At first glance, Jackson appears to be a very quiet and withdrawn boy, in fact many gave mentioned that there is something calming about him, his mother calls him human valium. Jackson doesn’t really do or say anything that makes him this way but he doesn’t mind it, he likes that people are drawn to him for this reason. Though he does not have the best record when it comes to being a good person he does try rather hard to be a nice person, it is something he had to work hard at mostly because he doesn’t really say much, he prefers to convey his emotions and feelings through body language. But, he is not at all touchy feely he rather hates emotions and what they do to him and those around him. Jackson would honestly prefer if he were an emotional black hole.
Overall Jackson is a very strong person not much bothers him but he does have a few raw spots in his psyche, the fact he is adopted bothers him more than he will let on. As long as people avoid those sore spots then he will let it all go like water off a ducks back. This is something that confuses most who are close to him because he is so angry on the inside. He’ll tell you he has simply gotten good at rolling with the punches. It is something he is pretty good is not only carrying the proverbial weight of the world on his shoulders but he has been known to stand up for what he believes in, and this is usually his younger brother. Levi is a very sore spot for Jackson. No one gets away with what they say or do to him.
Though he is not really violent Jackson has a violent streak in him. It take a while for someone to see this side of him but once they do they don’t ever want to see him, or it again. This violent nature has gotten him in trouble many times. Usually it ends when the teacher or bystander pulls him off of whoever he was beating up on. Usually these incidents stem from his painful loyalty. Jackson is willing do anything for someone he feels a connection to no matter what they are doing, even if that someone is running with the wrong crowd. In the past a few have used this to manipulate him but Jackson feels as if he starting to catch onto it all. Whether it be friends or acquaintances he will stand up for those who are friendly to him. Because of this is he is prone to get into fights verbal and physical, though he would much rather blend in with the wallpaper than get noticed.
Forgiveness is important to him, he would never double cross a friend unless he felt it was for their own good. When it comes to his friends he is willing to forgive only if they are willing to make an effort. Jackson for the most part is friendly enough, he likes to make connections with people, and in fact he almost craves it. Jackson never wants to hurt anyone, he hates that he sometimes (usually) does and it feeds into his minor self loathing. AS long as you catch him on a good day he is pretty even tempered and will chat idly with you.
Jackson was born as baby James Doe in a hospital in Sydney to a teenager who was in no way ready to care for herself let alone a little boy. So in a fit of selfish, or selfless love the teenager disappeared leaving baby Doe to the hospital. The little boy was quickly put into foster care but there was an Australian couple that had wanted him. They had already had their heart broken when a little girl who had been put up for adoption and placed with them until her mother changed her mind. Carlee and James Porter when on the first flight they could get to Atlanta to get their son. They had been trying for years to have children and had no luck and now they finally had the piece that completed their family.
The little boy was given the name Jackson for James’ father and they happily settled into the family life. The boy was more than well loved and around the time he was two the family found out they were expecting a child. It was a surprise considering they had been told they would never be able to have children. When Levi was born Jackson was the perfect big brother he would sit with him and he wanted nothing but to care for him. It was then the fact Jackson had an underlying violent nature started to show itself. The family dog got fed up with the way Levi was handing onto his tail and turned to snap at the baby and Jackson lost it. He didn’t kill the dog but he did break the dogs leg. This frightened his parents and they started making sure Jackson was supervised at all times.
Around the time he was five strange things started to happen around the house, they were not too odd but they simply couldn’t explain why strange things happened when Jackson was around. It was also around this time that Jackson started to notice that he was not like the rest of his family. He finally asked them why he was so different that them and his parents told him he was adopted, they had never intended to keep it from him but they did not want to tell him until he was older when they thought he could handle it. The rest of his childhood was relatively normal, he acted out and got into trouble but he was not a bad or a good kid, he simply was.
It wasn’t until he got the formal letter that they discovered the weird things that happened were because Jackson was a wizard. This sort of bugged his family, they felt that this was something the agency should have disclosed but after a few fishing phone calls they realized they really had no idea about their son’s biological mother or father. So the family adjusted, the only problem was that Levi was jealous, not only was his brother adopted and special he was magical as well. It created some tension with them and while Jackson tried very hard to prove to Levi he really isn’t that special he still feels the resentment. There is absolutely nothing that will keep him from protecting Levi if need be.
Though he loves his family Jackson clearly does not fit with the dark haired and dark eyes people he was adopted by. Jackson is tall and lanky where most of his family is on the shorter stockier side. Though most would think his long hair is a form of rebellion his mother likes it like that he has longer hair, in fact she was the one who encouraged him to keep it long. He cuts it every once in a while but he likes it longer so he can do what he wants with it, that and the girls he is friends with always seem to want to play with it and he likes it when they do play with it.
Jackson is not particularly stylish though, he usually looks as if he has just rolled out of bed. Though he does have nice things he prefers to wear some of his more, well worn things, they are just more comfortable. Sometimes he feels like a bit of a bum and occasionally when the mood is right he will get up and actually get dressed in something nice. Then the big deal that people make about it make him less like to do in the future.
Doesn't enjoy being the center of attention
Is known to stand up for the weaker party, especially his family
Is rather quiet
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