Theodore is the prime example of what happens if you let your talents get to your head. Arrogance personified, he's someone who's had his genius praised from a young age and that led to an ego out of control. This has morphed into him believing himself superior to most others, frequently underestimating and undermining those around them for the sake of bolstering his own status.
He's a very introverted individual with misanthropic views directly stemming from the treatment he was subjected to at the hands of his family. As a result he's adopted a vitriolic behavior, being unpleasant to people for his own amusement. He enjoys making fun of people or otherwise lead them in circles, and often amps up his obnoxious personality deliberately to make them go away and leave him to his own devices. He prefers to spend his time with his plants since they won't talk back.
Having acquired a taste for older women, he's an unashamed flirt whom actively pursues them (even to some around his age range, as he's determined he needs experience to be taken seriously). However, realizing the unlikeliness of his preferences, Theodore has grown a bit of a thick skin when it comes to rejection - it bounces off of him and he's able to resume a conversation like nothing's happened.
For all his faults, he worries deeply for a few people - even if he, himself, won't admit it. While he's still a jerk to them for the most part, he's more prone to be tolerant to their presence and lenient to their mistakes, as well as more likely to hold his tongue back for their sake. Unfortunately, one can count them in one hand due to Theodore's unfortunate tendency of disliking people on sight.
While one would often think Theodore is a rather lazy individual, this is more by deliberate choice rather than a natural trait. If something interests him greatly he has no qualms about pursuing it. He also seems to paradoxically have the initiative to place himself in danger in the place of others, something he doesn't quite understand himself, and displays immense bravery in these situations: nerves of steel run in the family.
He isn't entirely sure of what he wants for himself, but one thing is certain - he'll do everything in his power to avoid walking the path laid out for him by the Fairgood clan.
Theodore is a somewhat tall young man, capping out at 180 cm. Despite the initial imposing figure, he is in actuality quite frail, having a slim build underneath all the clothing and lacking talent in any sport. He doesn't bother working out, having an inherent difficulty in doing almost any physical activity, but he does eat well, contributing to generally good health otherwise.
Some have mistaken him for a Dhampir in the past due to the pasty look of his skin and general dislike of outdoors. His boyish appearance is complemented by a set of dark brown eyes and unruly, wavy blonde hair which he enjoys keeping at medium length. His lips often portray an arrogant smile that he flashes at whoever he happens to be berating.
He's used to wear more formal clothing as part of his upbringing, having a sophisticated fashion sense, but he isn't against wearing a hoodie and sweatpants during a lazy Sunday - as long as nobody sees, that is, as he has an image to maintain.
Due to his attitude, Theodore has predictably never been one of many friends; not only that, he seems to be incapable of admitting he's ever had any, despite that being the case. He sees it as clashing with his general worldview and his way of dealing with the conflicting feeling is to shove it down and never acknowledge its veracity.
While fairly difficult to befriend as is, Theodore can prove to be a good person to have on one's side in strange ways - while he will outwardly still treat them poorly and try go get a rise out of them, it's far less malicious than it would have been otherwise. Not only that, but he takes a stealthy approach towards caring for the person without them immediately realizing it, such as making well thought out excuses to help them out in a given situation yet have it come across as if he's merely benefiting himself.
To say he doesn't view his family favorably would be the understatement of the year. He's struggling to break free from their pressure and wanting to pursue his own interests, whatever those may be. His parents rely too much on his genius and their legacy, and his brother is too many a year removed from him for little Theodore to have formed a bond with the man growing up.
Nowadays, he sees the Sharpe family as the closest thing he has to a familial bond. Not that he'd admit it verbally, of course.
Being a bit of a ladies man and a charmer whenever he wants to be, Theodore has met a moderate amount of success in his quests - which for the time being remain strictly physical. He wished to gain experience so he can finally target his preferences consistently, which consist of older women who would never take him seriously to begin with for the most part.
He's had an infatuation with someone before and it didn't pan out for him. He finds it odd that he can care for someone to that extent, despite his general misanthropy; not knowing how to act under such a situation, he's likely not to make a move due to being completely unequipped to deal with it.
He's of the firm belief that there are more people who dislike him than people who are otherwise neutral towards him, and he wouldn't have it any other way. Theodore quite enjoys irritating people in general out of disliking them, frequently pushing their buttons for fun. The dislike for him is pervasive enough that there's a tally in school of how many times he's gotten slapped, as well as how many times he's gotten punched.
It amuses him greatly when people try to get under his skin as insults tend to bounce right off of him like nothing - he's better than them in his eyes, and those are just pathetic attempts to get back at him. He might on occasion even bait them to do so for a laugh.
Theodore was born to Norman and Alexis Fairgood, two Negative-Space Building Development architects residing in Melbourne. He was the second son, following Kyle, and the two are separated by roughly a decade. This made it so the brothers were never awfully close growing up, which gave way to the rift that would be created between the two over the years.
While Kyle was dutifully following in their parents' footsteps, Theodore wasn't so keen on the idea - even if, with his intelligence, he garnered more expectations than his older brother. He never held much interest when it came to art and architecture, instead taking refuge with books, chess and plants. While he nurtured his interests rather than falling in line, he unwittingly earned a substantial amount of resentment from his parents, whom displayed disappointment on occasion. This made it so Theodore further shut himself away from other and fed his ego: the path they had laid out for him just wasn't good enough.
He moved to the Tallygarunga dorms as soon as it was time to finally enroll in the institution. While he thoroughly detested how populated the area was, as well as how social people could be, he appreciated the fact that he had his own room (even if with a roommate) away from his parents and brother, and away from goals forced down his throat. He didn't help his own case, however, by excelling in the classes he chose: if anything, it greatly enhanced his family's pressure whenever he returned home from breaks.
During one such break he met his brother's girlfriend. She was unlike everyone else: instead of trying to nudge him onward towards a road he had no intention to follow, she put up with his off-putting personality and motivated him to pursue what he enjoyed. He soon took on Wizard's Chess professionally with the encouraging words, but they had an unintended effect as he sprouted a crush on the woman far out of his league.
It took him roughly a year to outgrow it despite being apart from her due to school, but he was eternally grateful to the woman for validating him. They've maintained a good friendship since (even if he wouldn't admit it), and it's opened him up to others a bit. However, as he's getting older, his parents are amplifying the pressure for when he graduates - they want him to get started learning the ropes of their craft, and they want him to get started now.