Name (and possible alias):
Alexander De GoedeAge:
Male (physically, and most of the time mentally as well, except when sharing headspace with others)Sexuality:
Bi (due to certain things he doesn't care much about gender anyway)Psychic power:
Alexander is a strong medium, so he essentially has to communicate with spirits of the dead, whether he wants to or not. In addition to actual spirits, he can sense "place memories", rather like echoes of important things that have happened in certain places. In general, anything supernatural happening at a place leaves a memory.
However, whether he can gain any specific knowledge depends on so many things that it's not very reliable. There may not be any trace of a certain event left, or it might be mixed up with other things. If a spirit that has had anything to do with said event is even on the right plain, it might not know anything useful, or just be too confused to talk to. Some may even lash out at anyone unlycky enough to be able to sense them.
Luckily for Alexander, he has three spirits who have become attached to him, and are able to guide and help him somewhat on their side. On occasion, they might also more or less take over his body for a while, though Alexander himself is seldom entirely unaware of what is happening then.Education/ (former) job:
Due to his distracting ability, and generally irregular life, Alexander barely got through compulsory education. He has done a few odd jobs here and there, but never for very long or succesfully. Other skills:
However, he does know a thing or two about surviving life on the streets. While his concentration is almost always wondering, Alexander can also be rather charming if he can be bothered to put his mind to it. Besides this, when his reasonably good survival insticts fail, his three companions tend to remind him to shape up.
Alexander may also sometimes share in on their knowledge, though mostly only when he's at least partially "possessed", and even then said skill might be rather hit and miss.
In short, Alexander is a bum, but he has survived to his age by being passably decent at it.Physical Description :
Alexander is, to be frank, pretty. His overall lack of upkeep gives him a certain romantic charm, even, although it is more apparent if he has happened to wash recently. Getting regular meals would also do his appearences and overall health a lot of good. Unfortunately when he's not starving for other reasons, Alexander has been known to simply forget
to eat, even if he rather enjoys food. Thus, he is of medium hight but appears taller due to being so thin. He has dark brown, wavy hair, and greyish-blue eyes. Personality:
If you haven't figured out by now, the keyword is easily distracted
. Whether it's because a ghost or a general vibe from a certain place draws his attention, or something more ordinary, Alexander is not always the most reliable person to send on an errand. When his mind is not wondering, Alexander may be charming to the point of manipulation, but he may just as well blurt out things that would be better off unsaid.
However, he hardly ever means any ill by it, and would rather just agree with people than fight. Alexander generally considers fighting a waste of energy, which he seldom has much of. He's more of an introvert than extrovert, and a definitely a follower rather than a leader, albeit a follower who might wander away at any moment if fancy struck him.History:
Alexander has a very vague memory of his mother, who died when he was still quite young. He remembers her as a pretty, happy woman. From the little he remembers, he suspects she was also not quite in touch with reality, for some reason.
He isn't sure what happened to her, merely that one day a serious woman came to the small apartment he lived in with his mother, and told Alexander his mother was dead. The woman was a bit intimidating so Alexander never thought to ask for details.
After that, he lived in several places and several people. Due to his ability Alexander doesn't feel comfortable staying in most places (especially ones with unpleasant history) for too long. As a child he wasn't yet as used to the visions, so he supposes he must have been rather difficult, though most people he lived with tried their best.
Once, he was locked in a cellar, which was when he met his first guardian spirit, who was a young girl when she died. The other two he met later. The second was a spirit of a young soldier who died in Crimean War, and the third an older woman.
He doesn't have many true friends among the living, but Catharina Bleek has tried to help Alexander when they've run to each other, which he appreciates.Other:
Cats and dogs tend to dislike Alexander, for some reason.
Say, you can divide 35 points, how would you divide them over the following characteristics? (At least 1, mean would be 5)
Book smarts … 1
Street smarts … 7
Social skills … 3
Charisma … 5
Blending in … 7
Psychic strength … 10
Physical fitness … 2