Not a student!! JUST FOR THE WAR.
Also his and Franz's ages MIGHT change depending on the status of HU (*hinthint*)
Full name: Hansel “Hans” Erdem Sadik
Pronunciation: Hah-ns Sa-deek
Nickname(s) or Alias: Hanzie, Hans.
Birthday: August 15th
City or town of birth: Easter Village
Currently lives: Feststadt, a lesser-known Northern suburb.
Languages spoken: English, German. He knows a lot more than Franz does!!! Will totally use it to impress you/sound really cool.
Native language: English
Sounds like: Happy-go lucky! He sounds a lot younger than he is. Light, kind of high; Slight German,(Changes some w’s to v’s, j's to y's, adds umlauts on random vowels, ect.)
Relationship Status: Single
Height: 5' 10"
Figure/build: Muscular! His upper body is, at least! His lower body is really skinny from never working out his legssss.
Hair colour: He tried so hard to dye it. :C His natural hair is brownish black, so it didn’t take to dye easily. It’s now a dark, faded purple.
Hairstyle: Long and curley! He ties it in a bun-like pony tail in the back! TAKE THAT DAD.
Eye colour: Hazel
Tattoos: Hehehe. He decided to go full on rebel, but most tattoos really scared him. SO he did the next best thing! He has a tattoo of a kitten face on the back of his neck (Had to be cute,,, you feel??). He hides it from his dad with his long hair.
Piercings: GAUGESSSS. Actually they really freak him out and he’s scared to touch/mess with them. “THIS WAS A MISTAKEEE”
Scars/distinguishing marks/makeup: Has A LOT of birthmarks. Just…everywhere. One on his face! He has a soul patch too that he always forgets to shave, so he just dyed it purple too.
Preferred style of clothing: Anything to keep up his ironic image there. Usually hoodies, his favorite denim jacket, a brightly colored beanie, jeans that he tight rolls like the 80s wannabe he is, and combat boots. He always adds little buttons/patches to his outfits too!
Frequently worn jewelry: Black gauges that he’s too scared to mess with. :S
Smoker? Yeaaahhh. He doesn’t smoke as often as Franz does, but he does play with his lighter often.
PSA SMOKING ISN’T COOL KIDS STAY IN SCHOOL
Drinker? Yeah! TAKE THAT DAD. Only once in awhile but he pretends like he does allllll the time! Sighhh
Drug User? “What?? NO MAN THAT’S STUPID.”
Addictions: Smoking, cute things, drumming, dancing, warm hugs!
Any physical ailments/illnesses/disabilities: Nada!~
Any medication regularly taken: Nope! NICCOTINE PATCHES ARE OUT THERE, GUYS…
Personality: He doesn’t try as hard to be a “Badass” as Franz does, rather just is happy to be himself (which already freaks out Easter people enough…). Hans is pretty naïve and doesn’t really think before he says anything. He’s super easy going and likes to meet new people, and assumes everyone ever is his friend. Like Franz, he doesn’t distinguish between ages, so he can come off as rude to adults easily. Usually he doesn’t get along with boys very well, so he migrates towards girls. He can be pretty whiney, but he is super, super loyal, and tries his best to not let any of his friends down.
Likes: Cute things, laughing, Franz, how warm the church is on Sundays, new friends, happy conversations, dancing, meeting people from new places, going to new places, how Franz’s dad preaches, his mother.
Dislikes: His father, people who are mean, fighting, when people yell at him, schoolwork, being forced to do stuff he doesn’t want to, bullies.
Fears/phobias: Loosing a loved one, not being able to be himself, his father. Oddly enough, Hans is SUPER brave and doesn’t really care if he gets physically hurt. He often just runs absentmindedly into danger, whether Franz is there to heal him or not.
Favorite color: Yellow and purple!!
Hobbies: Following Franz around, (formally) lighting the Osterrad, drumming, lifting weights, dancing, going to church, listening to music.
Taste in music: Folk music, punk, soft metal, pop.
Talents/skills: No cool powers. :C He’s light on his feet and learned to dance from his mother. Other than that, he can play the drums well.
Omnivore/Carnivore/Herbivore: Doesn’t mind anything!~
Favourite food(s): Beef stew!
Favourite drink(s): Energy drinks!
Disliked food: Nothing!!!
Disliked drinks: Lemonaidddd
Level of education: Held back a year, so he was previously in Franz’s class. He applied for HA when Franz did, but didn’t get in do to his poor grades. :C He came back to help with the war, though!!
Current job title and description: Osterrad lighter! (*** will explain later!)
Peaceful or aggressive attitude? Booootttthhh! Whatever it calls for!
Fighting skills/techniques: Was in a LOT of fights growing up, so can handle himself pretty well. He has a TON of brute strength, and is pretty fast too. All that dancing pays off,
Special skills/magical powers/etc: “Stop reminding me!!! I WANT COOL POWERS TOO…sob…”
Weapon of choice (if any): FISTS. BRING IT.
FAMILY, FRIENDS AND FOES
Parents names: Erdem and Julia Sadik
Are parents alive or dead? Alive.
Is the character still in contact with their parents? Yes.
Relationship in family? Hans does not get along with his father in the least. He does, however, adore his mother, but she’s too timid to really talk back to her husband. Julia had a daughter from her last marriage, Mika, who Hans adoorrreesss. Mika’s much older, but visits once in awhile. She’s everything Hans wants to be, (happy, successful, smart, has lots of friends, ect) so Hans tries to take after her. When they were kids they were close, so that’s probably where Hans gets his love of cute things, ect.
Other Important Relatives: Mika. She’s actually quite popular in Feststadt. She just graduated from college and is making a name for herself!!
Best Friend(s): Franz, Mika.
Other Important Friends: GEOFFREY SOB SOB. Everyone’s his friend~!!!! Cici, Annice, Buhlade!!~
Pets: No. His dad doesn’t like animals, :U
Enemies: He made a LOT back home. When Franz was outcast, he got a lot of backlash from Easter citizens, so Hans considers them HIS enemies too.
Alright guys get comfortable.~
Erdem Sadik made a very decent living for himself as a builder, and contributed to the many famous buildings in Easter Village. When he was forty, however, he engaged in a scandalous affair with a German dancer, Juila. Seeing as she was fifteen years younger and divorced (which is a huge no-no in Easter Village) gossip broke around town. Even woorrseee was that Erdem is Turkish, and usually the two never mix. Erdem was forced into an early retirement, and the couple had Hans. Erdem tried like crazy to get back into his career, and offered to build a church in the newly blooming Feststadt. Franz’s father started to preach at that new church, and Hans meet Franz. From early childhood they became fast friends.
Erdem’s career never recovered, and he became irritable. Furthermore, Hans started to grow up “Unconventional.” Erdem has a very traditional outlook on life, and Hans contradicted it. Rather than take from his father, Hans decided he wanted to follow in his mother’s footsteps and be a dancer. He loves cute things and liked to play with his sister. Erdem was disgusted, and would punish Hans whenever he was “Girly.” Julia loved how happy Hans was, but couldn’t bring herself to disagree with her husband. Hans, now terribly confused, decided that being a boy meant being cold and harsh, and started to bully other kids. He got in many fights and was often sent home from Elementary school. Being a year older than Franz, he even started to pick fights with him, but couldn’t bring himself to ever hurt him, as they used to be such good friends.
While Hans was extremely successful in sports and the like, his education suffered greatly. Hans is dyslexic, and with his poor work ethic ended up being held back a year. He started to be terribly conflicted with himself as he went through Middle school, and eventually it occurred to him that his father’s happiness didn’t equal his own. Already viewed at rebellious by most of the community, Hans decided he was going to play off of that. Franz at this point had figured out how much of Hans’ life was controlled by his father, and offered to take up this rebellious image with him, fearing he would get more feedback that he was ready for.
Hans could now be himself, but at this point was unsure of who that really was. Now befriending Franz for the second time, Hans was reminded how much fun they had as children, so therefore decided that maybe he had everything right back then! This lead to Hans’ easygoing-but-not-all-there attitude! However, in finding himself, Hans’ destroyed his relationship with his father. Refusing to talk to him, Hans usually stays away from home, whether it is with his stepsister or with Franz.
***Hans and his family reside in a small, lesser-known town in Easter Village, known as Feststadt. The economy hasn't been too great there recently, due to poor harvesting in crops. Due to being the northern-most town in all of Easter Village, the previous winter was extremely harsh on them. Town leaders decided to bring back an old Germanic tradition- lighting a pile of hay stuffed into a wooden wheel, known as the Osterrad. Legend tells that if the Osterrad was lit and pushed down the town’s largest hill, it would bring a good harvest, provided the wheel burned the whole time. To get a good turnout, town leaders choose the two most rebellious residents to do the lighting- hoping it would spark more interest (and probably some drama…) Franz and Hans were then chosen to light the Osterrad.
The first time they lit the Osterrad it had burned out not even a quarter of a way down the hill. The town leaders spoke and decided it would become a continuing event- the Osterrad would continue to be lit and rolled down the hill UNTIL a good harvest was predicted. Sure enough, Franz and Hans CONTINUED to roll the hay-filled wheel down the town’s biggest hill week after week, all failing. Eventually, it got ridiculous, and in disbelief, people from all over Easter Village started to come and watch the Osterrad fail. Soon, the problem fixed itself, and tourism became Feststadt’s biggest income.
However, one night they lit the Osterrad, and as they followed the burning mass down the hill, realized that this would be the one time it did stay lit. Hans, realizing that if the Osterrad did make it down the hill it would kill all of the attention, jumped in front of the wheel to stop it. He succeeded in stopping it, but suffered huge burns throughout his whole body. Franz, in pure shock, lied his hands on him, only to find out that had healed his friend.
Eventually this news was more shocking than that of the Osterrad, and townsfolk were very conflicted.
-Puts the RAD in OSTERRAD
-Franz had done most of his homework, but now as Franz leave Hans vows to try “REALLY SUPER HARD!”
-He swears more often than Franz does, but smokes far less.
-Still totally wants to be a dancer like his mum!
-He’s a huge crybaby, but he HAS been bottling up his emotions for years, you know??
-All those years in sports DID pay off, he’s SUPER FIT!
-He’s really super conscious of his weight. If you call him fat, he may cry. :C
-He gets his dark skin from his mother!
-He’s really interested on other holidays!! He knows next to nothing about them, though!
-If someone puts someone else in danger (OR SOMETHING CUTE) Hans will totally fight them! D:<
-*he calls Franz "Franzie" because his mother used to call him that when she was alive. Hans doesn't do it to mock him or anything, just to remind him of his mother, you know?
I HOPE EVERYTHING'S ALRIGHT i didn't look that over sob
First of all: HAAAANNSSSSS. the fact his name is actually HANSEL makes him THE CUTEST BABY TO EVER EXIST (possibly only rivaled by ONE OF YOUR OTHER CHARACTERS). I REALLY LIKE his backstory, okay? Like, THAT'S how you do a tragic Easter backstory. This is obviously mostly based on my own personal headcanons, but i don't think you can't have things TOO bad in Easter town, yeah? Not like Halloweentown where you can kill your character in the most brutal way possible and have them come back mangled and scarred and write it off as 'lol that happened' because everyone else is dead too. There are levels, you know? And Easter town is arguably the most light-hearted holiday (rivaling maybe christmas) so you can't do things like that. So, in my opinion, family drama and things like that are GREAT. I am a fan of tragic backstories (even though Easter backstories aren't too tragic hahahahaaha) because they REALLY HELP BUILD CHARACTER (pun absolutely intended because it's true) but sometimes i feel like people (me) try too hard to make it tragic or they rely on it too much for the character (also me). Like, Annice's mom died when she was young and since she was the oldest she had to like, become the mom and take care of her dad and her siblings so she was forced to grow up fast, but I'm told that's super tragic so I don't think I did it right. Easter is bunnies and jellybeans and there's a balance we have to find, but you NAILED it, in my opinion. four for you, claire. you go, claire.
CAN I JUST SAY THAT HE AND GEOFFREY ARE PERFECT FRIENDS? Geoffrey will support him in ALL OF HIS ENDEAVORS whether it's loving cutesy things or being emotionally dramatic or dancing or making poor decisions with his piercings AND HE HAS PARENTS WHO DON'T SUPPORT HIM TOO. Well, not really,they just think he's kinda cray for leaving his house in the Cloud Estates (I say house, more like estate-borderline-castle) to become a streetside artist and think it's definitely just a cliché romantic teenager rebellion phase (because it probably is) but TO HIM IT FEELS LIKE THEY DON'T SUPPORT HIM OK? AND HE'S UPSET ABOUT IT. Also he loves his mom a lot and is like "wow dad who clipped YOUR wings" so they have that in common!!! SORRY FOR TALKING ABOUT MY CHARACTERS SO MUCH I JUST REALLY LIKE COMPARISONS AND FINDING DIFFERENCES AND SIMILARITIES IN CHARACTERS AND FIGURING OUT WHY THEY RELATE TO EACHOTHER BECAUSE IT JUST HELPS IT BE SO REALISTIC AND I LOVE IT. PLEASE EXCUSE ME IF IT SOUNDS LIKE I'M TRYING TO TAKE THE SPOTLIGHT FROM YOU BECAUSE I'M NOT!!
also geoffrey will totes try to help him be okay with his human-ness. even though he's full-blooded seraphim. HE CAN TRY OKAY??
Also can I just say that the Osterrad is osterRAD and i'm glad you make that joke when you mention it? Talk about really seeing the effort put into the research and character-building!!
OKAY I THINK I'M DONE WITH MY TEXT WALL SO YOU CAN CARRY ON WITH YOUR LIFE NOW!!
Ah, thank you!!! I was really concerned about his backstory, I was kinda scared at first it was too much, then it wasn't enough, thennnnnn I showed to Holly and she said the same, so I'm SUPER happy to hear it balanced out!!
It really is!! Easter is kinda hard though because there's not so much in the way of like...tradition and race, I guess?? Like Christmas has Elves and Santa and Halloween has pretty much whatever, but when I think of Easter, all I can't faintly think of is like...Easter bunny. :I But NO I getcha!! I think you kinda need to rely on the characters though, or else they won't grow! It's all about the growwtthhh~! BUT THANK YOU SO MUCH I APPRECIATE ITTTT!!
GEOFFREY AND HIM NEED TO BE FRIENDS AH. And in doing so he'll be friends with Franz too and SDFGHJK. JUST WARNING YOU THOUGH HANS MIGHT TOTALLY TRY TO GET GEOFFREY TO GET LIKE, TATTOOS AND PIERCINGS AND COLOR HIS HAIR, ECT ECT. BUT when characters have stuff in common it literally IS the BESTTTT.
NO MAN IT'S OKAY I REALLY LOVE TO TALK ABOUT MY PEOPLE TOO I GET IT!!!
OKAY but Hans will totally be like "DUDE USE YOUR BADASS ANGEL POWERS DO IT" on literally EVERYTHING ALL OF THE TIME DSF
NO THANK YOU FOR THAT
The biggest thing I wanted to comment on is I BET GEOFFREY COULD BE BULLIED INTO GETTING A PINK DIP-DYE OR SOMETHING. MAYBE AN EYEBROW PIERCING OR A PIERCING ON ONE EAR OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT SO THIS PEER PRESSURE THING IS PROBABLY GONNA WORK. ALSO HE'LL HELP HANS WITH HIS PURPLE DYE IF HE WANTS THE HELP BECAUSE it's actually my headcanon that in valentine ville they have REALLY STRONG hair dye since ~fashion~ is a thing there (especially like, red, pink and purple) and I IMAGINE it's not actually super easy in Easter town UNLESS THEY JUST USE THE DYE THEY DIP EASTER EGGS IN I'M LAUGHING THAT'S MY HEADCANON NOW EVEN IF IT'S FOOD COLORING AND YOU CAN'T CONVINCE ME OTHERWISE
oh man this is gonna be beautiful because geoffrey totally WILL just use his powers all the time and he'll end up having to eat more and sleep more it's gonna be hilarious