Darcy Rae Bradbury
The Screw-Up
Owned by: ThatBloodyMuggle

"How can I go forward when I don't know which way I'm facing?"
-John Lennon
It's nothing personal, I don't like anybody.
Rae is a damaged girl. She has been through far too much for a girl her age, or anyone for that matter. Her rocky past affected her personality greatly. Rae used to be a little ball of sunshine. After her mother's abuse, Rae became mentally unstable. Her compulsive lying is a big part of her pesonality. In an attempt to cover up how broken and damaged she really is, Rae resorts to pretending to be someone she isn't. To anyone at camp, Rae appears to be snarky, moody, and confident. She considers herself to be quite the actress. No one has even suspected that she isn't who she says she is. Rae has built a reputation for herself at camp as the rebellious daughter of the god of the sky who does whatever she wants whenever she wants. Nothing more, nothing less. Rae tends to avoid interacting with people, but will usually respond if someone approaches her. Not without a good deal of sarcasm, however. Although she'd never admit it, Rae is lonely. She wants somebody to break down her walls and understand her. She is scared that the real Rae will scare people away. Rae has major issues because of this. She has it drilled in her head that nobody really cares about her. It is clear as day that Rae is depressed no matter how much she denies it.
"The loneliest moment in someone's life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly."
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Darcy Rae Bradbury was born on August 12 in Essex, England to Elise Bradbury and Zeus. Rae's mother had been a model for a while up until she met her father which is where Rae gets her beauty from. Elise met Zeus, who went by the name Brad Smith at the time, a year prior to her birth in a small, rundown pub in the suburbs of London where he offered to buy her a drink. Elise and "Brad" immediately clicked. Some would say it was love at first sight. They started dating not long after. You could say that things were moving fast. Three months later, Elise was excited to find out that she was pregnant with Rae. "Brad", however, was less than thrilled. He hadn't planned on having a child with Elise, let alone revealing his true identity. This complicated things for him. Without a regard for the wellbeing of Elise and his soon to be child, he fled without saying goodbye. Elise was devestated. She had never imagined having to raise a child on her own. Elise decided she would push through and raise her soon to be baby on her own. Rae was the only thing Elise had left of "Brad". As pathetic as it sounds, Elise was still head over heels for her child's father, hoping he would return someday. Actually being pregnant with Rae was the easiest part of raising her, believe it or not. It wasn't until after Elise gave birth that she realized how much she really committed to. Elise did her best to provide for her baby daughter, but this proved to be difficult as the best job she could get was as a barista and waitress.

This was when Noah, Elise's brother, decided it was time to fly back to his hometown in England to help his sister raise Rae in fear of Elise falling back into her old habits of drinking without any support from the stress she was facing. Elise had a bad history with alcohol, before she had met Rae's father. She ended up having to spend a few months in rehab before meeting Zeus where she learned to control her habit. Noah was there to watch over Rae when Elise was out late working double shifts to provide for her family. All was going well, and it finally seemed like the small, screwed up family was coming together. This continued until Rae was six, going on seven, years old. Elise was finally able to convince Noah she could manage on her own from then on out having gotten a promotion. Noah reluctantly left his sister and niece and left back to live with their mother in Pennsylvania. At this point in her life, Rae was going to school regularly, using the bus to get to and from school. WIth Noah gone and Rae spending most of her time at school, Elise began to fall back into old habits. At first, it was innocent. Only a drink or two when she had time off at the bar. Elise quickly became addicted to the feeling of being drunk, however. Elise began staying out late, only coming home around 3 in the morning in a drunken state. She used the money Noah had given her before he left to hire a nanny to take care of Rae until she went to bed almost every night. Elise rarely saw her daughter, and when she did Elise was too drunk or hungover to acknowledge her. Rae felt utterly neglected. She felt as if her mother didn't love her. She felt like all she was was a burden to her.

Rae can still remember one night in particular, however, that occured 9 years ago when she was eight. Rae had woken up to the slam of a door. Her mother was utterly wasted. Normally Elise would do a better job of covering it up and being quiet when she got home. However, this night was the worst one yet. Elise was only thinking of her previous lover as she drank. She thought of how much she missed him, when it hit her. If she wasn't pregnant with Rae, he wouldn't have left her. This made her furious. Rae innocently made her way downstairs to see what the loud noise was, only to be greeted with her angry and sad beyond measure mother. Rae can still remember it vividly. Elise began shouting and screaming at her, "it's your fault, it's all your fault". Rae was paralyzed with fear, tears streaming down her face. She had no idea what to do. Rae began to step backwards slowly in attempt to escape from her scary mother in her room, but Elise would not have that. Elise chucked the beer bottle in her hand at her helpless daughter. Rae narrowly dodged the flying bottle. She ran upstairs to her room as quickly as she could, cutting herself on the broken shards along the way. Rae locked herself in her room before limping to the connected bathroom to pull out the glass shards. Rae cried herself to sleep that night, the sound of her mother's wails haunting her. This incident however was the first of many. It became habit for Elise to throw things, even slap Rae.

Rae refused to tell anyone in fear of getting her mother in trouble. She was young and vulnerable, afraid to be separated from her mother no matter how terribly she treated her. Elise didn't get away with this for long, however. Rae's 13th nanny, Eleanor, wasn't stupid. She was quick to figure out what was going on. She reported Elise's behavior to the authorities. Much to her dismay and relief, Rae was ripped away from her home and her mother thrown in jail for child abuse. Rae was sent to live with her brother and his girlfriend in his new home in San Diego, California.

At this point, Rae was more corrupt than any 10-year-old should be. Although she was saved, it was too late. Rae was damaged beyond measure. She would only talk to her Uncle Noah, who she'd still only give short worded responses. She was sent to a therapist, but this was no help. Rae became cold. She was diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Rae wasn't able to go to sleep at night without having nightmares about her mother. She became no stranger to panic attacks and extreme mood swings. As a result of having lied to everybody while her mother was abusing her, Rae became a pathological liar. The countless amounts of "I'm fine" and "I fell down the stairs" took a toll on her. It was at this point that Rae swore she would never drink an ounce of alcohol in her life. Noah sheltered Rae and trashed every single apology letter she sent to the two of them.

Rae was enrolled in school as a 6th grader, now 11-years-old. This is where she met a saytr by the name of Forrest. Rae was extremely closed off from the world at this point and had no friends. Forrest was no friend either, really. Despite his multiple attempts to get through to her and begin a friendship, she pushed him away despite his many warnings that she'd need him. One day, Forrest was being particularly persistant. He followed Rae all the way home from school, trying to start a conversation with her and get to know her despite her multiple glares, huffs, and sighs. Once the pair arrived at her house, Noah opened the door to greet her, not expecting to see a boy standing beside her. Shocked but thrilled, Noah decided to invite Forrest to their day long camping trip on Saturday, much to Rae's dismay. Noah had been encouraging Rae to make friends for the longest time and thought this would be a great opportunity for Rae to do so despite her numerous protests.

Rae, her uncle, Forrest, and her uncle's now fiance Sally all set out for a day in the wilderness the next day, sure enough. It was miserable, to say the least. Everything was going along normally however up until after the group ate lunch. Rae heard an unusual growling noise coming from the woods. She wandered towards the sound, curious to find out what it was. Forrest had glanced over at Rae to tell her something, only to be greeted with empty space. Realization crossed his face as he saw her making her way towards the woods nearby, the grumbling noise still apparant. Out of instinct, Forrest bounded towards the girl as fast as he could and pushed her out of the way just as a giant, black dog bounded out of the trees, a nasty snarl on its face. It wasn't just any dog, however. It was bigger than Rae and had glowing red eyes: a hellhound. Noah and Sally sat at the picnic table, mortified. Forrest screamed out for the two to run away. The couple didn't hesitate as there was a giant black beast not far away. The Hellhound slowly turned around to face the frightened girl as Forrest ripped off his pants to reveal his goat legs. Before Rae even had time to question anything, Forrest swiftly scooped her up as he ran as fast as his legs could carry him, the beast right behind them. Forrest was sure that they were doomed as he realized that they were at a dead end, trapped between a giant boulder and the barking Hellhound. Rae thought it was the end, when she heard the engine of a car and headlights zooming towards them. Sure enough, Noah and Sally were seated in a pick up truck, coming at the dog at full speed. The dog had little time to react as the car ran into the beast, knocking it out cold. The group ran away from the destroyed truck and unconcious Hellhound to their car as they drove away as fast as they could.

It was then that Forrest explained everything to them. From his goat legs to the recent encounter to Rae's father being Zeus. Although she was hesitant at first, Rae believed Forrest as there was no logical explanation for any of this really. Forrest told the three about Camp Half-Blood. He told them it was the only place where Rae would remain safe from any other encounters like this. Noah and Sally thought about it long and hard and decided it would be best for Rae to stay with them in San Diego and continue her therapy as they weren't sure she was mentally stable enough to leave yet. Little did they know that Rae never would be totally steady. Because this was such a risk with her growing older, Forrest gave her a bobby pin that turns into a celestial bronze sword she could use to fend herself from any possible monster attacks. Forrest ended up staying with Rae to protect her until she was ready to go to camp. For the next 4, almost 5, years, Rae had a few other monster attacks ranging from minotaurs to a cyclops.

On her 16th birthday, Noah decided enough was enough and it was time for Rae to go to camp where she'd be protected from any danger. Rae and Forrest booked tickets for the next flight to New York. Their travel went smoothly, Rae being a daughter of Zeus and all. The pair took a taxi to the strawberry fields of Camp Half-Blood, Rae using all of her pocket money to pay the driver. Rae was shocked at first of how many other demigods there were. She was quick to adjust to the new environement. However, this doesn't mean that Rae made friends. Rae is far too damaged mentally and will never be the same. She doesn't let anyone get close to her and pushes people away, lying about her past life. In fact, no one at camp actually knows anything true about her past. Her lies range from her mother owning a record label in New Zealand to her being friends with the president's daughters. Noah and Sally visit New York to meet up with Rae once a year. Rae remains indifferent about her situation. She couldn't care less where she ends up at this point, whether it be at Camp or in Brazil.

"What's depression like?" he whispered.
"It's like drowning, but you can see everyone around you breathing."
Basic Info
Full Name: Darcy Rae Bradbury
Titles: The Screw-Up
Current Location: Camp
Affiliation(s): Zeus Cabin, Bradbury family
Current Status: Alive
Relationship Status: Single
Born or Created On: August 12
Current Age: 17
Species: Demigod
Nationality: British
Sexuality: Who even knows?
Accent: British
OOC Plans & Info
Owned By: ThatBloodyMuggle
Inspiration Behind Creation: Most of it came from my head, but some inspiration came from the movie A Mother's Nightmare
Love Interests Char/Owner: None
Active RP's:
Created Page On: 09:13, April 1, 2016 (UTC)
Page Last Updated On: 09:13, April 1, 2016 (UTC)
Plans: Get a good night of sleep
3/6/9 Month Powers: None
  • Roleplay
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  1. Children of Zeus can manipulate latent electricity in the atmosphere, focusing it into a lightning strike. Static can be seen building up around the target briefly before the strike.
  2. Children of Zeus have the ability to flow an electrical current into any sort of metal weaponry which will shock anyone it strikes; the current can only be maintained while they are holding the weapon.


  1. Children of Zeus have the ability to emanate a field of electrical static which stuns anyone nearby for a short time. They cannot move while maintaining the field.
  2. Children of Zeus can launch a powerful gust of wind in all directions, repelling attacks and potentially sending enemies flying.


  1. Children of Zeus are innately immune to electrocution.
  2. Children of Zeus can communicate with and command birds.
  3. Children of Zeus are innately stronger during severe weather, and are less inhibited by wind and precipitation.
  4. Children of Zeus's bodies give off harmless levels of electricity that can power or short-circuit electronics if they wish.
  5. Children of Zeus need much less oxygen to survive, letting them breathe normally at high altitudes or hold their breaths for long periods.


  1. Children of Zeus have the ability to control the winds to hover or fly, however, the longer they fly the more it drains them.
  2. Children of Zeus have the ability to call upon the winds to speed their movements or attacks; this can also be used oppositely to slow the movements or attacks of others.
  3. Children of Zeus are able to call a flock of birds to their aid, that will then help to either defend or attack for a short time.
  4. Children of Zeus are able to cause a booming thunderclap, deafening and potentially stunning anyone nearby for a few seconds.

3 Months After Character is Made

  1. Children of Zeus can summon a weather front of their choice to an area, such as creating a thunderstorm, snowstorm, high winds, heat wave, or any other natural form of weather. The longer the change is maintained, and the more extreme the change from the current climate, the more they are drained.

6 Months After Character is Made

  1. Children of Zeus are able to transform into an eagle at will, allowing them to move undetected, scout their surroundings, and fly long distances without tiring. The longer they sustain this form, the more time they need to rest between transformations.

9 Months After Character is Made

  1. Children of Zeus can call down a lightning strike from the heavens, directly onto themselves, and absorb its full power into their bodies for a short time. In this state, the user is much stronger and faster, static electricity emanates from their skin, and all of their powers over lightning are substantially increased. Once the energy subsides, the user is left heavily weakened from the strain on their muscles, and they may be unable to move for a long time.


  1. Children of Zeus generally make strong leaders.
  2. Children of Zeus are generally good at predicting the weather, as Zeus was also the god of weather.
  3. Children of Zeus are rarely afraid of heights.
  4. In some cases children of Zeus are prone to being claustrophobic, as they generally prefer open spaces.
Skills & Weapons
Special Skills: adaptable, quick, and smart
Preferred Weapon: a pen that can be a sword classic I know but its given by ...someone...
Strengths: Her ability to pretend to be whoever she wants
Weaknesses: Emotional numbness
Quests/Missions Led: None
Quests/Missions Been On: None

Maybe she laughs and maybe she cries. And maybe you would be surprised everything she keeps inside.
Possessions & Favourite Things
Pets: None


Likes: Making up stories
Dislikes: Most people
Colour: Dark colors (dark purple, dark blue, etc.)
Music: Anything loud enough to drown out her own thoughts.
Food: Altoids
animal: Birds
Book: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Quote: I see humans but no humanity
Drink: Black coffee
Song: Car Radio by Twenty-One Pilots
Movie: None
Sport: None
Other Favs: WIP
Appearance & More Images
Model: Danielle Campbell (for now)
Gender: Female
Eye Colour: Blue
Hair Colour: Brown
Height: 5'6"
Weight: Go away
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Handedness: Left
Shoe Size: 6
Blood Type: O-
Voice: Smoky, honeyed
Distinguishing Marks: Big eyes
Body Style: Slim, model-like
One Word to Describe: Intoxicating
Best Physical Trait: Pretty much everything before her Uncle left in England
Worst Physical Trait: None, really
Mental/Emotional State: Unstable
Things to Change: Quick as I've seen so much change..
Mental/Emotional disorders: Post Traumatic-Stress Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, Insomnia
Medical Problems/Ailments: See above

Family & Childhood Info
Mother: Elise Bradbury
Father: Zeus ("Brad")
Creator: Zeus
Half-Siblings: None
Full-Siblings: None
Other Relatives: Noah Bradbury (Uncle)
Home: Camp, San Diego
Earliest Memory: Her uncle reading to her
Best Memory: {{{best memory}}}
Schooling: A ton
First Kiss: Why do you care?
First Love: Please. No one gives a crap about me, let alone loves me
First Sex: Bugger off
Other Firsts: WIP

General Info
Nicknames: Rae, Rae Rae, anything but Darcy
Native Language: English
Character Flaw: She can't let anyone in, she is trapped inside her own head
Fears/Phobias: Her mother getting out of jail
Hobbies: Thinking, dreaming
Personal Motto: "Classy, Sassy, and a bit Smart-Assy"
Things S/he Won't Do: Tell anyone the truth about herself
Most Admires: Her uncle
Most Influenced By: Her mother, though she wishes she wasn't
Moral Compass: The voice in the back of her head
Most Important Person Before: Her mother
Most Important Person Now: Her uncle if anyone
Reacts to Crises: She is a living crisis
Faces Their Problems: Impulsively
Reacts to Change: Quick as I've seen so much change..
Alignment: The opposite of her mother's
Dream Job: Forget her past life
Current Job: Get some sleep
There are no monsters under my bed. But there are monsters inside my head.
Vices: Madness, lack of stability and sanity, emotionally numb
Bad Habits: Lying
Sleeping Habits: Maybe 2 hours, if any at all
Quirks: Corrects people when they use colloquial speech
Attitude: Cold
Special Talents: She is an amazing liar and story-teller
Social Skills: Reserved
Other Info
Most at Ease When?: Alone
Main Priorities: Ending her nightmares
Past Failures: Not being worthy enough for her mother's love
Biggest Accomplishment: None
Darkest Secret?: Her past and mental state
Secret Known by Anyone?: Her uncle
Personal Tragedy: Her whole childhood was a tragedy
One Wish: Forget her past
Relationship Info
Ever Cheated? No
Relates to Others? No
Perceived by Strangers: Snarky, sarcastic, confident
Perceived by Lover: Ha. Funny.
Perceived by Friends: What friends?
Perceived by Family: A troubled, damaged young girl who hasn't deserved any of what she's gotten
First Impression: Snarky and confident
Family/Friends Like Most? Her uncle
Family/Friends Like Least? Her mother

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