paralysed, student & PI's assistant
Member No.: 58
Joined: 1-August 07
About the Character
Theme Song Link:
- Against All Odd - Phil Collins
- Nature Of The Experiment - Tokyo Police Club
Canon Character or Original: canon
Full Name: Jonathon Maxwell Robinson
Birthday: 25th Jan
Sexual Classification: heterosexual
Current Status: student, and assistant to a PI Ėhis father
Human or New mutant: human
Face Claim: Maculay Culkin
You wouldnít think it but Jonny used to be brilliant at football, that was a while back now and after being in a chair for quite some time, he seems to have lost a bit of the muscle heíd developed playing the game he loved. Jonny used to be quite thick built but as you can imagine, his legs have pretty much lost most Ė if not all the definition he acquired over the previous months. When it comes to height, Jonnyís actually pretty tall, itís almost a shame that he canít stand up and show that off. Heís a scratch under the six-foot marker and although heís only sixteen, he doesnít look at all out of proportion given his height to weight ratio. From the waist down, Jonny has little in the way of muscle mass, which is fine seeing as heíll never get the chance to use it anyway. Luckily for him though, not all the strength in his upper body is gone although the definition of his torso seems to have faded somewhat. He still has strong arms, acquired partly through football and kept up by the fact he has to use them to propel his chair along.
Jonny has perfectly blonde hair of which he is rather proud, so much so that heís never once considered dying it even though the rest of his family seem to have darker hair than him. Jonnyís hair has an average style to it that wouldnít look out of place on, well anyone. The front of it is often quite long and styled to the side a little in a smart cut though he favours a more messy approach and just tends to let his hair do just what it wants, simply because in the general scheme of things, he has more pressing things to deal with that his hairdo. When it comes to the rest of the boyís face, it would be fair to say that not all people would call him gifted when it came to looks. Jonny has thickset lips that are a deep red in colour and tend to draw the eye in. His eyes are an unusual shape and always seem to make him look like he didnít sleep the night before. Something about the shape of his face often makes him look somehow rather smug though of course, that just happens to be the unfortunate shape of his head. Most people donít tend to notice Jonny for the simple fact heís not on their eye level though there are a few people out there who do still seem to appreciate his appearance and how well he manages to take care of his own personal hygiene where other teenagers his age sometimes lack.
When it comes to clothes styles, Jonny isnít particularly bothered, he likes to think he has no set style which to be honest, is true, the boy will simply wear whateverís clean and easy to pull on. Because of his disability, trousers are often quite tricky so Jonny can often be seen in loose fitting track suit bottoms with elasticated waist lines or trousers that donít have skinny legs. The boyís wardrobe doesnít have hundreds of clothes in it, which makes his dress code rather repetitive. Most, if not all the shirts have witty comments or patterns of some kind and most of his jumpers tend to be striped. In general Jonnyís pretty much happy to wear whatever people buy for him.
Since the explosion that lost him the use of his legs, Jonny has become a rather quiet guy for the most part, except when heís trying to get the answer to a question, in which case, itís often necessary for him to raise his voice as people tend not to notice him otherwise. Jonny is a very thoughtful boy, another trait that has definitely changed within him since the accident. Before he would have done the deed and asked questions later, now itís totally the opposite, partly because doing deeds has become far more tricky for him. For the most part, Jonny doesnít mind that people donít seem to even register his existence, it means he can get things done without being questioned, he can even get away with causing trouble for the simple fact that no one suspects the paralysed guy.
Having said that, Jonny is no troublemaker, he never was and he probably never will be, he can just get away with those tiny little things that others wouldnít necessarily be able to. When heís helping his dad out that tends to come in rather handy, going places he probably shouldnít, is easy, sometimes people even help him through pity which Jonny has gotten used to and in some cases, actually uses to his advantage even though he hates it when people look at him with those Ďthatís so sadí eyes. When it comes to being around friends, itís almost like Jonnyís a totally different guy, he opens right up and can be as loud and brash as the rest of his friends, unlike a lot of guys his age, Jonny isnít in the least bit arrogant, not does he expect people to do things for him just because of his chair, in fact, thatís one of the few things Jonny actually hates. Before the accident Jonny was a very independent guy, immediately after the accident he felt as though he was some kind of baby again and since then heís been doing his best to take his mind off that aspect by pushing himself and doing as much by himself as he can, however itís not always that simple and although the boy absolutely hates asking for help, he will occasionally do it when he realises thereís no alternative.
When it comes to levels of intelligence, Jonny isnít the cleverest boy the world has ever met, even though his swept over hair and unusual face suggest he might be some kind of book geek. Baring that in mind, it comes as no surprise that sport was once Jonnyís only good subject. Obviously now thatís out the window, Jonny has had to turn his hand to other things he never even considered before. Now days, Jonny tends to spend quite a lot of time either reading crime fiction or helping his dad. His schoolwork hasnít really suffered all that much, in fact thereís been a noticeable increase in his more academic subject though that still doesnít make him top of the class, or even second for that matter.
Football like crazy
Late night TV
Hills Ė only going down
To know every detail
People who stare
People pushing his chair
Getting up early
His obvious inability to walk
Canít take criticism
Doesnít like saying no to people
Isnít the smartest guy in the world
People tend not to even notice him sometimes.
Can get away with things others canít
Takes the time to consider things from a different angle
Is a keen photographer
To finish school and go full time helping his dad
To find a girl that actually notices him.
Growing old alone
Somehow breaking an arm since thatís pretty much all has left
Character History: Jonnyís story starts even before he was born. His parents Martha and James met purely by chance about five years before Jonny was even born. He has the school he now attends, to thank for that. Martha was a teacher there at the time and James happened to be rather unhappily married with two kids, one of which happened to be a teen tear away, much to the ever-obvious annoyance of his dad. On more than one occasion, James ended up talking with Martha about his eldest sonís behaviour. There was an instant spark there though nothing could be done about it seeing as James was still married and the only excuse he had for seeing the woman was his teenage son who always attended the meetings between his father and his teacher. Of course, as fate would have it, the two would meet outside school. In a bar one night after a particularly long and tedious argument with his soon to be ex-wife, James bumped into Martha, literally bumped into. Her drink went all over her and proved to be the perfect excuse for the two to get talking about something other than Jamesís unruly son. Little did they know all the way back then, that they would end up married with a child of their own five years after that night.
After a while it became a regular occurrence for the two to meet up for a little more than chatting. Jamesí divorce from his argumentative wife was a long and arduous process though it didnít matter because by that point, James had moves out and into a dingy flat of his own where his two children would often visit him, still both unaware of his relationship with their young teacher. Months passed like this with Martha and James hooking up regularly and in total secret. Martha was love stuck from the moment she met the man and didnít mind keeping it under wraps, at least until his divorce had gone through. After what seemed like an eternity, the divorce was finally complete and James was free to pursue whomever he wanted Ė which happened to be Martha of course. Telling his existing children this though, would prove easier said than done. Inviting the two of them to his apartment Ė which he now shared with Martha, James worked out how he planned to tell the two children that heíd moved on from their mother before the two of them had even split up. Of course it wasnít about to turn out how he planned it. The two arrived early and bustled in through the unlocked door to see Martha and James kissing in the open plan kitchen. In their disgust they left and no sooner had they slammed the door behind them, were they ringing their mother to tell them exactly what theyíd seen.
Of course that didnít stop Martha and James, they were already too involved with one another to stop now. Of course the mother of Jamesís existing children immediately decided that their children shouldnít see James and after little convincing, she wiped them away to live with her and her parents who received them on the other side of Manhattan with open arms. Of course James knew where theyíd gone but in truth, it was almost like a weight had been lifted, he could now get on with his life with Martha without the restrictions of his existing children and ex-wife.
Finally the time came when James and Martha decided to have a family of their own, and so Jonathon Maxwell Robinson was born, the only child of Martha and James. Martha was much younger and this was her first child and so for her it was quite a scary experience when she went into the delivery room of the hospital. For James it was just like the previous two until Jonny actually started to cry, it must have been the first and last time the grown man had cried in years! As Jonny grew up, his parents doted on his every word. James seemed happy his newest child wasnít turning out like the other two Ė whom Jonny will never get to learn about, and Martha was pleased that her son seemed healthy. Of course Jonny had a pretty average childhood, heíd play with the other kids from his street and do as he was told with the occasional act of disobedience just like every other child.
As soon as Jonny was of the age, he started playing football, at first he didnít seem to be much good at it, but his determination to get better at it, and the help of his father when times were slow in the office, meant that Jonny soon got better at it, in fact it wasnít long until the boy began to excel at it and was known through out the school to be, not only the son of one of the teachers but also as one of the best players on the team.
Of course Jonnyís perfect little life couldnít last forever. A damned meteor decided to come and ruin everything and not in the obvious death way, not it was much worse than that. Jonny didnít die though he came damned close. The day the huge pile of rock hurtled towards earth, Jonny decided to go with his mates and take pictures of the whole thing, back then he only had a mild interest in photography and only took average pictures though it was meant to be fun more than anything. Jonny hopped out of the car the group of friends had been travelling in, and stood staring up at the sky, little rocks hitting the ground around him as the meteor came hurtling towards the ground, all of a sudden coming out didnít seem like such a good idea but it was far to late to go back. Jonny was caught for a moment staring up at the sky in awe when he should have been running for his life, his mates were still in the car laughing and calling him back moments before a huge boulder fell from the sky and smashed into a car not for from Jonny, the blast chucked him backwards into the car his friends were in, his spine pretty much snapped and his body lifeless from the waist down. Jonnyís never been the same since. For a while he stayed in a coma in hospital whilst the meteor disappeared, his parents sat beside his bed the whole time. When he finally awoke, it didnít take him long to realise he probably would never walk again, and it took only a little longer for him to fall into a deep depression which lasted for weeks, which was only made worse when his friend visited him, crying, shocked, anything but helpful.
Of course Jonny knew heíd have to get over it. He took his mind off the whole incident by training himself to deal with every day tasks at home that were now made ten times harder by his new disability. Eventually Jonny was allowed to return to school, that was almost a four weeks ago, even now people still look at him funnily and take pity on him, the wounds have really healed and Jonnyís personality has drastically and to be honest, itís for the better as well.
Martha Robinson Ė mother - 42
James Robinson Ė father - 48
Zara Middleton Ė fatherís ex-wife - 47
Timothy Robinson Ė half brother - 21
Kara Robinson Ė half sister - 22
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