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Character Name: Blue Sargent
Canon: The Raven Cycle
Canon Point: Post The Raven King
Species: Half-human/half-tir e e'lintes (aka, a were-tree)

History:
Blue Sargent has lived her whole life at 300 Fox Way in Henrietta, Virginia. Up until her sixteenth year, Blue lives a relatively normal life despite growing up the only non-psychic in a house of psychics. But she had been born with her own gift: like a speaker amplifier, Blue hones the psychic skills of others. In essence, she makes things louder. Aside from that, perhaps the only remarkable thing that had happened was being told at age six that if Blue kissed her true love, he would die. Though she hears it over and over again growing up, she never really considers the implications of this forewarning until April of her junior year of high school when her half-aunt arrives in Henrietta and tells Blue that this was the year she'd fall in love.

It turns out sixteen is the year everything would change for Blue. Up until then, she's done her best to stand out as an eccentric among her peers and follow the two rules she had set for herself, to stay away from boys because all boys are trouble and 2), stay away from Aglionby boys in particular since they're all bastards. That St. Mark's Eve, when the spirits of those who would die within the next year walk the Earth, Blue sees her first spirit during the church watch with her half-aunt Neeve: an Aglionby boy by the name of Gansey. Girls without psychic powers don't ever see these spirits which meant one of two things: either he would be her true love or she would kill him. Or, in Blue's case, both.

She encounters that same boy a few days later at her job at Nino's pizzeria, when he unsuccessfully tried to convince her to talk to his friend Adam. At the time, she doesn't know who he was - just another asshole of raven boy thinking that his wealth could get him anything he wanted. But when she runs into Adam again after her shift ends, she finds herself breaking both of the rules she had lived by and giving him her phone number. The next day, she puts the connection together when Gansey, Adam, and their friend Ronan come by 300 Fox Way for a reading. They leave and although Maura had never been much for rules when Blue had been growing up, she issues one now: to stay away from them. Despite never doing much to cause trouble, it's a rule that Blue breaks a few days later.

She joins the boys in Gansey's hunt for the Welsh king, Glyndower. She joins them on a helicopter line along the ley line where they discover a magical forest, Cabeswater. During this trip, she discovers that the same night that Blue had seen Gansey's spirit, Gansey had recorded her voice asking his name along the ley line. Though she still doesn't like Gansey, and refuses to ever fall in love with him, a vision of the future granted by a rotted hole in a tree reveals shows Blue and Gansey sharing their first (and only) kiss. After that initial trip, he starts to become as important to her as Adam, as do Ronan and their smudgy friend Noah. They're her raven boys and become an intrinsic part of her life, the all-encompassing friendship that she had always wanted and never had.

A number of things happen before the school year ends. She and Gansey discover Noah's body and find out that he had been killed in an attempt to wake the ley line seven years ago. Blue learns that Neeve had been invited to Henrietta to help her mother find Blue's long lost father, Butternut (real name Artemus, friend of the legendary Glyndower, and very spry for someone over 600 years old), but is actually here on her own agenda. She discovers that whatever it is about her that makes psychic gifts stronger can be applied to ghosts; her energy helps Noah stay real when his bones get removed from the ley line. When Adam abandons the others to go wake the ley line, Blue, Ronan, and Gansey encounter Noah's murder in Cabeswater and watch when the forest kills him. After Noah's funeral, they rebury his body in the church in which Blue first saw Gansey's spirit to return him to the ley line. And they discover that Ronan possesses the power to pull objects out of his dreams.

That summer, between all of Blue's jobs, she spends the rest of her time with her raven boys. They spend time in Cabeswater and exploring Ronan's abilities and trying to determine what's wrong with the ley line. Although awake, it's weak and weakening and Cabeswater disappears as a result. Blue tries her best to defy fate, wanting to fall in love with Adam and not with Gansey. But while she explained to Gansey why she can't ever kiss Adam, she has yet to tell Adam. He grows irritable with her for refusing to kiss him and Blue realizes how little she really knows Adam Parrish. Every significant event in his life she's had to learn from Gansey or Noah or Ronan. They fight. Slowly, Blue discovers that what she thought had been a strong dislike towards Gansey might not be hatred at all. While Adam and Gansey go to Washington D.C. for a party that Gansey's mother throws for burgeoning congressional campaign, Blue receives her first kiss. A kiss from Noah because the dead can't die twice. And it becomes even clearer to Blue that the feelings she wants to have towards Adam don't exist. She likes the idea of dating Adam more than she might love him. It's Gansey that she's falling for after all. And she finally tells Adam the truth: she won't kiss him because if she kisses her true love, he'll die. But it doesn't matter because Adam's never going to be her true love.

Her feelings aren't unrequited. In a desperate attempt to get away from everything just for a while, she and Gansey go outside of the Henrietta town lines and up to the mountains. There, on the mountains overlooking Henrietta and the stars, they share an almost kiss - cheek against cheek just for a few seconds. A not-kiss and feelings that they agree to never speak of again for the sake of harmony in their group. They do their best to keep to that promise. Besides, there's a lot going on in Henrietta that needs to be dealt with. Cabeswater is still missing. A hit man and others have been sent to bring the Greywarren (Ronan) back to their bosses for his ability with dreams. It turns out Ronan's not the only one capable of pulling objects out of dreams. Another Aglionby student is too and it's because of the large impossible objects pulled out that Cabeswater is gone. Thankfully, the hit man falls for Maura and becomes ally instead of enemy. They trick people into believing that the Greywarren is no longer in Henrietta. And when the other Aglionby student kidnaps Ronan's younger brother, Blue and Gansey help to rescue him. Kavinsky dies and Cabeswater returns.

And Blue's mother disappears into the cave that accompanied Cabeswater's return in an attempt to find Artemus. For the rest of the summer, she and the boys spend time communing with Cabeswater. It's on Adam's advice to befriend the forest before going into the cave themselves to try and find both Maura and Glyndower. Blue turns seventeen two weeks prior to the start of her senior year and Gansey's elderly British mentor, Malory, comes to Henrietta to help them in their search. Though she and Gansey had agreed not to talk of the not-kiss, they wind up continuing to talk in secret. Little conversations that mean nothing in particular aside from soothing each other's problems.

After nearly losing Gansey to a possibly bottomless pit in the Cabeswater cave, the group begins looking for another entrance into the cave system. During this time, they meet Jesse Dittley and his cursed cave. Within this cave, they find Glyndower's crazy daughter, Gwenllian, who reveals that Blue's father had been the one to trap her in the cave some six hundred years ago. She also learns that like Gwen, Blue is capable of mirror magic. Some time not too soon after, Persephone, one of the women in 300 Fox Way who had a hand in raising Blue, dies and Blue feels forever changed by the event.

Blue, Ronan, Gansey, and Adam return to the cave in Cabeswater with Gwenllian. This time they get further than before, discovering new chambers full of wonders and magic. Due to her own abilities, Blue separates from the boys and finds Maura and Artemus stuck in time further in the cave. It's the only thing that keeps them from opening the door of a third sleeper - a sleeper who shouldn't be awakened. With the help of Maura's hit man lover, she succeeds in rescuing Maura and Artemus.

Unfortunately, bonding with Artemus winds up being more a dream than a reality. He spends much of the book shell-shocked and unwilling to be of much help. The group finds out that a demon has gotten lose and is trying to destroy Cabeswater and, really, the whole world. When not working on a way to stop the demon, Blue spends the rest of the time either being surly in school or with her boys. As she spends more and more time around Gansey (dating), she gets to know other Aglionby boys and realizes that she's been somewhat hypocritical in her opinions. Particularly, she forms a close friendship with Henry Cheng as she says goodbye to Noah.

Blue learns that her father isn't exactly human. He's tir e e'lintes, which means aside from a human skin, he can also slip in to the skins of trees, like her favorite beech. She and Gansey finally come out as a couple to the rest of their friends. They succeed in finding Glendower only to discover that he's been dead all along. This leaves them with only one choice as to how to defeat the demon: someone has to die on the ley line. Given Blue's curse and Gansey's fate, he's the most likely candidate. They race back to the ley line and Blue and Gansey finally kiss, leading to Gansey's death. The demon is defeated but obviously at a great cost. Blue, Adamn, and Ronan convince Cabeswater to give its life for Gansey's and he comes back to them. Happy endings for all.

Personality:
Blue was a fanciful but sensible thing, like a platypus, or one of those sandwiches that had been cut into circles for a fancy tea party.

If there's any word that defines Blue Sargent, it's sensible. Despite her desire to be as eccentric and strange as the other women in 300 Fox Way, Blue has always been a sensible girl no matter her age. She never acted out, never disobeyed her mother (not that she had rules to disobey), never made flighty choices in her life, never acted in a manner unpredictable or irrational. Love and other flights of fancy were for the rest of her high school class. Dreams of a richer life and fancier clothes and an actual cell phone or car in her life don't actually accomplish anything. Accepting her life as is, cherishing the small things, and forging her own path: that's accomplishing something.

Which isn't to say that Blue doesn't have her own hopes and aspirations. She wants to see the world. She wants a job that would involve studying watershed ecology - not the sort of job a girl from Henrietta should look for. And she'd love nothing more than to be able to witness magic for herself. She knows that it exists; Blue did grow up in a house of psychics. But as her only ability is making other people's gifts louder, she's never quite been able to witness it for herself. Though she had spent most of her sixteen years accepting that some things are unreachable and can't really change, during the course of the series, she realizes that some things are worth reaching for. She grows angry at the idea of going to community college rather than an actual university where she can study what she'd like. She tries to fight her growing feelings for Gansey, refusing to do as fate dictates. And when she finally accepts that she's falling in love with him, she refuses to accept the promise of his death. The person that awakes Glyndower will be bestowed with a granted wish - a wish she has every intention to use in saving Gansey's life.

"Tears don't become us."
"You're right. What does become us?"
"Action."


Blue is not a girl that will sit idly by and watch the rest of the world pass. She's not prone to giving in to tears and defeat. If she encounters a problem in her path, Blue works to find a solution. She's stubborn and clings to a determined resolve to fix said problem. We see this in her determination to help the hit man escape from his employer's grasp for her mother's sake and how she eventually convinces Dittler to let them explore his cursed cave. She might be short but she doesn't back down easily. If someone says something that she disagrees with, Blue will correct them. She speaks her mind without hesitation. A lot of that does tie to back to her childhood and being raised by a mother who didn't believe in ordering children around. Blue has always been encouraged to speak her mind and although at times she might hold her tongue, those moments tend to be few and far between. And then there's Blue's feminist tendencies. While she's not a bra-burning raging feminist, she does have very strong beliefs about what a woman is capable of and she will not hesitate to remind idiot boys anyone about just how capable she or any other female can be.

Having a psychic for a mother didn't make life all that easy for Blue and she's developed a tough skin as a result. By sixteen, Blue's claimed to have heard every comment possible from her peers: she's going to go to hell, she has karmic connections, she comes from a family of witches, weirdos, and cooks, etc. She refuses to let any of that hurt her and in response to living in a home of psychics, Blue's done her best to make herself stand out. She might not be psychic but she's found other ways around that to be considered as eccentric as the rest of her household. She purposely alters and makes her own clothing and dresses as uniquely as possible so that she stands out in a crowd. Her hair is cut short and usually worn back in a vestigial ponytail with a number of colored clips to keep stray ends in place, another way in which she continues to promote her status as strange in her own way. Blue is, generally, a very creative person. Aside from her clothes, her room is decorated with paper trees and flowers that she made herself.

She's intelligent and to go along with her sensible nature, often conducts research if she has a question about something. She'll spout random facts related to a situation (a habit that she picked up from her mother) and wants to go to a college to study ecology. But school is also something that Blue tends to see as another job rather than something she really wants. In the grand scheme of things, family and friends are her first priority - as is living her life the way that she wants. She sticks with school due to the responsibility she feels towards Maura (and in a way, her future aspirations) to do so - although she's not above grumbling and pouting and arguing when stuck with something she doesn't want to do.

Though kind, Blue isn't necessarily nice - which isn't necessarily a negative character trait. It makes her a sincere sort of person rather than a mean one. She doesn't give compliments to others without actually meaning them. Her friendship and loyalty are something hard to earn but once there, doesn't fade away. She never really bothered looking for 'temporary' friendships given the close-knit family she grew up in and the way some of the other kids at her school would treat her. In this way, she can be very all or nothing with her life. Either she has the kind of friendship that's all consuming and forever or she has acquaintances, people she knows by name but doesn't really make an effort to connect with.

Orla wasn’t wrong, of course. But what she didn’t realize about Blue and her boys was that they were all in love with one another.

Despite her rules not to associate with boys, especially raven boys, Blue finds that friendship she wants with Gansey, Adam, Noah, and Ronan. Call it fate, a slight romantic interest in Adam Parrish (or in the idea of Adam Parrish), her own damned curiosity and determination to witness magic for herself, or something else entirely, Blue becomes as integral to their group as any one of the boys. She gets swept up in their world and becomes fiercely loyal and devoted. Though Blue would never hesitate to call any of them out on their bullshit (and does so repeatedly), she'll also do anything for them. She makes a fool of herself passing on Noah's final message to his parents and then helps to dig up his grave and rebury his bones along the ley line. She willingly helps to bury one of Ronan's night horrors and again and again puts her own life at risk for them. It's this same loyalty that keeps her from acting on romantic feelings towards Gansey, not wanting to hurt Adam any more than she already has or risk ostracizing him or any of the others in the group. Even then, she's not perfect. Though she tries, she keeps finding herself spending little moments alone with Gansey that have nothing to do with the quest for Glyndower.

For all everyone likes to define her as sensible, Blue Sargent is a lot more than that. She has a quick temper that's easy to rile up if someone says or does something that Blue disagrees with. She also forgives rather easily, especially where friends and family are concerned and especially if she can rationalize a reason for their actions. She's brave, though not fearless, and sometimes needs to seek out comfort as much as give it. She cares deeply and never tries to hide it. She's thoughtful and introspective. Blue grew up around people who have special gifts and wants nothing more to be special herself. More than anything though, Blue wants to live life and love everything about it.

Specialty Skills: Refer to the Specialty Skills post and list the traits that your character has shown in canon out beside each subheading
Action Skills
Management - Chutzpah, Hygiene, Moxie
Stealth - Concealment, Sneaking
Violence -

Knowledge Skills
Hardware -
Software - Data Analysis, Data Search
Wetware - Biosciences, Outdoor Life

Other Skills (not listed) -

Mutant Abilities: Blue is a lot like an energizer bunny for the supernatural and those with supernatural kinds of gifts. Whenever she's around one of the psychics from 300 Fox Way, their abilities become enhanced. In essence, she makes things louder and stronger. Her ghost friend Noah can use Blue's energy to make himself appear more real but just as easily Blue can cut herself off from who (or what) ever she's lending power to. Cabeswater tends to be particularly sensitive to her thoughts and emotions and it's easy for Blue to project her desires to the magical forest. More recently, Blue has been informed that she's in essence a mirror by Glyndower's daughter: "Mirrors. That is what we are. When you hold a candle in front of a glass, doesn’t it make the room twice as bright? So do we, blue lily, lily blue." Because of this, mirror magic has no affect on her. This ability is something she inherits from her father, as well as her affinity for trees and stars.

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Character Information
Character Name: Blue Sargent
Canon: The Raven Cycle
Canon Point: Post Blue Lily, Lily Blue
Is your character Dead, Undead or Alive: Alive

History:
Blue Sargent has lived her whole life at 300 Fox Way in Henrietta, Virginia. Up until her sixteenth year, Blue lives a relatively normal life despite growing up the only non-psychic in a house of psychics. But she had been born with her own gift: like a speaker amplifier, Blue hones the psychic skills of others. In essence, she makes things louder. Aside from that, perhaps the only remarkable thing that had happened was being told at age six that if Blue kissed her true love, he would die. Though she hears it over and over again growing up, she never really considers the implications of this forewarning until April of her junior year of high school when her half-aunt arrives in Henrietta and tells Blue that this was the year she'd fall in love.

It turns out sixteen is the year everything would change for Blue. Up until then, she's done her best to stand out as an eccentric among her peers and follow the two rules she had set for herself, to stay away from boys because all boys are trouble and 2), stay away from Aglionby boys in particular since they're all bastards. That St. Mark's Eve, when the spirits of those who would die within the next year walk the Earth, Blue sees her first spirit during the church watch with her half-aunt Neeve: an Aglionby boy by the name of Gansey. Girls without psychic powers don't ever see these spirits which meant one of two things: either he would be her true love or she would kill him. Or, in Blue's case, both.

She encounters that same boy a few days later at her job at Nino's pizzeria, when he unsuccessfully tried to convince her to talk to his friend Adam. At the time, she doesn't know who he was - just another asshole of raven boy thinking that his wealth could get him anything he wanted. But when she runs into Adam again after her shift ends, she finds herself breaking both of the rules she had lived by and giving him her phone number. The next day, she puts the connection together when Gansey, Adam, and their friend Ronan come by 300 Fox Way for a reading. They leave and although Maura had never been much for rules when Blue had been growing up, she issues one now: to stay away from them. Despite never doing much to cause trouble, it's a rule that Blue breaks a few days later.

She joins the boys in Gansey's hunt for the Welsh king, Glyndower. She joins them on a helicopter line along the ley line where they discover a magical forest, Cabeswater. During this trip, she discovers that the same night that Blue had seen Gansey's spirit, Gansey had recorded her voice asking his name along the ley line. Though she still doesn't like Gansey, and refuses to ever fall in love with him, a vision of the future granted by a rotted hole in a tree reveals shows Blue and Gansey sharing their first (and only) kiss. After that initial trip, he starts to become as important to her as Adam, as do Ronan and their smudgy friend Noah. They're her raven boys and become an intrinsic part of her life, the all-encompassing friendship that she had always wanted and never had.

A number of things happen before the school year ends. She and Gansey discover Noah's body and find out that he had been killed in an attempt to wake the ley line seven years ago. Blue learns that Neeve had been invited to Henrietta to help her mother find Blue's long lost father, Butternut (real name Artemus, friend of the legendary Glyndower, and very spry for someone over 600 years old), but is actually here on her own agenda. She discovers that whatever it is about her that makes psychic gifts stronger can be applied to ghosts; her energy helps Noah stay real when his bones get removed from the ley line. When Adam abandons the others to go wake the ley line, Blue, Ronan, and Gansey encounter Noah's murder in Cabeswater and watch when the forest kills him. After Noah's funeral, they rebury his body in the church in which Blue first saw Gansey's spirit to return him to the ley line. And they discover that Ronan possesses the power to pull objects out of his dreams.

That summer, between all of Blue's jobs, she spends the rest of her time with her raven boys. They spend time in Cabeswater and exploring Ronan's abilities and trying to determine what's wrong with the ley line. Although awake, it's weak and weakening and Cabeswater disappears as a result. Blue tries her best to defy fate, wanting to fall in love with Adam and not with Gansey. But while she explained to Gansey why she can't ever kiss Adam, she has yet to tell Adam. He grows irritable with her for refusing to kiss him and Blue realizes how little she really knows Adam Parrish. Every significant event in his life she's had to learn from Gansey or Noah or Ronan. They fight. Slowly, Blue discovers that what she thought had been a strong dislike towards Gansey might not be hatred at all. While Adam and Gansey go to Washington D.C. for a party that Gansey's mother throws for burgeoning congressional campaign, Blue receives her first kiss. A kiss from Noah because the dead can't die twice. And it becomes even clearer to Blue that the feelings she wants to have towards Adam don't exist. She likes the idea of dating Adam more than she might love him. It's Gansey that she's falling for after all. And she finally tells Adam the truth: she won't kiss him because if she kisses her true love, he'll die. But it doesn't matter because Adam's never going to be her true love.

Her feelings aren't unrequited. In a desperate attempt to get away from everything just for a while, she and Gansey go outside of the Henrietta town lines and up to the mountains. There, on the mountains overlooking Henrietta and the stars, they share an almost kiss - cheek against cheek just for a few seconds. A not-kiss and feelings that they agree to never speak of again for the sake of harmony in their group. They do their best to keep to that promise. Besides, there's a lot going on in Henrietta that needs to be dealt with. Cabeswater is still missing. A hit man and others have been sent to bring the Greywarren (Ronan) back to their bosses for his ability with dreams. It turns out Ronan's not the only one capable of pulling objects out of dreams. Another Aglionby student is too and it's because of the large impossible objects pulled out that Cabeswater is gone. Thankfully, the hit man falls for Maura and becomes ally instead of enemy. They trick people into believing that the Greywarren is no longer in Henrietta. And when the other Aglionby student kidnaps Ronan's younger brother, Blue and Gansey help to rescue him. Kavinsky dies and Cabeswater returns.

And Blue's mother disappears into the cave that accompanied Cabeswater's return in an attempt to find Artemus. For the rest of the summer, she and the boys spend time communing with Cabeswater. It's on Adam's advice to befriend the forest before going into the cave themselves to try and find both Maura and Glyndower. Blue turns seventeen two weeks prior to the start of her senior year and Gansey's elderly British mentor, Malory, comes to Henrietta to help them in their search. Though she and Gansey had agreed not to talk of the not-kiss, they wind up continuing to talk in secret. Little conversations that mean nothing in particular aside from soothing each other's problems.

After nearly losing Gansey to a possibly bottomless pit in the Cabeswater cave, the group begins looking for another entrance into the cave system. During this time, they meet Jesse Dittley and his cursed cave. Within this cave, they find Glyndower's crazy daughter, Gwenllian, who reveals that Blue's father had been the one to trap her in the cave some six hundred years ago. She also learns that like Gwen, Blue is capable of mirror magic. Some time not too soon after, Persephone, one of the women in 300 Fox Way who had a hand in raising Blue, dies and Blue feels forever changed by the event.

Blue, Ronan, Gansey, and Adam return to the cave in Cabeswater with Gwenllian. This time they get further than before, discovering new chambers full of wonders and magic. Due to her own abilities, Blue separates from the boys and finds Maura and Artemus stuck in time further in the cave. It's the only thing that keeps them from opening the door of a third sleeper - a sleeper who shouldn't be awakened. With the help of Maura's hit man lover, she succeeds in rescuing Maura and Artemus.

Personality:
Blue was a fanciful but sensible thing, like a platypus, or one of those sandwiches that had been cut into circles for a fancy tea party.

If there's any word that defines Blue Sargent, it's sensible. Despite her desire to be as eccentric and strange as the other women in 300 Fox Way, Blue has always been a sensible girl no matter her age. She never acted out, never disobeyed her mother (not that she had rules to disobey), never made flighty choices in her life, never acted in a manner unpredictable or irrational. Love and other flights of fancy were for the rest of her high school class. Dreams of a richer life and fancier clothes and an actual cell phone or car in her life don't actually accomplish anything. Accepting her life as is, cherishing the small things, and forging her own path: that's accomplishing something.

Which isn't to say that Blue doesn't have her own hopes and aspirations. She wants to see the world. She wants a job that would involve studying watershed ecology - not the sort of job a girl from Henrietta should look for. And she'd love nothing more than to be able to witness magic for herself. She knows that it exists; Blue did grow up in a house of psychics. But as her only ability is making other people's gifts louder, she's never quite been able to witness it for herself. Though she had spent most of her sixteen years accepting that some things are unreachable and can't really change, during the course of the series, she realizes that some things are worth reaching for. She grows angry at the idea of going to community college rather than an actual university where she can study what she'd like. She tries to fight her growing feelings for Gansey, refusing to do as fate dictates. And when she finally accepts that she's falling in love with him, she refuses to accept the promise of his death. The person that awakes Glyndower will be bestowed with a granted wish - a wish she has every intention to use in saving Gansey's life.

"Tears don't become us."
"You're right. What does become us?"
"Action."


Blue is not a girl that will sit idly by and watch the rest of the world pass. She's not prone to giving in to tears and defeat. If she encounters a problem in her path, Blue works to find a solution. She's stubborn and clings to a determined resolve to fix said problem. We see this in her determination to help the hit man escape from his employer's grasp for her mother's sake and how she eventually convinces Dittler to let them explore his cursed cave. She might be short but she doesn't back down easily. If someone says something that she disagrees with, Blue will correct them. She speaks her mind without hesitation. A lot of that does tie to back to her childhood and being raised by a mother who didn't believe in ordering children around. Blue has always been encouraged to speak her mind and although at times she might hold her tongue, those moments tend to be few and far between. And then there's Blue's feminist tendencies. While she's not a bra-burning raging feminist, she does have very strong beliefs about what a woman is capable of and she will not hesitate to remind idiot boys anyone about just how capable she or any other female can be.

Having a psychic for a mother didn't make life all that easy for Blue and she's developed a tough skin as a result. By sixteen, Blue's claimed to have heard every comment possible from her peers: she's going to go to hell, she has karmic connections, she comes from a family of witches, weirdos, and cooks, etc. She refuses to let any of that hurt her and in response to living in a home of psychics, Blue's done her best to make herself stand out. She might not be psychic but she's found other ways around that to be considered as eccentric as the rest of her household. She purposely alters and makes her own clothing and dresses as uniquely as possible so that she stands out in a crowd. Her hair is cut short and usually worn back in a vestigial ponytail with a number of colored clips to keep stray ends in place, another way in which she continues to promote her status as strange in her own way. Blue is, generally, a very creative person. Aside from her clothes, her room is decorated with paper trees and flowers that she made herself.

She's intelligent and to go along with her sensible nature, often conducts research if she has a question about something. She'll spout random facts related to a situation (a habit that she picked up from her mother) and wants to go to a college to study ecology. But school is also something that Blue tends to see as another job rather than something she really wants. In the grand scheme of things, family and friends are her first priority - as is living her life the way that she wants. She sticks with school due to the responsibility she feels towards Maura (and in a way, her future aspirations) to do so - although she's not above grumbling and pouting and arguing when stuck with something she doesn't want to do.

Though kind, Blue isn't necessarily nice - which isn't necessarily a negative character trait. It makes her a sincere sort of person rather than a mean one. She doesn't give compliments to others without actually meaning them. Her friendship and loyalty are something hard to earn but once there, doesn't fade away. She never really bothered looking for 'temporary' friendships given the close-knit family she grew up in and the way some of the other kids at her school would treat her. In this way, she can be very all or nothing with her life. Either she has the kind of friendship that's all consuming and forever or she has acquaintances, people she knows by name but doesn't really make an effort to connect with.

Orla wasn’t wrong, of course. But what she didn’t realize about Blue and her boys was that they were all in love with one another.

Despite her rules not to associate with boys, especially raven boys, Blue finds that friendship she wants with Gansey, Adam, Noah, and Ronan. Call it fate, a slight romantic interest in Adam Parrish (or in the idea of Adam Parrish), her own damned curiosity and determination to witness magic for herself, or something else entirely, Blue becomes as integral to their group as any one of the boys. She gets swept up in their world and becomes fiercely loyal and devoted. Though Blue would never hesitate to call any of them out on their bullshit (and does so repeatedly), she'll also do anything for them. She makes a fool of herself passing on Noah's final message to his parents and then helps to dig up his grave and rebury his bones along the ley line. She willingly helps to bury one of Ronan's night horrors and again and again puts her own life at risk for them. It's this same loyalty that keeps her from acting on romantic feelings towards Gansey, not wanting to hurt Adam any more than she already has or risk ostracizing him or any of the others in the group. Even then, she's not perfect. Though she tries, she keeps finding herself spending little moments alone with Gansey that have nothing to do with the quest for Glyndower.

For all everyone likes to define her as sensible, Blue Sargent is a lot more than that. She has a quick temper that's easy to rile up if someone says or does something that Blue disagrees with. She also forgives rather easily, especially where friends and family are concerned and especially if she can rationalize a reason for their actions. She's brave, though not fearless, and sometimes needs to seek out comfort as much as give it. She cares deeply and never tries to hide it. She's thoughtful and introspective. Blue grew up around people who have special gifts and wants nothing more to be special herself. More than anything though, Blue wants to live life and love everything about it.

Items on your character at canon point:
•used bicycle helmet
•flashlight
•small pink switchblade
•climbing rope
•damp, muddy worn blue jeans
•fabric belt
•dirty, beat-up sneakers
•used knee pads
•elastic hair band
•various plastic hair clips in various colors
•damp, muddy socks
•two damp tank tops (pink and green)
•damp, muddy long-sleeved shirt with purposefully cut slashes on the front and back (pale blue)
•underwear

Abilities, Strengths and Weaknesses:
Abilities. Blue is a lot like an energizer bunny for the supernatural and those with supernatural kinds of gifts. Whenever she's around one of the psychics from 300 Fox Way, their abilities become enhanced. In essence, she makes things louder and stronger. Her ghost friend Noah can use Blue's energy to make himself appear more real but just as easily Blue can cut herself off from who (or what) ever she's lending power to. Cabeswater tends to be particularly sensitive to her thoughts and emotions and it's easy for Blue to project her desires to the magical forest. More recently, Blue has been informed that she's in essence a mirror and that she might be a witch by Glyndower's daughter: "Mirrors. That is what we are. When you hold a candle in front of a glass, doesn’t it make the room twice as bright? So do we, blue lily, lily blue." Because of this, mirror magic has no affect on her.

Strengths. Unfortunately, Blue's abilities affect those around her more than they affect Blue. She's described as athletic in build and apparently does have some endurance built up from years of walking and bike riding everywhere she needs to be. She's also considered strong despite barely being five foot in height - rather like an ant. Blue is very smart and rational, traits that work in her behavior. Her determination and bravery and ability to calm herself down and rationalize any situation also add to her strengths as they keep her going when others might back down. Blue isn't easily intimidated, not even by hit men sent to town to kidnap one of her friends.

Weaknesses. Blue possesses all the weaknesses and limitations of a seventeen year old human girl. She also has a bad habit of pushing herself past her limits, something that can get her into trouble. That Blue cares deeply for the people that she loves is both a blessing and a curse. While on one hand she uses , that as motivation, on the other the fear for their safety can cause her to freeze at times. Finally, Blue's temper can also be a weakness. She'll act without thinking and say things that she probably shouldn't.

Samples
Network/Action Spam Sample: From the test drive meme.

Prose Log Sample: Blue Sargent had never owned a cell phone. In her entire life, there had only been one phone available and she had shared the phone in the phone/sewing/cat room with the five other women of 300 Fox Way. It had never crossed her mind to get a cell phone of her own, not when her money could go to other more necessary purchases. That didn't mean that Blue lacked knowledge on how to work a cellular phone. She's as up to date with smartphone use as any girl her age. Still, she stares at the phone that had been handed to her with suspicion. Because when it comes down to it, although Blue perhaps envisioned someday having a phone of her own (when she was older and no longer living at home and maybe even in the Amazon studying watersheds), she never envisioned being handed a cell phone here in purgatory.

"Pshaw," she mutters, looking from the phone to the boy that handed it to her. She'd like to be able to trust him but so far the only people that Blue really trusts here are Adam and Ronan. Because no one, she's decided, can ever fake being Ronan. It would take a special kind of skill, the kind that she doubts even Hollywood's best actor or actress lacks. "I don't need that."

He mimics his movement from earlier, all but thrusting the phone at her. The movement makes her look down at it with a frown. She really doesn't want to accept the phone and she hates admitting the real truth of it. Pride. Pride is getting the better of her at the moment. She's done nothing to earn the device, hasn't worked to earn any money in which she can use to pay. But since arriving here, she's taken nothing from handouts. She's even counted on others to help save her life when her own attempts nearly failed her. Blue knows that she's acting foolish right now. Letting her own pride and stubbornness get the better of her.

"Fine." Blue accepts the phone and shoves it into the pocket of her pants, communicating her frustrations with herself to the boy in a glare. "But don't expect me to use it."

Unless she really, really has to.

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