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Name: Rafe
Age: 34
App Contact: rowlandsrm at gmail dot com




Character Information
Name: Bertram "Bertie" Wilberforce Wooster
Canon: ITV's Jeeves and Wooster series (supplemented by the P. G. Wodehouse books)
Age: 30
Appearance: Bertie is 6'2'' (1.88m) and 190 lbs (86kg). He has dark blond/light brown hair, very blue eyes and a thin face. He's rather scrawny (he would say slim) and mostly unathletic. He dresses very well, however, in expensive clothes of all the latest fashions.
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Canon Point: Just after “The Ties That Bind”




History:
Bertie Wilberforce Wooster was born into a well-heeled English family sometime around the turn of the twentieth century. He was orphaned at a young age and sent to live with a series of aunts, each one more terrifying than the last. The worst being the dreaded Aunt Agatha who breathes fire and viciously chews glass bottles (and hapless nephews) and spits them out. One of his uncles is Lord Yaxley and as none of Bertie's cousins are said to be Lord Yaxley's offspring, and Bertie is the eldest cousin, fandom generally presumes that Bertie is also the heir to that title (which is probably a Baronetcy). He is, in short, an eligible bachelor who has buckets of money and not much common sense. His Aunt Agatha is very keen on seeing him properly married off to a sensible young lady and moulded into a respectable and productive member of society.

He was educated at Malvern House Preparatory School for boys and there won a prize for Scripture Knowledge. He’s very proud of this still and brings it up at every opportunity. Then he went to Eton and from there to Magdalen College, Oxford and studied a subject unknown (but probably Litterae Humaniores). He seems to have spent more of his time at Oxford stealing policemen’s helmets than studying, however. Occasionally he will pull half-remembered (or mis-remembered) fragments of literary quotes out of his mind, but he doesn't have anything remotely resembling a scholarly personality.

Bertie lived through the First World War as a young man and seems not to have noticed. Presumably this means he didn’t fight in the war.

At some point, Bertie’s old valet, Meadows, was caught stealing Bertie’s socks and was therefore given the mitten (ie fired). It was then that Jeeves came into Bertie’s life.

Bertie then spent the next five or so years getting accidentally engaged to every other woman he encountered. Far too noble to tell the beazles the truth about his lack of affection for them, it was only through Jeeves’ genius that Bertie was spared the dreaded fate of holy matrimony.

When Bertie comes to Blackstaff he is still happily not-married (although the chances are high that he came to Blackstaff to flee a prospective fiancee) and has done absolutely nothing of importance with his life. He has a friend who thinks about working, though. It’s almost like having an accomplishment.

Personality:
The most important thing to know about Bertram Wilberforce Wooster is that he lives by what he calls “The Code of the Woosters.” (He sometimes refers to himself as a preux chevalier, a gallant knight.) What this appears to entail is never hurting a woman’s feelings, even when she’s engaged to him against his will; never let friends down even when they’re abusing him; and never back out of an agreement even when the terms of the agreement are changed from under him. What this actually means is that less chivalrous people use Bertie as a doormat. Need someone to loan you a 100 quid? Ask Bertie. Need someone to break into your prospective father-in-law’s house to steal a silver cow creamer? Ask Bertie. Need to take over someone’s posh flat and pretend it’s your own? Ask for Bertie’s. Bertie likes to think of himself as a man of iron will, but it's really more like bendy-straw will.

He’s also very flighty and gives one the impression that he’s a complete nitwit. And yet he’s not as unintelligent as he seems to be. He’s able to translate Jeeves’ high vocabulary and complicated syntax into simple English for his friends. He has a love of language that comes out in his attempts to reach for the right word (he gets there eventually), and his whimsical metaphors. He quotes widely, but usually remembers only half the quote. Rather than unintelligent, he is profoundly unfocused with a head so far in the clouds he's forgotten that ground exists. He’s got a magpie brain that picks up bits and pieces of information that appeal to him, stores them in a totally unorganized fashion, and then drops them willy nilly into his conversation. He does not have a lick of common sense or worldliness.

Rich and unambitious, he’s led a very sheltered life and has difficulty even making his own tea. He has never held a job in his life and spends his days walking about the metrop., visiting friends at his club, playing piano, and drinking whisky and soda. (And getting bullied/blackmailed/conned into helping his friends/family/near strangers in ways that require him to put his life, freedom, or dignity (or all three) at risk.) Bertie's general response to trouble is to run away and hide from it and/or get Jeeves to deal with it. In Blackstaff, he'll continue in this tradition and if things get rough he will hide in his room in the safety of the resort behind the protective forcefields.

Bertie will initially be surprised that the Blackway resort is not more like the London Ritz and that there is not much metrop. and a whole lot of wilderness around. This will be a bit of a disappointment. That said, he’ll get over it quickly. Bertie gets over most things quickly. Plus, that Jeffers chap will remind him of someone, somehow, he can't quite put his finger on it, but it's leaves him feeling reassured nevertheless. He will try to make friends with everyone. And in fact, after he’s talked to you once, he’ll consider you an old chum. He will probably quite honestly not notice a lot of the darker things that go on in Blackway. Rosy-tinted glasses are all but welded to his face.

Abilities:
Strengths:
-he is very well practiced at running away from people who are angry with him
-excellent at darts
-knows how to play cards and golf decently well
-fairly high alcohol tolerance
-protected from the worst evils of the world by a powerful bubble of obliviousness
-snappy dresser
Weaknesses:
-zero fighting ability
-cannot say no and mean it
-incapable of taking care of himself





RP Samples:
1st Person Sample 1: Bertie, the theologian
1st Person Sample 2: Bertie asks for Jeeves
Prose Sample: Niko Bellic steals Bertie's car

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