Character Portrait: Val

Full Name: Valentine Shepherd

Occupation: Private Investigator

Gender: Female

Sexual Orientation: Bi, mostly hetero

Hair: Red

Eyes: Gray

Height: 5′ 7″

Weight: 125 lbs

Hobbies: Running, marksmanship, doggedly pursuing twisted mysteries

Background: Val has lived in Seattle her entire life, raised primarily by her dad after her mother took off for Canada, then parts unknown, to protest the Gulf War. She enlisted in the Army after high school, where she served as one of the first female squad leaders. Her sister’s tragic suicide when they were both in high school motivated Val to start Valentine Investigations after she separated from the military.

Beneath the Surface: Val is tough but also vulnerable, someone who’s come to uneasy terms with her strange ability through a mixture of steeliness and sass. She has an almost pathological need to bring bad guys to justice, no matter how much she may suffer in the process. She’s crushed when she fails, can be prone to self-destructive behavior as a result.

Appears in: Vengeance, Retribution, Reckoning

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  1. So I’m about 62.5% certain that Val is actually the personification of Shanas alter ego and/or split personality! But seriously . . What a great lead character … she’s just as messed up as all of us in different ways but makes a great hero. Very relatable … probably will be played by either Emma Watson or Emily Blunt in the motion picture.

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