About Me, The Player!
Are you a new or returning player? Returning
Have you role played before? Yup
Full Name: Graham Steven Bardsley (born David Nathan Bell)
Birthdate: December 7th, 1995
Magical Status: Wizard
Appearance: Graham can be considered quite eccentric just by his appearance. With dark brown hair and sparkling blue eyes, he can sometimes look quite innocent. But his speech is usually jumbled and he tends rambles. With a not so short hair cut and eyes that show he rarely sleeps, it's no wonder he can be a little intimidating regardless of what he wears. He does wear glasses, but they're the first things he breaks during a fit of anger.
Mother's Magical Status: Muggle
Father's Magical Status: Squib
Strongest Ability: Identifying Enchantments
Weakest Ability: Divination
Wand: 12 1/8 inches, unicorn hair core, made of alder.
Personality: Graham is a quiet kid by nature who prefers to keep to himself. In his world, he needs to know how everything works and understand the world. With this personality comes his eccentric behavior, such as rarely sleeping, forever fidgeting, and his need to multi-task. He's not much for friends, as most people try to avoid him all because of his dad, so he pretends that he doesn't want to befriend anyone. However, under it all, he's rather lonely and sometimes wishes he could connect better with people. Even the slightest interest someone shows in what he's doing will cause him to get excited and talk a million miles a second, often forgetting to dumb things down and not talk someone's ear off. He's a loyal friend, but he'll neglect others for knowledge in a heartbeat. Worth noting is that he never had a proper raising where he learned right from wrong, he had to learn it himself as he went along. But there are also probably horrible traits he picked up from his parents that aren't dinner conversation safe. However, he's quick to anger, has a sharp tongue, and is sore on the subject regarding his dad. He will defend his dad in a heartbeat when people talk ill of him. This is because he believes his father is innocent, and doesn't care that he may be a serial killer.
Strengths: Hardworking, Imaginative, Open-Minded
Weaknesses: Disorganized, Short Temper, Detached
Personal History: Graham was born David Bell to loving parents. Well, to a loving mother, Elizabeth Bell. She was a single mother whose boyfriend ran off on her and David right before he was born. It was probably a mere accident that led her to that alleyway that fateful day which claimed her life. However, Graham was only two months old at the time so has no memories of a life before his father and uncle. However, there was a search for him after the body of his mother was discovered. The search went on for quite some time, but when it hit the two year mark, it was only his grandparents who held hope of him one day being returned to them, dead or alive.
Hayden Bardsley was the man he called dad, never knowing the truth that in fact the man he looked up to had murdered his mother and had taken him in. He always followed Hayden around like a little duck to it's mother, always thinking the world of the eccentric Unspeakable. However, his uncle was another matter. Jayden wasn't half as interesting as his dad. Sure, Jayden showed him more love and compassion, but he knew Hayden cared about him. That was why he was so upset when Hayden was locked up in Azkaban after his eight birthday. People were telling him that his dad was a murderer. The stigma followed him wherever he went with his uncle, always asking Jayden when Hayden would be coming home. Although an investigation was started regarding Jayden and Graham, everything checked out soundly. Fake documents regarding Graham kept him in Jayden's care and his past still hidden.
Getting his Hogwarts letter didn't make him happy. He wanted to share the happy moment with his dad, the guy who believed to be his dad. But he settled on sharing it with his uncle. He spent most of the time between the arrival of his letter and the date of leaving Hogwarts missing Hayden. However, the train ride to Hogwarts gave him enough time to set his priorities straight. With the stigma of a serial killer for a father, he was practically left to his own devices to survive his time at Hogwarts, not that it bothered him. He was used to being on his own.
Thanks Ashley for the awesome siggy~