Full Name: Jan Michelangelo Sherael
Handedness: Right (strongly)
Weight: 105 lbs
IQ: 135 (timed out on IQ test)
Class Rank: 22 out of 1023
Build: Slender, Gaunt
Birthday: January 6, 2061
Favorite Color: Aqua, Purple
Genetics: Italian (maternal), Russian Jew, Ukrainian (paternal)
Religion: Roman Catholic (formal religion), Deist (spiritual philosophy)
Distinctive Qualities: Intellectual prowess, artistic talent, infallible long-term memory, analytical observation, exceptionally limber, ages slowly, persistence, ambition
Distinctive Drawbacks: Physical and emotional frailty, dull senses and reflexes, allergies, remarkably pale, frequent headaches, poor focus, sluggish thought process, melancholy, cowardly, stubborn, skeptical, insecure, indecisive, underwhelming, anti-social, considered girlish
Disorders: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Algophobia (fear of pain), Mysophobia (fear of germs), Misanthropy (hatred of people)
Character Inspirations: Michelangelo Buonarroti, Sherlock Holmes, Gregory House, Patrick Jane, Lelouch vi Britannia, myself
Summary: Once a brilliant, innocent, kind-hearted young man with a passion to create, he was bullied to the point of near-suicide. His reason for living was his unparalleled intellect and his desire for revenge toward his tormentors. He spent the last 5 years of his life locked in his room, at his computer whenever possible, trying to make himself into something that the world "would have to respect."
Jan was often mocked for his gentleness, his frailty, his appearance, his name, his beliefs, his talents, and his inability to conform to any male stereotype. Jan is a skilled artist, musician, writer, student, and thinker of all sorts. He is also 10 times as sensitive to pain as any normal person his age, making any physical activity particularly exhausting and unpleasant. However, he has an abnormally high metabolism, which keeps him unusually thin, despite a disproportionally large appetite. His sensitivity once applied to emotional pain as well, for as a child he would often burst into tears without anyone knowing the reason. He does not age much, so people tend to assume he is a few years younger than he actually is. Jan has a case of OCD and is a serious perfectionist in everything he does, which also means he puts little to no effort into things he does not believe he can do, much to the frustration of his peers.
Jan is a Roman Catholic, which is unusual for an intellectual; he is one of the few remaining in North America. Having spent most of his life pondering the workings of the universe, he ironically dismisses the Atheist belief as simple-minded. He interprets scripture in the loosest sense possible, suggesting the Atheists reject a type of god that never existed. He sees Jesus as more of a brilliant philosopher than a divine being, claiming he is "the only man who ever truly understood the workings of the universe and the human soul." He disagrees with the idea of religion being a comfort mechanism, but rather the recognition of what exists. As an absolutist, he believes certain ideas to be wrong, regardless of opinion, and that people should oblige to correct themselves. He is thoroughly obedient and loyal toward those he respects, and is obliging but reluctant to obey unjust or incompetent authority. Frustrated with deception from others, Jan rarely lies, and thus can be painfully blunt in his words. When goaded to produce false information, he will usually remain silent.
Raised in a lower-class household, Jan firmly believes in working for one's own success, and often resents the rich for having their work cut out for them. He emphasizes humanity as the pinnacle of evolution for its boundless brain power, and thus shows disgust towards any human feature or behavior that he considers to be animalistic. These include facial hair, body hair, piercings, tattoos, makeup, body fat, manual labor, vulgarity, stupidity, sports, sexuality, and courtship. Given his intellect and his beliefs, Jan thinks liberally and acts conservatively. He detests fashion as conventional vanity, but is forced to custom-order all his clothes online, because his average peer is nearly 200 pounds. His sophistication is his trademark; he is obsessed with hygiene, enjoys afternoon tea, and carries a cross-emblazoned pocket watch that he has altered into a GATE.
Jan is Italian on his mother's side and Russian Jew on his father's. While his father works hard to make ends meet, his mother gave up her job to become a homemaker. Thus, Jan's maternal influence is much stronger than his paternal influence. He respects his mother greatly for raising him practically on her own, and considers his father one of such animals for his ignorance and his unfit, incompetent nature. He condemns his father for passing onto him his inability to think on his feet: a trait that plagues Jan regularly; inhibiting his wit, academics, and athletic performance. However, he resents both parents for their naivety, intrusiveness, overprotectiveness, and "inability to comprehend" his mindset. He has a 7-years older brother James who has similar life experience, similar intellectual capacity, but does not suffer Jan's physical limitations.
Jan, valuing education, is worldly but ethnocentric. He considers many Eastern cultures naturalistic but barbaric, and even most Western culture is decadent to him. The perfect culture to him is Italian, and he takes great pride in his heritage. He considers Latin to be the perfect language and the Roman Empire the perfect civilization. He often curses in Italian, and delivers some one-liners in Latin. He largely favors the Mediterranean region for its past contributions to society, and believes its people are an actual master race. Due to tragic experiences involving local peers of predominantly German descent, he harbors a subconscious grudge against Aryans.
Five years ago, Jan's personality changed drastically. His bully problem had been steadily worsening, though he had learned not to fight back so that the school would not punish him as well. His misery climaxed when he was badly beaten and urinated on by his lifelong tormentor Tristan, who then threatened to kill him if he "told." His mind snapped when he realized how merciless humans can be, and began thinking of everyone but himself as "animals." As such, he became spiteful, vengeful, sadistic, arrogant, impatient, sarcastic, apathetic, and anti-social. He will often offend people without knowing it, and when trying, can easily bring people to tears by playing on their insecurities. Even with this change in demeanor, his peers have yet to take him seriously, and despite his lust for vengeance, any retaliation against Tristan has yet to occur.
Having completely disassociated himself with humans, Jan takes pleasure in the observation, profiling, and prediction of human behavior. He can easily deduce a person's background from their actions, name, physical presentation, and physical appearance. He can use this to predict reactions, keep people at a distance, and unleash well-calculated psychological warfare if he so desires. He is quite skilled in mimicry, and tends to notice patterns that others would never catch. His judgment by physical appearance centers around the logic of hormone balance and includes unorthodox aspects like facial structure, digit ratio, body type, race, and weight. His peers consider his methods "unfair, irrelevant, and insane," though they yield accurate results. Jan is often frustrated by how painfully simple people are to judge, and frequently tries to throw off other people's perceptions of him by acting "out-of-character." Likewise, he is intrigued by people who he cannot accurately judge, admiring their complexity, and in some rare cases, showing affection toward them. He has concluded that the ignorant are all "naturally aggressive and inconsiderate," and "unworthy of respect." As cold-hearted as his demeanor may seem, it stems solely from a fear that others will hurt him. While he shows almost no emotion, he suffers a serious twitch in his left eye whenever he is stressed, frustrated, or emotionally provoked. He bears a sly grin when he knows he has a person figured out. Jaded to others' rudeness, he is often confused when shown common courtesy. He prefers the company of computers rather than humans because they actually listen to him. He believes in the power of the mind above all else, and that all opinion, psychosis, emotion, and even sexual preference are all delusions which the mind can and should control. Conversely, he believes one's physicality is set in stone, and thus makes no attempt to condition himself. He is generally frustrated with the concept of time, given his sluggish thought process. He also notes the necessity to specialize with one's time, which he finds difficult in having potential in so many different intellectual pursuits.
Jan has spent the last 5 years in emotional isolation, much to the worry of his parents. He has been researching manual hacking and programming so that he may work outside the limitations ISIS has set. However, what exactly he plans to do with this knowledge remains to be seen.