|Peter Pettigrew is Wormtail not (rattata) wrote,|
@ 2018-05-27 12:28:00
FULL NAME: Peter Gabe Pettigrew
NICKNAMES: Wormtail, Pete
AGE / DOB: 18 | March 23 1960
OCCUPATION: Store Clerk at Zonkos
BLOCK / ROOM: Lima 202-6
PRIMARY MOTIVATION: being liked and seen as a
DEEPEST FEAR / INSECURITY: Being alone in the world
LIKES: being liked, chocolate, summer, pranks, his friends, being accepted, gobstones, exploding snap, the Order of the Phoenix, Gryffindor House, Butterbear, Hogsmeade, The Three Broomsticks, Dumbledore, being underestimated, having power and influence
DISLIKES: being seen as dumb and weak, being teased, most people, being pressured by the Slytherins, the War, McGonagall, Filch & Snape,
FAVORITE TOPICS OF CONVERSATION: pranks, food, what his friends are doing
WHY ARE YOU PLAYING THIS CHARACTER? WHAT PERSONAL CONFLICTS DO YOU WANT TO EXPLORE IN-GAME: 1. I need a different HP char and with Sirius & James in game it will be an interesting dynamic to have Peter in game as well especially coming from before he defects to the Death Eaters and becomes a spy.
2. On the surface, Peter is a coward, magically weak or at least compared to his friends who were either a) magical prodigies in many ways or b) incredibly studious and a tag along to the other Marauders. If you take what we see in the books though, this actually isn't true despite what McGonagall says. Not only does he become an Animagus (albeit with the help of his friends) which a tiny amount of the Wizarding population can actually achieve. In his confrontation with Black, he outmanouvres him which shows a higher level of intelligence and cunning than he is often given credit too. In GoF, he successful overpowers Bertha Jorkins (though she isn't described in the best light) using his Master's wand and not having practiced magic for twelve years until he was discovered in the Shrieking Shack just months before. He later goes on to cast a Killing Curse which is incredibly powerful magic on its own but does it with Voldemort's wand which isn't even loyal to him. He also successful manages to brew the rebirth potion - under directions - which is a complicated Dark Arts potion.
At first you wouldn't think that Peter was an intricate person. If you looked deeper inside of him you would find he actually is quiet intricate- so much that he even confuses himself a lot of the time about what he is thinking and believing. His childhood taught him that it is better to not be seen or heard by other children and adults. This resulted in him becoming a rather solitary person, often preferring to fade into the background and not be noticed. Peter can go for hours, sometimes days without saying much to anyone. Over the years spending time with his friends have helped him become less shy though he definitely isn't outgoing- far from it in fact.
Not only is he extremely quiet but he is also a follower of people better than him. This is one of the reason's why he befriended the people in his dormitory as he viewed them as popular, out going people and it was a bonus that they decided to let him tag around with them and become friends with him. This hero-worship stems from the fact that he believes he will never go far in life and become someone he wants to be, therefore resulting in him befriending 'better people'.
While not many people would call him brave- in fact they would call him the opposite- he is actually quite brave but just chooses not to show it- even believe in it. His bravery shows it self not in its typical way but in a more cunning way. He is brave as he will do whatever it will take for him to survive - in befriending James, Remus and Sirius who he views as better people who could have nothing to do with him despite sharing a dorm room, to eventually taking the Dark Mark and spying on his friends and the Order once he leaves school. While in someway this is also cowardly as he is terrified of saying no to the Dark Lord in case he would be killed but then he could have joined the Dark Lord and not spied on his friends and the Order but declared his full alliance to the Dark as he was too terrified to say no to him.
Mostly though, Peter is someone who's lived his life in the background, has weak self confidence and is always being told he's hopeless. He has never aimed for anything in life, having convinced himself that he won't succeed and he's therefore just better off not trying. It will be easier in the long run.
What many people don't realise though is that much of what you see of Peter is in fact an act. He's a lot smarter and cunning than people give him credit for. The hat considered putting him in Slytherin for a reason after all. He's fairly average at school but didn't have the luck to end up with other average students but with those who were either genius's who didn't have to work or studied incredibly hard so no matter what he did he seemed subpar. His entire life is about appearing a certain way to the point he does it naturally. When he acts in a way that isn't expected many people don't even realise what he's done or dismiss it out of hand. While it can be annoying at times, Peter does realise it is sometimes better to be underestimated in life than expected to be able to do things you never would have the chance to do.
PROUDEST MOMENT or WORST MOMENT: Honestly Peter doesn't have much that he is proud of. He's lived fairly averagely - on purpose - and doesn't try to stand out at all. He is proud of becoming an animagus, especially for his friends, and the fact that his friends trusted him enough to tell him their suspicions about Remus which he hadn't actually noticed. He's proud of the fact that he convinced the hat to put him in Gryffindor, proud that his friends consider him family despite how different he is and the fact he graduated Hogwarts. His worst moment is perhaps letting James and Sirius get a way with so much and not standing up to them? Perhaps its knowing that the Slytherin's have started to pay attention to him and to try and convince him that he is worthwhile. While his friends do consider him family they also see him as weaker and indispensable in many ways.
WHAT POKEMON WOULD YOUR CHARACTER BE?: Rattata!
WHAT THREE ITEMS FROM HOME WOULD YOUR CHARACTER LIKE?: His wand, Marauders Map, a journal full of prank ideas that he's coming up with over the years, many of which he hasn't shared with the others wanting to keep them his.
[Use the Power Grid]
SPEED: 2 (7 when apparating)
FIGHTING SKILLS: 5 (with magic) 1 (without magic)
ENERGY PROJECTION: 5-6 (magic)
OTHER POWERS: Wizard, Animagus, Prankster
FANDOM: Harry Potter
CANON POINT: 1978 (post graduating by a couple of months)
PB: Ricky Mabe
TIME ZONE: GMT+10