Occupation: College student, Underground street fighter/other illicit activities
Group: Psychic, Pusher level 1
Play-By: KJ Apa
A DEEPER LOOK
❤ Older men
❤ Taunting people/ goading them
❤ Showing off
❤ Supernatural horror dramas
🛇 Analog clocks. Ugh, that endless ticking.
🛇 Rigged fights
🛇 Being ignored
🛇 "Queen bee" type girls
🛇 Call of Duty and its fans
Pushers are the individuals who are able to "push" things with their mind. The method used in order to move objects with their mind varies from person to person. In order to use their power, some individuals have to gesture with their hands, squint with their eyes, focus incredibly hard, etc. Some Pushers may access their ability through a certain emotion such as anger or sadness. A Pusher's ability typically develops between the ages of 12 and 18 years old.
◆ Level 1 - The Pusher is capable of moving small objects with their mind. Nothing larger than a basketball. They are deemed safe to return to their normal lives by the SIA if on medication.
STORY SO FAR
Born in Crawford City, Dustin was a single child until he was 12. Then, his mother had an unexpected pregnancy that resulted in his sister being born. After that, all his mother's attention was doting on his sister, leaving little room for him. Dustin's father was an important executive in an office, so he was often busy at the office late into the night or off on business trips days at a time. As such, he was often ignored. Dustin began to fill with anger; anger towards his mother, for ignoring him. Anger to his sister, for taking what attention he'd gotten away. And anger to his dad, who only ever seemed to have harsh words of disappointment for him. Dustin lashed out and started getting into fights at school. He spent more time in detention and the principal's office than in class, it seemed. None of which did much to bolster his image at home. But he was desperate for attention.
Gradually in high school, one of his teachers picked up on the reason for his behavior, and suggested he looked into joining the wrestling team as a way to vent some of his anger in a healthier way. He did so, and it turned out to be the right direction for him to take his life. Dustin flourished in the wrestling world, though he proved to be incredibly aggressive in a fight and still did end up in some trouble. But the wrestling helped him to regain focus on his studies, and he managed to pass his grades with minor trouble. When he was 17, he started taking MMA classes. It was around this time that he realized he was quite attracted to older men, the taboo of which gave him an excited thrill.
Once he was done with high school, Dustin took to rather...illicit street activities to pay his way through college. He refused to use the money given by his absent parents, and found that being a young handsome man as well as a strong fighter earned him some good cash on the streets. He spent his days going to class, and his nights in underground fighting rings or the beds of others, his activities unnoticed by those supposedly closest to him. And for a time he felt happy. Or at least, mostly. He still felt like something was missing but didn't know what. When he was 19 Dustin discovered that there was more to him then he knew, as during one particularly brutal fight when he was starting to lose, Dustin found that something seemed to push his opponent's foot just a little. Some invisible thing, that felt like it came from him, that nudged his opponent just enough to give him the upper hand. While no one else seemed to notice, Dustin did. He was so confused by it, that he spent the next couple weeks trying to replicate what had happened. He managed to do it a second time, and gradually Dustin came to understand that whatever he was doing, was something that could land him in a lot of danger if the wrong people found out.
Scared for his life, he continued to operate as he had been to avoid suspicion while looking for ways to get guidance on his blooming psychic powers. At some point he heard of a place called Safe Haven, and he skipped class to go find it. Once he had, he was amazed by what he found. And it was there he met a man named James Martan. Something drew them together, whether it was the shared underground fights or the fact both were Pusher class psychics, and shortly Dustin found himself taken under James's wing. James became a mentor to Dustin, helping to guide the boy who was just so lost and alone. Dustin latched onto the man, his hunger for positive and encouraging attention so deep that he feared it would never be satiated.
Now, he continues his underground activities as before. Only now he has James mentoring him in his abilities and being the father he never had.
Dustin is a highly aggressive individual who's always itching for a fight. He tackles everything with this heightened focus and aggression, as he just cannot seem to do anything gently. Dustin knows what he wants and will take what he can, as his personal drive is immense. Dustin loathes being ignored, and if he goes long enough feeling like he is, he will starting lashing out just to draw attention to himself again. Once he sets his teeth in something, it takes a lot for him to change his mind. He frequently antagonizes people for fun, trying to piss them off to see how they'll react. He rarely opens up to others, keeping his secrets close and hiding behind a mask in fear of being abandoned even further. Under James's care he is slowly beginning to relax his guard and let people in again.
How Did You Find Us?: Invite
Experience: 11+ years
I (Dustin) have read the site rules and understand them. The code word for the rules is: (Elektro)