Emerald Corentin Rousseau
♡anything for uwu mr. pwesident. uwu
♡Short Backstory: He got made fun of a lot as a kid for the awful lisp he had. He also had trouble making friends, as a lot of them just kind of left him for cooler kids. (Partially because being associated with Emerald was a real bad in their school? He was seen as The Weird Kid despite being a pure sweet bean) After a while, he kinda just snapped and bashed some kid's face in and got suspended for a Real Long Time. This was also the event where he got a tooth knocked out. (Therefore, in his current design, he's missing a tooth.) When he got back, everyone was super scared of him. When he ran for president, he was super respected, but also kind of disliked by a lot of people? Because he was treated like shit for so long, Emerald kind of just decided to treat everyone else like shit because Karma. Aside from Ruby, the only person Emerald was ever truly nice to and cared for was Calem, his vice president, who stuck with him through thick and thin.
♡Height: 5'11 1/2, but he always rounds up to 6'0.
♡Nickname(s): Mr. President, Condescending Freckled Bastard, Emmyru! But only Ruby can call him Emmyru. He'll get real upset at anyone else who calls him that.
♡Personality: Tsundere, salty, rather rude.
♡Likes: Cats, Ruby, doughnuts, video games, c a t s, ice cream.
♡Dislikes: Most people, doing work.
♡Strengths: Getting people to listen to him, scaring people, being mean, president things.
♡Weaknesses: Not being lazy. He always gets his stuff done on time, but he'll be an ass about it. He likes to procrastinate, yet loves to roast other people about their procrastination.
♡Random Design Notes: ☆lots lots of freckles v freckley boi
♡Random General Notes: ☆Ruby is his boyfriend. The two love each other v much. Like, too much. ☆He has a cat named Cocoa! ☆His favorite color is purple! But, like, a darker shade. Royal Purple. ☆He has an accent similar to a country accent. It's normal on his planet. ☆He always has a revolver in his jacket. ☆His parents are the founders/owners of the company Rousseau Spacejets. It's the main competitor to another company named Starliner. Starliner is the bigger of the two, being cheaper and more family friendly. Spacejets are faster, sleeker, and far more expensive. Essentially a luxury car of space. (I used Tesla as an inspiration lmao) ☆Doughnuts flow through his veins. He will very commonly make deals with people through doughnuts. ("I was going to put off doing this paperwork 'til next week, but I'll see about getting it done sooner, if you get me a dozen glazed doughnuts.")
♡Accepted headcannons or some crap: ☆His lisp made him difficult to understand so ppl didn't realize what he had been trying to say the whole time was "f*cking fight me". eventually he gave up trying to say it and just threw the first punch. lol ☆emerald seems to get upset sometimes, so it occasionally messes up his plans. However, to prevent his anger from getting out of control he usually keeps a stress ball/toy in his pocket to let his anger out on. if that doesn't work he takes time to himself to think about ruby: his motivation ☆Emerald is very self conscious about his missing tooth, but he’s proud of the fight it came from. He usually avoids mentioning that he lost that tooth in said fight though. ☆When feeling salty or angry, Emerald sometime vents to his cat as he snuggle and hug cocoa. Cocoa's purring makes him forget what he was mad about ☆When Emerald was first losing all his baby teeth, he'd stay up all night waiting for the alien-equal to the tooth fairy. Somehow his sister ninja'd past him to the teeth. When his adult tooth got knocked out, it's safe to say that all the childlike wonder and belief had fled from him. His sister found the door barricaded when she tried again.
♡Whole-ass backstory: OK SO when he was a kid, for a short period of time, Emerald lived with his sister and his parents. As the owners and junk of the company Rousseau Spacejets, his parents had to leave to go to a neighboring planet, 'cause it was cheaper to run the company from there. (Cheaper parts, cheaper land, closer to more of their customers, etc.) So, they yeet-ed out and left Sarcelle, his older sister, to watch over smol Emerald. It was all good, though, and everyone was cool with it. She did a pretty good job, actually. She would make sure he's healthy, smart, and all that jazz.
and then the fire nation attacced
And then he got older.
Around the time he was halfway through their equivalent of elementary school, life succed for him. Around that age, a heck ton of his baby teeth fell out and it gave him trouble pronouncing some sounds/words. Since most other kids had lost all their teeth and gotten their adult teeth by that point, making him late to the party, he was, of course, tormented for this. This made it hard for him to get friends, as most other kids would find it embarrassing to be associated with the "weird" kid. After a while, a girl transferred into one of his classes named Candy. She was super sweet, super pretty, and super popular with everyone. She tried to be nice to Emerald and the two became friends. Though, with her popular reputation, being friends with Emerald didn't last, and she eventually had to choose between him and the rest of the school. (This type of situation was a reoccurring problem with Emerald's friendships.) Being the snake she is, she turned against Emerald. After this, she, like the rest of the school, tormented Emerald, though he wasn't having it. After being teased and unfairly picked on for years, he just snapped. When a kid went up to him at lunch one day to tease him, as usual, he just turned around and punched the guy right in the face. It quickly escalated into a whole-ass fight resulting in the two both getting suspended and Emerald losing a permanent tooth. When he came back to the school months later, he was no longer the subject of teasing, but rather a bit feared (as the kids thought he'd pull the same stunt again and that he was crazy.) Emerald used this to his advantage, generally.
(Time skip because the rest of his school-life was boring and predictable)
As an adult, he decided to run for president alongside his friend from school Calem. Because he was already rather well known because of his parents and their business and his sister having been president previously, he won the election. The only legit junk he had to take care of as president were a few attempts by Earth to discover life outside of its solar system. (In that case, all the planets in Emerald's solar system banded together to derail the Earthlings' efforts. And it worked lmao)