Portrayed as a bad guy, is Jimbo simply misunderstood?

Like all of the characters , he’s just a normal guy who puts his pants on like everyone else, one leg at a time.

James ‘Jimbo’ Secaku United States Air Force Colonel Retired, is a Native American. Raised with his mother and grandparents when his father left the reservation to join the military, he spent much of his time away from the strict man. Jimbo idolized his father, but had a difficult time measuring up to the  expectations  of the combat veteran. The  little time he did spend with his father was usually on base, often while his father inspected the troops, directed the troops, or more often, berated the troops for their inadequacies.   Wanting his father’s love and respect, and stuck between his father’s white man’s desires and his grandfather’s tribal customs, he felt he’d never have what he wanted so long as he remained on the reservation. With his father’s blessing he left to join the military after his arranged marriage to a member of a neighboring tribe  on his seventeenth birthday.

Shortly after joining the military, Jimbo renounced his tribal beliefs in favor of the Catholic religion prevalent among his fellow recruits. A narcissistic man, he took well to the strict adherence to being physically fit that is expected. At the time Jimbo joined the military, few woman were allowed let alone encouraged to join which pleased him. Later when war started again and woman began to join in numbers, the rule that restricted woman from combat only played into his overall belief that they are not only the weaker sex, but have less value in society  in general.   In his military career he quickly moved up the ranks becoming one of the youngest to earn the rank of Colonel.

As a military officer used to command, he brings it into his personal life as well. He is the master of his domain, nothing goes on at home without his consent. From what is eaten and when, to what is worn and how much time is devoted to physical exercise, to what subjects his children studied in school. When his wife’s mental illness began to show, he took control of what medication she was allowed to be prescribed and if she would spend time in the hospital where they could better monitor the situation. Not a tolerant man, he saw his wife’s disability as a character flaw that she brought on herself as a way to alienate him. He was once heard repeating the words of Hitler, “the mission of woman is to minister in the home and in her profession to the needs of life from the first to last moment of man’s existence.”  Her inability to fulfill her obligations to him as the husband gave him the right, in his mind, to seek other enjoyment, which included liberties with a daughter he initially claimed wasn’t his own.

Jimbo is a loving and doting father, putting his son’s education and needs often before his own. In the boys youth, he would spend hours in his training, prepping the boy for tests, and pulling strings to ensure he had the best opportunities. When his son followed his footsteps into the military, Jimbo ensured that he was given choice assignments.  Though it was a disappointment when his son left the military he was proud that he joined the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Fire Arms. One of his mottoes in life is ‘you’re nothing if you don’t serve your country.’

Closing in on seventy years old, Jimbo is still distinguished looking with thick black hair starting to grey with silver at the edges. He has hazel eyes and a wide set face, evidence of his Native American heritage.  Jimbo enjoys smoking Swisher Sweet Cigerellos and  is willing to pay good money for a smooth Scotch. A steak and potato man, he starts his day with a thick steak severed with eggs and hash brown potatoes covered in Tabasco sauce, often having another steak for dinner. Before his retirement, after breakfast he would spend an hour in the gym working out with weights before PTing with his troops. His routine since retiring, he maintains a similar schedule of a large breakfast followed by a workout.

Jimbo reads military novels, usually biographies of past military men of power, books dedicated to study of the rise and fall of the third Reich and any new strategic combat plans.  He sleeps in boxer shorts and a green military t-shirt like he has since he was in basic training. When he sleeps. Jimbo conforms to the Uberman’s sleep schedule which  relies on six twenty to thirty minute naps spread throughout the day, any more than that is just being plain lazy in his opinion.

Several years ago his son disappeared after an undercover operation went wrong. When Jimbo came up against opposition in finding  the truth, he retired from the military to spend his time, energy, and money on locating what happened to his son. He is obsessed to the point of crossing any law, man made or God made, in order to retrieve him. The only person he loves more than himself is his son and he is more than willing to sacrifice anyone and everyone who gets in his way.

 

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