River Tam

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River Tam
"No power in the 'verse can stop me."
At A Glance
Canon : Firefly/Serenity
Arrival : January 1, 2017
Room : Sweepstakes
Birthdate : Day is a vestigial mode of time measurement based on solar cycles. It's not applicable.
Age : 17
Height : 5'-6"
Build : Waiflike
Hair : Brown. And in need of a brush.
Eyes : Green.
Accent : None to speak of.
Nicknames : Mei Mei, Moonbrain
Portrayed By : Summer Glau
People : NONE
Status : Single
dw : makemeastone
tag : river+tam
Player : Heather
Time Zone : PST

River was born and raised on Osiris, a Core World planet with major Alliance ties. Her parents, Gabriel and Regan, were affluent, well connected people who lived for their appearance as the perfect family. Two bright, talented children, good investments, perfect marriage, immaculate home; the Tam family lived a charmed life.

From a young age, it was apparent that River was gifted - bright, inquisitive, and playful. She was doted on by her parents and her brother Simon who was her best friend and confidant, and often her biggest defender. Everything she tried came easily to her and she delighted in learning - she always had both a strong thirst for knowledge, a love for dance and an intuitive sense of the world. By the time she was 14 years old conventional studies bored her and she was sent to the Academy, a government funded school for minds like hers.

In reality the Academy was the cover for a government facility that experimented on it inhabitants - desperate to escape the torture and training River appealed to Simon to save her not really believing it possible. Eventually Simon came for her and had her smuggled in cryo out of the core to Persephone.

She woke up on Serenity free but changed drastically and now a fugitive - and some time later she arrived at the Madonna Inn.

Personality & Mannerisms

She is often a bit odd, occasionally making inappropriate comments and throwing tantrums. Like most girls her age, she likes pretty things, but she finds beauty in some interesting places - she sees the world differently than others and has no filter between what she thinks and what she says. When having one of her mental outbursts her behavior is wildly variable - from childlike to violent. She is potentially a threat to everyone, a threat made greater by her genius and the level of physical skill she has.

On her good days, in her brief moments of sanity River can be quite pleasant, inventive and sweet much like the little sister Simon remembers. Unfortunately even with the aid of pharmaceuticals these times are few and far between and her moods change swiftly and often without warning.

River has no sense of personal space, and moves with a graceful sort of vagueness.

I Can Kill You With My Brain: An OOC Note

River has no ability to shield herself from the thoughts and memories of others, she lives with a constant flow of other people's thoughts around her. She doesn't actively use this ability, it just.. happens. She will not go around reading your minds for fun but it will still happen. If there is something specific you would like her to glean when speaking to her, or your pup has mental shields *coughs*Lawaxana*coughs* feel free to mention it - if there is something specific you would rather she not know about *coughs*Miranda*coughs* try not to think about it near her or tell me in an ooc and she won't. As a player I will do my best to respect in game boundaries with what she 'reads' from your characters.

Medical Record

Simon has had her on a formulation of a Risperdal based antipsychotic. Lithium based mood stabilizer. Benzo, for manic episodes. An anticonvulsant. And a mild sedative. She isn't supposed to have processed sugar, or caffeine - but she doesn't always follow this rule. She knows all the names and dosages but arrived without additional doses. That's okay though because she wouldn't take them without Simon around to make her.