Pike struggles to take most things seriously when it comes to his education, magical or otherwise. While not outright disruptive, his efforts tend to be borderline nonexistent as he treats school as transitional to returning to his life on the beach. He cracks easily under pressure, be it with his temper or recklessness but usually has the good grace to find some regret in his actions if he doesn't take himself out of the situation first.
Though often a bit of a solo-player, Pike keeps his promises and participates in whatever his friends are doing and doesn't turn down a party or thrill-seeking activities. He has a weak spot for intoxicants, and seeks them out when he feels cagey or stressed.
Despite prominent skill in athletics, be it land water or sky, he isn't much of an organised team player (though he has a good time).
While he rarely seeks out to start a fight, Pike tends to take people as black or white. When they accept his friendly first impression, they're mates- and if he gets snubbed they're an enemy.
-Grew up on the beaches of Torquay where his family's business revolved around the tourism industry
-When they received the letter of invitation for his 11th birthday, it was a surprise as much as it was an eye-opener for the strange occurrences, but ultimately they used the opportunity to find Stanley a home tutor to give him some control over his gifts. As this halved his time on the beach and doubled the aspect of schooling in his life, Stanley was never a fan and dug his heels in regarding both muggle and wizard education.
-The 'Schoolies' influence in his hometown led to a fairly irresponsible and party-driven adolescence, Stanley's parents finally cracked it and sent him off to Tallygarunga for his final highschool years to pull him away from the looming trouble of drinking, drugs and underage magic.
A swimmer's physique with wild salt-curly hair, Pike's look is refined 'beach body' down to the shell bracelet and aussie surf branded clothing.
His features are still soft with a boyish charm and there is some wiryness leftover from his latest growth spurt, but wide shoulders and big feet promise that the rest will catch up soon.
Pike's colours are shades of warmth and sunlight, from tanned skin and sun-bleached highlights to coffee-coloured eyes- all brought out by a preference to pale or washed out clothes palettes.
Pike struggles with the fear of failure, so rarely commits to tasks he isn't already confident in.
Struggles with depression.
Thoroughly intimidated by people who excel at magic.
He's really into jewellery making, and likes the idea of following that interest into using found-materials and metal-working.
A heart-felt pep talk or compliment can make his day, or even his week.
Pike is a muggle-born wizard who has moved from Torquay to complete his last two years of education, after his wizarding experience limited to a homeschool life with a hired wizard tutor.
Talented on a broom, that he claims is a holdover from surfing.
Average at best with most magic, and he seems disinterested in bettering his skills once its decided he has no knack for a spell, charm or potion. He does ok in Flying, Care of Magical Creatures, and Charms- but the rest he scrapes by.
It's a bit of a burnout reputation, but he has his heart on his sleeve for the most part.
He's decent at crafts and tends to pick away at home-made projects when there is an idle moment.
He will not respond if he's called Stan.
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