Hazel Grouse| AGE:
Very much the same as in canon, except perhaps even prettier
. His parents wanted a perfect little angel, and you cannot look at Hazel without seeing the careful work of a genetic artist. His hair is naturally silver, his eyes are far too blue, his teeth are a little too straight. and he's never had a pimple or blemish in his young little life.
The additional exception to Hazel's canon appearance are the two curious lumps along his shoulderblades. These are the scars left over from when his bioware wings were surgically removed following his possession (see AU Concept & History). He has blocked out the memory of ever having said wings and in NB at least, only Gat is aware of the scars' existence. Hazel, if he is subconsciously aware they are there, is very good at avoiding thinking about them.| CANON HISTORY:( Because wiki fails. )| AU CONCEPT & HISTORY: ( Early life. )( A visit from a crow. )( God's work. )( Coming to New Babylon. )| PERSONALITY:( Private/Public Face. )( Relationships. )( Mental Health. )( The V.A.L.H.A.E.L. AI. )| POWERS & ABILITIES:( Lazarus System )( Athletics/Combat Ability )( Exorcism )| ECONOMIC STANDING, EQUIPMENT & PETS:
Hazel is fairly well to do for a man of the cloth. While his church, St. Filbert's, exists on L6, his own residence is on L7, where he lives alone with his manservant Gat, a couple dogs, and whatever boytoy interests him this month. He keeps several other properties on L6 and L4, most of which he simply rents out to church staff, while his properties on L3 and below mainly relate to his harvesting operations (see AU Concept & History).| ALIASES:
None. He's a pretty public individual, apart from the whole Soylent Sparkle Is People thing.| PROFESSION:
He is an ordained Catholic priest and exorcist and has falsified the record to appear as a bishop. Much of his income not provided by Branch is derived from parishioner donations, especially those wealthy donors who pay quite well for being saved from (near) death. His ministry is also expanding into its own business enterprise with a daily broadcast sermon and the like.| CONNECTIONS:
Branch Industries covertly funds St. Filbert's and the L4-and-below medical facilities where Hazel harvests his victims. As far as parishioners and the other church staff are aware, they are simply graced with a generous anonymous benefactor.
As his primary connection with Branch and a latter-day mentor figure, Hazel maintains an amicable relationship with Nii Jianyi and is happy to provide the good doctor with whatever he needs, be it a safehouse or free access to his L7 wine cellar.