RPC – Father Thomas (Tom) McGowan from The Gantz Series.

”The Priest.” 

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Name : Father Thomas (Tom) McGowan
Species : Human
Place of worship : St Lukes Cathedral
Occupation : Priest and Hunter
Gender : Male
Marital Status : Single
Religion : Catholic
Side kick : Rufus the Hunchback bell ringer
Allies : The Sisterhood of Immaculate Chastity

Appearance : Often seen on the streets in his trademark black leather jacket, jeans and shirt he often blends into the public in NY with ease. Few would ever spot him as being a priest outside of the Cathedral. With dark brown unruly hair that is cropped at the sides and a slight beard, he is more rugged looking than handsome. He stands at a whopping 6’ 10”, with size 14 shoes. He walks among the living in search of the sinners, the un-dead and vampires. A modern day Van Helsing of sorts, he has many enemies. Often working alone, his latest operations will eventually come to see the rise of a new Boss.

Hobbies: Playing the Organ and bingo

Abilities : Martial arts expert and kick box champion. Hand to hand combat; a specialty.

Weapons :
• Twin glock revolvers with silver bullets.
• An iron cross.
• Holy water.
• A large Bible that he uses to hit people with.
• Killer rosary beads for strangling.
• A crossbow that fires wooden stakes.

Background : A true Irish son, Father Theodore (Tom) McGowan was sent from his home town in Ireland to work in the poor houses and shelters of New York, where his Bishop had recommended that he would be of great service to the people and fufill his life dream. Arriving in New York, Father Tom was sickened by the depravity and the sins committed by many that he was supposed to be helping. Father Tom decided that the best way to cleanse a sinner was to send them on a direct path to GOD. No hail Mary’s for this Priest. Once you entered the confessional and admitted your sins….you were marked. Keeping up appearances was often hard, as he was well liked by the nuns, who loved his accent when calling out bingo numbers on a Friday night.

 

One Saturday night when he was serving coffee and sandwiches to the homeless, the Priest came across the body of a wino that had been attacked by a vampire. This was to be Father Tom’s first introduction to the underbelly of New York’s vampire problem. Taking it upon himself to rid the city of Vampires, he soon became a top hunter and would be much feared by those that fed upon the unsuspecting of New York’s public.

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Theme song : Judas Priest – A Touch of Evil.

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