The Cleary family is a large family with Irish roots, and they are loyal to Burning Ash Pack. Led by Ma Cleary, a very old and very frightening (in the best kind of way) woman, many of the Cleary brats are known to be a little too fond of drinking and fighting. In other words, many of them live up to the Irish stereotype, even if that is partially just for their own amusements because they like the potato jokes.
The Cleary family was one of the original founding families of Dawnbreak as a haven for werewolves. They’ve bled and died for the town, and will continue to do so as long as it takes to get rid of the hunters and return Dawnbreak to the werewolf sanctuary it once was.
Current Cleary PCs:
Gabrielle Cleary - 25, BAP Alpha
Desmond Cleary - 29, BAP Member
Geoff Cleary - 29, BAP Member
Keira Cleary - 21, BAP Member
Marianne Cleary - 27, Human
Aiden Tyndall - 23, Human
(WIP) Suggested Face Claims:
" Brian Cleary "
FATHER – 45-66 – LIAM NEESON
Brian Cleary is a very proud man. He was raised that way, to be proud of his heritage and of his family, and to protect them at all cost. He, like Gabrielle and her twin, is a firefighter. He’s a fairly even tempered man, at least in comparison to many of his siblings, but he does have an overprotective streak.
Brian recently discovered that his wife had an affair years ago, and that his twin children Gabrielle and Dane are a product of that affair - they are Redfords, not Clearies. Things have been uncomfortable for them lately at work, and he has also moved out of the house and is divorcing his wife.
Other than that, everything is open. I’m pretty set on the face claim, because there are some cute pictures with the youngest cleary face claim suggestion, but willing to discuss that. His age is open, as long as he is old enough to have a 29 year old son.
“ CAROLINE CLEARY - NPC ”
MOTHER – 45-65 – PLAYBY OPEN
Caroline Cleary is a strong woman, through and through. She’s soft when she needs to be, but takes no shit and does not hesitate to retaliate when she is wronged. In a family that tends to be led by a matriarch, she was raised to be firm, tough, and to get things done. With her children, Caroline is loving, but she is not afraid of correcting them or punishing them when they’ve made a mistake, particularly one that affects the family.
Recently, Caroline has been trying to make up for past indiscretions (cheating on her husband, see Brian’s description), but is no longer attempting to reunite with Brian - instead, she is once again with Red Redford, who was recently discovered alive.
“ KILLIAN CLEARY ”
TAKEN - 29 – COLIN O'DONAGHUE
Taken by bandit
Even from a young age, it was as plain as day to see that Killian only really cared about himself. He never really understood the concept of sharing and he often thought of no one but himself. He never really thinks about how other people think of him and can come off as arrogant most of the time. He has a habit of speaking without thinking through what it is. He holds a very traditional view of life where the husband provides for the family. He is not against gay marriage, rather just confused by it. Killian's traditional view carries into his day to day life, where he holds doors open for women, always offers to pay, and always wants to drive. He is bit of a jackass and will go out of his way to mess with people.
“DESMOND CLEARY ”
TAKEN - 28 – JAMIE DORNAN
Taken by bandit
As one of the older Cleary children one would think that Desmond would hold a lot of power over his siblings. He definitely doesn't. Mellow and relaxed to a T, it is safe to say that he isn't an imposing force. He enjoys the lighter things in life and prefers to stay as far away from drama as he can but that is difficult to do so with his large family. He is extremely loyal to his family and pack but that doesn't not stop him from wrestling around with one of his family members. He can hold his own in a fight but he likes to remain as Swiss as possible when it comes to bar fights and other petty instances. He loves to help people, whether it be a shoulder to cry on or a daring rescue from a fire. Easily distracted by nature, Des has a hard time concentrating on anything for an extended period of time. That made school difficult for him but he somehow passed and then somehow graduated college also. Desmond always thinks on his feet. making planning ahead impossible which definitely annoys Type A people to no end. The only thing consistent in his life is his work schedule and he lives everyday by ear, living in the moment.
“ERIN CLEARY ”
SISTER - 27 – KATIE LECLERC
Erin Cleary is a sweetheart. She was popular in school, and went on to go to college out of state away from her loud, rambunctious family. She doesn’t like to yell at or berate people, although that doesn’t necessarily mean she’s a pushover. Rather, she enjoys positive, constructive criticism over arguing. She can be a touch manipulative when she needs to be, but generally does so if she feels she is helping someone avoid something bad. One might think that with such vastly different personalities, Erin and Gabby would butt heads a lot, but they actually get along very well. Being the only two female siblings in a group of eight, once they got to the ages where they were thinking about boys (or girls) they started talking a lot more, asking each other for advice, etc.
Her face claim is open, although Katie Leclerc is suggested, and her age is set. As with all the others, everything else is something I’m willing to chat about!
“ GABRIELLE CLEARY ”
TAKEN - 25 - SARAH BOLGER
Taken by Grim
Gabrielle Cleary, Gabby, generally acts as the oldest in the family despite being only the fourth oldest. She has been essentially being groomed to take over as the family’s next matriarch by Ma, and the two are very close. When it comes to family and pack matters, Gabby is typically very responsible and level headed, although her love life is an entirely different matter and is basically a giant clusterfuck.
Gabby is a loud, stubborn, boisterous borderline alcoholic with little regard for her own safety or health. She was elevated to the position of Alpha in Burning Ash when she turned twenty-five, to the surprise of few. She’s tenacious, argumentative, and fearless - all of which could be viewed as positive or negative traits, depending on who you are. If you’re fucking with her family, they’re probably bad.
“ DANE CLEARY ”
TAKEN - 25 – ERIC DANE
Taken by DragonBlue
For the most part, and often in contrast to his more outgoing and bullheaded sister, Dane is a calm and down to earth individual. He likes to relax and enjoy himself, spending much of his free time either hanging around the house tinkering with various projects, or out roaming the bars and chasing women. However, like most of the Cleary men Dane has a bullheaded streak of his own; he’s proudly defensive of his family, and often over protective of his sisters and female cousins – tormenting any man who shows interest in one of them is a favorite past time, despite the fact that he doesn’t exactly have a spotless track record in that respect.
Though he values hard work and never slacks off on the job, when it comes to cutting up Dane is a shameless screw off. He enjoys harassing and embarrassing his sister, and even at twenty five years of age isn’t above frequent pranks and other acts of mischief. However, this particular aspect of his personality has taken a sharp nosedive lately upon the revelation that his twin sister and himself do not, in fact, belong to the man they were raised to believe was their father.
“ RYAN CLEARY ”
BROTHER - 22 – PLAYBY OPEN
Everything for Ryan is pretty open, including the name for now as he hasn’t been mentioned in any threads. I do want to leave a few characters for someone to have pretty strong creative freedom with, so as long as this one’s in the appropriate age range and fits into the family so far, go crazy!
“LIAM CLEARY ”
BROTHER - 18 – PLAYBY OPEN
Everything for this Cleary is pretty open, although I’m imagining him to be the sweet cinnamon roll sibling. He’s in his senior year of high school, so high school drama is totally acceptable and encouraged, and I’ve been imagining him as the artsy type.
“ OPEN NAME CLEARY ”
BROTHER - 16 – PLAYBY OPEN
Aside from the age, there are really only a few specific things I have in mind for this character. He and the 18 year old Cleary are probably very close, and like his brother he’s currently in high school. I think he’s probably pretty moody, since he’s at “that age” but as for anything else? Let’s chat!
“ BABY BOY CLEARY ”
BROTHER - 13 – THOMAS BRODE-SANGSTER
This adorable little muffin is the youngest Cleary, and as such he basically has an army looking out for him. I imagine him as very lovable, but also very durable. The Clearys aren’t exactly the most careful people, and like his other siblings he probably spends a lot of time rolling in the dirt with various cousins and siblings, getting injured and dirty.
I really like Thomas Brodie-Sangster in his younger years for this character, especially if Liam Neeson ends up being the father’s face claim, but I’m open to suggestions!