Robert Hedge (Archie)

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Name: King Robert Doyle Rose
Nicknames: Rob O' the Hedge (alias)
Species: Western European hedgehog
Gender: Male
Age: 24
Alignment: Lawful Good
Stats: Physical: 07 | Mental: 10 | Luck: 04
Height: 3'5''
Build: Average
Residence: Deerwood Forest
Zone of Origin: Mobius Prime
Affiliations: Kingdom of Mercia, Deerwood Freedom Fighters, Kingdom of Acorn (Ally)
Occupation: King of Mercia, Leader of the Deerwood Freedom Fighters
Likes: Any of his hobbies/talents, night time, warm sunny days, cloud watching, star gazing, woodlands, gardens, rain, reading, peaceful and/or soothing music, apples, cheese, peace and quiet, harmony.
Dislikes: Dark cloudy days, loud obnoxious music, disorganization, tomfoolery, unfinished work, cold weather, direct sunlight, dry weather, seeing others distressed, large crowds, being out of his element, large cities.
Hobbies/Talents: Archery is of course one of his favorite pastimes, and he can often be found honing his already incredible skill. He also enjoys woodcarving and keeps a journal in his spare time, as well as writing the occasional poem or song. He's very musically inclined, knowing how to play both the flute and the guitar. He enjoys various board games or other group activities that allow him to spend "quality time" with others.
Played By: Jamie "Swiftrunner" Lee
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Personality

Charismatic and a naturally apt, if reluctant, leader, Rob has a very strong sense of morals and follows them with utmost diligence. He believes in chivalry and honor, and to this end is extremely dependable, faithful and brave. He has very well formed ideas of how he thinks things should be and has no problems expressing them, believing his ways are right without question, which can sometimes make him overbearing. He believes strongly in fairness, and while he most often respects rules and authority, he may be willing to overlook certain rules if he feels the cause is noble enough.

He radiates a sense of fellowship, and despite his role as Deerwood's leader, is very humble and modest. A warm and idealistic person, he's generous and places the needs and wants of others above his own. He's good at reading and understanding others and is often the person to turn to for help, advice or simply a listening ear. He often acts as a mediator and a voice of reason among quarreling parties and is very committed to his goals, striving for peace and harmony.

A traditionalist, he's very much set in his ways and isn't comfortable with things he isn't used to, often making it hard for him to adapt to change. He likes and demands a structured and organized environment and dislikes the idea of horseplay, seeing it as a useless waste of time. He's typically outgoing and fairly laid back; he likes to feel secure and is content to simply relax and enjoy the simple things in life when there's no work to be done. Responsible and sensible, he's very cunning, quick witted and has an excellent ability to improvise.

Rob takes his sense of duty and integrity very seriously. To him, his honor is everything, and he'll become fierce when it or his views are called into question. While he may be annoyed or agitated easily, he's good at keeping his temper in check and is typically slow to anger. He typically goes out of his way to be respectful and courteous, even to his enemies, but in spite of this he has a dry sense of humor.

In contrast, while he generally tries to look at things in an optimistic way, he's prone toward pessimistic doubts and fears. He doesn't like conflict or criticism and puts out his effort to try to solve whatever problems might arise. He needs to feel as though his presence and work are appreciated to feel good about himself and may become dejected and self-berating if not.

Rob is intensely embarrassed by his royal title. Despite his determination to carry on, he feels responsible for his failures, and feels he doesn't deserve to take his true name back until he had rightfully earned and proven to himself he's capable of being king. Though he does occasionally joke about his status, the only personal he has ever truly revealed it to is his wife, Mari-An.

Abilities


Physical

Like any hedgehog, Rob can curl himself up into a tight prickly ball, is naturally good a digging, and has a high resistance to most poisons and toxins. He has excellent vision and very keen sense of hearing and smell. His reflexes are sharp and he's very agile, light on his feet and excellent at climbing. His arms and upper body are pure muscle, giving him well above average strength for a mobian due to his work with a longbow, meaning he's capable of throwing some hard, fast punches and has an incredibly powerful grip. For short distances can sprint very quickly, his agility making him capable of tight dodges and turns, however he can only keep himself up to full tilt for a very short time before he'll peter out. Finally, he seems to have a natural and unintentional inclination toward stealth, as with as light on his feet as he is he often finds himself accidentally sneaking up on people.

Learned

He's an excellent swimmer and can hold his breath for an average length of time. He's extremely resourceful and has well honed survival skills, especially when it comes to hunting and tracking, and for the most part tends to be very aware of his environment. As Deerwood's leader he's naturally developed diplomatic and organizational skills, and is a jack of all trades when it comes to most domestic activities.

Having trained for as long as he can remember, Rob has mastered the art of archery using a longbow. He's developed a fantastic sense of marksmanship and a keen eye that can allow him excellent accuracy from even over long distances. On average he can shoot as many as twenty arrows a minute, and at his disposal are a variety of different arrows which he can use depending on what the situation calls for (normal, exploding, suction cups, etc), though when a situation becomes dire enough he's even been known to substitute using his own quills.

Weaknesses


Physical

Despite the muscle in his arms, Rob lacks a lot of strength in the rest of his body. So while he has a vice-like grip and can throw a hell of a punch, he lacks the ability to lift or throw objects and opponents much heavier than himself. As a hedgehog cold weather slows him down, and if exposed for too long causes him to become lethargic. He's also lactose intolerant. Without his cloak his speed in archery becomes hampered as its meant to serve in protecting him from accidentally stabbing himself on his own quills when reaching for his quiver.

Mental

He's both prone to tunnel vision when focused on a task and has a tendency to shoulder the problems of everyone around him. Despite his better judgment he'll often consume dairy despite his lactose intolerance (he's a sucker for both cheese and ice cream). Due to his responsibilities as both Deerwood's leader and the King of Mercia he's often under a great deal of stress, and can frequently push himself to his limit feeling as though he's the only one holding everything together. He has an underlying fear of failure and letting everyone down.

Pre-RP History

Rob was the younger of two royal siblings, born during the Great War to the Kingdom of Mercia. Their kingdom was an ally of the House of Acorn, but despite the war, Rob enjoyed a relatively peaceful upbringing. He received a good education and, as he was never expected for the throne, distanced himself from the kingdom's politics to pursue a pastime he had shown an interest in since before he could even walk - archery.

Then his brother died in battle.

A whirlwind surrounded the unprepared Rob as he was frantically, and reluctantly, groomed for the throne. His father died of illness toward the end of the Great War, and within the year Rob was crowned king under the guidance of his adviser, who would assume most of his duty until the young king came of age. Within the same year, Robotnik began his own war. Rob was 14.

Happy to let his adviser mentor him, Rob was blind-sided when he found his adviser had begun to strike a deal with Robotnik - the king's life in exchange for becoming the area's sub-boss. The attempt at his life having failed, Rob took his only family left at that point, his younger cousin, Amy, and fled the castle.

After that, Rob sent Amy away to the Knothole refuge, knowing she would be safe there, and went about sorting out his life. As his adviser had failed, he was replaced by someone calling himself the High Sheriff. In response, Rob adopted the moniker "Rob O' the Hedge" and began to wear a cloak, modeling himself after a childhood hero of his, and began seeking out refugees to buils a resistance in a location called Deerwood.

Eventually all but Rob were captured and roboticized. Determined to bring peace back to his kingdom, the young king continued to fight on, and during this time met a nomadic echidna named Mari-An he took for his wife, eventually producing a son named Jon from. His struggle continued until mysteriously all of the roboticized individuals were returned to normal, and the king felt he might finally be able to begin rebuilding.

Until a chapter of the Dark Egg Legion stationed itself in his area.

Post-RP History

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Crossover History

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Misc. Info

Rob natively speaks with a British accent, but is occasionally known to speak with a Middle English accent to impress strangers or… to impress Mari-An. Casually (or when yelled at) he'll drop it.

His fur, quills, and eartips are naturally a ligher color than the rest of his fur. His dyes them to hide tell-tale traits of who he really is.

Categories

Mercia, Hedgehogs, Thropes, Mobius Prime

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