|Frank Quaid (Scenesys ID: 7620)|
|"You think the Hulk is a menace, recruit? Good for you. Next time aliens come down 3rd Avenue, you're first in line."|
|Full Name:||Frank Quaid|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Residence:||Queens, New York City|
|Apparent Age:||44||Actual Age:||44|
|Date of Birth||19 January 1983||Actor:||Dennis Haysbert|
|Height:||182 cm (6'0")||Weight:||72 kg (158 lbs.)|
|Hair Color:||Black||Eye Color:||Brown|
|Theme Song:||"Good Man" by Raphael Saadiq|
Captain Quaid thought he had seen it all, but then superheroes and villains really came out of the woodwork in New York. Now his job of keeping people safe in New York, and making them feel safe, has gotten a whole lot more complicated. But that's just another day at the office at the NYPD.
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Frank grew up in College Point, Queens, with hard-working, upstanding Baptist parents. They taught him how to stay straight, put in work and respect himself. Frank was a middling student but a solid football player through high school. When he graduated, he went to Brooklyn College to study sociology. He continued to play football and volunteer in his neighbourhood. When he graduated with his degree, Frank applied for his dream career; a police officer with the NYPD.
Frank's proudest moment was graduating and becoming an officer. He was excited to hit patrol and learned fast. Frank's idealism was quickly tempered by the realities of police work in New York. He learned when to push, when to hold back and when to look the other way, all while staying off the take. Frank worked in several precincts and was promoted. He took a single tour with the Emergency Services Unit, then moved over to the Counterterrorism Bureau. Frank served as a team leader in Critical Response Command, was promoted while working in the Counterterrorism Division. He was promoted again while working in the Joint Terrorist Task Force. Finally, Frank was promoted to Captain serving under the Chief of the Counterterrorism Bureau. He was given charge of the primary operational units; Critical Response Command, Joint Terrorist Task Force, and the new Special Crimes Unit. This last is a new unit championed by Frank to work directly on superhuman and non-Human crimes and to quietly work with various superheroes to keep New York actually and seemingly safe.
During his career, Frank ended up at several crime scenes where criminals, often superpowered or mutated, were stopped by superheroes. Opinion on superheroes is sharply divided in the NYPD, but Frank has always been a pragmatic supporter. His interactions with superheroes and seeing the effects of supervillains led Frank to propose, push and ultimately create the Special Crimes Unit.
Frank is an extremely (over) committed NYPD careerist whose life revolves around the high pace of the job. He wants to believe in a world where the good guys win and the bad guys get what's coming to them, but has seen far too much to believe in fairy tales. Instead, he tries to move the needle a little toward good where he can and hope it will be enough. Part of his career success and ability not to alienate certain politically powerful but ethically dubious superiors has been a live and let live approach to many things. Frank is not the kind to arrest someone for a single joint or dig into NYPD's dark corners unless it's blatant and cannot be ignored. He has never taken a bribe himself and tries to keep his units clean, but what happens outside his turf is not his business. He is a demanding and particular leader who expects the best from his people. He is also very protective of his people, and treats injuries or losses in units like injuries or losses in his family.
Frank's drive has always left whatever relationships that landed in his lap to take a far distant second place in his life. He is not an emotional man and gets exasperated by strong shows of emotion in others.
Unsurprisingly, Frank has a very us versus them view of the world where there are cops, bad guys, and people who aren't bad guys yet. He also has a very pragmatic approach to law and order. He is not above letting or helping natural justice run its course when it is more effective than the system. The gray zone is where decisions get made that keep people safe and the world turning over. Similarly, he has a very pragmatic view of using force; it is a tool. Sometimes it is the right tool, and sometimes it is not. He has no compunctions about using any force necessary to protect his people and the people of New York. Frank has used lethal force several times in his career.
Frank has spent the latter half of his career in positions with an increasing scope of command. He has led teams, squads and precincts. He is on the large and ever-shifting list of potential Assistant Chiefs. Practically, Frank knows how to take charge of police operations, assess situations, direct personnel and coordinate with other agencies. His particular area of expertise is counterterrorist tactical and investigative operations command.
Frank is a life long jazz, soul and R&B fan. He has spent countless hours listening to his favourite music, live and recorded. Chances are, if it's recorded he has heard it, and if they played in New York, he has seen them. A few notes is all he needs to pick out a song's name and artist.
Frank is a skilled and seasoned criminal investigator. He has been a detective at the precinct level and then in counterterrorism. He can build, manage and present major investigations and investigative teams, recruit and manage informants, take statements and do interrogations, write warrant applications and more.
Frank is an experienced patrol officer who spent most of his patrol years in Hell's Kitchen. He is familiar with the streets, its movements and people. He can respond and manage to any patrol level incidents, understands how to approach and work with people, and has the tactical skills and physical fitness to carry out the duties.
Frank's family has been in College Point for a long time. He grew up there and still lives there. His friends, school teachers, pastors, football teammates and extend family are all within the neighbourhood. The area is home and Frank can rely on a lot of people there for a helping hand. Granted, they expect the same from him, but what are friends for?
Over the years, Frank has recruited, groomed and maintained a number of informants. These people can provide information about what is happening in the underworld that would be hard to get otherwise. These people cannot be trusted, may not have accurate information and are always looking out for themselves first, but they are still very useful.
Frank has bosses. At his rank, he has bosses who are Important People. They do not want to see super-battles on the front pages of the newspapers. They do not want bodies in the streets. They do not want people to terrified to walk the streets in case the villain of the week shows up with mega ultra super death rays. And most of all, they do not want to be embarrassed. Frank needs to do his job, keep his units running and get results without upsetting the apple cart. Failing to do so is a Very Bad Thing (tm) for his career, and potentially his life. NYPD looks after its own... One way or another.
FAMILY AND FRIENDS
College Point is Frank's home. His friends and family are there. He is important to many of them, and they are important to him. In a world of ruthless criminals and villains, this is vulnerability that can hurt badly. Because Frank is a good guy, but he will do anything to protect his family.
In a world of superheroes and villains, Frank is just another guy. Throw him across an alley into a wall and he will probably end up in hospital. Punch him with that 10-ton strength? Frank ends up in a grave. You are psychic? Well, that sucks for Frank. It is an increasingly dangerous world out there for normal people who poke around the edges of the world of heroes.
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|Clown is Around||September 3rd, 2019||Spider-Woman and Captain Quaid talk about Duela, vigilantes and Spider-Woman's past.|
|Hook, Line, and Sink Her||September 2nd, 2019||Frank meets The Harlequin, and she finally gets an answer. He gets a few answers, too. So maybe the Lady can go back to work.|
|Human||September 1st, 2019||Jess and Frank share a pizza and their thoughts on what it means to be human.|
|City Fall: Left for Dead||August 30th, 2019||Punisher manages to escape a police manhunt by the skin of his teeth|
|A Minute and a Half||August 29th, 2019||Frank comes by for lunch at Jessica's house.|
|A Cruise Around The Harbor||August 20th, 2019||Josh and Wanda go for an evening cruise, a chance to unwind and just spend time together|
|Undercurrents: Broadway Blast||August 19th, 2019||Spider-Woman and Captain Quaid are ambushed by assassins after a Broadway show. Spider-Woman causes a stir, and then causes a stir.|
|Sentinels: Fishing||August 18th, 2019||Jubilee meets with Captain Quaid at Xavier's School. Jubilee agrees to help find information. Captain Quaid conveniently unhears a few things.|
|Special Occasion||August 16th, 2019||Spider-Woman and Captain Quaid go out for dinner, carch up and disappoint some young hopefuls.|
|Sentinels: Interviewing the Good Doctor||August 15th, 2019||Dr. Pym gives an interview about Trask to Captain Quaid. Dr. Pym drops several bombshells. The case against Trask widens.|
|Undercurrents: Red is Dead.||August 14th, 2019||Frank and Elaina descend into the Queens subway, and right on down the rabbit hole.|
|By The Light of Day||August 13th, 2019||Spider-Woman and Captain Quaid wake up hungry, happy and complicated.|
|Undercurrents: Pinging on the Radar||August 12th, 2019||Spider-Woman and Captain Quaid come across a hit on a Hook stash house. Spider-Woman takes out the bad guys in 94 seconds. She turns Captain Quaid bright red in 2.|
|Undercurrents: So, Heard of Hook||August 12th, 2019||Captain Quaid visits Spider-Woman to tell her they both have a price on their heads. Chinese food stops the damage good Scotch could have done.|
|Sentinels: Quiet Investigation||August 10th, 2019||Summary needed|
|The Meeting is aFoot||August 9th, 2019||In which Darcy tries to get Frank in on a possible JTTF something, only to once again say the wrong thing the wrong way at the wrong time in front of the NYPD Captain. Or This is why Darcy is sometimes the worst person for these sorts of things.|
|The First Day Of The Rest Of Josh's Life||August 9th, 2019||Josh and Wanda need downtime after his death and resurrection, and they decide to renew their bond|
|NYPD Shake Down at the Rink||August 6th, 2019||In which Darcy takes Frank out onna date.|
|Sounds Like Work, To Me||August 3rd, 2019||Jess meets with Frank to let him know that she's not dead yet.|
|SHIELD Liason to NYPD||August 2nd, 2019||In which Darcy delivers her new assignment as SHIELD Liason to NYPD directly to Captain Quaid himself. Or Everyone should now be afraid that Darcy Lewis can arrest people.|
|Sentinels: What's the Word||July 30th, 2019||Agent Lewis visits Captain Quaid during the search of Trask Industries' Bergen County facility. Agent Lewis provides amazing potstickers and offers to set Captain Quaid up with a date. Captain Quaid is boring and just gives her new information about Trask and the Sentinels.|
|Undercurrents: Dangerous Dealers||July 30th, 2019||Selene tells Captain Quaid that lycans are dealing and using Hook.|
|Clearly Sentinels||July 27th, 2019||Spider Woman tells Captain Quaid about Sebastion's end game. With the end of the world nigh, they eat pizza.|
|Cyborgs||July 27th, 2019||Beast, Jubilee and Captain Quaid talk about recent anti-mutant incidents. Captain Quaid promises to follow up on the bus attack. Beast and Jubilee get an address for people responsible for bringing two Xavier students into drug prostitution.|
|Undercurrents: Revenge||July 22nd, 2019||Cannonball, Wolfsbane, Beast and Nightcrawler exact revenge on the gang bangers who shot Cypher. (meant to be 7/22/19)|
|Undercurrents: Hidden Treasure||July 21st, 2019||A drug mule is ambushed at Mercy's Garage. Mercy calls in the police and Kid defends them. Some Hook was seized.|
|Undercurrents: K Crew Caught||July 17th, 2019||Shredder finds out why K Crew had a shootout with MD12 and sends a message.|
|Nothing Like a Long Nap||July 13th, 2019||Spider Woman visits Captain Quaid in hospital. Captain Quaid comes out of his coma and shares what happened to him.|
|The Keys to Success||July 10th, 2019||Jessica brings Frank his keys, surprise news and some help with investigating Trask.|
|Quaid's Unexpected Bedside Guest||July 4th, 2019||In which Darcy visits Frank in the hospital, OR Why do we allow Darcy to talk to anyone outside her own department again?|
|Sentinels: Sharing Info, Making Friends||July 3rd, 2019||Professor Zoom takes Frank Quaid to the Sahara and demands information. Frank gets more pain than he knew existed. Professor Zoom gets everything he wanted.|
|Sentinels: Tread Slowly||July 3rd, 2019||SHIELD and the NYPD try to figure out who gets to keep the Sentinel.|
|Wolves, Wine and Other Weirdness||July 3rd, 2019||Vanessa meets with Frank to tell him about werewolves. He learns more than he bargained for.|
|Sentinels: Last Gasp||July 2nd, 2019||Frank Quaid is more civil with Sebastion, and gets better results in an interview.|
|Sentinels: Understanding||July 2nd, 2019||Phil Coulson gets a briefing about Sebastion from Frank Quaid.|
|Witches and Walgreens, Oh my!||July 1st, 2019||Summary needed|
|Speaking On Behalf of Jean||June 30th, 2019||Summary needed|
|Sentinels: NYPD v. Sentinel||June 29th, 2019||Frank Quaid and the NYPD attempt to break Sebastion down.|
|Grease, GSR and good food||June 25th, 2019||Chris Redfield goes to get lunch on his way home. Robbery happens. Cap'n Quaid gets shot and Oz goes wolf.|
|Mutant Inquiries||June 24th, 2019||Sean and Frank catch up on old cop stories, and plan new ones.|
|Terror Talk||June 24th, 2019||June gets an offer after she is arrested. Frank is crafty. June makes the best of a bad situation.|
|Sentinels: Sebastion surfaces||June 23rd, 2019||Sebastion is found, though he may not be in good shape, physically or mentally.|
|City Fall: A Few Questions||June 22nd, 2019||Frank arrests Oroku Karai, right in front of the Shredder himself.|
|Random Encounters||June 22nd, 2019||Elektra surprises Frank at Josie's and they have a drink. Nobody gets offended!|
|Retaliation: Not Quite As Planned||June 22nd, 2019||Fiona thinks she's coming to visit June and be of help. Frank, however, decides that's not happening.|
|Of Vampires and Werewolves||June 22nd, 2019||Daniel talks to Frank about vampires and werewolves. Daniel gets a steak dinner instead of a mental health arrest.|
|City Fall: Hunting the Hunter||June 21st, 2019||Karai attacks the Punisher, and it makes a really big mess.|
|Sentinels: Strange Gathering||June 20th, 2019||Hulk, Stardust, Danger and Nyx stop an entire flight of Sentinels from joining the fight at the NYPD building vigil.|
|Sentinels: Mall Aftermath||June 20th, 2019||Mila, J'onn and Frank meet to talk about how to handle Mila's accident at the mall. Mila is assured she will not be arrested but warned to learn to control her powers.|
|Lullaby in Birdland||June 19th, 2019||Jess and Frank enjoy some jazz, company and understanding.|
|We Meet Again!||June 18th, 2019||Selene pays a visit to Frank. This time she gives him information instead of a broken nose.|
|Sentinels: Robot Wrangling||June 18th, 2019||Quaid asks Reed Richards for helping dealing with Sentinels. Richards gets two Sentinels for his trouble.|
|Interrogation: Another interview for Harley||June 18th, 2019||Summary needed|
|Poking Around||June 17th, 2019||The police show up to ask some questions at Xavier's.|
|Uninvited Guest||June 17th, 2019||The Punisher drops by Captain Quaid's apartment. The Punisher gives the captain information and a splitting headache.|
|Sentinels: Cargo Crush||June 17th, 2019||Sentinels attack mutants at Port Newark and each other. Joseph Miller and Kid jump in to save port workers. Chato jumps in to settle a score.|
|Sentinels: Chaos Spreads||June 17th, 2019||Spiderwoman shows up unexpectedly at a Sentinel disaster. Frank nearly has a heart attack. Spiderwoman heads into the mix do what the emergency services personnel can't.|
|Inter-Agency Cooperation||June 16th, 2019||Summary needed|
|Dead as a Dog||June 15th, 2019||NYPD investigates a vampire-lycan fight only to get more of both. And Harley! And Punisher!|
|That's the Third Time This Week||June 7th, 2019||Summary needed|
|City Fall: Dangling Conversations||June 5th, 2019||Summary needed|
|City Fall: Evolution of a Neighborhood||February 13th, 2019||Frank investigates some missing lowlifes, and he and Jubilee find out about an upcoming Mutant hiring fair.|
|Massacre Gangland Blues: Massacre Debrief||February 12th, 2019||Captain Quaid gets a briefing about the Punisher's return to New York; mercenary massacre included.|