A. Please answer the following questions as elaborately as possible. (Remember, this part doesn't have to be filled out if it's an expansion character!)
1) What would you consider to be your character's strengths, and your character's weaknesses? Elaborate on your answer.
Sophia's strengths would be her free spirit and her intelligence, but her weaknesses would be her criticism and self doubt, plus her attitude could be interpreted her weakness.
2) Has your character's life played out the way they wanted? Have they achieved the goals they set out for their life? Why, or why not?
Yes and no. She's had a taste of freedom, with what path she went down when she left the royal life. Though she wants more purpose in life, she's happy with the freedom she has right now.
3) What's their ideal way of spending a free day? Why so?
Her ideal free day is surrounded by people having a ball. Whether this be a royal party or a party she crashed. She loves to spend her time in a carefree scenario, so she has a soft spot for family holidays, such as christmas or weddings.
4) If your character could only keep 5 possessions, what would they be? Why?
1. Her army uniform (including her dog tag), though she's hid most of it and really just keeps the jacket out in public, claiming it's a knock off.
2. Her wand for obvious reasons.
3. She'd keep one of the family heirlooms, a tiara to be exact
4. She'd keep her violin, though she hasn't touched it in years
5. She'd keep her family photo with a cheat sheet of who's who written on the back, because she supposedly can never remember who's who
5) What one thing would your character change about the wizarding society? Why?
Though she acts aloof, she is a heavy supporter of those in need, whether they be half breeds, the homeless, woman or any other communities. She'd also suggest less reliance on magic and a less...stuck up view over the muggles.
1) Give a history of your character. History must be at least two paragraphs long. How did they grow up? Is there an incident that made them the way they are? etc. (Remember, history must at least be two paragraphs long for the first two characters, three paragraphs long for the third to eighth character, and four paragraphs long for the ninth to fifteenth character!)
During the reign of William III & Mary II in 1692 the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy was signed, separating the lives of the magical and the muggles. The reign of the muggle royal family over the magical population of Britain - and later the United Kindgom - was largely undisturbed; both British societies observed the same monarch until the pure-blooded of the magical society began demanding detachment. From what started as being general discontent grew into violent actions with a magical civil war approaching over the horizon. In a stroke of luck that avoided turmoil, the ruling King George III had a magical daughter hidden from the muggle society. This daughter, Princess Charlotte, was quickly installed as the monarch of the magical society of Britain - an act which finally separated the two.
The arrangement worked out perfectly for both societies; whilst both monarchies were separate, the two worked closely to ensure similar values were shared and upheld. When the muggle monarchy changed their house name to Windsor, the magical monarchy followed suit. Everything was harmonious until the ascension of King Henry II. A monarch who wanted to devolve the power of the Ministry itself, Henry became tyrannous early on in his reign. Turmoil that threatened to overthrow the monarchy rose again, saved only by the forced abdication of Henry and the replacement by his eldest daughter, Victoria.
Proving to be the saving grace of House Windsor, Queen Victoria remedied her father's mistakes. She appealed to all crowds of magical life; advocating for no discrimination for species, being proud enough of her pure-blooded heritage to satisfy those who cared whilst remaining completely relatable for all. Her reign, still going strong, has remained among the most harmonious and popular since the magical monarchy's establishment.
Sophia's mother, Vivianne, was the third child of Victoria and as she grew older, it was clear that she was the wild one out of the batch. As young as eleven, she broke traditions through insisting on being sent to Beauxbatons and continuously got into mischief during her years as a student. After graduating, it became clear that Vivianne was the more extravagant than her siblings, becoming known as a night owl due to her tendency to party and stay up till dawn. Having felt sidelined a lot of her life and felt the only way she could leave a mark was becoming the outgoing person that would eventually become the persona that her second daughter, Sophia, would try to imitate decades later.
She met her husband through interviews. Henry was a reporter who constantly found himself near Vivianne, taking photos, and the often struck up small conversations each time they brushed past each other. Eventually, Vivianne was the one to ask him out on a date and, as they say, the rest was history. Of course, as Henry came from an old family line, he was easily accepted into the royal family and it was probably the least scandalous thing Vivienne had done so far. Though she was still known to be the least traditional, Vivianne was soon producing offspring and settling into being a mother. Sophia was the second child of hers, with Octavius being the eldest and Estelle the youngest. Growing up, Sophia was a sweet child. In private, she was loud and loved to be around her numerous cousins but became more shy, reserved and cautious whenever she was in the public. She was homeschool, deciding not to go to a primary school, and preferred to keep only to her siblings and cousins.
Her first magical incident when she was eight years old occurred just before a royal event. She was getting dressed and, throwing a tantrum, caused clothes to fly around the room. Though Vivianne tried to suggest sending Sophia to France in three years, it was Sophia who decided to go to Hogwarts, wanting to be near her family rather than be alone, though she decided this when she was ten, two years later. During those two years, Sophia began to be attracted to linguistics. A strange hobby to have as a child but it's what she did. Though she'd known more than one language since she was three years old, she began to learn French, Italian and even Chinese and was somewhat fluent by the time she was ten years old. She also boasted an affinity to the piano, the cello and the violin, though she would rarely touch any instrument as she grew older.
She was sorted into Gryffindor when she went to Hogwarts and for the first two years, she was okay. She was constantly surrounded by both her cousins and other people, always wanting to become closely associated with the royal family. However, though she never told anyone of this, she was struggling under the public eye, constantly watching everything she was doing and saying. By the time she reached her fourth year, she was trying to become perfect. A perfect body, perfect grades, perfect personality. Perfect life. She was controlling every aspect, from what she ate to who she was seen with. She remembered falling in love with a girl but cut the girl off when she realised the girl wasn't handling the pressure of being around her society. This somewhat succeeded for the next two years, but she would later describe herself as a piece of elastic being pulled and pulled, waiting to be let go and snap. However, due to this, she raised the ladder in the academic sphere, becoming one of the best students in Hogwarts and had perfect grades, though she found herself incredibly talented in both charms and potions.
It was in her fourth year, she began to move to become an animagus, getting a private tutor to help her through the process. In the middle of her fifth year, she was able to transform into a small, black cat. This would later be incredibly useful when she wanted to sneak out of situations and buildings. As she wasn't too open to the people around her that she was able to do this, though she did tell her cousins, she was able to move around the public eye and the media, though she stupidly didn't think of this until years later.
It was in her sixth year that she finally did snap. Sophia wasn't sure what caused it, maybe it was that one bad grade that unravelled everything that she worked for, or maybe it was being criticised in one article in the daily prophet. Whatever it was, it caused Sophia to implode. She pulled away from everyone. Her siblings, cousins, parents, everyone. She withdrew from the public eye and was rarely seen outside of Hogwarts. She began to lose sleep and only went to class to make sure none of the teachers would raise any alarm bells to her parents. For a year and a half, she was cruel and pessimistic to the people around her, wanting to push them away, isolating herself. Her grades slipped but she found herself not caring and almost laughed at the event. She wanted to forget who she was, forget that perfect little princess that she had created. She could go into more detail but those years were a blur to her, even in the current day. Fuzzy and uneven. Broken memories spilling into her head at night. Before, she always felt imperfect, not good enough, that she needed to be better, but then she just stopped caring. Like a switch. For everyone, the world, herself, her future. Everything. She knew, when she was found unconscious on her bathroom floor, that she was hospitalised (though this was kept heavily under wraps), severely underweight and had been slowly killing herself. Like the past year or so, her months in hospital was a blur to Sophia.
She went through months of recovery and afterwards she decided not to return to Hogwarts to finish her final year. The public was told she was homeschooled instead. Though she was now aware and slowly snapping herself out of the mindset that she had been in, she never truly recovered. She began to eat again, stop being so restrictive and controlling over what she was doing, she began to talk to her family again and stopped pushing them away. It was a slow path and went through intensive therapy. However, the feeling of loneliness and not being good enough haunted Sophia still. For a year, she began to get more involved, contributing to charities, helping them where she could, performing any royal duties that she needed to do. However, it was when she had just turned eighteen did she stumble upon her next path. She was in some muggle section of London when she heard someone advocating the military. Sophia wasn't sure what made her stop. She had, admittedly, been thinking of running away for some time now, so it wasn't that out of the blue. Why the military of a muggle country, she'll never know. It was different, new, and no one would expect to find her there.
She spent two years in the military. First she was in the infantry but eventually switched to the air force. She was deployed to different areas constantly but she found herself rising through the ranks with ease. She was squadron lieutenant when she left. The stress of war and military had gotten to her and had been diagnosed with PTSD. Sophia, even years after, constantly woke up in a sweat after nightmares of bombs and bullets, though she handles it through physical activity and has it under control. Having begun to build her life around the military, being honourably discharged came as a shock to Sophia and felt as lost as she felt years ago. Not knowing what else to do, she returned to the royal life. She told her family she was travelling before she left and didn't dare tell them what she really did. She would have been happy to never return.
Her third chance with the royal life, she's tried to imitate her mother's path and how she handled it. She built herself as a socialite, constantly moving from party to party. At first, it was just to find her niche in the family but she soon found herself enjoying it anyway. She soon began to become prominent in the media as her antiques became well known. One can usually find Sophia at a party or at some sort of musical event, whether it be a small band in a pub or at a large festival. Though not well known as her cousins, she's known well enough to often cause quite a scandal, especially as the daughter of Vivianne. She's learnt not to care for what they say about her and tends to do what she wants regardless.
2) Give a description of your character's personality. Personality must be at least one paragraph long. Are you noble or sneaky? Arrogant or humble? (Remember, personality must be at least one paragraph long for the first two characters, two paragraphs long for the third to eighth characters, and three paragraphs long for the ninth to fifteenth!)
Sophia, as the eleventh in line, is never going near the throne. That doesn't mean she doesn't reap the benefits, though. As her mother has left her mark in the world, it's only natural that her children would be the second most popular family of the royals, leaving Sophia in the spotlight. Growing up, she struggled with it, often trying to become the perfect princess, but has now come to her own terms with it, even though at times she does still feel lonely. She makes up for this feeling through parties and meaningless sex. She doesn't let this be known to people and some could interpret her actions are done to draw attention to herself to counteract her depressive emotions, but this isn't the case and she doesn't really relate the two traits together. She often displays her affection through teasing the people around her and rarely ever becomes serious with them. However, Sophia is also quite controlling and critical with herself. As she already feels powerless in her life, she often finds the only thing she does have power over is herself, thus she can often fall into a mindset of punishing herself for things that sometimes aren't even her own fault. She doesn't like people seeing this side of her and would rather push them away or hide these thoughts than open up to have them debunked.
Sophia, though she acts like she doesn't care for the royal life, can be very politically savvy when she wants to be. She keeps herself aware of what is happening around her and often dumbs down what she knows, for the sake of appearing aloof. She's the type of person who can get anything done if she puts her mind to it but there is surprisingly little that actually causes Sophia to truly snap into action. The military was the first event that pulled it out. She found herself able to take control of the people around her with ease, a leader of sorts, and this was a great asset of hers that helped her raise through the ranks. However, most of the time, she's impassive save for a few witty remarks and can often shrug off the people around her. Once she cared too much about her position in the world but now she acts almost flippant to it. Despite this, she still acts regal, though sometimes she exaggerates this trait to either mock the people around her or to tease outsiders. Almost bored by royalty, she is often called aloof and brash.
She doesn't have the same responsibilities as her cousins, though a part of her wishes she did, as at least she would have something to do with her mind. However, she decided when she left the military to make the most of the free reign that she's been given as eleventh in line. So she's been sneaking out to parties, drinks a lot, and has a habit of smoking weed (don't tell her grandmother) though this is more for the kicks and she doesn't take it out of her night outs. She tells anyone who asks that she can stop it anytime and, unlike for most, this is actually true. She has a sharp tongue, too, and uses it whenever she's in a mood, most often the mood is boredom, and often doesn't care if she offends the other person, though most of the time she doesn't mean half of what she says. She's often called a character and can be the life of the party when she wants to be.
She has a certain level of contempt to traditions now, though she didn't use to be like this, and is often known to (metaphorically, of course) give nothing but the finger whenever someone suggests she follows it. She prefers to live by her own rules, even if it means going against royal protocol. However, even though she is a wild card with the royals, she is still involved, leading charity events and taking up other royal responsibilities when needed. It gives her something to do with her time. In other words, Sophia can often just be bored and is looking for a release.
3) Are you Pure-Blood, Half-Blood or Muggle-Born? Do you have any notable magical relations? (Remember, you cannot be related to important Harry Potter characters!)
Pureblood. She's directly related to Queen Victoria and other members of the royal family.
4) Does your character have any special magical abilities? Or special abilities in general (photographic memory, etc.)? Is he or she of a different magical race, such as Veela, Vampire, Werewolf or the like? Part or half of that magical race counts! (Remember, you cannot have one as your first two characters!)
5) What is your character's profession? Does your character plan to enroll your character into the Ministry of Magic? Does your character not work? Is your character a teacher?
She's a royal princess so her profession is the responsibilities given with that position.
6) Describe your character's marital status. Is your character single or married? What is the spouse's name? Any kids?
7) What about your character's appearance? What do they look like? Feel free to write down what they look like! If you're using any FC, you can put a picture here! Please state the character's faceclaim!
FC: Troian Bellisario
B. Select the option that best fits your character. (Remember, this part is only optional, for regular adults and expansion characters alike!)
1) Which type of spell is most useful?
- A. A Complex Spell
- B. A Spell Of Control
- C. A Combat Spell
- D. A Healing Spell
2) What is most important to you?
- A. Grades.
- B. Getting your way.
- C. Life.
- D) Friends and family.
3) What would you do if a teacher caught you cheating?
- A. I'm the person people cheat off of.
- B. I wouldn't get caught; I'm too slick.
- C. I would deny the accusation until the teacher gives up.
- D. I would 'fess up, apologize, and accept the consequences.
4) Which trait is most valuable?
- A. Intelligence
- B. Cunningness
- C. Bravery
- D. Kindness
5) What's the best way to get things done?
- A. The right way, no matter how long it takes.
- B. Trick someone else into doing the work for you.
- C. Putting together a qualified team and completing the task efficiently.
- D. Get some friends together and lead them in the task.
C. These do not affect what house you're sorted to, but everybody must answer them!
1) Is this your first character?
- A. This is my first character.
:B. No, this is not my first character.
2) If your answer to the previous question is B, how many characters do you have? How many of them are "exotic" (of a different magical race/have a special ability)?