Timezone: UTC-10 (Hawaii)
Activity Level ( 1-10, 1 being least active, 10 being most active): Um probably a 1-5 on weekdays because of school and soccer practice and 3-9 on weekends.
RP Experience (How long): About a year, I think?
Personal Blog: this one
Character Name: Merida Kincaid
Birthday: July 29th, 1990
Time in Disney: 6 years (since 2008)
Secret: When she was 16, a boy from her school attempted to rape her in the locker rooms. She knocked him down against a sink and he broke his neck. The boy died soon after. Merida feels guilty about killing him, but she is scarred from the incident and therefore has trust issues with men.
Bio: Merida was born and raised in Scotland by wealthy descendants of clan DunBroch. She never liked her first-class life. She wanted to be a part of something more substantial. Merida lived for the thrill, which was something that her mother always hated. She and Elinor were always butting heads. Merida wanted to choose her own fate, to live her life how she wanted. Elinor wanted the picture-perfect life for her daughter that she herself had never gotten. Merida always picked fights with the boys at her school while her mother told her to be polite and courteous to them. Merida always came home with mud and grass stains on her clothes, which almost drove Elinor to insanity. The thing Elinor hated most was Merida’s interest in archery. Merida would disappear for hours at a time into the moors with her bow, and come back with a multitude of scratches and some poor animal to eat for supper. No matter how hard Elinor tried, Merida kept her life in her own hands.
Merida’s father, on the other hand, was more accepting of her quirks. He was the one that first taught her how to shoot a bow and arrow. Fergus taught Merida everything she knows about sword fighting and archery. He wanted to pass on his centuries-old family traditions, no matter what Elinor wanted. While both of her parents’ goals were to keep traditions, Merida was more accepting of her father because he didn’t try to force his beliefs on her. He let her come to her own decisions on how she wanted to live her life.
After she was done with school, Merida had filled out all of her enlistment papers and was ready to join the British Armed Forces. She pulled out at the last second when her father fell seriously ill. Fergus had had a heart attack- it was probably all of the extra mutton chops he shouldn’t have eaten. Merida rushed to the hospital and arrived just in time to see her father die. She blames his death on the technicians. She believes that they could have done more to prevent his death. Enraged, Merida threw all of her prized possessions into her car and left her hometown. She didn’t know where she was going. She just wanted to get away from the ghosts of the life she had once led. She wanted to abandon the thought of her father. Merida knew that if she thought of him she would cry, and that wasn’t acceptable.
She didn’t stop driving until her car broke down on a road in the middle of the forest. She didn’t know where she was, but she got out of her car and started walking. Of course, it started pouring as soon as she was out of range of her car. Miserable and cold, Merida kept walking until she came upon a quaint little town. It wasn’t an underdeveloped town. It had everything a city had, just on a smaller scale. She went into the first business she saw and asked for help. Merida didn’t know how, but she knew that this town was the right place for her. There was nobody to tell her how to live her life. There wasn’t an uncomfortable amount of people. And, best of all, there was acre upon acre of forest surrounding the town. The very next day, Merida put in an offer for a cute little house on the outskirts of town.
After all of this, Merida decided that she wanted to be a nurse. She didn’t want anyone else to have to suffer the same pain that she had. She would get the job done right. She decided to go to medical school, and now she works as a nurse at the hospital.
Headcanons (Tell us some of the little quirks your character has):
- Meri has three younger brothers: Hamish, Hubert, and Harris
- She is an expert in archery, sword fighting, and hand-to-hand combat
- She hasn’t talked to her mother since before her father died
- She has a hard time trusting people
Sample Paragraph (In character, 2 paragraphs):
Merida’s pristine white teeth bit into a dark red apple. She’d plucked it from the apple tree in her very own backyard. Everything about Disney was great. Nobody told her how to live her life. Nobody tried to force her into doing something that she didn’t want to. And her house was far enough away from everyone else that if she didn’t want to be social she could just go home. The few things she missed were her brothers, her horse Angus, and her father. One of those things she could never get back.
She tossed her apple core on the leaf-covered ground. It was okay; it’d be food for some small critter. Merida forced any thoughts of her father out of her mind. She hadn’t shed a single tear for him and she didn’t plan on breaking that streak. Disney was her escape from her past, so she couldn’t go about reminiscing. She was supposed to worry about making friends, or what she would eat for supper the next day. Merida knew the lock on her heart would break someday and all of her emotions would spring forth like lava from a volcano, but someday wasn’t that day.
Possible Ships (No ships will happen unless approved by the other characters’ roleplayers): just chemistry
FC Suggestion: Karen Gillan is perfect :)
Housing Request: House K please