The Private Eye/Shakespearean Actor
Jackson Jacob Gavel
Son of Jack
Mallet Used For Commanding Attention
Fairly tall, not super muscular but you can tell that he's fit.
Light, slight tan.
Occasionally wears a knit hat, and is usually very tousled
Fairly long scar across his abdomen that he got while trailing someone who pulled a knife on him. He's been shot twice; once before the story starts and once during the climax (in the leg and the stomach, respectively). His career as a private eye leads to him being in dangerous positions a lot, and his time as an actor and his high school sports haven't left him unscathed either.
Jackson is generally cheerful and tends to be the 'mom friend' of the group. He's sarcastic and tends to be the less stoic of the duo of himself and Geneva Weston. Much more empathetic than Weston, he is willing to forgive others and believes in not letting your past define you. He tends to do things for fun and adrenaline which leads to bad situations. He's very determined and devoted to his jobs, at one point being more concerned about missing the opening night of the show he was in than of being injured. He tends to put others before himself, even when it's not necessarily the best choice at the moment, and rarely takes anything seriously, especially if it involves his own emotions. He has a tendency to be annoying and grating towards people, and constantly tries to lighten the mood even when he shouldn't. He has a lot of pent-up insecurity, regret, and trauma stemming both from his emotionally abusive mother and the injuries he's received on the job as a PI, but tries to just brush it off. He also talks a big game about being true to yourself but still hasn't come out to his mother. He's very afraid of letting people down, a trait that leads him to take on too many things at once while bottling up his true feelings under a smile. Although he's a capable actor, he often worries that people only pay attention to his looks instead of his skill, and fears losing job opportunities after an injury to his abdomen leaves him with scarring. Absolutely horrible RSD.
Not the best posture, he leans and slouches a lot. The sort of guy who leans in the doorway instead of sitting down. Very relaxed, he doesn't hold himself rigidly.
Acting, dancing, guitar, thinking on his feet. He's a decent singer, but his strength lies more in acting; his voice isn't bad, it just doesn't really stand out.
A desire to help as many people as possible.
Acting, singing, playing the guitar, working on his cases.
Doesn't know when to just back down and/or stop, reckless, tends to not think things through, is intelligent but lacking in common sense, impulsive, puts other's well-being before his own, doesn't take much seriously, nosy. He ignores his own issues while trying to insert himself into everyone else's.
That politicians are all arrogant snobs willing to sacrifice others to make their plans work.
College level, majored in Criminal Justice and Theatre
Carol and Brian Gavel. They divorced when he was 8, though Brian and Carol stayed in the same city. Carol received custody of Jackson and his older sister Morgan, and she soon remarried and had a daughter. Brian remarried as well, to a woman who already had a daughter.
Art credit to the Adrisona maker picrew by Adriabun