My character concept for a Fate Accelerated Edition game. The setting is based loosely on the Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia C. Wrede.
As a wizard in the Enchanted Forest, Wil is highly intelligent and well-read, but his magical abilities have always been… underwhelming, contrasting sharply with his desire to gain the acceptance and respect of his peers. Recently, he earned the ire of several other wizards through what they called “ineffectual, bumbling antics” and “behavior unbefitting the title of ‘wizard’,” which lead to his hazing in the form of being stripped of his belongings, melted in soapy lemon water, and having his staff hidden away where he cannot easily retrieve it.
Humiliated, and without access to his magic (such as it is), Wil has set out to reclaim both his dignity and his possessions, hoping to prove himself capable to his fellow wizards along the way.
High Concept: Humiliated Hedge Wizard
Trouble: “I am NOT ‘ineffectual’!”
Aspect: It’s All Academic — Wil has studied extensively and can recall from a vast store of knowledge at will, but sometimes struggles to apply that knowledge in real-life situations.
Clever: Good (+3)
Quick: Fair (+2)
Flashy: Fair (+2)
Forceful: Average (+1)
Sneaky: Average (+1)
Careful: Mediocre (+0)
Talk the Talk
Because I Talk the Talk, I get +2 to cleverly create advantages when in-depth knowledge might be impressive or helpful.