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Mysterious photographer, leader of a "terrorist organization."

enigmatic // motivated // anarchic


Story: Catband
Setting: New York City, 2007
Created: 2003
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LUKE (CHIEF)

Full Name Lucas Cournoyer Age 32 Species Human
Graffiti Name CHIEF Birthday September 27 Gender Male
Prefers Luke Zodiac Libra Pronouns He/Him
Character Group Les Revanchistes Religion nonreligious Sexuality ???
Group Role Leader, photographer Background Kanien'kehá:ka (Mohawk) mom x Québécois dad Relationship Status Single
Day Job "Entrepreneur" Birthplace Kahnawake, Quebec Living Situation In an artists' squat
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"You know I never reveal my sources."

- Luke

SAINT, ESCAPE, and CHIEF are a crew of graffiti artists, urban explorers, and "terrrorists" in New York City.

Ira (SAINT) and Theo (ESCAPE) are an infamous pair; CHIEF is their friend and theoretically the leader of the crew, but he does his own thing a lot of the time. CHIEF is the graffiti name of Luke, a French-Canadian photographer and man of mystery. Luke runs an artists' squat alongside fellow old guard punk Kaji, with Bane, Heto, and Lance as their squatmates. He's the sort of underground veteran with his feet and camera lens in a little bit of everything. Often inscrutable and unpredictable even to his friends, he wanders and does whatever interests him to suit his motives. He has a keen mind and a heavy antiestablishment bent, and puts the two together with dangerous frequency. Big brother figure to Heto.

Runs subway tunnels and tags with SAINT/ESCAPE and shoots their adventures, posting the photos on an anonymous blog. As a "day job" he doesn't have the traditional kind, but he's an entrepreneur, constantly hustling, doing things like selling walking tours of the city, selling his ("normal"/innocuous city) photography, and miscellaneous odd jobs. He has a rich knowledge of the city and a deep interest in the subway, history, and abandoned and interesting spaces.

Strong personal conviction and sense of right. Believes the city belongs to the people. Goofier than this description is making him sound, though it's often hard to tell with him.

Black belt in karate and a lover of terrible kung fu movies and spaghetti westerns. Habs fan.


Height: 5'10"/178cm Build: Workingman (muscle, not trim/toned)
Eyes: Brown Hair: Blue (dyed from black), thick
Handedness: Right Style: Practical, colorful, mis-matched

Luke has brown eyes and naturally black hair, though he's recently dyed it blue alongside Heto and Bane. He's usually wearing a t-shirt, shorts, and boots, and his favorite puffy Mork vest when the weather is cool enough.

When he's underground with Ira and Theo, he wears a fireman's helmet with deer antlers mounted on as part of his "gear", and the silhouette of the shadow it creates often shows up in his subway photography.

Coding by hedgemaze, lowkeywicked, & WeltDerAthanasie // See gallery for image credits

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