Gideon is probably the best target a bully could have, as he just seems to open himself for that kind of treatment. The boy is rather timid, often looking and feeling unsure about himself, leading him to become rather withdrawn from others. Of course, that isn't to say that he dislikes being with others, or that he refuses interacting with others; he just tends to not have an easy time getting to know others due to his introverted nature. This means however, that when he does manage to gain the trust of someone, they are able to see a clearer image of his person.
In reality, he is a caring and kindhearted individual, always thinking about others rather than himself. While he may lack in qualities usually appreciated by others, such as physical fortitude, mental prowess, or even confidence, Gideon possesses an empathy for others that, admittedly pushes him to act outside his comfort zone, something which tends to bite him in the rear soon after. Going hand in hand with his shy trait, Gideon is rather cowardly, preferring diplomatic and peaceful approaches over forceful and violent ones, avoiding any kind of danger as much as possible. But if others are in dangers, he arms himself with valor like a cowardly lion, in an attempt to try and bring his help when needed.
But like any other human, or sentient being, he is not entirely virtuous. While not going to the extreme like Diana, he is still not above lying and a light touch of manipulation to get away from problems should he realize he is outclassed. Rather than being malicious however, he tries his deception to be white lies that won't do much harm in the future, or at least he believes, and will ultimately come clean should even that fail him. He tries to maintain an honest living as much as possible, never accepting dirty tricks and not believing in the concept of 'the ends justify the means'.
With the idea of always trying to see the best in others, no matter how ambivalent and scarily he might look at a simple glance, Gideon tries to find his place in the world, and would do his best to help others find their spot too. As long as they can stand his hesitation, and he can stand embarrassing himself in front of the other, admittedly cooler peeps.
Standing at a height of roughly 5'5", Gideon has a rather average built, not too lanky yet not too chubby. And while he might possess a slight predisposition to what one may consider a 'cute' look, his perpetually frowny and insecure expression, as well as his tendency do slouch ever so slightly could rob whatever little consolation he may have for his otherwise unremarkable appearance. And even still, somehow, he manages to be taller than his older sister, despite the remarkable age gap.
He has a preference of lighter and simpler clothing, often a polo shirt and mere jeans tend to do the job just right. Less for a lack of fashion, and more for a matter of comfort, as well as an underlying desire to not be too noticed. In terms of his uniform, he tends to merely wear a vest and a loosely held tie, while still attempting to look as proper as he can, despite often forgetting to keep some segment of his shirt tuck under his pants.
It could have been written in the stars, or perhaps a simple cosmic fluke, but the muggle family of the Sharpes would be blessed not just with one, but two kids with magical affinity. The first was Diana, and 11 years later, her younger brother Gideon would follow. Conceived when they planned to sending Diana to Tallygarunga, Gideon was born in a house where he was practically the only child, only knowing about the existence of his sister through letters that she sent to their family. They could have thought they could pretend their family was normal with a new start, but what they didn't realize, is that Gideon possessed the same magical attribute his sister had. Of course, such episodes were very far and few in-between, and his mind was not developed enough to understand what happened around him, so his early years were actually rather normal.
However, things would change when Diana finally arrived to their home, when Gideon was barely 6 years old. By then, he already gained a better awareness of his self, even managing to show Diana a display of the magic he could make, a choice that would change his life forever. Diana would then start sh<owing him more about the wonders of magic she learned in Tallygarunda, about the world of wizardry that existed right under their noses, and even giving him some material to hone his magic. And while this marveled his very young mind, there was trade-off for such knowledge: Secrecy, and making his sister's life a worse hell than it already was.
He didn't understand just how anti-magic their parents were, and he underestimated how staunch they were in their beliefs. At first, he didn't see just how bad they treated her whenever she blame herself for his own magic, but when he discovered, he tried to stop Diana from doing so, to the point he even tried stopping himself from doing any more magic, at least in their parents' presence. Which was a lot of the time, considering how he was still a very young kid. But something else Gideon underestimated was his sister's ideal to see his potential unraveled.
In a rather underhanded manner, and most likely as a way to get back on her parents, Diana managed to become his legal guardian once she was an adult, and performed a powerful spell to change the memories of everyone around them, essentially erasing the two of them ever existed. Before he was even 9 years old, he was already quite practically unpersoned by his own sister, a fact he only learned after the fact, as the two were on the run. A whirlwind of emotions coursed through his childish mind when he heard the news; anger, sadness, confusion, fear. The true weight of her actions couldn't land on his mind due to just how incredible his scenario was, and while a lot of kids would feel like they were going on a grand adventure away from home, Gideon was not someone like that.
Mixed feelings was an understatement, but Diana tried to reassure him to trust her, something which he eventually came to do. What other choice did he have? Tallygarunga was the next, and only destination the two fugitives could take, and while Diana focused on finishing her studies, and eventually becoming the breadwinner of the pair, Gideon began his studies in Whitlam Bilby, setting him on the course proper to his age. Over the years, the feeling of that fateful afternoon began to move into the back of his mind, as he adjusted into his new life little by little, with each year he managed to pass successfully.
But, that didn't mean that they were gone, as while he felt the kind of love and respect one could have for an older sibling that tries their best to provide for him, sometimes he couldn't help but feel uncertainty about the future he could have, all thanks to the past that taken away from him. It would be a lie to say that sometimes he didn't feel a distant, but puncturing sense of resentment over his situation, and even towards his sister, but even on this fourth year of a regular student, he still can't make heads or tails over how he should feel. He could only hope the remaining years he has will help him understand himself.