|Appearance:||6'1" tall. Dark brown hair with hazel eyes. Semi-athletic build (He's not overly-muscular, but he's definitely fit). Approximately 165 lb.
Dalton tends to dress quite well, especially when he goes to school or goes out (Button-down shirts with the sleeves rolled up, nice shoes/sneakers, dark jeans, blazers and nice sweaters, etc.)
|Cutie Mark:||Alas, he is only human.|
|Personality:||Dalton is a smooth and charismatic guy, but he can become irritated or confrontational when topics are broached that he is particularly sensitive to, such as his biological family or his gambling problem (Which very few people know about).
He is generally quite close to his adoptive family, and loyal to the friends that he makes, but worsening circumstances caused by his addiction may threaten all that.
|Backstory:||Having been adopted by the Clark family when he was less than one week old, Dalton never knew his biological parents. Despite some curiosity as to who they were and why they gave him up, he has never felt particularly driven to track them down. If they never cared enough to keep him, he reasons, why should he expend the effort to reunite with them?
He recently moved into town with his family and is attending the local high school with his adoptive sister, Emily Clark, an aspiring actress. Despite having maintained a relatively decent academic performance throughout his life, he is still unsure as to what he wants to do after he graduates.
A one-time lucky streak in his former hometown, however, sparked in him an obsession with making money through gambling. He now frequents online poker sites and local clubs and casinos. His occasional big wins have been matched by strings of terrible losses, however, and what started as a questionable hobby with the hopes of getting rich has quickly devolved into a hopeless addiction. Rather than giving up the game, Dalton's problem has only been fueled by the intense belief that he can turn his luck around and the need to pay off a steadily mounting debt.
His desire to keep things hidden from those close to him have driven him to such lengths as obtaining multiple credit cards and opening a secret PO box, both without his parents' knowledge. It's only a matter of time before the strain becomes more than he can handle...