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PersonalityMortimer is a mess of contradictions.
He loves the idea of being the perfect gentleman and prizes maintaining an old fashioned, traditional attitude while also being unable to resist giving into the many base and "deviant" desires that creep into his mind.
To his family and those he loves, he is fiercely loyal and can be protective to the point of being scary about it. Anyone outside of that circle doesn't get anywhere close to the same consideration. He's a people person, but not particularly good at seeing them as his equals. He won't give voice to his snarky inner commentary in mixed company, but his family is well aware of how sharp his tongue can be. Despite his own flaws, he is highly critical of others and doesn't give them much leeway to make mistakes.
He is both whimsical and highly analytical. He has a penchant for daydreaming and seems to have his head in the clouds a lot of the time. He also excels in very concrete, down to earth fields -- maths, sciences, technology and the like.
An adrenaline junkie, Mortimer enjoys engaging in high risk behavior in both his professional and personal lives. As a zoologist, rather than focus on working with cells and genetics in labs, he prefers ethology: studying animal behavior in natural conditions. He travels frequently and often to remote locations with other scientists to do studies that can last from a handful of weeks to many months. His favorite animals to study are predators and he likes getting up close and personal with all the animals.
Overall, eccentric, but charming is a fair way to describe him.
AppearancePhysically, Mortimer believes he possesses both a feminine beauty and a masculine handsomeness. He's vain and it shows, in both the way he keeps himself and his general attitude. He's tall with broad shoulders that lead down to a slender frame.
By the Trust's standards, Mortimer boasts an unconventional appearance. His dark, wavy hair is longer than considered normal for a man, cascading down his back and shoulders. It is often kept tied up in a tight bun or braided when he's at work, but outside of that he lets it hang free.
His style leans into the drama of "the old days", specifically inspired by a mix of classic films and more modern period pieces. He connects strongly with anything from the 19th and early 20th centuries, so his wardrobe is tailored to reflect that as much as possible. Nothing completely period accurate, but what he's going for is clear. He has a fondness for jewelry, rings especially. Occasionally, he will wear smudged eyeliner to heighten the drama of a look.
HistoryWith a man like Greyson Grave as a father, it was difficult for Mortimer to have a truly happy childhood. The man was a strange mix of overbearing and distant, constantly pushing Mortimer to excel in school while not bothering with him much outside of that. Mortimer would not be able to put words to why he never seemed to "click" with his father for years to come, but even as a young boy he sensed that he was more of an accessory than a son. His mother tried her best, but Greyson's presence was a difficult one to wrangle with. Jada receded into herself for the most part, often leaving Mortimer to his own devices.
Mortimer's existence was rather lonely until new children were introduced to the Grave household, but not in the form Mortimer expected. Greyson chose adoption over having children the "natural" way. He handpicked two boys, giving Mortimer a new role at home. Having company improved Mortimer's demeanor and it was at this point that he began to come out of his shell. He took to playing big brother easily, eagerly welcoming and bonding within his new brothers. Things were better, for a time. The brothers grew to be thick as thieves and Mortimer earned rare praise from his father due to his excellent performance in school.
The winter after the other boys were adopted, Jada died, slipping on a patch of black ice while coming home one evening and cracking her skull on the sidewalk. She clung to life for a few days in the hospital, but succumbed to her injuries in the end. The funeral was a quiet affair for a quiet woman. The children were saddened by her passing, but Greyson provided little in the way of emotional support. She was 'just' a woman, 'just' a wife, and thus perfectly expendable. There was little talk of her after that.
While his father was between drafts, Mortimer took his career aptitude exam and was selected for a placement in the sciences due to his demonstrated strength with the subject. Later, he was further sorted into Zoology, a field he hadn't thought much about but quickly found intriguing. Unlike some of his cohorts who were thrust into the working world right away, it was back to school for Mortimer. He also took heavy advantage of the sponsorship hotline, with his first sponsor whetting his appetite for increasingly unconventional sex.
As Mortimer completed his additional schooling, Greyson was redrafted to a younger woman, Sky. With a new stepmother came new children, a boy called Bellamy and the lone girl, Mathilde. Mortimer and his brothers embraced them immediately, though it took time for everyone to fall in step with each other.
Their lives ticked on without incident until, one day, Sky never came home. At first, Mortimer and the others just thought she was late coming back from running errands, but as time waned on, it was apparent that something was wrong. Nervous about being the de facto person in charge in both of the proper adults' absence, Mortimer called his father dozens of times. He never picked up. Eventually, Greyson did come home in the wee hours of the morning, but Sky wasn't with him and he claimed to not know where she was. How could he; he'd been in surgery the whole time. He chastised Mortimer for being hysterical and told the children to focus on more important matters. After a few long days, Greyson reported his wife's disappearance to the police. They investigated, but the trail ran cold quickly. Sky, it seemed, had vanished into thin air. There one moment, gone the next.
As with his first wife, Greyson showed little consideration for his children's sorrow. The duty of comforting the younger children fell to Mortimer and, though he was still something of a child himself, he did the best he could.
Greyson was married again and more brothers came into the fold. After that, Mortimer finished school and began interning at a local lab. His schedule became that much more busy, but he still made time for his siblings. Family came first, after all. Mortimer received his first draft letter, but the woman never came to the Justice of the Peace, allowing him to maintain his status as a free agent.
As soon as Mortimer could, he traded in his internship in a lab for a field position, studying animal behavior in the wild. His work began to take him all over the country, to remote and exotic (by his definition) locales. It was on one of these trips that his burgeoning attraction to men came to a head. Another young scientist had the same leanings and, true to their shared profession, they experimented. It never became a real relationship and it didn't last past the trip, but it revealed another source of pleasure that Mortimer greedily (but carefully) tapped into.
Not long after this, Mortimer's schedule kept him home for a stretch of time. It was at this point the underlying suspicions he'd had about his father for years became a source of realconcern. The way he'd treated his previous wives, his taste for young flesh, and the way his gaze lingered on Mathilde all spelled out something unpleasant. Greyson Grave was a festering wound in their family's side and the boys were adamant that he not poison their sister too. So, they took care of their own. Their weapon was poison and they were all the culprits, equally to blame for Greyson's timely death. As far as the police were concerned, however, the burden of punishment fell on his wife's shoulders.
Her execution was unfortunate, filled Mortimer with guilt because she was innocent in all this, but there was nothing to be done. Turning himself in would serve no purpose. No one else was old enough to head the family and he loathed the idea of leaving his treasured siblings behind to be pulled apart and sent to different homes. He lived with it, taking distractions wherever he could.
A month or so later, he received his second draft notice and, this time, his wife showed up. Kara Wesson was painfully normal and fundamentally incompatible with the Graves. She never meshed well with them which wasn't exactly a mark in her favor. Over the year and a half they were married, they lived separate lives, sharing the same bed only because there were no other unoccupied rooms in the house for her to retire to. Theirs was a marriage devoid of passion and intimacy. Mortimer wasn't surprised when she was caught with another man. The infidelity didn't bother him at all, he could hardly be described as faithful himself, but he was somewhat annoyed that she'd gone and got herself caught. He was back in the draft's systems, at its mercy once again.
Between his family, his lovers, and his misadventures, it's been easy for him to forget the Trust stamped letter he'll be getting when they have a match for him. It's only a matter of time. Yet, Mortimer is fine remaining unconcerned. He'll cross (or burn) that bridge when he gets to it.
FAMILYGreyson Grave - father - deceased (murdered by Mortimer and his brothers)
Jada Young - mother - deceased
Sky Ayita - 1st stepmother - missing, presumed dead
Michonne Michaels - 2nd stepmother - executed
The Invisible Man - adopted brother
Frankenstein - adopted brother
Bellamy Grave (Dorian Gray) - adopted brother
Mathilde Grave (Mina Harker) - adopted sister
Wolfman - adopted brother
Jekyll - adopted brother
Nemo - adopted brother
Tom Sawyer - cousin
Kara Wesson - 1st wife - deceased
Birthdate: January 29th, 2164
Bad Habits: Overdramatic, holding grudges, engaging in high risk behavior
Turn-Ons: Threesomes, double penetration, spouse swapping, toys, anal play, experimentation, hair pulling, dirty talk, daddy kink, nipple play, and more
Turn-Offs: Completely clean shaven (especially with women), unwillingness to try new things, no foreplay, "boring"/vanilla sex, complete submission, lack of independent thinking, no back bone, not getting along with his family (wife specific)
hair color preference: Any
eye color preference: Any
draft position: Neutral
premarriage y/n: No
skinned exclusively for the draft by saramonster
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