|ben lakatos (tourniquets) wrote,|
@ 2017-04-26 02:57:00
NAME AND NICKNAMES: Benjamin Lakatos. Ben has dozens of nicknames: primarily going by Ben. There's also Benny and Benji that he also tends to go by. As well as his surname.
DOB & AGE: December 4th 1988. 29.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada.
FAMILY: Imre Lakatos (father, deceased), Mabel Lakatos (mother, deceased), Joseph Lakatos (older brother, deceased), Daniel Lakatos (older brother), Hannah Lakatos (older sister; "deceased"/MIA), Sam Lakatos (younger brother, deceased), Rose Lakatos (younger sister), Michael Lakatos (younger brother)
The legacy of the Lakatos line has never truly been a well-kept secret or a mystery to any of the children born from it. It was a part of the world they were born into and something that would they would inevitably be expected to become a part of when they were older. Benjamin was no exception to the rule.
The perpetual 'middle child' -- Ben landed smack dab in the middle of his brothers and sisters; making what would be difficult to most children even more difficult for him. Ben was a good mix of 'wanting to be a good son' and 'wanting to be a rebel' -- the idea of wanting something more from life than hunting came from his sister, Hannah. But as far as actually being brave enough to stand up for himself or lose his family's approval -- Ben just kept his head down for the most part. Like most of his older siblings, he was taught by his father how to handle weapons. How to hunt, track...kill. Aside from his "family legacy protecting" -- family members, those who came to know Ben outside of the home knew him nothing more than being kind and just a tad bit too quiet for his own good.
While still considered one of the 'younger' members of the family; much to his own chagrin he was taught how to hunt once their mother passed. Ben felt like he was on the outside looking in when it came to the family he was raised amongst. While Joseph and Dan were just staying to be taken on 'trips' with their father -- he along with the rest of the Lakatos brood stayed with their grandfather who was not much of a 'stable parenting figure' to say the least. Despite his own feelings towards what he was being taught and how he was being raised; at most, Ben just wanted to feel accepted by his family. Usually finding out by spying on his father when it came to certain 'trips' he was about to take -- Benjamin would delve more into the folklore and terrain of what they might be getting themselves into since he wasn't being dragged off along with Joseph and Daniel. Usually leaving little information packets at their bedroom doors so the could have an edge rather than anything else.
As they grew up, Benjamin became more aware and self-aware of the life he was going to be leading. His brothers acceptance of it and Hannah's dislike of it -- it wasn't ever hidden well enough in his eyes, he knew where the older siblings stood as far is their 'family legacy' went.
Benjamin did what he could to make all parties happy even though they were usually consumed in their own lives. He tried to have a semblance of a normal life for the sake of his own mind while watching his brothers and father go off to hunt. Helping them when he was privy to information of what they were going off to do. When their father died, Ben was old enough to make a choice in his life. Something that he regretted at some points in his life. His brother or moving with his sister. Still a couple years separated from Joseph and Daniel and Hannah as well, Benjamin bit his tongue and remained at their grandfather's house.
It was during this period of time that he was young and stupid enough to get involved in his own sort of 'supernatural' trouble. At the age of 16, Ben began dating Eliose Montgomery -- an upperclassman in the school he was attending. Ben's 'normal' dating life was sort of shattered with this when he came into the knowledge that she was the daughter of a rogue pair of werewolves that his brothers were hunting down at the time.
When it came to the time that his brothers were actually successful in their hunt of her parents' -- Eliose was in despair to the point where she vowed vengeance. It was at this time that she decided to try to get to them. Ben did what he could to talk her out of...murdering his family for revenge. But all in all, things fell where they were meant too and Ben was forced to end her life. Something he really didn't get into the detail of what happened to his girlfriend; just saying she moved away.
When Joseph died, Benjamin never really blamed Daniel for heading out on his own. Benjamin still remained with their grandfather who amazingly survived until he was seventeen. He hadn't been like his brothers, who dropped out of school but rather just stuck with it even though he started missing out on a bunch of classes. During the period of time between his grandfather passing and graduation, Ben survived by hustling pool on the weekends and a part-time job on the week days. Not wanting to pull Daniel back or concern Hannah too much by adding another person to care over when it came to their own family.
But he did spend a lot of time visiting his sister and younger siblings. Keeping them in the dark of his own struggles with his life as he had just buried their grandfather in the backyard while living off what little money he had saved up. Ben just kept his head down but because of their grandfather's 'legendary' status amongst hunters -- usually had hunters use his home as a way station while they were around. Another quick way to make money and connections, Benjamin made a name for himself as being the individual to get information and fake identities quickly. It occasionally fell to him to be 'back up' on a number of hunts that would go down.
Benjamin graduated high school a little late due to his side business but grew a certain love for nursing and started looking into school while keeping his night job. Ben graduated college at the age of 23, completing his schooling before being recruited into a hunting group that had been living in his house for the better part of a year. Ben and the 'crew' he was with ended up moving around all across the globe rather than remaining staying in Canada like Ben would've wanted. Ben's medical knowledge seemed to be a good draw to keep him around -- making hunts where people were injured easier to control and the like.
It was Scotland that had a sobering effect on whatever wandering blood still remained in his body when the crew was after a nest of vampires; enlisting the help of a local that no one was aware was a Nosferatu and one of those turned by the original -- Judas -- Isabella Dunkeld. During this time, Ben and Izzy made a connection that when he discovered that she was a vampire -- he didn't tell the others and silently vowed to protect her. Unknownst to him, the others had discovered this as well. When the time came to attack the nest, the others turned on Isabella -- Benjamin made quick for them to know which side he decided to choose. Taking out several members of his own 'crew' before being wounded himself. After the dust settled, Izzy gave him some of her blood strengthening the connection they had made while they were "hunting down the nest of vampires".
Benjamin retired from hunting after that, travelling to America to set his roots. He ended up living in Georgia for a while, mostly keeping to himself. It was there he discovered that even though hunters got hurt a lot, there were their 'prey' that also sought out medical attention. Ben eventually got his nursing license to travel, moving around the States and while working in hospitals, started tiny pockets of underground medical facilities for supernaturals (and sometimes hunters) seeking medical attention without having to deal with prying eyes.
Seattle was just another place to live, a place to keep his head down from the trouble that plagued everything. But after a year of living there, things started taking turns for the 'weird' and Benjamin just kept to himself. Offering help when he could...to anyone.
• Benjamin is a complete...nerd. By complete nerd, he is just a NERD in general. More specifically when it comes to Lord of the Rings but he tries to keep it generalized. He is very much the person people should come to when it comes to all things geeky.
• Since the events in Scotland after meeting Isabella, Ben has been more of a solo show when/if hunting. He has little trust for other hunters. But because of his demeanor, he doesn't really do the hunting gig anymore.
• Ben constantly starves for his older brother's approval -- much in the way Daniel did with their father. Because of this constant seeking of his family's (and more importantly Daniel's approval) he will hunt when the need comes up for it.
• Ben is a registered nurse and a travelling one at that. He goes where he's needed or there's a serious lack of personnel. He's been living under the radar for the longest especially when it comes to hunting folks, usually keeping his head down unless someone needs medical attention. Typically...it's the supernatural types that need the medical attention and he's always willing to offer it.
• Gets a bit of a French accent when he's upset; also speaks in French. Ben also knows a half a dozen other languages as well because of his tendency to move around the world and his love for studying.
• He was noted by many of his teachers as "gifted" -- something that usually fell by the wayside when it came to his family regardless of how much he tried to get their attention on something other than their 'business' they were a part of.
• Tends to have a love for animals: he owns an Aussie Shepherd named Legolas. After his favorite Lord of the Rings character.
• Benjamin and his brother Sam were relatively close in age, despite being raised somewhat separately they were sort of smack in the middle of the twins and the ones that came before them. Ben took Sam's death extremely hard.
• Despite his 'nerdiness'; in school, Ben always took an interest in sports and was on his school's hockey team whenever he stayed in one place long enough to be part of the school. While in college, he was almost going to try out for the college hockey team but decided against it because it got in the way of whether he would have to be pulled away by his family or not.
Benjamin is a hunter, trained from youth. He's got extensive knowledge in weapons as well as hand-to-hand combat. Tracking as well as knowledge of the supernatural. Because of his affinity towards technology, Benjamin's strengths do not lay with fighting as well as he would hope but rather paper trails and creating identities. Benjamin forges nearly perfect fake papers/identities. He also has strength in tax evasion as well as credit card fraud.
Benjamin is a registered nurse (RN) and works at Northwest Hospital & Medical Center as an Emergency Medicine nurse. He has knowledge of field medical and about six years of medical history.
As a vampire, and a newly turned vampire at that, Benjamin still doesn't know the full spectrum of his abilities. But they are typical vampiric abilities: enhanced senses, strength, and speed. Making him somewhat formidable but nothing against older vampires. With this his heightened senses also include the ability to see in the dark along with other things to make him an excellent predator. Like other vampires, he has a lack of a heartbeat, body heat, brainwaves, electrical impulses, need to breathe, and other bodily functions. Immortal, he stopped aging the day he was turned into a vampire. This does mean he can't be killed, however. He still cannot be exposed to UV if not for any longer than potentially thirty minutes or less. Stake through the heart, silver, and beheading is also something he actively avoids.
PB: Richard Armitage