Character Name: Rafael Dixon
Other Names: N/A
Birthdate / Location: November 7th, 1974 - Amherst Junction, Wisconsin.
Group Affiliation: U.S. Army – The New Initiative
Position: Lt. Colonel, in charge of the East Coast division.
Rafe Dixon is played by Dennis Haysbert.
Aesthetics and Dress~ Rafe is a tall (6 .4’’), muscular Afroamerican man. He is seldom seen without his uniform, but when he does, he tends to dress insuits or jeans and T-shirts when at more informal situations.
Attitude~ He is intelligent, shows initiative and resourceful. He’s deeply patriotic and committed to the Army and the purposes of the New Initiative. He’s also very trustworthy and loyal to his friend, an aspect that has brought him conflicts time and again, when his loyalty to friends clashes with his obligations as soldier.
Lifestyle~ At the moment, Rafael Dixon is the Lt. Colonel in charge of the East Coast division of the New Initiative. He lives in N.Y., is married and has two kids.
Background:Rafael Dixon was born and raised in Amherst Junction, a very small town lost in the middle of Wisconsin. His parents run the local drugstore. At the age of 18, fresh with a high school degree, Rafe left town and enlisted in the U.S. Army.
Soon after finishing his training and studies at Fort Benning, Rafe was transferred to a secret military organization known as ‘The Initiative’, and started serving in the Sunnydale branch. As the majority of the Initiative actives, he posed as a University of California student while he performed his duties as a commando under Professor Maggie Walsh’s orders.
During his time at Sunnydale’s facilities, Rafe made some life-long friendships including Riley Finn, Graham Miller and Susan Price, Forrest Gates and Evan Goodman. As the rest of the soldiers in the Initiative, he and his friends were unaware that Professor Walsh’s subjects, enhancing their performance through drugs, human/demon experimentation and behavioral conditioning.
In 1999, the Initiative was put to shame because of its corruption and human experimentation, and was closed by the government. During the process, many of Rafe’s friends were killed or just disappeared.
After that, Rafael Dixon joined another black ops Army unit and continued to fight demons wherever it was necessary. Some of his friends, the ones who had survived, also joined the unit.
Rafe continued to serve for many years, specializing in dealing with ‘hostile subterrestrials’ as the Army called demons and other supernatural beings, and when in 2012, it was decided to reopen the Initiative (with a complete different purpose this time, Rafe – a captain by then – was transferred to it again.
At the moment, Rafael Dixon is the Lt. Colonel in charge of the East Coast division of the New Initiative. He lives in N.Y., is married and has two kids.