A large, heavyset boy fresh out of high school, Dean Bowyer has a decidedly shady look about him. He never appears to shave, and a vaguely unpleasant odor follows him wherever he goes; his dark hair has a shiny, unwashed look to it. The freshthing often wears t-shirts with cats on them – he claims the cat is his power animal, which gives him strength and wisdom – though, again, the cleanliness of his clothes can be an issue.
There are conflicting stories regarding the history of Dean. He has made a variety of claims, none of which have been proven true or positively false.
Some of his claims:
1) His father is a Dean at IOU.
2) He won a medal in "the War" for marksmanship. (He never specifies which war.)
3) Dean's brother is a stock broker, who is paying his way through university.
4) He was forged in the fires of Mount Doom.