Lyle Marston

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Lyle Marston (Scenesys ID: 1467)
Profile
Name: Lyle Marston
Superalias: La Raton
Gender: Male
Species: Human
Occupation: Novelist-Thief
Citizenship: Born in U.K, immigrated to U.S
Residence: Queens, NYC
Education: Secondary School Graduate
Theme: Original (OC)
Groups:
Details
Apparent Age: 35 Actual Age: 35
Date of Birth 05 April 1985 Played By Orlando Bloom
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 165 lb
Hair Color: Brown Eye Color: Blue
Twitter:
Theme Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFWQgxXM_b8


Character Info

Profile

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Meet Lyle Marston, author of the best-selling book La Raton. This Scottish immigrant and new publishing superstar is hiding a secret. He is secretly La Raton, an honor-bound thief based off of the character from his own book who targets mostly other criminals.

Timeline

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Timeline:
* 1985: Lyle Marston is born in Glasgow, Scotland to Murdoch Marston, a successful businessman, and his wife Colette, whom he met in France.
* 1990: Lyle meets his estranged Uncle Phillip, a career thief, for the first time after he is released from prison.
* 1993: Lyle watches an adaption of the story of Robin Hood, and is instantly enthralled with the character, who serves as a later inspiration for him.
* 1995: In a shocking turn of events, Lyle's Father dies in a terrible yachting accident off the coast of Crete. In a shocking turn of events, Murdoch's old business partners cheat his family out of most of their inheritance, leaving the family poor after Lyle's mother can no longer work after a car accident.
* 1997: Lyle's Mother commits suicide, and Lyle himself has to live with his Uncle Phillip.
* 2002: Lyle graduates from Secondary School, his final History Class was about The U.Ks most infamous highwaymen. Lyle finds himself interested in these men, not knowing they will serve as a future inspiration.
* 2004: Deciding to "find himself", Lyle goes on a year-long backpacking trip through France, his Mother's homeland. Learns about his family's history through his maternal Grandmother, and discovers the existence of one "Gentleman" Pierre Duloc, a particularly chivalrous highwayman ancestor of his. This man would serve the basis for his future character, and his alter-ego, La Raton.
* 2008: Lyle immigrates to the United States after being encouraged by his Uncle
* 2009: Lyle takes up range shooting as a hobby, finds he is proficient with pistols.

Timeline2:
* 2012: Being Inspired by his childhood hero Robin Hood, and his own dashing ner-do-well ancestor, Lyle begins to write his soon to be best selling novel, La Raton.
* 2016: Lyle's Uncle is killed in a burglary gone wrong, and Lyle returns to Scotland to attend his funeral. While there, he learns that his Family's lawyer, Gunwale, had supposedly stolen his Uncle's money before he died and disappeared. .
* 2016: Once he returns to NYC, inspired by his childhood idol Robin Hood and the injustices that tormented his family, Lyle decides to start training to become a thief, and swears to "rob those that rob others" and to "steal that which has already been stolen".
* 2017: Lyle rescues a raccoon from a trap while hiking in the woods, and nurses him back to health. The Raccoon takes a liking to him and become Lyle's pet, Sir Percy 2018: New York is invaded by Loki and his army. During the chaos, Lyle witnesses The Avengers in action, and is inspired to adapt a costumed persona for his thievery. .
* 2019: Lyle finally finishes his book, and manages to get it published by a major publishing firm. The book becomes a best seller, and Lyle is unexpectedly launched into the spotlight.
* 2019: During the same time La Raton came out, a prominent, but very corrupt lawyer is robbed in his Midtown apartment by a man described as looking like the mirror image of the title character. Similar crimes start to pop up sporadically over the next few months. This is actually Lyle, who took up the mantel of his own literary creation.
* 2020: Lyle is still in the spotlight due to his novel, with his publisher planning on making La Raton a series. Currently planning a new series of heists, targeting the likes of crime bosses, greedy corporations, unscrupulous lawyers, and others who steal and rob from others.

IC Journal

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Personality

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Chivalrous:
La Raton follows a strict code of honor and conduct very strictly. This Code, which is modeled after the Code of Chivalry, compels La Raton to be honorable and gallant while on the job. This code, which Lyle invented to keep himself from turning into a common thief and crook, also provides his moral code, with the mantra "Rob those who rob others and steal that which has already been stolen" being a top priority, along with other virtues like "Do not kill unless absolutley necessary", and "Be polite to all, even your enemies".

Debonair:
As La Raton, Lyle is more confident and charming. Almost every word and action La Raton does is often accompanied by a confident, self-assured smile. In conserversation, ever word ooze with confidence, elegance, and charm, especially to "fair Dames". His debonair attitude also extends to his wardrobe, which is mostly consisted of hight quality replicas of 18th century French Arisrocrat clothing, and elegant looking Domino masks. La Raton's debonair attitude is even starting to effect Lyle, who is starting prefer wearing more "fashionable" clothing while out in public.

Generosity:
Both Lyle and La Raton are very generous individuals. Being forced to spend a good portion of his childhood in poverty, Lyle and La Raton have a great sympathy and empathy for those "less fortunate". As Lyle, he is a known philanthropist, spending a decent amout on his royalties on charity, even, including to rumors, releasing copies of his book for free in Bushwick, earning him the ire of some Anti-Mutant Groups.
As La Raton, Lyle follows the example of his childhood idol, Robin Hood. A lot of his heists are jump started when someones mistreats, or otherwise takes advantage of the poor. La Raton often tries to hand over most of his loot to his victim's victims, giving them a large portion of the laundered money from the heists and returning items stolen from them.

Humble:
Lyle Marston is a very humble man. His fame came as a massive surprise for the normally, quiet, reserved man, and the sudden attention and demands for interviews from the "next-big name" in the writing industry make him incredibly uncomfortable. In conversation with his fans, he is very level-headed and down to Earth, often downplaying his fame, saying their are people much more deserving of fame than him. When talking to those who are not in the know about him, he often avoids bringing up his novel, not wanting to be recognized and mobbed.

Character Sheet

Powers

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Skills

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Animal Training:
Lyle can train animals to help him in his jobs. The only animal he has so far is a Raccoon he calls Sir Percy. Training him was a trial-and-error type of affiar, but he ventually succedded in making Sir Percy a skilled sidekick. If he were to acquire another animal like a dog or parrot, he would be able to train them to also help in his jobs. But, more free-willed animals like Cats are almost impossible for him to train

Brawling:
La Raton is a surprisingly good brawler. While unable to outfight the likes of Lady Shiva or Batman, he is more that a match for most street thugs, able to take on up to 5 at a time.

Gymnastics:
Lyle was a blue-ribbon gymnastics champion while in Secondary School. While not in the same league as fellow thief Catwoman, Lyle is able to do flips, cartwheels, and is able leap across gaps as far as 10 feet.

Marksmanship:
Lyle is a very skilled marksman. He took up shooting when he first arrived in America, and found he was very good at it. After years of practice, he is know very skilled with the handgun, specifically Colt 1911s. While his marksmanship cannot rival those like Punisher and Deadpool, Lyle is able to outgun most thugs, and most cops, able to hit things as small as chandelier ropes, and is capable of feats like shooting guns out of people's hands.

Multilingual:
Besides English, Lyle can speak perfect French, the result of growing up with a French Mother. As a result, he can fake a perfect French accent, which is quite necessary for La Raton, who is supposed to be French.

Theivery:
Lyle spent three years training to become a thief. He is skilled at lockpicking, safecracking, and how to avoid most security systems. But, is still unfamiliar with more "modern" systems and will have a harder time working around them

Resources

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Gun Club Membership:
Lyle is a proud member of Shootin' Lukes Gun Club, the range shooting club belonging to the local gun shop, Shootin Lukes. As a result, he enjoys a nice discount for all of their products. He buys ammo and accessories for his pistols from this store, but never discloses why to the owner.

Money:
Lyle is a surprising amount of money in his bank account. This due to both his royalty checks from his publisher and his alter-ego, La Raton's heists. While he donates alot of this money to various charities, he still keeps a sizable amount for himself. Besides paying the rent and feeding Sir Percy, the money goes to buying equipment and other necessities for La Raton to continue his career.

Money Laundry:
It is a sad fact that Lyle is forced to interact with NYC's shady underbelly as La Raton. After all, the money he steals from his targets can be traced back to him unless properly cleaned. As a result, whenever he committs a daring heists where money is involved, he takes the money to Mr. Clean, a money launderer who operates out of a laundry mat in SoHO. He is able to clean La Raton's moeny within a week and hand it over to him, clean and untraceable.

Sir Percy:
La Raton's loyal sidekick, and Lyle's best friend is Sir Percy, a surprsingly very tame American Raccoon. Sir Percy, named after the Scarlet Pimpernal's true name, is trained to aid La Raton in his various heists. He is able to do things like crawl through air vents, swipe key cards, jewels, and other small, important items, and open doors for his master.

The Mole:
Early in La Raton's career, he made a very important ally, Freddie Day, AKA, The Mole, after he saved him from Al "The Shark" Day, a ruthless loan sahrk. The Mole is La Raton's main information broker, giving him news on possible heists, and bringing new targets to his attention. He also serves as a type of hacker. While not as good as Mictorchip, The Mole is able to hack most servers, as long as they are not heavily encrypted, and hand over important data to Raton, whci he uses for heists.

Weaknesses

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Mortal:
There is no denying it, La Raton is still normal. Raton will have a very hard time fighting the likes of Spider-Man, and will lose almost instantly in a fight against someone like Superman. As a result, he will try his hardest to avoid Superheroes and Villains he couldn't possibly fight during heists.

Wanted:
La Raton is officially wanted by the NYPD, and possibly the FBI. While there is no doubt that Raton often robs criminals, the NYPD and other law enforcement still insist that Raton is just as dangerous as the criminals he robs, and are seeking to arrest him and end his "crime spree".

Role-Play

Logs

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Lyle Marston has 22 finished logs.

Title Date Scene Summary
A Late Night Drive January 23rd, 2021 Lyle and Sally Pride bond over a car chase. Promises of a future meeting are made
Reversal of Fortunes December 17th, 2020 No description
AIMing to Steal December 15th, 2020 No description
A Candlelit Meeting November 16th, 2020 No description
The Lion and The Raccoon November 7th, 2020 Lyle and Sally Pride team up to heist items from a corrupt judge
Spooktacular Justice Party October 19th, 2020 The Justice League Halloween party!
The Raccoon and the Tiger October 8th, 2020 Tigra and La Raton investigate a murder.
That Which Comes September 27th, 2020 A thief, a goddess, and a hirsute scientist meet near an italian eatery. Suddenly, gunfire!
Casing The Artifact September 13th, 2020 Lyle cases a potential theft at the museum, while Kitty Pryde is there for more educational purposes.
Strangers in the Night August 27th, 2020 No description
The Blood Orchid July 23rd, 2020 Lyle and Peggy team up to fight gangsters
Random Rescuers June 29th, 2020 Rescued kids, creepy Hilde, murderous Barney! The
Cheetah vs. Raccoon: Dawn of Justice June 12th, 2020 No description
Cats on the street! June 10th, 2020 In the End the thief gets away!
Party in the Warehouse June 5th, 2020 Party in the warehouse!
An Usual Helper June 4th, 2020 No description
A Sinister Echo June 2nd, 2020 No description
A Matter of Secrecy June 2nd, 2020 Lyle and Speedy team up to steal documents and finaces from a sinister religious group. Lyle also puts the charm on her.
An Alliance of Convienence June 1st, 2020 No description
=A Chance Meeting May 27th, 2020 Lyle, Ella, and Daimon meet in Little Italy
A Night at Hell Manor May 24th, 2020 A break-in at Hell Manor ends in the Master of the House getting arrested and AIM escaping with a new chemistry project.
A Theft to Remember May 22nd, 2020 No description

Cutscenes

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