Cameron Hillard ("Cam")

Once a Warrior, Always a Warrior

Cam is leader of the Spark militia, and when Tracers have his men pinned down and backed against a wall, he's the one who can get them out. Though he'll do his share of damage, with his ability to rapidly transition to the Current, Cam is defacto medical evac in the field.   Cam Hillard took over leadership of the Spark warriors shortly before The Lull. His predecessor died of over-exertion after defending against a particularly brutal attack on the Sparks' shield. He's taken it as a personal failing that his warriors weren't in top shape and innovating during The Lull, while their enemies were murdering innocent people on Galvan: women who didn't even know they were Sparks, while their enemy improved in battle and managed to defeat their first few forays to Galvan's surface to stop them from killing even more.   Because he shoulders the blame, he's also vowed to ensure no other women are lost and to watch over his warriors in the field. With so much responsibility and guilt stubbornly keeping him from delegating much of anything, Cam can't--won't--make time for a mate. He certainly doesn't want to risk Linking with one, much less letting a mate distract him from what needs to be done on Galvan.   His priority is simple: Their people are dwindling in number and desperate, and he is determined not to lose anyone else. Not his warriors, not his brother, and most certainly not the women who don't know yet that they are Spark.   The Sparks have lost enough. His warriors deserve nothing less than everything he has to give.

Appearance

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Hair: Blond with unkempt boyish curls
Eyes: Deep brown
Skin: Tan, gold undertones
Build: Well-defined muscles on a tall and slightly narrower frame
Clothes: Cargo pants and t-shirts
Quirk: Rubs or scratches his jaw when solving a problem
Cam & Lara - Modeled by Dani using HeroForge

Strengths/Virtues

  • Physical Strength: Above Average
  • Skill: Fast Travel
  • Skill: Spark-Sense
  • Skill: Team Telepathy
  • Advantage: Respected

Weaknesses/Vices

  • Physical Weakness: Water
  • Fear: Losing More Sparks
  • Disadvantage: Delegates, But Not Enough
  • Aw, Poor Lara: Not a "Ladies' Man"; -10 Charisma to Wooing
  • Tendency: Stubborn, Set On Proven Techniques Rather Than Innovation

FAVORITES

Pizza

Beer

Cards

Sparring

Species/Ethnicity
Spark
Sex
Male
Gender
Cis
Sexuality
Straight
Age
31
Profession
Commander of Spark Military
Children

Appears In:
Truth Spark

Connections

  Lara Sullivan
  Thallan Hillard
  The Paragons
 

Related

  The Great Betrayal: Sundering of Existence

Notable Events and Ages

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Cam's father was among the warrior elite, and took the front lines with those Sparks who fought the power-hungry Tracers on the fateful day of Betrayal. Cam's mother stayed back to more closely defend him and his younger brother. However, his father and mother were not only mated, but Linked, and when Cam's father fell in battle, his mother also fell. The boys did not see her hit by an attack, but after she collapsed, no amount of coaxing from him or his brother would wake her. It wasn't until the smoke cleared from the battle, the two planes ripped apart, that Cam learned of his father's death as well.   The boys had only each other, and were brought up in the Warrior's Caste. As such, they trained hard in order to protect other Sparks, never wanting another child to have to suffer like them, or like the other children who had survived the attack. By the time children were born again, years had passed, and Cam and Thallan were on the elite team, defending the plane from Tracer incursions. But during the battles, their mentor, the leader of the Spark militia, over-exerted his power. Due to his abilities, position, and respect, Cam found himself thrust into the role of leader at just 21 by a vote of his peers. He vowed to protect them all, at any cost.   Two years of fighting at the head of an army saw the end of the Tracers' attacks, but Cam kept his men working to stay in top shape, on highest alert for patrols, and maintaining rigorous security. Half a year after the Tracers went quiet, the Domestics and Grounders began to settle down, looking to rebuild, make homes of their own, start families. Still, Cam refused to allow his Warriors to be at ease until finally, two years into the Lull, a group approached him and requested permission to begin a mating challenge.   He realized his fears of Linking to a woman and costing her life, as his father had taken his mother, were his own, and that others were content to take that risk. More, they needed to take that risk, because they had been living in a constant state of battle and alertness for a decade. His men wanted to join the Domestics in reforging their plane, and bringing up the next generation of Sparks. His brother wanted to start a family. So Cam downgraded the alert level on the Plane, requiring only a moderate guard and maintenance sparring.   When the High Aunts got word of the Tracers' purge of their people on the planet's surface, and the restoration of the Current, eight years later, everyone was eager to go and help. However, the Domestics discovered they can no longer travel the Current, as it is afraid it will unwillingly hurt them the same way it did during the Betrayal. Only Cam's Warriors were able to travel to Galvan, at first tackling missions in shifts.   His teams were not effective enough to save the first few lost women they went to rescue. Worse, the Tracers had gotten even stronger and built a network of human allies, where the Sparks had let their skills decline. Cam blames himself and has taken extreme steps to get his men back into shape, while still recognizing their need for downtime. He and his Paragons often take extra missions or provide backup, so that Cam can send any injured men to the Current during a fight with Tracers or their allies.
  Timeline
  • 33 Years Ago: Cam is born.
  • 25 Years Ago: The Great Betrayal. Afterward, Cam and his brother are brought up in the Warrior Caste, living and breathing training regimens.
  • 12 Years Ago: Cam takes over as head of the Spark militia.
  • 8 Years Ago: With no Tracer attacks and many of his warriors--including his brother--looking to start families, Cam agrees to slow down military training and rigorous patrols. Eight more years of the Lull atrophies Spark skills, including Cam's.
  • 6 Months before Present Day: Blaming himself for early failures to save lostlings from Tracers, Cam throws himself full-force into the rescue operations.
  • Present Day: The events of Truth Spark.
   
 

More Facts: Personality & Peopling


First Impressions

  • No Time To Talk
  • 15 Seconds to Impress Me
  • Rules Are NOT Made To Be Broken
  • Glory To The High Aunts, Saviors Of Spark
 

With Others

  • In Charge
  • No One Dies on My Watch
  • How Are You? Constantly Checking Others' Physical, Mental, Social Well-Being
  • Let's Plan
 

Behind Closed Doors

  • Punishing Himself for Lost Sparks
  • Won't Claim a Woman, Can't Risk a Link or a Child
  • No Right To Have Family
  • No Time To Have Family
  • Worried For Others' Lives

Baseline Attitudes

More Blue = More of the Quality on the Right.
More White = More of the Quality on the Left.
Lazy
Workaholic
 
Insecure
Confident
 
Suspicious
Trusting
 
Silly
Serious
 
Rebellious
Law-Abiding
 
Unmotivated
Ambitious
 
Careless
Careful
 
Analytical
Creative
 
Calm
Panicked
 
Leader
Follower
 
Straight-Forward
Sarcastic
 
Secretive
Open
 
Affectionate
Cold
   


Gloomy
Cheerful
 
Introvert
Extrovert
 
Inconsiderate
Thoughtful
 
Optimistic
Pessimistic
 
Selfish
Charitable
 
Dismissive
Interested
 
Self-Reliant
Dependent
 
Intolerant
Open-Minded
 
Humble
Arrogant
 
Hostile
Friendly
 
Rude
Respectful
 
Dishonest
Truthful
 
     

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28 Feb, 2022 23:54

I just love the "More Facts: Personality & Peopling" section. That gives such a clear view about the character.. at least in my mind!

6 Mar, 2022 01:47

Thank you so much! It's helpful for me to refer to when I'm writing too, so I can keep his personality on track :D


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