REWINDJonathan Kroppmann as Baldric van Vrankenbehind the s c e n e sTHE CREATOR
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Ari Sheik, Horacio Fado, Theodore Careden, Vincent Crabbe, Kenneth Donley, and Peter Pettigrew Xenophilius Lovegoodother;
…I had to shorten this. Stupid character length.
the r o l e
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”I like sex. If someone wants to have sex, I might just make their dreams come true. I’m not going to close my eyes to someone because they have a penis, and I’m not going to close my eyes to someone because they have a vagina.”
inside and o u t
unconventional / eldritch / weedyphysical features;
Towering over people is something that Baldric has always been used to. Ever since he was a young child, he had always been two or three inches taller than the other children who lived in his area. He never really minded being taller, figuring it would give him that much more power over them. He did get made fun of though, being called the tower, the boy who can see to Germany without traveling, and of course the boy who grows like a tree. Could you really be insulted about being taller than other people? He didn’t stop growing for quite a while, but finally he stood at about six foot three inches. Because he is so tall, he has a bit of a lanky appearance. His arms and legs are very long, but his torso is long as well. It is almost balanced, but it almost seems as if his arms and legs are a bit too long for his body. He also has a long neck, giving him that extra few inches.
Baldric’s appearance screams confidence. No matter where he is, he always has that bit of pride in his step. He is convinced he is better than almost everyone, so he is sure to put that across when he is around other people. It probably comes across from the way that he walks. Because of his height, his arms and legs tend to move quite a bit. Every step is stamped into the ground with force. He wants people to look at him. He wants them to remember the tall guy who had something spectacular about him, even if there wasn’t really anything spectacular about him. It is his goal to make it seem like there is something there. He stands at his whole height, not arching his back into a slump. He likes his height, so there is no use making him shorter. When he is relaxing, he gives off a very lazy look.
When he is avoiding people, his whole posture changes. He still has a bit of pride attached to him, but it isn’t to get attention anymore. His shoulders dip into a slouch, and his neck follows his shoulders. And don’t forget that his whole walk changes! He no longer puts power into every step, because if he did he would easily be caught. Instead, he glides around wherever he is posting, hardly taking his feet off the ground. His torso looks as if it isn’t moving, but his arms move beside him as regular. He seems more careful when doing this, making sure to think about every movement before he takes it. You would think that this would slow him down quite a lot, but he still manages to move with excellent speed. If he didn’t, he would get caught, and Baldric does not get caught.
His clothing style could help this out a bit. He usually dresses in ratty clothing, figuring nobody will waste their time looking at someone who looks like a bum. When he actually decides to take the time to look nice, he manages to pull it off. His style changes daily, so it is pretty hard to describe. But one thing that he usually wears is a nice pair of dress pants. His shirt choice, or if he is going to wear a jacket would change depending on the occasion. He isn’t a wizard who avoids wearing robes all the time either. He finds them to be a symbol of pride. But for some reason, he thinks there are those occasions where that type of outfit isn’t needed. They sometimes make strange noises when you are walking, which would give him away when he is following someone. So, a good outfit choice for different occasions is how Baldric likes to pick his fashion. There are plenty of times that he walks around with no shirt on, or his shirt half way unbuttoned. He finds it a bit restricting. He knows the places that he needs to keep his shirt on though…and realizes that that is almost every public place. So you don’t really have to worry about him prancing around shirtless outside.
A lot of people describe Baldric as creepy. This is probably a mixture between his personality and appearance, but he doesn’t strive to give off a creepy vibe. It doesn’t help that Baldric is a person who always keeps eye contact when talking to people. It is almost as if he is challenging every person that he is talking to, either that or reading into their soul. His eyes are very dark gray blue, almost dark enough to be considered black. But when he gets in a lot of light, his eyes absorb the light, and give off a more gray appearance. His eyes are almond shaped, and are rarely opened to their full extent, giving them a hooded appearance. They are surrounded by thin, but dark eyelashes. Right above his eyes are his eyebrows, just like any normal person. They stick out from his face just a little bit, probably not enough to notice if you aren’t staring at them. And honestly, they would look like normal eyebrows if it wasn’t for them being at that harsh slanted angle all the time. It almost makes him look angry. They are a very dark, which don’t add to that nice factor. The only times that his eyebrows don’t look so cruel is when he is in the bedroom, stoned, or drunk. He basically needs to be relaxed to give off a nice look. He can sometimes pull it off when he needs to, such as if he is trying to make people think he is a good guy. But, the majority of the time it is quite obvious that he is lying. He basically says that he is with his eyes. But lucky for him, he knows how to hide it when he is speaking. If he didn’t, he probably would have been caught ages ago.
Right between his eyes is his nose. I would love to tell you that his nose was perfectly straight, and right in the middle, but that would be a lie. It starts out right between the center of his eyes, but as you move down to the tip of his nose, if you stare at it you will notice that it bends over to the right. It is around the middle of the bridge of his nose where it begins to take that ten degree difference. Baldric didn’t really have the nicest childhood, so of course he got into fights a lot. Living in the heart of a muggle community, he couldn’t fight with magic, so of course he had to fight with his fists. Well, sometimes the other fists would make contact with him, and only once or twice they made connection with his nose. Both of those caused little scars that are difficult to see, but the crookedness was not caused by a fist. It actually happened when he was in Wizarding School. Lets just say he was hit in the nose a few times with a bludger bat as punishment. Even after his nose was healed, it still has that crookedness as a reminder. His nose is very pointy, and actually comes down slightly from his face. At the very tip, there is a slight indent, and he is still not sure where that came from.
His mouth is usually upturned into some sort of a smirk when he isn’t angry. That causes his lips to have little to no emotion in them. He isn’t one to frown. Instead his lips will look extremely relaxed, and all of his emotion would be transferred to his eyes. It is a good way to get his emotion across, especially since he keeps eye contact. His lips are very full for a male. They are also a little darker than one might expect. He has been made fun of for having girl lips in the past, but he has never gotten a complaint, if you know what I mean. His bottom lip is by far the bigger lip, which is good because it would look awkward if it was the other way around. But his bottom lip is still far from thin. He has a very slight indentation in the middle, right beneath his nose. When he smiles, that little v practically vanishes. It is rare that he actually smiles with his teeth, but that doesn’t mean that people don’t see his teeth. See, he exposes them when he laughs, which I guess is a form of a smile…but it isn’t exactly a smile. Anyway, his teeth are fairly straight, especially for it being the 70s, and him never having braces. His family was blessed with straight teeth! Now, when I say straight, that does not mean that they are perfect. The gaps in between them are just a little bit larger than the teeth of someone who had gone through dealing with braces.
On either side of his face is two ears, just like any person. It is amazing that he still has both of them intact after his childhood, but he managed to keep them both unharmed. They are short, but not small. They stick out from his head more than normal people’s ears do, and not to mention that they are wider. They are actually pretty high on his face, protruding into the hairline quite a bit. He likes to hide his ears in his hair because people would tease him at Wizarding school, but just because he hides them does not mean that he doesn’t keep them clean. You won’t find any dry skin, or earwax in his ears...or behind his ears. He knows how to take care of himself, even if he gives off a bit of a creepy vibe.
His jawbone starts right below his ear, and is surprisingly not too harsh. It blends in with his neck, almost as if it isn’t there. Basically the only time that you can see the upper part of his jaw bone is when he is gritting his teeth, which causes the muscle to protrude just slightly. His jaw has never been described as strong, which is unfortunate. He would love for every physical feature on him to be described as just that, but you don’t get everything you want in life. Basically all of the bones in his face are pretty subtle. He doesn’t have harsh cheek bones, he doesn’t have a huge forehead. Honestly, his face would be friendly looking if it wasn’t for his eyes and mouth…which is the majority of his face. Anyway, he has a very long face, and a rounded chin. But if you were to look at him from the side, it would look like his chin was pointed. All of his facial features look fairly pointed when you are looking at him from the side. But for some reason when you see him form the front, everything seems a bit smoother.
Except for the fact that he doesn’t shave that often. There is usually a layer of hair that lines his jawbone. But for some reason, his hair doesn’t grow on the majority of his cheek. Lucky for him, it just looks like he is trying to have some sort of scruff build up, and doesn’t look like he is actually trying to grow a beard. If he decided to grow a full beard, it would probably look a bit mutated because of the area that the hair doesn’t grow. The only reason why he doesn’t shave is pure laziness. He has no reason to make himself look “pretty” for other people, and thinks that people will like him even if he doesn’t shave. It seems like the people who go with him are looking for something on the rough side anyway. But, even he doesn’t want to be that rough all the time. That is why he only lets it get to a certain length before he at least trims it a bit. He doesn’t want to have a blotchy full grown beard. The facial hair that he does have is connected though, and doesn’t have any bald spots within it. It goes down onto his neck, to about his Adam’s apple, and then all the way up to the hair that goes right in front of his ears.
His hair is something that he doesn’t bother taking care of that much. No, he doesn’t let it get dirty and grungy all the time, he just doesn’t bother brushing it when he gets out of his daily shower. Depending on his mood, he likes to change his hair from being blonde and brown. It isn’t a daily change, more like monthly. But his hair is naturally a darker brown color. He just wants a bit of change in his life occasionally. Usually if he is trying to look nice for something, he will have his hair blonde, and if he is on some sort of mission for the death eaters, it will be dark again. His hair is fairly short in the back, but his bangs are fairly scraggly. If he was to have long hair, there would be an obvious wave in it, which is why he doesn’t grow it out. Sure, that wave thing is all the rage, but he doesn’t want to be part of that muggle popular shit.
He has fairly wide shoulders, even though they don’t seem quite as wide because of his height. They are fairly muscular as well. He realizes he needs to keep his body in shape if he is going to be dueling to the death, so of course he is going to have a bit of muscle. But, he doesn’t exercise all the time, so you won’t see big beefy shoulders on this boy. They just have a little bit of tone, which you wouldn’t find if he didn’t work out. Next to his shoulders are his trapezoids, which are also fairly built. They are probably stronger than his shoulders. He likes to keep it like that, because he thinks it will make his neck look smaller. If his trapezoids go up into his neck farther, his neck will be smaller looking! Makes sense no? Too bad it makes him look like he has a fat, long neck instead. He actually naturally has a wide neck, and his head isn’t much bigger than it. His Adams Apple is pretty low set, which gives him a deeper voice.
He doesn’t ever try to make his chest stronger, so there isn’t much muscle going on there. There is still a bit of shape going on though, because you can’t help gain a little bit of muscle when you are working out the rest of your muscles. His stomach also isn’t too strong, but it isn’t fat either. He has a feint outline of a six-pack, but doesn’t bother building it any more. If he did, it would throw off some of his tattoos, so he is pretty strong on avoiding that. He is so skinny that his sides actually sink in slightly, making him look almost as if he has hips…even though he really doesn’t. The front of his hips do have a bit of an indent, thanks to his hipbones. He makes sure not to eat enough to make himself gain weight, but he doesn’t want to lose it either. Instead, he always wants to keep the same weight, that way none of his work gets stretched out. He actually has a small belly button stud, which hardly anyone even notices. Now his back is something that he would never really bother working on. He can’t see it, so why would it matter? It is very bony, and you can actually see his ribs, spine, and shoulder bones…well certain parts of them. The crook of his back goes in quite far, but despite this, Baldric still has no butt.
His legs are actually normal, minus the whole height thing. They run straight down to the ground from his hips, and don’t have any weird distortions or anything. He doesn’t try to build them either, so they are very thin, just like most of his body. The fact that the pants that he wears are usually pretty tight doesn’t help his legs look any stronger. His arms basically match his legs, thin, not too much muscle…although they have a bit more than his legs, and normal. The only time that you might notice that he has muscle in his arms is if he actually decides to flex for any reason. Lifting something heavy, lifting himself up, when he is angry. When he is relaxed, he looks like a tree with two scrawny branches on either side of him, except the branches are more like vines just hanging there.
His hands are very large, especially since his arms are so thin. He has long fingers, and has always been told he has “strong hands.” His knuckles are very pointy, which has helped him in the past fist fights he had gotten into. Thanks to those fights, Baldric has various scars on his knuckles. But there is no use in getting into those into too much detail. All you need to know is that his hands are far from being perfect, and smooth. He doesn’t do that lotion thing. That is for pussies. His feet are also on the large side. He has what people call duck feet…minus the webbed thing. Now don’t worry, you’ll never have to hear him say anything about big feet. He thinks guys who actually do say things like that are compensating, and seeing as he really has no reason to, he won’t say it. His toes are pretty long, and the toe that is next to his big toe is just slightly larger than his big toe. He doesn’t like exposing them that often though, so he will keep them concealed in his socks and shoes…unless he is by himself. The moment someone comes in, he tends to hide it though.
He is a very pale guy…well for the part of the skin that you can see. He never really tans, even if he gets a lot of sunlight. Hell, he doesn’t even like the sun, so that doesn’t help much either. Being compared to a ghost is something that he is quite used to. Well, either a ghost, an inferi, or a skeleton. The thin body with the pale skin doesn’t help much. And the fact that he has tattoos scattered all over his body causes things to be a little creepier. Ever since Baldric was a young child, he has had a fascination with tattoos. The first one that he ever got was right behind his ear, and happened to be a black and red star. There was no significance in the color scheme that he picked, but the star was very significant to him. He has always been fascinated with fate, and seeing as the stars are said to tell the story of time, of course he is going to be fascinated with them.
His love for tattoos grew from there. His whole body began to be a work of art. It started out with more stars on his shoulder. They basically cover his shoulder, going a little bit into his back. Then he felt a bit unbalanced, so he got more stars that surrounded his other elbow. He basically decided to get stars all over his body, including in the middle of his back. That one was by far the biggest star that he got. He even got a few more on his chest, which basically mirrored the ones that he got on his shoulder. All of those stars were colored with a bright yellow color. He finished off his stars with another red and black star…but this one was right below his belly button, right above his waistline. On either side of that there is two vines coming from it.
Now he realized he needed to get some things that represented life. So a rose was placed right above the last star. It was a rose that had obviously been picked, but for some reason he decided to have it sideways. He was probably under the influence of something. Then above that he decided to get two people kissing. That was a representation of his girlfriend at the time, and himself at the time. He did have a Mohawk, and so did she. Unfortunately, if you don’t look close enough it looks like the two are both males…but it isn’t like Baldric really cares anymore. Right beneath their faces says the word love. You know, there are a few tattoos that Baldric regrets, and that group right there was one of them. His girlfriend was one of his prostitutes, and ended up by dying shortly after he got the tattoo. Baldric continued on that whole life theme, getting a little bird intermixed with the stars on his shoulders. After that, he got a blue flower on his neck, just to the side. At an angle from that flower, he has a branch with small red leaves on them. It trails around to the back of his neck. On the other side is a hand with a pen, and out from the pen is a red swirley design. And that unbalanced thing began to happen, so a little angel was placed to the side of the star with the vines coming out of it. On his side he got a wilting daffodil, that also happens to be blue. It looks as if it s growing out of his pants.
His life had begun to take a drastic turn, and he began to realize that when you had life, other things had to happen. Like death, captivity, etc. So the first tattoo that he got on this theme was a little bird in a birdcage, right on his ribcage. Then he got a hand sprouting out under his pectoral muscle, which then appeared to have fire sprouting out of it. His final choice of a tattoo was on his arm, and he described it to the tattoo artist as best as he could. He wanted a door, and the door had to be slightly open. Out of those cracks had to be large orange and yellow flames, and of course there had to be a walkway up to it. It couldn’t just be a plain walkway, but instead had to have skulls on the side of it.
Don’t get me wrong, this wasn’t his last tattoo at all. It was just the last tattoo that he picked the design of. After this point, he just went into his artist, and told them to have a hay day with his arms. He wanted sleeves. He wanted it to look like they were a piece of art. But, one thing he wanted to be sure was that hey kept the theme going a bit. Stars, life, death. Basically he wanted all of his other tattoos to mix together on his arms. Lucky for him, he had already joined the death eaters by the time his left arm was finished, and well the scull with the snake going through it mixed with his own tattoos quite well. His tattoo artist didn’t even question where it came from. There is something good to having a lot of tattoos.
Baldric is a tall, skinny, pale man with a lot of tattoos. He is basically the guy who you want your daughter to stay away from. But Baldric prides himself on being the one that the girls want to go to. Hey, everyone knows the ladies want an adventure, rather than romance. That is what Baldric hopes for anyway.
it‘s all about the stuff on the i n s i d e
rogue / sinister / disturbed
-Watching people – “Honestly, when you watch people you get to know them better than talking to them. People hide things. It is easier to lie when you can talk.” dislikes;
-Reactions – “People’s reactions to what I say just make my life. People are so sensitive, and don’t know how to react half of the time. It is usually anger…which makes my day.”
-Knifes – “There is nothing like a sharp piece of metal. I like making them…Each of them are different, like they have different souls. Different likes. Some people like having children, I like making knifes.”
-Fear – “Honestly, it is one of the greatest things that humans go through. Fear. Being afraid of something means you have that much respect for it. You think it could actually do something.”
-Eyes – “I believe that the eyes are the way into the soul. If I don’t have eye contact, that means there is a chance that I am being lied to. I don’t like that.”
-Tattoos – “Body art. It is like a painting on my skin. Now if you don’t have an appreciation for art, you really do have no soul.”
-Punishment – “I believe that if you do something wrong, you should be punished for it. And well, I’m not one to turn it down.”
-The Forbidden Forest – “You know, there are some creepy things in there, but as I said before I respect what I fear. It is also a good place to hold meetings. You can hear anyone coming up on you. So, of course I like it.”
-Conflict – “People are so sensitive sometimes. It is funny to watch them go at it.”
-Innocent People – “Hey, everyone needs a little corruption, and some people need more.”
-People who trust him – “Honestly, if people trust me I can get what I want the majority of the time. If they trust me, that usually means they are on my side…or they are dumb. The dumb ones are easier to take advantage of.”
-Pictures – “Honestly, a picture does say a thousand words…and it says a million words when it is a wizard photo.”
-Feisty Women – “They put up a bit of a challenge. And usually, they have a little side to them that most people don’t know about…unless they get to a certain point with them, if you know what I mean.”
-Amsterdam – “I grew up there, so naturally I love it. It gave me my view on life.”
-Sex – “Lets just say I like it. No need for me to go into detail. I will say that I’m not too picky when it comes to a certain kind of sex.”
-Drugs – “An escape from the world into some new word.”
-Hard Alcohol – “Who wants to invest their time in drinking a lot of beer to get drunk. It doesn’t even taste that great. I’d rather have something that burns my throat as it goes down. Gives me that much more satisfaction.”
-Fire – “Fire is powerful. It burns, it warms, it provides light. Without it, we wouldn’t have life.”
-People with strong opinions – “It is fun to destroy them. Or just to put them down. It brings out that anger that I love so much.”
-Long Nights – “Long nights mean one of two things, and I am sure I don’t have to explain that to you.”
-Snakes – “Snakes are known for being able to strike before you even notice them. They are mesmerizing. Moving without legs, the split tongue, and the fangs. Oh they are built for something big, we just need to find out what it is.”
-Windows – “Where I’m from, windows are full of amazing things. Basically anything your heart can desire. Here, the windows aren’t quite that exciting, but I can pretend right?”
-Canals – “Honestly, they just remind me of home.”
-Change – “Life is boring when everything is the same. I strive to change things. I think this world is in need of change. Our standards are pretty lax when it comes to a few things…but we are too strict on other things. We just need change.”
-Anarchy – “I’m not a big fan of government. This might be hard to believe, seeing as I’m a death eater, but that is different. We are abolishing the government.”
-Power – “Oh you have no idea how wonderful I feel when I am in a situation that I have power. It is a huge turn on.”
-People with power – “I hate people who just crawl on the ground, and let people walk all over them. They are pathetic. They need to work things out in their mind and get some confidence.”
-Confident people – “They really are fun to play with. Ripping the confidence out from someone is like watching a tower fall. Wonderful feeling.”
-The Hogs Head – “It is never flooded with those Hogwarts Students, and the people who actually show up are interesting. I don’t have to keep my voice down low when I go in there, and I’m not even looked at as a creep.”
-Legs – “I’ll admit it. I like legs. Strong, smooth, long legs.”
-A toned body – “There is nothing like a toned body pressing down upon your own, or pressing down against a toned body. You can practically feel the power flowing from your own body into theirs, and the other way around. And of course, people with toned bodies have more power.”
-Paintings – “It is interesting to see the world through the artists eyes. See, I’m not too much of a creep…”
-The Dark Mark – “Honestly, it has to be one of my favorite tattoos on my body. It holds so much power. One of these days, flashing that to somebody will get me whatever I want.”
-Leather – “Oh you already know where I’m going with this one.”
-Red Meat – “It has a different flavor. Every time I eat it, I feel like the life of that animal is giving me its power.”
-Dancing – “I don’t dance, well unless there is something weird going on where I have to. So far, that hasn’t happened to me. Music isn’t meant to make you move like that.”strengths;
-Lettuce – “It is a waste of space in my stomach. No flavor. No time for me to eat it.”
-Muggles – “They are a waste of space on this earth. All they are here for is to be our little play things. You know how they play with dolls? Yeah, that is what they are. They are just role playing how their lives should actually be. The big wizards playing and controlling every one of their actions.”
-Trust – “I don’t like trusting people. Trust is for the weak. There is only a few people who I would actually trust. But if they break my trust, then my theory is complete.”
-Werewolves – “Honestly, these creature things need to no longer be alive. Sure, they are on our side because they think they are going to get some sort of freedom, but us wizards know that we are just using them because they are powerful.”
-Liars – “If you are going to lie to me, don’t even talk to me. I know that I surround myself with a lot of liars. Stretching the truth is one thing, but to be a bold face liar, no. That has to stop.”
-Fleas – “They infest everything! Disgusting. Just keep them away. Shit.”
-Tourists – “Honestly, the tourists that came to my home town deserved everything they got. They need to realize that they shouldn’t take advantage of the local goods.”
-Braces – “They aren’t attractive. It is another stupid muggle device that doesn’t need to be used. They are muggles. They don’t deserve to have straight teeth.”
-Butterflies – “They give too much hope to the muggles. It isn’t like they are ever going to grow out of being disgusting creatures, and we all know they aren’t going to ever be considered beautiful.”
-People who don’t know how to shut up – “Honestly, I want to shove a sock down their throat. Some times are times to not talk. Just shut up already.”
-Obese people – “Freaking disgusting. They must be lazy or something. There is no excuse for letting your body get like that. Nobody wants to see it. Just stay inside. Please.”
-Clingy People – “Okay these people are the kind I hate the most. I like quick relationships. I like being by myself. I don’t want you clinging to me, and never going away. Just back off and let me breath thank you very much.”
-Children – “Especially those annoying ones that are all bubbly and happy, and have no fear in the world. I don’t know how anyone can live like that. Watch your back, or you are going to be stabbed.”
-Bees – “I hate bees, and they obviously hate me or something. No matter what I do, if there is a bee around, it will come near me. So maybe they love me. Who cares, they are disgusting.”
-Glitter – “It gets everywhere, and is impossible to clean up. It isn’t even attractive! Look at me, I sparkle. Oh yeah, that makes me want to punch you in the face, not have sex with you.”
-Deadlines – “Oh just let me take my time. I’m smart, I’ll finish whatever it is that you want me to get done. Sure, there are certain things that need to have a set time, but everything? Just let me do my job!”
-Sympathy – “Is there really a point in feeling sorry for someone? They were the ones who got themselves in the situation, so they should be able to get themselves out. If they can’t, then that is their own problem. I wouldn’t bother worrying about them.”
-Being Tickled – “Don’t even play these games with me.”
-Heavy Perfume – “Now a little perfume is okay, but it is that point where you have to cover your mouth because you taste the perfume on the chick. Really, what do they have to cover up? Do they smell like human feces naturally?”
-Stupid People – “Open up a god damn book and learn something. Please. Don’t just stand there and look pretty. You aren’t pretty if you don’t have a brain.”
-Eating a lot – “You know that point where you eat so much that you feel sick? I hate that. Especially after eating something that was really good, because it ruins the meal.”
-Being Hungry – “Food is an important part to the power that someone has. If they haven’t eaten, they are going to be weaker. If they are really hungry, they are going to be even weaker. Hell, if you are so hungry your stomach hurts, you can’t even hide. Being hungry is just some sort of cruel thing that causes a lot of problems.”
-Boring people – “You know those people who don’t know how to carry on a conversation? Hate them so much. They need to respond to what I am saying, not just stand there like an idiot.”
-People who think they are smart – “I can’t stand when somebody tries to outsmart me. It is those cocky ‘I’m smart’ people who I can’t stand. If you aren’t smart, you aren’t smart. I suppose that maybe they are stupid and think they are smart…but that just puts them into the stupid people category.”
-Magic in general
-Holding his Alcohol
-Hidden Dark Mark
-Death Eater Status
-Getting Some sort of Respect
-Twisting peoples words
-He draws attention to himselfhabits;
-He is paranoid that people are attacking him
-Doesn’t relate well to people
-Straightforward, so gets into trouble
-Use of drugs
-Out of his own atmosphere
-Doesn’t believe in love
-A little crazy
-Doesn’t fear death
-Takes a lot of risks
-Doesn’t know when to be quiet
-Doesn’t like following rules
-Getting into situations that he can’t get out of without a fightsecrets;
-Calling people out
-Drawing his wand early
-Making women mad
-Sharpening his knifes
-Drinking from when he wakes up
-Not many people know what he did when he lived in Amsterdam.patronus;
-That he doesn’t actually trust anyone.
-The true reason why he is living in Hogsmeade.
-The stories behind each of his tattoos.
-His sisters death
“My patronus is a huge Leopard. You know, I would tell you if it is a snow leopard or not, but I honestly have no idea…seeing as it is silver.”boggart;
-His sister walking towards him crying, but instead of tears it is blood dripping down her face.amortentia;
Cigarette Smokeoverall personality;
Why focus on something that you like when you can focus on things you hate? That is Baldric’s standpoint on life. He figures if he hates something, there is no reason in avoiding it. He would rather destroy it…or if he can’t do that he wants to at least have his hate for that certain thing known. He isn’t one to destroy something quickly though. He would rather it happen slowly…and in the worst way possible. Lets just say he lets his hate control him a little too much. And when you don’t like the majority of the world, you have a lot of hate controlling you. He isn’t necessarily an angry person. He somehow channels his hate into a happy feeling. Basically if he didn’t have hate, he wouldn’t have any reason to live. He likes finding ways to mess with the things he dislikes. He wants to hurt them, make them miserable, or just make it so that they can never do what they want. Death isn’t always the answer, and he knows that. But he also realizes that sometimes that is the only solution. When his hate fully takes control, there isn’t anything to stop it. It is almost as if he is a torpedo that has been sent towards its target. There is no turning it away unless something is thrown right in his path.
It is sometimes hard to tell if he likes you or not. He basically treats everyone the same…unless he is mad at you, but that is another story. He is fairly sarcastic, and hardly anything he says is taken seriously. What most people don’t know is that on average, half of what he says is true and half of what he says isn’t. He thrives off of peoples reactions, so when he doesn’t get one with the truth, he will lie. He wants people to squirm in their seats. He has multiple ways of doing this. Saying what he is actually thinking, lying through his teeth, and making sexual references are just a few of these ways. Of course, if none of these happen to crawl under his victims skin, he will do whatever he can to freak them out. If he doesn’t freak them out, then he figures that person is by far one of the most worthy people around…or an idiot.
He is very judgmental, and loves to watch people. He figures that if he watches people, he will be able to read them within a few moments. He isn’t one to judge someone on their appearance though. Instead he will listen to what they are saying, watch their mannerisms, and their habits. He prides himself on knowing a lot about people who probably know nothing about him. This might be creepy, but he doesn’t care. He doesn’t care what people think about him, he just cares about his own emotions. One thing that he really loves doing is just sitting outside of the shops of Hogsmeade with a flask full of firewiskey, and watching the people go by. It amazes him how different people act in front of other people, and sometimes feels as if he knows the people better than their own friends. He wouldn’t ever dream of talking to those people though.
Drugs, sex, and anything you can imagine are not off limits to Baldric. He grew up in the city of freedom, Amsterdam. So naturally he doesn’t see why there should be rules restricting these things. It is human nature. You should just go with the flow right? Most people don’t understand him when it comes to this, so ever since he has moved to Hogsmeade, he has tried to keep it on the down low (no pun intended). Well, unless someone else agrees with him on this philosophy. Then he’d probably not shut up about it. Keeping things in isn’t something that he normally does. He would rather be upfront, and get what he wants. Rejection doesn’t faze him. He figures people will eventually give in, so he doesn’t have much to worry about.
Secrets aren’t something that Baldric likes that much. He figures if someone is hiding something from him, then they shouldn’t be doing it. And if he thinks you shouldn’t be doing something, which is saying a lot. He wants people to be honest, and hates fake people. If you are going to lie to him, he is going to find out, and he will call you out on it, and then probably never trust you again. He actually doesn’t trust people that easily. Hell, he doesn’t even trust his own family. So if someone ever actually gets to that point, they are a lucky person. As stated before, it doesn’t take much to lose that trust. Basically the only way that you will get him to actually trust you is if you have a lot of power over his life. It isn’t exactly trust; more like he has to respect you or he is going to die.
Surprisingly though, he doesn’t really care about death. Life happens, death happens. Of course, he doesn’t want to die. But he thinks there is a time and place for everything to happen, so there is no point in trying to avoid death. Risks are something that he loves to take. If he is going to die, he wants to die in an amazing way. He wants to be remembered. So he lives off of taking these risks. One thing that he would never want to do is just die in his sleep. That is so boring, and he is not a boring person. This is part of the reason why he loves being part of the Death Eaters. He loves seeing the fear in people’s eyes when it comes to death. He doesn’t understand how they can be so afraid when there really is nothing that they can do to stop it. He thinks of it as an educational thing. So, he will teach them exactly what they can do to change their fate. So far nobody has been able to do much about it. But that doesn’t make it so he isn’t paranoid. He is convinced that everyone is out to get him, and despite the fact that he thinks he can’t do anything about him, that won’t stop him from covering his back when he isn’t in a big fight. He wouldn’t want someone to come up and kill him from behind.
Behind his rough exterior, you might expect a nice guy. That is the last thing that you’ll get. He likes making people mad. As I’ve said before, he likes getting reactions out of people. He doesn’t care if they are good or bad, but he has noticed that in the past bad reactions are usually more amusing. Once he finds your buttons, he will continue to push them until you explode…and probably laugh throughout the whole thing. He finds it amusing to watch human emotion evolve through all of the stages. Happiness to anger is one of his favorite transformations. It surprises him how quickly it can change, and usually there aren’t patterns going from person to person. There are patterns in every person though; it just doesn’t transfer between them. That is what makes playing with emotions so entertaining for him.
When Baldric gets mad, he isn’t really one to raise his voice. Instead he gets quiet, and snippy. He brings in what people say, and spits it back at them like daggers. He is good at twisting people’s words, and past actions, and turning them into time bombs. His goal isn’t to only hurt them at the moment, but also to plant something in their brain that will bug them subconsciously. He realizes that that the current moment isn’t always what matters. There is a bit more satisfaction in knowing that you made someone’s life worse. He doesn’t ever accept losing a situation because of this way of looking at life. He figures he might have lost a battle, but the war is still raging on, and will never end. So, there is no use in telling him that he is a failure in life. The battle is never over in his brain. He never stops thinking about what is coming at him. He isn’t one to be surprised very often. With the combination of reading people, and always thinking about the future, it is difficult to surprise him. So when someone actually surprises him, he isn’t a happy man.
Baldric has a lot of fun surprising other people though. To get his way, he can change his personality in an instant…almost like a chameleon. He reacts to the vibes people put off, and tries to create a situation that appeals to them. If it doesn’t appeal to them, he probably won’t get what he wants, and then he wouldn’t be happy. But half of the time he is just trying to make people mad, so he doesn’t really have to disguise himself. He doesn’t usually like people knowing a lot about him, so changing himself comes naturally. He figures he isn’t lying, he is just stretching the truth a lot. But he doesn’t mind lying to people who he doesn’t really care about. They aren’t worth his time, so they shouldn’t be talking to him anyway. When he isn’t telling the truth, he is usually very good at keeping his story straight, so it is hard to catch him in the lie. But if he was to get caught, he isn’t one to run away. He will tell you that he has been lying to you.
Baldric is smart. He graduated in the top of his class, despite not caring that much about his schoolwork. And he has the combination of street smarts, and the book smarts. The combination makes him deadly. See, when you grow up in the dark side of Amsterdam, your street smarts are basically on steroids. This is probably why he watches people so much. He knows how to take somebody down if they are attacking him. The only way to get him down quick is to attack him from behind…and honestly that will just make him mad. There is one thing that he hates more than a liar, and that is a coward. He wants to force them to be brave…even though that isn’t possible.
Laughing is something that happens a lot. He uses laughter to express almost every one of his emotions. Laugh when angry, laugh when happy, and laugh when mad. The only time that he doesn’t laugh is when he is sad. But that doesn’t happen too often. His laughter changes depending on his emotion though. When he is angry, his laugh will be short, and abrupt. When he is happy, it would be loud and long. When he is making fun of someone, it’ll probably be a little chuckle under his breath. He doesn’t really know any other way to express his true emotions, so that is his only outlet. He figures people will probably figure out how he is feeling depending on how he is laughing at them. But, he honestly doesn’t care if they know. If they think he is happy all the time, they can think that. He doesn’t strive to make people know more about his life.
Sadness is avoided by Bladric at all cost. He has had plenty of sadness in the past, so he tends to build up walls. When he is sad, he will probably change his emotion around into something else. Sometimes it is some strange happiness, but the majority of the time it will be anger. This will probably be the only time that Baldric won’t have a comeback for someone. He will be fuming with anger, but will have no words. That is how you can tell that he is actually sad. Nobody gets close enough to him to figure that out though. He really doesn’t know that this happens, so he figures he doesn’t get sad that often. There has been just a few times in his life that he has gotten sad enough to cry. Luckily for him, nobody saw it.
An asshole. A horn dog. A creep. Those are just a few basic words to describe Baldric. He likes to put off that he doesn’t fear anything. He likes to make himself seem powerful. But when you are a Death Eater who has been assigned to watch over Hogwarts, those two things aren’t that difficult to do.
nothing is thicker than b l o o d
birthplace; current hometown; financial status parents;
Agnes and Gerlach van Vrankensiblings;
Annabell van Vranken (deceased)history;
Being in a pureblood family in the Netherlands is far different from being a wizard in England, but of course there are still those certain things that need to be followed. One, get married to another pureblood, and have at least one child. Two, make sure to teach that child the “correct” way of living. Three, don’t let the muggles know you exist. Four, never fall in love with a muggle, they will dirty the blood. They of course knew the richer families were the better ones, so you wanted to get your offspring married into those families. The van Vranken family didn’t stray away from this path. They searched and searched for a wife for their son, but unfortunately couldn’t find anyone that they thought was good enough. Either the girl was too poor, was unattractive, or their blood wasn’t pure enough. Naturally, they gave up on this quest when Gerlach was the age of five.
Meanwhile, the Shuck family was not getting any offers for their only daughter, Agnes. They figured it was because she was too young. Nobody could tell if she was going to grow up to be beautiful. It didn’t matter that they were rich. It didn’t matter that she was the only female in their family. Nobody had given her an offer, so they had to take precautions. She was already five, and needed a match. So, they searched all over the Netherlands for someone perfect. Someone who would make their bloodline even better. And after a journey of two years they found the van Vranken family and their only son. The match seemed perfect. Only son, only daughter. If one of them didn’t get married, the bloodline was sure to fall, but if they both got married, both of their bloodlines would be continued. So of course, both families were happy to arrange the future marriage of their children.
The couple didn’t see each other until their wedding day, and lucky for them they didn’t hate each other completely…yet. They didn’t hesitate in starting their family though. First, they were blessed with a son, and they named him Baldric. And that is when the fighting begun. There was arguments about how to raise their son, if he was a good child, etc. So of course, they had to take drastic measures to save their marriage. Thus another child was born. This time it was a young girl, and they named her Annabell. Baldric and Annabell got along instantly, which was strange for siblings around this time. Baldric took the big brother roll seriously, and would do basically whatever he could to save his sister from any sort of pain, especially with his parents fighting all the time. It wasn’t surprising to see that the fighting didn’t stop, because now there was two children to fight over.
At the age of eight, Baldric couldn’t take it anymore. He packed up his bags and made a run for it. That was brave to do, seeing as they lived in the heart of Amsterdam, right by one of the biggest Red Light districts. And of course, that had to be the direction that Baldric decided to run. He was shocked by what he found. Women dancing in the windows, drug sales, and the one thing that shocked him the most was all of the muggle tourists. It disgusted him. But Baldric wasn’t about to go back into that home, and be stuck inside all day again. He was finally free of the fighting. He was free of all of that drama.
He was gone for about a week, living on the streets, and doing whatever he could for food. And then he saw her walking towards him. Young, five year old Annabell saying his name. She was obviously trying to find him, but Baldric didn’t move. He didn’t want to be found, because that meant that he would have to go back to the house that had already caused him so much grief. At the same time, he didn’t want Annabell to go back either. So he took a step out from the alleyway into the poor light of the street, and called out to her. Immediately her eyes lit up, and she began running towards him, and him towards her. But they were still fairly far away, and something came out of another alley, and grabbed her. This made him stop dead in his tracks, and he stared at the thing. It was a tall, ugly, strong, muggle man. And no matter how much Baldric he begged the man, he wouldn’t let his sister go. He claimed that Baldric had stole from him, and that he needed to repay him in one way or another. Seeing as Baldric was only eight years old, he knew that wasn’t possible. So, he dove towards his sister…and that is where everything began to go wrong. The man knocked him out, just by putting out his hand as Baldric lunged towards him. All Baldric had to do was collide with his fist, and he fell to the ground, hard. When he woke up, his sister was laying in his arms, cold as ice. This was the last time that Baldric ever cried in his life. He held her in his arms, and finally made his journey back to the home that he swore he would never go to again. This was the only time in his life that he saw his parents not fight. They didn’t say a word to him. Instead, they just looked at him as if he was the one to kill her. So, that guilt has never left his heart. This event is probably what caused him to get his view on fate. He doesn’t want to be put responsible for his sister’s death, so he had to find something to blame it on. To this day, if someone brings up his sister he will not be able to speak. He even got a tattoo on his arm, and later on his back, in her memory. The one on his arm is a little girl with very large wings, much like an angel, and there is a banner that says Anna on it. On his back is a larger angel, which he actually made look like her. He got these tattoos much later in life, trying to pay tribute to her in one way or another. His guilt is still with him.
It didn’t help that his parents didn’t talk to him when he brought her home. He only stayed there for a night, and then left out into the world again. He would only go back home when he desperately needed to, and even then he almost refused to. But, when you are eight years old, it is very hard to survive living on the streets of Amsterdam. He began peddling drugs at a young age. It wasn’t a difficult sell, it wasn’t illegal, and it got him money. When he was about 10, he had to visit home again. This time, his parents had a letter for him. He thought that was strange, seeing as nobody had ever written to him before. His whole family practically had disowned him at this point. But, the letter was informing him that he was accepted into a Wizarding school that was located somewhere on the countryside of the Netherlands. It was then that his parents finally had a discussion with him. They wanted him to turn his life around, and “do something with [his] life.” They promised him that if he was to attend the school, and graduate, he would gain access to the family fortune. That was an offer that he couldn’t refuse, even at the young age of 10.
This school was not a friendly school. They taught the dark arts, and not defense against them. Potion making, hexing, dueling, everything. There was no punishment when it came to fighting on school grounds, and competition between everyone was encouraged. This school was not one that someone would want to go to if they were going to “turn their life around.” So, the young boy began to get tougher and tougher as every year went by. The only thing that he had to help him was his height, and even that was something that caused him to be weak in the pureblood school. Anything that caused you to become different made you weaker. This just caused him to study, and work to learn more magic. He would prove one day that he wasn’t as weak as they claimed he was.
It was at the age of sixteen that he graduated. In the Netherlands, the age of sixteen is the year that they become legal wizards. When finally came home (he never came home during the holidays when he was at school), he was surprised to find his parents had separated. The only person living in his current house was his mother, and she didn’t seem to care that he had come back. “I graduated mother,” he said, with little emotion in his voice.
“Good, you are far better than your father,” was the only response she gave him. She didn’t bother giving him an explanation on where he went. Instead, she gave him a vault number to the bank, and told him that his father had left his portion of the fortune in that vault. That was the last time that he spoke to his mother. He said goodbye, went to the bank, got enough money to get a flat for himself, and began living in the heart of the same district that he had run away to so many years ago. His adult life had just begun, and he made money the only way he knew how, even if he didn’t have to. The one thing he learned at his school was those people who just sit around are weak, and worthless. He wouldn’t be one of those people. So, he began selling. This time, he was selling more than drugs. He added prostitutes to the mix. When he was 19, he fell in love with one of his girls. He knew that the prostitution was her job, and didn’t take any offense to her work. But, when a muggle man raped her at knifepoint, and then ended up by slitting her neck, that was the last straw.
Baldric was never raised to like muggles, but now that they had killed the two people in his life that he had loved, he hated them even more. He gave up on making his own money, and began his revenge. He kept his flat in the Red light district, and was sure to keep those red lights in the window on. But, he no longer had any prostitutes of his own. Instead, he had his wand. He placed a spell on the window that would create an illusion of the dream girl of every single male that walked by. When they came in, Baldric was the one to great them. He would pull the blinds down, and tell him that the girl would be there to meet the muggle man soon. He would then offer them a drink of their choice, and make sure that they at least drank a full cup, just creating casual conversation with the man. Finally, he would inform them that their girl was ready, lead them to the room, and then would shut the door behind them. The muggle man would be standing there in a dark room, all by themselves. He would Apparate into the room with a loud crack, which would usually startle them. Then, he would stand still in the corner for about 30 seconds, or until the man would calm down. And then it was time for his fun to begin. He would mutter the word “Crucio” under his breath, and let that last for a few moments, and then would finish it off with an “Avada Kadavra.” He was lucky that nobody ever figured out that it was him who killed these muggles. He would usually place their bodies outside, and make it look as if they died of something like alcohol poisoning, or that they had been beat up by some gang in the area.
It was his twentieth birthday that another young man came and talked to him. He spoke of a new rebellion that was beginning, and told about the leader Lord Voldemort. He didn’t agree to go at first, figuring his way of running things was running quite smoothly, and the man actually left him to think on it. But exactly six months later, he appeared again, just for a “check up” on his views. Baldric wanted more details on what was happening. He wanted to know why they were doing this, and what the point of the war was. The man refused to answer all of his questions, but was able to tell him the exact point that he wanted to hear. They were going to put the muggles in their place. Baldric couldn’t refuse an offer like that. So, he agreed to become a Death Eater. He got his dark mark after going through a bit of “training,” which was far from what he would consider training. But it was worth it. Once he joined, he realized he had a lot more experience than a lot of the other members…that is what happens when a majority of the other Death Eaters are still in school. But even though he had more experience, he didn’t get better treatment. He was still a minion of the Dark Lord, and knew that he was there to do his bidding. So, when he was called to watch over Hogwarts, and told he was going to have a partner there, he didn’t hesitate to go. He didn’t ask questions. He just went.
take a b o w
He had to get an owl for communication, even though he would rather teach a muggle how to fly and deliver his letters instead. So, he got a Bengal Eagle Owl, and named it Vogel.other;
Wand- Eleven and a half inches, rosewood, with a Runespoor Fang core.