Monica Dawson

Chesterfield Act Registry of the Evolved Database

File #11 Feb 2018 03:39

Name Monica Dawson Aliases Moni Barnes
Monica Faucheur
Nic Fleming
Status Registered Evolved (Class A Biological) (COM) Ability Adoptive Muscle Memory
Gender Female
Birthdate April 26, 1986 Age 32
Height 5'7" Build Athletic
Eyes Dark Brown Hair Dark Brown
Residence Cresting Wave Apartments
Employment Yamagato Industries - Yamagato Fellowship International Relations
Parents Nia Dawson (Grandmother)
(Birth parents deceased)
Siblings Damon Dawson (deceased)
Marital Status Single Children JJ Jones (MIA, presumed dead)
Foggy (a bird)
First Scene On Your Left Last Scene
Profile Monica works for Yamagato Industries as International Relations. She travels a lot, but home base is the New York Safe Zone. Also she has a robot arm. It's hard to miss. (Okay, so it is a cybernetic prosthetic limb. Her engineers hate that she calls it a robot arm.)
Monica Dawson
portrayed by

Gabrielle Union

What's up, danger?

Don't be a stranger

'Cause I like high chances that I might lose

I like it all on the edge just like you

I like tall buildings so I can leap off of 'em

I go hard wit' it no matter how dark it is

- What's Up, Danger? - Blackway & Black Caviar



Known To Most

  • Monica works at Yamagato. Her business cards say International Relations, but there are rumors that she is actually either walking advertisement for their cybernetics capabilities OR she attends meetings to intimidate Yamagato's business rivals and relations. She pretends to have never heard any such rumors.
  • Once Upon A Time, Monica was a freedom fighter-slash-terrorist. While the details of her exploits are mostly not known, it is known that she had her fingers is just about every group of rebels that New York had between the two bombs. (Not Messiah, though, the red scarf was not for her.) Her record, now cleared, was once very colorful.
  • Her left arm is entirely cybernetic. (See: YX Cestus Prosthetic Limb.) She doesn't hide it, although suit jackets do that some. She hasn't quite found a glove that can sit on her replacement hand, so she doesn't bother covering it up. (And under her suit jackets are often sleeveless blouses, so the chances of seeing it are high.) Sometimes she uses a black athletic sleeve, if she thinks she might freak people out. Or to protect the arm from being examined.
  • She worked with a medical unit during the war, mostly in triage and security. Some bedside duties, too. If you were injured, you might have met her.

Known To Some

  • She was at the showdown at the Mount Natazhat Complex in Alaska that helped tear down a good portion of The Commonwealth Institute. She lost her arm here.
  • What was left of her (immediate) family died during the Second Civil War and she did not take it well. It was what got her to join the war effort in the first place, despite her handicap.
  • Even JJ Jones is presumed dead after he was missing in action in Oregon in 2013. She also did not take this well.

Known To Few

  • Monica's actual job is in corporate espionage and assassinations. She works to pay off the cost of her cybernetic limb. It's a lot.


Peyton is the only link to her old life that Monica didn't sever after the incident in Alaska. She views her as something like a sister, and has made sure to keep in touch as best she can. She's thrilled to have her and Jonah in New York and to be able to see them again in person. Peyton is the only person that Monica feels like herself with, her old self. And Jonah gets to be the recipient of an embarrassing amount of affection from Monica. She would do anything for these two, anything to keep them safe and protected. Thelma and Louise (Horrorpops)
Cesar is a SESA agent that has endeared himself to Monica by way of his views on things like justice and equal rights, yes, but also by his charm and easy demeanor. She finds him easy to hang out with, and it's one of those friendship where they can sit in silence and not feel awkward. But, rather, better for the company. They do also fall under the with benefits category of friendships. Whenever she's in town, he gets a call. Rose-Colored Boy (Paramore)
Marlowe is part of the team that works on Monica's prosthetic limb, but also is a good friend. Being lucky enough to have the apartment right below hers, Marlowe often receives surprise visits via the balcony. Also, she is the one other person besides herself that Monica trusts to take care of Foggy. More than that, though, Monica enjoys her company. The only problem being that she has to keep the secret of her job from Marlowe and that is sometimes difficult. Weird Science (Oingo Boingo)
Richard is a person Monica has always trusted. But she left him behind with all the others after Alaska, despite the pain he was working through at the time. Reconnecting with him has been a roller coaster, but ultimately the troubles invading New York and their lives are what stabilized it. Troubles and crises of confidence. She can't help but feel like their relationship improved this time around. Name (Goo Goo Dolls)
To Monica, Jiba is more than just AI. Jiba is a valued teammate and friend. She's not sure if this means Jiba has actualized in some fashion or if the programming is just that good. Also: she doesn't much care. Jiba is as much a person to her as anyone else. She might have some affection for digital entities, but only some of it is left over from her cousin Micah. Of course, her affection for this particular digital entity has grown in a way she didn't notice. Not until she had the option to put her own job and possibly her own freedom on the line for them. It wasn't even a question of if she would try to help Jiba, but how quickly she could manage it. Marching Orders (Andrea Wittgens)



Older Logs Here: Original Monica

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  • Athletic stuff - parkour, hockey, football, track & field, figure skating, skiing, gymnastics, endurance training, fitness training, boxing, martial arts, wrestling, dancing, improvised weapons, brawling, she knows how to fight and can adapt her style on the fly.
  • Gun stuff - From sniper rifles to hand guns and the odd bazooka, if it can fire something, Monica can use it.
  • Knife stuff - small knives to daggers, she knows how to fight with them. Swords, also. Likes a sword in one hand and a dagger in the other.
  • Bomb stuff - she can craft explosives, even if she has to scavenge for the supplies. She can rig detonators and timers out of anything from watches to cell phones. All of this is a lot easier with better materials, but any bomb in a storm. Demolitions are now firmly inside of her wheelhouse.
  • Medical stuff - Monica knows general first aid, fixing dislocated joints, sewing up cuts, cleaning, bandaging, that sort of thing.
  • Spy stuff - Infiltration, misdirection/distraction, tracking, surveillance as well as lockpicking, safe cracking, data mining and recovery, search/investigation, alternate identities, disguises (and contouring, of course)
  • Crime clean up stuff - How to keep a kill clean, how to hide or otherwise dispose of a body, how to not leave evidence behind
  • Business stuff - Corporate practices and sabotage, she knows what is valuable information and what isn't. And how to screw it all up in the most subtle ways. And how to circumvent it.
  • Mechanic stuff - She can repair her own arm (er, the prosthetic one). Also older cars (things that would have survived the EMP).
  • Music stuff - Drums, guitar, bass guitar, singing
  • Handyman stuff - plumbing, woodwork, around-the-house repairs, decorating
  • Language stuff - French

New Stuff

  • Horse stuff - Monica learned to ride and handle horses while in Providence with Eileen and the Horsemen.
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