Functional Order: Si-Te-Fi-Ne
Over a hundred years have passed, and John is still in love with Helen. She is still the center of his obsession and his inner world, which is steeped in personal remembrances and the haunting after-effects of his Ripper spree in Victorian London. He spends a few minutes with Tesla, Watson, or Helen, and all the old emotions come back that are tied to his subjective memories of them – annoyance with Tesla, guilt with Watson, and shame and love with Helen. He is not afraid to bring up the past, though it is painful at times to deal with it. John easily forms comparisons; he sees his own reckless and dangerous nature in his daughter and urges her to be more careful and aware of the consequences of her actions, for her to be more sensible and down to earth. He refuses to move on from things until he has fully dealt with them – even if that means wiping out all his enemies. John likes to have a sense of control… over his situation, over the outcome of whatever happens next, and over the people he cares about most. His greatest anger in having “bloodlust” inside him is that he can no longer fully control his own actions. In or out of a psychotic break, he is quick to assert his authority. Most of his dealings with Helen reveal that he has come up with a plan and seeks the strongest tactical advantage. John doesn’t let emotions blind him to accepting the truth; when their daughter is killed, he accepts it long before Helen is able or willing to, and urges her to move on and not cling onto delusional ideas. They saw her die, ergo she must be dead, and no matter how much they want her back, she’s gone. John can be reckless in how quickly he acts. John tends toward bluntness and is not afraid to shake Helen back to reality by asserting the facts. When in his right mind, John is at ease with himself and others, but still secretive about his emotions; he is good natured and self-sacrificing. Under the possession of the entity, he becomes violent, destructive, and easily angered, prone to emotional outbursts but caring about no one other than himself. John is somewhat cautious about people and fearful of the future consequences of his own and others’ decisions, but doesn’t speculate without cause – much of his distrust of Tesla comes from their long-term rivalry with each other. Before he “changed,” he was curious about exploring the potentials linked to the source blood, and unsure what would happen if he took it. He was and is an intelligent scientist.
Enneagram: 1w2 sp/sx
Whenever John is in full possession of his senses (not carrying the rage-filled Ripper entity within him), he is a moralistic, compassionate, and right-minded man, who disapproves of his daughter’s insolence, disobedience, and tendency toward violence. He accuses her of “maiming and shooting” indiscriminately and doesn’t like it that she “inherited my bloodlust.” He feels a tremendous amount of grief and remorse over his actions as the Ripper, in how he betrayed his friends’ trust, and is unwilling to do so again when given the chance to reconcile with Watson; though he could leave him to die in a cavern, he does not, and takes him back with him. John looks for ways to make it up to Helen, atone for his actions, and is seeking redemption and forgiveness for his sins. But he also wants to help, and repeatedly begs Helen for the chance to do the right thing. He volunteers to go on risky missions to recover people from dangerous situations and almost gets killed in the process. When he discovers the Ripper entity has entered the Sanctuary’s computer systems, he offers to become its host once again, knowing he cannot let it wreak havoc on his loved ones or escape into the larger city, even though it condemns him to a life of hell in being its prisoner. Helen says that his goodness and his morality “restrained it as much as you could,” inferring that his reluctance to do evil kept it at bay for a time.