From Unofficial Handbook of the Virtue Universe
|"Hunts the Most Dangerous Prey: Man!"|
|Player: @Dr. Ashburner|
|Real Name:||William Jones|
|Known Aliases:||Willy Hale|
|Eye Color:||Left eye is Green. Right is cybernetic. Glows Red.|
|Occupation:||Assassin, Big Game Hunter. Formerly a Sniper in the Australian Army.|
|Place of Birth:||Sydney, Australia|
|Base of Operations:||Currently committed to Astoria Asylum|
|Known Relatives:||Mother (Jezebel Jones) is dead. Father (Saxton Jones) missing, presumed dead.|
|None. Wallaby Jones has some minor cybernetics, but is otherwise unpowered.|
|Impressive Marksmanship, Stalking, and Survival abilities, honed in his years of adventure in the Outback and his work as an assassin.|
|Wallaby has a multitude of traps and weapons at his disposal, but generally favors a CZ-550 rifle, chambered for the .600 Overkill round. He calls it "Sharona". He also has a floating force-field unit, modified to hold his traps and ammo in addition to it's normal functions. He calls it "Matilda"|
|No additional information available.|
The son of wealthy land owners in Australia, it seems William was indoctrinated into the Australian way of life at a very early age by his father Saxton Jones, who was also a well known sportsman in his own right. The two would often go on hunting trips into their expansive estate, bonding rituals that helped develop the young boy's skills. By age 10, he was a champion marksman with several awards to his name, eventually earning the nickname "Wallaby" from his competitors for his often exuberant happiness when he would win. Good in school and with a bright future ahead of him, it seemed like the sky was the limit for young Wallaby.
Unfortunately, not all stories have a happy ending. Wallaby's mother, Jezebel Jones, had grown sickly after his birth and battled illness constantly. When she eventually died of illness, Saxton Jones became a changed man. He seemed to irrationally blame Wallaby for her death and would often beat and berate the boy at any chance he could. This abuse lasted for many years, until Saxton's later disappearance. There are rumors that gunshots were heard the night he disappeared, but with no body to be found, the local police had no reason to hold Wallaby and he was released.
The years after his father's disappearance are not well documented, manly due to Wallaby's tendency to rush off on another adventure at the drop of a hat. It IS known that he served a short stint in the Australian Armed Forces as a Sniper, until he was later kicked out following an incident involving an uprising in an Aboriginal village. This is the point when he is rumored to have taken up his work as an assassin. From this point on, Wallaby's travels are too erratic to document conclusively, at least until his arrival in Paragon City in 2008. It was at this point that Wallaby seems to have begun his hunts again, this time targeting both civilian and super alike. Wallaby was finally arrested in mid 2009 after his failed attempt on the life of the local hero Dynaburst. Deemed too dangerous for housing with the general population at the Zig, Wallaby was transferred to Astoria Asylum in hopes that the environment would be conducive to his rehabilitation.
Wallaby is surprisingly well adjusted for a man in his line of work and of his life experiences. Always polite and friendly unless reasonably angered, he is generally kind and compassionate to those he meets. He does not extend this compassion to those he hunts, though he generally does his best to ensure that anyone he hunts has a sporting chance, even if this would put him at a disadvantage. He clearly has a thrill seeking nature, almost to the point of self destruction.
Stewart Irving: The renowned wild life expert and conservationist had crossed Wallaby's path on more than one occasion, often thwarting his attempts to hunt endangered game in the most remote parts of the world. Their feud was well documented, with Irving often making front page news whenever he stopped one of Wallaby's hunts. When Irving was found impaled on the end of a robotic stingray, it was clear to all who was behind the foul act. This was later confirmed by the fingerprint analysis of several cans of Fosters found at the scene.
Equipment and Weaponry
- CZ-550 (Sharona)
- Modified Force-field Generator (Matilda)
- Traps and Hidden Weapons, too numerous to list.
Contact this character's creator:
- In-game: @Dr. Ashburner
- Unofficial Handbook of the Virtue Universe: Dr. Ashburner