PIERSON, Bentley
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Post by James Potter Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:22 am

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    FULL NAME: Bentley Dominic Pierson

    NICKNAMES:  Ben, Pierce, Dom

    AGE: 22


    Neutral, but has been known to help out DEs now and then.
    Falmouth Falcons

    HOGWARTS HOUSE: Ex-Slytherin


    WAND: Aspen, Dragon Heartstring, 10 ½ inches, Stiff

    Aspen Wood, as described by Ollivander: “Wand-quality aspen wood is white and fine-grained, and highly prized by all wand-makers for its stylish resemblance to ivory and its usually outstanding charmwork. The proper owner of the aspen wand is often an accomplished duellist, or destined to be so, for the aspen wand is one of those particularly suited to martial magic. An infamous and secretive eighteenth-century duelling club, which called itself The Silver Spears, was reputed to admit only those who owned aspen wands. In my experience, aspen wand owners are generally strong-minded and determined, more likely than most to be attracted by quests and new orders; this is a wand for revolutionaries.”

    PLAY BY: Ben Barnes


    HAIR COLOUR: Brown

    EYE COLOUR: Brown


    BODY BUILD: Athletic


    Face: Ben has what you might call an oval-shaped face, with relatively defined cheekbones, but without the hard lines that make someone intimidating. Instead, his expressions or disdain would be what kept someone from approaching him. He has some version of scruff most of the time, but avoids a full beard if he can help it. His eyes often appear so dark that the brown, colored part seems the same as the black of his pupils.

    Hair: Although he sometimes allows his hair to grow out past his ears, he tends to cut it every now and then in order to maintain some order to it. If it grows out it seems to have a wave to it which annoys him. Most days he'll use some sort of gel or product to keep it acting properly and in the style he thinks suits him best.

    Body: Bentley is tall and well-built from his years on the Quidditch team, as well as his weekly attempt to get himself to a gym or to go for a run. He could be described as Athletic or Fit.


    001. Intelligent
    002. Tidy
    003. Meticulous
    004. Optimistic
    005. Workaholic
    006. Dutiful
    007. Insightful
    008. Responsible
    009. Painfully honest/Blunt
    010. Charismatic
    011. Good judge of character
    012. Driven
    013. Witty
    014. Impartial
    015. Has the courage to make a new business move/do the right thing

    001. Mercurial
    002. Somber
    003. Flirtatious
    004. Sarcastic
    005. Impatient
    006. Un-friendly (around new people, especially if they can't benefit him somehow)
    007. Impulsive
    008. Competitive
    009. Hard to read
    010. Quick-Tempered
    011. Doesn't often let his sense of humor show
    012. Isn't always humble/tactful (depends on mood)
    013. Stubborn
    014. Quarrelsome
    015. Rejects Change

    001. Quiet
    002. Cooking
    003. Classy peers
    004. Smoking – when stressed or at a loss in a group
    005. Work
    006. Reading – fiction in particular
    007. Dogs
    008. Drinking (In moderation, or conversationally)
    009. Working out/Running to blow off steam
    010. Caffeine
    011. Saving money, and thus having lots of it
    012. Quidditch
    013. Dancing
    014. Tea
    015. Christmas
    016. Warm places

    001. Jealous people (especially if he's seeing them)
    002. Drugs
    003. Zealots
    004. Violence
    005. Cryptic people
    006. Incompetence
    007. Ignorance
    008. Cellos
    009. Vanity
    010. Poetry
    011. Large groups
    012. Loud music/clubs
    013. The idea of settling down
    014. Talking about religion
    015. Friends who argue all the bloody time
    016. Hypocrisy

    001. Find out more about his family
    002. Make his business even more successful
    003. Subconsciously, he doesn't want to continue as his walled-off, distant self. Instead, something in him wants to perhaps learn to accept friendship and love from others.

    001. Uses passive-aggressiveness with co-workers or friends.
    002. Follows his schedule a bit too much.
    003. Gives vague comments/answers when around someone he dislikes.
    004. Calls most girls 'Sweetheart'.
    005. Low voice, Heavy British accent.

    PATRONUS: When Derek told Bentley he wanted to make him family for the sake of Ben's career as well as because of their bond and relationship.

    DEMENTOR: Although his friends (and Derek and Nancy) often suggest that he's afraid of letting a girl in, Ben isn't so much afraid for himself but for the girl. He tends to push people away as much as he argues with them or makes sardonic or snide comments. He's convinced that he would do all of those things, as well as work all of the time and scare her off or hurt her.

    VERITASERUM: Bentley would never say it aloud but if given the chance or a reason, he would take in and/or adopt a kid who reminded him of himself or who needed whatever Ben could offer him. If not for his “father,” Bentley would have spent ages working his way to the top, rather than being where he is at twenty-two. He wouldn't mind the chance to change someone's life like his was changed.

    MIRROR OF ERISED: He wants to know what happened to his family, but with work and his general dislike for asking for help, he isn't too serious about looking into it currently. It's something he wonders about sometimes, though.


    Ben is rather mercurial and hard to figure out, even for those who know him. After growing up on his own, he is loathe to let in new people or to give his whole self away. He often comes off as aloof or arrogant, but he really just doesn't converse easily with others. He has never fallen for anyone, and is under the impression that no-one ever has for him, either. He doesn't make a habit of seeing anyone in particular, or dating outright. If he can help it, Ben will avoid ever getting hitched. To make matters more complicated, he is fairly certain that he is interested of guys as well as girls. Ben doesn't make a habit of going home with people, or bringing them home, even if he spends his evening in a bar. Thus, he hasn't really found out for sure.

    As much as he loves being at work – partly because he's in charge of most of the people there, but partly because he's dang good at what he does – he would just as soon go home to his flat and either get work done early or spend some time reading or catching up on the latest Quidditch matches and news.

    Bentley has a rather easily brought-to-the-surface temper, and though he sometimes can think things through, he usually acts without waiting. If it doesn't involve work or his money, he rarely waits around to consider if his first idea is the best one. It got him into a fair number of detentions in his early Hogwarts years when he had just found out about his being a Wizard not being a horrible thing. As he grew up, however, his relatively loud and aggressive temper turned into variations of the silent treatment, passive-aggressiveness, or threats. With his money and position, as well as his connections with the Death Eaters, Bentley isn't afraid of making anyone angry if they've offended or done wrong by him.

    Favorite Food: Grilled Panini
    Favorite Color: Burgundy (or just dark colors in general)
    Favorite Place: The loft in his flat
    Hobbies: Reading, Quidditch, Runs/working out, Going out drinking with his few close friends
    Favorite Scents: Vanilla, Citrus, Pumpkin Pie


    FATHER: Henry Pierson
    Ben doesn't know his name, or if he's actually dead or not.

    MOTHER: Dianne Pierson
    Ben doesn't know her name, or if she's actually dead or not.

    SIBLING/S: None that he knows of.

    OTHER: Unknown – the orphanage couldn't find any to contact

    BLOOD STATUS:  Muggleborn

    RACE: Human

    SOCIAL STATUS: Wealthy

    PET/S: Barn owl



    Early Years:

    Bentley's first memory is of waking in an uncomfortable bed in what he would learn was a small, poorly looked after orphanage. Although the orphanage tried, the parents were never found. They couldn't find any trace of his family, and eventually gave up. Because of his tendency to stay away from others he wasn't adopted. Rather, he jumped around from foster home to foster home, and when his magic accidentally became a problem they stopped trying to find somewhere for him to go, letting him stay on at the orphanage and do work or take care of the younger kids. When his Hogwarts letter arrived, Ben ran away to attend, hoping that the school was not some falsehood or trick from the other children in the orphanage. Hoping he could find somewhere he could fit in. Ben just knew he wanted to be somewhere else, somewhere he could use his time to study how to move himself up in the world.

    Hogwarts Years:

    Bentley was sorted into Slytherin, due to his extreme ambition – which mainly rested in his need to end up somewhere better than where he had begun. Knowing he wanted to be involved in business, Ben took as many extra classes as he could like Arithmancy and Muggle Studies, among others – anything he thought could relate to his future career goals.
    His free time was spent playing Quidditch or reading whatever he could from the Library. He was one of the few Slytherins who had no friends in the Slytherin house aside from his teammates, and even then he didn't like some of them. Instead, he managed to befriend several Gryffindors and Ravenclaws. Now and then he found a Hufflepuff he liked, but most often they annoyed him.

    During the summers, Bentley returned to the orphanage at first. Eventually he ended up staying with a friend during the summers, leaving the orphanage entirely. After that, he never moved in with a new family, instead choosing to either jump between houses, or stay with his closest friend at the time. As bad as he felt about it, Ben always made sure to have a job so he could pay whomever he stayed with – or at least to help buy food or whatever needed to be purchased. He refused to listen if they said he didn't need to help out in that area.


    After Graduation, Bentley got an internship with a large business man, a Mr. Derek Ashford, who took to Ben right away. Because of Ben's obvious management skills and astounding drive to move up in the ranks at their business the CEO promoted Bentley to a minor managerial position with the apparent intent to move him up to CEO one day.
    On Bentley's twenty-second birthday, Mr. Ashford and his wife, Nancy, expressed their interest in making Ben part of their family so Derek could pass the business down to him. As strange as it felt to be “adopted” at twenty-two, Ben could not express his gratitude enough and has taken to his role as the son of Mr. Ashford with enthusiasm, provided he could keep his last name. He was used to it and everyone knew him by that name anyways.


    ALSO KNOWN AS: Addie

    RP EXPERIENCE: Oh.... enough, me thinks. Maybe?

    HOW YOU FOUND US: “Google is your friend.”

    MAIN CHARACTER: Audriana Swan/Avery Bishop Ivanov

    PURPOSE OF CHARACTER: Marriage Plot, plotbunnies, etc. heh. I'll add more to his app later if I think of anything!


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Post by Elijah Krum Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:18 am

Oh gosh, this was poor Carth! Accepted, no worries, but I'm on my phone so I'll have to do the groups and stuff in a bit! Another super appadoodle. Very Happy
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