General (Armstrong)

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Ulysses Armstrong (Scenesys ID: 8610)
Quote
"I have three rules to warfare. What is the enemy's foot, what is the enemy's hand, and what is the enemy's head. Having mastered all three, I can master their heart."
Profile
Full Name: Ulysses Hadrian Armstrong
Gender: Male
Species: Human
Theme: DC (VFC)
Occupation: Military Partisan
Citizenship: American
Residence: Gotham City, United States
Education: Military School
Status: Dropped
Groups: Gotham-OOC, Street Level-OOC, Hench
Other Information
Apparent Age: 16 Actual Age: 16
Date of Birth 15 March 2011 Actor: Edward Furlong
Height: 154 cm (5'2") Weight: 50 kg (110 lb)
Hair Color: Black Eye Color: Brown
Theme Song: "Garbage Man" by G Love and the Special Sauce

Profile

Descended from a long line of soldiers, poets, and scholars, Ulysses Hadrian Armstrong's family has fought in wars for centuries. Ulysses is no different, having declared war on Batman, finding him to be a worthy adversary, a tactical foe that he can match by dueling mutual asymmetries. Ulysses Hadrian Armstrong got bullied in military school and responded by burning the entire school to the ground with the other cadets trapped inside, then came to Gotham City, quickly earning the nickname 'The General' for his strict attention to discipline and his usage of ancient Peloponnesian War tactics employed by the city-state of Corinth. The General finds the Gotham City to be a fitting battlefield, seeking to start an uprising against the wealthy plutocrats on the city on behalf of his fellow outcast.

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Description

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Description:

Ulysses Hadrian Armstrong stands five feet, two inches tall, a sixteen year old kid that's short of stature even for someone his age. He has black, moussed hair, shaved along the sides with a trio of stars left buzzed out on the left side of his head, the rest of his hair allowed to grow long with a wild curl in the front and a ponytail in the back.

His eyes are soft brown, but with a psychopathic glaze, and there's a faint upturn to his nose, a broad forehead squaring off with a delicate chin and a cherubic smile.

He wears a green jacket over his shoulders, with a brown plaid inside, and a black shirt with a Batman logo t-shirt seen inside. The baggy t-shirt falls over his belt and pants, with a pair of green camoflague fatigues matching the jacket on his legs. A pair of black fascist boots are on his feet, laced tightly.

History

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History:
Ulysses Hadrian Armstrong, the youngest of three, and by far the brightest. Born in the suburbs of Raleigh, North Carolina, his father made his living working as an Ameritek scientist, his mother a homemaker, and his sister and brother (the eldest) talented students, but without Ulysses' certain attention to flair.

All three were just as intelligent, but Ulysses' attention to planning, strategy, and style made him a standout as a thinker, giving him a natural skill at difficult and rare histories. Tragically, however, he suffered the same problem as many great men of vision throughout history: he was below stature.

Sent to military school after he was caught slashing tires to get back at a teacher who made him do multiplication tables, he was bullied by the other students, who found his brilliant military ethic laughable becuase of the lack of ability he had to fight back in a raw physical strength. He was slowly driven psychopathic in anger, and sought to escape his prison, ceasing socializing and building his mind into a snaptrap machine of intellectual ferocity by reading textbooks in the library. He discovered military history alongside the Bible, and studied each civilization's period in the holy book.

The Book of Genesis? Clearly a reference to the early civilizations of Africa and the protolithic desire to have progeny and protege. The Book of Exodus? A firm lesson against an empire uncaring of any group of citizenry. The Book of Leviticus? An unusual lesson in why some laws have to be broken or bent, and why and how and what it means, a demonstration that all civic sets of rules require disobedience due to intentional dilemmas. The Book of Maccabees? How to piece apart an enemy by matching your folklore, to the enemy's, and labeling your idol, as their idol, and all your champions as rogues in opposition to theirs, with each holding a key to taking down each conception of valor in your foe.

But what was this, Corinthians? A Greek name, but what of Corinth, he pondered? He knew of Corinth, but only from architecture. Spartans, the most hardened warriors alive, and Athens, the pinnacle of the arts, but Corinth?

Deeper study was required.

History2:

The pinnacle, to Ulysses Hadrian Armstrong's study of military history, was Corinthian culture. By understanding the economics, the sociology, and the psychology of a foe, one could take three traits, from their independence of motion, their effect upon others, and their means from development, and he could match them into establishing a force profile. If the enemy did not approached, they were both similarly wise, and the enemy would not challenge a rival. Then, diplomacy could be achieved. If they approached, they were an inferior force, allowing him to falsely display an image, which they would then match in their attempt to charge into a decisive blow, allowing him to counter with a disabling blow, superior force, or tactical maneuver that would force them off their inertia and into his clutches.

This was the key to all great leadership, he surmised, and decided that he would use this lesson, and the others before he had mastered, to become a military man of the highest caliber, as the legendary progenitor of Armstrong line had been, a ruthless soldier that once killed an Irishman merely for stealing a pot of barley, before discovering the pot of barley contained a present for him, which quickly varnished his paycheck into a promotion to officer's class in a British rifle division facing Napoleon Bonaparte.

It was a simple task, with all of this knowledge, to lure the cadets and instructors into the gym, play a tape of the American anthem, with an array of marching instruments present, in the appearance of a patriotism rally, while he locked the building shut and burned it to the ground with diesel and kerosene accelerant absconded with from the motor pool.

It just took a little pomeade and a match for the chapel service candles, and they all burned to death, covering his tracks.

One month on the road later in a Hummer with a year's supply of emergency rations, he was in Gotham City, having found paradise.

Personality

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Personality:

Ulysses Hadrian Armstrong is not a natural leader, being a psychopathic personality disorder, and he is not a born champion, being an authoritarian. He has, however, discovered how to care about the wants and needs of others, to gain him admiration, and how to champion the causes of those he finds himself surrounded by, to gain authority.

His opposition to the consolidation of power in the hands of the few is natural, since he cannot find his validation, his attention, and his prestige from them because of his psychiatric condition, and he finds his condition to be an advantage, not a disadvantage, being a young man, hence why he blames those who are seated in power. For this reason, he assaults society's basic pillars, the foundations of leadership, capitalism, and tradition, in the name of populism, communism, and progressivism. He is an anarchist with a sense of military order, a communist with a rejection of nationalism, and a radical with a sense of balance.

The General has come to Gotham City to duel the forces of order there, finding the asymmetric tactics of Batman and the other vigilantes nearby to be essential to his understanding of his own asymmetry, the gangs and criminals and madmen to be a perfect recruiting base for henchmen, and the chaos of the turbulent world order to be centered in this place, his future root to power. It is public admiration he desires, hence why he seeks to perform rallies and uprisings for politics - to enhance his sense of self-worth, by becoming beloved, despite being a man that does not understand why he cannot understand others, only his own problems. He is wise enough to know that he will never gain reputation as a hero, and clever enough to judge his chances poor for rapid victory, and of course daring enough to consider risk to be the less trodden path.

Hence, he will become a partisan.

Abilities

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Genius:

The General is a genius, the youngest of three intelligent children, who developed a natural creative flair being the youngest and applied it to his studies. He sequestered himself for several years in a military school library, studying tactics via the military and the Bible, picking up an intelligent, rationale command and control strategy.

Skills

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Military History:
Ulysses Hadrian Armstrong is versed in early military history, from protolithic culture to the Apostalic Age of Rome and the Council of Nicea's conversion of Europe to Christianity. Although this may seem archaic, he has selected the Bible because it is at the fundamental register of all of European society throughout history, giving him a prolific expanse of potential sources of tactics and warfare from basic study of human culture and events, particularly related to the West.

Psychological Warfare:
The General has a complex warfare theory. First, he finds his followers, from those rejected by social powers, as he has been, matching their mutual sense of exploration. This, he feels, is the beginning of new civilizations, circles of power, and bands of adventurers. Then, he finds the reason why their rival has persecuted them, to build political accord with his followers. Next, he determines what the rules of engagement are for his own needs, identifying each dilemma in contraditions of rules and determining where to violate, these being his tactical options. After, he determines the idol of the enemy, and raises up his own idol with a matching image, saluting them as a hero, arranging a society of rogues and thieves as each of his tactical options to defeat the idol, the sign of the persecutor's power. He distributes this society's legend as propaganda, before engaging his foes in standard accord, with the rules of Corinthian maneuver.

Street Combat:

Ulysses Hadrian Armstrong is skilled with gang-style combat from his years brawling in reform school, and since he was mostly on the losing end, he is skilled at dirty tactics, called shots, and false downs. He knows how to retreat, move, ambush, and pin both himself and others, in personal fighting, taking advantage of his small stature and youthful stamina to present a more dangerous profile to any predators, but offering an easy victory to a larger opponent, allowing him to engage in psychological warfare for longterm confrontations. A taller or larger psychopath is not capable of this, without repetitive physical trauma for negative reinforcement and isolation for positive confidence in numbers.

Resources

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Field Reconnaissance:

The General was taught field reconnaissance at military school, and can rapidly assuage the campaign of combat, with complicated notations and considerations being rapidly noted about his selected theater, Gotham City.

Weaknesses

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Arrogant:
The General is from a long line of soldiers, and is arrogant to a fault.

Communist:
The General rejects wealth and value, as mainstream society rejects his psychopathic disorder, hence he has sided against any potential marker of comfort or safety.

Journalism:
The General relies on self-validation and public admiration, however unorthodox in measure, and as a psychopath, any revealing of his cause as treacherous to his followers, who he dearly values as a company of brothers and as a protected flock, is greatly harmful to his ability to reason and maintain.

Psychopath:
The General is a psychopath from hazing, bullying, and taunting at a military reform school, and lacks empathy into the wants and needs of others, as well being unable to tell when he is being victimized.

Short:
The General is short, even for a sixteen year old, and is at a default disadvantage when in any form of combat, even armed.

Youth:

The General is young, inexperienced, and feels invincible, feeling that his problems are the cause of others, and any social rejection is at the fault of the individual refusing him.

Logs

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Title Date Scene Summary
Holiday in Gotham: Rats Far From a Wharf November 8th, 2019 Rick Flag, Hailstorm, Roundhouse, and Ash, launch a four man strike on the General, attempting to reclaim a shipment of munitions stolen weeks earlier. Poor planning makes the mission go gonzo, and the General holds off the opposition, killing two members of the Suicide Squad but losing valuable blood.
The Gotham Affair: Unexpected Cargo October 13th, 2019 The General and Blurr have a discussion aboard General's captured vessel, among friends.
The Gotham Affair: Little Roundtop October 10th, 2019 The General makes his first move in Gotham City, using some Irish thieves and a few dirty cops from Bludhaven to seize an Ameritek munitions ship destined for the Dominican Republic with police munitions. He faces Amarok, and accidentally kidnaps Blurr, who Ameritek thought was a mere sports car.

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