The Main Headcanon Post for my development of Gaston ( IN POINT FORM ) :
➹ Gaston was born into a well-to do household. Hunting is the family legacy.
➹ He is the youngest for Four Sons - the second youngest dies in a hunting accident in his mid-teens and the older two venture away from home.
➹ At a young age Gaston became very sick. To the point his family wrote him off as a soon-to-be-deceased child. But he never did die. The sickness however had lasting effects on him. It not only prolonged his growth, but it rendered him infertile. A fact he has no idea about or really understands because yay, medicine back in the day amirite?
➹ His main friends for when he was younger were his father’s hunting dogs Fang & Feroce.
➹ Growing up in a very prejudiced, traditional and vain household left Gaston with pretty much that as his point of reference of how to act. Especially when townsfolk treated it as normal and encouraged it.
➹ Gaston is illiterate. His father emphasized hunting and supporting a household over education. He can read maps very well and is very capable in survivalist skills.
➹ When he shot his first deer he openly wept and mourned its passing.
➹ Puberty was absurdly kind to Gaston - but when he was younger he was obsessed with getting bigger. So he just ate as much as he could to become ‘roughly the size of a barge’.
➹ Gaston suffers from anger issues and self-issues from his parental figures and their ideologies. Instilling that he had to be the best and had to be ideal - a “real man” - and he was obsessed with the idea (because of the alienation as a child). It’s why he gets obscenely angry at the idea of rejection or someone not loving or worshipping him. He feels as if it’s a failure on his part – so he gets mad. Couple that with aiding in war? It’s not a healthy combination when he comes home.
And those are some major points in my blog’s official unofficial timeline for Gaston and some of the reasoning why I write him as I do. Woo character building over the span of 8 months.