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Character Portrait: Robby

Full Name: Robert Price

Occupation: Lawyer

Gender: Male

Sexual Orientation: Hetero

Hair: Blond

Eyes: Green

Height: 5′ 10″

Weight: 195 lbs

Hobbies: Video games, hanging out with friends, fishing with his dad, singing in the shower

Background: Robby enjoyed a typical upper-middle-class, white-picket-fence life with his father, Dean Price, mother, and sister Josephine. Though his mom died of cancer while he was in law school, Robby leaned on his many close friends for support and graduated at the top of his class. He took a job working for his dad’s firm, Bombay and Price Law Offices, where he was eventually put on the defense counsel as a junior lawyer for Maxwell Carressa after Lester Carressa’s mysterious death. Robby met Val three years prior during an office party at a downtown bar. They’ve been engaged for about a year.

Beneath the Surface: Robby is a genuinely happy-go-lucky guy. He likes his job, but the idea of working with his father in a family business is also equally appealing, not because he’s desperate to please but because he honestly enjoys spending time with his dad. He wants a family of his own, and loves Val enough to wait for her to set a date for their wedding, though for some reason she always puts it off.

Appears in: Vengeance


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