Noah has fairly tanned skin and dark spiky hair. He has intense brown eyes, bordering on crimson, and an almost constantly furrowed brow, accentuated by his ridiculously large eyebrows. Noah almost always has his jaw firmly set and wears a perpetual determined scowl. He has a fairly average build, allocating appropriate effort into both his scholastic and athletic aptitudes as needed in order to maintain highly above average scores in all fields. He always wears his school uniform (unless Emerald City schools don’t have uniforms, then he always wears formal or semi-formal clothing).
Born to Turkish immigrants, Noah has been an achiever his entire life, taking pride in the ‘model minority’ label. “Straight-laced”, “idealist”, “hot-blooded”, “no-nonsense”, “hard worker”, “stick-up-his-ass”, “teacher’s pet”, “by-the-books”, Noah has been called many things, but he has never been called a “genius”. Noah knows quite well that nothing comes to him easily and struggles quite hard to maintain his level of achievement, taking pride in his suffering, and in fact, resents anyone who can do something with seemingly minimal effort. But what he hates more than geniuses are underachievers, people who fail for lack of trying, lazy slackers, those who are satisfied with the minimum. Noah blindly believes that the educational system, and by extension, society at large, is a meritocracy, that people are proportionately rewarded for their performance and work ethic, so Noah has a hard time accepting extant social injustices or environmental factors that could influence one's likelihood of success. Noah therefore, has a somewhat Ayn Rand objectivist worldview and has a tendency to refuse to help others, not because he sees them as competition, but that he feels their struggle is “for their own good”. Noah, however, feels very little in the way of greed, he achieves not for wealth or fame, he merely performs because he believes he is supposed to. Law and order, submitting to authority and maintaining his self-image as a paragon of virtue means everything to Noah. Noah has a very strong love and sense of obedience to his parents, and as much as public shame would devastate his own self-image, his fear of shame is multiplied to the nth degree for fear of having that shame reflect poorly on his parents.
Noah was raised as an only child by his immigrant parents. His family struggled financially, but made sure that Noah got the best education and focused on his studies, never letting him take on part-time work as much as it would have helped ease their financial situation. He was told by his father that his duty was to obey his parents and to get a good education, that it was an investment for the future. He threw himself wholeheartedly into his school activities in order to make his parents proud and to fulfill his sense of duty. He saw friends and socializing as a distraction from his priorities so never reached out to others, though this, mixed with some slight jealousy that he would never admit, fueled his resentment as he viewed those with friends as lazy and unfilial to their parents’ wishes. He never joined any after school activities though he would always volunteer for positions that involved policing and disciplining other students as he feels chaos and freedom are the only things that make society less than perfect.
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