The Water-method Man Characters

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Fred's friends call him "Bogus" because he lies so much. His last name is also a pun on falsehood. Bogus ambles through life, not really sure what he wants from it. He always has problems sticking with anything. Bogus is amazing both with foreign languages and sound editing but does not focus much on these successes. Instead he talks more about doomed efforts, whether in wrestling, skiing, working on his thesis, or trying to protect small animals. Bogus strongly feels his own mortality, feeling vulnerable and useless in an unkind world, so he tries to protect little things in his care, whether they be a mouse, an eel, or his son. It deeply bothers Bogus that all things die, and his habit of never completing anything could be a fear that completion leads to death.

Bogus tends to sabotage his own efforts. When he is unfaithful to...

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