Name: Donovan Mathews
AKA: Commander Mathews
Place of Birth: USA, in the Midwest
Personality: Donovan is gruff and a little surly. He is fair minded and considers himself an honorable person. That said, he is a soldier first and foremost. The ends always justify the means. The death of a civilian, while tragic, is acceptable if that death helps The Cause. Donovan isn't sentimental and does not cling to the past, though he can be heard to occasionally praise the good ol' days.
Donovan is a strong leader. Despite his grouchiness, he is charismatic and very good at seeing a situation from multiple points of view. While he doesn't usually go to great lengths to be diplomatic, he could if he wanted to. He commands the respect of those working with him and under him. In turn, he treats his men with respect and something that, with a little imagination, might be called compassion.
History: Donovan enlisted in the US Army in 1970. He fought in Vietnam, Korea, and Afghanistan. He was honorably discharged after being injured in a Humvee accident in the desert. He held the rank of Staff Sergeant at the time of his "retirement." He tried a life of leisure but was uncomfortable with it. Shunning private security as full of ninnies, he was approached by Stark to lead a ten man unit. He said yes and quickly rose through the ranks.
Donovan took on the McFarland Project when it first began. Although he was skeptical at first, he has more or less accepted that science is magic and that the world is impossible. He is now interested in how that "magic" can be used to further Stark's other projects.
Physical Appearance: Donovan is short and stocky. He is heavily built, with broad shoulders and a thick waist. He is spry and physically fit, able to keep up with and outpace men half his age, though he won't be running any marathons. He has salt-and-pepper hair cropped close in a very militaristic haircut. He is clean shaven with a lantern jaw. He rarely smiles because he has dimples that ruin his otherwise fearsome visage. His nose has been broken at least once and set a little off-kilter with the rest of his face. His eyes are blue and wide-set. Donovan walks with a slight limp, the only legacy of the incident that forced him into retirement.
Clothing: Donovan will never be seen in anything but a Stark uniform. He does not believe in adding "personal touches" to his outfits.
Weapons: Donovan is a proficient marksman. He prefers to wear a glock while on duty at McFarland's base, but that is by no means the only weapon he owns or can shoot.
Faction: Stark's Base Commander in McFarland's Secret Lair
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