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Reid Dixon
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Dixon, Reid

on Wed May 08, 2013 5:23 pm


REID DIXON
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INTRODUCTION
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    FULL NAME: Reid Dixon

    NICKNAMES: If people want to keep their limbs intact, they generally avoid using nicknames near him

    AGE: Fifteen

    ALLEGIANCE: Thinks allegiances are shit.

    HOGWARTS HOUSE: Other. Durmstrang student (currently suspended)
    CLASSES: Classes in Durmstrang: Charms, Transfiguration, CoMC, Dark Arts

    WAND: Yew, 11 inches, dragon heartstring, unrelenting

    PLAY BY: Nicholas Hoult



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APPEARANCE
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    HAIR COLOUR: Black

    EYE COLOUR: Grey

    COMPARATIVE HEIGHT: Tall-ish

    BODY BUILD: Lean, with powerful, flexible hands and legs. Balanced gait.

    GENERAL APPEARANCE: With sharp, edgy features and a mouth almost permanently upturned in a scowl or smirk, Reid catches a lot of attention (mostly female). The high cheekbones and square jawline can look almost cruel when twisted in a scowl. He has an extra finger on his left hand which he openly flaunts, rather than hide with Cosmetic Charms. Dressed in darker shades at most times, ranging from grungy hoodies and sweatshirts to cloaks and robes, Reid gives off the typical rebel-vibe.



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PERSONALITY
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    STRENGTHS & WEAKNESSES:
    Strengths:
    Fearless. Till date, has not been scared of any tangible things like spiders or monsters.
    Doesn’t give a shit about people’s opinions, good or bad
    Merciless while dueling
    Extremely perceptive of people’s intentions
    Wit
    Weaknesses:
    No respect for authority whatsoever.
    Healing charms/lighter spells like Patronuses
    Potions
    Extremely low opinion of most people around him. Thus he might underestimate them
    Anger-management issues
    Contentment/happiness is superficial and very short-lived
    Doesn’t care about things enough to actually invest himself in anything

    LIKES & DISLIKES:
    Likes:
    Horror movies
    Playing the piano
    Stargazing
    Hexes/jinxes
    Murder/mystery books
    Dislikes:
    Idiots (which include most of the people around him, in his opinion)
    His sister, Erika (which of course is a massive understatement)
    Fluffy,cheesy things: like romance novels and roses and Valentine’s Day
    Figures of authority
    Potions
    Bullies
    GOALS: Goals are for idiots who think they can actually plan their future. Reid knows that life is a b*tch, so he doesn’t bother.

    HABITS & QUIRKS: A strange, hacking laugh when he’s particularly amused

    BOGGART: He lives his worst fears everyday.

    PATRONUS: Something which Reid will hardly ever admit: his best memory is that of his joint tenth birthday with his fellow twins Erika and Barbara, when their mother gifted them the three brass telescopes to scout out the heavens. A blessed day when everything was still normal. When life hadn’t turned out to be a b*tch. Not yet.

    DEMENTOR: 9th April, 2022. His eleventh birthday.

    VERITASERUM: That somewhere in the deepest, darkest corner of his heart, he still hopes he was not rebel kick-ass Reid, but the considerate, lively boy that played merrily with his sisters on sunny days.

    MIRROR OF ERISED: That he could get his life, his life back. Not this one, which belonged to a stranger. The stranger that sometimes stared back at him from the mirror.

    PERSONALITY: Reid is the stereotypical angry-young-man. Angry at life, angry at himself, angry at everyone else. Ill-tempered at the best of times, Reid usually lashes out at people for no reason, facing concerned smiles with contemptuous, scornful sarcasm. And if there’s actual cause for anger, then facing down Reid is like standing in the path of a tempestuous tsunami, atleast verbally. This, in addition to his horrible attitude towards authority, has often led ‘concerned elders’ to send him to counsellors, but in vain. Forever falling in and out of trouble, Reid is often looked at as the one-who-can-do-no-good. He has a perpetually dark, Jaques-like outlook towards life. But his character is misunderstood to some extent. Just because he has a low opinion of people around him, doesn't mean that in reality he's the most talented in the room always. And although he doesn’t believe in limiting himself to ‘good’ and ‘evil’ and ‘light’ and ‘dark’, he never stands for bullies, or prejudice or racism. A person can be judged on their merit alone, not appearance or wealth.



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FAMILY & POSSESSIONS
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    FATHER: Blake Dixon

    MOTHER: Agatha Dixon nee Young

    SIBLING/S: Carson Dixon (elder sister), Barbara Dixon (fraternal twin sister, deceased), Erika Dixon (fraternal twin sister) [Erika, Barbara and Reid were triplets]

    OTHER: None

    BLOOD STATUS: Muggleborn

    RACE: Human

    SOCIAL STATUS: Lower middle-class

    PET/S:
    A black raven, called Nostradamus

    OTHER POSSESSIONS:
    His grand piano, lying at home
    A faded, rusted brass telescope



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CHARACTER HISTORY
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    Early Years: The earliest memory Reid can recall is of forsaken days, days spent laughing and plotting pranks and running under the sun. Reid, Erika and Barbara. The Dixon triplets, or the Terrible Trio as they were called fondly. The year when he turned ten could sum up the whole of his life: loved, cherished, as popular and unassailable as a kid could be, setting off fireworks with Barbara, stargazing with Rika. Perfection.
    Life couldn’t get any better. Until Reid got to know that he was a wizard. So was Rika: a witch. Not confident, charismatic, the leader of the trio Barbara. She didn’t get the letter.
    Barbara maintained the charade of happiness till the dinner at the restaurant. Then she stood up and screamed –Reid remained blinking, they had never fought before- and fled out of the door, Rika on her tails. Sometimes, sometimes Reid wished that he had followed them.
    Three days of torture, of desperate waiting. Then the news. Barbara was dead, apparently in a scuffle with a couple of hooligans in an alley. Cause of death was internal hemorrhage from an unidentified cause. Magic. Her body had been tossed, along with a Body-Bound Rika, inside a large garbage can.
    That night, when Rika returned and burnt her Hogwarts letter, Reid mirrored her actions.
    People always pitied someone who had lost a twin. Reid wondered what they would have to say about him. Two parts of him had died that day. Barbara was in the morgue. And Rika was gone, a shell of a person who talked and laughed to herself, who screamed on being touched, who could only sleep under open skies. Their parents gave her up for lost; and in interests of driving him away from the unhealthy environment, persuaded him to attend Durmstrang through the contacts of his magical great-aunt. Reid agreed, revenge on his eleven-year old mind.
    It wasn’t easy being the only Muggleborn in Durmstrang. To be strung up by the ankles and left for nights altogether, to be used as target practice for despicable spells, to be jeered and sneered and spit at. Survival of the fittest. So Reid grew into the fittest he could. The sweet boy who had cowered behind his sisters was gone. In his place was one who spits at people in return, and didn’t hesitate to use his wand, regardless of the fact that he might be utterly out-matched at times. Anger started blooming in his mind. Anger at his parents for sending him to such a place, anger at his two role-models, one whose last words were how much she hated him, the other who talked to imaginary voices for comfort while her brother was still alive, anger at the unfairness of the world.
    The day Reid hunted down and disposed off the two hooligans that had ruined his world, who were Squib-like in their magic anyway, the last of the Terrible Three died forever.

    Hogwarts Years: Doesn’t attend Hogwarts. But his actions, and his reckless attitude towards teachers, forced even the lax Durmstrang authorities to sit up and take notice. In his fifth year, Reid slipped out of school to secure his revenge, and remained missing for one week. On return, he was suspended for this crime and several others, until the end of school year. Reid carelessly took up an apprenticeship in London to spend the time till then.

    Adulthood:




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Re: Dixon, Reid

on Thu May 09, 2013 11:19 pm
You have a good character in the makings, but he seems to represent a great many extremes, and some of them are just a bit too extreme for me. I don't mind dark characters, but he's too overpowered for 15.

Can you please revisit his app and bring his abilities back more in line with his age and development? Remember, he would have only been in school for perhaps 4 complete years. Part of a 5th, perhaps. His skills would be much more limited than what his ap shows.

If you need help with this, please let me know.

Thanks,
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Re: Dixon, Reid

on Fri May 10, 2013 7:23 am
I've toned it down slightly, and added more weaknesses accordingly. Just wanted to point out though, that his main talents are hexes and curses only, not much of anything else. And although he likes looking down at people, whether he's actually superior to them may be different altogether.

Please do tell me if I need to change anything else though. Smile
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Re: Dixon, Reid

on Mon May 13, 2013 11:54 pm
Can you clarify for me what exactly you mean by "merciless when dueling"? As I see it, that could be a strength or an even greater weakness, depending on what you mean by it. For me, the word "Fearless" works the same way. It can be a good thing or just outright foolishness. Just want to be sure I understand you and what you intend..

When you say he's extremely perceptive, I presume that is an age appropriate perceptive ability and not beyond his age limitations?

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Re: Dixon, Reid

on Tue May 14, 2013 6:53 am
Merciless while dueling in the sense of a Slytherin that....he doesn't discriminate between light and dark spells, lets loose both. That is a strength, and could be interpreted as a weakness if he shoots too many high-powered spells, that drains him out since he is after all, a fifteen year old. He doesn't fear tangible things: like fire, water, animals etc, or people. Internal fears, like fear of failure etc. will plague him like any other person. Perceptiveness of course, will be age-appropriate. No reading of people's thoughts or anything like that.
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Re: Dixon, Reid

on Thu May 16, 2013 1:05 am
Ok. That works for me. Just wanted to be sure we were on the same page about that.

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