22nd September 2006
Engaged to Lia V. Swahn
|Also known as||
Percius Fletcher (Father) Geraldine Fletcher (Mother) Isaac Fletcher (Brother) Oliver Fletcher (Brother)
Ebony, Veela Hair, 9"
The Fletcher Clan, Slytherin, Professor Knagthon
GavinIV Resident (crusoe Cheng)
- Lia Swahn, when Adam Fletcher told her he loved her, 2024.
Adam Fletcher, or "Fletch" to most, is a pureblood Slytherin, currently in his Seventh Year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Quick to anger, Fletcher often finds himself in detention or in Headmistress H. Fischer's office for this infraction or that. Whether Fletcher can make it to the end of his Seventh Year remains to be seen.
Percius and Geraldine's third son came toward the end of September, 2007. Percius had been busy at work at the Daily Prophet when he received news that his wife was going into labour. He arrived just in time to see the birth of Adam Fletcher.
As the third son of a renowned pureblood family, Adam had much to live up to. His two brothers, Isaac and Oliver, gave him no help, instead choosing to make Adam's life as difficult for him as possible. As a result, Adam quickly learnt how to handle himself in a scuffle and learnt quite early on how to survive independently. Oliver backed down eventually- but only after Adam had broken his jaw; The Fletchers might have been a well-known pureblood family, but Adam's cockney upbringing sure reared it's head at times.
Adam was coming up to his ninth birthday when his first showing of magic occurred. Isaac had graduated from Hogwarts and Oliver had become of age to legally do magic outside of Hogwarts, which of course meant that they both toyed with Adam using magic. Adam did his best to deal with them, but as they had the upper-hand, he found himself coming up worse whenever they chose to bully him. Ultimately, it became too much for Adam, and he screamed at them, throwing them both across the room with such force they ended up crashing through a wall. His parents weren't impressed, but Adam was happy he'd managed to injure them that badly.
Determined to show the professors that he was better than both his brothers, Adam begged the Sorting Hat to place him in Slytherin so that he could have the chance to show he was the superior of the three. He'd even try and show he was better than his parents when they were Slytherin students.
Through his first year at Hogwarts, Adam focused his efforts on learning as much about magic as he could, so he'd could easily handle himself in a duel. Through his second year, Adam focused on his studies in Potions, Transfigurations and Charms. After that, he did what he could to hone his skills in all areas in an attempt to keep his wits sharp.
He'd managed to accumulate a good amount of points for his house, but also managed to lose a good amount, too. He was constantly getting into fights with other students, wanting to show he was the toughest. If he couldn't win a fight with someone his age or older, he'd turn to picking on the younger students. His accomplice in many of his escapades was fellow housemate and loose family friend, Ezra R. King.
By his fifth year, Adam had made many enemies and only a handful of friends. Through his attempts to prove he was the alpha male, Adam managed to annoy most students he came across, especially those in Hufflepuff, his usual targets. Professors did not like him much, either, as he rarely paid attention in class and disrupted as much as he could. One collective that weren't always annoyed with him, however, were the female students of Hogwarts. Through his time at Hogwarts, Adam had stolen a plethora of kisses from the fair maidens of the school (though hardly any from Hufflepuff).
The start of his sixth year saw him meet Charlotte Cobblepot, whom he was quickly infatuated with. The two shared an intense two months together before, ultimately, Fletcher's wild temper and irrational paranoia pushed Charlie away from him and into the arms of Patrick Quinn.
In the first term of his penultimate year, Fletcher also formed an unlikely friendship with resident posh boy George Macauley. What started out as a few simple bets, and a payback war that no one was sure who started, quickly became a close friendship. The pair often hatched schemes and challenged each other to cause the most mischief, much to the chagrin of Charlie, George's girlfriend and Head Girl Saffron Foxclaw, and their fellow classmates.
During his second term of his sixth year, Fletcher initially chased Charlie, struggling to move on as she had. With George's help, Fletcher hatched many plans in an attempt to win her back, but they all failed. At the Hearty Party in February, Fletcher aimed to hatch his best plan yet, having already set things in motion, however George had long since abandoned the cause, and wished for his Hackney friend to get over Charlie, and so spiked Fletcher with some of Selenity Belmont's love potion. Fletcher ended up making an utter fool of himself, and likely ruined any chance of rekindling a relationship with Charlie.
Slowly, Fletcher's behaviour became more and more feral. With nothing left to lose, Fletcher did what he felt like with the intention of being expelled; he felt as if Hogwarts had nothing left for him. It seemed, however, that his Head of House, Professor Bernard Knagthon, was reluctant to even suspend Fletch. This grew within the Slytherin lad a feeling of immunity- Fletcher felt untouchable. Eventually, though, Knagthon had no choice, due to the overwhelming demand that Fletcher be punished accordingly, and had to suspend him.
After returning from his suspension, Fletcher tried to keep his head down, from the most part. His time was mostly spent trying to woo Lia V. Swahn, a fifth year Ravenclaw Fletch had previously crossed paths with. She intrigued him, as she wasn't scared of him. If anything, it was his rebellious side that drew her to him, and it was her adoration that drew his feral behaviour out again.
After clashing with several Gryffindors, with Upton Zero as their de facto leader, Fletcher resolved to take down the House once and for all. He had found previously, though, that facing them head-on was a fool's game. If he wanted to bring them down and raise Slytherin to the top, he had to play differently. With his sixth year coming swiftly to a close, however, his revenge would have to wait.
The summer bridging his sixth and final years was relatively quiet. He spent most of his time living either with Lia and her mother at their house up in Scotland, or bombarding Saffron and George's laundry bin with his dirty boxers. There was of course the little event celebrating Saffron and George's coming together as husband and wife, but thanks to the free wine that was on offer, Fletch had forgotten most of the affair, including his 'terrific' best man speech.
The highlight of the summer for Fletch, though, was the letter he received toward the end. At first he'd expected it to be Fox warning him to behave this year, like most of the previous headmasters and mistresses had in previous years, but to his pure shock the letter had with it a Head Boy badge. He couldn't believe it; Lia especially couldn't. Whatever attempts to change he'd made towards the end of his sixth year had clearly paid of. He'd been noticed, and picked ahead of a bunch of other more deserving candidates, at least in the eyes of some.
Naturally, Fletcher's first few weeks of seventh year were wrought with criticisms. To his surprise the backlash was far weaker than he'd expected; there were certainly more people coming up to him to congratulate him or tell him they supported him than not. As could be expected, Upton Zero shouted his criticisms the loudest, and there likely wasn't a student or portrait in the school that hadn't heard the Gryffindor's complaints. Fletcher paid him little attention; he found it better to prove himself the maturer of the two by rising above and proving himself to others, than engaging in childish mud-slinging.
By the end of September though it seemed Fletcher's problems were all quietly fixing themselves. Whoever had written the posters threatening war upon him and Kamila had seemingly vanished, with the posters along with them (and Fletcher's written response was all anyone really remembered of the affair) and Zero had left Hogwarts because of what Fletch had called 'a delayed concern from his parents'.
None of that was what September was remembered for, though, not for Fletch. On the 22nd of September, which happened to be his 18th birthday, Fletcher asked Lia to marry him- for real, this time. He told her the only present he really wanted for his birthday was for her to say yes. "So will ya? Will ya marry me?" He'd asked. To his sheer joy, she said yes, and from then on her finger weighed several pounds more than it had before, owing to the large diamond, goblin-made ring he'd bought for her.
When anyone thinks of Adam Fletcher, the first thing they'd likely remember is his temper. Fletcher has a tendency to fly off the handle at the smallest things, be it someone making a remark about him, the teacher "unfairly" reprimanding him or things simply not going his way.
Fletcher's temper leads a lot of Fletcher's actions, and his approach to dueling is no different. While many will be courteous and sportsmanlike, Fletcher takes the mentality of "kill or be killed", and duels with no holds barred. He fights with malice, aiming to completely incapacitate his opponent and finish them off quickly.
With that, though, Fletcher is not above turning tail. If things are not going his way, Fletcher will flee (like he did after hitting Jack Fitzgerald with an Expulso, and if he can't win through dueling, he will use other means and any foul tricks to get the upper-hand eventually.
When it comes to the opposite sex, Fletcher likes to think of himself as quite a Lothario, but fact of the matter is Fletcher can't get over his love for Charlie Cobblepot. Lately his actions and reactions have been directly related to his feelings for her, though they seem to have resided with the emergence of Lia.
Lia V. Swahn
His current girlfriend, Lia Swahn quickly stole all of Fletcher's attention. She wasn't scared or disgusted by Fletcher like most tended to be, and that intrigued him. She teased him, but strangely that only piqued his interest further. After a fight and a whole lot of verbal jousting, the two ended up playing quite the bit of tonsil tennis before eventually confessing their feelings for each other- of course, Fletch said the magic three words first, and Lia had said 'thank you'.
The two like to challenge each other in many ways, but also help one another become the best versions of themselves. Fletcher's recent change in behaviour, for example, is probably thanks to Lia's influence.
On the 22nd of September (coincidentally Fletcher's 18th birthday), Fletch asked Lia to marry him, stating that the only present he could ever hope to have was a yes from her.
Fletcher considers Charlie his first, real girlfriend, having never had a connection with anyone like he did her before. She had been impressed with the way he dealt with Jack Fitzgerald when he had insulted Charlie's twin sister, Miranda Cobblepot, and Fletcher was impressed with the way her eyes glistened. It didn't take long for them to fall in love with each other, but eventually Fletcher's wild behaviour was too much for Charlie, and they fell apart as quickly as they came together.
Now their relationship is frosty at best, with the two of them never able to make amends properly. Fletcher tries in his own way to show her that he's not who he was before, though he fears Zero is too in her ear for her to hear him properly.
With the pair of them coming from opposite ends of London, George from Chelsea and Fletcher from Hackney, there was a firm rivalry between the two. George was sickeningly posh, Fletcher was common as muck, so the two were locking horns from the second they met.
Eventually, though, the two bonded over their shared love of mischief and gambling, and soon formed an unlikely, though strong friendship. If one got into a fight with someone, the other would back them up. If one didn't like someone, neither did the other. It was rather lucky George was a prefect, really; they could avoid detention more often than not.
Another unlikely friendship formed between Fletcher and the Head Girl, Saffron Foxclaw. Likely aided by the fact she's dating George, and thus has to put up with Fletcher regularly, Saffron came to tolerate Fletcher, and even helped him here and there when he needed it. As a Ravenclaw, she's probably smart enough to know that Fletcher's got potential, deep down.
The turning point for the pair's friendship was likely when both were called to Fischer's office, and experienced a serious bollocking together. It was just after that meeting that Fletcher told Saffron she was "alrigh'".
Persephone (Hyland) Vitrac
One of the younger Slytherin students, Persephone sought Fletcher out after he began making a name for himself at the beginning of his Sixth year. She admired him in some ways, (Or so he thought, though he was very very wrong) but abhorred how loud and obvious Fletcher was in his mischief. She offered to help him, and was often the only Slytherin to defend him when the rest of the house turned on him for losing so many housepoints in one go.
The pair shared a brief and rather destructive relationship that ultimately ended with Fletcher having a bruised jaw and Persephone losing whatever she had with Sahian. Fletcher has done his best to avoid Persephone since, not wanting to risk a broken jaw again, though he's hopeful that they'll be able to carry on as friends in the new year.
Kamila is another fellow Slytherin that does, at least, tolerate Fletch. She's often found scolding Fletcher and trying to keep him in line for the sake of Slytherin house, though when he behaves Kamila seems rather found of Fletch, even going so far as to allow him a kiss during the Yuletide Ball.
At one point, Fletcher asked Kamila to marry him, as he felt he was running out of time to secure future generations of the Fletcher clan, but he soon lost interest.
Fletcher does his best to stay out of the way of Charlie's twin sister. He never really got on well with Miranda while he was dating Charlie, so now that he's not tied to her in any way, any chance of having some sort of civil relationship with Miranda is long gone. Not that Fletcher cares, mind.
As George's friend, and Charlie's former boyfriend, Fletcher ended up spending a great deal of time with the Gryffindors. While he respected a rare few, like George, most earnt his dislike. Upton Zero and Jayden Lukas were but a couple of the Gryffindors Fletcher liked least.
Fletcher doesn't like many of them, though recently he's become more tolerant. Nazir, the Quidditch captain for Hufflepuff, and his pun-spewing friend Liam are two badgers that rather befuddle Fletch, but he can at least almost enjoy their company. Michel, too, is rather tolerable, and Fletch respects the boy's dueling prowess- the only real
Fletch used to clash with most, if not all, of the prefects on a daily basis in his formative years, but now that he finds himself Head Boy, he often has to lead them. He does still clash with them, of course, but at least now it is more down to differences in opinion when it comes to how things should be handled, and not because he's found himself another detention.
This large clan is the bane of Fletcher's existence most of the time. While Fletcher hasn't many dealings with the wider Ashworth family, the brothers Ignatious and Tragen are often found scrapping with Fletch. The pair act as if their word is law, which Fletcher can't stand, and thus does his best to take them down a peg or two- though they haven't physically fought for a few months, when Fletcher managed to avoid Ignatious' attacks.
Professor Bernard Knagthon
When Professor Knagthon was first assigned as Fletcher's Head of House, Fletcher did not get on with him in the slightest. Eventually, however, Fletch found the man to be rather fair in his approach to reprimanding him, much more so than Owlsey ever was. Slowly, Fletcher grew a respect for his Head of House, and while he may not always behave for Knagthon, he did often feel bad about upsetting the man.
- Adam Fletcher is played by GavinIV Resident, one of crusoe Cheng's faces. Cheng is a self-proclaimed veteran RPer who's been doing it since 2009.
- Fletcher is from Hackney, which is in the East End of London. Eastenders, Only Fools and Horses and anything featuring Danny Dyer or Vinnie Jones are all inspiration for Fletcher.
- Fletcher has lost well over 500 housepoints since the start of his sixth year, and only reclaimed roughly 50 of them.
- Fischer has shouted his name across the whole castle on two occasions.
- Fletcher's appearance is roughly based on the singer, Will Joseph Cook.
- Fletcher is crusoe's thirteenth RP character on SL.