Sly, aka John Simon Ritchie, aka Sid Vicious
Sly has dark hair and eyebrows. He is an ugly fellow, with a
near-perpetual sneer. Although the resurrection cured his acne pock
marks, his chest is now covered with scars. He is very thin, and
young-looking... appears to be about 20 years old.
Sly was born around 1955 (plus or minus two years). He was
born in England, and spent his teen years in London. A high-school
dropout, at a young age he was recruited by Malcolm McLaren to join
a band that McLaren had created to exploit the disaffected youth
of London. That band was called the 'Sex Pistols', named in part
after McLaren's boutique, 'Sex.'
Sly was approximately 19 when the Pistols made it to the very
top of the music industry in 1975 with songs like 'Anarchy in the U.K.'
and 'God Save the Queen', which made number one on the charts despite
being censored (The Billboard chart had a blank spot at Number One).
The Sex Pistols were a smartly packaged group representing rebellion
and anarchy, even as they were basically about making money. Sid,
however, was no act: cruel, nasty, self-destructive, he personified
that which the Sex Pistols purported to represent.
Sid became involved in a destructive relationship with Nancy
Spungen, a groupie from New York. After the Pistols broke up, he moved
to New York to start a solo career. Soon thereafter, at the age of 21 or
so, Sid stabbed Nancy to death. Arrested for the crime, he was on bail
about a month later when he died of a drug overdose.
Sid is uneducated, speaks only English, and has not matured
at all while on the Riverworld. His horrible attitude has already
gotten him killed twelve times, and he seems to be revelling in his
ability to do whatever he wants and not suffer any consequences. He
is rude from the get-go, although he tries to get involved enough
in his new group before he gets really horrible... suck 'em in then
cut 'em down :)
Sid can sort of play the bass. He is an experienced bar fighter.
He is charismatic and is a good showman, but his self-destructive nature
tends to interfere with his ability to utilize that skill.
Would your character prefer a game of chess or a game of football?
Football... and would try to cleat people in the head :)
If your character found a wallet in the street, would they return it?
No, he would keep it and get drunk or worse with the money :)
Would your character be more likely to be the life of the party or
to quietly observe the goings-on?
Life of the party.
- Would your character be found on the top of a pyramid of people or
on the bottom?
Depends on the people. Among the discontented, on top. Among 'normal'
society, he would rank lower middle.
Pretending to be your character, rank the following statements in order
of truth. Leave out statements that are false about your character.
a. Other people listen to what I say
c. I am clever with my hands
d. I notice my surroundings