WHY ARE YOU MAKING ME PICK? I’ve answered what some of my favorite character’s childhoods were like in those character memes I did a while back so the three I go with aren’t necessarily my favorites. Also I hate picking favorites. ;_; Favorites’ names will be bolded, least favorites’ names with be italicized.
Sorhte: Relatively boring. He really didn’t bother to learn to swim very fast like he show have. Most of his time was spent just hanging around with his lusus, floating on the water surface, and collecting (and sampling) as many plants as he could. He used to challenge himself to go further and further down in the ocean until he could reach the bottom. Once he hit about 6-7 sweeps, he started to slow down due to eating poisonous sea plants for so long. He met Serjii a few sweeps earlier and was actually really shy around her at first. He’d leave her packages of sea plants until she finally caught him in the act. Then kawaii pale feels ensued. Sorhte was a ridiculously happy kid but was rather shy. He didn’t come out of his shell until the long term side effects of eating nothing but poisonous sea plants for the first 6 sweeps of his life kicked in.
MP3: He really didn’t have a ‘childhood’ as humans do but he did have a few months of time in the labs when he was first created. They found a few bugs they were trying to iron out when they first made him and didn’t feel like destroying him and wasting valuable materials. So they spent a few months trying to iron out the bugs. He was terrified of everyone except the lead technician; he clung to her for dear life and would make horrid screeching noises when she had to leave at the end of the day, then ‘sob’ (i.e. awful static) until she got back. After a few months of work, they fixed (most of) the bugs and sent him on his way. He still keeps in contact with the lead technician though.
Choux: Pretty good save for the fact that he was viciously picked on in school. His father was pretty absent from his childhood as he was often away on business. His mother owned a small coffee shop about two blocks down the road from their house. Choux was always rather short and, being a Profiterole (sub species of Sweetness), is rather heavyset so he was the butt of his classmate’s jokes, being one of the about half dozen Profiteroles at the school. He grew up bitter about his stature and weight and still has lingering self image problems. He used to turn down everyone who would show any kin of interest in him until he went to university. His mother still treats him like her little baby and his father isn’t really the best when it comes to Choux’s problems about his weight (basically tells him to deal with it, it’s natural and how he was born; also nags Choux when he mentions dieting). His father wishes he had gone to school for business or accounting while his mother is thrilled he became a chef.
Picking least favorites is hard so I’ll just pick those who I would like least if I met them in person.
Grace: She was pampered and given anything she ever wanted. She held herself above everyone else and threw a fit if she didn’t get what she wanted. She was raised in a rich part of the city and never really took the time to appreciate all that she had. Being kicked out on her ass when she threw a party that trashed her parents’ house was rather humbling though. Also, the whole, you know, dying thing. She died in a house fire around 17; because her body was burned though, she became a ghost by default. She moved out to the bayou a year later after an older ghost told her to stop bitching and make the most out of being a ghost.
Sucrose: Due to her white skin, Sucrose was left to die in the wastelands. She was later picked up by a small band of group of ghoul nomads who raised her. However, ghouls are particularly shitty parents for the most part and taught her what they teach normal ghoul children (i.e. how to be violent, the best way to kill every species, how to take back the land the Deimos “stole” from them, etc). Once she started showing signs of magic though, they kicked her out on her ass. She made it to a small Deimos colony where she learned the bare minimums she needed to know about magic before destroying the colony. By that point, her lack of venting her magic caused her growth to stunt slightly so she never grew any taller than about 5 feet. Sucrose has no real reason for being a bitch, she just is. All she learned as a child was how to survive and it worked for her so she didn’t try to fix what wasn’t broken.