About((Also rebooted now))
Civilian Identity: William Griswald
Codename: Stitches, or just Doctor
Occupation: Surgeon at the Gotham Hospital, has a small clinic for seeing those who would not usually go to the hospital either for lack of insurance/money or because of criminal involvement.
Criminal Record: None on file
Apparent age: 32
Eyes: Green, 20/20 vision
Height and weight: 6'4'', 165 pnds/ Naturally skinny build (but keeps in shape), tall.
Appearance: Keeps a tidy and professional appearance. Hair neatly cut, blue button up shirt and gray slacks under his lab coat. He keeps his body in top condition, though his natural build is on the slender/lanky side.
-Genius level intelligence with a focus on the medical field
-very quick reflexes with a focus on hands and arms
-Raised speaking German and English equally
-Immune to his sister's aura unless she specifically targets him
-For combat: quick hands and an intimate knowledge of the human body via his profession. Basically he knows exactly where a quick jab can be enough to bring down a target should it come down to that. Though, of course, knowing where to stab and landing a stab are two different matters entirely.
Origin of Abilities: Born highly intelligent; studied medicine from an early age as best he could with current resources; completed doctorate program, medical training, internship etc. to get his license; quick reflexes and hands came with training.
Weaknesses: All human weaknesses.
Will do anything for family or loved ones.
A bit obsessive.
A control freak.
Being corrupted by the device animating his sister.
Owes the Demon Neron a favor. Any favor.
Personalty: William is, above all else, focused and a hard worker. This doesn't mean he can't be pleasant, even charming, but his work is his main focus. He thinks highly of himself, both for his intelligence and his dedication to giving back to the community. In fact, he might say he is without flaw. A perfect mind, a healthy body, a good spirit. In truth he is over-protective of those he loves, some would say possessive, and prone to anger when he doesn't get his way. His morals in regards to science, also questionable. He feels the ends justify the means, and has demonstrated this (though it is not public knowledge) in his willingness to do whatever it takes to both bring his sister back from death and to keep her alive. He is also self-deceptive, very good at convincing himself he has done nothing wrong (on the contrary that he did the right thing!), or putting an action out of his mind entirely. As such, he fails to find any fault in any of his actions and views himself as a hero.
In general his interactions with others is always friendly, he prefers to charm those he meets and make sure they are comfortable around him. A good habit for any doctor, he thinks, is to ensure people feel comfortable enough to trust you. Despite his considerable feeling of self-worth, he's more prone to listening than to speaking about himself. Though in the right social situations he has no problem being generally friendly and even enjoys a good conversation, particularly with other intellectuals.
Background: William knew from a young age that he wanted to use his considerable intelligence to help people. Science and health studies had always been his favorite, and it wasn't long before he decided to pursue a career as a doctor. Raised by a single mother, he worked hard to get into college early and get any scholarships he could. He always valued family, and knowing how hard his mother worked he wanted to become successful and pay her back as soon as he could. He also always took to the big brother role well where he could, though he was admittedly often too busy to be around much. He sadly wouldn't get the chance to provide a comfortable life for his mother, as she would be killed in a car accident involving a drunk driver while he was still getting his degree. By this time his sister was only sixteen, and though the death of his mother threatened to send him into a depression, he fought it by promising to look after Rachel.
Making good on his promise, he saw her through high school and made sure she went to college, and when she mentioned not wanting to continue after the basic degree he helped her get a desk job. They were always close, though both of them enjoyed their quiet, and he was pleased when she began dating his friend and colleague Alex. He had been over protective with a lot of the guys she had tried to date previously, but Alex he knew would treat her right, so he encouraged the relationship and eventual engagement.
He was always a hard worker, and intelligent, it wasn't difficult for him to make his place in the medical world. Not greatly known yet, but building a reputation and giving back to society. Things couldn't be going better, so of course they had to collapse.
Rachel went missing. He filed a report, but it wasn't long before her body was found.
Crushed by the death of the last of his family he knew, and with the failure of keeping her safe, William broke. He couldn't accept this death, he knew there had to be some way he could fix it. So he managed to steal the body (throwing a fit about it going missing when others discovered she was gone), and preserve it as best he could. He continued to attend work to keep up appearance after the allotted time off to grieve, and he begun looking into every possibility he could to bring her back, every new piece of medical science even if experimental. He would have looked into magic as well, if he believed in such a thing.
After four years a strange man came to him, speaking of a way he could succeed. Unknown to William, this person was the Demon Neron in disguise. Experimental, dangerous, but for the right price he had a device that would work. William would pay anything, which was just what the man seemed to want to hear. He gave William a device to attach to her heart, a pace maker of sorts inscribed with strange symbols. In exchange when the stranger should appear again, any request he makes of William cannot be refused.
William was skeptical, but he accepted, figuring it was worth a try. He stole fresh organs as needed, installing the new piece. The heart started, and he was quick to sew her back up, his now patchwork person of a sister. He would work with her, helping her adjust to being brought back, unsure of just how much she remembered from before. She remembered him at least, and he didn't want to stress her out with questions about the events just before her death. He was just happy she was back.
Then he heard of Alex's death. He was a tad suspicious, but put it out of his mind. His sweet sister could never be capable of such a thing. It wasn't until the familiar name of the man he had thought responsible for her death came to the obituaries that he knew it was time to go. Time to leave this town. No, this state. He put in a transfer, and Gotham was what was available, and the two moved. He has gradually noticed more often his sister acting strangely, but he doesn't like to think about it. She's alive again, she's well, nothing could have possibly gone wrong…