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wondrous place — character notes .
« on: November 17, 2020, 05:09:43 PM »
Hello! This is where I'm going to store summarised notes for all of my TNW characters. It'll be a pretty hefty thread once I'm finally done with it, but hopefully it'll give people a good outline of my characters! Whilst I appreciate people stalking this thread, please don't post here. Thank you!
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Re: wondrous place — character notes .
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2020, 05:10:13 PM »
BUT I'M GONNA WIN, I'M GONNA TRY. I'LL NEVER LOSE, I'LL NEVER DIE. YOU'VE SEEN ME BEFORE, YOU'LL SEE ME AGAIN. I'LL NEVER GIVE UP, I'LL NEVER GIVE IN, TIL I'M BLOODY AND BRUISED, TIL I'VE BROKEN MY BONES, TIL I WON'T BE ABUSED, TIL I'M LAUGHING ALONE. IT'S HARD TO BE CHARMING AND SMART AND DISARMING. IT'S HARD TO PRETEND YOU'RE THE BEST. IT'S HARD TO FULFILL EVERYONE'S EXPECTATIONS. IT'S HARD TO KEEP UP WITH THE REST.

(  i.  )——Brock Van Den Bergh ; no known nicknames, and solely goes by the name ❛ Brock ❜. He is a cisgender male who chooses to use he/him pronouns only. He is forty nine years old, and he is certainly beginning to look his age as he sports salt and pepper facial hair and a hollowed facial structure. He was born on the third of January which makes him a Capricorn. Residing in Bluestem Prairie, Brock is the current Chief of the group where he has influenced the group in an antagonistic way.

(  ii.  )——Standing at an impressive six feet, Brock sports a somewhat lean and gangling body type with long legs and a confident, easy stride ; face claim & voice claim. Jeffrey Dean Morgan. His eyes are a deep chocolate brown — almost black — and, spreading out from the corners of his eyes, there are deep-set crows feet developing. His hair is jet black, apart from sparse grey hairs dotted across his hairline. He tends to slick his hair back, but sometimes his hair may seem ever-so-slightly dishevelled after he removes his hat. When he chooses not to shave his facial hair, it often grows in grey — because of this, he prefers a shaved appearance, often only leaving a moustache and a soul patch.

Brock has no piercings, but he does have several tattoos from his ❛ gang days ❜. He has tattoos interspersed across his upper arms, and a tattoo on the left side of his chest. Also, he has knuckle tattoos that he likes to adorn with rings. As for his taste in clothing, he tends to only wear very muted tones, reds and purples. He enjoys to dress up as extravagantly as a rancher can muster. He tends to wear band collar work shirts — although he tends not to button the work shirt all the way to the top — and a pair of dark coloured trousers. Additionally, Brock often wears a vest coat over his shirt to stash away personal items. He wears black cowboy boots with silver spurs, keeps two brown leather holsters on either hip and a black hat he tends to wear in the warmer months. In the colder months, he also has a long black coat that he often wears.

(  iii.  )——ENFJ ; When trying to describe him, there is no ❛ real ❜ Brock. Some may see him as a saint — fashioning himself into something of a Robin Hood-like figure — whilst many others may see him as a nihilistic, deluded killer. When he comes to believe that something is important, he will pursue that goal with a conviction and energy that can catch many off-guard. He will even rock the boat if he must in order to get the response he'd been hoping for. Not everyone likes to see this, but his passion for his cause is an inseparable part of his personality.

With a natural confidence that begets influence, Brock takes great joy in guiding others down the same path as a social pariah. He radiates authenticity, concern and altruism, unafraid to stand up and speak when he feels something needs to be said. Charm and popularity are qualities that stand true in Brock. A talented imitator in his own right, he instinctively knows how to capture an audience, and pick up on mood and motivation in ways that allow him to communicate with reason, emotion, passion, restraint — whatever the situation calls for.

With this being said, he would have no shame in making even his closest confidants a martyr if it will benefit him and his cause somehow. He's horribly selfish and will only care when it is convenient to him. If anybody dares of challenge of criticize Brock's values or principles, they will likely receive an alarmingly strong and brash response from Brock; he's highly vulnerable to criticism and questioning his motives is always the fastest way to see the bad side of Brock.

He's driven purely by his ego and his lust for vengeance. Ever since the death of his wife and subsequent breakdown of his group of closest confidants, his behaviour has grown more aggressive, violent, and erratic. Once commended for his incredible courage, his fearlessness now overlaps into recklessness, although it's rarely him who gets the short straw as a result. Whilst he has no qualms in confronting any opponent head-on with utmost faith in those who fight alongside him, Brock will almost always distance himself from the conflict unless he is assured that he is well guarded. He refuses to risk dying for his cause yet he sees no issue in forcing that upon fellow allies.

Once an idealistic deviant with the dream of making the world a greater place, Brock has since begun to disintegrate into a neurotic and vicious man, all too aware that in all of his efforts to change the world — even resorting to a life of crime — nothing that he can do will change the course of time. He carries himself with the vigour of a much better, and mentally stronger, man yet, in reality, Brock is anything but.

(  iv.  )——Born to Horatio and Tanya Van Den Bergh, Brock is the middle child in the family. He has one older sister named Marijke and one younger sister named Sterre. Brock's family, whilst they lived in Texas, originated from The Netherlands and their Dutch traditions were evident in his childhood.

He identifies as heterosexual and has only ever been attracted to women. Brock married when he was young to a woman named Alexandra Scott. They had two children together ; Cassidy and James Van Den Bergh. In 2030, Alex was shot and killed by a bullet that was meant for Brock. Ever since he was widowed, Brock has never been interested in romance and is unlikely to ever form a relationship with another woman again. He only had room in his heart for Alexandra as she was, without a doubt, his soulmate.

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Re: wondrous place — character notes .
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2020, 05:26:13 PM »
BEEN FIGHTING WITH MY SHEETS AND NEARLY CRYING IN MY SLEEP. YES, I'M BATTLING THAT WELL-TAUGHT GRIPE, THE MOST RESTRAINING TYPE, YOU SHOULD HAVE RACING STRIPES. THE WAY YOU KEEP ME IN PURSUIT, SHARPEN THE HEEL OF YOUR BOOT AND YOU PRESS IT TO MY CHEST AND YOU MAKE ME WHEEZE THEN TO MY KNEES YOU DO PROMOTE ME. I'M PINNED DOWN BY THE DARK.

(  i.  )——Edmund Theodore Stirling-Moray ; more commonly known as ❛ Ed ❜ or ❛ Eddie ❜. Until recently, he favoured the ❛ Moray ❜ from his surname, but has since dropped it from his name in order to keep appearances as the chairman of the Stirling enterprise. He is a cisgender male who chooses to use he/him pronouns only. He is twenty five years old which may seem young but he is wise beyond his years. Eddie was born on the seventh of August which makes him a Leo. Currently, he lives in Flintlock Lodge where he juggles acting as the Captain of the lodge as well as the leader of his family's notorious criminal enterprise.
 
(  ii.  )——Eddie stands at only five foot eight and, although he is shorter than a lot of the men around in The New World, he doesn’t tend to get too self conscious over it. Additionally, whilst he may be on the heavier side, it’s solely because he is very broad shouldered with a lot of muscle mass. He tends to stand quite tall with his shoulders back. It’s almost a very rigid and tense stance, as if he’s always in fight or flight mode. Eddie has a calculative stride where he rarely rushes when taking firm steps forward. He often stands with his arms folded across his chest, a subconscious defensive and guarded position ; face claim & voice claim. Finn Cole. His eyes are a thin almond shape, and his eye color is a soft baby blue. His lashes are not very long and his eyebrows are somewhat sparse. Eddie has dirty blond hair which is easy to tame since it’s quite short.

He has a square face shape with a very sharp jawline. When he works his jaw, his masseter muscle tends to protrude somewhat; a clear sign of when he is stressed out or trying to contain his anger. He has a very solemn and unreadable expression. Many people joke around, saying that it is his resting bitch face. Eddie has a multitude of freckles, especially across his nose. He has a few scars. one notable one is just below his eyebrow where he was pushed down the stairs as a child. He also has one close to his hairline on the side of his face where an enemy slammed his head down against the ice. Also, Eddie has a couple of small scars across his hands. The most recent ones are across his palms where he cut himself on broken glass.

Additionally, Eddie has two tattoos. The first one is a simplistic Stirling crest of a stag on his right shoulder, and the other is a cat holding a knife on the back of his left calf. The latter tattoo was done as a joke on one very drunken night by his brother, Alfonso. He often wears jeans, namely dark blue or black jeans, with either a plain t-shirt, a flannel shirt, a hoodie, or a combination of the three. He also wears a lot of button down shirts and long sleeve sweatshirts. As for shoes, he's mainly seen wearing the same pair of dark brown leather boots as they keep his feet warm and dry in the snow. Above his usual clothing, he also has a mustard yellow puffer jacket, black gloves and a black beanie that he often wears.

(  iii.  )——ISTJ ; The first thing one would notice about Edmund is the quietness. He is like a shadow slinking across a room rather than the voice shouting at the top of their lungs. This is simply because he prefers to listen rather than talk. He is cunning and calculative, and this requires a vast amount of listening and plotting before he actually opens his mouth. Inside his sharp mind, it's constantly working like clockworks, trying to formulate plans and ideas. He is quiet yet confident in nature, and doesn't forgive or forget. Even if it means taking months to plan in his head, waiting for his enemy to lower their guard, before striking in a way that makes the enemy completely oblivious to the fact they've lost before it’s too late, Edmund would do that without hesitation.

Furthermore, Edmund is known to be responsible. As he is generally composed as a character, he can often stay very calm in times of conflict, acting as somebody safe to look up to and trust in. His word is always a promise, and he will stick to such promises until the moment he dies. This is due to the fact that he is fiercely loyal to a select few and he's always committed to fulfill his duties to those who have his loyalty - after all, people rarely receive such treatment from Edmund. He very rarely loses his temper or acts on emotion, often keeping everything to himself as to keep his feet planted firmly on the ground.

He is pragmatic and makes decisions based on what he sees and understands in the moment, and finds it hard to allow emotion to cloud his judgement. This can make him quite inconsiderate and heartless in ways as he'll never take individuals’ emotions into consideration. Edmund has a gravely serious and no-nonsense air to him. He's stable and cautious and tends to interact with the world in a quiet and methodical way.

It is true to say that he struggles to express his emotion, especially since he was raised on stoicism, but he sure as hell feels a lot. He can feel hurt by people's words, angered greatly by situations which unfold or internally gleam when something delightful happens - he only keeps emotion hidden behind a stern expression. He is independent by nature and prefers to try and work through his problems on his own, even though his methods of doing so are not very effective.

He is very in tune with the environment around him. Being one to listen rather than talk, there’s little that escapes his sharp eye (or ear). He will then keep such information locked inside his head in case it becomes useful in times to come. In his mind, too much dependence on others is a sign of weakness. He values autonomy and independence far greater than relying on others to do things for him. Due to this, he would rather make his own way than rely on someone else because he knows that he will get it done, and it will be done right.

But, on the downside, with this overconfident belief that he can carry everybody on his shoulders, he does tend to bite off far more than he can chew, being far too stubborn to ever approach anybody for help. Because of this, he gets overwhelmed and teeters on the edge of a burnout when things become too stressful in his head. And yet, he will persistently deny - even to himself - that anything is wrong. He grows paranoid, assuming that he and those around him are always on the brink of danger. He pushes people away in fear that they only get hurt because of him, and tends to obsessively do what he thinks is the best way to remedy the problem.

Ultimately, despite his cold and aloof front, he is a deeply contemplative, mature and thoughtful man who feels the need to take things into his own hands as a commander. He is incredibly stubborn and independent and works hard to get a job done. Although quiet, his mind is very colorful and full of logic. He is loyal to those he cares about and above all else puts his duties as his priority.

(  iv.  )——Edmund was born in Boston, Massachusetts into the Stirling Crime Family, a barbaric Irish mobster syndicate, self-made millionaires through owning a whiskey distillery and using the company as a cover-up for all the darker things they'd do in the criminal world. They would smuggle and manufacture untaxed alcohol and weaponry through the company and would sometimes hijack cargo ships and trucks in order to obtain resources to sell on. As well as that, they'd skim their whiskey distillery and extort the surrounding bars and casinos that they had control over.

In the crime family, Edmund's father, Alfred Stirling, was the Mob Boss, a barbaric and cutthroat man who was feared by many for his lack of remorse. He'd send contract killers out to murder somebody in front of their children and not even bat an eyelid. Even allies who angered him were not safe. Alfred killed Eddie’s mother, Leonora Moray, in front of Eddie when Ed was sixteen. Ed has four older brothers, Thomas, Franklin, and the late Dominik and Alfonso. Eddie also has two younger half-siblings, Henry and Ida.

He is a closeted bisexual as he was raised by Stirling traditions insisting that homosexuality was frowned upon. Ed is a divorcee after it was discovered that he was a serial cheater. He had two children with his ex-wife, Blake Kegan: Charlotte and Thomas. Eddie had brief intimate relations with his now best friend, Mickey Serge, where he embraced his sexuality behind closed doors. Currently, he is having intimate relations with Maxine Van Doren, his ex-girlfriend back when they were still teenagers. He has not told her yet that he has fallen in love with her.

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Re: wondrous place — character notes .
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2020, 01:48:12 PM »
I GOT THAT SABERTOOTH SHARP WIT, FAT LIP, CHARMING AS A SNAKE AND I BITE WITH A MOUTH LIKE A SAILOR. I'M LOOKING REAL FINE AND I'M FEELING REAL GOOD, 'BOUT TO BREAK A COUPLE WINDOWS WHEN WE SHAKE THE NEIGHBORHOOD. I'M A WASTE CASE, LIKE THE TASTE, PASS THE CAN AND TRASH THE PLACE. ZIG ZAG, BABY LET ME TAKE A DRAG. RAISE A GLASS AND PLANT OUR FLAG, IT'S OUR HOUSE CAN'T TAKE IT BACK. CLOUDS OF SMOKE AND WE GOT NO RULES. I TAKE THE CAR WHILE YOU STEAL THE JEWELS. DON'T PAY FOR NOTHIN' AND WE SOME FUN, LIVE FAST AND WILD SO WE ALL DIE YOUNG. WE BREAK EVERYTHING WE TOUCH.

(  i.  )——VERNON JEREMIAH GREEN ; almost solely introduces himself as ❛ Green ❜ or ❛ Greenie ❜, often used interchangeably. Only a select few will call him by his first name, and he is better known by his surname as it was what he was called whilst homeless on the streets as an orphan. He identifies as a cisgender male, using he/him pronouns. He is twenty five years old, born on the twenty first of April which makes him a Taurus. Currently residing in Northstar District, Greenie is the current Guardian of the group after he stood up to the Badlands who occupied the territory at the time.

(  ii.  )——Green is an average height of five foot ten, he has quite a well-built frame. His weight has fluctuated a lot in his life; as a youngster, he was naturally slim but he gained a lot of weight after being spoiled by his foster parents. Once they passed away, living on the streets left Green malnourished with sunken in features and prominent bony landmarks. When he found his permanent home in Northstar, he had the chance to eat well enough to sit at a healthy weight. He has a generally upbeat and borderline restless stance — he must always be shifting his weight, using dramatic hand gestures or walking around whilst he expresses himself. Green often stands around with his hands on his hips, an open and friendly appearance of looking in control ; face claim & voice claim. Taron Egerton. He has muted grey/blue eyes and a triangular face shape with deep-set dimples. His hair is dirty blond hair which is often very simply combed over.

He has very many scars, mostly across his torso region. This is from when he was being abused by the now deceased Mateo Suarez, a malicious man who manipulated Green before blackmailing him into giving him authority to run Northstar District in a way which would protect Mateo from being hunted by Bluestem Prairie. Whilst he doesn’t have any tattoos, Green has his right ear pierced. He tends to keep a stud in his ear. Greenie very rarely wears long sleeved shirts, hoodies or sweaters, even when it’s cold. Instead, he likes t-shirts where he can layer it with very colorful, patterned overshirts. If he’s not wearing his jeans which are fraying at the seams, Green likes to wear shorts. He either wears a pair of sneakers or slides. Additionally, Green owns a baseball cap that he often wears — it was his foster father’s, so Green holds it very close to his heart. When doing patrols or leaving the safety of the city, Green has a protective, padded coat that he wears. It’s bulletproof so will protect him from an attack, which gives him great peace of mind.

(  iii.  )——ENFJ ; Green is a natural-born leader who tends to radiate authenticity, concern and altruism when guiding a group of people to work together in order to improve themselves and their community. He is naturally confident, unafraid to stand up and speak his mind when he feels like something must be said, even if sometimes this can place him in compromising positions. As a passionate altruist, often to an extreme degree, he appears courageous and firmly loyal when taking slings and arrows whilst standing up for the ideas and people he believes in - even when it is not his fight to win, he will try and take situations into his own hands in order to show his support. His leadership is selfless in the way he wishes for a brighter future, one where violence should rarely be an option.

The interest that Green has in people he cares about is genuine. He thrives off of emotional intimacy with another and in many cases his authenticity and kindness will inspire those they care about to improve themselves. But, on the flip side, Green can also overextend that optimism and kindness. Sometimes he pushes himself too far, attempts to spread himself too thin until he's left himself vulnerable. Even though he has lived a life that should have rightfully made him jaded, he is far too trusting of people, which will someday be the cause of his greatest downfall. Green is particularly vulnerable to taking on far more than he can chew. If he gets involved in another person's plight, he tends to take the issues to heart as if they were his own problems. He will always try to see fault in himself because he believes that if someone reacts badly to him, it’s because of a defect in himself rather than in the other person and he will try to bend over backwards to alter what he can change.

Academically, he is not smart - he never had the opportunity to attend school and was instead home-schooled; but, since the environment he was in was disorganized, it was difficult for him to learn. Instead, a lot of his intelligence comes in the form of interpersonal and bodily-kinesthetic smarts. He is very thoughtful as a person and, with his life experiences, he has grown to not naturally know the ways of the world but have the eagerness and determination to figure it out for himself. People tend to underestimate Green because of his background. He never sounded particularly intelligent when he spoke, unable to read or write very well, and he could come across as somewhat cocky and cheeky; his heart has always been a place where he'd welcome all sorts of people in, making him maybe too lenient, too warm, too vulnerable... It was easy for people to try and take advantage of him, especially when he never came across as much of a threat.

But, the one thing Green does possess is a stubbornness and tenacity to defy opposition. He is capable enough to do so and, in many ways, people tend to tell him that he has a lot of nerve to stand up to so many powerful figureheads. Especially since he does not believe in fighting physically for his rights, it is bold for him to believe that he can talk his way to freedom which, in many cases, he is actually successful in doing. His words are often persuasive, passionate and have sound reasoning. He is rebellious and will tackle opposing ideas which he believes will be detrimental to those he cares about. With his very boyish and innocently arrogant charm, he often can come across as quite naive and starry-eyed, or even irresponsible. He is so idealistic that sometimes he isn't really realistic about his own goals, yet he is too stubborn to listen if anybody was to tell him so.

Overall, Green is a charming and confident man with a benevolence that could kill him if placed in the wrong hands. He is hardy yet still sensitive, tough and resilient yet also open to share his own weakness. He sometimes pretends to be more self-assured and knowledgeable than he truly is, yet can also admit gaps in his wisdom. He can be evasive towards issues that he does not quite feel ready to acknowledge, yet also unswerving towards problems even if they throw him off guard. He is someone with a heart of gold and natural ability to lead, but also can sometimes seem like a boy trying to make it big in a man's world.

(  iv.  )——Vernon Green was born in Damariscotta, Maine where he was raised as an only child by his widowed mother, Cassandra Griffiths. David Green, Vernon’s biological father, was a banner tow pilot and died in an aviation accident only weeks before Vernon was born. She passed away from terminal cancer when he was eight years old. He moved to Castine, Maine to live with a foster family. He used to help his foster father repair the boats in the harbour and, as well as this, he began to learn archery in order to help channel behavioural problems into a hobby.

His comfortable living was fleeting, though. His foster parents, Carol and Steve Murray passed away within a month of each other when Vernon was eleven years old. Carol was an innocent victim of a shootout. Only a month later, Steve keeled over in front of Vernon. Even to this day, Vernon could not tell what had caused Steve to suddenly die; he could only guess that it was a cardiac arrest. After Green was orphaned again, he went to live on the streets. He met an older man named Gus Henderson who decided to look out for him the best he could as he was well respected within the homeless network. Gus was like a mentor to him, teaching him survival and combat skills which were relevant for the streets, and since Gus was a veteran in the military, Green knew to listen to him and take his advice.

Green does not identify with any particular sexuality as he dislikes labeling himself when he sees his sexuality as being completely fluid. Instead, he is gender-blind and is attracted towards people based on how they treat him. He has a one year old daughter called Felicity Green from when he was in a relationship with his now-friend, Paige Montgomery. He has also dated Fallon Rude and Winifred Maddison, but ended both relationships to protect them. Currently, he is in a serious relationship with Mickey Serge where they are raising an orphan named Arlo. They took Arlo under their wings as he reminded Green of himself when he was a scared, lost orphan.

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Re: wondrous place — character notes .
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2020, 03:46:50 PM »
AND NOW FRIENDS LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT THIS CAT THAT I ONCE MET, SMOOTH TALKER WITH AN EXPORT CIGARETTE. I DON'T BELIEVE I EVER SAW HIM WITHOUT A COCKTAIL IN HIS HAND AND NO ONE SWINGS AS HARD TO THE BIG BAD VOODOO BAND. NOW HE STROLLS THROUGH THE CITY LIKE A BIG OL' ALLEY CAT WITH HIS PINSTRIPE SUIT AND A BIG BAD VOODOO HAT. I DON'T BELIEVE I EVER SAW HIM WITHOUT A KITTEN ON HIS HAND, AND NO ONE SWINGS AS HARD TO THE BIG BAD VOODOO BAND. WELL I KNOW YOU GOT THE ANSWERS WE ALL WANNA KNOW.

(  i.  )——THÉODORE NICHOLAS KNOPE ; tends to introduce himself as ❛ Teddy ❜. In his former life when he used to mingle with the big names in the criminal underworld, he was dubbed as ❛ Mad Teddy ❜ for his excessively ambitious ideals. He identifies as a cisgender male, using he/him pronouns. He is twenty eight years old, born on the thirteenth of April which makes him an Aries. He is currently a member of The Administration, a trinity that seized control of The Badlands after making a deal with the former leader to bring the group success. Teddy uses The Badlands as a playground to make his ambitions a reality.

(  ii.  )——Teddy is a lean and limber six foot man who uses his good looks and irresistible charm to get whatever he wants. He is of an average weight, not scrawny but instead with a slightly toned build. He has always been quite lean, nearly underweight as a child when his parents couldn't often bring food to the table. He moves with suave and calculative steps, in a way in which he often finds his presence is easy for a crowd to gravitate towards him. He gives off an air of confidence, outwardly self-assured with his debonair stance and outfit choices. He tends to treat the world around him as if it were entirely his own, feet kicked up on sofas or lounging across a chair with his chin tipped upwards and lips pulled tightly back with a bared smile. His nonchalant facial features exude a feeling of comfort and security when around him, although letting your guard down around him is not a smart idea ; face claim & voice claim. (young) Jude Law. He has gunmetal blue eyes and hair like butterscotch. His hair is often slicked back, and tends to curl if he doesn't do anything with it.

His skin is near pristine, mainly because he has rarely had to do the dirty work in order to survive. He often left that job for his older brother, Micah, whilst Teddy did all the talking instead. When Micah and Teddy went their separate ways was when Teddy got into the most trouble, but any injuries healed up well. Even though Teddy is squeamish around needles, he decided to get two small but sentimental tattoos on either side of his inner forearms. The one on the right is a fleur-de-lis, a symbol of where he was born and raised in New Orleans. He is patriotic and very proud of his roots. On the left inner forearm are the words ❝ have faith, or pandemonium ❞ after a song that his mother used to enjoy singing to him.

Teddy has a highly distinctive taste in clothing that mirrors his liberated spirit. He is fashionable and almost solely chooses to wear designer clothing. His outfit choices portray nonchalance and comfort, but type that only the truly wealthy type of people have. He can't actually claim to be affluent, especially from his impoverished upbringing, but instead he managed to observe the tastes of many rich men in his time and he was highly influenced by their styles. Neutral, soft tones are his favourites, seen in the cabana shirts that he tends to leave partly unbuttoned or the linen trousers or shorts that he wears with mules or loafers. He also loves turtlenecks with a pair of trousers that have been rolled up at the ankles. Teddy likes to accessorize with rings, ties and hats, making his outfits seem effortless yet playful and glamorous all the same. When he dresses up, he will never wear a traditional suit, instead wearing an expensive blazer, chinos, loafers and a boater hat to really stand out in the crowd. He comes across as a sartorial bon vivant and plays the role very well.

(  iii.  )——ESTP ; Teddy is a charismatic man who tends to have a direct impact on the world around him. He is captivating, passionate and energetic, and thrives in the hustle and bustle of the lively nightlife in The Badlands casino and hotel. The easiest way to spot him at a party would be to look for the crowds lingering around Teddy as he’d effortlessly entertain them, moving from group to group with contagious roars of laughter at Teddy’s innumerable stories, fabricated or not. It is needless to say that Teddy loves to be the centre of attention, and he is excellent at working the room as well to give the world a good show.

He is an epicurean at best, indulging in a life of sensual satisfaction as he enjoys this new ❛ permanent vacation ❜ of his in The Badlands. He makes a habit of performing risky behaviours in order to benefit himself in the long run and, with his long-standing history of screwing over massive crime syndicates to benefit his own desires, as long as he has this intense ambition, he is a force to be reckoned with. He enjoys these emotional thrills, not because they help the adrenaline to course through his veins, but because it relieves his deeply logical mind that rots with inactivity. Teddy is the eye of the storm, content with living in the moment and rarely mulling over his plans before executing them.

He is witty and a quick-thinker, proficient in coming up with stories and disguises in order to not reveal his ulterior motive. Teddy is good at playing the likeable, cool front to an extreme. When you’ve got his attention, it’s as if the sun is shining on you. It’s warm and alluring, and Teddy wants nothing more than for you to bask in his attention. That is until he has managed to find what he wants, and he leaves you feeling cold. People tend to love Teddy so much for this very reason; he comes across as a kind-hearted but lively social butterfly who enjoys living an exhilarating, impulsive life. It is easy to form a close and intense relationship with him easily as he is so open and nonchalant that it is easy to feel right at home with him. When with Teddy, it’s easy to forget that you’re not the only person in the world.

His intensity seems so beautiful at the time, but it’s easy to overlook the subtleness of all the red flags. Teddy gets bored of people quickly, soon discarding them in search of someone more exciting to share his time with. He’s shady and dangerous, his desire for things to go his way intense when relations fall apart. And, since he is so captivating, it is difficult to realise his affect on people when you’re in far too deep. When people realise the darker side to Théodore Knope, it is usually too late. He is bold and pushes boundaries because he knows he can be as direct and blunt as he wants. He can possess a silver tongue and a sharp tongue all the same, and he isn’t afraid to speak his mind with his elitist contempt.

Teddy is very perceptive, able to pick up on small changes in a person’s demeanour because he is always gravely self-aware that his interactions with every single person defines how he comes across to the world and he is desperate to control that in a way where he can come across exactly how he wants the world to see him. But, instead of noting these differences internally, he will challenge his observation with little regard to sensitivity. He has trouble acknowledging emotions and feelings, both of other people and his own. In fact, Teddy is so ashamed of his upbringing up to his arrival in The Badlands that he doesn’t ever tell others the whole truth. Most will hear a fabricated, exaggerated version of his seemingly exciting life.

Whilst most will see Teddy as a spontaneous and headstrong free soul that enjoys to make the most out of his carefree life, others may have been exposed to the shallow and self-absorbed darkness he also possesses in order to make himself seem more important than he really is. Whilst he may be treated by others like a king, Teddy knows that he is an imposter in this privileged exterior he tries to give off. He easily fools others into believing that he was born into money, and he prefers it this way as he is deeply envious of people who have never lived a day of poverty in their lives. Instead, Teddy is a painfully ordinary man who liked to believe himself extraordinary, and so he spent years immersed in the lives of the rich in order to fool others and, more notably, fool himself into believing himself to be important.

Théodore Knope is full of passion and energy with an intense ambition to achieve the perfect life that he has always dreamed of living. He is convicting and sharp witted, making him a natural group leader where he can bring life and excitement to the lives of those he leads. Leadership was not a role that he actively sought after, but Teddy simply has the knack for making good use of his excellent networking skills and ability to contrive a mask to deceive people into loving a character he invented to hide his true, shameful identity.

(  iv.  )——Born and raised in New Orleans, Teddy came from a family who lived on the wrong side of the tracks. His parents, Hélène and Giovanni, struggled to make ends meet, often sacrificing themselves so that their children wouldn't have to always sleep on an empty stomach. Eventually, out of desperation, the family turned to a world of crime where this provided them with enough fortune just to keep afloat. Due to this upbringing, Teddy has grown up to become hellbent on creating a better life for himself. But, his ideals for his best life is a very superficial notion, but one as he readily accepts as his future.

Over the years, his father became obsessed with the desire to seek success in the criminal world, and a lot of the time his wish to provide for his family seemed to blend with his own selfish ambitions. Whenever Teddy's mother urged his father to not get too in over his head, he'd brush it off without second thought. One day, Hélène went missing, Teddy and Micah stumbling upon their mother's mangled body several days later. Ever since that incident, Micah began to adopt the role of Teddy's guardian, protecting him from any harm whilst their neglectful father desperately sought after success.

When Teddy was eighteen, he began to stray from Micah, travelling alongside his childhood best friend where Teddy managed to schmooze his way into the lives of the affluent and famous. Here, he learned the ways of an entrepreneur and how they became successful. Eventually, he heard of The Badlands, a group in which he believes he can achieve his dream life with by developing it into a haven for criminal activity. Not long afterwards, he found himself walking the streets of The Badlands, along with his best friend, as well as his older brother and his wife, Micah and Juliette, and their two children after reuniting with them.

Teddy is incredibly open with his sexuality, oftentimes choosing not to define it as he enjoys the intimacy from anyone who may accept his confident advances. Whilst Teddy has never been in an exclusive relationship before due to his commitment issues, he enjoys the intimacy of many. He has lost count of the number of people he has had intimate relations with and oftentimes he's content with continuing to be their friend, as long as it doesn't interfere with their undisclosed relations behind closed doors. He claims that the only love of his life is cat, Maia, his pet that he undeniably has a lot of love for.

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