Name: Cinder Zierau. Occasionally called Cind or Zero by people with a death wish, or the small group of his close friends that he allows to call him these things.
Age: 14, almost 15
Orientation: Bi, but with little to no interest in that stuff whatsoever
Good traits: Cinder is very outgoing and social to say the least. He's great with people and words and all such things, though he doesn't care to do so much. He is also something of an artistic prodigy, having a strong love for such things and being extremely creative and intuitive. He's also rather curious and inquisitive, the type that needs to know everything and will never stop trying to figure things out and learn or discover new things, and in the same leaf is easily fascinated by things. Cinder has lots of energy, more than he knows what to do with, and is very lively and fun to be around, helping with his already naturally impeccable charm and social skills.
Bad traits: Cinder is a nihilist, and while he has a strong amount of fascination with lots of things in life he believes strongly that it doesn't matter in the long run. He just finds it cool. He has little to no impulse control and is an adrenaline junkie, often partaking in very risky and dangerous activities and such simply because he found them cool. He tends to be snarky and sarcastic and has quite a bit of an attitude. This, combined with his impulse and risk taking, gives him quite a bit of a rebellious streak. This, of course, gets even stronger once he finds his soulmate, as he has particular opinions on the whole idea due to his family situation and nihilistic outlook. Basically, he believes love is dead and that true love doesn't exist, let alone predetermined soulmates or anything, and he hates the whole concept of soulmates and love. These views make him somewhat of a social pariah as the RP goes on, though he can still keep up to an extent with his social skills.
Skills: Cinder is an impeccable artist and musician, and he plays the bass and sings. He also has great social skills, though his success with these skills decreases later on with most people to no fault of his own. He is also rather agile if he puts in the effort, yet he tends to be very clumsy all the rest of the time. He's extremely quick and a good runner, though his endurance could use some work, and is great at climbing things as well.
Quirks: Cinder is always moving or fidgeting in some way, as he hates sitting still. He believes in aliens and is rather interested in space, especially the universe itself and black holes and stuff like that. He says "neat" pretty often and has a habit of ending sentences in "aye?" or "eh?" or things like that, turning them into questions. When he's sitting, he tends to cross his legs and lean back a bit, and likes having something to the side to rest his arm on. Cinder has a small appetite, and it goes away almost completely when stressed or in prolonged conflicts, which he tends to get into due to his brash attitude. He has a tendency to run his hands through his hair and messing it up in a more flattering way than it really wants to go in.
Hair: Cinder's hair is mostly black, but with some random streaks in various shades of browns. It's somewhat long, reaching a bit above his eyebrows, has an ungodly amount of waves and curls in it, and it's very messy. His hair has a mind of its' own, often flopping over and sticking in all different directions, and no amount of styling can allow you a decent amount of control over the mess.
Eyes: Cinder has segmented heterochromia. His eyes are bright green, with yellowish and hazel hues in there, and there are large sections of a striking blue that make up about 40-45% of the space on his eyes if I want to be specific. In some lighting, his eyes can appear unnaturally bright, though of course they're natural colors.
Skin and Face: Cinder's skin is pale and freckled with neutral undertones. His face is long, with a straight nose, thinnish eyes, and a crooked smile.
Build: Cinder is 6'2", 152 lbs, and very long and lanky. His build is rather thin and he's pretty skinny due to a small appetite. Very faint scars are present on his back and chest, though you can barely notice them and they're healed over, so they're more just discolored parts.
Clothing: Though Cinder's wardrobe is rather nice-looking clothes, he wears and styles them very casually. He always wears black and white, a bit more the former, out of a sort of counterculture statement-type thing (hard to put into words).
Family: Cinder's family life is where things get rather complicated. He has his mother, Ramona Stokes, but his birth father, Derek Zierau, has been in a mental institution for some time. His mother's dated quite a few men since her separation with Cinder's father, including a man by the name of James Daniels who she was married to for two years before his death, and currently she's newly engaged with a man named Victor Cole. He also has three siblings, his 17-year old sister Aster Zierau, 9-year-old half-brother Rowan Daniels, and 2-year-old sister Stella Cole. Aster has been begging their mom for a dog for quite a few years, though she keeps saying no because of the amount of mouths she's already feeding.
Bio: Cinder was born to Ramona Stokes and Derek Zierau, a young couple who quickly settled down and had kids more or less right away. They had two children, a girl named Aster and then Cinder two and a half years later, and they were engaged as of a few months before Cinder's birth. Due to having rushed into things, they only realized after Cinder was born and they were well into the wedding plans that Derek couldn't see color. Unbeknownst to the couple, Ramona was supposed to have a different man as her soulmate, though she didn't know who her actual soulmate was. Along with this, Derek had yet to meet his, though he had fallen for Ramona. With this revelation, they separated due to Derek having extreme guilt and they only had the kids in common. Ramona, on one hand, had started going around and dating, trying to find her soulmate from the fairly small pool of single guys in the area. Meanwhile, Derek had grown resentful of the kids and became somewhat mentally abusive towards Cinder and Aster in the short two-year stretch where he still had partial custody. Their father had started mentally declining over this span, until eventually he was deemed to be unsuitable to raise the children and put in a mental institution, where he still is to this day. Cinder doesn't remember his dad, and Aster doesn't have the nerve to tell him the half of what happened. Life went on fairly normal for the next few years, their mom continued looking for someone when she had time between working and raising the kids. After a few more years, she found a boyfriend, and a lot of the clues lined up to them being soulmates. Once they'd figured that out, he proposed and they later got married. When Cinder was 6, his brother Rowan was born, and a bit later was when a rift started growing between them. His mother was starting to struggle somewhat with feeding all the mouths in the house, and thus started trying to convince his stepfather to get a job and help her out with it. However, he would keep saying he was looking and never actually do what he was saying he would. This caused their relationship to go south until a few years later. It was at this moment when Cinder's stepfather grew ill, seemingly out of nowhere, and then died the next night. Still, they managed to truck on, with Rowan being the only one that really relied on or cared really deeply about his father yet too young to remember him in the long run, let alone to understand that death means he's not coming back. His mom managed to get a better job, allowing for them to have a somewhat easier life, but she was still fixated on finding her soulmate due to society's emphasis on them. After another year or two still and a few different brief relationships, she found her current partner, a man by the name of Victor who she's engaged with currently. They dated for a few years, and then he moved in for another before proposing. In this stretch of time, they accidentally had a child by the name of Stella who would be born a few months after the proposal, when Cinder was 13. As of the start of the RP, the two are to get married shortly, and Cinder is in no way a fan of it, simply because he's so worried Victor will turn out the same as James or Derek.
When: everything is color
Other: Skeptical of the basic existence of soulmates, let alone the idea that he can find his at such a young age. Part of him becomes ecstatic over the fact that he can see color, but the other half is him resenting it because of what it means. I like to think in these sorts of worlds that there's a sort of underground counterculture thing completely against the soulmate thing, and he's part of one of these groups. I also would find it interesting if there were different kinds of soulmates rather than romantic (given Cinder's attitude) so perhaps his soulmate could be more of a best friend or partner in crime type deal but they're expected to be romantic because that's the norm. Of course, if the person with his soulmate has other plans, a one-sided romantic thing would also be pretty interesting. In case you couldn't tell, I took some creative liberties with the worldbuilding and how society thinks of soulmates, and I'm sorry if anything conflicts with your plans and I can find a way to make things work if it's important. Woooooooooooooooooooooooow I really hope I got everything I wanted in here.
Soulmate Gender: Either
Soulmate Age: 13/14
Number of Soulmates: 1 or 2
Would you like there to be a triangle?: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯