Andrew Hertz [TW: Child Slavery] Dec 28, 2019 1:34:20 GMT via mobile
Post by Andy Hertz on Dec 28, 2019 1:34:20 GMT
ANDREW JOSEPH HERTZ
Name: Andrew Hertz
Affiliation: Decepticons (Megatron’s Group)
Rank: Former Gladiator Slave; Ward
Primary Residence: Darkmount; On Cybertron
Face Claim: Devlin Levin
Weaponry/Special Abilities: Gun, Knife
Any Team Affiliations?: High Council (former ownership)
Autobot/Decepticon Partner: Ratbat (Former Owner)
Unknown Biological Family
Soundwave (Foster Father)
Significant Other: N/A
The High Council
“Surpsises” (bad ones)
Intelligent, calculated, and sarcastic all describe Andy well. Andy has had a rough go at life, but he doesn’t cry about it - he keeps trecking forward and fighting the good fight against oppression that his idols Optimus Prime and Megatron both did in different ways. Like “Nick”, he also has a lot of knowledge on the war... From the other side. Given he has latched onto Megatron’s original ideals when it came to starting the war and could be considered “starstruck” about the mech.
That said, he isn’t nearly as super energetic as Nick is. Rather he’s a bit on the cooler, more collected side. He’s known to think through each of his moves carefully, and can be a bit of a dirty fighter - not afraid to pull moves most wouldn’t like. Getting into a fight with and underestimating him, as a result, is a big mistake as he isn’t afraid of a challenge.
Of course, he does have his playful side. He enjoys cracking jokes, and has a perchant for good sarcasm. When he’s got free time, he can also be found often tinkering or hacking into things as a pastime. The latter being the bright side to being very intelligent - he can get you in anywhere, or at least try to. As for the police? Just try catching him - they all have.
As a baby, Andy was purchased by an unknown member of the High Council who had decided to reinstate an “outlawed” entertainment form. That’s right, the gladiator rings are still around - Andy could tell you first hand. Instead of knowing the love of a family, he learned and trained under the whip of a handler. Growing bigger, and stronger as the years went on.
He was given his first fight at the age of seven - and they were seemingly “non-lethal”. Best compared to boxing or UFC matches that ended when the other human, or sometimes Cybetronian tapped out. This was done day in and day out, and for Andy it was the only way to really survive. Even he knew what happened to humans or Cybetronian who rebelled.
When he turned ten; he was ordered to kill his first combatant. It sickened him - as it was his life, or the opponents and the boy’s face would forever haunt him. It was at this point that Andy realized that he couldn’t live like this, rather he decided to elect to escape. He was further forced to kill three other humans in combat before finally concocting a small uprising of other gladiators.
He, and six others made it out of slavery alive - but found themselves in a world where their stories were met with disbelief. They decided to take human names - “Andrew” of course being his, and to split up so they could not be caught. Andy found himself a scrapyard on Earth with a groundbridge to Cybertron which he made his home.
It’s been a few months now, and Andy continues to struggle to get by. Using some hacking skills he picked up in the pits to sustain himself - he worries for the day he gets caught. He refuses to go back to fighting, actually swearing off physical violence all together for the time being. But he worries it’s only a matter of time before he’ll be forced to face his past.
RP Alias: Chris
Preferred Pronouns: He/Him
Who Rules?: [REMOVED]