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Captain Jack Harkness

With a dashing hero like me on the case, how can we fail?

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Created on 2014-05-30 15:36:42 (#2258435), last updated 2014-06-30 (168 weeks ago)

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Captain Jack Harkness
Torchwood / Doctor Who

Torchwood Officer 4/74-317
Name: Jack Harkness
Date of Birth: XXXXXXX
Home Address: Torchwood
Position in Torchwood: I set the place up, I found the guys that work here, I guess I run it. My job is to make sure that anything that comes through the Rift is dealt with, efficiently, quietly and successfully. Similarly, anything I believe to be outside the jurisdiction of the police or Government, falls, therefore, under my jurisdiction, whether they like it or not. They've learned not to argue.
Notes about you: Who is Captain Jack Harkness? Now there's a leading question - one day, maybe I'll find some answers. Meantime, best thing I can say about myself is that this isn't my home. I come from as far away from Cardiff in 2006 as you can imagine. And then a lot further.
In case of emergency, contact: A very specific Doctor. He owes me ...
- The Torchwood Archives

Call him Captain Jack Harkness. It's not his real name, but he's used it for so long that he doesn't know the difference any more. Ask him where he comes from or who he really is, and chances are he'll either dissemble or ignore the question. Most people wouldn't believe the truth, anyway: he's an immortal time traveller from the 51st century, stranded millennia out of his time. How he got that way is just one of his many secrets. Another is the fact that he's the leader of the Torchwood Institute in Cardiff, tasked with monitoring the rift in time and space that runs through the city, managing the things that come through it, and protecting the citizenry from them. Jack's uniquely qualified for the job.

Jack is a tall, well-built man, standing six foot nothing. With blue eyes, rakish brown hair, and a great smile, he's extremely attractive. He knows it. He's well over 150; he looks closer to 35 or 40. An insightful observer might see his age in the depths of his eyes. He smells amazing – it's his pheromones - and sounds American. He always wears a time agent's high-tech leather wrist-strap on his left wrist and a Second World War RAF greatcoat when he goes outside. His habitual dress is trousers, shirt with the top button undone and the undershirt showing, braces, military boots, and a belt. He's rarely seen without a leather holster on his right hip; it holds his antique Webley & Scott service revolver, which he is very good at using.

On first appearances, Jack is confident, charming, and charismatic. He's a hell of a flirt, with 51st century sexual mores that defy 21st century categories. Young, old, male, female, human, alien, he'll flirt with anyone. Don't let his shallow exterior fool you: Jack's a lot smarter and more insightful than he lets on; he's a whiz with technology, and he's got an understanding of temporal physics, interstellar geography, and alien life just about unparalleled on 21st century Earth. He's also got more than his share of regrets about himself and his past. He's usually pretty good at hiding that fact.

Jack comes to [community profile] ten_fwd from the end of Torchwood episode 1.07, Greeks Bearing Gifts. The date is mid-2007.

"I left home a long time ago. I don't really know where I really belong. Maybe that doesn't matter any more."
- To the Last Man

"Here and now, that's what's important. The work we do, the person I am now. That's what I'm proud of."

- Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

"You don't belong - you're from nowhere."
- From Out of the Rain

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Jack Harkness is the intellectual property of the owners of Doctor Who and Torchwood: Russell T Davies, BBC Wales, and BBC Worldwide. Images feature John Barrowman. No infringement is intended and no profit is being made. I'm just snatching him from time and space to [community profile] ten_fwd.
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