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Guidebook - Character page with detailed information on Hammer

HellQ - Detailed questions about Hammer

Interview

Reputation - Listing of information that can be found about Hammer through the use of various skills

Image Gallery - Place where pictures of Hammer's costume and such reside.

Advancement - Listing of earned power points and how they are spent.

 

Threads

December 2016

New Day, New Job - Hammer's introduction to the UWL at The Palace of Practice

New Town, New Beginnings - Hammer arrives in Freedom City, December 19, 2016

Peace On Earth, And Mercy Mild? - Hammer enjoys a day at the Christmas block party.

WNTW Channel 3 - Action News - TV reports about Hammer as a superhero

January 2017

Heroic Tech Support - Hammer meets with Endeavor for help with setting up his online profile

A Friendly Game - Hammer sets up a game of flag football for various heroes to mingle.

Hardware Hoodlum Heist - Hammer finds himself involved with stopping a bank robbery with Chrome and Warp

February 2017

One First Shot - Hammer debts with his wrestling team.

 

Vignettes

Winter Memories - [December 2016, Winter Wonderland] A strange and sudden blizzard hits the city of Freedom. 

Beeing Schooled - [February 2017, Bees] A giant bee decides to learn how to wrestle.

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Introduction

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Who are you? Sum yourself up in one sentence.

I'm a rising star in the world of wrestling and super heroics.
Do you have any nicknames, street names, titles, or nom de plume?
Hammer

What is your full birth name?
Kwame Harris

Where do you live?
Theater District of Freedom City

How old are you? What year were you born (if applicable)?
35. Born 1981

Physical Traits

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What is your gender? If not applicable, please explain.
Male

How would you describe your heritage?
African American

How tall are you?
5'11

What is your body type?
Very musclar

Do you have any particular weaknesses, such as allergies or physical 
disabilities?

No.

How do you carry yourself? Are you graceful, or heavy on your feet? Can you 
be stealthy, do you walk with confidence?

Very confident.  Walk with a swagger.

Describe your skin, eye, and hair color.
Skin milk chocolate in color, brown eyes black hair.

How do you wear your hair, if applicable? Do you have facial hair?
Bald. No facial hair

Do you consider yourself attractive? Do others?
Yes and yes.

Do you have any scars, tattoos, piercings, or birthmarks?
A few scars from my time in the wrestling ring.  Biggest one is above my left knee.

Do you resemble anyone famous?
Some people say I look like that guy in the movie Be Cool.

Do you have a dominant hand?
Yeah, the right one.

What kind of clothing do you wear?
Mostly t-shirts and jeans.  Occasionally, when needed, I've been know to wear a suit.

Do you wear makeup?
No

What is your vocal range? Is your voice distinctive in some way?
I'm a bass.  I don't think it's all that distinctive.  Some people say I've got a voice as captivating as James Earl Jones.

Do you have any distinctive habits, nervous tics, or mannerisms? Where did 
they come from, and what causes them? Do other people notice and remark on 
these habits? Do they annoy you or other people?

No real habits unless you call working out three times a day a habit. 

History

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Where do you come from?
Chicago

Have you made any major moves, or do you live in your hometown?
Moved from Chicago to Freedom City

Do you feel loyal to your country of citizenship? Do you consider yourself 
patriotic? How do you feel about the government of your country?

Yes, I feel loyal to America, but I don't consider myself a patriot.  These days, the government is going to hell.

How do you feel about the place you come from?
Chicago will always be home.

Where is your home town? What was/is it like?
Chicago.  It was nice enough place when I was growing up.  Now, the area has decayed.

Growing up, were most of the people you knew similar to you, or were you 
somehow a minority? How did that affect you?

Yes, though they weren't into body building like me.  When my muscles started showing, most people stopped picking on me.

Is there something you've always been really good at or really bad at? How 
has that affected your life?

I've always been good at wrestling so much that I made it my life's work.

Were there any traumatic experiences in your early years (death of a family 
member, abandonment, orphaned at an early age)?

My mom passed away when I was in high school.  I still regret not having see the man I've become.

Briefly describe a defining moment in your childhood and how it influenced 
your life.

I caught an old video of Hulk Hogan wrestling against Andre the Giant at Wrestle Mania.  Seeing how the crowds reacted to the fight, I knew I wanted to become a wrestler.

What stupid things did you do when you were younger?

I tried to do a DDT on my little brother.  He was in the hospital for a week afterwards.
Where did you go to school? How much school did you have, and did you enjoy 
it?

I went to Whitney Young High school in Chicago.  After graduating, I spent four years at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
For the most part it was fun.  I guess that's where I managed to pick up my love of wrestling.

Do you have any mementos of your childhood? What are they, and why did you 
keep them? If you have none, why not?

No mementos from childhood.  Just never thought they were all that important. From my early twenties, however, I've kept 
a few of the wrestling awards I won in the PCW.

When did you decide to become a hero? Why? Did anyone influence you one way 
or another in the decision?

This is a hard question to answer.  I guess I decided to become a hero once my powers were activated.  My brother kind of helped me head in that direction, but I think he was just yanking my chain.  Man, did I surprise him!

Is the reason you give people for becoming a hero different than your real 
reason? If so, why?

Yes, because no one wants a hero to be human like them.

Do you have any deep, dark secrets in the past that may come back to haunt 
you?

Yeah.  I try to avoid explaining exactly how I got my abilities.

Do you represent yourself as being different from who you really are? Why?
Not at all.  The world's a stage and I aim to conquer it.

If you do have these secrets, what do you fear would happen if the truth 
became known? How far would you go to protect those secrets?

If my secret were to come out, I would lose my fan base and that is the death of every wrestler in this business.  If they can't trust me, then I have no place doing the job.  I guess the limit is 
intimidation but that's about as far as I would go.

Do you have any sort of criminal record? If so, is it public knowledge?
No criminal record.

Family

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What are your biological parents' names?

Vicki and Fredrick
Were you raised by them? If not, please explain and describe who raised you.
Yes.

What was their standing in the community? What did/do they do for a living?
Mom was a house wife,  Dad worked as technician.

Where are your parents now?
Both have passed away.

Did your family stay in one area or move around a lot?
Stayed in the city though they did live in a few different neighborhoods.

How did you get along with their parents? How do you get along with them now 
(if applicable).

I got along well with them.  They encouraged me to follow my dreams.

How do your parents view you now, or how would they?
I think they would be proud of what I have become.

Do you have any siblings? If so how many and what are their names? Describe 
your relationship with them.

Yes, an older sister, Camile, and a younger brother, Jerome.  For the most part we're good,
 though they never really understood why I decided to go into wrestling.

What was your birth order in the family?
I was the middle child.

Where are your siblings now (if applicable)? Do they have families of their 
own? What do they do?

Both are in Chicago. Jerome has a wife and two boys.  He's a teacher at the University of Chicago.
Camile is divorced, no kids.  Right now, she's working for an advertising agency.

Do you stay in touch with them or have you become estranged?
Yeah, I make sure to call them on their birthdays.  When we have time, we meet up during the holidays.

Do you love or hate one member of the family in particular?
Not really.  They both have their good and bad parts.  Tends to change over the years as to loving or hating more.

Is any member of the family special to you in any way (perhaps, as a 
confidant, mentor, or arch-rival)?

No.

Are there any black (or white) sheep in the family (including you)? If so, 
please explain.

No.

Do you have a notorious or celebrated ancestor? If so, please explain, 
including how it has affected your life.

No.

Do you have a partner and children currently? If so, please describe them.
I hope not.  Seriously though, I'm still single.

If you do not have a partner or children, do you want them someday? How firm 
are you in your opinion on this, and what might change your mind?

I guess I would like to have a few kids to call my own.   It really depends on how this new Hero business
turns out.  

What type of person would be your ideal mate?
Someone who understands that physical fitness is very important to me.  They would have to love and understand wrestling at least a little.  I can't be with someone who's worried about my safety.

Relationships

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Do you have any close friends? If so, please describe them, and how you came 
to be close to them.

I have a few good friends. There's Jesse "The Spur" Cassidy who I've had the pleasure of wrestling against on numerous occasions.  He's the closes friend I have right now.
Do you have a best friend? If so, how did they become your best friend? How 
close are you to your best friend?

No.
If you were to go missing, who would worry about you?
I guess my brother and sister would miss me.  

Have you lost any loves? If so, how did it happen, and what did you do?
Once.  She didn't understand that wrestling was taking a big part of my life.  
She couldn't handle that so we parted ways.  It was the hardest time in my life.

Do you have any bitter enemies? If so, please describe them and their 
history with you.

Not that I know of.

If you have enemies, how do you think they might attempt to work against you 
in the future?

If I had any enemies, I guess that would try to discredit me.  Again, losing the trust of
my fan base is like getting shot multiple times.  It really hurts!

What is the worst thing someone has done to you?

Someone stole my car.
Where do your loyalties lie? In what order?

My family first, then my friends.  After that, everything is pretty much the same.
Who or what do you trust the most? Why?

I trust my family the most because they will always be real with me.  They will never let my fame or abilities cloud their ability to call me out for doing something wrong.
Who or what do you despise? Why?

I despise quitters.  Something about them just turns my stomach.  I think it's because I've always tried to do my best and believe that if you try, you should be rewarded.
What qualities do you admire most in other people? Are these qualities you 
possess?

I admire people who never give up.  It is a trait that I share.
What qualities do you hate most in other people? Do you have any of those 
qualities?

I hate seeing people who don't want to try.  No, I'm not like that.
Do you have a secret identity? If so, who knows it? Do you hide it from 
people who are close to you? Why?

No.

Do you work well on teams and in groups? Are you a leader or a follower?
Depends.  For the most part, I've always been a solo act in the ring.  Occasionally, when it's needed I can step up into the leader role, but I perfer being a follower.  More fun that way.

Are you on a super team? If so, how do you get along with your comrades? Do 
you trust them, or do you have secrets from them?

No.

Are you a member of any church, fraternal organization, club, committee, 
political party, or other group? How much time do you spend on that?

If the Ultimate Wrestling League counts, then I spend a lot of my time with them.  It's my job.

Personality & Beliefs

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Who are your heroes?

My parents.
Did you ever become disillusioned with former heroes or idols? If so, why 
and what were the circumstances?

No.
Do you like being a hero? If so, what is the most rewarding part? If not, 
what makes you keep doing it?

Not sure yet.  I've just started out in the business.
Is there anything that would make you give up hero work, or even switch 
sides?

well, I guess I would give up being a wrestler or hero if I could make in in Hollywood.  Acting is a passion of mine.
What are your short term goals (what would you like to be doing within a 
year)?

To get everyone in Freedom to know about the UWL as well as my name.
What are your long term goals (what would you like to be doing twenty years 
from now)?

Haven't really thought that far ahead.  I guess to leave a great impression on the youths of today.
What is your greatest fear? Why? What do you do when something triggers this 
fear?

My greatest fear is giving up because if I give up, it means my life was meaningless.  I think of the strength my mom had when she was sick.  She managed to continue working even though she was in great pain.  I could do no less.
Is there anything you would give your life for?

I would gladly give my life for my family.  I would do anything for them.
How do you feel about money and material wealth? Do you desire it or disdain 
it? Are you miserly with what you have, or do you like to share? Is it a 
mark of success, or a means to an end?

Money isn't important to me at all.  As long as I have enough to live comfortably, I'm good.  Excess funds I usually give to fans or to charity.  Another way to bust my popularity.
How do you generally treat others?

With respect and courtesy.  It's how I like to be treated.
Are you a trusting person? Has your trust ever been abused?

I trust everyone until they've proven themselves not to be.  In the past it's caused some grief, but that's all a part of growing.
Are you introverted (shy and withdrawn) or extroverted (outgoing)? Do you 
have a lot of self-confidence?

I am very outgoing.  I drip self-confidence even in my sleep.

How do you act around attractive, available members of your preferred sex?
As charming as is needed to get them to come to my room.

What are your most annoying habits?
Got to stick to the routine.  Workout in the morning and evenings.  It takes work to look this good.

Do you feel contempt for any general category of people? Who are they, and 
why?

People who fail to even try to help themselves disgust me.  Why should I work to help someone unwilling to help themselves?

What is your favorite food? Do you prefer any particular type of food? Do 
you take the time to enjoy your food, or do you eat as fast as you can?

Pizza.  Chicago stuffed. And I take my time to eat.

What is your favorite drink (alcoholic or otherwise)?

Really love flavored tea.

What is your favorite treat (dessert)?

Cheese cake
Are there any specific foodstuffs that you find disgusting or refuse to eat?

I can't stand fermented beans.  Don'T even ask me to try them.
What is your favorite color? Are there any colors you dislike?

Purple is my favorite.  I really don't like white.
What sort of music do you like? Is there any that you hate?

I enjoy R&B.  I like all types of music, trance however, I can't stand.
If you have a favorite scent, what is it?

Freshly baked cookies
Do you have a favorite animal?

Yes, wolves.  They're really cool.
What is your most treasured possession? Why?

I don't really have one.
Do you enjoy "roughing it", or do you prefer your creature comforts?

I like my comforts, but as long as I have my music and books, I'm good.
Is there a job or a task you would absolutely refuse to do?

I would never burn books.  Couldn't do it even if the world was at stake.
Do you consider yourself a spiritual person? If so, how do your beliefs 
affect your life?How important is it to you?

Yes, I do.  I make sure to treat others the way I wish to be treated; with respect and courtesy.
Was your faith influenced or molded by anyone special?

No.  I just came to to that way of thinking.
If you belong to a religious organization, how often do you attend? Do you 
have a specific place of worship, or friends within the organization? How 
much do you agree with the beliefs of your organization?

I don't really practice these days.  Occasionally, I'll head to a church for service.
Could you kill? Have you killed?
I don't know.  I haven't killed anyone and there hasn't been a situation where I needed to make that choice.   For now, I'm just grateful that the situation hasn't come up.

What circumstances led to you forming that conviction, or taking that 
action?

It was just the way I was raised.  My parents weren't violent, so I guess deep down, neither am I.

Are there circumstances under which you believe it is permissible to kill? 
What are they?

I'm not really sure.  I try not to dwell on such a dark topic.  Life is too short to worry about such
dreary things.

How would you react to watching someone kill another person? Would your 
reaction be different if the killer was a friend or an enemy of yours?

Again, I'm not sure.  I would like to think I would be horrified, but I can imagine a time when it might be the only way. 
How would you react if something important was stolen from you?

I would be upset and hurt.
How would you react to public humiliation?

I would try to find a way to turn things around.  You know, make lemonade from lemons.
How would you react if a good friend or relative were purposely or 
accidentally killed? Has it happened to you?

I would be angry and hut.  Luckily, I haven't had that experience.
What do you consider to be the worst crime someone could commit and why?

The worst crime would be to harm a child.  Children are important for our future.  They do no t have the power to protect themselves.  Hurting a child is just wrong.
If your life were to end in 24 hours, what five things would you do in those 
remaining hours?

I would eat a Chicago Stuffed Pizza, tell someone that I love them, give my things away, visit the planetarium, and make a goodbye video for all of my friends and family.

Career & Training

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Do you have any special training in your hero skills? If so, where and how 
did you get it?

Well, I guess my time in the wrestling world has given me most of my training.  I'm hoping to get someone to show me how to be a superhero though.
Who taught you the most about your heroing abilities? What was your 
relationship with that person?

I don't have someone like that yet.  I hope to find someone willing to do it for me.
Do you have any particularly unusual skills? How did you acquire them?

My great acting ability? Constant practice in the wrestling ring.  YOu ahve to sell the hits to the crowd.
Do you do something besides hero work for a living? Have you ever done 
anything else, or do you plan to?

Yeah.  I'm a professional wrestler.  Was one before I even got my powers.  I'll be one
until the day I die.

What is your preferred combat style?
Wrestling of course.  Get up close and personal.

Have you ever received any awards or honours?

I won the PCW championship belt in my third year with them.  Does that count?
What skill areas would you like most to improve in? Is there anything you 
can't do that you wish desperately you could?

I would like to improve my tactics.  Right now, I'm a one trick pony.  Close quarters combat won't stop every crime.
How do you act around people who are more skilled than you in areas you'd 
like to improve? Are you jealous, or do you try and learn?

I'm a little jealous, but I try to watch and learn from them.  If I think they might actually teach me, I'll ask for their help.

Lifestyle & Hobbies

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What is a normal day for you? How do you feel when something interrupts this 
routine?

Wake up, train, eat, go to the gym, practice, train, eat, patrol.  Things happen.  I'll make up for the lost time somewhere else.
Do you have any hobbies, or interests outside hero work? What are they, and 
where did you pick them up?

I like going to the theater.  I've always been a avid watcher of plays.
What do you do for fun?

I try to catch a play or musical when I can.
Do you have a costume? What does it look like?

Yes, it's a black short sleeve t-shirt, with red shoulders, black calf high pants with a red star on the side, black high laced boots, and black fingerless gloves connected to forearm covers that have a red intricate design on them.
How do you normally dress when not in costume?

Jeans and shirts.  Occasionally, I wear suits when the need arises.
What do you wear to bed most nights?

Boxer briefs.
Do you wear any special jewelry? What is it, and what does it look like?

Do you have a special place where you keep your valuables?

No. No I don't have a special place for valuables.
What's your preferred means of local travel? How about long distance?

Public transportation.  Keeps me in touch with my fans.

Miscellaneous

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Have you ever made a will, or tried to make arrangements for your death? 
What provisions did you make?

No, I haven't.
If your features were to be destroyed beyond recognition, is there any other 
way of identifying your body?

The scar above my knee.
What would you like to be remembered for after your death?

Having entertained everyone.
Do you believe you pose a threat to the public? Why or why not?

No.  I'm a simple wrestler.  Nothing special or dangerous about that.
What do you perceive as your greatest strength?

My acting ability.
What do you perceive as your greatest weakness?

My lack of training.  I need to always improve my skills.
As a player, if you could, what advice would you give your character? Speak 
as if he/she were sitting right here in front of you. Use proper tone so 
they might heed your advice...

"Kwame, sometimes being a showoff isn't the right way to handle a situation.  Sometimes it's okay to admit that you can't do something.  Never think that your actions aren't enough."

 

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