Theodore Bagwell
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Theodore Bagwell

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Grew Up… abused and mistreated by his father in rural Alabama. Part of this abuse was intellectual. He was forced to read and memorize encyclopedias and dictionaries as a boy, accounting for his extensive vocabulary and colorful manner of speech. He is a natural criminal, and as a boy used the mistreatment of animals and vandalism as outlets for his personal trauma and deep-seated psychopathy.

Living… in Fox River Penitentiary, with no sign of getting out soon. T-Bag is well-adjusted to institutionalized life. He leads a white supremacist group, which protects him from any inmates which might wish to do him harm.

Profession…criminal. T-Bag’s rap sheet goes a long way to explaining his line of work: battery, assault, attempted murder, murder, rape, and kidnapping. T-Bag, in other words, is one sick puppy, and he gets by on his criminal credentials.

Interests… white supremacy and pedophilia. From a young age, T-Bag has gained great pleasure from the suffering of other things.

Relationship Status… open to pretty much anything. T-Bag will get what he can where he can, which in prison means offering protection in return for sexual favors.

Challenge… escaping Fox River State Penitentiary. When T-Bag hears of a plan to break out of prison, he wants in. His challenge is complicated by the fact he isn’t exactly on good terms with Michael, Lincoln, Sucre, or Abruzzi – the men hatching the escape plan. With little good blood between him and the other would-be escapees, T-Bag has to find something to offer or leverage in his favor to get himself in the escape team. “Either I'm through that hole with you,” he tells the others, “or I'm gonna sing like Johnny Cash!”

Personality… psychotic and mentally ill, but strangely paternal. He looks after his own, which is pretty much the only way he gets by inside Fox River. T-Bag also has a surprising sense of humor, making colorful threats such as, “when I find you, I'm gonna whack you like a piñata in a 5-year-old’s birthday party!”

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