&& Canons Feb 26, 2009 18:01:15 GMT -5
Post by Dorian St. Pierre on Feb 26, 2009 18:01:15 GMT -5
[ CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING ORIGINAL CHARACTERS]
&& Jay Sullivan'The Doctor'
PlayBy: Zac Efron
On The Island, Jay Sullivan is the group’s de facto leader, as well as the closest thing to a physician that they have. He’s a natural leader and an intellectual. Jay is very attractive, but naturally he’s oblivious to this. On the surface he seems calm and collected, while on the inside Jay is still dealing with a lot of personal baggage, stemming from a recent family tragedy.
Jay Sullivan comes from a middle class family and always did excellent in school, so getting into the prestigious Cornell University for Pre-Med. studies was no problem. Jay was doing very well until midway through his first semester Jay’s father, a school teacher, was diagnosed with a degenerative terminal disease. He died, tragically, within a few months. This tragedy completely destroyed Jay and sunk his grades for his freshmen year. Jay signed up for the Summer Research Opportunity in an attempt to make up some of his poor grades.
On the Island Jay instantly bonds with Samantha, and also befriends Katherine, who becomes his confidant and idea springboard. Jay frequently relies on Dorian, the other alpha male, and constantly clashed with James, Jay’s foil.
&&Samantha Rousseau'The Hottie With A Past'
University: University of Florida
PlayBy: Blake Lively
Samantha Rousseau is a complex character. Samantha’s parents split up when she was young and as a result Samantha became very close with her grandparents. When Sam was seventeen her grandfather was diagnosed with aggressive form of pancreatic cancer. Within months he was dependent on life support. Her grandfather begged to be let go, but her family couldn’t stomach the idea. After months of agony, Samantha illegally pulled the plug, killing her grandfather out of mercy. Sam’s entire family disowned her and they perused criminal charges. Sam spent three years in Juvenile Detention for her crime and just barley convinced a judge to let her attend the Florida State College.
On the Island, Sam instantly bonds with Jay Sullivan, the Island’s Doctor. However, there is another guy that Samantha has her eye on: James Grey, the Island Badboy. While Jay is the responsible intellectual; the guy she should be with, Grey is guy she’s more attracted to. Samantha is smart, sexy, and manipulative, and is able to do what needs to be done.
Dorian St. Pierre'The Mystery''
University: Yale University
Major: Political Science
Age: 23 (Say's He Is 19)
PlayBy: Ian Somerhalder
Initially unknown to the other survivors, off the Island Dorian St. Pierre was a British M-I6 Agent on loan to the CIA to help lead the CIA's Student Program; a program that granted operative status to a select few gifted college students across America. St. Pierre has gone through extensive combat and survival training, and he is clearly the person best suited for survival in the wild.
On the Island, Dorian is a keen survivalist due to his training and often leads hunting parties for Boar. However, Dorian must keep his knowledge low-key, as he is not allowed to tell anyone who he really is. Whenever trouble strikes, Dorian is usually there to sort out the mess. Dorian and Jay become close friends, and both are constantly in clash with James, the Island’s badboy. As far as romance goes, Dorian has feelings for Erika, and although she likes him too, she has stronger feelings for Jay. As the series continues, Katherine and Jay become involved in a complicated love/hate relationship.
&& Erika McClain'The Popular Girl
University: Boston College
PlayBy: Ashley Benson
Erika McClain, off the Island, was the most popular girl at her school with all the guys hanging over her. She’s a cheerleader, but not in the stereotypical sense. Erika is smart, sweet, and totally crazy for the Island’s Doctor, Jay Sullivan.
Erika always did well in school, despite making time for her various boyfriends, and was able to get into a good college to study nursing. Her father is a prestigious surgeon, so it was obvious from birth that Erika would be pressured into the medical field. In truth she wants to study art, but her father has always been adamant on Erika following in his footsteps.
As Erika has nursing training and experience, she instantly bonds with Jay, and develops a huge crush on him. Erika tends to dislike Samantha, because Jay cares for her, but there is defiantly no hatred. Erika also has some feelings for Dorian…
&& James Grey'The Badboy'
University: Cook County Community College
Affiliation: Initially Antagonist, Mellows Out
PlayBy: Taylor Lautner
James Grey is the Island’s Badboy, the person constantly causing chaos and reeking havoc. On the surface James just seems like a major asshole with an ego problem, but under the surface James is struggling with a recent emotional trauma and thoughts of suicide.
Growing up James’ father was out of the picture and his mother was a drunk, so James was generally left to raise his younger sister, Ashley. Ashley was always a bright kid and, secretly, James’ best friend. One night during his sophomore year, James took his sister for a joyride on a stolen mustang. James got into a major car accident that night, totaled the car, and paralyzed his sister. The accident destroyed James and he attempted suicide. Fortunately for James, his drunken mother came home to find James nearly dead and dialed 911. Months later, at a court hearing, the Judge Ordered that James spend two years in Juvenile Detention. After his sentence, the Judge Ordered that James attend the Summer Research Camp, as she saw a great deal of potential in James due to his outstanding SAT Scores. James still struggles with guilt and thoughts of suicide from the accident.
On the Island, James definitely clashes with Jay constantly. And although he and James fight regularity, the two eventually mellow out. James is very attracted to Samantha, who reciprocates some of these feelings. James is also a frequent visitor of Jessica's.
&& Arnold Smollet'The Weirdo''
University: Rutgers University
Affiliation: Initially Neutral, Main Antagonist
PlayBy: Dane DeHaan
Arnold is an odd character. Quiet, shy, and unassuming, Arnold might seem like just a typical, shy person. However, beneath the surface Arnold can be cold hearted, manipulative, and downright dangerous.
At first glance, Arnie is relatively likeable--although he is quiet and shy he often appears to want to chip in and help out. But this budding young psychopath never does anything without a motivation. His back story is somewhat of a mystery, although he does admit that he comes from New Jersey, was adopted at birth, and was home schooled most of his life. He was studying Chemistry and has a good understanding of science, with a particular interest in toxins.
What Arnold lacks in size he more than makes up with his ability to convince others to do what he wants. There's also something else that's bizarre about this young man, although its difficult to place. It's yet another one of The Island's mysterious secrets. Arnold Smollet will ultimately become the chief antagonist of this story.
&& Jessica Boniello'The Drama Queen'
University: Carnegie Mellon
Major: Theater and Music
PlayBy: Leighton Meester
Jessia is the castaway least suited to Island life. Devoid of her lip-gloss and makeup, Jessica is lost. Back in the real world, she was the “Queen Bee’ of her High School, as well as the stereotypical cheerleader. However, there is more to this particular cheerleader than one would expect. It was just assumed that Jessica, the Head Cheerleader, would end up with Brad, the Hunky Football Quarterback, and Jessica was thrilled with Brad asked her out. Jessica fell in love with him, but Brad only wanted her for her body. When Jessica stopped putting out for him, Brad began to beat her. Jessica found herself in an abusive relationship, and began putting out constantly, believing that she deserved being beat up because she wasn’t keeping her boyfriend pleased.
On The Island, Jessica feels like she is useless, and the rest of the castaways generally do not consult her in the decision making process. Her past abuse relationship, coupled with her inferiority complex, has turned her into a total obsessive compulsive. She constantly obsesses about how she looks and what others think of her. However, Jessica befriends Dorian, who helps her realize that she doesn’t need to constantly try to be someone she isn’t. Slightly ironic, as he is actually a spy.
&& Kyle Tokoro'The Genius
PlayBy: Kim Bum
Kyle Daiki Tokoro, known to the survivors only as ‘D’, is a genius. He grew up in Japan and always dreamed of studying a science at Harvard in America. He spent years learning English and speaks it fluently. Kyle in an exceptional student but, like every other castaway, he is broken. A year ago Kyle was diagnosed with a degenerate disease which will slowly eat away at the cognitive centers of his brain. Within twenty years Daiki will be brain dead. Regardless of his disease Kyle still strives to achieve his PhD, although it is extremely difficult knowing that he only has twenty years left.
On the Island, D is the group’s ‘Wiz Kid’. Kyle has an extensive background in Organic Chemistry and is Jay’s go-to guy for pharmaceutical situations beyond the scope of his expertise. D is constantly trying to invent tools for the group to use and has been tinkering with the Plane’s Radio ever since the group got to the Island. He also has been able to create a water filtering system, a shower, and is working on creating a battery from scratch to power a CD-Player.
&& Matthew Tanners'The Movie Star'
New York University
PlayBy: Max Irons
Matt Tanner is a celebrity. At twenty years old, Matt is an accomplished film actor, having stared in a number of teen-centric movies and television shows, among which are Paulson's Creek and Werewolf Diaries. He is insanely good looking, quite charming, and somewhat more intelligent than he looks.
Matt's vice is his drug problem. From booze to cigarettes to pot to cocaine, Tanner has tried it all. He has been in an out of rehab several times, however, nothing has helped in the long run. This summer project is his manager's last effort to help Matt get on the straight and narrow...if he doesn't get clean, he'll wash up in the business.
On The Island, Matt is a relatively good guy. Initially all he wants to do is smoke and drunk and relax, however, he soon realizes that he needs to be part of the group in order to survive. He initially falls in with Duke but ends up becoming close friends with Jessica.
&&Katherine Carter'The Dangerous Girl'
Age: 23 (Say's She Is 19)
Affiliation: Antagonist & Protagonist (Complex)
PlayBy: Nina Dobrev
Like Dorian St. Pierre, Katherine Carter is also part of the CIA's Student Program; a program that granted operative status to a select few gifted students across America. However, Katherine's purpose for traveling to New Zealand is to kill Dorian, on orders from her commanding officer. Unknown to the rest of the group, Katherine is a CIA Assassin.
On the Island, Katherine must keep her knowledge low-key, as she is not allowed to tell anyone who he really is. More importantly, Katherine does not want Dorian to figure out who she is, as she has been tracking and following him for the past few months. However, once Katherine and Dorian begin to talk and foster a friendship, Katherine struggles with the idea of completing her mission objective.
&& Maddy Black'The Scandel'
Major: Fasion Design
Affiliation: Somewhat of an antagonist
PlayBy: Shenae Grimes
Off The Island, Maddy Black was her High School Student Council President, Head Cheerleader, and Captain of the Softball Team. On the outside, she seemed calm and composed and everyone expected great things for her future. But on the inside, Maddy was having a terribly hard time trying to fulfill all of her commitments. When her Chemistry Grades began to fall short of her standards, she resorted to sleeping around with her teacher to elevate her GPA. When the rest of the school found out about the student-teacher relationship, Maddy’s reputation was destroyed and she left school to be home schooled.
On the Island, Maddy tends to be the kind of character who gets what she wants, and is comfortable sleeping with a bunch of guys. Constantly sleeping with her teacher, coupled with her inferiority complex, has turned her into a total slut on the Island. Throughout the series, Jessica has slept with James several times and has tried to sleep with Jay, although he has not shown an interest. Maddy is now focused on Dorian, because he isnt interested and she likes a challenge. She also tends to clash with Samantha and Erika, and quickly befriends Jordan.
&& Christina Moriarty'The President'
Affiliation: Somewhat of an antagonist
PlayBy: Shailene Woodley
Like Jay, Christina Moriarty spent her high school days dreaming of becoming a doctor. But after becoming interested in politics, Christina became an ardent member of the schools student council; quickly working her way up to Student Council President. After achieving the presidency, Christina immediately begin instituting new policies and directions. And although the ends were positive for some constituency, most of Christina’s Student Council Colleges felt uninvolved and objectified. This “independence” led Christina to become somewhat of a control freak.
On The Island, Christina is consistently bothered by the fact that Jay seems to make most of the group’s decisions. In truth, she is jealous that he is entrusted with the respect and trust of the castaways. She frequently challenges his choices and calls into question the group’s faith in him as their medical provider. Outcasted by most of Jay’s group from the beginning, Christina falls in with friends like Jessica, Maddy, and James and Duke.
&& Duke Thomas'The Frat Guy'
University: West Virginia University
Affiliation: Initially Antagonist, Mellows Out
PlayBy: Kellen Lutz
Meet Duke Thomas. Born into money, Duke has always been rather privileged. His parents had high hopes of him attending the nation’s top universities, majoring in law or medicine, and living up to the family name. However, Duke never had much of his parents’ work ethic and was never really interested in an education. Focusing solely on hanging with his bros, chasing tail, and getting wasted, Duke earned the stereotypical reputation of being a dumb jock.
Instead of going to a top school like his father had planned, Duke ended up attending West Virginia University, a well known party school. Instead of working to get solid grades, Duke focused mostly on sex and partying. He became the idolized “frat boy”, for better and for worse.
On the Island, Duke earns the reputation of being sort of an idiot. He desperately craves the spotlight and is always trying to show off for the ladies. He quickly befriends James and the two become partners in crime. Duke also has his eyes on Erika and is always trying to impress her. Duke becomes a regular bed buddy with Jordan, who has no real feelings for him. However, when things begin to get serious and the group begins to deal with danger, fear, and death, Duke finds himself growing up and falling in with a different crowd.
&& Jordan Blakely'The Con Artist'
University: University of Texas
Affiliation: Somewhat of an antagonist
PlayBy: Minka Kelly
Meet Jordan Blakely, the Southern Bell by day, con artist by night. Born into a single parent family, Jordan’s father always have difficulty paying the bills. Working as a mechanic kept the family afloat, but Jordan knew that her father’s salary was never going to be enough to pay for college. From a young age, Jordan knew that she would have to provide for herself, by doing whatever she had to. A variety of cons and cheats later, Jordan had scrambled up just enough money to attend college. Her father, who had been saving up as well, was completely shocked when he realized that she had come up with the money herself, and used the leftover cash to send Jordan on the trip. Little did they know, the IRS was right behind Miss Blakely.
On The Island, Jordan is the kind of girl who keeps her cards close to her chest, but is always working out what he next move is going to be. She is manipulative, calculating, and, at times, downright dangerous. But this Southern Bell isn’t planning on letting her fellow castaways know just how capable she is, until the most opportune moment. As far as friends go, she hangs out with “the bad kids” – people like James, Duke, and Maddy. Her current goal is to gain Dorian’s trust, because he might just know how to get something she’s after.