For the 55th Hunger Games
Name: Derek Duke
Age (12-18): 17
District: 5 (arts)
Appearance: He's of meduim height and build, not a buffed up superstar, but also not a fatty. He has a perma-grin plastered on his face, and straight cheekbone length hair, which is a light brown. His eyes share this light brown, and he has a small beard, just past the 5 oclock shadow point.
Personality: Derek is a sociable, exuberant young man. He has a tendency to make sarcastic remarks and jokes at the expense of others, but strives to get the point across that he isn't insulting them. Nothing seems to be able to get him angry or sad, happyness stuck to him like glue.
Bio: Derek was born to too lower class artists in District 5, so they didn't have much in luxuries, but they still had enough to eat, and never were very uncomfortable. He used to have two younger siblings, fraternal twins, John and Aya. However, Aya was taken for the Hunger Games a few days after she turned 12. Ever since, the Duke household has been in a constant state of minor mourning, except for Derek, who seemed to recover completely after only a few months. Soon after, he took classes in various sword fighting arts, saying it was for a hobby.
Skills: Piano (useless in the Arena, but oh well, he rocks at it); Sword Fighting (specificaly, Judo, Fencing, and Normand Broadsword)