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Serpents of Old Fan Character - Mirabet

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Name: 
 
Mirabet (nick name of Bet.) 

Gender: Female

Age:  22

Primary Emotion:  Sadness

Default Expression:   Blank

Personality: Laid back and even tempered, Mirabet does not anger easily, which is probably why she's endured her fathers scorn for so long. she is very mild mannered and indifferent most of the time, not speaking much except perhaps to pass a caustic remark or something along those lines. she is not very talkative, and has little complaint, as she is used to being ignored for the most part. she can be amusingly sarcastic, as this is the only defense she has.

she is accepting of her condition and doesn't let it get to her, preferring instead to challenge herself often, whether for physical, or mental stimulation, and she is not afraid to try and attempt new things. she is independent, and if it were not for the occassional help being lifted into her chair, she might possibly be able to handle herself on her own with no assistance. in fact she very much prefers to keep to herself, and gets very displeased when people try to ask her about her business, or attempt to speak to her for too long a time. she comes off as a rude snob to some people, but in truth, she just either isn't interested, or feels uncomfortable. or she doesn't have time for peoples sh** which is usually more than likely... she finds some people simply bothersome to her...

despite being an introvert, she can be very outgoing and fun in a mischeivious way when you get to know her. for instance, she and her Nephew think its fun to roll really fast down hills on her chair, or some things like that.  

despite her curt, indifferent outward behavior, she is very kind and helpful, often thinking ahead for others when they need it and she can be very protective of the few people who are close to her (her aunt and nephew) also i think its fair to say that she doesn't judge on appearances... after all, she's got her own physical issues... she can be more judgemental when people open their mouths and start spewing garbage though XD but then who isn't a little? 

due to her dry, dull way of speaking, she is a good liar and would be excellent at games like poker if she wanted to give it a try.  

Brief backstory:  Mirabet is the daughter of a relatively well off family. and is the youngest child. she was born normal, but eventually lost the use of her back legs to some unknown reason and was confined to a wheelchair when she was very young. her father became bitter towards her and favored her older brother and sister, as he doubted Mirabet would ever be of any use in her state, and basically lost interest in her completely. her siblings were unsupportive and uninterested in her, seeing her as a burden, and bullied her for her disability. the only one who gave Mirabet positive attention was her aunt on her fathers side, who strictly coached her in maintaining upper body strength so that she would not have trouble breathing and helping herself. Mirabet still requires some assistance, but is a very independant spirit, both in nature and nurture due to her families disinterest in her. because of this she has a hard time relating to others and doesn't easily get along with most people. other children thought she was a snob and avoided her or were rude to her. 
she preferred reading books, and loved mythology and history, and found her refuge in writing poetry and songs. her aunt encouraged this. Mirabet was unable to take part in athletic activities, so she took up things like musical instruments, and spends a lot of time trying new things with her hair. 

her most traumatic moment in life was one night her father had drunk too much and pushed Mirabet down some stairs for failing to perform a task for him. Mirabets aunt intervened, and Mirabets father was horrified at what he had done, but was not a person who could easily apologize. however since then he has never touched his daughter ever again. 

her happiest moment in life was the arrival of her nephew. despite her sisters disdainful behavior towards mirabet, Mirabets nephew is Mirabets biggest fan, and pushed past Mirabets unsocial outwardly cold exterior and cuddled into the warm loving interior... she's best friends with her nephew (who is six now)


Family:  Her father (mother deceased) and her aunt, her older brother, her older sister, her nephew (sisters son) 

Relationships:  NATM 

Talents:  Singing, poetry, any instrument she gets her hands on, memorization, Acting, and others still yet to be determined. 

this would be her themesong www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfPCU-…




It would seem as though I have created a Fan character for HeSerpenty 's comic Serpents of Old. I said i would, and I finally got around to it.. it took a while, and i can't see all that much happening with her... 

anyway, her serpent form I imagine is colored like this www.free-pet-wallpapers.com/fr… as for her hair... hmmm Strawberry blondish? maybe? I'm not sure of a good color... yeah strawberry blonde. she's probably very pretty actually... 

I think she probably likes playing with her own hair a lot... not like me i can't do anything interesting with mine! but I suppose if she knows she's unappealing because of her health, she'll make herself look good as much as she wants! *glares at everyone as she wheels along* she's probably just a little bit vain in that regard. dress for battle!

I haven't colored her... but she's probably very freckled on her arms and legs... her dress color doesn't matter... what goes with strawberry blonde? maybe light brown and grey... yeah her skirt is dark grey and her top is a sort of reddish light tan... 

I think a physical issue would be some problems breathing, and other such respiratory problems... and issues with circulation? I'm not a hundred percent sure. of course, Mirabet is still able to have children, her paralysis doesn't change that, however the possibility she has the disability in her genetics might cause the council to pawn her off on someone who they don't care whether or not their offspring can walk...

Mirabet doesn't care who she's married to as long as they leave her be.... and the concept of conceiving children doesn't bother her... its not like she can feel down there anyway. or at least, thats what she could tell you if you asked! whether those are her true feelings is an undisclosed secret XD and if you pry too much she'll run over your toes, so shut up about it.

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Serpents of Old (C) HeSerpenty 
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WEEEE A NEW SoO OC! : D :icononionloveplz:

And what a tragic backstory! but she makes for such a interesting character. Me wonders if her and Tia (my oc) would get along. 
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Lear-is-not-amusedProfessional Traditional Artist
i don't feel its too tragic... i mean i have characters who have had it worse! it also helps thats she's accepted her circumstances (i'm sure she cried when she was little, but she's used to things now and she doesn't get upset over things) i feel like its only as tragic as the character feels it is. 

maybe she would? Mirabet doesn't make friends easily because she's so antisocial, quiet, and rude, but if Tia is willing to force her presence, and if she's nice, and not an idiot, Mirabet shouldn't have any problems befriending her :D 
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haha naaa im just being a lil melodramatic X) I like Mirabet. Shes not letting her situation get her down it seems ^^
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Lear-is-not-amusedProfessional Traditional Artist
I like mirabet too! i think she could be pretty interesting if i work on her :D 
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Omg I love heeere!!! She's so pretty! And I love her backstory!! Somehow I'll find a use for her! I'm gonna meditate on this character for a while and figure out the best use for her possible <333-- I might have some ideas i'm toying around with XDD

In the meanwhile... if there is any possibility of you coloring her that'd be amaaaziing!!! I love her!
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Lear-is-not-amusedProfessional Traditional Artist
hmmmm you don't have to go to too much trouble with that though i'm flattered... the most i was thinking is she might get sick with pneumonia with complications due to her condition and keyman as a doctor is requested to help her, but that was all i really had in mind if possible.  though that seems like a very pointless scene really. you know the plot of your story better than I do! so I have no complaints no matter what. 

I may write a couple of my own scenes (no comics i'm terrible at those) for my own amusement... if i do, i'll show you since she was inspired by your story after all! (namely her fall and the birth of her nephew) 

ohhhh nooooo i don't have a lot of time for digital art, but I can maybe make a color chart if that helps? though it might look seriously ugly if i can't see it on the character and am making guesses... ahhhh. here is a rough color palette of her sta.sh/01mdr9f8wxb0 if those shades don't work well together after all, a few small adjustments should make it look better... i see her colors as light and dusty in a sense... soft shading? i think is what thats called. 

oh, a few little details i thought up... her older brother was there to witness her being pushed by her father, and that incident made him feel guilty for bullying Mirabet... so he and she aren't on good terms still, but he's not as much of a rear end to her...

I almost want to make her brother not her biological brother... like he's adopted or something and maybe later they feel a sort of romantic tension... hoooo that would be interesting... 

i'll think on that aspect perhaps. anyway, glad you liked her, do what you please with her! 
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OOHHh that's very interesting your idea for the romantic tension with her not-biological brother!! I looove it when people get excited about their ocs and draw scenes with them or interact with others who have made characters---- seriously a ship and a few friendships became canon from it all. You guys inspire me like none other!!

You can get as detailed as you want with her!!! And meanwhile I will be finding perfect ways to fit her in-- even if she's only appears in the comic every once in  a while <3333
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Lear-is-not-amusedProfessional Traditional Artist
yesss though maybe he's a stepbrother... or... argh i don't knoooowww i'll figure out the dynamics when i'm not still sleepy... though.. how likely is it for her brother to be a soldier? (i'm still a little unsure of your worlds culture ehe) oh well thats great! I would like for Mirabet to interact with other peoples characters instead of being isolated in my little antisocial corner... you don't get a lot of ideas from that! but i don't have a lot of time to role play with people or anything... um, are there any of your characters you think she might get along with (or really not get along with XD as the case may be) 

her older brothers name is Danrean and i'm still deciding on her sisters name... i'm also unsure about their appearances tbh lol I picture Danrean being big and manly on the outside but actually a little wimpy insecure thing on the inside

i hope the fact she's in a wheelchair doesn't make things dificult for you! :P 
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It'd be really easy to make her brother an Umbra! He could either be an Umbra under Merek---- in which case he'd have to show some sort of great character because Merek doesn't pick his men lightly, an Umbra under Kalverick-- which means he'd have to have great skill because Kalverick only wants the best, ooorrr an Umbra from another district in which either of those won't matter as much only an Umbra like this wouldn't be around AS often.

If Danrean was an Umbra I could definitely think up some different interactions with Umbras  n stuff like that! Or maybe she can work as a sorta scribe or something since she loves history n stuff-- in that case she'd interact with Daggot and Kilion more often. That might be a good one! Cuz I have some scenes planned with Kilion in his place of work that I could easily add her into!
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oh good! (i forgot they were called that i'm sorry) but i doubt Merek would pick him. he's a weenie XD and he doesn't really WANT to be an umbra, he's just there cause thats where his father wants him... but even if he's a wuss and selfish, he is willing to work hard and he is as stated, earnest and enthusiastic, and loyal, and honest, so he might actually benefit being under Merek... he is easily intimidated, but if he knows someone can get hurt if he messes up, he's not going to betray that person. I think he's more afraid of living with himself than he is of death at times after all. 

yes, perhaps Mirabet (or Bet depending on if the person speaking feels like using her nick name) can work as something like that? i haven't really thought of what she does outside of the house, but i suppose she would need a use or she'd lose her mind *gnaws on desk* she's more into mythology than history, but that sounds like it doesn't require her to be too physically active... though she may need someone to reach those high to reach shelves because she can't use a ladder. 

I think she would like Kilion, there isn't any reason not to... he's sweet! 

and just as a little extra, these pictures are basically pretty accurate descriptions of Mirabets sense of humor and personality www.pleated-jeans.com/wp-conte… (she would do this at the store... i'm sure of it... you do weird things when you have few friends XD ) 

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just imagine all of this being said in the dullest, dryest, most disinterested voice you can imagine and thats Mirabets way of insulting people :D 
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I will definitely put more thought into where to put this gal! She seems so awesome lolol..I like her sense of humor already!
I bet her and Kilion would get along <33333-- he's hard not to get along with! lolol
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Lear-is-not-amusedProfessional Traditional Artist
lol Danrean is quite offended by your favoritism madam...
I would put some things up to describe his sense of humor but the problem is... he doesn't have one! XD he's too sensitive and insecure really if i think about it. though i see things like this happening with him s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/7…

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if this doesn't give you a good enough image of his personality... iamgine the brattiest, snobbiest expression going on at the same time
i bet he seems like a sweetie pie :D 
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Nicely done <3
SewnFlesh's avatar
She's got such a sad back story. .___. but it's cool that she still does things even with her disability. That's admirable.
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Lear-is-not-amusedProfessional Traditional Artist
hmmm i didn't want it to be too terribly sad... i think the characters attitude has more to do with whether its sad or not... i actually can imagine her getting into trouble a lot because of her personality. 
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Yeah, it's pretty impressive that she turned the situation around and refuses to let her disability bring her down. I like that.
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i'm sure there are a lot of people who are in her situation who had either the choice to mope or turn it around. i'd rather have her be a strong character in the sense she was willing to make the effort to do something for herself in a way
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