Full Name: Blake Morgan Bishop
Weight: 132 lbs
Class Rank: 1 out of 1023
Build: Slender, Fit
Sexuality: Heterosexual (sometimes ambiguous)
Birthday: December 5, 2061
Favorite Color: Red, Blue
Genetics: Swedish (maternal), British, French (paternal)
Religion: Baptist Protestant (formal religion), Agnosticism (personal belief)
Distinctive Qualities: Intellectual prowess, physical prowess, extreme proficiency in all arts, extraordinary wit, prodigious education, wealth, creativity, infallible short-term memory, analytical observation, charisma, confidence, leadership, strong focus, decisiveness, persistence, ambition
Distinctive Drawbacks: Arrogant, overconfident, two-faced, intolerant, stubborn, sadistic, disrespectful, dishonest, critical, manipulative, self-loathing, hypocritical, vain, somewhat effeminate
Disorders: Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Superiority Complex
Character Inspirations: Leonardo da Vinci, Professor Moriarty, Eugene Chaud, Seto Kaiba, Schneizel el Britannia, Lelouch vi Britannia, personal rivals
Summary: The son of the leading ISIS executive, dispatched to investigate and eliminate a group of rogue EGOs. Blake is extremely bright and talented in all levels of music, art, writing, and acting. As a prodigy, most knowledge to him is intuitive, and he gets frustrated when others aren't as astute as he is. He is self-obsessed, but a great leader. Although he appears flawless and content, his unparalleled talent came at the price of his childhood.
Blake is a visibly arrogant person, although this attitude is as well-earned as can be. He possesses a very charismatic and charming appearance, of which he is all too aware. Blake carries himself very confidently, and is typically one to "steal the show." He has a generally collected demeanor, but he is prone to semi-conscious bursts of excitement, which are often awkward and comical to people. However, no one ever seems to exclude him no matter how strange or boastful they find him. He has strawberry blond hair, a wholesome skintone, and piercing gray eyes much like Jessica's. His facial features are sharply defined, yet delicate. His general metabolism rate is not known, but he works out enough to mask his scrawny build. Martial arts are one of his many hobbies, so self defense is no major issue for him. Even so, he is relatively short for a male in his time, making him a perfect candidate for a Napoleon Complex.
Blake possesses a genius-level IQ and a multitude of talents. He seems capable of grasping any skill or concept with perfect ease, but in reality this was brought about through strict teachings from early in his life. He regularly publishes professional quality art, music, and literature. He has done his own scientific research, particularly on networks and data, and often performs well-received lead roles in theater. He likes to think of himself as an artful entertainer, although he is expected to become a stoic business executive. In a sense, Blake is an artificially refined genius. This is not to say he lacks natural talent, but from an early age, he has had access to resources that even professionals would envy. He genuinely enjoys producing new works and honing his skills, but it's the only life he's ever known. Blake was raised to be an elitist; he looks down on other people for their lack of skill, and he is quick to point out people's mistakes. He normally acts rather lighthearted, but he takes his areas of expertise so seriously that he seems like a different person. From a distance, Blake appears to a natural and charismatic leader, but those who know him better will realize that he only cares about his own ambitions.
Blake had a strict form of Protestantism forced upon him as a child, although he never truly understood organized religion's blind adherence to rules. However, he still attends church regularly for its sense of community. He's a prominent figure in his youth group due to his fine leadership skills. He organizes and performs concerts and he attends community service projects within the parish. He claims to share the beliefs of his church, but deep down he is a skeptic. Blake likes to think of things in ways that are convenient to him, and the traditional image of God seriously bores him. He is often forming new theories about the nature of existence, few of which fit the Christian dogma. For this reason, he classifies himself as an agnostic, and his level of faith fluctuates with his somewhat volatile mood. Blake usually keeps his religious beliefs to himself, as he's never quite set on what they are.
Blake sees himself as one of the few competent people in the world. He finds the behavior, skills, and values of the general public to be laughable. Blake is typically disrespectful of authority, usually because he feels he can do better, and often times he can. For this, he is sometimes known to heckle or interrupt people who he believes are unimportant. Luckily, with his streetsmarts, he can talk or lie his way out of anything. Blake was born into extreme wealth, and often looks down on lower class people, claiming that they are deprived of privilege from birth and are "hardly worth saving." He believes that people are born into wealth because their genetic lineage is superior. Because a structured life is the only thing he's ever known, he has a highly conservative mindset. While he is innovative with his ideas, he finds most liberal practices "misguided and amusing." That said, Blake can be a major hypocrite, and he hides his personal issues to preserve his image.
Blake is of Northern and Western European descent. His mother is predominantly Swedish and his father is British and French. His father Walter Bishop is a main ISIS chairman who is both cutthroat and self-centered. Walter worked his way up from a modest background and eventually became consumed in his ambition. He doesn't care about morality, as long as he gets his way and doesn't get his hands dirty. All he cares about is productivity and business, and he has passed these ideals onto Blake. Blake is Walter's only child, and he sees his son as more of an investment and an heir than a developing human being. Walter deprived Blake of a normal childhood in hopes of creating a child prodigy -- a true Renaissance Man. Walter himself had never become proficient in the arts or sciences, but excelled solely through hard work and efficiency. He uses Blake as a vessel to fulfilling his own regrets. He is usually out on business meetings and rarely sees his son. When he does, the encounter is structured and impersonal. Walter believes himself to be a good father for giving his son "so many opportunities," and sees his parenting style as "tough love." Blake harbors a repressed hatred for his father, yet is totally unaware that he is embracing the man's very ideals. He dares not question his father -- he is the only man whose authority Blake will not question.
Blake's mother is a feeble, weak-willed woman who fell for Walter because of her attraction to power. Her husband's word invariably overrides her own. She's accepted his perspective for so long that she's forgotten her own ideals. She does not have to work because of her husband's wealth, but has her own personal hobbies and is often out of the house. In the rare event that Blake himself is home, neither of his parents are there for him.
Blake is employed part-time in the ISIS company under his father. Due to the nature of his resources and the international nature of his company, Blake has lived in various countries for years at a time. He's studied in Britain, France, Germany, Spain, China, and Japan. He is proficient, if not fluent, in all these countries' languages. He has also paid brief visits to many other countries. He is amazingly worldly, taking ample inspiration from cultures all over the world to use in his works. Despite his cultural exposure, however, he still finds Western culture to be far superior, and sees "lesser" countries as mere sources of fresh ideas.
Most people only interact with Blake on a superficial level, and it is characteristic of Blake to keep people at a distance. He trusts very few people, mainly because he seldom needs help with anything, save menial tasks that are not worth his attention. His peers are generally unaware of his condescending ideals since Blake's bold and spunky attitude usually masks it. He seldom discusses his background; all people know is that he's rich, attractive, and talented. Blake ropes people in with entertaining stories about himself, many of which are shamelessly exaggerated. He usually accumulates friends quickly, although they're more akin to "followers." All his friendship are either for the sake of his image, or in the rare event that he's found someone competent, he usually sees that person as a resource. While it is usually not socially acceptable to be as vain as he is, Blake is an effective womanizer. His showoff routine seems to work out very well for this kind of thing. Blake manages regularly to spot a girl, flirt with her, lock lips, and dump her while still maintaining her as a friend. Granted, he usually goes for women as shallow as he is, but many guys would like to know his secret, which he explains as "something that cannot be taught."
Relationship with Other Characters:
Blake is dispatched by his father to investigate a group of cyberterrorists that are restricting ISIS business by resisting and working around its policies. The search brings him right to Jan's school district. Blake is assigned to attend the local high school as a student, during which time he is to use his refined deductive senses to locate the instigators and have them apprehended. This is nothing new to Blake, for he has often been used in this manner to capture radicals, and he genuinely believes that he is doing the right thing. Jan has no idea that he is suspected, because he is regularly dependent on public stupidity to not notice him. Blake, like his father, is willing to use any means necessary to accomplish what he must. Blake takes pride in being manipulative and bastardous if such behavior is required. To him, people that upset the established order are "criminals, who have surrendered all human rights." Rest assured, it's not a good idea to be on Blake's bad side. Then again, it's not a good idea to be on Jan's bad side either, who defeats his enemies by psychologically deconstructing them. What neither of them suspects is how susceptible Jan is to envy, and what unforeseen consequences that may have for their eventual encounter.