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Name: Dante
AIM/Plurk: TheIrradiated
Character Name: Simba
Character Series: The Lion King
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Name: Dante
Personal LJ: [livejournal.com profile] terminafairy
Contact Info: TheIrradiated on Plurk and AIM
Other Characters Played: Luke Triton, Rainbow Dash
Preferred Housing: N/A

Character Name: Simba
Character Series: The Lion King
Character Age: No age given, but he's a lion cub.
Background: Here!
Personality:

Simba behaves a lot like a spoiled prince and as a lot of young children would, he doesn't see his title of future king as a great responsibility and something that should be taken seriously. Instead he sees it as a way of being excused to do whatever he wants, whenever he wants. He often brags about the fact that he'll be the new king of Pride Rock someday, and talks about the "changes" he'll make once he's king (usually involving rules he doesn't like, such as the marriage arrangement with Nala). Sometimes he'll also use his position as prince to try and boss around others, especially if he's not getting his way.

Simba's also overconfident and arrogant, such as telling Nala that he was the one who pulled off their plan to ditch Zazu in order to get the to Elephant Graveryard. When Zazu tells them later that the Elephant Graveyard was a dangerous place and they needed to leave, Simba responds by telling him that he "laughs in the face of danger". Even confronted by the hyenas who were clearly bigger than him and willing to eat him, Simba dismisses them saying that they can't do anything to do him and proceeds to insult with them despite being outmatched.

The phrase "curiosity killed the cat" applies to Simba in spades, as places that involve danger draw Simba in like a moth to fire. His curiosity along with his need to prove himself is one of the reasons he gets into the trouble he does with the hyenas in the Elephant Graveyard. In fact, Scar relies on that curiosity for one of his earlier plans to kill off Simba, not so subtly dropping off the hint that there's an Elephant Graveyard in the first place knowing full well that morbid curiosity would get the better of Simba and led him right into danger.

Simba also has a constant need to test his bravery. And while Simba's bravery does shine through in some aspects, such as attacking a hyena to save his friend, part of it is also bravado. The truth behind all this crazy daredevil stuff is that he desperately wants to prove himself in an attempt to be just like his father, who he idolizes more than anything in the world. Some of this is shown in the scene where Simba steps in a pawprint made by his father, and seeing the size difference between his father's pawprint and his own. In that scene, Simba actually looks disappointed knowing that he has a long way to go before he fulfills the role of his father. And in the same scene where his father's scolding him, Simba tries to defend his actions protesting that "kings don't get scared" and that he wanted to be brave just like his dad.

Simba also shows that while he's childishly naive about how the world works, he's painfully trusting of others, especially when it comes to his uncle. Whatever Scar tells him, Simba blindly believes him. And that becomes very apparent when Scar lures Simba into the gorge for a "surprise" between him and his father. Scar relies on the fact that Simba will trust him enough and follows what he says long enough to set off the stampede that leads to the downfall of Mufasa. Even after Mufasa's death, Scar easily convinces Simba that the death is his fault and that he can't return to the Pride Lands. Simba takes full blame for the guilt, carrying this burden well into adulthood without ever telling anyone about it. And when he's exiled, Simba is quick to pick up Timon and Pumbaa's philosophy of living a carefree life without any responsibility, showing just how lost Simba is and how he's desperate for guidance.

Abilities: None
Sample Entry:

[Okay, Simba could handle most of the things he's run into in Mayfield. He could handle the fact there were humans, he could handle the fact that they lived in strange-looking caves, he could even handle things like snow.

But there was one thing he wanted no part of, something terrible just a few feet away from him. He was trapped, they locked him in and now the drone woman in front of him was planning to kill him.]


Come on now, be a good kitty. It's time for your bath!

N-no! Go away, I don't need a bath!

[Simba tried hiding himself between the wall and the back of the toilet, and the drone woman was holding some kind of bottle - poison, he guessed. It was gooey and some weird color and it made the water all bubbling, it had to be some kind of poison. He didn't trust it for a minute, no doubt she was planning on murdering him with whatever was in that bottle.]

Come out, kitty. You don't want to be all dirty, do you?

I said go away!

[And when she reaches down to grab him by the scruff of the neck, he rewards her with a painful swat. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to faze her and she drags him out anyway by the back of his neck, which starts up a lot of pathetic whining from Simba as she lowers him into the bathtub.]

No no no, put me down!! No, not down there! Somebody HELP!

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