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Untitled-2Midnightsonata 18:58, July 10, 2017 (UTC)
The Open-Ended Questions

A. Please answer the following questions as elaborately as possible. (Remember, this part is only a requirement for your third to fifteenth character! However, if you want to have more input on where you character is sorted, then please answer #6!)

1) What would you consider to be your character's strengths, and your character's weaknesses? Elaborate on your answer.

Strength: Intelligence, ability to maintain a charming polite facade
Weakness: Inability to healthily deal with his negative emotions or traumatic memories

2) What goals and objectives has your character set out in their life? Is it to be successful and rich? Is it to find happiness? Why?

Get stronger so that he would never be vulnerable again. Avenge his mother's death.

3) What's their ideal way of spending a free day? Why so?

Reading or resting alone in some place quiet and isolated, or doing anything anywhere as long as he's with his family.

4) If your character could only keep 5 possessions, what would they be? Why?

He doesn't own much - but likely his father's pocket watch and his wand.

5) What one thing would your character change about the wizarding society? Why?

The 'survival for the fittest' principle which the wizarding society operates on - but ever the realist, he believes rather than changing it, becoming the strongest one is way more practical.

6) What house does your character want to be in? What house does your character not want to be in? Why?

Slytherin, maybe. He doesn't really care.

The Sorting Quiz

B. Select the option that best fits your character. (Remember, this part is a requirement for every character you make! Please bold the answers from an IC Point of View, and mark in italics the answers from the OOC Point of View.)

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) What matters most to your character?

A. Wisdom
B. Reputation
C. Success
D. Friendship

5) What's the best way to get things done?

A. Putting together a qualified team and completing the task efficiently.
B. Trick someone else into doing the work for you.
C. Get some friends together and lead them in the task.
D. The right way, no matter how long it takes.

The Character's Background

1) Give a description of your character's personality. Are you noble or sneaky? Arrogant or Humble? Anything about your character that might help the Sorting Hat decide. (Don't worry, you can copy this onto your character page later!) (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!)

Xavier had never thought he would be anything less than a genuinely good-nautured person on the bright side. He even appears as a charming, helpful, polite young lad with an enthusiasm to learn and improve - pretty much the decent noble friend people wish to make. He probably would have grown to be a person like this, if not for the early wake-up call brought by the loss, pain and misery that plaqued his childhood, constantly reminding him the cruelty of the world which operates on the principle of 'survival of the fittest'. It may sound pessimistic and cynical, but he believes he's just being realistic. If he doesn't think for himself, no one will, especially now that he's an orphan without anyone who always looks out for him and be there when he needs it.

He is highly intelligent and to some extent, cunning and calculative, with a mentality more mature than he should have been, owing to the traumatic experiences happened in the past that still haunts him at night. He's all about self-preservation and becoming the best, so that no one could ever wrong him again. Of course, all these dark traits and his genuine feelings are well-hidden by a meticulously fabricated facade. It's too dangerous to bare your soul vulnerably out in the open where everyone has a secret agenda. Trust is overrated.

Very often Xavier appears calm and gentle, but the truth is, he's very temperamental and he gets angry easily, most often at himself and the unfairness in life. As much as you think you can tell what he's truly thinking or feeling, you don't, even when he's inwardly riding on waves of emotions. Though sometimes, you may catch him off guard when he's feeling especially sentimental or when the frustration gets too uncontrollable.

Despite the darkness dwelling within his heart, Xavier is fiercely loyal and protective to the very few he considers his true friends. Above all, he values family - the only people who love you enough without expecting anything in return. If he ever got the opportunity to meet any of them - be it his long-gone father or his half-sister whom he has never met - he would put them before himself, and would do anything for them - even if it's unreciprocated.

2) Write about the history of your character. How did they grow up? Is there an incident that made them the way they are? etc. (Again, you can copy this onto your character page later!) (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!)

Even the devil was once an angel.

Xavier had never wanted to be dark. He wished to be on the bright side - the superhero people admired, the perfect son every mother desired, the best friend every kid hoped to make, the dear angel boy his mother loved. But fate is a cruel master - one that has a love for epic tales. And there's nothing more poetic than the fall of an angel.

Xavier Prescott-Cuyler was born two months prematurely on 25th May, 2022 to a German Scottish witch, Lilian Prescott, and a English wizard, Donovan Cuyler in a small, quiet town in Scottland. Perhaps he should have been more mindful of his father's constant wariness, the photo of a baby girl he kept in his pocket watch and the fact that he and Lilian weren't married. He blamed his obliviousness on his young age - he was, after all, five only when his father left, leaving Lilian to raise their son alone.

His mother hadn't offered him much explanation despite his persistent inquiry, except that his trouble-magnet of a father left to protect the two of them from some very bad guys who were after him - the same reason he disappeared from the life of his then-one-year-old daughter. Half-sister. He had a half-sister who's two years older than him. That was the first time he heard of that news. Now, he still from time to time recalls that morning - when he woke up and found no one else in the house except his teary-eyed mother who then comforted him with the brief explanation and the unintentional relevation - and regrets not questioning more about his father and the new-found sister he had never met. Yet again, he was only six - there wasn't much he could do. And he hates himself about it.

Despite his father's absence - as much as he hated to admit it deep down he knew that his father was probably never coming back, be it for their protection as what his mum told him, or for the freedom from the two of them - he was content with what he had. Lilian was the kindest mother he could ever ask for and she did everything she could to give him a carefree childhood. He loved her for it. He hoped to make his mother happy as she did him. Like I said, to be the perfect son every mother desired. Therefore, when his mother met a charming Scottish wizard, Michael, a year later, Xavier was supportive, in spite of the unsettling gut feeling about the man - he thought it was just his stupid initial unwillingness to share his mother's attention. He let Michael charm his way into their family and gave him his trust. But trust is a luxury - and he learnt it the hard way.

24th December, 2029 - the vivid images of that night were deeply embeded in his mind, haunting him even till now, like the moon after the sun. He remembered answering the door in excitement while his mum were preparing dinner in the kitchen, for it was the first time Michael joined their little Christmas Eve celebration. The table was barely set when Michael started asking strange questions about Donovan. Before Xavier knew it, his mother and Michael had already pulled out their wands with curses fired towards each other. Michael was down first, but before they had the chance to escape, from the door barged in three hooded figures. In a haste, Lilian handed Xavier his father's pocket watch and commanded him to get as far away possible through the backdoor. Hiding behind the backdoor cravenly, he watched the chaotic exchange of curses and witnessed as his mother fell down after being struck by a bright green streak of fatal light. It was then he ran as fast as his legs could carry him, like the coward he was, until he was found by a police, eventually ending up in a muggle orphanage.

The two years spent in the orphanage were the hardest he ever had. That dingy place was absolutely of no condition for his recovery from that traumatic night. The kids, particularly the older ones, were ruthless, often picking on others who appeared impotent and outcast. The staff were no better - they detested those who were intractable, one of whom even despised children's cries and sulks. Even worse was the fact that they were muggles ignorant of his magical heritage. No one believed his claim nor did any member of the wizarding society came to his rescue. He loathed his own inability to use magic to get himself out of that gloomy place. Regardless, he had learnt to hide his emotions with a progressively polished facade in time. Inwardly he swore to himself that he would get stronger so that no one could ever hurt him again, and he would, one day, avenge his mother's murder.

At the age of nine Xavier showed his first sign of magic when he levitated the baseball bat of a bully upon provocation. The kids and staff who witnessed the scene were freaked, but no one could link him to the occurence with concrete evidence. Xavier, on the other hand, was secretly pleased and relieved, knowing that he would be able to leave soon and attend Hogwarts in the future. A week after the incident, a wizard showed up and 'adopted' him from the orphanage, whom he later learnt as an employee of Lil Bundles - a wizarding orphange where he then ended up in. When he turned eleven, he received a letter of admittance from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

While he's still the same orphan without anyone who cared about him, for once in those hopeless years, Xavier saw a flash of opportunity - an opportunity for him to fulfill the promise he had made to himself. And he would, by any means, make it happen in the future.

3) Write about your character's appearance. What do they look like? Are you planning on using a certain model for your character? If you already have a picture in mind, you can put it here!

FC: William Franklyn-Miller

4) Is your character a Pure-Blood, Half-Blood or Muggle-Born? Do you have any notable magical relations? (Remember, you cannot be related to important Harry Potter characters!)


5) 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 a character with special abilities/of a different magical race as one of your first two characters!)


6) What year is your character in?


OOC Questions

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)?


Slytherin's Crest The Sorting Hat has placed Xavier Prescott-Cuyler into Slytherin!

"Or perhaps in Slytherin,
You'll make your real friends,
Those cunning folk use any means,
To achieve their ends."

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Like a Satellite, I'm in Orbit all the Way Around You ~Sophie

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