"Yeah, the public knows about the NSA's dirty laundry. Yay. But now Eddie's a media darling and everyone wants to know all about him. Where he is, what he's doing there, why he's doing it. What if an intrepid reporter uncovers his connection to a certain Brotherhood? It would be on front pages everywhere." Spencer spread his palms outward in the air, framing imagined newspaper headlines. 'The Assassins: Snowden's Secret Society Revealed!' 'Everything Is Permitted, Claims Terrorist Group!'"
Introduction of Character
Name: Spencer Vermaak
Age: Early thirties
Time Period: Modern Times
Birth Date: July 3, 1981
Death Date: Not dead yet!
Occupation: Assassin. His duties include guarding the Compound and training other Assassins in combat.
Affiliation(s): Assassins, of course.
The Character’s Appearance
Big and muscular, with dark skin. (Think Jumbo from Yotsuba&!) He keeps his hair about four inches long and dyes it a different color about once a month.
On one upper arm he has tattooed an inverted Assassin insignia, which resembles a "V" to signify his family name.
Height: Pretty tall
Weight: Pretty heavy
About the Character
Spencer tends to be somewhat cynical, distrustful, and risk-averse. He always wants to err on the side of caution, which puts him at odds with William, who favors bold moves. The two have disagreed on a number of William's decisions: two notable examples include allowing Edward Snowden to join the Brotherhood and sending Clay on that mission to Abstergo.
Likes: Working out
Flaw(s): Due to his sheer size and his penchant for strange hair colors, he's not very good at stealth.
Talent(s): Unarmed combat
The Character’s Relationship With Others
Among the Assassins, he's respected for his combat skills. Some of them think he can't control his own strength, because he's broken Hidden Blades while training "too hard" on three separate occasions. After the third time, he's not allowed to use them anymore: "Dammit, Spence, not again! These things don't grow on trees, you know! And they're a real bitch to repair!" - Colin, in a rare display of anger
Friend(s): To be revealed later??? (It's a spoiler)
William Miles, kind of
William Miles (Canon) - Nobody's sure exactly why Spencer stopped idolizing his Mentor and started treating him with disdain. One hypothesis is that Spencer blames him for the death of his family.
The Character’s Abilities
Eagle Vision?: No
Fighting Style: Could be loosely described as "Kickboxing"
Ranged: Sniper Rifle
Melee: Unarmed or brass knuckles ("They said I'm too much of a badass to use Hidden Blades.")
Hand-to-Hand Combat: 8/10
Long Range Accuracy: 7/10
People Skills: 7/10
The Character’s Familial/Biographical Information
Birthplace: The Farm, South Dakota, USA
Mother, father, five years younger sister - All deceased, killed by Templars.
His parents were born in South Africa: his father was White and his mother was Black. They fled to America in the late 1960s when they could no longer stand living under Apartheid. After moving around to different places within the United States, they eventually found their way to the Assassins and ended up living on the Farm, where Spencer and his sister were born.
Spencer lived on the Farm his whole life until it was raided by Templars in the "Great Purge". He managed to survive, but his parents and sister did not. Now he lives in another Assassin den in rural Vermont. It's known as the Compound. As one might have guessed from the name, this location was designed to be a lot more secure. Those who live there have taken to sometimes using military terms like "mess hall" instead of "kitchen" and "quarters" instead of "bedroom" for the various parts of the place.