Name: Gemma Hardy
God Parent: Mnemosyne/Themis/Nemesis
Mortal Parent: Gabriel Hardy
Appearance: Gemma has long, light brown hair that she is often seen fiddling with it. She also has pretty pale skin and hazel-brown eyes. She stands at about 5' 7" and is slightly heavier than average. She is always seen with one of her cameras. She is also quite 'girly' when it comes to her fashion sense, almost always seen wearing a dress or a skirt.
Personality: Gemma doesn't talk much. She has a fear of people, especially strangers, touching her. She is also resistant when it comes to doing things she doesn't want to do, or what she doesn't think is right. Gemma is almost always seen with either her video camera or her regular camera, happily recording the things around her. She also loves to see the results taken many times, as she loves to relive the moments. Gemma is also unsure about most things, almost always letting other people make the decision for her. She likes to observe other people and is able to figure out how they are like.
History:Gabriel Hardy was a free-lance journalist for a local newspaper in Brighton, England. He was mainly known as the successful journalist from the newspaper, as his articles are always up to date and they always told the truth. He eventually was sent to New York to work with a bigger newspaper company, with his head held high and a quite impressive reputation. During one of his scoutings for completing an article, he met Mnemosyne. At the time, she was disguised as a fellow reporter named Marie Lou. Sure there was some competition between the two but, they managed to get along during the scouting. Soon after, they started to hang out more before eventually, they started dating. He soon started to fall for her, hard.
Quickly after, 'Marie' was pregnant with Gemma. During the pregnancy, Gabriel was called back to Brighton and he invited Marie to go with him. She was a bit spectacle at first, but she came along anyways. Soon after Gemma was born, Marie decided that it was time for her to leave. She left a note for Gabriel saying that she was Mnemosyne and for Madison's safety, she has to go to Camp Half-Blood, a special camp for demigods. Gemma and her father grew up in a small beach house in Brighton. During her early days, she would've been cared by her grandmother while her father was still busy being a reporter. He really wanted to spend his time with his daughter, as she was the only remembrance of Marie. He decided that he was planning to move to New York.
And they did. When Gemma was only 4, she and her father did move to New York. She lived happily with her father, who managed to temporarily resign from journalism until Gemma grew a bit older. But one day, Gemma's father disappeared two years later. At the time, she was staying at her grandmother's house since Gabriel went off in for a job opportunity to become an accountant in the World Trade Center. The father was running out of good stories, which eventually led him to work in the major he graduated in, accounting. At the end of the day, after Gemma waited and waited, he didn't return home. That night was the night that the family discovered that Gabriel was in the World Trade Center when it collapsed. His body was never found.
Gemma then lived with her grandmother after the incident. During her early school years, Gemma was always seen relishing memories one way or another. She was always the quiet loner at her school, but she still had a few friends there. One of them was Emma McAdams, a demigod daughter of Athena. The two became close friends when they were in first grade and eventually grew up to consider each other as a sister. When Gemma's grandmother died due to old age when Gemma was only eleven, it was Emma and her father who took her in. But here's the thing, the two had constantly been on the move as Emma's father's job, which was as a sales representative, requires him to move from time to time.
Her personality changed during that year. She began to socialize with other people and bring her video camera to school. Sure there were people who were freaking out that she wanted to record everything that happened at school, but they quickly got over it. And that left Gemma secretly recording anyone in candid mode. But of course she never let anyone know. She was still very close with Emma, and managed to add another girl into their little circle when they came to New Jersey at 13. Her name was Rose, who was secretly a rose nymph.
A few months after they met, a couple of harpies decided that it was the perfect time to swoop in. Annie immediately shot a group of rose thorns at the harpies. She managed to kill one and make the remaining one run away as a result. Emma immediately asked her on what those harpies were, why she shot rose thorns at them and why she smelled like flowers all the time. Annie simply replied that she was a rose nymph and quickly began to explain about the Greek gods. After she finished explaining, she grabbed a pen and notebook set and shoved them to Gemma. She also managed to shove an object of somesort in Emma's hands as well. Rose managed to call the Gray Sister's taxi and get to camp. Once they arrived at camp, Emma forgot to tell her father about this, as the two girls both knew that her father would get worried. So Rose decided to leave Gemma at camp and took Emma back to her father about the current demigod situation. After Emma and Annie left camp, Madison was immediately claimed as a daughter of Mnemosyne. She has stayed at camp ever since, but she eventually visited her home in New Jersey every once in a while.
How old was she when she met her friends and got attacked?
How did she make it to 16 with no monster attacks?
She was constantly moving due to Emma's father's job. And the monsters didn't get that perfect chance to attack since the monsters get her scent since 13 or something similar right? I'm not mad, I'm average... 12:58, August 10, 2012 (UTC)
Technically any age after 7, it varies between kids, but also it's quite clear that internet and phones increases the odds of a monster attack, and I find it hard to believe that in this day and age, she was never around the internet or a cell phone