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70 MECHANIC TOMMY FLANAGAN
PERSONALFULL NAME: Connor Gene Hardrick
PREFERRED NAME: Connor PRONOUN: he, him
BIRTHDAY: May 5th, 1947
HOMETOWN: Scottsdale, Arizona
EDUCATION: 10th grade dropout
HEIGHT & WEIGHT:
SCARS & TATTOOS:
His first tattoo was an anarchy symbol in black ink on his right bicep that was done by a friend around hid seventeenth birthday. His back is covered in a massive coyote and full moon tattoo with the club name and establishment date at the bottom. There's also a rarely seen tattoo of a flaming skull on his left buttcheek from his original initiation into the club.
Callahan Hardrick (deceased)CHILDREN:
Cooper Hardrick (31)EXTENDED FAMILY:
Amelia Hardrick, niece (31)PETS:
Who needs pets with a club?
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ABOUTThe younger son of the former president of the Sons of Mayhem, Connor's life has always been tied to that of the club. His earliest memories are of being around motorcycles, club talk, and knowing that the police held far less control than they thought, though it wasn't until his teenage years that he began to see the darker side, including his brother's gambling addiction. However, rather than being bothered by it, he embraced the legacy of his family as much as his first bike. It didn't hurt that the bike attracted a lot of female attention and made him seem all the more dangerous which only cemented the appeal of club life.
Unsurprisingly, Connor was suspended from school in the middle of his tenth grade year for fighting and never went back. His education was gotten through the streets, maintenance on the bikes, and whatever else he happened to pick up from the club members who were his most consistent teachers. Alongside his dropout status, he began to get a police record that included weapons, assaults, and a couple of drugs charges that almost always failed to stick plus who could blame the kid for turning out bad with his parents? His anarchy and coyote tattoos in the aftermath of accepting the bite only cemented he was on a path with no return yet he loved every minute of it despite the beginning of the tumultuous sixties and racial tensions.
Connor's twenty-first birthday started normal enough. He went out for a night of drinking and mayhem with his buddies, including his brother, Callahan, though one drink too many and a white supremacist in a bar with too much to say changed things. Call him reckless, call him stupid, but the fight wound up outside. No one expected the asshole to pull a knife, much less two. It happened within seconds yet the pain and rage forced his coyote to the surface to slaughter the man. However, it couldn't reverse time or take away the Glasgow smile that became his trademark. The knives had gone too deep to fully heal the damage, but he liked the look, even embraced it. His stance against intolerance only made him more respected among his brothers who came from many races and creeds with only the coyote spirit to bond them.
For quite a while, he lived as nothing more than another club member while working on bikes and watching his brother continue to make bad decisions alongside the rest of the world. However, it soon became apparent that his father was getting older and becoming a bit lethargic on his duties which didn't please Connor or the upcoming club members. His brother wasn't in a position to take over so Connor took council from his father's best friend, the now ex-vice president, and embraced the coyote spirit. The fight between father and son was bloody but ended with his victory and his father bleeding out on the concrete, though it came with his mother's disowning him. He accepted the distance without hesitation and gave his attention to rebuilding the club's former glory despite his brother's continued issues.
Even with the tension between Callahan and the club, Connor was there when his niece, Amelia, was born. He held that tiny little bundle in his arms and made a silent vow to protect her come hell or high water. It was an odd sensation, that protectiveness, but he stepped up to fill in the gaps left by his brother's continued addiction. A job was gotten at one of the local biker bars for her mother while he fought and threatened his brother into straightening up for his daughter and Rebecka who had to be a saint not to leave his ass; however, it never seemed to last very long so he wound up spending a lot of time with little Amelia.
It was during the early years of his time as president that Connor was visited by the son he didn't know he had and the ex-girlfriend he hadn't thought about in years. He didn't need more than a few minutes with the kid to know Cooper was his, though he had some choice words with his mother outside the kid's hearing. That same protectiveness with Amelia had him curious about his son and invested in building the kind of bond he'd once shared with his own father. Visits were sporadic through the early years, but he taught the kid about bikes and fighting alongside Amelia and even had the occasional hook-up with Shay when they were in town.
About ten years ago, Connor made the decision to leave the city that had been the pack's home for generations in search of sacred ground to call their own. A passing nomad had brought up the idea of a town run by weres for weres which gave them a goal yet very little idea of where exactly to find such a place. It was close to six months and several more nomad conversations before they found the right place, though the welcome was less than warm. However, the lack of a welcoming committee wasn't a deterrent and the club settled on the outskirts, including Cooper who'd become a full member, beginning to scour the surrounding area in a search for the sacred ruins while butting heads with the locals who weren't pleased with them setting up camp.
In addition to having practically taken over the local campground, Connor talked the club into financing the creation of a biker bar run by in an abandoned building also on the outskirts of town. The Iron Horse quickly got a reputation for trouble, though the bikers enforced their own brand of justice that has never sat well with the regular town inhabitants; however, he made it clear that he didn't give a damn what the town wants so long as his club gets to have a good time while searching for the sacred grounds that could increase their dwindling numbers.
The Hardrick's stance on town politics underwent a major change five years ago when wendigos attacked the campgrounds in the middle of a club party. Sluggish reactions and general disorganization worked against them and several people were lost, including Shay who was visiting to check on Cooper and Callahan who'd been a ridiculous level of drunk. It was enough of a loss to send Connor to the doorstep of the Ulrics where he began working with Tobias to create an alliance that benfeitted both groups without restricting the club too much; however, the coyotes are still without access to sacred ground despite having made a deal for mutual protection and support.
There's a very short list of people that Connor actually finds likeable and at least 97% of those people belong to the Sons of Mayhem. He's old enough that he's lived through quite a bit of changes and gives no fucks about what anyone else thinks about him or his lifestyle. His club's current position has him playing nice with the clans, but his version of nice isn't all that far from his version of rude so there's likely to be few people who like them; however, he's always open to letting outsiders experience a little of club life plus it pisses off the clans so win-win, right?
Almost anyone who isn't in the Sons or family of the club or associates of the club will wind up here. Connor has a special hatred for law enforcement and makes no secret of it. He's lessened his antagonism toward them, though law enforcement on coyote territory or at the Iron Horse will find themselves with an unwelcome attitude. The peacekeepers are a particularly unlikable group for him based on hunter interactions in the past, but he does his best to behave in public thanks to the treaties.
I really want to work on Connor creating more repetoire with the clans and having to actually interact with them without being a complete dick. He's a little too used to how the club does things so it would be interesting to see him forced to do things more like one of the clans or just have to work with them in general. Although the Sons are always looking for new members, there is a very specific criteria and a rigorous process to join them that others are welcome to attempt surviving, though it is required that all are coyotes and male. Also, Connor isn't against enjoying female company, but he has a strict rule that they have to be 40+ so he doesn't think about them in conjecture with his niece, and it's more likely to be someone like him or with a rougher history who isn't expecting something serious or long-term.
Connor + NateThis can go really great or really bad. Just depends on Connors mannerism's with his criminal ordeals. Nate knows a bit about the underworld and isn't one to fully judge. However, he does hold some morals about, although sometimes finicky. Regardless, Nate wouldn't hesitate to go into his territory just to see what the Coyotes are all about, much less the biker gang. He's never against earning money and would help the guy out with his skills. Also seems they share some of the same love for cars. So that is a big bonus. I could definitely sense the adopted son father trope here...Plus Nate would so fight some folks and show off his fighting prowess yes. Maybe impress him in that method as well, as long as he's ok with a Cheetah about.
Wolfram + Molly
Thank you for the welcome!!
I have no idea what path Wolf will eventually walk, but I like forming multiple threads for him to tug on in the future -- and the Peacekeeper route is definitely one I want to open up. He has a lot of misgivings about what he's done in the past and I think he harbors an irrational fears about returning to the trade.
Learning about what the Peacekeepers are about and how they operate through Molly, might be something that can solidify some of Wolf's decisions.
He needs to explore more, learn more, and I think she'd be an excellent choice in helping out in that regard.
Wolfram + Connor
Wolf is remorseful about his past treatment of werecreatures but he isn't about to admit to that. Ever. Not unless he's under extreme duress or completely drunk off his ass. We're talking black-out drunk, here.
So yeah. He and Connor probably won't get along.
Especially since Wolf is giving Dallas a hard time.
I would love to do a thread between these two where Connor warns mister cop to stay the hell away from his people. Wolf doesn't back down or scare easily so the amount of tension and animosity these two would have would be super fun to play out.
Wolfram + Callie
Wolf is definitely a gym rat. He prefers boxing and MMA as his work out. They help him get out his bottled aggression in a less destructive way. So yeah, I can totally see him hitting up Callie's facility on the regular.
Maybe he needs some of that motherly guidance to finally get his head on straight.
Wolfram + Isabel
Oh man. Wolf would be so suspicious if both Isa and Andy were in town pretending to be something they weren't. It would raise a bunch of red flags and he'd badger them both about what the hell they were doing -- but he'd do so well beyond the prying ears of others.
He's not about to bust a Fed's cover for his own benefit. I don't know how helpful he'd be to their cause, I think that's something we'd have to determine through threading them.
Wolfram + Chayton
Wolf will be the Will Graham to Chayton's Hannibal Lecter. Except less crazy and existential. Maybe.
I love high risk and high tension scenarios. Maybe something about Chayton and a recent disappearance rubs Wolf the wrong way. Something that has Wolf poking his nose into the drifter's business.
Maybe something that has Wolf looking at past cases and referencing them with the townfolk's collective memory of when Chayton popped into town.
It's not something that could ever be called evidence, just a hunch, and a cop can't legally act off a hunch.
Wolf can, however, badger the hell out of Chayton and make things uncomfortable for the both of them.