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Nolan, David

Discussion in 'Citizens' started by David Nolan, Nov 26, 2018.

  1. David Nolan

    David Nolan Once Upon a Time

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    David Nolan || Prince Charming
    "Well, then all the more reason to look for the good moments in between the bad ones."

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    Played by Wisdom

    Fandom: Once Upon a Time
    Age: While he is around 30 years-old physically and mentally, he is actually around 58 years-old due to being stuck in a curse by Regina Mills, which took 28 years for his daughter Emma to break.
    Species: Human
    Gender: Male
    Canon Point: The end of Season 6 of the series.
    NPC Companions:

    Neal Nolan - Also known as "Prince Neal" to some of David's acquaintances, Neal is David's baby boy. He shares the same parents as Emma Swan, of course, giving the two a second chance at raising a child due to being put into a curse where their daughter Emma would grow up without them in her life.

    SKILLS & ABILITIES


    Special Abilities
    Advanced Dueling Skills - David is quite the swordsman (who was surprisingly trained by Princess Anna of Arendelle), being able to defeat the warlord Bo Peep's soldiers on his own, taking on many elite swordsman loyal to the former Evil Queen Regina - which included one instance of him holding a baby Emma Swan in one arm while dueling with the other, being able to be a plausible challenge to the infamous pirate Killian Jones - amongst other instances. He wasn't a renowned warrior in the Enchanted Forest for just his swordplay, as he also can hold himself in a fist-fight, and often uses the terrain around him to try and catch opponents off-guard or use something as a makeshift weapon efficiently when he's out of options.

    Sleuthing - Both in the Enchanted Forest and Storybrooke, David always had a knack for solving mysteries, finding people, and trying to find ways to break magic curses (as a man without any magic of his own). His sheer determination wouldn't have him give up, and he also kept his suspicions after solving issues that seemed to be solved too easily for the sheer scope of whatever he had 'solved'.

    Leadership Skills - Whenever David takes charge of a group, whether it was just a minor investigation or all-out war, he tries to keep himself calm in front of those who are depending on him. He show concern, compassion, often becoming a lead example to others. Though not afraid to give orders or sometimes sit on the sidelines, David is by no means a lazy leader, often going into whatever was ahead with everyone else under his command. These traits were what made him such a popular figurehead both in Storybrooke and the Enchanted Forest. Though he isn't some sort of god, and has been outmatched on numerous occasions.

    High Pain Threshold - It's a safe bet to say that David can take a lot of damage, given being able to survive multiple blows from swords, a few arrows, strong magic attacks, being thrown or tossed large distances, as well as his consciousness being in a fiery room in multiple sleep curses. This doesn't make him anywhere near invincible or immortal, but he seems to have a higher ability to take pretty serious damage and still end up living to tell the tale.

    Equipment
    Pistol - A standard hand-pistol David obtained during his time as Sheriff of Storybrooke that he keeps on him.

    Rapier - An elegant sword David has wielded since he was forced to take his deceased twin's place, though was left behind after a first curse took him and everyone in his and Snow White's kingdom to the real world. After a second curse took him back to the Enchanted Forest, he regained the sword and kept it ever since.

    NPC's Abilities
    Sensing Evil - Neal has a knack for sensing when evil is amidst. But being a baby, it just scares him and makes him cry, like all babies do. Though this may be helpful in some situations, it's not like it's really game-changing.

    Beloved Child - While not an ability per se, if anything ever happened to Neal and David learned about it, depending on the severity, hell would hath no fury if he required rescuing from his father. Truly, it's his bond with his father that would protect him.

    WEAKNESSES


    Mortal - David is a human. He is prone to disease, death by causes other men and women can die from, and can be hurt by normal means. He might have a high threshold for pain and have a small record of surviving some pretty serious injuries, but that's only due to training and knowing he has always had something to live for - and assistance from many others to ensure his survival, if we're being frank here.

    Easily Outraged - David has a short temper when innocent people (or loved ones) are mocked or threatened. Metaphorically having his nerves touched has led to him having instances of enraged outbursts - even sometimes making him a bit violent when it's not needed. This can cause him to make a small issue into something big - possibly leading to him getting in trouble or doing something he'll later regret.

    Magic - Unless facing an opponent with predictable magic or a magic-user he has faced before, David is naturally not the best when facing off against it, or when it is used to trap him somehow. This has led to him needing rescuing and being utterly defeated by magic users - whether it be him wielding a sword or having his pistol at-the-ready. Unless he knows how to counter the magic being used on him or the casters themselves, he probably will not be the victor when fighting against it on his own.



    PERSONALITY


    David is usually a dutiful and charming man to those around him. He usually has a positive look on life, trying to find the good parts of bad things. He is protective, humorous and reliant to those he cares for as well as those who can't protect themselves, truly making him a hero to be remembered - even if it's usually in what most now see as silly fairy-tales for those who are either young or just very young-at-heart. But unlike how the real world he came to live in portrayed him, he wasn't just some handsome man who was a hero in an Enchanted Forest who automatically achieved his happy ending after defeating the big, bad Evil Queen. He knows hardship all too well, with his parents both being murdered and his brother dying due to arrogance - twice.

    David can also be reckless and have his emotions take over when he needs a clear mind. It can sometimes mean he leaves fate to handle something big he is a major part of if something befalls a loved one, or at least cloud his judgment and have him put the well-being of those he cares for over the lives of others he doesn't know. And this includes sometimes him getting outraged at small things most people would probably just brush off their shoulder, or at least have a tactful mind in dealing with whatever situation is placed in front of them. (Seriously, the amount of stupid arguments this man has gotten himself into is higher than a storybook would tell you.) But he usually lashes out when it comes to insults or threats towards those he cares for, as stated.

    But David still has the spirit of a true royal, and respect in spades for those who earn it. Surprisingly, David has forgiven people who have atoned for their horrid deeds, including Regina Mills, the step-mother of his wife who usurped the throne to her kingdom and made Snow White an outlaw in her own lands, as well as tried to have them both killed on numerous occasions. And once he sees the errors of his ways, he'll own up to it. At the end of the day, he just wants those around him to be at peace, and wants to put his family above all else.

    Of course, his true love is reserved for his wife, Snow White - also known as Mary Margaret. Whatever what may be thrown in his way, David lives and breathes for her and the life they've forged and shared. Even when separated, he makes it his mission to keep himself alive to find her... It's worked so far.



    APPEARANCE

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    David's outfit and appearance as Prince Charming, alongside his wife Snow White.​



    OPTIONAL HISTORY

    (From the canon point I am taking him from, I basically started writing an entire essay's-worth of history and then some, before even getting half-way done. So I suggest for those interested, just check out this wikia page that details it. Or better yet, if you're looking for something fun to watch, the show is on Netflix.)


    ROLEPLAY SAMPLE


    David smiled after he'd finished moving what had been the final piece of furniture in his new home. Of course, it having been a weekday afternoon, Mary was still at Storybrooke Elementary School. If he knew his wife - which was kind of a given at that point - she was using science and how the ecosystem worked, with everything being symbiotic, to have her students build birdhouses. But he'd never have her be any other way. "Okay, so how did your dad do, bud?" He looked across the room where his son Neal was on the floor, and had just nibbled on a toy to help with teething. "I'll take the silence as sheer awe." The father giggled to himself. He'd finally had been living the kind of life he had dreamed of way back when he was a mere peasant-boy farmer. A happy, peaceful existence with no more worry or sorrow. Of course, he didn't expect to have a grandson at his age, nor a daughter who was literally the same age as him, but, David had long adjusted to those facts.

    Though he knew what would take time to get used to was the fact that there was no evil, looming threat to worry about. Evil had been vanquished by his own daughter, and the town of Storybrooke was all fine-and-dandy. And while part of him had missed working as Sheriff of the town, he wouldn't have traded it back and miss out on the time he'd felt he had been blessed with to be able to help one of his children mature and grow up. He picked up his child, removed the teething toy from his mouth, and placed Neal on a couch - and started to play a few rounds of peek-a-boo, as successfully made the infant laugh. Something that had brought renewal to David's soul, for sure. But just as for the past few months of his life in peace had finished setting in, something wrong had to happen. Something... Unpleasant, to say the least... Magical vines.

    Of course, David had noticed them immediately, as they'd made quite the noisy entrance. He could tell something had gone awry, as the room around him had frozen like stone. The vines actually had knocked into some furniture, though all of it had acted like nothing had happened. The floor hadn't broken, despite the vines having come from the ground... They had to have been from a new dimension. He quickly had picked up Neal again, running out of the room, and grabbed for his rapier in his bedroom. He tried to attack the vines with it in one hand, his child in the other - mirroring an event from what was a long time ago. Though all he achieved was one of the vines that had pursued the father and son taking the rapier, and pulling it through the portal. He then reached for his gun on a nightstand, though as he did so, was dragged by one into an abyss... And somehow was knocked out.​

     
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  2. David Nolan

    David Nolan Once Upon a Time

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    David is finally ready for review!
     
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    There sure are a bunch of slow motion posing gifs of Prince Charming on the internet.

    But yeah, good app, Wisdom! Have fun!