Post by Deleted on Sept 2, 2014 1:54:03 GMT
NAME: Jane Foster.
ALIAS: Janie, Dr. Foster, Miss Foster.
MEMBER GROUP: Civilians.
POWERS AND ABILITIES:
* Highly Educated & Intelligent
* Mechanical Inclinations - most of her lab equipment is of her own making.
PLAYBY: Natalie Portman
PLAYER NAME: Althea (I've also gone by Lola, but I prefer Althea).
TIMEZONE: GMT -3.5
OTHER CHARACTERS: None atm.
On first impression, Jane can seem as if she might be a little bit snobbish. That couldn't be farther from the truth. Jane is just reserved and lost in her own thoughts more often than not. Once she does start talking, though, she turns into a chatterbox and it's sometimes hard to get her to stop. She never seems to realize what she's doing, of course, and babbling is often her way of covering her nerves or the fact that she doesn't know what to say. She's the sort of very intelligent person who sometimes has trouble with normal conversations and idle small-talk because she's used to think and talking about science with people of the same scientific background. Even talking to Darcy when the two first met was sort of like talking to somebody from a different planet. Jane is the sort of person who can sometimes seem out of touch with reality because she spends so much time cooped up in her lab, and as such she has no idea how other people see her. Sometimes, she's not even so sure how she sees herself. She prefers not to think about that, focusing on the important things instead.
Jane's work has undoubtedly been the most important thing in her life. From childhood she's had that burning desire to know why. She's always been curious about the world around her and how it works, and ha never been happy unless she has some mystery to attempt to solve. That curiosity stayed with her the older she got, and nobody's ever been able to say that Jane was anything but academically inclined. Instead of sports and drama, she preferred the debate team and chess club. As an only child, Jane was doted on by her parents and supported in pretty much whatever she did. Of course her mother had complaints from time to time - couldn't Jane dress a little more nicely or spend more time on her hair? - but for the most part things worked out alright in the Foster household.
As she grew older the expectation was that Jane would go to law school, just like her father had. Jane's intention was never to do that, however. Why would she when the heavens were so much more fascinating. She's read just about every book on physics and astronomy in the school's library by the time she was fourteen, and she knew exactly what she wanted to do in life. There was, of course, pressure to follow in her father's footsteps but Jane refused to miss out on what she really wanted to do in life because of it. She knew what she wanted to do and she knew it was the only thing she wanted to do. She graduated at the top of her class and applied to several universities, both in and out of state. She didn't exactly have many friends anyway, so packing up and moving halfway across the country really wasn't a big deal for her. While she was originally from New Mexico, she'd managed to earn herself a scholarship to study astrophysics at at Columbia. She had very few qualms about moving.
Jane's four years of university were uneventful and quiet. She didn't drink and she didn't party. She was there to learn, and was devoted to her studies with a single-mindedness that might have been disturbing if it had been turned on more sinister activities. Jane's social life was nonexistent during those four years, but it was worth it to complete her degree degree magna cum laude, and to have the chance to undertake graduate studies. At times she has felt like she doesn't quite fit in among the other students, with her awkwardness and babbling and inability to know when to stop talking. During her graduate years she finally found her niche, though. That was when she started working on her own custom equipment, and it was the beginning of a journey that would last for the better part of a decade. Jane finished the graduate program and went on to enroll in a doctorate program. Jane carried out her research in New Mexico, close to home, and by the age of twenty-seven was a full-fledged doctor of astrophysics. While her research was sound (and impressive) enough for her to be awarded this title it was by no means enough to convince the scientific community to take her seriously.
It would be a long, hard battle to earn that kind of recognition.
Jane stayed in New Mexico, setting up a lab for herself and beginning her own research. She managed to make a life for herself in her home state. It wasn't much - she occasionally lived in a rather messy mobile home and used equipment she'd developed herself. It was hers, though, and she wouldn't have traded it for anything. Nearly three years ago, Jane contacted one Dr. Erik Selvig. He'd researched similar subjects and the two had worked together before. He joined her research team, and shortly after they gained an intern named Darcy Lewis. Jane had never really considered taking on an intern before. She hadn't really felt secure enough about her work - or her abilities. She'd started to grow more confident, however, and as there was only one applicant Darcy was added to the team. Jane was been hesitant about working with a Political Science major, but eventually she actually grew to like Darcy.
Life in New Mexico was quiet, but of course there was always room in her life for new experiences. It was there that she had her first brush with romance. She briefly dated a doctor by the name of Donald Blake, though it was never something that was going to last. The two dated and moved in together too soon, really, and it was the worst move imaginable. Jane had never really had a boyfriend up to that point and the loss of her personal space really wasn't something that she had been ready for at the time. The relationship ended after a few months and Jane threw herself into her work. That was what she knew, after all, and it was going to keep her sane.
Jane and her team were in the midst of chasing down one of the events they'd been researching for so long when the unthinkable happened. A man seemed to come out of the storm, and Jane (accidentally) hit him with her van. At least she was thinking clearly enough to take him to the hospital after Darcy tazered him, though it was only after realizing where he'd come from that Jane went back to find him. It was amazing, really, how quickly Jane grew to like Thor Odinson once she got over how strange and seemingly arrogant he could be. Sadly it wasn't to last. After fighting the Destroyer and returning to his former self he was unable to stay. He needed to return home, and Jane belonged in New Mexico. Jane was impressed by the change, of course, but the realization that he'd be leaving immediately meant that there was never a chance. They shared a kiss before he left, and since then, Jane has been working and waiting. She's been through about three different moves since New Mexico and is now fairly settled in England. She's aware that Thor has been to Earth in the time since he left, but she has no idea that he's out there right now. She's been doing her best to move on and forget, throwing herself into her work and even attempting to date on one occasion. Of course, that can only end badly.