Portrait of a Character – Will Owen
Will is meant to be a very good-looking African-American man, and Gibson fits the bill perfectly.
Gentle and loving, Will wants everything to be perfect with Blair. She is his world.
But his world is crashing downwards, as he is failing out of his classes. In order to be able to stay with her, he does the unthinkable.
And when it does not work, Pamela reports, in Together, that Will hangs himself.
Fellow medical student Blair Claymore is all that Will feels he needs. They seem to be the golden couple, ideal in every way. They also set up a contrast to Malcolm and Pamela’s odd relationship, with its tug of war.
If Will had lived, undoubtedly, he would have proposed.
There are no impediments to Will having a Mirror Universe counterpart.
I have never written him, but I can envision a Will in the mirror as being nasty and probably a ladies’ man. He has never been written on the ISS Defiant, and Empress Hoshi would have noticed if such a good-looking man was on her ship.
But there are plenty of other places where a mirror guy could lurk.
“Yes, I know, California girl. And I love the color of your skin. The difference means nothing to me.”
A tragic figure, Will is doomed even before the start of Intolerance and, unless I can write some sort of origins or mirror tale for him, he won’t be seen again.