Dixon ‘Georgie’ George | Brenton Thwaites | 16 | Sophomore | Open
Dixon? Who’s Dixon? Since the age of 4, Georgie has much preferred his last name to his first. In fact, not many know that ‘Georgie’ is not even his real name; and those who do are sworn to secrecy. Born severely dyslexic, he can speak fine, he has a real problem with reading aloud, writing and understanding numeracy. It’s not that he’s stupid, he cannot help it. As frustrating as it is for his teachers, who know that he is capable of so much, it is nothing compared to Georgie’s feelings toward himself. He is well aware of what everybody thinks about him; a bum who’s too stupid to do anything but shop class, where his best friend Gomez works. The two of them stick together, the illiterate idiot of shop class, but in reality-Georgie, although quiet is well aware of what he is doing, and one day hopes to grow up and prove all his classmates wrong, as his new friends in shop all are confident that he can.
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Alfredo Gomez | Jordan Taylor (BlimeyCow) | 16 | Sophomore | Open
Think of every Mexican stereotype known to man, and you have Gomez in your mind. He and his parents, and his 6 siblings moved to Greensville (legally) a year ago, and to this day, Gomez still has not completely gotten how to speak English like the other people in his class, and his grades are poor because of it. Most assume that he’s dumb, that he’s an illegal immigrant and that he’ll never amount to anything, because he never tries in class, but Gomez tries harder than anyone realises, and in his old school was testing at almost genius level. No one ever took the time to sit him down and attempt to ask him the questions in a way that he understood it, instead choosing to see him as a lost cause and leaving him to his own devices. If you spoke to his best friend, Dixon you’d realize that Gomez is less complex than he seems. He’s just a regular kid- but the language barrier stops him from being able to reach his full potential. Oh, and don’t call him Alfredo. Ever.
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Damon Lancaster | Sterling Knight | 18 | Junior | Open
Damon is your stereotypical asshole. Doesn’t care about what people think, and likes to make sure everyone knows how awesome he is. He was always popular, being on the football team, but recently things have gone downhill. He failed out last year from skipping too much, and now he has to take his junior year all over again. This time, however he doesn’t have the football team to fall back on. He was kicked out for messing up in class. He decided to take the ‘easy option: auto shop. But for some reason, found it a lot more enjoyable than he thought it would be , and was quickly seen as the ‘best’ in class. He may be the quieter, jerky member of the class, but if you ever need help in shop and he’s around, Damon has your back.
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Lucas ‘Luke’ Smith | Max Adler | 18 | Senior | Open
Luke was always a quiet, gentle boy throughout his childhood, but after he joined high school, and was ridiculed for his size, he began to change. His parents noticed it and so did his teachers. He fooled around with drugs and alcohol, and things escalated until eventually he was arrested for drunk driving, and was sent to juvenile hall when he was 14. The time inside made him reflect, a year was a long time to revaluate what he was doing with his life. By the time he returned to the normal school system, his reputation had preceded him. He was avoided at all costs, people fearing that he would turn back into the monster that they had heard about, but in reality- all Luke really wants to do is get through his school with his unlikely new best friend Damon who he met in shop, and keep himself out of trouble.
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David Perkins | 21 | College Student | Landon Liboiron | RESERVED
David Perkins was always the more focused, serious member of his family; if he wasn’t reprimanding you for something, he was sure to have his nose in the air as if he smelt something. It’s not that he’s an asshole, he just doesn’t see the point of his family’s optimism. The 21-year-old is, to put it simply, the black sheep in the sheer happiness of the Perkins’ family; he’s not constantly smiling or willing to help others, nor is he the kind of person that would be humble about their talent. He likes to show off, and he likes to be seen as the most responsible one, the one who thinks things through; being the second oldest boy of the six siblings, he likes to think it comes as a job.
What people don’t know, however, is that David only does this because he doesn’t feel like he belongs with his relatives; in fact, when he was in his teenage years, he dared to ask his parents if he had been adopted. David feels that he has to hide behind his seriousness and arrogance because, out of all of the Perkins, he’s the only one who doesn’t have a talent - he can’t draw, doesn’t know how to sing or play an instrument, and he most certainly can’t act. He’s just there, as normal as society can make someone think they are, and he hates it. He despises not fitting in, but he’s never really tried to do so, before.
Frederic Perkins | David Tennant | 30 | Art History Teacher | Open
One good word to describe Frederic would be, as many of his students would say, crazy; and not crazy in a sense that he dressed abnormally or had a ravid, maniac look in his face. No, Frederic was crazy because he was frantic about anything; over-enthusiastic, almost. With that being said, you could say Frederic’s classes were rather interesting; he always made everything sound like a bedtime story, with big bad wolves that destroyed the arts that passed by along the years of the human existance. He prided himself in seeing his students assimilate what he had to tell them, only because he made it far more interesting than some teachers would; he knew how to captivate the kids, even if there were a few who would always criticize his work.
For the most part, Frederic wouldn’t let the snide comments affect him, but sometimes he had to stay in his classroom after the school day was over, taking deep breaths to steady his shaking hands. Suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after getting into a bad car accident while fighting with his wife, who died upon impact, the teacher’s life was harder than his students perceived; and, sometimes, a louder yell or a shriek from a joking kid would trigger a chain of short-lived, barely clear flashbacks for the 30-year-old male.
Ever since that dreadful day, over seven years ago, Frederic hasn’t dared to touch a painting of his own; that night, his wife had been complaining about his paint getting everywhere, and so he was shunned into not doing it, when she passed. His family have been trying to talk him into starting, again, but he claims he’s content with how his life turned out, with a smile on his lips. And, half the time, he is.
Tyson Kato | Ryan Higa | 17 | Junior | Open
Tyson belongs in front of a crowd. Ever since he could talk, his goal has been to make at least one person smile per day. It doesn’t matter if its for a split second, there’s nothing that makes him feel better than people being honestly happy, even if its at his own expense. But his quick wit and smart mouth has gotten him in trouble with teachers and bullies alike almost daily.
Since joining the newspaper staff at GHS, Tyson had heard over heels (literately, Physical Comedy is his forte) trying to impress the head reporter Payton Arnold. Tyson would be lying if he said that getting to work with her wasn’t a contributing factor to him joining newspaper. But why would such a wonderful and beautiful girl go for a goof like him?
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Reed Lawrence | Milo Ventimiglia | 27 | Police Officer | Open
Reed only knows one thing, and one thing only: responsibility. Being the eldest in the family of five, with no mother, Reed always had to help his father take care of the household; physically and emotionally. His mother died when he was ten years old, and ever since then, his mindset was to take care of the family. Since he came from a family of hunters, he had learned how to be handy with a gun at a very young age. With this personality being his biggest, he took it further and pursued a career as a police officer. Reed will do anything and everything to make sure nothing happens to his family, nor the citizens of Greensville. Or he’ll die trying.
Harry Lawrence | Daniel Bruhl | 24 | College Student | Open
Harry is a quiet kid, which is odd coming from a loud family. Throughout all his siblings, Harry feels as if he had been impacted by his mother’s death the worst. He was the closest to her out of all of them. Her little boy. He was seven years old when she passed away, and he was never able to get over it. He hadn’t spoken a word since her death. Not one word. Nothing. If he feels the need to speak, he uses his handy notebook that he brings along with him everywhere. But usually, he doesn’t speak at all, not even through writing. Harry spends his time hunting, to get away from the hurt and the pain. He would go with his siblings and father, but sometimes, he would go alone. It was the way he would grieve. Harry now walks through the world quiet, alone and without a sense of guidance or direction. He’s a lost soul. Will he ever be found?
Andy Lawrence | Jean-Luc Bilodeau | 18 | Senior | Open
Andy is carefree. He doesn’t really take anything seriously, and his goal in life is to have as much fun as possible. He’s a kid at heart, and he’ll always stay a kid at heart, not really interested in every growing up and acting his age. While his mom died when he was a toddler, he never really knew her so he never really understood why he had to grieve for her. He was content with his father, brothers and sister. What else did he need? Why should he mourn the loss of a woman he never knew? And so, regardless of his father and siblings calling him reckless and insensitive, he does what he wants, when he wants, not really caring or thinking about terrible thoughts or consequences. He’s incredibly close with his sister, Joey, since the two are very close in age. They act like best friends and Andy would do anything for her. Andy’s role is to live life and make the most of it. Is that so wrong?