Airmid Valerian [he/him or they/them] is the next physician of Death in Godfather Death.
Currently, they are a part-time student at Ever After High, as the rest of their time is taken up by tertiary courses at Ever After's prestigious research university.
As a future physician, Airmid is a huge advocate of the scientific process and the pursuit of knowledge. Knowledge, and fond of sharing their thoughts, they are incredibly prone to rambling.
Airmid’s first impressions lead people to think of them as an eccentric science-type, full to the brim with innovative ideas and scientific facts. The constant rambling, talking and infodumping, the knowledgeable database of information they carry around in their mind, the strong opinions they have about reforming the medical industry in the future – all of that just builds onto their image.
First off, they’re passionate. They love science, they love life, they love their role as a physician and they love all the nuances that come along with that. Airmid has a drive to succeed, to be the best physician they can be. There’s seemingly no end to the motivation or ambition or determination Airmid seems to possess; they’re an overachiever in every aspect of life they’re good at.
As a result, Airmid’s good at latching onto obsessions, whether it be new medical discoveries, favourite literature, or comfort items.
When Airmid latches onto an obsession, they will talk about it to literally anyone who would listen. They will delve into any of their obsessions to great detail, knowing even the most obscure information. This has led to a tendency for hoards, mostly candles, matches, fire-starting items, books, potted plants, and other things that they collect and love. As well as that, they constantly make references to these interests in casual conversation, even if the people they’re talking to have no idea what Airmid’s referencing. Unfortunately, because Airmid has a liking towards what’s seen as typically ‘academic’ – science papers/articles, Greek/Roman poetry and literature, history of medical studies –, this obsession has led some people to think of them as pretentious.
Airmid does not want to seen as pretentious or a "try-hard know-it-all", mainly because those two things mark them as someone who thinks themself better than other people. Airmid is entirely aware that they're not better than other people. In reality, they're just an ordinary kid with a fascination for some topics and a desire to share this fascination with others, not someone trying to make themself look "smart". The fact that people think otherwise makes them a little sad, actually.
Secondly, Airmid's blunt, speaking their mind all the time, and sometimes forgetting to consider whether or not they sound rude. This physician insists of elaborating on all their thoughts and opinions, making an effort to express most, if not all. Airmid’s strongly believes they were chosen as the next physician for a reason, and that they should do their best to get their voice heard.
Airmid finds difficultly in expressing their emotions outwardly in a conventional fashion. More specifically, they tend to make a lot of use of their hands to express their thoughts, flailing them around and clenching them into fists. In contrast, they use their face to display emotions much less, resulting in blank or plain expressions. This general lack of facial expression has led some people, who don’t know them properly, to think of Airmid as callous or otherwise.
Furthermore, Airmid doesn’t pick up on emotional cues naturally. Although they have made an effort to teach themselves to recognise such cues, the fact that they don’t display their emotions conventionally and the fact that it just doesn’t come naturally has effected how the physician carries themself.
Combined with their inability to pick up emotions and cues, Airmid doesn't really know when they should, in a socially dignified context, to stop obsessing over things so openly. If you asked them to stop, and did so explicitly (as in, actually talking to them), Airmid would take no offence and simply stop. The thing is, most people often don’t say so explicitly and Airmid does not realise.
As a scientist and science enthusiast, the domain of science has greatly effected the way Airmid sees the world. They’re a strong believer that logical thought can overcome any problem, and uses deductive reasoning to achieve conclusions. Also, being scientifically-minded as also tend to Airmid being quite open-minded, as they’re willing to change their paradigm of thought to suit new ideas. To Airmid, science is an intellectual challenge and the essence of what being human means to them.
As a result, Airmid is naturally argumentative, being fond of debates and full of wit. Their scientific mind leads them to back up their points with credible and substantial reasoning and evidence. However, paired with their lofty idea of “human intellect”, Airmid is typically stubborn and arrogant, often believing themself in the right. Due to their observant and diligent nature, they often are, and when they’re corrected and when they realise they’re wrong, they make an effort to apologise. Still, they feel ashamed of themself and embarrassed if this is so. This is why, in debates, they always back themself up with facts and evidence, to avoid such moments.
Their scientific view of the world has also led to their remarkable adaptability and flexibility. Because of the obsession for “going down in history”, Airmid is incredibly determined to succeed. The physician believes that those who succeed aren't the smartest or the strongest but those who adapt the most easily. As a result, they are very adaptable – if a current situation doesn't suit their current plans, they're willing to change such plans for the better.
Above everything, even truth, Airmid values effort and hard work. As someone who started from the bottom and worked diligently to the top (a vaguely respected/venerated position in the young scientific community), Airmid would do whatever they deem moral to keep their status. As well as that, Airmid holds some ambitious, even lofty goals. In particularly, they have a desperation to be remembered, for people to know their name and what they do. After all, all previous physicians in their destiny have been forgotten, and Airmid insists on being the first one to survive the annals of history. And of course, hard work is the path to that success.
Airmid is white and Germanic.
Their face is very sharp, mainly composed of angles, with a fine set of cheekbones so sharp that it could cut glass. It's relatively short, with a square-ish chin. Their nose is aquiline, with a pronounced bump in the middle. Just underneath rests a thin, calculating smile. Airy's eyebrows are thin and unnoticeable, blending in with their mayonnaise skin.
They have straight dirty blonde hair that's usually messy and unbrushed and green, piercing eyes. Airmid's body shape, much like their face, is skinny and angular.
Hobbies & InterestsEdit
Science: Biomedical SciencesEdit
Candles, Fire, Explosions, and the likesEdit
For obvious destiny-related reasons. Airmid can be regarded as a controlled pyromaniac.
As a physician, Airmid has a natural inclining to help people. They advocate the welfare of people in general and frequently makes donations to charitable causes.
Although they're not incredibly into philosophy, Airmid picked up basic philosophical principles just in case they get into debates with more philosophical-minded people. Loves Voltaire, though, and the rest of the Age of Enlightenment.
str8 up arguing with peopleEdit
Or rather, if you prefer more profession terms, debate. Just kidding. Debate imply a degree of calmness and a degree of civility. When Airmid disagrees with someone on a topic, they rip the other to shreds.
Fairy tale – Godfather DeathEdit
How the Story GoesEdit
Once, there was a man with twelve kids. When the thirteenth one was born, the father took a walk, because he decided that kids were so burdensome. The man decided that his 13th kid needed a godfather and sought out to find one.
God came up to him, and then the Devil. The father told both of them to get lost. Finally Death came up to him, and the man was like "Dude, you are cool. You shall be my kid's godfather."
Death attended the baptism, and served as a benefactor for the child. When the boy grew into a man, Death gave him a herb that would heal any malady.
"Okay, listen up punk," Death said, except more politely. "I'm your goddad, and you better listen to me. If I stand at the head of a person, you heal them. If I stand at the feet, you don't, okay?"
"Okay," the boy said. And so, with this herb, he went on to become a respected physician.
However, much later, a king was sick, so the boy took the king, turned him around and then gave him the herb. Death was pissed because his own godson, out of all people, tricked them, and yelled at the boy not to do that again.
Since the boy was an asshole, he did it again to save the princess.
At that point, Death was REALLY mad so he took the boy to a cave of candles, and showed him all the candles of life. There were tall ones, shorts ones, medium-sized ones. When the candle burned out, that was when a person died.
The boy asked to see his candle. It turned out to be short and really pathetic. He was kinda insulted, actually. "I want a taller candle," he said. "Move my flame to a taller candle."
"Lol, sure," Death said, pretending to do so, before snuffing out the flame at the last second.
How does Airy come into it?Edit
So, there was a man with thirteen children. He rejected God and the Devil, but accepted Death. Death attended the baptism.
When Airmid was six, their birth parents caught a sickness and died, so Death took Airmid under his wing. Airmid was a bright child, full to the brim with ideas and knowledge and an eagerness to learn, and Death looked after them just as he looked after all the previous physicians.
Airmid currently attends Ever After High.
Opinion On DestinyEdit
Airmid would be incredibly happy with their destiny – that is, if they didn't have to sacrifice themself for a princess. Being recognised as a world-famous physician, being venerated and being seen as a trustworthy and knowledge person is all they ever wanted.
However, sacrificing their job and life simply because of some physical attraction towards a royal that they haven't even talked to? In Airmid's eyes, that's shameful and undignified. After all, life is possibly the thing Airmid thinks of as most precious, holding it above even love and science itself.
- The physician was prideful and thought he could cheat Death. Airmid is also prideful and thinks they can be the one physician who goes down in history.
- Airmid's pyromaniac and subsequent obsession for candles and matches stem from their reasoning that candles are literally their life.
- Airmid's hatred for cabbages is a reference to a fairytale of the same trope, known as "The Godfather".
- Airmid's keen eye for plants, horticulture, herbs and medicine are all due to their future role as a physician.
- Airmid's name was derived from Airmid, the Irish goddess of healing, and Valerian, a poisonous plant.
- This follows the physician naming scheme outlined in The Regrettable Accounts of Godfather Death: deity of healing or eminent historical doctor (first name), medicinal plant (surname).
- Airmid's birthday is on November the 5th, which is conveniently Guy Fawkes Day/Bonfire Night. That makes them a Scorpio.
- Airmid has ASD, Autism Spectrum Disorder.
- They like to stim using science toys, like the stuff you can find on ThinkGeek or something.
- Their favourite kind of fireworks are Roman Candles.
- Airmid is a fan of "angry, loud rock" and "particularly of the death metal variety". They have also admitted owning long black coats which they wears to concerts of death metal bands.
- In regards to these bands, they often sneak out of school to attend these concerts.
- Airmid is a pyromaniac. They're absolutely mesmerised by the way it burns, by the way it’s so beautiful and bright, by the glowing reds and soft yellows, and how destructive yet useful it can be. They hate the idea of any fires going out, especially any fires that they lit.
- If anyone questions their affinity for fire, Airmid looks at them dead in the eye, quietly whispers “it’s a caveman instinct”, and keeps staring at them until they back away.
- Airmid is genderfluid and using 'they' or 'he' pronouns.
- They help contribute to a world-wide effort to sequence the entire Fairy Genome, known as the Pixie Genome Project. From their diary, we can deduce that they mainly help by doing spectroscopy.