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Chicago Appledore

Not From Illinois, Actually
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Chicago Appledore is a Salem Institute Graduate who currently plays for the American national Quidditch Team. When not on practices he resides in the Appledore home in England, playing as a beater for one of the league teams. He's not from Chicago and he wants to make that clear enough.


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Basic Info

Full Name: Chicago Oberon Appledore
Born: April 1, 2003
Age: 24
Status: Alive/Single
Gender: Male
Species: Wizard
Nationality: American
Ethnicity: American
Accent: American
Blood Status: Half-Blood
Orientations: Homosexual, Homoromantic
Signature: N/A

Father: Jordan Appledore
Mother: Annalise Appledore (nee Griffin)
Siblings: Atlanta Diana Appledore (older sister), Orlando Benvolio Appledore (younger brother), Maiami Ceres Appledore (younger sister)
Relatives: Wesley Griffin (cousin)
Family Line of Work: Maiami is a student at Hogwarts.
Family Background: The Beilschmidt family are a middle-class family in Germany while the Blumsteins, while having German roots, are from Austria.
Most Important Person Before: Tie between all his family members
Most Important Person Now: Tie between all his family members

School: Salem Institute
House: N/A
Best Core Class: N/A
Worst Core Class: N/A
Electives: None
Quidditch: Beater

Wand Wood: WIP
Wand Core: WIP
Wand Length: WIP
Pets: A cat, Elysium
Animagus/Patronus: None/Eagle
Boggart: Losing all his family
Amortentia: A broomstick handle, cookies

Occupation: Beater for the National Team
Loyalty: Appledore Family
Organizations: None
Alignment: Chaotic Neutral

Vices: WIP
Bad Habits: WIP
Quirks: Sings in shower
Attitude:
Special Talents: Flying
Social Skills: Good

Most At Ease When?: Flying
Main Priorities: Family and friends
Past Failures: None
Darkest Secret: None
Known by Anyone?: None


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Appearance

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Chicago's faceclaim is Max Riemelt.
Personality

Template:ESFP If you want to meet Chicago Appledore, make sure to set the time at least 15 minutes earlier than you want him; he's always late. Either that, or he's several hours early - it's hard to tell, from day to day. He's kind of disorganised. Being active in ways other than quidditch is something that Chicago also has a varying opinion of, depending on which side of the bed he got out of. Some days, he's buzzing and he can't sit still, and other days he just sits down with a cigarette and watches the TV. Naturally socially active he enjoys knowing a wide circle of people, because he is obsessed with being liked, especially so after the Salem catastrophe with the boggart and the subsequent struggle with depression that came. Quick on his feet, he's easily surprised into action by sudden sounds or appearance and is terrible at hiding his surprise. Chicago deliberately goes out of his way to help others and finds family to be something important, to hold onto. Sometimes he's not a rule follower, he likes to try things for himself, but when he agrees he'll work hard. However, he's very much controlled by his emotions, so it's really not a good idea to anger him even if he'll feel guilty about it later because he's often impulsive (mess with his family, you mess with him.) Chicago is sympathetic towards other people at the expense of himself, he'll make jokes about himself and be self-deprecating to make others feel better; although, a lot of the time, he can also be jokingly arrogant.

History

Annalise Griffin is the youngest of the family and is a complete wanderlust who somehow went from Idaho to Orlando, which is where she met the very charming Jordan Appledore. Unbeknownst to her, he was a Pureblooded wizard. She and Jordan shared the same passion for travelling the whole world and seeing the beautiful secrets it held, so naturally, Annalise fell in love. Their love spanned all around the US and occasionally Canada. They never got tired of the new environments they found themselves in. The best part is they never did get tired of travelling all around even after they had kids.

Jordan proposed to Annalise when they were touring the Michael C. Carlos Museum in Atlanta. That was arguably the happiest day in Annalise's life. Time flew and soon, Annalise Griffin became Annalise Appledore in a beautiful summer day in Chicago surrounded by family and friends. The couple couldn't be happier. That is, until Annalise became pregnant with their first child. Their neurotransmitter levels were off the charts! For the first few months in Annalise's pregnancy, they continued their tour around the states, eventually deciding to go outside the US and reaching Mexico. They were in Colorado when Annalise's water broke and naturally, Jordan panicked. Thankfully, Jordan got Annalise safely to the hospital, where the couple was blessed with a beautiful baby girl, whom they named Atlanta Diana.

Why such a peculiar name? I forgot to mention that Jordan was such a fanboy for names with significant meanings and Annalise was, too. So they decided to name their daughter after the city where they were engaged and a Roman goddess. Soon after Atlanta's birth, the couple decided that it was now time to settle down and grow a family. They were a tad disappointed when they had to give up the huge opportunity to travel even farther but for them, their daughter was their entire world. Little did they know, their family was about to grow bigger. A few years later, Annalise was pregnant once again. This time, it was a boy. Jordan joked that finally he had another man in the house, which was met with A Midsummer Night's Dream in the face. Several months later, Chicago Oberon Appledore came into the world. I don't think they intended it but they had a name theme going on. Anywho, Chicago was named after the city where Jordan and Annalise got married and a character from A Midsummer Night's Dream, a reference to the book Annalise threw at Jordan when he told her a joke a few months earlier.

The family lived a content life in Colorado and pretty soon were gifted with another addition to the family, or should I say additions. You read it right, Annalise's last kids were twins. The matriarch's water broke when she was reading Romeo and Juliet while eating cereal. Strange combination, don't you think? Pregnant ladies have the strangest cravings, let me tell you. A few hours later, Orlando Benvolio and Maiami Ceres Appledore, the youngest of the family, entered the world. Orlando was named after the city where the couple first met and after a character from Romeo and Juliet while Maiami was named after the city where they confessed to each other and after the Roman goddess of agriculture.

Maiami Ceres Appledore was the youngest and the baby of the family, having been born three minutes after her twin Orlando. She didn't really mind since hey, being the youngest has its perks, like siccing her parents after her older siblings when they upset her. This was one of the only things that made him glad about going to Salem. It was all fine, until his then-boggart (his family reacting badly to him coming out) outed Chicago to his friends. This ruined some of his friendships because some of them were homophobic, and he became paranoid about all the others. For two years he was homeschooled at home by Jordan while he dealt with a period of depression, before returning to Salem with a more positive attitude towards everything. The attitude towards everything he has now took time to shape, well into adulthood, but being scouted by the Finches boosted his confidence.

(He's pretty sure they saw him "accidentally" hit the Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher in the arm with a bludger in third year.) He stayed on the national squad when he moved to England with the Appledores at the age of ten due to the family's wanderlust. He'd been travelling too, to Europe and beyond, it had to be the Appledore genes within him. Now he plays for one of the British teams, and when he retires he looks to use his other talents and become a Healer.

Relationships

Atlanta Appledore -
Orlando Appledore -
Maiami Appledore -

WIP

WIP

WIP

Miscellaneous

Flying -
Quidditch -

Wand -

Chicago -
Oberon -
Appledore - N/A