Viktor Frankenstein/Aaron Whale Jun 2, 2016 20:07:09 GMT
Post by Viktor Frankenstein on Jun 2, 2016 20:07:09 GMT
Player Name: Rumplestiltskin
Player Age: 26
Face Claim: David Anders
Character Name: Viktor Frankenstein / Dr. Aaron Whale
Character Age: 30
Kingdom of Birth: Land Without Color
Alphonse Frankenstein-Father (deceased)
Maria Frankenstein-Mother (deceased)
Gerhardt Frankenstein-Brother (deceased)
Likes: science, drawing/sketching, people who believe in his abilities and take his work seriously
Dislikes: people who think magic is superior to science, people who question his capabilities, lack of funds
Strengths: brilliant scientist, skilled surgeon, critical & creative mind, driven
Weaknesses: relies on drinking and one night stands to get him through his emotional problems, prone to fits of depression, has a difficult time opening himself up to others (keeps others at arm's length), has quite the temper which overrules his self preservation instinct
Personality: Viktor is inquisitive and curious. He possesses a scientific mind devoted to puzzling out the world's mysteries. To him nothing's impossible. It just takes time to figure out how to circumvent supposed 'natural' laws. He's creative and imaginative and sketches with stunning accuracy. Magic is something he has slowly come to accept. He does acknowledge its merits and finds it intriguing. However, he prefers to rely on science which he finds more predictable and stable. He acts confident and can be quite suave. But deep down he's insecure about his own abilities and whether or not anyone can love him as in his life few have genuinely cared for him. For most of his life, only his brother truly loved him. He's driven when it comes to his experiments but weak willed when it comes to his flaws. Rather than deal with his emotional troubles he'd rather forget, distract himself with alcohol or pretty women. He's terrified of being rejected because in the end even his brother didn't seem to accept what Viktor was working towards with his experiments. No one ever took the time to truly understand him. He won't share that and typically won't act like he needs anyone. He will only behave to the contrary when pushed to his limits, when he's incredibly desperate. Viktor's motto although he would never phrase it so crassly is fuck expectations. Social decorum demands certain behaviors; and, he fails to comply. He says what he thinks and can be quite sarcastic. And when people ask if he's ever felt x or experienced x he has no problem giving an emphatic no. He doesn't do what is expected but is moved by his will and his drive, the strongest of which being his thirst for knowledge, his scientific curiosity. He cares less about what others consider moral and more about what is possible for the imaginative mind.
History: Viktor was born the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Frakenstein. His family was wealthy to the point they bought the title of nobility. (There were many issues since they were new money as opposed to old; but, starvation would never be a problem.) His mother died when he and his younger brother were fairly little. Since Viktor was a few years older than his brother he had the better memory of her out of the two of them. He was closer to his mother than his father since she appreciated his logic and creativity and didn't mind that even as a child he had no desire to go into the military. She was a great supportive force and losing her was nearly unbearable. The only reason he didn't snap was because his younger brother cared for him and looked out for him despite being the apple of Father's eye.
Father never whole heartedly supported Viktor's ambitions, considering them a waste of time and money. However, Gerhardt managed to persuade father to fund Viktor's experiments for a while. One Christmas Father gave Gerhardt mother's old watch. His 'present' to Viktor was a commission to join the army as a physician. He'd need to abandon his scientific exploits to do so which was life's work and in his mind his purpose for existing. As much as Viktor begged and pleaded for his father to support him, he refused to listen. Just when he thought he would have to give up his work at least for a while, a strange man approached him. The man introduced himself as Rumple Von Stiltskin (leading Viktor believe he was a foreigner.) He promised Viktor a large sum of money if he reported the details of his experiments back to him.
One night Viktor was digging up a body for his experiment when his brother ran across him. Gerhardt admonished him for what he viewed as dastardly work. A graveyard guard noticed the disturbance and while the two fled Gerhardt was shot. His brother died. Viktor attempted to bring him back to life; but, the heart he used burned to a crisp. Father blamed Viktor for Gerhardt's death and claimed he had no sons, having no faith if Viktor's abilities to restore his brother.
Rumple made a deal with Viktor. He would secure a stronger heart for him, an enchanted one, if he pretended to attempt to bring Regina's fiance back from the dead. Jefferson brought him to the Enchanted Forest; and, Viktor made a show of operating on Daniel. But he never put the heart in. Regina is left devastated and he returned home with the prized possession, an enchanted heart.
He seriously performed the operation on his brother and managed to bring him back to life; but, it was not really the brother he lost. When he showed Gerhardt to Father, Father claimed it was not his son and in a fit of rage attacked Viktor. Agitated by the encounter Gerhardt beat Father to death while Viktor stoically watched. Viktor locked his brother in a tower with plans to kill him, aiming a loaded gun at him. When Gerhardt saw the gun, he pressed the barrel against his head as though begging for death. Viktor couldn't bring himself to kill his brother, the only family he had left however twisted and broken. He left him locked in the tower.
The curse hits and Viktor forgets everything he was. He knows himself only as Dr. Whale, head doctor of Storybrooke's hospital. During the curse he has a one night stand with Snow White, being completely ignorant of her true identity. When Henry suffers from the sleeping curse, Dr. Whale tries to revive him but fails to do so.
After the curse Viktor incites a mob to go and kill Regina. Before anything can happen Charming arrests her. Later, in hopes that Regina will return him to his home world if she was happy, Viktor attempts to bring back Daniel. Daniel is however every bit as monstrous as his brother had been. Regina is forced to kill Daniel.
Later, one night after Viktor has drunk more than his fair share trying to forget his problems, a patient by the name of Greg is delivered to his hospital. He is expected to operate on him. Viktor's uncertain of his abilities and says that Rumple should just heal him with magic. Rumple says he owes no one here any favors and that since Greg witnessed magic they should hope he just dies. There's a discussion and everyone else present says that Viktor should save Greg. But Viktor finds a watch that reminds him of his brother's and his mother's before his. Overcome with a sense of failure he fleas to the docks and attempts to commit suicide. Ruby grabs a hold of him in time. Feeling weak and vulnerable, he opens up and admits his past traumas and failures. He wanted the name Frakenstein to stand for life but instead everyone associates it with monster. He admits that science comes with as much a price as magic. Ruby sympathizes with him and says that they both have a chance to start a new life here. She shares her traumatizing past as well. She insists that there's still time for him to do something meaningful. He returns to the hospital and manages to save Greg.
Viktor’s phone rang and he couldn’t help but smirk at that. Really, in a hospital so small unless it was a genuine emergency, using the phone was just a matter of laziness. It would have been simple to stroll forward and rap on his door to deliver a message. But as he always did, he picked up the receiver. “Yes?” he asked briskly, tone weary. He really just wanted to go home and research. He hoped that whoever was calling would be brief and wouldn’t give him terrible news about some catastrophe that would require him to work overtime. He did not get paid enough for that. Viktor had sadly needed to work overtime on several previous occasions. None of these incidents had proven pleasant. There had been the coma crises, first when the man was delivered and then when he up and walked off on his own. Bloody imbecile! What sort of patient decided to leave without being looked over by a doctor first?! Then there was that time before he officially woke up when he'd exhibited brain activity and basic reflexes. Regina went ballistic when David was temporarily responsive. She’d ordered Viktor to run all sorts of unnecessary tests on the man which had lead to nothing useful, no conclusive results which frustrated Viktor as much as Regina. Of course he’d remembered none of his experiments back then; but, he still would have preferred to be out drinking or on a date or something. The hospital didn’t have much of a night life. Even as his cursed self, he preferred to spend as little time there as possible.
He didn’t bother to give his name. Everyone in the hospital knew his name and number. And if the call was a mistake, he’d set them straight soon enough or just hang up depending on his mood. Yeah, slamming the phone down might feel pretty damn good about now. He was restless and irritated. No one was in critical condition. Almost no one was here period unless they were hospital staff. Whatever was going on in the psyche ward wasn’t his concern so long as the patients weren’t injured or sick. They had separate staff responsible for inmate care. He was brought down if there was a physical issue. But their heads...their brains...Not his department. And he could care less about their care. As it was, he had a scientific detachment when it came to his own patients which he considered very healthy. Emotions would only cloud his judgement, get in the way of proper treatment. And this way he could actually sleep at night if he lost a patient. Although he’d never actually lost a patient in Storybrooke. There had been one death and that hadn’t been his doing.
Still, in most worlds patients were lost; and, he’d rather not be the sort to weep about it. He had a few people he cared about and the rest of the world...Why should it concern him? When had the rest of the world ever taken a friendly interest in him? Never. Worry about each and every person and you’d only wind up with sleepless nights and a massive headache, perhaps even a few tears.
Of course he didn’t want to lose patients. He did everything in his power to save them; but, this had nothing to do with his conscience. Viktor had a different set of morals than most which for the most part centered around scientific research and progress. However, he took pride in his skill as a physician. If patients died on his watch, it would speak against his surgical finesse and his doctoral competency.
The nurse on the other line was needlessly chatty. He didn’t care that she’d gotten a haircut and was about to get her nails done so she could show off for her boyfriend. “Is there a point?” he asked crisply, never being one to succumb to social graces. And by now everyone here should be aware that he loathed being needlessly disturbed.
Finally the fool jumped to her business, expressing that Archie had passed out in Mr. Gold's pawnshop and was being transported to the hospital for him to check on. "That idiot," he seethed. Viktor had just checked him out of the hospital the other day, expressly telling him that he couldn't overexert himself. He needed rest and lots of it. But had the fool listened? Of course not! Fantastic...More work for Viktor and right when he was supposed to be going home too...Wasn't life lovely?
"Let me know when he gets here," Viktor snapped, hanging up the phone without waiting for a reply.