Real name:Dylan Miller
Height: 5' 11
Dylan was born in The urban sprawl of Alabama. Growing up Dylan was not trouble maker, but was often pulling friends out of tight spots when he could. Even so He found himself in a situation where it was either tell the local sherif who'd vandalized the principles home or take the rap himself. Caught between loyalty and self preservation he kept his silence and was suspended for several weeks. Dylan's Father was a member of the local Newspaper and sat him down away from his fuming mother and asked him for the truth. They talked and his father told him that loyalty was a good thing so long as it was never misplaced or abused.
Highschool saw him graduate and join the service as a Marine. Trained as an engineer he built and developed for the war machine on several deployments before disaster changed his life forever. Insurgents left a nasty surprise for troop convoys and the ATC his squad was riding in was sent up and over in the blast of an IED. At the age of 23 Dylan was introduced into a world of pain and fear before he passed out. He woke up in a base hospital laid up in a bed and groggy as he tried to understand what had happened. Shock and rage filled him as he discovered just how high a price had been paid when he saw his left leg capped off below the knee and scarred from the vehicle crash and rescue after. Shock was cushioned by the support of his family and fellow marines as he made his road to recovery.
When Sword Art Online was set to launch Dylan had rejoined the world as a successful engineer and innovator in the business world and his kids were mostly grown up even as advancing years started to curl their cold fingers in his bones. Safice to say that when he logged in and discovered like so many other that the logout was no longer working he panicked like the rest. Rage, fear, and finally came to a place of clarity in the maelstrom like he was back in the MCU out pounding pavement and bringing the hammer down. Here he had both his legs, and while he wasn't carrying modern firepower it wasn't like he was defenseless here.
Stoic- Dylan isn't fearless, but refuses turn away from poor or overwhelming odds. Dylan's martial training has allowed him to overcome emotion to a degree and have clarity during times of duress. Dylan's great expression of his Stoic nature is best shown during his years of intense rehabilitation and again when he was sealed inside SAO refusing to let fear control him.
Loyal- Dylan's trust is not just simply given and something to be treated lightly. His devotion is ferrous and iron clad until that trust is torn down and tossed away. Friends and Family above all else because those are all that's worth anything in this life.
Honest- Dylan has a direct moral standing to play it as straight as possible. Coupled with military life to up hold integrity to the highest degree possible. This doesn't mean that he won't lie, but that unless given cause to he'll be as truthful as the situation allows.
Stubborn- Being a ground pounding grunt Dylan can display a level of focus that can make even the immovable object flinch. This isn't to say that he won't listen to reason, but pride sometimes gets the better of him. Firm focus and belief in his own abilities can lead to him standing in the face of terrible odds that a wiser man might retreat from to fight another day or more advantageous positioning.
Blunt-Dylan's integrity and personality have a nasty side effect when speaking to others. Dylan is a plain speaker and will never sugar coat what he says and while he won't be intentionally rude or abrasive. Dylan has no love for talking around what needs to be said or people who won't say what they mean or want.
Arrogant- Combat trained and wise in the ways of the world Dylan can't claim to be bullet proof, but having survived real combat, and being one of the older players in SAO means that respect isn't something he needed to earn. Regardless there is a measure of self importance that comes with being a combat veteran. Depending on the situation he's more likely to ignore or talk down to anyone he sees as being worthless, or not properly giving the respect he's earned in the line of duty.
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