Scion: Heroes Arise!
A multi-cultural adopted baseball prodigee.
Adam is a young man in his early twenties, with a mixed but uncertain ethnicity. He has short black hair and tan skin. His low nose bridge and slightly hooded eyes hint at strong Asian influences. He stands just below median height for a male and has the thin but well-muscled build of a serious athlete.
Adam generally wears jeans and a t-shirt or athletic style jersey with athletic shoes.
Age: 20 DOB: 7/7/1994* Height: 5’7” Weight: 145 lbs Hair: Black/ Dark Brown Skin: Tan/Multiracial
*Adam’s Date of Birth is estimated. His true origin is unknown.
Education: High School Graduate, 3.8 GPA, 2nd Year college student, majoring in Communications (Broadcasting Emphasis).
Adam is an athletic prodigy (some might say the classic “natural athlete”), showing world-class speed, dexterity, and hand-eye coordination. He is playing college baseball, and has recently become one of the most heavily recruited prospects in the country as a switch-hitting shortstop. He is also an accomplished martial artist, having achieved a black-belt in Tae Kwon Do and American Kenpo, with trophies from national tournaments. Adam is ambidextrous and excels at ‘dual weapon’ techniques. Over the years, he has been a part of Junior Olympic teams for both baseball and Tae Kwon Do, and has played in several baseball championships, from the Little League World Series up to the NCAA National Championships
Adam is the adopted son of Linda and Joseph Moore. He did not know he was adopted until he turned 18 – he has since done a little research to try and find his birth parents, but hasn’t really put much serious effort into it. He is happy with his life. He secretly hopes he will become a big baseball star and his birth parents will come to him. His father is a professor of Language Arts and Literature at a small, private college and his mother works as a nurse at the local hospital. He was raised in an upper-middle class, multicultural family, and given a first-class education. He has shown a high level of athletic ability from a very young age and was entered into Tae Kwon Do early to help him ‘focus his energy’. His parents have never said more than this, but Adam has gotten the impression there was an incident where he hurt another child. He doesn’t remember what it might have been. Adam seemed almost born to martial arts and got his first black belt at 10. His parents enrolled him with a local dojo, where his studies moved from Tae Kwon Do to American Kenpo, to Isshin Ryu Karate, and even Capoeira. He has also taken some basic gymnastics and parkour classes, at the encouragement of his sensei and mentor, Master Koji. While interested in exploring the world of MMA fighting, he has followed the advice of parents and coaches and refrained from training in the octagon.
Adam has tried to downplay the actual height of his physical characteristics. In truth, his speed and dexterity are well above anything ‘normal’. He can juggle huge numbers of items with virtually no effort, and it seems that flying or falling objects might as well be moving in slow motion. He takes great pains to actually let some balls go by him when he is playing baseball, because he is afraid he would be labeled a ‘freak’ if anyone knew just how easily he could hit every ball and make every play. His strength is that of a highly trained athlete, above that of most ‘normal’ people, but nothing preternatural. His intelligence is what he would consider at the upper end of normal, but he exercises remarkable self-control and wisdom for his age.
Adam has worked as a waiter at several restaurants, and did a stint as a mall employee at a sporting goods place in high school. He plans to become a professional baseball player, and maybe do sports broadcasting or journalism when he retires.
Personal Philosophy/View on life:
Adam’s Baptist upbringing, combined with some of the Asian background inspires Adam to push toward personal perfection. He wants to be the best person he can be and practices baseball and martial arts for hours, even though it doesn’t really seem to be necessary. He views a career in baseball as a means to influence people and to be able to ‘give back’ to the community, more than he feels a personal desire for fame or wealth.
Adam is an only child – he now understands that that is because his parents couldn’t have children and he was adopted. He has three cousins on his mother’s side, and four on his dad’s, but they are scattered around the world and he hasn’t had much of a chance to form close relationships with them. His grandparents spend a lot of time traveling the world among there scattered families, and still do a lot of work for missions abroad.
Joseph Moore, 45, is the son of a mixed European father, and an East Indian mother. His parents met in India where his father was a missionary, and they moved back to the US after they were married. Joseph was raised with an appreciation of multi-culturalism, and studied abroad where he met his future wife while doing anthropological studies for his graduate work. He is strict but kind, and deeply religious from a devout Baptist background.
Linda Moore, 42 is the daughter of a Pilipino-American Indian flight attendant, and a Japanese business man. She met Joseph during his studies abroad, and the two fell in love. They have settled in the United States for now, but plan to go into the mission field now that there son has left the house.
Movie: The Matrix
Book: Not a big reader, but likes thought provoking non-fiction, would probably choose “The Republic” or “Musashi’s Five Rings”
Most valued possession: A baseball signed by Derek Jeter
Dream: To play shortstop for the New York Yankees.
Hobbies: Playing video games – especially sports games and first person shooters. He likes to fly fish, but otherwise is not a big fan of outdoor activities.
Common Phrases: “Home Run!” “He’s rounding third…” “Sometimes you have to steal home…” “Looks like it’s going to be a squeeze play.”