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Erik Lowell
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Name: Erik Lowell
Gender: Male
Age: 16
School: Davison Secondary School
Hobbies and Interests: SotF-TV, Blogging, Gaming, Anime, Journalism Club

Appearance: Erik is quite shorter than the average male, being 5'4''. He is slightly overweight at 150 pounds, giving his body a somewhat chubby appearance. He has short, neat red hair, coming down to about the tip of his ears and trimmed to the top of his forehead. Erik has tan-framed, rectangular, lensless glasses, which he wears in an attempt to make himself appear more impressive. Erik's eyes are brown. His facial features are soft and round. Erik's entire body is covered with freckles, especially his face.

Erik tends to dress semi-formally in public, favoring light-colored suits, button-down shirts, and slacks, doing his best to appear dignified. When at his house or with friends, though, Erik dresses much more casually, with t-shirts and jeans. On Casting Day, Erik was wearing a tan coat, black slacks, a white button-down shirt, a plain, tan tie, and black oxfords.

Biography: Erik was born in 2004 to Christopher and Nancy Lowell, both natives of Albuquerque. Christopher works as a reporter for a national news station, while Nancy is an accountant at a local bank. Both are often incredibly busy with their work, finding little time to spend at home. Thus, once both of them were considered old enough at the ages of 7 and 12, Erik was often left in the care of his five-year-older brother, Samuel.

Samuel was a responsible boy, and he made sure to keep a close watch on his brother, taking care of him and keeping him out of trouble. As Erik grew older, Sam started to leave him to his own devices more often, though he still kept an eye out for him. It was thus, as ten-year-old Erik was watching television one day, that he discovered what would soon become one of the biggest passions in his life: SotF-TV.

Erik was fascinated by the drama, the action, the sheer reality of what he saw. Immediately wanting more, he went online to track down the previous episodes in the season, and made sure to catch the next week's episode. Erik has been a lifeline fan of the show, doing his best to never miss an episode, along with working his way through the backlogs of previous seasons.

Erik's love for SotF-TV drove him, at 11 years old, to create a blog centered around the show. While initially it was an incredibly amateurish production mostly containing Erik's opinions and reactions to new episodes, over the years it dramatically evolved in quality, also gaining several co-admins (Erik's real-life best friends). The Fittest Blog of All features general news about SotF-TV, analysis and speculation concerning new episodes, and spotlights featuring well-made fan-produced material. While definitely not famous, it boasts a respectable amount of followers.

At 12 years old a friend of Erik introduced him to the Call of Duty series. While Erik wasn't exactly a fan of the game's hyper-realistic style, he was intrigued by the core gameplay, and soon became a fan of the first-person shooter genre. Erik mostly enjoys shenanigans-based multiplayer games along the likes of Garry's Mod and Team Fortress 2, and he considers Half Life 3 quite possibly the best thing humanity has ever created, outside of SotF-TV, of course. Erik is also a fan of almost every SOTF-TV licensed game, especially enjoying the multiplayer FPS and SOTF-Combat.

Samuel is a large fan of shounen anime, and as such Erik was exposed to a large amount of it, growing up. Erik enjoyed the long, ongoing stories and well-animated fight scenes, especially enjoying One Piece and Fullmetal Alchemist. Nowadays, Erik considers it to be a bit of a guilty pleasure, but he still enjoys watching anime with his brother whenever he comes to visit.

Academically, Erik does rather well, earning B's on average. Erik usually studies hard, earning good grades in both Science and Math, though he tends to slack a bit at English, finding the subject matter uninteresting, along with all-out struggling with Physical Education. Erik is a member of the Journalism Club, as he finds Journalism to be an incredibly fascinating field. Erik enjoys the work, and he hopes to one day be able to land a job covering SotF-TV, thus combining both of his passions. He takes pride in his school, finding it incredibly neat that he happens to attend the only SotF-TV backed school.

Though Erik still doesn't see his parents much, and Samuel has moved away to go to college, Erik still gets along with them, especially Samuel; who he looks up to and often goes to for advice. He also admires his father for being a reporter, making sure to tune in whenever he appears on television.

Socially, Erik is a bit awkward, which he overcompensates for with politeness and conducting himself with dignity. Erik is very self conscious, often worrying about his appearance and how others think of him. He occasionally stutters when he talks, though he makes an effort to sound as confident as possible. However, Erik isn't actually shy, and does enjoy speaking with others, especially concerning SotF-TV, which he can talk about for seemingly infinite periods of time. Erik does not have a large number of friends, but he is on friendly terms with most of the student populace.

Advantages: Erik is very familiar with SotF-TV, which may make an escape attempt easier. His good relations with his fellow students may make forming alliances easier.
Disadvantages: Erik is out of shape, which will make any physical activity difficult. His awkwardness may hinder the formation of any alliances students from the other school.
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Erik's mostly good, there are just a couple of things - one nitpicky and one slightly more of an issue that need to be changed.

You have Erik listed as being born in 2006. It's currently 2020, which would actually only make him 14, so that needs adjusting. I also have a bit of a problem with the idea that Samuel would look after Erik from so young. I would DEFINITELY not trust a five year old with a baby, for example. I don't mind if this is something that comes in when they're both a little older but it needs clarification.

I'd like to know how Erik's relationship is with his parents and brother currently, as his parents are a little glossed over.

" Erik is also a fan of both SotF-TV's licensed games, though he prefers the fighting game, as he is absolutely terrible at MOBA-style games."

-- Although I understand that those are the two listed on the wiki currently, there are actually many more licensed games than just SOTF Combat and SOTF Champions. (this is the nitpick)
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Expanded on Erik's relationship with his family, clarified when Samuel started looking after him, altered the year of birth and SOTF-TV gaming~
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