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Maggie Tramell
Character information
  1. Mental
    Sane, hardened
  2. Date of birth
    1998-10-10 (20 years old)
  3. Place of birth
    Manchester, UK
  4. Nationality
    British
  5. Ethnicity
    Asian/Caucasian
  6. Languages
    Sign Languages (a few of them), English, Japanese, Chernarussian and German (both only a bit and only written)
  7. Relationship
    No one at the moment
  8. Family
    Yumiko Tramell (Mother), William Tramell (Stepfather), Lukas Silverstein (Father), Friedrich and Ella Silverstein (Cousins), David Novotny (Stepcousin)
  9. Religion
    Catholic

Description

  1. Height
    173 cm
  2. Weight
    61 kg
  3. Build
    Avarage
  4. Hair
    Long dark
  5. Eyes
    Dark-Brown
  6. Features
    Completely deaf since childhood
    Knows how to lip-read but has issues understanding people with heavy accents or complete strangers
  7. Occupation
    Student
  8. Affiliation
    None
  9. Role
    None

Background

Maggie had an interesting (or maybe intriguing) childhood to say the least. She was raised most of her life by her mother and stepfather. She only found her biological father in her late teen years but that's story for later. Suffice to say, she was born mixed race since her mother was from Japan (moved to UK) and her father was from Germany. Both of them met when he was working in England as a construction worker. Planned on earning enough money to start his own business back home. Their romance was quick and ended even quicker. He never wanted to stay in UK but her mother was adamant on not moving anywhere anymore. She wanted to settle in Manchester. That's why they split. She gave birth to Maggie while she was still alone and then married to her stepfather later, who turned out to be an amazing father, even though Maggie wasn't his daughter.

Maggie wasn't your typical child at first. She was kind of weird in the eyes of her peers, preferred doing everything by herself and had different interests than most children. Those first two aspects were influenced by Maggie being constantly bullied just because she was seen as different. Sometimes one of the boys or girls would even make a remark like "you look funny". She inherited most of her physical looks from her mother so obviously she looked a little asian. Except for eye color which apparently was her father's. It didn't help matters when eventually she started losing her hearing. It was small at the beginning until she completely lost the ability to hear. Now she was even being mocked for her lack of hearing. All in all, she closed herself in her own world gradually and would stay that way until Maggie left kindergarten and went to school for deaf children. There she met with children that knew exactly what it was like to be in her place and made a few friendships. Some lasted even years after. She finally started to gain a bit more confidence in her own abilities and looks. It was almost like she only needed a small incentive. Still never grew up to be a party-girl, most of the time she preferred going out with her small group of friends that made her feel loved and appreciated. Overall her school life wasn't anything special or out of the ordinary. Except maybe that at first her grades were tragic but with time Maggie started showing improvement. She even managed to made friends with people who weren't deaf. Although it was a slow process because of her disability. Fortunately she lost her hearing a couple of years after she was born so she was able to speak herself. Didn't bothered to though after the loss but it enabled her to lip-read most people that she was familiar with. Of course it was difficult with complete strangers and in those instances she either needed someone to translate or a pen and a piece of paper. All things considered, Maggie thought to herself once "I think I'm doing good. Everything is going to be fine".

It wasn't. When Maggie was 16 her mother died from cancer. It was a long battle on her part but eventually she lost it. On her death-bed, she admitted to Maggie that she knew who and where her Father was. She didn't have much time so she felt like it was last chance to come clean before her daughter. After her passing, Maggie spend the next two years grieving alongside her stepfather. He was very supportive of her if she wanted to contact her biological father. At one point, Tramell even said to him that he still was her father no matter what which seemed to strengthen their bond. At the age of 18, Maggie decided to try to find her father. She wanted to know what kind of person he was. After many tries and mistakes, she finally found him on Facebook and started talking. Turned out that at some point he moved from Germany to Chernarus where he was married to a local girl. The man seemed like a decent person, though still something felt off about him. Like he didn't even wanted to tell her why he left in the first place. Eventually their relationship grew to such lengths that he invited her to Chernarus to spend a few weeks there. Maggie saw it as an opportunity to meet her biological father in person, maybe learn about some of the relatives on his side of the family, find out more about him, etc. Maggie was excited for the opportunity despite her father not being exactly who she expected. For example, he was managing his own bar in Chenogorsk, capital city of South Zagoria region. Never expected her father to own a bar but whatever. In the coming weeks, Maggie started learning a bit about Chernarus in general. She also picked up a bit of written chernarussian. Even tried to learn their variation of sign language though she doubted her father knew it but maybe she'd communicate with other people there who did. Our heroine of this story even gave a try at learning german but it was easier said than done. At any rate she only had so much time to learn only a bit of written language (in both cases) and really nothing more.

Finally bought airplane ticket and flew to Novigrad, from where she took ride train to Chernogorsk which added another hour or two to her already a couple of hours travel. Once she arrived there, Maggie was greeted by her father. Yet again, in person he wasn't someone she expected but in a good way. He then proceeded to show her the city for a while until both of them headed to his home. Over the next week or two Maggie met some of her family and got to know them a little. It was hard at first. Her chernarussian wasn't the best at the time. Same could be said about her german. Maggie's dad knew english though and he wasn't leaving her side so she was able to mostly communicate through him if need arised. It wasn't long before news of strange virus started flying in the air. People attacking other people, biting them. She even read some article on her phone about infected eating someone but Maggie didn't believe it at first. She, her father and his wife got evacuated as one of the first groups from Chernogorsk when disease started overrunning the city. They've been sent to evacuation camp a couple of miles of Myshkino town. They were due to be transported off Chernarus to a save place, alongside of few dozens other civilians in that same outpost. She and her father spent a week or two there until someone in the camp died of infection and then proceeded to tear the place down along with others that got infected in the process. Unfortunately, Maggie's father died in that attack, his wife was nowhere to be found so she was left alone for a while.

The next month was a nightmare for Maggie. Can you imagine a completely deaf person suddenly being thrown out into countryside of South Zagoria? Being forced to survive on your own? Without ability to hear? Yes, it's somehow a miracle she survived at all but she did. It was difficult, that's for sure. Fortunately, while her hearing was gone forever, her other senses got better over the years. Senses like smell or sight. She tried to use those to help her get around, survive, find things she needed. Eventually after a month of wondering by herself, she run into a group of survivors. They were hesitant at first to invite a deaf person into their mix. Understandable. She was probably seen as a dead weight to them. There was this one girl who convinced them otherwise. Maggie later learned she had a brother who was also deaf so she understood how much of a struggle it is for people to get around those that can hear. Over the course of next few months Maggie managed to pull enough of her weight around to actually make herself somewhat useful to the group. That and some members even grew to like her at some point. She was happy to be with them. She wasn't scared that she'd die on her own out there. After all, she managed just fine for a whole month or so. She was more scared of being alone. They took her under their wings, with time taught her survival skills that they too learned along the way. It kind of got to the point when she started considering them family she lost. At that point, her biological father was dead, her stepfather was in England and the rest of her family was... she didn't even knew if they were alive. Maggie still hopes to this day that maybe, just maybe, one day she'll be able to go back to England and find her stepfather. It slowly turns into fantasy as time passes. What she knows here and now is that if she's to have any future, she must ensure her own survival. Eventually, by a miraculous chance, she ran into her cousins - Ella and Ricky Silverstein. Since then, she joined forces with them in trying to live in this unforgiving world.

6 Comments


Fucking Tew, your always gonna out-write me and my characters. I always liked reading your character pieces, this one is no execption. Keep up the good work man, its nice seeing some paragraphs for once.

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Just now, TryaxReck said:

Fucking Tew, your always gonna out-write me and my characters. I always liked reading your character pieces, this one is no execption. Keep up the good work man, its nice seeing some paragraphs for once.

If my out-write, you mean writing longer backstories then you're mistaken because yours is much much bigger than mine. In any case, thank you for your kind words.

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2 minutes ago, Tewudin said:

If my out-write, you mean writing longer backstories then you're mistaken because yours is much much bigger than mine. In any case, thank you for your kind words.

Wait, it is? Ah thats good, still in the lead. Also just realized you were the mute I met in Stary Sobor, I was the man in white. Its a wonder you understood me, considering your characters inability to understand thick accents, lol. Looking forward to meeting this one ingame again, i'd like to see how you respond to me taking on and off my ski mask to make it impossible for you to read my lips properly 😛

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Just now, TryaxReck said:

Wait, it is? Ah thats good, still in the lead. Also just realized you were the mute I met in Stary Sobor, I was the man in white. Its a wonder you understood me, considering your characters inability to understand thick accents, lol. Looking forward to meeting this one ingame again, i'd like to see how you respond to me taking on and off my ski mask to make it impossible for you to read my lips properly 😛

I'm sad to say it wasn't me. I didn't have time to play this character yet as I was busy working on that character page. Soon though, soon.

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TheMrGasMask

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Love the backstory to this character. Very well when it comes to depth and the history of this character. Would love to meet this character in game one day 👍

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