Gaius Charles
Gaius Charles as Grey
Full Name: Grey
Age: 18
Clan: Skaikru
Faction: Delinquents, The Guard
Title/Profession: Guardsman
Partner(s): Gideon kom Skaikru Height: 5'11"
Father: Paris Grey (d) Weight: 183
Mother: Joella Grey (d) Hair Color: Black
Siblings: None Eye Color: Brown
Children: None


Lucian Grey did not have a happy childhood. His father (Paris), a Guardsman, was a bully and tended to hit his wife (Joella), a food service tech, who psychologically abused both Lucian and her husband. As a boy, the only time his father was happy was while watching old football games, so little Lucian began to treasure those games as quiet times when his mother was just sniping around the edges, and he and his father actually had something in common.

As he grew up, his mother's torment grew worse, always belittling the boy and tearing down his every effort. Lucian grew closer to his father, for all that the man was a sadistic brute, because Paris offered some protection from Joella. This closeness caused Lucian to apply to be a Guardsman himself, becoming a Cadet at 14.

On one of his first training exercises, Lucian's father was killed in an accident, the compartment decompressing and Lucian himself just barely escaping before the pressure doors closed. Some Guardsmen blamed Paris' "brutish incompetence" for the death, while some blamed Lucian. Joella definitely blamed Lucian, and her torment of the young man grew ever more intense. Over the next two years, Lucian did his best to avoid and escape his mother's tyranny, making several friends and escaping to other sections of the Ark whenever he could. To this day he wears a braided bracelet on his left wrist that was given to him by one of those friends.

But he could only escape his mother so long, and as his Guard training took up more and more of his time, his mother restricting him even more tightly on what little was left of his time. Eventually, he could take no more of it, and one night, late into his sixteenth year, when Joella came at him too hard, screaming at him for some imagined fault, Lucian snapped. He took his Guard-issue shock baton and he lashed out at his mother. When he was done, Joella Grey was dead, and after a moment's panicked planning to cover the death up, he marched into the Guard offices and turned himself in. He was jailed before the night was through.

Inside the Skybox, he had some issues with his fellow inmates — after all, his father had arrested or hassled some of them, and he had been training to be a Guard himself. Some of those he solved rather physically, and some of them, well… he fell back on his mother's methods and just mocked his tormentors.


This young man's rich chestnut features are sleek and streamlined, leading from a long jaw, over broad cheekbones, narrow eyes, a high forehead, and tight black hair cropped close to his skull. His face plays host to a broad nose, lush lips, and heavy brows that shadow eyes of dark brown. It is a face suited for two things: sly looks and brilliant, toothy grins. Since landing, his features have been marred — or accented, depending on your preferences — by a series of scars, including a two-inch cut at his left temple, and a four-inch slash with evidence of stitching along the right side of his head. He stands just short of 1.8 meters in height, with a hard-edged physique, evidence of long-term exercise or hard training.

He wears a the gleaming shoulder, torso, and arm protection of an Ark Guard, including the circular ceramic plate at the center of his back with the Ark's insignia on it. The plates are lightly scraped up, but still a deep black, although his long-sleeved black undershirt, baggy black cargo pants, and beat-up Guard-issue combat boots show considerably more wear and fading. A black cloth webbing belt holds several ammo and gear pouches at his belt, as well as the collapsed length of a shock baton at his right hip.

Musical Inspiration

"Home" by Three Days Grace
"Cell Block Tango" from Chicago.
"Drive It Like You Stole It" from Sing Street.
"Abracadabra" by the Steve Miller Band
"True Colors" by Zedd & Kesha

On the Grid

Known Associates

Gideon Gideon kom Skaikru : Girlfriend, Niron, whatever you wanna call her, that's us. Partners. She's given up everything she knew for me, and I'm damned sure gonna make it worth it.
Fiona Fiona Kattegat : Started out, she was some firespittin' radical. Now she's mellowed, and maybe so've I. I know she's lookin' out for our people just like I am. I got her back, and she's got mine.
Elias Elias Lapointe : Reasonable. Rational. Seems to think about things. Nice guy too. Deserves better than someone who leaves their people in the lurch.
Lark Lark Wood : Cute. Smart. Tough. Seems solid. Likes her knives, and I can appreciate that. Good shoulder to lean on. Even if she likes soccer.
Lip Lip : He talks and he talks, but under all that talking, he's a good guy. Little judge-y, little crazy, but his heart's in the right place.
Natalie Natalie Rees : Yeah, so her parents were assholes. What else is new? She's got a total crush on Lip, and it's cute as hell.
Tink Tink : Real cute, but seems to think her scars means he isn't. Smart, doesn't judge. Even if she sees a whole lot more'n I'd like her to.
Quinn Samantha Quinn : Hot stuff to look at, but she's cold, or she keeps her anger real close. Didn't really catch on that she was so anti-Council, but I guess that's what you get when you don't listen.
Max Max Loden : Quinn's boy. He's quiet, but he seems to know what he's doing. And that's a good thing, 'cause we need all the competent people we can get down here, and if they don't shoot off at the mouth, so much the better.
Asher Asher Kholmin : He's damned good to have in a fight. He's startin' to get what it means to be part of a whole, and that's real good.

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