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Name: Dodd, Adam
Extra Curricular Activity: Ice Hockey, School Plays
School: Barry Coleson High
Appearance: Adam doesn't look like the atypical sixteen year old, and is almost always being mistaken for that of an 18-21 year old. He stands about 5'11, give or take a few inches. He's in deceptively good shape, as he shares the family gene of being huskier than most. While he isn't skinny, and weighs about 210. He has a full head of red hair, which is more orangey in the light than red. Adam has brown eyes and a goatee on his chin which is also orangey-red. Usually you'll find him wearing a pair of loose-fitting blue jeans and a hockey jersey of some sort, usually a Toronto Maple Leafs one.
Biography: Adam is relatively new to BC High, as he originally hails from Toronto, Canada. He's proud of his Canadian heritage, and while not overly patriotic, he usually jokes around that things'd be different if it were Canada. A kind-hearted person, Adam is the type of person who's known by everyone as 'a good guy'. He's quick to laugh and is always trying to cheer other people up. He has legendary self-control, and is often turned to in a crisis, especially at home. The problem that Adam usually faces is that when he loses that self control, he gets incredibly angry and almost violent at times. Adam's a good listener, and he usually finds people (mostly his parents) saying to him: "Well, I shouldn't be telling you this, but...". He's not the type that girls find attractive, and as such has had little to no luck in that area, but most people who meet him feel comfortable around him. Adam has a genuine love for life and while he considers himself an optimist, he sometimes overthinks situations and gets himself down in the dumps. Finally, Adam isn't popular in the usual sense that one would think, but mostly everyone, from the nerds, to the jocks, to the bitches, to the loners know who he is. Very few, if anyone, has a problem with him, and that's the way he likes it.
Adam is the oldest child in a family of five. He has two brothers, Oliver and Luke, and lives with both of his parents. His middle-brother is currently in a hospital in Canada, spurned on by an incident when he snapped under pressures from depression and stress and attacked Adam, tossing him through several windows. Adam still has issues with his brother, and has not spoken to him in almost a year. Adam still keeps in contact with several of his friends in Canada, two of whom he formed a group that was known around their school as 'the A-Team', because of the fact that him and his four friends' names all started with A, and they were, in fact, named either Andrew or Adam.
Adam's family moved to the United States because of his father's company transferring him to the US after ownership changed. One of his best friends, Andrew Lipson had his father also transferred and moved to the US with him. Adam has a sarcastic sense of humor, and is often found using foul language, which is a habit he tries to stop but cannot. He also has, as previously mentioned, an affinity for hockey jerseys, and wears them a lot. He has often interjected on the behalf of people who were being bullied, mainly because he couldn't stand to see it happen. Gilbert Archambault is an example of someone who he helped out in that respect.
Adam has a large crush on Amanda Jones, a fellow drama student, though he has never let her know his feelings because he is afraid of being rejected.
Other: As mentioned before, Adam overthinks the shit out of nearly everything, and that could potentially harm him during this 'competition'. While not a person who could harm anyone else, if his own life is threatened, he will do whatever it takes to come out alive.
The above biography is as written by D0ddi0slave. Any edits or alterations to this publication have been done via the original author.
Designated Weapon: Ballester-Molina
Conclusions: Everyone knows him, so that should come in handy when gaining allies. He better keep that self-control, though...who knows what he might do...but, that violent attitude might come in handy, as well (heh).
Game Evaluations Edit
Killed by: None
Collected Weapons: Ballester-Molina, Remington 11-87, Mauser M2, Tokarev TT, Browning BDM, Aluminum Baseball Bat, Taser, Machete, Combat Knife, Uzi (9mm), Arcus 94, Colt mk. V Revolver, Colt .45, Saber
Allies: Amanda Jones, Hawley Faust, Madelaine Shirohara, Marcus Roddy, David Jackson, Andrew Lipson, Alan Shinwrath, Callum Hadley, Jill Gatling, Martyn Ferdinand, Gilbert Archambault, Elise Aversano, Marie Zaid, River Garraty, Sidney Crosby
Mid-game evaluationEditAdam Dodd began his SOTF experience later on during day two. After being debriefed and dropped on the island with the rest of his class, Dodd awoke in the Lookout Point area. He hardly had time to adjust to his surroundings and look through his belongings when he was approached by Alan Shinwrath. Adam was wary of trusting Alan upon first glance, for he knew that Alan had a reputation inside of school for being a homophobe and somewhat of an angry kid. Regardless, the two decided to form an uneasy alliance, neither of them really wanting to die all that quickly. Unbeknownst to Adam, Alan was viewing the alliance as more of a strateigic move, something that Adam would never find out. After briefly encountering and coming to the aid of Edward Rommel, Adam and Alan left the area, heading towards the Hospital, both fully intending to use the facility as a place to rest up and formulate a plan.
Upon their arrival, the two realized that they were, in fact, not alone at the Hospital, and said building was in fact being occupied by one Hawley Faust. Adam, not realising the consequences of his actions, called out to Hawley, but was quickly shushed by Alan. It was at this point that Alan opted to go and try and gain access to the hospital, while Adam moved around outside. Here, he encountered the corpse of Helena Van Garrett, who'd been previously murdered by Hawley; the very first corpse that Adam saw on the island. Alan got inside of the hospital, and the two fought a bit before realizing that neither of them were all that up to killing the other. Adam, of course, had no idea, and when he saw Hawley appear in the window with Alan nowhere to be found (the boy was leaning against a wall), he clumsily, still in shock from the sight of the corpse, fired a single shot into the house, grazing Hawley. Alan again reprimanded Adam, and when Adam entered the house, he realized that it seemed Alan and Hawley had formed an alliance. Though he was initially very uneasy about the tenative alliance (for it seemed that Hawley had absolutely no qualms with killing), this would prove to be the beginning of one of the strongest alliances on the island. After staying at the hospital to rest for a bit, the trio moved on, heading towards the Lighthouse.
On the way to the Lighthouse, the three talked, speaking at length about many subjects. It was here that Adam revealed to the other two that he, too, had been bullied, and while he'd had troubles at home, much like Hawley, he generally kept it to himself, trying more to see the good in things and situations than the bad. This was likely one of the first instances that Hawley truly saw Adam as more than a pawn to use for his own survival.
Upon their arrival at the Lighthouse, the three cautiously discussed what their plan of action might be, as the lighthouse appeared occupied. They were essentially forced into action when Jacob Starr emerged quickly from a window (which he had been hiding under) and slashed Alan's face. Adam quickly suggested that they circle the lighthouse to scatter themselves against any other attack. This proved to be quite a good plan when Jacob, allied with Uriel Hunter, began tossing Molotov Cocktails at the trio. If not for their scattering, all three might have been engulfed in flames. As it were, Jacob opted to aim for the one who had the shotgun, which just happened to be Hawley. Hawley's arm ended up engulfed in flames, wounding him. Jacob kept on assailing the group with the molotovs, and it likely would have resulted in their deaths, if Hawley hadn't shot one of the molotovs out of Jacob's hand, covering Jacob's arm in fire. This caused Jacob and Uriel to flee, leaving the trio alone at the lighthouse.
At this point, Adam realized that compared to his two companions, he was definitely a lot better off than both of them. Hawley had suffered, amongst other things, second-degree burns, and Alan had a large gash in his face. Heading into the lighthouse, the boys patched each other up and finally got a bit of a chance to rest. Adam reflected upon the time that he had spent with his family and his paralyzed best friend, Andrew Lipson, and while he still attempted to keep a positive outlook on the situation, he racked his brain for any kind of escape option. It was during this time period that Adam switched weapons, giving the injured Hawley his pistol and obtaining the Remington 11-87 Shotgun.
As Adam was outside, by himself, he realized that the terrorists had not confiscated his cell phone, which gave him cause for great excitement. As he revealed this to the others, his elation quickly turned to defeat when the other two quickly shot down any idea of even trying to get a cell phone signal through without having their collars detonated.
As Hawley patched up Alan, Adam stepped outside of the lighthouse due to his weak stomach. The sight of blood was never something he was used to, as very few teenagers are. As Adam was around the back of the lighthouse, two new arrivals entered the area, Terry Woodard and August Masbeth, August seeking retribution from Hawley for killing her best friend, Helena. With Alan somewhat incapacitated upstairs, Hawley surprised the two as he came downstairs, exchanging harsh words with August and Terry as Adam arrived in the doorway. Surrounded, the two got in a very brief but violent exchange that left both August and Terry dead by Hawley's hand. In the chaos, Adam accidentally discharged the shotgun and hit his head, leaving him groggy for a few moments.
It was at this point that Adam and Hawley began to actually bond and talk, Hawley opening up to Adam about his family, mainly his mother, birth parents, and brothers. Adam also brought up to Hawley the fact that he didn't exactly trust Alan, a fact that Hawley agreed with. As fate would have it, the two would not have to worry about a trust issue with Alan much longer. The lighthouse became a danger zone shortly after the two finished their discussion, and the trio fled off to the Bamboo Coppice.
Second & Third Jacob/Uriel EncountersEdit
Upon arriving at the Bamboo Coppice, the three boys had incredibly little time to rest up before they were startled by the surprise entrance of Rommel and Garrett Langston, the latter of whom was wounded. The group had literally no time to react when the two boys were followed by Jacob and Uriel, who appeared to be 'hunting' the two boys, as it seemed. A firefight then ensued yet again, with a few shots being exchanged between the groups. However, the first casualty in the battle was not any of the boys, but in fact an innocent girl, Venka Rapler, who had wandered into the area and naively thought that she could stop the fighting. The accidentally caught a shot in the throat, which blew her throat open, killing her within minutes. Only a few seconds later, the molotov cocktails set the Coppice alight, causing the battle to get even more heated. Adam, who'd been hiding in the Bamboo at the time, watched as Alan attacked Jacob, knocking him in the head once before taking a gunshot to the face, killing him instantly. In horror, Adam silently watched as Uriel and Jacob made their retreat. Adam and Hawley quickly fled the burning coppice, heading to what they hoped would be a safe haven; the School.
It was, of course, like many areas in the game, a place that had seen much action, and it continued when Adam and Hawley ran into Jacob and Uriel for the third time at the school building. The firefight continued around the school building, with Uriel perched on the roof, tossing molotovs down at the clearly frustrated boys. At this point, Adam was going on sheer adrenaline, trying his damndest not to die. After taking a bullet in the backpack, Adam shot a moltov cocktail out of the air and created a wall of fire between the two groups, effectively ending the battle and giving Adam and Hawley a chance to escape. In the confusion, a student who'd been hiding in the school building; River Garraty, who also happened to be a friend of Adam's from the hockey team joined the two boys as they ran off, looking for a safe haven to nurse their wounds. Also in the confusion, Adam lost his trademark Toronto Maple Leafs hockey jersey.
The Beginning of the Intrepid SixEditAs the new trio entered the small house, Adam's faith in their escape was beginning to waver, ever-so-slightly. He began having to remind himself of the fact that he was a smart guy, that he'd be able to think of something. However, he kept on, giving the others the impression that he was doing all right. Of course, this wasn't true. Adam was beginning to get a little upset. In fact, he was getting downright angry, and all of this came to the forefront in a rant that caught Hawley and River off-guard. After screaming at a camera on the wall that he assumed Danya was watching, he destroyed some furniture, and then sat a corner, silently embarrassed at the outburst. Everything seemed to be quiet, until the imposing figure of Marcus Roddy came lumbering into the area, knocking at the door. Both Hawley and Adam were visibly intimidated by the large boy, and while both were in shock, Marcus decided to take matters into his own hands, and almost effortlessly broke down the door. It was not until Marcus was provided with a paper that he identified himself as simply another kidnapped student, who was currently suffering from a broken wrist. He appeared friendly enough, and over the time that Adam would know him, he'd come to think of Marcus as a 'gentle giant'. As Hawley tended to Marcus' wounds, Adam opted to go outside and ensure that the surrounding area was secure.
Some time later, Adam awoke with a start, realizing in a panic that he'd fallen asleep while 'standing guard'. Jumping to his feet, he was startled to realize that there were indeed intruders in their temporary haven, and they appeared to be armed. Startled, Adam hid behind a tree, and, still groggy from his sleep, he pointed his shotgun at one of the new arrivals, a girl named Madelaine Shirohara, who would later become a close friend. Madelaine herself was not alone, and temporarily deciding to hide the presence of her allies, she confronted Adam herself, informing him that they were not playing the game. While hesitant, Adam was taken off-guard when Madelaine informed him that she was looking for someone by the name of Adam Dodd. Interrogating the girl further, Adam visibly relaxed when she told him that she had run into Amanda Jones, who was looking for him. Amanda was a girl that was a close friend of Adam's, and was actually a girl that Adam had a thing for. Upon realizing that the girl's words were true, Adam put down his weapon and extended his hand to Madelaine, regaining the friendly demeanor that he was known for around his school. It was here that Amanda and David Jackson revealed themselves from their hiding spot.
The new arrivals entered the house and began to integrate themselves with the ones inside of the house. This would become one of the most important groups of the island, and little did they know that each one of them would end up having some sort of large impression on how the game ended up turning out. At this point, the house was occupied by Adam, Amanda, Hawley, Madelaine, David, River, and Marcus. As the seven began to settle in, relaxing for what seemed to be an unusual amount of time, River Garraty began to get paranoid. At about the same time, Adam and Amanda were in a tool shed, catching up on their time on the island, when he got a shock - his cell phone actually rang. Surprised, he answered it, to realize that it was his close friend, Andrew Lipson, a friend of his who had missed the field trip due to him being in a wheelchair and still being in physical therapy. His elation at the fact that they might be rescued turned to horror as he was informed by Andrew that he, too was on the island, but he was with a group of people lead by Umi Martin who were intent upon escaping. Making a tenative plan to meet up, the connection was severed, leaving Adam with a faint glimmer of hope. He wouldn't realize until far later what had really happened. At almost exactly the same time, something snapped within the mind of River Garraty, and he ran out of the house and right into a danger zone, unknowingly killing himself. Shocked, Adam and Amanda rejoined the group, informing them about the phone call, and planning to head towards the lighthouse. Devastated by the death of his friend, Adam stepped outside to sort himself out, and ended up getting lost in the rain.
Adam ended up back at the Bamboo Coppice, and, cursing his horrid sense of direction, attempted to make his way back to the small house. Upon the way, he began to reflect upon the game, and upon seeing the bodies that littered the coppice, he realized that he'd never really seen as much as he thought that he'd seen, up until now. He remained in the coppice, wandering through the charred, rainy wasteland before he could take it no more and left. The next place that he ended up was the Bathroom facility. Realizing that he was probably the first person to find this structure, Adam decided to take a very large risk - he began to take a shower to try and rejuvinate himself. He was partially successful, he did end up taking a shower, but was surprised by Marie Zaid, a non-player who took great amusement in the predicament which involved a naked Adam pointing a shotgun at her, trying very hard to be menacing but not having too much luck. She saw right through him and after having an increasingly awkward conversation, she left, leaving Adam to decide where to look for his friends next.
From there, Adam found himself walking the pathway that he'd walked not so long ago with the late Alan Shinwrath and Hawley Faust while they were on their way to the lighthouse. While contemplating his luck during the past several days, he also got around to thinking that he was letting himself and his friends down by not being with them when they would need him the most - in the fight for their lives, which they were currently all embroiled in. Upon realizing that in slowing down on his search, he was effectively giving up, he openly decried that he wouldn't give up, and set off to find his friends, running off on a path that he hadn't been down before. This would lead him to the river.
The River: Part OneEdit
Adam would arrive at the River to a sight that would chill him to the bones. It seemed that he had gotten there just in time, as another student, Blaine Eno, was in the midst of attacking Amanda and Madelaine, and there was no one around to defend them. Just as Blaine was essentially about to chop Amanda into pieces, Adam, who had just arrived on the scene, shot Blaine in the back, which definitely got his attention. As Blaine turned and attacked Adam, giving him his first real wound of SOTF, a cut in his upper arm, Adam dropped his pistol, and thinking quickly, swung his baseball bat at Blaine's head, sending the boy tumbling down to the ground with a likely head injury. It was here, however, that Adam Dodd entered into a rage, and without fully realizing what he was doing, he grabbed his shotgun, Adam damned Blaine as he stood over him with his shotgun pointed at the boy's neck, depressing the trigger and giving Adam his first kill of the competition. As his rage simmered down, Adam realized what he'd done, and the full impact of it hit him all at once, sending him into an almost-depression. Being comforted by Amanda and Madelaine, whose lives he had just saved, the group met back up with a confused Hawley Faust, who'd slipped into somewhat of a delerium from his wounds. Hawley was about to shoot Adam, believing him to be an enemy, when Adam was essentially saved by Callum Hadley, who came from almost nowhere and basically bodychecked Hawley to the ground. Upon speaking with Hawley and letting him know that Adam considered him a friend, the group seemed to settle back into a comfort level that they had been at before Adam had vanished.
As Hawley began to patch up Adam's injury, and the girls tended to an injured Marcus Roddy, Hawley injected Adam with morphine, leading to the infamous 'Morphine Rant' which has been identified as quite possibly one of the funniest speeches to take place in SOTF. This also led to the introduction of Nanami Nishida to the group, someone who, upon first glance, Adam did not feel comfortable with. She whined too much and stuck to her old friend Madelaine like glue, and attempted to pursuade her to leave the area. This didn't sit well with the group, but they understood when Nanami wanted to go and speak with Madelaine privately, so they let her be. This was a bit of a mistake. As the two girls left, Adam, Amanda, David, Marcus and Hawley had a discussion in which they decided that they would attempt to escape the game, and that they would stick together no matter what, of course with Madelaine as well. Of course, upon hearing the shots, the concerned group, including Callum headed towards Madelaine and Nanami, with Adam and Callum first on the scene. Coming to a horrific scene, they saw that Nanami had shot Madelaine, and was now 'getting back' at her for some presumed wrong that she blamed Madelaine for. In the hopes of getting Nanami to focus on one of their group, Adam began to taunt her and verbally abuse her, hoping that if she were to aim her gun at him, one of the others might be able to shoot her, or at least disarm her and stop her from harming Madelaine. Hawley too, joined in the abuse, and in what was a truly ugly scene, the two boys verbally abused the angry girl. It was Adam's scathing comments that truly hit home to Nanami, letting her know that she truly was weak, and a coward for the way that she opted to deal with things - trying to kill the one person who'd ever shown her kindness. Deciding that she would take at least one of them with her if she were going to die, she aimed her gun at Amanda, who was carrying the shotgun, when the prone Madelaine took a pistol that Amanda had given her previously and shot Nanami in the back with it.
The dying Nanami was essentially stared at by all of the group, save one - Adam Dodd. The boy who had viciously and cruelly demeaned her in the hopes of saving his friend's life found himself crouching beside her, attempting to stifle the bleeding from within her wounds. As Nanami bled to death with Adam futiley trying to save her, Madelaine told Nanami the truth, that she had always considered her a friend and that she did enjoy being with her, something that Nanami had assumed was false. As she died, Madelaine apologized to her for her transgressions, and Nanami's last words were so silent that only Adam Dodd heard them - it was an apology, but it would not, for the time being, matter, as the damage had already been done.
At this point, Madelaine seemingly retreated into a shell, not speaking nor acknowledging anyone else, not being able to. As the silence hung over the group in the river, Adam seemed to find some form of strength, and officially took the position of trying to lead the group off of the island. Proposing that they work together and stay together to find a solution, the group's friendship solidified, though nothing too much happened as everyone was still in shock from the events. As he watched the group deal with the situation, he remembered a time that his close friend, Andrew Panturescu had waxed philisophical and oddly enough, the words rang true with some meaning in the valley. He realized that he couldn't know what was going to happen, or why it did. All he could do was deal with it as best he could.
This would truly be put to the test as while Amanda attempted to draw Madelaine out of her shell, two of their group were growing weaker by the second. Marcus Roddy sat down and shut his eyes, closing and falling into sleep, while Hawley Faust was growing weaker as the result of an infection from his burns that had been untreated. They didn't have too much time to do anything about this when the river was invaded by Heather Pendergast, Fredrik Hughes and their group. A short firefight ensued between David and Heather, but didn't result in too much. As the groups parted ways, Amanda and Madelaine left to tend to David, leaving Adam and Hawley alone.
At this point, Hawley was becoming weaker, and Adam realized that he wasn't looking good at all. Asking what he could do to help, Hawley wheezed out some words before coughing up some bright red blood, which led Adam to realize that Hawley Faust, the stape of their group and a close friend to them all, was dying. As Hawley struggled to tell Adam that he believed that he needed redemption, Adam spoke from the heart, and told Hawley what he believed: that Hawley was a hero in his eyes, a person who didn't need redemption. He'd proven himself a true friend, and Adam told Hawley that he wouldn't have made it this far without him. As Adam watched, Hawley thanked Adam for letting him truly feel comfortable enough to talk about himself, to become an actual friend to someone. As Hawley Faust choked out his last words, he thanked Adam Dodd, told him to escape the island, and then died.
At the death of his closest friend on the island, a person who he felt like he'd known for years, Adam Dodd openly began to cry. Hawley's death affected him far more than he'd ever thought that it would, and it was right then that Adam vowed that he would do whatever it took to get off of the island, dedicating his struggle to his fallen friend. As they decided to leave the River, Adam suddenly realized that they needed to pay respects to their fallen friend, and that to properly do that, they should bury him. It took the others a few moments to figure out how, but after a short time, they had buried Hawley Faust, with a crude grave-marker marking his burial spot.
As they prepared to leave, they then realized that their other friend, Marcus Roddy, had slipped into a coma. Adam futiley attempted to wake him, but in the end, he suggested that the best thing to do would be to euthanize their other fallen friend. This idea was met with by extreme dissatisfaction by everyone else, though they realized it would likely be the best case scenario, in order to prevent any animals from getting to him or (and Adam didn't publically state it) to prevent him from being the sole survivor once everyone else was dead. As Amanda stalked off, angry at their decision, Adam quietly took out his pistol and shot Marcus in the forehead. As he stood up, Adam, David, and Madelaine left the river, to pursue Amanda, who had set off towards the group's intended destination, the Warehouse.
Finding a Way Into the WarehouseEdit
Upon his arrival at the warehouse, Adam and David had fallen behind the girls, who had both entered the warehouse. It was here, though, that Adam comforted David upon the discovery of the body of one of his closest friends, Aaron Redfield. David, who'd been as stoic as they come through most of the ordeal, had finally fractured and let his feelings flood out. They wouldn't have any time to talk about it when Martyn Ferdinand arrived on the scene, trying to creep around the two boys but stepping on a twig, and as cliche as it might have been, letting himself be discovered. After a few tense moments, both Adam and Dave readily accepted Martyn, who seemed to be another boy who had plans of escaping from the island. When Martyn introduced himself as being from Scotland, however, Adam also realized that this wasn't just a group of Americans who'd been kidnapped - it was kids from around the world. As they heard a gunshot and some commotion coming from within the warehouse, the three scrambled into action, not realizing that it was Jacob Starr who'd just shot the lock on the door, sealing it.
As Adam attempted to get the door open, he allowed himself to lose sight of his surroundings, and almost got shot by Jacob Starr. As Jacob was about to shoot him, David called a warning to him and chased Jacob off. This would be the last time that Adam would see David. As Adam and Martyn worked on finding a way in, they were joined by a friend of Adam's - Jill Gatling. Jill was scared and as such regarded both Adam and Martyn with skepticism as she took them both in, but after a few tense moments, the girl just revealed herself to be as scared as the others. As more commotion was heard inside of the warehouse, it was frantically that the three outside looked for a door to rescue their friends inside. It was Jill who found the door to the warehouse, and it was with great difficulty that the three of them lifted it and gained access to the inside. Adam immediately raised his weapon and headed inside.
As Adam headed inside, he was shoved aside by a boy who simply wanted to escape. He wouldn't know it, but this was Cody Jenson, a person who Adam would undoubtedly have far more dealings with on the island and who would play a far more important role in the coming hours. As Adam walked inside of the warehouse, Danya's voice let them all know who had died, and where the new danger zones were - and as fate would have it, they were in one of them. Stopping his allies from entering, Adam immediately set off running, and the five of them set off towards a place that was all too familiar - the River.
The River: Part DeuxEdit
Lucky to escape the warehouse without being caught in a danger zone, Adam and his allies had little time to ponder their next move before they spotted another group in the distance. Adam, being really winded after the sprint away from the warehouse, couldn't help but hope against hope that the other group wouldn't want to come over and start a fight. Before he could suggest anything, Jill cornered him and began demanding to know why he hadn't admitted freely to her that he'd killed someone. Adam reacted with what was almost offense at the insinuation that he'd killed in cold blood, and he let Jill know that he'd been doing his best to try and protect his friends - and damned if he wasn't going to do whatever it took to try and help them. After justifying himself as best he could, Adam walked away from the group to blow off some steam. After tossing some stones into a river and trying to right his quickly sinking mental ship, he was alarmed to hear unfamiliar voices, and remembered quickly about the other group that had been approaching. Rushing quickly back to the path, he watched as a lone kid quivered under the intense scrutiny of Amanda's shotgun. Realizing that he recognized the kid from somewhere, he asked Amanda to lower her weapon, and then watched the events unfold before him, sitting on a rock and taking some time to rest as the two groups greeted each other with little hostility, thanks in part to Madelaine knowing one of the others, Chance Burton. The groups dispersed and set up a temporary 'camp' there, holding their ground until they could figure out what next to do. At this point, Madelaine wandered off to think to herself.
Adam continued to sit on the rock and take some time to think to himself about the events of the last few days, not realizing that the boy, who he knew as 'Sid' (who he'd later realize was hockey phenom Sidney Crosby) had also wandered off. Adam remained here as the students began to wander about the area. This would be what Adam would later think of as a mistake that he'd never forgive himself for. He walked over to the grave of Hawley Faust and began to talk to his deceased friend, wishing that the boy would pop up out of the ground and give him some guidance. As he thought more and more, he finally put two and two together and realized that the boy wearing the hockey jersey was the NHLer, Crosby. No sooner than he realized this, than he heard gunshots, and instantly realized that leaving his friends alone may have been a very fatal mistake. Turning around, guns drawn, he rushed towards the source of the gunshots, not ever expecting the scene that he came upon next.
Coming onto the scene, he saw Jill, sobbing quietly, and Sidney, looking aghast. First, he assumed that Sidney had just killed someone, and had likely been experiencing similar emotions to what Adam went through when he killed Blaine Eno. Immediately speaking out loud without taking it all in, Adam was cut off harshly by what he saw next: the raped, beaten, and humiliated corpse of Madelaine Shirohara. Moments before, the girl had been alive and well, and now...she was dead. At this point, Adam's mouth dropped, and to him, it felt like he was watching himself from outside of his body. Watching in shock, himself, he then realized that someone who mattered quite a bit to him was also mysteriously absent, someone who would have been even more affected by Madelaine's death. When he asked where Amanda was, nobody answered. Finally, his eyes went to Martyn Ferdinand, who was in the bushes, covering the destroyed face of yet another corpse. As Adam took a step forward, then pushed the boy aside, his heart cracked as he realized that this, indeed, was Amanda, and she too, was dead. At this, something inside of Adam cracked, and his deep anguish turned to white-hot rage. Declaring his love for his deceased girlfriend, Adam grabbed her shotgun and stormed out of the bushes, grabbing Sidney Crosby and forcing him against a tree, demanding to know what happened. After being smacked around a bit by Adam, Sidney was able to get out that a hockey player who he'd played against, Cody Jenson had raped and murdered Madelaine and killed Amanda. At this point, Adam also realized that Sidney was holding the pistol that he'd last seen David Jackson holding, and when Sidney told him that he'd found it in the woods, Adam knew that at this point, he was now truly alone. Dropping Crosby, he walked over to the middle of the valley, looked each person standing there in the eyes, and vowed his vengeance upon Cody Jenson. With that, he turned around and left the river, swearing never to return.
Adam Dodd vs. Jacob Starr: The Final BattleEdit
After leaving the River, Adam wandered for what seemed like hours, going in circles, and not really having a direct destination in mind. His mind was cracked, and his spirit was badly beaten. In fact, he was basically blaming himself for the deaths of his five friends, and beating himself down each moment. Finally, he arrived at the Gazebo, and much to his surprise, encountered someone who'd dogged him for the first four days that he'd been on the island: Jacob Starr. Walking into the area, gun down, he simply walked into the Gazebo where Jacob sat, and sat down on the bench opposite to him. This surprised Jacob, but he let Adam speak, and the two had a conversation about how their paths had crossed, and where each was at now. Adam posed Jacob the question as to why he'd decided to play, and Jacob finally admitted that he would do whatever he could to survive. The two continued to converse, in fact, quite civilly, but during the course of the conversation, Adam erroneously referred to Cody Jenson as the killer of David Jackson. As Adam stood to leave, right after Jacob had attempted to talk him out of going after Jenson, Jacob admitted that it was in fact him, not Cody that killed David.
With an almost-twinge of regret, Adam told Jacob that for David, and for Hawley, he would now have to make him pay, and then proceeded to suckerpunch Jacob out of the gazebo. The two had a large kicking, punching, knock-down, drag'em-out fight, but the pivotal moment came when Adam taunted Jacob about having no other weapons than what he'd left in the Gazebo, and Jacob pulled out a hidden knife that he'd killed Rais Sekth with. As Jacob internally smirked at the fact that Adam hadn't seemed to have payed attention to that announcement, the name Rais Sekth thundered through his head, and he managed to use his lack of balance to avoid the attack that Jacob threw at him, disarming the boy and obtaining his knife, to which he'd use to, seconds later, cut Jacob's throat and kill him. Jacob, realizing his end was near, attempted to take Adam with him by grabbing Adam's collar and attempting to rip it off. Unfortunately for Jacob, his rapidly-bleeding throat sapped his strength, and Jacob died before he could manage to activate the pressure sensor. Adam's internal battle raged deeply after this, for he felt somewhat bad at killing Jacob, but justified it in that he HAD tried to kill Hawley and him from the very beginning. After raiding Jacob's inventory, and asking for forgiveness for himself from whatever higher power resided out there, Adam left the Gazebo.
Surrounded by ConflictEdit
Around this point of the game, Adam found himself alone and without allies. All of his 'core group' of friends were dead - facts that he knew either from seeing it happen, or by the announcements from Danya. As such, his focus shifted to stalking the island, looking for Cody Jenson. The first place that he found himself wandering into was the Eastern Shore. The evening had begun to fall, and the first thing that he saw were two boys fighting. Actually, it was more that one boy was getting the life choked out of him. Watching for a moment, Adam recognized one of the boys - it was a boy, Gilbert, that he'd always been kind to in school. Gilbert was a Canadian like him, so after a second of deliberation, Adam shot Gilbert's attacker, dead. He didn't stay to say much to Gilbert, just greeted the boy, and left. Moving on, he found himself at the Bamboo Coppice yet again, looking at all of the bodies, many burned beyond recognition. Adam began to lose his grasp on reality, and actually compared the game to that of Mortal Kombat, the popular 2D fighting game. His grip on reality weakened, and he almost lost it, until he tripped over a body and stumbled to the ground. This basically woke him up from his delerium. He began to realize that the entire time that he'd been on the island, the entire time that he'd spent playing SOTF, it had all been mainly for somebody else. Either in protecting them, or trying to look out for everyone else. He'd basically, like Hawley Faust, spent too much time looking out for others, and he realized that if he didn't stop doing that and looking out for number one - himself, he would - much like Hawley: die. Adam began to leave the area with his head raised high, using his Audioslave t-shirt as a reminder to himself that all that he could do would be to be true to himself, and to keep his own best interests in mind, and then he might have a fighting chance of coming out alive. As he was walking out of the area, he heard a small voice in the bushes. Stopping, he called out and met up with Lucinda Garnett. The two conversed about what had happened to them in the game thusfar, and as Adam realized how much had truly happened to him already, he broke down in a tearful rage. Talking with Lucinda even moreso helped him again realize that he needed to let out his emotions, and make sure that he was looking out for himself. After a bit, Adam and Lucinda parted ways, and Adam left the Coppice. Adam then made a stop at the well, where he did quite a bit of thinking. He thought about how his original plan since he'd awoken had changed, and recalled what had happened on the plane before the terrorists had taken it over at the airport. He'd actually almost made it off the plane, but had taken in enough gas that he wasn't able to escape before he passed out. Coming across the body of Cole Hudson, a boy he knew from school, Adam thought a bit more about his friends and the fates that had befallen them all. He once again swore that he would make it to the end, and make Danya pay, as he moved on.
As he left the well, and began to wander around the island, Adam kept on thinking to himself that this experience was something that would undoubtedly leave its mark, for the rest of his natural life (depending on how long that ended up being). He also came to the quick realization that he was quite exhausted, as he, much like the majority of the kids on the island, hadn't slept much at all - perhaps a few moments now and then, but nothing legitimate. As he wandered, looking for shelter, he was quite surprised to stumble upon the wreckage of the helicopter that had come bearing three terrorists. Surprised, Adam opted to explore the inside of the wreckage, quickly realizing that thanks to the way the helicopter had crashed, as well as the fact that it had a working door, he might be able to hide out inside the wreckage until he was able to rest. Looking around the inside of the crashed 'copter, he left his pack outside, not wanting to bring it in case there was somebody already inside of the wreck. Deciding to stay a bit, Adam walked back outside to get his pack, being temporarily overwhelmed by the sunlight - a move which likely saved his life. As he walked out of the wreck, he found that his hand (that had flown to his face thanks to the sun) had been pierced by what looked like fishhooks. Perplexed, Adam was caught off guard by the fishhooks, and as such didn't anticipate the attack from one Johnny Lamika. Lamika, who'd already killed at least one other student, overpowered Adam, and attempted to rape and kill him. Lamika almost succeeded, had it not been for Adam's quick thinking in using a taser that he'd barely remembered scooping up from the body of Terry Woodward days and days ago. Shocking Lamika into submission, Adam lost his sense of self-control and savagely beat Johnny to death with an aluminum baseball bat, which he discarded immediately therafter. Revulsed with himself and with the entire event, Adam retreated inside of the wreckage, locking the door behind him, attempting to get some sleep. Unfortunately for Adam, he was only able to get an hour or two of uncomfortable, nightmare-filled unrest before continuing on his way. The next place that Adam came to was the Warehouse, stumbling right into a small battle between a group of some of his friends and Jason Andrews, a member of the baseball team. As Adam arrived on the scene, Jason was in the midst of shooting and killing Gilbert Archambault, the boy whose life Adam had saved earlier on during SOTF. Enraged, Adam attacked Jason himself, and after a brief fight, he emerged victorious, finishing off Jason with his shotgun. Jack O'Connor, who'd been standing with Martyn Ferdinand and Jill Gatling, was enraged by this, and threatened Adam, who somberly greeted his friends and left shortly therafter. Jack, of course, was still enraged, but he couldn't dispute that Jason had attacked the group and would have killed them anyways. Adam set off, still looking for Cody Jenson. His travels next lead him to the school building, where after a bit of poking around on his behalf, he was greeted with a shocking surprise: his Toronto Maple Leafs jersey, thought to be lost in the fire that had seperated him and Hawley from Jacob and Uriel days prior. Overjoyed, he dusted off the jersey and put it on, feeling as though he'd found a missing part of himself. Without any warning whatsoever, Adam was then attacked with what appeared to be tranquilizer darts. Attempting to dodge the one that missed him, he still managed to take on in the neck, and quickly pulled it out, returning fire with his pistol. Through a lucky shot, he managed to hit the person perched on the roof of the school building, and sent them falling to their doom, collar exploding on the way down. Shaking it off, Adam decided that it was most definitely time to move on. The next stop on his journey was the Eastern Shore, a place that he'd been before several times, where he'd found the body of his best friend, and where he'd saved the life of the late Gilbert Archambault. Slightly high on the tranquilizers, Adam sat down next to Andrew Lipson's body and had a conversation with his late friend. Much to his surprise (and likely due to the drugs), Lipson talked back. The two talked about life, death, and motivation, and Andrew urged him to keep on going. The conversation was interrupted by the clearly insane Kaleigh Jones, who, after attcking Adam with a bag of sawdust, ripped her top off and attempted to force herself on him again. Legitimately frightened, Adam shot her as fast as he could, wondering why the 'crazies' kept coming after him. Blearily standing up, he opted to move on.
A Faux ClimaxEdit
Stumbling blindly about the island, Adam felt the drugs taking full impact upon himself. He knew that he wouldn't be able to keep himself conscious for much longer, and as he came upon one lone person sitting on a stump, he knew that he wouldn't be able to keep it together any longer, and after mumbling something, he passed right out cold...right in front of Cody Jenson himself. Adam was out for a time, long enough for Cody to, after much deliberation, re-bandage Adam's wounds and attempt to nurse the boy back to health. Adam dreamed that he awoke to find out that SOTF had ended and everyone had died but him, and that he was on his way back to the real world. Unfortunately, the appearance of Andrew Lipson lead him to realize that this was not in fact the case. Waking up, he cautiously greeted the person who'd helped him and (to his surprise) not killed him and began to ask him questions. The boy identified himself as Andrew Stewart, from Detroit. The two began to talk about hockey as an ice-breaker, which degenerated into Adam explaining about his search for Cody Jenson, talking quite a bit about how pathetic he thought that the kid was, a conversation which saw his hatred seep through. For his part, Cody managed to maintain the facade, but decided to play with Adam's mind a bit, chastising him when the announcement came on, detailing the most recent portion of his time on the island - where he'd killed several people. Adam took offense to this, and the two got into a heated conversation once Cody admitted that he had some killing to do, teasing Adam a little without his knowledge by mentioning that he had three people on the island that he needed to kill - the three that he didn't mention by name, but were intended to be Lyndi Thibodeaux, Sidney Crosby, and Adam himself. Adam, realizing that something was incredibly off about the situation, didn't flat-out accuse Andrew of being Cody Jenson (as he had no idea what Cody even looked like), he launched into a verbal tirade that ended up with him promising to kill the boy who stood before him if he ran into him again. Adam strongly had a feeling that the boy was Cody Jenson, but for whatever reason - reasons he didn't even know himself, he left Andrew in the woods, in search of...something. He didn't know what, but he knew he needed to leave.
End-game evaluation: Adam Dodd, Boy #77, somehow managed to overcome all of the obstacles and come out on top. He did it while being a foul-mouthed, disagreeable little bastard, and he even gave me a little memento of our encounter, something to remember him by. I know I'm never going to forget B77, and whether he wants to admit it or not, his 'enthusiasm' managed to be infectuous, and allowed us here at SOTF our 'enthusiasm' to continue our little games. He may have gotten out, but I'd still keep one eye open at night, if you know what I mean...
- "It doesn't make any FUCKING sense to me. Then again, you're terrorists. Why should it make sense? Maybe the US isn't going to save us. Maybe we'll have to play it to the end. Be that as it may, I am personally promising you, Danny - yeah, that's right, you forget, I pay attention to your little shitty jokes - well, Danny, I promise you - the person who stands before you at the end of thie game will be me. The person who stares you down, and points a gun at your forehead will be me. The person who makes you beg for your life like a little bitch - that'll be me, too. And then the person who puts a bullet into your forehead, to remind you how people like Andrew Lipson felt before they died? That motherfucker will be me as well." - ranting at a camera in the Eastern Shore after discovering the body of Andrew Lipson.
- "And as much as your offer of rapage with the butter knife was exciting, I'm going to have to pass, I'm just NOT in the mood today." - to Marie Zaid in the bathrooms after she walked in on him showering.
- "You know...I...I really hope that he's friendly...because...yeah. Well...he's fuckin' HUGE! God, he could probably eat me, and still have room left in him for you." - to Hawley Faust, after seeing Marcus Roddy for the first time.
- "In any case, we know one thing about you, dude...you're a durable fellow. If you were a company, I'd buy stock in you." - to Hawley Faust.
- "So...what do you say...that we decide on a place to go...and then after much debation, we ...go there. And yes, I'm aware that debation isn't a word....but the way that I look at it - I'm on morphine. I can make up my own fucking words if I want to. And if you don't like it, you can shmozle yourself. You got that?" -Suggesting a course of action while high on morphine
- "And yeah, I know that they can hear me, and that's fine. I hope they're listening. Because goddamn you, Danya, you're going to pay for what you've done. You're going to pay for Andrew Lipson, and now you're going to pay for Hawley Faust. I hope they are listening, Madelaine, because I want them to know that I'm coming for them. I'll get out, one way or another, and when I do, I won't rest until they're all dead. All of them." - after witnessing the death of Hawley Faust.
- "So yeah. Before you judge me, before you say anything, trust me, I've said it to myself; I've judged myself ten ways from Monday. So...go ahead, think whatever you want to. Yeah, I told you that I wouldn't kill anyone in cold blood. I won't. Did I say that I hadn't killed anyone? No." - explaining to Jill Gatling his decisions while in the game
- "This game brings out the worst in you all, I promise you that. I promise you that by the time your time has come, you'll probably be hating yourself for one reason or another. Fuck, I know I do. I dont' hate myself because I killed someone though, no. I hate myself because I couldn't protect the people that were most important to me. And guys, I hate to break it to you, but fuck, if you think that you're going to get out of here unscathed, you aren't. You won't, you can't. Everyone has their innocence ruined by this game, and that's not an opinion, that's a fact.
I'm leaving this place, and I'm never going to return. I've seen more of my friends die in this river that I thought that I ever would. If you want to find me, you'll be following the motorcycle sounds. I've got a new purpose on this island. I'm going to fucking murder Cody Jensen, and I'm going to do it in cold blood. You see, he took away my friends, their innocence, he took away my fucking soul, and for that, I've got a duty to fulfill: I've got to make sure that he rots in fucking hell, sitting next to the devil himself." - after discovering the bodies of Madelaine and Amanda
- "Cracker?" - offering Jacob Starr a cracker, just before the two fought for the last time.
- ''"That's the thing, though, Jacob. You and I took very different paths to where we are now. I made a promise to six people that I'd help protect them and I'd find a way off of the island. Now they're all dead. That tells me that in order to get off of this island, I've gotta do what I've gotta do.
No matter how much it fucking eats me up inside." - explaining to Jacob his rationale for playing.
- "They say that it's 'Survival of the Fittest' out here. Well who the hell are they to decide who's fit to survive? It's like they're playing god, in a way. Of course, you know how that ends in every movie that's ever been made regarding the subject - the person who tries to play god gets burned in an unbelievably fucking ridiculous way. So Danya will get his comeuppance, some way, some how.
Just hope that I'm the one to give it to him." - Adam, thinking about fate and karma
- "The past six days sure have fucking SUCKED, haven't they?" -to Lucinda Garnett, after theorizing about making the right decisions
- "But of course, it couldn't end there. Not only had I lost a close friend, but no, I wasn't even getting started yet. Then another one got raped. Yeah, RAPED. What'd I do? Fucking nothing. Nothing at all, because I didn't even know it was happening! And of course, the hits just kept on coming. Jacob Starr, yeah, THE Jacob Starr. He's dead. He's dead, and you know why? Becuase I fucking killed him, that's why. He tried for a whole day to kill me, and failed, and then I killed him. I slit his fucking throat. I cut his throat and moved on. Found good ol' Gilbert, and I shot the person who was attacking him. A good dead, I suppose. I saved his life. I saved his life, but why the FUCK could I not save HERS? WHY? HOW DID I LET AMANDA DIE? SHE WAS THE ONE FUCKING PERSON...THE ONE THAT I CARED ABOUT MOST OF ALL. I WOULD HAVE GIVEN MY LIFE FOR HER..."
"...but I fucked up. I rested, and she died. So now, I've got nothing left. Everyone I cared about is dead, and the one person in this world I loved, she's dead too. She's dead and all I can think about, aside from how much I miss her, is killing the sick fuck who ended her life. That's the only thing that's driving me." -to Lucinda Garnett, after finally breaking down into tears
- "You...sick...fucking...BASTARD!" - while beating Johnny Lamika to death with a baseball bat after the boy attempted to rape him
- "Man, this must be a real fucking thrill for you, Danya. I swear, try not to shoot off too much, your dick'll shrivel up and fall off. Or your palms'll get hairy. Choose one. I don't even know why I waste my sarcasm on you. I guess the one little thing that gives me even some form of solace is that with every person who dies by my hand or another, it's one step closer to me getting a little one-on-one session with you. And Danya...while here, on this island, I've been shot at, stabbed, lost my best friend, my girlfriend, most people that I've ever come to trust, my innocence, I've almost been raped, and I've probably come pretty damn close to losing my sanity. Just...just think about that for a second. I'm sure going to have a lot of crap to get out of my system when you're standing there in front of me. Just think, man. If I make it though this - am I going to have much left to lose?" - ranting to yet another camera, trying to sarcastically intimidate Danya
- "I just hope that if my friends are looking down on me, that they understand why I have to do what I have to do. I can't let his actions go unpunished, I can't. Maybe most of America, most of the world is watching. Hell, I don't know who watches these cameras. But damnit, Madelaine and Amanda deserve justice, and that's just what I'm going to try and give them." - on why he has to get Cody Jenson
- "I mean...I followed the Juniors..like, a little. I'm a huge hockey fan, but...I dunno, I'm more into the NHL and, occasionally, the AHL, you know, see the up-and-comers. And I remember reading articles about this guy - stellar defenceman, led his team to do really well...basically got the shit end of the sick, would've been number one had it not been for Sid the fuckin' wonder kid. But like, while so many scouts liked this guy, I remember reading this one website - hockeysfuture.com. It listed this guy as like...having some serious screws loose, you know? Not the kind of attention problem that someone like Corey Pecker had, but like...some serious oddities to him. Took stupid penalties ALL the time, had a brutal temper. Put a kid in the hospital once for giving him a hook. Stupid stuff like that. And I mean, if it's all true, doesn't matter how much potential a guy has, it's just...wasted. Guy would've never made the NHL, not with problems like that. And it's funny, because ends up - pow, the guy becomes a fuckin' rapist. Guy had it all, and if it hadn't been for SOTF, maybe the guy woulda raped a kid, or something. You never know." - Unknowingly talking about Cody Jenson to...Cody Jenson
- "To be completely honest with you, I'm beginning to wonder if half of what you've told me up until this point hasn't been...what the French call...le BULLSHIT." - accusing Cody Jenson of lying to him (when he in fact was)
- "Truth be told, I don't even know if you're telling the truth - every bone in my body is screaming at me that you're lying to me, except for my funny bone, and frankly, my funny bone's a jackass, so his opinion just doesn't count." - again accusing Cody 'Drew' Jenson of lying.
- "Sorry to burst your bubble, dude...but it's not like the Truman Show. Danya isn't hiding in the moon, there isn't a door out in the ocean somewhere, and I'm certainly not Jim Carrey..." - to Peri Barclay who was yelling up into the air
- "And you know what's a bitch? I'll dump some rubbing alcohol over this, and I'll be right as rain. You pretty much fuckin' missed, man. How's that for some shit luck? I dunno, though. I pretty much have the market cornered on shit luck. Running into you was just another blemish on what was supposed to be a nice fucking vacation. Have a nice afterlife, you piece of shit. Hope this was worth it for you." - the last words he said before decapitating Peri Barclay
- "Well, what the fuck? I really hope that you're fucking happy, Danya. You've whittled us down to the select few, those who're going to be 'the fittest' or whatever it is you're trying to prove. Dude, I just fucking bisected a guy with a sword and watched his GUTS spill out on the fucking floor! Even IF I do get out of here, I'm going to have nightmres for the rest of my natural life, and be in therapy until the time I'm 50! And why? All because you've got a small penis and an inferiority complex? Shit, why didn't you and Cody Jensen just go and rape some hookers and then go to jail. You'd get all the cock you wanted, and no matter how small that your dick was, somebody'd always be there to love you! God damnit, Danya! I know I've been cursing your name so much in the last nine days that my throat's sore, but I will make you fucking pay for this, goddamnit, I will! If nothing else than for ruining my life!" - directly after killing Elijah Rice
- "I miss you guys." -immediately after having a morphine-induced hallucination that involved his four closest friends, all of whom were long dead.
- Adam Dodd is a self-insert of d0ddi0slave.
- Adam was the third person in SOTF to be rolled, but was swapped with Cole Hudson.
- Adam was originally supposed to meet up with Amanda, and was originally going to die taking a bullet for her.
- By Day 9, Adam Dodd had lost 18 pounds and weighed in at 192 lbs, quite down from his original 210.
The following threads contained Adam Dodd, listed in chronological order:
- Starting Point for Boy #77
- Hospital Encounter
- Lighthouse Ambush
- Resting & Suffering
- On the Run
- Searching through the flames
- I've been wandering sideways...
- I've stared straight into the sun...
- ...still I don't know why you're dying...
- ...long before your time has come.
- "Though we may not survive it..."
- Starting place for B#54
- Back to the scene of the crime...
- Mortal Combat at the Gazebo
- Game Start: Boy #76
- Revisiting the Past...
- The (Untimely) End...
- Onslaught Redux
- You'll have to excuse me, I'm not at my best...
- Rediscovering Andrew Lipson...
- You can't turn back the hands of time...
- A Link to the Past
- I Swear It's Everywhere, It's Everything
- Major Tom
- The Original Fire has died and gone...
- SOTF v1: ENDGAME
Your Thoughts Edit
Whether you were a fellow handler in SOTF or just an avid reader of the site, we'd like to know what you thought about Adam Dodd. What did you like, or dislike, about the character? Let us know here!
Adam is arguably the most evolved and realistically portrayed character in SOTF. We've watched Adam go from a happy-go-lucky kid to what he is now throughout his progress in SOTF. Something that strikes me as odd, and almost funny, is that SOTF Adam has become quite a bit different from his real life counterpart. - Megami
What she said. I wouldn't be surprised if Dodd took the game.- Slayer
Adam Dodd, nuff said.- Slacker
He's definitely becoming - or has already become - the Shuya of the current SOTF with Kazuo's bodycount. - LaZardo
The next person to compare Adam to Shuya gets a bullet between the eyes. He ain't a whiner, he's not a pussy (much), and he ain't a pretty-boy that gets by through luck. *shiver* In truth though, I've put all that I can into developing Adam into something more than a one-dimensional hero type, or a one-dimensional...anything type. People have responded to that, which is awesome. I can truly say that I'm fucking proud of how he's turned out, up to this point. Definitely one of my biggest achievements as a writer. - d0ddi0slave
Let me put it into context. I make the comparison because like Shuya the author's writing and character development seems to have made him be the focal point and even "star" of the current SOTF. He does not possess or seem to show as many traits people would consider 'villainous' as, say, Danya or Cody Jenson. Of course, he does not seem to be as sensitive to killing as others, particularly because he's done the act numerous times. - LaZardo
Well, when you do something ten times, you tend to get a bit desensitized towards it. Have to agree though, Adam's really put a lot of work into breaking him from the stereotypical "hero" mold, and it shows. - Slayer
I believe that Adam Dodd is the most important player in SOTF. Without him, there would be no SOTF! Doddioslave's put so much work into this charecter, and I can definatly see him winning the game, As I'm sure almost everyone else can. The Shuya thing... Please never say that again. Sure Dodd is the hero, but he's more of a Shogo than a Shuya. So in other words, he's more of an Anti-Hero in my eyes. - mitsuko2
While it's true he's the main character, I doubt SOTF wouldn't exist if he didn't. All that would happen would be that either there wouldn't be one "central" character or someone else would become the protagonist. - Slayer
Well, it's Adam Dodd, what can I say? Though if I have to say something that doesn't overlap everything everyone before me has mentioned before, it's just that it's been incredibly entertaining and engaging watching Adam Dodd progress through the game of SOTF. I personally think that it was just inevitable that Adam Dodd ended up as a sort of protagonist/hero figure, because the way he was portrayed made it seem as though he were practically alive, and more than just a spinoff of some real life person. No offense to d0ddi0slave of course. Also, his rants just put a whole new flavour into RPing, it's just so original and refreshing, I can never wait to see what sort of things he'll do, or say next. - LadyMakaze