For the man Vincent impersonated throughout most of the movie, see Jerome Eugene Morrow. For another character with a similar name, see Anton Freeman.

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Biography Edit

Birth Edit

When Vincent was born a DNA analysis from him indicated a high probability of a few medical disorders, including a 99% probability of heart disorder and an expected life expectancy of 30.2 years. His father named him Vincent Anton Freeman instead of Anton Freeman, not wanting a son with genetic defects to be named after him.

Early LifeEdit

Vincents younger brother, Anton, who was born via genetic selection, surpassed him in many aspects when the two were young. They often challenged each other to a game of Chicken, where Anton usually won. However, Vincent had triumphed at one point when Anton was about to drown, whom Vincent also manages to save. Vincent had a moment of strength unlike before when he has been weak his whole life.

When Vincent is a young man, he runs away from home to pursue a career in science. In addition, he rips his own face from a family portrait. Vincent Anton juggles jobs as he goes on, usually being a janitor. Eventually, he lands a job as a janitor at Gattaca. After working there for a few weeks, he figures it is time to try and get in. However, exercising is not helping him, so he decides to borrow a ladder from a genius named Jerome Eugene Morrow in order to impersonate the latter so he can be accepted into Gattaca.

Morrow decides to let Freeman borrow his ladder and let him stay at his apartment in exchange for rent. After months of multiple changes, Freeman is finally ready and applies for Gattaca. He gets an interview, which actually just consists of a DNA test.

In Gattaca Employment Edit

Freeman becomes the company's top celestial navigator while working for Gattaca and is chosen to go on the manned spaceflight to Saturn's moon, Titan. A week before the spaceflight launch, one of the managing directors (of the mission) is bludgeoned to death in his office. During the investigation, someone finds an eyelash. When they scan it, they find Vincent's old "Invalid" profile and image. The police are now on the case, thinking that Vincent murdered the managing director.

During an exercise session at Gattaca, Vincent experiences a rapid heartbeat while jogging on a treadmill and had to sit out, proving that the DNA analysis about Vincent's potential heart disorder was not completely rubbish.

While working for Gattaca, Vincent meets another employee named Irene Cassini. She is resigned to her less favorable treatment in Gattaca due to her high probability of heart failure; her initial attraction to boe is largely due to his perceived "second to none" superiority, causing her to be slightly jealous.

Cover BlownEdit

After one close call, Irene finally figures out the real identity of "Jerome" and that he is actually the "Invalid" that the police were looking for under suspicion of killing the managing director. She is aghast and immediately leaves, only to be stopped by Vincent. He convinces her that he is still the same man as he was when impersonating Jerome; she believes this, and their relationship is saved.

The Journey to TitanEdit

Just hours before his liftoff, Jerome bids Vincent a final farewell, also providing him with two lifetime supplies of urine and blood. He also gives him a note, telling him not to open it until he gets upstairs.

Right before going off on the trip, he must take one more urine test. As he thought there would be no more tests, Vincent did not bring a pack of Jerome's urine. However, the doctor taking the test, Doctor Lamar, has been aware of Vincent's impersonation of Jerome and being a de-gene-rate for some time, and also says that he has a son who's "not all that they promised" and that looks up to the Vincent, despite Vincent's heart problems. Lamar ignores the scan, letting Vincent go to Titan. 

As the rocket lifts off, Jerome burns himself to death. Vincent opens the letter from Jerome, which turns out to only be a large lock of Jerome's hair. Also, Vincent suddenly has a rush of sadness of leaving Earth, despite being treated as a second. He further muses that "they say every atom in our bodies was once a part of a star," and wonders, "Maybe I'm not leaving, maybe I'm going home.