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The Ace / Marty Stu: Despite his mental problems, or maybe because of them, Parker has exceptional reflexes, endurance and charm, and seems to be totally immune to physical pain. Arguably deconstructed - Left to his own devices, he'd gamble and adrenaline-rush himself into oblivion. The only reason he's functional at all is because Backstep keeps him not just on a tight leash, but a choke chain - he's sometimes threatened by Donovan with being sent back to Hansen Island if he doesn't stop making a spectacle of himself.