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Name: Amy Pond, aka Amelia Williams
Canon: Doctor Who
Scrubs Color: Hunter Green
Visible Age: 31
Gender: Female
Height: 5'11
Physique: Very tall, very leggy, very lanky, sort of like a graceful model-like giraffe
Complexion: Pale
Hygiene: She's been without in a few different times, so she makes it a point to grab a shower or a bath whenever she can - typically very well groomed and makes a point to do her nails and hair (well, she did before)
Hair: Long, red, wavy hair
Eyes: Brown
Defining Marks: Nothing too unique apart from the colour of her hair
Accent/Speech: Scottish accent that is unflinchingly as strong now as it was when she moved to England
Bearing/Demeanor: Amy is fairly graceful considering that she's all limbs and legs half the time, moving with great confidence in her actions. If you need something off a top shelf? She's your girl. That said, she's not fancy or frilly in any way, and is happy to get her hands dirty
Gait: Long strides and quick, too used to running at a moment's notice
Habits: Quick to sarcasm, quick to noticing the danger around her, and quick to an adventure
Skills: While Amy isn’t an expert in any particular situation, she’s clever, witty and stubborn. Her solutions to problems often come in a last minute moment of desperation, but they’re every bit as thoughtful and useful. She’s immensely brave and willing to put herself in danger in order to help save the situation and can get slightly less than lawful if that’s what needs to be done. Amy tends to lean towards the end justifying the means, but is persistent and stubborn about reaching that end and trying to do it so that the right thing happens. Due to the nature of the crack in her wall, Amy has a special association with memory, able to keep things subconsciously locked away. She won’t have that ability anymore, but her mind works overtime now to process what’s around her in order to make an effort not to forget anything.

Amy also has a high reserve of faith for the people she truly trusts and loves. Amy’s real skills in the village won’t be firewood gathering or medical work, though she’ll do what she has to do. Her true skill will be asking hard questions and aiming to keep pushing until the wall breaks down, making sure that the people she’s come to meet and know are with her along the way.

 

HISTORY

http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/Amy_Pond

PERSONALITY OVERVIEW

In the end, Amy Pond’s just a story. Everyone she’s ever known and all the adventures she’s ever encountered are just stories, and we start at her beginning. Amelia Pond is a fairytale that no one ever wanted to live; a lonely little girl in a town far from home, Amelia was an outsider who only had an aunt and no parents to watch over her. With so many holes in her life, she sought anything that would make her boring life interesting, her stubborn will making her reckless and oblivious to authority. Mature for her age because she had to be, Amelia insisted on caring for herself not always because she could, but because it hurt less than admitting that no one was there to watch over her and care. Still, despite her maturity, Amelia’s imagination was broad and wild, picturing adventure just over every horizon.

So when the Doctor came crashing into her backyard, Amelia thought all her prayers were answered. She helped this mad man in a box while entertaining his ridiculousness, facing a stranger without fear and seeing him as an opportunity to escape her life. Even at eight, Amelia wanted more and to get away from a village that didn’t treat her like one of their own. Patiently, Amelia waited until dawn and then waited a decade more for a madman that never came back to her.

Resolute and faithful, Amelia might have grown up and shed her fairytale shadow, but she never lost sight of the Doctor, believing that he was still out there and that he was real. Despite this faith, Amy hasn’t got much faith that people will stay. They might come back, but they don’t stay. That’s been a common facet all her life. One thing that’s certain is that Amy Pond is certainly no pushover. She’s the one who does the talking, the thinking, the prodding, and the deciding, if she gets her way. Slightly self-centered and inward-facing, it takes Amy a little while to get out of her own head and see around her, but when she does, she’s aggressive and determined to help, with a high level of self-worth in what she can do. She’s got a dry sense of humour that edges to the more sarcastic side and doesn’t have much patience unless it’s worth waiting for. Amy often uses her looks to get ahead in life, aware that her physical presence is an advantage that she often presses to make sure she doesn’t get left behind, but it’s not something that she’s ever vain about. In ways, Amy seeks how to be contrary with the status quo, reveling in being an outsider just as she holds tight to being the only Scot in a town full of English. Going against the current is something Amy is stubbornly determined to do and is every bit as quick to do the opposite of what she’s told. 

Amy is loyal and passionate about the people she cares about. While she’s definitely got a slightly stubborn and selfish streak, she’d do anything for Rory or the Doctor and wouldn’t even regret the darker things she might have to do in order to protect them or get back to them. Her loneliness as a child (compounded by the crack in the wall eating away at her life) makes Amy hold tighter now that she’s found a steady companion in Rory (and him, one in her) once she gets over the fact that pushing people away and locking herself up does nothing but keeps her lonely. While she could often be cynical, Amy still refuses to let the Doctor do things that are too far over the line because there’s a difference between being a realist and going off the deep end.

Amy’s fairytale life is a Grimm tale, but it’s still got adventure, twists, and more romance than she thinks she deserves, sometimes, having fallen in love with the most beautiful man she knows. In the end, she’s a story, but one that’s determined to be remembered through the ages.

PERSONALITY QUESTIONS

What skills does your character bring to the situation?:

While Amy isn’t an expert in any particular situation, she’s clever, witty and stubborn. Her solutions to problems often come in a last minute moment of desperation, but they’re every bit as thoughtful and useful. She’s immensely brave and willing to put herself in danger in order to help save the situation and can get slightly less than lawful if that’s what needs to be done. Amy tends to lean towards the end justifying the means, but is persistent and stubborn about reaching that end and trying to do it so that the right thing happens. 

Due to the nature of the crack in her wall, Amy has a special association with memory, able to keep things subconsciously locked away. She won’t have that ability anymore, but her mind works overtime now to process what’s around her in order to make an effort not to forget anything.

Amy also has a high reserve of faith for the people she truly trusts and loves. Amy’s real skills in the village won’t be firewood gathering or medical work, though she’ll do what she has to do. Her true skill will be asking hard questions and aiming to keep pushing until the wall breaks down, making sure that the people she’s come to meet and know are with her along the way.

Explain how your character would react to the following:

- Discovering that their memories may have been tampered with: Amy Pond has been living with tampered memories since before she can remember (maybe, after all, who knows what the crack has stolen from her). Not only has she forgotten her fiancé, but also her parents, and whole periods of her life. Amy Pond is so used to having her memories tampered with that there’s a weariness that accompanies even the thought. Between the crack in her wall and the Silence, Amy’s memory is already a piece of mutilated, machine-gunned swiss cheese that’s still holding together with determination and spackle. Closing the cracks might have brought her memories back to her, but it doesn’t erase the fact that her life had been the chew toy of the universe, ripped apart like tissue paper. If she discovers that something is after her memories again, once the weariness wears off, she’ll be like a dog with a bone to try and figure out who’s responsible this time and who’s going to pay for it.

- Having to do physical labor to survive: Amy’s not exactly Ms. Lumberjack and will struggle a little with the actual physical labour. Where she’ll do it, there might be a good amount of complaining to go along with things like carrying wood, planting seeds, and tending to gardens. It’s not that she doesn’t recognize the importance of it, but more that she’s so used to grander adventures that the simplicity of a life spent on the slow path is something new to her. Eventually, Amy will come to realize there are joys to this too (watching a plant grow from seed to full life, unlike the child she never could watch grow up). Really, Amy’s stubbornness will push her to do as much as the next person, despite how much she’ll gripe about it. Can’t have anyone thinking she’s weak, after all

- Having to share resources with others: Amy’s first priority is going to be making sure that Rory’s got enough to get by, but beyond that, she’ll make sure that everyone in the village isn’t going without. Even though Amy’s interests do tend to run towards herself, she’s still adamant about the fact that the people around her shouldn’t have to suffer either. That said, if she gets something she really, really likes, it’ll be hard to pry it from her. Rory will probably have to help convince her, but he’s pretty persuasive when it comes to Amy

- Being unable to leave the area: Amy’s been trapped in several situations before and has learned to develop a deep-seated patience that accompanies waiting. She waited for years for the Doctor to return, she’s waited even longer for them to return in Apalapachia, and though unconscious, she spent 2000 years asleep waiting to be revived. Being unable to leave a place won’t be new to Amy and neither will waiting it out. Her resilience and determination will mean that she’ll take being unable to leave as a challenge to manipulate the environment to suit her until the time comes that she can get out of there, whether it’s in a few months, a few years, or whether it’s going to be decades. True, her adventuring heart will yearn for something more, but when the boundaries remain locked, she’ll turn that curiosity inwards and learn as much as she can about the area, the people, and the new skills that she never had before, but has got all the time in the world to master now

- Doing without modern conveniences and technology and/or being around tech more advanced than they're used to: Despite the fact that Amy had been ready to fling herself into 1930’s New York City and the fact that she’s been in some tight spots before, they were always the temporary kind of tight spots and technology-backwards eras that they were occasionally marooned in. For the most part, Amy’s had access to technology and modern conveniences whether in the future or when the TARDIS inevitably came back around for her. Even though mentally, she’s prepared herself for the idea that she’s going back to a time, finding herself even further in the past than expected is going to be somewhat of a harsh awakening. While Amy can adapt, it will take her a little while to accept her new reality as something she’s not going to leave and it will likely lead to some stubborn fits and mild tantrums before she gets a hold of herself and the situation, at which point she’ll try and make herself at least expert enough to feel comfortable with what she has to work with

- Being separated, possibly permanently, from loved ones and their previous life, including loss of powers, if applicable: Given that Rory is already in game, Amy’s main person is already there. While her faith lies with the Doctor and she loves her daughter with all her heart, there is consistently time and again only one man that she’d willingly break the universe for and that is Rory Williams. Even though Amy had abandoned the future and the Doctor to be with him, she’ll still ache and feel the ‘what if’ and regrets of leaving behind the TARDIS. It’s one thing to chase down Rory in New York City, because there’s still promise and career and the future to think about. Stuck in a tiny village even further back in time? It’ll just make her wonder why the Doctor hasn’t come to save her, which is something she’s unlikely to shake for a long while. At the same time, being separated from her previous life is a forced choice, just as New York City had been. There is no potential of rescue, no Doctor coming, and Amy Pond won’t have to split her focus anymore. After nearly twenty years of her life being run around by the Doctor, she’s going to get the chance to live things out linearly, with Rory, and have their own adventures – simple as they may be.

WRITING SAMPLES

Amy & Rory: http://sixthiterationooc.dreamwidth.org/33153.html?thread=1100161#cmt1100161

Peggy & Credence: http://sixthiterationlogs.dreamwidth.org/36130.html?thread=2115362#cmt2115362 

Finnick & Johanna: http://sixthiterationlogs.dreamwidth.org/35877.html?thread=2042405#cmt2042405

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