Jimmy grew up in Trinity Cove, son of the wealthiest man in town. He had an luxurious life until he met Irene Mizuno and fell in love. His parents refused to allow him to marry this half-Japanese girl, but he followed his heart and was disowned for his bride's love. They married and he worked three years to support her. Eventually he joined the military, hoping for a long career, but was tragically killed in a riot when Irene was 8 months pregnant with Teya.
Irene Mizuno-Litke-Ward was from the poorest side of Trinity Cove, a section known as Portsmouth. She'd worked and been neglected most of her life, until a white knight rode into her life in the form of Jimmy Litke, and her life was forever changed. Irene doesn't like to talk about the happy years, as their memory is painful for her. She loves her daughter, but resents her in some respects. She married James Ward after Jimmy's death when the money and charity seemed to have run out. Affection has grown between them and she was happy to have two children by him, Mina & Ike.
James Ward was just an average widower with an unhappy marriage and a son the same age as Irene's daughter. What began as a convienace ended up as a fond union. His most horrifying memory still haunts him...the death of his son, Arnie. Not only his two young children, but his step-daughter Teya, feel his pain still as he separates himself from them. James was never a warm-fuzzy kind of guy, formerly collecting knives & weapons, and now only working until the kids have grown-up.
Arnie was born to James & Anita Ward and lived with his single father for the early years. After James married Irene and Arnie met Tey he had a best friend. The two were inseparable, until thatis, a horrible camping trip that claimed the life of the pre-teen Arnold.
Minako and Piko are not twins, but only eleven months apart in age. They've grown-up hand in hand, their lifestyle improving with each year, though they've never really noticed. Minnie is an excellent swimmer, Ike a math wiz at elementary level.
Name:James "Jimmy" Thaddeus Litke
..........James Richard Ward
..........Arnold James Ward
..........Minako Pauline Ward
..........Piko Richard Ward
Born: September 4th
Hair Color: A shock red hair like Tey's
Eye Color: Green
Appearance: Jimmy had always been a prepster, even after his disownment his typical outfit included Khakis (pants/shorts), Polo shirts, and a sweater. His military uniform was his final resting gear, and he felt very comfortable in them. He was a bit stern looking, but very laid-back in all honesty. His smile was brightest when admiring his bride of the bulging abdomen where his baby grew.
Weapons: Jim was a skilled man in the military and could handle many types of combat weapons.
Talisman: Jim was proud of his dogtags & left them to his daughter
Favorite Color: Dark blue
Favorite Food: Fried Chicken
Likes: Irene, the idea of being a daddy
Dislikes: His parent's lack of forgiveness, dancing