NAME Brady Jefferson Finn. AGE 32. DOB June 15, 19--.
OCCUPATION Police Officer | On suspension. SPECIES Human. MARTIAL STATUS Single. SEXUALITY Heterosexual.
ABILITIES & SKILLS
Brady has gone through rigorous training exercises in police academy and even during his brief stint in the military just following after high school. Brady might not be entirely skilled with hand-to-hand combat but he can shoot a gun like a pro and is capable of brute strength rather than using his mind for anything.
Brady is quite intelligent for what most people would call 'a meathead'. He is very analytical about every situation he is introduced to and he would rather think a head before diving into something. Even though he is 'smart' book wise, he does fall short when it comes to common sense on how to treat other people.
a mortal thing
Brady is full mortal, he has not capability to use magic. He hardly has an open mind enough to try doing so. Brady can get injured/killed by normal human means compared to others who could heal faster, etc.
Brady was cursed by a witch in a similar fashion to Kevin Bacon's skeptical character in Stir of Echoes; a door was opened in his mind. Not to see spirits however. The curse opened the door so that his mind could be more understanding -- making him empathic. His empathy has made him capable of experiencing other peoples emotions and past (and current) experiences in their lives that made them feel that way.
At the start of his story, Officer Finn has been released from Cascade Behavioral Health Hospital after a five month stint due to a mental breakdown he went through in November. It's during this time that he was able to deduce himself, despite what people had told him, that something wasn't right with him and with his current reprieve from work has decided to take matters into his own hands when it comes to investigating the real reason behind his breakdown and the strange things occurring in Seattle.
• Brady is on a series of different prescription medications to deal with his 'mood disorder' and is the only reason why he is able to leave the hospital since he started taking them on a regular basis: Lithium 200mg, Carbamazepine 100mg, Celexa 20mg, Depakote 250mg, Clonazepam 0.5mg.
• Currently lives between his Aunt Mildred's house and his younger brother's place as being on unpaid suspension has made it quite impossible to do anything else but live off the charity of others while he gets his life back in order. (His aunt keeps on hiding the sharp knives).
• Most of the time he doesn't take his meds unless he absolutely needs to, defeating the purpose of said medications. He regularly attends outpatient meetings while he tries to at least get back into desk duty at the precinct.
The Finns, were always going to end up getting married -- whether they wanted to or not. Jeffrey Finn was something of a legend in and of his own right when it came to the work he did. A Seattle-native, Jeffrey didn't take a step out of turn as being raised in a single-parent household made it difficult for him to call attention to himself. He was loved, he was told he was respectful by his elders. But most importantly, he found himself respected amongst his peers. Not saying he wasn't always amazing. Jeff dealt with this as he would teach his children to deal with things 'if something was different, it wasn't right'. Jeffrey lived in his life in a very black and white sort of spectrum. If it was out of the ordinary it was immediately rejected. As was the way of all his family.
Margaret Stanton, however, was a little more different. A little more open-minded. 'Peggy' was something of a mystery to Jeff, growing up a block away from the man since they were young. Peggy was more of the free-spirit so to speak, she would go on the adventures that most people who believed were ridiculous and would come back telling outlandish stories that people just thought she was crazy. Jeff dating Peggy was something of a left-field thing for everyone who had known him.
Their relationship was anything but storybook. Jeff kept on trying to contain Peggy's wild spirit, tone her down to something that fit the mold of society. Something Peggy just never quite allowed him to do. She was mostly a rolling stone, ripping through Jeff's life that when it came time to graduate high school -- she was already well on her way out of the city and Jeff was already planning college.
He inevitably did catch her -- getting her to agree to marry him and promising it wouldn't get in the way of her traveling. Peggy managed to talk Jeff into moving away from the confides of 'Seattle' to return back home to where she had grown up and always had fond memories of when she was a child. Jeff moved his life and his entire world to a small village in Avebury, Wiltshire. Jeff made a nice life there as best he could, Peggy often loving the ambiance of the village they had settled their life into. But often times contemplating moving on with her life and not sure if she wanted to drag Jeff along for the ride.
They started a family by mistake, sorry to say. First their eldest daughter Evelyn was born. Followed by their son almost two years later. Peggy had never thought of a life where she would have a large family, but they managed for the most part.
When Brady was born, they were born in the exact year their second daughter, Isla was born. Brady, along with his fraternal siblings Brody and Bryony. Rounding up the exciting adventure of the surprise triplets born to the Finns shortly after their sister was born and opening a path for their parents' marriage to be tested. It seemed like the start of the family's real test. Brady was practically raised by his elder sibling rather than his mother who was busy with the youngest three most of the time. When Peggy started getting sick, it only seemed to make things in their household all the more stressful with the children living on top of one another. Brady and the younger siblings were far too young to take in the gravity of the situation when Peggy's health diminished before one day she was there and the other day she was not.
Because money was tight to move nine children across the sea, Jeff started his work as a police officer in the village they lived in. Getting help from people in town to take care of the children when Evelyn and Oliver were not around to help around the house. Jeff worked hard to get the children what they needed and often times took the opportunity to take the village's graces to give the children toys and clothes that weren't hand me downs. Everything that could make their life better while he worked on getting them back to Seattle and back to a family that he knew of.
Brady lived a relatively...disenchanted life. While everyone moved around him in a hustle and bustle and his older siblings chewed at the bit of getting the opportunity to move out of the house and away from the responsibilities they had. Brady more often than not shared their dream of getting out of the small house that did not seem to grow up with the group of children or their father's own...anger towards the world.
The Finn boys grew up under the thumb of their father who pushed them to excellence, pushed them to being people their mother would not have wanted them to be. Oliver typically got the worst of it but Brady usually tried to do what he could as the second oldest son of getting in the way of his father's attentions on his brother Oliver or any of his other siblings.
While Brady grew up to be something of the spitting image of his father, his other siblings branched off into their own lives and their own talents so to speak. Where one's strength was 'wit' another's strength could have been 'physical'. Brady was something of being cunning more than anything else. He learned to work a crowd and people to the point where he grew in almost everyone's graces except for his father's.
When most of the Finn 'brood' had grown up in their village. Evelyn already being tempted to move away while the rest of the siblings were informed that they would soon be moving to their father's native Seattle. Brady was nearly seventeen at this point, and almost ready to run off with his sister. But Evelyn was managed to be swayed to remain with the family and they all ended up moving to America at the start of their summer vacation to give them some time to grow accustomed to the world they were about to enter. But Seattle didn't seem much in lieu of what they had grown up in, highly popularized and something of just a 'tourist' town. It was easy to get lost in and the siblings started to make their own lives for themselves.
Brady became more of his father than he realized when it came to the outing of 'vampires' and 'werewolves'. It wasn't a sudden fear as much as it was a disgust for him to be faced with monsters who told themselves they were 'people'. While Brady graduated the police academy, he often times told himself that he wouldn't allow this to go on. That he wouldn't let them think they had some mark on the world when they had been living in the shadows for years without so much as showing their true selves. To Brady...they would always be monsters.
Taking something of a 'right-wing' mindset, Brady often then not made himself known to the social circles he was in as someone to be held in some regard. He rose within the good graces of his captain as a police officer, even though sometimes his practices were a little...stretched when it came to upholding the law when it came to Seattle's supernatural citizens. Brady turned a blind eye here and there, harassed those when he found out there were not human. But he wasn't always noted as a 'horrible person'. Not to the people he counted on as friends.
Brady met Veronica Sawyer at a gathering just a couple months into his work as a police officer, something of an unattainable beauty to him. Their relationship started out on a very love-hate terms, Brady loved her. Veronica hated him. But eventually she was won over, despite the fact she 'was against' the things he would do. Despite their unshared outlook on life, it only took a short time for him to convince her about certain facts of Seattle's darkness.
Brady's life seemed something of a dream in his own mind, everything was going the way to make it so much better than it had been. When witches were finally revealed to the public -- Brady, inevitably, was part of the crowd that would condemn them as well. It was during the point in time when young women were burned at the stake that Brady hadn't just done his duty as a police officer to break off the crowd from stopping it. But he practically helped light the pyres himself.
It didn't stop Brady from feeling proud of himself with no regrets for what had occurred to them. At a public function that...regrettably dealt with spokespeople from the witches side. Brady didn't stop himself from almost joking about the entire ordeal that had befallen the girls that had died. It was in that moment that his life would be changed.
Things started out small at first. Brady would find himself easily overwhelmed while doing routine traffic stops, anxious. He became more and more susceptible to anxiety attacks and openly crying on the job when dealing with other people he would arrest. Arguments with Veronica would be met with him attempting to calm her down because he could feel everything begin to escalate between them. Brady would feel every emotion and even see where the emotions would come from. Experiences as if he were living them.
Everything seemed to overwhelm him during one of the many pro-witch demonstrations where the raging crowd seemed to wash over him, causing Brady to crash. The once promising officer found screaming on the ground rather than keeping on his well-known 'cool demeanor' and crashing it into the ground. Brady was inevitably told that he would need to take a small 'break' from the force which lasted only a couple weeks before he was back to it once more. After visiting the therapist.
Brady's return was short-lived before he had another breakdown. This one much worse and almost injuring another officer on duty in the meantime. This time around, Brady was brought to the hospital and put into the mandatory seventy-two hour hold that usually happened. Being told he was being admitted afterward after he just seemed to get even worse during his stay. Eventually he was moved to Cascade Behavioral Health after his sister Bryony and Evelyn stepped in to make sure he got the best care possible. The visitors slowly began to dwindle...in the beginning it was his fellow officers and Veronica before long having his ex-fiancé arrive just to tell him that she couldn't stay with him and that she was moving away from Seattle. Before the only guests he got were his family and even then it was only when they were available.
In the middle of March and armed with plenty of mood stabilizers, Brady was discharged from the hospital and has been couch surfing ever since while beginning to think that something had happened. That something had happened to him to twist him from the man he was to the man he currently is.