Rookie Trotsky has been called "a very convincing conniver" by at least one zombie. This is obviously not possible, as Trotsky is a only a cork from a completely unremarkable bottle of Chardonnay.
Trotsky was dropped into Improbable Central by a crow who had carried him from Squat Hole.1) He has a smiley face drawn on him. He got stuck in the stocks fairly often, before they were demolished.
He also has two neighbors: a pebble with a frowny face drawn on it, supplied by sugar-hi unicorn when the two met and the skull of a former (now deceased) ninja, supplied by The Dastardly Genteel RP Whistle, to make a point. Pebble usually spends its time in the grass, as it gets kicked more often than Trotsky does. Brentley is currently in a tree near the Prancing Spiderkitty.
All Trotsky does is look and smile. It's all he can do.
But now, thanks to the head of a certain illegal biotechnology corporation and his ballpoint pen, he has a monocle. There is also a facial scar on his cheek, drawn with a quill by the man known only as Svergon. Plus a tiny magic top hat made by a strange, heavily armed musician.
There have also been the matters of ichor, ample cleavage, brain surgery, heavy drinking, being stabbed by the Narrator, becoming a costumed vigilante, singing, barfighting, and the crossing ocean blue. He has known triumph, tragedy, and hardship. Trotsky is the most interesting cork in the world.