FastJack is widely regarded as the best decker to ever live. He has achieved legendary status by sheer tenacity and longevity, and has survived countless shadowruns and challengers. Almost nothing is known about his past or his physical body, as all known files and records of him continue to mysteriously vanish.
FastJack was born in 1999. He is probably a Caucasian male that lives in the UCAS, and is possibly the father, adoptive or biological, of an otaku named Perri, who also goes by the Matrix handle Skald.
He was using computers as young as the age of 12. In 2011, using an old Mac Firestorm, he found the message by Saeletra on Shadowland. He usually uses the main processor of that particular Mac in his decks, claiming that "any deck without it feels uncomfortable."
He uses several icons depending on the situation, but the one he is associated with is an ultra-high-resolution humanoid that is vibrating dozens of times per second, blurring his features. It has an audible hum, and a smell of ozone lingers when he moves nearby, with blurred afterimages and trails. All of his motions are achieved with unmatched speed, resembling the comic book character "The Flash". He is also known to have another icon among those he considers as friends: a bland, but hyperrealistic, brown-haired, brown-eyed Caucasian male wearing a leather jacket and jeans.
He is well-known on the Shadowland BBS, and often contributes concise, informative, and insightful commentary on the various SIGs and articles posted on the BBS. He is well-versed in almost all aspects of the Sixth World, especially topics pertaining to the Matrix. He is known to have several enemies, including Bash, a sysop of The Denver Nexus, and several otaku who followed Deus. Also, he is often forced to endure unwanted challenges from other deckers who wish to make a name for themselves for "geeking FastJack", but to date, he has not lost a challenge yet.
FastJack survived the events of Crash 2.0, and some time after launched the Virtual Private Network (VPN) Jackpoint with the goal of disseminating information throughout the shadowrunning community, effectively filling the void left by the death of Captain Chaos.
Fastjack has recently gone missing, whereabouts still unknown, and is assumed to be a victim of the Cognitive Fragmentation Disorder (CFD) virus.
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- Denver: The City of Shadows, 74-75
- Shadowrun Fourth Edition, 22
- Shadowrun 20th Anniversary
- Splintered State
- Stolen Souls
- Target: Matrix