❝ I give up. I see no point in living if I can’t be beautiful. ❞
HOWL FROM HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE
- name: howl jenkins pendragon
- age: twenty three
- birthday: up to rper
- college year: junior
- majors: astrology + theology
- born in: porthaven, wales
- pronouns: he/him
- sexuality: pansexual
Howl is the only child of the Jenkins family, living in Wales. A bright and curious child by nature, Howl would often be in his own little world, liking the solace. His parents soon gave up Howl and he was placed in the care of his uncle who lived in the countryside of Wales, a small town called Porthaven. His uncle had a secret; he was a practicing Pagan and would teach the young Howl, who excelled and had a natural talent for it as well. His uncle taught him all there was to know about the religion. The deities, the dedication, and the magic. While he was young he also had a private tutor named Madame Sullivan, who was a renowned pagan and taught him during the summers when he was not in school. Madame Sullivan who would teach the young Howl his subjects and more about magic. She was very fond of him and he became her favorite student.
As Howl grew older and went through his years of school, he grew more and more charming and had a great care for how he looked, sometimes taking an hour to get ready. However at sixteen everything changed. He fell in love with the most beautiful girl he’d ever laid eyes on only for her to break him down in the end. He gave his heart to this girl only to find out on their one year anniversary that she had been cheating on him. After this, Howl closed himself off from people, turning his back on school and the laughing eyes of his peers while finishing his schooling with his private tutor, Madame Sullivan. The wounds healed but the scars remain and as more people would flirt with Howl for how attractive he looked, he would flirt back and has no qualms about charming a beautiful man or lady. However he grew an attachment of fear and feared an attachment to the very idea of love or any emotional attachment, stemming from being abandoned and his heartbreak.
When he was eighteen he was also betrayed by Madame Sullivan who wanted him to delve more into the black arts, which hurt him to have another person betray him and he stopped going to her for tutoring, and became afraid to get involved with anything. Eventually something snapped in him though and as many people fawned over him many began to fear him as well. He didn’t practice black magic per say, but what he was practicing wasn’t exactly orthodox either. Howl began to channel what his uncle called his “inner psychic abilities” and spent months and months on end practicing. He’d often try to cross over to the astral plane, the world between life and death. The out of body experiences wore him down though, but it was a way for him to escape even just for a little while.
How’s uncle began to worry at how introverted his nephew had become. How’s abilities had passed his and it scared him. He had seen Howl do things that inclined him to take action. Just after his nineteenth birthday his uncle told Howl of New Disney College and how it would be a great experience for him. He was reluctant at first but finally agreed after some convincing on his uncle’s behalf. The beginning of the next semester Howl arrived and decided to keep his past just that– the past. Although he loved attention, especially from the female population of the school so he decided he would show them “magic tricks” which were just the most basic of spells he could do but they wowed over the students and that was enough to keep him satisfied.
Although he is not the nicest guy around he had a good heart, but getting him to show that is a struggle. His uncle keeps contact with him nearly every day which keeps Howl grounded most of the time. Because of his reclusive tendencies though this tends to leave Howl unsure of what to say and can sometimes say what he’s thinking without a filter. He also spreads rumors about himself under the disguise of other names to keep himself at a distance from others. He loves keeping the mystery about himself. Behind the mask of beauty however is a deep, caring and intelligent man who longs to meet a friend who won’t hurt him.
After he had his heart broken he has become afraid to open up to anyone that tries to get close to him. He pushes them away and delves deeper into his studies to protect himself from any harm. He will go as far as to pretend he hates someone if he feels him self falling for them.
wanda maximoff – roommate
- positive: benevolent, charming, brave
- negative: immature, vain, introverted
- dorm: the village ▪ building 3 ▪ room 124
- face claim: Jamie Campbell Bower
- resources: [x] [x] [x]