A figure of medium height and build, Jason's 6'2", skinny-but-athletic body is hardly intimidating, nor very well performing. His physique is kept as it is to keep Jason in good health, nothing more - running a marathon is still an impossibility for him. What he lacks in physical strength and endurance, he makes up for in physical and psychological dexterity and agility.Abilities and Skills:
His head is crowned with a short, dense and spiky mess of dark red hair, which frames low, narrow forehead. Sitting below is an angular brow, between which rest a hawk-like nose, the tip curved slightly downward. Either side of Jason's thin nasal bridge rest his two-toned eyes - golden brown inner iris, dark hazel outer - often darting about, absorbing every visual detail of wherever Jason finds himself. The structure of Jason's entire face is extremely angular, filled with unusually sharp lines and edges, his general appearance bordering on gaunt.
His typical garmentation consists of lightly patterned long-sleeve business shirt with sleeves rolled up; dark blue denim jeans; grey, heavy-soled shoes; and a black jacket of dense fabric, its lowest point brushing his thighs.
Spatial memory and awareness - While Jason's typical memories can rather loosely follow reality or be easily forgotten, his ability to recall and orient himself in any given location is phenomenal, making him virtually unable to become lost in a location he has passed through before. Similarly, his grasp of an incomplete area is typically enough for him to greatly extrapolate further details from it, and - provided line of sight or some other method of surveillance - Jason can follow with ease the random movements of a few dozen subjects in a familiar environment. A final facet of this skill is his acute ability to comprehend intricate physical systems and properly construct or take them apart, the most common example of which would be small mechanical devices.Role - Engineer:
The role of the Engineer in the dream is to provide their team with weapons and equipment not originally planted by the Architect, or in situations where pre-placed equipment is out of reach. Engineers are unable to directly alter the landscape or architecture of the dream, though are able to manifest objects in theoretically any area, though to do so in open areas - be they seen or unseen doing so - is very likely to have the Engineer quickly noticed by the dreamer's subconscious projections.Personality:
A remedy to this is to summon items in concealed locations, out of site: be they in a cupboard, a trash can on the street, or other places. Because some dreamscapes can be relatively devoid of convenient locations, Engineers typically carry on them some kind of sealed container to summon items into. In the case of Jason, this container is a metallic briefcase of a utilitarian, futuristic appearance - a result of the briefcase's capabilities to expand to almost double its standard volume to accommodate somewhat larger objects.
Jason is a man almost constantly caught up in his own works of imagination, design and creation, and slightly less regularly immersed in delusions of grandeur. His real- and dream-world occupations reflect this, and he takes a paradoxical stance on any work he produces: A quest for perfection in design coupled with definite deadlines typically leads to Jason considering many of his final products to be of poor quality, although at the same time he will still consider it better than the work of others. When working with others in closely-related or identical roles, he becomes fiercely competitive, to the extent that he will attempt to sabotage the work of others, provided it does not detract from his own work. This produces a double-edged sword that, for the most part, is very helpful: When creating something in the real- or dream-worlds, he will work to make it superior to anything else present. Conversely, he is virtually unable to work alongside other engineers, and is more likely to harm them or their work than cooperate with them.Biography:
When working with others of different disciplines, Jason is beyond amicable. He understands perfectly well that the best objective-oriented group is a multidisciplinary one, and greatly respects any person skilled in their respective field. To improve the cohesion of the group, he tries - on a mostly artificial, though sometimes genuine level - to bond with the members of the team, to gauge their strengths and weaknesses and to estimate possible tools they might require. His attempts to inspire heroic efforts in others can often lead to conflict within a group, as others perceive Jason as demeaning their skills and work.
Jason's family history, childhood and adolescence are sedate and relatively un-noteworthy, only in his very late teens do significant events in his life begin to unfold: Jason's grasp of mechanical and spatial systems was noted by a variety of research and development groups - government, corporation and military. Many groups - vying for his prowess in their endeavours - essentially funded Jason through an accelerated, master's double-degree in mechanical and electronic engineering. In the end, it was the company based most strongly in his own city that would come to possess his great skills: Wayne Enterprises, research and development.
Jason's complex work escalated quickly as his value to Wayne Enterprises grew, ultimately requiring more creativity and time than Jason truly possessed. Driven to maintain his position and continue his own quest of creating technological perfection, Jason turned to a still-emerging field of experimental psychology. Jason is one of a new generations of artists, designers and thinkers utilising their dreams and subconscious to further his work. Every few days, Jason sedates himself and enters into a heightened, lucid dream state akin to that brought about in the processes of extraction and inception. Within, Jason has days to consider and plan his work and even simulate its properties and functions, massively boosting his productivity and the quality of his work. Unbeknownst to him, much of his work contributed to the technology that would aid and in some cases facilitate Batman Inc, and it was because of this link to Bruce Wayne's work and his own experience in the dream world that Jason became entangled in the events surrounding Bruce's death.
Wears a modified mechanical clock ring
that measures time as it is in reality or the dream level above the current one. In addition to this, it functions as his totem - a certain configuration of hours, minutes and seconds, viewed from a particular position, indicates whether Jason is in reality, a dream of his own, or someone else's dream.