image done by me Biography First Name: Fabrizio Middle Name: Dante Last Name: Lombardi Make: Vector Model: M12 Class: Sports car Year: 1996 Age: 32 Gender: Male Eye Color: Gray Current Paintjob: Silver Origin: Watersford, Iowa Known Family: Mother, two brothers, one uncle Profession/Job: Urban photographer Likes: travel, music (specificly Lincoln Park [Linkin Park]), reading Dislikes: driving at night, loud distractions, ghost stories Strengths: extremely loyal, very open and understanding to friends/family Weaknesses: timid of strangers, not very courageous, quick to panic Closest To: older brother Cesar, best friends Jason* and Miles Farthest From: oldest brother Dominic History: He grew up in a little town along the Mississipi River in Iowa, so he has long had a soft spot for smaller settlements. The youngest of three boys, he was born into a family of Lamborghinis. Only two weeks later his father died in a severe road accident. Fabrizio's line of work, urban photography, has led him all over the country, mostly in the midwest and the north. He has a degree in his profession from a local college on the outskirts of Chicago, which he obtained in 1998. He once passed through Radiator Springs, deciding to take a scenic route in 2001 on his way to Reno, and swore to visit again if he was ever nearby. In 2002 he took his first vacation and returned home to visit friends and family. Suffice it to say it was not a relaxing time-off. Accused by his oldest brother, Dominic, of abandoning the family for a life outside of Watersford served as fuel for Fabrizio to start to distance himself from some of his oldest friends. The final insult was his involvement in a road accident that happened four days after he returned home. Fabrizio was unhurt, but his most dear friend, a Dodge Raider called Jason McKay*, was severely injured and later died in the hospital. As the crash was investigated further, the public opinion of the locals seemed to point at him as a likely cause, even though the evidence said otherwise. Dominic used this as material to further seperate his youngest sibling from the town. The Vector left soon after and has not been back since. In the most recent days he has gone back to Radiator Springs on what is only his second vacation. He has since befriended a tuned Ford Probe named Rosa and become a source of contention to a snobby Ford GT named Natalie. Voice: undecided Theme: "Photograph" by Nickelback Other: -prefers Premium fuel, detests Unleaded -a watcher of Law & Order -runs on a V8, rather than a M12-standard V12 -has experience drag racing, but is rarely competitive -prefers not to use nicknames -license plate reads WTSFD, which stands for the name of his hometown
Roleplay Status Date Created: August 13th, 2006 Topics Character Participated In: "Cars RP" of Hillbilly Hell Fiction Titles In Which Character Appears: None
sketch done by me Biography First Name: Natalie Middle Name: Noami Last Name: Forrester Make: Ford Model: GT Class: Supercar Year: 2005 Age: 18 Gender: Female Eye Color: Blue Current Paintjob: White w/ dark blue stripes Origin: Detroit, Michigan Known Family: both parents, one aunt Profession/Job: n/a Likes: drag racing Dislikes: tuners, Porsches, dirt racing Strengths: stealthy, takes directions well (for the most part), shows rare concern at times Weaknesses: quick temper, young and impressionable, very sarcastic, often doesn't know when to be quiet, impaitent Closest To: n/a Farthest From: her parents, ninety-nine point nine percent of Radiator Springs' population (namely Rosa and Shroder) History: Like others of her model, Natalie had origins in Michigan, but grew up in neighboring Wisconsin with her mother and father, near Green Bay. She favored her time alone, and still does prefer to spend spare time without anyone else around. This comes as a result of being the quiet one in high school. She has always considered herself able to race as well as anyone else, but keeps finding opposition in different kinds of racing, such as off road. Most of her friends at home consisted of younger, slower models who - more or less - envyed her speed. Because of this she slowly leaned toward thinking of making a living out of street racing, in spite of her parents' best efforts to dissuade her. At the breaking point of their arguments, she dropped out of school and left home, to roam, train and to think about things. Anything new she sees has a tendancy to come under intense scrutiny. That same ferocity makes her extremely loyal to those that she considers friends. Underneath this exterior, she can seem very wishful and almost placid. She harbors an intense dislike for tuners (mostly for the pranks they pull) and anything Porsche. She claims the latter is an inherited trait that runs in her father's side of the family. As far as hobbies go she likes nothing more than a nice, thorough run - by herself - on the highway. In her own words she is best "at taking directions from others". Voice: undecided Theme: "Be Like That" by 3 Doors Down Other: -license plate reads GTFRVR, which stands for Gran Turismo Forever -lists people under two categories: annoying or tolerable -is proud of her heritage (as her grandfather was a GT40) -has a tolerance for Chevrolets
Roleplay Status Date Created: August 13th, 2006 Topics Character Participated In: "Cars RP" of Hillbilly Hell Fiction Titles In Which Character Appears: None
sketch done by me Biography First Name: Shawn Middle Name: Troy Last Name: Kleinsworth Make: Dodge/Plymouth Model: Daytona Charger/Superbird hybrid Class: Muscle car Year: 1977 Age: 30 Gender: Male Eye Color: Blueish green Current Paintjob: Dark gray, with ice blue/white front that tapers off into a flamejob along his sides Origin: Indianapolis, Indiana Known Family: none Profession/Job: Publisher's assistant/Part-time tour guide/several other odd jobs Likes: travel, sightseeing, racing of all kinds, road games, law, reading, country music (particularly Brakes & Dura [Brooks & Dunn]) Dislikes: taking medicine, foul language, cold weather, major modifications Strengths: generally people friendly, talkative, can keep a secret, adaptable to most cultures, hard working Weaknesses: can be aggressive, uncomfortable around other Mopars, sometimes speaks before he thinks, low tolerance for misbehavior (i.e. pranks) Closest To: n/a Farthest From: n/a History: His actual origin, not to mention birth name, is unknown. He was found, abandoned at an extremely young age, on a bitterly cold winter night by a patrolling police officer in downtown Indianapolis. There was no immediate way of telling how he even got there. He grew up in the care of a foster family (for childhood/teenage history, see background story "Somewhere"). After school things took an unexpected downturn. Six months after graduation his health conditions, previously under control, began to degrade and cause more intense discomfort for him. The final straw was when a sudden, disorienting hoodache kicked in during a local race, in which Shawn nearly wrecked himself and three other participants. Until that point his medication had been everyday Gasprin. The doctors upgraded to a stronger painkiller, called Odryxan. They also recommended that he not overexert himself, as he would in racing. That, combined with Odryxan being an illegal substance to be under the influence of in most motor sports, left him with little else to pursue as far as careers went. He was told of operations that could provide long-term relief, and that if he could turn the dime, he'd have another chance to start racing (locally, not professionally). He has since begun his odd-job streak, which was local at first, but by 2004 left him scouring the country for work. His relationships have suffered, and he isn't as close to his family or friends as he once was, slightly consumed by his desire to not be so dependent on medicine just because he turned out different. Voice: Joaquin Phoenix Theme: "Somewhere I Belong" by Linkin Park Other: -engine is mostly Super Commando 440 -license plate reads 677907, which represents the digits in his birthyear and the years D.C.s and Superbirds arrived on the scene -can best be described as having many traits of both models; this is best represented by his wing, on the right the angle matches that of a D.C., and the left isn't so steep; this is what he personally labels as "bent wing syndrome"
Roleplay Status Date Created: October 8th, 2006 Topics Character Participated In: "Cars RP" at Hillbilly Hell Fiction Titles In Which Character Appears: Innocence, Somewhere
image unavailable BIOGRAPHY First Name: Josiah Middle Name: Winston Last Name: Day Make: Sikorsky Model: HH-60 Pave Hawk Class: n/a Year: n/a Age: 38 Gender: Male Eye Color: Brown Current Paintjob: Black w/ white security labeling Origin: Albany, New York Known Family: both parents, two sisters, one son Profession/Job: Security (for hire) Likes: doing his job right, spending time with Jack, reading Dislikes: misbehavior, juvenile delinquents, fixed-winged aircraft Strengths: polite, very by-the-book, serious, rarely jokes around Weaknesses: reluctant to deter from given orders, sometimes too serious Closest To: son Jack Farthest From: n/a History: The Day family has been very history oriented, and, being the only boy in the family, Josiah's biggest rolemodel was his father, a retired National Guard helo. The week he turned eighteen (around 1978), he drafted into the Air Force, and later the National Guard, as he decided he wanted to be closer to home than before. Over the years he eventually made it to Captain level, and around that time he struck up a relationship with another Pave Hawk, June Fresno. She was three years his junior, agewise, and one of his commanded subordinates. They wed in 1995, and their son, Jack, was born two years later. In 2004, the pair unexpectedly divorced, working out a joint-custody agreement for Jack, and both resigned their commission to the Guard. Since then, both Hawks have avoided any subject regarding the circumstances of leaving the marraige. The main mitigating factor seems to be June's questionable loyalties, and that Josiah initiated the divorce to avoid career-affecting embarassment. Voice: William Ficthner Theme: "Falling To Pieces" by Faith No More Other: -sometimes keeps in contact with his ex-wife -sometimes his accent slips through -absolutely loathes being called "Joe" for short
ROLEPLAY STATUS Date Created: November 26th, 2006 Topics Character Participated In: "The Wild Blue Yonder" at Hillbilly Hell Fiction Titles In Which Character Appears: None
These biographies are specifically for "Wingin' It" and therefore more condensed. Subject to editing.
Name: Ari ("Raid") Wright Make: North American Aviation Model: P-51D Mustang Class: Fighter plane Year: 1985 Age: 27 Gender: Male Eye Color: Blue Current Paintjob: Deep maroon w/ black decals (originally gray w/ black and white markings; racing scheme consisted of red/white striped fuselage w/ star-studded blue wings) Origin: Warbird Way, Pennsylvania Likes: a bit of chaos, pranking others, spending time with Zelda Dislikes: being grounded for too long, authority, the high-and-mighty types Strengths: optimistic, civil to those he trusts Weaknesses: impulsive, reckless, tenaciously competitive, short-sighted at times History: Originally descended from a modest family of war veterans, he was at one time a history buff. His fancy for aerial racing eventually grew into a small-but-successful career. In eastern North America he became a kind-of Lightning McQueen, if not so pronounced. Sometime after his racing career expanded to the west, he became associated with an Fw-190 calling herself Zelda. It has been said that their relationship was harmless at first, and then manifested into a more sinister pairing. His standing in the ranks became marred by clashes with fellow racers and disappearances from scheduled events. Disintegrating ties with his family eventually led to a split - some would say a decision coerced by his companion. Though he occasionally doubts his new "calling" in life, he always reminds himself how much more exciting it is, and that Zelda would (supposedly) perish without his companionship. Voice: Michael Weatherly Theme: "Animal I Have Become" by Three Days Grace Other: -has a habit of greeting/farewelling others in Spanish -favorite hobby is harassing motorists or fellow fliers -call sign Merlin II
Name: Griselda ("Zelda") Sylvester Make: Focke-Wulf Model: Fw-190 Class: Fighter plane Year: 1988 Age: 20 Gender: Female Eye Color: Green-gray Current Paintjob: Light gray w/ green tribal accents Origin: n/a Likes: mischief, leisurely flight Dislikes: authority, competition for attention Strengths: manipulative, seductive, intelligent in her own right Weaknesses: short temper, disillusioned, somewhat vain (considers herself an underdog) History: Her past is largely unknown. First impressions would describe her as a rover, teaming up with roving formations long enough to survive another day. Her appearance is "appealing," given her model, and ideal for exploiting the average simpleton. Besides taking hosts for all they're worth, she is known to several state-level enforcement agencies as a known harlot and petty thief. Voice: Cree Summer Theme: "You Give Love A Bad Name" by Bon Jovi Other: -providied Ari with his current alias
Name(s): Luke and Logan ("L&L") Alliston Make: North American Aviation Model: F-82G Twin Mustang Class: Heavy fighter plane Year: 1990 Age: 18 Gender: Male Eye Color: Light brown Current Paintjob: Black and tan Origin: Rotorton, Oregon Likes: conversation, reading Dislikes: close proximity, crime, authoritive male figures Strengths: intelligent, pleasant in general, rarely confrontational Weaknesses: disagreeable toward each other on occasion History: Like Zelda, their exact origin is a complete mystery. The surname isn't that well-documented, and neither twin is more forthcoming than the other. They are known associates of Zelda, suspected runaways out of the northwest, quite easily the only semi-innocent ones to date. Seldom aggressive and equipped with radar, weather guages, and the like, they often birddog potential targets for Raid and Zelda. Voice(s): n/a Theme: n/a Other: -Luke (Lucas) has several chips of paint missing from the leading edge of his wing (left) -Logan's eyes are noticably darker than his twin's
Name: Anita Wright Make: North American Aviation Model: P-51H Mustang Class: Fighter plane Year: 1987 Age: 21 Gender: Female Eye Color: Blue Current Paintjob: Metallic silver w/ sky blue accents Origin: Warbird Way, Pennsylvania Likes: law, travel, aerial stunts Dislikes: liars, jet planes, obnoxious behavior Strengths: compassionate, doesn't take "no" for an answer Weaknesses: somewhat prejudicial, a bit of a worry-wart at times History: Her childhood was fairly normal, stable, though she was more of a socialite at school, but remained active in her family's military heritage. Her older brother was always her biggest role model, and the two were extremely close. As his racing career picked up steam she kept in touch whenever possible, visiting tournaments when she was able. When the family split came to pass in mid 2007, she deliberately postponed her educational goals in order to start tracking him down again. Voice: Brittany Murphy Theme: n/a Other: -aspires to be a defense attorney someday -call sign ASW-87
Name:Christopher N. Lewis-Atley Make: Grumman/McDonnell Douglas Model: F-14 Tomcat/F-15 Eagle hybrid Class: Fighter jet Year: 1974 Age: 35 Gender: Male Eye Color: Dark tangerine red Current Paintjob: Low-visibility gray w/ black "canopy markings" and red/white stripes Origin: n/a Likes: aerial stunts, publicity, risk-taking Dislikes: non-jet 'craft, bush types, badmouthing of his parents or genetics Strengths: intelligent, resourceful, versed in all things Navy Weaknesses: selfish, egotistical, too brazen for his own good Design: "Freefall" could be considered 75% F-15, with a narrow nosecone, nodding intakes, spinal air brake, and dogtoothed tailplane. The remaining twenty-five percent of F-14 genes account for his dark coloration, pylons (set in body/intake gaps and upon wing gloves), (shoulder-mounted) swiveling wings, robust undercarriage (close enough to that of a purebred Tomcat [with double nose wheel and wider spaced mainwheels] to declare him fit for carrier landings), and canted stabilizers. The lack of a Tomcat's beaver tail does not help his stability when turning, nor does having a flat "pancake" fuselage when it comes to generating lift. With much practice and blessed with the superior powerplant of an Eagle, he has learned to compensate for these flaws. This blend creates the overall impression of a smaller-than-average Eagle, with longer, trimmer wings and larger stabilizing fins.
To date, he has encountered no health issues stemming directly from his genes. And rather than dwell on the problems that come with being a hybrid, he is of the more-self-righteous opinion that he is, in some ways, as good if not superior to his parent models.
History: His parents were both first generation samples of their respective models, a female Navy Tomcat (Com. Sandra Lewis) and a male Air Force Eagle (Cpt. Nathentis Atley). As each's type were inducted into the military, both proved to be modest fighters of an average ability when it came to intelligence and skill. They first came into contact at Edwards AFB, CA.
Given a less-than-troubled upbringing (excluding a nasty crash in his teens involving a smaller rival), he was schooled and graduated without any major academic scruples and, after a short local stint as a stunt pilot, chose to enlist in the Navy, after learning the onset of vision problems would be forcing his father into taking an early retirement. The flight evaluation given was more thorough and rigorous than usual, probing for obvious signs of weakness. When it became clear he could make carrier-landings as well as any Tomcat, he was happily accepted, and deployed for his first of many missions based in the Atlantic.
Even in the presence of so many purebreds, in a squadron assigned to one of the least active battle groups in the Second Fleet, he worked, earned his commission, and advanced to the rank of lieutenant within a few short years. Though an effective fighter and wingman, his superiors often described Freefall as a "reckless daredevil" with a "habit" of "twisting" orders to suit his own desires - always pushing to a point just shy of insubordination. His inferiors respected his skills, but could not claim to like his always-lofty attitude or his almost-obsessive ambition. Most instances, involving verbal confrontations with other pilots, Freefall knew when to matters let slide. His inability to admit any wrong tended to grate on others' nerves, and never an instigator per se, he was not afraid to defend himself when arguments came to bites and blows. As a result, he few true friends. He was considered for TOPGUN twice.
Freefall frowned on shore leave whenever it came his way. Though he enjoyed travel, if it wasn't for the better of the Navy he kept aboard ship even when others went sightseeing. He never committed to the idea of a steady relationship, either, though he was always receptive to any female who became curious enough to "get to know" him.
In the last six months of his career, mid to late 2004, these fights began to escalate with a would-be rival from another fighter group, one F-14 from the Pacific theater, and a recently transferred wing commander, who absolutely detested the idea of Freefall's mixed heritage. Hostilities peaked during an at-sea tour, in which both jet planes brawled in the aftermath of what had been a routine patrol flight. The contesting Tomcat came out of it with injuries that hospitalized him for many weeks afterward, while Freefall, not as worse for wear, was subjected to an investigative court-martial.
The powers-to-be had to decide between reprimanding a captain whose record was virtually spotless, and expelling a loudmouthed, uppity lieutenant with a history of borderline-aggressive behavior. This being the case, Freefall was found guilty of - among other things - aggravated assault and "conduct unbecoming of a jet of his rank and experience". He was dishonorably discharged that winter, with all veterans benefits revoked.
Too ashamed to return home and unable to face his father after such a damning fall from grace, Freefall isolated himself from his family and struck out on his own. It proved more difficult than he imagined, trying to conform to society's freedoms and standards after 17 years in the military. He adopted his now known colors of black, red, and white over the same paintjob, reapplied to mask his old registration numbers. As fate would have it, that following spring the hybrid jet crossed paths with two young, third generation F11F Tigers, Zachariah Clements and Benjamin Toole: "Zigzag" and "Birdbrain". They, too, had been spurned from the Navy's ranks, weeded out to make room for the growing F/A-18 Hornet populaces, and between the three planes, the idea of joining forces to survive was very appealing.
They formed what came to be called "The Trine," known to the masses as the most talked-about jet gestalt in the continental United States. Taking after the Blue Angels and the Thunderbirds, they travel and perform unofficial stunt exhibitions at various 'ports and aircraft communities around North America, a self-reliant group concerned only with taking care of and making a name for themselves. Opinions of them are as all over the map as their appearances are. Some believe they have a more sinister side, as a front for illegal activities; some simply think of them as the underground celebrities they have made themselves up to be.
Voice: n/a Theme: n/a Other: -official active callsign L.A. (though Freefall came to be the more common designation, taken from his most proficient ability: to dive at great speeds from great heights and still accurately strafe a target) -still maintains that he was not the provocateur in said incident -often wears darkened Ray-Ban aviator-styled sungoggles to conceal the unusual color of his eyes