Arthur Pendragon May 4, 2010 18:18:57 GMT -5
Post by Arthur Pendragon on May 4, 2010 18:18:57 GMT -5
[/li][li][/color] |+| Intelligent, having been educated in both academics and war fare making him knowledgeable in many aspects. He has strong instincts making educated assumptions and calculated actions.| ~ • ~ | Character Basics | ~ • ~ |
.:Name of Character:. Arthur Pendragon
.:Nick Name:. Often referred to as Sire, or Lord.
.:Status:. Royalty, Prince of Camelot| ~ • ~ | Appearance | ~ • ~ |
.:Physical Appearance:. Arthur stands tall at over six feet. He has large blue eyes and light skin, which he always keeps cleanly shaved. His hair is blond and straight, as it runs down his forehead, stopping right above his eyes, covering half of the back of his neck. It is usually well groomed, unless he is fighting, jousting, or out on a purposeful journey. He has a muscular build, formed from years and years of training to be a knight though it is often concealed with heavy armor that he must wear for ultimate protection.
Arthur's style of dress is consistent with that of a knights and royalty. His casual dress consists of a loosely worn shirt, covering his arms, and usually with a string or belt in the middle to tie around his waist. He has layers on top of that, short or long coats or a few other shirts to keep warm. He has boots that extend up his legs, stopping below his knees. On occasions, his style of dress is perhaps a little more fancy, often involving a cape and the royal colors of red and gold. When out on a mission assigned to him by his father, or even one that he has chosen to venture on his own, he is dressed as a knight. This includes a large and very heavy chainmail armor. On top of that is various metal plates covering mostly his chest, shoulders, arms and legs. He wears his helmet when preparing for battle or jousting.
He wears the crest of his family proudly on both his shield and shirt draped over him. It consists of a gold dragon with a red background.Arthur seldom wanders around without his sword attached to his hip. He prefers to always be prepared and so rarely takes it off, only to sleep in the comfort of his room. He walks, rides, and sits with great posture, possessing a grace about him as he must act the role he is destined to fulfill.
.:Portrayed by:. Bradley James| ~ • ~ | Personality | ~ • ~ |
.:Personality:. Arthur has a few different sides to him. On the one hand, he is a man of royalty, a knight, a prince, a future king, and all the personality traits and codes of conduct applicable to each group, is followed my Arthur. He is dignified and brave, often risking his life for even a stranger, but especially those he is close to. He cares about the citizens of Camelot a great deal and will do whatever it takes to protect his kingdom, even if it means sacrificing his own life. This shows his caring side as well as his extreme loyalty to his people. He is chivalrous, and while he holds a certain degree of respect to those higher in status than him, he also speaks out when he disagrees with something.
He has very strong morals, and finds it difficult to sit by and let something happen that he does not support, encourage, or agree with. This makes him a man of action and conscience, wanting to do the right thing, even if it takes someone reminding him to take a stand against evil and tyranny. For these reasons, he is greatly loved and respected by his people. His values and beliefs is what makes others support him very much as Arthur, while aware of the class differences, is not afraid to defend even a mere servant. He always puts others above himself, and can be impulsive when in a dangerous situation. Sometimes his anger gets the best of him causing him to act irrational. He is highly protective of others, those he loves and those he doesn't even know.
While all of these things are true of Arthur, on the surface, he appears to be a totally different man. He can be accurately described as arrogant, pompous, vain, and spoiled. He lives the life of a prince, and always had, so for that reason, expects a degree of servitude from others and often does not realize when he is being rude and selfish. When he needs something, he merely commands it and he expects it should be done. Sometimes, he needs reminding to think of others in those kinds of situations, and consider the feelings and emotions of those he is demanding to perform tasks for him. While he has survival skills, when traveling on perilous journeys, he does not know how to do the basic things in a household such as cook, clean, sew, etc. He expects others to do it for him, and he expects them to meet his every command. He is cocky and a bit of a bully. He is an extremely skilled swordsman and knows his so will often taunt others so that he can show off his skills. He disciplines his men well, especially those training to be knights.
When he cares about a person, he does not do a good job of showing it. He speaks to those who are inferior to him in terms of status, in such a way that clearly emphasizes the class difference, however his actions may contradict this for he would rescue who ever needs rescuing, and protect whoever needs protection. He is not vocal about how much he cares about others, which makes those who are not nobleman or royalty, have a bad first impression of him. He can not put his feelings into words, making him look like he has a rough exterior, when in reality, he is rather sensitive. Never the less, he conceals his true emotions, and may appear rude and insensitive because of this. He is headstrong and stubborn; when he sets his mind to do something, he will do whatever it takes to accomplish it. He does not like people fussing over him or making big deals about something he has done, such as protecting them or risking his life for them. He covers this up by often making a sarcastic joke about it.
Arthur has a sense of humor as well. He can be sarcastic and always appreciates a good joke or prank now and then. He is a man worth trusting for he will stay true to his word. This also has negative consequences for while he remains true to his word, it may involve knowingly walking into a dangerous situation or possibly, a lethal one. He understands his responsibilities as the future king of Camelot, and feels the intense pressure from his father, however this does not stop him from risking his life and jeopardizing his position as future king. He constantly carries around insecurities -- which he overcompensates for by acting cocky and confident -- because he feels he is a great disappointment to his father, and will never stop trying to prove that he is a worthy son.
.:Magic Abilities:. Arthur has absolutely no magical abilities. Despite the fact that unbeknown to him, he was born from magic, no traits associated with sorcery have been bestowed in him. In fact, he was raised to detest magic since his father has a deep hatred for it. He has only seen magic that has caused harm and death, and therefore, has a very bias opinion about it. He believes it to be evil and dangerous and will therefore, usually support his father in punishing those who are blatantly practicing sorcery that causes harm to others.
[li] |+| Excellent swordsman, archer, jouster, and hunter. A very skilled and strong combatant, having a reputation as one of the best throughout Albion and beyond.
[/li][li][/color] |+| A man of his word giving him a reputation as an honest, loyal, and compassionate prince.
[/li][li][/color] |+| Shows more mercy than his father, which is just one of the many reasons that the citizens and peasants of Camelot tend to turn to him for aid and show more support to him rather than the current king.
[/li][li][/color] |+| Has a strong and pure heart, making him a leader who his army, citizens, and loved ones rest their faith in[/color][/li][/ul]
[li] |-| Has a great deal of pride which often makes him do reckless things, which he knows is dangerous but will do anyway.
[/li][li][/color] |-| Conflicted as he does not like publicly disagreeing with his father, but the two share extremely contradicting views on many issues which makes him uncertain what to choose: supporting his father, or following his conscience. This makes him very confused.
[/li][li][/color] |-| Can not take care of himself, in the sense that he can not cook or mend his own clothing and armor, making him reliant on other people who possess those skills.
[/li][li][/color] |-| Is bad at vocalizing his true feeling and emotions; he is not good at verbally describing how much others mean to him and how much he cares about them. Therefor,e it sometimes makes him look sort of rough, rude, cold and insensitive.
[/li][li][/color] |-| Has very little knowledge about the world of sorcery and so is therefore, often unsure of how to defeat an enemy who is using magic.[/color][/li][/ul]
.:Special Skills:. Expert swordsman, as he has been trained as a knight his entire life. He also excels with other weapons such as the crossbow, mace, pears, etc. Also a skilled horseback rider, and champion jouster. He is strong in hand to hand combat, and has a reputation as unbeatable and one of the best in Camelot and beyond.
.:Accents:. Has an English accent, that of the higher class. His accent is soft and is not at all harsh as he speaks eloquently and sounds like an educated individual.
| ~ • ~ | History | ~ • ~ |
.:Birthplace:. Camelot City
- Uther Pendragon • Father • : As son of Uther, Arthur finds him and his father constantly colliding on views. Arthur has a different mind set from Uther, especially as far as their tempers go. While Uther is known for having a temper, Arthur prefers to be just and ensure that what actions they carry out are legitimate and fair. This causes the father and son to bicker a great deal, and often oppose in terms of how the kingdom should be run. Arthur feels he is a great disappointment to Uther so constantly tries to prove to him that he is worthy, which involves showing him respect (such as not publicly disagreeing with him). Uther is the only parent that Arthur knows and so no matter what, they will always have that life long bond with each other.
- Ygraine de Bois • Mother • : Arthur did not know his mother. He has no memory of her as she died in child birth, however, he still has a strong connection with her and feels that she is a great part of him. He still is protective over her and her memory, though he lacks any intimate moments with her. He misses having that mother figure in his life, and does not get to talk about her or find out anything about her because of his father's refusal to discuss anything related to her.
- Morgana • Ward • : Arthur and Morgana have a bit of a dysfunctional relationship. While they are constantly arguing and teasing each other, they still have a strong connection. Because he has known her for most of his childhood, they grew extremely close. They may throw a few innocent flirtations back and forth between each other, but deep down, she remains like a sister to him, and someone he can trust. She is a dear and close friend to him, and she is often the voice of reason, usually supportive of his actions and reasonings -- sometimes being the only one who is -- as she encourages him to do the right thing.
- Merlin: He is Arthur's personal man servant, but more than that, Arthur trusts him completely. He considers him to be a loyal friend, and trustworthy accomplice. Though he bosses him around and demands for him to do everything, deep down, he does consider him to be a true friend as Merlin has proved to risk his life for Arthur on more than one occasion. Arthur may give him a hard time, but the more he does that, it seems the closer he considers Merlin to be, and the better friend he sees him as.
- Guinevère: For the longest time, Arthur never saw Gwen as more than Lady Morgana's servant. He rarely spent time with her to get to know her and so was never particularily close to her. The only reason he would defend her was for Lady Morgana's sake . . . but that soon changed. When Arthur decided to hide in the city, concealing himself as the prince, he stayed with Guinevère and it was then that the two became close; closer than friends. Since then, he has seen her in an entirely different light, and considers her more to be his one love, rather than just a mere servant.
.:Occupation:. Prince of Camelot, Leader of Camelot's Army, Future King of Camelot
.:Current Location of Residence:. Camelot Castle
.:History:. Arthur was the product of a magical agreement between Uther and Nimueh. His birth cost the life of his mother, as the lady Ygraine died in childbirth. Arthur blames himself for her death, though he knows that there is nothing he could have done for he had no control over the situation. Because of this lack of a mother figure in his life, he was often pushed and very disciplined by his father. His father would push him and constantly pressured him, reminding him of the great duties he has and the responsibilities that he is faced with. Arthur grew up, feeling inadequate as his father never focused on his accomplishments and strengths, but rather, only recognized his weaknesses. When Arthur was passing his childhood years, a young girl fell under the care of Uther. Her name was Morgana. This helped ease some of the loneliness as Arthur found a great companion in her. The two got along splendidly, and would spend a great deal of time together, playing, and teasing one another frequently.
Apart from being a prince, Arthur was raised to be a knight and showed natural, and exceptional skills in combat. He trained vigorously and soon gained a reputation as being a very strong swordsman, among many other things. He was trained every day, for extensive hours, and he was educated in academics so that he could understand the politics of his country and therefore, make informed decisions regarding the kingdom when he becomes the ruler to it. He is sole heir to the throne which is why he feels all the more intense pressure from his father, the other noblemen, and even the citizens of Camelot as he expected to be a great ruler.
As Arthur grew older, his responsibilities and understanding of the kingdom became more clear. He was raised with a hatred for magic, though perhaps not as great as his father's hatred for it. Arthur found himself rebelling against some of his father's views on certain matters, and while he silently did this, it created a bit of tension between the father and son. Arthur's mercy and compassion could be seen as weak qualities for a king to possess. Arthur is unsure what sort of kingdom he will lead, and does not yet know what kind of king he will be, but he knows that whatever he does, he will stay true to himself, trust his conscience and instincts, be just and true, and do whatever he can to ensure the safety and protection of his people; the people of Camelot.