Fictional character

Name: Joseph Greene

Age: 32

Gender: Male

Race/Ethnicity: Caucasian, 4th generation American, English descent

Profession: Socialite, former lawyer


Personal Traits. Skills, Abilities and Characteristics:
Arrogant, Bright, Greedy, Calculated, Persuasive, Knowledgeable in law

Biography (ca. 1921):
Born in 1889 to George and Agatha Greene, Joseph was the youngest of the Greene children. From a young age, Joseph idolized his father and, despite George’s grueling schedule, Joseph never minded his absence. Joseph would make the most of any time that he could spend with his father.

Joseph would follow in his father’s footsteps and attend the University of Rochester’s law program. He excelled quickly, becoming the top of his class. As he continued to find success in the program, he would grow arrogant. He believed himself to be better than his classmates, an idea that would be backed by the class rankings.

Upon graduation, Joseph would become a lawyer. He would start Millard and Greene, a private law firm with second-in-class and friend Gavin Millard. The two held different ideologies: Joseph was in the business for the money while Gavin was in it to help people. Much to both Gavin and his father’s dismay, Joseph would briefly take work for George “Boss” Aldridge.

In an attempt to make his father proud, Joseph would volunteer for the front lines when America entered the Great War. Joseph struggled to survive in the trenches. In a letter home to his father, Joseph wrote about the horrors of war: “...I don’t know what keeps me awake at night: the cries of the dying or the sounds of the pneumatics we’ve come to associate with death.” In a German offensive in late September, Joseph would be attacked by a German automaton. While the robot was destroyed before it was able to kill him, he received intensive injuries to his lower body that would leave him without his legs.

During his recovery, Joseph couldn’t help but grow resentful of his father. To Joseph, it was George’s fault he volunteered for the front; it was George’s fault that he lost both of his legs. Following his recovery, Joseph would be honorably discharged from the army and would to return home. Once home, his father would provide him with the best prostheses that money could buy and, over the next few years, would shower him with gifts, money and attention. Joseph would grow more and more aggrieved toward this attention, but kept his true feelings hidden. He would quit his firm and focused on living a lifestyle that used his father’s money.

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