Zoey Callahan
Portrayed by Annalise Basso
Name: Zoey Callahan
Birthday: January 23, 2004
Origin: Wizard
Role: Student
Affiliation: Walker Middle School
Title: 8th Grader
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Description

A young girl with long, coppery-red hair and slight wide-set eyes of sea green. Standing at five feet tall, she is a rather skinny girl, lithe of frame and full of energy, flitting like a butterfly from one thing to the next.

History

Karen and Dave Callahan were not the happy couple they presented at barbecues. They met in Carlsbad, California while Dave was stationed at Camp Pendleton. After a few months of courtship, Dave was due to end his tour of duty and return home to Oregon to take a job as an engineer for a lumber mill. Karen agreed to give up her job as a software developer, a decision she felt somewhat pressured into, and go with him to Mythic Wood where they were married and soon expecting their first child, Finn.

Once the passion of a new romance faded, problems began to arise. Dave was raised with old-fashioned values that sometimes clashed with Karen's more progressive beliefs, and that gap only seemed to widen over time. Characteristics that each once found charmingly rugged or cute now grated on them. They were still very much in love, but love was never their issue. When Finn's magical abilities surfaced, it was the final straw that shattered Dave's sense of control over his life. He developed a drinking problem, and while he was never violent, it contributed to his tendency to withdraw when he was upset. During this time, Karen became despondently lonely, and she became involved with another man…a wizard.

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Dave had his suspicions about his wife's infidelity. When their second child, Zoey, was born with vibrant red hair, it further cemented his doubts. Still, he saw how happy his wife was, and he did love the child and raised her as his own. Dave knew that the likelihood of a blig family having multiple wizard children was almost unheard of. So when Zoey began exhibiting magic at age 3, he confronted Karen, who confessed to the affair. Nevertheless, Dave and Karen were determined to keep their family together. Dave cut back on the drinking. Karen began doing freelance coding, and eventually became one of the first programmers hired on at Eos. Things weren't perfect, but they were improving.

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Zoey was clearly Karen's favored child. They truly bonded when Zoey started to show an interest in computers and Karen started teaching her all she could. It proved an expensive hobby, as Zoey caused a few power surges and fried a few systems with her magic before she learned to control it. But at least it taught her the value of backing up her work.

By middle school, Zoey was firmly entrenched in the "nerd herd", and generally labeled a geek, a flag she flew proudly, and not just over computers. Ever since she was an infant, she loved movies, and was always especially attracted to the bold colors and exciting action of fantasy and science fiction films. That eventually led to her discovery of similar literature and comic books, and from there into pen-and-paper role-playing games, LARPs, and online role-playing (e.g. MU*ing). Through school and the Internet she found peers with similar interests. A few shared her passion for computers and coding, and they often collaborated on making simple video games and applications for their friends.

Story Hooks

Connections, leads, and goals that can potentially generate role-play.

  • Geek Girl: Zoey is almost a stereotype in her interests: computers/programming, fantasy, sci-fi, comic books, animation (particularly Japanese anime), role-playing games, etc. She leans more toward science fiction than fantasy; being a wizard means that most fantasy just doesn't seem all that implausible.
  • Illegitimate: Dave Callahan is not Zoey's biological father. Her mother had an affair with a wizard, resulting in her conception. It is entirely possible that she has half-siblings out there.

Character Diamond

A character diamond represents the core, unchangeable traits of a character.

Spirited
Zoey is an excitable, carefree creature. Rambunctious and impulsive, she lives by the mantra that "she who hesitates is lost".
Imaginative
Unsatisfied with reality, Zoey dives into the imaginary with obsessive gusto and curiosity. She channels her cleverness and creativity into flights of fantasy, and gravitates toward others than do the same.
Egocentric
Self-gratification is at the center of most of what Zoey does. She is the star of her own show, and she knows it.
Social
Zoey thrives on interaction with others. She draws people to her with her sweetness and charm, and can be quite affectionate with those she gets close to.

Relationships

Finn

Finn
My big brother is awesome. He lets me hang out with him and his friends sometimes. He's overprotective, but that's okay. At least I know someone's always looking out for me.

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Dave Callahan
Dad

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Karen Callahan
Mom

Logs

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