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Player Information:
Name: Teddiursa
Age/18+?: Yes, player is 24.
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Character Information:

Name:
Marie Kreutz
Canon:
The Bourne Series (movies)
Canon Point:
Beginning of "The Bourne Supremacy" - Goa.
Age:
26-28 (Stated as "26" in Identity, it is assumed that Supremacy takes place 2 years after.)
Type of Character:
CRAU

Reference:  
bourne.wikia.com/wiki/The_Bourne_Identity_(film)
bourne.wikia.com/wiki/The_Bourne_Supremacy_(film)
http://bourne.wikia.com/wiki/The_Bourne_Ultimatum_(film)

Setting Concepts: 

The world of the Bourne films (at least during Marie's brief time within the series) is assumed to be very much the same as our world between the years of 2002-2004. The world is beginning to shift and most of the antagonists are focused on "security" and are willing to go as far as orchestrating deaths and setting up training facilities where recruits are subjected to torturous actions such as waterboarding in order to "break" them and . The CIA is also very obviously not above eliminating their own people if they deem them to be any sort of "risk" that something will be exposed that "shouldn't be".  The program that Bourne ends up being a part of is something so "top secret" that only a select few even know of its existence and it appears that even some of the agency leaders know little or nothing at all concerning it and its operations.  In these films, it is also shown on multiple occasions that it only takes a matter of minutes for these officials to pull up everything that could be on a person's record and even find a person who has been more or less living off of the grid.

In terms of daily life - there isn't much "normalcy" that we see any character experience. Everyone, with the exception of Marie, has knowledge or set skills that separate them from an average person. The most notable example would be Jason Bourne who is found floating in the Mediterranean Sea with two gunshot wounds in his back and a device with the number of a Swiss safe deposit box embedded in his hip. He has no memory of his name or anything concerning his past, though he can still do most basic tasks that any person can do.  The box mentioned is filled with various passports, currencies (easily adding up to thousands or even millions of dollars), and a gun.  He also has no idea why he would have any of those things and as more situations appear, he also begins to discover skills that most people would not have and is able to do things that most people may not even be able to do. He can tell just moments before something happens that something potentially will. He is able to out maneuver the authorities if behind the wheel of an old, ratty vehicle or even escaping an embassy while being pursued by Marines by using nothing but a swiped ear piece and his own two hands. He ends up having to recruit a young woman who he just moments before his escape from the US Embassy in Zurich who he sees is down on her luck and desperate for money to drive him to an address that appears on one of his many passports. By the time he reaches the address (an apartment rented out in his apparent name) both Marie and Jason are ambushed by another asset who had been activated and from there it becomes known that someone (the CIA) has it out for the both of them. After investigating, it becomes apparent that Jason Bourne is an assassin and after a showdown with Conklin and a number of other men - he decides to quit and gives them a warning to leave him alone which seemingly  goes unheeded when a CIA mission goes awry at the beginning of Supremacy where a fingerprint of Bourne's is planted at the scene of an deal for a set of files.

Marie's life, even as the series "resident normal person" is shown to have a criminal record and only a few scattered bills from one place she had lived some time before the start of the films. She is a drifter who only stays in one place for a little while before having to move on. In canon we know of her current situation of being without an apartment or money, but also of her losing her money after going in on a shop with "friends" as a result of the person who gave them the lease scamming them. The other assets are also shown to be living double lives and only switch to their true purpose when activated. The viewer also sees that Jason's handler during his time in the CIA (and not rogue) is living a double life as a student within Paris. The viewer doesn't get much exposition about their lives as a whole, but there is enough to suggest that nothing is quite as it would appear to someone who is outside of the loop.

In terms of technology, we see characters using cell phones and beepers on occasion but these devices are very "primitive" compared to what we are currently using and what the characters within the most recent Bourne film are using. There isn't any commonly used or mentioned social media and the viewer also sees the titular character using a phone booth and phone book instead of a cell phone and google to inquire information from another party.  

In terms of locations, there isn't a single location that doesn't exist in some capacity within our own world. Most of the series locations are in Europe (Paris, Zurich, later London) with a few locations existing within the US and Asia (Goa, Langley, later in the series New York City serves as a backdrop for the action).


Treadstone:

bourne.wikia.com/wiki/Operation_Treadstone

"They don't make mistakes. They don't do random. There's always an objective, always a target."

- Nicky Parsons

Treadstone operatives are very capable assassins (they are highly trained in numerous killing techniques such as turning nonlethal objects into lethal weapons and are downright nearly superhuman when it comes to other skills such as hand to hand combat, operating vehicles, using explosives, and using martial arts techniques). They also have excellent observational skills and even heightened senses. Jason Bourne himself is known for his resourcefulness and shows many instances where he is one or two steps ahead of someone who means him harm or a possible mark. 
 
It is also constantly repeated that these operatives don't "do random" - they always think of the most rational plan and always have an end goal. Their movements are methodological and planned. However, it is also repeated more than once within canon that these objectives suffer from headaches, depression, paranoia, and a number of other symptoms which can all be traced back to the extreme (illegal) training they are forced to undergo.
 
But, in general, Treadstone operatives are able to leave no trace of their existence that any normal person can pick up on. As such they are sent because while "anyone can perform an assassination", these agents simply "don't exist".
 
Blackbriar:

bourne.wikia.com/wiki/Operation_Blackbriar

 "Who's your source? What's his name? What's your source's name?"
"Look, what's going on? Why are these people after me?"
"Because you found something. You talked to someone, inside Treadstone, someone who was there at the beginning. Who is it?
"You know I can't tell you that."
"You have no idea what you're into here. These people will kill you if they have to."
"Was it Blackbriar? Is that what this is?"
"Blackbriar? What's Blackbriar?"
"Treadstone upgrade. My source told me it all started with you. He said that you were square one, the dirty little secret. He says that he knows who you are."
- Jason Bourne and Simon Ross 

Operation Blackbriar was the successor to Operation Treadstone. Blackbriar was  conceived at the end of 2001/early 2002 after the announcement of the termination of Treadstone. Abbott brought forward his proposal for what he claimed to be  a "Joint-D.O.D. Communications" program which he called "Blackbriar."

It appears or rather is claimed, based on Vosen's explanation of the program, to have been brought into existence to hunt down Jason Bourne.

Assets:  

bourne.wikia.com/wiki/Asset

Asset is a term for those working for the CIA who are hired and highly trained to kill human targets. A large number of antagonists within the series are assets working under the orders of the CIA in some capacity.

Assets under the Treadstone program and their status by the end of series include:

Jason Bourne (Currently alive, has since gone rogue from his recruitment and training.)
Jarda (deceased; killed by Bourne)
Castel (deceased; killed by Bourne)
Manheim (unknown; possibly deceased)
Professor (deceased. He was killed by Bourne during "The Bourne Identity.")
 

Blackbriar's assets include: 

Paz (alive)
Desh

There were also other unnamed agents that were terminated under orders of Eric Beyer, during Bourne's exposure of the Blackbriar and Treadstone programs.

CIA: 

bourne.wikia.com/wiki/Central_Intelligence_Agency

The Central Intelligence Agency is the foreign intelligence service of the United States. The agency was created after the National Security Act of 1947, and is based on a concept from 1944.
 
In the film universe (specifically the original trilogy)  there are two black operations programs that were undertaken by the CIA. They were Operation Treadstone and Operation Blackbriar (essentially a Treadstone upgrade). The three produced assassins. As taken in the commentary of the Bourne Identity, these programs would fall under the Directorate of Operations, specifically in the Special Activities Division.

In canon most of the CIA could be seen as antagonists, with the exception of Nicky Parsons and Pamela Landy who and only after they became aware of the truth of the situation became Bourne's only allies besides Marie. Their goal is seemingly to bring Bourne down (kill him), but as the films go on - the viewer becomes more and more aware of the individuals behind the organization and programs having their own agendas and that this clouds their judgment and makes the goal "hazy" at best.

"Neski Files"
bourne.wikia.com/wiki/Neski_Files

The Neski Files are documents that are about the theft of $20 million from the CIA black budget that occurred several years before the start of the series proper and it is these files that are the reason that Marie was accidentally killed at the start of "The Bourne Supremacy".  

According to the files in question, Yuri Gretkov is party responsible for the theft the money along Ward Abbott.  It is also suggested in these files that Alexander Conklin could have been involved as well, due to the CIA discovering a large amount of money in his bank account after his death at the end of "The Bourne Identity" where he was ordered to be killed. The theft involved Conklin (though it is unknown if he was unknowingly under Abbott's orders or knowingly involved in the scheme) to assign Jason Bourne for a first (and extremely unofficial) mission to kill Vladimir Neski.

Personality:

"Look, I'm... you're acting like I'm trying to burn you here. I'm just trying to do the right thing. "
"Nobody does the right thing..."

- Jason Bourne and Marie Kreutz

Marie is a person who is 'hard to get to know' and shows many different sides depending on who is near her and her circumstances. If one word could be used to describe her with any degree of accuracy it would be "survivor" even if she doesn't appear outwardly to be such a person. She can adapt to make herself comfortable or to try to get something that she needs to do done, but unlike others in her canon, she is much more naive and her decisions do not always work out as she wants, especially if she finds that she is desperate and must do something, anything in order to keep herself moving.  But, she also, believes that everyone always has a choice and can seemingly accept even her mistakes with some sort of grace.  She is the living embodiment of "plurals" and it may be because of that she best represents humanity in the eyes of a former amnesiac assassin. She both initially is distrusting but eventually won over. She shows both their fear and uncertainty but also love and acceptance. 
  
The sides that she shows within canon suggest that Marie can be both temperamental, mistrusting (unless she sees something that she wants - then she can put all of her faith and trust into something to the point that it can be considered her fatal flaw), and suffers no fools but she can also be loving, fiercely loyal, patient, gentle, and eager to help when she deems a cause to be worth the trouble it could cause or bring to her doorstep ( this is something that is focused on throughout most of her time in "The Bourne Identity" when she chooses to stay with Jason despite his aggravated pleas for her to go to the police. She is shown arguing (though out of the two she is the more emotional one and her words are failing her) with him about this idea and later in the film appears hurt when he forces into her (soon to be former) friend's car with all about a a faction of the cash that belonged to Jason. She had long since made up her mind to stay with him and even went as far as to try to help him figure out his mysterious past despite the danger she had been thrown into just hours after meeting him.  She even allows him to dye and cut her hair to change her appearance and gives up even the few possessions that she owns once the situation makes it clear that she will have to do so because of her decision to stay and  shows little to not resistance to doing so.  By this point (one assassination attempt by another Treadstone asset and one car chase with the French authorities) it becomes clear that she cannot truly go back and that she will have to give up everything she even owns and she does so without complaint. She seems to understand what she must do even if she still is left with more questions than answers and even if she isn't entirely sure what she can do to keep from getting in the way or help. 
Regardless, she realizes that something is not "right" and that she can only truly believe that the person next to her is the only one telling her the truth. She probably eventually realized after his fight with Castiel and from the car chase that she is safest with him and she probably allows herself to start growing fond of him because he had originally planned on leaving her behind but after a good look at her standing there barely able to speak or even stand upright  but changed his mind and took her along with him. He advised her to change her appearance (mainly her hair) and even helped her to do so. 
  
With either side to her, she does exhibit a talent for placing herself into troublesome situations (her first scene within the U.S. Embassy where she is arguing with the clerk about her application for a visa/entry into the country mentions that she had once tried to circumvent US laws order to get a green card to which she exclaims that "This isn't for a green card, this is completely different!" is a great example of this). Other characters even make remarks or hints that she has a knack at getting herself into bad spots constantly. The CIA mentions her being detained for credit fraud and Eamon is quick to blame her for The Professor's appearance and almost siege of his farmhouse/country retreat and shows disbelief when Jason steps him and rightfully takes the blame. Eamon also makes a comment to Marie about Jason asking if he was "good for her" and she shrugs an answer of "You know me" out loud. Marie also managed to dig herself into a deeper hole when it came to her visa application by acting irrationally and emotionally towards the clerk. She never once goes as far as to threaten the guy but she does raise her voice and even moves around a bit erratically.  Marie even goes as far as to come up with a story about how the clerk she spoke to the "last time" had told her something entirely different than what the man she is speaking to now is saying. It doesn't work in her favor and there isn't a reason behind her behavior that is stated, but is possible she could have been either stressed out from what appears to be her life falling apart around her or because she has seen or pulled off such an act before to get what she needs. 
 
Marie, at first, also seems to be reluctant to help others (though, she is not above agreeing to take money or something similar in exchange for her assistance - she is desperate herself, she is just more prone to caving in and helping and holding up her end and then some). She, at first, refuses Jason's offer to give her $20,000 for a ride to a address in Paris that he found in one of his many passports muttering that she "is not running a car service just now, thanks" but when she sees that he is good for the money and remembering how she is now homeless and without a job or cash (most importantly - without a visa as a way to go to someplace "new" and potentially better for her or different) and decides to put her faith into the venture. 
 
Of course, this doesn't appear to be something done purely out of faith -  she knows that the money is good and she doesn't seem to have any distrust or belief that the money is fake - he threw her a share of it in order to convince her to not refuse his offer- and he seemed to be more content with just sitting entirely still than even talking to her and even encourages her to keep speaking (even saying that it was comforting)when she shows that she is growing uncomfortable. She starts to show her ability to place faith in what happens at a roadside dinner when he begins to tell her his story but even when she expresses cautious skepticism, she never once entirely refutes what he is telling her and even keeps driving once they leave when she could very well just toss him out of her car and life. She takes in what he tells her he remembers, knows what he has done for her (once things start to go south), or what he figures out in stride. She knows what she has seen and bases everything off of what she knows is a fact.  
  
Those who she distrusts (everyone else) she appears to be aloof, flighty, proud, and as if she moves a step back or to the side for every one step that they take towards her. Even if she decides that she must trust someone, she still seems to keep a distance from them – Eamon did not seem to know much about her or what she was up to when she runs into him in "Identity" and she doesn't mention having any other friends (rather she never mentions names or goes into details about them). Her actions (movement) can be described as chaotic by those who do not know her and are simply observing her. This is especially evident, though it can be argued that they believe she is someone just as well-trained and in the same line of work and convinced their best to go rogue, despite the reality being she is just a drifter with no real ties to anything or prospects and who can easily live off of the grid. The best that the United States government is able to pull up are a couple of family members who are still alive (a grandmother and a half-brother), her age, her full name, and mentions of a few scattered bills from her time living within Spain, and eventually they manage to find out that she had lived under Eamon's roof for a short period of time before the series.  
  
When given the chance to warm up to a person, she shows many occasions of being caring and even acting as an "anchor" to them when they seem to be lost or about to drift away from reality. She speaks to Jason from his first confession of who he is with a gentle, though grounded tone of voice and tries to reassure him that he is no longer the person he discovered he was. When she is romantically interested or even attracted, she tends to be the one to make the first move, much to the confusion to the other party, of course she also knows to back off when she sees this and realizes that it may be making them uncomfortable. In the case of Jason, she is the first to show him any real affection and she is the only person who openly encourages him to keep digging into his past even if it hurts him because she truly believes that "sooner or later" he will remember something good.  She also can show a nurturing, perhaps even motherly, side to her  when she is around him by taking care of a fever after one of his nightmares in Supremacy. She also is capable of rousing herself from sleep if she can sense something is "not quite right" in her surroundings. 
  
Of course, she also doesn't show any overly apologetic side when it comes to her acting impulsively in other situations and will even give a reason (even if it's weak or without much merit) such as telling Jason when he shows dismay and even some annoyance/fear to her sudden disappearance from her car after him telling her to stay point. She doesn't apologize, but she instead dishes out that she thought he wasn't coming back anyway.  Her motives for her actions and reactions are a mystery to everyone but herself (she never once really explained anything besides what she has done and certainly never has really given any reasons as to why out loud, but  she seems comfortable with herself and how she lives life. She talks about her misadventures as if they were amusing anecdotes and not things to be ashamed of and she perhaps wishes to see others do the same as her. She just accepts that she did what she did (and that's that) and she seems to treat others in the same very way. Whatever they did, whoever they were - it doesn't matter other than the fact that it happened. It's what they choose to do in the moment that matters. 
  
If there was one thing she hates, it would be being ordered around unless she sees their being a valid reason for why she is being told what to do (or at least having it put in a way where she can just go along with it or be unable to argue). This trait shows itself in the fact that she is one for making her own decisions and can deviate from agreed plans if she finds her way may work better or be more simple.  For example, she immediately decides to go with a simpler plan of pretending to be someone's personal assistant to get a copy of a hotel bill versus the complicated plan Jason invent which includes things such as counting people in the lobby, steps to the front desk, and even going as far as to invent an exit strategy that was just as complicated but would show him if she noticed something wrong or got scared and needed to bail. She also showed Jason resistance when he would 2 years later force her to change seats in the jeep and to drive while he went to take care of the "issue" but she did not seem to be able to invent a logical reason and never once stopped the car or deviated from a practiced escape route. She could only protest but she knew that she had no choice but to flee and begun to show her dislike of having no choice. 
 
 
Marie also has a deep dislike of violence and a distaste for it, though she seems to exhibit this (and understands that she doesn't like it) within the sequel while she seems more shocked and horrified by it within the first movie. She seems to have more of a tolerance for running and hiding than facing a problem - until the second movie where she has a moment of clarity and realizes that nothing she (and Jason) is experiencing will end if they run but more so if he resorts to violence to end it. She had panicked when he began to fight another asset that attacked them and shouted Jason's name repeatedly and became resistant whenever she realizes that 2 years later Jason feels the need to fight again.  Jason also tells Ward Abbott later in the series that "she wouldn't want me to" and spares the ruthless director's life after forcing a confession (which he managed to tape) out of the man - something that he sounds sure would be an outcome that she would rather see than a guilty man being murdered. 
  
She is a born worrier, though she does her best to not let those worries show and instead show a more positive (well, a realistic by her standards such as "People can do all sorts of amazing things they they are scared") or "cold" outlook on what is happening around her. Even if all she is able to do is just stick around and do her part, or even give a few words of encouragement or belief. Sometimes she says nothing but the fact she sticks around says it all. She also strongly dislikes when she feels someone is trying to shut her out or hide things from her, though she is more understanding of their reasons in those situations and tends to voice her thoughts or offer help and leave it be.  She, however, also has a strong sense of curiosity when something peaks her interest and if asking does not get her what she wants to know, she will look around and piece an explanation together herself.  She does this by flipping through the journal that Jason keeps and writes his many vague nightmares in and before that she tried to verbalize what they both knew and what it could mean but also what it may not mean. 
  
Compared to the rest of her castmates, she is the closest that the viewer sees to a "normal person" (she has no idea about any top secret CIA operations and expresses shock at seeing one person throw himself out of a window after failing to kill them and seeing Jason's landlady sitting upright with a bullet wound to the forehead - and becoming promptly ill and vomiting. She also has to be more or less dragged/carried out of the apartment building by Jason and is unable to speak) but at the same time we only really get to see her interact with the titular Jason Bourne and with an old friend named Eamon and his family.  She shows incredible remorse and fear for his children and barely reacts to Jason's reassurances that "that won't happen" when the professor arrives and Jason senses that something is amiss and orders everyone into the basement to hide until the coast is clear. She also is shown at one point wandering away from her mini cooper in a daze and coming back to Jason's fear/dismay carrying a small bottle of strong alcohol and promptly takes a swig of it. She doesn't understand or have any of the answers. She doesn't ever truly pretend to do so.  She still shows some trust in the world and she is just as easily as any one of us willing and able to write things off as coincidence or with some simple explanation that ends up not fitting the situation because it's comforting or even "normal". In the latter case, she shows this during the beginning of the Goa car chase in "Supremacy" where she constantly repeats questions to Jason such as "How do you  know  that?"  much to his frustration, his worry for her safety and his life, and the after effects of his training. She had seemingly grown to believe that they were safe because they had managed to stay put in one spot for longer than a few days or hours and expresses confusion by his vague statements. Even as they are speeding through busy roads and even off roading to escape an unknown enemy, she tries to plead with him to not do what he is planning to do. By this point in the series, she had pieced together enough of his past and tendencies to know that he is planning on going after this person and pleads with him and even tells him that she doesn't want him to do it. 
  
She doesn't mention her family out loud at any time or does anything to suggest what her relationships were like with them, though in Ultimatum the viewer does get to see her brother in person and judging from his reaction to the news of her death - it appears they may have been close or at least there wasn't any particular negative feelings between the two. She doesn't interact with him on screen and the viewer only really ever sees her interacting with Jason for any extended amount of time that isn't a few lines within a short scene. (She is seen interacting with Eamon and a clerk at the US embassy, but most of her interaction is limited to just Jason Bourne.) 
 
In short, Marie is a person who lives life with two distinct sides that often interact and override each other. She doesn't seem to either notice or worry about how she might appear, but instead does as she wants or what she feels is right. She is a mystery to everyone, but she is still a lively person who is full of life and capable of caring for others – especially others that normally would be shunned from society and hated. In any event, she seems to be comfortable with herself even at her worst because she is able to acknowledge what she sees and feels. 
 

Additional Information


 



Abilities: 

Ability to speak multiple languages and learn languages - most notably German, English, and French (though she claims that her French sucks during "The Bourne Identity")

Ability to drive vehicles (notably cars) and with enough precision to navigate rough roads at high speeds.


Inventory:

x1 set of clothing – sleeveless/strapless top with flower pattern/design, long rust colored/red flowing pants, sandals, underwear/undergarments.

x1 folding knife for self defense (hidden under her shirt, specifically within her bra -given to her and carried out of habit/as a keepsake)

x1 blue bracelet on her left wrist

x1 battered, orange hobo bag (only has a few dollars in various currencies inside of it)

x1 - burner mobile phone

Soul Gem: www.alaskajewelry.com/images/001-202-00258.jpg

Writing Samples:

Third Person:  tushanshu-ooc.dreamwidth.org/478243.html  (The Test Drive Meme)


Network:

[Network: video;]
 
( A blonde haired woman appears and fiddles with the settings for a moment when she deems things to be "good enough" - mumbled in rapid German, of course - then she flashes a smile, though it looks almost sheepish, apologetic.)

Uh, let's see where to start, where to start... (A few moments of silence pass before she just sighs and she looks down slightly. If anyone is looking closely enough she might be a very slight shade of pink. She finds herself tucking a strand of long curly blonde hair behind her ear and she glances back up.) 

Well, I guess now's the time where I'm supposed to say something like "It's been a while" or " Hey! It's me, Marie" but neither of them seem to feel all that right to use right now.

 (Marie pauses again.) Oh,  right. So, I
 guess it's easy to tell that I've been here before. It wasn't for very long, but....
(She frowns and looks downward.) I have to say this, OK? But, I don't think I did a good job at trying to get along when I was here last. 

(She gives no reasons as for "why", she appears to be trying to think about it but either turns up nothing in particular to mention or nothing that she feels won't bore anyone listening into a stupor, so instead she settles to shrug and try to chuckle, though it comes out a bit nervously.)
 
So, um, I guess what I'm trying to say is "Sorry" ... I'll try to do better this time around.

(She cautiously switches over to "private, text" to her old housemates and says,)  So, is there still room for one more?

 
 

Additional Information - CRAU Characters:

Game Origin: Boomtown  (boomtown.dreamwidth.org/) , has spent some time in tushanshu (tushanshu.dreamwidth.org/)

CRAU Changes: 

Boomtown:

She had one moment been shopping in a marketplace and the next minute she had been surrounded by the scene of a town under a dome that seemed to rival the ones in the western films that she had seen bits and pieces of growing up. She had been wary of those who helped her and only seemed receptive (though mostly thankful and relieved) when she saw Jason who seemed stunned to see her there. She had been given bits and pieces of information about where she was by him and others and eventually it had been decided where she was going to stay and her job. Marie had found herself both enjoying and frustrated by her life in New Dodge. It was more "normal" or allowed for more normalcy than her past world, but at the same time the weirdness that it presented was a constant struggle. Marie had come from a world where the cell phone was a novel thing and yet this place had advanced levels of technology that included teleporters. She had met people who varied from possible superheroes to even time travelers. If anything Marie probably was the most "normal" or among the the most "normal" there, but she never seemed to give it any real thought.

In this town, she was "reunited" (at least he would see it as such) with Jason Bourne who seemed to be older and carried memories she did not. She had eventually learned that she had been killed by mistake in the world where he had come from (though she considers it to be her world as well) by someone who had been chasing them and looking to kill him. She had also had to come to terms with learning that her death had also created a series of bloody events which ended with the source of all of their being taken care of once and for all. Though, she still carries guilt from knowing that it was what happened to her that caused so much to happen and caused him so much pain. In some sense, she struggles on and off with blaming herself for both things despite her cheery demeanor towards him. She simply just wanted to help and she had thought the best way was to create something new out of the "second chance" they were both given. Of course, Though, she had never allowed herself to initially explore her feelings or to think much about the truth, she had shoved it deep down inside and instead chose to try to smile through all of her uncertainty as she had been trying to do when she was in Goa. Of course, she would later grow to develop doubts and even some fears about her life choices and she could be arguably more depressed than in canon. It also did not help that she begun to think that she might be a reminder of "bad things" to Jason and not the good like she had known herself to be. But even so she did everything she could to hide it from him, but towards the end she did allow some of her uncertainty to show around others she believed to have some sort of similar background or who showed her some care.

boomtown.dreamwidth.org/496673.html)

She gotten it in her head that she had wanted to start a new life in New Dodge, one where they wouldn't have to run anymore and she had even become bold enough to ask him if he had wanted to start over too. Marie had also struggled some with making friends, at least letting herself get to the point with them she could call those people her friends and could easily rely on them when she was stuck. She liked speaking to people and she had found herself growing fond of a handful of them, even allowing them to help her when she had hit a low point or two. She found herself relying on another person who fluxed in like herself named Gabriel Gray at her lowest point, but she also tended to like speaking to Gene Khan, Tony Stark, and Lara Croft, along with a few others during those periods where she felt alone or stressed. Marie seemed to be especially fond of her friend Gene and they both often spent hours snarking at each other and talking or venting about their boyfriends. She also often invited him out to go drinking with her. She found him to be interesting and even a bit funny. She had managed to grow fond of those people and even tried to reach out to befriend others or at the least she tried to be helpful and kind towards them. (boomtown.dreamwidth.org/547445.html)


She had wanted to try to return the favor (seen when she had discussed making baked goods for people who tried to help her cope with the news of her supposed death in her world) at least once time. Something she saw as a "thank you", but no one seemed to fully take her up on.  However, it was the small things like being free to cut and dye her own hair in any way that she wanted and being able to run a shop of her own again, that she liked best. She also had found herself trying to create a routine and trying to do things with others such as going to the Saloon for drinks and even baking - things she had thought she would have to give up for good in her world. She also found some comfort in the few moments alone she had with her boyfriend and felt most at ease then. (boomtown.dreamwidth.org/517827.html  ,boomtown.dreamwidth.org/537979.htmlboomtown.dreamwidth.org/554781.html )

Her role within the town was running the town's consignment shop and she often spent a lot of time there because as stated, it was something that she liked doing. She had been shown in her canon to always liked running shops from her scooter rental shop to the shop she and her friends all put their money into which turned out to be a scam. She also had begun to see her shop as a place she felt "safe" and "comfortable" compared to the yurt where she was staying with Jason. 

(boomtown.dreamwidth.org/547445.html and boomtown.dreamwidth.org/554781.html

Of course with her feelings being as they were, towards the end, she spent more time than not locked away within her shop and thinking everything she had learned and experienced over. She had realized that pushing herself had begun to take it's toll on her. It should have been easy acclimate to a life Eventually, she had fluxed out and the only traces of her presence in the town were the letters she had written for the people she had grown fond of and what few possessions she had managed to gather during that time. A short time later - she suddenly returns, just a very short time away from her demise in her world, because she realized that she missed things as they were. That she missed Jason most of all. That she had actually seen more of him and in some ways seen him in a "better state" than she had in her original world at that time. She also had a rare moment of feeling "sorry" for acting so impulsively and for not communicating better. They both end up promising that neither will go anywhere without the other from that moment on.

Upon her return, Marie was also comforted by various people she had spoken to or become friends with, and reassured that it was okay that she ran away or they acted as if she had taken a long trip somewhere. No one judged her and no one rejected her for becoming "scared" and if anything it seemed as if Marie had been drawn closer in some ways because she learned that she was actually missed and that it was okay to be afraid and to find being there difficult.

(boomtown.dreamwidth.org/639699.html, boomtown.dreamwidth.org/617502.html)


Of course, in the end, she left the settlement again but this time Jason was in tow.

Overall, her time within New Dodge has made her much more aware of just how much she has changed. She started off as a woman with no sense of direction who just drifted along with whatever opportunity presented itself and acted on it without putting any serious thought into what the consequences could be or if it was even possible for her to go through with it to someone shouldering a lot of responsibility and who was forced to grow up later and more rapidly than most people and in a shorter amount of time. Marie had also learned what she was afraid of and what she wants. She had begun to realize that she wanted somewhere to belong and by the time she left she realized that it wasn't  particular place but a person instead. She also learned that she wanted to be able to do things as she wanted - she had missed being able to not have to constantly watch over her shoulder but instead keep her eyes forward. She had also realized that she had never really "lived normally" and that she did best when living as she had before her "death".


Keeliai

Marie at some unspecified point of time arrives within the city of Keeliai and  quickly realizes that she had arrived (and initially believed)  where weren't any familiar faces for her to turn to - unlike her experience in New Dodge, however, she would later turn out to be entirely wrong on the latter.

During her very short stay on the turtle, she manages to meet different versions of her friends (Gene and Tony) from New Dodge and even is invited to live with them and another friend of theirs (Pepper). She also manages to obtain and keep employment at a cat cafe where she is seen playing with the various cats and bakes some of the treats that they were selling.  She generally kept to herself and explored, but was open enough to venture out and be among her housemates when something was going on within the house.

However, she seems to "pop" back into her universe before she could let those relationships develop and find her own place within society.

(http://tushanshu.dreamwidth.org/443131.html , tushanshu-logs.dreamwidth.org/430894.html , tushanshu-logs.dreamwidth.org/428235.html)

Marie will be returning to the turtle with all of her memories intact.
 
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Marie was supposed to be out shopping, getting the essentials - something that normally ended up taking the entire morning, but not even a half an hour later and not one part of the  entire list purchased and she was cautiously opening the front door. Her heart beating fast enough that she was sure she could hear it in her ears and feel it.

After a crack that she would see from opened, she found herself holding her breath and peeking in as best she could.

No sign of anyone.

This was good.

Then she pushed the door open a little more before glancing over her shoulders to make sure she wasn't going to be snuck up on. Then she decided to "bite the bullet" and opened it wide enough to allow her inside. She took a couple of quiet steps, internally shuttering because she knew better than to do this, but she wasn't sure what else to do or how to explain what happened. It would probably be easier to let the kitten out of the bag and try to explain things once it became noticed - which that would take a whole five seconds - and she sighed. There wasn't any good plan she could think of besides being honest and hoping for the best.

"It's probably of the question," She thought, then she glanced down into one of the shopping bags she was carrying with her where a tiny  striped kitten had been carefully hidden and was now pawing at her wallet, "but there wasn't any way I could leave the little thing by itself in this nearly freezing rain."

Then Marie took quick steps inside and shut the door.

"We're home..." Then she sighed. The little guy didn't have a name yet. "let's get you out and exploring, huh?" 

Marie gently set the bag down and carefully reached in to pull the little kitten out. Then before it became overly alarmed she gently set him down and watched as he froze and looked around cautiously. For a little bit he stood there, nervously looking around, before cautiously sticking a paw out and then just as quickly moving it back.
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 Hi, 

If there's anything in this girl's headcanon or canon that makes you uncomfortable, please let me know here with what you would like to do about it (like not play with her or make sure certain topics don't come up in threads, etc.) and we can make the necessary arrangements.

As for things on this end: 

Under construction for now.

HMD

Aug. 21st, 2016 11:23 pm
marie_kreutz: (Default)
 Hi everyone!

How am I doing with this cinnamon roll? 

I only ask that you be constructive - you don't have to like how I do things, you just have to have receipts to show me how I am messing up and offer help on how to fix it so I stop doing things that are "bad" or we can sit and discuss it if I don't understand.

As such flames will be used to roast marshmallows and promptly deleted.

IC Inbox

Aug. 21st, 2016 11:21 pm
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 Hi, this is Marie.

I can't answer right now, but just leave a message and I'll get back to you as soon as I can, okay? Bye.
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Player Information:
Name: Teddiursa
Age/18+?: Yes, player is 24.
Contact: [plurk.com profile] wanderinspirits7 
Other Characters Played: None
Most Recent AC Link: N/A

Character Information:

Name:
Marie Kreutz
Canon:
The Bourne Series (movies)
Canon Point:
Beginning of "The Bourne supremacy" - Goa.
Age:
26-28 (Stated as "26" in Identity, it is assumed that Supremacy takes place 2 years after.)
Type of Character:
CRAU

Reference:  
bourne.wikia.com/wiki/The_Bourne_Identity_(film)
bourne.wikia.com/wiki/The_Bourne_Supremacy_(film)
http://bourne.wikia.com/wiki/The_Bourne_Ultimatum_(film)

Setting Concepts: 

The world of the Bourne films (at least during Marie's brief time within the series) is assumed to be very much the same as our world between the years of 2002-2004. The world is beginning to shift and most of the antagonists are focused on "security" and are willing to go as far as orchestrating deaths and setting up training facilities where recruits are subjected to torturous actions such as waterboarding in order to "break" them and . The CIA is also very obviously not above eliminating their own people if they deem them to be any sort of "risk" that something will be exposed that "shouldn't be".  The program that Bourne ends up being a part of is something so "top secret" that only a select few even know of its existence and it appears that even some of the agency leaders know little or nothing at all concerning it and its operations.  In these films, it is also shown on multiple occasions that it only takes a matter of minutes for these officials to pull up everything that could be on a person's record and even find a person who has been more or less living off of the grid.

In terms of daily life - there isn't much "normalcy" that we see any character experience. Everyone, with the exception of Marie, has knowledge or set skills that separate them from an average person. The most notable example would be Jason Bourne who is found floating in the Mediterranean Sea with two gunshot wounds in his back and a device with the number of a Swiss safe deposit box embedded in his hip. He has no memory of his name or anything concerning his past, though he can still do most basic tasks that any person can do.  The box mentioned is filled with various passports, currencies (easily adding up to thousands or even millions of dollars), and a gun.  He also has no idea why he would have any of those things and as more situations appear, he also begins to discover skills that most people would not have and is able to do things that most people may not even be able to do. He can tell just moments before something happens that something potentially will. He is able to out maneuver the authorities if behind the wheel of an old, ratty vehicle or even escaping an embassy while being pursued by Marines by using nothing but a swiped ear piece and his own two hands. He ends up having to recruit a young woman who he just moments before his escape from the US Embassy in Zurich who he sees is down on her luck and desperate for money to drive him to an address that appears on one of his many passports. By the time he reaches the address (an apartment rented out in his apparent name) both Marie and Jason are ambushed by another asset who had been activated and from there it becomes known that someone (the CIA) has it out for the both of them. After investigating, it becomes apparent that Jason Bourne is an assassin and after a showdown with Conklin and a number of other men - he decides to quit and gives them a warning to leave him alone which seemingly  goes unheeded when a CIA mission goes awry at the beginning of Supremacy where a fingerprint of Bourne's is planted at the scene of an deal for a set of files.

Marie's life, even as the series "resident normal person" is shown to have a criminal record and only a few scattered bills from one place she had lived some time before the start of the films. She is a drifter who only stays in one place for a little while before having to move on. In canon we know of her current situation of being without an apartment or money, but also of her losing her money after going in on a shop with "friends" as a result of the person who gave them the lease scamming them. The other assets are also shown to be living double lives and only switch to their true purpose when activated. The viewer also sees that Jason's handler during his time in the CIA (and not rogue) is living a double life as a student within Paris. The viewer doesn't get much exposition about their lives as a whole, but there is enough to suggest that nothing is quite as it would appear to someone who is outside of the loop.

In terms of technology, we see characters using cell phones and beepers on occasion but these devices are very "primitive" compared to what we are currently using and what the characters within the most recent Bourne film are using. There isn't any commonly used or mentioned social media and the viewer also sees the titular character using a phone booth and phone book instead of a cell phone and google to inquire information from another party.  

In terms of locations, there isn't a single location that doesn't exist in some capacity within our own world. Most of the series locations are in Europe (Paris, Zurich, later London) with a few locations existing within the US and Asia (Goa, Langley, later in the series New York City serves as a backdrop for the action).


Treadstone:

bourne.wikia.com/wiki/Operation_Treadstone

"They don't make mistakes. They don't do random. There's always an objective, always a target."

- Nicky Parsons

Treadstone operatives are very capable assassins (they are highly trained in numerous killing techniques such as turning nonlethal objects into lethal weapons and are downright nearly superhuman when it comes to other skills such as hand to hand combat, operating vehicles, using explosives, and using martial arts techniques). They also have excellent observational skills and even heightened senses. Jason Bourne himself is known for his resourcefulness and shows many instances where he is one or two steps ahead of someone who means him harm or a possible mark. 
 
It is also constantly repeated that these operatives don't "do random" - they always think of the most rational plan and always have an end goal. Their movements are methodological and planned. However, it is also repeated more than once within canon that these objectives suffer from headaches, depression, paranoia, and a number of other symptoms which can all be traced back to the extreme (illegal) training they are forced to undergo.
 
But, in general, Treadstone operatives are able to leave no trace of their existence that any normal person can pick up on. As such they are sent because while "anyone can perform an assassination", these agents simply "don't exist".
 
Blackbriar:

bourne.wikia.com/wiki/Operation_Blackbriar

 "Who's your source? What's his name? What's your source's name?"
"Look, what's going on? Why are these people after me?"
"Because you found something. You talked to someone, inside Treadstone, someone who was there at the beginning. Who is it?
"You know I can't tell you that."
"You have no idea what you're into here. These people will kill you if they have to."
"Was it Blackbriar? Is that what this is?"
"Blackbriar? What's Blackbriar?"
"Treadstone upgrade. My source told me it all started with you. He said that you were square one, the dirty little secret. He says that he knows who you are."
- Jason Bourne and Simon Ross 

Operation Blackbriar was the successor to Operation Treadstone. Blackbriar was  conceived at the end of 2001/early 2002 after the announcement of the termination of Treadstone. Abbott brought forward his proposal for what he claimed to be  a "Joint-D.O.D. Communications" program which he called "Blackbriar."

It appears or rather is claimed, based on Vosen's explanation of the program, to have been brought into existence to hunt down Jason Bourne.

Assets:  

bourne.wikia.com/wiki/Asset

Asset is a term for those working for the CIA who are hired and highly trained to kill human targets. A large number of antagonists within the series are assets working under the orders of the CIA in some capacity.

Assets under the Treadstone program and their status by the end of series include:

Jason Bourne (Currently alive, has since gone rogue from his recruitment and training.)
Jarda (deceased; killed by Bourne)
Castel (deceased; killed by Bourne)
Manheim (unknown; possibly deceased)
Professor (deceased. He was killed by Bourne during "The Bourne Identity.")
 

Blackbriar's assets include: 

Paz (alive)
Desh

There were also other unnamed agents that were terminated under orders of Eric Beyer, during Bourne's exposure of the Blackbriar and Treadstone programs.

CIA: 

bourne.wikia.com/wiki/Central_Intelligence_Agency

The Central Intelligence Agency is the foreign intelligence service of the United States. The agency was created after the National Security Act of 1947, and is based on a concept from 1944.
 
In the film universe (specifically the original trilogy)  there are two black operations programs that were undertaken by the CIA. They were Operation Treadstone and Operation Blackbriar (essentially a Treadstone upgrade). The three produced assassins. As taken in the commentary of the Bourne Identity, these programs would fall under the Directorate of Operations, specifically in the Special Activities Division.

In canon most of the CIA could be seen as antagonists, with the exception of Nicky Parsons and Pamela Landy who and only after they became aware of the truth of the situation became Bourne's only allies besides Marie. Their goal is seemingly to bring Bourne down (kill him), but as the films go on - the viewer becomes more and more aware of the individuals behind the organization and programs having their own agendas and that this clouds their judgment and makes the goal "hazy" at best.

"Neski Files"
bourne.wikia.com/wiki/Neski_Files

The Neski Files are documents that are about the theft of $20 million from the CIA black budget that occurred several years before the start of the series proper and it is these files that are the reason that Marie was accidentally killed at the start of "The Bourne Supremacy".  

According to the files in question, Yuri Gretkov is party responsible for the theft the money along Ward Abbott.  It is also suggested in these files that Alexander Conklin could have been involved as well, due to the CIA discovering a large amount of money in his bank account after his death at the end of "The Bourne Identity" where he was ordered to be killed. The theft involved Conklin (though it is unknown if he was unknowingly under Abbott's orders or knowingly involved in the scheme) to assign Jason Bourne for a first (and extremely unofficial) mission to kill Vladimir Neski.

Personality:

"Look, I'm... you're acting like I'm trying to burn you here. I'm just trying to do the right thing. "
"Nobody does the right thing..."

- Jason Bourne and Marie Kreutz

Marie is a person who is 'hard to get to know' and shows many different sides depending on who is near her and her circumstances. If one word could be used to describe her with any degree of accuracy it would be "survivor" even if she doesn't appear outwardly to be such a person. She can adapt to make herself comfortable or to try to get something that she needs to do done, but unlike others in her canon, she is much more naive and her decisions do not always work out as she wants, especially if she finds that she is desperate and must do something, anything in order to keep herself moving.  But, she also, believes that everyone always has a choice and can seemingly accept even her mistakes with some sort of grace.  She is the living embodiment of "plurals" and it may be because of that she best represents humanity in the eyes of a former amnesiac assassin. She both initially is distrusting but eventually won over. She shows both their fear and uncertainty but also love and acceptance. 
  
The sides that she shows within canon suggest that Marie can be both temperamental, mistrusting (unless she sees something that she wants - then she can put all of her faith and trust into something to the point that it can be considered her fatal flaw), and suffers no fools but she can also be loving, fiercely loyal, patient, gentle, and eager to help when she deems a cause to be worth the trouble it could cause or bring to her doorstep ( this is something that is focused on throughout most of her time in "The Bourne Identity" when she chooses to stay with Jason despite his aggravated pleas for her to go to the police. She is shown arguing (though out of the two she is the more emotional one and her words are failing her) with him about this idea and later in the film appears hurt when he forces into her (soon to be former) friend's car with all about a a faction of the cash that belonged to Jason. She had long since made up her mind to stay with him and even went as far as to try to help him figure out his mysterious past despite the danger she had been thrown into just hours after meeting him.  She even allows him to dye and cut her hair to change her appearance and gives up even the few possessions that she owns once the situation makes it clear that she will have to do so because of her decision to stay and  shows little to not resistance to doing so.  By this point (one assassination attempt by another Treadstone asset and one car chase with the French authorities) it becomes clear that she cannot truly go back and that she will have to give up everything she even owns and she does so without complaint. She seems to understand what she must do even if she still is left with more questions than answers and even if she isn't entirely sure what she can do to keep from getting in the way or help. 
Regardless, she realizes that something is not "right" and that she can only truly believe that the person next to her is the only one telling her the truth. She probably eventually realized after his fight with Castiel and from the car chase that she is safest with him and she probably allows herself to start growing fond of him because he had originally planned on leaving her behind but after a good look at her standing there barely able to speak or even stand upright  but changed his mind and took her along with him. He advised her to change her appearance (mainly her hair) and even helped her to do so. 
  
With either side to her, she does exhibit a talent for placing herself into troublesome situations (her first scene within the U.S. Embassy where she is arguing with the clerk about her application for a visa/entry into the country mentions that she had once tried to circumvent US laws order to get a green card to which she exclaims that "This isn't for a green card, this is completely different!" is a great example of this). Other characters even make remarks or hints that she has a knack at getting herself into bad spots constantly. The CIA mentions her being detained for credit fraud and Eamon is quick to blame her for The Professor's appearance and almost siege of his farmhouse/country retreat and shows disbelief when Jason steps him and rightfully takes the blame. Eamon also makes a comment to Marie about Jason asking if he was "good for her" and she shrugs an answer of "You know me" out loud. Marie also managed to dig herself into a deeper hole when it came to her visa application by acting irrationally and emotionally towards the clerk. She never once goes as far as to threaten the guy but she does raise her voice and even moves around a bit erratically.  Marie even goes as far as to come up with a story about how the clerk she spoke to the "last time" had told her something entirely different than what the man she is speaking to now is saying. It doesn't work in her favor and there isn't a reason behind her behavior that is stated, but is possible she could have been either stressed out from what appears to be her life falling apart around her or because she has seen or pulled off such an act before to get what she needs. 
Marie, at first, also seems to be reluctant to help others (though, she is not above agreeing to take money or something similar in exchange for her assistance - she is desperate herself, she is just more prone to caving in and helping and holding up her end and then some). She, at first, refuses Jason's offer to give her $20,000 for a ride to a address in Paris that he found in one of his many passports muttering that she "is not running a car service just now, thanks" but when she sees that he is good for the money and remembering how she is now homeless and without a job or cash (most importantly - without a visa as a way to go to someplace "new" and potentially better for her or different) and decides to put her faith into the venture. 
 
Of course, this doesn't appear to be something done purely out of faith -  she knows that the money is good and she doesn't seem to have any distrust or belief that the money is fake - he threw her a share of it in order to convince her to not refuse his offer- and he seemed to be more content with just sitting entirely still than even talking to her and even encourages her to keep speaking (even saying that it was comforting)when she shows that she is growing uncomfortable. She starts to show her ability to place faith in what happens at a roadside dinner when he begins to tell her his story but even when she expresses cautious skepticism, she never once entirely refutes what he is telling her and even keeps driving once they leave when she could very well just toss him out of her car and life. She takes in what he tells her he remembers, knows what he has done for her (once things start to go south), or what he figures out in stride. She knows what she has seen and bases everything off of what she knows is a fact.  
  
Those who she distrusts (everyone else) she appears to be aloof, flighty, proud, and as if she moves a step back or to the side for every one step that they take towards her. Even if she decides that she must trust someone, she still seems to keep a distance from them – Eamon did not seem to know much about her or what she was up to when she runs into him in "Identity" and she doesn't mention having any other friends (rather she never mentions names or goes into details about them). Her actions (movement) can be described as chaotic by those who do not know her and are simply observing her. This is especially evident, though it can be argued that they believe she is someone just as well-trained and in the same line of work and convinced their best to go rogue, despite the reality being she is just a drifter with no real ties to anything or prospects and who can easily live off of the grid. The best that the United States government is able to pull up are a couple of family members who are still alive (a grandmother and a half-brother), her age, her full name, and mentions of a few scattered bills from her time living within Spain, and eventually they manage to find out that she had lived under Eamon's roof for a short period of time before the series.  
  
When given the chance to warm up to a person, she shows many occasions of being caring and even acting as an "anchor" to them when they seem to be lost or about to drift away from reality. She speaks to Jason from his first confession of who he is with a gentle, though grounded tone of voice and tries to reassure him that he is no longer the person he discovered he was. When she is romantically interested or even attracted, she tends to be the one to make the first move, much to the confusion to the other party, of course she also knows to back off when she sees this and realizes that it may be making them uncomfortable. In the case of Jason, she is the first to show him any real affection and she is the only person who openly encourages him to keep digging into his past even if it hurts him because she truly believes that "sooner or later" he will remember something good.  She also can show a nurturing, perhaps even motherly, side to her  when she is around him by taking care of a fever after one of his nightmares in Supremacy. She also is capable of rousing herself from sleep if she can sense something is "not quite right" in her surroundings. 
  
Of course, she also doesn't show any overly apologetic side when it comes to her acting impulsively in other situations and will even give a reason (even if it's weak or without much merit) such as telling Jason when he shows dismay and even some annoyance/fear to her sudden disappearance from her car after him telling her to stay point. She doesn't apologize, but she instead dishes out that she thought he wasn't coming back anyway.  Her motives for her actions and reactions are a mystery to everyone but herself (she never once really explained anything besides what she has done and certainly never has really given any reasons as to why out loud, but  she seems comfortable with herself and how she lives life. She talks about her misadventures as if they were amusing anecdotes and not things to be ashamed of and she perhaps wishes to see others do the same as her. She just accepts that she did what she did (and that's that) and she seems to treat others in the same very way. Whatever they did, whoever they were - it doesn't matter other than the fact that it happened. It's what they choose to do in the moment that matters. 
  
If there was one thing she hates, it would be being ordered around unless she sees their being a valid reason for why she is being told what to do (or at least having it put in a way where she can just go along with it or be unable to argue). This trait shows itself in the fact that she is one for making her own decisions and can deviate from agreed plans if she finds her way may work better or be more simple.  For example, she immediately decides to go with a simpler plan of pretending to be someone's personal assistant to get a copy of a hotel bill versus the complicated plan Jason invent which includes things such as counting people in the lobby, steps to the front desk, and even going as far as to invent an exit strategy that was just as complicated but would show him if she noticed something wrong or got scared and needed to bail. She also showed Jason resistance when he would 2 years later force her to change seats in the jeep and to drive while he went to take care of the "issue" but she did not seem to be able to invent a logical reason and never once stopped the car or deviated from a practiced escape route. She could only protest but she knew that she had no choice but to flee and begun to show her dislike of having no choice. 
 
 
Marie also has a deep dislike of violence and a distaste for it, though she seems to exhibit this (and understands that she doesn't like it) within the sequel while she seems more shocked and horrified by it within the first movie. She seems to have more of a tolerance for running and hiding than facing a problem - until the second movie where she has a moment of clarity and realizes that nothing she (and Jason) is experiencing will end if they run but more so if he resorts to violence to end it. She had panicked when he began to fight another asset that attacked them and shouted Jason's name repeatedly and became resistant whenever she realizes that 2 years later Jason feels the need to fight again.  Jason also tells Ward Abbott later in the series that "she wouldn't want me to" and spares the ruthless director's life after forcing a confession (which he managed to tape) out of the man - something that he sounds sure would be an outcome that she would rather see than a guilty man being murdered. 
  
She is a born worrier, though she does her best to not let those worries show and instead show a more positive (well, a realistic by her standards such as "People can do all sorts of amazing things they they are scared") or "cold" outlook on what is happening around her. Even if all she is able to do is just stick around and do her part, or even give a few words of encouragement or belief. Sometimes she says nothing but the fact she sticks around says it all. She also strongly dislikes when she feels someone is trying to shut her out or hide things from her, though she is more understanding of their reasons in those situations and tends to voice her thoughts or offer help and leave it be.  She, however, also has a strong sense of curiosity when something peaks her interest and if asking does not get her what she wants to know, she will look around and piece an explanation together herself.  She does this by flipping through the journal that Jason keeps and writes his many vague nightmares in and before that she tried to verbalize what they both knew and what it could mean but also what it may not mean. 
  
Compared to the rest of her castmates, she is the closest that the viewer sees to a "normal person" (she has no idea about any top secret CIA operations and expresses shock at seeing one person throw himself out of a window after failing to kill them and seeing Jason's landlady sitting upright with a bullet wound to the forehead - and becoming promptly ill and vomiting. She also has to be more or less dragged/carried out of the apartment building by Jason and is unable to speak) but at the same time we only really get to see her interact with the titular Jason Bourne and with an old friend named Eamon and his family.  She shows incredible remorse and fear for his children and barely reacts to Jason's reassurances that "that won't happen" when the professor arrives and Jason senses that something is amiss and orders everyone into the basement to hide until the coast is clear. She also is shown at one point wandering away from her mini cooper in a daze and coming back to Jason's fear/dismay carrying a small bottle of strong alcohol and promptly takes a swig of it. She doesn't understand or have any of the answers. She doesn't ever truly pretend to do so.  She still shows some trust in the world and she is just as easily as any one of us willing and able to write things off as coincidence or with some simple explanation that ends up not fitting the situation because it's comforting or even "normal". In the latter case, she shows this during the beginning of the Goa car chase in "Supremacy" where she constantly repeats questions to Jason such as "How do you  know  that?"  much to his frustration, his worry for her safety and his life, and the after effects of his training. She had seemingly grown to believe that they were safe because they had managed to stay put in one spot for longer than a few days or hours and expresses confusion by his vague statements. Even as they are speeding through busy roads and even off roading to escape an unknown enemy, she tries to plead with him to not do what he is planning to do. By this point in the series, she had pieced together enough of his past and tendencies to know that he is planning on going after this person and pleads with him and even tells him that she doesn't want him to do it. 
  
She doesn't mention her family out loud at any time or does anything to suggest what her relationships were like with them, though in Ultimatum the viewer does get to see her brother in person and judging from his reaction to the news of her death - it appears they may have been close or at least there wasn't any particular negative feelings between the two. She doesn't interact with him on screen and the viewer only really ever sees her interacting with Jason for any extended amount of time that isn't a few lines within a short scene. (She is seen interacting with Eamon and a clerk at the US embassy, but most of her interaction is limited to just Jason Bourne.) 
 
In short, Marie is a person who lives life with two distinct sides that often interact and override each other. She doesn't seem to either notice or worry about how she might appear, but instead does as she wants or what she feels is right. She is a mystery to everyone, but she is still a lively person who is full of life and capable of caring for others – especially others that normally would be shunned from society and hated. In any event, she seems to be comfortable with herself even at her worst because she is able to acknowledge what she sees and feels. 
 

Additional Information


 



Abilities: 

Ability to speak multiple languages and learn languages - most notably German, English, and French (though she claims that her French sucks during "The Bourne Identity")

Ability to drive vehicles (notably cars) and with enough precision to navigate rough roads at high speeds.


Inventory:

x1 set of clothing – sleeveless/strapless top with flower pattern/design, long rust colored/red flowing pants, sandals, underwear/undergarments.

x1 folding knife for self defense (hidden under her shirt, specifically within her bra -given to her and carried out of habit/as a keepsake)

x1 blue bracelet on her left wrist

x1 battered, orange hobo bag (only has a few dollars in various currencies inside of it)

x1 - burner mobile phone

Soul Gem: www.alaskajewelry.com/images/001-202-00258.jpg

Writing Samples:

Third Person:  tushanshu-ooc.dreamwidth.org/462495.html  (The Test Drive Meme)


Network:

 [Network: video;]
 
(It has been a while since Marie has had to actually interact with strangers and she tries to think back to how she handled it before everything happened. She knows she might come off a bit strongly, but she manages to place herself onto the network after a moment and she appears to anyone who is paying attention with a huge grin.)

Uh, let's see where to start, where to start... (A few moments of silence pass before she just sighs and she looks down slightly. If anyone is looking closely enough she might be a very slight shade of pink. She finds herself tucking a strand of long curly blonde hair behind her ear and she glances back up.) It's actually kind of humiliating, but I heard there was a cat cafe here here and was wondering if it was true. I've never gotten to go to anything like that before...not even sure if there were any of those where I am from. 

If there is? Um, where is it?  I know someone mentioned it out loud, but... (Marie pauses.) oh, never mind. I
 can find it. I don't think I'm that far...

Do you get to adopt the cats? If...if so, then someone should probably stop me from doing that, I'm not sure if I'm ready for a cat even though I
 know I'll probably find one that I want to take with me. I also never got the chance to actually have a pet either...I can't right now, though. I definitely can't handle it. 

(She grins.) Okay, one more question before I really start to ramble and bore everyone...

I also wanted to know if there were any other good places to visit - it doesn't matter if it's a cafe or something else. I'm curious. (Oh wait, one more question.)  Also, what places should I avoid if I can? (No wait...)

Also would anyone want to meet up there?
 

Additional Information - CRAU Characters:

Game Origin: Boomtown  (boomtown.dreamwidth.org/

CRAU Changes: She had one moment been shopping in a marketplace and the next minute she had been surrounded by the scene of a town under a dome that seemed to rival the ones in the western films that she had seen bits and pieces of growing up. She had been wary of those who helped her and only seemed receptive (though mostly thankful and relieved) when she saw Jason who seemed stunned to see her there. She had been given bits and pieces of information about where she was by him and others and eventually it had been decided where she was going to stay and her job. Marie had found herself both enjoying and frustrated by her life in New Dodge. It was more "normal" or allowed for more normalcy than her past world, but at the same time the weirdness that it presented was a constant struggle. Marie had come from a world where the cell phone was a novel thing and yet this place had advanced levels of technology that included teleporters. She had met people who varied from possible superheroes to even time travelers. If anything Marie probably was the most "normal" or among the the most "normal" there, but she never seemed to give it any real thought.

In this town, she was "reunited" (at least he would see it as such) with Jason Bourne who seemed to be older and carried memories she did not. She had eventually learned that she had been killed by mistake in the world where he had come from (though she considers it to be her world as well) by someone who had been chasing them and looking to kill him. She had also had to come to terms with learning that her death had also created a series of bloody events which ended with the source of all of their being taken care of once and for all. Though, she still carries guilt from knowing that it was what happened to her that caused so much to happen and caused him so much pain. In some sense, she struggles on and off with blaming herself for both things despite her cheery demeanor towards him. She simply just wanted to help and she had thought the best way was to create something new out of the "second chance" they were both given. Of course, Though, she had never allowed herself to initially explore her feelings or to think much about the truth, she had shoved it deep down inside and instead chose to try to smile through all of her uncertainty as she had been trying to do when she was in Goa. Of course, she would later grow to develop doubts and even some fears about her life choices and she could be arguably more depressed than in canon. It also did not help that she begun to think that she might be a reminder of "bad things" to Jason and not the good like she had known herself to be. But even so she did everything she could to hide it from him, but towards the end she did allow some of her uncertainty to show around others she believed to have some sort of similar background or who showed her some care.

boomtown.dreamwidth.org/496673.html)

She gotten it in her head that she had wanted to start a new life in New Dodge, one where they wouldn't have to run anymore and she had even become bold enough to ask him if he had wanted to start over too. Marie had also struggled some with making friends, at least letting herself get to the point with them she could call those people her friends and could easily rely on them when she was stuck. She liked speaking to people and she had found herself growing fond of a handful of them, even allowing them to help her when she had hit a low point or two. She found herself relying on another person who fluxed in like herself named Gabriel Gray at her lowest point, but she also tended to like speaking to Gene Khan, Tony Stark, and Lara Croft, along with a few others during those periods where she felt alone or stressed. Marie seemed to be especially fond of her friend Gene and they both often spent hours snarking at each other and talking or venting about their boyfriends. She also often invited him out to go drinking with her. She found him to be interesting and even a bit funny. She had managed to grow fond of those people and even tried to reach out to befriend others or at the least she tried to be helpful and kind towards them. (boomtown.dreamwidth.org/547445.html)


She had wanted to try to return the favor (seen when she had discussed making baked goods for people who tried to help her cope with the news of her supposed death in her world) at least once time. Something she saw as a "thank you", but no one seemed to fully take her up on.  However, it was the small things like being free to cut and dye her own hair in any way that she wanted and being able to run a shop of her own again, that she liked best. She also had found herself trying to create a routine and trying to do things with others such as going to the Saloon for drinks and even baking - things she had thought she would have to give up for good in her world. She also found some comfort in the few moments alone she had with her boyfriend and felt most at ease then. (boomtown.dreamwidth.org/517827.html  ,boomtown.dreamwidth.org/537979.htmlboomtown.dreamwidth.org/554781.html )

Her role within the town was running the town's consignment shop and she often spent a lot of time there because as stated, it was something that she liked doing. She had been shown in her canon to always liked running shops from her scooter rental shop to the shop she and her friends all put their money into which turned out to be a scam. She also had begun to see her shop as a place she felt "safe" and "comfortable" compared to the yurt where she was staying with Jason. 

(boomtown.dreamwidth.org/547445.html and boomtown.dreamwidth.org/554781.html

Of course with her feelings being as they were, towards the end, she spent more time than not locked away within her shop and thinking everything she had learned and experienced over. She had realized that pushing herself had begun to take it's toll on her. It should have been easy acclimate to a life Eventually, she had fluxed out and the only traces of her presence in the town were the letters she had written for the people she had grown fond of and what few possessions she had managed to gather during that time. A short time later - she suddenly returns, just a very short time away from her demise in her world, because she realized that she missed things as they were. That she missed Jason most of all. That she had actually seen more of him and in some ways seen him in a "better state" than she had in her original world at that time. She also had a rare moment of feeling "sorry" for acting so impulsively and for not communicating better. They both end up promising that neither will go anywhere without the other from that moment on.

Upon her return, Marie was also comforted by various people she had spoken to or become friends with, and reassured that it was okay that she ran away or they acted as if she had taken a long trip somewhere. No one judged her and no one rejected her for becoming "scared" and if anything it seemed as if Marie had been drawn closer in some ways because she learned that she was actually missed and that it was okay to be afraid and to find being there difficult.

(boomtown.dreamwidth.org/639699.html, boomtown.dreamwidth.org/617502.html)


Of course, in the end, she left the settlement again but this time Jason was in tow.

Overall, her time within New Dodge has made her much more aware of just how much she has changed. She started off as a woman with no sense of direction who just drifted along with whatever opportunity presented itself and acted on it without putting any serious thought into what the consequences could be or if it was even possible for her to go through with it to someone shouldering a lot of responsibility and who was forced to grow up later and more rapidly than most people and in a shorter amount of time. Marie had also learned what she was afraid of and what she wants. She had begun to realize that she wanted somewhere to belong and by the time she left she realized that it wasn't  particular place but a person instead. She also learned that she wanted to be able to do things as she wanted - she had missed being able to not have to constantly watch over her shoulder but instead keep her eyes forward. She had also realized that she had never really "lived normally" and that she did best when living as she had before her "death".
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 She wondered if she was just not cut out for staying in one place, around people who wanted to be friendly or at the very least helpful. She was used to be stared through - treated like thin air or kept around to serve some sort of purpose (though when that was the case, she made damn sure to get what she needed from that person too) then quickly bid farewell. (That had happened with Eamon after the whole incident at the farmhouse - he was more than eager to drop her on the side of the highway when he had gotten just "far enough away" without even a curt "good luck". Just left her with the red bag full of money and the clothes on her back.) 

That was why even though she had planned on staying, she had promised to stay. To just be there, to try to make a life. She wrote the letters anyway. One as time passed and she met someone she felt like she might be close with, could be anyway. With enough effort. Her skills in that area were always lacking. Besides if something picked her up and placed here there, who was to stay that it wouldn't make her go back or to another place entirely.

She felt lonely. The people were seemed so eager to jump to her aid, but at the same time she was wary around them. She liked a handful of people and she knew if she left she would always wonder if she could have been friends, real friends with them. They were all people who were just as different as her in some way or another. Maybe even more so. She liked Gabriel, Gene, and Lara. Lara was someone who she could speak in German with and was someone who obvious had done more than enough traveling in her life - two commonalities, that was enough to allow Marie to like her - her taking her out for a drink when she felt the world was going to hell was just icing on the cake.

Gene? He was interesting. They seemed to agree on enough. She liked talking to him anyway. She wished they could have done that more. He was good at advice, at least making her realize how she sounded out loud.

Gabriel was probably the person she felt she got along best with, though she couldn't easily place her finger on the reasons. Probably because they both didn't "fit" where they were from. Maybe. She never really got to find that out. But she liked his company anyway. He also was another person who tried to look out for her own well-being. She never got to repay him for checking on her when she had decided to lock herself away in her shop. She had hoped to. She really had. She also liked that she could help him sell his watches in the shop, it was nice to feel like she could help in some small way.









She felt tired. Why did living with and by a routine make her so tired? Wake up, have tea, go to the shop, come home? Sometimes go out or help someone with something? It was draining. More so than having to rush pack a suitcase, catch a train or get into a strange, new car and just go somewhere. Yes, she did do some of the same things no matter where she lived, she had been forced to change it up every so often to keep others from being able to pick up on her. The scary part was that it was so easy to get used to and that she had gotten so comfortable doing it.

She felt restless. She hated moving constantly, but she felt like she wanted to be able to see things and to move. 

She just wanted to  be able to move again. At least she thought that would help, but she also questioned if she was trying to bullshit herself at the same time. She wondered if she was just that she felt lonely and if she felt lonely she might as well be alone.

Leaving was best, putting distance was best. It was the kindest thing she felt she could do for him. Things were different. He even said she was different and while she thought she understood it at the time, she wondered if she really didn't deep down. A few months later, her mind kept going back to that and it hurt. Something someone said actually hurt. When did things like that start to hurt? This. This wasn't her. Whatever happened to being able to shrug it off or take it as something good even when it really wasn't all that good? Was this bad? Was it good? Or was it something that just was? When did it start to matter? When? Why? 

She finds herself wrapping her arms around herself and letting herself fall onto the bed with a soft "thud".  Then she turned onto her side

Then after a while she felt her eyes begin to water and sting and she shut them, taking deep breaths which still felt shallow. Her chest hurt and it felt like a weight was on it. She squirmed a little at the sensation and then buried her face into the closest pillow.

She supposed she had to leave. Maybe come back, maybe. But the idea of leaving and coming back made her feel even more dread than just leaving and never coming back. A little sadness beat feeling guilty every day, she would recover from sadness with some time but guilt - she didn't know how well she could handle that. She had never felt particularly guilty before in her life.  The others would get over her quickly, she was still a stranger to them - they would forget all about her in a day or two. She really only worried about Jason. She knew he would act rashly, she had more than enough reason to believe he would stop her or he would "act out" in some way. (At least by her definition of both of those things.) Or he would try to come with her even if it wasn't possible or something that shouldn't be done.

But, she also felt like she was only hurting him by being around. Reminding him of something that really never had even happened to her, she couldn't understand  something she never had a memory of. She tried. But she failed.  She couldn't even fathom what had happened after she died, what he felt he had to do and why. She tired so hard for him, but it made her sad to know and it made her feel she was shouldering the responsibility for it all.  Like if she had been there, she could had stopped him. Like she should have lived to stop him from acting so rashly. That most of all, she felt it was her fault that he hurt.

Besides, she hardly saw him here.  And to be selfish, that hurt her just as much. She had grown too dependent on someone being around - she hated that. When did it happen? When did she become that person? 

She never said her way of thinking made sense.

She would leave in the morning dressed as she was when she arrived and she wouldn't seek anyone out for goodbyes. She couldn't bear to face anyone. She wouldn't able to explain herself that way and she couldn't bear to see the look she knew she would get from Jason. He would try to end up coming with her if she told him in person that she wanted to leave and she really couldn't bear the guilt she would feel over that. She would have to lie and tell him that it was over if she spoke to him about it.  

No, he couldn't come with her, she would refuse to allow him to. She knew deep down that it was best if he stayed here. He didn't have to run and his face was much more recognizable than hers - besides, she knew if she went back, she only had so much time left.  She was afraid of that knowledge and for a moment she wondered if just staying put was still better. She didn't exactly want to die - far from it. Besides, what if she did get hurt or die again? What would that do? It cause something even more horrible to happen again.

"I can't live with that on my conscience..."

That was the last thing she wanted, but staying here? It hurt. At least where she was, she knew enough about how things worked. She was comfortable with it, she had agreed to it entirely.

She felt like everything was being ripped away from her anyway. It, in a sense, was regardless of staying or going. No matter what, the decision wasn't going to be a good one. Someone was going to get hurt. She was going to get hurt.  There was no avoiding it and no way she felt she could voice that to anyone. She was used to having to care for herself or be the strong one for someone else - falling apart was never an option, there was no time or energy to spared for it.

Yes, she would look into leaving in the morning. If she wanted to, maybe she could come back later...maybe...

That was when she felt the tears finally fall.

(ooc: I will eventually make a post with the letters she left, but not now.)
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The woman found herself eagerly digging through the plastic bags that were placed in front of her. Most of what was inside were different types of snacks and a few cans of tea and coffee but she pulled out a few packages of sparklers and her eyes widened. She holds them up and finds herself too stunned to speak. She had never played with fireworks before, though she had went to one display as a young kid, and she waves her arms a little too eagerly and is chattering in quick German that even an experienced speaker could probably miss parts of what she is saying out loud.  But judging from the smile on her eye and the grin that anyone could see in her eyes, she obviously wants to just tear into them now and set them off - who needs to wait for the public shows to start? Who needs to wait to watch the people who were a little ways away set off the aerial ones they were bragging about and screaming over and the dozens of bottle rockets into the street.

Sparklers were low key and even she knew that, but she liked that she didn't have to watch these from a distance. They were for her to play with too. She sets the packages down to the side and keeps digging through the bags to see if there were matches or a lighter. It was still plenty light out, but the sun would soon be setting. Besides, she hadn't eaten much all day. Even just a few bites out of a sandwich first. But she keeps chattering about how excited she was to get to see fireworks for the first time since she was a kid and even to get to set some off on her own. 

She doesn't care much for the loud music that everyone is blasting or the food, but she does seem to like the fact that people were getting together and just having fun. Neighbors or friends, no one she knew well, but there were parties all over the place from the sounds of things. It was enough to keep the small part of her that was extroverted entertained and excited. She had wandered off and spoke to a few people here and there who greeted her and gave her well wishes, at first rather nervous that someone had paid her mind - she had gotten used to thinking she blended in perfectly to the scenery. But, after a little while, it was like riding a bike and she enjoyed being able to revisit the "old days" where she could talk to someone if she had felt like it.

She had to be reminded to wait  a little while longer and her brilliant smile dims a bit. 

"But, now...it'll be fun...why wait? It's getting dim out...."
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Your result for The Sorting Hat: A Comprehensive Harry Potter Personality Assessment [Test/Quiz]...

Gryffindor

50% Ravenclaw, 38% Hufflepuff, 45% Slytherin and 53% Gryffindor!

You might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve, and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart;

          Gryffindor's cardinal traits are bravery, pride, stubbornness and impulsiveness. Most people in the house of Gryffindor will be extroverted. (Remember, introversion is different than being shy: you can be a shy extrovert.) Gryffindors gain energy and life by being around people, grain strength from friends and enjoy working with those close to them. However, they are also emotionally volatile and can experience a wide range of feelings in a short amount of time, from unbridled happiness to deep depression to unrestrained rage. They are less emotionally stable than some of the other houses (such as Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff); Gryffindors are also impulsive. They're also generally good-hearted and trusting, and for the most part like people at first sight unless they are given a reason not to. Gryffindors are Prideful, bad at taking criticism and easilyget into conflicts with others—this is the main trait that would bring their overall level of agreeableness from high to average.

          A Gryffindor's prideful nature coupled with their sense of justice and stubborn behavior causes them to be extremely set in their ways. They have a difficult time backing down from a fight or admitting that they are wrong. It's also very hard for them to get over a bad first impression or change their opinion on someone.

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