ERASMUS, Maverick - 24 - Hitwizard Demolitions Specialist Apr 9, 2018 15:08:01 GMT -5
Post by Skatie on Apr 9, 2018 15:08:01 GMT -5
Name: Maverick Erasmus
Occupation/House: Hitwizard Demolitions Specialist
Wand: thestral hair - mohagony - 9"
Physical Description: Maverick has longish auburn hair that is kept in a purposefully 'careless' fashion that looks like he spent way less time on it than is likely true. He has hazel eyes and a big smile to match his general disposition. He stands at 6'1and has a lean, athletic build. His left arm is scarred from having caught on fire as a boy and he also has several other scars related to his excursions with dangerous potions and explosives.
Personality: Maverick is pure mischief. He has always had a penchant for a good laugh and, unfortunately for those around him, his idea of good humor is seeing things blow up. He was considered incredibly reckless in his youth but, as he grew more and more seriously interested in pursuing explosives as a career, he learned to tamp down his more brazen side. For appearances. Mav doesn't have a death wish, though he's often been accused of having one. He just finds himself perpetually fascinated with his own destruction.
An otherwise laid-back lad, Mav has many good friends and has no trouble making new ones. He's funny, confident, and very successful at his job. He can be a bit arrogant at times. Like when he catches sight of his hair in a window reflection, for instance. He's been known to talk to his reflection rather humorously.
History: Maverick had always been a destructive little boy. He wasn't mean-spirited and never aimed to do harm, but he certainly tested the gods during his formative years. When he was nine, he caught himself on fire while playing with a lighter near his potions set. It was a matter of providence that his father was a firefighter. His quick thinking prevented a far worse tragedy, though Mav would live with the scars. You would think that catching fire as a child would be a great deterrent - but no. Not at all.
His mother, a witch, was nearly in tears when Maverick received his Hogwarts letter. He'd never figure out if they were tears of joy to be rid of him or tears of terror that he would burn down the castle. Either way, it was a very tearful farewell. His little brother was equally distraught at being left behind, only to join him a year later. Poor Max - one Muggleborn started calling him 'Goose' and it never did go away. That nickname chased him and not even his big brother, whose fault it was that he'd gotten it, could make it go away.
In sixth year, Maverick began to really focus himself on the different forms of demolitions. He learned how to use potions, muggle sciences, and any available resource to perfect his skills. His father, a station manager in the London Fire Brigade, encouraged him to use his proclivities instead of stifling them. A professor advised him to begin focusing his studies to become a Demolitions Specialist and with these encouragements, he set off on that path and never looked back.
Relationships: Younger brother - Max "Goose" Erasmus (open)