Det. Liza Sloan

Casting: Paula Patton
Gender:
Date of Birth: ♉ April 21st, 1978
Age: 35
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California
Occupation: Detective with the ACRU
Ability: Toxin Resistance
Power Grade:
Registration Status: ☐ UN ☒ REG
Theme Song: Joey Ramone — "Wonderful World" (x)
Hooks: ✔ Law ✔ ACRU/Police ✔ Streets
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Detective Liza (LEE-zah) Sloan was born in South LA and came up through the LAPD. She's no stranger to rough situations, even though she's less familiar with the new way of the world; she was working in the Vice before she joined the ACRU due to testing positive for an ability. She's known for her down-to-earth attitude fearless honesty.


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Life

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Liza had a bit of a rough upbringing, the kind of life in the kind of place that someone either gets stuck in forever or tries their damnedest to climb out of and find something better. She did the latter, but she has lots of love and respect for her roots — she's not ashamed of growing up in poverty, though she doesn't make a big deal out of rising above it. Her parents probably weren't meant to be parents even if they could have afforded to realistically provide for Liza and her bundle of brothers and sisters, but they tried. While they place their cop daughter's position on a pedestal most of the time, her siblings, always in some manner of trouble, aren't so thrilled.

She wasn't always on the path to the Academy — she tested the waters in a few would-be careers first — but after deciding they weren't for her, nor were her brothers' and sister's borderline (and sometimes beyond) lives, Liza was fully committed. She became a cop fairly young and worked hard, a routine that she struggled with at first, having to put some of her youthful partying behind her in order to prove herself. She'd always been an adrenaline junkie, and there was no lack of adrenaline sources on the job, but she learned not to go running after it, eventually.

Her fun-loving outlook on life was never shoved aside — in fact, it became pretty integral to keeping her sanity — but she buckled down, eyes on the prize. Her easygoing, joking nature helped her with her colleagues, though her tendency to take no flak was both beneficial and trouble, depending on the situation— sometimes it's better in the long run to shut up. She liked patrol, grew with it; the kind of stuff she saw and worked her way through as an officer on the south side helped her climb her way to the detective desk. She worked mostly in Vice, suited to it, having no qualms with delving into the shadiest sides of the city, even posing as elements of it on the regular. She became close friends with her burly teddybear of a partner, Det. Moses Mann.

After being settled in her detective shoes long enough to become solidly entrenched, and long enough to grow an ego (a lot longer than that, let's be real), the news of special abilities hit, and she got tested. She didn't expect the results she got; she wasn't even hoping for them. With a positive test and no ability to show for it, she got shoved onto desk duty. She was too much of an unknown factor. "A risk to the public," she was told, to which she said "bullshit" and was put on a short leave. She used it to get further testing over the course of a couple of months; all inconclusive. She had an ability. She had the identification to prove it. But as far as Liza concerned, she was a normal as she always was. It was her partner who got the first clue to Liza's ability, noticing how bizarrely ineffective dozens of drinks and too many pain pills — for an injury sustained on her last case before desk-duty — were during one of her nights of blowing off steam (a regular occurrence even besides the circumstances). It all worked on her — just barely, when she'd taken in enough substances to down a grown man, let alone a woman of her size.

It was her Vice partner, too, who encouraged her to join the ACRU after testing confirmed that her ability was a type of resistance to drugs (later, toxins, testers realized). As pointless as she thought her ability, sitting around veritably locked to her desk just because she could take more aspirin than her peers (not to mention drink them under the table) was more pointless. Coming in with her fair share of sympathy for those with abilities — no stranger to being discriminated against even before her A-P label — she also came in with a healthy dose of rebellion, not ready to leave her old life or her partner for a weird new squad in Beverly Hills. She found ACRU to be welcoming enough, though, and her misgivings to be mostly calmed by Captain Shea. She still has a bit of a hard time seeing herself on the same line as people who have super-speed or perfect aim, but she's increasingly gung-ho about working on the team.

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Police Personnel Records

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Ability on File

15/11/2011
TEST: POS
ABILITY CLASS.: TBD

{22/01/2012}}
ABILITY CLASS.: Inconclusive — TBD
Stress test inconclusive
(Sched. further testing)

26/02/2012
ABILITY CLASS.: Inconclusive — TBD
Stress test, blood work inconclusive
(Sched. further testing)

04/07/2012
ABILITY CLASS.: Inconclusive — TBD
(Sched. further testing)

06/08/2012
ABILITY CLASS.: DRUG RESISTANCE

Displays resistance to synthetic drugs that exceeds the human norm; immune to ill effect. Effect of therapeutic medicine may also be altered and potentially hindered. Immune system displays significant changes. Appears to be a self-contained and passive ability.

(Sched. further testing)

30/11/2012
ABILITY CLASS.: TOXIN RESISTANCE

Ability classification changed to include a broader scope of toxins in light of allergy testing. Confirmed: alcohol, heavy metals, pollution, suggesting a level of immunity to environmental toxins. Degree unknown. Patient says harmless side effects of drugs/alcohol remain partially intact. Unconfirmed.

(Sched. regular testing)

Logs

Snake Eyes - 13 May 2013 17:58

  • Detective Sloan, you have a call from the M.E. requesting your presence downtown. County...

callie liza

Red Fish, Blue Fish - 28 Jun 2013 18:10

  • This morning, the radio sits quietly. Standing orders to make sure all reports are up-to-date....

andrew archibald gm liza

Possession of Balloons Without a Party - 28 Jun 2013 18:23

  • Neighbors requesting a check on a Reno Street address in the northern Los Angeles area....

gm jack liza

Interview Room B - 02 Oct 2013 16:40

  • Goji Okinawa, we're going to have to ask you to come with us to the police station to answer a few...

eric liza

This Oath and This Covenant - 04 Oct 2013 17:24

  • Paging Officer Carter to the Cedar-Sinai East Tower. Detective Sloan, could you meet with Officer...

jack liza

The Haunting of Cedar-Sinai - 15 Oct 2013 22:27

  • Paging Officer Carter to the Cedar-Sinai East Tower. Detective Sloan, could you meet with Officer...

jack liza

Quotes

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Trivia

  • Has a dog named Randy. He was injured in the line of duty.
  • Hated going to get her inconclusive ability tested a hundred times, so she started turning it into a game focused around how much she can annoy her doctors.
  • Is apparently Chaotic Neutral.
  • Likes to have a colourful social life when she has time to have a social life.
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