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APPLICATION
Player Name: Quinn
Plurk Handle: [plurk.com profile] quiverby
Player Status: New Player
Other characters: Nope

Character Name: Matthew Neil Holt
Fandom: Voltron: Legendary Defender
Character Journal: [personal profile] tookashirototheknee
OU, AU, or OC? OU
If canon, canon point: Between the Arena and when he was broken out by rebels. Closer to the latter than the former.
PB: None
Superhero Name: Chameleon.

Setting Background: N/A

History: Matt at the Voltron Wiki In addition to this information, Matt has been kept in captivity by the Galra empire for a number of months now, at first in a work camp, and then in a cell sometimes with others, sometimes alone. His habit of giving sarcastic, snippy remarks has earned him more than a few beatings, which has left his back and his mind quite scarred.

Personality:
Matthew Holt is, above all, a dork. He's a space-loving scientist, one who wants above all to discover things. Much of his study at the Garrison when he was there was in the realm of science, with a side of anthropology. He wants to bring knowledge to the world, and gets excited over the smallest things, such as possible microorganisms in ice. While in space, on a discovery mission, he rambles about how excited he is, and how fascinating he finds something as simple as the ice sample he is extracting. He is also a bit of a dreamer, wishing and hoping that he could be one of the first, if not the first to discover other life in the universe and tell Earth about it.

He also has a deeply sarcastic streak, making jokes with his family about freeze dried peas and teasing his sister. He can be excitable, rambling about things he finds interesting, until he almost forgets to breathe. Growing up in a military family with his father a teacher at the Garrison, he learned how to do things carefully and precisely, but also how to subvert the rules and find ways around everything. He understands authority, but thinks there are more important things in the world, like understanding the way the world works, and caring for others.

He is also an extremely devoted and loyal person, wanting to do anything and everything he can to protect his family. When he thought he was about to die in the Galra gladiator arena, all he could think about was how he wouldn't be able to see his family again. He cares about the people around him, wanting to protect them, but realizing that he doesn't have the skills to do so at the moment. In addition, he is a survivor, bound and determined to keep going and live no matter what. He'll do anything to find a way through any difficult situation and come out the other side.

His time in prison has taken a toll on him, and he's slightly weaker, much more anxious, and prone to PTSD flashbacks and nightmares but when given the chance to bloom and relax, he will heal quickly.
Canon Powers: Nope.

Game powers: I would like Matt to have shapeshifting powers. He would be able to turn into any kind of sentient species that he has had experience with. He would not be able to turn into a species that he has not seen or interacted with. For example, at his canon point, he has not interacted with any known Alteans, so he could not be Altean. He also would not be able to duplicate any supernatural powers that the species has, but he would take on any physical strengths or weaknesses native to the species. For example, if a species has enhanced eyesight in the dark, he would have that as well.

Abilities: Matt is a brilliant xenobiologist, space explorer, and researcher. He is sent on a well-known mission to a distant planet just out of school. He also has some military training from his time at the Garrison, a space-military school.

Setting: Matt will be a bit skittish at first because of his time in prison, but will relax quickly when he starts to realize he can make a difference. He will take to helping to save people like a fish to water, especially if he can be of some help by using his biology experience.

SAMPLES

Prose Sample: Test Drive Thread

Network Sample:

[Matt turns on the video, staring at the little red light blinking at him for a long moment before he takes a breath.]

Alright, me in a few months or years or whatever, listen up. Um. I'm not even really sure what to say at the moment. You're probably much more stable than I am, you've probably been through a lot with Katie, and hopefully you've found a place for yourself. Honestly, I just hope you have more of an idea of what's going on than I do right now. Hopefully you've found a way through the nightmares, or how to use them... somehow.

Alright. So. What I want to do. I want to help people, to help free people or whatever they want us to do. I want to show everyone that I'm not useless, and I can help as much as anyone who has more strength or more power than me. You know science, we can use that to help people. But... don't forget where you came from. Don't forget your dreams, your science, and your friends. Hopefully Shiro's out there somewhere. You know in your heart that he is. Maybe these beings can help you find him and get you both home.

Oh, and also? I hope you let Katie take care of you. Maybe if I say it for once, it'll sink in. Good luck. Or, well, I hope you had good luck. I'm terrible at this future thing.

[Matt reaches over and shuts off the camera with a sigh.]

Additional info:
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OUT OF CHARACTER
Player Name: Quinn
Are you 16 or older: Yes
Contact: Quiverby on Plurk/PM Matt's journal
Current Characters: no
Tag: Matt Holt

IN CHARACTER
Name: Matthew Neil Holt
Canon: Voltron: Legendary Defender
Canon Point: Between Shiro's debut in the Arena and when he was broken out of prison by rebels. Closer to the latter than the former.
Age: 21

History: Matt is the first of Sam and Colleen Holt's brilliant children. He attended the Galaxy Garrison in a scientific research track with the express purpose of being able to participate in a research mission of some sort. After graduation, he was chosen to accompany his father and ace pilot Takashi Shirogane to Kerberos, an ice-moon of Pluto. While they were there, Matt, his father, and Shiro were captured by the Galra, a purple alien species who have control of most of the known universe. Once captured, he was separated from his father, and sent to a gladiator arena with Shiro. While there, he was chosen to be the first to fight, and panicked, which caused Shiro to slash him across the knee and take the fight for himself. After he was injured, Matt was packed off to a work camp, and then a prison, separating him from everyone else.

Personality: Matthew Holt is, above all, a dork. He's a space-loving scientist, one who wants above all to discover things. He wants to bring knowledge to the world, and gets excited over the smallest things, such as possible microorganisms in ice. While in space, on a discovery mission, he rambles about how excited he is, and how fascinating he finds something as simple as the ice sample he is extracting. He is also a bit of a dreamer, wishing and hoping that he could be one of the first, if not the first to discover other life in the universe and tell Earth about it.

He also has a deeply sarcastic streak, making jokes with his family about freeze dried peas and teasing his sister. He can be excitable, rambling about things he finds interesting, until he almost forgets to breathe. Growing up in a military family with his father a teacher at the Garrison, he learned how to do things carefully and precisely, but also how to subvert the rules and find ways around everything.

He is also an extremely devoted and loyal person, wanting to do anything and everything he can to protect his family. When he thought he was about to die in the Galra gladiator arena, all he could think about was how he wouldn't be able to see his family again. He cares about the people around him, wanting to protect them, but realizing that he doesn't have the skills to do so at the moment. In addition, he is a survivor, bound and determined to keep going and live no matter what. He'll do anything to find a way through any difficult situation and come out the other side.

His time in prison has taken a toll on him, and he's slightly weaker, much more anxious, and prone to PTSD flashbacks and nightmares but when given the chance to bloom and relax, he will heal quickly.

Setting: Matt's entire passion is discovery and exploration, and the chance to use that to find and explore different worlds will make him blossom. In addition, with the amount of the Voltron cast already in the game, he will be able to heal from his time enslaved, and hopefully work out some of his issues.

Abilities/Skills: Matt is a brilliant and creative scientist with a bright enthusiasm for his craft. He does have some military and space-faring skills from his time at space military school, however, he does not have any supernatural or particularly extraordinary skills.

Strengths/Weaknesses: Strengths: Science (biology, astronomy and astrophysics focus), alien cultures, creativity, determination, passion.

Weaknesses: PTSD, anxiety, physical weakness, nervousness around people from being in captivity.

Items: Slave rags. That's it.

SAMPLES
Network Sample: [Matt doesn't particularly like showing himself on camera, but for this, it's probably better to put a face to a question.]

Hey. I'm Matt Holt, Kat... uh, Pidge's brother. If you see someone wandering around that you think is Pidge, but they ignore you, that's me. Sorry about that. We look scarily alike.

Anyway, that's not exactly why I'm making this message. I'm interested in finding out what everyone's home worlds are like to see if there are any commonalities that bring us together, and what kind of species, sentient and otherwise, are on your home planets, and/or if you know about any other life in your universe.

I'm easily found, or you can just drop me a message. Thanks!

Prose/Action Sample: Test Drive Threads

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