Dylan is not exactly selfless, but he would like to perceive himself as such. He’ll help whomever is in need (as long as he doesn’t have a bias against them), no matter the cost. His childish mind rests in belief of society as a whole and whatever truths society throws at him; Dylan sees things as black and white, and acts accordingly to that moral principle. He believes everyone is good, unless they are inherently bad, whether it be by an atypical gene pool, being the walking dead, or just being a criminal in general. Because of his focus on heroism, socially he is quite awkward and inept, although whenever assessing a communicative situation, he just acts upon the thought “What would Clark Kent do.”
In the eyes of many, he seems boring and conventional, only unconventional in the instances of fury and hate he displays for people unlike him. A good descriptor for Dylan would be “one dimensional”, but only because he hasn’t allowed himself to grow into personhood.
Dylan abides by the code of chivalry, and comes off as pretentious, do to his hero mentality. In a way, it’s almost like he believes he is the chosen one, which makes him seem absurd and puerile. He is too naive for his own good. Dylan thinks his parents and uncle were good innocent people, and anyone who disagrees easily makes him mad. Things have changed lmao
Dylan always considered himself to be more of a superman, but the things that make him like superman in the end, aren’t what he recognizes. As a small baby, he was a part of a powerful muggle family, the Myo’s. The line was almost extinct, but they retained their influence and wealth. While Dylan is told, by the media, they were noble politicians, in reality they were dirty and bought off by the one of the kkangpae prominent in Busan. In the media, they are memorialized as innocent victims, when in reality they were targets for a rival kkangpae, who saw the perfect opportunity to gain more influence in Busan. Having no immediate relations in South Korea, Dylan’s uncle “flew” from London to claim guardianship of him. It was in the nick of time too, before someone else claimed guardianship for the sake of the wealth he stood to inherit.
His uncle, Ray, raised him as a son, never mentioning the fact that the boy was adopted. He’d been three when his parents had died, but could only remember them in his dreams. Thus, he always thought they were relatives he’d met before, and not his birth parents. His childhood was lively and happy. Ray was the best father he could ask for. When Dylan was seven, things changed drastically for him. In life, Ray failed to mention three things; One, he wasn’t Dylan’s real dad. Two, he was a wizard. Three, his prejudice against vampires had influenced him to murder a few. Because it was earlier in his life, in a time when vampires were despised, no one did anything about it.
Seven hits, and so does the vampire’s revenge. One of the casualties’ best friend had taken an oath of vengeance against the culprit, and after many years of investigation, finally found Ray. He sucked him dry, but not before Ray expressed his deepest apologies for his misguided actions. The body of his cruelly murdered uncle tortured Dylan, and affected his early development profoundly. On one hand, he was forced to grow up quickly. On another, the event never allowed him to grow up mentally. He was placed into foster care, which quickly ended when one of his foster brother’s made fun of his uncle, and he promptly (by magic) blew up the other’s stuffed toy. The foster brother happened to have been holding said toy.
Ministry of Magic notified of the events, moved him to Lil Bundles. There, he grew an intense passion for superhero comics, particularly D.C. He related to them in the sense of loss and learning of a hidden power. Dylan used comic books to get over his uncle’s death. Soon, he was even able to attain cheery little kid status again. The consequence of this, however, is his mad obsession with being a hero. Like any kid in denial, he wanted to view himself as a selfless hero, the future that mankind would need. He figured hogwarts would be like the Legion Academy. At one point, his obsession was so bad, he reimagined himself as “Clark Kent”, his favorite hero. Eventually, someone at the orphanage snapped him out of it, stating he couldn’t be a hero by pretending to be someone else; he had to be himself. From here, he dropped the name Clark Kent, but did rename himself to something more, hero like. Or so he thought. From this point on, he became Dylan rather than his birth name (DongJae).
He has not received his letter yet as he is still nine, but will get it in June.