λ Gideon Gray ∀
It's just good business...


Pawn Store Owner


Mr. Gray, Boss, Sir

Played By

Christoph Waltz






Switchblade, snub-nosed revolver



Basic Information Edit

Gideon functions on a very basic philosophy: the world consists of wolves, sheep, and sheepdogs. Sheep, of course, represent the common folk-- those people who idly stroll through the City, slack jawed and cloudy eyed. Hero and Alpha, as far as he is concerned, are sheepdogs; they herd the sheep around for the betterment of the flock. Gideon considers himself to be a wolf. Morals, and even societal obligations, are beneath him. His only purpose is the betterment of himself.

In this city, there is no better habitat for a wolf than a pawn shop. People are constantly in need of supplies, food, and clothing, and Junkers need a place to trade their wares. Gideon, as it turns out, happens to own the only pawn shop in town, and he runs his business with a silver tongue, a charming smile, and an entrepreneurial eye. If he has to rip people off, so be it. His kindness always comes at a price (even if that price is well-concealed beneath his friendly and kind demeanor), and he seeks to put everyone in his debt, regardless of how impoverished they are. Truly, this man is a wolf in sheep’s clothing.


Gideon likes to say that he has the golden touch. This is partly true, but, like many things Gideon says, it’s mostly false. Any touch with his left hand is capable of turning inorganic matter into metal. The metal, itself, varies. Most of the time, he produces steel, copper, or even tin. On very rare occasions, he might produce silver or gold. He believes that his touch is based on probability, but he is not clever enough to figure it out perfectly.

The drawback of this mutation is apparent: though he would not, say, inadvertently turn a person to gold (people are organic, after all), it is rather frustrating to have things turn to metal at random. He has managed to keep the mutation at bay by wearing pure leather gloves. Of course, he has learned to check the gloves before purchasing them; there is nothing more inconvenient than having a piece of steel tightly molded to the shape of your hand. Though, the time he turned his shoes to tin is a close second.

In addition to such inconveniences, the transformation of inorganic matter into metal requires energy. The larger the object, the more energy required. This can make Gideon feel fatigued or, in large transmutations, cause him to lose consciousness.

Relationships Edit

Loves me, loves me not?


For Gideon, life began when Alpha brought order to the city. The actual "bringing about order" bit was something of an inconvenience due to the throngs Soulless, but the extermination of rampant mutants left plenty of abandoned belongings to be pillaged. Aside from the clothes on his back, he managed to find a golden mug (which, honestly, was previously pewter), a hide from one of the creatures in the junkyard, and a water purification system. Through trade, he managed to turn those three items into an old, abandoned shop and a growing network of resources. The Golden Touch officially opened just two years after that, and it swiftly grew to the point of requiring larger facilities. Gideon's inner circle also grew. His business expanded to include a small staff of dependable (but dumb) thugs, and he maintained careful friendships with the Junkers who brought him the best things and remained ignorant of his schemes. He learned that favors were more valuable than any currency, and he swiftly realized that it was better to be owed favors than it was to owe favors.

Present day, The Golden Touch remains the only pawn shop within the City. Gideon claims no responsibility for the tragedies that befell others who attempted to compete with his business.


  • Gideon is rarely seen without his pipe. Because of this, he tends to be more lenient with trades in which tobacco is involved.
  • Gideon often wears glasses when dealing with customers. The lenses, however, are fake; he wears them because people find him more convincing with the glasses.
  • Because of his ability, Gideon is willing to accept even the most worthless items in his store. He tends to turn these into metal, and, of course, metal can be melted down and traded for a much larger value.

Story Points and Convos Edit

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