medic officer dimples - I tried to brush up his appearance a bit!
"Don't worry, I'll take care of you."
Name: Donovan de Caen Division: Medic Class: Officer Year: Senior Age: 22 Height: 5'11" Weight: 178lb Nationality: New Zealander
STR | 9
AGI | 4
VIT | 11
INT | 9
DEX | 5
DEF | 2
Donovan is fairly easygoing and genial company. Although he appears to be a bit absent-minded, he has a very sharp eye and picks out changes in the demeanors of others instantly. Due to past experiences he will take most proclamations of health with a grain of salt. He'll always look twice at every "I'm alright," likely to question every "I'm fine". He is however, unhappy with the doubting mentality he's garnered over the years; Donovan wishes to have a more trusting nature and will mentally take a moment to reaffirm his trust in others.
Behind his friendly and somewhat clueless outer shell, he has a keen sense for the feelings and intentions of others, although every now and then he finds himself completely in the wrong. This often results in a few misunderstandings, since he rather prides himself in being able to pick up things about the people around him
Despite enjoying being social and jolly in the company of others, he greatly appreciates any time he gets alone. He enjoys being in high spots and on rooftops. A deep thinker, he will sometimes be seen having a moment to himself away from the rest of the student body.
Born as the eldest son to a dairy farming family, Donovan was brought up working hard and living well. A solid family of four, his parents were caring and the household, warm.
Doing farm work raised him to be a diligent worker, a generally healthy boy. However his brother, five years younger, was born with autistic disorders and had many problems learning. Despite doting on and caring greatly for his younger brother, Donovan was too far apart in age to be able to watch out for him at school - and unfortunately knew from the start that he would be bullied for his differences. Although he was a respected figure in his own class - part of the rugby team, good grades, a circle of friends - his brother was not as fortunate and often returned home beaten and depressed. Dono would always take it upon himself to patch up his brother, learning a bit of first- aid and doing his best to encourage the boy. Still, he felt that there was only so much he could do to help, only so much he could sacrifice.
His brother had a rather intense passion for old war machines and because he would often avoid school, his brother found solace in digging through great stacks of army books and convincing himself that he would be able to escape the bullying eventually by enlisting in the army and fighting a war. However the boy was unfit, bumbling and slow in speech and manner - something it seemed extremely unlikely even fitness training would fix. Yet, he was utterly convinced. Over time he dug himself in deeper and was ridiculed even more, leaving Dono to patch him up over and over again. The family tried to accept his newfound passion as escapism while Donovan did his best to convince his brother out of it - but soon stopped, wondering if he was betraying his brother's feelings.
After graduating with good marks, Dono weighed up his options for medical school by planning to head to Auckland or Otago to study. At this announcement however his brother refused to let Dono leave, threatening him with self-harm and even suicide. Unable to force such misery on his own brother, Dono caved in for a gap year and found himself working part-time jobs instead - but much as he loved him, he didn't want to be tied down to the family let alone his only brother. At this point he learned of Academy Milizia and realised that they perhaps they may just be able to meet some kind of common ground.
Promising him that they would meet in the army someday, Donovan left his brother's side to chase his career with a heavy heart. Hoping that he would be able to make it up to his brother in the future - and that he may even find a place in the army someday, he left for Milizia. Now in his senior year and even being promoted to Officer rank, he found himself continuously thriving in a military environment. He thinks of coming to the school as a blessing in disguise, relieved to be away from what had become a stifling home environment.
Enjoys rugby. Played flanker in his high school team.
He carries his gun, as well as various other things, inside his jacket.
His father's side of the family lives in Hawkes' Bay, while his mother's side lives down in Christchurch.
Enjoys a bit of friendly competition, or fun that's a bit rough.
Sings and plays the penny whistle, something he carries with him inside his jacket.
He calls home every Sunday.
He is one for friendly skinship, as he often used a 'friendly touch' like hugs or pats to relax and calm his brother.