Sniper is the second main character in the webcomic series "Romantically Apocalyptic" by Vitaly S Alexius. He is refered to as "Sniper" but it is found out that his actual name is "Charles Snippy". He is often called "Mr.Snippy" or just "Snippy" by Captain. Other than his visions of the past, present and or future and inability to discern which is which he is considered the only sane member of the group, besides Engineer.
In the flashbacks after he is stuck in the monster "Cancer", it is found out he worked for The GOOD Directorate Inc as a stereotypical pencil pusher. Snippy is part of the 1% population that cannot connect to the Internet via a neural interface, and so can not Interact with The Directorate's "ANNET" system, the computer program and all that controls the technology and back-ups people's memories into a cloud database and allows people to browse the internet in their sleep. Due to this, he was able to survive from Annet when Captain corrupted her data banks by spilling tea into them. Before this he was transferred to the "Dead Zone Tourism" branch of GOOD DIRECTORATE, where he led tourists on journeys to see the wasteland the Earth had become due to the activities of the Directorate. This resulted in the deaths of everyone he was assigned to look after and left him alone in Wasteland, setting up the plot for Romtically Apocalyptic. It was discovered in a page of Pilot's diary that Sniper is an Athiest. It is suggested in his diary entrees, that he is British.
Sniper is seen wearing a custom-created Gasmask with blue goggles, but unlike other characters, it is shown that his goggles can act like eyebrows, giving him a wide range of expresssions. He wears a black and white "New Age Styled" (Good Directorate issue) Officer Uniform with hoodie that is 100% fireproof. Before Comic #26, he carried a rifle with him, but after, he lost his rifle until Comic #44 when he grabbed another one. His face is shown to be thin with scruffy dark brown hair and light blue eyes.
Sniper is the only person in Captains group deemed "sane", unlike Captain, who is utterly insane, and Pilot who has built a Father-Son relationship with Captain, almost to the point of religious fanaticism. As a result it is Sniper who is forced to carry out most of Captains dangerous and often bizzare requests.
He is the most serious person in the group and the only one with any amount of common sense. This puts him at odds with the more whimsical Captain, yet the two are shown to get along fine. He is shown to express contempt and sarcasm at Captain from time to time. He fights with Pilot often, perhaps originating from a plot by Pilot to get him eaten by a whale. This resulted in Sniper attempting to strangle Pilot after he escaped.
Snippy is also heard to say "BWAH?!" when startled or scared
Skills and Equipment
Mr. Snippy's headgear consists of a gasmask with two filters and a goggle with blue glasses and goggle-caps. He is probably wearing a shroud as well, but it is constantly covered up by the hood of his jacket. The jacket has a black and white pattern, several pockets and shows a small (Good-Directorate) G-emblem with the label 'fireproof' on the left front side. Aside from that Snipopy wears a black shirt and black pants as well as black boots and gloves.
He usually carries a rifle around, Captain's shopping lists, a 'propperty of Captein' note and a pocketknife. He briefly had a 'bag of cancer summoning' and a half destroyed cellphone in his possession as well.
As his post sugest, he is the sniper, meaning he has the necessary sharp-shooting skill, and by the weapon of his choice, it can be assumed he is skilled in shooting with a long-range rifle. He also seens to have a fairly good resilience to stand all the traumas and shocks he seens to receive carrying the duties of his insane boss.
Similar to Captain, he seens to have a very uncommon luck, though it doesn't tends to bring him solutions, it at least allows him to survive all odds, from crashing rocket-subways to deadly wounds, even when it includes completly illogic events to make it happens.
He seems well versed in survival skills, able to survive for undefined time inside a whale and keep surviving in the nuclear-hazard city. He most likely learned his survival skills, such as tracking, in dead zone training.
The Gas Mask
Snippy's gas mask is a running gag, expecially around the readers, as it seens to represent his emotions with the googles having an extra pair of lens that's always left opened in a 90º angle and they act as his eyebrows, making all his expressions, since the gas mask conceals 100% of his face.