Next up on the Leo birthdays is Spencer Carr, Jason’s younger brother and the Semes Tribe’s first headman!
Just a head’s up: Jason’s biography was longer because it included much of Spencer’s backstory–about the Haasi confederacy, the death of their parents, being raised by their uncle, how they were awakened, and how they recruited Tripp. Spencer’s biography will fill in some of the blanks.
Age in Aquarius: 21
Height: 5’11 | Weight: 150 lbs.
Hair: shoulder-length, straight, crow black | Eyes: pebble grey
Human Race: Seminole | Species: demon
Hailing Planet: Semes
Ability: weapon mimicry
Specialties: revolvers, pistols, concealed weapons, dual-wielding weapons
Best friends: Jason Carr, Kent Dimaculangan, Tripp Lopez
Mentor: Reece Carr & Jason Carr
Soul mate: to be revealed in a future trilogy 😉
Three facts about Spencer:
- Spencer isn’t a musician like the rest of his family but prefers visual media to auditory stimuli. Videogames and films are amongst his collection of goodies.
- He has a bit of a crush on Karia and saw her split with Monty as the go-ahead to move forward. Her recent interest in Jason has been a blow to his pride.
- He’s creative in his own right as a self-taught artist. Mona and Tripp have fueled his newfound love of graffiti.
My thoughts on Spencer:
While Jason is generous and humble, Spencer tends to be arrogant and self-centered. That’s not to say that he puts himself before others, rather that he feels possessive over the people in his life and will feel offended by proxy should they suffer any slights. Having grown up estranged from the Hales, who saw him and his brother as reminders of the relative they lost–and under the weight of the Carr family’s expectations for them to become great weaponsmiths–Spencer didn’t have many people to turn to aside from his brother and uncle. He also doesn’t see his uncle in the same light as his brother; Jason views Reece as an older sibling, while Spencer recognizes him as the only parent he’s ever had. He doesn’t remember much about his parents, and thus isn’t as traumatized over their untimely deaths.
While technically an adult, Spencer is still pretty immature. His EQ is definitely on the low end, and he has difficulty reading other people’s intentions unless they’re someone he knows well with consistent habits and reactions, such as his brother and uncle. While Jason relies on his words in a confrontation, Spencer relies on his fists–and yet, he understands the responsibility that comes with his superior strength and agility, and shows great restraint when dealing with humans. This restraint is thrown out the window if the human is a bandit or known abuser.
Since Lyric, the Carr brothers’ nonbinary parent, passed away when Spencer was only five, he didn’t get the chance to interact with many other members of the LGBTQIA+ community following their death. As a result, he’s had his fair share of blunders when dealing with the tribe’s newer members, particularly Benji, Gabby, and Kaine. Gavin, Kent, and Koji were quick to correct him, and Jason has been helping him understand what he did wrong and what he can work on, so efforts are being made by all, Spencer included.
With all that in mind, you’d imagine that Spencer is a stubborn, insensitive child that requires supervision and education… Well, he certainly needs those things–but he’s not insensitive. His way of making up with someone is to either create art inspired by them/his recent blunder or to offer his help with a task or errand. It has become a running theme for Spencer to straight up ask his friends which they’d prefer, and by the time Solar Winds (a trilogy that follows Saturn Rising and features the Semes Tribe!) comes around, you’ll learn that it is commonplace for the Phebeans to begin demanding art or labor from the young man whenever he is unintentionally offensive. Instead of being offended (as one might expect from him), Spencer appreciates that they aren’t wasting his time, and sees this as their way of preemptively forgiving him.
For those of you who don’t know, Spencer is a supporting character in my trilogy Saturn Rising, which is the first installment of The Chronicles of Life & Death. The first book, Aquarius, is available now on Amazon as an e-book and paperback. You can even read it all for free with Kindle Unlimited! Learn more here.
Want more Spencer before his group becomes a major player in the main book series? Check out my blog series Lizzie’s Diary, where he and other members of the Semes Tribe made their debut!
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