then this will be done in a matter of minutes. It being just a short, all I have to do is locate it and reinsulate it." He calmly told Mao, keeping a calm smile. Working with live wires always carried a thrill. Especially alien stuff. This was the kind of work he lived for. So he got to work, he had already looked over the wonderous schematics the agency had given him on her but thankfully this small of a fix was standard electrician work.


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Bosco did not quite know what to make of this guy. He was another agent, and that immediately put him on alert. Sure, he sounded nice, and didn't seem like he was meaning any harm. But that was how these agents get to you. Still, Moa did needed help, this man was apparently qualified to do at least minor repairs. He didn't seem intimidated at all by the mech girl's inner workings. Bosco would still keep an eye on her though.

Bosco sighed, and looked out the window. The glass was still covered in droplets but it had stopped raining. Such strange weather here on earth. He sort of began to zone out as he gazed outside. To think he was just sitting here. Waiting to go home, but that goal felt like centuries away. Kou, August, Moa, Mako... His thoughts drifted from person to person, to home and earth and future and past.

He shook his head to try and get his mind away from that stuff. Thinking too much about those things would put him in a bad place. He needed to focus on the here and now. Surely it couldn't hurt to just forget everything for just one afternoon.