Arsenal

History

Roy Harper's father was a forest ranger near the Navajo lands in the Southwest. When his father was killed in a forest fire, Roy was adopted by a Navajo medicine man named Brave Bow. Given the name, it was almost a surety that Roy would learn the sport of archery, and he learned it well. Brave Bow too died, with Roy suspected in the murder. One step ahead of an arrest, Roy fled the reservation and came to New York, looking to lose himself in the big city. One night, after a couple of months of unsatisfactory work in odd jobs, he stopped a mugging, and got a taste for vigilante work, taking to it solo for nearly a year.

His work with the bow and his fists drew the attention of Nightwing, and he became a member of the original Teen Titans at 18. The run with the Titans was great for Roy, with him learning to work as part of a team, to fight better, to look at all the clues before charging in (usually), and even to use his natural charm to go undercover. It was on one of those missions that he met the villainess Cheshire, and in the course of maintaining his cover, they got rather close.

Close enough that nine months later, after the Titans had broken up and his luck had taken a turn for the worse (including moving to Gotham to get away from reminders of the Titans and picking up a Vicodin habit for the pain of the beating his body had taken), a burbling baby girl showed up on his doorstep. He did his best, although he avoided his former teammates, ashamed of what they would think of his having fathered a child with a villainess. Over the next several years, he kept up the vigilante work in Gotham, trying to stay out of the way of the Bats by keeping to their code (and that of the Titans) — he might use sharp arrows, blades, and even guns on occasion (a habit he picked up when he was too high to use his bow a few times), but he doesn't kill (except for a couple of times when he was really high, but those were totally accidents, and like 3 in five years isn't so bad, is it?).

Now he has a 5-year-old daughter Lian, a heroin habit he's (sort of) trying to kick, a crappy day-job as a mechanic, and a babysitter he can barely afford that lets him be a pretty bad vigilante at night. Except for the crappy day-job and his continuing vigilante "career," he hides all of these from his fellow Titans and ex-Titans.

Recent Events

Personality

Outgoing, flirty, and confident even when he isn't using, Roy Harper knows what he wants, and usually doesn't hesitate to go get it.

RP Hooks

Former Titan: One of the earliest members of the first Teen Titans team, Roy still (sometimes reluctantly) keeps up with his former teammates. Arsenal is a publicly-known vigilante from some of the original Titans' biggest splashes (although Roy's identity is still a secret).
Gotham Knight-ish: Having set up shop in Gotham, Arsenal has proven willing to work with the Bat-family and other Gotham capes when necessary.
Fail-Vigilante: Roy's in a rough patch. Sometimes he gets in over his head and might need a little back-up now and then.
Vigilante-Friendly Mechanic: Roy Harper works at Neptune Motors, down in the East End of Gotham, as his day job. He's let it be known to his associates who know his secret identity that he's willing to do repairs and upgrades of less-than-legal natures or on less-than-legal vehicles.

Relationships

Character Sheet

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Miscellaneous

Gallery

Appearances

March 27, 2019. The Long Goodbye

Eddie says goodbye to Roy the only way she knows how. Even if Roy might not have gotten the message.

Posted On: 28 Mar 2019 05:10 (Related Tags: arsenal hashmark)


February 27, 2019. Soft Spot

After Hypocritical Justice, Eddie and Roy discuss the liabilities in their lives in their normal backwards way.

Posted On: 10 Mar 2019 02:26 (Related Tags: arsenal hashmark)


February 27, 2019. Hypocritical Justice

Boomerang, Arsenal and Hashmark walk into a bar.

Posted On: 10 Mar 2019 02:14 (Related Tags: arsenal boomerang hashmark)


February 09, 2019. Behind the Mask

Roy gives Eddie a gift and then their friendship gets complicated.

Posted On: 10 Feb 2019 22:45 (Related Tags: arsenal hashmark)


February 04, 2019. On The Edge

Eddie further entangles Roy in her messes.

Posted On: 05 Feb 2019 15:07 (Related Tags: arsenal hashmark)


January 23, 2019. Penumbra

Eddie and Roy blow off some steam.

Posted On: 02 Feb 2019 03:41 (Related Tags: arsenal hashmark)


January 15, 2019. Party Crashers

Eddie runs into Roy at a wedding and enlists him for some shenanigans.

Posted On: 17 Jan 2019 00:57 (Related Tags: arsenal hashmark)


January 09, 2019. More Mistaken Identity

Eddie is tailed by some SHIELD trainees during an exercise, Roy steps in to dispatch the 'threat'.

Posted On: 12 Jan 2019 18:08 (Related Tags: arsenal hashmark)


January 07, 2019. High-Flying Vigilantes

Batgirl runs into Arsenal bogarting her gargoyle, and they break up a mob poker game.

Posted On: 08 Jan 2019 06:24 (Related Tags: arsenal batgirl)


January 03, 2019. Die Gashaus

Kori and Roy meet up to catch up.

Posted On: 03 Jan 2019 08:54 (Related Tags: arsenal starfire)


January 02, 2019. Mistakenly Revealed Identities

Roy's jawline gives him away to Eddie in a nearly-compromising position.

Posted On: 03 Jan 2019 08:12 (Related Tags: arsenal hashmark)


Arsenal
Full Name: Roy William Harper, Jr
Code Name: Arsenal
Occupation: Mechanic, Vigilante, Single Father
Aliases:
Reg. Status: Human
Alignment: Hero
Home Turf: Gotham
Affiliations: ex-Titan
Physical Information
Gender: Male
Species: Human
Species Detail:
Age: 27
Height: 5'9"
Build: Broad-shouldered
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
OOC Information
Portrayed By: Colton Haynes
Theme Song:
Character Type: FC
Universe: DC
Wiki Tag: arsenal
Played Since: 1/2/2019

Last Posted Activity: 28 Mar 2019 05:10

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