Freeze, cooperate and hear me
Hans was born on August 27th in 1977 to his German mother, Heidi, and his Scottish father, Graham. His mother died in childbirth and his father, who couldn’t deal with the loss and went into a destructive spiral, never gave him much time. When he was 3 years old he was tested to become a changing breed. His father, unable to take care of the boy himself, thought it was better for Hans to leave anyways, the fact he didn’t have a choice made it easier. Graham was still saddened to see his son go to one of the camps, as Hans was the last living connection he had with his wife.
5 years later in a ghetto, Hans was a trouble maker. His foster parents did the best they could to raise a child that wasn’t their own (biological or supernatural), but Hans was a restless spirit. He didn’t care much for the differences of people he lived around, but the kids his age didn’t show any supernatural abilities like himself. The diversity was an exciting thing to be around. He would eavesdrop on the adults talking about the things they could do, the immortals and vampires talk about the different people they used to be, and the mages talk about the spells they used to weave.
Hans not only eavesdropped, but also liked to pull pranks. He never wanted to hurt people, but sometimes it just happened and he would be reprimanded. It was his only was to express himself in an oppressed camp. In a book he read he saw a picture of a sling shot and it fascinated him. He constructed a crude one using a stick, a couple nails, and some old piece of thin tire rubber. He became a really good shot with that thing. Unfortunately it made him more annoying as he didn’t always use it on inanimate objects. His foster parents also managed to get static-blurred television and got hooked on the old western movies.
Hans started having weird dreams when he was 10. All he could remember was falling, and while falling an ephemeral woman appeared and told him to fly. “How?” he always found himself asking. She never answered, only turned into a crow and flew away. He would always wake up as he crashed into the ground, and always in a cold sweat.
Hans was pretty much a loner. He scrounged for things he needed when he had to, not relying on anyone but himself. When he was 15 some supernatural bullies a little older than him jumped him. While they held him down he changed into a flock of crows. This began his curiosity into himself and what he can do, and the things he can learn to do. He usually spied on people, gleaning any information he can from many different supernatural groups. He was so good at getting information that he people started looking for him to so he can find out things that they wanted to know. His notoriety as an information gatherer for other people earned him the nickname “Snitch” (although technically he wasn’t snitching, the play on his name was more than acceptable).
When he was 21 he joined the military. With his keen eye sight, ability to fly, and good shooting skills he fell into the sniper role seamlessly. He never grew accustomed to the taste of killing, but he always told himself that it must be done. Even in the military he was pulling jokes on people, if anything to make himself feel better. Most of the time it wasn’t appreciated which outcasted him more than normal. Though his Commander took a liking to him. The fact Hans did his job extremely well and tried to make people laugh (usually only it was just for Hans benefit) made the commander appreciate the bird even more. During the war on terrorism Hans started to have a break down. During a mission he was unable to pull the trigger. He saw many of his “co-workers” die, and the fact that he healed very quickly was the only reason why he managed to survive. He asked the commander for a favor, to get him discharged. Knowing the psychological toll it took on the feral the commander managed to pull a few strings for an honorable discharge.
Hans moved back to his ghetto. Many things changed during his 7 year absence. He adapted to them pretty well. One thing he decided to do was visit his father. He only had short and blurry memories of him. The years didn’t treat Graham well at all. His father had home hospice care and Hans was told his father didn’t have much time left. Hans and Graham had their first father and son talk, Hans finding out the woman in his dreams was his mother (a changing breed too which Hans realized was a secret she kept from Graham). During the months Hans visited his father he realized the nurse, Alina, was very taken with him. Hans didn’t seem like much into his adult life, rather unassuming and his black eyes were a little discomforting. For some reason he was strangely attracted to her as well. Hans never developed a connection with many people, maybe his commanding officer but that didn’t seem like what he was experiencing. Maybe it was the way she put other’s need before herself, or the fact that she was always genuinely smiling. They went on their first date weeks before his father passed away. Hans was accustomed to death so it didn’t phase him much at all.
It was 2003 and after a year of dating they decided to get married. When they had their daughter Alina wanted to name her after their own mother’s, so she was named Angelique Heidi Nitch. He always called her his little angel. She was not tested to become a supernatural so she lived with Alina. In 2005 Alina was walking with Angelique, who was 2 at the time, to visit Hans. There were a lot of people that didn’t like the fact a supernatural and a mortal had a child (they didn’t even recognize their marriage), and some supernaturals planned to scare the family. They went overboard and attacked them viciously. Hans arrived in time to scare the group off, but the damage was already done. Alina was cradling Angelique and protected her from the thugs. He rushed her to the ER. He watched as the she slowly died. Her last words to him were, “Always protect our little angel. I love you both.”
For the first time Hans felt remorse, and a deep emptiness was created within him. He knew he couldn’t protect Angelique as long as he was a supernatural and she was a mortal, so he called up his old friend, the commander. They were able to make a deal with the government. Angelique would move in with her grandparents house in Toronto and Hans would work for the Monster Squad.
12 years later Hans still watches over Angelique, although she has no idea who or what her father is. He was always an outcast so the fact he isn’t well liked by either side doesn’t bother him much. He isn’t doing his job to betray the supernaturals, he does it to keep them inline so they don’t make relations worse. When he is working he stays in his throwback form, he takes his “uniform” off to try to keep his personal life and business separate. When he watches over his daughter he maintains his crow form to not be seen. He got a little better at getting information over the years, picking up lock picking to get him into places easier. Hans also learned how to cross into twilight, a secret that he must always keep. Within the twilight he developed a business like relationship with another corvian. He helps Hans out with information, usually wanting some in return (they are on a running tally method, Hans just told him a juicy bit about some new tech developed that brought them even). Hans is about 5’7 (about 6 foot in throwback), about 120 lbs (he looks like 150, it’s not that he is thin but his bones are lighter), dark black eyes (his tell), black hair, and his nose a bit longer and pointier than most. Hans wears a locket with the picture of Alina and his daughter, a cowboy hat, and a pouch of some sort (backpack, fanny pack, etc). His favorite TV character is The Drifter from Bunraku and Tuco Ramirez from The Good The Bad and The Ugly, and he likes to watch the old Clint Eastwood and John Wayne movies. His Locus is Alina’s tomb.
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