CHARACTER NAME: Jim Hopper AGE: Early 40s FANDOM NAME: Stranger Things CANON POINT OR AU: Canon D&D ALIGNMENT:Chaotic Good LINK TO CONTACT POST:Here it Be
CHARACTER TRAITS / PERSONALITY
Jim Hopper was a small town chief of police, where the most exciting thing that happened from a law enforcement standpoint was that an owl tried to nest in an old lady's hair. Seriously, nothing bad ever happened in Hawkins, Indiana. Hopper led a boring, predictable life. he drank too much, ate too little (but too much of the wrong things, such as donuts), and smoked at least a pack a day. Honestly, there wasn't much else for him to do when he wasn't working. On the rare occasion that he went on a date, he rarely followed up in any way. Since his wife left him after the death of their only child due to illness, Hopper has significant commitment issues.
Hopper has a military background, and pursued a civilian career in law enforcement. He has been the chief of police in small town Hawkins, Indiana for as long as anyone can remember. He's generally a fair and just leader, he tends to leave people alone if they aren't breaking any major laws and if they aren't hurting people, as shown when he is reluctant to deal with protesters outside the mayor's office. At the same time, he will do his job without apology, arresting friends when it is justified.
He's been comfortable for so long that his life became just going through the motions. When Will Byers' mother, Joyce, came to him insisting her youngest son was missing, he tried to blow her off saying the boy was probably just out with his friends. Hopper knew Joyce from high school, maybe even had a bit of a crush on her, but she married and had a family with someone else, though she was divorced long before Will went missing. The search for Will opened Hopper's eyes to a whole world he never knew existed, as the search led him to another child about Will's age who had been taken from her mother as an infant. After the government got involved when Will Byers' body was allegedly pulled out of a lake, Hopper began to wonder if Joyce's absurd claims that the body wasn't her son were true. He broke into the morgue, and discovered the body was filled with cotton and was not a real body at all. So where was Will Byers?
Hopper had suspected the scientists at Hawkins Lab knew more than they were saying, and he broke into the facility. He has a curiosity that when peaked is insatiable. And when it involved a missing kid (or two) there was no stopping him. Along with Will's mother Joyce, Hopper went through a portal into a place called The Upside Down which is something of a parallel universe that exists alongside reality, but is riddled with danger and murderous creatures. Hopper and Joyce saved Will, and Hopper's eyes were open to a very real danger that lurked just below the surface.
Hopper took in the other missing child, Eleven, who was living in the woods on her own. He gave her a place to stay, and protected her like his own. He might lose his temper from time to time, but his love for El was obvious. Hopper is the sort of man who will do whatever he has to do to protect the people he loves, no matter the risk. He is afraid to get close to people, but he can't stop himself from loving. He reacts badly when trust is broken, and drinks himself into a stupor when he feels betrayed or let down. He is insatiably curious, and relentless in pursuit of information.
He can be a bit of a jerk, and he is very aware of this fact. But the fact is he feels things so deeply that he often lashes out in order to protect himself. He knows it isn't healthy, and sometimes he goes on a bender, drinking himself into a stupor when things get really rough. He also tends to run off half cocked and ill prepared into the heart of danger, and when it comes down to it, he will selflessly sacrifice himself for the people he loves -namely Eleven and Joyce.
• Survivor: He's a survialist, appears to know how to hunt and track, and how to leave a trail for others to track. He has knowledge of trip wires and such.
• Training: He's a cop with military background, so he's got weapons training, self defense training, and is knowledgeable in a fight
• Morse Code: He knows and is able to communicate in Morse Code
• Open Minded: He is quick to analyse a situation, observant, and not afraid to do what needs to be done. He's the guy who will make the hard choices.
Items From Home:
• Sarah's hair tie that he wears on his wrist until he gives it to Eleven
• His hat (part of his Police Chief uniform)
• His gun
• A picture of Eleven dressed up for the Snow Ball Dance
Will share if I think of anything good
Played-By: David Horbour
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