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ONE

Character Name: One
-A.K.A.: Derrick Moss
-A.K.A.: Jace Corso
Type: Reluctant Partner-In-Crime, Team Conscience, Vengeful Ex-C.E.O.
Gender/Species: Male Human
Age: 30
Height: 1.8m (5' 11")
Weight: 58.9kg (130lbs)

Move: 10
Force Sensitive?: No
Force Points: 1
Dark Side Points: 0/*1
Character Points: 10


ATTRIBUTES:

Dexterity: 3D+2
   Dodge 5D+2, Firearms 4D+2, Running 5D+2

Perception: 3D
   *Bargain 5D+2, Persuasion 4D (*6D+1)

Knowledge: 3D
   *Bureaucracy 4D+2, *Business 6D+2, *Value 6D

Strength: 2D+1

Mechanical: 3D+1

Technical: 2D+2
   First Aid 3D+2


SPECIAL ABILITIES: N/A


STORY FACTORS:

-Revenge: Derrick Moss wanted revenge against Marcus Boone for the murder of his wife.  To do so, he surgically altered his face to look like the wanted criminal Jace Corso, and joined the crew of the Raza to get close enough to Boone to kill him.  Since then, it has been suggested that there was more to his wife's murder than simply blaming it on Boone, as well as corporate espionage within his own corporation, CoreLactic Industries (which results in his death early in season 2).  It should be noted that when being identified by DNA his real identity will appear.  Before this happened the first time, he had no idea that he wasn't Jace Corso and thought the other Corso to be an imposter.  Also, when using Transfer Transit, his clone will have his real face and not that of Jace Corso.

-Memory Loss: One and the rest of the original Raza crew wake up one day on their ship to realize they all have memory loss, not remembering who they are, yet inherently retaining their personal skill sets and specializations.  With this memory loss and the possibility that someone in the crew caused this to happen, as well as discovering that they all have criminal backgrounds and are among the "Most Wanted" list of the Galactic Authority, the crew of the Raza find it difficult to trust each other initially, and constantly plot against one another for fear that there is a traitor among them.  Any traits marked with "*" represent a skill or other trait that was lost due to memory loss, and which could be regained if the character ever regains their memories (In One's case, this is a single Dark Side point, as he may be a nice guy but is still the billionaire CEO of a corporation, and this would probably have gained him at least one Dark Side point, maybe many more).

-Criminal Reputation: Most of the Raza crew have a well established criminal record, and have even been put on the Most Wanted list of the Galactic Authority.  This has proven problematic (to say the least) whenever the crew are docked in port at a space station, populated planet, etc, and are ever required to show their IDs or need to give blood/DNA for identification.


Physical Description: One is tall with short, black hair and dark eyes. He has a slim but muscular build and a light stubble on his chin.

Equipment: Pistol (4D), rifle (5D), black ops field clothes (+2 Sneak), 100 credits.

Background: Derrick Moss was a billionaire CEO who underwent reconstructional surgery to make himself look identical to the lowlife hitman Jace Corso so he could take Corso's place and board the Raza after his wife, Catherine Moss, was murdered, apparently by Marcus Boone. After the Raza's crew accidentally underwent a memory wipe, Derrick was the first one to emerge from stasis, and was designated "One" for this reason. Similarly, Boone was designated "Three", but of course, One had forgotten that he believed Three had murdered his wife, and that he hated him.
   In Episode One, One is the first to wake from stasis. He has an altercation with Portia before meeting Marcus, Das, Ryo and Griffin. Having established that none of them have any recollection of who they were the group decide to name themselves by the order they woke up in, one through six. Later, the crew take rest in their quarters and One finds a pendant hidden under his pillow. While visiting the Mining Colony he sees Mireille wearing an identical pendant and asks her what it symbolizes.
   In Episode Two, One helps the mining colony hold off against the attacks from Ferrous Corp. When the mining colony became safe under the protection of the Mikkei Combine, One left with the rest of the crew, but not before sharing a kiss with Mireille.
   In Episode Three, the Android conducts a lie detector test on One, which he passes. Three puts up a fight over being tested which results in One pointing a gun at his head until Two indicates he should lower it. Later, One helps Two train before impulsively kissing her. He apologizes after Two pulls away.
   The final moments of Episode Three reveal One looks identical to a man named Jace Corso, who is searching for the Raza.
   In Episode Four, One meets Corso. It was revealed that before he lost his memory, One had cosmetic surgery to make himself look exactly like Corso to infiltrate the Raza crew.
   In Episode Eight, One got to see how he originally looked like through Transfer Transit's cloning technology that uses DNA to make copies. This DNA reader also allowed One to learn that he was really a man named Derrick Moss who is the CEO of CoreLactic Industries. He also learned he had a wife who had been killed by Marcus Boone.
   In Episode Fourteen, after waking up in Hyperion-8 with Five, Derrick Moss' attorney gets him out of jail. She helps him get access to his wife's murder records and he begins to question Three's involvement when the only evidence is one security guard's testimony that contradicts Three's past criminal records. He then meets Darius der Hoeven who is the acting CEO of his company. One asks to talk to the witness, who Darius agrees to find, only to turn up the next day claiming the guard died that night. One tells Six his suspicions about the whole thing and how he doesn't feel he can trust anyone anymore. Six quips that maybe he just spent too much time on that ship. Before Six leaves, he says 'You are who you are. Never forget that.' The line appears to leave Derrick puzzled at the meaning.
   Later, One gets ready to leave to return to his old life. He answers the door only to be met by Jace Corso, who pulls a gun on him. One is fatally shot four times in the chest and once in the head. When the crew of the Raza escape from prison and learn of One's death, they are obviously grieved, even Three, and they swear revenge. Eventually, they track down Jace Corso, and despite his insistence that keeping him alive will be the only way they ever find out who hired him to murder One, Two decides that killing the guy who pulled the trigger would have to be enough, and shoots Corso in the head, killing him and avenging One's death.

Personality: One is both charming and goofy. He is the moral compass for the crew of the Raza, showing both integrity and the will to fight for what is right even if it seems to be a lost cause. He may make mistakes but he always means well.

Objectives: Rediscover his memories; get revenge on Marcus Boone; build relations with the Raza crew and figure out his life; steer the Raza crew in the right moral direction.

A Quote: "Obviously we were meant to help these people", "The least we can do is give them a fighting chance".

Connection With Characters: Woke up on the Raza from cryosleep with no memory of his past, just like the rest of the crew.

GAME DESIGN NOTES:

   In the Dark Matter series, One constantly seemed like a beginner, new to the lifestyle he has been thrust into, and in many ways so did the rest of the Raza crew.  For this, his stats reflect a starting character, with 18 Attribute dice and 7 Skill dice.  It is possible that he may have had other skills or higher skill dice in the ones that he does, but these may have been altered due to the memory loss.
   One example of this could be his Persuasion skill.  As the billionaire CEO of a major corporation, Moss' Persuasion skill may have been much higher, and possibly would of had to be when trying to infiltrate the Raza and its crew to get close to Marcus Boone and get his revenge.  If he were to regain his memories and also regain lost skills, it is likely that these skills would be based solely on corporate business as per his background before the memory loss.
   For character traits listed above such as age, height, weight, etc, where these are not able to be found, the traits of the characters' respective actors have been used instead.  Some traits may be odd due to actors and their characters often not being very similar at all.


Comments made about this Article!



11/Sep/2017 08:15:16 Posted by : hellstormer1

[EDIT] Since re-watching season 1, One does seem to have the Persuasion skill, but didn't seem very good with Bargain. Originally, that skill was given to represent his past as businessman Derrick Moss, but didn't seem to fit his current life as One. So Bargain will be made into a forgotten skill, and his starting skills will have Firearms added. He's still not very good with guns compared to Two and Three, but this does represent his current life as a member of the Raza crew. Also maybe worth noting, the reason One is lacking in skills in this write-up compared to the rest of the Raza crew is that he never really seemed to show much expertise in any fields, not even business-related. He seemed to try and talk sense into the crew on many occasions, but this usually failed even when he was being completely sincere and honest, showing that he wasn't even very good at being a negotiator. While his forgotten skills as a businessman and negotiator may be higher than those listed, his skills as a member of the Raza crew are mediocre at best, and One is less an effective crew member, and more a roleplaying opportunity.


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