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Summary: I'm hell on wheels.

Santiago Ortez

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Gender: Male

Age: 17

Group: Scavenger

Physical Appearance

Nearly six foot Saint had probably one last growth spurt in him. He's still very boyish in the face he had dark eyes, black hair and olive colored skin. Like many ghetto boys, Saint had learned to weight lift so with effort had become fairly cut. Lastly, Saint had three dots arranged like a triangle on the web of his hand between his thumb and forefinger and his first gang tat.

Job

Student \ Car Thief

Skill

Breaking and Entering, Jacking/Chopping/Fixing Cars, knows how to use a pistol but way better with a crowbar, he is also good with his fists having gotten into many street brawls. Santiago can also dance and is bilingual (Spanish).

Inventory

Wallet, Phone, carjacking kit and an overnight bag

Personality

Santiago is a guy full of charm and bravado. He embodies the whole thief with a heart of gold. Even so he has an arrogant streak when it comes to working in his wheelhouse. Generally, he is a friendly guy but he still projects that gangster exterior and mentality. Because of this, he often upholds a 'protect your own let the rest burn' mindset.

History

Santiago was dropped off at his grandmother's as soon as his mother could unload him not having even bothered to name him. His father didn’t even know he existed at the time. Santiago loved his grandmother was growing into a smart respectable boy under her kind, firm hand.

Santiago was nine when she suddenly died of a heart attack and was put through the meat grinder of the foster system … until his mother finally claimed him because he boosted her welfare check. After that, it was one long hellish ride, lots of moving from one bad neighborhood to bad neighborhood, strings of bad boyfriends, drugs and general neglect. So it was only natural Santiago fell into a bad crowd for both protection and the sense of family he was missing at home. Santiago found his calling boosting cars during his young teenage years and working at chop shops. He was eventually busted and sent to juvenile hall for a year. Given his mother didn't bother to show up at his hearings, trial or pick him up the courts tracked down his father who wasn’t even in the US at the time. So his Uncle accepted custody of the young delinquent.

It was not an easy transition, the little gangster used to being on his own and not use to the rules normal teens had. Plus he didn’t fit well in the squeaky clean predominantly white neighborhood he was now living. He made very little friends and ran away on multiple occasions.

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Recent Activity

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Mentioned in the post Return to the Bus part 2 Nov 5, 2019, 11:08pm
Mentioned in the post Return to the Bus Nov 5, 2019, 11:00pm
Mentioned in the post GTT: Boy Talk Oct 24, 2019, 1:19am
Mentioned in the post GTT: Back to the Bus Oct 24, 2019, 1:15am
Mentioned in the post GTT: We’ve Got Company Oct 12, 2019, 12:23am
Mentioned in the post GTT: GoW River's new friend, Saint's new ride Oct 12, 2019, 12:22am
Mentioned in the post GTT: Grapes of Wrath pt 2 Oct 12, 2019, 12:20am
Mentioned in the post GTT: Grapes of Wrath Oct 12, 2019, 12:16am
Mentioned in the post GTT: The Long Walk Part 2 Oct 2, 2019, 11:21pm
Mentioned in the post GTT: The Long Walk Part I Oct 2, 2019, 11:19pm
Updated character profile Jun 28, 2019, 11:15pm
Updated character profile Jun 28, 2019, 11:11pm
Updated character profile Jun 28, 2019, 11:11pm
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