I am Merida, first born descendant of Clan DunBroch!
Merida's home is the kingdom of DunBroch in Scotland. It is ruled by King Fergus and Queen Elinor, Merida's parents who she loves dearly. Fergus is brave, strong, battle-loving and is well-known throughout the kingdom as 'The Bear King' after his encounter with the legendary bear Mordu. Elinor is a composed elegant figure, and for years, she tried to make Merida more like her, but realised all Merida really wanted was her freedom and control over her own fate. Merida's family also includes her three brothers, the triplets; Hamish, Hubert and Harris. They are 'wee devils' as Merida names them, and quite rightly so. They can often be seen stealing desserts from Maudie, the castle's cook, and causing trouble everywhere.
Character Development Profile:
Aliases: Red-haired lass, Princess, Wee darling, Wee lassie and Princess of DunBroch
Age: Merida is 18, born on June 22
Alignment: Merida is a free-spirited teen who loves archery and riding her horse Angus in the forests of DunBroch. The princess is fed up with her Mother restricting what she can do, and wants to take hold of her own fate. Merida is mischievous like her brothers, adventurous like her father and is also determined and astute.
Personality: As Merida has been forced to do a many things she hates, from studying for hours when she’d rather be outside or playing the lyre when she’d rather be shooting, she can seem intolerant or act feisty. However, all she ever wanted was freedom over her own fate; and she isn’t afraid to fight for it. Merida can be sneaky, and she shows this when she tricks her mum into eating the cake from the witch in the forest. Like the flying arrow, she will continue to her target even when she finds things that hold her back. Like the bow she is ever familiar with, Merida is strong, and doesn’t back down when she has her mind set on something; she isn’t aiming for ‘close’ to her target of freedom; she wants a bullseye. And above all… Merida is brave; “There are those who say fate is something beyond our command. That destiny is not our own, but I know better. Our fate lives within us, you only have to be brave enough to see it”.
Abilities: According to Merida, she is 'the best archer in the land, and not bad with sword either.' This is true; Merida has been learning Archery since a young age, so she has honed her skill over time. She is also rather good at sword fighting, and is very agile. As taught by her mother, Merida can also play the lyre and sew.
Habits: Merida loves to ride Angus into the forests of DunBroch, whilst shooting arrows. She whacks a sword against her bed whenever she's angry, causing the bed frame to look very unkempt. Merida also has a habit of sneaking extra food out of the palace kitchens, which is usually apples; she eats a LOT of apples. The Princess usually gets told off for putting her bow onto the table when she has dinner.
Flaws: Although Merida is astute and skilled in what she likes, sometimes she doesn't think things through, and can be headstrong. Because she was determined to get the freedom she desired, Merida sometimes doesn't listen. Since she is fed up with being a princess, she takes things for granted and can be quite rude and disrespectful. When she's annoyed she can be sarcastic and irritating, and even dangerous.
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