Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt, from Martian Dreams
Species: Human
Martian Dreams
Location: Olympus

Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), commissioner of the New York Police Department during the time of Martian Dreams, was a member of the prematurely-launched 1893 expedition to Mars.

Having taken up residence in Olympus, Roosevelt's police duties were severely reduced, but he was still actively gathering evidence and solving crimes. Through his investigations, Roosevelt had already concluded that Rasputin was responsible for sabotaging Percival Lowell's space cannon, causing it to launch a day early with himself and the other Victorian-era personalities onboard. He also believed that Rasputin, or someone operating under him, had damaged the reflectors used to communicate with Nikola Tesla when he was still on Earth. Fingerprinting was a vital part of Roosevelt's evidence-collecting, and he asked if he might collect the Avatar's prints as well, for possible future use.

When the rescue expedition's supply of Phlogistonite went missing, Andrew Carnegie suggested again calling upon Roosevelt's forensic expertise. Examining a broken strap found at the scene of the crime with a microscope (obtained in Hellas), he was able to determine that Rasputin was, in fact, responsible for the deed.

Roosevelt also directed the Avatar's group to Sarah Bernhardt for possible ways of providing the Martian, Chsheket, with a more human appearance.

At the conclusion of the adventure on Mars, Roosevelt returned to Earth and went on to become the 26th President of the United States.

Lore Edit

Teddy Roosevelt, or "T.R." as he was known, served in the New York State Assembly; spent two years as a rancher in the Dakota territories; became Police Commissioner of New York City; acted as Assistant Secretary of the Navy; organized the Rough Riders cavalry troop to fight in the Spanish-American War; and served as New York's governor. In 1900 he was the vice-presidential candidate on a ticket with William McKinley, and when McKinley fell to an assassin's bullet, ascended to the presidency, serving from 1901 to 1909. Roosevelt's police experience and familiarity with the latest developments in forensic technique proved invaluable during the Martian adventure.

- from Time Travel (Worlds of Ultima: Martian Dreams)

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