Age: 16 (Jan 31)Year: 5th Gender: Male Blood Status: Muggleborn Wand Description: 10", rowan, unicorn tail
Height: 5' 7"Eye Colour: Brown Hair Colour: Black Physical Attributes: Athletic lean build, Striking smile, chocolate colored skin, and short hair Additions to uniform: Glasses and various wristbands Usual out of uniform attire: Jeans, plain colored tees, and the hoodie in cold weather Bed-wear: Basketball shorts
Alex is a complicated individual. He is analytical, caring, driven, smart, competitive, and adventurous. He believes in self improvement and helping others. His main drive until recently was to be better than his parents which meant success at all costs. He had been a cold loner with little friends. He tended to prefer his studies over the company people. Upon the death of his grandmother however he had vowed to make a change knowing she wouldn't like who he was becoming. Despite being somewhat of a loner his love of books has made him quite the conversationalist. Although the way in which he speaks is sometimes peculiar. He's funny and knowledgeable and is trying to lighten up and be more approachable.
During his time as a loner he studied people. He carefully observed the way others went about their lives, because of this he has a knack for reading people's personalities and breaking them down. He knows just what to say to get what he wants from any individual. Studying people makes it where he could fit in anywhere which leads him to often wonder who the real him is. He questions whether his actions are genuine or made to get the best result. These doubts will often lead to secret bouts of depression. Also he often thinks of people in an emotionally detached manner which somewhat scares him.
His desire to be a better person combined with his driven personality will lead him to be overly selfless at times. His desire to help people will be just as much of a burden to himself at times as it is a godsend to others. Often he walks around with a smile on his face despite feeling like he is them. He values himself lowly despite obvious gifts and talents and often questions whether people genuinely like him. Despite his new drive to be more outgoing with people he will struggle with trust. This inability to trust others causes him to have few he will open up to and putting a lot of faith in those he does while always questioning their actions in his head.
He once had dreams of being a footballer prior to learning he was a wizard. He stayed active
Alex tends to favor the company of girls to boys having grown up with sisters. He doesn't fall for many girls but falls hard for those he does. He has no clue what to do with girls himself despite having plenty of advice for others. His fondness of books combined with growing up with girls has made him quite the hopeless romantic. His trust issues make it much more likely that he falls for someone he's friends with. While he doesn't have a type he is drawn to smart girls.
History:Alexander Parker is the middle child of muggle couple Lynn and Donovan Parker. Lynn and Donovan Parker had a very unhappy marriage. For the first eight years of life all Alex ever heard was fighting and bickering. His father was a failed artist strung out on drugs and his mother worked to menial jobs just to make ends meet. Shortly after Alex turned eight, his parents fighting turned physical leading him and his sisters to be moved to his grandparent's house. His grandmother was a kind and caring school teacher who tried to help the children adjust to the changes that had befallen them. While the girls did fine Alex couldn't cope. He hated seeing his parents be failures and vowed to be something better. He built up a lot of anger and got in trouble in school his first year with his grandparents. He eventually channel his anger into his studies and the football pitch. His grandmother was the only one he'd talk to about his problems. His mother and father eventually became more stable but Alex never felt he could rely on them cause they had failed him once. Unlike his grandmother his grandfather despised him. When he got his letter for Hogwarts this disdain grew. At Hogwarts Alex made no friends really his first four years. During the summer he would hang with neighborhood kids so his grandmother would not question his lack of friends. In truth his sisters were the only ones he could rely on, but being the only magical one it was still hard. During the summer after his fourth year his grandmother died. He and his grandfather fought all summer long. He has considered not returning home.
Relationships:Pet/Familiar: Owl named Pavarotti
Family:Mother: Lynn Jones Father: Donovan Parker Siblings: Grace Parker and Marsha Parker Grandparents:
- Oscar Parker, Mary Parker (father's parents)
- Eva Mae Jones, Charles Arthur Jones (mother's parents)
OtherNationality: British/French Birthplace: London Broom (if applicable): light-blue firebolt Your characters view on Voldemort: He views him as a despicable person who must be stopped but is impressed with his talent. Alex speaks his name with no fear. Favourite subject and why: Defense against the dark arts because it allows him to use his athleticism and brains. He has dreams of an auror Most disliked subject and why: Herbology because studying plants feels pointless if he's not making a potion. Favourite Professor and why: McGonagall because she seems to be a smart and practical witch. Most disliked Professor and why: Flitwick because he seems a bit ditsy despite his vast knowledge. Favourite Professional/School Quidditch team: French National team Hobbies: Writing music and poetry, playing guitar, and running. Also loves languages. He speaks French, English, and Russian fluently. Likes: Good conversation, rainy days, and snow. Dislikes: Broccoli
- Care of Magical Creatures
- Defence Against the Dark Arts
- History of Magic
- Ancient Runes
Plans for your character's future: Hopes to be an auror but is keeping options open.