Benjamin Blake

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“The best thing for being sad," replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, "is to learn something. That's the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then — to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn.” -TH White, The Once and Future King.


Character Information

Basic Information

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Age: 23
Profession: Investigative reporter
Creature Type: Wolf Blooded
Genre: Werewolf the Forsaken

Personality: Friendly, calm, and highly curious, Benjamin has a keen interest in the world around him as well as a deep sense of who he is. Mild-mannered and polite, he tends to minimalize conflict around him, while looking for and addressing the root cause. While he is wolf-blooded and has demonstrated no indicators that he is likely to change, Ben is not afraid to speak his mind to people bigger, stronger, and meaner than himself. Unfortunately, he is a deeply private and quietly proud individual, and his stubbornness makes it difficult for him to ask for help or admit when he has a problem.

Philosophy: “Ignorance killed the cat; curiosity was framed.”

Description: Ben is an athletic 5'7,” with strawberry blond hair, deep blue eyes, and a stubborn jaw. His clothing, while often well-worn or slightly out of fashion, is always neat and clean, with a tendency to favor button up shirts with long sleeves. (Notable Merit: Striking Looks 4).


Brief Timeline

Benjamin Blake has always known that he is wolf-blooded but had little to nothing to do with other wolf-blooded or werewolves until recently. He was raised by his mother, Laura, who taught him from an early age that he is going to Change and that he needs to be prepared for it. Because of their pride and their poverty, however, the small family kept mostly to themselves, not wanting to be a burden on the community. While Ben knows that his father was a werewolf, he does not know who his father is.

From an early age, Ben's mother had strict expectations for him and high standards, but she also made sure that he got the very best that their limited income could supply. He received fighting lessons, tutoring, and strict discipline at home. And it was reinforced on him, over and over, that he can not allow his temper to win, because when werewolves get angry people get hurt. Ben's natural curiosity and intelligence lead to excellent grades and an interest in journalism and investigation.

But as he got older and didn't Change, things got harder at home. His mother became more and more desperate to force or trigger a change in him, to both of their expense. Ben turned down a scholarship that would have gotten him off island, when his mother's attempt to get him to Change by putting herself in danger resulted in her getting severely injured. Becoming her primary care-taker, Ben went to a local college instead. As medical and student bills piled up, he took on more jobs and more hours. And while he has now graduated and had his dream job working for the newspaper, the pay isn't great and he is working hard to support them both.

In 2015, Ben approached the local tur, and explained that he works at the newspaper and investigates things and figured there might be ways he can be useful to them. Hoping that interaction will make a Change more likely, Laura has not stopped him. However, what Ben has learned by actually observing werewolves is that he doesn't actually want to become one, a statement that his mother did not take well.

Character Ties

People he knows

  • Armina Adler -- Benjamin is sorta dating Mina-- they aren't officially "dating" but they keep going on things that look like dates.
  • Chelsea Dianna Winters-- The socialite is a big part of Ben's social interaction among the wolves and wolf-blooded, but they argue with each other at least as often as they agree
  • Jose -- When Ben was looking for more work, Jose hired him on at his bar and grill
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Quotes by Benjamin

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Quotes about Benjamin

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Rumors about Benjamin

  • Ben might be part of the Black Family
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Character Inspirations

Character Inspirations

People
  • Fred Jones from Scooby Doo, The Hardy Boys, Encyclopedia Brown


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Inspiring Quotes
  • "Protect your children tonight wherever they are sleeping, and let them know the world does not have to be like this."
  • "Knowledge is realizing that the street is one way; Wisdom is looking both directions anyway."
  • "Personal knowledge is impossible without risk; it cannot begin without an act of trust, and trust can be betrayed."
  • "Goodness alone is never enough. Goodness without wisdom invariably accomplishes evil."
  • "I was fascinated by locks as a kid. I Loved how they turned information and patterns into physical strength."
  • "This, to me, is the ultimate heroic trait of ordinary people: They say no to tyranny and calmly take the consequences of resistance."


Out of Character Information