Daniel Slater - 2.0 biography

Infinity Gaming 2.0 - Character Biography

The following is a private out-of-character biography. Information contained within this biography is NOT permitted for in-character use.
Minimum words are recommendations as a lack of depth will result in further information being requested, etc.

Character Information

Full Name: What is your character’s full name, including any nicknames or aliases?

  • Daniel Slater

Date Of Birth (DD/MM/YYYY)

  • 21/07/1984

Country Of Birth (If outside of Australia, please specify citizenship status & date of citizenship)

  • Australia, but now a permanent resident of the United States of America as of 2004

Family Tree, Heritage & Genealogy: Does your character have any family members or close relatives? If so, who are they, and what is the nature of their relationships? (Note: Any names not included within this biography unless later approved by the Federal Government will not legally be considered family members in a legal procedures, practices, etc.) (Min: 25 words per person)

  • The Slater family has its foundation firmly established in a legacy of justice and saw its evolution through many generations. Daniel has been able to trace his family’s history back to early colonial times when the justice system was first established in Australia. It appears there is evidence to suggest that more than at least a few of his great-relatives were involved in either law enforcement or the administration of justice which made Daniel’s career choice quite a simple one. Even in more recent times, Daniel’s father and grandfather had both been police officers but had since passed away, but for reasons not connected to their service. During an overseas trip to the United States of America, Daniel fell in love with the country and the opportunities it presented to him and as a result, he made a decision to transfer his citizenship to a state of permanent residency.

Education, Experience & Employment: What is your character’s level of education? Did they attend college, vocational school, or have any specialized training? What does your character do for a living? Are they employed or self-employed, and in what industry or profession? (Ensure you state all degrees, certifications, experience, current/previous employment information, etc.) (Min: 75 words)

  • Daniel holds a Bachelor of Psychology which he attained while living in his home country of Australia.
  • Daniel completed a Bachelor of Law after gaining permanent residency in the United States and has since achieved certification as a lawyer within the state of San Andreas.
  • Daniel has previously held a number of First Aid qualifications including Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) however this has lapsed over time and has not been renewed since parting ways with the San Andreas Police Department.
  • Daniel holds a pistol firearm competency which was attained and kept current throughout his period of service with the San Andreas Police Department.
  • Daniel holds a standard car driver’s licence and a personal boating licence.

Personality: Describe your character’s personality traits, both positive and negative. What are their strengths and weaknesses?

  • Daniel possesses a strong committment to the pursuit of justice which comes from his family background and his first-hand experience in law enforcement. While he does maintain a strong moral compass, he has definitely found himself in many ethical dilemmas throughout his career and having to face these challenges has shaped his view of the world and frameworks in which his expertise is put to use. Daniel has a sharp intellect but can sometimes be perceived as brooding due to the weight he still carries on his shoulders from past exposure with dealing with complex and serious criminal investigations. Daniel has a strong sense of cameraderie with his colleagues and is a strong believer that in order to build an effective team, the underlying internal culture of that team must be positive and bulletproof.

Hobbies and Interests: What does your character enjoy doing in their free time? Any specific hobbies, interests, or passions? (Min: 50 words)

  • Although he is not exactly known for a high level of fitness, Daniel still tries to keep himself active by running and cycling. His time as a police detective and the stress associated with running complex investigations definitely put a strain on “the ol’ ticker” but he has always tried to monitor his physical behaviours to keep somewhat of a healthy lifestyle. Daniel has an on/off relationship with fishing which almost seems be related to the tides or quality of the fishing seasons.

Goals and Ambitions: What are your character’s long-term goals and ambitions in the city? What do they hope to achieve? (Min: 75 words)

  • Daniel has achieved personal satisfaction in life through his various careers, however he is always looking for opportunities to advance and to influence others to achieve their best. Daniel would be open to more senior positions in government agencies or the private sector as a lawyer but he does not have any specific preference. A return from retirement to a supervisory or investigative role in the San Andreas Police Department is always something he would consider doing again if offered that opportunity.

Friends and Allies: Who are your character’s friends or allies in the city? Are there any specific groups or factions they are affiliated with? (Min: 25 words per person/group if applicable)

  • Daniel has lost touch with a lot of his old colleagues in the San Andreas Police Department as the years have rolled on but he has maintained an overall positive relationship with the Department and some other government agencies to help in achieving his professional objectives.

Enemies and Rivals: Does your character have any enemies or rivals, and what is the source of their conflicts? (Min: 50 words per person or group if applicable)

  • Daniel has no shortage of enemies within the city, but his position as a supervisor prior to his retirement allowed him to monitor and guide investigations from afar without directly compromising his own identity. Daniel does not anticipate any enemies would ever strike out at him and has generally maintained a professional adversarial relationship with more high-end offenders in past years in order to avoid conflict spilling into his personal life.

Criminal Record: Has your character been involved in any criminal activities in the past? If so, what kind of activities have they been involved in? (Min: 50 words if applicable)

  • Aside from a few minor involvements with police as a youth (ie; egging his neighbour’s house) and a few traffic tickets that he received when he first moved to the United States while he was getting used to the local laws and rules, Daniel’s criminal history is free of any convictions.

Personal Beliefs: What are your character’s personal beliefs, values, and ethics? Are they religious or politically inclined? (Min: 50 words)

  • Daniel is quite complex in his beliefs. He understands the complexities of the justice system and recognises that he has an important role to play in any aspect of his work because if he takes a step backwards or into the dark side of what he deals with on a daily basis, that system becomes compromised for the community and in turn could affect someone’s chance for a fair go. Daniel holds a deep disdain for politicians due to a few negative experiences where they had exercised undue influence on investigations and his work.

  • Of particular note though, Daniel values honesty, integrity and a measured sense of professionalism which are traits carried over from his long period of service as a police officer. Daniel despises fraudsters and liars and has no issue calling those individuals out when that behaviour presents itself. Daniel has a strong admiration for watching people stand their ground and face adversity head-on, even if there is a potential for that person to suffer a hit to their own personal reputation if that act was intended to help another person.

Relationships: Is your character in a romantic relationship or involved with anyone romantically? If so, who is their partner, and how did they meet? (Min: 50 words if applicable)

  • Have you ever really been a former seasoned detective until you’ve been like Daniel with at least one documented ex-wife?

Physical Description: Describe your character’s physical appearance, including height, weight, hair colour, eye colour, and distinctive features. (Min: 50 words)

  • Daniel stands at 180 centimetres tall and has an average to medium build. Daniel has brown hair, sometimes complimented by a full-face beard and has piercing blue eyes. Daniel does not have any distinguishing features like tattoos but he does have an Australian accent which some might consider unusual in San Andreas.

Backstory: Provide a detailed backstory of your character, including any significant life events, turning points, or experiences that have shaped who they are. (Min: 100 words)

  • Born in 1984, Daniel had a reasonably sheltered upbringing in Australia with his parents. Being an only-child meant that he was the centre of attention for his parents and although he wasn’t spoiled, he was definitely brought up with a lot more support than other children in his demographic would’ve had access to. During his relatively unremarkable adult life and following his completion of a university degree related to psychology, Daniel had formed an interest in applying his studies to a practical application and joined the San Andreas Police Department where he remained in service for a number of years, rising through the ranks steadily to a supervisory position as an investigator for more complex criminal matters.

  • In the last year, Daniel had retired voluntarily to further pursue his professional interests in exploiting the law to achieve justice for the community and to free himself from his growing tiredness of the internal politics of the police department. During his career as a respected detective, Daniel acquired street smarts and gained an appreciation for the realities and challenges of policing but was always left longing for more. While carrying out consultancy work with government agencies from his state of semi-retirement, Daniel would often provide advice to senior members of those agencies in order to help them fine tune their operations so as to provide a better customer service experience for their own staff as well as members of the community who relied on the services of those agencies.

  • After becoming slowly more and more inspired by family tales, Daniel followed his relatives from olden times in exploring his interest in the administration of justice. In choosing law, Daniel excelled as a lawyer, blending his investigative skills and knowledge of police procedures with legal expertise and successfully prosecuted many high profile cases on behalf of government agencies and departments. His commitment to “justice for all” persisted and eventually branched out to dealing with victims of civil wrongdoing, often taking on pro bono cases to champion the underprivileged. Where Daniel’s career goes from here though is yet to be decided.

Current Situation: What is your character’s current situation within the city? Are they new to the city, or have they been there for a while? (Min: 50 words)

  • Daniel is currently ‘open for business’ and is actively seeking employment opportunities within government or private sector businesses that will challenge him to deliver high quality customer service to both ‘internal customers’ and the wider public. The most suitable role for Daniel will be one from behind the scenes that allows him to fulfil his desire to contribute towards his already strong foundation built on a lifetime of public service and one that also allows him work from the sidelines to push others in leadership positions to achieve their absolute best. Daniel would be open to rejoining the San Andreas Police Department either in an advisory role focused on corporate services or perhaps even a return to being an investigator again, however nothing is set in stone for him yet.

Great example of a detailed biography…

I understand that your previous careers are a deep part to your backstory, I think that they shouldn’t impact your character too much, as it can’t have anything to do with previous positions etc.

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