Name: Michael Morgan
Age: 18 (freshman)
Sexual Orientation: Bisexual but very shy about his attraction to men
Major/Minor: Clinical Psychology/Neuroscience
Shy but can get very talkative once he relaxes. Unfortunately in equal parts used to and sensitive to attention due to his cane, odd walk, sexuality, and choice of hobbies in life. Tries to be very empathetic and avoid judging people off hand but has a few sensitive topics that will nuke that. Has a hard time standing up for himself but doesn't have a problem standing up for someone else. Uses roleplaying to be what he can't be in real life most days. Likes to play athletic, adventurous men. Also likes athletic, adventurous men and women. Exceptionally curious by nature.
Hobbies, interest and/or “things they like to do”:
- Avid fan of MMA and follows it the way some do football
- Reads constantly but almost always fantasy or horror
- People watching is one of his favorite activities. Makes little story type entries in his People Journal about what he observes.
- Huge anime geek
- Loves to cook. Constantly experimenting with new recipes.
Fears, phobias and/or “Things that they don’t like”:
- Can't stand prejudice. Especially related to sexuality.
- Terrified of his family and friend's reaction if they knew of his attraction to men.
- Clowns are a no go. At all.
- Does not get along with horses. They hate him and he hates them in return.
- Gets extremely nervous around slippery terrain thanks to his walking issues.
Michael is the youngest of three children born to a middle class family. He was the shy, nerdy kid all throughout his youth but was rarely given any crap over it. At least by his own family. His brother - Carl - and sister - Heather - had both left home by the time he was 15. Both successful college graduates. Leaving him with a lot of pressure on his shoulders complicated by his own private issues.
It was a pretty basic suburban life for the most part. The only real differences being his problems related to a car wreck when he was ten. A damaged spinal column left him with lingering pain issues and requiring the use of a cane for day to day living. And then his burgeoning attraction to men. I mean he had a girlfriend or two during high school but the relationship that left the biggest impression on him was an illicit one with a male TA his junior and senior year of high school. Other than that pretty normal.
Tell me about the character that they play.:
I'm thinking he's either playing a human fighter berserker or a half elf fighter/thief huntsman.What, out side of self-defense, might push the character to take a life?
Severe acts of prejudice. Like actual violent oppression of someone for innate differences. Intentional crippling of someone would probably be big on that list too.How does the character deal with stress and/or anxiety?
Roleplaying for the most part. Where he can be what he can't be in real life. Athletic, adventurous, and unafraid of who he is. Often uses his character to relieve aggression. Outside of that his people watching is the most relaxing thing he does. Almost Zen-like for him.Does the character have a religious belief system? How strong/weak is that faith?
His family are lip service Catholics at best. Once away from home he basically just stopped thinking about religion. He's not opposed to it and can even discuss it reasonably well but it just doesn't seem important to him most days. How deeply has the character gotten into the personality/life of their RPG character?
He has an actual psychological profile built around his character and keeps notes of his adventures and life stories as if he was a patient. He does it for all of his characters. It's part practice, part homework, and part ritual but it makes him the group chronicler. If they need to remember what happened in a scene or session they ask him and he just looks it up in his notes. Is there anything that the character places particular importance in?
Open mindedness is big on the list of important things for him. Curiosity is another trait he responds to very well. Being positive and accepting are big pluses for him. These traits are things he places huge importance on. Name one thing that the character will not abide
Probably not a big shock if you've read this far but prejudice is his big no go. Especially based around sexuality or mental illness.Name one thing that the character fears beyond all others.
The reaction of the ones he loves if they found out about him being bisexual. Seriously. He has nightmares.