More often being perceived as cowardly and bland than anything else, Jordan has always had a hard time proving his worth to others, which has given room for ample self esteem issues to grow. He feels like a fish out of water in the Wizarding world, taking more of a liking to the Muggle way of living instead, and so he feels like he is a normal kid in a fantastic world and doesn't like it too much. He tries to keep his head down so 'fantastic problems' won't blindside him too often which contributes to the general negative impression instilled on most people thus far.
Despite this, he's very kindhearted and often overrides his cowardly ways for the sake of helping others in any way he deems appropriate. Even if perceiving himself as different from most people he knows in the worst of ways he still sees them as holding the same importance as his own life, if not more - this sense of responsibility also spreads to his work around the house. As he feels he's a burden to his adoptive mother, he often picks up the slack without her needing to say so just so to alleviate pressure from her somewhat.
Some people see him as spineless due to his meek nature and often being dragged around by those whom may perceive him as useful (somehow), but that couldn't be further from the truth. He is capable of standing up for himself when feeling exploited, as well as standing up for others when perceiving some sort of injustice going on. Hints of bravery occasionally shown through his ability of doing what has to be done when appropriate regardless of personal cost, a far cry from how he often comes across.
He's somewhat socially awkward, stemming from his issue of self worth. He believes that both his mother and his father abandoned him on separate occasions because he wasn't good enough as a son, and as a result there's a good chance he's not much good in any other role either, causing him to become somewhat solitary and sticking to various entertainment media to pass his time. He does wish he could be better at the whole socializing matter but he feels he slams into a brick wall whenever he tries it.
Despite his need for normalcy he feels like he's nothing special, and that to an extent he's quite inferior to others. Without good grades, friends, accomplishments or even any minor talent to call his own, it's not uncommon for him to think he's a waste of space, especially when compared to other people he knows and/or is related to.
Jordan stands at 175 cm, being slightly shorter than the average but somewhat tall among his peers due to an early growth spurt. His build is quite slim as he was never the sporty type and his hobbies tend to veer into the category of 'couch potato'. While he does think it would probably benefit him to practice some sport for health reasons he keeps postponing it due to knowing he was never particularly physiokinetically gifted.
His hair is jet black in color. While he sometimes gels it for fun and to try new looks it's more often than not unkempt. His eyes are light brown, and puberty has proved he's somewhat folically gifted as he's kept some sort of finely trimmed beard or scruff on himself ever since it first started growing. Good looks aren't enough to save him from being unpopular, however, and so he's not even aware he can be considered quite cute by others.
He isn't quite sure why himself, but his clothing is always of top quality (how come can his mother even afford it?). He dresses well when out of his uniform, having acquired a good taste for picking and choosing clothing over time even if he wouldn't describe it as such. Due to his fashionable style, it goes to show one shouldn't judge a book by its cover.
Jordan has never had much in the way of friends but he could say he's on good terms with a number of people, at least within his House. He doesn't bother other people at all unless they come to him, which in itself is a rare occurrence. He tries his best to be friendly in the rare times he's approached, however, and it shouldn't be too hard to make a friend out of him if someone actually bothers to try.
With his mother dead and father gone, Jordan is presently under the care of Toni Powell, his adoptive mother. He's referred to her as 'mom' from a young age and, despite his feeling of inadequacy in her life, it can be argued the two are very close. He feels indebted to her as he deems himself a burden she doesn't have to take on and tries to alleviate the stress whenever he's able.
He's the lesser known cousin of Travis Franklin. Jordan was made to stay away from him while his father was around, but once the man left, Jordan made an attempt at getting closer. The whole werewolf deal frightens him greatly but he's nice to his cousin nevertheless, even if they're not awfully close. Whether it's out of common sense or fear of ticking him off is up to debate.
Jordan has never gone on a date or kissed anyone, but he's had a number of distant crushes over the years. He has no courage of following through with his affections due to thinking there's no way others would like someone as boring as him and sticks to watching the people he likes from a distance. Given that he hardly talks to people to begin with, most of these crushes are superficial.
Jordan doesn't want to get on anyone's nerves, but someone with his 'attitude' begs for bullies. Being pranked and shoved into lockers is a part of daily life for him at school, something he's grown somewhat numb to over the years. He can, however, stand up to people if pushed too far, although that's a rare sight.
Jordan came to the world by the way of a single mother, Giselle, in a poor area of Melbourne. He was the product of a one night stand between two friends, a man from Narragyambie and a proud mother with a drug addiction. The early years of his life were rough and a blur, and he hardly remembers his mother's face at this point, something he deeply regrets.
Giselle eventually contracted a terminal disease. She needed someone to take in little Jordan and swallowed her pride with great difficult, contacting his father; after a DNA test and confirmation, she handed over the custody of the child. As she continued doing drugs to dull the pain of her illness, Jordan doesn't even recall his mother was sick, being under the impression she chose her addiction over him to this day. Her demise to an overdose rather than the disease only reinforced that.
When he was five he moved in with Lucas, his father, and the man's girlfriend, Toni. He seemed somewhat invested in the child - his own brother had been killed by a werewolf a few years prior and he was still reeling from it, needing some positivity in his life to try to get over it, and raising Jordan would be his new project. The little boy was forbidden from contacting the dead man's side of the family. As he didn't know them, he didn't think much of it past mild curiosity as to why.
It wasn't to last. Lucas couldn't get over what happened and left a couple years later, leaving Jordan under Toni's care. The woman took official guardianship of the now twice abandoned child whom started to feel like a burden. It was then, however, that he was finally told why he hadn't been allowed to speak to two certain people in his family, and what had happened in their little werewolf incident. It made Jordan scared of facing them on his own yet he decided to give it the benefit of the doubt despite the mounting nervousness and fear, making the first approach.
Outside of his familial matters, he attended Tallygarunga as soon as he was able to. He never showed a lot of promise, often having accidents and not being all too fond of practical magic, but always seemed to turn on a switch when it was absolutely necessary. He's a minimally satisfactory student whom occasionally struggles to get by, and is just hoping he survives until graduation, having no clue of what he wants to pursue afterwards.